2020

17th – 25th OCTOBER

NEW VIRTUAL FESTIVAL DATES

Day 5 Wednesday 21st
Oct20

Day 5 Wednesday 21st

Welcome to Day Five of our first virtual Midlothian Science Festival. Each day we’ll release a new page of links to content about the science on your doorstep, and further afield. Every day there’ll be things to read, videos to watch and of course experiments for you to do at home! Today we have three special live events at 10am, 2pm and 5pm (book your free place using the links below) as well as a selection of activities...

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Day 4 Tuesday 20th
Oct19

Day 4 Tuesday 20th

Welcome to Day four of our first virtual Midlothian Science Festival. Each day we’ll release a new page of links to content about the science on your doorstep, and further afield. Every day there’ll be things to read, videos to watch and of course experiments for you to do at home! Today we have two more special live events at 2pm and 5pm (book your free place using the links below) as well as a selection of activities to...

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Day 3 Monday 19th
Oct18

Day 3 Monday 19th

Welcome to Day Three of our first virtual Midlothian Science Festival. Each day we’ll release a new page of links to content about the science on your doorstep, and further afield. Every day there’ll be things to read, videos to watch and of course experiments for you to do at home! Today we have two special live events at 2pm and 5pm (book your free place using the links below) as well as a selection of activities to do...

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Day 2 Sunday 18th
Oct17

Day 2 Sunday 18th

Welcome to Day Two of our first virtual Midlothian Science Festival. Each day we’ll release a new page of links to content about the science on your doorstep, and further afield. Every day there’ll be things to read, videos to watch and of course experiments for you to do at home! As ever, the Midlothian Science Festival is all about sharing science with people in Midlothian, and we need your help! Spread the news, follow...

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Day 1 Saturday 17th
Oct16

Day 1 Saturday 17th

Welcome to Day One of our first virtual Midlothian Science Festival. Each day we’ll release a new page of links to content about the science on your doorstep, and further afield. Every day there’ll be things to read, videos to watch and of course experiments for you to do at home! As ever, the Midlothian Science Festival is all about sharing science with people in Midlothian, and we need your help! Spread the news, follow...

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Live Online Events book from 12pm Wednesday 14th October
Oct13

Live Online Events book from 12pm Wednesday 14th October

We have live online events for you from Monday 19th October until the 24th. Each day the scientists from Fun Science will be running two shows, which you can get involved in and equipment lists are provided. We will be joining the scientists from the Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology in Edinburgh and their fellow researchers in Nepal live at 10am on Wednesday 21st All of these events should be booked in advance which allows us to...

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2020 Festival Launch, 6 days to go!
Oct11

2020 Festival Launch, 6 days to go!

It’s almost here our 9th Midlothian Science Festival. The fun starts on Saturday 17th October. Due to the situation we are entirely online this year but this has allowed us to expand our offerings and we have gone international! Some highlights for this year: Frog Friday – A series of videos from Manchester University Join researchers in Nepal and Edinburgh for a live show A series of talks from our friends in Poland at...

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Festival 2020 – to go online
Jul13

Festival 2020 – to go online

It is with regret that we announce that, due to the impact on Covid-19 on public events, this year’s Midlothian Science Festival will not go ahead as planned in October. Instead of face-to-face events, we’re aiming to work with our partners to offer a selection of free science activities that individuals and families can do at home during the October break. These will be promoted via our website and social media channels, so please...

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AGM for 2019 festival to be held on 1st July 2020
Jun18

AGM for 2019 festival to be held on 1st July 2020

We will be holding our AGM for the science festival on 1st July at 4pm. The event will be held on Zoom. All are welcome to attend. Please email ken@midlothiansciencefestival.com to register and we will send you instructions on the 1st.          

