May Fest

The University's
free open day

News about May Fest 2016

Unfortunately May Fest will not be taking place in 2016. We hope the event will return in 2017 and we thank you for your attendance and all the support over the last seven years. Please look out for further
May Fest news and do stay in touch. Please send any feedback you have on this decision to


My favourite thing was the Extreme Materials lecture. A man dropped a heavy weight and it broke a pane of glass. And he used a hammer to break another pane but it didn't work because there was glue on the other side of the glass!

Joshua, 7


So much to see and do! Entertaining and interesting to all of us: two 40 year olds, a 7 year old boy and a 5 year old girl. I can’t remember the last time that happened. The staff and students were enthusiastic and helpful, masses of hands-on stuff and quite a lot of sweets too!

Kate, 40


The Physics Buskers showed me how to put a kebab stick through a balloon without it popping!

Esme, 9


Are you a University of Nottingham graduate?

Graduates of the University were invited to join the Alumni Relations team at The Hemsley for either elevenses or afternoon tea at May Fest 2015.






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