Glasgow Science Festival

Glasgow Science Festival is back with a fresh batch of science-fuelled fun for adults and weans alike. Explore the world through talks, walks, art, film, experiments and even yoga!

Glasgow Science Festival

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Glasgow Science Festival returns for the 13th year with a fantastic array of events for all ages. Explore the science and engineering that’s shaping life on Earth through talks, art, film, experiments, family days and more!

From 6-16 June 2019 we're delighted to present a fresh programme of innovative events to spark your curiosity and trigger the imagination. Explore the science and engineering that’s shaping life on Earth through talks, art, film, experiments, family days and more!

This year’s theme is ‘Glasgow STEAMS Ahead’, linking with steam-engine innovator James Watt, who kick-started the industrial revolution and died 200 years ago.

We want to celebrate Glasgow’s rich heritage and bright future for innovation. From renewable energy to space exploration and revolutionary healthcare, discover how ‘weegie research is pushing boundaries and changing the world.

STEAMS encompasses not only Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – but also the fantastic Arts and Social Sciences research that shapes our city.

We strongly believe that science is for everyone, from the weans to yer granny. So, don a metaphorical lab coat for the day and join us for Glasgow’s biggest celebration of world-leading research.

Upcoming Events at Glasgow Science Festival

Glasgow Science Festival: Stunning Science @ UWS

Glasgow Science Festival: Stunning Science @ UWS

6th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Learn about the human body, animals, bacteria, forensic science, the environment and much more at this exciting and educational evening for all ages at UWS!
Glasgow Science Festival: The James Watt Print Show

Glasgow Science Festival: The James Watt Print Show

6th June 2019 - 16th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Celebrate the legacy of James Watt's innovation through this exciting new exhibition by some of Scotland's leading artists, pushing the boundaries of the process.
Glasgow Science Festival: Temple of Light

Glasgow Science Festival: Temple of Light

6th June 2019 - 16th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Temple of Light is an immersive event featuring large scale laser art and scientific demonstrations to help people explore the unique properties of laser light!
Glasgow Science Festival: Ingenious Circus - Greater Showmen

Glasgow Science Festival: Ingenious Circus - Greater Showmen

7th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Discover the surprising science and engineering behind the high-flying arms race of the big top!
Glasgow Science Festival: Have You Heard?

Glasgow Science Festival: Have You Heard?

7th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Join the Have You Heard? team to learn how scientific discoveries make it from the lab bench to the newsstand!
Glasgow Science Festival: Sci-Curious Podcast Live

Glasgow Science Festival: Sci-Curious Podcast Live

7th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Join us for a live panel discussion episode of the Sci-Curious podcast, featuring LGBT scientists from universities in Glasgow, and voices from the local LGBT community.
Glasgow Science Festival: GCU Citizen Science Day

Glasgow Science Festival: GCU Citizen Science Day

8th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Join scientists from Glasgow Caledonian University for their family-friendly Citizen Science Day at Cadder Community Centre on Saturday 8th June!
Glasgow Science Festival: Planetarium Lates

Glasgow Science Festival: Planetarium Lates

8th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Travel to the rings of Saturn, land on the moon and explore beyond our solar system at Glasgow Science Centre!
Glasgow Science Festival: Really Small Science at Kinning Park

Glasgow Science Festival: Really Small Science at Kinning Park

8th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Join researchers from the University of Strathclyde as they bring fun, hands-on science to Kinning Park Complex!
Glasgow Science Festival at the Botanics

Glasgow Science Festival at the Botanics

8th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Discover the wonderful world of science in the beautiful setting of Glasgow's Botanic Gardens!
Glasgow Maker Faire

Glasgow Maker Faire

8th June 2019 - 9th June 2019
The Glasgow Maker Faire is the greatest show (& tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness!
Glasgow Science Festival at the Riverside

Glasgow Science Festival at the Riverside

8th June 2019 - 9th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Join researchers from the University of Glasgow and The Open University in the Riverside Museum for a weekend of exploration!
Science Sunday at the University of Glasgow

Science Sunday at the University of Glasgow

9th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Science Sunday at the University of Glasgow returns with a fantastic array of family-friendly activities to entertain and enlighten!
Glasgow Science Festival: A Tea, A Talk & A Tunnock’s at The Govan Stones

Glasgow Science Festival: A Tea, A Talk & A Tunnock’s at The Govan Stones

9th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Historic Environment Scotland archaeologist Maya Hoole presents ground-breaking research of a 4,250 year old burial.
Glasgow Science Festival: Bright Club Glasgow

Glasgow Science Festival: Bright Club Glasgow

10th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Laugh and learn as academics from Glasgow's universities take to the stage, blending comedy with science, the arts and humanities!
Glasgow Science Festival: Oor Big Braw Cosmos

Glasgow Science Festival: Oor Big Braw Cosmos

10th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Celebrating their new book 'Oor Big Braw Cosmos', astronomer Prof John C. Brown and Scots poet Rab Wilson explore the beauty of the universe and its workings!
Glasgow Science Festival: Outbreak - The Pub Quiz

Glasgow Science Festival: Outbreak - The Pub Quiz

11th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Join scientists from the Centre for Virus Research for some infectious fun at this pub quiz!
Glasgow Science Festival: Get Your Scots Wirds Oot and Caa Awa!

