The Science Festival provides the public with opportunities to explore and discuss issues of scientific interest and concern. It also helps to raise aspirations by encouraging young people to consider a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
Each year, the Festival welcomes over 30,000 visitors to over 250 events and receives extensive national and local media coverage. Over 170 event coordinators organise talks, interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities, film showings and debates with the assistance of around 1,000 staff and students from departments and organisations across the University and research institutions, charities and industry in the eastern region.
Thanks to the generosity of the University, our sponsors and partners, most of the events are free.
Cambridge owes its world-leading excellence in research and teaching to the generosity of its supporters. Our history is synonymous with a history of far-sighted benefaction, and the same is as true today as it has ever been.