Update for Monday 25th June 2018

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A lively event to launch and grow new collaborations between Alder Hey and University of Liverpool staff, featuring:
Collaborative working theme launch & identification of opportunities
Mini Hackathon / 60-second Soap Box pitches: your opportunity to build collaborations
Funding: The launch of a new £800,000 Hugh Greenwood Legacy Fund for joint Alder Hey – UoL research projects
A networking lunch with NHS & academic colleagues

Registration required.

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What is technology trying to tell us in an emergency?

As the world around us increases in technological complexity, our understanding of it diminishes. Underlying this trend is a single idea: the belief that our existence is understandable through computation, and more data is enough to help us build a better world.

In actual fact, we are lost in a sea of information, increasingly divided by fundamentalism, simplistic narratives, conspiracy theories, and post-factual politics. Meanwhile, those in power use our lack of understanding to further their own interests. Despite the accessibility of information, we’re living in a new Dark Age.

Ticket required.

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At 70 years old, the NHS is a cherished part of public life. Relatively simple in design on its inception, it is now a vast landscape of independent regulatory agencies, expert bodies, market conditions, funding pressures and growing patient safety concerns. This one-day symposium explores the current challenges facing this important institution, and considers a series of important issues.These include: the role of competition; accountability; the cost of ‘lifestyle’ diseases; the effects of financial crisis and austerity; the ability of existing regulatory and governance arrangements to ensure that services benefit patients; and Brexit.

Registration required.

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Ignite meets Liverpool Makefest!

At Liverpool Makefest this year Ignite will be presenting a series of short talks and discussions on issues facing the Maker Community.

Each themed session will consist of four short 5 minute presentations from our speakers then we will have a Question and Answer opportunity to dig into the detail.

Ignite features will take place between 10am and 4pm.

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Liverpool City Region Labour Women's Forum is celebrating #Vote100 - the Centenary of the first women finally gaining the right to vote and also #NHS70 - the 70th Anniversary of the NHS by holding an Event Lunch open to all Labour women across the Liverpool City Region.

Ticket required.

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A meeting to gauge interest and posit ideas and suggestions for the Liverpool leg of the 'Left Against Brexit' tour in conjunction with 'Another Europe is Possible'.

https://www.anothereurope.org/tour/

Registration required.

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The July Liverpool LASER is supporting the MA Art in Science takeover of Tate Exchange titled The Perception Machine

“In The Perception Machine, scientific experts from the fields of astrophysics to forensic anthropology have been invited to share new perspectives on selected artworks from Tate’s Constellations exhibitions that offer engaging possibilities for interdisciplinary interpretation. In their hands, artworks become cognitive, historical and cultural ‘lenses’, offering unexpected insights into formal design and technical processes, past realities and future prospects”

@TateExchange @tateliverpool

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This one-day conference seeks to explore understandings of magical realism in the 21st Century.

It aims to interrogate the category of 'magical realism' through an examination of its conventions, form and features, as well as its relationship with political, historical, and cultural contexts. There are no chronological or geographical boundaries for the conference and we welcome proposals from literature, history, cultural studies, film and screen studies, art, and social science in the hope that this will be an interdisciplinary conference with a transnational scope.

It has been over twenty years since the publication of Magical Realism: Theory, History, Community (1995), a collection of seminal essays which challenged the perception of magical realism as a form strictly reserved for Latin American writers. The collection instead repositioned magical realism as an international form used by writers from across the globe and to depict a variety of historical contexts. However, Netflix’s critically acclaimed Narcos (2015), a biopic of Pablo Escobar, firmly attributes magical realism to the Latin American context once again, opening with the statement:

"Magical realism is defined as what happens when a highly detailed, realistic setting is invaded by something too strange to believe. There is a reason magical realism was born in Colombia".

Registration required.

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