For the first time in Manchester Science Festival, we have produced a 'Science Question Time', which I'd like to make a regular feature within the programme. To address some of the key issues facing science, we brought together a fantastic array of expertise, comprising the following:

Professor Judith Smith, parasitologist,
Dean of the School of  Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford, Manchester

Marieke Navin, physicist and science communicator
Director of Manchester Science Festival

Dr Delphine Ryan, engineer
Ministry of Defence

Gunes Taylor, biologist
University of Oxford

We held the event at the newly opened University Technical College at Media City, in their amazing tv studio, filmed by students. It was a fantastic, wide ranging debate and we'll follow it up with some key statements. The event was produced with the support of the amazing Dr Gary Kerr.