Cambridge Science Festival, which is run by the University of Cambridge and attracts thousands of visitors from across the region and nationally, has issued an official statement:
Cambridge Science Festival cancels remainder of its scheduled programme
Cambridge Science Festival has decided with great reluctance to cancel the remainder of its scheduled programme.
We came to this extremely difficult decision after thinking long and hard about the welfare of our visitors and our staff. Their health and safety must come above all else and we do not want inadvertently to expose them to the risk of coronavirus.
We realise the cancellation will be a disappointment to our thousands of loyal supporters, and we sincerely apologise, but we feel it is the right decision in the circumstances.
The University of Cambridge is acknowledged as one of the world's leading higher education and research institutions. The University was instrumental in the formation of the Cambridge Network and its Vice- Chancellor, Professor Stephen Toope, is also the President of the Cambridge Network.