September 2, 2021 → 11:00 am11:15 am

To mark the 25th anniversary of friendship and collaboration between Orkney International Science Festival and the Slovenian Science Foundation, this year Festival is opened by two people at the start of their careers.

Dr Gavin Woodbridge from North Ronaldsay graduated this year in medicine from the University of Edinburgh. He has a passion for birdwatching and was a founding member and president of the university’s Ornithology Society.

Dr Zarja Muršič is a science journalist in Slovenia who has received an award for her coverage of the pandemic, and is a member of Slovenia’s Covid-19 Tracking Group. She teaches cognitive science at the University of Ljubljana.

You can watch this free event from here, through the YouTube link below, or you can also go to the Science Festival’s YouTube channel


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