The story of two Mellanbys, some dogs, cats, mice, sheep, penguins…- Public Lecture
Interest in vitamin D has rapidly grown in recent years with numerous studies linking a lack of vitamin D to the development of a wide range of health problems in both humans and animals.
However, many researchers remain skeptical about the non-skeletal health benefits of vitamin D and believe the growing reputation of vitamin D as a cure for many different diseases is wildly over-stated.
In his inaugural lecture, Richard will discuss how studies on dogs were pivotal in the discovery of vitamin D and how research on man’s best friend, and other animals, continues to illuminate the ongoing debate of the importance of vitamin D on health beyond the skeleton.
He will also discuss some of his group’s recent research which is showing the remarkable effects vitamin D can have on shaping the immune system.
This lecture will be followed by a reception in the area outside of the auditorium.
This lecture is free and open to all.
Date: Monday 24th September, 2018
Location: The Roslin Institute
Rabies Lab: Let’s Talk About Health pre-lecture workshop
Would you like to get hands-on with real lab techniques used in the fight against rabies? Are you a pupil in S4, S5 or S6 with an interest in science? If so, sign up for our free 45-minute pre-lecture workshop in the Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre.
During the workshop you will carry out a laboratory technique called ELISA, which is used to screen dogs for successful rabies vaccination as part of the pet passport scheme. The hands-on workshop will cover some of the science behind rabies prevention and is an ideal introduction to the Let’s Talk About Health lecture that immediately follows the workshop – free tickets for the lecture can be booked here
Date Wednesday 10th October
Cost: Free, but you must reserve your place
Location: Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre, Charnock Bradley Building – Easter Bush Campus
Age: Adults and children aged 10 and over. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult, with no more than 2 children per adult.
Booking: Booking is essential – please reserve your free place(s) via our Eventbrite page.
Lets Talk About Health and Disease – Public Lecture
Join us to hear about how we have partnered with the Mission Rabies charity to deliver mass canine rabies vaccination programmes in Malawi, India and other rabies ‘hotspots’ across the world, and the challenges this work presents. Hear about our programmes to increase rabies awareness and safety for children and the impact our work is having.
Speakers: Richard Mellanby and Stella Mazeri
Date Wednesday 10th October
Cost: free, but you must reserve your place
Location: Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Doors open 4.30pm with teas and coffees available.
Refreshments will be available after event.
The Primary Science Education Conference (PSEC) is coming to Edinburgh in June 2019. It will bring together teachers and primary science experts from across the UK and internationally to share best practice in primary science teaching. From 6-8 June 2019, the comprehensive programme will offer outstanding professional development in primary science, complemented by a dynamic exhibition specifically focussed on primary science teaching.
Now is the perfect time to register your interest in attending PSEC, submit a proposal to deliver a workshop and apply for a teachers bursary to help cover your costs. On Friday 7th June there will be a dedicated Children’s Conference and more details of this will be released in September.
PSEC is brought to you by the Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) – an educational charity whose vision is to see excellent teaching of science in every primary classroom in the UK.
Call for Proposals