From Food to Firewalking
The Edinburgh International Science Festival is the largest celebration of Science in Europe, and has maintained its reputation as the home of innovative thinking and scientific discovery. The 2012 programme continues to explore the world around, with thematic strands allowing attendees to easily find events to pique their interest and tickle their fancy.
Movement, motion and sport is well represented with the spectacular InMotion, a celebration of human movement and performance, located in the recently refurbished National Museum of Scotland. Drop by for the Live Dance, test the Human Limits and explore the mechanics of NVA’s spectacular Speed of Light, which will be showcased later on in the year.
Foodies are amply catered for in the 2012 festival time. Families can explore Science on a Plate or take the Junior Chef Challenge, while adults can explore the science of food and arousal with the Aphrodisiac Cocktails and Canapes, or experience the effects of the 5 senses on your experience of food in the a Sensory Dining Experience. For the fans of Scotland’s favourite tipple, why not find out the wisdom of whisky or go back in time to the hunt and gather your food in The Forager’s Breakfast.
Technology and innovation are the cornerstone of modern progress, and the Science Festival celebrates ideas, discovery and creativity with a series of great events. From robots and animation to gaming and late night hands-on scientific experimentation, the world around, from Future Humans to The Thinking Robot are explored.
Earth and the environment will take a fresh look at topical issues such as climate change, weather systems and energy sources. Children can explore How Big Can We Go, How Small Can We Go? To look at the world from differing perspectives, while the Edinburgh Medal Address explores climate change as an intergenerational issue of justice.
Edinburgh is also the home to the world’s largest Arts festivals, and provides a perfect stage for an exploration of the intersection between Arts and Science. Catch up on comedy with the Festival of the Spoken Nerd, or simply take a stroll through St Andrews Square and be overwhelmed with the visual magnificence of Invisible Worlds.
From scientific conversations with known hypnotist Derren Brown to the science of firewalking and a unique opportunity to hear James Hansen, noted environmentalist and winner of the 2012 Edinburgh Medal talk about climate and the generations, there is something to inspire and enthrall everyone at the 2012 Science Festival.
So why not jump into an exploration of new worlds, and get booking now?