Our Mysterious Frontal Lobes: How they control behaviour in health and disease

Professor Trevor Robbins

Even as recently as 1950, little was understood about the functions of the frontal lobes, which occupy a large proportion of the grey matter of the human brain. Damage to these structures caused by traumatic accident and neurosurgery produced inconsistent effects...

18th February 2020, 7:00pm

What is the city? - The role of an international arts festival in the life and identity of a city

John McGrath

In June 2017, a few weeks after the Manchester Arena attack, Manchester International Festival opened with a very public event – What Is the City but the People?, created by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller and director Richard Gregory.

26th February 2020, 7:00pm

Fusion Energy - promises, progress and prospects

Professor Kieran Gibson

Fusion power offers the prospect of a secure energy supply which is inherently safe, free from greenhouse emissions and potentially capable of supplying baseload electricity production needs for future generations.

3rd March 2020, 7:00pm

Wuthering Heights - Members Only

Theatre Group

We are pleased to announce that the next theatre group visit to the Royal Exchange Theatre will be to see Wuthering Heights*, directed by Bryony Shanahan.

5th March 2020, 12:45pm

The Challenges and Opportunities of an Ageing Population

Dr George Leeson

Life expectancies at birth have increased at the global level from 47 years in the mid-20th century to around 71 years today and are expected to rise to 78 years by the mid-21st century and to 83 years by the end of the century...

9th March 2020, 7:00pm

'Out of the Crate' tour - Members Only

Full text only available to members of the Lit and Phil.

12th March 2020, 10:30am