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Manchester Science Festival 2017 - still lots going on!

Oct 23, 2017

Manchester Science Festival

As lead Educational Sponsor of Manchester Science Festival, we are hosting some exciting interactive events as part of this creative celebration of science.

Produced by the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester Science Festival is the largest science festival in England beginning last Thursday and running through to 29 October. The range of events and activities that make up the festival cater for all ages and a whole host of interests – there really is something for everyone, not just those interested in ‘the science bit’. 

Throughout last weekend, as part of Manchester Science Festival, we transformed our campus into a massive science experiment over three floors, bringing together interactive and immersive experiences. From controllable floating fish to the latest virtual reality from VR Manchester, eSport demos, retro platforms and interactive VJ events, there was lots to do and see.

Watch Prof Andy Miah, Chair in Science Communication & Future Media, below talk a little more about GameLab:

Intrigued by the sound of GameLab and wishing you had come along? Well don't worry, there's still lots to see and do at the Festival and full details of all remaining events are on the Manchester Science festival website  . These include:

Our library of fake news at MediaCityUK from Saturday 21 to Friday 27 October. Visitors can find out why misinformation could mean that now more than ever, seeing is no longer believing. 

Sing 'til you're grinning - for 12 weeks Eccles Daytime Choir have been scrutinised by scientists to see if being part of a group of singes can make a difference to their wellbeing. The scientists will be sharing the results at Eccles Gateway and Library on Thursday 26 October. 

Pi: Baffled by brains - researchers from the School of Environment and Life Sciences and Salford Institute for Dementia will be discussing how our brains work, what happens when they breakdown, and how research may prevent brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease. The event takes place in the Museum of Science and Industry on Saturday 28 October. 

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