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Welcome Week Distinguished Lectures - now open to staff

11 Sep 2015

You are invited to attend free lectures by Professor Tony Redmond (22 September) and Professor Danielle George (24 September)

Professor Tony Redmond OBE: International Crisis - How Manchester has helped shape the world’s response to humanitarian emergencies
Tuesday, 22 September (6.30–7.30pm), Lecture Theatre B, University Place

During Welcome Week, join Professor Tony Redmond OBE as he explores how Manchester has played an integral role in developing responses to emergency situations; from the birth of 'casualty' departments during the construction of the ship canal, to the first specialist fracture clinic being set in Ancoats Hospital.

Today, the UK national medical response to disasters overseas is coordinated through the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, right here at The University of Manchester.

Tony has led medical teams to disaster zones across the world, most recently to typhoon-hit areas of the Philippines and also led teams to the earthquakes in China and Haiti. He is Director of the UK International Emergency Trauma Register (UKIETR). He is academic lead for global health education at Manchester Medical School.


This event is free, but advance booking is required online at:

Professor Danielle George: Engineered in your Imagination
Thursday, 24 September (6–7pm), Lecture Theatre C9, Renold Building

A revolution is happening. Across the world people are taking control of the devices we use every day, customising them, creating new things and using the sparks of their imagination to change the world. Now it’s your turn.

Inspired by the great inventors Electrical and Electronics Engineer, Professor Danielle George is tinkering for the 21st century. Using the full array of cutting edge devices available to us today: 3D printers, new materials, online collaboration and controlling devices through coding, Danielle will examine the new rules of invention and show you how to use modern tools and technologies to have fun, transform everyday items and make a difference.

Danielle George is a Professor in Microwave Communication Engineering and is the Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. After completing her PhD here at Manchester, her early work saw her contribute to the design and development of some of the most sensitive instruments ever produced for radio astronomy, and she was awarded a Professorship at the age of only 38.

She is heavily involved in the $1billion next generation of astronomical instrument called the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), and her research interests have expanded into communications in aerospace and wireless sensor networks.

Last year, Danielle became only the sixth woman in 189 years to deliver Royal Institution Christmas Lectures on How to Hack your Home, which were televised on the BBC.


This event is free, but advance booking is required online at: