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Manchester Environmental Research Institute

Events

Attend our seminars to find out more about cross-department working and to hear about our latest research outputs.

An audit for action: BAME representation the geosciences

13:00 - 14:00 20 April 2021

Benjamin Fernando, Dept Earth Sciences, University of Oxford, joins us for a Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences seminar. Abstract below. The representation of students and staff from ethnic minority backgrounds in the geosciences leaves much to be desired. However, it is immensely exciting to see a growing number of initiatives a..

Pandemic Mitigation and Crisis Management by Dr Elisa Pieri

13:00 - 14:00 20 April 2021

This paper is based on Dr. Pieri's research investigating pandemic preparedness and its social aspects (2016-19) and draws on her new book Pandemics (2021). In this talk, she will discuss how drawing on sociological knowledge, alongside medical and other knowledges already mobilised in pandemic planning, may contribute to securing socially res..

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..

Hot rocks beneath our feet; 3D seismic reflection imaging of the processes and products of crustal magmatism

13:00 - 14:00 04 May 2021

Prof Christopher Jackson, University of Manchester, joins us for a Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences seminar. Abstract below. Volcanoes are hot, loud and scary, thus we know little of their internal structure or underlying 'plumbing systems'. Magma intrusion in the Earth's crust, and the extrusion of this material on its surface..

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..

The spread of livestock, dairy and millet into the eastern steppes: Biomolecular perspectives from the Altai mountains and the Mongolian steppe

13:00 - 11 May 2021

Prof Cheryl Makarewicz, University of Kiel, joins us for a Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences seminar. Abstract below. The spread of domesticated plants and animals across the Eurasian steppe sparked the emergence of novel subsistence strategies that converted expanses of plant biomass unavailable for human consumption into a rel..

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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