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Thursday, August 04, 2016

Ada Lovelace DAY inspired STEM festival a reality for Peterborough


Peterborough’s first ever free Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Festival is set for Sunday 1st October at the all new Allia Future Business Centre, behind the London Road ABAX Football Stadium Complex.

The FREE ENTRY ONE DAY festival programme is aimed at younger people and families.     

STEM Organiser Tia Lush, said: “We urgently need to inspire younger people to become tomorrow’s innovators in science, technology, engineering, and maths.

"We'll show what’s new, unusual and surprising in STEM, giving participants (and their families)  a unique  opportunity to obtain hands-on experience, and engage with  fantastic role models.”

Activities all taking place on Sunday October 1st include coding workshops, interactive science experiments, engineering and technology demonstrations, inspirational talks and presentations from STEM enthusiasts and industry professionals.

Contributors include the Wellcome Genome Campus and scientists, particularly Sarah Elmore from Culham Centre for Energy Fusion, has already signed up.

Speakers will address a range subjects, from mathematics to astrophysics, to coding and spacecraft engineering.

There will also be a special appearance from Suw Charman-Anderson, Founder of Ada Lovelace Day, at a fringe event on 5th October. The debate night will be a chance to discuss the achievements of women in STEM and how we can engage and encourage more girls to take up a STEM career.

Tia added: “The festival will be free, accessible to everyone, and a lot of fun. There will be a special emphasis on celebrating women in STEM and encouraging girls to explore STEM subjects.

“We are also appealing to companies of all sizes in Peterborough to become involved and support this unique community event. Sponsorship opportunities are available at all levels.”

Local companies wishing to take part or sponsor parts of the  Peterborough STEM Festival
should email  or visit

Organised by Digital People in Peterborough (DPiP), a non-profit community group, supported Allia Future Business Centre and Peterborough City Council.

Digital People in Peterborough (DPiP) is a non-profit community group and organised by volunteers. In two years we have expanded from 10 members to over 400 members with 50 regular attendees each month.

Our events are open to anyone working in or with an interest in digital – from those employed by large organisations, freelancers, start-up founders or simply enthusiasts. All disciplines are welcomed and encouraged. Member industries include development, design, content creation, marketing, databases, security, systems administration, among others.
For information on DPiP visit

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