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There are many events, workshops and activities which take place on the Queen Mary University campuses or are hosted in our London communities, that are open to all. From getting hands-on with experiments, to finding out the most recent advances in science, humanities or medicine, our programmes have something for all ages and interests. 


Festival of Communities

Aimed at engaging local communities in east London, the Festival of Communities brings together Queen Mary staff and students, community organisations and local residents to explore living and learning in Tower Hamlets.  

The activities at the Festival are designed for local families to learn something new or try something different. These varied activities range from hands-on experiments, sharing stories and views, interacting with demonstrations and trying out fun new things. 

The Festival is a collaboration between Queen Mary and local-based organisations, and over 3500 visitors joined us over the weekend last year making it one of the largest free events for all in the borough. The Festival will be returning on the 11th and 12th June 2022. If you would like to be involved, visit the Festival webpage or email us to find out more

Music at Queen Mary

Music at Queen Mary presents a range of exciting, inspiring and enriching events performed by Queen Mary students, external artists or a mix of the two.   

Music events take place across the academic year, with various concerts and performances scheduled. You can find out more details about the music programme and forthcoming events here. 

Arts and Culture

Arts and Cultural events at Queen Mary celebrate the diversity of east London through performance, plays, dance and more. You can find out more by visiting the Arts and Culture website.


Centre of the Cell

Centre of the Cell is Queen Mary’s flagship science centre, home to two learning and public engagement 'Pods' suspended above working scientific laboratories on our Whitechapel campus. 

The team open their science shows and workshops to family groups during the school holidays.
Families can see scientists at work before entering STEM Pod where they learn about cell biology and the important health research taking place at the Blizard Institute through an immersive digital experience.
Visitors will also get the chance to take part in a fun, interactive session inside Neuron Pod, their state-of-the-art learning space.

These events are suitable for children aged 7 – 12 and their families. 

For more details about the events, you can check the Centre of the Cell event pages

Evening Events at Barts Pathology Museum

Barts Pathology Museum is based in St Bartholomews Hospital at West Smithfield and houses over 5,000 medical specimens on display over 3 mezzanine levels of the Victorian museum. The museum is not open to the public except from during special themed events. For details about the museum and forthcoming events click here.

Public Lecture Series

Hear Queen Mary academics talk about their specialist areas through the Queen Mary Public Lecture Series (PLS). Find out more details here on PLS page.

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