Over the next week, there are plenty of events planned to get your scientific juices flowing, as Manchester proudly hosts Science in the City. We’ve put together some of our top picks, however you can find a full itinerary on the dedicated Science in the City website. There’s also a really handy app for both Android and Apple smartphone users to help plan your visit.
Bluedot is a brand new festival of discovery at Jodrell Bank, the iconic observatory and heart of our quest for knowledge of the cosmos. Bluedot invites you to camp out under the stars, and to explore a stellar programme of music, science, arts, technology, culture, food and film.
Friday 22 – Saturday 24 July
Visit the Allotment of the Future to explore how we could make the most of our urban spaces to grow food in the future and what kind of menus we might be choosing from in years to come.
Come along to explore the space and also to take part in activities led by scientists, growers and top chefs including Mary-Ellen McTague, Robert Owen Brown and Masterchef participant Oliver Bray.
Saturday 23-Friday 29th July. (All activities are drop in.)
Journey with explorers working at the cutting edge of material technology and immerse yourself in the wonders of a two-dimensional world through a combination of fascinating objects, photographs, music, films and newly commissioned artworks.
Saturday 23 – Monday 25 (10.00-17.00 )
Take part in hands-on, interactive experiments alongside other curious minds and discover your inner scientist! You will also get a chance to explore how Manchester scientists produced graphene, the world’s first 2D material, and have a try yourself!
Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 July (11.00-16.00)
The exhibition seeks to reflect the richness of the artist’s ancestor’s understanding of the world developed across countless generations observing the movements of the night sky.
Monday 25 – Saturday 30 July (09.00-20.00)
Meet the experts who research the signs of ageing and try out the technology they use.
Wednesday 26 July (11.00 – 18.00)
We breathe between 17,000 to 30,000 times per day, usually without even thinking about it. Our breathing can be affected by many factors including illness, climate and air quality. Now new technologies offer different ways of understanding these factors and how they affect us. You can find out about two innovative projects that are encouraging people to be citizen scientists, #BritainBreathing and Human Sensor.
Wednesday 27 July (11.00 – 18.00)
Inspired by Di’s own research into the ways in which the brain responds to sound, the Sensory Soundpit is an ambitious project which will utilise an immersive environment where sound is represented by shape, touch, motion and image.
Saturday 23 – Fiday 29 July (14.00-17.00)
Drop in and learn more about reconditioning donor organs for transplantation from Dr James Fildes and his team from the Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Manchester.
There will be two, 30 minute live demonstrations taking place at 12:00 and 15:30 for which booking is necessary.
Friday 29 July (11.00-16.00)