Festival of Learning

8 — 12 July 2017

Over 100 free activities open to the public


Our annual Festival of Learning is now in its fifth year and runs from Saturday 8 to Wednesday 12 July, bringing learning to life with over 140 FREE events and activities.

With subjects ranging from dinosaurs to cybercrime, there will be lots of opportunities to learn something new.

Book now to get involved in a variety of debates, interactive workshops, talks, exhibitions, sports sessions, theatre events and professional development opportunities. There really is something for everyone – so whether you’re looking for family activities, a bit of entertainment, or something more academic, make sure you check out our full five-day programme.

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Quotes from attendees:

“This is a great Festival – well done. Having only moved to the area recently, this was a great way to see the university. Very impressive.”

“I think this event is a great idea, and can help anyone from children to the elderly with their learning or even making new friends.”

“I think the Festival is a really good idea. I found it all extremely interesting and all the staff and student volunteers were so friendly and helpful.”

“I would definitely recommend the Festival – there’s so much for everybody to do. I’ve certainly had a good time.”

“Fantastic event – I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is education that is entertaining – there’s a big difference between having to learn, and learning because you want to.”