Tickets are all but gone for one of the most exciting events at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mercedes Formula One Chief Engineer, Jock Clear is the main speaker at the Knowledge Festival, a new initiative set up and hosted by the Edinburgh Conference Centre at Heriot-Watt University.

The launch of the Knowledge Festival coincides with the 20th anniversary of the conference centre and its website at carries more information about the event.

Edinburgh Conference Centre Commercial Operations Manager, Lynne Geary says tickets for the Festival have been shifting as fast as Formula One cars from the starting grid:

“We expect Jock to give us the inside line on Formula One and its personalities this season. He is a highly respected engineer and a Heriot-Watt University alumnus and his talk is sure to be both exciting and illuminating.

“I would urge people who have not yet bought tickets to get in touch as soon as possible. This is a new venture, with funds going back into the academic work of Heriot-Watt University. This will benefit students from all over the world. We very much hope that the people of Edinburgh and beyond will support the inaugural Knowledge Festival by coming along to one of our talks.”

The talk will start at 1930 hours on Friday, 20th August and take place at the Edinburgh Conference Centre. Tickets will cost £5 with £3 concessions (Students and Over 65s on production of valid ID).

For further information about tickets please contact Lynne Geary at