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Come along to the University’s Community Festival!

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Ever fancied hunting for the stars, tickling a robot or fighting killer fungus? Ever wondered how strong chocolate is, how the nervous system works or wanted to share your Manchester memories?

There’s so much to do at our Community Festival. Whether you are young or old, interested in science or art, want to get hands-on and have fun or just want to find out more about the plethora of work that takes place at the University, join us for a fun day of family activities.

Join us for our Community Festival on Saturday 10 June, where we open our doors to the local community and where this is just one of the things you can explore in a fun and hands-on way!

Our free Community Festival runs from 11am – 4pm and is jam-packed with fun activities for all the family. Whether you want to get hands-on or just want to listen to some fascinating stories and watch live performances, we’ve got it covered. We’re showcasing some world-changing discoveries across the sciences, medicine and the arts and adding in a healthy dose of play – and you get to be a part of it!

Drop-in, hands-on activities are taking place across the following venues:

  • Manchester Museum (building 42) – Explore our beautiful new galleries, collections and extraordinary objects of curiosity and wonder…
  • University Place (building 37) – Uncover the curious world of medicine and biology and explore the creative arts, social sciences and history…
  • Engineering Building A (building 24) – Explore the fascinating world of engineering, physical sciences and computer sciences…
  • Royce Hub, (building 126) – Discover the wonderful world of advanced materials…

From walking on a virtual plank of wood 500ft in the air and swimming with dolphins through the power of virtual reality, to learning about the planets and stars to discovering the inner workings of the nervous system, there are activities for every interest. Just for fun, there’ll also be face paint, a Helter Skelter, art club and sports challenges to engage everyone.

Take a look at the full programme, and keep an eye on this page for further updates and follow us on Twitter @SocialResponUoM #communityfestUoM.

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