girls at w12 festival imperial science pop up

Imperial staff and students

Do you want to help out at our science pop-ups or get involved with our other community engagement activities? 

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We regularly pop up at local festivals and events, bringing our scientists, inventions and tech to you! 

This year we've created crowns at the W12 Jubilee Street Party and made super slime at the Little Wormwood Scrubs Fun Day.

Find out more about past events that we've been to below. 

Past events

Kids making liquid nitrogen ice cream at the wormholt park summer fete with the team from the invention rooms

Wormholt Park Summer Fete and Live Well Fair, September 2019

Anyone for liquid nitrogen ice cream?

Local children got to make their own ice cream using liquid nitrogen while learning about freezing and melting at the Wormholt Park Summer Fete in September 2019.

young people doing the synth keyboard challenge at switch on your happiness with imperial community engagement team from the Invention Rooms

Switch on Your Happiness - Summer Festival, July 2019

We took science and tech to this amazing festival showcasing positive opportunities for young people in Hammersmith and Fulham.

Local young people tried their hand at our Stormzy synth keyboard challenge, virtual reality demos and even got to 3D print their own heads.

Children at the Little Wormwood Scrubs Family Day

Little Wormwood Scrubs Family Day, June 2019

Mixing up tech and Stormzy!

We showed kids at Wormwood Scrubs how to build and programme their down DIY synth keyboards and play Stormzy’s ‘Vossi Bop’, at the Little Wormwood scrubs fun day. We also brought out our favourite scribbling robots.