Glasgow Science Festival: Get Your Scots Wirds Oot and Caa Awa!

11th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Bring your favourite Scots word to this interactive workshop on multilingual strands in Scots!
Glasgow Science Festival: Homo Sapiens - Screening & Discussion

Glasgow Science Festival: Homo Sapiens - Screening & Discussion

11th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Join us for a screening of hypnotic, science fiction documentary 'Homo Sapiens' (2016).
Glasgow Science Festival: Modern Medicine and Death - An Unhealthy Relationship?

Glasgow Science Festival: Modern Medicine and Death - An Unhealthy Relationship?

11th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: This interactive event will explore how societal attitudes to dying shape modern medicine.
Glasgow Science Festival: Airships, Steamships & Spitfires - 100 Years of Women in Engineering

Glasgow Science Festival: Airships, Steamships & Spitfires - 100 Years of Women in Engineering

12th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Dr Nina Baker shares some of the terrific stories about amazing women from her years of research into these hidden histories!
Glasgow Science Festival: Images of Research

Glasgow Science Festival: Images of Research

12th June 2019 - 16th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Discover how the University of Strathclyde's research is addressing today's global challenges, through stunning images.
Glasgow Science Festival: Loco Motives

Glasgow Science Festival: Loco Motives

12th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Visit the Glasgow Museums Store at Kelvin Hall to see a variety of toy steam trains from over the years!
Glasgow Science Festival: My Favourite Guinea Pig

Glasgow Science Festival: My Favourite Guinea Pig

12th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: In this interactive lecture, experts from four universities make the case for their own favourite experimental guinea pig!
Glasgow Science Festival: Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow - Nanotechnology

Glasgow Science Festival: Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow - Nanotechnology

12th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: A public lecture by Prof Douglas Paul of University of Glasgow on the subject of Nanotechnology and its applications.
Glasgow Science Festival: Curiosity Live

Glasgow Science Festival: Curiosity Live

12th June 2019 - 16th June 2019
Try some hands-on demos and explore the world-leading innovation that Glasgow and the UK has to offer at Curiosity Live as part of this year's Glasgow Science Festival!
Glasgow Science Festival: Great Minds - Innovations in Brain Surgery

Glasgow Science Festival: Great Minds - Innovations in Brain Surgery

13th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: This year the annual Goodall Symposium celebrates the 140th anniversary of the first successful brain tumour operation performed by Glasgow super-surgeon Sir William Macewan.
Glasgow Science Festival: Smashing Science

Glasgow Science Festival: Smashing Science

13th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Enjoy interactive activities led by UWS staff and prepare to be inspired by some smashing science!
Glasgow Science Festival: The Politics of Science and the Science of Politics

Glasgow Science Festival: The Politics of Science and the Science of Politics

14th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Join researchers from the University of Glasgow, MPs and industry leaders for an insight into how research can influence government policy and decision-making.
Glasgow Science Festival: James Watt and his Legacy - Exhibition

Glasgow Science Festival: James Watt and his Legacy - Exhibition

14th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: This exhibition celebrates the works and legacy of scientist, inventor and engineer, James Watt!
Glasgow Science Festival: Glasgow Steams Ahead at Kelvingrove

Glasgow Science Festival: Glasgow Steams Ahead at Kelvingrove

15th June 2019 - 16th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Glasgow Science Festival takes over Kelvingrove Museum for a weekend of fun and inspiration on June 15th & 16th!
Glasgow Science Festival: The Bug Count

Glasgow Science Festival: The Bug Count

15th June 2019 - 16th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Discover the wildlife living in Glasgow's wild spaces on this minibeast safari in Festival Park, led by the Glasgow Science Centre!
Glasgow Science Festival at the Botanics

Glasgow Science Festival at the Botanics

15th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Discover the wonderful world of science in the beautiful setting of Glasgow's Botanic Gardens!
Glasgow Science Festival: Science on the Streets - City Centre Tour

Glasgow Science Festival: Science on the Streets - City Centre Tour

15th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: This free walking tour will explore the history of science and technology in Glasgow!
Glasgow Science Festival: Science on the Streets - Cathedral and Necropolis Tour

Glasgow Science Festival: Science on the Streets - Cathedral and Necropolis Tour

15th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Discover the revolutionary advancements in science and medicine on this walking tour!
Glasgow Science Festival: Discover Archaeology Family Fun Day

Glasgow Science Festival: Discover Archaeology Family Fun Day

15th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Enjoy fun science demonstrations, historical re-enactment and slimey craft activities beside Glasgow's mysterious Viking-age Govan Stones!
Glasgow Science Festival: Ingenious Circus - Taster Session

Glasgow Science Festival: Ingenious Circus - Taster Session

15th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Jump in the ring and try your hand at a range of circus skills - right on the spot of Glasgow's historic home of circus!
Glasgow Science Festival at the Botanics

Glasgow Science Festival at the Botanics

16th June 2019
Glasgow Science Festival: Discover the wonderful world of science in the beautiful setting of Glasgow's Botanic Gardens!
Glasgow Science Festival at Kinning Park

Glasgow Science Festival at Kinning Park

16th June 2019
Join staff and students from the University of Glasgow as they bring fun, hands-on science to Kinning Park Complex as part of this year's Glasgow Science Festival!

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