No Winchester Science Festival 2018


Since 2012, Winchester Science Festival has been held annually at the Winchester Discovery Centre. Run and managed by a band of volunteers, some of whom were Directors of Winchester Science Foundation, the company behind the Festival, it’s grown year on year.


In 2017, the Festival took on its first part-time, short term, paid staff member. This, we all agreed, made the festival better than it had ever been before. This staff member was supported and managed by the Directors, who took an active role in curating the event.


Hundreds – thousands – of people have come to our events, and we’re proud of the experiences we were able to provide. But we know that for a Festival to continue, it needs to change, too. It needs to stay up to date, bring in the best new ideas, and stay exciting. All of that stuff takes time – lots of time.


It is with some regret that we Directors have realised that for the Festival to be the best it can be, it needs more than we have to give it.  Lives, families and jobs have changed, and our abilities to support such an event have changed with them.


So, Winchester Science Foundation will not be putting on a festival this year. We have been in discussions with potential partners about ways our festival could continue, but nothing concrete has come of them. 


We’re going to take a year off, and in 2019 we’re going to review our position again. There’s so much science outreach happening now it may be the case that other events come up and fill the space we’ve left. We’d be delighted to see that.


We thank you all for your part in our festival and we’ll have more news in a year.


Jen, Kelly and Becky

Directors of Winchester Science Foundation

Get your science fix at

Winchester Science Centre

Southampton Bright Club

Pint of Science

University of Southampton and Portsmouth Open days

The Sciroom Southhampton

Winchester & Portsmouth Skeptics
Portsmouth Cafe Sci

Winchester Cafe Sci 

Basingstoke Cafe Scientifique

Southampton – Cafe Scientifique

Last time at Winchester Science Festival – SPEAKERS 2017


As well as our great programme of Speakers there will be plenty of hands-on activity throughout the weekend.
Pop along and find out more, and have a go at something new and exciting.
Exhibitors include:
Winchester Science Centre
STEM Ambassadors
Southampton University Science Roadshow
Mini Professors
Esdevium Games – STEM based card & boardgames to play
& much more.
P&G Wells Bookshop will also join us with a range of the latest and best scientific titles

Accessibility details for Winchester Discovery Centre


Winchester Science Festival is grateful for the kind and generous support of the following sponsors.


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