Date
Tuesday 24 April 2018 to Sunday 29 April 2018
Location
Technopolis, Athens

Science without borders

Since its launch in 2014, the Athens Science Festival has established itself as one of the biggest celebrations of science and technology in Greece.

For one week every Spring, school children and other visitors from the wider Athens area take the opportunity to explore science in fun, innovative and interactive ways, while researchers, teachers, distinguished scientists, artists and performers give their very best to communicate science and make it part of their audience’s everyday lives.

With more than 33,000 visitors every year, the Athens Science Festival has not only achieved its original objectives, but has also managed to broaden them. Each year it delivers on its promise to connect science with everyday life, to promote its role in society, to present high quality scientific research carried out in Greece, to debate and look for answers to complex and controversial scientific issues, to inspire and create new standards in the scientific field, as well as to encourage young people to consider a career in science. However, its main achievement is that it has proved to young and old alike that science is not just about learning, but also about having fun.

Under the slogan ‘Science without borders’, this year’s Athens Science Festival will include a wide variety of innovative and exciting events, suitable for all ages, as part of its official programme. The festival will host a number of exhibitors, talks, workshops for children and adults, theatrical plays, evening shows and much more. Researchers, scientists, teachers, artists and performers from the Greek and international scientific community will come together at the festival and take us on a journey through the magical world of science.

When Tuesday 24 April to Sunday 29 April 2018
Where Technopolis
100 Pireos Street
118 54 Athens
Website www.athens-science-festival.gr
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Highlights

FameLab Competition
Saturday 28 April 2018, 21.30

Join us at the Grand Final of this year’s FameLab Competition and find out who’ll be chosen to represent Greece at FameLab International taking place at the Cheltenham Science Festival in the UK this June! By joining the audience, you’ll help create a lively atmosphere for the contestants to deliver their talk in, and you’ll even get to vote for your favourite presentation at the end of the evening. The audience award is completely independent of the judges’ decision, so your vote really counts!

Find out more at www.britishcouncil.gr/en/famelab/audience.

Book Days at the Athens Science Festival
Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 April 2018

This year our annual celebration of science and technology will be infused with literature through a series of talks, discussions and workshops led by a renowned British writers and scientists as part of Athens 2018 World Book Capital.

Suzanne O’Sullivan presents her new book Brainstorm: Detective Stories from the World of Neurology

Suzanne O’Sullivan, neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, will present her new book Brainstorm: Detective Stories from the World of Neurology. Her first book Its All in Your Head: True Stories of Imaginary Illness won the Wellcome Book Prize in 2016. The discussion will be moderated by psychiatrist-psychotherapist Dr. Dimitiris Papadimitriadis.

Rachel McCarthy presents Alphabet of Our Universe

Rachel McCarthy is an award-winning poet, climate scientist, essayist and broadcaster. Through the stories of six elements, Alphabet of Our Universe covers all 118 chemical elements known to science in a one-hour multimedia, audience interactive event. Combining science with poetry, storytelling, film and digital art, Alphabet of Our Universe is a socio-historical ride through the best and worst of 8,000 years of human history.

School visits

So far over 28,000 pupils from 300 schools have taken part in fun-filled days that have included action-packed shows, engaging workshops and free interactive zones, all designed to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life before their eyes.

If you would like to book a school visit and/or a tour of the Festival, please contact Eleni Bazigou by email at info@athens-science-festival.gr or by phone on 6972549227.

Our supporters

The Athens Science Festival aims to highlight the important role of science and technology in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging issues. We therefore focus on the importance and relevance of science and technology in our daily lives.

We could not achieve the above without the support of our many sponsors who share the same values. Over these years we have collaborated with Microsoft, AstraZeneca, Cosmote, Plaisio and Cyclon to name but a few.

Information

For further information, please contact Vangelis Kravvaritis:

Telephone 210 3692 361
Email Vangelis.Kravvaritis@britishcouncil.gr

The Athens Science Festival is co-organised in partnership with the educational organisation Science Communication – SciCo, the Technopolis City of Athens Industrial Gas Museum, the Onassis Scholars’ Association and the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, in collaboration with a variety of academic, research and educational institutions.

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