University of Edinburgh
Will there be any metals left by the time you are 50? Imagine a world without metals: No cars, no phones, no TV, no tins of baked beans... Quite a different place. As the global population soars and the planet’s natural resources dwindle, it is vitally important from an economic and environmental perspective that we make better use of our metal reserves. Through lectures and workshops led by academic staff, and hands-on laboratory experiments run by our students, you will learn why metals are so important, where they come from and when they will all be used up. We will examine the environmental impact of industrial-scale metal extraction and purification techniques, and why it is important that we develop a more sustainable approach for the use of metals right now. Is it possible to secure the future of the baked bean tin? Come and find out.
Biology is the study of life and spans from understanding how the machinery inside cells works, through to how cells function together to form complex living organisms which interact with, and impact on, the world. The programme for Biological Sciences will give a flavour of this diversity by exploring three topics: the genetics revolution and its central importance in biology; how evolution has been a major contributor to species development; and how biology underpins cutting edge biomedical advances. Each session will focus on one of these topics, giving you the chance to explore them in more detail with support from expert staff members. You will also be involved in small group laboratory projects where you can work with recently trained young scientists and learn how to communicate the results of your project as a scientific poster or video.
22 June 2020 - 27 June 2020
111 across all programmes PROGRAMME PLACES
Higher: Biology & Chemistry
A-Level: Biology & Chemistry
IB: HL Biology & Chemistry