188th Session (2020-2021) Dates and Speakers

The Programme of online talks for 2020/21, following some adjustments to the original lists because of Covid19, is now:

  • October 13th Professor Andrew Gorringe, of Public Health England, on “How do we know that vaccines work? The whooping cough story”
  • November 10th Nick Chrissos, of Cisco, on “The secure remote worker and the trusted workplace of the future”
  • December 8th Professor Ian McHale, Liverpool University, on “Statistics in sport: the past, present and future”
  • January 12th Lord Bob Kerslake, chairman of UK2070, on “UK2070 Commission: ‘Go Big. Go Local.’”
  • February 9th Professor Rob Ford, University of Manchester, on “Brexitland: identity conflicts in British politics”
  • March 9th Professor Nick Dunn, University of Lancaster, on “Future cities: reimagining and reconfiguring tomorrow’s world”
  • May 12th AGM 5:00 p.m., followed at 6:00 p.m. by Professor Lawrence Goldman, FRHistS, formerly Director of the Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London, on “The Origins of the Manchester Statistical Society: Industry, Sectarianism and Education”

Meetings are temporarily being conducted online, see our covid response for further details.