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    • Encounter famous faces and influential figures from history, who will be out and about throughout the Festival weekend.

      Performance For: Over 10, Under 10, Family, Adults, Alumni
    • See Imperial's car mascots, Clem 2 and Jezebel, take to Imperial College Road to showcase the best of early 20th-century motor car engineering.

      Hands-on For: Alumni, Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Explore behind the scenes at Imperial's futuristic four-storey Carbon Capture Pilot Plant, the most sophisticated of its kind in an academic institution in the world.

      Tour For: Adults, Over 10, Family
    • Take part in the most unpredictable and lively two-day panel discussion in town. We don’t know exactly where the conversation will go, and neither do our expert panellists, but that is all part of the fun!

      Talk, Workshop For: Adults, Over 10
    • Meet George, a mechanical dragon of hand-cranked contraptioneering. Help him play music, blow bubbles and display the joys and ingenuity of mechanical engineering.

      Hands-on For: Under 10, Family
    • See the impact hand washing has on the colonies that claim your mits as their home with UV fluorescent gel.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10, Alumni
    • Take a journey into the world of superbugs. From ancient microbes to toxic fungi, discover life at the tiniest of scales and its impact on our health.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Visit the Research Zone's big white tent, meet our researchers and take part in a huge array of hands-on experiments, with 40 interactive stands to explore.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Find out how we transform leftovers into compost using CompPod, Imperial's very own in-house recycling plant for food waste – a must-see for keen recyclers and composters!

      Tour For: Adults, Over 10, Family
    • Enjoy a full programme of musical performances from the College's best student bands and music groups and specially invited acts.

      Music, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • We mark the 120th anniversary of the original Horseless Carriage Exhibition with veteran cars from the turn of the 20th century, as well as showcasing Imperial's current research into vehicles of the future.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Sample some delectable dancing from Imperial's best troupes and take a turn on the dance floor yourself with interactive sessions.

      Dance, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Enter the Explore Zone, with experiments specially designed for small fingers and enquiring minds.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Under 10
    • We mark the 120th anniversary of the original Horseless Carriage Exhibition with veteran cars from the turn of the 20th century, as well as a special guest from the College's history.

      Exhibition For: Over 10, Adults, Alumni
    • Take a journey around the home, hospital and farm of the future. Imperial's enterprise projects and competitions are putting research into practice to discover what the future might look like.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Alumni, Adults, Over 10
    • Check out what's on in the workshop tent and get up close and personal with research taking place across the College.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Explore what it means to be a patient today, from how modern disease spreads to what you can do to stay healthy.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • With so much information to absorb from across the Festival, make sure you stay energised. Tuck into some brain food and keep hydrated with delicious options for all tastes in the Food Zone.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Discover research from around the College aiming to understand and address climate change, and other environmental concerns of our time.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Catch up with fellow alumni, make new connections and be inspired by former students' successes.

      Alumni For: Alumni
    • Treat yourself to one of Keik's freshly baked, delicious and wholesome cakes, strudels or pies, which are made using premium ingredients from British businesses and farms.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Under 10, Over 10
    • Refresh yourself with gourmet icecream, brownies and lemonade, accompanied by a musical twist if you are lucky!

      Refreshments For: Alumni, Over 10, Family, Under 10
    • Enjoy a tipple or two at the Festival's pop-up pub, alongside inspirational quotes from past patrons.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • Enjoy award-winning traditional English sausages, pies and mash from this Monmothshire farm.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Take a tour of a working ambulance and be put through your paces by first-aid experts.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Sample some classic French cuisine, inspired by traditional recipes and made with seasonal produce.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Grab a warm drink and soak up the Festival atmosphere.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Explore the universe without leaving Imperial, with our Outreach team's breathtaking inflatable guide to the stars.

      Tour For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Under 10, Over 10
    • Trigger your senses and explore how design influences our behaviour, and plays a key role in our interaction with everyday items.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Savour some traditional Italian pasta dishes, made from scratch with the finest ingredients.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Choose from a selection of delicious cakes, bakes and treats, made fresh every day by Cakehole in their South London kitchen using the best local, organic and fairtrade ingredients.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Enjoy the catch of the day, with wholesome meals made from freshly caught fish and shellfish.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Make sure not to miss out on indulgent truffle brownies, sweet tarts, savoury rolls and quiches from this artisan bakery.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • For the first time in over 50 years, Clem 1 (now called Joanne), the College's original steam motor tractor mascot, returns to Imperial to join the current mascots and historic cars at the Festival.

      Alumni, Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Pig out on a scrumptious hog roast straight from the farm, with pork reared to the highest possible welfare standards.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Pop down to the shops and find out about respiratory and circulatory diseases, with a range of hands-on activities from the National Heart and Lung Institute.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10, Under 10, Family
    • Take an edible journey through the world of cells, meet researchers working on global health epidemics and find out how understanding cells and organs can inform public health debates.

      Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • Later this year, the Francis Crick Institute opens its doors to researchers to investigate some of the biggest health challenges facing our generation. Find out what's in store.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Over 10, Adults, Alumni
    • Put your surgery skills to the test under the influence of different music to see whether you would perform better with hard rock, classical or modern pop in the background.

      Hands-on For: Adults, Over 10, Family, Alumni, Under 10
    • See the impact of clinical trials on designing vaccines for diseases such as HIV, malaria and Ebola.

