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Warwick ‘working on the future’ showcased at festival

A record-breaking number of visitors attended this year’s British Science Festival, which we hosted last week.

Nearly 13,000 people booked onto the festival’s free events, performances and activities, in its first visit to Coventry and Warwickshire.

The programme included a range of hands-on experiences and thought-provoking discussions. They combined to put a national spotlight on the cutting-edge research, development and innovation taking place here at Warwick and across our region.

Academic Square was transformed for the festival, with other events taking place in Warwick Arts Centre and the Sports and Wellbeing Hub, as well as venues in Coventry city centre including The Botanist, Cathedral and FarGo village.

The festival was supported by industry leaders and regional partners Cadent, Jaguar Land Rover, Lubrizol, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, and Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership, CityFibre and Vodafone.

Over the past few days the national press has published articles featuring some of the ground-breaking Warwick research presented during the Festival.

Our Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Stuart Croft, said:

“I’m delighted that the British Science Festival enabled us to open our doors and showcase our world class research as well as the way in which we bring knowledge and industry closer together.”

“I’d like to thank everyone involved – from our own staff members who helped organise the festival, to those who presented, the event sponsors and, of course, the British Science Association itself.”