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Cheltenham Science Festival 2024

Posted by Cassie on 05/17/2024 (Updated 05/20/2024), Category: Article
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The ‘premier Science festival in the country’ returns to Cheltenham from the 4th-9th June this year with over 100 events to choose from including lectures, workshops and off-site experiences.

With a signature theme of ‘Be the Change’, this year’s programme will be focusing on the dilemmas that arrive with a developing world and how science impacts our everyday lives.

Top picks and a taste of ‘What’s On’

Who owns the moon?

Tuesday 4th June 16:00-17:00 @ Town Hall

 For centuries we have warred over the earth’s resources. In the wake of space exploration, we see this conflict of ownership extend to our neighbouring planets, moons and beyond, begging the question, should we, and can we own the moon?

Explore this topic further in the lecture by writer of ‘Who Owns the Moon?’, A.C. Grayling.

Lessons for an ageing world

7th June 16:30-17:30 @ Town Hall

For the first time, people over 65 outnumber those under 5. With a society that isn’t set up for an aging population, how do we adapt to face the challenges it poses?

 

Catch Andrew Steele and, co-founder of the Longevity Forum, Andrew Scott, discussing what we can expect and should be changing to handle the years ahead.

Who wants to live forever?

8th June 18:30-19:30 @ Parabola Arts Centre

Nobel prize winner, Venki Ramakrishnan, investigates the science of how and why we die. As our understanding of ageing develops, we open the door of the ethical ramifications of immortality.

Experiences

Sun Gazing

Free Event – 9th June 10:00-13:00 @ Festival Village

Safely explore the beauty of the sun, using solar telescopes, with the Cotswold Astronomical Society.

Myth Busters

This year, Cheltenham Science Festival will host a collection of lectures and events dedicated to challenging common misconceptions.

Choose from:

‘Myth Busting’ – Nuclear Energy

6th June 17:30-18:30 @ Helix Auditorium

‘Myth Busting’ – The Science of Skincare

8th June 13:30-14:30 @ Helix Auditorium

‘Myth Busting’ – The Future of Flight

5th June 19:30-20:30 @ Helix Auditorium

‘Myth Busting’ – Should we rethink our diets?

9th June 18:00- 19:00 @ Town Hall

Science for Schools

With over 60 interactive talks and workshops for key stage 1-4, Cheltenham Festival works with schools to engage all students in science and introduce them to the STEM industries.

Tickets are available for primary schools, secondary schools and home educators.

Four interactive zones across the festival including the MakerShack and The Arcade offer free entry all week, with allocated lots for schools and families.

Cheltenham Science Festival Accommodation

Elevate your visit to Cheltenham with luxury, central accommodation, so you’re never more than a quick stroll from the action.

Our Montpellier-based, luxury apartments are perfect for a trip to the Cheltenham Science Festival. With town buzzing all week long, you’ll be able to make the most of all the Montpellier district has to offer, from lavish bars and restaurants to charming cafés and boutiques.

10 Royal Parade

Located just a 2-minute walk from Montpellier Gardens, this 2-bedroom apartment exudes decadence and comfort. Enjoy views over the beautiful Montpellier Street along with features including a private terrace, luxury super-king bed and L’Occitane bath products.

Discover your stay

Every home has a complete 3D tour. Take your time exploring so you can book with confidence.

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Pittville Apartment

2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
1022 sq/ft

Wellington Square, Cheltenham, UK

From £135 p/n

Pittville Apartment

2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
1022 sq/ft

Wellington Square, Cheltenham, UK

From £135 p/n

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36 Queens apartment

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
624 sq/ft

36 Queen's Road, Cheltenham GL50 2LT, UK

From £105 p/n

36 Queens apartment

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
624 sq/ft

36 Queen's Road, Cheltenham GL50 2LT, UK

From £105 p/n

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Pittville Lawn

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
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750 sq/ft

2 Pittville Lawn, Cheltenham, UK

From £105 p/n

Pittville Lawn

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Free Permit Parking
750 sq/ft

2 Pittville Lawn, Cheltenham, UK

From £105 p/n

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Pittville House

4 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
4500 sq/ft

Wellington Square, Cheltenham, UK

From £450 p/n

Pittville House

4 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
4500 sq/ft

Wellington Square, Cheltenham, UK

From £450 p/n

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18 Tivoli Mews

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
430 sq/ft

18 Tivoli Mews, Cheltenham GL50 2UX, UK

From £88 p/n

18 Tivoli Mews

1 Bedrooms
1 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
430 sq/ft

18 Tivoli Mews, Cheltenham GL50 2UX, UK

From £88 p/n

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Glensanda

4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
1775 sq/ft

3 Glensanda Court, Montpellier Spa Road, Cheltenham GL50 1UF, UK

From £190 p/n

Glensanda

4 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
Allocated Parking
1775 sq/ft

3 Glensanda Court, Montpellier Spa Road, Cheltenham GL50 1UF, UK

From £190 p/n

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