Recovering life after stroke: rehabilitation for young adults

Saturday, October 21, 2023
Edinburgh Waverley station - the main concourse, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Recovering life after stroke: rehabilitation for young adults

Saturday, October 21, 2023
Edinburgh Waverley station - the main concourse, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

What you need to know

Join us for a variety of fun and FREE drop-in interactive activities. Explore the experiences of young adults on their journey of stroke recovery and delve into the fascinating world of the human brain.

We will provide a range of interactive activities suitable for both children and adults to engage in and learn about brain health and stroke rehabilitation for young adults while waiting for their train departure, or to just pop by for a visit. It is a great opportunity to make the most of your time by combining entertainment and education!

  • 360 Video Experience: Dive into an immersive 360 degree video using a virtual reality headset and see the world from the perspective of young adults with aphasia after stroke.
  • Maze and Puzzle Challenges: Test your skills with maze and puzzle challenges using a mirror and your non-dominant hand and discover the challenges that stroke survivors might face in their daily lives.
  • Brain Health Education Activity: Let your creativity flow with a colouring activity suitable for all ages, while learning about different brain regions and their functions. Get hands-on with a brain model and explore the wonders of the human brain.

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This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2023 and was made possible thanks to funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

About the ESRC Festival of Social Science

The ESRC Festival of Social Science is an annual celebration of the social sciences and a key element of ESRC’s commitment to promote awareness of UK social science research to new audiences. This year the festival is being held from 21 October to 17 November 2023 and features exciting and creative events run by our 42 partners.

The events shaping our world, from climate change to geopolitical tensions and civic protests, reveal how social science is more important than ever to understanding the world. From big ideas to the most detailed observations, social science affects us all every day – at work, in school, when raising children, within our communities, from the personal and local, to the national and global level. The ESRC Festival of Social Science offers a fascinating insight into some of the country's leading social science research and how it influences our social, economic and political lives – both now and in the future. Discover how it shapes public policy and contributes to making the economy more competitive, as well as giving people a better understanding of 21st-century society.

There will be a mix of virtual and face-to-face events, held across the UK, which will allow everyone to take part in, and hear about, social science research at the festival's many engaging events. For more information please visit:


Edinburgh Waverley station - the main concourse
Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BB United Kingdom


Private cars can no longer enter the station.

Pick-up / drop-off points:

  • Calton Road, sat nav postcode EH8 8DL
  • Market Street, EH1 1DE
  • New Street car park (free for 40 minutes), EH8 8BH


The entrances are all step-free:

  • Princes Street
  • Market Street
  • Calton Road (via lift)
  • Waverley Bridge (via ramp)


The taxi rank is on Market Street. The rank inside the station has closed.


For information about train services to and from Edinburgh Waverley go to National Rail Enquiries or call 03457 48 49 50.


Airport buses and city tours leave from Waverley Bridge regularly through the day.

Local buses leave from Princes Street and North Bridge.

Buses for the rest of Scotland leave from St Andrew’s Square or Waterloo Place.

Journey planner, timetables and live information are available from Traveline Scotland.

Trams connect the city centre with Edinburgh Airport. The nearest stop is on St Andrews Square. More information can be found at

Station accessibility

All entrances are step-free. Lifts connect the concourse to the footbridge and platforms 1, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 20.

Please note: the nearest taxi ranks are on Market Street and on Waverley Bridge, just outside the station.


  • Saturday, October 21, 2023 11:00 AM
  • Ends Saturday, October 21, 2023 3:00 PM
  • Timezone: United Kingdom Time
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