Wednesday 4 April 2012

Edinburgh International Science Festival

Last week I went to the launch of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, which was held at the beautiful National Museum of Scotland.

The Science Festival has been running for years (it was founded in 1989!), and is all about learning (!) and fun (!) and science (you guessed it). I used to go to events with school when I was very wee, but there's loads of events and fun things that are aimed at adults - including COCKTAILS THAT SMOKE. Woah!

Most photos by my trusty iphone, some from the EdSciFest flickr

At the opening night we got to have a go at various InMotion exhibits, which look at human movement through sport, technology and dance. I realised that I am not very strong, and was quite jealous of all of the dancers and gymnasts who were just twirling and balancing all round us.

We also got to drink cocktails that were topped up with dry ice - this was mildly terrifying but so impressive. It would make a really good party trick, but you'd have to be so careful as dry ice has a surface temperature of -78.5 degrees C, which means it would HURT if you touched it without gloves!

I've got tickets booked to see Derren Brown in a couple of weeks, and I'm so excited about it. It's a behind-the-scenes talk with Derren and Richard Wiseman (who runs the Edinburgh Secret Society & is very funny!). He's going to be talking about mind control, hypnosis and the paranormal, and it's in a tiny Edinburgh theatre - it'll be ace.

The festival runs until April 15th, so there's still plenty of time to buy tickets and learn things!


  1. Ermm can I just have your job please!?! It's sounds amazing. (Assuming this was job related...either way your job still sounds too cool.)

    1. Ha - yes it was! Work can be ridiculously busy & stressful, but there are a lot of benefits! x

  2. Ah I am so jealous you are going to see Derren Brown! I love his shows!!
    Great Blog!
    Lots of LOVE

  3. Derren Brown and Richard Wiseman in the same room is quite possibly a dream come true :( shame I can't afford to buy bloody tickets!! Hope it's as amazing as it sounds! Xoxo

  4. Oh wow I used to love going to this type of thing when I was a kid, looks like you had a great time! Have a great time seeing Derren, looking forward to hearing all about it! XxxX


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