      Hands-on For: Alumni, Family, Over 10, Adults, Under 10
    • Make sure to refuel with free-range scotch eggs and flavoursome meat pies.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Do you ever get tired of clearing up after dinner? Take a trip to the future and watch a robot do the hard work for you!

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • From virtual reality headsets to robotic hands, interact with a variety of different robotic and virtual imaging devices, and meet researchers who are using robotics to improve and innovate surgical procedures.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Find out how computers are helping us to manipulate the physical world.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Take on the role of a pee detective in this fact-finding game.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Meet Imperial’s rocket society and get your hands on real life rockets, capable of breaking the sound barrier.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Help Imperial researchers in the fight against climate change, by taking part in a carbon capture challenge!

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Find out how to stay in touch with the College throughout the year and see what people are saying about the Festival and Alumni Weekend.

      Workshop For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • Been there, done that, but have you got the t-shirt? Pop along to the Info Tent to browse our bespoke Imperial Festival merchandise.

      Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Find out about the flying drones Imperial researchers are designing to help people reach inaccessible places, like rainforests and mountainsides, for research or rescue.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Meet robots inspired by the vision and flight of flies, and learn how engineers are implementing ideas from the natural world in their robot designs.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Witness some of the engineering projects which are helping Team GB’s Paralympians on the road to Rio 2016 and Paralympic glory this summer.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Take your pick from a selection of free-range chicken dishes including pies, rotisserie chicken, pate and sausages.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Get you head in a spin with a series of fun actvities that explore the rotating flows that surround us.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Savour some garlic-infused specialities from this family-run farm on the Isle of White.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Join Etienne Burdet and his Human Robotics Group to see how robot toys could help infants with cerebral palsy build strength in their hands and lift objects.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Under 10, Over 10
    • Discover how we are using what we learn about the human brain from medical images to teach an artificial brain to learn.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Explore some of the cancer labs at Imperial and meet the world-class scientists who carry out ground-breaking work within them.

      Tour For: Adults, Over 10, Alumni
    • See how a computer can observe and then recognise your hand movements in this hands-on experiment.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Find out what it takes to beat cancer cells as they evolve and adapt to treatments; and learn about the ground-breaking clinical research being conducted by the Institute of Cancer Research.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Over 10, Alumni
    • Experience what it’s really like to lose your hearing, before teaching yourself to recognise shapes and images with sound, using new apps and technologies designed to support the visually and hearing impaired.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Could you survive a zombie apocalypse? Find out how quickly diseases spread and take part in a modelling experiment at the Festival, otherwise known as 'ground zero'.

      Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • How do you define whether you're 'well' or 'unwell'? Do you feel safe in a hospital under the care of healthcare professionals? Answer these questions and more to help guide research into patient safety coordinated by Imperial.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni
    • Find out how ExoSonic, a liquid biopsy product, could hold the key to early detection of cancers such as pancreatic cancer.

      Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • Explore the role material research plays in our everyday lives, with some delicious food-focused and sporty activities.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • From targeting tumours to starving cancer, find out how Cancer Research UK-funded researchers are helping beat cancer sooner.

      Talk, Tour, Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Discover how inert gases can prevent traumatic brain injury, with an insight into recent research on protecting the brain following dramatic head trauma.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Over 10, Adults, Alumni
    • Explore proteins in 3D through the world of computer games.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • Become an aerospace engineer and break stuff in the name of science.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Become an aerospace engineer and break stuff in the name of science.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Explore the history of experiments into first loves and discover where our understanding of attachment in babies comes from.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Take part in an urban search mission that could help improve real search and rescue operations.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Come and explore all things lungs, with a range of fun and messy games and activities.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • From medical devices that you sense your state of health, to sensors that can chart muscle vibrations, find out all about the latest research into wearable robots being conducted by Imperial researchers.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Try out some of the technology behind Team Imperial's entry into the Cybathlon, a mix of Paralympic ideals and robotic assistive technology

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Under 10, Over 10
    • Take a trip into tribology to discover how scientists at Imperial are finding innovative ways to reduce friction in order to enhance the life-span of materials in heavily-mechanised industries and transportation.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Have your say on what the future of transport might look like, taking inspiration from the exhibits and demonstrations in the Transport Zone and your ideas from elsewhere, to create an ideas tree.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10, Family, Under 10
    • See a live demonstration of a firewhirl and learn about how these mesmerising apparitions have both destructive power and applications in over a century of propulsion.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Journey through the scales of life, from elephants to bacteria.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Come and discover the hidden world of bacteria and how they are grown in the lab.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Learn exactly how bacteria grows, using your own hands as the setting for a miniature microbial experiment.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Discover the latest battery and fuel-cell technology that could revolutionise the motor industry and speed up the introduction of electric vehicles en masse to roads around the world.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Find out how turbo engines are becoming more efficient and increasingly used to reduce carbon emissions in combustion vehicles.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Discover how the Data Science Institute is visualising data from some of the College’s most exciting research programmes in the KPMG Data Observatory.

      Tour For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • Learn how to tell the good guys of the bacterial world from the bad guys.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Spin the wheel of transformation and create your own superbug!

