IF Oxford is a science and ideas Festival is packed with inspiring, entertaining and immersive events for people all ages

The next Festival is planned for 9 October – 3 November 2024

Programme launched 22 August 2024

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There is always a mix of free activities, paid ticketed events and other events that use Pay What You Decide (PWYD) because the Festival team wants to create the widest possible access to the best science and ideas Festival for you. Whether you have a have a PhD or a pretty hefty interest in the world around you, your family and society, IF Oxford will have something got you to attend alone, with friends or family.


Please support our work

The Festival has no ‘institutional parent’ and the team has to raise £150,000 every year to create IF Oxford.

If you have resources to support our work, please donate via the PayPal Giving Fund for Oxfordshire Science Festival / IF Oxford. Typical donations are in the range £5 to £50, but any amount you are able to afford is great!

If everyone who came to, watched or read something from IF Oxford 2023, made a £3 donation, the charity would have funded 100% of its work for 2024. Your donation this year will help secure the charity for 2025.



Thank you for for your interest

We hope to see you in October 2024


IF Oxford links the deepest questions in technology and innovation with arts and culture.

If you’re an adult or teenager who likes talks, performances, tours and film or you prefer family-friendly activities, this is for you! Search and browse the on-demand events on themes Environment & NatureHealth & Wellbeing and History & Society by clicking Watch now for free above.

The next Festival is planned for 9 October – 3 November 2024