Scott Lyall will be talking on:
Bigfoot Realism: Hoax, delusion or unknown primate?
Since pre-colonial times, people across North America have reported encounters with large, hairy human-like creatures. More than 60 years after Bigfoot went from local legend to cultural phenomena, we’re no closer to an answer. Are these reports all hoaxes or mistakes, or could there really be a population of an unknown primate in the forests of North America? Or could there be something even stranger going on?
Tuesday 11th February
The Beehive Inn
It’s that time of year again!
This year’s Crimbo meal will be held at :
9 Hunter Square
on Tuesday the 10th of December
We have one of the vaulted areas booked. Order your food at the bar. If you intend to turn up, please let Gordon know so he knows what kind of numbers to plan for.
Please note : the event starts at 7.00pm, an earlier than normal start time.
Also note : Gordon will not be wearing the Santa outfit this year. Krampus, however…
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in Edinburgh)
Edinburgh has an entire bestiary written into the fabric of the city. Taking a virtual tour through the urban landscape we’ll find the whereabouts of these fabulous beasts and mythical monsters. On the way, we’ll unearth symbols of power, pagan sacrifice and the afterlife of the ancients. We’ll also discover our Fortean favourite!
Tuesday 12th November
Bone Idol: The Ossuaries of Europe
Practical storage solution, morbid curiosity, or an important way to interact with the dead and contemplate our own mortality? Bones are the most enduring parts of our mortal remains, and ideas about what to do with them have ranged from the simple to the astoundingly elaborate. Human Remains Conservator Cat Irving will take you on a journey across Europe that will encompass painted skulls and bling skeletons, bone chandeliers and the six million people who lie beneath the streets of Paris.
7.30pm, Tuesday 10th of September
The Attic Comedy Room
Citizen Science – Fortean Style
A chance to come along and try your hand at a few Fortean feats. Learn what the claims are and how they can be tested and then have a chance to test them for yourself.
Can you beat the odds with dowsing or will you know people are staring at you whilst you work? Do you really need to spend all that time travelling for your holidays or can you simply enjoy foreign parts by remote viewing!
Come along for a bit of fun but help build up a large data set…
7.30 pm, Tuesday the 9th of July
The Attic Comedy Room, The Beehive, Grassmarket