CitySession in conversation with Jean Franczyk, Museum Director, MOSI

Organiser: CityCo
Location: Museum of Science and Industry, Revolution Manchester Gallery, Liverpool Rd

Cost: Free

"There's no better place to tell the story of how science and industry created the first truly modern city or how the science and industry of Manchester continues to influence the world today." Jean Franczyk

On Thursday 3 July, CityCo will welcome Jean Franczyk, Director of MOSI, to its latest CitySession event.

The Museum of Science and Industry sits on one of the nation's most historic industrial heritage sites and is now part of the National Science Museum Group. It explores where science and industry met and the modern world began.

Jean Franczyk joined MOSI as Director in 2012 and is a recognised expert in the UK and US in public education and the cultural sector. Her interest in working to inspire new and diverse museum audiences has been key to MOSI's increasingly exciting events programme, and the museum is now one of the city's most popular attractions.

This success appeared under threat 2013 when the museum was widely reported to be in danger of closing; however as Jean prepares to take up the role of Deputy Director of the National Science Museum Group this autumn and hand over to a new Director, MOSI is now stronger than ever.

The event will take place in the impressive Revolution Manchester Gallery, as Jean discusses what the future holds for this much-loved institution.

Jean Franczyk will be in conversation with science communicator and visiting academic at Queen Mary University, London – Dr Ben Still.

The only student opting for A-Level physics, Ben was sent to an all girls school to study. He went on to gain a masters in Physics with Space Science and Technology from the University of Leicester, and then obtained a PhD in Experimental Particle Physics at The University of Sheffield.

Since joining Queen Mary University London in 2009 he has been involved in the university's outreach programme; where he's worked with designers, artists and the media to innovate the way in which physics is communicated. He has received several awards for his work in science communication.


8.00am: Registration and refreshments

8.30am: Welcome and Introduction

8.40am: In conversation with Jean Franczyk

9.30am: Q&A

9.45am: Event close

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