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Ely Cathedral Science Festival

ELY CATHEDRAL SCIENCE FESTIVAL

THIS FESTIVAL AIMS TO OPEN UP THE WORLD OF SCIENCE AND THE NATURAL WORLD TO NEW AND DIVERSE AUDIENCES. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY WILL BE CELEBRATED THROUGH ART AND MUSIC, EXHIBITIONS AND ACTIVITIES.

The Science Festival is kindly supported by

The Science Festival is kindly supported by

19 MAY - 18 JUNE 2017

A month long event of interactive fun and discovery exploring science and the natural world through art, music, exhibitions and fun activities for all ages.

This extraordinary festival will involve science shows, live experiments, prehistoric creatures and fascinating talks by leading experts. Highlights include a lecture by Prof Robert Winston, a dinosaur dig with a life size T REX and a Sci-Fi Prom featuring music from favourite composers and movies.

For the duration of the Festival a specialist exhibition will be on display in the Lady Chapel exploring the world of science from 'Dinosaurs to DNA' providing a rare opportunity to see many national and local artefacts of great scientific significance including an original copy of Darwin's Origin of Species and over 2 metres of remains of a Late Jurassic Pliosaur discovered in the Cambridgeshire Fens in the 1950s.

The Cathedral will be adorned with a science themed art work from over 500 local children and a specialist suspended installation by award winning contemporary artist, Alex Carr. The Cambridge Science Centre's Pop Up 'Science Laboratory' will be a permanent feature of the event.

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View the list of events below for further details on all Science Festival events.
Tickets available online from 20 February 2017.

Friday 19 May 2017 18:30
Preview Evening and Launch of the Science Festival More »
Saturday 20 May 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Saturday 20 May 2017 11:00 - 15:00
T-Rex and Dino Dig More »
Come and meet T-Rex, our friendly dinosaur and uncover your very own fossil in the Dino Dig
Saturday 20 May 2017 18:30
The Science of Stained Glass More »
with Dr David Dungworth
Saturday 20 May 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Sunday 21 May 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Monday 22 May 2017 19:00
A Night at the Cathedral More »
Monday 22 May 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Tuesday 23 May 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Wednesday 24 May 2017 18:30
Science Festival Lecture - Professor Lynn Gladden More »
The 'magnetic eye':Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to advance medicine and engineering
Wednesday 24 May 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Thursday 25 May 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Friday 26 May 2017 19:00
The Clerks in Concert More »
The Ascent of Song the first million years
Friday 26 May 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Saturday 27 May 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Sunday 28 May 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Monday 29 May 2017 14:30
Science Festival Lecture - Children's Lecture - Lord Robert Winston More »
My Amazing Body Machine
Monday 29 May 2017 18:30
Science Festival Lecture - Lord Robert Winston More »
What makes us happy?
Monday 29 May 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Tuesday 30 May 2017 19:00
A Night at the Cathedral More »
Explore the Cathedral by night and enjoy a Twilight Tower Tour
Tuesday 30 May 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Wednesday 31 May 2017 10:00 - 12:00
Children's Drop-in Science Session More »
with a science theme, mini-experiments and crafts
Wednesday 31 May 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Thursday 01 Jun 2017 20:00
Sci-Fi Silent Movie Night More »
A spectacular Sci-Fi Double-Bill of two iconic silent films
Thursday 01 Jun 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Friday 02 Jun 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Saturday 03 Jun 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Sunday 04 Jun 2017 15:00
Mini-beast hunt and Nature Walk More »
hunt for mini-beasts, birds and cool creatures in the Almonry Garden
Sunday 04 Jun 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Monday 05 Jun 2017 18:30
Science Festival Lecture - Dr Emily Shuckburgh More »
Monday 05 Jun 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Tuesday 06 Jun 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Wednesday 07 Jun 2017 18:30
Science Festival Lecture - Dr David Summers More »
What Darwin didn't know...
Wednesday 07 Jun 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Thursday 08 Jun 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Friday 09 Jun 2017 18:30
Exploring DNA: what are you prepared to share? More »
Q&A with the experts
Friday 09 Jun 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Saturday 10 Jun 2017 13:30 - 16:00
Bead Buddies at the Stained Glass Museum More »
join us for a weaving workshop
Saturday 10 Jun 2017 16:30
Blast Off! Dr Bunhead Science Show More »
bringing science to life with explosive experiments, mayhem and live music
Saturday 10 Jun 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Sunday 11 Jun 2017 18:30
'Space' does Science More »
Sunday 11 Jun 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Monday 12 Jun 2017 18:30
Science Festival Lecture - Dr Carolin Crawford More »
Exploring the Solar System
Monday 12 Jun 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Tuesday 13 Jun 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Wednesday 14 Jun 2017 18:30
Science Festival Lecture - Dr Gina Radford More »
The Health of the Nation - Challenges and opportunities for the 21st Century
Wednesday 14 Jun 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Thursday 15 Jun 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Friday 16 Jun 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Saturday 17 Jun 2017 19:30
Science Festival Prom More »
includes Haydn's Creation, Holst, The Planets plus themes from Dr Who and the Star Wars films
Saturday 17 Jun 2017 10:00 - 16:00
From Dinosaurs to DNA Exhibition More »
take a journey through science and explore the latest DNA technology
Sunday 18 Jun 2017 10:30
Science Festival Eucharist More »
Guest Preacher Dr Andrew Davidson
Sunday 18 Jun 2017 13:00 - 15:00
Messy Church does Science More »
Experiments and activities for children
Sunday 18 Jun 2017 18:30
Science Festival Lecture - Professor Sarah Coakley More »
Is there a Future for "Natural Theology"?