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Dunbar Saturday Science Club

  • Would you like to deliver a workshop for Dunbar Science Club in May or June?
  • Could you inspire young minds with some Saturday morning science?

The wee team of volunteer parents that run this Saturday morning science club would like to invite you to come to Sunny Dunny and deliver hour-long workshops that would work for 5-8 years old AND 9+ year olds.


Workshop dates

  • Sat 28 May
  • Sat 11 June
  • Sat 25 June

We'd love to hear from you and if you can't participate now, please get in touch if you'd like to be included in our workshop programme for 2016-17 (Sept - June).


Beltane Annual Gathering 

Deadline for call: 5pm on Monday 16 May


Call for contributions

The Beltane Network is looking for examples of public engagement that deliver value to our city.  These could be activities that have already taken place, or are still in the developmental stages.  If you have something in mind, please complete the following online form by 5pm on Monday 16 May. 


Being Human  - A Festival of the Humanities

Deadline for funding applications: 5pm on Monday 16 May


This year, the Being Human - A Festival of the Humanities will return between 17-25 November with a programme of activities themed around ‘Hope & Fear’. The theme has been selected both for its capacity to speak to fundamental human traits and for its applicability across disciplinary boundaries in the humanities. Applicants are invited to respond creatively and in ways that probe the rich intellectual possibilities of the theme.



Funding is available to support activities during the Festival. Although it is anticipated that the majority of awards available will be for under £2,000, applications for funding of up to £5,000 may also be considered if of exceptional quality or if institutions are willing to coordinate between 5-10 events as Being Human ‘Festival Hubs’.



To apply for funding, events and activities should:

  • Reflect the key aims and objectives of the festival
  • Be led by a UK HEI or an AHRC recognised Independent Research Organisation
  • Provide a clear link to research in the humanities
  • Have at least one humanities researcher directly involved in the planning and delivery of the event
  • Be held during the Festival period
  • Be free to attend
  • Be targeted at a clearly defined non-academic audience