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Science communication & public engagement during a pandemic

Online panel discussion hosted by Professor Alice Roberts followed by announcement of the winner of the 2020 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize – 3 November 2020, 18:00 – 19:00.

Science communication & public engagement during a pandemic. Is science writing the solution?

At a time when the whole world is looking to science for answers, scientific research is playing a highly visible role in our daily lives. How we find out about science has never been more important. Whether through daily television broadcasts, online news, social media, or reading a popular science book, the way science is communicated influences how we receive, understand, and act on scientific information. During the pandemic, the celebrations for the annual Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize have taken on an urgent relevance.


Find our more here – https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2020/11/science-book-prize/

Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Public Lecture

The 2020 Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Public Lecture will be held on Tuesday 13 October 2020, 6pm. The Ollerenshaw Lecture is a prestigious annual lecture in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Manchester, named in honour and recognition of Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw.

Please do read more about her remarkable work and life through: https://bit.ly/324ekMZ

This year’s lecture will be presented by Katie Steckles. Katie is a mathematician based in Manchester, who gives talks and workshops and writes about mathematics. She finished her PhD in 2011, and since then has talked about maths in schools, at science festivals, on BBC radio and TV, at music festivals, as part of theatre shows and on the internet. Please see Katie’s abstract for the lecture below:

Mathematical Stories

Mathematics is a broad and complex subject, and it can be easy to forget that mathematical ideas and techniques were invented and discovered by real people. Mathematician Katie Steckles tells the stories of some of those who spent months, years and even lifetimes developing the maths we use today, and explores how their lives and work across the centuries are connected through mathematics.

Unlike previous years, the lecture this year will be held online due to COVID-19. The lecture will begin at 6pm.

Attendance for this event is free of charge and all are welcome. However, spaces are limited and registration is required. We will be sending all registered guests a link and password to the zoom lecture a few days prior.

Please register your place at the lecture by following the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2020-dame-kathleen-ollerenshaw-public-lecture-tickets-121154958743

If you would like any further information, please contact the department through lauren.teasdale@manchester.ac.uk

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