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Extravaganza of science to return to Chelmsford

Published: 24 March 2023 at 14:00

ARU Chelmsford campus

Anglia Ruskin University to hold free events across the city in October 2023

The Chelmsford Science Festival returns in October, with Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) putting on a host of fascinating, free events for all the family across the city.

The festival will see experts across the spectrum of science deliver interactive, engaging events between 18 and 24 October 2023. Academics from ARU will showcase world-leading research, and there will be two family science days on Saturday, 21 October and Sunday, 22 October, with hands-on activities and events for all ages.

Last year’s festival explored issues ranging from the future of work to how nano technology will influence our lives. Helen Sharman OBE, the first British female astronaut, spoke about her experience in space and in total, more than 7,100 people attended 22 events held across the week.

Professor Roderick Watkins, Vice Chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), said:

“Last year’s Chelmsford Science Festival was a tremendous success and we hope to welcome even more people to the 2023 event.

“It gives ARU academics an opportunity to share their fascinating work with the public, and for people to see the excellent facilities and work being done at ARU.

“We also look forward to inviting guest experts from across the world of science to the city, sharing their knowledge and experience in a series of exciting events.”

Further details about events at the 2023 Chelmsford Science Festival, and information on how to book tickets, will follow later in the year.