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Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas: Provocations for a Sustainable Future


Part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Join us as some of our brightest and bravest thinkers let their most challenging sustainability ideas loose on the public! Questions and challenges are actively encouraged and there'll be a liberal sprinkle of entertainment from MC and comedian Susan Morrison. You'll also get the chance to view a series of short environmental films created by students from Edinburgh College of Art.

Speakers include University of Edinburgh plant science and biogeography expert Dr Richard Milne, who will imagine a future where ‘fake news kills world’. Dr Milne is joined by Heriot-Watt energy scholar Dr Elma Charalampidou and Modern History expert Dr Nikos Papdogianni (Bangor University).

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas will give you the opportunity to engage with cutting-edge knowledge in the entertaining way you've been waiting for at ECCI, Edinburgh's vibrant and inspiring low carbon hub.

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas combining serious academic research with irreverent, down-to-earth discussion and has been running at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 2013. During this time it has reached an audience of 10,000 people with more than 200 performances.

Presented by the University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.