Launch party of The Large Hadron Collider exhibition at The Museum of Science and Industry.

When I first learned that the exhibition was coming to Manchester at MOSI I was ecstatic! From a young age I have loved learning about science and this love was reinforced by my high school science teacher Mrs Delaney. From school I then went onto college and studied Chemistry and Biology A Level (much to Mrs. Delaney’s disappointment as I didn’t pick Physics).

Although I didn’t study physics I am still a fan of Professor Brian Cox and his work, especially with The Hadron Collider. After college I decided not to pursue my love of science as a career yet still use a lot of the skills I learned in my daily work. These include attention to detail and my analytical skills. Fortunately for me, through work, I also had a chance to go to the launch night of the exhibition. As if that wasn’t enough, Brian Cox would also be there as a guest speaker as well as radio presenter Richard Bacon.

So the big day came and we were greeted with champagne and canapés and there was a buzz of anticipation. The promise of being the first to see the exhibition and also hear some top physicists talk about their work and involvement of the collider was exciting. The Northern Ballet School also gave a performance, showing their interpretation of ‘collision’.

The whole night was very interesting and I was fortunate enough to speak to Professor Brian Cox and have a picture taken with him! The whole experience strengthened my passion for science and I am now an even bigger fan of Brian Cox.