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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Tour superseded by “10 Manchester Inventions That Shook the World”.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 is on Zoom: Sunday 11 July 2021, 12 noon. 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 didn’t have the spare …
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