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2019 Key numbers
Feb24

2019 Key numbers

  Click here to see the infographic and for further info, check out our 2 page ‘Festival Overview’   2 page overview                

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AGM – Monday 21 Oct
Oct07

AGM – Monday 21 Oct

We have rescheduled our AGM to take place immediately after the festival. Date: Monday 21 Oct Time: 9:30am – 10:30am Location: Room 2901, JCMB, Kings Buildings, UoE JCMB map The AGM is open to all to attend. Hot drinks and croissants will be available from 9am. We will be wrapping up and agreeing the 2018 report and finances and electing new Directors.   If you would like to come along, please email: claire.jellema@ed.ac.uk...

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Festival Passports are back
Sep09

Festival Passports are back

Back by popular demand our ‘Festival passports’ will be available to pick up from all Midlothian Libraries from the 5th Oct and from our bigger science gala day events too. Collect different stamps as you attend different events and if you collect 4+ stamps you can pop in to any library to collect a certificate! But there will be approx 10 different stamps available to collect. We have a limited number of passports so...

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Online booking live at 10am on Tues 17 Sept
Sep09

Online booking live at 10am on Tues 17 Sept

Hopefully you’ll have had a good look through the programme already and have highlighted, circled or listed ALL the events you want to come along to this year. So the next step is booking your spot! Event that are bookable online will open at 10am on Tuesday 17 September.  Whilst we here at MSF HQ are very proud that over 90% of our events are free to attend, please remember that any tickets you book do have a cost. Our...

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2019 Programme NOW AVAILABLE
Sep09

2019 Programme NOW AVAILABLE

From Tuesday 10 September Our 2019 programme will be available! All primary school children across Midlothian will receive a copy via their school to bring home. You can pick up copies in all Midlothian libraries, leisure centre’s, community hubs and various other community venues too. You can download the programme here or you can browse and search for events on our website too. Event booking will open on Tuesday 17 September....

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AGM 2019
Jun07

AGM 2019

Our AGM will be taking place on Thursday 27 June starting at 7pm – 8pm, at Loanhead Library, George Avenue, EH20 9LA   The AGM is open to anyone who is interested in knowing a little bit more about the festival.   Sweet treats and  refreshments will be available.         

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Deadline Extended
May08

Deadline Extended

We have extended the deadline for submitting an event or idea for this years festival. The new deadline is Friday 24 May, 12noon. we’re accepting drop-in activities for our family friendly science gala day and also stand-alone events for older children, young adults and older people too.  More information can be found here

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Call for Events and Ideas now OPEN
Apr24

Call for Events and Ideas now OPEN

Here at MSF HQ we are already in the throes of pulling together the start of events and event ideas to create our 2019 programme. We’re already excited to see what might come in from our call for events and ideas – from firm favorites to seeing what new and exiting activities and events are offered…   Contributors and participants  – If you would like to submit an event / activity / idea for this years...

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Get involved in YOUR Festival
Mar18

Get involved in YOUR Festival

New for 2019 we want to get more local individuals and groups involved in our festival from the very start! We would like  local people and community groups to volunteer with us, to help with festival planning, event development and management and various other behind the scenes roles too. OPEN TO ALL TO GET INVOLVED! You can suggest an event for us to run with you group, create an event (with our support) for your local community,...

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Join our Volunteer Creative Team
Mar13

Join our Volunteer Creative Team

Want to gain first-hand experience of Festival and Event Management? Applications for our Volunteer Creative Team are now open. Deadline for application: Wednesday 27 March 2019, 5pm As part of  the team, you’ll have the opportunity to gain experience of what goes on behind the scenes from working with local people/groups, event development, programme planning, partnership working and marketing & communications and then during the...

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2018 – that a wrap!
Jan07

2018 – that a wrap!

2018 once again saw the Midlothian Science Festival continue to grow with over 8000 people taking part across both the schools and public programme. As a charity we rely very much on and are incredibly grateful to all the organisations and individuals who support us. We are a very small team of 1 part-time paid Festival Manager,  10 Creative Team Volunteers, 6 Committee Members and 5 Directors and over 500 volunteers! 2018 saw us work...

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