Get involved

 Get involved in IF Oxford

The Expression of Interest process opens in January for the following October’s Festival, but you can contact the team at any point in the year to discuss your ideas.

dates for the science and ideas Festival:

6-29 Oct 2023

11-27 Oct 2024 (TBC)

IF Oxford, the science and ideas Festival is a high-profile opportunity for people to explore innovative ideas and creative research in and around our vibrant city. Combining science, technology, engineering and mathematics with arts, humanities and culture, we bring together researchers, authors, creative professionals and community groups to share imaginative and thought‑provoking ideas with large public audiences.

Browse the sections below to discover all you need to know about getting involved in this year’s Festival as an event / activity contributor, then submit your expression of interest using the yellow button on the right.

You can see how Expressions of Interest have translated into a magazine, a vibrant programme of events and an engaging social, print, public-realm and broadcast campaign by looking around this website, social media platforms and across the city of Oxford.

Submit Expression of Interest

If you were unable to join our introductory meeting on 7 February, please see the slides here:

Meeting slides


Materials for this year’s involvement are guide to the process for any year:

Timeline for IF Oxford

January to April – Expressions of interest

May to July – activity confirmation

August to October – delivery

November to December – reporting