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. 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. Check the festival website for the latest updates


History Festival

University of Notitngham's annualHistory Festival, organised by the Department of History, 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. Discover more about thie 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.


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Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity 2024

05 - 16/02/2024
This annual festival which is about showcasing a world of science and curiosity that's all around us every day, celebrating science, technology, engineering and maths with interactive, free and fun events across Nottinghamshire.

Green Hustle Festival

31/05/2024 - 02/06/2024
Various locations across Nottingham
University of Nottingham is delighted to once again be supporting the Green Hustle Festival. Find out more
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