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NERC Into the Blue – free-to-exhibit opportunity

Into The Blue: Science we live and breath – 25-29 October 2016

Get involved with this event by submitting an exhibit idea.

NERC are offering a free-to-exhibit opportunity to have an exhibition stand or run public engagement activities as part of our Into The Blue showcase, which is taking place in Manchester during October half-term (25-29 October 2016). Visitors to the event will be a broad public audience, primarily focused on families and young people.

The showcase will comprise about 40 stands, as well as stage and discussion space, both inside and outside an aircraft hangar. Through the exhibition stands, talks, debates and discussions, the event will engage visitors with the wonders of the natural world and the process of doing research.

For more information about the project, application criteria, FAQs and how to apply please view the application guidelines on http://www.nerc.ac.uk/latest/events/blue/. Applications for exhibits and other activities should be made using the online form by 16:00 on Friday 1 July 2016.


Posted on behalf of Hannah King, Public Engagement Officer, Natural Environment Research Council

Artefacts and Experiences – Reframing Narratives Across Medicine and Health

Manchester Central Library, 22 October – 7 November 2014

An innovative and thought-provoking exhibition that explores the spaces where art, medicine, health, and technology meet. Collaboratively curated by The Museum of Medicine and Health and Anatomy Projects, the exhibition contains selected artefacts from the University of Manchester’s Medicine and Health collections and showcases a project with hearing-loss participants, Silence of the Photograph. Anatomy Projects’ beautiful portrait photography, taken with a Victorian camera, creates a linking thread between lived experiences of medicine and its technologies and artefacts.

Find out more here and here