Policy Week 2015 (2-6 November)
Science, Technology and Public Policy
Stretching across five packed days and featuring discussion, lectures, workshops, simulations and even films, Policy Week brings together leading thinkers, academics, students and policy influencers to debate and progress key policy issues.
This year's theme is Science, Technology and Public Policy, and the event programme is part of European City of Science Manchester 2016.
Academics from right across the University will be leading or contributing to this year's programme, alongside expert representatives from numerous external organisations. It will make for fascinating debate, discussion and progression of key issues.
Policy Week will take place at the Manchester Museum at the University, but also at venues across campus and the city. Follow us on Twitter via @UoMPolicy or sign up to our mailing list, to be the first to hear news about Policy Week and updates on the schedule.
How to book
The vast majority of events in Policy Week are free but booking is essential - PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME EVENTS ARE ALREADY FULLY BOOKED. Please click on the event titles below to be taken to the booking page and order tickets from there.
|Monday 2 November||The Pros and Cons of Fracking||10:00 - 11:15|
|Monday 2 November||Buying with a Conscience: Curbing Crude Oil Theft in Nigeria||10:15 - 11:45|
|Monday 2 November||Can Researchers Speak Truth Unto Power?||13:15 - 14:45|
|Monday 2 November||Film: The Age of Stupid||15:15 - 16:45|
|Monday 2 November||Climate Negotiations Simulation||16:00 - 18:00|
|Monday 2 November||Disruptive influence: How will emerging technology impact Higher Education? Keynote address by David Willetts||19:00 - 20:30|
|Tuesday 3 November||How Much Evidence is 'Enough' Prior to Policy Implementation?||08:30 - 21:45|
|Tuesday 3 November||Using digital technology to assess quality in the arts - SOLD OUT||11.00 - 14.00|
|Tuesday 3 November||Time to Use Technology for a Better Picture of People's Exposure to Pollutants||10:15 - 11:45|
|Tuesday 3 November||The Manchester Experience: Science, Technology and Engineering Education Enrichment in Greater Manchester - SOLD OUT||12:00 - 17:00|
|Tuesday 3 November||Film: Disruption||12:00 - 13:00|
|Tuesday 3 November||The Future of Science and Innovation Policy||13:00 - 15:00|
|Tuesday 3 November||Powering the Northern Powerhouse||13:15 - 14:45|
|Tuesday 3 November||Hot in the City - Urban Resilience and Cooling||15:15 - 16:45|
|Tuesday 3 November||The Inaugural Sammy Finer Lecture on Government with Will Hutton - SOLD OUT||19:00 - 20:30|
|Wednesday 4 November||08:30 - 09:45|
|Wednesday 4 November||09:00 - 16:30|
|Wednesday 4 November||Digital Boom or Tech Time Bomb? The Impact of New Technology on Northern Lives||10:15 - 11:45|
|Wednesday 4 November||Synthetic Biology: Reshaping the future?||13:00 - 16:00|
|Wednesday 4 November||Film: FrackNation||13:15 - 14:45|
|Wednesday 4 November||What is citizen social science, and how can it help make policy?||15:15 - 16:45|
|Wednesday 4 November||HCRI Disaster Dialogue Series, with David Alexander and Kathy Oldman||17:30 - 19:30|
|Wednesday 4 November||Notes on a Drugs Scandal : In Conversation with Prof David Nutt - SOLD OUT||18:30 - 20:00|
|Thursday 5 November||Technology & Healthcare - Empowering the patient; influencing policy||08:30 - 09:45|
|Thursday 5 November||Greater Manchester Devolution: Implications for Dementia Services||10:15 - 11.45|
|Thursday 5 November||Is that a big number? And does it matter?||13:15 - 14:45|
|Thursday 5 November||Climate, Crises and Policy||15:15 - 16:45|
|Thursday 5 November||On the Home Front: The Challenges of Reducing Household Energy Use||16:00 - 21:00|
|Thursday 5 November||18:00 - 20:30|
|Friday 6 November||Seeking Promotion to the Premier League - How can the Greater Manchester and Cheshire life science cluster compete in the global arena?||08:30 - 09:45|
|Friday 6 November||Meet the Government Office for Science||10:15 - 11:45|
|Friday 6 November||Engagement between Scientists and Politicians: Communication of Evidence and Ideas||13:15 - 14:45|
|Friday 6 November||Film: Man in the White Suit||15:15 - 16:45|