Category Archives: Fun

Upcoming event: Australia’s #climate policy debacle & wider lessons. #Manchester Thurs 28 March #Tyndall

Another Tyndall Centre seminar! Tyndall Manchester invite you to attend the next talk in our seminar series “Enacting inertia”: The Australian climate policy debacle and its global relevance by Marc Hudson, on Thursday 28th March (room C21, Pariser Building, Sackville Street) at 1.00pm. “Enacting inertia”: The Australian … Continue reading

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Number of non-Labour councillors on #Manchester City Council doubles with suspension of Kevin Peel.

Manchester City Council has reportedly suspended Councillor Kevin Peel over his social media activity. If this is true (and we have it from here [unsubbed Lib Dem schadenfreude] , here and also from a “reliable anonymous source”), then the number … Continue reading

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Merry Atheistmas #Manchester – Santa versus coal…

h/t Jez!

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Upcoming: MCFly editor in “Three Minute Thesis” final, Weds 8 June, talking on #climate

#Shamelessselfpromotion I am doing a PhD at University of Manchester.  I am doing it on the Australian Coal Industry and climate change.  (I wanted to do an ethnographic study of Manchester’s climate policy-makers, but for reasons that defy explanation, I … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: Bat walk and survey #Manchester 1st June

Bat Walk & Survey at Birley Wednesday, 1st June 2016 Time: 9-11pm Join us & the South Lancashire Bat Group for a guided walk around Birley and nearby Hulme to find out more about bats and hopefully hear some of the … Continue reading

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“Movement-building” group cancels its #Manchester meeting, doesn’t tell new folk. #Typical

Movement-building is, I think we all agree, an Important Thing. Involving so-called ‘new’ people (who may often have extensive experience in other fields, or other times), is clearly at the core of building a mass movement to overthrow the evil … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “When Tomorrow Becomes Yesterday” #music #climate #Manchester

Free tickets here. “Join us at this one-off free event to listen to a group of leading songwriters – Jo Mango, Louis Abbott (Admiral Fallow), and Craig B (A Mote of Dust) – who will premiere a series of brand … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “The End is Nigh” Apocalyptic Musical Comedy #Manchester 6 May

JONNY & THE BAPTISTS: THE END IS NIGH Fri 6 May | The Lowry, Salford A new musical comedy about climate change, family, friendship, political action and environmental disaster – from the multi-award-nominated Radio 4 comedy stars. **** ‘Superbly crafted… very … Continue reading

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Predictions about the #climate rally in #Manchester today

As a trainee (social) scientist, I’m gonna make some predictions about the climate rally today. Based on my theories that the climate movement is an exemplar of the Smugosphere – that place where we do things because we can and … Continue reading

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Upcoming Play: “Baked Alaska” #climate #Manchester Tues 10th November

Tue 10 Nov: Baked Alaska – Time To Change The Temperature, Old Trafford An island in the South Pacific has a problem. It’s hollow. Anxiety levels are rising in a North American boardroom. Eve’s garden is bursting with next door’s … Continue reading

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