Commonalities in science and art to be explored in public lecture



Annual Lecture

A prominent physicist and author will explore the common human behaviours displayed when creating great art and making scientific discoveries during a public lecture later this month.

The Heriot-Watt University Chaplaincy Annual Public Lecture returns with an hour-long lecture entitled, The Poetry and Music of Science, delivered by Tom McLeish FRS, Professor of Natural Philosophy in the Department of Physics at the University of York. He will examine the human attributes that are required when making scientific discoveries or when pushing the boundaries of art.

For the first time in two years the popular lecture is set to welcome back an in-person audience but it will also be available to view online for those unable to travel to the Edinburgh campus.

Professor McLeish has agreed to participate in the event as part of Heriot-Watt University's bicentenary celebrations, marking the 200th anniversary of its founding in Scotland.

The Reverend Dr Alistair Donald, Chaplain of Heriot-Watt University, said: “We are delighted to welcome Professor McLeish to the Heriot-Watt University's Chaplaincy Annual Public Lecture.

“With this being the University's bicentenary, this year's lecture has added significance and I hope many people will enjoy this free lecture either in-person or online.”

The public lecture is free of charge and will be held on Monday 14 March at 7:30pm with doors opening at 7pm. To attend online, please register via Eventbrite by Thursday 10 March.

If you prefer to join the lecture in person, please register at The Poetry & Music of Science - IN PERSON


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