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British Science Festival

University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, COVENTRY, West Midlands, CV4 7AL

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The British Science Festival is Europe’s longest standing science Festival, travelling to a different place in the United Kingdom each year. The Festival aims to connect people with scientists, engineers, technologists and social scientists.

Each year brings an inspiring programme of FREE events to the public over four or five days, bursting with exciting opportunities to get involved in. Their talks, workshops and drop-in events span a diverse range of subjects that encompass science in the broadest sense, promising something for everyone!

Last year, yoga sessions, museum lates, lively discussions, and even a robot petting zoo were some of the events on offer, and we can’t wait to see what the Festival will bring to the University of Warwickshire and Coventry.


A few of the fantastic speakers for this year’s Festival, include Prof. Alice Roberts, Angela Saini and the BBC’s The Sky at Night!

BBC presenter, academic and the BSA’s incoming President, Professor Alice Roberts, will be giving her Presidential Address at the Festival to officially mark the start of her term. She will succeed current BSA President, Professor Jim Al-Khalili.

Angela Saini is a journalist and author who wrote the critically acclaimed Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong – and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story. Angela will be giving the annual Women in Science keynote speech, where she will discuss equality, diversity and inclusion in STEM and her new book Superior: The Return of Race Science.

Finally, in a first for the world’s longest-running science programme, the BBC’s The Sky at Night will be recording a special called The Sky at Night: Question Time, live from the Festival. There will also be a panel discussion with the presenters Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Chris Lintott, along with the rest of The Sky at Night team.


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