Edinburgh Science Festival

Edinburgh Science Festival, scheduled for 4–19 April 2020, has been cancelled due to the global spread of COVID-19. Although the event won’t go ahead as planned we have launched a digital #EdSciFest. Keep your eyes peeled for online entertainment, curated articles, and downloadable resources covering all the Science Festival favourites at https://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/all-fired-up

On cancelling the Festival, Festival and Creative Director, Amanda Tyndall said:
‘’Now more than ever it is imperative that the public have access to robust, evidence-based science, delivered in a manner that is accessible to them. The Science Festival remains committed to that goal and to working with our wonderful partners across the sector to help connect people with the latest science in these unsettling times. We are exploring how we might do more online and whether any elements of the Festival might potentially be run later in the year and will keep you informed as plans develop. For now, we would like to thank our funders, sponsors, partners, participants and audiences for their loyalty, support and understanding.”

What makes it special?

  • The Edinburgh Science Festival nurtures young minds by starting a dialogue to help children understand and tackle big issues like climate change. The Science Festival normally runs for two weeks during the Easter period. The programme is packed full with lots of fun events and workshops that aim to delight and inspire. 

  • With a family-friendly orientated programme that is usually released in February, visitors can get stuck into learning about all things science. Discover the future of accessible technologies, spacecraft as well as the science of evolution, and the workings of the human body.

  • There’s plenty for adults to do too, with evening events that will give your regular night out a scientific twist. No matter your age, get stuck into all the interactive workshops, experiences and debates that the Edinburgh Science Festival has to offer.

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