Slavery and Manchester in the Fight for Abolition

Dr Michael Taylor

When Parliament outlawed the British slave trade in 1807, it did nothing to set free more than 700,000 enslaved people in the British West Indies...

25th January 2022, 7:00pm

"I heard the news today...and thought..."

Professor Seamus Simpson

In this era of ‘fake news’, what is the role of the press and journalism in helping to form a society where evidence is valued above opinion? 

2nd February 2022, 6:30pm

Social Media Addiction

Dr Daria Kuss

In this lecture Dr Kuss will introduce the concept of being ‘always on’ as a demarcating sign of today’s technophilic society...

7th February 2022, 7:00pm

Legacy of Empire - How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain

Sathnam Sanghera in conversation with Dr Michael Taylor

We are privileged to have award-winning Journalist and Author Sathnam Sanghera discuss his best-selling book Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain...

17th February 2022, 7:00pm

"I danced here on other peoples' dreams"

Professor Gary Younge FAcSS, FRSL

We are delighted that award-winning author, journalist, broadcaster and academic, Professor Gary Younge, will be giving the second of our young people’s talks this Spring...

24th February 2022, 6:30pm

Artificial Intelligence: Myths and Realities

Professor Gavin Brown

Artificial Intelligence is arguably one of the hottest technologies on the planet right now...

1st March 2022, 6:00pm