Edinburgh International Science Festival Changes Name

Submitted by edg on Mon, 21 Jan '19 6.35pm

The Edinburgh International Science Festival has rebranded itself as "Edinburgh Science".

The festival marks its 30th anniversary this year as a pioneering educational festival designed to make science fun and accessible.

In a statement, Edinburgh Science said:

Our new name reflects the ever–diversifying nature of our programmes across all strands of our business, as well as our continued commitment to delivering the very best in innovative events and experiences that bring science to life in Edinburgh, around Scotland and internationally.

Edinburgh Science will continue to deliver all of its existing projects:

  • Edinburgh Science Festival; our annual celebration of science, which returns 6–21 April 2019
  • Edinburgh Science Learning; which delivers projects to and for schools and communities, including our schools touring programme Generation Science and our reimagined STEM careers event Careers Hive
  • Edinburgh Science Worldwide; which delivers our overseas work, including our role as Major Programming Partner for the Abu Dhabi Science Festival

Under the auspices of our parent educational charity – Edinburgh Science Foundation– we will continue in our mission to inspire, encourage and challenge people of all ages and backgrounds to explore, understand and engage with the world around them, and to communicate the educational, social and economic benefits of science and technology.