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Erica the Rhino at SOTSEF 2016

Southampton Science and Engineering Festival (SOTSEF) 2017 will be running for an entire week from 10th-19th March to coincide with British Science Week. There will be a host of different science activities happening across the city of Southampton throughout the week. The largest and most anticipated event of SOTSEF is be the fifteenth annual Science and Engineering Day which will be taking place at our Highfield and Boldrewood campuses.


Find out more about Science and Engineering Day

Now in its third year, Southampton Science and Engineering Festival is the city's only week-long festival that celebrates both science and engineering through a programme of exciting events for families and adults. Throughout the week, SOTSEF has a line-up of talks and shows across the science spectrum in various venues in Southampton before the highlight of the SOTSEF calendar, Science and Engineering Day, on the final Saturday (18th).

Our 2016 event welcomed over 6000 visitors to 100+ activities, shows, talks and tours which was our largest event to date. We had events/activities from physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, engineering, oceanography, psychology and archaeology (to name a few) and also opened the Boldrewood Innovation Campus to the public for the first time.

This year the festival will be running from 10th-19th March. The final programme of events is:

As always it promises to be an exciting year with activities for everyone. You can download a full copy of the week programme below. Further information about all the events can be found at our new website.

Download the 2017 SOTSEF Week Planner Here
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