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2015 Cambridge Science Festival

The year 2015 was the UNESCO International Year of Light and Light based Technologies and we had some fascinating light-themed talks and hands-on activities on offer during the Festival fortnight. Events recreated famous experiments which led to our understanding of light and colour, showing how light technologies are...

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Event feedback

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Audio Recordings

Catch up or listen again to some of our talks or lectures from the 2015 Cambridge Science Festival.

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Speaker spotlights

Each year, the Cambridge Science Festival has a packed two-week programme of over 275 events, including lectures, discussions and hands-on workshops. The Festival features scientists, artists and students from across Cambridge and beyond. In recognition of the achievements of the people who contribute to the Festival each...

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The Cambridge Festivals design and produce a wide variety of hands-on activities every year. Rather than collecting dust in a cupboard, a collection of these activities have been catalogued and can be perused, browsed, selected and collected and used directly in your classroom or local community group.

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Latest news

The 2015 Science Festival is bigger than ever

23 March 2015

The 2015 Cambridge Science Festival finished on a high yesterday, following two weeks of lively science talks, demonstrations, exhibitions, theatre, comedy, art and much more, which had the city of Cambridge bustling with thousands of people eager to explore diverse areas of science. The Festival continues to bring more...

The next generation of science

18 March 2015

On Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March, Cambridge Science Festival 2015 will finish on a high, with another packed weekend. The first weekend of the Festival saw over 20,000 visits, including over 300 attendees for the new adults-only Cambridge Corn Exchange event and the Festival is preparing for a second, equally popular...

The ‘cutting edge’ of science at the Cambridge Biomedical Campus

17 March 2015

Why does sharing your health data matter so much? What does the future hold for medical research? Can homeopathy offer anything to modern medicine? These are some of the important health and medical research questions being asked during the second week of the Cambridge Science Festival, when the Festival’s journey from...

Life Sciences in the picture

13 March 2015

Wednesday 18 March will see the return of the Graduate School of Life Sciences poster and image competition at the Cambridge Science Festival, which started on Monday and runs for two weeks. In line with the theme of the 2015 Festival, this event is a visual demonstration of the importance of light and the way it is being...

Cambridge Science Festival on track for biggest weekend yet

11 March 2015

Cambridge Science Festival on track for biggest weekend yet The Cambridge Science Festival (9-22 March) is celebrating its 21 st year and so far has attracted over 1,000 attendees each night. At the heart of the programme of almost 300 events, is the first weekend of 14-15 March, a city-wide extravaganza of free lectures...

Festival information

Cambridge Science Festival 2016
7 - 20 March 2016

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