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 100 years since the first radio broadcasts by the BBC, and in honour of the opening of the BBC 100 display at the museum, Curator of Television and Broadcast Lewis Pollard reflects on the importance of the BBC in Manchester over the last century.
Community Partnerships Producer Claire Critchley looks at how our exhibition Cancer Revolution: Science, innovation and hope has inspired a community group of writers to tell their stories.
To mark LGBT+ History Month, Senior Curator Katie Belshaw showcases some recent additions to the Science Museum Group’s collection which reveal more about the life and legacy of one of Manchester’s most celebrated scientists and favourite LGBT+ heroes, Alan Turing.
To mark World Cancer Day (4 February), Roger Highfield, Science Director, asks the advisors to the world’s first major cancer exhibition for their views of the past and hopes for the future of the field.
Conservation and Collections Care Manager Rachel Rimmer takes us through the not inconsiderable task of decanting all collection objects from the Air and Space Hall.
In this post, we explore how researchers in Manchester, past and present, have led the way in the cancer revolution.