In and Around Edinburgh


ADG 2012 will take place at the Informatics Forum of the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh. For travel information, please consult our School of Informatics webpage.


Things to visit

- The Pioneers of Science exhibition.

  • Venue: The Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
  • Dates: 1st December 2011 − 31st December 2013.
  • Description: “[An] inspiring exhibition looking atthe innovative figures who have helped shape the modern world. From portraits of John Logie Baird and Alexander Fleming to Dolly the sheep’s death mask, this unusual display charts scientific legacies and their enduring influence”.

- The Surgeons’ Hall Museums.

  • A guided tour is scheduled as part of the ADG 2012 social event on the 18th of September 2012.
  • Description:  The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh invites you to visit Surgeons’ Hall Museums, to discover the fascinating history of surgery in Edinburgh and beyond.  Guided tours, lasting for two hours, take visitors through the Museums, exploring the collections and history. There will also be time to look around the Museums independently and to ask questions to the dedicated guide(s).

- Arthur’s Seat

  • Weather-permitting, and if there’s enough interest, we plan to organise a hike up Arthur’s Seat on the afternoon of the 18th of September 2012. Please bring appropriate walking shoes and a warm rain jacket  if you’re interested in this activity.
  • Description: Arthur’s Seat is the main peak of the group of hills which form most of Holyrood Park.It is situated in the centre of the city of Edinburgh, about a mile to the east of Edinburgh Castle. The hill, which rises above the city to a height of 250.5 m (822 ft), provides excellent panoramic views of Edinburgh, is relatively easy to climb and is popular for hillwalking.