Where did the universe come from? Does time have an end? Is there something on the other side? Do we have free will?

Navigate the known and unknown reaches of our world at x&y.

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Dark Matters

Get the fascinating and frightening facts behind the brain with installations, talks, games and performances in this unique late night event.

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Science after dark

Enjoy a night out with a difference, just for grown-ups. From previews to podcasts and pub quizzes and performance, the Festival heats up once the sun goes down.

Evenings full of science

Eye & I

Eye & I invites you to explore human behaviour, communication and authentic emotion through eye contact. Stirring and thought-provoking, this installation is not to be missed.

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Help scientists unlock what makes music catchy by taking part in #Hooked, a citizen science name-that-tune game. See the live show and contribute your catchiest tune online.

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Synthesis is a thought-provoking fusion of art and science, conceived and curated by the Forefront Collective. See the stunning exhibition. Join the conversation at the live events.

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