Principled Collaboration – the rights, responsibilities and possibilities of community-university partnerships

Professor Melanie Tebbutt
23rd May 2018, 6:45pm

“I was the first in my family to receive a university education and have never lost the desire to teach, research and spread the word about the value of learning. Part of my early career was spent in education guidance and adult learning, experiences which shaped my views on the importance of opening up educational opportunities across communities and age groups and which have carried over into my university career.
My first research was concerned with the role of working-class women in the family economy, particularly their use of credit, and I’ve retained a strong interest in working-class  history and gender. Most recently, my research has centred on the history of childhood and youth in the modern era, work which has retained a community-facing focus through involvement in collaborative engagement work with young people and local communities. Collaboration between university and community partners plays an important part of today’s academic landscape and the purpose of my lecture will be to explore the tensions, risks and potential of such relationships.”



About the Percival Lecture

The Percival Lecture is a special event in the Lit & Phil’s annual calendar where the lecture is hosted by one of the three universities of Manchester and Salford on a rotary basis (University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Salford). This year Manchester 
Metropolitan University will be our hosts for the evening.
This annual event is named after  Thomas  Percival,  a physician who was at the forefront of medical ethics and the scientific study of social problems in Manchester in the  18th century as well as an early member of the Lit & Phil. The objective of the Percival Lecture is to open up a 
constructive dialogue between the Society and Academia in areas of common interest and, by doing so, enrich the cultural fabric of the city and wider region.

Timings & locations

Arrival Drinks (Geoffrey Manton Building Atrium) – 6 pm – 6.30 pm

Lecture (Geoffrey Manton Lecture Theatre 1) – 6.45 pm – 7.45 pm

Travel to dinner (4th Floor of Benzie Building) – 7.45 pm – 8 pm

Dinner – 

8 pm

Menu for food


Kidderton Ash goats cheese (v)

Heritage beets, pea shoots & pistachio crumb

Fish Option

Baked Salmon with Scallops, broad beans & tarragon


Chicken Option

Lemon & thyme marinated chicken with pesto sauce


Vegetarian Option

Leek & Blackstick blue Wellington



Butter & Saffron Fondant Parisian potatoes

Heritage tomato, olive & caper salad


Dessert Option

Tonka bean & Coconut Panna Cotta, honeycomb & strawberries

Fresh fruit plate