City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh International Science Festival


Expensive Wines Don't Win Out In Mass Taste Test

Wine-imbibers, you may be paying too much for that expensive bottle of wine, according to psychologist Prof Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire and this year's Guest Director at the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Inventor of the Pill Wins Edinburgh Medal

Professor Carl Djerassi, Recipient of the 2011 Edinburgh

The winner of this year's Edinburgh Medal is Professor Carl Djerassi, an American chemist, novelist and playwright and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University. Djerassi is best known for his contribution to the development of the first oral contraceptive pill in 1951 for which he won the National Medal of Science in the USA.

Storytime at the Science Festival

In a brand new partnership for 2011, The Edinburgh International Science Festival has teamed up with the Scottish Storytelling Centre to bring a wide range of stories to the Science Festival audien

Dr Bunhead in Pyromania

The inimitable Dr Bunhead gets the Edinburgh International Science Festival off with a bang and a World Record attempt.

Edinburgh's Festivals Share £2 million Expo Funding

Laying first marble step at the Martin Creed Scotsman Steps

Edinburgh's Festivals will share £2 million from the Scottish Government to showcase Scottish cultural and creative talent.

Science Festival '11 Brings Bangs, Bubbles, and the Big Blue

EISF: Generation Science

Between the 9 and 22 April, this year's Edinburgh International Science Festival will see over 200 adult and family events taking place in 38 venues across the city. 

Flying Start

Find out how our aircraft fly then have a go at building your own.

Will your model fly the furthest or flop the fastest?

Inventor of Genetic Fingerprinting Wins Edinburgh Medal

A pioneer in DNA fingerprinting and DNA profiling techniques, used by police forces throughout the world, is the receipient of the 22nd Edinburgh Medal. The award is presented annually during the Edinburgh International Science Festival for achievements in science and technology that are judged to have made a significant contribution to the understanding and well-being of humanity.

Edinburgh Medal: Genetic Fingerprinting: A Story of Scientific Serendipity

The Edinburgh Medal is a prestigious award given each year at the Edinburgh International Science Festival to men and women of science and technology whose professional achievements are judged to have made a significant contribution to the understanding and well-being of humanity.

Science Festival Introduces Cow Autopsy and Kids' Blood Bar

Science Festival blood

Blood and guts are on the menu at the Edinburgh International Science Festival in April. The annual festival of popular science, which aims to educate through hands-on activities and topical talks, has a new floor at one of its main venues, the City Art Centre, devoted to the human body.