All events


Please note, we reserve the right to make necessary changes to the events programme.

For safety reasons, children aged 15 years or under must be accompanied by a responsible person aged 18 or over at all times.

Feb 2019

Meet the Scientist - Dr Sebastian Hennige
Meet the Scientist - Dr Sebastian Hennige
21 February 2019, 7pm
Can Sea Monsters cope with climate change?

Joining us in February is Dr Sebastian Hennige from the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh with his talk 'Can sea monsters cope with climate change?'

The Oceans are changing faster than ever before and coasts are under threat. We will explore the ways that these sea monsters support us, the kinds of threats they are facing and what this will mean to them (and us). Our journey will take us from the spectacular deep cold-water coral reefs off the west coast of Scotland to tropical sun-soaked reefs and white sandy beaches.

Venue: The Hope Rooms, North Berwick, 7pm. Tickets are free to members or £5. To reserve tickets call 01620 890202 (option 4).

Mar 2019

The Isle of May, with David Steel
The Isle of May, with David Steel
11 March 2019, 7pm
The Isle of May is a very special place. The unique island is home to thousands of seabirds (including over 40,000 pairs of Puffins) as well as other wildlife and is steeped in history. As a National nature Reserve it is a draw for scientists, photographers and nature lovers alike. Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) reserve manager David Steel spends eight months in residence each year. Join us to hear what it’s like to live and work on this unique island before the new season gets underway!

Venue: The Hope Rooms, Forth Street, North Berwick, 7pm.

Tickets are free to members or £5, call 01620 890202 (option 4) to reserve tickets.

Bryan Nelson Memorial Lecture
Bryan Nelson Memorial Lecture
19 March 2019, 7:30pm
In collaboration with the RSPB, we are delighted to announce that Professor Colin Moffat, Chief Scientific Advisor Marine for the Scottish Government, will deliver our annual Bryan Nelson Memorial Lecture, entitled 'The need for balance'.

Our seas and oceans are fundamental to life on land, yet for many years we have exploited them, not appreciating that their resources are limited. Today we have some understanding of how our seas function, but our knowledge remains partial. Professor Moffat will discuss the challenge of balancing human pressures with the need to maintain fully functioning seas and why appropriate management of human activities is essential for the conservation of all species above and below the waves.

Venue: Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre, Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus, Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1DJ

Time: 7.30 pm

Tickets can be booked at the Centre online ( or by emailing

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