Building better worlds at Edinburgh International Science Festival

Published on : Friday, February 26, 2016

7e76d047909b9f3a1358151dfa321e1bIn March and April 2016, Edinburgh International Science Festival’s 28th programme – Building Better Worlds – will centre on how science, technology, engineering and design have the potential to improve the world we live in and the way we live within it.


This year’s festival will give adults, children and families alike the opportunity to engage with science with 272 fun events, workshops and talks, featuring world-leading scientists, artists, authors and innovators. Events will run from 26 March – 10 April in venues across Edinburgh, including Summerhall, City Art Centre, the National Museum of Scotland, Our Dynamic Earth and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.


The 2016 festival programme focuses on seven key themes:


Being Human – Improving our lives through better health, well-being and understanding of the human condition.Our Built Environment – Exploring how science is impacting on our homes and cities, helping us to live well in an increasingly urbanised world.Science and Culture – Championing science’s role in culture through people, policies and politics.


A Planetary Perspective – Planet Earth faces some big challenges and science has a role to play in combating many of these and helping to ensure environmental sustainability.Beyond Planet Earth – Exploration of non-Earthbound challenges and opportunities.


GastroFest – A mini festival of food, drink… and science!


The Reading Experiment – Uniting the worlds of science and words and bringing together the very best writers, including Andy Robinson, creator of blockbuster virtual reality game EVE:Valkyrie.

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