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Science Bazaar 2025

Save the date: Saturday, 1st March 2025!

Reflecting on the huge success of the 2024 Science Bazaar, which drew over 7000 participants, we're thrilled to announce that preparations are already well underway for the 2025 event!

As we reminisce about the excitement and engagement of the previous event, we're inspired to make the upcoming Science Bazaar even more captivating and enriching for our community.

Mark your calendars and join us on Saturday, 1st March 2025, for another incredible celebration of science, innovation, and discovery!

Stay tuned for more details and get ready to explore the wonders of science with us once again. 

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Get involved


We are actively seeking contributors to deliver imaginative and creative content for the event! Would you like to showcase your work? Do you have a passion for communicating? Are you keen to learn new skills and meet new people? Then register your interest to take part in the Science Bazaar! You do not need to be a scientist or researcher, we welcome all those who would like to be involved.


Our enthusiastic and helpful volunteers at the Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar are crucial in helping to make the event a success!

Volunteers actively support visitors to make the most of their visit to the Science Bazaar and encourage them to explore the many exhibitions, events, and activities on offer during the day. There are opportunities to get involved with greeting visitors, booking-in, directing to events, assisting with activities, and collecting visitor feedback.


Sponsoring the Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar is a brilliant opportunity to reach new audiences, raise brand awareness, and increase knowledge of career opportunities in your sector.

Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar offers a range of sponsorship opportunities including sponsoring a day, an individual event or a tailor-made package that works for your organisation.

Benefits include:

  • Brand Awareness - your branding on the festival website, inclusion in the brochure, marketing campaigns and on-site materials.
  • Profile Visibility - exposure across the festival social channels and dedicated sponsor press and promotional activities.
  • Reputational Value - benefit from aligning with our strong reputation as an excellent University with world-class research. Use our media pack to promote your involvement across your own social media channels.
  • Showcase Your Expertise - opportunities to participate – give a talk on your specialist subject or host a workshop at the festival.
  • Exhibit - on-site space for your organisation to have a stand at the festival. Showcase your brand and have direct contact with thousands of members of the public at the event.
  • Network - generate leads, build lasting relationships and connections at the festival's launch event and other sponsor networking events.
  • Social Responsibility - with the festival being entirely free, Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar provides amazing opportunities to reach wider audiences, and support people in your local area.

About us

Launched in 2008, Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar has grown to be a flagship annual event for the local community and beyond. The Science Bazaar encourages exploration of ‘science’ in the widest possible terms, engaging, for free, with over 3,200 visitors, of all ages and backgrounds.

The principal aim of the Science Bazaar is to inform and inspire visitors by showcasing the excellent research of Brookes staff, students, and partners, across the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, art, maths, and social sciences. This is achieved by curating a range of innovative and exciting high-quality content, which sparks the imagination and fuels a thirst for learning.

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Aims and objectives

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  • To inspire the next generation of researchers and encourage curiosity.
  • To celebrate Brookes excellent research across all faculties.
  • To demonstrate the importance and impact of research to wider society.
  • To act as an opportunity for researchers to engage with the public.
  • To support our staff and students in their skill development and confidence in communicating with a variety of publics.
  • To connect with local organisations to promote partnership and innovation. 

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Contact us to find out more about volunteering and sponsorship opportunities.