May Fest 2015

May 6th, 2015

The University once more welcomes neighbours and alumni for its annual community open day on Saturday 9 May, 11am-5pm.

May Fest 2015 takes place on University Park with activities and events for all ages. The best part? It’s all free.

The full programme is available on our website, so you can start planning your day now.

What’s on

Whatever your age and interests, there’s something for everyone. Highlights include:

  • Physics live – see a ping pong ball shoot through a metal can, discover how a banana can bang in a nail, and find out how to make a real cloud using liquid nitrogen
  • Skulls and skeletons – have a go at making your own skull for display in the University’s museum
  • Archaeology for all – unleash your inner Indiana Jones and try your hand at excavating
  • Bio Racing Simulator – try the virtual reality racing simulator, reaching speeds of around 200mph
  • Gardens and grounds tour – make the most of University Park’s award-winning green spaces by exploring the campus
  • Wattbike challenge – gear up to beat dementia by hopping on the Wattbike, and help raise funds for Life Cycle 5

And much more! There are also plenty of places to eat on campus, including cafes in Portland Building and Lakeside Arts Centre. You can even bring your own picnics to take advantage of University Park’s award-winning green spaces.

Putting the ‘uni’ in community

Everyone is welcome – following six successful May Fests, this year’s event will attract families from across the city and beyond to join the fun and see what staff and students at Nottingham get up to. In addition to the events on offer, we’ve got plenty of advisors on hand whether you are considering a return to education, or want to find out more about the University.

Professor Chris Rudd, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for External Engagement, said: “May Fest is the biggest party in The University of Nottingham calendar.

“This is a chance for us to welcome our neighbours, showcase the work we do here and in the community, and enjoy a range of fantastic events offered by our staff and students. Whatever your age and interests, we hope to see you there.”

More information

Parking for May Fest is free of charge. For directions by road and public transport, visit the University’s getting to May Fest webpage.

For regular May Fest updates, follow @UniofNottingham or search #mayfest. Everything you need to know about May Fest can be found online at

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