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family, Over 10
    • Search out antibiotics and learn the truth behind 'superbugs' headlines.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Family, Over 10
    • From mouldy bread to toxic yeast inhabiting your shower, meet the colourful fungal species calling your house their home.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family, Over 10
    • Take control of swarms of spacecraft in orbit, with an interactive universe simulator.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family, Over 10
    • Could the solution to deadly malaria be found in the very animal that spreads it, the mosquito? Meet these potential saviours and decide for yourself.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • If you were in charge of funding infectious diseases research or antbiotics dissemination, what would your priorities be?

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Enter the darkness to enjoy the beautiful natural phenomenon of bioluminescence as demonstrated by an array of glowing microbes.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Meet the team behind a lab at St Mary’s Hospital that has helped turn HIV from an acute terminal illness into a chronic well-controlled disease.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Put on your lab coat, take a selfie and take part in experiments to find out how bacteria cause disease.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family, Under 10
    • Enter a reconstruction of an animal facility and discover how animal research is delivering vital findings in the study of microbial infection.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Sample a world of international flavours, with fusion cooking to suit modern tastes and a range of dietary needs.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Play a computer game with your mind, using a special headset.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Find out about the Hamlyn Centre's research into wearable sensors, and their applications in computer gaming, health, wellbeing and sports.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • See how student projects to build green racing vehicles have evolved over the past decade and find out what's in store for the future of non-petroleum-powered motor racing.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Explore an array of interactive science toys and great initiatives to inspire more youngsters into science.

      Hands-on For: Family, Under 10
    • Discover why a 'split personality' makes fat molecules key to life!

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Alumni, Family, Adults, Over 10, Under 10
    • Navigate through the heart with our interactive simulation game and 3D human images; get a heart painted on your hand; and learn how we treat people with heart rhythm problems.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family, Over 10, Adults, Alumni
    • Find out how Imperial researchers are developing the next generation of high-efficiency solar cells. Will we achieve 50% efficiency, and what does this mean for our energy future?

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Discover how biomass is making your life sustainable.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Find out how carbon capture and storage technologies could make power generation and heavy industry environmentally neutral.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Learn how difficult it is to hold your head still, and how 3D cameras can track your head motion during brain scanning.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Mix together solids to form mysterious ionic liquids that could be used to produce biofuels or make batteries safer and more efficient.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family, Over 10
    • Use CDs and laser pointers to explore how light is made of waves, and generate your own beautiful diffraction and interference patterns to share over social media.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Make your own amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, crystallise them and then watch them grow in real time under a microscope.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family, Over 10
    • Muscat, sandalwood or patchouli? With engineered bacteria replacing fossil fuels and tickling our noses, come and discuss the potential and risks of synthetic biology.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family, Over 10, Alumni, Adults
    • Witness Einstein’s model of gravity in all its glory and learn about the search for gravitational waves.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • Explore the challenges of powering the UK with low-carbon energy.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Solar and wind power are cheap, renewable and clean, but what happens when the sun doesn't shine and the wind doesn't blow? Find out with researchers from Imperial's Granthan Institute.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Discover the power of the Sun and its potential to play a crucial role in the energy sector.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Get creative at our climate change and environment arts and crafts stall.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Under 10, Family, Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • NEWSFLASH: A volcano has erupted in Europe. What happens next is...

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Do you know how much rain falls in an average month? Find out how citizen-scientists are helping to monitor rainfall levels across the globe.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Under 10, Over 10
    • Learn how to observe and photograph meteor showers and test if a rock is from outer space with a group of secondary-school scientists.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family, Over 10
    • Compete in this fast-paced foodie card game, developed by expert nutritionists and run by our own Imperial students.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • This year's t-shirt artist Sam Peet will be recreating his artwork on a 6ft x 6ft board at the heart of the Festival.

      Performance For: Family, Adults, Alumni, Over 10, Under 10
    • Get on your bike and use pedal power to test the ability of membranes to purify H2O.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Create your own dry-ice clouds to give to your friends and family, and learn how to manipulate matter on the molecular scale with the tiniest of computers.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Follow the journey of the malaria parasite from mosquito to man and become an expert in diagnosing this deadly disease

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Under 10, Over 10
    • Discover how chemists are finding ways to reduce our reliance on oil by using renewable resources to make everyday objects.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Discover how direct current technology brings megawatts of sustainable energy to our homes hundreds of kilometres away.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • How fast can you rebuild a functional ecosystem?

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • It’s time to be drastic with plastic in our ocean.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Try out a laser tractor beam that could change how single cells are transported around the lab.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Under 10, Over 10
    • Who can do anything about climate change?

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Watch a zebrafish heart beating and discover how fish are being used to tackle cancer.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Share your experiences of being a patient.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Do you know how much salt is in your diet? Find out about salt's hidden dangers and how to reduce your intake.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Get a heart painted on your hand; navigate through the heart with our interactive simulation game and 3D human images; and learn how we treat people with heart rhythm problems.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Try your hand as a 'spectroscopist' and collect your own infrared spectrum from everyday objects like coffee cups and your own clothes.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Under 10, Over 10
    • Take blood samples from an artificial human arm as you re-enact the human medical trials of a recently discovered potential solution to global infertility.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10, Family, Under 10
    • Step onto the surface of Mars, pick up a rock or two, and gaze upon the beautiful landscape through the eyes of the geologists operating a robotic mission currently looking for signs of life on the red planet.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Build your own explosion shockwave generator and learn how military clinicians, scientists and engineers are working together to prevent and treat blast injuries.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Over 10, Alumni
    • Create your own designer bug to tackle a global problem of your choosing, and win a furry prize as you learn about the potential of engineering biology to grow our economy.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Join neurotechnology PhD students to build a model muscle.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Build and design your own computer game in our Robot Challenge.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Meet some robots and find out about the work Robogals are doing to engage more girls in science, engineering and technology.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Explore how robots and computers are merging to create the artificial intelligence of the future. In this zone you can meet drones that see like insects, watch an eye-controlled wheelchair play sport and design your own robot computer game. 

