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The University of Manchester Community Festival

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The University of Manchester’s annual Community Festival returns with a digital showcase of fun family-friendly activities that everyone can join in with, delivered straight to your school and home.


This year, we’ve teamed up with the University’s Manchester Museum, the Whitworth, and staff and students from across the University to bring you a packed programme of exciting digital events. These will be running online from Friday 18 – Sunday 20 June 2021.


Whether you are young or old, interested in science or art, want to gets hands-on or just share some fascinating stories, there’s something for everyone.


For secondary schools we have several sign-up activities that will be of particular interest:


Sights, Sounds and Stories: Manchester’s Medical Histories (Fri 18 June, 11:00 – 11:45)

Join the Museum of Medicine and Health as we explore the history of audiology and hearing health inequalities. Dr Katherine Conroy and Dr Dalia Tsimpida will host an online conversation with Q&A, giving pupils the chance to learn first-hand about deaf communities in Manchester, past and present. Suitable for: KS4 Science (Biology) & History


Community Mapping: A little of your time to make a big difference (Fri 18 June, 13:00 – 13:45)

Learn all about community mapping and help map the way for prosthetic and orthopaedic surgeons to reach those in need of healthcare and prosthetic limbs in Northern Uganda. Dr Jonny Huck and team will host an online workshop giving pupils the chance to learn first-hand about putting geographical skills into practice in a global context.  Suitable for: KS3 & 4 Geography.


Of course the Community Festival is open to everyone, so here are some events that family groups might wish to take part in:


Art for Inventions (Sat 19 June, 12:00 – 12:45)

Learn how to use art as a tool for innovation and escapism. Drawing inspiration from pieces found in the Whitworth’s collection, we’ll use art tools found around the house to create new and exciting inventions. Suitable for: Families/children ages 5+


Frogs & Friends – Manchester Museum Made to Measure taster (Sun 20 June, 11:00 – 11:45)

Ever wondered how many species of frogs there are in the world? What do they eat? How many frogs does Manchester Museum have living in our Vivarium? Discover all of this and more in our interactive session. Suitable for: Ages 7+ and their parents/carers


That’s not all!

We’ve got a host of science and creative activities that you can dip into at any time. To see the full programme of activities, see our Community Festival webpage and follow us on Facebook and Twitter (#communityfestUoM)


The Community Festival is a great way to find out exactly what goes on at our University, to see behind our doors and engage with our staff, students and partners. So, wherever you are, come join us online for three days of exploration, interaction and conversation.

18 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021


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Visit the University of Manchester's Community Festival website www.socialresponsibility.manchester.ac.uk/

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