The British Science Festival is the longest-established science festival in Europe, with this year’s Festival taking place between 6-9 September. It is being hosted by Swansea University with events on campus and across the city of Swansea.
The core Festival programme features daytime and evening activities, followed by a Family Weekend. You can browse activities by day, theme, subject or speaker on the What’s On pages and with 100+ events covering engineering, music, nature, sport and many more subjects, there is sure to be something for everyone!
This year the BSA aims to focus on an audience of non-specialist adults with a broad interest in science, coming out of their new vision: to position science at the heart of our culture and society. We want to celebrate the importance and impact of science and to encourage more people to engage with and enjoy science.
I will be working as part of a volunteer team to curate the X-change,
a daily chat show bringing you the most exciting bits from each day’s festival programme. Featuring inspiring speakers, big issues, exciting research and some familiar faces, the X-change is a fast-paced whistle-stop tour of the day to come.
To top it all off, the Festival will be going out with a bang – fireworks, live music, a chemistry carnival, kite flying ad more at the British Science Festival Beach Party! Taking place on the final day of the Festival, 9th Sep from 17:00 – 22:00, join us for an evening like no other on Swansea Beach for food, music, comedy and fireworks. Booking is required and can be done here.
Keep an eye-out for more Festival-related content closer to the time!