Edinburgh Science Festival 2021 Walking Tour

Edinburgh Science Festival 2021 Walking Tour

Walking Through the COVID-19 Vaccine

26th June – 11th July 2021

Suitable for ages 8+

As part of the University of Edinburgh College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine’s contribution to this year’s Edinburgh Science Festival, members of the Centre for Inflammation Research’s Public Engagement Committee have developed a free, COVID-19 and vaccination-themed, interactive, self-guided walking tour in central Edinburgh, incorporating Lana Woolford’s short animations narrated by Professor Donald J. Davidson.As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues apace, bringing our lives closer to normality, vaccine efficacy and safety is constantly in the news.

Watch the story of the COVID-19 vaccine development unfold by following our treasure trail through the city, pausing to watch animations that reveal the science behind the vaccine. This event will cover the science behind how vaccines work, the steps taken by researchers to develop and test them, and the different vaccine types. It will also address some common questions about safety and usefulness.

The tour requires one smartphone or tablet per group which has enough data to watch a series of short videos and interact with the tour. Captions and sound are provided for multiple access needs. The trail is accessible for wheelchairs/pushchairs and there are public toilets on the route.

We recommend you allow about 90 minutes for this experience.

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Immune Memory and the Coronavirus animation

To watch the original three part animation, visit the British Society for Immunology website

Link to original animations


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