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Alumni, Over 10, Under 10
    • The Imperial College Big Band will signal the official opening of the Festival alongside a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring a lucky competition winner.

      Music, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10, Under 10, Family
    • The lucky winner of our Imperial Festival 2016 competition will be formally opening this year's event.

      Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Get hands on with some cuddly and slithery creatures, as we explore the animal kingdom with Imperial wildlife experts and our friends at Zoolab.

      Hands-on For: Family, Under 10
    • Find out about research being conducted into cancer screening and prevention by Professor Elio Riboli, Director of Imperial's School of Public Health.

      Talk For: Over 10, Adults, Alumni
    • This unique balloon-art street act brings out the scientific side of inflatables.

      Performance, Hands-on For: Over 10, Under 10
    • See the future made real through live experiments and incredible demonstrations in this interactive show suitable for the whole family!

      Performance, Talk For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Take time to reflect on what you have heard elsewhere in the festival, discuss some intriguing philosophy of science, and listen to podcasts from our Science Communication students.

      Exhibition For: Adults, Over 10
    • Join us on a journey back in time to meet three historic figures in engineering – Ada Lovelace, Sir Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Imperial alumnus William Perkin – as they reflect on their greatest achievements and how they revolutionised their fields.

      Comedy, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Discover how flying insects and small animals are inspiring engineers to build a new generation of aerial robots.

      Talk For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Meet Imperial alumnus Dr Melanie Windridge and hear about her latest book, Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights, at this talk, organised by Friends of Imperial College.

      Talk For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Einsteinbot and Shakespearebot in a battle for the ages

      Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Imperial College Big Band perform a string of upbeat numbers to get the Festival swinging on Saturday afternoon.

      Music For: Over 10, Family, Adults, Under 10, Alumni
    • See the future made real through live experiments and incredible demonstrations in this interactive show suitable for the whole family!

      Performance, Talk For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • A unique balloon-art street act brings out the scientific side of inflatables.

      Performance, Hands-on For: Over 10, Under 10
    • Members of Imperial's student Belly Dancing Society don their colourful costumes and showcase an elegant and feminine dance form.

      Dance, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Find out how advances in technology are impacting on our financial markets, with some unexpected results.

      Talk For: Adults, Over 10
    • Explore astrophysics through cosmic cocktails and multiverse profiteroles.

      Workshop For: Over 10, Adults, Alumni
    • Science troubadour and pioneer of the geek pop genre, Jonny Berliner performs comedy science songs.

      Music, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • See science-fiction author and astrophysicist Dr Dave Clements in conversation with sci-fi specialist Professor Farah Mendlesohn, in this event organised by Friends of Imperial College

      Talk For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • See the future made real through live experiments and incredible demonstrations in this interactive show suitable for the whole family!

      Performance, Talk For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • From innovating new types of prosthetic limbs to advancing rehabilitation and recovery, find out about the vital work that researchers from Imperial's Department of Bioengineering are doing into blast injury prevention and mitigation.

      Talk For: Adults, Over 10
    • Discover why synthetic biology is so important to the growing bioecomony.

      Talk For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • Learn about the process of using solvents to separate materials into their useful components in an interactive performance.

      Performance, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Hear some of your favourite pop, funk and R&B tunes, covered by Battle of the Bands finalists State of Nature.

      Music For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • See the future made real through live experiments and incredible demonstrations in this interactive show suitable for the whole family!

      Performance, Talk For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Join the recording of this light-hearted podcast looking at what it means to be human, and what the alternatives might be.

      Workshop For: Over 10, Adults, Alumni
    • Join us to explore the outer limits of science and fiction.

      Talk For: Adults, Over 10, Family, Under 10
    • Join Imperial College Dance Society for a specialist jazz dance class to get your body active, as well as your mind.

      Dance, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Join science writer, broadcaster and Imperial alumnus, Dr Kat Arney, as she discusses her new book Herding Hemingway’s Cats, with her sister, fellow alumnus and comedian, Helen Arney, at this Friends of Imperial College event.

      Talk For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Imperial's award-winning, all male student a cappella group re-invents the classics, including some impressive human beat boxing.

      Music, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Entrants to the #impfest social media photography competition will find out whether they have won the 2016 prize and goody bag, to be awarded at the Social hub, in the Food Zone.

      Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10, Family
    • Rock out as Imperial College Dance Company perform a number of routines from the Queen musical We Will Rock You on the stage in the Robot Zone.

      Performance, Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • See the future made real through live experiments and incredible demonstrations in this interactive show suitable for the whole family!

      Performance, Talk For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • A unique balloon-art street act brings out the scientific side of inflatables.

      Performance, Hands-on For: Over 10, Under 10
    • Brain research using magic mushrooms and LSD could lead to new treatments for depression or other mental health problems. Dr Robin Carhart-Harris describes his work with psychedelic drugs and reveals images of how they affect the brain. 

