–, Geoffrey Manton Building
Hosted by Dr Kevin Albertson (Pluralist Political Economy Cluster) with keynote speaker, the award-winning poet Michael Symmons Roberts
Manchester Metropolitan University
Geoffrey Manton Building
Lecture Theatres 4 & 7 (LT4 & LT7)
Rosamund Street West
As part of the Manchester Metropolitan University Festival of Knowledge, this free one-day symposium took place on 4 November 2015 to examine the role and contribution of the humanities, arts and social sciences in awakening the imaginative and moral sense amongst participants.
It was very well-attended with fascinating presentations and discussions which have resulted in a number of new partnerships and networks being formed.
To read biographies of our speakers, please download the symposium programme.
Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome by Professor Chris Pyke
Head of Accounting, Finance and Economics at MMU Business School
Michael Symmons Roberts – award-winning British poet
Steve Earnshaw – ‘In Praise of Idleness: The fight for temporality’
Konstantinos Tzoulas – ‘Bridging the humanities disciplines with
urban ecology and temporal wellbeing’
Helena Kettleborough – ‘Gaia’s Graveyards’
Amy Ludlow and Ruth Armstrong –
‘Learning together in Prisons: Being, belonging and becoming’
Eni Buljubašic – ‘Identity rearticulations in a changing social setting:
The case of (Mediterranean) Croatia’
Michael D. Baumtrog – ‘Your critical creative capacity and making
LUNCH (provided by MMU)
Kevin Albertson and Katherine Albertson –
‘Humanities and Wellbeing: beyond GDP’
Sue McPherson – ‘The wealth of reading: English literature,
inequality and social change’
Sophie Bush – ‘The Tender Space: Theatre, dialogue and response-ability’
Catherine Wilcox – ‘“Tell all the Truth, but tell it slant”: the role of fiction in
exploring moral dilemmas’
Open discussion followed by a panel discussion – ‘The Way Forward’
For more information on these talks, please download the symposium programme.