Jane Goodall in St Magnus Cathedral, the great climate debate in a courtroom format, medieval science in the Earl’s Palace, the Vintage Rally on Broad Street, and music at the Island Ceilidh and in the Festival Club…
The 12th-century St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall was the setting for the lecture Reasons for Hope by Jane Goodall on 7 September 2012 in the annual Orkney International Science Festival.
This is a brief visit to four famous historical pipe organs in Germany, the Czech Republic and The Netherlands. High quality sampled version of these organs were played by Professor George Mcphee using the Hauptwerk Virtual Pipe Organ system.
The Earl’s Palace and the nearby Bishop’s Palace, both usually imposing, empty stone shells, came alive last Saturday, when they were invaded by children, historians, architects, storytellers, artists, musicians, craftspeople, kitchen caterers, and ice cream vendors.
Jane Goodall opened the Festival, whose events included a courtroom-style debate on climate change and topics ranging from the history of marine communication to the search for exoplanets.
There was so much to see and do for families at the event that the only difficulty for many of the youngsters who walked through the door was what to do first!