Update for Monday 18th February 2019

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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

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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.

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This lecture will be delivered by Dr Pauline Deutz from University of Hull on Tuesday 26th February 2019.

An alternative to the traditional linear ‘make, use and dispose’ model, a circular economy aims to use resources for as long as possible then dispose of these responsibly, reuse them or recycle the materials. Developing a circular economy has become a major policy initiative in the EU, and also the UK. As with other green economy initiatives, there is an explicit assumption that implementing circular economy initiatives would bring economic advantage – not only to business, but also to places. However, little is known about the sustainability implications of a circular economy, i.e., what are the economic, environmental and social implications of the diverse range of activities which are promoted as part of the drive to circularity. This talk will draw on the ideas behind a recently funded project which is addressing these issues, as well as providing some context from previous research. In particular, it will consider the challenges associated with the recovery of high value components from bulk residues.

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