Cambridge Science Festival hailed best ever after 60,000 flock to events


Cambridge University, which runs the events, said the festival's main theme, artificial intelligence, sparked "considerable interest". The James Dyson Foundation gave people engineering challenges, including making a functioning chair out of nothing but cardboard, and crowds flocked to the Whittle Laboratory to see how jet engines produce such awesome power. Festival co-ordinator Dr Lucinda Spokes said: "On the final day, and to mark Addenbrooke's 250th anniversary, thousands of people visited the Cambridge Biomedical Campus to attend talks, demonstrations and exhibitions showcasing the medical research taking place in Cambridge. "The success of these events is also due to the thousands of visitors who attended the talks, debates and performances and those who got involved with the hands-on, interactive experiences – they all make the Science Festival what it is."