EDINBURGH A Scottish Central lnstttution



DISPLAYS * WORKSHOPS * LECTURES DEMONSTRATIONS OF EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES all to illustrate the importance ofCommunication and Technology within Health Care.

Monday 10 April 10am—8pm Tuesday 11 April 10am—8pm Wednesday 12 April 10am—4pm

* Come and use the equipment

it Talk to the health care professionals * Something of interest for everyone

* Admission free

Car parking available within College or take 26 bus to Clerwood terminus.

For further details telephone 031 339 8111

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I Community Newsrooms lorthe '90s City Art Centre (The Studio) (venue 4). Until 12 April. 9.30am—4.3()pm. Admission free with Muppets ticket. Demonstrationsand classes. Watch the students and staffof Stevenson College's Press and Magazine Course put together. using Apple Mac computers. a daily Science Festival Bulletin. I Computer Imaging Merlot-Watt University. Mountbatten Building (venue 12). 10—12 Apr. 9.30am—4.30pm. Free. A chance to see the latest developments in the use ofcomputers to process images for communication. animation and graphics. I Compugraiex Exhibition University of Edinburgh. Appleton Tower (venue 37). 11—12 April. lllam—Spm. Free. Displaysof recent computer-based graphics. I Drawn lrom Britain Royal Museum of Scotland (venue 23). Until 16 Apr. Mon—Sat mam—5pm: Sun 2—5pm. Design Council show of the best of British product design. I Early Scottish Photography. Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow by Thomas Annan Scottish National Portrait (iallery (venue 30). Until 7July. Mon—Sat mam—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Free. Thomas Annan was commissionedbetween 1868 and 187] to record an area of the old city oiCrlasgow around the High Street and Saltmarket before a programme ofslum clearance destroyed it. The result was a remarkable record ofthc life of the over crowdedand disease ridden tenements. Also on show will be W.S.Rhind‘s marble bust ofSir James Y. Simpson. inventorof chloroform. complete with memorabilia ofthc man and his work. See lectureson photography at the Royal Museum of Scotland on 8 April. I Eduardo Paolozzi University of Edinburgh. Talbot Rice Art (iallery (venue 41 ). Until 20 May. Mon—Sat lilam—Spm. Closed Sun. Free. The lEdinburgh born artist. who has just been given his first outdoor commission in his home town (see Art pages). is represented in the Science Festival by a special selection of his sculptures illustrating the connection between art and science. I Geology in Action British Geological Survey (venue 1). Until 12Apr. “lam—4.30pm. Free. A rare chance tosee the spoils of the Apollo missions on show here alongside the moon rock are meteorites from outer space. as well as sotne of the trappings of the modern geologist including a retired submarine and examples of the use ofsatellites in surveying the earth. See also the Royal ()bservatory's Apollo to the Moon exhibition above and a linked field excursion to Arthur's Seat on 8 April. I International Exhibition at Geological Maps of lhe World University of Edinburgh (venue 39). Until 11 Apr. Mon-Fri 10.30am—4.30pm; closed Sat Sun. Free. 100 maps from fifty countries in this display ofcartographic excellence. I Interaction Science Arts The Step Gallery (venue 36). Until 12 Apr. Mon—Sat mam—5.30pm. Closed Sun. Paintings by Ken Palmer. music by John (ieddes and poems by Ewan McVicar. An exhibition exploring the relationship between different artistic disciplines. I lnlormalion Technology and Disability Queen Margaret College (venue 21). Ill—l2 Apr. Mont’l‘ue 10am—8pm; Wed 10am—4pm. Free. Almost a festival in itself. Queen Margaret College has assembled a variety of displays and accompanying events on the subject of health care and disability. Included are many demonstrations and visitor-participation events. such as a chance to monitor your heart beat and respiratory rate as you negotiate a mock-up home in a wheelchair. A very broad ranging and interesting exhibition. I Muppets. Monsters and Magic City Art Centre (venue 4). Until 24 May. £1 (50p). Not since the Thuderbirds exhibition has the city seen anything like it! Here. in an

exhibition that traces Muppet creatorJim llenson's career from the fifties to today. the emphasis is on the technology behind the ‘animatronics' that brought The Muppets alive on TV and film. lncludedin the display will be Kermit the Frog. Fozzie Bear and Miss Piggy. and there is achance to handle the materials used to make the Muppets with the ‘Muppet Touch Wall‘. I On Line Cataloguing ol Maps University of Edinburgh. Main University Library (venue 42).7.10—-l2 Apr. 2—4.3()pm. Free. Computer map cataloguing exhibition with a chance to use the machines and witness a variety of modern computer-based methods of communicating information. such as maps. I Noisy Channel Video Wall City Arts Centre (venue 4). Until 12 April. 24 hours daily. Free. A showcase oflocal television. video. animation and the latest in computer graphics displayed on a (tit x 9ft \‘ideo Multi Wall visible from the street by day and night. For enquiries about learning to use the Wall contact Kirsten Harris at the City of Edinburgh Arts Centre on ()31 220-1946. See Events. 12 April. for special event. I Outlook Tower and Camera Obscura The ()utlook Tower (venue l9). ()pen all year. Mon —Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat/Sun lllam-Spm. £ 1 .90; Student £1 .45: Child ()Ai")(lp. I Painting and Conservation National (ialleriesof Scotland (venue 18). Until 12 Apr. Mon—Sat 10am—-5pm: Sun 2—5pm. Free. Display and discussion ofthc conservation work that has gone into Raphael's Holy Family with a Palm Tree. (The restored painting is now back on view.) I Patrick Geddes. Lile and its science University of Edinburgh (David 1 lume Tower: venue 42). Until 14 Apr. Free. (ieddes has been called the father of ecology. . . this exhibition investigateshis work in encouraging local Edinburgh people to rehabilitate their surroundings and his lasting influence on urban renewal. I Revolutions in Science Royal Museum of Scotland (venue 23). Until 1 Oct. Mon—Sat “lam—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. The Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities at Edinburgh University has organised this exhibition which marksthe 200th anniversary of the French Revolution by looking at the scientific revolutions that have been made in the years that followed. I Science Book Fairl leriot-Watt University. Albert Thomson llall (venue l 1). 9-12 Apr. Stilt 9. 11am—5pm; Mon 10. noon—9pm; Tue 1 1. noon-9pm; Wed 12. noon—4pm. Free. The Science Book Fair has on show thousands of titles from over forty publishers of both science fiction and fact. It includes an exhibition on thethemc ‘space exploration' and a display of astronomical telescopes. There is a full and lively program of talks and discussions to accompany the fair. particularly on science fiction: see Bookfair panel. I Science at the Seaside Portobello Library (venue 47). Until 12 April. Free. Radiation Display by Jewel and Esk Valley College. See Events below for details of talks and demonstrations being held at this venue. I Scottish Women Scientists Scottish Library (venue 29). Until 12 Apr. Mon—Fri 9am-8.30pm; Sat 9am— 1 pm. Free. The often overlooked contribution of women to science is celebrated by the Edinburgh Women's Science Forum(EWSF). Some 14 women. both past and present. are profiled in this exhibition. See also 'l't’chnologyin ('ommtmit‘arion help or hindrance. 10 Apr. 7.30pm. also organised by EWSF. I The Soft Machine Printmakers Workshop (venue 20). Until 29 Apr. Mon—Sat mam—5.30pm. Closed Sun. Free. Tears ofSIeel and Victoria. which form

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