Explore the world of science at the University of Cambridge. Visitors get to take part in experiments and interactive demonstrations, sit in on talks, presentations, specially commissioned films and much more. The Cambridge Science Festival is run by the university, with a team of around 1000 staff and students taking part. Within the team are also members from various research and charity institutions. The festival encourages the younger generation to take an interest, helping them on their way to developing a future career in the sciences. Cambridge University itself is the 4th oldest university in the world and one of England’s most prestigious.
The nearest major international airport is London Stansted. From Stansted, you are only 30 miles away, with train and coaches available. It is easy to reach Cambridge from London and all other major cities. It is easy to reach Cambridge University once in the city centre, or along the River Cam. Travelling around the area is easiest on foot or by bike, as much of the main city centre is pedestrianised. With most of the events within the university grounds you don’t need to travel far once arrived. Times vary each day and the majority of events are free of charge.
Although there is no need to book tickets, it is worth checking individual events just in case. Likewise, due to sponsorship most are free to attend, but occasionally there is an exception. If you are interested in a specific subject, check the programme of events to help decide when to visit. When taking part in debates and discussions, carry out your research prior to attending to gain an informed insight to the subject matter. The festival encourages the development of young people, so bring the family and embrace the educational aspect of your trip. It is also a great opportunity to look around the famous University grounds.
If you are visiting the Cambridge Science Festival, choose from a selection of houses, apartments, holiday homes, boats, B&B’s and other private rentals close to the University of Cambridge. Wherever you stay the majority of Cambridge is in walking distance.
While at the Science Festival take a tour of the rest of the prestigious Cambridge University. Relax on a scenic punting tour of the city along the River Cam, or take a walk along the water edge. As well as the historic buildings, there’s antiques from ancient Greece at the Fitzwilliam Museum.
For more details about the Cambridge Science Festival including: news, programme of events and features, films, guest speakers, getting involved in the Cambridge Science Festival, attending the festival and contact details, then see the official website.
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