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Qing: China’s Multilingual Empire exhibition - online launch
(15 Oct 2021)
Join us as we celebrate the opening of the new exhibition

An Indigenous Mexican response to climate change at Manchester Museum
(15 Oct 2021)
From 21 October – 24 October, Manchester Museum will showcase an Indigenous Mexican response to climate change

FSE ScienceX festival returns this October
(13 Oct 2021)
ScienceX is back for 2021, bursting with fun, exciting, interactive activities for families, and open to all.

Online Irene Manton Linnean Society Annual Lecture
(13 Oct 2021)
The Linnean Society is welcomed back for the second online Irene Manton lecture on 7 December 2021

Long-COVID: should this be in the occupational disease fast lane?
(12 Oct 2021)
This year's Annual Lane lecture will take place online at 4pm on 30 November 2021

New speakers confirmed for the Sustainable Futures External Showcase Launch
(07 Oct 2021)
The event will be held virtually on 20 October

Manchester Museum to host Restitution and African Archaeology discussion
(04 Oct 2021)
Join our online discussion across continents on Wednesday, 13 October

Upcoming events at Blackwell's
(01 Oct 2021)
The bookshop is hosting a number of author events in October

Black History Month events
(30 Sep 2021)
For Black History Month this year, the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Centre has an exciting programme of in-person events as well as planned staff and guest blogs, reading lists and playlists

Foodbank collection and activism event
(28 Sep 2021)
Student-founded foodbank calling on Mancunian Changemakers to donate and shape new conversations about inequalities in the city

Ian McGuire talks about his new book, The Abstainer
(21 Sep 2021)
One of many exciting events to come from The Centre for New Writing and Blackwell’s bookshop

VR@Manchester Innovation Club with Facebook guest speaker
(14 Sep 2021)
This month, the VR@Manchester Innovation Club welcomes Dr Scott Murdison, Research Scientist at Facebook to discuss his work with the Facebook Reality Labs

Upcoming book events at Blackwell's
(08 Sep 2021)
Blackwell's Manchester is delighted to confirm its autumn line-up of events

Vital Topics: Regional productivity disparities and levelling up agenda
(08 Sep 2021)
Join us on Thursday, 7 October at 5:30pm

Policy@Manchester: Making the digital world accessible to older people
(02 Sep 2021)
Join a panel of experts on Friday, 17 September to discuss what can be done to make sure everyone has the opportunity to access the digital world

Thank You Manchester Weekender
(12 Aug 2021)
Free entertainment and activities in Manchester city centre this Saturday, 14 August and Sunday, 15 August

Digital Futures Fellows event
(04 Aug 2021)
Thursday 23 September, 3pm-4.30pm

Royal Society Summer Science 2021 event
(08 Jul 2021)
Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute will explore what makes up a tumour at the online event starting on 8 July.

Time and Autism: Are we asking the right questions?
(02 Jul 2021)
Free webinar to talk about future directions in improving understanding of time and autism.

Volunteers sought for Humphry Davy notebook project
(08 Jun 2021)
New project to uncover previously unpublished material from the early nineteenth century’s ‘foremost man of science’

University celebrates 200 years of The Guardian newspaper
(08 Jun 2021)
Series of livestreamed events taking place to mark anniversary at our John Rylands Research Institute and Library

In Stitches to yarn bomb the Manchester Flower Show
(26 May 2021)
University group to showcase their colourful designs by decorating a city centre tree

Break a world record – join the Worldwide Manchester Run
(25 May 2021)
We’re gathering alumni, students, staff, prospective students and friends for the largest online run in history this Saturday (29 May)

Chinese Gardens - Design and Symbolism
(24 May 2021)
Join Manchester Confucius Institute and catch glimpses of the beloved blossoms and flowers of China during this time of year.

Collaborative Conservation – World Wildlife Day 2021
(01 Mar 2021)
Manchester Museum presents webinar highlighting Panama Wildlife Conservation projects including those for endangered Harlequin Frogs

Henry Royce Institute Conference 2021
(10 Feb 2021)
Flagship stakeholder conference will focus on ‘Developing advanced materials for a sustainable society'

WaterAid webinar
(18 Jan 2021)
WaterAid change millions of lives every year, working in 28 countries to provide clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

Can you help an education programme for refugees?
(11 Jan 2021)
Volunteering opportunity for colleagues here at Manchester, a University of Sanctuary

Wellbeing: Chinese yoga
(02 Nov 2020)
Learn the Eight Brocades of Qigong, a ten-minute feelgood routine to start your day, in a Zoom with Manchester Confucius Institute

Wellbeing lecture for World Antibiotic Awareness Week
(02 Nov 2020)
A feminist perspective on the fight against Antimicrobial Resistance at noon on Wednesday, 18 November