Update for Monday 3rd December 2018

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Animals are going extinct at a rate not seen since the dinosaurs vanished. Astro-ecology is a world first collaboration between astrophysicists and conservation ecologists with the aim of helping solve this crisis.

Dr. Claire Burke, LJMU, will explain how using thermal infrared cameras mounted to drones, animals can be detected by their body heat day or night. Combining the technical expertise of astronomers with the conservation knowledge of ecologists, Claire's team aims to develop a system that is easy to for conservationists and game wardens to use anywhere in the world, which will allow endangered animals to be tracked, found and monitored easily so poaching can be stopped before it happens.

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The Liverpool Film Seminar is a collaboration between the Departments of Film Studies at LJMU and Communication and Media at the University of Liverpool that has been running eight years after launching in 2010.

Professor Karen Boyle (Strathclyde University) will present a talk entitled Weinstein and the (cultural) value of abuse.

Abstract
This paper is part of a larger project on #MeToo, Weinstein and Feminist Theory, and presents my initial thinking on the institutional character of the Weinstein allegations, raising questions around complicity, responsibility and organisational culture. Starting from the repeated claim that allegations against Weinstein (and others) had been an 'open secret' for many years, it uses Liz Kelly’s work (1988, 2005), to explore the continuum of women’s experiences of men’s violence within the film industry and the extent to which the industry provides/provided a 'conducive context' for men’s abusive behaviour. I argue that this is linked not only to production practices but - crucially - to how those practices are popularly and critically understood relative to ideas about the cultural value of perpetrators and their work. More than providing a 'conducive context', then, I want to explore how notions of relative cultural value have both insulated perpetrators against critique and damaged victim/survivors' credibility. Sexual double standards are part of this narrative. However, this leads into a broader argument about the cultural value not simply of the victim/survivors and perpetrators themselves, but of abuse narratives to the stories the film industry tells about itself. This builds on my prior work on how the pornography industry 'produces abuse' (Boyle, 2011), and makes the case for an analysis of how both popular and more scholarly writing about the film industry had -prior to October 2017 - presented the abusive behaviour of Weinstein and other Hollywood figures as an essential part of the (successful) business of making movies.

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Invitation to a University of Liverpool Heseltine Institute Public Lecture on ‘Brexit: What Next?’ – FREE December 12th 2018 5.30-7pm University Of Liverpool inThe Central Teaching Hub, University of Liverpool

The Heseltine Institute for Public Policy, Practice and Place at the University of Liverpool cordially invites you to attend a Public Lecture titled Brexit: What next? to be delivered by Sir Ivan Rogers and chaired by Professor Dame Janet Beer, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool

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"Women in Vision UK" (WVUK) was established in Dec. 2017 in London to promote connections between women working in the field of vision and eye research, to foster laboratory-based and clinical collaborations, to provide mentoring for early career researchers, and to increase the profile of women in this field.

It is aimed broadly at everyone (male and female) working in and around ophthalmology and vision science, from basic research through to clinical practice. WVUK is a dynamic and lively tool to promote contacts, disseminate information and support individuals, particularly early career researchers.

This 2nd meeting of WVUK in Liverpool is intended to solidify the network that has developed and grown over the last 12 months. We have an amazing 'line-up' of inspiring speakers, who will speak about their careers, and highlight 'tips and tricks' that they have used in achieving their successful careers. There will be plenty of time for discussions and networking during the day.

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