Children from Cowes Primary and Lanesend Primary enjoy explosive science with Wonderstruck last year (2017).

The Isle of Wight’s Noël Turner Physics Festival is set to grow in 2020, thanks to an exciting new partnership with Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium. 

Thousands of school children have visited the last three events at Cowes Enterprise College.

The festival commemorates the life of Island Noël Turner, a senior Radar Design Engineer with BAE Systems and aims to inspire children in STEM subjects.

The event will also from from the autumn to February and will last for two days.

The Mars Rover prototype Bridget was at Cowes Enterprise College

See what the event was like in 2017 and 2018.

Ben Ward, CEO of Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium said, 

“We’re very excited to be working on the Isle of Wight to deliver next year’s festival and are hugely grateful for the continued support of the festival host Cowes Enterprise College, sponsor BAE Systems and the festival committee.  

“Our charity is committed to engaging as many children as possible in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and the festival provides an excellent opportunity to do this on the Isle of Wight.”

BAE Systems Director Dr Brooke Hoskins said: 

“It’s fantastic news that Winchester Science Centre is taking the Noel Turner Physics Festival to new heights and that Noel’s legacy lives on to excite the minds of a new generation. We at BAE Systems believe in the importance of engaging early with students to inspire them to focus on STEM-based subjects, which is why we are so happy to support the festival.”

If you are a STEM employers or organisation and would like to be involved, contact the festival event officer at Winchester Science Centre on 01962 863 791 or email [email protected]