Dr Niki Vermeulen and her team have been awarded the University’s Tam Dalyell Prize for her Curious Edinburgh Project.
Working with partners across the University and cultural organisations, including the National Museum of Scotland, Surgeons Hall Museum and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Niki Vermeulen and Bill Jenkins have created app-based walking tours of Edinburgh that explore the city’s rich heritage in the history of science, technology and medicine. Her team participated in the 2016 Edinburgh International festival opening event Deep Time and has an ongoing partnership with the Edinburgh International Science Festival through the Moments in Time installation on the Mound. Learn more about their work at http://www.curiousedinburgh.org/.
The Tam Dalyell Prize is awarded annually for excellence in engaging the public with science. This is the first time that a social scientist has won the award.
Niki will give the Tam Dalyell Prize Lecture on April 15th as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival 2018.