Ness of Brodgar – the heart of neolithic Orkney

Nick Card

Off the northernmost tip of Scotland lie the Orkney Islands; it is said that if you scratch its surface Orkney bleeds archaeology. This is nowhere truer than in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site that is renowned for some of the most iconic prehistoric monuments of Atlantic Europe.

28th March 2019, 7:00pm

Section AGMs


This year, the four Annual Section Meetings (the 4 sections being Arts, Science & Technology, Social Philosophy and Young People) will be held sequentially over a one-hour period, lasting a maximum of 15 minutes each, starting at 5.30 p.m. on 28th March.

28th March 2019, 5:30pm

Peterloo - Two part event

A Commemoration In Words And Song and Witnesses To A Massacre


A Commemoration In Words And Song: Geoff Higginbottom and The Free Radicals

1st May 2019, 7:00pm

The two cultures revisited: reframing the post-truth society - Members Only

Professor Ottoline Leyser

In 1959 CP Snow delivered the Rede Lecture outlining his concerns about the divide between the sciences and the humanities.  His narrative and proposed solutions have parallels with today’s debates about the wider place of science in society.

8th May 2019, 3:00pm

Thinking like a plant: how plants decide what to do

Professor Ottoline Leyser

It's easy to imagine that plants don’t do much because of our powerful prejudice that equates action with movement. But plants literally build themselves out of thin air and water, which is pretty extraordinary.

8th May 2019, 7:15pm

Percival Lecture: University cultural engagement in the 21-st century- case studies from the Directors of the Whitworth and Manchester Museum

Alistair Hudson and Esme Ward

The 2019 Percival Lecture will ask: ‘what does University cultural engagement in 21st century look like?’ and will be jointly delivered by two of the University’s new Cultural Institution Directors – Alistair Hudson and Esme Ward. Alistair Hudson became Director of both the Whitworth and the city council-run Manchester Art Gallery in February 2018. He succeeded Maria Balshaw, now leading Tate, who oversaw the Oxford Road gallery’s lauded £15 million transformation project.

15th May 2019, 6:00pm