Elements Of The Edinburgh Science Festival

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Thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organisers have been forced to cancel events up and down the country — and Edinburgh Science Festival was no exception.

Or so it seemed . . .

But thanks to the wonders of modern technology, the Festival will still run. Or, more accurately, the Festival will stream.

Now dubbed “Elements Of #EdSciFest”, the event will take the form of free online content — including videos, Facebook Lives, blog posts, Q&As, online challenges and downloadable assets — available throughout the month of April from the Edinburgh Science Festival website and social media channels.

The new digital festival begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 4. So make sure to check the festival website to see what exciting things activities you can take part in!

Some highlights to look out for include live streamed talks from Claudia Hammond, Marcus Chown and Ilan Kelman; downloadable dinosaur craft activities; an online photo exhibition celebrating Scotland’s Coasts and Waters; and a takeover of the Earth Live Lessons YouTube series.

Edinburgh Science Festival is oldest of its kind in the world, and still the largest science festival in Europe. So we’re absolutely delighted that it is still going ahead. Albeit in a slightly different form!

And don’t worry if you miss anything, because all content will remain online “until normal service resumes”. We’re not quite sure what that means, but we have the feeling it’ll be quite a while before it happens!

For more information on the Festival, visit their website.

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Iain McDonald

Iain is Digital Content Editor at the "Friend", making him responsible for managing flow of interesting and entertaining content on the magazine's website and social media channels.