Cambridge Science Festival
The University of Cambridge Science Festival is an annual public event that takes place in March each year. It's a large-scale series of events organised by the University public engagement team that includes talks and lectures, hands on sessions, exhibitions, opportunities to meet researchers and even comedy, film and concerts!
The dates of the 2021 festival will be available nearer the time.
Suggestions for prospective students
Although the Science Festival is not designed specifically for prospective students, there are some excellent opportunities to attend lectures, meet academics, authors, and students, see inside some of the university facilities, and find out more about different areas of science. A full events listing is published each year ahead of the festival. Some events require advance booking (and will get booked up, so don't delay), for others you just turn up - see the details for each event. Most (but not all) events are free of charge.
There are normally some opportunities to ask admissions questions as well as a number of opportunities to meet and discuss research, including 'meet the scientists' sessions. Some events may also help you to get a sense of some of the 'supra-curricular' science at Cambridge, such as Full Blue Racing etc.
The Science Festival website has further details, including an introduction to the festival, information about attending, the full events listing, details of how schools can get involved, and contact details if you have questions.
If you would like to visit Christ's College during the Cambridge University Science Festival
The college is normally open for prospective students to visit, so do pop into our porters lodge (just on the left inside the main entrance on St Andrew's Street) and let the college porters know that you are interested in making an application to Cambridge. They will normally be happy for you to enter and walk around the public areas of the college. You may find the Christ's College map helpful.