Fire on the Amazon, fire in the Arctic. Orkney’s rocks forming in an ancient lake. Dinosaurs with wings. The origins of the potato, and the origins of Orkney’s own grain.
The days of early radio. The Caithness genius who invented the fax machine, and the electric clock as well. The men and women who tended a seed bank through famine and war to ensure its survival.
How do the fires of the sun blaze and send us the aurora on the wings of the solar wind? How do birds navigate and how do pigeons home? What are key genes for Orkney? How can we regenerate the landscape for wildlife and people?
And can artificial intelligence do everything that we can, or are there areas in which the human brain is unrivalled?
You can hear about these and much more in a rich and varied talks programme.