What’s On: September

Here’s your guide to our pick of public lectures, exhibitions, and events to help you get your intellectual fix.

Heritage Open Days

7-10th September

Want to learn a little more about the heritage in your area? How about if it was all free of charge? Well, Heritage Open Days is a national festival that partners with over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers to bring you just that. Check out the Heritage Open Days website (here) for details of events in your local area.

Without Visible Means: Tramping on (and off) the Great North Road

9th September, 10am-4pm, Walking from Stevenage Railway Station to Hitchin Railway Station, Hertfordshire

Dr Luke Seaber (UCL), Dr Peter Jones (IHR) and Esther McManus (esthermcmanus.co.uk) will lead this walk through Hertfordshire to follow in the footsteps of the journalist James Greenwood who dressed up as a tramp and spoke to homeless wanderers when he took to the road in the 1880s.

For more info, and to book tickets, click here.

Universities: space, place and community

13th September, 9.30am-5pm, University of Manchester

How does place, space, and environment affect educational spaces, such as universities, libraries, and museums? This one-day symposium seeks to address these issues and includes a keynote address from Sir Peter Scott, Emeritus Professor of Higher Education Studies at the UCL Institute of Education.

For more info, click here.

Legacies of Slavery & Abolition

15th September – 14th October 2017, Portico Library Manchester

As part of Black History Month this exhibition has been developed by Dr Natalie Zacek, University of Manchester, to explore the relationship between the city and slavery. The Portico Library itself acts as an apt venue, opening in 1806 month before the vote in Parliament to abolish the Atlantic slave trade. This exhibition brings together historic documents, artwork, and artifacts to explore the complex history of slavery and abolition in Manchester’s history. Find out more here.

Manchester Science Festival

Thursday 19 – Sunday 29 October

This is the largest science festival in England and is sure to feature some exciting events for all ages. A full programme of events will be available from September 4th here.

The Concealed Revealed: The Magic of Shoes

Friday 22 September, 12-4.30pm, Court Room at The Guildhall, Northampton

An afternoon exploring the magic of shoes through the centuries. Join the leading researchers in this field, including Professor Owen Davies and Dr Ceri Houlbrook from The University of Hertfordshire, Professor Carol van Driel-Murray from Leiden University and Jeremy Harte, curator of Bourne Hall Museum, Surrey to explore the history of shoes and their associations with magic.

Booking is essential, click here to get your tickets!


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