Novo Science - Novel science with an interdisciplinary remit to understand and control infectious disease - educational games - public outreach - consultancy

What can we do for you?

  • Create science shows and introduce you to a range of artistic and scientific collaborators.
  • Carry out your own public engagement (PE) for you.
  • Deliver public talks.
  • Consult on diverse aspects of biomedical science.
  • Train your researchers and facilitate training workshops.
  • Develop workshops/events for you to deliver yourself.
  • Bring cutting-edge science into your schools.
  • Contact us to enquire about research collaborations.


Working with local primary schools!
We have Canal View and Currie Primary school keen to create musical compositions for 'Scottish Superwomen of Science', take part in science workshops and attend the show for free, in August. Please see the News page for more information. We're also looking for 2-3 more schools in SW Edinburgh to take part.

Women, science is not for you: III
Friday 11th, 25th, New Town Theatre (Venue 7) Tickets here

We're back at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Dr Clare Taylor, from Edinburgh Napier University, and Frances M. Lynch from Electric Voice Theatre.

Novo Science working with Electric Voice Theatre

Minerva Scienfica is an evolving musical theatre project created by Electric Voice Theatre, female scientists and female composers. Novo Science will offer up science workshops, based on biology, biochemistry and physics to complement a touring version of the award-winning 'Superwomen of Science'.  Please read a little more in the news section for details of a new 'Scottish Superwomen of Science', show and an online network 'Superwomen of Science' coming soon. 

The illuminator
An interactive music and light show where you are in control of both the questions you ask and how deeply you immerse yourself in the experience. 

More details in 2018...

Scientific outreach

Science shows for schools



Dr P ( Phd) I can see, 
you know more about those bugs than me. 
Looking through a microscope, 
I wonder how you can cope, 
with crawling living things so small, 
some they say, that could kill us all. 
And yet you revel in your work, 
a calling from which you will not shirk. 
A scientist through and through, 
and I admire the things you do. 
I wish you well, in your new venture , 
in which people, perhaps like me, 
could buy a small debenture. 
If good wishes would finance your project, 
then just by some friendly logic, 
you would be well set for life
and suffer no more financial strife.
But all I can rightly send
is crazy rhymes from a friend.
Good Luck best wishes break a leg
and just go and knock them dead.

(© David Holmes 2013) 

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"Thanks again for coming along last night!  I was happy to see some interesting questions pop up during the Q&A; clearly, the people who stuck around were quite engaged" Mr Nico Kronberg July 2014 , British Science Association (Edinburgh & South East Scotland Branch)

"I just wanted to drop you and the team a line to say thanks for providing the workshop at the Museum Late... was busy and the visitors were enjoying the session..." Ms Leanne Roberts Feb 2014  National Museums Scotland

"I just wanted to say a huge thanks for being part of our Dino Night event.  I popped past and saw you had a very captive audience..." Mr Craig Fletcher May 2013 (Learning Manager  - Informal & Events) National Museums Scotland

"Thank you so much for contributing your time and efforts at Bang Goes the Borders 2012.  Your Bad Bugs workshop was hugely enjoyed by the participants"
Dr Sara Shinton Sept 2012 Shinton Consulting Ltd.