Our modern world is increasingly driven by the latest developments in telecommunications. Many aspects of our lives now rely upon the mobile phone, the Internet, computers, television and radio.
Today, thanks to advances made in engineering, you can keep in touch with family and friends, find out about events as and when they happen and remain connected twenty four hours per day from virtually anywhere on the planet and using a device that fits conveniently into your pocket or bag. But what part has Manchester played in the telecommunications revolution?
Join Nigel Linge, Professor of Telecommunications at The University of Salford, and Pauline Webb, from MOSI, to find out how the success of the Manchester Cotton industry created the world's first global communications network, how the UK's first telephone was installed in Manchester, how Manchester established itself as a mass media communications hub for newspapers, television and radio, why the Internet owes its existence to Manchester and how Manchester helped fuel the mobile revolution.