Manchester is a city of scientific firsts. It’s where Dalton developed atomic theory, where Rutherford first split the atom, and it’s the home of the first programmable computer. Hardly surprising, therefore, that Manchester now holds claim to another first – the first European City of Science. To celebrate, there are many scientific events for you to enjoy this summer starting with The Great Science Share, and culminating with a week-long festival, Science in the City. This will incorporate over 40 free pop-up events which will bring science to life across Manchester city centre from July 22-29.