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Science World 2018

Science World 2018

Science World, the UK’s no.1 laboratory show, is coming to Manchester! This will be the 25th UK Science World since it began in 1998 and follows recent success not only in the UK but also in Germany and France. Science World will be coming to Emirates Old Trafford – Lancashire County Cricket Club on 27 September 2018.

Science World is THE place to be for anyone working in or around a laboratory. Anticipated to attract more than 700 visitors and 60 leading industry exhibitors, this is a fantastic opportunity to see thousands of laboratory products in action, network with industry professionals and attend industry leading seminars.

Register now for Science World! What are you waiting for? The event details are:-

Date: 27 September 2018

Venue: Emirates Old Trafford – Lancashire County Cricket Club

Time: 09.00 to 16.00

FREE transport can be provided for groups of 10 or more people. Simply email

We look forward to welcoming you to Science World Manchester.

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Keynote Speakers

Alice Roberts

Professor Alice Roberts is a biological anthropologist, author and broadcaster. She’s interested in the evolution, structure and function of humans, and our place in the wider environment. Having originally studied and practiced medicine, she then became a university lecturer, focusing on biological, evolutionary anthropology. She is passionate about public engagement with university research and teaching, and advocates a wider role for universities in society. She has been Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham since 2012, and has worked extensively with the Wellcome Trust and other institutions in public engagement roles.

Alice Roberts has presented a wide range of biology and archaeology programmes on television. Her television debut came as a human bone expert on Channel 4’s Time Team, in 2001. After presenting Coast on BBC2, she went on to write and present a range of BBC series, including The Incredible Human Journey, Origins of Us, Prehistoric Autopsy and Digging for Britain, as well as several Horizon programmes.

Alice has written nine popular science books, including The Incredible Human Journey, Evolution: The Human Story, The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being, and her latest - Tamed: Ten species that changed our world.

Tamed: three species that changed our world... for Alice’s keynote speech at Science World Manchester, she will tell the story of three of these key species: dogs, cattle and horses. She will reveal how becoming part of our world changed these animals, and show how they became our allies - essential to the survival and success of our own species.

Alice Roberts

Adam Rutherford

Adam Rutherford’s background is in genetics and evolution.  He did a PhD at the Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond St Hospital, studying the role of genes involved in the development of the eye. He worked at the science journal, Nature, during which time he launched and presented the award-winning Nature Podcast, and produced and directed many short films, including a music video tribute to the retiring Space Shuttle. As a result, he has an Erdos-Bacon-Sabbath number of 15.    Adam has also worked on many films as scientific adviser.

Adam is the presenter of the flagship science programme on BBC Radio 4, Inside Science, as well as The Curious Cases of Rutherford and Fry, and a host of other Radio 4 documentaries on subjects ranging from the inheritance of intelligence, MMR and autism, epigenetics, human evolution, astronomy and art, science and cinema, scientific fraud, and the evolution of sex. He’s also a regular guest on the Infinite Monkey Cage with Brian Cox and Robin Ince.

On television he’s written and presented many documentaries, including The Beauty of Anatomy – a five-part series for BBC4 (2014) on the story of anatomical art. Horizon: Playing God (BBC2, Jan 2012) on genetic engineering and synthetic biology (winner of Golden Dragon Awards, Shanghai, 2012); The Gene Code (BBC4, Apr 2011), and The Cell (BBC4, Sept 2009) - a three-part series charting the story of biology-  (winner Best Documentary at the ABSW awards (2010) & listed in the Daily Telegraph’s list of 10 Classic science programmes.)

He lectures extensively at UCL, where he has an Honorary Fellowship, and in public all around the world, including prestigious events such as the Douglas Adam’s Memorial Lecture, the British Humanist Association’s Darwin Day Lecture, The BFI, the Hay Festival, and the Cheltenham Literary and Science Festivals. He co-authored a study on the effects of video games on adolescents and violence in 2016.

Adam Rutherford’s latest book, A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived is the story of the whole of human history, retold with DNA as a text, everyone and everything from Neanderthals to serial killers, from redheads to race, dead kings to plague, evolution to epigenetics. Richard Dawkins described it as ‘well-written, stimulating and entertaining. What's more important, he consistently gets it right.’ Adam's first book, Creation (Penguin 2014), was about the origin of life on Earth, and the future of life in the era of genetic engineering, synthetic biology and spider-goats. Creation was shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize 2014.

Adam Rutherford will be giving his keynote speech at Science World Manchester around “A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived”.

Alice Roberts