Dr Melanie Windridge is a plasma physicist who has climbed Mount Everest and the Old Man of Hoy, she says she believes that science and exploration go hand in hand. She will also speak on the latest progress towards long-sought energy generation from nuclear fusion. She will describe her Arctic quest to see the Northern Lights in their fullest power at OISF.
“The islanders complain they are now totally cut off. Before the war the islanders could rely on a regular two vessel service, but this was withdrawn when the barrier was opened.” – Sunday Post 08.02.1948
“The plane was piloted by Flying Officer Fresson, and the flight was intended to put to the test a suggestion made to the Press a day or two previously by the well-known Orcadian airman, Oscar Garden, who considered passenger transport by air over the Pentland Firth to be an institution of the near future.”
The National Transport Trust plaque will be unveiled on Friday 12th May (78th anniversary of the opening of the barriers) by two Vice -Presidents of the National Transport Trust, John Cameron and John Yellowlees.
To mark the 90th anniversary of the first flight from Inverness to Kirkwall – 8th May 1933 – the longest running passenger air service in Europe and the 78th anniversary of the opening of the Churchill Barriers – 12th May 1945, Another Orkney Production (AOP) have a series of events, Celebrating Scapa Flow 2023.
Robert Foden tells the story of the Norwegian explorer Tryggva Gran, the first person to (officially) fly cross the North Sea. Aviation Festival 8th & 9th August 2022 online
“Aviation and the Art of Engineering” a talk by Professor Dugald Cameron OBE,FCSD,FRSA. Aviation Festival 8th & 9th August 2022 online
The Virtual Island Summit 2022 is a fantastic way to hear about the challenges faced by island communities and their solutions. It runs from September 26th to October 2nd.
Tickets will go on sale in a week’s time, on Thursday 21 July at 6 pm, for The Orkney International Science Festival.
To book a FREE place on any of these talks, visit our website. You can also watch recordings on our Youtube channel.