We’re good at talking up how the Beatles were four lads who shook the world, but the city’s not exactly been shirking when it comes to the meaty stuff too: from astrophysics to medicine, our impact in the fields of science and engineering punches way above our weight. From CERN to MIT, Liverpool-developed science has found applications that has increased our understanding of the world (heck, even those pesky God particles) around us.
The city’s knowledge economy is worth more than £1 billion a year and the pioneering work carried out in the labs and science parks up here is, finally, getting the recognition it deserves in this inaugural festival.
It’s a collaboration between the city’s three universities, Liverpool Science Park, the Royal Liverpool University Hospitals and the city’s economic development agency, Liverpool Vision – and it’s hoped to become an annual event, celebrating the best and the brightest city-born innovations (Liverpool played a key role in discoveries as diverse as radio transmission, helicopter technology, IVF, the Higgs Boson particle and cancer treatment…)
Full details of the programme are available at http://www.itsliverpool.com/.
Liverpool Knowledge Festival