Booking is now live for this year’s British Science Festival.

The British Science Festival, hosted by the University of Bradford and supported by Siemens, takes place between 7 – 10 September, with events on campus and across the city of Bradford.


Download a pdf of the full events programme here.

Expand your horizons with four days of free events, talks and performances from across the scientific spectrum. Join leading academics to discover, discuss and debate the latest ideas and innovations set to change our future.

Day and night, the city will transform with a vibrant array of performances, talks, workshops, discussions, installations, and entertainment events all dedicated to showing how science touches our lives and impacts on our society. 

The whole of Bradford will come alive with science, from the University of Bradford campus to Bombay stores and the National Media Museum to the independent quarter and North Parade area. The core Festival features daytime and evening programme, and immediately followed by a Festival fringe, which focuses on events for school and families.

We are delighted to return to Bradford for the Festival’s fourth time, having previously been hosted by the city in 1873, 1900 and, more recently, by the University in 2011.

Come to the British Science Festival and hear about cutting-edge research such as; deep sea biology, future of Parkinson’s treatment, who owns outer space, and hear the real story behind the Rosetta mission with Matt Taylor. 

The Festival will also feature events such as; investigating the science behind hip-hop, why Facebook won’t get you any more friends, the life, death and burial of Richard III and many more!

Hear our seven Award Lecture winners present their cutting-edge research and our President, Dame Athene Donald, discuss why education matters more than ever in her Presidential Address.

How to book

Visit the British Science Festival microsite and browse our What's On section to book your FREE tickets.