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Manchester was chosen as the European City of Science for 2016 in recognition of the scientific achievements of this great city. From the inventions of the industrial revolutions, this is the city that split the atom, invented the computer and isolated graphene. Manchester’s scientific credentials are well known. Did you know also that the first aeroplane flown in Britain was designed by a Mancunian, likewise the first test tube baby in the world was born in Oldham, Manchester.

One of the highlights of the EuroScience Open Forum this year is the BlueDot Festival at local Jodrell Bank from 22 July 20116 24 July 2016. This festival of discovery and music will celebrate all things science under the shadow of the iconic structure that is the famous Lovell Telescope. For those attending the weekend of culture and science, Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport offers the ideal rest bite from the festival. The hotel is less than 30 minutes drive from Jodrell Bank.

Also on the programme for  EuroScience Open Forum is the much anticipated opening ceremony  on Sunday 24 July 2016 at the Bridgewater Hall which will include welcome speeches from well-known scientific experts. This will be followed by the opening of the main exhibition at Manchester Central – which is to be renamed “Science Central” for the duration of the festival.

Located in the heart of the city centre, the ESOF events are easily accessible from Clayton Hotel Manchester Airport. Trains run regularly into Manchester City Centre. The Arena is 11 miles from the hotel by car taking approximately 25-35minutes.  A taxi journey would cost in the region of £20-£25 and can be pre booked via reception.

In addition, Metrolink trams run from Manchester Airport Station into Manchester city centre every 12 minutes during the day time.