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Science City York works extensively in the community promoting science and technology, along with potential careers within these industries, through a number of public events and initiatives.

Working with partners, Science City York aims to assist the local community find out about contemporary scientific issues, access skills and training to support future career and progression opportunities.

Science City York’s community activities include:

York Festival of Science and Technology that takes place every year in March, coinciding with National Science and Engineering Week. The festival features a wide variety of events for all the family.
Café Scientifique York is a monthly discussion forum, which provides an opportunity for the public to come along and hear about contemporary scientific issues in an open and discussion orientated environment.
Science City York also works extensively with local schools and colleges to organise other events each year.

This site provides you with up to date information on community science and technology events taking place in and around York, as well as providing you with the opportunity to get involved!

Community Science is an integral part of Science City York’s activity, promoting awareness of science and technology issues amongst the general public. Science City York and its partners also aim to provide information about skills, training and career progression opportunities in creative, science and technology industries. Activities include Café Scientifique York discussion forum and the York Festival of Science and Technology.

York Festival of Science and Technology

The York Festival of Science and Technology is organised by Science City York and other organisations in York. The festival aims to bring science to life with a diverse series of fun and interactive science and technology related events. Once again the York Festival of Science and Technology will coincide with National Science and Engineering Week, 12 to 21 March 2010. It features a packed programme of special events and activities. The central theme for the 2010 National Science and Engineering Week is 'The Earth'. This year also celebrates the International Year of Biodiversity.

Café Scientifique York

Café Scientifique is an informal evening of lively discussion revolving around the contemporary scientific issues of the day. Each meeting begins with a short talk from an invited science-related speaker. This is followed by an hour of open discussion. Everyone is welcome to come and express their views, or to just enjoy a drink and listen. No scientific knowledge is assumed and everyone can participate. Café Scientifique takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at City Screen in York and has featured a wide variety of subjects from chocolate making to Egyptology.
Café Scientifique York is part of a growing international network of Café’s – to find out about other meetings and topics, please see the national website Café Scientifique for more details.

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