Talk: ‘Going Underground: Tunnelling on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway’ by Anthony Dawson & Eric Shenton. This is a joint meeting with the Stephenson Locomotive Society. The Liverpool & Manchester Railway was probably unique in being a mainline passenger railway with rope-worked inclines at either terminal. The first part of the talk will examine the […]

The Manchester Society of Architects lecture series explores architectural innovation with Suzi Winstanley of Turner.Works. Suzi Winstanley is Co Director at Turner.Works, a practice which needs little introduction. Their inventive approach to place-shaping is only matched by their inventive approach to running a practice. For many of their projects they are involved in not only […]

Explore the life and work of Anthony Burgess in this special gathering at the author’s archive in Manchester. Burgess was a prolific novelist, composer, journalist and playwright. He grew up above a pub in Manchester, then travelled the world as a teacher before publishing his first novel at the age of 39. He was also […]

Explore the life and work of Anthony Burgess in this special gathering at the author’s archive in Manchester. Burgess was a prolific novelist, composer, journalist and playwright. He grew up above a pub in Manchester, then travelled the world as a teacher before publishing his first novel at the age of 39. He was also […]

Explore the life and work of Anthony Burgess in this special gathering at the author’s archive in Manchester. Burgess was a prolific novelist, composer, journalist and playwright. He grew up above a pub in Manchester, then travelled the world as a teacher before publishing his first novel at the age of 39. He was also […]

Join us for a New Year Doctor Who treat as we welcome producer Philip Hinchcliffe to Manchester in conversation with Justin Johnson. A rare chance to meet this legendary Doctor Who producer who made Tom Baker arguably the best loved and acclaimed Doctor of the original run, from 1975 to 1977, from The Ark In […]

What do food and art have in common? What reflections can representations of different types of edible goods inspire? This talk, presented by art historian Sara Riccardi, will focus on food in art, from traditional Dutch still lives, such as those painted by Jan Davidsz. de Heem, to contemporary candy floss installations. The presence of […]

Have you done your Christmas shopping yet? Did you wrap it all up in one fevered night on Amazon, with a glass of mulled wine and an over-worked credit card? The days of jostling on over-crowded high street pavements are gone…or are they? Join David Rudlin and Lucy Montague to talk about their book “High […]

The battle for reparations for the illegal trafficking, torture, murder and exploitation of enslaved Africans during Britain’s slave-trading era is gaining traction. Influential organisations, institutions, and individual families have acknowledged their guilt and have offered to pay financial compensation. Robert Beckford will argue that, while those who have diligently campaigned for reparations for over half […]

Diagrams have been used to design and communicate about mathematics and computation since ancient times, through mechanical “adding machines” to electronic computing. Since the advent of modern computing, not only have computing systems developed from the Manchester Baby towards generative artificial intelligence, but so too have the accompanying diagramming techniques evolved. The talk focuses on […]