Galvanised: connecting science, engineering and the arts in EFI

Galvanised is back!

Our 2021 Galvanised seminar series is organised by Dr Jane McKie and Dr Jean-Benoit Falisse (Edinburgh Futures Institute), together with Professor Richard Morris (Edinburgh Neuroscience) involving fellow science and engineering colleagues in the University of Edinburgh and beyond.

EFI exists as a space for interdisciplinary connections. This series of five seminars will identify some examples of forward-looking science and engineering within the University, placing them alongside leading edge thinking in the humanities and social sciences.

We hope to spark new insights by galvanising radically different perspectives on a theme. Each week we will have one scientist, and one researcher in humanities, arts or social sciences sharing work and leading discussion.

2021 Seminars

Thursday 29 April, 15.00-17.00 – The changing context of science and scholarship with Professor Sir Tom Devine and Professor Geoffrey Boulton

Thursday 6 May, 16.00-18.00 – Contemplating cyborg bodies with Dr Rashne Limke and Dr Gill Haddow

Tuesday 25 May, 16.00-18.00 – The opportunity of ‘the new normal’ with a focus on health with Professor Chris Whitty and Dr Gavin Francis