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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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Tim Ingold – Lecture – “Education in the Minor Key” – Saturday 28th Jan 17, 10am

You and your students are cordially invited to the following event: EDUCATION IN THE MINOR KEY – Tim Ingold, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Aberdeen Saturday 28th January, 10am Lecture Theatre 1 (G78), Brooks Building, 53 Bonsall Street | Manchester | M15 6GX “This lecture has been inspired by a new book by Erin Manning, entitled The Minor Gesture. The minor is the key of unsettlement, of differentiation and of world-forming. How can we use it to challenge the hegemonic force of the major, in which are enshrined the founding principles of progressive education? What are the implications of this challenge for the way we think about ...

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Three short talks by PhD students – 25th Jan

You are invited to three short talks by PhD students about their research. Wednesday 25 January, 13.30 – 15.00  in the Open Space on the first floor of Righton Frances Williams – Devolution: arts and health as a social movement Sophie Wood – Clothing, materiality and value in ordinary people’s treasured garments Qasim Shaheen – Performing love through autoportraiture and autofiction Dr Myna Trustram Research Degrees Associate Manchester School of Art

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Four short talks by PhD students – 18th Jan

You are invited to four short talks by PhD students about their research. Wednesday 18th January, 13.30 – 15.00 in the Open Space on the first floor of Righton Mor Cohen – Wall and Tower. ‘Artivist’ practices in contemporary Israel Bob Dickinson – How can critical writing add value to the wider contemporary visual art milieu? Philippa Jackson – A critical exploration into creative pattern cutting methods Charlotte Moroney – Design and development of sports apparel with auxetic materials. There will be four more on 25th January, same time and place, details to follow. Dr Myna Trustram Research Degrees Associate Manchester School of Art

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Human Sciences Seminar – 19th January

‘Leibniz’s Consilium Aegyptiacum [Egyptian Plan]’  Thursday 19 January, 17:00-18:30 Geoffrey Manton Building GM 223 Due to a clash on 15 December between the Faculty Christmas Party and the Human Sciences Seminar, we have decided to (re-) run the HSS seminar featuring our very own Dr Lloyd Strickland this coming Thursday 19 January. Abstract: At the end of 1671 and start of 1672, while in the service of the Archbishop and Elector of Mainz, Leibniz composed his Egypt Plan, which sought to persuade Louis XIV to invade Egypt. Leibniz presented the plan not only as a great colonial and mercantile project, but also ...

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The Omni-tasking Academic: Professor Berthold Schoene

Professor Berthold Schoene: The Omni-tasking Academic Wednesday 18th January, 2pm-3pm GM222 This fascinating and inspirational talk is delivered by Professor Berthold Schoene, Associate Dean (Research) and provides you with an insightful look into what it takes to be a successful academic.  Professor Schoene will cover publishing, bidding, conferences, public engagement, higher education politics and more. *Please note that the time has changed from the brochure. To book onto the talk, please email Kate Johnson at k.johnson@mmu.ac.uk Kate Johnson Post Graduate Student Experience Tutor Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Tears, Tantrums and Quantitative Methods: a holistic approach to growing students – Professor Julie Scott Jones

Inaugural Lecture Professor Julie Scott Jones: Tears, Tantrums and Quantitative Methods: a holistic approach to growing students Monday, January 16, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT) Geoffrey Manton LT2, M15 6LL Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/professor-julie-scott-jones-inaugural-lecture-tickets-28256078692?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTEzMjM0MTQvYi5zY2hvZW5lQG1tdS5hYy51ay8w&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=eventimage&ref=enivtefor001 This lecture will be preceded by a wine reception from 5pm. The lecture will begin at 6pm. Quantitative methods is oft identified as a ‘hard to learn’ subject due to its numerical and technical content.   Therefore, students often struggle to engage with quantitative methods, which they easily stereotype as ‘maths’ and ‘irrelevant’ to their wider studies.  However, in this lecture Professor Scott Jones will examine some of the ...

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engage: Dark Materials – the Science and Beauty of Peatlands – a talk by Professor Simon Caporn

On behalf of Professor Simon Caporn, I would like to extend to you, and to your associates, an invitation to the following event: Dark Materials – the Science and Beauty of Peatlands. A talk by Professor Simon Caporn on Thursday 26th January at 18:00 in T0.03, John Dalton building. (Refreshments available from 17:30). Dark, peaty soils cover an increasing proportion of Britain as you head north and west to the wetter regions. The beautiful purple-headed mountains are a type of peatland almost unique to this country and give our hills much splendour and substantial benefits known now as ecosystem services. ...

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