British Science Festival 2016
Last night the British Science Association (BSA) made the exciting announcement Swansea University will host the next British Science Festival, from 6th – 9th September 2016.
The annual four-day festival is Europe’s longest-standing national event connecting people with scientists, engineers, technologists and social scientists, and we are delighted the BSA has chosen Swansea to hold this vibrant celebration of science, technology, and engineering.
Swansea University is driving knowledge economy growth and hosting this iconic festival will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the power of science to deliver social and economic transformation.
The British Science Festival 2016 will focus on an audience of non-specialist adults with a broad interest in science, delivering 100 events specially curated by the BSA in partnership with the University.
World-leading academics from Swansea, as well as other institutions and organisations across the UK, will present, discuss, and debate cutting-edge science – across the scientific spectrum including technology, engineering, and social sciences – at a range of different events, from talks to performances.
A Fringe festival for families and community audiences will also take place on the weekend of 10th – 11th September 2016, coordinated by the University, the BSA, and local partners across the city.
We are thrilled the BSA has recognised Swansea’s phenomenal success in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), as well as our ambition to make even greater strides in the future through our new science and innovation Bay Campus development, which opens in under two weeks.
We look forward to welcoming the British Science Festival to Swansea in 2016, which will again shine the international spotlight on our world-leading research.
For more information, please visit the BSA website.