Lockdown Lectures from The University of Manchester

Are you looking for something more than the next Netflix series to binge or a Spotify ‘top 100’ playlist to help you through the circuit breaker period? Then why not join some of the UK’s foremost scientists, thinkers, historians and social commentators for some informal lectures from the comfort of your own home.

In the next few weeks we will be introducing you to some of The University of Manchester’s most esteemed researchers. From physicist Brian Cox to historian David Olusoga, our celebrated experts will be expressing themselves online about what has inspired them to help change the world.

The interviews are conducted by Megan Ritchie, a third-year Politics and International Relations student at Manchester. You can join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #lockdownlectures.

 

Wednesday, 17 June: Michael Wood

Michael Wood is Professor of Public History in the School of Arts, Languages and Culture, and a broadcaster and author.

Monday, 15 June: Dan Davis

Dan Davis is Professor of Immunology, Director of Research in the Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research, and an author.

Wednesday, 10 June: David Olusoga

David Olusoga is Professor of Public History in the School of Arts, Languages and Culture, and a broadcaster and author.

Monday, 8 June: Perdita Barran

Professor Perdita Barran is Chair of Mass Spectrometry in the School of Chemistry and Director of the Michael Barber Centre for Collaborative Mass Spectrometry.

Friday, 5 June: Claire Alexander

Claire Alexander is Professor of Sociology and Director of Research for the School of Social Sciences, and Associate Director of the Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity.

Wednesday, 3 June: Gary Younge

Gary Younge is Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences and an award-winning journalist.

Monday, 1 June: Danielle George

Danielle George is Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering and Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Wednesday, 27 May: Kostya Novoselov

Professor Sir Kostya Novoselov is winner of the Nobel Prize for his work isolating the properties of graphene with Andre Geim at Manchester in 2004.

Friday, 29 May: Nicky Cullum

Professor Nicky Cullum is Professor of Nursing in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work in the School of Health Sciences, and Director of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for Greater Manchester.

Friday, 22 May: Cary Cooper

Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE is 50th Anniversary Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health at Alliance Manchester Business School.

Wednesday, 20 May: Nancy Rothwell

Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell is Professor of Physiology and President and Vice-Chancellor of the University.

Monday, 18 May: Brian Cox

Brian Cox is Professor of Particle Physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy, as well as a broadcaster and author.

Schedule of lectures

All lectures take place at 12 noon BST.

To access links for the online lectures, click here.

Monday, 18 MayBrian Cox, Professor of Particle Physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy, broadcaster, and author
Wednesday, 20 MayNancy Rothwell, Professor of Physiology and President and Vice-Chancellor of the University
Friday, 22 MayCary Cooper, 50th Anniversary Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health at Alliance Manchester Business School
Wednesday, 27 MayKostya Novoselov, winner of the Nobel Prize for his work isolating the properties of graphene with Andre Geim at Manchester in 2004
Friday, 29 MayNicky Cullum, Professor of Nursing in the Division of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work in the School of Health Sciences and Director of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for Greater Manchester
Monday, 1 JuneDanielle George, Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering and Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Science and Engineering
Wednesday, 3 JuneGary Younge, Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences and award-winning journalist
Friday, 5 JuneClaire Alexander, Professor of Sociology and Director of Research for the School of Social Sciences, and Associate Director of the Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity
Monday, 8 JunePerdita Barran, Chair of Mass Spectrometry in the School of Chemistry and Director of the Michael Barber Centre for Collaborative Mass Spectrometry
Wednesday, 10 JuneDavid Olusoga, Professor of Public History in the School of Arts, Languages and Culture, broadcaster, and author
Monday, 15 JuneDan Davis, Professor of Immunology, Director of Research in the Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research, and author
Wednesday, 17 JuneMichael Wood, Professor of Public History in the School of Arts, Languages and Culture, broadcaster, and author

 

We hope that you and your family are staying healthy and safe during these uncertain and unprecedented times.