Pint of Science brings real scientists and new research to your local pub. Over drinks you can pick the brains of some of the UK’s most brilliant academics, away from the laboratory or lecture theatre. This year’s festival (15-17 May 2017) takes place in 27 UK cities, offering talks from over 1000 of the UK’s best scientists for less than the cost of an average pint. Details at pintofscience.co.uk
5 - 10 JULY 2016
With 22 fascinating interactive exhibits you can discover the science changing our world. Come along and meet scientists from across the UK and discuss their exciting research, right at the forefront of scientific innovation. From galaxies, volcanoes and killer fungus to man-made diamonds, stem cells and surgical robots, you can explore cutting edge research from across the sciences. The Summer Science Exhibition is suitable for all ages and also features a host of free talks, debates and family activities throughout the week.
7-8 May 2016
Explore the livelier side of science at the free Imperial Festival. Open to all over an entire weekend, this festival brings you groundbreaking research, music and art, talks, dance and comedy. Drop in to chat with over 500 scientists, immerse yourself in interactive science demonstrations, take part in experiments and peek behind the curtains at this top university’s most exciting research facilities.
Come and soak up the incredibly warm and friendly atmosphere of our Annual Astronomy
Festival whether for just one day or the whole weekend. There is a full programme for
2016 including lectures, trade stalls, family workshops, astronomy societies, telescope
talks and daily raffles. All this plus observing through the giant telescopes (weather
Inventive code and tech opportunities for kids and teens (ages 9-17) to get stuck into
this summer, creating their own games, gadgets, robots and apps. Fire Tech Camp will
be coming cities across the UK, including London, Manchester, Bristol, Reading and
Cambridge. Inspire your child to MAKE their future. Visit the website to find out more
and book your childs place.
International speakers and innovative ideas in an island setting. Tidal power, exploring the
Solar System, gravitational waves, the mathematics of the Neolithic, the sultan and the
stars, Dirac and his equation, Hamilton and Dublin’s river, the cathedral builders, 3D
printing, dolphin communication, pulsars and porridge-making, Shackleton’s journey,
the days of the herring, probing the permafrost. Plus outings, concerts, food and drink.
The Times Cheltenham Science Festival is a six day celebration of science spanning
everything from helpful ‘how to’ sessions and big nights out, to in-depth discussions
about physics, philosophy, engineering and more. Taking place in the heart of
Cheltenham with a packed family programme, Professor Brian Cox said “Cheltenham
is, without doubt, the premier science festival in the country.” Expect a brand new
spectacular Space Zone for 2016!
The award-winning 6th community science festival, Dunbar SciFest (Friday 4 - Sunday 13
March 2016) will feature two family Science Ceilidhs; the Chain Reaction light show animating
Torness Power Station, a family weekend of stage shows, drop-in sessions, workshops
and storytelling; the SCI-FUN exhibition of 50 interactives; two Royal Photographic Society
exhibitions and An Ingenious Whittler – John Muir the Inventor exhibition
Explore the livelier side of science at the free Imperial Festival. Open to all over an entire
weekend, this festival brings you ground-breaking research, music and art, talks,
dance and comedy. Drop in to chat with over 500 scientists, immerse yourself in
interactive science demonstrations, take part in experiments and peek behind the
curtains at this top university’s most exciting research facilities.