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The Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy participates in the Cambridge Festival ( each Spring.

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All events will be held at the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy unless stated otherwise. Find us on the West Cambridge site

Date & Time





Booking information

Saturday 16 March 2024


Explore Materials 5yrs+ Table-top activities and displays

Drop in and explore the world of materials science through our table-top displays and interactive activities. Find out how we can make electricity from colourful windows, investigate how our technology wastes energy, see a wire change shape by itself and use a microscope to look at what’s inside a piece of metal.

Our activities are suitable for all ages, and researchers will be on hand to answer your questions! Come along and see how our world-leading science will power tomorrow’s technologies and have an impact on the world we live in.

No need to book, drop-in anytime