Festival of Ideas: Edge Talks

21st Oct 2019, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Creative Edge

As part of this year’s Festival of Ideas, Edge Hill’s three Research Institutes are delighted to host our very own Edge Talks.

Bringing you our very own take on a series of influential and inspiring talks, the University’s three Research Institutes are delighted to be welcoming a variety of speakers to give their very own ‘Edge Talk’ on a topic of their choice.

Talks will encompass a plethora of subject matters while showcasing the vast knowledge of our very own academic staff:

  • Dr Bob Nicholson – The Smallest Hill I’m Willing to Die On
  • Ursula Curwen – Not as it seems…
  • Professor Lucy Bray – Hearing and valuing children’s voices in clinical settings
  • Professor Helen Newall – Watching by Lightning
  • Dr Lorena Fernández-Martínez – The problem of Antibiotic Resistance and the Hunt for New Antibiotics
  • Professor Victor Merriman – The State we’re in: Contemporary Problems in Britain
  • Dr June Jones – Curing Perfect Communication: bioethics, clinical communication and the arts
  • Professor Geoff Beattie – How Can We Avert a Climate Catastrophe?

This event will take place in the Creative Edge Lecture Theatre at Edge Hill University’s Ormskirk Campus.

This is a FREE event, open to the public (registration is essential).

5pm – Registration and refreshments
5.30pm – Event starts

This event is part of Edge Hill University’s annual Festival of Ideas.  Programmed by the University’s three Research Institutes – ISR, ICE and HRI – this year’s festival theme is Exchanges: Creativity, Community, Curiosity.

The exchange of ideas is the fuel of the knowledge and creative economy. Locally, nationally and internationally we are all involved in sharing concepts, swapping insights, and trading opinions. This year’s festival explores communication, reciprocity, and transactions in all areas, from policymaking to healthcare, social enterprise to cultural production.