MSF Brochure 2018 front cover icon6th – 20th OCT 2018

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2018 Event Programme Launch
Sep05

2018 Event Programme Launch

We are delighted to announce that our 2018 programme will be available from Thursday 6 September! The programme will be available across Midlothian at libraries, leisure centers, council buildings and other venues involved in the festival. The programme will also be available to download online, and all our event’s will also be listed on the website, to search via date / location / theme. Nearly all of our events are free to...

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Annual General Meeting
Apr30

Annual General Meeting

The Festival’s 2017 AGM is scheduled to take place on: DATE: Tuesday 29 May 2018 TIME: 7:30pm  – 9pm ( refreshments from 7pm)  LOCATION: Loanhead Library  –  George Avenue EH20 9LA Our AGM is open to ALL  and is a great opportunity to find out a little bit more about our festival, the achievements from 2017, plans for 2018 and to meet the current Committee members and volunteer Creative Team members.   You are...

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We want to work with you…
Mar15

We want to work with you…

We want to work more closely with local community groups and organisations to create new and relevant events, uncovering some of the science involved in your groups activities and interests....

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Call for Events and Ideas… OPEN
Mar09

Call for Events and Ideas… OPEN

Our 'Call for Events and Ideas' for our 2018 festival is now OPEN. The deadline for event submissions is Monday 30 April 2018. whether you're a researcher, work in industry, or a festival supporter with an idea, we'd love to hear from you.

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New project with Beeslack Family Disabled Club
Feb13

New project with Beeslack Family Disabled Club

We are very excited to announce a new project for 2018 with Beeslack Family Disabled Club in Penicuik  - bringing science based activities and sessions to the members, their families and carers on Sunday afternoons. 

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2018 Festival Dates
Feb07

2018 Festival Dates

… And it is straight in to the planning for 2018 and we have a real spring in our step here at MSF HQ! This years festival will take place on Sat 6 – Sat 20 October 2018. Watch this space for details on: Call for Events and Idea Ways to get involved Ways to support us

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Support our Festival
Feb07

Support our Festival

You can now support our 2018 festival directly by becoming a ‘Friend of the Festival’. Why should I become a friend of the festival? In 2017, over 90% of our events were free of charge to attend. We need your help to keep the majority of our events free and accessible. We feel passionate that science should be for all, not just those who can pay a large ticket price. Becoming a friend is a great way of providing long-term...

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2017 Report
Feb07

2017 Report

    Our 2017 report is now complete and available. It was another super year for the festival, with a record breaking 8000 people attending our events across the 2 weeks. Thank you so much to everyone who attended our events, we hope you enjoyed it and  a HUGE thank you to all our partners, sponsors, contributors and volunteers. This festival really could not happen without all of your continued effort & support.  ...

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Red squirrels struck by medieval strain of leprosy
Mar21

Red squirrels struck by medieval strain of leprosy

An international team of researchers led by Professor Anna Meredith, Chair of Zoological and Conservation Medicine at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Midlothian, have identified two species of bacteria linked to outbreaks of leprosy in UK red squirrels. DNA samples from red squirrels in England, Scotland and Ireland revealed evidence of infection with Mycobacterium lepromatosis and Mycobacterium leprae, both of which...

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2017  Festival dates – 7th – 21st October
Mar14

2017 Festival dates – 7th – 21st October

We are delighted to announce the dates for the 2017 festival Saturday the 7th October until Saturday the 21st October. Our programme of events will be, as usual varied, rich, stimulating and accessible as we aim to reach out to people who might not normally come to a science event.  ...

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2016 Festival all wrapped up – Read our report
Feb03

2016 Festival all wrapped up – Read our report

DOWNLOAD our annual report and find out  about the 2016 festival.  What do you think of us? How are we funded? Where did our events run and how many folk turned out?  How long do people stay at our events? We collected over 700 evaluation forms during our two week festival and in the report, you will find a summary of the findings. We couldn’t fit all the feedback into the report, but we do look at every single item...

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The Dog days are over…
Nov30

The Dog days are over…

On Sunday 9th October 2016 the sun came out to play at the Midlothian Science Festival event at Vogrie, and so did a small army of dogs, bringing their families and loved ones with them: this was Dog Day. The day was the product of woven interaction between a vast array of canine loving parties; the Midlothian Dog Training club, the Royal Dick Vet School (vets and students including many from the Jeanne Marchig Centre for Animal...

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Big thank you!
Nov15

Big thank you!

The 2016 Midlothian Science Festival reached over 7,500 people, and we would like to sincerely thank all who support us.  Donors, contributors and volunteers, and all of the amazing people who come to our events.  This year’s festival was a huge success.  Here are a selection of images from just 3 of our 85 public events! Watch this space for news of our 2016  report, where you will be able to see details of all our supporters...

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Midlothian Rocket Blast Winner 2016
Nov07

Midlothian Rocket Blast Winner 2016

Imelda Milestone came with her mum and dad to launch her rocket at Mayfield library gala day.  Imelda and her dad built the rocket at Gorebridge library.  Running late, they arrived at the end of the Mayfield launch session.  All the other rockets had been launched, and a winner seemed clear.  Imelda’s rocket took first prize with a clear distance of 60 metres!   A dramatic end to this year’s competition.   Imelda and her...

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Download 2016 Brochure Now
Sep05

Download 2016 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. 2,027) Event Booking goes live on the 12th...

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It’s here!
Aug30

It’s here!

Our lovely green brochure has arrived.  It will be ready to download from the website from next Monday, the 5th Sept. Here is our front cover, to entice you for what’s coming in October. From the 5th September, the brochure will be available to download, and will be appearing in Libraries, Leisure cent-res, pubs, and shops throughout the Lothians. It will be in all Midlothian school children’s bags during the  the week of...

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It’s coming…
Aug20

It’s coming…

Our Brochure for 2016 is nearly ready!   So exciting to see all the wonderful events we have been planning coming together. The festival will open with the ‘Easter Bush Campus Open Day’ on the 8th of October, closely followed by ‘Dog Day – The Science Behind the Wag’ at Vogrie on the 9th.   ‘Science Alive’ gala day at Lasswade on the 15th Oct, ‘Dino and Volcano Day’ at The...

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Psst.  Remember this?  You know who you are.
Jun22

Psst. Remember this? You know who you are.

Those of you who came to Dino day last year at Dalkeith library will remember that our attempts to set off a super volcano were…a little bit of an anticlimax! So you will be delighted to learn that this year we have a real volcanologist to help bring this amazing branch of science to life.  Kate Saunders from The University of Edinburgh will join us when we will take over the Glencorse Centre on October the 16th.  Combining our...

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How do we do it and what do you think?
Mar03

How do we do it and what do you think?

Our annual report is now available.  Read about how we did in 2015.  How are we funded?  Where did our events run and how many folk turned out?  What do you think of us? These and many more questions can be answered by DOWNLOADING our annual report We collected over 900 evaluation forms during our two week festival and in the report, you will find a summary of the findings.  Much more of the feedback collected is fuelling our plans...

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Nicola and Sarah grab a gong!
Feb05

Nicola and Sarah grab a gong!

A glittering dinner took place last night at the National Museum of Scotland.  At the Scottish Enterprise annual do, Easter Bush won the award for Community Engagement for it’s  work with Midlothian Science Festival. Of course you all know that great work is done by great people, and in this case, two.  Nicola Stock , Public Engagement Officer for The Roslin Institute and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, and Sarah...

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