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 up to 50,000 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, maths and medicine (STEMM). We do this by developing content with researchers and by working with 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 STEMM and the social and ethical issues surrounding these subjects.
GSF was created by the STEMM Public Engagement group that has been hosted by the University of Glasgow since 1996. The group has experience delivering projects ranging from school careers days, to the creation of science festivals, to development of science centres. The team’s background is drawn from research, industry and education.