Update for Monday 19th November 2018

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Achieving Global food security is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. It is said that addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal associated with food and hunger will in turn address most of the other SDG’s set by the UN. Too often food security is tackled using a single lens or addressing a single pillar of the 4 recognised as being important (availability, access, utilisation and stability/resilience) and by specific disciplines arguing about how their approach will deliver food security. Professor Poppy will explore how interdisciplinary research is required using examples from Sub saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe whilst recognising the globalised food system is evolving at pace. He will outline how science for policy and policy for science are crucial is ensuring UK consumers are food secure. The use of technologies from Big Data, Internet of Things and the exciting possibilities of Microbiome and AMR research, are crucial to ensuring food is safe and can be trusted in the UK today and tomorrow. Life as an academic on the front line in a Government Department will be discussed and the lessons learnt in ensuring science has impact.

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Obstetrics is a young speciality. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists was founded in 1926 - by comparison, the Royal College of Physicians founded in 1518 - by William Blair Bell, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Liverpool.

In the 92 years since the College was founded, significant improvements in healthcare have seen morbidity and mortality for both mother and fetus in pregnancy fall globally. And yet, we still do not have a complete understanding of the three commonest complications of late pregnancy: pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction and pre-term birth. We have no effective screening tests and no evidence-based preventive strategies or cures.

This is a public health emergency on a global scale. Developmental programming now indicates that a significant proportion of the burden of non-communicable diseases, such as hypertension and heart disease, have their origin in in utero life.

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Liverpool City Region: The Power of Culture at the Centre of a Strong Community
The presentation will introduce the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority's long-term ambitions for the cultural sector and provide an outline of the immediate and longer-tern views set out in the new Culture & Creative Strategy. This will be followed by examples of the impact of culture on the Visitor Economy and at a local community level.

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Working together for the benefit of people and planet

Small actions can make a big difference

Current and future social innovators; social entrepreneurs; trainers, teachers and educators, business advisors, networkers, decision makers and policy makers, in fact…..anyone who wants to open up their mind to new possibilities, to design and shape social innovations to solve some of the challenges we face and collaborate to create a brighter future are invited.

Key note speakers: Dr. Daniel Christian Wahl and Charles Leadbeater

Find out who is contributing to the conversation corners, visit http://www.tomorrowsland.eu/ic--who-is-who.html

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A new international exhibition will be premiering at FACT, with a series of talks from artists, scientists and curators who are pushing the boundaries of artist research and deepening engagement with science.

This unprecedented collaboration between artists and scientists brings a close to the three year partnership with Arts at Cern and FACT with opening talks presented in partnership with LJMU and Liverpool LASER. LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendevouz) talks are Leonardo's international programme of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations on art and science .

Broken Symmetries brings together artists who aim to understand and question the physical world by navigating the shifting realities of modern science.

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11th Dr John Kennedy CBE KSG KCMCO DL DHI Lecture in Irish Studies to be given by Mr Bertie Ahern (Taoiseach from 1997 to 2008, Leader of Fianna Fáil from 1994 to 2008) on "Negotiating The Good Friday Agreement Since (1998-2018)".

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Ignite showcases Liverpool's movers and shakers, creators, thinkers, tinkers, innovators and doers, makers and dreamers in a fast paced format designed to inspire.

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