Summer news from #EdSciFest…


Get involved in Scotland’s biggest celebration of science!

We’ve launched our Call for Ideas for Edinburgh International Science Festival 2018, which will run from 31 March–15 April.

2018 is a very special year as we mark our 30th edition with a programme themed around Life, the Universe and Everything.

The call is open to anyone – individuals, groups or organisations – with bright ideas and a passion for communicating them.

Find out more and submit a proposal at The closing date for submissions is 5pm on Friday 15 September 2017.

Generation Science programme coming soon

Generation Science, powered by EDF Energy, is our flagship education project and the UK’s largest primary school science education touring programme.

The 2018 programme will launch this Autumn, offering exciting and engaging workshops and shows, linked to the Curriculum for Excellence, that will leave pupils informed and inspired with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

In 2017, thanks to funding from our supporters, Generation Science reached 27% of all primary schools in Scotland across all 32 local authority areas, visiting more than 550 schools and almost 60,000 children. In 2018 we hope to expand this reach further, bringing STEM subjects to life for even more young people around the country.

Discover summer in the festival city

By this weekend, Edinburgh will be packed with visitors to the Art Festival (27 July–27 August),International Festival (4–28 August), Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (4–26 August) and Fringe (4–28 August).If you’d like to soak up some science as part of your summer festivals experience, here are a handful of ideas from this year’s Fringe programme that the whole family will enjoy.

For more information about Edinburgh’s year-round festivals, visit

Science at the Book Festival

From 12–28 August, the Edinburgh International Book Festival will welcome leading science writers. Host of BBC Radio 4’s Inside Science, geneticist Adam Rutherfordpresents A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever LivedMathieu Burniat and Thibault Damour introduce their graphic novel about the mind-bending world of quantum physics; and Kitty Ferguson marks Stephen Hawking’s 75th birthday with a stunning biography of one of the world’s greatest scientists.

Find more Book Festival science events at

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