      Talk For: Adults, Over 10
    • Sharing three Nobel Prizes, albeit unevenly, hear from Imperial alumnus Sir Alexander Fleming, Albert Einstein and Rosalind Franklin as they discussing the ups and downs of the Prize from a personal perspective, in this fantastical voyage through time.

      Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • A borderless bag of musical styles includes the band’s own take on Balkan, Klezmer, Turkish, Russian and Gypsy tunes, with a hint of hip hop. This is music to dance to!

      Music For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Science troubadour and pioneer of the Geekpop genre, Jonny Berliner performs comedy science songs.

      Music, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • See the future made real through live experiments and incredible demonstrations in this interactive show suitable for the whole family!

      Performance, Talk For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Explore the next generation of robots that could revolutionise our daily lives. Pilot flying drones, play Jenga through the eyes of a machine and meet your mechanical dance partner, whose motion capture technology could one day power robotic surgeons.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Alumni, Over 10, Under 10
    • Take a journey into the world of superbugs. From ancient microbes to toxic fungi, discover life at the tiniest scales and its impact on our health. Learn to tell good bacteria from bad before exploring new Imperial research aiming to keep us safe from Earth's more dangerous microorganisms.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Visit the Research Zone's big white tent, meet our researchers and take part in a huge array of hands-on experiments, with 40 interactive stands to explore.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • We mark the 120th anniversary of the original Horseless Carriage Exhibition with veteran cars from the turn of the 20th century, as well as showcasing Imperial's current research into vehicles of the future.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Enjoy a full programme of musical performances from the College's best student bands and music groups and specially invited acts.

      Music, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Sample some delectable dancing from Imperial's best troupes and take a turn on the dance floor yourself with interactive sessions.

      Dance, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Take time to reflect on what you have heard elsewhere in the festival, discuss some intriguing philosophy of science, and listen to podcasts from our Science Communication students.

      Exhibition For: Adults, Over 10
    • Enter the Explore Zone, with experiments specially designed for small fingers and enquiring minds.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Under 10
    • We mark the 120th anniversary of the original Horseless Carriage Exhibition with veteran cars from the turn of the 20th century, as well as a special guest from the College's history.

      Exhibition For: Over 10, Adults, Alumni
    • See Imperial's car mascots, Clem 2 and Jezebel, take to Imperial College Road to showcase the best of early 20th-century motor car engineering.

      Hands-on For: Alumni, Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Take a journey around the home, hospital and farm of the future. Imperial's enterprise projects and competitions are putting research into practice to discover what the future might look like.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Alumni, Adults, Over 10
    • With so much information to absorb from across the Festival, make sure you stay energised. Tuck into some brain food and keep hydrated with delicious options for all tastes in the Food Zone.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Check out what's on in the workshop tent and get up close and personal with research taking place across the College.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Catch up with fellow alumni, make new connections and be inspired by former students' successes.

      Alumni For: Alumni
    • Push your tumbling skills to the limit with Imperial College Union's Parkour and Free Running Society

      Dance, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Explore what it means to be a patient today, from how modern disease spreads to what you can do to stay healthy.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Discover research from around the College aiming to understand and address climate change, and other environmental concerns of our time.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • The most unpredictable and lively two-day panel discussion in town. We don’t know exactly where the conversation will go, and neither do our expert panellists, but that is all part of the fun!

      Talk, Workshop For: Adults, Over 10
    • Refresh yourself with gourmet icecream, brownies and lemonade, accompanied by a musical twist if you are lucky!

      Refreshments For: Alumni, Over 10, Family, Under 10
    • Treat yourself to one of Keik's freshly baked, delicious and wholesome cakes, strudels or pies, which are made using premium ingredients from British businesses and farms.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Under 10, Over 10
    • Fill up on fresh, authentic Italian pasta and gnocchi, accompanied by a choice of tantalising homemade pestos and sauces.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Enjoy a tipple or two at the Festival's pop-up pub, alongside inspirational quotes from past patrons.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • Encounter famous faces and influential figures from history, who will be out and about throughout the Festival weekend.

      Performance For: Over 10, Under 10, Family, Adults, Alumni
    • Meet George, a mechanical dragon of hand-cranked contraptioneering. Help him play music, blow bubbles and display the joys and ingenuity of mechanical engineering.

      Hands-on For: Under 10, Family
    • Take a tour of a working ambulance and be put through your paces by first-aid experts.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Find out how we transform leftovers into compost using Comppod, Imperial's very own in-house recycling plant for food waste – a must-see for keen recyclers and composters!

      Tour For: Adults, Over 10, Family
    • Enjoy award-winning traditional English sausages, pies and mash from this Monmothshire farm.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Sample some classic French cuisine, inspired by traditional recipes and made with seasonal produce.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Grab a warm drink and soak up the Festival atmosphere.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Explore the universe without leaving Imperial, with our Outreach team's breathtaking inflatable guide to the stars.

      Tour For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Under 10, Over 10
    • Choose from a selection of delicious cakes, bakes and treats, made fresh every day by Cakehole in their South London kitchen using the best local, organic and fairtrade ingredients.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Enjoy the catch of the day, with wholesome meals made from freshly caught fish and shellfish.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Make sure not to miss out on indulgent truffle brownies, sweet tarts, savoury rolls and quiches from this artisan bakery.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Pig out on a scrumptious hog roast straight from the farm, with pork reared to the highest possible welfare standards.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • For the first time in over 50 years, Clem 1 (now called Joanne), the College's original steam motor tractor mascot, returns to Imperial to join the current mascots and historic cars at the Festival.

