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Events in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Ballroom and Latin for Beginners

26 September - 21 November 2018

Due to popular demand, this Autumn the Martin Harris Centre is going back to basics again! Join us for ‘Ballroom and Latin for Beginners’ in a relaxed and friendly environment. The 50 minute sessions will be delivered by Mark Rowbottom, the owner and principal of “Steppin’ Out Dance Centre”, who has more than thirty years dance e..

Making Sense of Brexit: The Political & Policy Implications for the UK’s Devolved Administrations (Dr. Kathryn Simpson - MMU)

14:00 - 15:00 17 October 2018

Manchester Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (JMCE) Seminar

Manson Memorial Lecture: Prof Francis Watson (Durham), "What to Do with Judas: Some Early Proposals"

14:00 - 16:00 18 October 2018

The Centre for Biblical Studies endowed annual lectureship. T.W. Manson was Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at Manchester from 1936 until his death in 1958. Each October a lecture in New Testament Studies is given in his memory by a distinguished New Testament scholar. This lecture is free with no registration required. T..

Walter Carroll Lunchtime Concerts: The Art of Touching the Keyboard

13:10 - 14:00 18 October 2018

Touch and movement (encapsulated by Judith Weir’s apt title) characterise this programme of short late twentieth century classics, plus the UK première of Richard Whalley’s recent Kinderszenen. Judith Weir The Art of Touching the Keyboard John Adams China Gates Helmut Lachenmann Guero Toru Takemitsu Les Yeux Clos II Richard Wha..

‘The Judeo-Masonic-Bolshevik Conspiracy in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939,’ History Research Seminar: Dr. Christopher Bannister

16:15 - 17:30 18 October 2018

Christopher Bannister (Manchester) ‘The Judeo-Masonic-Bolshevik Conspiracy in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939’ followed by a comment by Mercedes Peñalba-Sotorrío (Manchester Metropolitan University).

CI Cookery Classes - Chinese Stir Fry

14:30 - 17:30 19 October 2018

The first of 3 fun and hands-on cookery classes hosted by the Confucius Institute and led by Cracking Good Food open to anyone that would love the chance to make their own authentic Chinese or English dish! During the 3 hour class you will learn a mixture of techniques to create a popular dish, using fresh, seasonal ingredients to impress you..

Manchester University Music Society: Ensemble Sounds in the Twentieth Century

13:10 - 14:00 19 October 2018

Three works composed between 1922-34 reveal the varied nature of early twentieth-century chamber music, using imaginative forces to evoke new timbres and characters. Contrastingly, Gloria Coates treats that most familiar of ensembles, the string quartet, in a more contemporary idiom. FREE

Manchester University Music Society: Symphony Orchestra

19:30 - 21:00 20 October 2018

Böcklin’s 1884 painting ‘The Isle of the Dead’ inspired Rachmaninoff’s extraordinary work, featuring one of the most sinister openings in any orchestral repertoire. Postgraduate composer, Will Frampton, explores a similarly dark sound-world, whilst Tchaikovsky's 5th symphony brightens the second half. Programme to Include: Rachma..

MANCHESTER READS FRANKENSTEIN: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM

17:00 - 18:30 22 October 2018

22 OCTOBER, MANCHESTER READS FRANKENSTEIN A MULTIDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM W/ JENNY BRYAN (CLASSICS), DAVID KIRBY (SCIENCE COMMUNICATION), SCOTT MIDSON (RELIGIONS & THEOLOGY), HOLLY MORSE (RELIGIONS & THEOLOGY), & EMILY ROHRBACH (ENGLISH), MODERATED BY AMY BRIDE (AMERICAN STUDIES) 5PM, SAM ALEX A7

HCRI Research Series: 10 Years of HCRI, Eric Lepp & Jenny Chapman

16:00 - 18:00 23 October 2018

HCRI celebrates its 10 year anniversary with a rich programme of events. Join us for our research seminar series featuring current and alumni colleagues, and current and alumni postgraduate research students. First Speaker: Eric Lepp Title: Side-by-sidedness: Resistance and Sanctuary in a Belfast hockey arena Description: In his talk Eric..