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Each year over 14,000 members of the public, including 2,500 school students, visit the Summer Science Exhibition. Many more are reached through coverage on TV, in the media and online.

Among other great reasons to exhibit, the exhibition provides a unique opportunity to raise the profile of your research and institution with key influencers, including potential funders, government and the public. We welcome proposals from researchers in academia, industry and in between, as long as the project lead is UK-based.

The exhibition will take place from 2 - 8 July 2018. The call for proposals for next year's exhibition is now open and closes 1 September 2017.

This year the University had researchers involved in two stands:

I'd strongly recommend that if you are looking to submit a proposal that you talk to those who have previously been (click here for case studies). 

Here's a couple of basic guides about festivals in general:

  • http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/documents/presenting-science-pdf/
  • https://blog.esrc.ac.uk/2017/07/21/data-research-at-science-festivals-engaging-the-public/

And you'll find lots of relevant guidance on the RS website itself, including successful proposals from previous years.

These exhibitions can be costly so be sure to explore funding sources.

Visit the Royal Society website for more information and to apply.