Call for events: British Science Festival 2017

british-science-festival-2017In September 2017, the universities of Brighton and Sussex will co-host the annual British Science Festival, a week-long event seeking to transform our city into a vibrant celebration of science, engineering and technology.

Would you like to feature on the festival’s programme? If so, you may need to hurry! The organisers are currently seeking proposals from researchers at Brighton and Sussex and the deadline, 16th January 2017, is fast approaching.

Daytime events will take place at the universities’ two Falmer campuses, targeting an audience of non-specialist adults with a broad interest in science, while the evening programme, aimed at adults who may or may not have an existing interest in science, will take place in bars, cafes, theatres and other venues around the city.

For full details of the festival’s open call, click here (PDF) and to submit your proposal, please complete the form for researchers.

“I am delighted that the University of Brighton will be co-hosting the British Science Festival next year. We were keen to grasp this wonderful opportunity to showcase our world-leading research alongside cutting-edge science from around the globe in an accessible and engaging way. The city of Brighton & Hove is world-renowned for its Art Festival. By hosting the British Science Festival, we can throw open the doors of our facilities to the wider community, including our new state-of-the-art Advanced Engineering Building that is currently under construction.” Professor Debra Humphris, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Brighton


This is a unique opportunity for doctoral researchers to showcase their work, to develop skills in presenting and communication, and to reach a broader audience – right on our very own doorstep! We’d be enormously proud to see our students featured on the programme. Please let us know how you get on!

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