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Find out more about our educational offering here at the museum, ranging from schools shows through to our STEM ambassador programme, with posts from our learning team and other guest authors.

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By Hannah and Maxwell

Celebrating LGBTSTEM Day

Today (Thursday 5 July) is the first ever international LGBTSTEM Day, celebrating all the amazing LGBTQA+ folks who work in STEM careers. We’ve two special posts from our Explainers Hannah and Maxwell, who share their experiences of being out and proud in STEM.

Think of a scientist. What do you picture?  The stereotypical answer (and the one we’re trying hard to change) would be a man, maybe in a lab coat. But even a century ago, that wasn’t necessarily the case.

Laika the dog

We’ve been talking a lot about human astronauts in space on the blog recently, but what about other living creatures that have boldly gone where no other err, fruit fly has gone before?

A black and white picture of a Victorian lady, Selina Cooper, a suffragette and scientist

Fans of the trading cards that we debuted last June will be excited to hear that we are bringing them back for February half term to try and put faces to some of the people who powered the Industrial Revolution in Manchester.

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