University at the festivals

 Professor Mary Bownes, Professor Emerita of Developmental Biology, helps co-ordinate the University's contribution to the Edinburgh International Science Festival. As the 2017 festivities draw to a close,  she shares her impressions.

Refreshments in George Square Gardens during the Festival

Discover the events the University is involved with in the city's festivals throughout the year.  We hope that all our events  give everyone, of every age and background, a way to connect with some of the people who are shaping ideas and our lives in the 21st century.

Our Festivals Office

We coordinate the University’s involvement in Edinburgh’s festivals, filming and creative events on campus as well as planning, producing and promoting cultural events throughout the year.

Join our mailing list

Our mailing list features newsletter updates on festival and arts events involving the University of Edinburgh. We also offer subscribers the chance to win free tickets to events.

Learn with us

If you are inspired by our festival and cultural events, try one of the university's short courses. We offer classes in everything from popular music and poetry to painting and playwriting.  Are you feeling creative?

Visit us

Visiting Edinburgh for a festival or event? Pop into our Visitor Centre to get your Fringe tickets; go on a walking tour; explore our museums and galleries and stay in our high quality accommodation.