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Festival activities are run by loads of different people – university academics and students, but also community groups, school pupils, local businesses, comedians, artists, museums and more!

Our Call for Contributors is now closed. If you’d like to chat through an idea for future festivals, please get in touch [email protected]

Photo Credit: Emma Ford
Photo Credit: Emma Ford


For the 2022 Festival, The Curiosity Project will be back, where pupils develop their own science investigations with virtual support from scientists. This project is designed to be adaptable for pupils at all phases, from reception right up to college. Pupils are supported to receive CREST awards as part of the project.

We’ll also be running project for secondary schools called Digital Futures: Data In Our Lives. Our virtual Careers Events will also be back for another year. To find out more, have a look at our 2022 Schools page.

If you’re interested in your school being involved, get in touch: [email protected]


We wouldn’t be able to deliver such an exciting and fun-filled festival without the help of our enthusiastic team of volunteers! Our volunteers come from all walks of life and include undergraduates, PhD students, researchers, people working in industry, STEM ambassadors, schools pupils, retired teachers, and people who are just have enthusiasm for engaging audiences with learning!

If you’re interested in volunteering, get in touch: [email protected]

Photo Credit: Ashley Bird/Near Now
Photo Credit: Ashely Bird


There are many different ways for your organisation to support the festival as a partner, and we’d love to discuss how we can work together.

If you’re interested in discussing options, get in touch: [email protected]

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