A Commemoration In Words And Song and Witnesses To A Massacre
Two hundred years on from Manchester's notorious Peterloo Massacre, the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society will commemorate the victims of the Manchester Magistrates and Yeoman Cavalry's overzealous intentions to break up a peaceful gathering at St Peters Field.
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.
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.
This guided tour, visiting the site of St Peter’s Field in Manchester city centre where the Peterloo Massacre took place, has been devised by Ed Glinert who brings his unique touch to this chilling story.
Henry Owen-John will explore what World Heritage status means in practice and will consider some of the challenges the UK and our World Heritage Sites in the North West of England face in satisfying the terms of the Convention.