Northern Powerhouse Minister Visits Jodrell Bank

We were delighted to welcome the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, Andrew Percy MP (Member for Brigg and Goole) to Jodrell Bank last week. Welcomed by the University of Manchester’s Deputy President and Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Colin Bailey and David Rutley MP (Member for Macclesfield), Percy was accompanied by senior Jodrell Bank staff members.

The Minister took the opportunity to speak with Professor Teresa Anderson, Director of Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, on the key developments at Jodrell Bank, including the Heritage Lottery Fund supported First Light Project and its positive impact on the region’s tourist economy. He was also able to enjoy a tour of the Jodrell Bank Observatory Control Room and the group was treated to clear views out over the Cheshire plains from the iconic Lovell Telescope.

Professor Teresa Anderson said: “The Minister kindly complimented us on our science engagement programme and the impact this has made on cultural regeneration in the area. We were delighted he and our local MP David Rutley joined us to discuss plans for our exciting projects”

Left to Right: Prof. Tim O’Brien, Prof. Colin Bailey, Andrew Percy MP, Prof. Simon Garrington, Prof. Teresa Anderson, Prof. Mike Garrett, David Rutley MP