The Bridgwater Science Festival is organised by Tom Payne, for the benefit and enjoyment of the whole community – particularly children and families. Following the success of the first year, he decided to do it again!
The Bridgwater Science Festival was founded in 2013, with the first event taking place during May half term in 2014. Approximately 300 people attended during the week in the first year.
The second Bridgwater Science Festival took place in 2015, with well over 1000 people attending throughout the week – a massive increase on the first year.
There is an informal managing committee, registered as a non-profit community group / society.
Bridgwater Science Festival is proud to be a member of the UK Science Festival Network (the British Science Association)