Science Festival

REVIEW – Edinburgh Science Festival, Volcanic City Walk


The final assignment of the Edinburgh Science Festival for our junior reviewers, although the Festival continues until 22 April 2011. By our family reviewers – the McNaughtons We’d opted to go on the Volcanic City Walk as no matter what you do in Edinburgh, the geology of the city is important to your cross-city travels. […]

REVIEW – Dr Bunhead, Pyromania at The Usher Hall


Dr Bunhead at the Usher Hall – Edinburgh Science Festival 9 April 2011: Pyromania By our family review team, the McNaughtons   Helen (aged 12  3/4) says: We arrived at the Usher Hall where there were people standing giving out multi-coloured glasses and glow sticks. When you first looked though the glasses you could see […]

REVIEW – Zombie Science IZ : A spoof lecture on the undead


Zombie Science IZ : A spoof lecture on the undead 9th and 10th April, Scottish Storytelling Centre By Freda O’ Byrne Supported by the Wellcome Trust and developed in partnership with Dr Kevin O’Dell and Dr Katie White of Glasgow University, Time-Tastical’s most excellent lecture sets out to explain how a Zombie outbreak might occur, […]

EVENT – Into the Deep, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Photo exhibition in St Andrew Square until 1st May 2011 (free) St Andrew Square _ Steve Bloom returns to Edinburgh with new exhibition We are delighted to see that Steve Bloom is returning to Edinburgh with another fantastic photographic exhibition in St Andrew Square.  The exhibition runs from Friday 25th February until Sunday 1st May 2011. We […]

EVENT – Photographer Steve Bloom talks, Friday 9th April

Friday 9th April 2pm and 6pm By popular demand wildlife photographer Steve Bloom has agreed to host two talks at Edinburgh International Science Festival this week to tie in with his ‘Spirit of the Wild’ exhibition at St. Andrew Square.   He will present two informal and entertaining events describing some of the highlights of […]

EVENT – Science Festival blasts off at City Art Centre


Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended!

Edinburgh Science Festival 3rd – 17th April 2010 I was very excited after the launch of the Edinburgh Science Festival programme in February and today, the City Art Centrein Market Street opened for budding young scientists with fun workshops, shows, hands-on activities and exhibitions.  Edinburgh Spotlight has a full day planned with a mini member of the team […]

REVIEW – Spirit of the Wild photos, St Andrew Square


Spirit of the Wild is a free outdoor exhibition which opened today in St Andrew Square and forms part of the International Science Festival.  Steve Bloom‘s photos have appeared in many places throughout Europe, but this is the first time they’ve been seen in Scotland. The photos represent 10 years’ work for Steve, who has travelled the word […]

NEWS – Edinburgh Science Festival 2010 programme launched

An opportunity to make a scab and a ‘gooey blood milkshake’. A two-hour autopsy of a dead animal performed in front of a live audience. A chance to unwrap an Egyptian mummy. Is this the launch of a new Horror Festival to add to Edinburgh’s burgeoning list? Not so. These – and many more fun-packed […]