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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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ESRI Seminar Series – Summer 2017

The Education and Social Research Institute is one of the leading UK centres for applied educational research and evaluation, and a thriving research community. Anthropology and/as education Professor Tim Ingold, University of Aberdeen, UK Wednesday 26th April 2017: 16:00 – 17:30, Brooks Building, Room 2.19
 Anthropology is a generous, open-ended, comparative and yet critical inquiry into the conditions and possibilities of life in the one world we all inhabit. But these principles – of generosity, open-endedness, comparison and criticality – are also cornerstones of education. Thus I go beyond an exploration of the interface between the disciplines of anthropology and ...

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MMU Professoriate Lecture by Prof. Herman Potgieter

On behalf of Prof. Herman Potgieter, I would like to extend to you, and to your associates, an invitation to the following event: Waste2Value: A Paradigm Shift in Sustainable Resource Recovery – Prof. Herman Potgieter Thursday 4th May at 18:00 (Refreshments available from 17:30) E0.32, John Dalton building Attendance to this event is free of charge, however we do ask that you book tickets in advance at http://waste2value.eventbrite.co.uk/ Refreshments will be available from 17:30 in MMU’s John Dalton building, with the talk beginning in Lecture Theatre E0.32 at 18:00. This will last around one hour and will include time for audience questions. The ...

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Brexit: Politics and British Constitutional Law: Prof. R. Brazier (UoM)

You are cordially invited to the Manchester JMCE Annual lecture 2017: Brexit: Politics and British Constitutional Law – Prof. Rodney Brazier, MVO, LLD, FRHistS (University of Manchester) 9 May, 15:00-16:30 Crawford House, Theatre 1 The event is free and open to all, but registration is essential: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/brexit-politics-and-british-constitutional-law-tickets-33875032133 Prof. Brazier is one of the country’s most respected constitutional lawyers. He was the Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Public Administration Committee for its inquiry into ministerial powers (2003 – 2004), and to the Joint Select Committee on the Draft Constitutional Reform Bill (2007 – 2008). In 2013 he was made a Member of the ...

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Visualising Identity seminar: Dr Beccy Kennedy

Arts and Humanities Faculty Researcher Development Programme Visualising Identity: a seminar Dr Beccy Kennedy, Senior Lecturer in Art 26 April 15.30 – 16.30, Open space on Righton first floor. ​Identity has become something of a dirty word in both political and scholarly spheres, for its benignity or for its potential diversion away from class-based politics in an increasingly plutocratic world. This seminar will explore Identity more positively as both a cultural and an intersectionally political concept, looking at how and why it is still relevant to visual practices today. Within this overview, I will touch upon:  the mid to late 20thC Identity Politics movement, sociological and psychological notions ...

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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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