Past Manchester Event: VOL 19

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Wasted Food

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 28, 2017

Let Science In The Bath's Matthew Shribman take you on a journey exploring the problems of food production and why you probably shouldn't eat beef...


Matthew Shribman runs the world's fastest growing bath-based science channel "Science In The Bath" on Facebook and YouTube, where his videos have amassed over 10 million views. He also does short facts in the shower and occasionally interviews animals on Instagram.

Besides his science presenting, Matthew is an innovation consultant, working with numerous startups ranging biotech, supply chain, education, agritech and smart city technologies.

In his spare time, Matthew has written and produced songs featured by BBC Radio 1, NME, Guardian, Clash and 6Music. His music, under the name Ash Lad, has been championed by The Times on its list of Hottest Tracks. Matthew is now working with Alt-J’s award winning producer, Brett Cox.

Finally, Matthew is a science and maths tutor, with an enthusiasm for inspiring curiosity and a longterm love of learning in his students around the world.

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Should We Love Robots?

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 28, 2017

Dr. Scott Midson is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at The Lincoln Theological Institute. He is the lead researcher on ‘Living with and Loving Machines’. This project brings together questions about how we understand humans and technologies in their relationships, and seeks to encourage an alternative way of reflecting on these using the theological notion of ‘love’.

In this talk he explores how theological and religious ideas shape how we ineract, and even love, robots.

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Warning, This Course WILL Change Your Life

@ VOL 19 ON SEP 28, 2017

Listen to an engaging and inspirational journey from Duncan Craig, a psychotherapist and the Chief Executive of Survivors Manchester.

Survivors Manchester is a Greater Manchester based charity offering therapeutic and advocacy support to boys and men affected by sexual abuse, rape, and sexual exploitation. Duncan started the charity in 2009, when he identified a gap in support provision for boys and men, and continues to develop new services today, most recently across the male prison estate.

As a qualified accredited trauma-informed psychotherapist, Duncan’s personal and professional experience of sexual violation has presented him with the opportunity to be involved in a number of national inquiries, projects and forums, including The Stern Review; the National Rape Working Group; and the Office of the Children’s Commissioner on the Child Sexual Exploitation in Groups and Gangs.


Matthew Holmes
The Derelict Explorer in Manchester
Rhys Archer
Researcher PhD student and the founder of Women of Science in Manchester
Matthew Shribman
Science Presenter, Innovation Consultant, Musician and Tutor. in Manchester
Duncan Craig
Founder, Survivors Manchester in Manchester
Chris Tavner
Comedian in Manchester
Sue Platt
Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design, Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester
Robert Hamilton
Senior Lecturer Film and Media Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester
Joyce Lee
Calligrapher, Artsynibs in Manchester
Scott Midson
Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Lincoln Theological Institute in Manchester