Peppered Moth Video

The Peppered Moth is a Manchester story, linking to Manchester as the Original Modern city, but it’s also a global story. It is a story of environmental change, fragility and resilience.

It shows that things can change for the worse, but it is possible, sometimes, to restore them if people commit to change.   The story of the moth works both in terms of science (and certainly scientific literacy), and in terms of metaphor and creativity.

The moth’s transformation over time mirrored Manchester’s transformation. As a city that has undergone, and continues to undergo, radical transformation, the effects of that transformation on people and the world around them are as relevant today as they were in the industrial revolution.