Frequently Asked Questions

Are you thinking of offering an activity but need a little more information? 

Stoking Curiosity is a festival aiming to nurture a community of curious people in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.  It’s a place to spark ideas and get involved in research together by building Community--University partnerships

It isn’t about just listening to someone else talk.  It is not just a showcase of academic expertise led by Universities.

Stoking Curiosity is for anyone who is curious about anything!

  • People coming along by themselves, with friends, with family
  • Community and voluntary groups and organisations
  • Businesses and enterprises
  • Students and staff from universities
  • People of all ages and backgrounds (some events might be suitable for certain age groups.)

The festival is about interesting stuff!

  • Asking and debating questions about the world, about life
  • Having a go, trying things out, sharing ideas around the environment, the human body and mind, art, history, ceramics, the planets and much more
  • Joining researchers from the Universities to do some research or quizzing them about it
  • Making connections between communities and Universities: it’s about breaking down barriers to make sure everyone can take part

The festival is co-organised by a partnership between the communities of Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Keele and Staffordshire Universities.

If you have any more questions, or want to arrange a site visit, email or ring 01782 734908