Love STEM Festival

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What is STEM?

STEM is an educational programme which brings together:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics

It's designed to prepare primary and secondary school students for further and higher education study in these areas.

Two students wearing STEM Academy hoodies, facing away from camera

Celebrity guest Marty Jopson

We are excited to announce that 'Science bloke' Marty Jopson from BBC's The One Show will be performing at the festival.

Marty's action-packed show will take you on a tour of household science. He will also address conundrums like:

  • What really makes cakes rise?
  • Why do soap bubbles burst?
  • How do you get the quartz out of a clock using a hammer?
Marty Jopson performing onstage

Timetable of activity

Check in Norcroft Centre 11:00
Visit STEM stalls, talk to STEM ambassadors, meet STEM students Norcroft Centre 11:00 - 15:00
STEM workshops STEM Centre 11:00 - 15:00
Celebrity VIP speaker: Marty Jopson Horton Barn 12:30 - 13:30
Guest speaker: Dr John Sutcliffe, talk on radiation Horton Barn 13:30 - 14:00

STEM 'Build' workshops

Take part in our exciting 'STEM Factory' in the STEM Centre - understand how to build things you never thought possible:

  • Build a 5-note piano
  • Build a cloud
  • Build a robot
  • Build an immunity
  • Build a future

Exhibition stands

Throughout the day you will have the chance to take part in experiments on the stands, talk to experts, and learn what current University of Bradford students do to enhance their STEM skills. 

On the day: where to go

The festival will take place at the Norcroft Centre and STEM Centre.


Limited spaces are available at Shearbridge Green car park.

For sat navs, use BD7 1AZ to Great Horton Road, and then follow the direction signs.

Public transport

The University is a 15-20 minute walk from Bradford Interchange and Forster Square stations.

The 576 bus runs from Bradford Interchange to the University. 

Find out more

To find out more about the event, please contact our enquiries team on:

Exhibiting at the Love STEM Festival

If you are interested in exhibiting at the Love STEM Festival, or working with the University of Bradford, please contact Janet Smith-Harrison on:

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