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Oct 03

Manchester Science Festival, 23 Oct – 2 Nov

manchester science festival 2014

Manchester Science Fest returns for 2014 with a packed programme of scientific events for adults, families and teenagers. 23 October – 02 November.

A burst of creation, experimentation and wonder is at the heart of this year’s Manchester Science Festival proudly produced by the Museum of Science & Industry.

Running in over 40 venues across Greater Manchester, this award-winning Festival is now in its eighth year. With more city-wide and creative collaborations than ever before, this diverse and inspiring 11 day programme features World Premieres, internationally acclaimed art and artists, cutting-edge science, comedy, hands-on workshops, evening events, talks and a jam-packed family programme all designed to inspire, engage and immerse visitors of all ages with the science that lives all around us.

The Museum’s stunning and timely new exhibition 3D: Printing the Future examines how artists, designers, scientists and innovators are using this technology to turn ordinary computer data into extraordinary and sturdy physical objects. 

Also on public display for the first time is the prototype of the radar scanner developed to detect 3D printed guns and weapons. Developed by Professor Nick Bowring and his team of researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University, this scanner is designed to scan individuals in a crowd as they pass through areas such as public spaces, gates or entrances and alert officials as soon as a threat is detected.

The timely subject of Fracking will feature in this year’s Festival, in a one-off debate about the future of energy – hosted by Discuss, the home of the intellectually curious in Manchester. Joining the panel is former Happy Monday’s band member, and aspiring Politician, Bez. A very outspoken, anti-fracking lobbyist, Bez’s passion is sure to add to what already promises to be a lively debate.

To find out more information about the programme of events visit here