Edinburgh International Science Festival becomes Edinburgh Science
Posted: 18 January 2019
Introducing Edinburgh Science…
Since our first event in 1989, Edinburgh International Science Festival has built a reputation for developing and delivering world-class events through our annual Festival, year-round education programmes and international work that recognise and celebrate the value and wonder of science and technology.
30 years later, we are proud to announce our decision to become Edinburgh Science, an organisation at the forefront of international excellence in science engagement.
Our new name reflects the ever–diversifying nature of our programmes across all strands of our business, as well as our continued commitment to delivering the very best in innovative events and experiences that bring science to life in Edinburgh, around Scotland and internationally.
Edinburgh Science will continue to deliver all of its existing projects:
- Edinburgh Science Festival; our annual celebration of science, which returns 6–21 April 2019
- Edinburgh Science Learning; which delivers projects to and for schools and communities, including our schools touring programme Generation Science and our reimagined STEM careers event Careers Hive
- Edinburgh Science Worldwide; which delivers our overseas work, including our role as Major Programming Partner for the Abu Dhabi Science Festival
Under the auspices of our parent educational charity – Edinburgh Science Foundation– we will continue in our mission to inspire, encourage and challenge people of all ages and backgrounds to explore, understand and engage with the world around them, and to communicate the educational, social and economic benefits of science and technology.
Over the next 30 years, we will take Edinburgh Science's excellence in science communication to more audiences, working on diverse events across new and existing platforms, engaging and inspiring people for generations to come.