A free, interactive festival of exploration and experiments and a great chance for kids to discover the fun behind science and engineering.

ScienceX is a festival like no other: bursting with fun, exciting activities for children, and open to all. Discover what the world of science and engineering is really about, with the help of robots, racecars, and much, much more!

intu Trafford Centre will again host this thrilling weekend, where you can get hands-on and play at being a scientist or engineer for a day. Conduct your own experiments, try out the latest amazing technology and meet the experts who help shape the world around us.

To all the young thrillseekers, space explorers, creative minds and future scientists and engineers – get inspired at ScienceX!

Conduct your own experiments

Learn to fly and land a plane

Meet friendly scientists and engineers

Get hands-on and try new things

Discover the latest technology…

Plus lots more free, fun activities

ScienceX is proudly brought to you by
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  • We wanted to showcase the amazing #PeopleofFSE - the stories and brilliant humans behind Science and Engineering at the University of Manchester @officialuom ⁠
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"I have always found Manchester to be a place that provides all the resources for creativity to flow and exciting research to take place. Our undergraduate students are engaged with the research in our labs, and this can capture their imagination and develop the next generation of pioneers. The sheer breadth of ground-breaking work at Manchester means that new connections and collaborations are always arising.⁠ My passion is to use the fundamental theories of quantum mechanics to design new materials that will make the world a better place. It really annoys me when everyone has an aversion to “chemicals” because everything around us is a chemical! The clothes on your back, the food you eat, the devices you hold - these are all made possible by chemistry. And guess what - cooking is just chemistry! Studying STEM subjects gives us a unique perspective on the ubiquity of science in everyday life - we don’t just see a pot on the stove, we see a complex reaction mixture, we don’t just see a plane in the sky, but a marvel of engineering and aerodynamics, and we don’t just see beauty in nature, but also it’s glorious symmetry and patterns. Appreciating the marvels all around us that so many others have only dreamed before, allows us to see a better world ahead and gives us the inspiration to get there."⁠
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Dr Nicholas Chilton - Senior Lecturer and Presidential Fellow⁠
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#UoMSciEng #stem #science #UniversityofManchester #uom #manchesteruniversity #manuni #unilife #stemeducation #chemistry
  • Step back in time. 
Computer science @uomcompsci - in 2019 and 1962. Swipe right to see The Atlas - known as the worlds first supercomputer and the first to use virtual memory - a technique still used today. .
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#UoMSciEng #universityofmanchester #manchester #mcr #university #manchesterhistory #computerscience #history #myfavouritemanchester #uom #unilife
  • Through the arch...we love the contrast between the historic old buildings in the campus quad and around the John Owens Building, compared to the more modern buildings along Oxford Road. ⁠
Do you prefer the modern or traditional university buildings?⁠
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#UoMSciEng #UniversityofManchester #Manchester #ManchesterArchitecture #MCR #myfavouritemanchester #ManchesterUniversity #October #unilife #uom #university #manuni #architecture
  • We wanted to showcase the amazing #PeopleofFSE - the stories and brilliant humans behind Science and Engineering at the University of Manchester @officialuom ⁠
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"Social media has a (often justified) bad reputation at the moment but it can be a force for good and spreading positive messages quickly. I have loved developing the #PeopleofFSE project as it has enabled me to shout about amazing research and work that is being done around the university from all the different areas. After working in social media for a fashion company, it's so great to be able to now talk about amazing scientific research - things that could change the world in a positive way!" ⁠
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Natalie Bauer - Social Media Officer ⁠
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#UoMSciEng #stem #science #UniversityofManchester #uom #manchesteruniversity #manuni #unilife #stemeducation #socialmedia
  • Step back in time. 
Whitworth Hall and the Quad in front of the John Owens Building in 1950s and 2019. The buildings might not have changed, but luckily we now have less cars and more greenery! .
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#UoMSciEng #universityofmanchester #manchester #mcr #campus #manchesterarchitecture #history #myfavouritemanchester #unilife #manchesterhistory #uom
  • Exploring the endless corridors and beautiful, intricate details on the windows of the Sackville Street Building - only managed to get lost once! Have you explored this building?⁠
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#UoMSciEng #UniversityofManchester #Manchester #ManchesterArchitecture #MCR #myfavouritemanchester #ManchesterUniversity #studentlife #unilife #uom #university #manuni #architecture
  • We wanted to showcase the amazing #PeopleofFSE - the stories and brilliant humans behind Science and Engineering at the University of Manchester @officialuom ⁠
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"I'm a physicist turned volcanologist interested in measuring gas and ash plumes from volcanoes, with the aim of improving volcano monitoring and risk management. I'm also a keen scicomm-er and I love speaking to anyone and everyone about cool science!" ⁠
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Ben Esse - PhD Volcanology⁠
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#UoMSciEng #stem #science #UniversityofManchester #uom #manchesteruniversity #manuni #unilife #stemeducation⁠

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