In 2015, Policy Week focuses on the theme of science and technology. Below, you can find some of our highlights from the week-long programme.
— Uni of Manchester (@OfficialUoM) November 2, 2015
Professor Luke Georghiou, Vice President for Research and Innovation at The University of Manchester, shares his highlights for Policy Week 2015
Wednesday, 4 November
Digital Boom or Tech Time Bomb? The Impact of New Technology on Human Lives
Claire Braithwaite (Tech North), Tom Ford (ODI Leeds) and Carys Robers (IPPR) discuss the role of digital in the future of the northern economy and how the evolving technology will impact on people’s social and working lives.
Notes on a Drugs Scandal
Professor David Nutt, ex-chief drug adviser to the then prime minister Gordon Brown, joins BBC journalist Victoria Gill to discuss the unique challenges of advising government and ‘speaking truth to power’. Sold Out – but you can follow the event on Twitter.
Thursday, 5 November
On the Home Front: The Challenges of Reducing Household Energy Use
How can households be motivated to reduce their energy consumption? Juliet Davenport, CEO of Good Energy, joins Fiona Harvey of The Guardian (Chair), and other members of the panel to discuss the challenges of nudging adoption of energy-saving measures.
Friday, 6 November
The Man in the White Suit
Sir Alec Guinness stars in this 1951 satire, exploring the impact of technology and the societal reaction to new discoveries. You can watch the trailer below.
Book online for all events at manchester.ac.uk/policy/week