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Michael Brooks and Rick Edwards, co-hosts of the Science(ish) podcast recently visited the museum to talk to a Lates crowd about the Danny Boyle film Sunshine. Here, Michael explains why they both love the film so much—despite the science!

Explainer Team Leader Lauren Hamilton gives us an introduction to Makaton, and tells us more about plans to incorporate it into future learning programmes.

By Frederike Gerstner and Ben Nicholson

Meet Ben and Fred, Josh Award 2019 winners

Josh Award winners Frederike Gerstner’s and Ben Nicholson’s road to being part of our October half term programme has been long, but they’re really excited that they’re finally here. Read on to find out more about how they got to where they are now…!

Have you ever wondered what goes in to creating one of our fabulous Explainer shows? Well, wonder no more. Here, Explainer Patrick ‘Patch’ Scales takes us behind the scenes to see what it takes to get a new Science Showdown on stage…

In the second in a series of posts celebrating the Science and Industry Museum’s 50th anniversary, Simon Tatton-Brown, a probation officer in Manchester during the 1970s, tells us how an offender under his supervision helped bring one of our looms back to life.

In the first of a series of posts celebrating the Science and Industry Museum’s 50th anniversary, Mohammed Rahman tells us about how visiting the museum with his son Labib helped inspire them to set up the Rochdale Science Extravaganza.

As autumn sets in and the days get shorter, there’s still one place you can find The Sun. Volunteer Sarah Brimblecombe tells us what she finds special about our current major exhibition…

Last September, the museum was thrilled to welcome the iconic Stephenson’s Rocket back to the place where it had worked over 180 years ago. But the time has now come to say goodbye as it continues its tour and moves on to our sister museum, the National Railway Museum in York.