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Earth Week (10-14 February): asking the big questions

04 Feb 2014

What is the future of our world? What issues do we need to tackle in our lifetimes? What are the big problems our society faces?

A& series of interactive exhibitions, academic lectures and exciting events will be taking place all over campus.

As part of Earth Week (10–14 February), the Students’ Union, working with the University, is putting on a wide array of activities that you can get involved in. From a cycling festival to a series of exhibitions, from engaging lectures and debates to Museum tours, it’s going to be an exciting week on campus with lots of opportunities to get involved!

Starting on Monday, 10 February with a day dedicated to that thing we all love … food, The Sustainable Food Festival is at 10am in University Place. Throughout the week there will be exhibitions in the Atrium focusing on five different themes and each evening there will be lecture addressing the topic of the day:

  • Monday, 10 February: The Future of Food with Dr. Alice Larkin-Bows
  • Tuesday, 11 February: Global Inequalities with Professor David Hulme
  • Wednesday, 12 February: Sustainable Living with Professor Alan Warde
  • Thursday, 13 February: The Future of Energy panel discussion, chaired by Dr. John Broderick
  • Friday, 14 February: The Unknowns of Climate Change with Dr Grant Allen

All lectures will take place in University Place, Lecture Theatre A at 5pm.

Don't miss the Future of Our World Lectures during the week too. You can book your tickets here:

On Wednesday, Manchester Museum will host The Living Worlds Tour at 7pm, where you will be able to explore the Museum, engage with live animals and discuss the future of our planet.

Book tickets online at:

Finally, don’t forget BikeFest on Wednesday taking place outside Alan Gilbert Learning Commons between 10am and 2pm.

Don’t miss out, book tickets and put the dates in your diary now.

Further information

To find out what Earth Week is all about, watch our video.