Festival of the Future events

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Tales of the Unexpected poster - title of the exhibition in a block print.
View Tales of the Unexpected


Thursday 1 September 2022, 09:30 - Friday 28 October 2022, 18:00

Our latest exhibition features creative responses to the University's archive and museum collections for Scotland's Year of Stories 2022

Exhibition | Free | Booking required

A microscope photo of a cell sample with yellow and white dots
View Science Poetry


Thursday 13 October 2022, 12:30 - 13:30

Have a look at our sensory boxes created by Life Sciences staff

Workshop | £3.00 | Booking required

Different coloured wild flowers.
View Connect with Nature Sensory Walk


Thursday 13 October 2022, 14:00 - 15:00

Join two of our fantastic researchers, Jackie Malcolm and Husam Al Waer, in the Paterson Education Centre to draw your own 20 minute garden space, contemplating what is needed to survive and thrive within a 20 minute radius.

Walk | £3.00 | Booking required

Poster for the evidence chamber event.
View The Evidence Chamber


Thursday 13 October 2022, 14:30 - 16:00

A murder has been committed. There’s a suspect but the evidence doesn’t paint a clear picture. How will you, the jury, reach a decision?

Workshop | Free | Booking required

Poster of a garden with bubbles showing painting and work and activities in a garden done and text about the Playful garden event 14 October 22  at botanic garden
View Playful Garden


Friday 14 October 2022, 11:00 - 15:00

Playful Gardens is an inclusive family play day in the University’s beautiful Botanic Gardens.

Outdoor | Free – a family ticket secures places for 2 adults and two children | Booking required

Photo of a pond with a child using a fishing net in the water
View Pond Dipping


Saturday 15 October 2022, 10:00 - 12:15

Discover which beasties lurk beneath the waters of the Botanic Garden ponds

Outdoor | Free - 1 ticket is for up to 1 child and 1 adult | Booking required

Some bare feet on a leafy green forest floor.
View Forest Bathing


Saturday 15 October 2022, 11:00 - 12:15

Join us in the Botanic Garden for some calm and quiet amongst the trees.

Workshop | £3.00 | Booking required

A person sits meditating on the grass.
View Earth Yoga


Saturday 15 October 2022, 12:45 - 13:30

Outdoor yoga can help us connect with nature in a unique way.

Workshop | £3.00 | Booking required