skip to content

The Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy will be participating in the brand new Cambridge Festival ( The Cambridge Festival will be held from Friday 26 March to Sunday 04 April 2021, replacing both the Cambridge Science Festival and Festical of Ideas.  

In 2021, all our events will be pre-recorded for registered participants to watch at their convenience during the Cambridge Festival.  In addition, registered participants will be able to access a LIVE Q&A session for each event.  Please click on the Eventbrite links to register for the events (bookings open 22 February 2021).   The pre-recorded events will be available (via this webpage) for a period after the end of the Cambridge Festival for those unable to register.

View all our events on the Cambridge Festival website:



Event availability for registered participants

Live Q&A date for registered participants


Registration link (bookings open 22 February 2021)

Engineering memories 27 March to 04 April 2021 10:00 03 April 2021  12yrs+
The Science of Ice Cream 27 March to 04 April 2021 11:00 03 April 2021  8yrs+
Channelling light using glow-in-the-dark dyes 27 March to 04 April 2021 12:00 03 April 2021 12yrs+
Hidden in Plane Flight: The Unknown Story of Alloy Development in Aerospace 27 March to 04 April 2021 13:00 03 April 2021  12yrs+
The fine print: Towards wearable electronics 27 March to 04 April 2021 14:00 03 April 2021  12yrs+
Lots and lots of light bulbs 27 March to 04 April 2021 15:00 03 April 2021  8-12yrs
Secrets and Lights 27 March to 04 April 2021 16:00 03 April 2021  12yrs+