About us

Launched in 2007, Glasgow Science Festival (GSF) has grown to be one of the largest science festivals in the UK. GSF takes memorable events to non-traditional venues across the city where we engage with around 100,000 people, from all ages and backgrounds, through the June festival and tens of thousands more through our community projects.

The principal aim is to showcase the outstanding contribution Glasgow and Glasgow based researchers make to the worlds of science, technology, engineering, art, maths and social science (STEAM). We do this by developing content with researcher staff and students and by working with dozens of partners to produce a varied programme of activity featuring high quality events and innovative delivery styles. GSF combines a light hearted tone with seriousness of purpose, exploring STEAM and the social and ethical issues surrounding these subjects.

GSF Aims & Objectives

  • To celebrate the outstanding contribution Glasgow City Region makes to the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, maths, medicine and social sciences (STEAMMS).
  • To communicate the contribution of research to society and relevance to everyday life.
  • To provide a platform for researchers to engage with a range of publics.
  • To support our research staff and students skills development in public and community engagement through the provision of training and delivery opportunities.
  • To reach the wider community, promoting dialogue, informal science education and lifelong learning.
  • To connect with primary and secondary school pupils through positive learning experiences, encouraging recruitment into science subjects.
  • To promote Glasgow’s strengths in partnership with Glasgow City of Science & Innovation.
  • To support the Glasgow’s Tourism and Visitor Plan to 2023 and Glasgow City Region Economic Strategy.
  • To support the Scottish Government’s STEM strategy objectives, National Events Strategy and Scotland’s theme years.