Lively Science Fair, Molecule Winners, that’s it for 2017

Our 10th Science Festival came to its end on Saturday 11th November with a very lively and popular Science Fair during the day and an enjoyable “Evening With A Space Scientist”, Professor Monica Grady, to round things off in the evening.

The Science Fair was enjoyed by its highest ever number of visitors, hopefully inspiring many future scientists. We have put a few photos of the event in an album here.

On the day we announced the winners of the Molecule Trail Molymod kit prizes. Angela Halliday and Sue Stanwell were there to be presented with their kits by Marty Jopson, pictured below. The third winner was Stanley Morton who was united with his prize later.

Molecule Trail prize to Sue Stanwell
Sue Stanwell collects her prize from Marty Jopson
Molecule Trail prize winner Angela Halliday
Angela Halliday collects her prize from Marty Jopson








In addition to the Molecule Trail the Cairns family were winners of the Element Raffle.

We would like to thank all the presenters, exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers and most of all the visitors who made the 2107 Otley Science Festival such a great success.

And so on to 2018, which will begin with a Science Café in March

Otley Science Festival sponsors


Saturday 11th: Science Fair day

Today’s the day the Science Fair takes place, from 10am to 4pm, free for you to come and join in.

In the Fair you’ll find a whole load of things to interest and entertain you from:

  • Ashfield School
  • Chevin Forest School
  • Colour Experience (Society of Dyers and Colourists)
  • Galaxy Makers
  • Institution of Engineeering and Technology
  • Institute of Physics
  • Leeds Beekeepers
  • Leeds City College & Keighley College
  • Leeds City College Computer Science
  • Leeds Geological Association
  • Leeds Museums & Galleries
  • Leeds University / the PPR Foundation
  • Molecular Modelling
  • Owl Adventures
  • Prince Henry’s Grammar School
  • STAR Centre and Fab Lab (Keighley College)
  • STEMM Awards
  • Thackray Medical Museum

Come and enjoy it.

Cakes, teas, coffees and lunch are available in the café all day.

Happy 10th Birthday to us !

We thought we should properly celebrate our 10th birthday so the audience at last night’s (40th!) Science Cafe had a special treat, a slice of our specially baked birthday cake. A very tasty addition to the usual enjoyable science menu.

10th birthday cake

The cutting of the cake, with founder Marty Jopson and some members of the organising team:


The Festival continues with the film Hidden Figures tonight (Thursday); Technology Futures with Rashik Parmar MBE at Friday’s Science Lunch; Marty Jopson presenting Dangerous Equations on Friday evening and An Evening With A Space Scientist, Monica Grady, on Saturday evening. Plus, of course, the free Science Fair between 10 and 4 on Saturday.

Come and join us!