Make a date with discovery
The Imperial Fringe is our series of public evening exploring the unexpected, fun and creative side of science and engineering. Based on Imperial's ground-breaking research, Fringes are free public events that bring together not only our world-leading scientists and engineers, but also student groups, high profile alumni, and VIP guests to put on an evening of hands on demonstrations, interactive experiments and inspiring talks for hundreds of people of all ages to enjoy.
Prepare to think in new dimensions as you join us on a voyage of discovery and debate.
The 2016/17 programme of Fringes has now come to a close, however the series returns from September 2017. Check back here for more details later in the summer. In the meantime feel free to explore out some of the highlights from the last year of Fringes below.
The Best of the Fringe
Explore our inspirational Fringe events from the past few years.
The Atoms Family
On 16 March Hundreds of Fringe-goers made chemistry their thing at Imperial's molecular-science themed Atoms Family event.
Food of tomorrow
On 25 February Imperial researchers served up an evening on the future of food and how we will feed the next generation.
It is rocket science
On 3 December, Imperial's Fringe provided a unique opportunity to discover how Imperial researchers are uncovering the secrets beyond Earth's orbit.
cities of the future graphic
On 22 October, Imperial's Fringe Event focused on a range of projects and research areas from across the College aimed towards improving city life.
Designs for life
Imperial's Fringe Event took a look at design research across the College, as part of London Design Festival.
On 19 February 2015 art and science combined to create the light-themed Imperial Fringe: Lit Up.
On 11 December 2014, visitors of all ages descended on the College Main Entrance for the Festive Fringe, a seasonal celebration of science.
Feathers, claws and slimy scales were all on show at the March 2014 Fringe event exploring species past and present, on earth and beyond.
The arts experiment 2.0
Imperial Fringe brought art and science together on February 14, showcasing collaborations between societies and Imperial's researchers.
In December 2013 Fluid Thinking explored the complex role that fluids play in our lives.
Your number’s up
The November 2013 event explored the power of big data and a glimpse of research that powers much of modern science and technology.
What makes me me?
The September 2013 Fringe went on tour for the first time, asking the question 'What makes me me?' at the Imperial West campus.
Life as we know it
How synthetic biology can be used to improve our everyday lives was the theme of the March 2015 Fringe event.
The arts experiment
The February 2013 Fringe invited student societies to team up with researchers to find the connections between arts and sciences.
Cutting close to the bone
December 2013 Fringe presented food security and obesity sandwiched between tastings of Imperial honey and sorbets made by a fire extinguisher