Update for Monday 2nd October 2017

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What is LCR Activate?

A transformational £5m project led by Liverpool John Moores University in partnership with the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) and the LCR Local Enterprise Partnership will put Liverpool City Region’s digital and creative sector at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence research and technologies.

LCR Activate is a three-year European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) initiative using AI, Big Data/High Performance Computing, Merging Data and Cloud technologies for the benefit of SMEs in the Liverpool City Region. It will lever the world class capabilities at LJMU, STFC’s Hartree Centre and other key innovation assets, working closely with the Local Growth Hub.

Registration required.

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Speaker: Isabelle Anatole-Gabriel: UNESCO Chief of the Europe and North America Unit at the World Heritage Centre, Paris

Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City has been declared by UNESCO to have features of outstanding universal value, which puts Liverpool in the Premier League of world cities. With the status under threat, our 2017 seminar series asks if we have sufficiently valued what being a UNESCO World Heritage Site confers.

Entitled “Liverpool UNESCO World Heritage Site – A Status worth fighting for?” this free seminar series will bring UNESCO heritage officials to venues within Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City – currently inscribed on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger.

Registration required.

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In October 2017, Historians Against Slavery is holding its biennial conference outside of the United States for the first time, at the International Slavery Museum (ISM) in Liverpool. The two-day conference is part of a series of events during the 10th anniversary year of the ISM and also marks Black History Month 2017.

It is co-hosted by Historians Against Slavery, the ISM, the Centre for the Study of International Slavery (University of Liverpool) and the AHRC-funded Antislavery Usable Past project (Universities of Nottingham and Hull).

Connecting past with present, we will deepen dialogue and collaboration between scholars, teachers, activists and community representatives, and build coalitions for antislavery scholarship and activism. Brought together is a distinguished body of leading scholars, museum professionals and antislavery activists from around the world, reflecting on cutting-edge scholarship and debating practical examples of how history can inform contemporary efforts to end the enslavement of 46 million people worldwide.

Registration required.

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What is this all about then?

Gender equity means "fairness of treatment for women and men, according to their respective needs. This may include equal treatment or treatment that is different but which is considered equivalent in terms of rights, benefits, obligations and opportunities."

From "masculinity's pitfalls" recently voiced by Robert Webb to the #GiveUpYourSeat statement from Liverpool's Women’s Leadership Group - there is much to talk about.

The evening will start with short talks from a panel of speakers before being opened up to a chaired debate involving the audience. Think Question Time, except we'll all have a drink in our hands and no one is allowed to talk about Brexit!

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The University of Liverpool, John Moores University & The International Council for Archaeozoology presents:
Pets, Pests & People - an evening of science and wine, discovering what animals did for us.

Come enjoy an evening of science and wine as a panel of leading international archaeologists discuss the history of our unique relationships with animals from past to present. The event will be hosted at the iconic Victoria Gallery and Museum on Friday, 13 October 2017 and will be followed by a wine reception.

Registration required.

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