      Alumni, Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Pop down to the shops and find out about respiratory and circulatory diseases, with a range of hands-on activities from the National Heart and Lung Institute.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10, Under 10, Family
    • Later this year, the Francis Crick Institute opens its doors to researchers to investigate some of the biggest health challenges facing our generation. Find out what's in store.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Over 10, Adults, Alumni
    • Take an edible journey through the world of cells, meet researchers working on global health epidemics and find out how understanding cells and organs can inform public health debates.

      Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • Put your surgery skills to the test under the influence of different music to see whether you would perform better with hard rock, classical or modern pop in the background.

      Hands-on For: Adults, Over 10, Family, Alumni, Under 10
    • See the impact of clinical trials on designing vaccines for diseases such as HIV, malaria and Ebola.

      Hands-on For: Alumni, Family, Over 10, Adults, Under 10
    • Do you ever get tired of clearing up after dinner? Take a trip to the future and watch a robot do the hard work for you!

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • From virtual reality headsets to robotic hands, interact with a variety of different robotic and virtual imaging devices, and meet researchers who are using robotics to improve and innovate surgical procedures.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Take on the role of a pee detective in this fact-finding game.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Find out how computers are helping us to manipulate the physical world.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Meet Imperial’s rocket society and get your hands on real life rockets, capable of breaking the sound barrier.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Help Imperial researchers in the fight against climate change, by taking part in a carbon capture challenge!

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Find out how to stay in touch with the College throughout the year and see what people are saying about the Festival and Alumni Weekend.

      Workshop For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • Been there, done that, but have you got the t-shirt? Pop along to the Info Tent to browse our bespoke Imperial Festival merchandise.

      Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Find out about the flying drones Imperial researchers are designing to help people reach inaccessible places, like rainforests and mountainsides, for research or rescue.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Meet robots inspired by the vision and flight of flies, and learn how engineers are implementing ideas from the natural world in their robot designs.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Witness some of the engineering projects which are helping Team GB’s Paralympians on the road to Rio 2016 and Paralympic glory this summer.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Take your pick from a selection of free-range chicken dishes including pies, rotisserie chicken, pate and sausages.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Savour some garlic-infused specialities from this family-run farm on the Isle of White.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Get you head in a spin with a series of fun actvities that explore the rotating flows that surround us.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Trigger your senses and explore how design influences our behaviour, and plays a key role in our interaction with everyday items.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Join Etienne Burdet and his Human Robotics Group to see how robot toys could help infants with cerebral palsy build strength in their hands and lift objects.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Under 10, Over 10
    • Discover how we are using what we learn about the human brain from medical images to teach an artificial brain to learn.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Explore some of the cancer labs at Imperial and meet the world-class scientists who carry out ground-breaking work within them.

      Tour For: Adults, Over 10, Alumni
    • See how a computer can observe and then recognise your hand movements in this hands-on experiment.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Find out what it takes to beat cancer cells as they evolve and adapt to treatments, and learn about the ground-breaking clinical research being conducted by the Institute of Cancer Research.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Over 10, Alumni
    • Experience what it’s really like to lose your hearing, before teaching yourself to recognise shapes and images with sound, using new apps and technologies designed to support the visually and hearing impaired.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • How do you define whether you're 'well' or 'unwell'? Do you feel safe in a hospital under the care of healthcare professionals? Answer these questions and more to help guide research into patient safety coordinated by Imperial.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni
    • Could you survive a zombie apocalypse? Find out how quickly diseases spread and take part in a modelling experiment at the Festival, otherwise known as 'ground zero'.

      Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Find out how ExoSonic, a liquid biopsy product, could hold the key to early detection of cancers such as pancreatic cancer.

      Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • Explore the role material research plays in our everyday lives, with some delicious food-focused and sporty activities.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Explore proteins in 3D through the world of computer games.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • Discover how inert gases can prevent traumatic brain injury, with an insight into recent research on protecting the brain following dramatic head trauma.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Over 10, Adults, Alumni
    • From targeting tumours to starving cancer, find out how Cancer Research UK-funded researchers are helping beat cancer sooner.

      Talk, Tour, Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Explore the history of experiments into first loves and discover where our understanding of attachment in babies comes from.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Take part in an urban search mission that could help improve real search and rescue operations.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Try out some of the technology behind Team Imperial's entry into the Cybathlon, a mix of Paralympic ideals and robotic assistive technology

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Under 10, Over 10
    • From medical devices that you sense your state of health, to sensors that can chart muscle vibrations, find out all about the latest research into wearable robots being conducted by Imperial researchers.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Take a trip into tribology to discover how scientists at Imperial are finding innovative ways to reduce friction in order to enhance the life-span of materials in heavily-mechanised industries and transportation.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Have your say on what the future of transport might look like, taking inspiration from the exhibits and demonstrations in the Transport Zone and your ideas from elsewhere, to create an ideas tree.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10, Family, Under 10
    • See a live demonstration of a firewhirl and learn about how these mesmerising apparitions have both destructive power and applications in over a century of propulsion.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Journey through the scales of life, from elephants to bacteria.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Come and discover the hidden world of bacteria and how they are grown in the lab.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Learn exactly how bacteria grows, using your own hands as the setting for a miniature microbial experiment.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Discover the latest battery and fuel-cell technology that could revolutionise the motor industry and speed up the introduction of electric vehicles en masse to roads around the world.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Find out how turbo engines are becoming more efficient and increasingly used to reduce carbon emissions in combustion vehicles.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Discover how the Data Science Institute is visualising data from some of the College’s most exciting research programmes in the KPMG Data Observatory.

