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Connected : Divided
A six-day extravaganza with over 200 events celebrating science and the arts, this year’s Festival will explore how our world is connected and divided – from personal relationships, health and language to the law, global politics and the universe. We’ll hear from leading experts and entertainers, examine significant anniversaries connecting us to the past and look forward to what’s in store for future connectivity.
With more than 80 free activities in the interactive zones attracting upwards of 23,000 people, visitors of all ages will be invited to create, invent, play and explore. This year there’s a brand new Cyber Zone and the return of the Maker Shack by popular demand. Over 6,500 pupils and teachers will take part in the schools programme and tens of thousands of people across the globe will watch the live-streamed final of the world’s leading science communication competition FameLab International.