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Rothamsted Festival of Ideas

Start Date: 23rd Jun 2018
End Date: 24th Jun 2018
Start Time: 11:00 am
End Time: 5:00 pm

It’s Rothamsted's 175th birthday this year and they’re celebrating with a Festival of Ideas. The event is free and open to all with something for everyone, from young to old. The Festival brings together activities, exhibitions and demonstrations to immerse you in the science of feeding the world.


Get up close with crop critters in the Insect Zone; take the popcorn challenge in the Experiment Zone; see farming take flight with the drones in the Tech Zone. Speed date an expert; ride a tractor; puzzle over a trove of astonishing exhibits; and test the interactive displays. Vote for the most fascinating poster; find out what the future of farming could look like; gain a taste of the technological transformations underway.


Join a debate or listen to a talk; tackle a treasure hunt or pit yourself against one of our quizzes. Immerse yourself in a sensational demo, including the one trialled at the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in December (parasitic wasp meets gorging aphid).

Between the 10 science zones, 30+ exhibits and unique tour experiences, we're sure you'll enjoy a weekend of discovery and fun.