science, ideas and creative activities for everyone to explore
Welcome to the Festival!
A small team bring together hundreds of researchers with thousands of people in a Festival every year
The Festival began in 1992 as an independent science Festival for Oxford and welcomes everyone, from anywhere!
We rely on the generosity of businesses, charitable organisations and individuals to keep the Festival going
Our policies describe how we manage data, finance, safeguarding and create an inclusive organisation that runs a vibrant Festival
Over 16,000 people came to the Festival in 2019 in 35 venues and created over half a million social encounters
The Festival name change in 2018 reflected our change to include culture and society alongside science and tech
We publish in academic journals and blogs, and present at international and national conferences to share our learning
We love to hear ideas and feedback on the Festival and how we can better connect with everyone who values creativity and science
Media Pack is for events contributors, communications professionals and anyone with an interest in promoting IF Oxford
Use plenty of light, position the camera, think about your body language and sound, and more tips for making a short video
Pay What You Decide (PWYD) is just one way we reduce barriers to science and great ideas, while paying for a high-quality Festival
Please give us your permission to use your voice or photographic image in our event recordings by using our simple form