Get involved in IF Oxford 2021

The 30th science and ideas Festival from Oxford

Saturday 9 – Tuesday 26 October 2021

Call open now: Deadline 30 April

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 and creative professionals 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.

The Festival experimented with digital-print last year and we hope to see a return to physical events in 2021. We are keeping all options open at this stage while we gather ideas for events.

Join one of our open introductory meetings and discuss your plans and ours, then submit your events proposal by the closing date 30 April 2021.


Submit your event proposal by 30 April


Introductory meetings

Before you submit an event proposal, meet the Festival team and discuss your ideas;

Click the date to book your place:

Tuesday 20 April, 10.30am – 12pm

Watch the recording of the introductory meeting held on Thursday 25 February 2021