City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh International Science Festival


Royal Botanic Garden Explores Biodiversity at Science Festival

Botanics Beech Tree

This year’s International Science Festival (3-17 April) will include 46 events at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, with many events taking place at the Real Life Science Studio and other facilities at the Botanics’ new John Hope Gateway visitor and interpretation centre.

Fun and Games at Discover Science 2010

The University of Edinburgh returns to the Edinburgh Science Festival with free events, workshops and shows aimed at children and families. Discover Science 2010, running for the duration of the Science Festival (8th-17th April), takes place at the National Museum of Scotland, and Adam House, Chambers Street.

Tantallon Castle Photo Is Most Compelling Evidence For Ghosts, Says Study

Tantallon Castle Ghost, or not?

Web users taking part in a study investigating photographic evidence for ghosts were most convinced by an image of a figure in period dress passing by a window in the historic Tantallon Castle in Fife, it was announced today.

Government Cash Boosts Scots Content of Science Festival

The Edinburgh International Science Festival programme has just been released. Among this year's 170 events is the interactive "Wee Wonder World" exhibition - created by Scottish based designers, writers and scientists - and funded by £120,000 from the Scottish Government's Expo Fund.

Pioneering, Activist Geneticist Is Edinburgh Medal Winner

An American geneticist who led the team that first isolated a gene from the chromosome of a living organism, a major breakthrough in the understanding of the processes of life, will be awarded the

EISF Talk: What Makes Us Unique?

This is the last in a series of reports from the Edinburgh International Science Festival. The talk What Makes Us Unique? was held at the Museum of Scotland.

EISF Talk: The Secrets of Healthy Ageing

Any discussion on 'The Secrets of Healthy
Ageing' is almost bound to gather a crowd, and the lecture theatre of the Royal

Governments Fiddle as Climate's Tipping Point Reached Says Edinburgh Medal Winner

Prof Chris Rapley Receives Edinburgh Medal

With climate change not merely the 'hot topic' of the 20th Edinburgh International Science Festival but of everyone and their granny's breakfast table, it was no great surprise Professor Chris Rapley, former Director of the British Antarctic Survey, took Great While It lasted; Now What? as the title and theme of his Edinburgh Medal Address on the subject.

Dr David King Offers Climate Change Solutions in Edinburgh

Plane flying over the Greenland icesheet

Dr David King was until 2007 H. M. Gov's spokesperson on climate change, and is the author of The Hot Topic, the subject of Thursday's Edinburgh International Science Festival event. Would he be a bearer of better, or at least more encouraging news on the international frying and freezing front?

Sci-fest Study Names Good and Bad Names

The results of an Edinburgh Science Festival study into what people think of first names are in. Over 6000 people were asked whether the most popular first names in the UK sounded successful, lucky, and attractive.