Explore the Edinburgh Science Festival activities

Puzzles, tours and a play about psychology and quantum physics: some of the School’s events this year.

A packed programme of online and in-person events celebrating the power of science and the importance of connection has been unveiled by the organisers of the citywide festival.

It will feature more than 200 events, tours, exhibitions, workshops for children, young people and adults, of which 70 per cent are available online and free to access to anyone around the world.

The festival – the world’s first and Europe’s biggest – has this year moved away from its usual Easter holiday dates to take place online and in person between 26 June and 11 July.

The School of Physics and Astronomy is involved in a number of activities: solve our science puzzles; take a self-led tour and learn about biofilms; virtually explore the James Clerk Maxwell building to learn about the work we do and meet some of our students and staff.