We are delighted to welcome PhD student, Kirat Sagoo, into our team at the Science and Industry Museum. In this blog post, Kirat introduces herself and her project. We’re looking forward to learning more about our collections as Kirat’s research progresses.
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.
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 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.