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MMU Readership Lecture by Dr. Chris Murgatroyd – Thurs 30 March 18:00-20:00

On behalf of Dr. Chris Murgatroyd, I would like to extend to you, and to your associates, an invitation to the following event: Epigenetics of Adaptation. A talk by Dr. Chris Murgatroyd on Thursday 30th March at 18:00 in T0.03, John Dalton building. (Refreshments available from 17:30). Adverse conditions during childhood can increase vulnerability to mood disorders later in life. During early life the brain exhibits high plasticity, which allows environmental signals to shape the experience-dependent maturation of stress-regulating pathways leading to long-lasting altered stress responsivity during adulthood. Current research addressing the mechanisms is showing that epigenetic factors can program ...

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Royal Institute of Philosophy HSS Lecture 23 March Postponed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our invited speaker Human Sciences Seminar on Thursday 23 March has been postponed. The research seminar with Dr Jennifer Corns of the University of Glasgow will instead take place later in the year (date TBD). The proceedings of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Human Sciences Seminar Series will resume as normal on Thursday 30th March, featuring Dr Lubomira Radoilska of the University of Kent (also 2016 Mind Association Fellow). The seminar is free and open to everyone, including students and the general public. Registration is not necessary. Thursday 30th March, 17:00-18:30 Geoffrey Manton Building Room GM 332. ...

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Zoe Beloff Artist Talk – Holden Gallery – 28th March

You are invited to a talk by New York based artist Zoe Beloff, to coincide with the current exhibition Ruse: the artfulness of deceit at the Holden Gallery, on Tuesday 28th March, 6 – 8pm. Zoe Beloff will present an illustrated lecture on the Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society, which relates to the Dreams Films series on show in the current exhibition. The event is free and no booking is necessary, we look forward to seeing you there. Zoe Beloff incorporates film into multimedia projects in which the boundaries between historical fact and creative interpretation tend to blur. Dream Films are a series of ...

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Royal Institute of Philosophy Human Science Seminar – Thursday 16 March

This is a reminder about the Human Sciences Seminar Series, our invited speaker research seminar financed by the Royal Institute of Philosophy, which this week features Professor Sheryl Tuttle-Ross of the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse. Professor Tuttle-Ross is also an International Project Partner for our externally and internally funded From Photovoice to Photo-Philosophy Learning and Teaching innovation, for which she is visiting Manchester throughout the week. Professor Sheryl Tuttle-Ross (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse) : ‘Propaganda and the Aesthetic Experience’ Thursday 16 March, 17:00-18:30 Geoffrey Manton Building Room GM 332 The event is free and open to everyone, including students and the general ...

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History & Politics seminar: Racially Polarised Partisanship under the Obama Presidency (Weds 15th)

Please join us on Wednesday 15th March for the final History and Politics seminar of the year. Our speaker is Richard Johnson (University of Oxford), who will present on Racially Polarised Partisanship under the Obama Presidency. Needless to say, Richard will also be discussing Donald Trump. We meet in GM303, from 4 for a 4.15 start. Tea and coffee is available before the seminar, and please join us in a local pub afterwards to continue the conversation. Please pass on to your colleagues and students! Dr Craig Griffiths Lecturer in Modern History

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Mediated Place-Making RCASS/IPM Research Seminar

Cathy Waite, a visiting research student from Monash University will be presenting a joint RCASS/Institute of Place Management paper in the Business School room 3.07 on Thursday 2nd March at 5pm. All welcome! Young people’s mediated place-making: constructing the virtual and the material in regional Victoria, Australia Abstract: Everyday, place-based lives are a familiar presence in young peoples’ online experiences. However, assumptions that young users of social technologies become automatically de-territorialised from their immediate, material surroundings pervade. This paper challenges these assumptions and argues that young people make, and extend material place online by reflecting territorially embedded lives in virtual ...

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Invitation for the 2nd International Workshop on Visual Methods

International Workshop on Visual Methods 29th March 2017, 9-4:30 pm University Of Central Lancashire (UCLan) FREE ATTENDANCE Registration required http://visualworkshop.info The Photography Research Group are pleased to announce that Uclan will host the 2nd International Workshop on Visual Methods. The event aims to further promote and foster the research capacity of those working with a rage of visually orientated practice, locally and nationally while also seeking to engage with the wider academic community across a number of disciplines.  The workshop is aimed at staff, as well as MA and PhD students keen on developing and engaging in visual methods as a research tool, contextualised through a ...

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History and Politics Seminar on Wednesday: Housing the Citizen-Consumer in Post-war Britain

Please join us this coming Wednesday (22 February) for the latest paper in the History and Politics Seminar Series. Dr Alistair Kefford (Lecturer in Modern British History, University of Manchester) will present on ‘Housing the Citizen-Consumer in Post-war Britain’. We meet in GM 303; there is tea and coffee from 4pm and the paper starts at 4.15. Alistair’s research bridges the divide between ‘the political’ and ‘the cultural’ in modern British history, and through his focus on the geographies, economies and governance of cities his work speaks not only to the historical discipline but also to those working in urban studies, geography, political economy and to those interested in present-day urban ...

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Future Talent in the Creative Industries – Wayne Hemingway

Hosted by the Creative Industries Cluster at Manchester Metropolitan University in association with the Manchester Publicity Association (MPA) Future Talent in the Creative Industries with Wayne Hemingway 10th March 2017, 10am Geoffrey Manton Carrying on from the success of last year’s event, featuring John Kampfner, Chief Executive of Creative Industries Federation, our 2017 keynote is Wayne Hemingway MBE. A figurehead for business, creativity and social change, Wayne Hemingway is the successful co-founder of fashion label Red or Dead and HemingwayDesign All staff, students and Manchester Met friends welcome – best student question submitted wins a prize! For further booking information ...

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Schedule for the Human Sciences Seminar research programme – Spring Term

Please find enclosed the Spring Term schedule for the Human Sciences Seminar research programme, an invited speaker research seminar funded by the Royal Institute of Philosophy. The lecture series is free and open to everyone, including students and the general public. Spring 2017 Schedule 9th February: Professor Constantine Sandis (University of Hertfordshire): ‘Who Are “We” for Wittgenstein?’ 9th March: Professor Helen Frowe (Stockholm University): ‘Preferential Saving: The Duty to Rescue and the Duty to Minimise Harm’. 16th March: Professor Sheryl Tuttle-Ross (University of Wisconsin – La Crosse): ‘Propaganda and the Moving Image’. 23rd March: Dr Jennifer Corns (University of Glasgow): ‘Hedonic Independence’. 30th March: Dr Lubomira ...

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