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Social Programme

Registration and Wine reception

On Monday 29th October we had the Registration & reception with wine/savouries. Music was by The Castle String Quartet. 
"The Castle String Quartet formed in 2006 and was born out of a passion for chamber music. They exhibit this in their fresh approach to a wide range of repertoire ranging from Handel to The Beatles. Individually they have studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and have played in the country's top performance venues including Usher Hall, The Royal Albert Hall and The Royal Festival Hall, also making appearances on TV and BBC Radio. Tim, Lizzie, Philippa and Frances are also currently studying to become Doctors and Lawyers at the University of Edinburgh." 

Ghostly Walking Tour

On Tuesday 30 October there was an unmissable opportunity to walk the streets of Edinburgh (19.00-20.30) on a specialised tour, based on the crimes of Edinburgh's past. The chance to see the haunts of Burke and Hare, Deacon Brodie and Arthur Conan Doyle, and visit the ‘Vaults’ where Ian Rankin's book - "Dead Close" is to be filmed. Warm clothing and suitable footwear recommended. £12 per person.  
Tour provided by Mercat Tours.

"Murder, Mystery and Microscopes" Conference Dinner and Ceilidh, Edinburgh

The conference dinner followed a Wine Reception in the Rain Forest at Our Dynamic Earth.
The theme of the conference Dinner and Ceilidh, at Our Dynamic Earth on Wednesday 31st October, was "Murder, Mystery and Microscopes - an evening celebrating the science of crime fighting ". Authors of fictional crime novels met with researchers, police and practitioners in criminal investigations.
Approximately a dozen crime writers accepted invitations to attend including Lin Anderson, Ann Cleeves, Alex Gray, Alanna Knight, Ken McCoy, Margaret Murphy, Barbara Nadel, Sheila Quigley, Ian Rankin, Aline Templeton, Zoe Strachan and Louise Welsh.
"The Treacherous Ceilidh Band are a young and energetic group based in
the central belt of Scotland. Fusing together mixtures of traditional
music with new and modern sounds they will keep toes tapping until the
end of the evening! Lining up with groups from 3-12 musicians they hail
from the four corners of Scotland and beyond. So get your dancing shoes
on and prepare for wild evening of music and dance."