Visitors stream in to South Kensington as the Imperial Festival opens


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With over 500 scientists, 80 live demos, talks and kid-friendly activities, Imperial Festival has something for everyone.

The Festival opened at 12pm today with the IC Big Band, one of Imperial’s student societies, welcoming visitors to the sixth Imperial Festival with some jazz.  

Sarah Porter Waterbury, Imperial’s Vice-President (Advancement), greeted visitors, saying the Festival is an opportunity for the College to open its doors and share some of Imperial's exciting research and the impact it is having in the world.

This year’s Festival has ten different zones, all focusing on research and innovation across the spectrum of science, engineering, health and business. Visitors can learn to tell good bacteria from bad in the Superbugs Zone, operate next generation drones in the Robot Zone, and so much more.

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