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.
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.
Schedule of lectures
All lectures take place at 12 noon BST.
|Monday, 18 May||Brian Cox, Professor of Particle Physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy, broadcaster, and author|
|Wednesday, 20 May||Nancy Rothwell, Professor of Physiology and President and Vice-Chancellor of the University|
|Friday, 22 May||Cary Cooper, 50th Anniversary Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health at Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Wednesday, 27 May||Kostya Novoselov, 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 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 June||Danielle George, Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering and Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Science and Engineering|
|Wednesday, 3 June||Gary Younge, Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences and award-winning journalist|
|Friday, 5 June||Claire 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 June||Perdita Barran, Chair of Mass Spectrometry in the School of Chemistry and Director of the Michael Barber Centre for Collaborative Mass Spectrometry|
|Wednesday, 10 June||David Olusoga, Professor of Public History in the School of Arts, Languages and Culture, broadcaster, and author|
|Monday, 15 June||Dan Davis, Professor of Immunology, Director of Research in the Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research, and author|
|Wednesday, 17 June||Michael 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.