We are delighted to win STEM Initiative of the Year 2019. Huge thanks Cambridge Independent, our Festival partners and researchers and everyone who explores and discusses science with us.

Cambridge Science Festival was delighted to win the STEM Initiative of the Year 2019 supported by MathWorks at the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards. 

Held at The Bradfield Centre on Cambridge Science Park, the awards were supported by a stellar cast of sponsors and celebrated the depth of science and technological talent across the Cambridge region. With 15 categories, including two for individuals, the awards attracted a record number of entries. 

Cambridge Independent Editor Paul Brackley, who hosted the awards, said: “It was fantastic to celebrate the talent and innovation in our region. I would like to congratulate all our finalists, particularly our winners, and thank our sponsors for helping us to hold this uplifting event.”

Dr Lucinda Spokes, Cambridge Science Festival Manager, who received the award with Festival colleague Hannah Jackson said "Cambridge Science Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019. Growing from small beginnings, the 2019 Festival comprised 375 events - talks, hands-on activities, workshops, films, performances, tours and music - all open to the public and almost entirely free. As well as informing people about our research, the Festival allows us to have conversations with everyone and it is these conversations that are so valuable. They help shape and improve our research and help people make informed choices and decisions about their own and their family's lives. We hope too, that the Festival encourages young people to study science and technology and consider careers in these areas.  

"The Festival is a truly collaborative affair. Produced by the University of Cambridge Public Engagement team and supported by sponsors and partners, the Festival brings together researchers from across this amazing city and we would like to send our thanks and share this award with everyone who is involved in making this Festival the success it is."


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