In this talk, Dr Matt Lodder will examine the history of a tenacious cliché — the idea that tattooing ‘now’ is a newly-emerged fashion trend suddenly finding favour amongst wider demographics than in the past, when it was confined to sailors, bikers, criminals and ne’r-do-wells. In a heavily-illustrated talk, tracing relentless examples of this claim in the British and American press from the present day backwards into the late 19th century, the talk will present a wider picture of this oft-maligned practice, and at the same time ask questions about cultural amnesia, the role of journalism in shaping our collective sense of history, and the problematic relationships between academic scholarship and popular understanding.
This one day symposium, which will be held at the Materials Innovation Factory (Liverpool), hopes to provide researchers with information and ideas about how automation can be applied to different areas of research including organic synthesis, supramolecular assemblies, organic materials, and polymer synthesis, and will elucidate options for seeking access to equipment to apply it to their own research ideas.
There will be a range of talks presenting case-studies of the use of an enabling technology in their research, such as high-throughput synthesis platforms, flow reactors, or low-cost automation, to promote their use and demonstrate the benefits of embracing automation in research. There will also be a session on what capabilities are available in the UK with the routes on how to access them. Confirmed speakers include Lee Cronin (Glasgow), Andy Cooper (Liverpool), Varinder Aggarwal (Bristol), Matt O’Brien (Keele), Anna Slater (Liverpool), Nick Warren (Leeds) and Ben Deadman (ROAR).
Under the overall strategic title of “Mersey Waters”, the regeneration of the former docklands north of Liverpool city centre and in Birkenhead/Wallasey have been under active consideration since 2005. Always seen as a long-term 30 years initiative, the scale and nature of the transformations involved have earned “Liverpool Waters” and “Wirral Waters” the title of ‘megaprojects’. In addition “Liverpool Waters” adjacency to the World Heritage Site has led to special – and sometimes contentious -- consideration being given to its planning and development projects. MCS welcomes the opportunity to catch up on recent and future proposals on both sides of the River from two speakers who are both very much involved in the immediate and long-term aspects of the work involved.
Richard Mawdsley will provide an initial “Mersey Waters” overview and then cover the last five year programme of extensive site preparation, and, introduce proposals for the No. 1 Tower Road South office project, the £20m Maritime Knowledge Hub and the recently announced “Wirral Waters One” project for 500 1-2 bedroom apartments alongside the former East Float Dock as the first step in a new residential neighbourhood along the Northbank.
Pete Swift will introduce work on the changing masterplanning and public realm design guidance for “Liverpool Waters” over the past 10 years as the background to the May 2018 updated masterplan, designed to provide five neighbourhoods including the re-balancing of high-rise and low-medium rise buildings across the area, the relocation of the 2ha Central Park closer to the River, a re-imagined Clarence Square and changes of layout to provide pedestrians and cyclists with additional River views. Current proposals for a new Everton Stadium will bring new challenges.
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