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October 2014

Policy prowess showcased over packed five-day event

(17 October 2014)

Leading thinkers from the world of politics and policy will be on campus in November for this year’s Policy Week – a high-profile showcase of our research-based knowledge and expertise. Staff in Humanities are encouraged to come along to these free events as well as spreading the word across the Faculty.

Manchester Policy Week 2014 (3-7 November) will include lectures, debates and workshops organised by researchers across the University, featuring high-profile figures and policy influencers.

Dozens of events will take place on theme of 'Addressing Inequalities' – and the week will mark the launch of the Social Responsibility Signature Programme of the same name.

Highlights include:

  • An opening address from former government minister Lord Heseltine.
  • A debate on inequality chaired by new Newsnight presenter Evan Davis, with Shadow Childcare Minister Lucy Powell MP and Prof Kate Pickett on the panel.
  • A keynote lecture from social geographer Prof Danny Dorling
  • A debate on gender inequality chaired by Prof Dame Nancy Rothwell
  • A debate on welfare spending at home and abroad featuring Alison McGovern MP (Shadow Minister for International Development).

Policy Week will this year have a central location of Nowgen, on Grafton Street. The majority of events will take place there, with some additional ones at the Friends Meeting House in central Manchester.

All events are free – although booking is required – and are open to staff, students, and members of the public.

For the full programme and to book for events, visit the Policy Week website. You can also follow @UoMPolicy and #mcrpolicyweek on Twitter for regular updates.

Policy @Manchester