Dolly the Sheep: Major Discovery or Minor Distraction? @ CODI2016

Speaker: Helen Sang # The University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Tilo Kunath # The University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Miguel Garcia Sancho Sanchez # The University of Edinburgh

25th Aug 2016

15:00 - 16:00

Stand in the Square (Fringe Venue 372)

20 years after her birth, Dolly the Sheep is a scientific and Scottish icon. However, she was only ever a small part of a much bigger research programme and the cloning technique used to produce her has now been overtaken by newer, better technologies.

So should we still be talking about Dolly or should we all follow science’s example and just move on?

Join our University of Edinburgh researchers to debate whether Dolly has a place in the 21st century or if she should be consigned to the history books.

“Dolly the Sheep: Major Discovery or Minor Distraction?”, is on Thursday, 25th August 2016, 3-4pm at the Stand in the Square venue (Fringe Venue 327, St Andrews Square, EH2 2AD, Edinburgh).

Tickets are available here:

This event is part of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas series (, a Beltane Network, Fair Play and Stand co-production for Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016. Beltane Network is a public engagement initiative based at the University of Edinburgh, with support from other Edinburgh universities (for more see: