Edinburgh Science Festival launches line-up

THE line-up for the Edinburgh Science Festival has been announced.

Thirty-one venues will host events on 1-16 April.

“Edinburgh Science Festival continues its commitment to championing the achievements of women in science and science communication, and strive for a balance representation of gender in its programming,” said the festival’s organisers.

“With 60% of artists and speakers at the festival identifying as women, this year’s programme offers an invaluable opportunity to hear from some of the world’s leading experts in their fields.”

The programme includes: The Edinburgh Medal address by Prof Marion Nestle; “The Long Shot” with Dame Kate Bingham, chair of the 2020 UK Vaccine Taskforce; “Demystifying Sexuality” with psychologist Dr Julia Shaw; and “The N Most Important Symbol in Mathemathics” with Katie Steckles.

Amanda Tyndall, festival and creative director at organiser Edinburgh Science, added: “As we emerge from the disruption of the past few years and confront ongoing wider-world challenges, we remain in a period of transition and stabilisation but are excited by a whole-hearted return to live, hands-on science experiences.

“We call on audiences of all ages to join us in celebrating all things experimental.”

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