The University campus and venues across Aberdeen city and shire were transformed in September 2012 as the British Science Festival returned to the city for the first time in almost 50 years, as a partnership of the University, the British Science Association and TechFest Set-Point.
Tens of thousands of visitors attended more than 250 events ranging from debates and discussions to hands-on workshops and events for children during a week-long celebration of science and discovery, supported by BP and Shell UK.
Ceklebrity speakers included physicist Professor Brian Cox, who also unveiled a plaque at Marischal College in honour of Aberdeen Nobel Prizewinner George Paget Thomson. Travel and science writer Bill Bryson and TV geologist Professor Iain Stewart also delighted sold-out venues.
Visit the British Science Festival 2012 site for highlights, photo gallery, news stories, videos and more.