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Festival of the Future 2023

The 5th edition of Festival of the Future from the University of Dundee returns this October, exploring care in science, arts and culture.


Festival of the Future, the University of Dundee’s flagship festival programme, returns live and in person from Wed 11–Sun 15 October.

With a programme of 50 events across five days, there’s something for everyone, including family events, workshops, exhibitions, performances and more. The festival will pop up at venues across the city from the Keiller Centre to DCA and V&A Dundee, with the Dundee Botanic Garden free and open to all throughout the festival!

Marking the 75th anniversary of the National Health Service, the theme of this year’s festival is ‘care’ – exploring a more sustainable way of living and working through activities that offer the opportunity for self-care, advances in health care in the past, present and future, and delving into our commitments to caring for nature and our environment.


Amongst the many highlights the festival includes:

Browse the full Festival of the Future programme

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