The Science Festival (I'm on the Board) will be back from 30 March - 15 April. Doesn't time fly! To those who have been it is an unmissable event. To those who have not it is a mental delight that awaits discovery.
See the program at- http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk
In particular I would draw peoples attention to the Edinburgh Enlightenment Exchange which is shaping up to be a great event, with details of the line-up and contacts at http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/whats-on/categories/talk/edinburgh-e2.
Info about the event appears online (see above link), but in summary:
Hosted by Broadcaster Quentin Cooper (BBC Radio 4, Material World) E2 will celebrate the Science Festival’s potential as a perfect playground for ideas. It will bring together scientists, technologists, artists and creatives of all persuasions for a day of short, sharp presentations on everything from stem cells to quantum physics and circus, via experimental music and why leaves are nature’s capital. With plenty of time for the audience to ask questions of and meet and mingle with participants, E2 will celebrate the common theme of creativity and brilliance across disparate fields; and who knows just what might emerge from this meeting of minds?!