What you'll do
We begin in front of the National Museum where I introduce the city and its special history, providing the context for how science and scientists from Edinburgh changed the world by overturning religious orthodoxy, giving rise to extraordinary discoveries in every field from mathematics to chemistry to geology to biology to physics. We then walk around the city, seeing the places where these amazing scientists lived and worked, answering questions such as: How did a local sheep named Dolly change the field of genetics forever? Where did anatomists get human bodies for dissection in the 1800s? Who were the #EdinburghSeven? What did a philandering farmer discover that rocked the Church in the 1700s? Why did Darwin hate the Edinburgh medical school so much? Who was the 16-year-old Edinburgh Uni student whom Einstein later called the greatest physicist since Newton? For more reviews, look for The Wander Of Science on TripAdvisor bit.ly/wanderofscience twitter.com/wanderofscience
My name is Sujai and I am excited to share this scientific and historical walking tour with you! You will discover the extraordinary scientists and world-changing science that came from Edinburgh, and hear tales of brilliance, luck, persistence, incompetence, ignorance, vanity, greed, bigotry, and pure evil in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I hold a PhD in Evolutionary Genomics from the University of Edinburgh. I have lived in this city for 13 years and talked to many scientists and historians who have given me unique insights into this gorgeous place. I also have a masters degree in Educational Psychology so I have a deep understanding of how people learn and how we can make learning more fun and effective. For more views, look for The Wander Of Science on TripAdvisor bit.ly/wanderofscience twitter.com/wanderofscience
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Where you'll be
Darwin's lodgings. Old Medical School, for scurvy, chloroform, antiseptics, and Sherlock Holmes. Greyfriars Kirkyard, where many scientists are buried, but also where graves were robbed for the anatomy school in the 1800s. Dynamic Earth, to touch the oldest rock in the UK. National Museum of Scotland, home to three original Nobel medals.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests aged 12 and up can attend.
The start, middle, and end of the ~2.5 hr tour will be near or at places with toilets and cafes.
The Wander of Science
£9 / person
£9 / person