Edinburgh International Science Festival
Nationwide, England (North West), Scotland
01.04.2012 - 15.04.2012
Edinburgh International Science Festival leaps into 2012 with a packed programme celebrating science through vibrant, innovative events, hands-on activities and explosive experiments for adults, children and families all across the city from 30 March – 15 April.
- InMotion – a major event celebrating the science of human movement at National Museum of Scotland.
- Invisible Worlds - a series of incredible photographs displayed in St Andrew Square taking viewers on a journey through the hidden realms of the very big and incredibly small.
- Science Festival Events – breaking new ground by coaxing science and scientists out of the lab and mixing them with everyone from authors to artists to philosophers to politicians.
- Derren Brown – The Conversation – the programme extends to include a rare appearance from Derren Brown in conversation with Richard Wiseman (21 April).
The events programme moves forward into new intellectual and cultural spaces as the Science Festival invites everyone interested in the world around them to join in its exploration of all things science. The varied programme celebrates ideas while embracing discovery, innovation and creativity and welcomes a wide variety of speakers including scientists, comedians, psychologists, dancers, chefs and photographers. Adventurous adults are invited to hot foot it over burning coals in Firewalking (8 and 9 April), challenge their senses in Sensory Dining (10 April), with comedian and broadcaster Steve Mould, and discover the science behind dad dancing in The Dancing Brain (1 April) as Peter Lovett introduces the results of a national study into this phenomenon.