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Public Engagement at Manchester

The Brain Box

Making a Difference


As part of Manchester Day 2016, The Brain Box provided an exciting science extravaganza, in the Town Hall, right in the middle of Manchester. Visitors rummaged around in The Brain Box and discovered the wonders of the brain: how it works, how it is studied, what can go wrong, and how this might be fixed. This unique opportunity brought together visitors, scientists, clinicians, creative practitioners and artists with exciting and thought-provoking exhibits, displays and hands-on activities for all ages.

Take a look at the collection of social media responses to the Brain Box event and see photographs and videos from the day.

Find out more about The Brain Box here.

The Brain Box is a collaboration between Manchester City Council, The University of Manchester, Salford University and Manchester Metropolitan University, with contributions from the Museum of Science and Industry, the Stroke Association, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Parkinson’s UK and the National Autistic Society, along with many other contributors. The Brain Box is also funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Physiological Society.