Curious 2022

Calling all curious minds! You are invited to Curious, the RSE’s summer events programme, running from 01-14 August 2022. Take part in a series of free, online, and in-person talks, group discussions and outdoor activities on key contemporary topics and ground-breaking ideas with some of Scotland’s leading thinkers.

Take part in thought-provoking events that will question the world around you

Quench your curiosity on a range of topics, including poetry; insulin; health screening; death; menopause; nanotechnology; micro-satellites; knitting; mental health; mind travelling; sustainable produce, and so much more

The series features over 30 talks, discussions and outdoor activities following four themes: our planet, health and wellbeing, innovation and invention, and the year of stories.

Curious 2022 is an opportunity to learn something new, challenge the way things work and ask questions of some of the world’s leading experts. Each event is free to attend, and the programme ran from 01-14 August 2022.

Curious 2022 events on-demand

Eve Poole, Chief Executive of the RSE, is in conversation with one of the world’s best-known crime writers and creator
Listen to Damian Barr FRSE in conversation with Dr Eve Poole, Chief Executive of the RSE, discussing the important moments in his life.
Dr Sam Illingworth on how science poems can communicate important scientific research that is being done daily worldwide.
A growing body of research evidences the positive role of the arts, literature and culture in promoting mental wellbeing.
In the changing socio-political landscape of Scotland, debates on the Scots language have come to the fore. But what exactly is Scots?
Professor Mirela Delibegovic FRSE sets the scene and presents the controversial story.
A discussion of the notebooks of Sir Charles Lyell, their significance, internal workings, composition and conservation efforts.


Monday August 1st - Sunday August 14th, 2022