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Trip to London to visit The Making of Harry Potter
(20 Aug 2019)
Join the Students' Union on a visit to The Making of Harry Potter at Warner Bros Studio Tour London on 31 August

Family Gorgeous and Friends present the Museum Menagerie
(20 Aug 2019)
To celebrate Manchester Pride, Manchester Museum will be hosting an afternoon of drag cabaret, curated and produced by Manchester-based drag queens, Family Gorgeous

Summer drop-in sessions by the Counselling Service for staff
(16 Aug 2019)
No need to book, just turn up to these staff only sessions

Thursday Lates at the Whitworth
(14 Aug 2019)
Adults…unleash your inner child on Thursday, 22 August

Interested in playing netball?
(09 Aug 2019)
Every year, the University runs a campus sport netball league open to our staff and students, plus those from RNCM, NHS and MMU

One Giant Leap: Talk and Tour at Jodrell Bank
(08 Aug 2019)
New dates have been announced for this hugely popular tour to mark the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing

PLAYTIME at the Whitworth
(05 Aug 2019)
Free things for families every day this summer

Maxine Peake to give Peterloo poetry reading at John Rylands Library
(01 Aug 2019)
The event is now sold out, but the event will be livestreamed on the Library's Facebook page

Unruly Subjects - Ireland and India event at Manchester Museum
(31 Jul 2019)
Join Manchester Museum for an evening and talks and music exploring the similar experiences of Ireland and India under colonial rule

Find out more about Welcome Week at staff briefing
(31 Jul 2019)
As Welcome Week is fast approaching, we will be holding a staff briefing to discuss planned events and activities

From the Crowd: part of the Peterloo 2019 Anniversary Weekend
(30 Jul 2019)
Commemorate the events of Peterloo with a day of music and reflection

Manchester hosts the International Congress of Radiation Research 25-29 August
(29 Jul 2019)
ICRR is the largest international meeting covering all aspects of radiation research.

Take part in Cycle to Work Day and get a free breakfast
(26 Jul 2019)
Cycle to Work Day is back on Thursday, 8 August and it’s the perfect opportunity for employees who haven’t tried cycling to work before to give it a go

Jeanette Winterson to perform one-woman show at Manchester Literature Festival
(24 Jul 2019)
Manchester Literature Festival and the Centre for New Writing are delighted to host one of our most innovative contemporary writers, and professor of creative writing Jeanette Winterson

LGBT+ tour of the John Rylands Library
(24 Jul 2019)
Organised by the LGBT Foundation, take a tour with Manchester writer Rosie Garland on Saturday, 27 July from 11:15am until 1:30pm

Showcase your research at Manchester Museum event
(23 Jul 2019)
Friday, 27 September is European Researchers' night and for the fifth time Manchester Museum will be hosting a special late opening showcasing Manchester’s finest researchers and their work for an adult audience

Attend an afternoon of dialogue and critical thinking
(23 Jul 2019)
Commemorate 200 years since Peterloo by celebrating women in political activism

African and Caribbean Mental Health Community Event - 26 July
(22 Jul 2019)
Would you like to learn about a new mental health project involving African and Caribbean (incl. Mixed heritage) families?

Interested in trying out VR (virtual reality) equipment for your research?
(16 Jul 2019)
Try the latest mobile VR from Oculus and chat with colleagues from Research IT about how they can help support your work with VR

Are you a postgraduate interested in blogging?
(16 Jul 2019)
Come along to the STEPs July drop-in session to find out more

Godlee Observatory opens its doors to the public
(12 Jul 2019)
On Thursday, 18 July the Godlee Observatory is opening its doors to staff, students and the public for unique open day tours in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing

Summer drop-in wellbeing sessions
(08 Jul 2019)
July and August sessions – just turn up no need to book

Last few spaces: 3D printing innovation community meeting
(08 Jul 2019)
There are a few spaces left for the 3D Printing innovation community meeting on Thursday 18 July. Make sure you register your space

Stay active this summer - for free
(05 Jul 2019)
Sporticipate are running a Summer Sport Programme until 28 July and activities are free for staff and students

Uncovering our values – an open event
(03 Jul 2019)
Hear an overview of the importance of values, and contribute your views

Summer Be Active classes
(02 Jul 2019)
Be Active at the Wellbeing Rooms, Simon Building and Sackville Street, North Campus during July and August

Tai-Chi lunchtime drop-in sessions
(02 Jul 2019)
The Confucius Institute is offering two drop-in sessions during July

Are you a female academic researcher who wants to write for The Conversation?
(01 Jul 2019)
Attend a female-led writing workshop for The Conversation, delivered by Professor Colette Fagan

Take part in this year’s stellar Pride entry
(27 Jun 2019)
This year it is easier than ever to register your interest in participating in the University’s Manchester Pride entry

Learn Mandarin with the Confucius Institute this Summer!
(27 Jun 2019)
Different routes of study for beginner and post-beginner learners of Mandarin at our summer school