Sidmouth Science Festival 2017ScienceFeestivalLogo2015Sidmouth Science Festival- October 7th - 15th 2017


The sixth Sidmouth Science Festival runs from Saturday 7th to Sunday 15th October 2017 with the theme of “Science in our Lives”. 

Visit Sidmouth Science Festival for hours of entertaining and thought-provoking events including talks and workshops. Learn about fossils, stars, energy, light, weather, brains, rockets and much more. Launch a weather balloon. Race a jet car. Get involved in a technology workshop. Visit the gallery of schools’ art. Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day with female speakers
The Festival runs from Tuesday 3rd until Sunday 15th October with events for all ages and all abilities. Please check out our website where you can find details of the full programme, news about events and how to reserve places for some events or click here for an At A Glance guide

The events during the week will cater for all ages and abilities with projects and demonstrations taking place in schools and colleges, and a number of talks throughout the town. Serious science talks and fun hands-on events take place in town on Saturday 14th and at a family day on Sunday 15th at the Norman Lockyer Observatory.

Ada Lovelace Day on Tuesday 10th October, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, will be hosted by the University of Exeter.

Various community groups will contribute events during the week, too.

In 2016, guest speakers included Simon Singh MBE and Prof Mike Benton FRS.  There was also a dedicated Earth Science hall, 3D film and a very large dinosaur!  The Family Fun Day included a model jet car race as well as many other activities for young people.  The interactive science trail along the seafront proved very popular with families too.

So there is something for everyone!

Throughout the year the Science Festival runs a Cafe Scientifique which meets once a month, except August, to listen to a science speaker and discuss the topic.
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Sidmouth Science Festival 2017