The nation's best scientists, thinkers and historians have been enlisted to entertain during lockdown.
The University of Manchester have gathered together the nation’s foremost scientists, thinkers, historians and social commentators for some informal lectures that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home
Starting with local lad Professor Brian Cox, the lectures will tell the stories of what inspired some of the most high-profile researchers to pursue their career or research specialism.
Professor Cox will be followed every Monday and Wednesday by a host of University of Manchester researchers, scientists and academics.
These include internationally renowned historians and broadcasters David Olusoga and Michael Wood; Nobel Prize winner Professor Sir Kostya Novoselov; and multi-award-winning journalist turned Professor of Sociology, Gary Younge. Professor Danielle George and our President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell will also deliver lectures.
The videos have been created to entertain, educate, and inspire everyone at home during the lockdown and, potentially, create a new generation of academics and scientists.
The current schedule for the Lockdown Lectures is as follows:
18 May – Professor Brian Cox, Professor of Particle Physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Manchester
20 May – Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-Chancellor of The University of Manchester and Professor of Physiology
22 May – Professor Sir Cary Cooper CBE, 50th Anniversary Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health at Alliance Manchester Business School
27 May – Nobel Prize-winning physicist Professor Sir Kostya Novoselov
1 June – Danielle George MBE, Professor of Radio Frequency Engineering
3 June – Award-winning author, broadcaster and columnist Gary Younge – Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences
8 June – Perdita Barran, Professor of Mass Spectrometry and Director of the Michael Barber Centre for Collaborative Mass Spectrometry
10 June – Historian, broadcaster and film-maker David Olusoga OBE – Professor of Public History
15 June – Dan Davis, Professor of Immunology and Director of Research in the Manchester Collaborative Centre for Inflammation Research
17 June – Historian and broadcaster Michael Wood – Professor in Public History