The British Science Festival has an illustrious history spanning 178 years, and has developed into the UK's largest public access celebration of science.
The last time the festival was in Aberdeen was almost 50 years ago in 1963, and 2012 will be its first visit to Scotland in over ten years.
The event (September 4-9) will engage audiences with the latest thinking in science, technology and engineering, and there will be events for families, schools, and people of all ages and interests.
Major energy sector multinationals and north-east business organisations have thrown their weight behind Europe’s largest celebration of science when it comes to Aberdeen in September 2012.
Organised by the British Science Association, the University of Aberdeen and Techfest-Setpoint, the British Science Festival brings more than 350 of the UK’s top scientists, engineers and commentators together to discuss the latest developments in science and technology with the public.