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We were delighted to host ILLUMINATIONS – the Closing Ceremony of the UN International Year of Light in Scotland, at the Heriot-Watt University Conference Centre on 2nd December 2015.

The highlight of this event was a lecture by Professor Jim Al-Khalili, the BBC science communicator and broadcaster: "'A Brief History of Light: what the medieval world knew about optics'. Prof. Al-Khalili also presentedthe awards for the Spot-on Micro Image competition.

Prior to the event, we showcased an illuminating outdoor light show and indoor photo and science exhibitions!

Live streaming

The event was live streamed across Scotland and the world, with Spanish, German and French interpreters from the School of Management and Languages.