It’s a momentus year for Glasgow with festival-fever gripping the city and sportsmen and women from around the globe gearing up for the Games. Glasgow Science Festival will be uncovering the science of sport through public debates (“Is elite sport good for you?”) and testing the limits of microbial ‘athletes’ (“If Usain Bolt was a bacterium, which would he be?”).

Festival-goers can explore the frontiers of the world-class research taking place in the West of Scotland through live comedy, film, exhibitions and hands-on activities – many of which are free or just require you to reserve tickets.

Flip through this year’s bumper festival programme and discover science right on your doorstep and the buzz of activity for all to get involved in and inspired by:


For full details and to book your place at an event, or to discover how to get involved in future activity visit Glasgow Science Festival