March 7-20, 2016: Cambridge Science Festival 2016

FLI Cambridge Science Festival

Cambridge Science Festival gives the public the opportunity to explore Cambridge Science.

Thanks to the generosity of the University, our sponsors and partners, most of the events are free.

The Science Festival provides the public with opportunities to explore and discuss issues of scientific interest and concern and to raise aspirations by encouraging young people to consider a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

Each year, the Festival welcomes over 40,000 visitors to over 280 events and receives extensive national and local media coverage.  Over 170 event coordinators organise talks, interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities, film showings and debates with the assistance of around 1,000 staff and students from departments and organisations across the University and research institutions, charities and industry in the eastern region. In addition, over 150 people volunteer their time to act as stewards to ensure visitors have a safe and enjoyable Festival experience.

Looking for the Cambridge (USA) Science Festival? You can find them at:

Let us know what you think

The Public Engagement team are always happy to hear from you. Please send feedback or suggestions for events and themes you’d like to see at future Science Festivals.

Cambridge Science Festival
University of Cambridge
The Pitt Building
Trumpington Street

Call: 01223 766766

Cambridge Festivals in the classroom, resources to borrow

The Cambridge Festivals design and produce a wide variety of hands-on activities every year.  Rather than collecting dust in a cupboard, a collection of these activities have now been catalogued upon this website, where they are able to be perused, browsed, selected and collected from their corresponding department at the University of Cambridge and used directly in your classroom or local community group setting.  Please see our introduction or contact us on should you wish to borrow any of the activities or if you have any remaining questions.

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