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!
To find out more about our guest authors, you can find their biographies at the end of each post.
Explainer Team Leader Lauren Hamilton gives us an introduction to Makaton, and tells us more about plans to incorporate it into future learning programmes.
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…
Have you ever thought about where the energy you use to move around comes from?
At our museum we’re incredibly lucky. Not only are we the caretakers of some amazing objects but of several unique buildings too.
As one of those who lobbied for Alan Turing to be given a posthumous pardon for the ‘crime’ of being a homosexual, I am delighted that the Bank of England has announced that he will soon be given pride of place on the new £50 note.
Mathematician and writer Jonathan Swinton takes a look at Alan Turing’s personal connections to our collection.
You don’t need to be Indiana Jones to discover hidden secrets: come digging with us in our storerooms and an entire world of industrial heritage surprises are just a click away.