Brighton Science Festival

Rocket Factory

Rocket Factory

Design and build your own rocket with TV’s Jon London. Learn about aerodynamics and give your creation a test flight on Brighton beach.


British Airways i360, 11am, 1pm, 3pm

Pocket Science Funfair

Pocket Science Funfair

All the fun of the fair, plus all the buzz of science. Use the fundamental forces of the Universe to bring a lavatory roll to life! Learn how to Splat That Rat! Build an Incredible Machine! Shrink the kids!


British Airways i360, 10.30am - 4.00pm

Rocket Factory

Rocket Factory

Design and build your own rocket with TV’s Jon London. Learn about aerodynamics and give your creation a test flight on Brighton beach.


British Airways i360, 11am, 1pm, 3pm

People are Messy

People are Messy

A filmed theatre piece exploring issues of patient and public involvement in health research and the social and ethical issues that it raises.


The Brighthelm Centre, 10.00am - 12.30pm

Quintessence

Quintessence

Dystopian theatre show set 100 years in the future. Programmed with the complete works of Shakespeare, what could go wrong when AI decides to recreate humanity?


Sweet Werks, 6.30pm - 7.20pm

Halloween Science Special: Creatures of the Dark

Halloween Science Special: Creatures of the Dark

This Halloween enter the mysterious world of creatures that emerge in the dark. Discover the science of how things glow in the dark, meet a rescue animal from Sussex Bat Group* and see what eerie items can be found in owl pellets.

*subject to conditions on the day


Booth Museum, 10.30am - 4.00pm

Fear Itself

Fear Itself

Do you want to rid your life of fear? Then let Dr Amelia Greenwood free you from the ghosts of your past. A one-woman motivational talk gone horror from Danse Macabre Productions.


Sweet Werks, 9.30pm - 10.20pm

Minecraft Dino Dig!

Minecraft Dino Dig!

Delve into palaeontology with Minecraft EDU! Children will work together inside a Minecraft world to carefully uncover a fossil – what will be revealed?!


C:\ Side Quest, 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm

Pocket Science Funfair

Pocket Science Funfair

All the fun of the fair, plus all the buzz of science. Use the fundamental forces of the Universe to bring a lavatory roll to life! Learn how to Splat That Rat! Build an Incredible Machine! Shrink the kids!


British Airways i360, 10.30am - 4.00pm

STEMbusters Meet-up

STEMbusters Meet-up

STEMbusters is an informal social meet up group for those involved with STEM/STEAM communication, outreach and public engagement activities in Brighton & Hove and the wider Sussex region.


C:\ Side Quest, 7pm

Pocket Science Funfair

Pocket Science Funfair

All the fun of the fair, plus all the buzz of science. Use the fundamental forces of the Universe to bring a lavatory roll to life! Learn how to Splat That Rat! Build an Incredible Machine! Shrink the kids!


British Airways i360, 10.30am - 4.00pm

Beach Hut Astronomy

Beach Hut Astronomy

Do you love the night sky? Are you captivated by the moon, stars and all things space? Join Brighton Astro for for some beach hut astronomy; it’s free, fun and family-friendly!


Beach Hut 282, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Robin Ince – I’m A Joke And So Are You

Robin Ince - I'm A Joke And So Are You

Why do we make the choices we do in life? Where does anxiety come from? Where does imagination come from? Why are we like we are?


Ropetackle Arts Centre, 7.00pm

Genome editing in agriculture – a new approach or still GM?

Genome editing in agriculture – a new approach or still GM?

The use of gene editing has revitalised research in both crop and animal agriculture aimed at introducing planned genetic changes. Is gene editing different from previous GM technologies? And what are the risks and benefits of these technologies in plant and animal breeding?


Sallis Benney Theatre, 7:30pm - 9.00pm

DIY science with 3D printing

DIY science with 3D printing

Come and play with 3D printed microscopes, see our research equipment at work and get inspired from our fully functioning 3D printers!


Dice Saloon, 5.00pm - 8.00pm

Philosophy Cafe- Can Machines have Consciousness?

Philosophy Cafe- Can Machines have Consciousness?

A Philosophical discussion on the nature of consciousness and whether this applicable to machines. Discussions are in small groups with a facilitator. Handouts are provided.


Cafe Moksha, 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Now That’s What I Call A Lot Of Songs About Science

Now That's What I Call A Lot Of Songs About Science

Singer-songwriter John Hinton presents a world premiere of songs from his internationally acclaimed science comedies. Science has never sounded so good!


Komedia Studio, 4.00pm

The Enormous Turnip

The Enormous Turnip

A magical twist on the classic folktale, told with puppetry, storytelling and live music, followed by a colourful kaleidoscope workshop.


Komedia, 11.00am

Building Bridges with Science Rocks

Building Bridges with Science Rocks

Help design a race track big enough to fill a hall, and construct it entirely out of newspaper.


The Hanover Centre, 10.30am - 4.00pm

Bubble Trouble

Bubble Trouble

A workshop exploring the wonderful science of bubbles led by Simon Fortune, an eccentric musical bubbleologist whose bubbly personality helps put the pop into popular science.


The Hanover Centre, 10.00am - 4.00pm (drop-in)

Dead Talks – Ideas Worth Burying

Dead Talks - Ideas Worth Burying

Dead Talks celebrates the laughable and ludicrous ideas of the past that have fallen by the wayside of science and fringe thought.


Sallis Benney Theatre, 7.30pm - 9.00pm

The Monstrous Day

The Monstrous Day

The prophecies of Mary Shelley in Frankenstein are coming to pass: designer babies, organ donation, transhumanism, robots, artificial intelligence and the cloud-monsters of Google and Facebook. Are they the fearsome monsters they seem to be, or will they be the beneficial forces they were designed to be? Will they make life easier, or take our jobs and enslave our minds?


Sallis Benney Theatre, 12.00pm - 6.00pm

Fear Itself

Fear Itself

Do you want to rid your life of fear? Then let Dr Amelia Greenwood free you from the ghosts of your past. A one-woman motivational talk gone horror from Danse Macabre Productions.


Sweet Werks, 9.30pm - 10.20pm