2021 Festival 8-18 July

November 3rd, 2021

Goodbye Dan, Hello Jerome


Shortly after the conclusion of this year's Science Festival, Director Dan Hendra left his role to take up a new job as the Team Leader of Events at the Dunedin City Council. Dan has led the Science Festival team since 2017 and has been responsible for growing the Festival to new heights, culminating in our most successful Science Festival yet this July. Dan, we thank you for 5 years of dedication to making science education fun and accessible for people of all ages. You will be missed and we wish you all the best in your future endeavours!

Saying goodbye gives us an opportunity to say hello, so let us introduce our new Festival Director, Jerome Cousins! Jerome comes to us from the University of Otago, where he has worked as an events specialist. His background also includes science communication at Otago Museum and theatre production which means he's pretty well placed to hit the ground running. Welcome to the festival, Jerome! We can't wait to see where it goes with you at the helm.