Festival of Communities

QMUL Campus Festival

Campus Festival

Saturday, June 4, 2016 @ 12:00 - 17:00
Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, Free

Explore the Queen Mary University of London Mile End campus and question our researchers, staff and students who will be running a programme of workshops and events throughout the afternoon, as well as stalls of hands-on activities. Aiming to inspire the young through to the elderly to explore new areas of interest, everything from snot, sick and scabs, to robots and a life-size t-rex skull will help to explain how research can impact on our lives.

During the day the QMUL campus will come alive with activities, performances, talks and stalls including:

QMUL Makers Market

Come and buy something unique from our showcase of student entrepreneurs, designers, inventors and crafters from Queen Mary University of London.

Idea Generation Workshop

Have you ever had a solution to a problem that no-one else has thought of before? Would you like to be able to create a product one day that other people would like to buy? If so, come along to this interactive workshop!

Centre of the Cell - Snot, Sick and Scabs Show

If you have ever wondered what snot, sick or scabs are made of, why cheesy feet smell so bad or how your body fights off microscopic monsters when they manage to invade your body, then this show is for you!

Hackminster: Access to the A-Z of Everyday Politics

Ever had a question about the current political environment but were too afraid to ask? Then join us at Hackminster, the open-source conference, put together by the people, for the people.From Westminster to the East End, each of our panels are designed to educate, empower, and equip the everyday person to make effective political change.

Featuring Peter Oborne (Politics Editor, Daily Mail), Will Hutton (Former advisor to Tony Blair and Editor in-chief of The Observer) and Rushanara Ali (local MP for Bethnal Green and Bow).

Keyboards: Evolution/Revolution

Explore the technological evolution and revolution of the keyboard – from the Sixteenth Century Clavichord to the brand new TouchKeys.

Child Migrant Voices

Join us on board the Floating Cinema for screenings of films about the experiences of children that travel to London from overseas, developed in collaboration with child migrants who came to East London under 18 from 1930 to the present day.

The Carnival of Lost Emotions

Roll up, roll up to the Carnival of Lost Emotions! In our circus-themed tent you can participate in activities for all ages exploring the History of Emotions!

Money A&E Workshop

In this workshop Money A+E will raise awareness of some of the major money issues facing Tower Hamlets residents and we will also look at methods of successfully building the resilience of the community to help resolve these issues.

Give-It-A-Go with QMSU Community Sport

Throughout the day QMSU Community Sport will be delivering give-it-a-go sports activities from basketball shooting contests, athletics relays and more! Prizes will be available for various competitions so make sure to visit and get involved.

Eat. Poo. Sleep

‘Eat.Poo.Sleep.’ is a series of fun, hands-on, interactive science activities all about bodily processes that happen every single day: eating, pooing and sleeping.

PauseInMotion: Artificial Bioinspired Butterflies

An installation capturing butterflies resting midway through a long flight, however, these are not the butterflies they seem, created at the intersection of art and technology these realistic insects are actually created by QMUL researchers.

‘Bringing Cancer Research to Life’ Photographic installation

In this exclusive installation, we’ll be showcasing some beautiful science imagery that reflects some of the ground-breaking work being done within the Cancer Research UK Barts Centre.

Blood Pressure UK

Blood Pressure UK is the UK charity dedicated to lowering the nation's blood pressure, we will be offering free blood pressure checks to visitors, along with information about high blood pressure, it’s detection, treatment and measurement.

Some activities have limited places and will require booking in advance.


  • Activity: Exhibition
  • Topics: Community, Drama and Music, Engineering, English, Entrepreneurship, Environment and Sustainability, Faith, Film, Health, Well-being and Sport, History, Language, Law, Politics, Science and Medicine, Technology
  • For: Adults, Family, Children, Young People

Getting here


Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London
E1 4NS