Events

Mandarin Corner (EVERY WEDNESDAY)

17 April - 19 June 2024

Mandarin Corner is back for another term and we're delighted to bring you more cultural activities and language practice. Mandarin Corners are informal conversation sessions at Beginner (HSK 1-3) and Advanced (HSK 4-6) level that are designed to allow Mandarin learners to get together with fellow classmates, meet new friends and discuss Chine..

Spring Chinese Calligraphy Course (EVERY THURSDAY)

16 May - 13 June 2024

Learn the art of Chinese calligraphy this Spring Whether you are new to writing Chinese characters or have already had some tuition, this course will be a great option. It will focus on learning how to use Chinese brushes and ink, mastering the basic strokes that underpin Chinese writing and understanding the structure of Chinese characters...

Bridging the gap: An introduction to intercultural communication with China

13:00 - 14:30 04 June 2024

Join our next lunchtime public talk given by Catherine Hua Xiang, Director of the LSE Confucius Institute for Business London. Catherine will talk about her new book on 'Bridging the gap: An introduction to intercultural communication with China'. After the talk, you'll be able to buy a copy of the book and get your copy signed by the author...

Manchester Histories Festival – Birth Day

12:00 - 16:00 09 June 2024

Marvel at the journey of medical advancement through artefacts from the University’s Museum of Medicine and Health, alongside digitized maps from the University Library Special Collections, showcasing over a century of progress. Experience the evolution of pain relief, observe pill-rolling demos, and locate your birthplace on a map. Grasp th..

Manchester Histories Festival – Historic Footprints Walk

11:00 - 12:00 09 June 2024

Join John Piprani, The University of Manchester and Dr Tereza Ward on this fascinating walk, discover a demolished synagogue beneath the Contact Theatre car park, and hear visitors’ voice recordings from the 1960s. Reminisce with Miriam Lorkins about a former corner shop on Dilworth Street in the 1970s. Finish nearby at Big Hands bar, where..

Manchester Histories Festival – Historic Footprints Walk

13:15 - 14:15 09 June 2024

Join John Piprani, The University of Manchester and Dr Tereza Ward on this fascinating walk, discover a demolished synagogue beneath the Contact Theatre car park, and hear visitors’ voice recordings from the 1960s. Reminisce with Miriam Lorkins about a former corner shop on Dilworth Street in the 1970s. Finish nearby at Big Hands bar, where..

Manchester Histories Festival – Humanitarian Medicine Exhibition

12:00 - 16:00 09 June 2024

Step into the heart of humanitarianism and conflict response at The Humanitarian Archive, a captivating exhibition from The University of Manchester Library and the prestigious Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute. Including endangered private papers, archives of small humanitarian organisations, and cultural artefacts dating from the..

Manchester Histories Festival – Michael Wood Talk

11:00 - 12:00 09 June 2024

Acclaimed historian, broadcaster, and Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester Michael Wood (whose BBC film series include The Story of England, the Great British Story, and the Story of China) will explore the fascinating story of The University of Manchester.

Manchester Histories Festival – Panel Conversation: A Forgotten Wartime Tragedy

16:00 - 18:00 09 June 2024

Join us as we remember the tragic Bengal Famine of 1943, a man-made catastrophe that claimed the lives of millions in the Indian subcontinent. Often overlooked in Western discourse, this ‘forgotten Holocaust’ is now gaining recognition as historians uncover Britain’s role in exacerbating the crisis through military interventions. With es..

Manchester Histories Festival – Panel Conversation: Manchester’s History of Humanitarianism

11:30 - 12:30 09 June 2024

Professor Bertrand Taithe from the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at The University of Manchester will delve into Manchester’s history of humanitarianism alongside one of its pivotal figures, Professor Tony Redmond. Prof. Redmond founded UK-Med, a frontline humanitarian medical NGO established in 1988 by the South Manchester A..