Update for Monday 15th January 2018

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This panel event will aim to work towards a charter to share with cultural activists across the North West arts scene and beyond.

Bringing together a wide range of organisers and artists from the independent arts community, Working towards Safer Spaces will discuss what makes a safe space, and how we can empower each other to make spaces of expression, creativity, dialogue and joy.

Registration required.

View on fact.co.uk

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Edzard Ernst is an academic tour de force within the skeptic movement.

Starting his career as a medical doctor, he became interested in alternative medicine and eventually became Professor of Complementary Medicine at the University of Exeter, conducting a number of studies into the effectiveness and safety of many common alternative approaches. Finding little evidence supporting the claims made, he has become an outspoken critic of the alternative medicine industry.

As well as over 700 scholarly articles, he co-wrote the bestselling book “Trick or Treatment” with Simon Singh. He retired from academia in 2013, following a dispute with Prince Charles’ Foundation for Integrated Health. Through blogs, newspaper columns and public lectures, he remains actively involved in combatting medical misinformation to the present day.

In 2015, he was awarded the John Maddox Prize for “standing up for science”.

Registration required.

View on merseysideskeptics.org.uk

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Energy is one of the cornerstones of modern society. Whether it be providing heat and light to homes, energy for industry and transport, or the charging of smartphones, how energy is generated and delivered is key.

Energy technologies evolve in a way that will influence how future society operates, for example the development of electric transport and batteries, through to delivering the energy needed to charge them.

The University of Liverpool has long-established multidisciplinary research teams advancing knowledge and delivering applications through partnerships across multiple topics in the energy research field. Examples of areas of expertise include generation and delivery technologies, enhancing energy efficiency and reducing waste, and how environmental changes induced by climate change impact on energy generation.

This event will showcase the application of our Energy research, key facilities/expertise available at the University of Liverpool - whilst stimulating engagement and debate on potential future collaboration opportunities.

Registration required.

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Automation, artificial intelligence, economic crises and climate change have led some writers to ask whether capitalism is coming to the end of its life. Is this true? If so, will a revolution be needed to replace it with a more rational and efficient society?

Registration required.

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