Popular maths and Science Lectures in the Manchester area
There is a great tradition in Manchester of popular lectures, and I thought it might be helpful to provide a list of links to websites publishing information on popular lectures, accesible to the non-specialist, on Mathematics and Science.
- The Lancs and NW branch of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) has a series of talks, typically including a lecture for sixth form students in May each year with an impressive list of speakers.
- The School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester hosts a number of popular lectures and events for non-specialists
- The School of Computer Science at the University hold an annual Alan Turing lecture (not sure to whom this is open)
- Other science "schools" at the University also have popular lectures. One place to look is on the What's on page of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Scinces (although of course these are mainly specialist.
- Cafe Scientifique: from their website Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Guest speakers are invited to the Cafe to talk briefly on a scientific issue, with the topic then thrown open to the audience to discuss further and promote group discussion.
- The Manchester Literary and Philosphical Society established 1781 is one of the oldest scholarly societies in the UK. It has a series of lectures that are usually free and some are on scientific topics.
- Not always talks, but usually much more interactive stuff happening at our museums: