Sidmouth Science Festival started as a weekend event in 2012 and has grown to lasting 10 days now. It is aimed at all ages and abilities and most events are FREE.

The Festival theme was “Science in our Lives” to reflect how important the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) are to everything we do nowadays. We aimed to promote curiosity in the young, to inspire them to consider a STEM career in a rapidly changing employment market, in addition to encouraging self-confessed nonscientists to engage with science in fun ways, including art, drama and music and hands-on activities. We also provided talks by experts in their fields for those looking for something more technically challenging. A report on the Festival is available for download along some of our videos from past Festivals.

Our Festivals depend on the generosity of donors and on grants. We make every effort not to charge for events so that they are accessible to all. If you wish to donate please click on our https://www.peoplesfundraising.com/donation/sidmouth-science-festival link:   Or nominate Sidmouth Science Festival as your chosen charity on Easyfundraising.  Amazon Smile is no longer operating. Easyfundraising donates a small percentage of your spend to us when you shop, at no charge to you. 

Any videos will be available on our Youtube Channel. See our Festival Reports page for an overview of the past Science Festivals.