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Manchester Science Festival events announced

Wednesday 6 September 2017

FROM a library of fake news to an exploration of the human voice, this year's Manchester Science Festival promises to be an absolute treat.

The annual festival, produced by the Museum of Science and Industry takes place from October 19 - 29 and creates massive interest nationally.

With more than 100 events at a variety of venues across Greater Manchester, one of the most bold, creative and ambitious science festivals in the UK is supported by The University of Salford as lead educational partner.

Museum director Sally MacDonald said: “Manchester Science Festival is a fantastic platform to test out new ideas in science communication and offers opportunities for audiences of all ages to explore science in the most creative, inspiring ways.”


Headlining the festival is Robots, an exhibition exploring humanity’s 500-year quest to recreate ourselves in mechanised form. Also included is a spooky Halloween science-themed family rave and hiphop science raps.

Andy Miah, Professor of Science Communication at the University of Salford said: “Our scientists make a huge contribution to the festival this year with a fascinating exploration of the human voice by Professor Trevor Cox –author of The Sound Book - which will feature on BBC Tomorrow’s World.

“Dr Gary Kerr is delving into the health and wellbeing benefits of choirs and Dr Gemma Lace-Costigan is one of this year’s Pi experts at MOSI, answering questions on the workings and failings of the human brain.”

“We also host Gamelab at our own campus at MediaCityUK, where the public can interact and explore exciting areas of science over the weekend of October 21-22.”To see the programme of events, visit the website: