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Open Call – Creative Provocations – 31st May

Creative Provocations Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 3.30 – 5pm Righton Open Space Provocation is the causing of a strong reaction, often from speech or action. This reaction, although equated in some contexts with annoyance or anger, is a deliberate intent to provoke an audience to sit up, listen and take note. A provocation can be useful. We want to encourage the use of the provocation as a way to explore our research questions and interests. Staff and students are invited to fill a two – ten minute slot with a chosen provocation, addressed to the audience to unpick, counter or ...

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SCIBAR: Brain hacking: The science and ethics of tinkering with the mind – 30th May

This month’s SciBar will be the last in the 2016-17 series and is brought to you by Dr Nick Davis, senior lecturer in Psychology at Manchester Met: Brain hacking: The science and ethics of tinkering with the mind One of the greatest mysteries in science is the relationship between the brain and the mind. There are many ways to study the human brain, developed over the last couple of centuries. More recently scientists have developed ways to change the activity of the brain, which allow us to probe the brain as it works. Some of these methods may be useful ...

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Made in Translation – 26th May

Free Public Seminar The Portico Library Friday 26th May from 6pm to 8pm To accompany The Portico Library’s May 2017 exhibition and artists’ book ‘Made In Translation’, a free public talk and panel discussion will welcome visitors to the library on Friday 26th May from 6pm to 8pm. Focusing on the relationships between text, image, material and performance, the speakers will respond to questions about their Reading & Writing Non-Fiction research residency and the resulting new commissions. This is a free public event, supported by MMU and The Zochonis Charitable Trust, but places are limited so booking is essential. Please ...

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Change of Dates: 24th May

These two events, which were due to take place on 24 May, have been rearranged.  Please note the new dates: Seminar by Toby Heys – Unsound – Undead: Zombie sound theory 14 June, Righton Open Space, 13.30 – 14.30 note the change of time as well as date Part of the Faculty Researcher Development Programme Nothing Abandoned: Mishka Henner 21 June, 10-4pm Room: tbc For more information contact Rebecca Howard (bexhoward@hotmail.co.uk) All other Nothing Abandoned events (Sohie Woodward 31 May; Katy Deepwell 14 June; Katie Goodwin 28 June; Nina Power 5 July; Maria Fusco 12 July) will go ahead as ...

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Call for papers & participation: DESIGN 2018 – The 15th INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CONFERENCE

This conference call may be of interest to colleagues in design (and Dubrovnik is beautiful). Professor Martyn Evans Head of Manchester School of Art Research Centre Call for papers & participation DESIGN 2018 – The 15th INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CONFERENCE May 21 – 24, 2018 Hotel Dubrovnik Palace, DUBROVNIK, Croatia ============================================================= Please, feel free to forward this message to interested people. ============================================================= The forthcoming DESIGN 2018 Conference will continue to be a great event founded on tradition and excellence. Although we live in a networked world communicating and exchanging ideas by emails, virtual meetings and social networks DESIGN 2018 conference will ...

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Invitation and CFR: Language and the First-Person Perspective in Mental Health – 31st May, Oxford

I write to invite you to join an interdisciplinary Advanced Seminar that I am organising at the Collaborating Centre for Values-Based Practice at St Catherine’s College Oxford on Wednesday 31 May.  This one-day workshop examines the theme of language and the first-person perspective from a number of disciplinary perspectives, with a particular focus upon the significance of these debates for people with mental health conditions. The seminar is the third annual meeting of the Values-Based Practice Theory Network (convened by Bergqvist) hosted by the St Catherine Collaborating Centre for Values-Based Practice, in collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University. The project outline and ...

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The Epigenetics of Early Life Stress – Emerging connections with biosocial research – 26th May

Biosocial Research Lab The recently formed Biosocial Research Lab in the Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI) is organising a series of monthly seminars that will run through the end of the year. The Lab aims to support innovative, creative, ethical, and experimental research collaborations and dialogues across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences, with a shared focus on the biosocial dimensions of learning and behaviour. In pursuing these aims, the seminar series is designed to offer participants an opportunity to engage with current concepts, issues, technologies, practices and findings in the emerging field of biosocial research. We ...

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Working with the Conservatives in the European Union: an insider’s view – Steven Hurst – 17 May 2017

Manchester JMCE Seminar Working with the Conservatives in the European Union: an insider’s view Steven Hurst (formerly of the European Parliament) 17 May 2017, 14:00-15:00 Roscoe Building Room: 4.2, University of Manchester Dr Kathryn Simpson Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Politics & Public Services Department of History, Politics and Philosophy, MMU

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Do fast changes need quick solutions? The challenges of urbanisation in China – Dr. James Cheng – Thursday 25th May

Do fast changes need quick solutions? The challenges of urbanisation in China. A talk by Dr. James Cheng on Thursday 25th May at 18:00 in E0.32, John Dalton building. (Refreshments available from 17:30). Attendance to this event is free of charge, however we do ask that you book tickets in advance at http://urbanisationinchina.eventbrite.co.uk/ Urbanisation is one of the many concerns for governments at a variety of levels, particularly since projections indicate that 66% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050. Massive changes stimulated by rapid urbanisation, particularly in developing countries, have been challenging academia as well ...

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