March 2020

DNA Day comes to Manchester for the first time

DNA Day is a scientific and cultural festival which gives the public the opportunity to learn more about genetics and our DNA.

“These events showcase the wide range of ways that genetic science impacts upon our lives, from health to archaeology. We have great events about de-extinction, creativity, and bioethics”

Professor Jerome de Groot, University of Manchester and DNA Day Manchester 2020 originator

Between the 23rd and 25th April, Manchester will celebrate DNA Day for the first time and provide audiences with the opportunity to understand the significance of DNA’s discovery and genetics studies and delve into their further implementations. 

The festival promises to deliver a wide spectrum of events at different locations throughout the city, including the screening of cult movie Jurassic Park at the Manchester Museum, a book club in the beautiful surroundings of Elizabeth Gaskell’s house and poetry workshops and readings from Michael Symons Roberts at the Central Library. There will also be a Twitter conference, Decolonize DNA, which claims to investigate who owns our genetic information.

Guests are also invited to meet researchers who are responsible for Manchester Museum’s Egyptology collections, and to attend a special screening of Human Nature, a provocative documentary exploring human evolution hosted by HOME. DNA Day will take place between 23rd and 25th April at various locations along the Oxford Road Corridor and Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum.