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Warwick to host British Science Festival 2019

Warwick is pleased to announce we will be hosting the British Science Festival 2019, in partnership with The British Science Association.

The British Science Festival is one of Europe’s longest-established science festivals, travelling each year to a new part of the UK, and is aimed at an adult audience with a broad but non specialist interest in science.

Academics from Warwick, and across the UK, will present, discuss and debate cutting-edge science from across the scientific disciplines, at a range of different events, performances and installations on campus and across the city between Tuesday 10 and Friday 13 September 2019.

The British Science Festival moves to a different location each year and this is the first time in its 188 year history that the event will be hosted in Coventry, showcasing the cutting-edge innovation taking place in the region. Find out more on the official Festival website here.

Warwick’s Vice-Chancellor, Stuart Croft, said:

I’m delighted that the University of Warwick will be bringing the British Science Festival to our city and region in 2019. From designing the technology and infrastructure for autonomous vehicles to ground-breaking cancer drugs, and from the latest astrophysics discoveries to new medical treatments – Warwick is a world-leader in science innovation and we look forward to welcoming members of the public, businesses and researchers from across the region, the UK and further afield to our campus to learn more about our research, the breadth of the Midlands’ technological skills and the best of British science.”

Ivvet Modinou, Director of the British Science Festival, said:

We are delighted to be bringing the Festival to Coventry and Warwickshire in 2019. The University of Warwick has a fantastic reputation for its research and scientific excellence, and we’re very excited to be working with the University to create a flagship event.

"It seems especially fitting that we will be heading to Coventry next year given that the area will be the UK City of Culture in three years’ time. Having been hosted by Hull in 2018, in their first legacy year following the success of their City of Culture celebrations, it is a huge privilege for the Festival to again be a milestone event in the run up to Coventry’s City of Culture status in 2021, showing that science really does play a part in the UK’s cultural identity.”

The Festival will be immediately followed by a one-day family festival on Saturday 14 September, featuring a range of activities and events to suit young children and families, which will be created by the University, together with local partners.

British Science Festival 2019