Heritage Lectures – New for 2024

Join us this autumn for a captivating series of Heritage Lectures in the iconic Jodrell Bank Space Dome.

Discover hidden histories and surprising stories as leading scientists, archivists and historians reveal Jodrell Bank’s 80-year tale of intrigue, resolve and radio waves.

Nestled in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, Jodrell Bank has long been a beacon of scientific discovery and astronomical research. This autumn, celebrate the layered and thrilling history of scientific discovery in the first ever season of Heritage Lectures at Jodrell Bank.

Bringing together experts from across a number of disciplines, these talks will explore the often under represented narratives of the individuals behind some of humanity’s most important breakthroughs. The series will trace rich narratives over the course of an evening, investigating both major moments in Jodrell Bank’s history and turning to wider developments across the UK’s scientific landscape.

Mark your calendars and prepare to be inspired by an extraordinary legacy and bright future!

Buy tickets today for an autumn of enlightenment and exploration.


Heritage Lecture Schedule

26.09.24 – Dr David Abrutat: Lovell’s Spies – GCHQ and the Cold War  SOLD OUT

10.10.24 – Tom Whipple: Battle of the Beams and Bernard Lovell

14.11.24 – Professor Simon Garrington: Lovell’s Radar – Missiles and Space Debris


*to book the October & November lectures, press ‘Book Now’ and then click through the calendar to the correct month.


You can pre-book a delicious evening meal at our First Light Café and really make the most of your visit.

Each evening enjoy a selection of pies from local supplier H.M. Pasties.

Vegan and gluten free options available.

If you have placed a meal order but wish to cancel please contact hannah.brough@manchester.ac.uk as soon as possible. This helps our Catering team and prevents unnecessary food waste.