Events

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Exhibition – Sails in St Magnus @ St Magnus Cathedral
Exhibition – Sails in St Magnus @ St Magnus Cathedral
Sep 13 all-day
Sails in St Magnus During this anniversary year Sails in St Magnus will be presented  in the Cathedral from Easter Sunday through to Christmas 2017. Originally created for the St Magnus International Festival in 1993, the 14 painted sails represent Earl
Exhibition: Conversations with Magic Stones @ Orkney Museum
Exhibition: Conversations with Magic Stones @ Orkney Museum
Sep 13 all-day
The summer exhibition at the Orkney Museum is ‘Conversations with Magic Stones’, 16th June – 30th September. This looks at stone tools from the Mesolithic to the Bronze Age and the peop0le who collected them in the past.
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10:00 am OISF – Talk – A BRIEF HISTORY OF LIFE @ King Street Halls
OISF – Talk – A BRIEF HISTORY OF LIFE @ King Street Halls
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
OISF - Talk - A BRIEF HISTORY OF LIFE @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
DNA contains the blueprint for life on earth, wrapped up into chromosomes at the heart of every living cell. Prof. Karim Labib of the University of Dundee discusses how cells preserve their heritage, by passing on their chromosomes from one
11:30 am OISF – Talk – HYDROGEN FOR ORKNEY @ King Street Halls
OISF – Talk – HYDROGEN FOR ORKNEY @ King Street Halls
Sep 13 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
OISF - Talk - HYDROGEN FOR ORKNEY @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
A new European project to be launched later this month will tackle grid constraints by turning surplus hydrogen into energy for local transport, including ten hydrogen-powered vans. Neil Kermode of EMEC and Nigel Holmes of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel
12:30 pm OISF – The One O’Clock Toast at the Peedie Kirk @ Peedie Kirk Hall
OISF – The One O’Clock Toast at the Peedie Kirk @ Peedie Kirk Hall
Sep 13 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
OISF - The One O’Clock Toast at the Peedie Kirk @ Peedie Kirk Hall | Scotland | United Kingdom
The One O’Clock Toast at the Peedie Kirk today: Gunnie Moberg, photographer, by Rebecca Marr
2:00 pm OISF – Talk – TALES OF OUTER SPACE @ Kirkwall Town Hall
OISF – Talk – TALES OF OUTER SPACE @ Kirkwall Town Hall
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OISF - Talk - TALES OF OUTER SPACE @ Kirkwall Town Hall | Scotland | United Kingdom
Science fiction writers have pictured how we will get to Mars, and what forms of life may be there. How close are we to finding out – about Mars and beyond? Matjaž Vidmar of the Royal Observatory of Edinburgh discusses
2:00 pm OISF – Talk – THE TIDES OF USHANT @ King Street Halls
OISF – Talk – THE TIDES OF USHANT @ King Street Halls
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OISF - Talk - THE TIDES OF USHANT @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
The island of Ushant off the coast of Brittany now generates much of its own electricity from the fast tides. Denis Bredin sets the scene with pictures of the island and its beaches and lighthouses. Jean-Christophe Allo from the Sabella
3:30 pm OISF – Talk – A DREAM OF DISTANT STARLIGHT @ Kirkwall Town Hall
OISF – Talk – A DREAM OF DISTANT STARLIGHT @ Kirkwall Town Hall
Sep 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
OISF - Talk - A DREAM OF DISTANT STARLIGHT @ Kirkwall Town Hall | Scotland | United Kingdom
Journeys to the planets, space stations, orbiting satellites – all were envisaged in the 1920s by Slovenian-born rocket engineer Herman Potočnik who wrote as Hermann Noordung. As Slovenian Science Foundation Director Dr Edvard Kobal explains, his vision was cosmic.
3:30 pm OISF – Talk – ISLANDS OF WATER, WIND AND SUN @ King Street Halls
OISF – Talk – ISLANDS OF WATER, WIND AND SUN @ King Street Halls
Sep 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
OISF - Talk - ISLANDS OF WATER, WIND AND SUN @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
Islands across Europe are reaching energy self-sufficiency through using natural resources, balancing demand in smart grids. Challenges and solutions are described by Kostas Komninos of the DAFNI Network of Sustainable Greek Islands, Elvira Laneborg from the Baltic island of Öland,
5:15 pm OISF – Talk – LOOKING TO THE HORIZON: ISLANDS IN THE FRONT LINE @ King Street Halls
OISF – Talk – LOOKING TO THE HORIZON: ISLANDS IN THE FRONT LINE @ King Street Halls
Sep 13 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
OISF - Talk - LOOKING TO THE HORIZON: ISLANDS IN THE FRONT LINE @ King Street Halls | Scotland | United Kingdom
The Grimond Lecture Islands across Europe and worldwide face big challenges, in employment, energy, and the environment. But, says Brendan Devlin, energy adviser to the European Commission, these very challenges can stimulate innovative solutions that can propel islands to the
7:00 pm OISF – Talk – FROM ROCKY KARST TO SUNLIT SEA @ Kirkwall Town Hall
OISF – Talk – FROM ROCKY KARST TO SUNLIT SEA @ Kirkwall Town Hall
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
OISF - Talk - FROM ROCKY KARST TO SUNLIT SEA @ Kirkwall Town Hall | Scotland | United Kingdom
Slovenian wine comes from varied soils. Dr Edvard Kobal and Prof. Peter Raspor mark the 20th anniversary of the friendship between the Slovenian Science Foundation and the Festival by looking at the links between land, yeast and wine, illustrated by