Upcoming events and competitions

When life gives you lemons, trade them in for mind enhancing drugs and you’ll soon find that the sky’s the limit!

Join us for a screening of the 2011 hit thriller Limitless, followed by an exploration of the real life science behind the movie cameras with academics from Manchester’s Universities

Free entry and Popcorn!

Get your Tickets here.


Past events.

Science Journalism Competition 2017

The Manchester BSA are reviving their Science Journalism Competition with a few fresh ideas for students in 2017!


Here at the Manchester Branch of the British Science Association we recognise that the public gain most of their understanding of scientific advancement through news reports and we want to help the next generation of scientists and communicators successfully navigate the world of science in the media. So, we are launching a competition for AS/A-level students across Greater Manchester, offering them the opportunity to try their hand at some real life science journalism. Students will have the opportunity to attend a day-long mock press conference at Manchester University, where they will meet a range of academics, hear about their work and interview them, before submitting their own lay science article for judging. One Winner will receive a £50 Amazon voucher while two runner-up articles will receive £25 vouchers and all winning entries will be published online on a popular science blog! – for more details and to sign up see here.

*** Update***

Congratulations to all our entrants – it was a really hard choice but our winners are:

Rose Linihan – overall winner: https://manchesterscience.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/the-nuclear-waste-war/

Greta Horvathova – Runner up: https://manchesterscience.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/a-hunt-on-exploding-casserole-dishes/

Maram Razouki – Runner up: https://manchesterscience.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/digging-deeper/


Catch the Buzz with the British Science association and Fun palaces on the 1st of October 2-4pm at the Old Parsonage in Didsbury:












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