SALFORD University will be hosting some of the star attractions at the 2015 Manchester Science Festival when it gets underway next week.
More than 130 experiments, exhibitions, shows and discussions are expected to attract tens of thousands of people to venues across Greater Manchester from October 22 – November 1.
And some of the top draws are at Salford, including the RPS International Images of Science Exhibition; Alienated Life, a virtual reality encounter with bears and wolves; and an old Holllywood film about future technologies!
Timeout Magazine lists the Salford University ‘Back to the Future’ event on October 21 as one of its five highlights of the festival. It sees Salford scientists gather at Gorilla, on Whitworth St, to discuss which of the future science predictions depicted in the cult film came true, and includes a screening of the second film in the 80s franchise.
Images of science
The website Manchester Confidential singles out two salford events in its '8 Things Not to Miss at the Festival', including the Royal Photographic Society's Images of Science - 100 contemporary photographs of nature, engineering, chemistry and cutting-edge scientific research. The exhibition, sponsored by Siemens, runs from October 22-30 at MediaCityUK, University of Salford, 10am-4pm.
Manchester Confidential adds that after all the excitement, the best place to wind down during the festival is one of the quietest places in the world – the School of Computing, Science and Engineering’s famous Anechoic Chamber, Newton Building.