      Tour For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • See the impact hand washing has on the colonies that claim your mits as their home with UV fluorescent gel.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Family, Over 10, Under 10, Alumni
    • Learn how to tell the good guys of the bacterial world from the bad guys.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Spin the wheel of transformation and create your own superbug!

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family, Over 10
    • Search out antibiotics and learn the truth behind 'superbugs' headlines.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Family, Over 10
    • From mouldy bread to toxic yeast inhabiting your shower, meet the colourful fungal species calling your house their home.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family, Over 10
    • Take control of swarms of spacecraft in orbit, with an interactive universe simulator.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family, Over 10
    • Could the solution to deadly malaria be found in the very animal that spreads it, the mosquito? Meet these potential saviours and decide for yourself.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Enter the darkness to enjoy the beautiful natural phenomenon of bioluminescence as demonstrated by an array of glowing microbes.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Meet the team behind a lab at St Mary’s Hospital that has helped turn HIV from an acute terminal illness into a chronic well-controlled disease.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Put on your lab coat, take a selfie and take part in experiments to find out how bacteria cause disease.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family, Under 10
    • Enter a reconstruction of an animal facility and discover how animal research is delivering vital findings in the study of microbial infection.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Sample a world of international flavours, with fusion cooking to suit modern tastes and a range of dietary needs.

      Refreshments For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Play a computer game with your mind, using a special headset.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Find out about the Hamlyn Centre's research into wearable sensors, and their applications in computer gaming, health, wellbeing and sports.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • Explore an array of interactive science toys and great initiatives to inspire more youngsters into science.

      Hands-on For: Family, Under 10
    • See how student projects to build green racing vehicles have evolved over the past decade and find out what's in store for the future of non-petroleum-powered motor racing.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Discover why a 'split personality' makes fat molecules key to life!

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Alumni, Family, Adults, Over 10, Under 10
    • Navigate through the heart with our interactive simulation game and 3D human images; get a heart painted on your hand; and learn how we treat people with heart rhythm problems.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family, Over 10, Adults, Alumni
    • Find out how Imperial researchers are developing the next generation of high-efficiency solar cells. Will we achieve 50% efficiency, and what does this mean for our energy future?

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Discover how biomass is making your life sustainable.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Find out how carbon capture and storage technologies could make power generation and heavy industry environmentally neutral.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Learn how difficult it is to hold your head still, and how 3D cameras can track your head motion during brain scanning.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Mix together solids to form mysterious ionic liquids that could be used to produce biofuels or make batteries safer and more efficient.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family, Over 10
    • Use CDs and laser pointers to explore how light is made of waves, and generate your own beautiful diffraction and interference patterns to share over social media.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Make your own amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, crystallise them and then watch them grow in real time under a microscope.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family, Over 10
    • Muscat, sandalwood or patchouli? With engineered bacteria replacing fossil fuels and tickling our noses, come and discuss the potential and risks of synthetic biology.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family, Over 10, Alumni, Adults
    • Witness Einstein’s model of gravity in all its glory and learn about the search for gravitational waves.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • Solar and wind power are cheap, renewable and clean, but what happens when the sun doesn't shine and the wind doesn't blow? Find out with researchers from Imperial's Granthan Institute.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Explore the challenges of powering the UK with low-carbon energy.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Discover the power of the Sun and its potential to play a crucial role in the energy sector.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Get creative at our climate change and environment arts and crafts stall.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Under 10, Family, Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • NEWSFLASH: A volcano has erupted in Europe. What happens next is...

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Do you know how much rain falls in an average month? Find out how citizen-scientists are helping to monitor rainfall levels across the globe.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Under 10, Over 10
    • Learn how to observe and photograph meteor showers and test if a rock is from outer space with a group of secondary-school scientists.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Family, Over 10
    • Compete in this fast-paced foodie card game, developed by expert nutritionists and run by our own Imperial students.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Get on your bike and use pedal power to test the ability of membranes to purify H2O.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Create your own dry-ice clouds to give to your friends and family, and learn how to manipulate matter on the molecular scale with the tiniest of computers.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Discover how chemists are finding ways to reduce our reliance on oil by using renewable resources to make everyday objects.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Discover how direct current technology brings megawatts of sustainable energy to our homes hundreds of kilometres away.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • How fast can you rebuild a functional ecosystem?

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • It’s time to be drastic with plastic in our ocean.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Try out a laser tractor beam that could change how single cells are transported around the lab.

      Hands-on, Exhibition For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Under 10, Over 10
    • Who can do anything about climate change?

