Events

Manchester Urban Institute runs a wide variety of different events and activities, and collaborates with a range of local, national and global partners.

Upcoming events

The Annual Arthur Lewis Lecture 2021

17:30 - 19:00 15 April 2021

On 15th April 2021, the School of Social Sciences welcomes one of the most senior UNHCR officials in the Mediterranean, an area that has been the epicentre of refugee flows into Europe for over a decade. Jason Hepps, the UNHCR’s Deputy Representative in Greece, will present the 2021 Arthur Lewis Lecture, the School’s flagship social respon..

‘CPS know the justice ain’t right, but the jury don’t‘

16:30 - 18:00 20 April 2021

Procedural unfairness and racial bias in the use of rap in criminal cases There has been a surge in criminal cases in which prosecutors seek to rely on rap lyrics and videos as incriminating evidence in England. Rap, mostly composed by young black defendants, is aired in court and police officers take the stand to interpret it. Rap can someti..

PEM Seminar Series -Prof Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen, Barcelona Institute for Global Health

12:00 - 14:00 21 April 2021

Abstract: TBC

The Annual Harry Street Lecture - Academic Year 2020/2021

16:00 - 17:30 21 April 2021

‘UK Constitutional Reform – Westminster or Whitehall? We’re often told that there is no real understanding of the separation of powers in the UK constitution. Its efficient secret is the fusion of the executive and the legislature, combined with the independence of the judiciary. Yet, this misunderstands the extent to which the UK c..

Digital Futures - Digital Trust and Security Seminar with Guest Speaker Dr Bran Knowles, Senior Lecturer in Data Science, Lancaster University

13:45 - 15:00 28 April 2021

We are delighted to announce Dr Bran Knowles, Senior Lecturer in Data Science, Lancaster University as the next speaker for the upcoming Digital Trust & Security Seminar Series, taking place on Wednesday 28th April. The Digital Trust & Security Seminar Series are designed to highlight key insights into developments, challenges and identify ar..

MUI Reconfiguring Future Urban Infrastructures Series: Infrastructure and Economic Development

21:00 - 22:30 29 April 2021

Reconfiguring Future Urban Infrastructures Webinar Series. Webinar three: Infrastructure and Economic Development The COVID-19 crisis has put urban infrastructure under the spotlight. New questions on the ways we build (and build back) infrastructure in cities are now front and centre globally. Faced with a combination of economic, environ..

Dr. Chika Watanabe: Playing through the Apocalypse: Preparing Children for Mass Disasters in Japan and Chile

13:00 - 14:00 11 May 2021

There is currently a growing trend to prepare children for future disasters. A Japanese non-profit organization has developed an event called Iza! Kaeru Caravan, which includes games that teach children and their families how to survive disasters, from earthquakes to floods. Many disaster experts and government officials from other countries h..

Digital Futures - Digital Trust and Security Seminar with Guest Speaker Prof. Ajitha Rajan, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh

12:45 - 14:00 12 May 2021

We are delighted to announce Prof. Ajitha Rajan, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh as a guest speaker for the upcoming Digital Trust & Security Seminar Series, taking place on Wednesday 12th May. The Digital Trust & Security Seminar Series are designed to highlight key insights into developments, challenges and identify areas for..

Digital Futures - Digital Trust and Security Seminar with Guest Speaker Neil Jones, Head of Cybersecurity and Innovation, Greater Manchester Police

12:45 - 26 May 2021

We are delighted to announce Neil Jones, Head of Cybersecurity and Innovation, Greater Manchester Police as a guest speaker for the upcoming Digital Trust & Security Seminar Series, taking place on Wednesday 12th May. The Digital Trust & Security Seminar Series are designed to highlight key insights into developments, challenges and identify..

MUI Reconfiguring Future Urban Infrastructures Series: Green Infrastructure

21:00 - 22:30 27 May 2021

Reconfiguring Future Urban Infrastructures Webinar Series. Webinar four: Green Infrastructure The COVID-19 crisis has put urban infrastructure under the spotlight. New questions on the ways we build (and build back) infrastructure in cities are now front and centre globally. Faced with a combination of economic, environmental, health and..

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