This year will see the eighth Manchester Science Festival taking place from Thursday 23 October – Sunday 2 November 2014. With over 100,000 people attending last year’s event, this has become one of the UKs most popular science festivals.

The University of Manchester is a key partner to this Festival – and we want to help promote your participation and provide an opportunity for you to take part one of the biggest, most diverse science fairs in Manchester. There are a number of ways in which you can get involved:

  • The University will be hosting the “Science Spectacular” on Saturday 25 October, from 11am – 4pm, in Whitworth Hall and Manchester Museum. We are looking for researchers, students or academics who are confident communicators to run a tabletop activity as part of this family fun science fair. With more than 2000 visitors last year, the focus will be on communicating your passion for your research, and ensuring that attendees leave with a spark for science! Check out of video highlights from what we did last year or take a look at our photo gallery.
  • Running a “trailblazer” event in the weeks running up to the Science Festival.
  • You may already have planned your own event as part of the Science Festival. We would really like to know about all events so we can help cross promote.

So let why not let us know what you have planned or register your interest to take part in the Science Spectacular by completing our online form by 7 July 2014 (extended date)

(Alternative form available in Word – MSF_ScienceSpectacular_Proforma_2014).

If you have any questions please contact one of the following: