Celebrate the people, stories and ideas at the heart of science at the British Science Festival.
Just 30 minutes away from London, The British Science Festival 2021 will transform the city of Chelmsford with over 100 FREE events, including mind-bending performances, immersive experiences, thought-provoking talks and interactive workshops from Tuesday 7 to Saturday 11 September.
Spend the whole day, or occupy yourself for just a couple of hours, exploring the city and campus events.
The diverse programme covers topics from local wildlife to space and robotics to food – there’s something for everyone. And you don’t need any knowledge of science to enjoy what’s on offer.
Highlights include the world premiere of BODY, an outdoor immersive that takes you on a journey through six different body zones.
Pandemic reflections with Sir Patrick Vallance (Chief Scientific Advisor) and Dr Jenny Harries OBE (Chief Executive, UK Health Security Agency) answering your questions about the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Peregrine – audio escape trail taking you on an audio tour of a 1.5 mile stretch of the Chelmer Valley Nature Reserve, narrated by the one and only Sir David Attenborough.
There’s plenty for young audiences too. On the last day of this year’s Festival – Saturday 11 September – Anglia Ruskin University will be hosting an extra special day of events and activities aimed at families.
Be it online, in person, or a mixture of both, #BSF21 is not to be missed!
Events will take place throughout Chelmsford city centre, including on-campus at Anglia Ruskin University. All tickets for the British Science Festival are completely free, but booking is essential for most events.
For the full programme of over 100 events and to book your free tickets, visit: https://britishsciencefestival.seetickets.com/content/ticket-options
If you’re visiting from London, here’s some helpful information to help you plan your visit: https://britishsciencefestival.org/plan-your-visit/