2013 Festival

Approximately 10,000 visitors joined us on our South Kensington campus to celebrate the best on offer from the College's staff and students at the 2013 Imperial Festival.

Watch the best of the Festival 2013

Watch the best of the Festival 2013: our round up of the fantastic weekend of science, music, dance, and arts

Friends, families and alumni descended on Imperial College London on Saturday 4 May 2013 for hands-on activities, performances, talks and tours.

2013’s event explored some of the most innovative and interactive science and engineering projects at the College, offering Festival-goers the rare chance to meet world-leading experts working in areas such as climate science, engineering and obesity.

The bubble-breathing dragon returned, alongside the hugely popular robot display and visions for the future of transport. Visitors also found out about some of the innovative products spun out of Imperial, including Fabrican Ltd., which has important applications for spray on fabrics in fashion and medicine alike.

Performance artists Balloonatics demonstrated famous inventions and scientific discoveries, while other hands-on activities included a mural wall, where people could draw their experiences of the Festival. More energetic visitors took part in a silent disco!

Talks and interactive workshops over the weekend included presentations from academics working in neuroscience and energy, in addition to a number of topics that have hit the headlines including the Mars Curiosity Rover. Live demonstrations from the Centre for Blast Injury Studies highlighted the important work done to reduce the impact of explosive devices on soldiers serving in war zones across the world.

The Imperial Festival Report summarises the best tweets, pictures and videos from the event. You can download the full Festival 2013 programme of events, activities and more besides to see what went on or catch up with our favourite bits via the Imperial Podcast and watch the video on YouTube.