To begin the day delving into daring enterprises, there are two engaging drop-in activities inspired by Dr Edmond Smith's research into cultural and social practices of economic development, investment and risk.
Explore archives that give hints to the logic behind key investment decisions which positioned Manchester as the world’s first industrial city. See the Columbian Press spring into action as you explore the risks taken by early printing innovators. You can also take away a freshly printed replica of a 15th century indulgence.
Dr Edmond Smith is lead investigator in ‘Risky Business: Investing in Innovation and Britain's Economic Development, 1600-1750' supported by the Economic and Social Research Council.