13 MAY 2017 | 11am-5pm
A FREE day of fun, imagination and discovery
We are absolutely delighted that so many people have registered to attend our 50th Anniversary party.
We regret to say that due to exceptionally high demand we are unable to accept any further registrations.
Those who are already registered and who have a general admissions ticket for the event will still be able to obtain tickets to individual bookable events, availability permitting. You can access your existing registration page by logging back into their Eventbrite. Unfortunately, if you don’t already have a general admissions ticket, or haven’t already registered, we will not be able to receive you on campus that day.
Many thanks for your interest in the Festival and we hope to welcome you to another of our events in the future.
The Festival of Wonder Team
Organised by the Students’ Union, Free Fest’s history dates back to the early days of the University and will include a full twelve hours of music, dance and comedy.
Discover the science and technology that is shaping our present and future. Including hands-on and interactive displays.
Enjoy bite-sized presentations on popular topics and exciting discoveries, from the mysteries of space to how to write a family memoir.
Surrey Professor and BBC Radio 4’s The Life Scientific presenter, Jim Al-Khalili meets special 50th anniversary guests.
In conversation with...
Sean McNamara, Head of the Guildford School of Acting, chats to stars of the stage and screen.
Try our world-class sporting facilities for free, including tuition from some of the county’s elite sports teams. Alumni are also invited to take part in our Grad Sport competition, playing against current students for the Annual Grad Sport cup!
Meet the animals we treat in our clinic, test out your own clinical skills, discover the science behind the future of animal healthcare and obtain free advice about your pets.
We regret we can't allow pets at the Festival.
Our student’s run a variety of innovative and enterprising businesses and they will be offering up their services on the day.
Local food suppliers will be on-site serving drinks, lunch, snacks and light refreshments, as well as providing demonstrations and tastings. You can also try your hand at chocolate making in our Lakeside Restaurant.
Fun for the under 10s including: bouncy castles, face painting and a tea cup ride.
Graduates and retired staff are invited to enjoy a free glass of celebratory fizz in our Alumni Lounge – a great place to meet up, reunite with friends and learn more about our alumni programme. If you would like to organise a reunion with your classmates, to tie-in with the Festival of Wonder, please refer to our reunion guide.
ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR DAY OF WONDER
Directions & Parking
What to bring
The festival is free but please bring your invite or confirmation of booking, a picnic blanket to enjoy the entertainment by the lake, a picnic or money for our food stalls, plus your family and friends.
Provision for children
There will be baby changing facilities on site and a buggy park. There is plenty on offer for our younger guests – please see full programme.
Supporting your University in its 50th Year