Manchester: European City of Science 2016
Manchester is the European City of Science 2016 – and The University of Manchester is playing a big part in the celebrations.
The European City of Science – a UK first
The designation of European City of Science to Manchester is a first for the UK. It gives us a unique opportunity to celebrate innovation in the region, to foster partnerships that span the globe and to inspire the next Turing, Dalton, Rutherford or Geim.
ESOF: an international forum
As the European City of Science, Manchester will host ESOF – the EuroScience Open Forum – for 2016. Europe’s largest interdisciplinary science meeting, ESOF will bring together over 4,500 leading thinkers, innovators, policymakers, journalists and educators from over 90 countries to discuss current and future breakthroughs in contemporary science.
The conference will be held at Manchester Central from 23 to 27 July and will cover three core areas: science, business and careers. We’ll be there to share our latest innovations with the international scientific community.
Science for the whole city
Alongside ESOF will be the Science in the City festival, running from 22 to 29 July. This celebration of science will bring the city alive with activities that inspire people to explore how science connects to their lives.
Events for the public during the summer include:
- Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond at the Museum of Science and Industry
- Bluedot at Jodrell Bank
- Climate Control at Manchester Museum
Manchester Science City
Be inspired by the innovation taking place in Manchester and explore the range of activity happening in 2016.
Visit the Manchester Science City website
Find out more about this biennial, pan-European conference dedicated to scientific research and innovation.
Visit the ESOF website