Thank you for joining us

Thank you for joining In Conversation with Professor Brian Cox OBE FRS and The University of Manchester President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell FRS, sharing their latest thinking. We hope you found it a thought provoking and inspiring event.

Curiosity and collaboration will remain the bedrock of university research in a post-coronavirus world

The value of curiosity-driven science, the benefits of collaboration and the rich, interconnected insight that universities bring when responding to challenges facing society were just three of the themes covered in our inaugural ‘In Conversation With’ event.

This was the first in a series of virtual discussions we are hosting designed to connect our senior supporters to leading insight on current issues. The series was introduced by the Chair of the University’s Global Leadership Board, Simon Collins, who chaired a conversation between Brian Cox, Professor of Particle Physics and well-known documentary maker, and Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-chancellor of the University of Manchester.

As the university moves beyond its initial response to the pandemic, our attention has turned to the recovery phase. We are now applying our human and intellectual capital to those existing challenges from cancer to climate change as well as to the new, such as the search for a vaccine. This event was an occasion to showcase the University’s cutting edge, integrated and innovative thinking. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss how you can help us realise the many transformational opportunities that will mark Manchester’s critical role in the coming years.

For further information, you can access a full summary of the event and watch a recording of the webinar below.

Please save the date for Tuesday, 29 September for our next In Conversation with…event where we will be delighted to welcome Lord O’Neill.

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