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Share your experiences of being a patient.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Do you know how much salt is in your diet? Find out about salt's hidden dangers and how to reduce your intake.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Try your hand as a 'spectroscopist' and collect your own infrared spectrum from everyday objects like coffee cups and your own clothes.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Under 10, Over 10
    • Take blood samples from an artificial human arm as you re-enact the human medical trials of a recently discovered potential solution to global infertility.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10, Family, Under 10
    • Step onto the surface of Mars, pick up a rock or two, and gaze upon the beautiful landscape through the eyes of the geologists operating a robotic mission currently looking for signs of life on the red planet.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Build your own explosion shockwave generator and learn how military clinicians, scientists and engineers are working together to prevent and treat blast injuries.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Over 10, Alumni
    • Create your own designer bug to tackle a global problem of your choosing, and win a furry prize as you learn about the potential of engineering biology to grow our economy.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Join neurotechnology PhD students to build a model muscle.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Build and design your own computer game in our Robot Challenge.

      Exhibition, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Join this junk percussion duo as they create funky beats and rhythmic treats for you to take part in.

      Workshop, Performance For: Under 10, Family, Over 10
    • Standing at 6ft 10in, before he puts on his shoes, the World's Tallest Bubbleologist, Tall Will Garland, brings his magic to the streets with an array of giant bubbles, tricks and show-stopping stunts.

      Performance For: Under 10, Family
    • Join this junk percussion duo as they create funky beats and rhythmic treats for you to take part in.

      Workshop, Performance For: Under 10, Family, Over 10
    • Prepare to delve inside a motor neurone and find out how scientists think they work, with dancers and martial artists from Combination Dance.

      Dance, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Start Sunday with an eclectic mix of jazz, funk and R&B, easing you into the second day of Imperial Festival.

      Music For: Adults, Family, Alumni, Over 10, Under 10
    • Make pipe-cleaner painkillers and play a game of stem-cell snap, with our interactive range of mini biochemistry activities.

      Workshop For: Family, Under 10
    • This unique balloon-art street act brings out the scientific side of inflatables.

      Performance, Hands-on For: Over 10, Under 10
    • Sharing three Nobel Prizes, albeit unevenly, hear from Imperial alumnus Sir Alexander Fleming, Albert Einstein and Rosalind Franklin as they discussing the ups and downs of the Prize from a personal perspective, in this fantastical voyage through time.

      Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Find out how plate tectonics has shaped the mountains if Italy and continues to affect the landscape we know today.

      Talk For: Adults, Over 10
    • Standing at 6ft 10in, before he puts on his shoes, the World's Tallest Bubbleologist, Tall Will Garland, brings his magic to the streets with an array of giant bubbles, tricks and show-stopping stunts.

      Performance For: Under 10, Family
    • Join this junk percussion duo as they create funky beats and rhythmic treats for you to take part in.

      Workshop, Performance, Music For: Under 10, Family, Over 10
    • Get your Sunday bouncing with an array of upbeat numbers from one of Imperial's fantastic a capella outfits.

      Music For: Adults, Family, Alumni, Over 10, Under 10
    • Learn some salsa moves with members of the Imperial College Dance Club.

      Dance For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • This unique balloon-art street act brings out the scientific side of inflatables.

      Performance, Hands-on For: Over 10, Under 10
    • Science troubadour and pioneer of the Geekpop genre, Jonny Berliner performs comedy science songs.

      Music, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • Join this junk percussion duo as they create funky beats and rhythmic treats for you to take part in.

      Workshop, Performance, Music For: Under 10, Family, Over 10
    • Prepare to delve inside a motor neurone and find out how scientists think they work, with dancers and martial artists from Combination Dance.

      Dance, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • The future is in your hands! Use your creative skills to design new inclusive sports for people of all physical abilities.

      Workshop, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • Standing at 6ft 10in, before he puts on his shoes, the World's Tallest Bubbleologist, Tall Will Garland, brings his magic to the streets with an array of giant bubbles, tricks and show-stopping stunts.

      Performance For: Under 10, Family
    • Be moved and inspired by beautiful choral music, performed by the Imperial College Chamber Choir, featuring current students, staff members and alumni.

      Music For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • This unique balloon-art street act brings out the scientific side of inflatables.

      Performance, Hands-on For: Over 10, Under 10
    • Standing at 6ft 10in, before he puts on his shoes, the World's Tallest Bubbleologist, Tall Will Garland, brings his magic to the streets with an array of giant bubbles, tricks and show-stopping stunts.

      Performance For: Under 10, Family
    • Enjoy the all-female a capella sounds of the Imperielles, with a selection of deconstucted and reconstructed pop songs, as well as a bit of beat boxing.

      Music For: Family, Adults, Alumni, Over 10, Under 10
    • Join us on a journey back in time to meet three historic figures in engineering – Ada Lovelace, Sir Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Imperial alumnus William Perkin – as they reflect on their greatest achievements and how they revolutionised their fields.

      Comedy, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Entrants to the #impfest social media photography competition will find out whether they have won the 2016 prize and goody bag, to be awarded at the Social hub, in the Food Zone.

      Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10, Family
    • Find out how China is moving from a strategy of imitation to one of innovation, as the history-making development of the Chinese economy enters a new phase.

      Talk For: Adults, Over 10, Alumni
    • Prepare to delve inside a motor neurone and find out how scientists think they work, with dancers and martial artists from Combination Dance.

      Dance, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10
    • Science troubadour and pioneer of the Geekpop genre, Jonny Berliner performs comedy science songs.

      Music, Performance For: Adults, Alumni, Over 10
    • Learn about the process of using solvents to separate materials into their useful components in an interactive performance.

      Performance, Hands-on For: Adults, Alumni, Family, Over 10, Under 10