Over the weekend of 17 / 18 June 2017, dozens of different groups exhibited in the Oxford Town Hall Explorazone, inviting everyone to get hands-on with the very latest research.

Science Oxford, University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes University, local industry and research institutes all presented some brilliant innovations and ideas. Families, adults and kids of all ages delved into the world of exosomes, entomophagy and optical illusions.

For the first time, the Festival opened the hands-on Explorazone on the Saturday evening for adults only, so grown-ups too got to play at being a paramedic, a plasma physicist and prevented a Polio pandemic.