2-3 September 2021

Nelson College for Girls

INSPIRE Festival is our showcase event of the year that encourages students to think dynamically and creatively about their future.


INSPIRE Festival has two full days of challenging lectures, thought-provoking discussions and hands on experiments and has been running since 2012.

It is designed to develop the connection between classroom theory and some very exciting and ground-breaking real careers which make a difference in our world.

Over 500 students attend this sell-out event involving special sessions with innovative researchers, scientists, professors and MPs. The INSPIRE attendees are our future leaders, innovators and creative thinkers. They told us they want more; more challenge, more connections and more opportunities to grow and learn.

Cawthron INSPIRE on 2-3 Sept is cancelled
Extensive scientific modelling (and the government’s latest decision to extend our lockdown) have unfortunately forced us to make the very difficult decision to cancel the upcoming Cawthron INSPIRE Festival on 2nd/3rd of September as it cannot operate until we are at Level 1. The team behind the scenes is working hard to bring you a new date and will provide an update on 17th September. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy!

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