The 2011 Edinburgh Medal Recipient is Professor Carl Djerassi, chemist, novelist, playwright and co-inventor of the first oral contraceptive. In advance of his Edinburgh Medal Address, Professor Djerassi is presenting Science Theatre at the Traverse on Sunday 10 April, a unique opportunity to explore the fusion of science and the arts.
Theatre can be an accessible and provocative way of telling the stories of science to a wide audience. Science Theatre looks at the ways in which these two disciplines can come together to form an interactive space.
Professor Djerassi will be joined by Nigel Townsend, artistic director of the renowned Y-Touring theatre company whose 'Theatre of Debate' format creates work addressing tough ethical issues and engaging directly with its audience.
Watch clips, hear readings and join this fascinating discussion of the different forms of science and theatre, chaired by Ben Twist.
Tickets for this event are free but can be reserved in advance at www.sciencefestival.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 0131 553 0322.
The Edinburgh Medal is awarded each year to men and women of Science and Technology whose professional achievements are judged to have made a significant contribution to the understanding and wellbeing of humanity. Carl Djerassi's 2011 Edinburgh Medal Address, Science, Sex and Theatre: A Potent Brew, will take place at Edinburgh's City Chambers on Tuesday 12 April.