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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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Show’n’Tell – Term 2 Programme

Our Show’n’Tell lunchtime sessions –1.10-1.50 pm – designed to give everyone the opportunity to familiarise themselves with current research agendas across the new Faculty of Arts and Humanities, continues in term 2 with another 24 (!) sessions. For further details please see the embedded PDF. Join us & bring your lunch! Professor Berthold Schoene Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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Political Power in the Turbulent Times – Talk by Mike Kane, MP, Shadow Minister for Education (Schools)

Talk by Mike Kane, MP, Shadow Minister for Education (Schools): Political Power in the Turbulent Times Chaired by Dr. Steve Hurst 20th of January 2017, 14.00 – 16.00, SB G0.01 Mike Kane graduated from MMU with BA (Hons) Politics degree in 1998. He has a very fond memories of his time here. Mike worked as a primary school teacher before his career in politics. He is a Member of Parliament for Wythenshawe and Sale East. In October 2016, he was appointed Shadow Minister for Education (Schools). In the past, he acted as Shadow Minister for International Development.  The talk is open to ...

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