Just Festival 2021

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas is back

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Date: August 12

Time: 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

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The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas is back! Take a couple of top academics, some dangerous ideas, add one comedian and it’s the force of nature that is the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas.

Dr Imad Faruque

#1: Believing impossible (quantum) things!

Have you ever wanted to be in two places at once? Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to disappear and reappear somewhere else at will? Impossible – right? Not for quantum particles! But if we’re made of atoms, and atoms are made of quantum particles, why can’t we do these things too? And if trees can harness quantum mechanics to better harvest sunlight, how could humans use them? Join Dr Imad Faruque (Heriot-Watt University) and explore the impossible quantum communication

Dr Nina Morris

#2: Wild child?

Contact with nature is good for children’s health, development, and education so why is it so rare to see kids playing outside these days? What’s stopping them? What are they doing instead? Do we need to rewild the child? In this show Dr Nina Morris (The University of Edinburgh) looks at children’s access to, and engagement with, nature, and asks whether adults (parents, grandparents, carers, teachers, etc.) could be doing more to encourage outdoor play. Is it simply that lifestyles have changed? Or do adults themselves need to find their inner child and become a little bit wilder?

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas is curated by the University of Edinburgh as part of Beltane Public Engagement Network and produced by Fair Pley.

this event is free, suggested donation £4.

Susan Morrison

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Date: August 12

Time: 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

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Susan MorrisonSusan Morrison is a comedy volcano, erupting with an endless flow of scorching hot gags, spewing forth at a blistering pace.

Whether performing her own solo act or hosting The Stand’s big weekend gigs in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Susan is in a class of her own when it comes to quick-fire wit.