Ada Lovelace Who?


Before we even conceived the idea of Peterborough STEM Festival back in 2016, Ada Lovelace was an inspiration and it was from attending Ada Lovelace Day events that gave us the idea of doing something of our own here in Peterborough. But just who is Ada Lovelace? Ada Lovelace (December 10, 1815 to November 27, 1852) was a British mathematician … Read More

Easy slime and goo making with UK supermarket ingredients

JoffNews, Resources

Making your own slime / goo at home is great fun for children and a great way to learn about solids and liquids.  We’ve been making slime at Peterborough STEM Festival since 2016 (waaay before all these YouTuber upstarts!) and here are our two recipes for you to try at home. Remember to always have an adult with you when … Read More

Round-up of Peterborough STEM Festival 2017

AndyBehind the scenes, News

Well, we aimed to take you on a STEM adventure and judging by the feedback we’ve had so far, I think we can safely say we did… and what an adventure into the world of STEM it turned out to be. Someone told us back at the start of planning for this year, soon after we were bowled over by … Read More

Thank you!


Peterborough STEM Festival volunteers

On behalf of myself and the rest of the Peterborough STEM Festival 2017 organising team, I would like to say thank you. Thank you to everyone that has supported our vision for bringing a celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to Peterborough. Thank you to all the sponsors, both organisations and individuals that believed in us, supporting us both … Read More

Peterborough STEM Festival 2016 Round-Up


Saturday October 1st saw us open the doors of the Allia Future Business Centre and host the first ever Peterborough STEM festival. Our mission was to provide a day of fun activities to celebrate and to experience the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – a free event to attend, designed especially for families and young people.  Much to … Read More

What Does It Take To Become an Astrophysicist?


In our latest blog post we take a look into astrophysics and talk to Dr Jen Gupta, an astrophysicist and science communicator who’ll be joining us at the upcoming STEM Festival. First of all, you may be wondering, what is astrophysics? Astrophysics is a type of space science that applies the laws of physics and chemistry to explain the birth, … Read More

Thank you PJ Care – STEMettes Workshop Sponsor

JoffNews, Sponsors

Thank you to PJ Care for supporting Peterborough STEM Festival by becoming dedicated sponsors for the STEMettes workshop! About PJ Care PJ Care operate Eagle Wood Neurological Care Centre in Bretton which comprises of five neurological care units. Each provides a distinct care model caters for different aspects of neurological nursing needs; including long term neurological conditions, neuro-rehabilitation, frontal temporal dementias, … Read More

Thank you CityFibre – Gigabyte Sponsor

JoffNews, Sponsors

Thank you to CityFibre for coming on board as a Gigabyte sponsor! About CityFibre CityFibre is a builder of Gigabit Cities and responsible for Peterborough’s pure fibre network.  Through the deployment of a fit-for-purpose, pure fibre infrastructure, CityFibre help bring the benefits of Gigabit speed connectivity to entire communities. Every Gigabit City we build provides local business, Government, health and education … Read More

STEM at Celebration of Youth Day Peterborough 2016

lorenaFringe events, News

Last Saturday I helped out for the afternoon with the STEMfest tables at the Celebration of Youth day organised for the YMCA in central Peterborough. The plan was to show a little of what STEMfest would be about. We had a virtual reality headset, a tetris cube puzzle, a slime recipe and a loom. Safe to say the slime was … Read More

What is STEM?


The first Peterborough STEM festival is taking place on October 1st 2016. But, what is STEM? Here we explain what STEM is all about and tell you why you should be excited… The Peterborough STEM festival has been organised to raise awareness of STEM and to encourage people of all ages to get involved with STEM education and careers in … Read More