Festival explores science’s power to transform

Vaccine-building workshops, a guide to the mathematics of pizza, and hands-on activities exploring good and bad bacteria are among events involving University experts at the Edinburgh Science Festival.

Edinburgh Science Festival 2022 logo

The shows are part of a packed programme focused on the theme of how seismic shifts in science and ideas have led to industrial, climate and data revolutions.

Running from 9 to 24 April, this year’s event – the world’s first and Europe’s biggest science festival – features 120 events, tours and exhibitions, as well as workshops for children, young people and adults.

Other highlights include the return of University scientists to the National Museum of Scotland for the first time since 2019 where they will deliver a programme of bookable and drop-in events, talks and workshops for all ages.

On the 75th anniversary of Edinburgh's debut as a world-leading festival city, the University is delighted to be partnering again with the Edinburgh Science Festival. It is exciting to share the University’s expertise and ground-breaking scientific endeavours with members of the public, as part of this citywide celebration of the role that science, technology and festivals play in our lives.

Professor Peter MathiesonPrincipal and Vice-Chancellor

Festival line-up

Experts from across the University will share their expertise and insights, leading a variety of events across a diverse range of topics.

Below is a list of all the events involving University researchers, organised by theme.

Edinburgh Science Festival programme

Explore the full programme on the Edinburgh Science Festival website.

Full programme

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