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Win £100 in 10 minutes – Young persons Physics lecture competiton 26 March

The Institute of Physics Manchester Branch is holding a Young Persons Lecture Competition on Wednesday 26 March 2014 at 6.00pm and is looking for potential speakers.

The lecture should concern a topic relevant to Physics and be accessible to a general audience. It should be a maximum of 8 minutes long and will be followed by 2 minutes for questions from judges. Computer facilities will be available (please ask if you require programmes other than PowerPoint) but it is not necessary to use these. Cash prizes of up to £100 will be awarded for the best presentations on the night. There will be separate prizes for School pupils and undergraduates/postgraduate level presentations.

The aim of the competition is to provide an atmosphere of friendly competition to enable students and school pupils to seek to improve their presentation skills, as well as providing an event to entertain and educate those with an interest in Physics.

The competition will be held in SB G.01, Sandra Burslem Building, Lower Ormond St, Manchester, M15 6HB (note change of venue). It will start at 6.30pm with sandwiches and drinks available from 6pm. All are welcome to come and see the talks and we will aim to finish by 8pm.

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Lecture by Tom Bloxham, MBE, Chancellor of The University of Manchester

Manchester helped Make Me: From Studying Politics and Modern History to Urban Regeneration

Thursday, 20 February 2014, Lecture Theatre A, University Place, Oxford Road

Lecture: 5.15 – 6.15pm | Reception: 6.15 – 7pm

Tom Bloxham will be telling his own remarkable story: from studying Politics and History at Manchester, selling fire extinguishers and running a stall in Affleck’s Palace, through to the founding of Urban Splash and on to chairing the Manchester International Festival, becoming a Trustee of The Tate and, of course, Chancellor of The University of Manchester.

To book a ticket for the event, please go to: Eventbrite and search for ‘Tom Bloxham’

Please note that tickets for the lecture are limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Celebrating biomedical research in the city centre

Saturday 20 July at 2pm, St Ann’s Square, Manchester

Join us in the sunshine for the next M-cubed event (Manchester Minute Microlectures) this Saturday afternoon. Biomedical researchers will share their enthusiasm and expertise by giving a pitch about their work in just one minute.

Talks start at 2pm in St Ann’s Square in the city centre and will be followed by complimentary coffee and cake in the Royal Exchange café. Everyone is welcome to join us to hear about some incredible research and meet some inspiring people.

This project builds upon a successful model pioneered by American universities. Researchers give their microlecture in a public space and it is also filmed so a bigger community can watch their talks online. M-cubed is funded by the Wellcome Trust and organised by Dr Sue Astley (Institute of Population Health) and Kate Dack (Nowgen). Watch the films from our past events here: www.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/mcubed/

Posted on behalf of Kate Dack, Public Programmes Manager, Nowgen, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester

Manchester Signature Lecture by Professor Dame Nancy J. Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Manchester, 14 March 2013

The University College for Interdisciplinary Learning presents a lecture by the President on her latest research.

A stroke of bad luck: understanding and treating brain disease
Stroke is caused by the blockage or bursting of an artery in the brain and is one of the world’s biggest killers. Our research has found that inflammation – which is common in many diseases such as rheumatism and bowel disease – is switched on in the brain after a stroke and an inflammatory molecule causes much of the damage. We are now undertaking clinical trials to block the damaging protein.

The details of the lecture are as follows:

Thursday 14 March 2013
University of Manchester Innovation Centre (UMIC), Dalton Room
Reception: 4.30pm
Lecture: 5.00 to 6.00pm

To book a ticket for the event, please refer to the Events page on The University College website. Please note that tickets for the lecture are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact universitycollege@manchester.ac.uk.

TEDxSalford – 21 October 2012

Following the success of last year’s event, TEDxSalford returns to share TEDs trademark brand of inspiration and informative thinking with the people of Salford and Manchester.

Showcasing a broad range of speakers with Ideas Worth Spreading – this years event is set to be brimming with the creative, innovative and motivative zest that make TED events so uniquely delightful.

With Salford now being home to Media City UK, this locally organised TEDx event allows organisers and audiences alike to show off the city as the innovative hub it is becoming for the creative and digital sectors. TEDxSalford is demonstrating that Salford believes in the power of ideas.

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