Engage and Inspire

Fun activities to celebrate and experience the wonders of science, technology, engineering,
and mathematics

Thank you all for such a great day!

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Our brilliant 2018 Speakers and Exhibitors

Calling all budding space explorers! TV presenter Maddie Moate is looking for new recruits for her Mission to Mars Astronaut Academy.  Tickets are limited for this show but it will be streamed to the main screen, plus Maddie will take part in a meet and greet on the day.

Explore the world of engineering with STEM Festival main sponsors Anglian Water and the Anglian Water @one Alliance.

Use teamwork and problem solving to beat STEM Festival main sponsors the BGL Group’s cunning tech-based escape room.

Discover Horrible Science with author Nick Arnold in his interactive shows, then make sure you get your signed copy of his books!

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Test your driving skills with STEM Festival sponsor Codem and their Sahara Force India F1 car and simulator

Use forensic science to identify the culprit in STEM Festival sponsor University Centre Peterborough’s fingerprint test then observe the microbial world in partnership with Peterborough City Hospital.

Experience the Mirror Pillar and use it to discover the mathematics and geometry behind it’s projected images.

Come and see the ‘flying toilet roll’, ‘eye-boggling erupting pipes’ and ‘cool dry ice’ during Mad Science’s show in collaboration with Anglian Water.

Take part in mathematician Katie Steckles’s show ‘The Mathematics of Paper’.

Visit Titan II – RS Components’ mobile innovation experience full of the latest tech.

Immerse yourself in a 3D fantasy world that you can create, with digital artist Lee Mason.

Hear about the science and maths behind taking the perfect penalty kick – then put your knowledge to the test with mathematician Dr Tom Crawford, aka Tom Rocks Maths

Strut your stuff on the tech-fashion catwalk with KonichiwaKitty

Can you solve the clues to win a prize in the STEM Festival Treasure Hunt from Thinking Outside The Box Escape Rooms?

Challenge yourself and your friends to build the best paper plane with Thomas Cook

Get an introduction to coding with Vivacity Code Clubs

Use chemical, mechanical and electrical engineering skills to find out more about the systems at British Sugar

Get hands-on with science experiments from Cambridge Science Centre.

Browse the Marketplace, with STEM books and merchandise from Usborne Books, signed Horrible Science books with Nick Arnold, Science on a Postcard, Pimoroni, KonichiwaKitty and more.

Step back in time with University Centre Peterborough’s Retro Games showcase.

Learn about the art of cartography and create maps with Captain Alice from Mini Map-Makers.

Prop-up Pisa and Balance Bridges with the Institution of Civil Engineers

Learn more about amphibians and reptiles with Froglife’s VR experience

Make, code and sew your own Mini.Mu musical glove musical instrument with Pimoroni

The Coppersaurus has been unearthed in Peterborough! Come help join the fight with CityFibre against prehistoric copper broadband!

About the Festival

Peterborough STEM Festival showcases and celebrates the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through a number of events throughout the year.

Our core aims include encouraging more girls and young women to consider careers in STEM subjects, which we are proud to do in conjunction with Ada Lovelace Day.

Past Event: The STEM Festival Roadshow!

Want to get involved?

We would love to hear from you. Whether you can offer your expertise or your time, all help is gratefully received.

Exhibit. Demonstrate.

Are you a STEM ambassador or just passionate about inspiring others? If you want to share your passion by giving a talk, running a demo or a workshop – we want to hear from you, especially if you are local to Peterborough!

Become a sponsor!

We have ‘byte’ packets to suit all budgets whether you are a multinational organisation or just a lover and supporter of STEM.


We are looking for help with the preparations in the weeks leading up to the event and also on the day itself. We can’t promise you riches, but we can promise you a cool t-shirt (Team DPiP), food and refreshments in exchange for your time.

What we did last year…

We were back at the Allia Future Business Centre on Sunday October 1st 2017 for our second STEM Festival.  Check out what we got up to in the video.

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