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Events in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

CIDRAL Public Lecture: Andrew McGettigan: 'The politics & policy of English HE in 2018: why is another review under way?'

17:30 - 19:30 24 May 2018

This event is part of CIDRAL's 2017/18 programme, The Constraints of Creativity. In this talk, Andrew McGettigan (University of the Arts London), author of The Great University Gamble: Money, Markets and the Future of Higher Education (London: Pluto, 2013), will discuss the current crisis affecting the university sector. Hit in the spring of..

Confucius Institute Talk: White-collar Beauties: Gender, Sexuality and Power in Urban China

13:00 - 14:00 24 May 2018

This talk is about the experiences of highly educated young professional women, hailed by the Chinese media as ‘white-collar beauties’. It exposes the organizational mechanisms – naturalization, objectification and commodification of women – that wield gendered and sexual control in post-Mao workplaces. Whilst men benefit from symbolic..

Launch of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies

17:00 - 18:30 24 May 2018

We are pleased to welcome you to the launch of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The schedule for the launch event is as follows: 4.15pm: Drinks reception 5.00pm: Inaugural Lecture. Professor Garrett Sullivan (Penn. State University): Sleeping in Error in Spenser's Faerie Queen, Book 1. Attendance is free and open to all.

Good Grief: Historical Perspectives on the Regulation of Mourning

10:30 - 16:30 25 May 2018

10.30-11am Tea/Coffee (Foyer) 11-11.50am Grief-Stricken: Medical and Psychological Models of Mourning Naomi Baker (Manchester), Mourning Sickness: Is Grief a Disease? Lesel Dawson (Bristol), Melancholy Caves: Grief and Early Modern Psychology 12-12.50pm Victorian Grief Ingrid Hanson (Manchester), ‘Give me back what I have lost or give me..

Good Grief: Historical Perspectives on the Regulation of Mourning

25 May 2018

Good Grief: Historical Perspectives on the Regulation of Mourning University of Manchester, 25 May 2018 Proposals are invited on constructions of grief and the means of consolation found in early modern literature, theology, philosophy and natural philosophy. What are the debates surrounding grief? Are there forms of grief that are perceived..

CMI Afternoon Seminar: Grouped functional time series forecasting method for multiple sub-populations

15:00 - 16:30 29 May 2018

Associate Professor Han Lin Shang, Associate Professor of Statistics, Australian National University Abstract: Age-specific mortality rates are often disaggregated by different attributes, such as sex, state, ethnic group, education and socioeconomic status. Forecasting age-specific mortality rates at the national and sub-national levels play..

The reality of working in aid

11:30 - 12:30 30 May 2018

What is the reality of working in aid and global development? Hear for yourself and exchange experiences with Pablo Yanguas, the author of the book Why We Lie About Aid (Zed Books, 2018). If you have ever contemplated a career in aid or development, or your work involves working with those who do, this interactive discussion seminar is for..


04 - 08 June 2018

Join Manchester University Music Society in their unique equivalent to the 'Proms'! MUMS celebrate the end of the academic year by packing nine concerts into five days in an unmissable extravaganza of music making! This thrilling annual music festival showcases everything from Symphony Orchestra and Big Band to Wind Orchestra and Music Outr..

Estival Mashup

19:30 - 21:00 05 June 2018

This concert will feature Carnival of the Animals and a dance showcase, before a group of outgoing music students, the ‘8 guys’, give their original take on life in the Martin Harris Centre in a mini-musical. book online via Quaytickets: or by calling the Martin Harris Centre box office

Jazz Showcase

13:10 - 14:00 05 June 2018

Manchester University Music Society Jazz showcase returns, following its success back in October. Come and enjoy a concert which is sure to take you right across the endless soundscape of jazz. Expect both the expected and the unexpected! There’s no need to book – this concert is free and you can just turn up on the day.