The British Science Festival

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About the Festival

The British Science Festival is Europe's longest-standing national event which connects people with scientists, engineers, technologists and social scientists.

Tens of thousands of people come together to celebrate the latest developments and to engage in open discussion about issues that interest the wider public about science.

Our Festival is unique in the UK as it moves to a different location every year, and no other UK event rivals the press coverage generated for science or reaches so many. In previous years it has taken place in York, Liverpool, Guildford, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Birmingham, and in 2015 it will be returning to Bradford, hosted by University of Bradford.  

In 2015 the Festival will showcase around 100 events focussing on cutting-edge research from across the country. The events will be aimed at non-specialist adults who have a broad interest in science and more than 250 of the UK’s leading scientists, social scientists, technologists and engineers will take part.

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For more information about the Festival, or if you wish to host the Festival in future years, please contact Farrah Nazir