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Science Festival

Science Festival

Welcome to Royal Holloway Science Festival. We have run our hugely popular annual Science Open Day for over 25 years, celebrating science and attracting large audiences each year.

Our next Royal Holloway Science Festival is on Saturday 15 June, 10am - 4pm!
Download the full Festival programme for 2024 here.

At Royal Holloway, we have a thriving science community with world-class pioneering research across the spectrum of science, and it's important for us to engage the next generation in these subjects and make it fun.

Each year we invite you to join us for a day of interactive displays and talks from, and for, people with a passion for science and technology.

Special guests include talks from maths champion juggler, Colin Wright, and a Guided Tour of the Darker reaches of the Periodic Table with Hal Sosabowski, Professor of Public Understanding of Science. Our scientists will present talks on a range of themes from Missions to Asteroids, Colliding black holes, and the Future of Music and AI - to food security and how engineers help doctors with diagnoses. We welcome back the ever popular Wiggly Wildshow mini beasts,  and the Gauge One Model Railway Association Surrey with their miniature steam trains.

The programme include a range of things to see and do to explore science from across our science departments, with a treasure trail for younger visitors to complete their Science Passport. 

There's free parking available on campus, and a wide selection of refreshments available to purchase at campus outlets.

Join us for a great day to discover and be inspired by the wonder of science!

Check out the full programme for 2024 here.

Watch some film highlights from our Science Festival in  2023:

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