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UCL It's All Academic Festival – Fun, Free and Interactive for All Ages

University College London, Bloomsbury

Saturday 5 October 2019, 10am - 4pm

Suitable for 0-100 years

Best Bits

UCL’s It’s All Academic Festival is back for its third year and is bigger and better than ever before! Get hands-on with UCL’s most exciting research through a range of fun, free and interactive talks, tours, workshops and experiences.

  • Discover mystery specimens in UCL’s museums
  • Build your own brain and find out more about how it all fits together
  • Find out how stars form, live and die
  • See the life-sized model of the Rosalind Franklin rover which will travel to Mars in 2020
  • Glitter without the litter free eco-friendly face-painting
  • Play some mini-golf and navigate your way through life’s twists and turns
  • See and smell the wonderful world of microbes
  • Play Sea Hero Quest, a game invented by UCL scientists to help understand more about how the brain navigates.
  • Free mindfulness workshops
  • In between, relax and re-energise with live music and a range of pop-up food and drink stalls
Dates and Prices


  • Saturday 5 October 2019
  • 10.00am - 4.00pm

Price Information: 

  • FREE but it is recommended to Register
  • Registering is the only way to receive the latest Festival updates and exclusive opportunities to book onto popular talks and behind-the-scenes tours.
  • All Festival related events will be free to all guests. However, some events are ticketed and it is strongly encouraged that you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Need to Know
  • All events are free and most are suitable for families
  • See the full list of events and interactive activities here:
  • The Festival takes place from 10.00am – 4.00pm on UCL’s campus in Bloomsbury – main entrance on Gower Street, nearest tubes Warren Street, Euston, Euston Square and King’s Cross
  • Visit the Festival Hub in UCL’s historic quad for all Festival information, including your free maps and guides to what's on.
  • Student ambassadors will be here to help you find your way around - spot them in their pink It's All Academic t-shirts.
  • UCL alumni have exclusive access to free refreshments, activities and live music throughout the day in the popular Alumni and Supporters Lounge.
  • Parking on the UCL campus is by arrangement only and will be reserved for people with access issues – please contact for more information.
Plan your Visit

Address and Contact Info

University College London
Gower St

Nearest Station: Euston Square
Nearest Park: Gordon Square Garden