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Quartet of big hitters to speak at the University

19 Oct 2012

A week of free events on campus highlighting issues affected by policy will feature contributions by some of the nation’s big hitters in journalism and politics.

The week, from 29 October to 2 November, has been organised by “Policy@Manchester”, a new ‘network’ across the University directed by Professor Colin Talbot of Manchester Business School. The events are open to all.

The four speakers are:

Nicholas Timmins, former FT Public Policy Editor

Never Again? The story of the Health and Social Care Act 2012
Room G306 a and b, Jean McFarlane building
Tuesday 30 October (1.30-3pm)

Tim Harford, The Undercover Economist; author of 'Adapt' and presenter of BBC R4 "More or Less"

Adaptive Public Policy?
LG12 Leamington Theatre, Samuel Alexander Building
Tuesday 30 October (7-8pm)

Lord McFall, former chair Treasury Select Committee and member of Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards

Parliament and the Banks
A101, Samuel Alexander Building
Wednesday 31 October (12-1pm)

Mark Henderson, author of "The Geek Manifesto - Why Science Matters" and director of communications at the Wellcome Trust

Putting More Science into Policy
A101, Samuel Alexander Building
Wednesday 31 October (7-8pm)

For details of all events, visit: