science, ideas and creative activities for everyone to explore
Welcome to the Festival!
A small team brings together hundreds of researchers with thousands of people in a Festival every year; who are we and might you join us?
The Festival began in 1992 as an independent science Festival for Oxford. It is constantly evolving and we welcome everyone, from anywhere!
We rely on the generosity of businesses, charitable organisations and individuals to keep this high quality Festival going
We love to hear ideas and feedback on the Festival and how we can better connect with everyone who values creativity and science
IF Oxford 2022 will take place 7 - 25 October 2022. Find out what we're planning, how to get involved and submit your event proposal
In 2018, we rebranded as IF Oxford, and set culture and society alongside science and tech. Browse Festival events and summary reports from IF Oxford in 2020, 2019 and 2018.
We publish in academic journals and blogs, and present at international and national conferences to share our learning with others in the sector
Pay What You Decide (PWYD) is just one way we reduce barriers to science and great ideas, while paying for a high-quality Festival
Files for events contributors, communications professionals and anyone with an interest in helping us to promote IF Oxford
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Our policies describe how we manage data, finance, safeguarding and create an inclusive organisation that runs a vibrant Festival
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