Monday, 23 September 2013

Behind the scenes of the Manchester Science Festival at MMU

Guest post - Jo Keogh, MMU

The Manchester Science Festival is in its 7th year and what a year it is going to be. At least that’s my opinion. My name is Jo Keogh and last year I was part of the 2012 Manchester Science Festival in MMU. I used my passion for Lichen and my artistic background to give festival goers a taste of identify and engaging with these wonderful organisms.

A year later and I am a key part of MMU ‘s Saturday ‘Brains of the Future’, previously ‘Science Extravaganza’. And even if I do say so myself this year is set to be even better.

This year instead of calling ourselves the Extravaganza we have themed our events around brains, which are an ongoing theme throughout the Festival this year.  There will be a neuron map to help you explore the space and some fantastic games, puzzles and demonstrations to tease and test your brain!

But I have not just been working with the staff and students of MMU. There is a team of partners who have all done their bit to help inspire and push this years festival to a new level.
I would personally recommend the Science after Dark, which contain some great events from MMU, including a trailblazer gothic quiz and MMU's Bad Bookclub featuring a screening of Dr Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (all about bacteria, microbes, antibiotics and more).

It has been a very exciting time of sneak peeks and curious titles. There’s a lot of hard work and dedication that has been and is still, going into the preparation for the festival launch. Make sure you don’t miss the fun view the Manchester Science Festival Guide here

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