UK Science Festivals – a list of the ones I know about #scicomm

If your favourite science festival isn’t listed please let me know – comments below, jo dot brodie AT gmail dot com or @JoBrodie, thank you.

I bet someone has a list of science festivals in other countries – I would like to link to it here if you know of it. These are festivals that are open to the public or schoolchildren.

Science festivals and other festivals where science communicators might be involved
Acknowledgements: British Council’s list of science festivals. The British Science Association also has a great list of festival (annual and one-offs) and local BSA chapter events too. Here’s a list of science festivals in Scotland. Also British Interactive Group (BIG) listed above.

Art & Mind (Winchester)
http://artandmind.org/
See also Winchester Science Festival

Bangor Science Festival
http://www.bangor.ac.uk/bangorsciencefestival/
14-23 March 2014

Big Bang Fair
https://www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/
13-16 March 2014

Brighton Science Festival
http://www.brightonscience.com/2014/
6 Feb – 2 March 2014

Bristol – Festival of Nature
http://www.bnhc.org.uk/home/festival.html
7-15 June 2014 (Harbourside event 14-15 June, outreach programme May – July)

British Science Festival (city varies each year)
http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/british-science-festival
6-11 September 2014, Birmingham

Caithness International Science Festival
http://www.science03.org/
18-22 March 2014, Family Science Fun day Saturday 22 March 2014

Cambridge Science Festival
http://www.cam.ac.uk/science-festival
10-23 March 2014

Cardiff Science Festival
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cardiff-Science-Festival/386755174684198
14-21 July 2014

Cheltenham
http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science
3-8 June 2014

Darwin Festival – Shrewsbury
http://www.discoverdarwin.co.uk/darwin-festival/
8-22 February 2014

Dunbar SciFest
http://dunbarscifest.org.uk/
22-23 March 2014

Dumfries & Galloway Science Festival – Wildscience
http://www.dgsciencefestival.org.uk/
28 April – 4 May 2014

Dundee Science Festival
http://www.dundeesciencefestival.org/
1-16 November 2014

Durham University Schools’ Science Festival
https://www.dur.ac.uk/science.outreach/sciencefestival/
1-3 April 2014

Edinburgh International Science Festival
http://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/
5-20 April 2014

Fife Science Festival
http://www.fifesciencefestival.org.uk/

Glasgow Science Festival
http://www.glasgowsciencefestival.org.uk/
5-15 June 2014

Green Man Festival
Einstein’s Garden – http://www.greenman.net/area/einsteins-garden
Science At Play – http://www.greenman.net/artist/science-play
14-17 August 2014

Highland Science Festival
http://www.highlandsciencefestival.com/

London Science Festival
http://londonsciencefestival.com/
12-19 November 2014

Manchester Science Festival
http://www.manchestersciencefestival.com/
24 October – 3 November 2013

Middle of Scotland Science Festival
http://www.astro.gla.ac.uk/users/martin/bsa/news.html – not sure if it will be annual, info for 2013
4-5 May 2013

Midlothian Science Festival
http://midlothiansciencefestival.com/
4-19 October 2014
5-20 October 2013

National Science & Engineering Week
http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/national-science-engineering-week
14-23 March 2014

Newcastle ScienceFest
http://www.newcastlesciencefest.com/
Maker Faire: 27-28 April 2013

Oban Festival of the Sea (marine life)
http://www.marinesciencefestival.com/
18-28 May 2014

Orkney International Science Festival
http://oisf.org/
5-11 September 2013

Oxfordshire Science Festival
http://www.oxfordshiresciencefestival.co.uk/
7-23 March 2014

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
http://royalsociety.org/summer-science/
2-7 July 2013

Salter’s Festivals of Chemistry – take place at different schools around the UK
http://saltersinstitute.co.uk/festivals/festival-news/

Sidmouth Science Festival
http://www.sidmouthsciencefestival.org/
13-19 October 2014

Winchester Science Festival
http://winchesterscifest.org/
See also Art & Mind which appears to be a separate event
20-22 July 2013

Wrexham Science Festival
http://www.wrexhamsf.com/
17-25 July 2014

York City of Festivals – science might not be every year
http://www.yorkfestivals.com/festival-of-ideas1.html
13-29 June 2013

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One Response to UK Science Festivals – a list of the ones I know about #scicomm

  1. Anna says:

    Pint of Science festival! http://www.pintofscience.com

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