“Particle Physics – Answers and Questions” lecture by Prof Brian Cox

ScienceGrrl inaugural “Because Science is for Everyone” public lecture

bc-largeProfessor Brian Cox’s lecture will cover our current knowledge of Particle Physics and the questions that remain to be answered, at a level suitable for GCSE and above.

Dr Heather Williams, Director of ScienceGrrl, will introduce the lecture and describe how an understanding of fundamental particle physics underpins her own field of physics, in Nuclear Medicine.

There will be a short time for questions afterwards.

The lecture is a fund-raising event – half the proceeds will go to ScienceGrrl, half to the University of Manchester’s Widening Participation Bursary Scheme.

We are grateful to Prof Brian Cox for donating his time and to the Ogden Trust  who sponsoring the event. All the ticket proceeds will go to help fund our work in raising the profile of female scientists and enabling them to connect with and inspire young people to follow in their footsteps.

The lecture is open to everyone, but is designed for ages 15+.


Theatre B,
University Place,
Oxford Road,

This is marked as ’37’ on the campus map. Details of public transport are given here.

For parking, it is suggested you use the Booth Street West Carpark (satnav M15 6PB). The charges are £3 for less than 3 hours and £5 for 3-6 hours. Please note the car park closes at midnight.  Additional parking is available at Aquatics (NCP) on Booth Street East (M13 9SS).

Lecture time

From 6pm there will be a cash bar in the foyer. There will be a ScienceGrrl information and merchandise stand, a University of Manchester Physics department information stand, and a stall of books from Blackwells.
Come early and meet some ScienceGrrls! We would like everyone in before 7.15 so you can all be seated in time.
Lecture starts 7.30
Ends 8.30

Ticket prices

£50 – VIP seats (include a ScienceGrrl goodie bag, seats in a separate area at the very front of the auditorium, and the attention of a dedicated Ogden Trust and ScienceGrrl front of house team)
£25 (adults) / £10 (under 18s) – standard seats (unallocated seats in remainder of auditorium, all with a good view of the stage)

Buy Tickets

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Ticket details

Payment for tickets will be by debit or credit card, via Paypal. A PayPal account is not required.

Tickets will be delivered by email. If you buy three tickets (for example) you will receive an email with three attachments to print – each ticket is barcoded and you will need to have this scanned in and checked at the reception desk on arrival. Please print each of them, not just the first one multiple times!

If you have bought tickets but the email has not arrived, please check your spam folder. And your uni’s spam folder if you have a uni address. If they are still missing please let us know using the form below.

If you have been allocated tickets by the Ogden Trust, you will receive this information directly by e-mail – you do not need to buy tickets on the ScienceGrrl website.

No refunds will be available. If you have not registered at the venue 10 minutes before the lecture starts your tickets will be reallocated.

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  1. Daniel
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 13:48:05

    Are the tickets available on the day? Banks are refusing me a card I can use online. Which means I can no longer function as part of today’s technological society. I’m interested in everything… But I’m a threat to government haha. P.s Love you Brian Cox! P.p.s I’m having trouble submitting this question, so I tried this box as well.


  2. Heather Williams
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 19:05:50

    Daniel – sorry about your bank card hassles. We may well have a very limited number of first-come-first-served standby tickets available on the night, check this page for details nearer the time and keep an eye on our Twitter feed, @Science_Grrl.
    Dr Heather Williams
    Director, ScienceGrrl


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