Royal Society: One Culture

To celebrate their library’s 350th anniversary The Royal Society has announced the One Culture festival will be taking place later this year. Scientists. writers and historians will be coming together in a series of events on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October to explore the relationship between science and culture.

Books, Borders & Bikes Literary Festival

Traquair House in Peebleshire is hosting an interesting sounding literary festival this coming weekend. Mixing books and bicycle riding in the Scottish Borders (the mind very much boggles) this event is likely to attract extra interest due to the appearance of historian David Starkey. Starkey’s recent comments on race and the UK riots have caused a storm of controversy and it seems unlikely the conversation will stay on the topic of his latest book.

Edinburgh International Book Festival

It’s the time of year that Edinburgh becomes culture central and thousands of people flock to the Fringe. Other festivals are held at the same time including the International Book Festival. The festival runs from 13 – 29 August and featured authors include Bettany Hughes, Sarah Brown, Simon Callow and Ian Rankin. The full programme is available online and makes me sorry to be missing the fun.