Dolly the Sheep: Major Discovery or Minor Distraction? St Andrew’s Square, Edinburgh, 25th August
When Dolly the Sheep, the first cloned mammal, was born 20 years ago, it felt like the world had changed. Researchers from the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh will be at the Fringe discussing whether the long deceased ovine celebrity is still relevant to the 21st century, or whether modern genetic technology has rendered her a mere blip in the history of science.
Big Data: How Safe is Your Data? Science Museum, London, 31st August
Everything you do on your smartphone, tablet and laptop—social connections, browsing history, purchases—is being logged, collated, analysed, bought and sold. In fact, Facebook probably knows more about you than your partner does. Join experts including author Timandra Harkness for late-night illumination.