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The Wander of Science

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Sujai

2.5 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

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?

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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, answeri…

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Meet your host, Sujai

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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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 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…
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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.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Pierre
January 2020
Sujai is a fantastic guide. He nicely shared his enthusiasm about great scientists who visited/worked in Edinburgh. I’ve learned a lot of carefully checked facts, thanks for that!
Alena
January 2020
I would highly recommend this walking tour to anyone who enjoys science. Sujai is clearly passionate about science in general as well as his own subject (biology) and has put a lot of effort into finding lots of cool facts and information about Edinburgh scientists. I felt like a learned a lot in just a couple of hours!
I would highly recommend this walking tour to anyone who enjoys science. Sujai is clearly passionate about science in general as well as his own subject (biology) and has put a lot…
Claire
October 2019
Had a great afternoon with Sujai at Wander of Science. He is a fab host, welcoming, very knowledgeable about science and Edinburgh. His love for both is apparent. Go along for a fun, different tour of Edinburgh.
Kay
October 2019
Sujai gives a unique and interesting guided walk through scientific Edinbugh, spanning centuries. I was with a mixed group of scientists and non-scientists and we were equally fascinated and entertained by Sujai’s chat at each stopping point. I’ve been an Edinburgh local for over 10 years and realised there are so many places I didn’t know existed. I liked the fun little surprise reveals too. A curious, educational, alternative introduction to Edinburgh.
Sujai gives a unique and interesting guided walk through scientific Edinbugh, spanning centuries. I was with a mixed group of scientists and non-scientists and we were equally fasc…
Beril
September 2019
The tour is really fascinating, regardless of how into science and history you are - there are surprises like Darwin’s hated teacher and the origins of Sherlock Holmes. Sujai is a great host who knows a lot, really loves science, and was incredibly friendly and helpful. This is one of the best tours I’ve been on.
The tour is really fascinating, regardless of how into science and history you are - there are surprises like Darwin’s hated teacher and the origins of Sherlock Holmes. Sujai is a…
Marie
September 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed the walk - it was informative and entertaining. I've lived all my working life in Edinburgh but new very little about its science history. I feel much better informed now.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

The start, middle, and end of the ~2.5 hr tour will be near or at places with toilets and cafes.

What to bring

* Comfortable walking shoes, as we will be walking up to 2 miles

* Waterproof clothing or an umbrella if it is raining