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Prestigious British Science Festival in full swing at venues across Exeter

Published: 8 September 2023

Science is being celebrated at Maketank in Paris Street

A packed programme of events is taking place for the prestigious British Science Festival at venues throughout Exeter.

Organised by the British Science Association (BSA), Europe’s longest standing science festival travels to a different place in the UK each year and celebrates the people, stories and ideas at the heart of science.

The British Science Festival 2023 is being hosted by the University of Exeter and is taking place between Thursday 7 and Sunday 10 September.

Scores of events are taking place both at the University’s campus as well as at venues across the city including Maketank in Paris Street, Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter Phoenix, Cathedral Green and Exeter Cathedral.

There is a wide range of free activities including talks, workshops and drop-in events on offer for visitors from Exeter and beyond to attend.

Celebrating the 192nd anniversary of the festival, and working in partnership with the University, the BSA has brought its flagship event to the South West for the first time since 2004, when it was last hosted by the University of Exeter.

The British Science Festival is one of Europe’s longest-established science festivals, which travels to a different part of the UK each year. It brings science to the wider public in the form of installations, exhibitions, talks, panel discussions, performances and more.

Professor Lisa Roberts, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Exeter, said: “We are absolutely delighted to host the British Science Festival 2023 in Exeter.

“At the University of Exeter we believe in the power of science and knowledge to change lives and communities for the better. We will focus on showcasing how research can help provide solutions to the biggest challenges of our time.”

For more information on all the events taking place across the city visit the festival website

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