Welcome to our blog from the British Science Festival. This year's Festival will be in Surrey from 5-10 September with hundreds events expected to happen at the University of Surrey campus and throughout the county. With workshops, hands-on fun, heated debates, talks, performances and field trips there's something for everyone!
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from Yasmin and Natalie (Festival team)

Monday, 3 November 2008

Goodbye Manchester...

So what about the rest of the week at the Manchester Science Festival? After ensuring the Award Lectures went smoothly, we got the chance to go to some other events in the Festival. We went on a city walk looking at Radical Manchester, which was run by Urbis and was very insightful. I went to a talk and discussion about tuberculosis and how it is worryingly on the rise again. This was fascinating, since there have been a lot of changes since I learnt about tuberculosis at University. I dropped into lots of exhibitions and went to a documentary and discussion called Cosmic Africa, which explored an African’s work in cosmology and his journey to find where this fit in with the culture and beliefs of many Africans. It was a great documentary and was great food for thought. There was some great food there too! I also got the chance to meet lots of other festival organisers and directors from all over the world which was very exciting. Attending as part of a British Council International Festival Directors symposium, they were at the Manchester Science Festival to see how the UK runs its Science Festivals and what the UK does in terms of public engagement with science. So, it was a great few days in Manchester – our Award Lectures went really well and it was good to have the opportunity to attend events at another Festival. Now back to thinking about Surrey...

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