British Science Festival Comes to Town!

With only 62 days to go until the British Science Festival 2016, things are really hotting up as Swansea University helps connect people with science this Summer.

This four day scientific extravaganza will bring thousands of people, including the world’s leading scientists together at Swansea University’s Singleton Park Campus for Europe’s longest-standing science event.

The broad spectrum of topics up for discussion during the four day event will cover everything from engineering and the environment to society and space.

The packed festival programme, which was launched in London in June, has emerged out of the British Science Association’s new vision to position science at the heart of our society and culture; and is focusing for the first time on an audience of non-specialist adults with an interest in science.

All of the events featured in the cutting edge event programme are free and open to the public and the festival will culminate on the weekend of 10/11 September in a fantastic, fun-packed family weekend featuring hands on activities, workshops and productions at Swansea’s National Waterfront Museum.

The science festival, which is being supported by Siemens, was first held in York in 1831 and is returning to Swansea for the fifth time this year, having been previously hosted by the City in 1848, 1880, 1971 and 1990.

Highlights of the 2016 Festival include: Sonic Kayaking in Swansea Bay, Medical Maggots and 50 Years of Human Spaceflight.

You can view the full festival programme and find out all about its history at: