Research celebrated at ESRC Festival of Social Science
30 October 2019
bl文库按住腰顶弄Public can attend events on future of cities, high streets, AI and more
A series of fascinating public events will explore the cities of the future, driverless cars, modern Japan and old Berlin, how our high streets might look and more.
bl文库按住腰顶弄The events are being hosted by Manchester Metropolitan researchers as part of the annual Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) , a nationwide celebration of social sciences which runs from November 2 to 9.
bl文库按住腰顶弄University researchers will once again be involved to highlight the impact of their work and how it influences people’s social, economic and political lives – now and in the future.
The festival is designed to promote and increase awareness of social science and ESRC-funded research, enable social scientists to engage with non-academics and increase awareness of the contributions the social sciences make to the wellbeing and the economy of UK society.
bl文库按住腰顶弄Professor Richard Greene, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange at Manchester Metropolitan, said: “It’s fantastic for the University to once again be involved with the ESRC Festival of Social Science and to host events around the city region, showcasing the breadth and impact of the social sciences at Manchester Metropolitan.
“From how our cities and towns might feel in 30 years’ time, to a look at the impact of music and culture across the globe, and the driverless pod travel of the future, the events will provide thought-provoking discussions, demonstrations and interactive fun.
“We hope people can join us in celebrating the social sciences.”
bl文库按住腰顶弄Events from Manchester Metropolitan researchers:
- . In partnership with the University of Manchester and the Embassy of Japan's Japan-UK Season of Culture 2019-2020, this inclusive event brings Japan and media narratives of gender and identity to Manchester. Saturday, November 2, 2pm to 5pm
- . Exhibition in which work will be showcased by over 800 students in 50 teams, who were asked to reimagine five of the district centres in Manchester as vibrant, liveable and sustainable places. Monday, November 4 to Thursday, November 7, all day
- . Experts will come together to discuss how we can develop human-centred analytics and AI to support business and social decision-making. Wednesday, November 6, 1pm to 6pm
- . A day of talks, activities and interactive sessions to get you thinking about how urban life will change over the next 30 years, including: Play Carbon City Zero!; Place-making in cities with older adults; Bad Bugs Bookclub; Chasing the Dream for Zero Carbon; High Streets and Town Centres: Proposals for 2030 and beyond; and Welcome to our driverless future. Wednesday, November 6, 1.30pm to 8pm
- . Researchers will showcase images which represent their research on the experiences of students from the UK and South Africa who were the first in their family to go to university. Wednesday, November 6, 5pm to 9pm
- . This interactive event will celebrate caring for older people by bringing together care home teams to create collage and poetry. Friday, November 8, 12noon to 1.30pm
- . The event will contribute to conversations about LGBTQI+ mental health and wellbeing, and promote dialogue between local communities and social scientists and artists who have worked in that specific field. Friday, November 8, 1.30pm to 5pm
- . November 9 marks 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and this free afternoon event celebrates that anniversary through live music, conversation and film. Saturday, November 9, 12pm to 3pm.
The will be held in Manchester Museum’s atmospheric Fossils Gallery on Wednesday, October 30.
bl文库按住腰顶弄You can find a full list of national and regional events on the .