Manchester Girl Geeks is a not-for-profit group which organises networking events, talks and hands-on workshops for women and girls with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
We're also open to other formats and ideas - please get in touch if there's anything you'd like to suggest, or help us run!
We’re having another of our famous Girl Geek Show and Tell tea parties, and you’re invited to come along, learn something new and teach us about the things you find fascinating. Science, engineering, technology, maths, or anything geeky – wherever your interest lies, you’re welcome to talk for 10-15 minutes (or less if you’d rather) on a subject of your choice.
We'll be in the Nook at Nexus Art Cafe, which is on the left as you come in. The first 20 minutes will be set aside for tea, cake & working out what order people's talks will go in; there'll also be a chance to sign up for talks part way through the event if you're not sure at the start.
Tickets are free, and include a hot drink and cake from Nexus! Nexus does vegan and gluten free cakes, and is fully accessible (stairlift at the entrance).
We initially started as part of the Girl Geek Dinners movement, which currently has more than 60 groups in over 20 countries. These events provide opportunities for women in STEM to get together in a relaxed environment, network and meet like-minded people.
Our Girl Geek Tea Party sessions in Manchester started in December 2009 as an activity oriented, family friendly addition to the dinners. The workshops are held monthly on Sunday afternoons in locations around the city, and have involved activities ranging from web development, hands-on crafts, and “Build your own PC” sessions, to science talks, Show & Tells, museum trips and even litter picking. All our events are run by volunteers and tickets are free or cheap.
Although we are called 'Girl Geeks', people of all genders are welcome to attend our events – they are organised and run by our volunteers, and the majority of attendees are female. We also work with other groups and organisations in Manchester and elsewhere to develop and promote events.
We’re always looking for volunteers to run workshops, give exciting talks, give us a hand at events, update our website, or just help us promoting Manchester Girl Geeks – please do get in touch! We’re friendly and more than happy to welcome new members and ideas.