Manchester Science Festival 2015

By Oct.23, 2015

Still plenty of events to get involved in at Manchester Science Festival!

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October, 10am – 4pm – Free entry
Salford Science Jam

Science Jam will see our MediaCityUK campus transformed into a massive open doors science experiment, bringing together demos, debates, art/science premieres and Oculus Rift virtual reality experiences.

Play with musical robots, watch drones in flight, step back in digital history from analogue to 4k film, make a bacterial selfie and much more!

Thursday 22 – Thursday 29 October – Free entry
Alienated Life

Wild animals – from bears and wolves, to elk and wild boar – star in an interactive ‘show’ about the astonishing resilience of nature.

Alienated Life captures footage and data about animals which not only survived the world’s worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl but actually thrived thereafter. Step inside this virtual reality experience to discover what Dr Mike Wood (ELS) and Professor Nick Beresford have found out about the animals who have made this no-go area their home.

Thursday 22 – Friday 30 October – Free entry
Your colour perception, Allerton Studios

One of our studios will be transformed by artist Liz West into a sensory experience through an overload of artificial chromatic light. Working across a variety of mediums, West aims to provoke a heightened sensory awareness in the viewer through her works.

Liz West will also deliver a talk on ‘Light as material’ on Wednesday 21 October at 10.30am in G19 Allerton Studios. This is a free event – no need to book.

Thursday 22 – Thursday 29 October – Free entry
Kinetic Flux

Influence the flow of kinetic energy in this installation commission by Electricity North West, which monitors your movements with an infrared camera, and illustrates the effects of speed, distance and direction via a dazzling network of glass sculptures and electric light.

This new commission has been devised by new media artist Paul Miller and glass artist Griert Beyaert in partnership with the University and Electricity North West.

Monday 26 October – Free entry (booking required)
Alzheimer’s: An afterthought?

Is there enough being done to help prevent and treat dementia? Can we cure it? Hear from the team behind #HookedOnMusic, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Dr Gemma Lace-Costigan from ELS . who explain the findings of their experiments and how they’ll help develop more therapies and research into combatting the disease. Click here to book.

Monday 19 – Friday 30 October – Free entry
Royal Photographic Society: International Images for Science

This exhibition, supported by the University and Siemens, showcases an extraordinary variety of scientific photography. It reveals objects beyond our imagination and images which are instrumental in everyday medicine, engineering and technology.


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