The British Science Festival in 2016 will take place in Swansea, hosted by Swansea University.

Swansea University was announced as the host university for 2016 at our Festival Dinner at the British Science Festival 2015 in Bradford.

The British Science Festival in 2016 will focus on an audience of non-specialist adults with a broad interest in science, delivering 100 events, specially curated by the British Science Association in partnership with Swansea University. World-leading academics from Swansea University and other institutions and organisations across the UK will present, discuss and debate cutting-edge science (across the scientific spectrum including technology, engineering and social sciences) at a range of different events, from talks to performances.

A family weekend will take place on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September, coordinated by the University, British Science Association and local partners across the city.

Vice Chancellor of Swansea University, Professor Richard B. Davies said: “We are delighted that the British Science Festival has chosen Swansea to host its vibrant celebration of science, technology and engineering. Swansea University is driving knowledge economy growth and hosting this iconic festival will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the power of science to deliver social and economic transformation.

Swansea University is on a strong upward trajectory and is recognised as one of the top 30 UK research institutions in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). The university is opening its spectacular £450m science and innovation Bay Campus later this month, which will support the expansion of our collaborations with industry and with leading research institutions across the world. We are thrilled that the British Science Festival has recognised this success and is heading for Swansea in 2016.”