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SciBar – Science and the Northern Powerhouse – Brexit and beyond

This month’s SciBar talk is brought to you by Dr Kieron Flanagan, Senior Lecturer in Science & Technology Policy at The University of Manchester with a fascinating presentation, detailed below: Science and the Northern Powerhouse – Brexit and beyond The cities of the North, including Manchester, have long been major centres for scientific research. Today, science and innovation are seen as central to regional economic development policy in the so-called ‘Northern Powerhouse’. A visible expression of this new interest was the proposed investment of £235m of public money in the Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials Research and Innovation in Manchester, which would be ...

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Digital Innovation: Digital Events and Activities in The Shed

We’ve got lots going on in the Shed throughout A/W 2016, from using technology to grow Mushrooms, all the way through to a Augmented and Virtual Reality Show & Tell with the BBC. Take a look at what’s on offer and sign up to the free events below… Wednesday 26th October – The Science of Games As part of the Science Festival, Matthew Crossley from the School of Computing Man Met, will be dissect Nintendo’s Pokémon computer game series along with other fans.Over the course of the event you’ll be talking about the story, gameplay and scientific elements of Pokémon. Free ...

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‘Mundane Methods’

FREE two-day ‘Mundane Methods’ extravaganza taking place at the University of Manchester, Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th November 2016. As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2016, this jam-packed event features talks, workshops, discussions and gatherings, all free to attend and open to the public.  Many colleagues, both from MMU and the UoM, are involved in helping us to deliver the event. All you need to do is sign up!  Social Scientists are known for experimenting with innovative and interdisciplinary research methods. This two-day event celebrates and communicates to the public social science methods for studying everyday life… Here’s a brief look of what’s taking place:  Monday 7th November 10.00-11.00 – ...

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Rogue – Open Studios

The last Rogue Open Studios within the Crusader Mill building this year so it would be lovely if the students and staff can make it down.  The opening PV is Friday 15th, 6-9pm. You can find out more info here: http://rastudios.co.uk/

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Global Science Local Impact

Manchester Metropolitan University presents “Global Science Local Impact” as part of Manchester Science Festival 2016. 21 Oct 2016, 5:30-8:30pm Number 70 (old Cornerhouse), Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5NH TICKETS: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-science-local-impact-tickets-28251949341 Hear how scientific grand challenges are connected to the citizens of Manchester, as world-leading European scientists work with researchers, students and artists to put big issues under the microscope. These include four grand challenges: health and wellbeing land use and degradation food security sustainable transport The event will be hosted and facilitated by Professor Joanna Verran (Manchester Metropolitan) and Darren McGarry (European Commission Joint Research Centre). World-leading researchers from the European Commission will deliver a short provocative ...

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New Generation: Design for Living

We’d like to invite you to New Generation: Design for Living,  a two-day event, drawing together expertise, knowledge and participation around the themes of intergenerational and age-friendly research.  All details are below. Day 1, the 17th October is particularly developed with academic research in mind.   If you would like to attend, please confirm by a quick return email and by completing the following form: https://newgendesign.typeform.com/to/VhVzDK  or respond to  Helen Felcey h.felcey@mmu.ac.uk This information will be used to build a digital research network, which will be accessible both before and following the event.  We would appreciate a reply yes or no, since Day 1 is ...

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