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Durham University

Science Outreach

Durham University Schools' Science Festival

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions this years event has been cancelled.


"This university is awesome!"

Year 9 pupil who attended the festival


The annual Durham University Schools' Science Festival aims to stimulate interest and encourage wider participation in science, and to support the next generation of scientists from the local area. School students from across the region who participate in the Durham University Schools' Science Festival follow a demanding programme of engineering projects including design, building and testing, and a range of hands-on science and technology activities.

The Durham Schools' Science Festival was recently featured in Dialogue Magazine.

"We have found the activities perfect for inspiring our students."

Y9 Teacher

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions this years event has been cancelled.

The Festival is designed for the target audience of Year 9 and Year 10 students. We hope to offer activities and demonstrations covering:




Computer Science

Durham's Museums

Earth Sciences






Read what the Northern Echo had to say about the 2013 festival.

"Exciting, exhilarating, empowering - these are the qualities that for me describe the day at Durham University. The first two amongst the three are to be expected but I felt as if the latter ought to be explained in greater detail.

Empowering is a term used to describe an increase in confidence or can be described as a stimuli; the day at Durham University was definitely both of these things from a careers standpoint as it opened my eyes upon the ever expansive world of science."

Year 9 pupil who attended the festival.

If you are a school interested in taking part  (or would simply like more information) please do not hesitate to contact Linda, whose details can be found on the right hand side of the page.

The Durham Schools' Science Festival is supported by Business Durham whose contribution is gratefully acknowledged.

For more information please contact:

Mrs Linda Campbell
Tel: +44 (0) 191 33 42331