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Cancer Research UK open evening, Tuesday 21 February

Cancer Research UK open evening, Tuesday 21st February
Michael Smith Building, 6-8pm

Join us for a fascinating insight into the world-class cancer research supported by Cancer Research UK in Manchester. Hear from Professor Martin Humphries about his pioneering research into cell adhesion and pancreatic cancer, get hands-on with our science at our interactive stalls, find out how you can support Cancer Research UK and discover how Manchester is leading the way in cancer research.

Attendance is free but space is limited so please register for your place at https://crukopenevening.eventbrite.co.uk

Please contact manchestercentre@cancer.org.uk or Sive Finlay, Research Engagement Manager on 07825933923 if you have any queries

Public Lecture: Why we need chaos, silence and boredom in public and patient engagement

A Public Lecture by Dr Sarah Rachael Davies (University of Copenhagen) , Wed 7 December 2016, 16:00 – 17:00 GMT, Lecture Theatre B – Simon Building, The University of Manchester

Register for your free ticket here:

Why we need chaos, silence and boredom in public and patient engagement

Everyone seems to agree that public engagement with science, technology and medicine is important. It enables public dialogue, promotes robust outcomes for research, and empowers citizens and patients.

But what should such engagement look like?

In this talk Dr Davies argues that we have focused on some characteristics of productive citizen and patient engagement while pushing others into the background. It might go against all our instincts, but sometimes what we need is to acknowledge the chaos of engagement ecosystems, welcome uncomfortable silences, and interrogate ‘failures’ like boring events.

Understanding Ebola, 6 November – public event

Understanding Ebola – Thursday 6 November 2014, 5.30pm, Samuel Alexander Theatre

The Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) is pleased to invite you to the annual public Tri-Institute lecture, in conjunction with the Institute for Development and Policy Management (IDPM) and the Brookes World Poverty Institute.

This year’s event features speakers working at the forefront of the current Ebola Response in West Africa. It brings together anthropologists, medical doctors and humanitarian workers to critically reflect on progress to date and what more can be done.

You can find the full event details at the University of Manchester events webpage.

Please register your attendance for the event here: http://understandingebolahcri.eventbrite.co.uk

Livestreaming & Twitter:
The event will be livestreamed and we will be encouraging Twitter engagement throughout the event.


Posted on behalf of  Betty-Ann Bristow, HCRI Communications and Events Officer, The Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute,  The University of Manchester 

TEDx University of Manchester – 28 March 2013

On Thursday 28 March between 4-8.30pm, Manchester Museum will play host to a TEDx event.

TED is a non-profit organization devoted to ‘ideas worth sharing’. TEDx is an independently organised TED event linked to a specific location, in this case The University of Manchester.

Speakers include Professor Clive Agnew, Shahbaz Hussain, Elliot Woods, Professor Julian Dodd and Nancy Elizabeth.

For more information and registration details visit www.tedxuniversityofmanchester.com

Inaugural Manchester Signature Lecture by Professor Sir Konstantin (Kostya) Novoselov

The Story of Carbon in England – Nobel Prize winner Professor Kostya Novoselov, will talk about the illegal trade in graphite.

Thursday 22 November 2012, Reception: 4.30pm, Lecture: 5.00-6.00pm, The Whitworth Art Gallery

The Manchester Signature Lecture Series showcases the talent, innovation, and knowledge of the University to a diverse audience, serving as a public face of a broad and liberal University by engaging students, staff, alumni and the local community in the work of the University.

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