ScienceX returns

ScienceXOur annual ScienceX festival returned for two days on the 28 & 29 October at Manchester Central Library, exploring science and engineering through interactions and conversations with families from Greater Manchester and beyond. ScienceX furthered close links with our local library partner and delivered brilliant, high calibre engagement between staff, students, and families from across the local community.

This year over 150 inspiring volunteers delivered activities to visitors. There was everything from science tricks to dancing robots, meteorites to building towers, making graphene to understanding more about waves. With approximately 1,300 visitors across the festival many visitors were able to immerse themselves in the science and engineering being shared with longer engagement times.

We were joined by Mediacubs (@MediaCubsUK) who interviewed volunteers, interacted with the stands and broadcast videos of their experience at Science X.

Many visitors travelled to the library for ScienceX to give their children the chance to learn about science and engineering in an interactive and exciting way. After attending one visitor shared that ScienceX showcased “What science is all about and how it affects everyday life”.

ScienceX remains a flagship off-campus event for our Faculty of Science and Engineering and aims to show what science and engineering is really all about and inspire future generations of scientists and engineers. Feedback from visitors and the team at the library has been overwhelmingly positive and the Faculty’s Social Responsibility team look forward to planning the future of ScienceX.