Edinburgh Science Festival takes place from Saturday 4 to Sunday 19 April 2020.

The theme this year is ElementaryHere are my top five picks of events from each of the ancient classifications of earth, fire, air and water. As some of the ancient civilisations did they have added a new fifth element, aether, to represent information.

Join the Science Festival this April when they have something for everyone in addressing the biggest global challenges, while looking for a sustainable future.

  • Earth: Population Facts or Fake News
  • Saturday 4 April 2020, 3pm
  • 90 minutes, £9, £7 (early bird), #SCIFIVE £5 (students and teachers)
  • Auditorium, National Museum of Scotland
  • Fire: Climate Sickness
  • Saturday 11 April 2020, 12.30pm
  • 90 minutes, £9, £7 (early bird), #SCIFIVE £5 (students and teachers)
  • Auditorium, National Museum of Scotland
  • Aether: Deep Dive into Deepfakes
  • Saturday 18 April 2020, 5.30pm
  • 1 hour, £9, £7 (early bird), #SCIFIVE £5 (students and teachers)
  • Lomond Room, Pleasance
  • Air: Roads Re-Imagined
  • Tuesday 14 April 2020, 5.30pm
  • 1 hour, £9, £7 (early bird), #SCIFIVE £5 (students and teachers)
  • Upper Hall, Pleasance
  • Water: Exploring the Five Deeps
  • Friday 10 April 2020, 7pm
  • 2 hours, £9, £7 (early bird), #SCIFIVE £5 (students and teachers)
  • Biosphere, Dynamic Earth
Image from the #EdSciFest2020 launch at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Photo John Preece