How does Manchester's heritage illuminate the future?


Are there lessons to learn from Manchester's history? Some historians feel that the Industrial Revolution threw the city into chaos and created unimaginable poverty through slum dwellings.

As science and technology moves at a pace in our current age, who will be the winners and losers? How will the advancement of science, through wonder materials like graphene, and innovation incubators shape the physicality of our cities?

Sally MacDonald, Director of Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry, is joining our June forum to look back at the city's past and its continued impact on the next generation of scientists and inventors.

The Museum of Science and Industry is part of the Science Museum Group - the most significant group of museums of science and innovation worldwide.