2019 issue

Uncovering our immunity

Autumn 2019 Issue Words by Katie McCall Image by iStock/Design Cells The University of Manchester is home to a world-leading community of immunology and inflammation experts, working together to address the some of the most pressing global healthcare challenges. Named after the celebrated scientist and women’s rights advocate, the Lydia Becker Institute of Immunology and Inflammation unites …

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Nancy Rothwell & James Thompson / Social responsibility at our core

Summer 2019 Issue Words by Nancy Rothwell and James Thompson In this issue of the magazine we will place the spotlight on our University’s commitment to social responsibility. This commitment – one of our three core goals – is particularly pertinent as we look afresh at what it means to be a civic university, now and in …

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Social Development Goals / Answering the world’s call

Summer 2019 Issue Words by Rose Brooke Images by David Gennard and Jill Jennings The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals give us all a target of addressing global challenges by 2030. It’s a mission that aligns with The University of Manchester’s commitment to social responsibility, embodied in our people, as these three stories show. In …

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James Mason / Net zero

Summer 2019 Issue Words by James Mason Illustration by Steve McCabe   ‘Net zero’ and ‘carbon neutral’ have quickly become the go-to phrases for ambitious declarations on climate change action. But what do net zero, zero carbon or carbon neutral mean in practice? James Mason, PhD researcher at Tyndall Manchester, explores the terms and how …

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