Upcoming Events: Policy Week stuff on #climate, #Manchester

University of Manchester “Policy Week” events

Cut and paste below. It will, I suspect, mostly be chalk and talk/sage-on-the-stage/ego-foddering/preening-and-attacking.  That’s just the way the species has chosen to roll.  Pity, but what are you going to do?


Policy Week 2015 (2-6 November)

Science, Technology and Public Policy

Stretching across five packed days and featuring discussion, lectures, workshops, simulations and even films, Policy Week brings together leading thinkers, academics, students and policy influencers to debate and progress key policy issues.

This year’s theme is Science, Technology and Public Policy, and the event programme is part of European City of Science Manchester 2016.

Academics from right across the University will be leading or contributing to this year’s programme, alongside expert representatives from numerous external organisations. It will make for fascinating debate, discussion and progression of key issues.

Policy Week will take place at the Manchester Museum at the University, but also at venues across campus and the city. Follow us on Twitter via @UoMPolicy or sign up to our mailing list, to be the first to hear news about Policy Week and updates on the schedule.

How to book

The vast majority of events in Policy Week are free but booking is essential. Please click on the event titles below to be taken to the booking page and order tickets from there.

Date Event Time
Monday 2 November The Pros and Cons of Fracking 10:00 – 11:15
Monday 2 November Can Researchers Speak Truth Unto Power? 13:15 – 14:45
Monday 2 November Film: The Age of Stupid 15:15 – 16:45
Monday 2 November Climate Negotiations Simulation 16:00 – 18:00
Monday 2 November Disruptive influence: How will emerging technology impact Higher Education? Keynote address by David Willetts 19:00 – 20:30
Tuesday 3 November How Much Evidence is ‘Enough’ Prior to Policy Implementation? 08:30 – 21:45
Tuesday 3 November Using digital technology to assess quality in the arts 11.00 – 14.00
Tuesday 3 November Time to Use Technology for a Better Picture of People’s Exposure to Pollutants 10:15 – 11:45
Tuesday 3 November The Manchester Experience: Science, Technology and Engineering Education Enrichment in Greater Manchester 12:00 – 17:00
Tuesday 3 November Film: Disruption 12:00 – 13:00
Tuesday 3 November The Future of Science and Innovation Policy 13:00 – 15:00
Tuesday 3 November Powering the Northern Powerhouse 13:15 – 14:45
Tuesday 3 November Hot in the City – Urban Resilience and Cooling 15:15 – 16:45
Tuesday 3 November The Inaugural Sammy Finer Lecture on Government with Will Hutton 19:00 – 20:30
Wednesday 4 November Falling through the gaps Improving health outcomes for adolescents and young adults in Greater Manchester 08:30 – 09:45
Wednesday 4 November Rethinking UK Research Funding

To request a place at this event, please email your name, job title and organisation to rethinkingresearch@gmail.com


09:00 – 16:30
Wednesday 4 November Digital Boom or Tech Time Bomb? The Impact of New Technology on Northern Lives 10:15 – 11:45
Wednesday 4 November Synthetic Biology: Reshaping the future? 13:00 – 16:00
Wednesday 4 November Film: FrackNation 13:15 – 14:45
Wednesday 4 November What is citizen social science, and how can it help make policy? 15:15 – 16:45
Wednesday 4 November Notes on a Drugs Scandal : In Conversation with Prof David Nutt 18:30 – 20:00
Thursday 5 November Technology & Healthcare – Empowering the patient; influencing policy 08:30 – 09:45
Thursday 5 November Greater Manchester Devolution: Update on the Dementia Pilot 10:15 – 11.45
Thursday 5 November Is that a big number? And does it matter? 13:15 – 14:45
Thursday 5 November Climate, Crises and Policy 15:15 – 16:45
Thursday 5 November On the Home Front: The Challenges of Reducing Household Energy Use 16:00 – 21:00
Friday 6 November Seeking Promotion to the Premier League – How can the Greater Manchester and Cheshire life science cluster compete in the global arena? 08:30 – 09:45
Friday 6 November Meet the Government Office for Science 10:15 – 11:45
Friday 6 November Engagement between Scientists and Politicians: Communication of Evidence and Ideas 13:15 – 14:45
Friday 6 November Film: Man in the White Suit 15:15 – 16:45

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