Crime and Punishment - Why do we punish offenders?

HH Judge D.A. Stockdale


‘Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal’  –  Elizabeth Fry

24th October 2019, 7:00pm

Greater Manchester Police Museum & Archives Tour - Members Only

As an introduction to the lecture later in the evening “Crime and Punishment - Why do we punish offenders?”, the Manchester Lit & Phil has organised a private tour of The Greater Manchester Police Museum and Archives.

24th October 2019, 2:00pm

Coral reefs and the future of the world

Professor Callum Roberts

The expression ‘canary in the coalmine’ is overused but is apt for what reefs say about the dangers of our headlong planetary experiment. This talk tells the story of coral reefs, how they became one of the wonders of the ocean world, how we learned to love them and how they now struggle to survive.

30th October 2019, 7:00pm

Place-names and the medieval landscape in the Manchester area

Dr Alan Crosby

Place-names are a key source of information about past landscapes, their settlement and their exploitation.Whether you come from ‘the lowlying ground with wild garlic’ or ‘the open land inhabited by ducks’, this lecture will explain much about words which are so familiar that we rarely think about their origins, meaning or significance.

6th November 2019, 7:00pm

Now You're Talking

Professor Trevor Cox

Join Trevor, as he explores the most exquisite acoustic source: the human voice. Your voice is integral to your personal identity. We judge others not just by their words, but also by the way they talk: their intonation, their pitch, their accent.

13th November 2019, 7:00pm

Psychological Well-Being at Work: why it matters and how to improve it

Professor Ivan Robertson

Work-related positive and negative influences on psychological well-being are much less apparent than factors that affect physical health and even for well-intentioned managers it may be hard to grasp the key drivers of well-being at work.

21st November 2019, 7:00pm