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The 32nd Orkney International Science Festival will return this year with another packed programme.

The Festival has over the years developed a distinctive programme, with family activities, music and food and drink events amongst the varied talks by speakers.

For 2022 there will be events indoors, outdoors and online. You can hear about the frontiers of astronomy and genetics, you can walk on coastal paths or along streets with stories, you can find out about the latest developments in wave and tidal power from the people directly involved.

The festival will take you back in time to the forming of Orkney’s rocks from the sediments in Lake Orcadie, and forwards to routes to a sustainable future. There are stories of voyages in polar waters and ships on the salt roads. There are cathedral concerts, a candlelight lecture, and papermaking by the sea.

Visitors will be able to experience so much of Orkney, but if you're at home you'll be able to enjoy much online.

View the full programme online.

For more information visit the official website. The Festival also has a very lively online magazine of science and exploration.

You can also find out more by following the festival on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.