From Puppies and Gaming to Jewellery: Dundee Science Festival Programme Unveiled

Some of the stars of this year’s Dundee Science Festival gathered in the city today (Wednesday 5 October 2016) to launch the programme which they hope will attract new audiences from every corner of Dundee.

(Credit Kris Miller, The Courier)

(Credit Kris Miller, The Courier)

Now in its seventh year, the science celebration will descend upon the city from Saturday 29 October through to Sunday 13 November 2016, promising fun, entertainment, inspiration and curiosity for all ages in the shape of 30 events.

As the countdown begins, the festival programme was launched today by four of its ambassadors – ‘doctor’ Erskine, Guide Dog puppy Quip, local jeweller Scarlett Erskine and computer games character Mario.

Once again, the emphasis will be on exciting and accessible events, with the majority taking place within Dundee Science Centre, community venues and shopping centres, not forgetting a standalone programme of events within primary schools.

Three, themed family fun days run on each of the weekends throughout the festival – Medicine and Health, Animals and the Environment and Gaming and Digital Technology.  Each weekend will be preceded by an associated and free Thursday night lecture by University of Dundee scientists, with dementia research, wildlife research and ‘Generation Tech’ being explored.

Rebecca Erskine, Exhibition and Community Engagement Manager, Dundee Science Centre said, “We are excited and proud to be unveiling this year’s Dundee Science Festival, a programme of exciting, inspiring events for Dundee communities to get involved in, and enjoy. The festival aims to engage everyone, regardless of their age, background and involvement in science with events taking place in community hubs across the city.  While the emphasis is on family fun, there’s plenty for adults too, with the festival tackling a host of topical issues through discussions and tours. There will even be opportunities for us to bus some community groups to Dundee Science Centre free of charge, to ensure that no-one misses out.”

Dundee Science Festival is brought to you by Dundee Science Centre, along with key partners Dundee City Council and The Scottish Government.

For more information, and to view the programme in full, please visit   or follow Dundee Science Festival on social media – (Facebook) or @dundeescifest (Twitter).



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