Cheltenham Science Festival
2018 Dates June 5-10
A LeadIng British Festival of Science
Cheltenham Festival of Science certainly covers some territory. You’ll find talks, demonstrations and hands-on sessions that cover a bewildering range of subjects, from nano-technology to very large planets. Sessions are usually an hour long and this is a festival for the layman, so it’s hard to be bored. The organisers put a special emphasis on childrens’ science too.
Medicine features strongly. This year, sessions include a close look at the human heart, a study of pandemics, the science of exercise and a look at life inside a hospital. Astronomy and popular maths are always featured heavily. Perhaps due to the proximity of GCHQ in Cheltenham, coding and hacking always crop up a lot. Bring your kids and maybe they’ll get recruited.
There are some blatently topical events usually, try ‘The Science of Donald Trump’, for example.
It’s a lively enjoyable event this - we’ve found the Cheltenham Science Festival has more of a genuine festival atmosphere than, say, the Jazz Festival.
Cotswolds Finest Hotels Nearby
Cheltenham is on the western edge of the Cotswolds. Try The Painswick, Dormy House or The Fish for easy access to the town.