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Manchester Policy Week 2012

Thank you to everyone involved in our first ever Manchester Policy Week. We were very pleased to be able to secure numerous high profile external speakers including:

  • Nicholas Timmins, former Editor of Public Policy at the Financial Times
  • Tim Harford, The Undercover Economist, author of "Adapt" and presenter of "More or Less" on BBC Radio 4
  • Lord McFall, former Chair Treasury Select Committee and member of Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards
  • Mark Henderson, author of "The Geek Manifesto – Why Science Matters" and Director of Communications at the Wellcome Trust

Manchester Policy Week 2012 showcased that the University of Manchester has one of the biggest, broadest and best communities of scholars engaged with a wide range of public policy issues. Over 500 people attended more than a dozen events addressing everything from gender issues in public policy, through economic development and sustainability.

Below is a list of the events that took place in Manchester Policy Week 2012. Click on any of the titles to view event reports.

TitleDate/time
New researchers lunch Mon 29 Oct 12.00PM-2.00PM
History and policy network session Tue 30 Oct 10.30AM-12.30PM
Never again? Health and Social Care Act 2012 Tue 30 Oct 1.30PM-3.30PM
Co-production in public services Tue 30 Oct 4.00PM-5.30PM
Adaptive public policy Tue 30 Oct 7.00PM-8.00PM
Parliament and the banks Wed 31 Oct 12.00PM-1.30PM
Special advisers in British politics Wed 31 Oct 3.30PM-5.00PM
Putting more science into policy Wed 31 Oct 7.00PM-8.30PM
We need to talk about growth Thu 1 Nov 5.00PM-7.00PM
Sustainable Consumption in Greater Manchester Fri 2 Nov 9.30AM-12.30PM
Getting gender equality on to the agenda Fri 2 Nov 12.00PM-1.00PM

New researchers lunch

Monday, 29 October 12.00PM-2.00PM

For postgraduate students and post-doc researchers in policy related areas

Speakers:

Open networking session

Venue:

Sackville Street Building

Organisers:

New Researchers Network

Contacts:

Artan Karini (artan.karini@manchester.ac.uk), Ellen van Reuler (ellen.vanreuler@manchester.ac.uk)

History and policy network session

Tuesday, 30 October 10.30AM-12.30PM

For all those interested in engaging with policy in order to demonstrate the relevance of history to contemporary policy-making and the use of historical research to influence current policy.

Speakers:

Karel Williams, Kieron Flanagan

Venue:

Simon Building

Organisers:

History and Policy Network

Contacts:

Stephanie Snow (stephanie.snow@manchester.ac.uk)

Never again? Health and Social Care Act 2012

Tuesday, 30 October 1.30PM-3.30PM

Speakers:

Nicholas Timmins, Kieran Walshe

Venue:

G306 Jean McFarlane

Organisers:

Policy@Manchester

Contacts:

policy@manchester.ac.uk

Co-production in public services

Tuesday, 30 October 4.00PM-5.30PM

Advancing the agenda on co-production in public services

Speakers:

Dave Carter, Helen Allen, Nick Dixon

Venue:

University Place

Organisers:

Coprodnet and Governance International

Contacts:

James Duggan (james.duggan@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk), Colin Talbot (policy@manchester.ac.uk)

Adaptive public policy

Tuesday, 30 October 7.00PM-8.00PM

Speakers:

Tim Harford

Venue:

Samuel Alexander Building

Organisers:

Policy@Manchester

Contacts:

policy@manchester.ac.uk

Parliament and the banks

Wednesday, 31 October 12.00PM-1.30PM

Speakers:

Lord McFall

Venue:

Samuel Alexander Building

Organisers:

Policy@Manchester

Contacts:

policy@manchester.ac.uk

Special advisers in British politics

Wednesday, 31 October 3.30PM-5.00PM

Lessons from the new labour Years on the role of special advisers in British politics

Speakers:

Dan Corry, Patrick Diamond, Prof Francesca Gains

Venue:

University Place

Organisers:

Comparitive Public Policy Cluster

Contacts:

David Richards (dave.richards@manchester.ac.uk), Claire Annesley (claire.annesley@manchester.ac.uk)

Putting more science into policy

Wednesday, 31 October 7.00PM-8.30PM

"The Geek Manifesto"

Speakers:

Mark Henderson

Venue:

Samuel Alexander Building

Organisers:

Policy@Manchester

Contacts:

policy@manchester.ac.uk

We need to talk about growth

Thursday, 1 November 5.00PM-7.00PM

Manchester and the steady state economy

Speakers:

Richard Sharland, Baron Frankal, Dr Alice Bows, Prof Mark Burton, Dr Dan O'Neill, Prof John O'Neill

Venue:

Theatre B Roscoe Building

Organisers:

Tyndall Manchester

Contacts:

John Broderick (john.broderick@manchester.ac.uk)

Sustainable Consumption in Greater Manchester

Friday, 2 November 9.30AM-12.30PM

Our SCI researchers meet Manchester City Council representatives and partner organisations to explore how Manchester can reduce residents' carbon footprint

Venue:

The Manchester Museum

Organisers:

The Sustainable Consumption Institute

Contacts:

Lynda McIntosh (lynda.mcintosh@manchester.ac.uk)

Getting gender equality on to the agenda

Friday, 2 November 12.00PM-1.00PM

When do Demands for Gender Equality get Government Attention? - Researching Gender Policy Change Comparatively

Speakers:

Prof Francesca Gains, Prof Claire Annesley, Kate Green, Patrick Diamond

Venue:

University Place

Organisers:

Comparitive Public Policy Cluster

Contacts:

Claire Annesley (claire.annesley@manchester.ac.uk)