Lit & Phil Member Survey

15th November 2017, 12:15pm

Members of the Manchester Lit & Phil — we want to hear from you!

What do you like about the Society? What suggestions do you have to improve on our events?

The second round of our Member Survey is now open and the deadline for submissions is Monday 11 December so make sure you have your voice heard!

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Aviation and the Environment: aircraft design for reduced environmental impact

Professor John Fielding

In this lecture, Professor John Fielding will describe the improved techonolgy and novel aircraft/engine configurations that Cranfield University have been investigating as a means of alleviating pollution from aircrafts, such as air and noise pollution.

21st November 2017, 7:00pm

Why the Anglo-Saxons Matter: King Alfred and the making of England

Professor Michael Wood

In this lecture Michael Wood will use images and film to look at one of the most exciting and formative periods in British history—the Viking Age—when three generations of the family of Alfred the Great created the early English state.


28th November 2017, 7:00pm

The Mersey Gateway – a link to the Northern Powerhouse

Alan Segrott

The Mersey Gateway is a critical £600 million investment into the transport infrastructure of the North West. At its centre is the landmark Mersey Gateway bridge, a world class 3 tower cable stay bridge.

4th December 2017, 7:00pm

Antibiotics: the calm before the storm

Dr Michael Cannon

This lecture will explain what antibiotics are, where they come from and how they act. It will emphasise how bacteria actually become resistant to an antibiotic and how this process can, subsequently, give rise to the emergence of ‘Superbugs’, a world wide problem that could potentially have catastrophic consequences.

13th December 2017, 7:00pm