The RSE’s Curious festival of knowledge is back, from 2−15 September!

Engage with leading thinkers and ignite your curiosity through this programme of free talks, workshops, tours, and exhibitions.

In this celebration of extraordinary people discussing big ideas, challenge your perspectives, ask probing questions, and gain fresh insights. With a huge variety of topics, there’s something for everyone. So, are you Curious?

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Throughout the years the programme has included workshops, exhibitions and musical performances. We were proud to present the RSE’s Women in Science in Scotland photographic exhibition featuring 26 portraits of RSE Fellows, all of whom are working in, or have a connection to, Scotland.

  • Curious 2023

    Get under the surface with Scotland’s leading experts! The Royal Society of Edinburgh’s flagship series, Curious, is back from 04-17 September.

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  • Curious 2022

    Calling all curious minds! You are invited to Curious, the RSE’s summer events programme, running from 01-14 August.

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  • Curious 2021

    All eyes are on Scotland’s leading thinkers, from 09-27 August, in this thought-provoking series of free online talks and intimate conversations.

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