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Manchester Science Festival 2012

Manchester Science Festival 2012

22 October 2012

Manchester Science Festival

The museum is looking forward to being part of the Manchester Science Festival for the first time this year.

The Manchester Science Festival explores the wonder of science with nine days of events inviting people to come out and play, create and experiment with science.  There are over 100 varied events across Greater Manchester, from comedy, to dance, to art, to hands-on activities that everyone can enjoy.

Events that are taking place here include:

Saturday 27 October – Sunday 4 November
Bugs & Beasties
10.00am – 5.00pm
Oh no! Our banners are getting eaten! Celebrate Manchester Science Festival and become a pest controller and help us to find all the horrible bugs that could damage our beautiful collections. Find out about how we look after the banners and make your very own pipe cleaner bugs and beasties at our craft table.

Wednesday 31 October
Banner CSI
1.30pm – 3.30pm
Come along and discover the exciting science behind banner conservation at this fun hands-on event.

Friday 2 November
Textile Conservation Studio Tour
2.30pm – 3.15pm
A tour of the Textile Conservation Studio with one of the museum’s Textile Conservators.

Saturday 3 November
The Great Debate: Beer v Temperance
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Come along and watch two historical titans battle it out to win your votes for your tipple of choice!

  • In the temperance corner Dr Annemarie McAllister, senior lecturer at UCLan and Temperance and the Working Class Project Leader will discuss the scientific arguments to demonstrate that water was better than beer.
  • Dr James Sumner, lecturer at Manchester University and expert in the history of brewing, will respond by explaining the scientific achievements of brewers.

The Left Bank cafe bar will be serving temperance drinks and pulling pints so there will be a drink for everyone!

Manchester Science Festival is proudly produced by MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester) in partnership with cultural, educational and business organisations across Greater Manchester.  MOSI hosts around a third of the programme, with other events in cultural venues and unusual spaces in the city. There are also extensive programmes in Bolton and Salford.

To find out more look up www.manchestersciencefestival.com