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Computer Says: “Yes!” – Science in Manchester

Next tour: Fri 19 October 2018 (during the Science Festival). Meet: Manchester Art Gallery, 11.30am. Bring: A one-atom thick slice of graphene. End: Somewhat closer to gaining a Nobel Prize. “The switch was pressed and immediately the spots on the display tube entered a mad dance. It was a moment to remember. Nothing was ever the same …
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The Mad Inventors of Manchester

Tour superseded by “10 Manchester Inventions That Shook the World”. Please see relevant page.  

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John Dalton – Father of Science

Next tour: Sat 20 October 2018 (Science Festival tours). Meet: Art Gallery entrance, 2.30pm. Most scientists do well to dominate thinking in one discipline; John Dalton came up with three. Arriving in Manchester in 1793 to teach maths, he engaged in pioneering work into the very nature of matter at the Literary & Philosophy Society’s …
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Alan Turing – Tortured Genius of the Computer Age

Next tour on Zoom, Tue 22 December 2020, 2pm. Meet for Zoom: On your computer. Meet for real-life walks: Manchester Museum, off Oxford Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock. Booking: Please press here to book with eventbrite. Alan Turing has gone down in history as the man who didn’t invent the computer! He should have, in the 1940s, but …
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