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Genetics and Identity in the Year of Homecoming

Edinburgh International Book Festival
Highland Park Spiegeltent, Charlotte Square Gardens. Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DR, UK
27 August 2009 - 7pm-8.15pm

A discussion of the relationship between genetic inheritance and Scotland's national self.

This year's Homecoming celebrates Scotland's national identity, encapsulated in the iconic figure of Robert Burns. What defines Scotland's national self, and how does it relate to genetic inheritance?

The discussion will be chaired by Ken MacLeod, author of books including Fractions: The First Half of the Fall Revolution (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA); and speakers include Suhayl Saadi, author of books including Joseph's Box (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA).

Attendance fees range from £7 to £9. To register, use this online form or contact the Edinburgh International Book Festival at or on +44 (0)845 373 5888.

Attendance fees range from £2 to £3.

Further details of this event (.pdf 2.77MB) are available on the Edinburgh International Book Festival website.

Published by the Progress Educational Trust


Public Conference
8 December 2017

Speakers include

Professor Azim Surani

Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Professor Robin Lovell-Badge

Sally Cheshire

Professor Guido Pennings

Katherine Littler

Professor Allan Pacey

Dr Sue Avery

Professor Richard Anderson

Dr Elizabeth Garner

Dr Andy Greenfield

Dr Anna Smajdor

Dr Henry Malter

Vivienne Parry

Dr Helen O'Neill

Dr César Palacios-González

Philippa Taylor

Fiona Fox

Sarah Norcross

Sandy Starr


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