Brighton Science Festival

Brighton Science Festival 2016

Brighton Science Festival returns to prove there's a lot more to science than test tubes and prime numbers. Prepare to unleash your curiosity as science comes roaring out of the lab and into the city of Brighton & Hove for a month of hands-on demonstrations, engaging talks and live experiments.

Put aside any preconceptions you may have about science – every part of the Brighton Science Festival programme will challenge people's perceptions about what science is and who can do it. Roll up your sleeves and get stuck in – there are over 70 events to choose from. For full listings and to book tickets visit

Venue Type:

Campaign or initiative, Festivals, Science centre

Opening hours

Brighton Science Festival takes place all over Brighton throughout February. See website for more details.

Admission charges

Dependent on individual exhibitions and events. Please see website for more details.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who

The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who

  • 16 July 2016 7-9:30pm

Prepare to step beyond space and time for a special one-off Brighton Science Festival event all about the science of Doctor Who.

The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who is a new book by Doctor Who writer Simon Guerrier and Public Astronomer Dr Marek Kukula. The authors are coming to the Sallis Benney Theatre to promote their book with an illustrated presentation on the science behind the show.

Weaving together authoritative scientific discussion with stories and clips from the television show, this all-ages event will address subjects as diverse as alien life, regeneration and the practicalities (and paradoxes) of time travel.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Sallis Benney Theatre
58-67 Grand Parade
East Sussex

Services and facilities




Brighton Science Festival
18 Temple Street
East Sussex




01273 777 628

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