The Manchester Branch aims to engage people of all ages with science and engineering by organising activities and events across Greater Manchester. Our vision is that science will be seen not just as a serious and difficult discipline, but as something fun and playful; for enjoyment and entertainment, in the same way as music, sports and the arts.

We've run activity stalls at Live from Jodrell Bank, Science Spectacular and at the Manchester Museum’s Big Saturdays. We've run competitions with schools, such as the ‘BEST’ competition – a dragon’s den style business-science competition with college and 6th-form students – and ‘3-Minutes Science’ a science documentary competition for secondary schools (incidentally, the winner is amazing – please watch here). We've made carrot clarinets, extracted DNA from strawberries, built an army of paper-mâché spiders...

Committee details

Chair: Sarah Fox

Website/social media pages

Facebook: British Science Association - Manchester Branch
Twitter: @sci_manchester