ATOM 2019 Line-Up Announced!



From the 16th to 27th March 2019 ATOM Festival celebrates Abingdon-on-Thames, and its location at the epicentre of UK science, at the heart of Oxfordshire's Science Vale.


The festival delivers 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.


As well as showcasing inspiring speakers - including BBC science presenter and mathematician Dr Hannah Fry - this year sees a broader range of formats and events than ever before: the Science Market, the Family Science Fair, the Discovery Dome, citizen science, family shows, lectures, stand-up science comedy, films and debates. Working through the Abingdon Science Partnership your local school will also have been offered the chance to join in one of our competitions. We’re covering themes from dinosaurs to puffins, water rockets to our next fifty years in space.


We couldn't do any of this without the many sponsors, supporters and volunteers that make our inspiring and inclusive programme come alive. But it wouldn't mean anything if you weren't a part of it. Get inspired, spread the word - and plug into the power of science on your doorstep!


Visit the Events page for more details.


Please email if you want to take part, be a sponsor, be a volunteer or hear from us when the tickets go on sale.



ATOM could not take place without the support of our major sponsors. For a full list of all sponsors and supporters click here.

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