Update for Monday 22nd May 2017

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The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union has significant implications for Ireland, both North and South. Brexit will affect relationships across the border in terms of trade, commerce, law and the daily movement of people between both countries. It will also represent a new chapter in the peace process and the long term political relationships between the North and South.

Our high profile panel members will discuss the major economic and political challenges facing the island of Ireland over the coming years and discuss how to maintain an ever improving relationship.

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The ‘Irish Sea in the Middle Ages’ Interdisciplinary Research Network was initiated in 2014/15 by scholars at the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Chester. The Research Network was established because of the obvious centrality to the history of the whole of the British Isles in the middle ages of the regions around the Irish Sea. Given the current relevance of political allegiance and national or quasi-national identities, the time is ripe to give greater coherence to the scholarship on this region in that period. The network brings together scholars from a range of disciplines, including History, Archaeology, Historical Geography, Language and Literature and Genetic Anthropology.

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Question your candidates at our General Election 2017 debate
Parliamentary candidates from all the major parties will discuss the issues facing voters in a special University of Liverpool hosted General Election 2017 live debate.
Former BBC North West political editor, Arif Ansari, will chair the event, which promises to offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions of candidates, as well as hear their party pitches, as the nation prepares to vote in a new national government on June 8.
Taking place in the University’s Victoria Gallery and Museum on the evening of Wednesday May 24, the debate will be live-streamed by the Liverpool ECHO using Facebook Live.
The event will follow a Question Time style format, with candidates from the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Green Party and UKIP together as a panel in front of an audience of around 250 people, with many more watching and following on social media, and through live-blogging.
Also on the panel will be the University’s Head of Politics, Dr Stuart Wilks-Heeg, and the ECHO’s Political Correspondent, Liam Thorp.

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This talk by Professors Zhao Chen and Tian Dewen will explore China's perspective on global affairs, including economic and trade cooperation, international conflict resolution and the country’s relationship with the United Kingdom.

Professor Zhao Chen is a research fellow, Associate Professor and Chief of European Diplomacy Department at the Institute of European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).

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From small businesses to large organisations reputation is key to any organisation, and getting it right, online and offline, can be a tricky business, even when things are going well - no matter how experienced you and your management team are.
During a crisis, many people put their head in the sand, give out the wrong messages or put inexperienced staff or management in front of the media, all without fully understanding the implications and potential long term damage to their organisation.
Former senior BBC editor and journalist Mick Ord, who has been working at the sharp end of broadcasting for over 30 years, will share with us his valuable stories and insights gained from his many years’ experience in the media industry.

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Tara Shears will be giving her insight into how particle physics is helping to discover some of the greatest mysteries of our universe. In this talk Tara will describe what particle physics tells us about the universe, discuss what we need to solve next, and show how CERN experiments are helping to fill in the gaps in our knowledge and move science forward.

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Roger Phillips, LJMU Honorary Fellow and radio broadcaster will present a lecture entitled The BBC and Local Radio - the People’s Voice? The changing face of the BBC over the years and, in particular, the development of local radio with particular reference to phone-in programmes such as the one I’ve presented for almost 40 years.

Roger Phillips was born in Manchester, went to Cambridge University and then arrived in Liverpool as an actor in the early 1970s to join the Everyman Theatre - and fell in love with the city. He subsequently worked as a hackney cab driver, before falling by chance into local radio (BBC Radio Merseyside) in 1978, where he still presents a daily phone-in programme.

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Ian Smith from IBM will be giving a presentation on 'Qualities of an innovator'.
Ian will be looking into what makes an innovator and how can you bring this into your day to day work life, a career, or specialist field. He will give examples of how being innotive in his job and life has helped him get to where he is. It will be an inspiring and eye opening presentation, followed by a Q & A session and networking.

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Judy Chicago will be in conversation with Kasia Redzisz (Senior Curator at Tate Liverpool) on the occasion of Chicago's Sgt. Pepper Commission in Liverpool, Fixing a Hole.

Chicago will discuss her Liverpool commission, in what will be her largest painting to date. The spectacular mural will be installed on the walls of the White Tomkins and Courage Silo, Stanley Dock, Liverpool.

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