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Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival

QMUL Science Festival

2018 Festival - Save the date!

Date: Wednesday 20th June 2018
Time: 10:30 - 3pm
Venue: Octagon, Queen's Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
Nearest tube stations: Mile End and Stepney Green

This will be the eighth year of the festival which is open to all but particularly aimed at secondary schools and young people interested in a career in science and medicine.

2018 festival is currently fully booked. Join our waiting list

For more information please email

Download a poster and programme - QMUL Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival 2018 [PDF 179KB]

Recent festivals


On 21st June 2017 students from schools across London attended the seventh edition of the festival which was supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre at Barts (BRC), the NHS Trust and Trials Connect. Exhibitors at the festival included Let’s talk hearts (free heart talks for the general public supported by the BRC), the Centre of the Cell, Bart’s Health Trust, Sports and Exercise Medicine (QMUL) and the UCL Centre for Adolescent Rheumatology. Students joined in on visual and hands-on demonstrations of how some brain power cells (mitochondria) work and how ultrasound is used to diagnose arthritis and see the ‘inside’ of our joints using medical equipment.


Watch a video of the Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival 2016 

The 2016 festival was supported by the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Barts and Trials Connect and received a generous grant from the QMUL Alumni Annual Fund, which aims to provide additional funds for students and staff who wish to improve the student experience, encourage community engagement and promote academic achievement.

Exhibitors at the festival included Let’s talk hearts (free heart talks for the general public supported by NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Barts the Farr Institute) with a demonstration on how to extract DNA from a banana, and Venture Thinking (the organization that supports Tim Peake the astronaut) using paper and straws to show what healthy bones look like.

Talks included a panel of volunteer patients from Trials Connect speaking about their experiences of taking part in a clinical trial. Trials Connect is an educational project in lifelong and shared learning. Inspired by the work of the William Harvey Clinical Research Centre it draws on the experience and professional expertise of current and previous clinical trials patients.

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