About

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, Maths and Engineering) 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 Virgin Money Giving link. Or nominate Sidmouth Science Festival as your chosen charity on Easyfundraising or Amazon Smile. Both of these organisations donate a small percentage of your spend to us when you shop, at no charge to you.   If you enjoy and support the Festival you can also become a Friend of the Sidmouth Science Festival.  Follow the link to find out more.

The 2021 Science Festival dates are: Friday 8 October 2021 to Sunday 17 October 2021.

Our 2020 photo albums are available via the link although we did not have many opportunities for photos this year! Any videos will be available on our Youtube Channel. See our Festival Reports page for an overview of the past Science Festivals. 

Data Protection: 

Sidmouth Science Festival is committed to ensuring that we comply with the data protection laws and principles and to meeting our legal obligations as laid down by the Data Protection Act 2018. 

The personal data we hold only consists of subscription-based mailing list information so we can send you electronic news, details and fundraising information about the Science Festival. We take steps to ensure that personal data is up to date and accurate and we provide means for individuals to ask to have their data deleted promptly from such lists. We do not share our mailing lists with other groups or organisations, or harvest personal data from external sources. We will provide individuals copies of the data we hold on them, on request.

Your data related queries can be sent to: [email protected]   The legislation can be found at the UK government website.