2020 Festival Going Digital
In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Orkney International Science Festival is being given a new format for this September. We’re responding to the challenge by joining the growing pattern of home delivery, to bring the entire Festival to everyone who would like to access it, wherever they are.
Prof. Tom Stevenson to open 30th Festival
Prof. Tom Stevenson to open 30th Festival This year’s Orkney International Science Festival will be opened by Prof. Tom Stevenson. He has the unique distinction of having spoken in every Science Festival since the first one in 1991, developing lecture/demonstrations on topics from superconductivity and energy technology to early radio at sea. With him at the
SEA, SHORE AND DISTANT HORIZONS FOR 2020
2020 will be the Year of Coasts and Waters in Scotland and we will have various topics about the sea and islands. We will look at the story of boat-building, and highlight new ideas about how the people of the Neolithic may have built the ships that linked Orkney to other parts of the ancient world, 5000 years ago.
Festival will commemorate Moon landing
Festival will commemorate Moon landing Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary will be commemorated in Orkney in September with a programme of talks on space and astronomy in the islands’ annual science festival.
Science festival gets foraging dimension
Orkney International Science Festival this year will have an added outdoor dimension as it joins forces with a new Foraging Fortnight being established in Scotland.
EXPLORATION, WILDLIFE, ADVENTURE IN 2019 FESTIVAL
There’s an outdoor strand in this year’s programme, going from pole to pole, with Central Asia also to the fore.