Festivals - fostering engagement

We facilitate the university's engagement with a wide range of local and national festivals, covering both Arts and Science. Nottingham Researchers regularly host events as part of the Festival of Science and Curiosity, Pint of Science, SoapBox Science, Being Human and the Festival of Social Science. We also host our own large events aimed at the public, including Science in the Park, which is a collaborative event with Nottingham Trent University.

Find out more about some of our regular festivals below or check out the feed for upcoming events! 

Being Human: A Festival of Humanities

Being Human is a national festival that highlights the ways in which the humanities can inspire and enrich our everyday lives and help to understand ourselves, our relationship with others, and the challenges we face in a changing world.

Being Human Festival 2023 Graphic
Discover more about this years Being Human programme here


Festival of Science and Curiosity

Celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths with interactive, free and fun events across Nottinghamshire. A festival is about inviting the people of Nottinghamshire to share what they know and what they would like to know.

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History Festival

Organised by the Department of History, the History Festival is a collaborative event bringing together staff, students and the wider community — a series of history themed events including talks from specialists, family-friendly activities, and much more. 

Sarah Holland at the History Festival 2023
Discover more about the 2023 History Festival programme here


Science in the Park

Scientists from the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, and a variety of local organisations, join forces to provide a range of exciting family friendly activities at Wollaton Park.

An exhibitor interacting with the public at Science in the Park 2023
Find out more about Science in the Park here

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