Essex 2020 Year of Science and Creativity

Essex 2020: Year of Science and Creativity is an Essex-wide, year-long celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) showcasing the county’s pioneering and inventive spirit through a series of meaningful events, exhibitions, projects and curated opportunities.

It aims to engage, motivate, challenge and inspire children and their families, adult learners, business professionals and entrepreneurs about all things STEAM related. The year-long programme will be rooted around a number of flagship events, not least the British Science Festival coming to Chelmsford in September 2020 and features science, engineering, the arts, cultural events, festivals and community projects.

2020 is the 100th year anniversary of Marconi, the 400th year anniversary of the sailing of Mayflower and the 100th year anniversary of HMS Beagle.

March 2020 – Essex Book Festival

Building on the success of our science strand with our Science & the Imagination Day at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford. In 2019, there were fun experiments with Sandford Mill, Slime making workshops, Mad Science shows, author talks and Ozobots and Code Club with Essex Libraries.

March 2020 – Raspberry Jam Tech Festival

Family fun STEAM activities with Raspberry Pi, Microbits, coding and digital art.

British Science Festival 2020 – Anglia Ruskin University , Chelmsford

The British Science Festival is Europe’s longest standing science Festival, travelling to a different place in the United Kingdom each year. The Festival aims to connect people with scientists, engineers, technologists and social scientists.

Each year, there is an inspiring programme of free events to the public over four or five days, bursting with exciting opportunities to get involved in. Talks, workshops and drop-in events span a diverse range of subjects that encompass science in the broadest sense, promising something for everyone!