Tuesday 28th September 2021,
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The Blyth Challenge

TAKE THE BLYTH CHALLENGE AND HARNESS THE WIND! Design and build a small wind machine out of scrap material – and win a prize. That’s the challenge that’s been set for families and friends in Orkney and elsewhere. Two Orkney organisations have joined forces to bring it forward in a year when climate change and [...]

August 2, 2021 Bill Graham NEWS 0
Remembering HMS Hood

80 years since the loss of HMS Hood

On May 21st it will be exactly 80 years since HMS sailed from Scapa Flow on her final voyage. Three days later she was sunk by the Bismarck in a sequence of events that led to the end of the great German battleship as well. The Hood was so renowned that her loss was a [...]

May 7, 2021 Moya McDonald NEWS, Online events: Remembering HMS Hood Comments Off
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Festival seeks Assistant Director

Orkney International Science Festival is looking for an Assistant Director. It’s a short-term post to the end of September, with the potential for continuation and development of the role into 2022 and beyond. The successful candidate could work from anywhere in Scotland, provided they have good internet access, as the Festival will be online again [...]

May 6, 2021 Howie Firth NEWS Comments Off

Prof. Tom Stevenson to open 30th Festival

TThis 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 first Festival was a colleague from [...]

July 4, 2020 Howie Firth NEWS Comments Off

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. 2020 will be the 30th year [...]

April 2, 2020 Howie Firth NEWS Comments Off

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. Speakers will include Scotland’s Astronomer Royal and the chief executive of a Scottish satellite company; and there will be a call for a radical new approach to speed up [...]

July 17, 2019 Howie Firth NEWS 0

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. Foraging food from the wild, once standard for older generations, is now reviving, with its benefits for nutrition and exercise and the opportunity to connect to the natural world. The [...]

July 9, 2019 Howie Firth NEWS 0

Transport on demand test-run for festival-goers

AA new system to provide on-demand transport is to be tried out in this year’s Science Festival. The system uses software to link passengers to the nearest car going to their chosen destination, and routes the car to collect them. It does so while taking account of the time constraints of both passenger and driver. [...]

September 3, 2018 Howie Firth NEWS Comments Off

Orkney Science Festival announces programme

Two Nobel laureates, three concerts on environmental themes, four Irish musicians with the story of a remarkable mathematician, a genetics research day, a science show from Australia, and a visit from three young Slovenian rocket-builders – are just some of the sparkling mix of events announced today as part of the 28th Orkney International Science [...]

July 23, 2018 Howie Firth Making and Doing, NEWS 0
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Young team get top voice training

The skills that helped train the voices of both Hollywood actors and the Global Leadership Fellows of the World Economic Forum have been helping eight young people to prepare to host this year’s Orkney International Science Festival. Kristin Linklater is world-renowned for her teaching of voice production in a career of over fifty years in [...]

July 15, 2018 Howie Firth NEWS Comments Off