University of Bath Festival

6th May 2017 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
University Of Bath
Claverton Down Rd, Bath BA2 7AY

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To mark our 50th birthday we want to celebrate with as many people as we can.

Come to our Festival. It’s free, and set to be a lot of fun!

Come up to campus and enjoy music, dance and food. Meet some of our amazing scientists and researchers. Take up a new sporting challenge. Join a craft workshop or drop in to demos and talks on science, technology and health.

We’ve got three interactive zones for you to explore: Active, Creative and Discover. (Don’t forget to watch out for the giant T-Rex!)


University of Bath Team Bath Family Fun Day 25/06.16 Pictures Sam Farr for Matchtight.

Whether you could be the next Olympic Champion or you like things at a slower pace, our Sports Training Village will be buzzing on 6th May with all things Active. Try out a new sport (we’ve got 15 to choose from), browse the stalls, watch a match, bounce about on the inflatables and enjoy the BBQ and music. Then it’s ‘eyes up’ at noon to watch the The Red Devils freefall in!


  • Mini Olympics
  • Climbing wall and zip wire
  • 15 sports including: trampolining, swimming, fencing and badminton
  • Beach volleyball
  • Football tournament
  • Inflatables
  • Bob Sleigh run (over 18s)




Come and let your mind wander in our Creative Zone in the Edge Arts Centre. There’s lots to get your hands on, from chair making to tower building, arts and crafts and pottery. Let your creativity flow as you tap your way into one of our dance workshops and stroll through our exhibitions. Then, sit back and soak up the village fete atmosphere with our brass band.


  • Make a chair
  • Street dancing
  • Interactive theatre
  • Childrens ‘Sales Pitch’ Challenge
  • Build a tower
  • Opera -16 songs from 16 shows!
  • Decorate your own shortbread



29095 50th Anniversary Celebrations 25 Oct 2016. University of Bath marks the 50th Anniversary of receiving its Royal Charter from the Queen. There is a party atmosphere on the Parade on Campus. Students and staff demonstrate their talents, learning and research. The Chancellor, HRH The Earl of Wessex tours the activities. Client: Lara Stanley - Alumni and Development

Our Discover zone is all about hands on fun! Come and meet a robot, fly a drone, build a crystal, explore the universe, try our racing car wheel change challenge and put our researchers to the test. See, do and learn something new. Hook a duck, topple a coconut, grab an ice cream and head over to hear some great music near the lake.


  • Test-tube cocktails and treats in our science cafe
  • Team Bath racing wheel change competition
  • Meet our scientists
  • Find out how our researchers are changing food into fuel
  • See how language interpreters work in a real live debate
  • Fly a drone
  • Enjoy Bath’s buskers by the lake


Watch this space for more details about what to expect. In the meantime, here’s a taster of what life’s like up here on campus!



Festival Alumni Reunion

01/07/2014 University of Bath Summer Graduations, Ceremony 6. School of Management. Accounting and Finance. Business Administration. Post Graduate Research. Honorary Degree, Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE. General students and ceremony shots. Client: Paula McGrane - Corporate Communications.

For Bath alumni, we’ll rounding off the Festival in style at our biggest ever Alumni Reunion. Make a weekend of it. Get some old mates together. Organise a mini-reunion of clubs and societies – come and join the fun!

Tickets for the Reunion are £10 for adults and £5 for children. Please book your tickets here. If you would like more information about what’s going on for alumni, please contact alumni@bath.ac.uk


Travelling to the Festival
The best way to get to the festival will be via a free Uni bus service, kindly provided by First, to and from Bath City Centre.  There will also be limited parking available on site.