ATOM Festival of Science and Technology

1 - 21 June 2022

Every year ATOM puts 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.


From debates, talks, workshops and comedy - from a Science Market in Abingdon's historic Market Place to the legendary big Family Science Fair. It's fun, most events are free and it brings together world-leading organisations and scientists to Abingdon for a day of science-led inspiration!



Dr Helen Czerski

A Physicist's Guide to Living on Planet Earth


Headlining #ATOM2022 is one of the most celebrated communicators and popularisers of science in the UK. Dr Helen Czerski is a physicist, oceanographer and presenter of the BBC series 'From Ice to Fire'. In 'A physicist's guide to living on  Planet Earth' Helen explains how this miraculous life support system in space works, why the global ocean is at the heart of it, and how humans need to 

learn how to fit in


Friday 17 June 2022, 7.30pm

Doors open 7pm

The Amey Theatre, Abingdon

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ATOM 2022 Brochure.pdf
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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. Science is definitely for you. So please - get inspired, spread the word - and plug into the power of science on your doorstep!


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