2020

17th – 25th OCTOBER

NEW VIRTUAL FESTIVAL DATES

Science of Stone
Oct09

Science of Stone

Learn how the chapel was built back in the 15th century, the art of building with stone and the painstaking preservation work carried out by master stonemason Nic Boyes and his team.

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Dancing Light Date Error
Oct07

Dancing Light Date Error

Please note that there was a printing error and the four Dancing Light Sessions are on Wed 14th Oct and not Tues 13th as stated in the brochure.  We wholeheartedly apologise for this error and hope that it has not inconvenienced you too much. Details of the event and all the booking info can be found here where you can also book the events via Eventbrite.

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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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Robokids
Oct13

Robokids

Come and learn about Robot driving. A fun session with lots of Robots to try your driving skills on!

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Science Gala Day
Oct12

Science Gala Day

With Rockets to build and launch, and some friendly scientists to talk you through some hands on experiements, this will be an afternoon of super science in your library!

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Video Game Design with Kodu at Penicuik Library
Oct11

Video Game Design with Kodu at Penicuik Library

Love video games? Have a great idea for a video game, but you don’t know where to begin? Come and learn how to create and design your very own video game using an Xbox controller.

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Getting a good start in Life
Oct02

Getting a good start in Life

A science-themed soft play session for little ones and a chance for their carers to meet Roslin Institute scientists working on reproductive biology.

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Talking about Cancer
Oct10

Talking about Cancer

An evening with a short talk and discussion from a range of people who live and work with cancer.

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Dancing Light
Oct08

Dancing Light

Come to these lovely workshops featuring light and it’s uses in everyday technologies by using movement, dance, music and fun interactive activities.

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All things Glowing
Oct07

All things Glowing

Make a glow in the dark night-light and have some fluorescence fun. Learn why some things light up in the darkness then have a go at making some glowing objects of your own.

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Sci-Fun Road Show
Oct06

Sci-Fun Road Show

Find the answers to many interesting questions at the mobile hands-on science centre from the University of Edinburgh. It features more than fifty incredible activities involving ideas from across the sciences.

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Science Alive Gala Day
Oct05

Science Alive Gala Day

One of our most popular events returns! This amazing day of life science fun includes many hands on activities, games and shows. No need to book, just drop in.

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The Theory of Everything
Sep18

The Theory of Everything

Join Moorflix Community Cinema for a film screening of Blockbuster hit ‘The Theory of Everything’, a film about the life of Steven Hawkings.

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Age – What’s your number?
Sep18

Age – What’s your number?

Through interactive games, a short film, and a 'talk show' atmosphere with comedienne Susan Morrison and a panel the show presents the work of Edinburgh researchers into the ageing brain.

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Unbelievable: The Science of the Paranormal
Sep18

Unbelievable: The Science of the Paranormal

Explore the wonders of the paranormal with Dr Caroline Watt from the Koestler Parapsychology unit and participate in a series of experiments.

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The Midlothian Lecture — LI-FI
Sep18

The Midlothian Lecture — LI-FI

Harald Haas is the pioneer behind a new type of light bulb that can communicate as well as illuminate – access the Internet using light instead of radio waves. Come and hear about this first hand.

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Science In The Glen
Sep18

Science In The Glen

Join the rangers in Roslin Glen to explore the world of science: exposive rockets!, workshops, guided plant walks, geology, communications, and teas 'n' cake.

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Easter Bush Campus Open Day
Sep18

Easter Bush Campus Open Day

Meet scientists and vets from University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus, hear about their work and get hands-on with fun activities suitable for all the family.

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Medieval Medical Momentos
Oct09

Medieval Medical Momentos

Learn from Dr Brian Moffat how Augustinian monks used herbs and remedies, and about the methods used to discover (Midlothian Hospital) Soutra's secrets.

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Park in the Dark
Sep17

Park in the Dark

Light entertainment for all the family! Festival atmosphere, delicious food, music, lanterns and a stunning light exhibition at Dalkeith Kings Park.

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