Update for Monday 11th February 2019

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This national Celebrating Age Seminar will invite arts professionals to explore the importance of and the practicalities involved in building arts and culture experiences for older family members, learn from other culture professionals working with older audiences, and hear from leaders in this field.

With registration from 11am, the event will run from 11.30am – 4pm.

The programme will include:

Practical workshop and facilitated sharing session: to explore best practice and successful interventions for older and intergenerational audiences.
Case study: with City of London Sinfonia and Orchestras Live. Matthew Swann (CEO of CLS) and Sarah Derbyshire MBE (CEO of Orchestras Live) will present an in-depth case study of their recent dementia-friendly music project.
Digital panel: with FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Moving Memory Dance and Digital Ambassadors, focusing on older audiences and digital engagement.
Q&A: with Digital Ambassadors from FACT

Registration required

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Science & Society Lecture Series 2019 - Global challenges of Antimicrobial resistance - will drug-resistant infections spell the end of modern medicine?

Antimicrobial resistance – where bugs do not respond to the drugs we use to treat them - is a natural phenomenon that is accelerated through human actions. This escalating, global issue places millions of lives in jeopardy through limiting our ability to treat infections as well as putting global food security and agricultural livelihoods at risk. Mitigating this threat demands sustained action both nationally and internationally by all sectors.
In her talk, Dame Sally will discuss the complexity of AMR, the current and future impact is has, and the interventions that have already been taken and need to be taken to alleviate this threat.

Dame Sally was appointed Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England and Chief Medical Advisor to the UK Government in March 2011. Dame Sally is an independent advisor to the UK Government on medical matters, with particular responsibilities regarding Public Health.

Dame Sally advocates globally on AMR. She has spoken on AMR at numerous events including, the World Health Assembly side events, the G8 Science Ministers’ meeting in 2015, the Global Health Security Initiative in 2015, and the UN General Assembly side event in 2016. She was chair of the 2013 AMR forum at the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) and is chair of the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group on AMR. Most recently, Dame Sally has been appointed a co-convener of the UN Inter-Agency Co-ordination Group on AMR, set up in response to the AMR declaration made at UNGA 2016.

Registration required.

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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.

Ticket/registration required.

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International Slavery Museum and Mandela will give this unique opportunity to hear Dr Makaziwe (Maki) Mandela discuss the topic ‘Unity- what that meant to Nelson Mandela’.

Dr Maki Mandela, the eldest daughter of Evelyn Mase and Nelson Mandela, has had a full and varied career. She has presented numerous papers over the years, including on the role of women in a changing South Africa. She has been intricately involved in developing a substantial portfolio within Nozala, a women’s investment group, and using these funds in the economic empowerment of women in South Africa. Dr Mandela is currently the Chair of House of Mandela, a business that she started with her daughter Tukwini Mandela in 2010.

Dr Mandela is visiting Liverpool at the invitation of Mandela 8 and Liverpool City Council to commemorate the 29 year anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison on 11 February 1990, and to mark the start of works on site for the Mandela8 memorial in Princes Park, Liverpool 8. The special memorial will honour the struggles, achievements and life of the revolutionary South African leader.

The city of Liverpool has a long-standing affiliation with the work of Nelson Mandela, dating as far back as the early 1980s. The city, and in particular Liverpool 8, fought in unity with numerous anti-apartheid marches and boycotted many South African products, as well as supporting the free Nelson Mandela Campaign.

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At the end of 2017, 68.5 million people around the world were forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, conflict or generalised violence with 25.4 million becoming refugees. The vast majority of refugees do not reach Europe, but at a time when providing protection and support to those forced to leave everything behind is more needed than ever, Governments across Europe have introduced policies to prevent, or to try to deter, entry into their countries. Alongside this hostile ‘strategy’, the treatment of those who do make it to Europe is deteriorating. The lecture will explore how policies relating to asylum-seekers and refugees in the UK and in other European countries serve both to obstruct entry - to build walls not bridges - and to place those who do manage to arrive at a profound disadvantage when trying to rebuild their lives.

Dr Lisa Doyle is the Executive Director of Advocacy and Engagement at the Refugee Council. She joined the organisation in 2005 and is responsible for leading the charity’s campaigning, media, parliamentary, policy, research and community engagement work. She has undertaken research on a variety of issues that affect refugees and people seeking asylum. Lisa was awarded a PhD in Geography from the University of Reading and she previously lectured in Human Geography at the University of Sussex. She is currently the representative for Western Europe on the Board of the European Council for Refugees and Exiles.

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Are Liverpudlians more resilient than other people in the face of adversity? Is there a relationship between health and wealth, and how does happiness fit into the equation?
Historian Sally Sheard discusses how the links between ill-health and poverty were first identified in the nineteenth century, and have been addressed by generations of health experts and writers. She looks at history’s role in illuminating the spectrum of responsibility for health: from the individual to the local authority to the nation state (culminating in the creation of the NHS in 1948), and asks whether, as Liverpudlian Ken Dodd suggested, happiness really is the most important ingredient in the recipe for a successful life.
About the speaker:
Sally Sheard is the Andrew Geddes and John Rankin Professor of Modern History at the University of Liverpool. She is a health and public policy historian, and is currently leading a 5 year Wellcome Trust funded project; The Governance of Health: Medical, Economic and Managerial Expertise in Britain since 1948. She has written on the history of public health, hospitals, health economics, and the NHS. Sally has developed expertise in using history in public and policy engagement through her work with local health authorities, government and cultural organisations. She has also written for and presented TV and radio programmes, including the 2018 BBC Radio 4 series National Health Stories.

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Since the referendum of June 2016, the UK government has had an almost exclusive focus on Brexit – yet, with the UK due to leave the EU on March 29th, major questions still need to be answered, and crucial details remain unclear.

In the special Brexit event, a range of experts will discuss about what Brexit means for their area of expertise, what we know about what impact Brexit will have, and what we still don’t know.

Speaking during this evening will be:

Professor Michael Dougan on Brexit and the Law
Dr Sarah Clement on Brexit and the Environment
Dr Ruxandra Trandafoiu on Brexit and EU nationals in the NW of England
Dr Raphael Levy on Brexit and Science, Funding and Collaboration
Nicola Throp on Brexit and Energy Security

Registration required

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Speakers & topics include:
Alan Marshall on “Longer healthier lives – are we at the end of an era?”
Yaojun Lee on “Dynamics of ethnic disadvantages in the labour market”
Stefanie Doebler on “Austerity and Transport Deprivation of older People”
Alex Scott-Samuel on “Can Labour renationalise England's NHS?”
Bram Van Houtte on “How does austerity affect ageing?”
- and much much more.

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Middle Eastern heritage has come under extreme threat as a direct result of conflict in the past few decades. In some cases, for example ISIS/Daesh in Iraq, this heritage destruction is a direct tool of genocide, as in the case of Yazidi heritage.

In other instances, it is a result of the perceived low priority of heritage within conflict and post-conflict situations, e.g. damage in the Gulf wars. In the past few years, various projects involving documentary filmmaking have attempted to counterbalance these phenomena.

In association with the British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology conference in Liverpool we will present the first public screening of 4 short documentaries (each 7-14 minutes long).

Two of the documentaries will cover Yazidi heritage in Iraq and the ISIS/Daesh genocide and the other two will cover cultural heritage protection in Turkey.

The documentary producers will introduce the films and answer questions from the audience, along with heritage experts in these fields.

Registration required.

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