Previous Festivals

2024 Festival

The 2024 Festival took place 5 – 16 February 2024 and saw over 15,000 people taking part in festival events, with the most-ever number of schools taking part and events all over Nottinghamshire.

2023 Festival


The 2023 Festival took place 6 – 17 February 2023 and saw our biggest increase in the number of events, venues, participants, contributors and magazine pages yet.

2022 Festival

Photograph of a child looking through a microscope

The 2022 Festival took place 7 – 16 February 2022 and saw a return to in-person workshops and events, as well as new and improved festival magazine and tv programme.

2021 Festival

Screen capture of the Wollaton Watch set

The 2021 Festival took place 8 – 17 February 2021 and included lots of online workshops as well as our first festival magazine and tv programme.

2020 Festival

Speaker at FOSAC20

The 2020 Festival took place 12 – 19 February 2020 and included activities across Nottinghamshire for the first time and as well as a broad lates programme.

2019 Festival

Photograph of contributors and a child at FOSAC19

The 2019 Festival took place 13 – 20 February 2019 and ran activities all over the city, reaching all 13 branch libraries, as well as lots of activities happening in schools.

2018 Festival

Pupils wearing a confuserphone

The 2018 Festival took place 14 – 21 February 2018, running activities in the city centre, a new lates programme and the first ever Real Science in Schools Symposium.

2017 Festival


The 2017 Festival took place 9 – 15 February 2017 and focused on city centre activities including the Explorers Fair as well as activities in branch libraries.

2015 Festival

The first festival took place 13 – 29 March 2015 with events at Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Wollaton Hall, Broadway and Central Library and coincided with British Science Week and the launch of the National Videogame Arcade.

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