Ahead of Manchester Science Festival 2022 (21–30 October), we pull out some highlights for young visitors, lovers of both tech and the arts, and for those looking to test out their STEM skills.
In this section, you’ll find posts related to Manchester Science Festival, from line-up announcements to other festival-related resources.
Ladislav from Sow the City CIC reports on his research and discusses what the organisation has been up to in its facility at the Boiler House in Moss Side.
Frankie from Sow the City reports on the thinking behind the organisation’s Carbon Supermarket installation at Manchester Science Festival, and discusses why shopping for sustainable food is so important for addressing the climate emergency.
Manchester has earned its place in computing history, and it continues to be a pioneer in computer science today.
Ahead of its unveiling at Manchester Science Festival 2022, Cameron Naylor explains more about how and why his Exoplanets project came together.
Many of us have welcomed Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant and Cortana into our homes. Roger Highfield, Science Director, reports on the surprising results of a new survey of how the public see them to celebrate the theme of the Manchester Science Festival, the future of humanity.
To celebrate Manchester Science Festival 2022, Roger Highfield, Science Director, has been working with Professor Richard Wiseman at the University of Hertfordshire and Professor Caroline Watt at the University of Edinburgh to conduct a survey to find out what you think of virtual assistants, from Cortana to Siri.
To mark the start of Manchester Science Festival’s programme on climate and ideas for a better world, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham reflects on how Greater Manchester’s vision of becoming carbon-neutral by 2038 will also mean the city is primed to influence future progress and lead the next Industrial Revolution, through a zero-carbon economy.
In 2021, as part of Manchester Science Festival, the Royal Photographic Society will be showcasing the results of its prestigious Science Photographer of the Year competition at the Science and Industry Museum, and we think one historic character from Manchester would certainly approve.
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…!
With Halloween around the corner we’ve got pumpkins on the brain. But have you ever thought about what happens to all of the waste from inside the pumpkin?