Edinburgh Napier at this year's Midlothian Science Festival 2019

University to feature in a range of events

Date posted

9 October 2019

17:18

The Midlothian Science Festival burst into life last week and Edinburgh Napier is to feature in a range of events as the programme of activities hots up.

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend or you want to learn more about busting myths, science that makes you feel good or how to build a den, then we have you covered.

What’s On?

Myth Busting with Cake | Thursday 10 October

Four psychologists will discuss their research over cake

Involving Psychology researchers: Mirona Gheorghiu, Marc Kazlowski, Rory MacLean and Faye Skelton

More details here

Slime! A Global Language | Friday 11 October

An innovative approach to citizen science: families will create a multi-lingual slime manual at an interactive workshop

More details here.

Feel Good Science | Sunday 13 October

Edinburgh Napier’s sports scientists will take part in this bumper day with a series of mini challenges

Involving: Hannah Lithgow, Neil Guthrie, Russell Wilson, and Alex Mbuli.

More details here.

Family Den Building | Wednesday 16 October

Up your den building with help from Edinburgh Napier’s engineers!

Involving Engineering researcher: Ana Hernandez

More details here.

What is the Midlothian Science Festival all about?

Midlothian Science Festival first ran in 2012 and last year attracted around 8000 people across 125 events in school and community venues across the region.Midlothian Science Festival

Its mission is to:
  • Inspire and engage people in science and discovery, and build trust between local science centres and local communities
  • To cultivate curiosity and communicate the power of knowledge and creativity to change our world view.
  • Encourage people to understand real life application of science and issues of controversy so that they might become informed citizens involved in decision making.
  • Raise aspirations of local young people and help cultivate the next generation of scientific explorers.

    Learn more about the festival here.