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Newcastle 2013


We’ve just enjoyed a wonderful week in Newcastle where thousands of people took part in family hands-on activities, discovered something new, and debated the top science issues of the day. 

Working with partners including our hosts, Newcastle University, associate partners Northumbria University and Newcastle City Council and local institutions including the International Centre for Life, Great North Museum: Hancock and the Discovery Museum, the British Science Festival brought you the best that the region and the UK has to offer.

The British Science Festival was supported by a range of organisations and companies. Find out more here

If you missed the Festival, never fear. A range of events were recorded

A variety of recordings from Newcastle Unversity website

Armstrong's Admirable Speech

You heard it here first

The Huxley debate

You can see some coverage of events at the Festival on the links below:

BBC news

ITV news

The Journal

The Telegraph

The Times (behind paywall)

The Mail

British Science Association blogs

Blog from bursary student

To view the programme of events online, please visit our browse the programme page

Download a pdf version of the main programme here

Download a pdf version of the Festival magazine - Ignite