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.
This year’s Athens Science Festival will focus on sustainability and the knowledge economy. We will explore the challenges of sustainable living, share examples of good practice that will enable us to reduce our environmental footprint and plan a future where protecting the planet goes hand in hand with growth and development.
|When||Wednesday 3 April to Sunday 7 April 2019|
100 Pireos Street
118 54 Athens
Saturday 6 April 2019, 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 It’s 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.
So far over 35,000 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’d like to book a school visit and/or a tour of the Festival, please contact Victoria Kyriaki by email at Victoria.Kyriaki@britishcouncil.gr or by phone on 210 3692337 or 6978484512.
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.
For further information, please contact Vangelis Kravvaritis:
|Telephone||210 3692 361|
The Athens Science Festival is organised in collaboration with the educational organisation Science Communication – SciCo, Technopolis City of Athens, the Onassis Scholars’ Association, the Ministry of Environment and Energy and the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, in collaboration with a variety of academic, research and educational institutions. Our strategic partner is the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY).