The British Science Festival, Europe’s longest standing science Festival, will travel to Hull & the Humber this September!

Featuring a diverse programme of over a hundred talks, debates, performances and activities, it will be held between 11-14 September with events happening across the University campus and Hull city.

Go to ‘What’s On’ to browse our full programme and book your tickets.

Looking for tickets you’ve already booked? Go to ‘My Account to view, edit and access them.

The Festival (for adults aged 16+) will be followed by a jam-packed family weekend when the Hull Science Festival comes to town from the 15-16 September – book your tickets now.

See you in September!

Featured Events

Inspiring women into science

Aged 11, Anne-Marie Imafidon was the youngest girl ever to pass A-level computing.  Since then she has helped inspire the next generation of women into STEM roles and co-founded the Stemettes.  Anne-Marie will explain why she believes science is for everyone a…

Tue 11 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall

Let the right AI in

Delve into one of the biggest topics in society today: is the machine better? This talk will explore the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in the home and how it can process our language. How will AI change over time as our language evolves?


David Benoit

Thu 13 Sep • 18:00 – 19:00

Lecture Theatre 1 • Allam Medical Building

Resilient reefs

Rising sea temperatures are having a huge impact on coral reefs. But some corals are fairing better than others, giving a glimmer of hope for their future. Could a better understanding of their resilience mechanisms provide the answers to their salvation?

Tue 11 Sep • 15:00 – 16:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall

Poetry and science: the space in between

Scientists are often too busy grappling with big questions and complex answers to take a step back and reflect. Many look to the arts as a way of articulating and expressing their ideas and inspirations and for trailblazing astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell-Burnell, poetry in particular c…

Tue 11 Sep • 19:00 – 20:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall

Humber Street party

Bring your friends and dance your way through the Humber Street Party. Find out what sexy really means in a unique dating event, take a guided tour to discover what’s in the air we breathe, taste wine with a geologist and even discover the history of the Humber through virtual reality. Also - don…

Wed 12 Sep • 18:00 – 22:00

Humber Street

In the driving seat: what’s the risk with epilepsy?

A ‘one-size fits all’ approach is often given to those living with epilepsy, but armed with statistics, Laura Bonnett sought to change this. By investigating the risk of epileptic seizures base…

Fri 14 Sep • 13:00 – 14:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall

A Unifying Theory of Gay

For decades science has been asking questions like "what makes gay people gay?”. Now scientist, lesbian, and comedian Cerys Bradley wants to ask a question back: scientists, why are you so obsessed w…

Fri 14 Sep • 17:30 – 18:30

La Loggia Cafe • Ferens Art Gallery

The AI Revolution: hopes, fears and opportunities

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can often sound more like science fiction than reality, and yet most of us use it daily without even thinking about it, whether it’s virtual assistants such as Siri or Alexa or the powerful algorithms used by Facebook or Google. The transformative opportunities that wi…

Thu 13 Sep • 17:00 – 18:00

Auditorium • Middleton Hall