Events ranged from physics with rock music to Bach’s mathematics, from Jane Austen and revolutions in science and society to the Flashing and Banging Chemistry Show. The Festival was opened by The Economist’s writer-at-large, Johnny Grimond.
Orkney’s world record-holding runner, William Sichel, outlined the science behind ultra-endurance sport, the Macaulay Institute set a forensic challenge, and the Festival explored the science of toys from Thailand.
For a look back to 2010, you can download the programme here. You can see some photographs from events here and go to the video channel here.