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The Edinburgh Medal address will be given on Wednesday by Professor Cordelia Fine

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The Edinburgh Medal has been awarded to Professor Cordelia Fine. This is a prestigious annual award recognising scientists who have contributed to our knowledge and understanding. Previous recipients include Professor Peter Higgs, Professor Jane...

A conversation with Amanda Tyndall – Edinburgh International Science Festival Director

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Amanda Tyndall is the Festival and Creative Director of the Edinburgh International Science Festival. She told us: "My role is to oversee all programming and creative work not just for the Festival each April, but...

#Pianodrome at the Edinburgh International Science Festival

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What is a pianodrome? We can guarantee that by the time the end of August comes you will know what a Pianodrome is!#Pianodrome is a sculpture, an acoustic concert venue, a lecture theatre and...

COMPETITION – Win books here – prizes provided by Edinburgh International Science Festival

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 The 30th Edinburgh International Science Festival begins today for two weeks at a variety of locations across the city. There are events for children but also many which are more suitable for adults.Best Before...

Edinburgh International Science Festival 2018 – begins on Saturday

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"We have mocked up a little village that visitors can come to and learn all about the small behavioural changes and attitudinal changes and the technology that can help us as we try and...

Bio Artists at the Edinburgh International Science Festival

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Summerhall hosts Bio Art Exhibition 'Synthetica'A special contemporary art exhibition co-curated by Edinburgh International Science Festival, Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science, 'Synthetica' will showcase the work of established international artists working in the...

#Pianodrome – big arts project looking for a little help

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A crowdfunder has now been launched to raise at least £10,000 to build #Pianodrome in the Botanics later this summer. In return for a donation you will get a selection of gifts according to...

Five things you must not miss at the Edinburgh International Science Festival

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Pianodrome In Summer 2018 Tim Vincent Smith who is an artist and his team will build an amphitheatre in the Botanics entirely made from discarded pianos.#Pianodrome is a part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival...

Minister for Employability and Training visits Career Hive at The Museum

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Jamie Hepburn MSP met with Drummond Community High pupils 'doing science'The Minister for Employability and Training, SNP MSP Jamie Hepburn, visited Careers Hive at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh today (Tues. 27th...

Science Festival fund – Enter your creative project today

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The Edinburgh International Science Festival has a fund of £10,000 on offer for two or more creative projects which they can include in the 2018 festival. And the deadline for applications is looming -...

Edinburgh International Science Festival 2017 – Mini Maker Faire

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Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is the grand finale of Edinburgh International Science Festival taking place on Sunday 16 April 2017 at Summerhall.For the fifth consecutive year it gathers fascinating, curious people who enjoy making...

Culture Secretary visits exhibition at National Museum of Scotland

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The Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop MSP visited the exhibition Play On at the National Museum of Scotland today along with Simon Gage and Amanda Tyndall of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.This event has been supported...

Edinburgh International Science Festival – Edinburgh Award for Professor Peter Piot

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Professor Peter Piot has been awarded the prestigious Edinburgh Medal for his joint work into the discovery of the Ebola virus, and his subsequent work to stop its spread.  The award also recognises his academic and scientific...

Edinburgh International Science Festival 2017 – examining food safety

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Many people appear to be concerned with food poisoning but are less concerned about food hygiene at home. Now Food Standards Scotland are bringing food safety advice to the Edinburgh International Science Festival.They will...

Edinburgh International Science Festival 2017 – Educational virtual reality

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At the Edinburgh International Science Festival there was family fun with an educational message at the weekend.EDF Energy showcased its commitment to encouraging young people into STEM careers at its interactive experience in the...

Edinburgh International Science Festival 2017 – Coral reefs under threat

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The Edinburgh International Science Festival 2017 runs until 16 April 2017. On Monday 3 April 2017 an event will inform about the world's coral reefs and the threat from warming seas.Experts will explain that...

Art Meets Science as the Edinburgh International Science Festival returns

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On 1 April the Edinburgh International Science Festival returns to the city. The event will see 250 speakers and 270 events across 29 venues, promising the most spectacular SCeince Festival to date.Edinburgh International Science Festival...

Edinburgh International Science Festival celebrating women

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 Next month the Edinburgh International Science Festival will have a wide range of events for adults and children alike.These events feature great female scientific minds or discuss  women in science.Moments in Time, Saturday 1 — Sunday 16...

Preview – at The Royal Lyceum Theatre – A Number

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I'm just not myself today...The Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh presents - A Number - in partnership with Edinburgh International Science Festival.Bernard has spent 35 years believing he’s an only child, one of a kind, until...

And now it’s time for the Edinburgh International Science Festival

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And the Time Lord himself might approve of some of the events on the agenda this year!The bigger than ever before Edinburgh @EdSciFest is on from 1 to 16 April. #getconnected featuring Scottish inventions and...

Got a good idea? Enter the 2017 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire

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The Edinburgh International Science Festival culminates on 16 April 2017 with a great day long celebration when would-be inventors show off their wares.At Summerhall from 10am till 5pm there will be opportunities for the...

The Edinburgh Reporter guide to Edinburgh Festivals 2016

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Here in the capital we are very proud of all our festivals.There really is something for everybody and now it is not just in August that you can find something to entertain you that...

Mixology and molecular mastery at the Edinburgh International Science Festival

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The Edinburgh International Science Festival always seeks to answer the deep questions about our place in the universe. But more importantly, it helps us to develop the perfect cocktail. As part of the ever popular gastrofest stream,...

Edinburgh International Science Festival – Robert Llewellyn is on his way

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Cult comedy legend Robert Llewellyn is on his way to the Edinburgh  International Science Festival as part of an unprecedented automotive adventure to travel the length and breadth of the UK in an electric car. The comedy star and...

Edinburgh International Science Festival – Gordon Aikman calls for a cure to MND

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Dying Motor Neurone Disease campaigner Gordon Aikman will today make a speech at the  Edinburgh International Science Festival where he will outline his thoughts on what is needed to ensure that Scottish scientists and doctors...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 30TH MARCH 2015South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour. 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of democracy and freedom in South Africa. To commemorate this landmark date, South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour,...

Edinburgh International Science Festival wants you to experiment with reading

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The Edinburgh International Science Festival celebrates the science of writing with the return of The Reading Experiment. The Reading Experiment explores the world of science writing in all its diverse forms and encourages audiences...

The Edinburgh International Science Festival 2015: from Astrojazz to Pigs’ Trotters

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 Got an old astronaut suit tucked away somewhere? Prepared to admit to it...or even wear it? Then this one's for you....on Thursday Dr Gordon Rintoul, Director of National Museums Scotland, launched the 2015 Edinburgh International Science...

Urbane Gallery – art and science in harmony

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The Urbane Gallery, Edinburgh’s dynamic and leading edge art gallery, is taking part in this year’s International Science Festival, featuring the work of artists who have made use of science or technology for the...

Clever Cartoons at the Science Festival

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One of the joys of the Edinburgh International Science Festival is its ability to bring the arts and science together in the most engaging way. Writer and broadcaster Simon Singh joins the festival to...

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