The Rime of the Ancient Manchester
Funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
In The Sane Society Erich Fromm argued that civic progress can only occur when changes are made simultaneously in the economic, socio-political and cultural spheres; any progress restricted to one sphere is destructive to progress in all spheres.
This event highlights the role of social sciences in informing policy, particularly around devolution. It is well-known that communities, arts, creativity and enterprise are important drivers of regeneration. Economics must serve community aspirations (not vice versa), and it is in the social sciences that community aspirations can be identified and communicated.
This event aims to put arts and the social sciences at the very heart of the devolution/regeneration debate. In essence, we can decide how we want our cities to be – what is our vision for Manchester as it approaches its third millennium?
Arrival, registration and refreshments
Welcome by Professor Chris Pyke, Head of Accounting, Finance and Economics
‘The Value of Place and the Place of Value’
Professor Kevin Albertson
‘Exploring Differing Accounts of Nature’
Dr Jack Christian
‘Change the World – Buy Nothing and Volunteer’
- Followed by brief Q & A
Registration (for evening event) and refreshments
Welcome to the evening session by Professor Kevin Albertson
‘Arts in Healthcare: “Communicating the Unknown”’
Dr Katherine Taylor
‘Changing the Story: The Narratives of Rehabilitation’
Dr Christopher Kay
‘Building Community from the Ground Up: “Where There’s a Will, There’s Always a Way”’
People’s Voice Media and 6th-form College students present: ‘Aspirations for Manchester in the 21st Century’
Panel discussion: “Are the Best Things in Life Free?”
This event forms part of Manchester Metropolitan University’s events for the ESRC Festival of Social Science, which takes place between November 5th–12th. For this year, our events are part of the Faculty’s devolution programme entitled ‘Greater Manchester and the Business of the Devolution’. This programme is also part of Manchester Metropolitan’s wider D/Evolving Manchester series.
Since 2014, MMU Knowledge Hub has organised events for the annual ESRC Festival of Social Science
This celebration of the social sciences takes place across the UK – via public debates, conferences, workshops, and film screenings.
The Festival of Social Science provides fantastic opportunities for the Knowledge Hub to invite local, national and international audiences to MMU Business School where they can engage with research undertaken by members of our Knowledge Clusters.