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Nancy Hopkins

Nancy is Marketing Manager at the Science and Industry Museum. She likes retired greyhounds and writing blogs.

To celebrate the United Nation’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science, aspiring scientist and Marketing Manager Nancy Hopkins picks her top three women of science with a Manchester connection.

If you’ve read any of our Rocket blogs, you’ll already know that Rocket was designed by Robert Stephenson, son of engineer George Stephenson. But who exactly were they? What made them tick, and how did they rise to the heights that they did?

Since announcing Manchester Science Festival headliner You Have Been Upgraded, we’ve become fascinated with the transhumanist movement and the concepts of cyborgs, biohacking and bioengineering.

To quote Bob Marley, the sun is shining and the weather is sweet. So what better way to enjoy this fine spell of weather we’re having than a quick look at our summery collection items? Deck chairs at the ready as we shine a light on our favourite sunshine objects.

With thousands of runners set to pound the pavements this weekend in the Great Manchester Run and the Great CityGames taking place just outside our window, we’ve taken a look at some of the weird and wonderful items in our collection related to keeping yourself in the very best of health.