Behind Helix

Dr Adam Rutherford, Daniel Locke and David Blandy in partnership with the College of Life Sciences

6pm Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill

Helix is a collaborative digital graphic novel created by artist David Blandy, scientist and writer Dr Adam Rutherford and illustrator Daniel Locke, telling the history of DNA from the perspective of a 500-year-old man kept alive by genetic therapy, with a story spanning 40,000 years. Adam, David and Daniel are currently working on an expansion of the original project into a full length graphic novel, once again for the Wellcome Trust, so there’s no better time to take a step inside this fascinating project.


Festival bookclub: 1984 revisited

5pm The George Orwell Public House

Join us for a trip back in time to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. One of the greatest and most enduring science fiction novels, Orwell’s masterpiece has unsettling resonance for the way we live today. This is an opportunity to get together with fellow book lovers for a chat about dystopia, Big Brother, and more.


Electric Bookshop Presents... Pressed for Time

7pm Roseangle Arts Cafe, 132 Perth Road

Electric Bookshop invites you to consider the future of books through their publishing time machine, Pressed for Time. Expect unexpected and immersive experiences for intrepid book readers, chat from the creators and words from the shelves of the internet…