Past guest speakers have included Professor Robert Winston and molecular Chef Heston Blumenthal; the presence of both is indicative of the variety of areas on show at the festival. The Cheltenham Science Festival is a celebration of science, full of thought-provoking discussions, energetic school shows, hands-on workshops, and lively performances and interactive exhibitions.
In 2019 there were over 250 events with the best scientists, thinkers and writers, celebrating a host of special events including the Apollo moon landing and the Periodic Table’s 150th birthday.
The week-long festival takes place at different venues around Cheltenham, with some free events. Becoming a member of Cheltenham Festivals gives ticket discounts and exclusive previews.