Insect Control – ideas from the unexpected

Ian Whelan

This lecture will cover the innovation steps from idea to market and the creation of new EU law to allow the marketing of a new insecticide-free method of insect control.

1st November 2017, 7:15pm

The Evolution of The University of Manchester Estate: making of the modern masterplan

Diana Hampson

This talk will delve into the various stages of development of the University’s estate, from its inception as England's first civic university to its current position as the largest single-site university in the UK.

24th October 2017, 7:00pm

[AGM] Victorian Cemeteries

Mike Higginbottom

It is impossible to understand 19h Century England without an appreciation of the Victorian attitude to death. This lecture will look at the major provincial and London-based cemeteries of the early-Victorian period to uncover the architecture, landscaping, statuary and momumental art of the great necropoles and what these reveal about beliefs and attitudes of the time.

7th November 2017, 7:00pm

Hadron Therapy: from physics to medical applications

Professor Manjit Dosanjh

The special features of hadron therapy show great promise for its use in effective tumour treatment. In this lecture, Manjit Dosanjh will talk about hadron therapy and the development of biomedical technologies for the treatment of cancer.

14th November 2017, 6:00pm

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