Curious Edinburgh is a project based at Science, Technology and Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Niki Vermeulen came up with the original idea for Curious Edinburgh, inspired by the history of science walking tours conducted for many years by John Henry. Niki also has overall responsibility for the planning and development of the project. Unless otherwise stated, all content was researched and written by Bill Jenkins, with much help from the numerous collaborators listed below.
We would like to thank the following individuals and organisations for their invaluable help with this project:
John Henry, for providing much invaluable information and advice, for kindly agreeing to let us use video recordings of his final history of science walking tour and for coming up with the idea in the first place.
Clare Button of Edinburgh University Library who wrote the content for the ‘history of genetics and biotechnology’ tour.
Alasdair McLean, who gave us a great deal of help with the reasearch and writing of the ‘Scottish Enlightenment’ tour.
Morna Findlay, James Loxley, Richard Roger, Jonathan Silvertown and our other partners at Edinburgh Cityscope.
Daisy Cunynghame and Iain Milne of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
Anna Downie of the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Graeme Herbert of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Klaus Staubermann and Geoff Swinney of the National Museums of Scotland.
Chris Speed of Edinburgh College of Art.
Amanda Tyndall and Sarah Thomas at the Edinburgh International Science Festival, and their colleagues, collaborators and volunteers for Moments In Time.
Hannah Holtschneider of the Research Network in Jewish Studies at the University of Edinburgh for all her work on the Jewish History tour.
Thomas Ahnert, Bill Aird, Dominic Berry, Lawrence Dritsas, Julian Goodare, Miguel Garcia-Sancho, Anna Groundwater, Zubin Mistry, Dmitriy Myelnikov, Alasdair Raffe, Richard Rogers, Rick Sowerby, Steve Sturdy, Matjaz Vidmar, all historians of science and medicine of the University of Edinburgh. who generously shared their knowledge with us.
Augustus Veinoglou, Agis Theodoropoulos and Karen Forbes for their helpful discussions with Niki Vermeulen.
Cate Sutton for her design work.
Jo Spiller and Susan Greig from Information Services at the University of Edinburgh.
Nicola Osborne, Ben Butchart, Ian Fieldhouse, George Hamilton and Jose Lloret Perez of EDINA, whose technical wizardry made this project possible.
Amy Woodgate, University of Edinburgh MOOCs Project Manager, for help with editing the video.
This project is funded by AHRC and Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS) at the School of Social and Political Science. Curious Edinburgh is also undertaking a teaching pilot funded under the Principal’s Teaching Award Scheme.