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The Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy participated in the Cambridge Festival ( in Spring 2022, which replaced both the Cambridge Science Festival and Festival of Ideas in 2021.  

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All events will be held at the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy on 18 March 2023 unless stated otherwise. Find us on the West Cambridge site






Booking information

09.30-16.30 Explore Materials 5yrs+ Table-top activities Drop in and explore the world of Materials Science through our table top displays and activities.  Find out how to make batteries from fruit, play with cool balloons, generate electricity from colourful windows, see a metal wire change its shape and learn how to build a crystal!  Talk to our researchers about how their work helps to develop the materials that will power tomorrow’s technologies.  No need to book, drop-in anytime
10.00-16.00 Material insights 6yrs+

Short talk series

Come and hear from our researchers about the technologies they work on and the science behind them in a series of short talks.  Find out about graphene and the world of two-dimensional materials,  how we can harvest solar energy through photoactive materials, how we store more information in smaller spaces and how we engineer atoms to provide amazing properties.

Booking online via Eventbrite (link not yet confirmed)