Men of Warrington: influence and deeds in North West England [AGM]

Dr Diana Leitch

Lit & Phil AGM 2018 followed by lecture by Immediate Past President, Dr Diana Leitch.

AGM is at 6.30 p.m. and the lecture will start at 7.30 p.m.

27th September 2018, 7:30pm

The NHS at 70

Sir David Dalton

This the NHS turns 70 and has been described as “the closest thing the English have to a religion”. However, the organisation still receives criticsm as it does praise and there are still significant discrepencies in health care outcomes. This lecture will try to answer how we can understand the reality and complexities of one of the largest organisations in the world.

3rd October 2018, 7:15pm

Climate's Holy Trinity: how cogency, tenacity and courage could yet deliver on our Paris 2°C commitment

Professor Kevin Anderson FIMechE

It is 28 years since the IPCC's first report and a quarter of a century since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit – such heady days of international hope and optimism. Now, in 2018 and with the benefit of hindsight, we can look back and trace our voyage of abject failure...

9th October 2018, 7:00pm

The Margaret Pilkington Memorial Lecture: The Alderley Edge Project

Professor John Prag

In 1953, the then schoolboy Alan Garner rediscovered a 4,000-year-old wooden shovel first found in the Alderley copper mines in 1875. In 1991, he presented it to the Manchester Museum in The University of Manchester. In 1995, the Derbyshire Caving Club unearthed a hoard of Roman coins in an old mine-shaft.

15th October 2018, 7:00pm

Arts Section Theatre Group – Death of a Salesman

"Willy Loman is an ordinary man, he’s the New England man, he’s well-liked. For thirty-six years he’s been on the road, paying his way and one day he’s going to come good. When his son Biff returns home, suddenly things are looking up. Because you reap what you sow, right?"

Our next Theatre Group trip is to see Death of a Salesman on 25 October.

25th October 2018, 12:45pm

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking – the mass exploitation of misery

Sir Peter Fahy

The world is seeing the greatest mass movement of people it has ever experienced driven by conflict, population growth and economic inequality. Peter Fahy will outline the depth of the challenge from his experiences as Chief Constable of Greater Manchester and his work with charities Retrak and Hope for Justice with victims in Africa. He will highlight the impact of global forces on local communities and highly vulnerable individuals and the way this misery is being exploited by organised crime gangs and by the indifference of the developed world.

25th October 2018, 7:00pm