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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: