Standon Calling Festival


We wanted to challenge ourselves by taking the biggest ideas in science, culture, and global affairs to an unsuspecting audience. Since 2021, we have run the Lawn Stage for 16,000 people at Standon Calling Music Festival.



We have curated talks, discussions, and interactive ideas events. It’s been amazing: we’ve welcomed diverse speakers on diverse topics. The audiences have thrived on the stimulating conversation. Where else could you see Primal Scream, Self Esteem and Years and Years alongside events on abstract art, your microbiome, and beavers?

Since 2021, we have welcomed over 150 speakers from over 30 UK universities to the Lawn Stage.