New insights into the origins of bere in Orkney fields, and of potatoes on a high Bolivian plateau. Ship design for Neolithic seas and for polar icy waters today. Orkney genes and patterns of human disease. A new field of engineering with the single remit: find a path to the future.
These are some of the elements of the programme for this year’s Orkney International Science Festival, announced today. The 100+ events include a candlelight lecture, papermaking by the sea, and music for a winter queen.
The Festival, which runs from 1-7 September, takes place at various venues in Orkney, indoors and outdoors, and also online. It will be prefaced by an online evening, which will include live link-ups to find out more about Orkney’s fossil fish and join midnight science club activities from Kansas.