Midlothian Science Festival opens with a POP!
Oct01

Midlothian Science Festival opens with a POP!

This is our Press Release issued today (1st Oct) in excited advance of our festival running from 2nd (tomorrow!!) until 17th Oct!  We’re very excited about bringing this to you – come out and see us as often as you can.     Midlothian Science Festival is delighted to have “POP!” the award-winning entertainer, open the festival this week with his fascinating bubble show. This innovative event will take place on...

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Events are selling out!  Get your orders in..
Sep28

Events are selling out! Get your orders in..

We are delighted to announce that some of our events have already sold out (and wish we could squeeze more of you in). Stargazing at Roslin Chapel, Wildfood Walk from Gorebridge Library, App Developer at Lasswade Library and Advanced Minecraft at Newtongrange all full up! We have loads of events though, so you can still book up for something wonderful. Our launch event at Mayfield Library this Friday 2nd Oct at 2pm will be fun packed....

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Book your events NOW
Sep09

Book your events NOW

More eagerly anticipated than a Glastonbury ticket launch day all the Midlothian Science Festival Events are now LIVE and available for booking right here, right now! Let’s see how quickly we can fill those seats… and remember that some of the events are limited space-wise and we wouldn’t want you to miss out. You can search the Events by Venue, type etc. and don’t forget to download a brochure to whet your...

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Website Events go LIVE on Wed 9th
Sep07

Website Events go LIVE on Wed 9th

Itching to book cool science events? Well, you will be able to in less than 48 hrs as the the events will go LIVE on Wed 9th @ 9am. Get in quick and you won’t miss out on some of this year’s hot tickets.

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Download Brochure Now
Sep02

Download Brochure Now

Well it’s what you have been waiting for and it’s now ready to DOWNLOAD so fingers on the button… GO!! You can Download it using the link at the top of the page or the button below or even just the word “Download” at the start of this sentence! Download Brochure (no. 1,788)...

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Brochure ready to download tomorrow!
Sep01

Brochure ready to download tomorrow!

  Wow we did it!  You can download from the link from tomorrow.  You will start to spy paper copies all over the Lothians from tomorrow too.  Watch this space for the launch of this years events on the web.  ...

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2015 Brochure on the way
Aug20

2015 Brochure on the way

  The excitement is building here as our stunning brochure for 2015 is off to the printers!  Have a sneaky peek.. It will be available to view/download from 2nd...

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Learn about Li-Fi at Lasswade!
Jul14

Learn about Li-Fi at Lasswade!

  What if every light bulb in the world could also transmit data? We are thrilled to have Professor Harald Haas delivering the key note lecture at this year’s festival. Prepare for a lecture with a difference as Prof Hass talks about and demonstrates his ground breaking work.  He will appear at the Lasswade Centre on Monday the 5th Oct at 7pm. Get a preview of what’s in store here Li-Fi....

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Report from the Chair
Jun16

Report from the Chair

  Today we post our ‘Report from the Chair 2014’. Click here to have a look at what we achieved last year in summary. Following our AGM on the 15th June 2105 the following Directors have been elected: Philip Wark, Director and Chair, Sarah Keer-Keer, Director and Treasurer, Fiona Maher, Director and Jane Milne, Director.     Events for this year will be available to view on this website from the End of...

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It’s all in the planning.
May29

It’s all in the planning.

We are delighted to announce that planning for this years festival is going very well, and we have some super science events already in place in Midlothian for October.  From interesting, stimulating adult events, to family friendly gala days and lovely library sessions, we have it all! Over the next few weeks, we will show you some of the amazing photographs from last years events. These pictures were  taken at the  Glencorse...

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Big thank you to Midlothian Councillors
May02

Big thank you to Midlothian Councillors

The Midlothian Science Festival would like to thank the following Midlothian Councillors for their generous donations to this years Festival programme.  The money is a massive boost to the work we do. Jim Bryant Bob Constable Catherine Johnstone Ian Baxter Derek Rosie Joe Wallace We are hard at work planning this years festival programme, and already have many hours of entertaining Science to showcase in  Midlothian’s community....

