Over 16 days, the 33rd Edinburgh Science Festival explored the theme of One World: Science Connects Us. Despite the COVID-19 restrictions, we teamed up with over 120 speakers both online and in 30 venues across Edinburgh for a diverse programme of over 200 events, including outdoor exhibitions, tours and trails, workshops, discussions and family shows.
In a year where we celebrated the role of women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) with our Women in STEM Street Art Trail, we are delighted that 60% of the artists and speakers who took part in our programme identify as women!
A massive thank you to headline sponsor Cirrus Logic, our 2021 Festival supporters and our programming partners for helping us put on such a successful Festival.
Edinburgh Science Festival will return from Saturday 9 – Sunday 24 April 2022 with the theme of Revolutions.
Focusing on the power of circles and revolutionary approaches to everything from personal to planetary health – and with an unashamed emphasis on the urgency of tackling the climate crisis – the 2022 Festival will explore lifeforms, lifecycles and revolutionary science, technology, ideas and solutions to global challenges.
With a heartfelt call for a truly radical shift in the attitudes and behaviours of individuals, organisations and nations to combat the climate crisis and protect the delicately interconnected lifecycles and biodiversity of our planet and a special plea for the embracing of circular economies to help ensure a successful and sustainable future, EdSciFest 2022 aims to show how going round in circles can sometimes be a GOOD thing!
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If you're interested in submitting an event proposal for Edinburgh Science Festival 2022, our Call for Ideas is now open.