Science and technology affect every part of your life: from the food you eat to the way you work. It impacts on your health, your happiness and the way you interact with friends and family.
From the 14th to 22nd March 2020 the seventh ATOM Festival of Science & Technology wants to bring you closer to science with a range of events to excite, inspire and help you explore the world of science and technology.
ATOM takes place in Abingdon-on-Thames at the heart of British Science between Culham, Harwell and Oxford. We have a passion - and a mission - to make science available to everyone. Technology is more than an app on your phone, and science is much more than clever people in white lab coats. Everyone can get involved with science - and science is definitely for you!
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We put on diverse imaginative and family-friendly events to allow our community to discover world-class science and technology taking place right here, as well as learning about the companies, organisations and scientists who make it happen. ATOM helps build science capital, partnering with schools to engage young people, and encouraging everyone to develop a passion for science and its potential to change the world.
ATOM 2020 will feature a student climate change conference, a Science Market in Abingdon's historic Market Square, talks, workshops, comedy - and the legendary big Family Science Fair. It's fun, free and brings together world-leading organisations and scientists to Abingdon for a day of science-led inspiration!
We couldn't do any of this without the many sponsors, supporters and volunteers that make our inspiring and inclusive programme come alive.
And we couldn't do anything without you. We think science is definitely for you. So please - get inspired, come along, spread the word - and plug into the power of science on your doorstep!
ATOM could not take place without the support of our major sponsors. For a full list of all sponsors and supporters click here.