Cheltenham Science Festival

Bringing 270 of the world's brightest minds to Gloucestershire, Cheltenham Science Festival returns to Imperial Gardens this June 2023.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Cheltenham Science Festival brings 270 of the brightest minds to town this June 2023.

Giving science fans a chance to have their minds blown by bestselling authors, activists and even an astronaut, Cheltenham Science Festival is back from Tuesday 6 to Sunday 11 June 2023.

Guest curated by author and BBC Radio 4 presenter Claudia Hammond; doctor and TV presenter Chris van Tulleken; documentary maker Hana Walker-Brown; mental health campaigner Sophia Kaur Badhan; and Cheltenham Festivals' AI curator AIDA, visitors can hear from the likes of ESA astronaut Tim Peake; woodsman and TV presenter Ray Mears; bestselling author Jennifer Saint and many more, with 270 guests attending to discuss a huge variety of fascinating topics. 

The world's largest public-facing science communication competition, FameLab UK and FameLab International is also back for 2023. 

The Festival Village takes over Imperial Gardens in the centre of town for the duration of the five-day family-friendly festival, with three interactive zones allowing visitors to get hands-on with science — with an adults-only late night Friday, so grown ups can get in on the action, too. 

Tickets for Cheltenham Science Festival go on general sale on Wednesday 25 April 2023.

For SoGlos's pick of the programme highlights, see Cheltenham Science Festival announces its 2023 line-up.


Cheltenham Science Festival 2023


Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham


Tuesday 6 to Sunday 11 June 2023


Times vary per event


Ticket prices vary per event


(01242) 850270

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