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Four events at the Manchester Museum on Saturday 16 March

March 14, 2013

Big Saturday: The Body Experience

11am-4pm. Come and explore the human body with scientists from Life Sciences and Human and Medical Sciences at The University of Manchester. Collect your ‘passport’ and travel around the human body from top to toe. Learn how the brain communicates with all the different organs in your body and how it controls your senses. See how the heart works and how your lungs help you breathe. Explore the wonder of the human spine and perform your very own surgery! Travel through your gut and learn about (and see) the bugs that can infect it. Collect your passport in the reception area and start your very own ‘Body Experience’. Part of National Science and Engineering Week. Free – all ages welcome.

Manchester Minute Microlectures

The first M-cubed (Manchester Minute Microlectures) event is being held to highlight biomedical research to the public. A team of researchers will be explaining aspects of their work in just one minute. They will inspire and amaze us with the important research being done within The University of Manchester. These talks will start at 1pm in the Museum’s Discovery Centre and will be followed by coffee and cake so you can chat to the researchers afterwards to find out more. Free – suitable for children aged 8+.

Big Dig Day

1-3pm. The Museum Allotment is signed up to be a Big Dig garden. Drop by and find out more about urban growing in a small space.

Price: Drop-in, free, adults

Looping and Linking Tour

Saturday 16 March: 1.30-2.30pm

Explore the herbarium collections with curator Rachel Webster, inspired by our Looping and Linking installation.

Price: Book on 0161 275 2648, free, adults, 15 Places

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