Top 10 Edinburgh Science Festival Events for 2015
A selection of hot Edinburgh International Science Festival events for the grown-ups
Science Festival Lates
Calling all grown-ups: get stuck into the Science Festival’s children’s activities for one night only. Roll up your sleeves and dive into the Blood Bar and ER.
City Art Centre, Thu 2 Apr.
Your last chance to catch this fascinating exhibition about the evolution of video games, from Space Invaders to Fruit Ninja.
National Museum of Scotland, until Mon 20 Apr.
Author Matt Haig and mindfulness technologist Rohan Gunatillake discuss mood-tracking tool Ginsberg. Part of the LateLab series.
Summerhall, Mon 6 Apr.
Celebrating Mary Midgley
Moral philosopher Midgley will receive this year’s Edinburgh Medal: find out more about her in this festival-long exhibition and see her in conversation with James Lovelock on Wed 8 Apr.
National Library of Scotland, Mon 6–Fri 17 Apr.
Peter Higgs in Conversation
Edinburgh’s most famous contemporary scientific figure chats to Professor Frank Close about bringing the masses to science.
Queen’s Hall, Wed 8 Apr.
Big Bang Bash
Think Museum Lates with a science theme: wander around the museum’s Grand Gallery with a space-themed cocktail in hand as experiments abound around you.
National Museum of Scotland, Fri 10 Apr.
Everyone’s favourite death-defying cyclist, Danny MacAskill, chats to psychologist Prof Ian Robertson about brain function and how focus can lead us to extraordinary things.
National Museum of Scotland, Sun 12 Apr.
The Road to Paris
Environmental journalist Fred Pearce hosts an urgent discussion about climate change in the run up to December’s IPCC summit in Paris.
National Museum of Scotland, Thu 16 Apr.
DIY Mouse Taxidermy
If you’ve ever wanted to create a real-life Donnie Murdo, here’s your chance. Note, this is categorically not a BYOM (Bring Your Own Mouse) event and all mice are ethically sourced.
Summerhall, Sat 18 Apr.
Mini Maker Faire
A true Science Festival highlight, the Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is back for a third year. Makers flock to showcase everything from nifty gadgets and robots to their own virtual worlds.
Summerhall, Sun 19 Apr.
Edinburgh International Science Festival, Sat 4–Sun 19 Apr.