Festival of Learning

11 – 17 July 2015

Over 150 free activities open to the public

The Festival of Learning is back with a bang for 2015, with even more events and activities than ever before!

From Saturday 11 – Friday 17 July, we invite you to join us at one of our 150+ events to have a fantastic time and enjoy learning something new.

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New this year…

Family Day – Saturday 11 July
A day of activities suitable for the whole family – including two inspirational talks by naturalist and TV presenter Chris Packham.

sportBU Open Weekend, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July
Take part in free sessions throughout the day, from Zumba to Wheelchair Rugby.

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Copies of our Event Planner, containing dates and times of all our events, can be found at local tourist information centres and libraries.

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Quotes from 2014 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.”

Festival of Learning 2014

Take a look at the Festival of Learning 2014 review video: