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Manchester Urban Institute

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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

Why Charts Matter

15:00 - 16:30 24 April 2018

Alan Smith OBE, Data Visualisation Editor at the Financial Times Abstract: The worlds of academia and journalism arguably share one historical publishing trait: the primacy of text over other forms of content. This talk will explain how that convention is being challenged at the Financial Times with a new strategy for data visualisation that..

SEED Sixth Form Lecture: Changing places - Are we making places for people?

16:30 - 18:00 16 May 2018

This exciting lecture is aimed at all Geography A-Level students and aspiring Year 11 pupils. Students interested in urban planning, regeneration, and architecture are also advised to attend. The talk will develop a synoptic understanding for A-level Geography specifications. Led by researcher Callum Campbell from The University of Manchester..

CoDE Seminar- Marcus Hunter

13:00 - 14:00 24 May 2018

Join us for this event, which is part of the CoDE Seminar Series. We will be joined by Professor Marcus Hunter from the department of African American Studies at UCLA. Professor Hunter is generally interested in race, sexuality, urban race relations, politics, history and change with an especial focus on urban black Americans. Chocolate Ci..

Confucius Insitute 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..

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