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New Scientist Live Organiser visiting Manchester – Tuesday 8th January

On Tuesday 8th January, Jacqui McCarron from New Scientist will be visiting the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (North Campus) to discuss any possible contributions from the University of Manchester to the science festival, which is held every autumn in London. I have organised contribution of an interactive stand on behalf of our institute for the past 3 years but am looking into different options for the future. To find out more about the event, please see the link below:


If you would be interested in coming along or meeting Jacqui at some point during the day, please let me know –  nicholas.weise@manchester.ac.uk

Dr Nicholas Weise SFHEA, Lecturer || E-Learning Lead || Deputy Director (Social Responsibility) || School of Chemistry || Faculty of Science and Engineering || The University of Manchester

New Scientist Live – the UK’s biggest festival of ideas and discovery, launches this September

For four days this September (22-25), New Scientist Live will be like nowhere else on Earth. The inaugural New Scientist Live event, courtesy of the team behind the world’s most popular science weekly, is a four-day festival of ideas and discovery taking place at ExCeL London. With British astronaut Tim Peake set to open the show, don’t miss a great day out for your family.

Prepare to be wowed and amazed by the latest science, technology and more. Don’t miss the Bloodhound 1000mph rocket car and driving simulator, the world’s leading robots and drones, a 3D Selfie Booth, Virtual Reality experiences, science workshops for all ages and abilities, over 100 world-leading scientists, a robotic cocktail bar and lots lots more.

See, hear and touch the future at New Scientist Live; it’s science as you’ve never seen it before.

For further information visit www.newscientistlive.com.

Special ticket offer! Dr Sheena Cruickshank, Senior Lecturer in Immunology and Academic Lead for Public Engagement with Research here at The University of Manchester will be a presenting a Science Live talk – Are We Too Clean? As such, a limited number of very discounted tickets are available for staff and students from The University of Manchester.  You can purchase tickets to New Scientist Live for just £14.50 (usually £29 on the door)* PLUS, kids 12 and under go free. *transaction fee applies, must be booked by midnight 21/9/16, kids 12 and under go free (excluding Main Stage)

If you’d like to take up that offer, email: engagement@manchester.ac.uk for details.