Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre today took collection of a special delivery from the National Trust’s Woolsthorpe Manor, the Lincolnshire birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton. The physicist and mathematician, widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time, was famously sitting under an apple tree in the gardens at Woolsthorpe […]

28 October, 2016

Annual Passes

  Join us year round. To show our appreciation for your support, you will enjoy: unlimited annual free entry to our Discovery Centre, its grounds and gardens repeat visits to our inspiring holiday science shows 10% discount on selected events* regular communication about what’s on newsletter “Jodrell Bank is an out of this world educational […]

In early October 2016, three members of the Jodrell Bank Discovery team – education team leaders Julia and Jamie and Heritage Officer Liz – travelled down to Oldland Common, near Bristol, to assist with preparations for a blue plaque on the childhood home of founder and first director of Jodrell Bank observatory, Bernard Lovell. We […]

We were delighted to welcome Commissioner Carlos Moedas to Jodrell Bank this week during his visit to the UK. The European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation was accompanied by the Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Bailey as part of his visit to Manchester for the EuroScience Open Forum 2016 Conference. The European […]

Here at Jodrell Bank, part of our mission is to embed science as a normal part of our culture.  One of the ways in which we are doing this is via our new bluedot festival. The inspiration behind bluedot comes from a speech made by iconic scientist Carl Sagan at Cornell University, New York, in […]

As our Bluedot Festival nears (and we’re rushing around, frantically organising things….) the programme starting to shape up. We’re all very excited. Bluedot will be a new feature in the UK’s summer season, and one that will have a unique place in the range of festivals on offer. We’re all very clear here why we are […]

Hondartza Fraga, Lovell’s Shadow, 2016. Kodak metallic paper, edition 25 +2 a/p. Limited edition prints £40 (unframed), proceeds to Macclesfield Barnaby Festival. Contact mail@barnabyfestival.org.uk to pre-order; payment by BACS or cheque and collect at the festival.  At Jodrell Bank, we find that it’s invariably interesting, challenging and illuminating to work with artists. We find new perspectives, […]

19 April, 2016

Why bluedot

The reason People come to Jodrell Bank for many reasons. They may be curious about what we do; interested in science in general; came on a school visit when they were young, aficionados of engineering heritage, drop in for a coffee on a cycling trip or are looking for a great day out with the […]

“Our mission is to inspire the scientists of the future” The University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre welcomes over 150,000 visitors each year to the famous Cheshire scientific facility, 21,000 of whom are school pupils on educational visits. “Our mission is to inspire the scientists of the future”, said Professor Teresa Anderson, Director of […]

We’re delighted to announce that Dr Liz Bruton has joined Jodrell Bank as its Heritage Officer. Liz will be working on the exciting new ‘First Light at Jodrell Bank’ project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and will be helping us all develop new approaches to conserving and celebrating the heritage of this important site. […]