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Your guide to all the STEM events at Aye Write! 2019

Aye Write! 2019

Glasgow’s book festival Aye Write! is back in 2019 with its biggest lineup yet of authors, debates and newly-published work.

Aye Write! begins on Thursday, March 14 and will run until Sunday, March 31 across three long weekends. Wee Write! Glasgow’s Book Festival for Children and Young People also returns with a huge programme for schools and a family day.

The programme includes a selection of exciting STEM events featuring a range of experts. Check out the full list:

Merve Emre

Merve Emre - The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing


Adam Rutherford

Adam Rutherford - The Story of How We Become Us

  • Saturday, March 16
  • 4.45-5.45pm
  • Mitchell Library
  • Chaired by Prof Kevin O'Dell
  • Find out more 


Steve Brusatte

Steve Brusatte - The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

  • Saturday, March 16
  • 8pm – 9pm
  • Mitchell Library
  • Chaired by Sam Langford
  • Find out more 


Beth Gardiner

Beth Gardiner & Fred Pearce - The Battle for Air and Water


David Darling and Agnijo Banerjee

David Darling and Agnijo Banerjee - Weirder Maths

  • Friday, March 23
  • 1.15–2.15pm
  • Mitchell Library
  • Find out more 


Mark Billingham and Robert Plomin

Mark Billingham & Robert Plomin - Inside the DNA of a Crime Writer

  • Saturday, March 23
  • 6.30–7.30pm
  • Mitchell Theatre
  • Find out more 


Dean Burnett

Dean Burnett - The Happy Brain

  • Sunday, March 24
  • 3–4pm
  • Mitchell Library
  • Chaired by Dr Stella Chan
  • Find out more


Gina Rippon and Caroline Criado Perez

Gina Rippon & Caroline Criado Perez - Data Bias and the Gendered Brain

  • Saturday, March 30
  • 1.15–2.15pm
  • Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
  • Chaired by Dr Elizabeth Reeder
  • Find out more 


Vybarr Cregan-Reid and Lewis Darnell

Vybarr Cregan-Reid & Lewis Darnell – How the Earth is Re-making our Bodies

  • Saturday, March 30
  • 4.45–5.45pm
  • Mitchell Library
  • Find out more


Peter Dorward and Gavin Francis

Peter Dorward & Gavin Francis - Changes at the Heart of Medicine


Johnny Ball

Johnny Ball - Wonders Beyond Numbers

  • Sunday, March 31
  • 6.30 – 7.30pm
  • Mitchell Library
  • Find out more


Laura Mucha and Frank Tallis

Laura Mucha & Frank Tallis - The Facts of Love


Matthew Tompkins

Matthew Tompkins – The Magic of Illusion

  • Sunday, March 31
  • 6.30-7.30pm
  • Mitchell Library
  • Chaired by Brian Eggo
  • Find out more


Tickets are now on sale and more information and the full programme are available at

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