British Science Festival

13 to 17 September 2022

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The British Science Festival is one of the longest-running and biggest science and innovation events in Europe and this year, De Montfort University is proud to be its lead partner.

For five days this September, a packed programme of spectacular events will take place across Leicester, with many happening right here on DMU’s campus.

 It offers you the chance to see world class research and innovation up close with a series of shows, demonstrations and discussions exploring the way science in all its forms improves, advances and impacts our lives. 

More than 100 events will be held across the city, including immersive installations and river excursions, creative explorations of stargazing, dinosaurs, AI and body illusions, with many events led by lecturers and researchers from DMU.

And since all events are free, this is your opportunity to experience science at its very best and book onto as many sessions as you like. 

Find out more and book onto an event at The British Science Festival.

This year celebrates the 191st anniversary of the festival, which is organised and run by the British Science Association.

British Science Association

Woman, immigrant, entrepreneur

DMU academic Dr Natasha Katuta Mwila challenges the negative discourse around migration and gives voice to migrant women in her talk 'Woman, immigrant, entrepreneur'. Join the talk on 15 September, 3pm.

Book 'Woman, immigrant, entrepreneur'

Recycled prosthetics

DMU academic Dr Farukh Farukh engineered a first-of-its-kind prosthetic limb socket made from recycled plastic bottles as part of the ongoing innovation to recycle plastic waste. Join the talk on 15 September, 11am.

Book 'Recycled prosthetics'