University of Nottingham: Festival of Science and Curiosity back for seventh year

The Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity is back with renewed vigour for all things scientific and curiosity-inspiring and with a programme brimming with activities for all the family across the county.

Celebrating its seventh anniversary. The festival, which runs from 7-16th February, aims to provide opportunities for people in Nottinghamshire to be inquisitive, ask questions and let curiosity lead the way!

Among the highlights is The Curiosity Show, reinvented from last year’s Wollaton Watch, a series of five-hour long children’s TV shows broadcast live, 4-5pm on Notts TV, which will feature live science demonstrations, interviews and try-at-home activities, as well as exploring all things curious across Nottinghamshire. The festival magazine is back for a second year with a brand new look, exciting new content and a range of fun activities for all the family.

Staff and students from the University of Nottingham will be helping bring science to life by delivering a range of fun and interactive activities – from running in person research workshops to writing articles for the festival magazine to creating short videos and doing live Q&A sessions with local pupils.

University of Nottingham researchers have also been involved in working with local schools, supporting pupils to research topics that they’re curious about, and will also be involved in projects with secondary schools, engaging young people with careers in STEM and digital industries.

The Festival is the ideal way for research students and staff to get involved in going out into communities to share research and encourage curiosity as well as giving communities a voice in research. The Festival has recently expanded into all areas of Nottinghamshire and is reaching an even wider audience via magazine and TV series.
Professor Susan Anderson, Academic Lead for Public Engagement at the Institute of Policy and Engagement and Festival Chair

Megan Shore, Festival producer
Megan Shore, the festival producer said: “We’re so excited to be able to work with University of Nottingham to bring the festival back out into spaces across the area and we’ve put together such an exciting lineup of activities, especially including some in-person workshops! We’re looking forward to engaging with new audiences, celebrating all the wonderful science happening in our region and hearing what people across Nottingham are curious about.”

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