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Find out what's been happening in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures.

£3.9 million modern languages research project launched in Manchester
(11 Oct 2016)
A consortium led by The University of Manchester has launched a four-year language research project which aims to demonstrate the UK’s critical need for modern languages research and teaching.

The Hallé's Sir Mark Elder to give Inaugural Lecture as Honorary Professor
(29 Sep 2016)
Honorary Professor and Music Director of The Hallé Sir Mark Elder CBE, will give his inaugural lecture at the University’s Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama at 3pm on Thursday 29 September 2016.

Arctic whaling expedition makes Man Booker Prize 2016 longlist
(28 Jul 2016)
Dr Ian McGurie’s thriller chronicling a 19th-century ill-fated whaling expedition to the Arctic with a killer on-board the ship is among the nominations for the Man Booker Prize 2016 longlist.

Don’t let the bedbugs bite - how early modern Britain fell asleep
(20 Jul 2016)
When your head hits the pillow and you close your eyes after a long, hard day, it may seem like the most natural thing in the world, but did you know that simply falling sleep has a complex history?

Who was the real Marie Stopes?
(22 Jun 2016)
Marie Stopes was a sexual-health maverick, internationally renowned botanist with an exemplary academic career as well as a pioneer for all female scientists and academics of the twentieth century. Yet ‘who was the real Marie Stopes?’

Flooding: New advice launched for Good Samaritans
(14 Jun 2016)
Guidelines for good samaritans who offer to help during major flooding are being launched today to a gathering of emergency planners from NGOs, national and local government.

The University and Manchester Histories partner for historic festival
(03 Jun 2016)
From the life and death of a Manchester-born First World War soldier and historian to discovering the city’s historic links with Italy and its early immigrant population, The University of Manchester is involved in a number of special events as part of this year’s Manchester Histories Festival (MHF).

Appointment of Sir Mark Elder as Honorary Professor
(20 May 2016)
The University of Manchester is delighted to appoint Sir Mark Elder CBE as an Honorary Professor.

Research exposes prejudice over teachers with northern accents
(12 May 2016)
Trainee teachers with northern accents are under pressure to speak ‘the Queen’s English’ in the classroom, according to a study carried out at The University of Manchester.

Expert comment - Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary
(21 Apr 2016)
A Shakespearian expert, based at The University of Manchester, who can talk about the legacy of the Bard in terms of his relevance today, is available for interview.

Expert comment – MPs committee on UK aid spending
(20 Apr 2016)
UK humanitarian deployment leads, based at The University of Manchester, are available for interview, reacting to today’s report from MPs on aid spending.

Son spots father on Historic Dunkirk footage
(24 Mar 2016)
A Cheshire man spotted his father on historic footage of the Dunkirk evacuation which was originally discovered at The University of Manchester Library.

Manchester-led consortium wins large grant
(21 Mar 2016)
A consortium led by The University of Manchester has been awarded a multi-million pound grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Open World Research Initiative.

Expert commentary - major Iron Age discovery in Yorkshire
(17 Mar 2016)
Today an important Iron Age settlement has been unearthed by builders in east Yorkshire Major during housing development at Pocklington.

Why are some girls still not allowed to wear trousers to school?
(08 Mar 2016)
Banning girls from wearing trousers at school is archaic and isn’t in line with the 2010 Equality Act according to two academics who are giving a debate on the subject this week (9 March).

11,000 year old pendant is earliest known Mesolithic art in Britain
(26 Feb 2016)
An 11,000 year old engraved shale pendant discovered by archaeologists during excavations at the Early Mesolithic site at Star Carr in North Yorkshire is unique in the UK, according to new research.

Rare Iranian newspaper archive documents 1979 Revolution
(01 Feb 2016)
A two year project to digitise Iranian newspapers charting the Western-backed 1953 coup d'état against Iran’s popularly supported government and the 1979 Revolution has been launched by The University of Manchester.

Richard Dawkins’ ‘mysterious’ world premiere
(25 Jan 2016)
The voice of one of the country’s best known atheists can be heard in an opera based on a controversial unfinished novel by Mark Twain on 25 January.

University charity to lead global disaster response
(06 Jan 2016)
Uk-Med awarded £8m grant from government for critical role

Delight for staff in New Year’s Honours
(04 Jan 2016)
Four University staff members have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.

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