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Southampton Science and Engineering Festival (SOTSEF) is the University of Southampton's annual award-winning science festival that allows everyone to explore and discover what the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) has to offer.

This year's Festival will run online with featured events and activities taking place across 10 days, including dedicated pages for teachers and learners.

Start exploring the Live Events Timetable to make bookings and/or save the dates in your calendar.

The Festival runs in parallel with British Science Week, the UK's annual ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths that takes place between 5-14 March 2021. For further information please visit

Do you miss touring the campuses where Science and Engineering Day, our family-friendly hands-on event, usually takes place? Then watch the following videos to experience a digital journey through some of our laboratories, facilities and best outdoor spaces at Highfield Campus and Boldrewood Innovation Campus!

For visitors: if you are interested in SOTSEF 2021, follow the link to sign up to our Festival mailing list. We will inform you once the programme has been published and tickets are available for booking.

For external exhibitors: if you are interested in taking part as an exhibitor to SOTSEF 2021, follow the link to sign up to our Exhibitors mailing list. We will inform you once the call for exhibitors is open and the website is accepting submissions.

For activity packs: Do you know someone in the UK who cannot enjoy the Festival because of limited or no internet access? Then request one of our SOTSEF 2021 Activity Packs, ideal for children ages 7-14 years (Key Stage 2- 3)!