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Manchester Branch


National Science & Engineering Week Scouts' Science Day

Join us at the Manchester Museum for an exciting day of science experiments and activities for Manchester scout groups - from extracting DNA from a strawberry, to making head phones from plastic cups.

Date: Sunday 16th March or Sunday 23rd March 2014
Time: 10.30-4pm
Venue: Manchester Museum, Oxford Rd., Manchester, M13 9PL

For further details and to book a place for your scout group, click here


3-Minute Science: The 2013 Manchester Schools' Science Documentary Competition - Winner announced!

Congratulations to Manchester Creative and Media Academy, winners of the 2013 3-Minute Science Competition!  The school submitted a creative and humourous video exploring the role of Jodrell Bank and the science that is done there.  See the video here

The Manchester Branch has a firm relationship with the Manchester Museum supporting the monthly Big Saturdays with a science stand to match the theme. Branch volunteers have delivered hands on activities at a number of festivals and celebrations including the Kendal Calling Festival and Live From Jodrell where they delighted the audience with their home-made guitars and carrot kazoos. For Manchester Science Festival 2012 the Branch held 'Sensored Science', an adult event with comedy, live band, pub quiz and maggot experiments!

See what the Branch does with your own eyes at the Branch Flickr photostream.

Chairperson: Amelia Markey
Treasurer: Michael O'Toole
Secretary: Karen Mitchell

If you would like to support the branch and help raise some vital funds at no extra cost for you when shopping online, please visit their easyfundraising page. It’s easy, it’s free, and you will even receive vouchers and special offers!  You could also support your branch by joining one of Discover Adventure's sport fundraising challenges and/or our new recycling scheme privded by Recycling Appeal.