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Rockets and Spider Silk Designs Online
Oct23

Rockets and Spider Silk Designs Online

The rockets and spider silk inventions were so great – we’ve put them up online. See here for Rockets and here for Spider Silk inventions (from Danderhall only so far) Can you spot yours? Watch out for next years...

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Thank you for a great festival
Oct23

Thank you for a great festival

Thank you to everyone who participated in the festival, whether as a visitor, presenter, provider or sponsor  – we truly couldn’t have done it without you. Initial estimates suggest 1700 school pupils and over 4000 public attended. Thank you for your enthusiasm. If you have any comments, suggestions or stories to share, please email info@midlothiansciencefestival.com Next years dates are 4th-19th October 2014 Bye for now...

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Programme Confirmed – Roslin Biocentre
Oct13

Programme Confirmed – Roslin Biocentre

An exciting programme on Fri 18th Oct including a talk by  Prof Sir Ian Wilmut, of Dolly the sheep fame, has now been confirmed.  Fri October 18, 2013 @ 10:00 – 14:00 Spaces for talks and tours are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. TALKS   (50 places – Adults age and 14+) 10am – “Introduction to the BioCentre” by Malcolm Bateman, CEO, Roslin BioCentre 10.30am –  ”Ockham Oncology – Driven by...

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Travelling Museum of British Invention tours Midlothian
Oct12

Travelling Museum of British Invention tours Midlothian

We are incredibly lucky to be the first area in the UK to be visited by this fabulous bus, which will be stopping at libraries, community centres and parks across Midlothian over the next week.  See video report on STV News  See its timetable here 100 British inventions and discoveries all packed into a single bus. How can so much fit on one bus? With ingenuity!  Inventions are packed into 9 themed cabinets of wonders. You’ll find...

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Congratulations Peter Higgs on your Nobel Prize
Oct09

Congratulations Peter Higgs on your Nobel Prize

Why not come along on Sun 13th and ask  Alan Walker, (Higg’s friend and colleague in physics) all about it? In recognition of this award, Sunday’s event title has been updated to “CTR Wilson to the Higgs Boson via James Clerk Maxwell” This event will include a working cloud chamber, the muon lifetime experiment and bubble chamber pictures. Peter Higgs won the Nobel prize in physics for his work on the theory of...

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Dinosaurs are taking over our computers!
Oct01

Dinosaurs are taking over our computers!

Well not really. But this year, EPCC will be showing how computer simulation is used to work out how animals move based on their skeletal structures.  This is especially useful for animals that are no longer around to be observed, e.g. dinosaurs. In their Virtual Paleontology exhibit, the fossil remains of dinosaurs are brought back to life via computer simulation. Visitors can design their own dinosaur by changing the size...

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Use your body position on the earth as your pencil!
Sep20

Use your body position on the earth as your pencil!

Portfolio Oomph are partnering with The Big Draw this year in delivering a workshop online that anyone can take part in, for free! Across the globe, anyone can take part using your GPS location tracking system on your mobile device along with a simple GPS Drawing app. This type of drawing technique is fun, experimental and really doesn’t require any previous experience. In true Portfolio Oomph style, we have a free eBook that guides...

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What have trees ever done for us?
Sep20

What have trees ever done for us?

Trees: they are great, right? We all know that trees are a good thing to have around. Or do we?   What benefits do trees really bring? Trees capture a fascinating environmental history within their core, as well as improving air quality and the environment by absorbing and capturing carbon dioxide. But did you know they are also regularly under attack from disease? Join us to find out more!   Woodland Explorers Workshop (Suitable for...

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Would you like to build your own Lego Robot?
Sep16

Would you like to build your own Lego Robot?

Did you know? The  LEGO™ brick is now 50 years old LEGO™ is an abbreviation of the two Danish words “leg godt” meaning “play well” On average there are 62 LEGO™ bricks for every person on earth LEGO™ manufactures 306 million tyres every year…more rubber than any other tyre manufacturers in the world Would you like to be part of it? Join ComputerXplorers for a fun-packed workshop where we will be using the latest Lego robotics...

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