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Robot chefs, LEGO, a 5K run, messy experiments and the UK’s leading scientists, plus a new free stage, all combine at Cheltenham Science Festival – being presented as a unique hybrid festival in June 2021.

With four days exploding with hundreds of in-person and digital events, Cheltenham Science Festival is ‘bringing together some of the world’s greatest scientists, thinkers and writers’ from Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 June 2021 – for one of the first post-lockdown festivals of the year.

There are 64 live events taking place with an in-person audience; more than 60 events for families and schools available online for free; as well as a digital Hands on Discover Zone with 40+ free activities also at this year’s Science Festival.

Cheltenham Science Festival guest curators include Nobel prize-winning geneticist and director of the Francis Crick Institute, Paul Nurse; scientist, award-winning author of Explaining Humans and autism advocate Camilla Pang; and campaigner and author Gina Martin who will explore the festival theme ‘Be The Change’ with a panel of young activists.

In-person talks at Cheltenham Science Festival 2021

A spectrum of presenters, writers, artists and activists will be coming to Cheltenham Science Festival. The line-up includes science superstar Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw, Hannah Fry, Adam Rutherford, Gina Martin, Paul Nurse, Camilla Pang, Pushmeet Kohli, Robin Ince, Claudia Hammond, Helen Czerski, Martin Rees, Helen Pilcher, Adam Hart, Ella Al-Shamahi, Cosmic Shambles Network, as well as the next generation of STEM professionals.

Spanning subjects as varied as LEGO, cybersecurity, psychopaths and even the science of Harry Potter, audiences will be welcomed in person for socially-distanced talks and workshops at Cheltenham Town Hall and the Apollo Free Stage in Imperial Gardens. Plus, you can also watch the events streamed online for free from home on Cheltenham Festivals website.

And, as official media partners, SoGlos is also thrilled to be sponsoring Robot Chef: Second Course at Cheltenham Science Festival.

Schools and family programme at Cheltenham Science Festival 2021

A dedicated schools and family programme of more than 60 events will be available online to watch for free at any time from Thursday 13 May to Monday 13 September 2021.

The Discover Zone will also be moving online with lots of activities at each virtual stopping off point, opening on Thursday 13 May 2021 as a warm-up to the festival.

Activities range from building and design challenges to code-breaking and citizen science projects. There is also a series of short career videos ‘So you want to be a…?’ introducing the talented minds working in science, engineering and maths.

All activities are free, with no registration required and can be filtered by age suitability from 5-14+ and subject.

Cheltenham Science Festival 2021
Cheltenham Town Hall, the Apollo Free Stage in Imperial Gardens, and online.
Thursday 10 to Sunday 13 June 2021
Times vary per event.
Prices vary per event.
(01242) 850270

© SoGlos
Thursday 13 May 2021



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