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Professor Brian Cox

Star Lecture Series

Our Star Lecture Series has been developed to allow teachers and pupils access to exciting curriculum resources, delivered by some of our leading academic staff.

Filmed and recorded at the University, these lectures cover topic areas on the national curriculum and exam syllabuses. They link school and college work to current research and offer an insight into university study.

The series aims to cover a variety of different subject areas and age ranges, from Year 9 to sixth form students. As well as booking your place for upcoming Star Lectures, you can watch videos of previous Star Lectures and see accompanying information, such as suggested further reading. See the left-hand menu for a list of previous lectures.

Humanities Star Lectures

Young people and voting: exploring political engagement In British youth – Professor Andrew Russell

Date: 25 March 2015
Time: 12.30pm to 3pm
Years: 11, 12, and 13
Places available: 300
Free to attend

In this timely lecture, Professor Andrew Russell will explore the experiences of young people voting in the modern political climate. He’ll look at the following questions:

  • Do young people vote?
  • What encourages them to participate in the political sphere?
  • Who do they vote for?
  • In a time of low voting levels, how do our political parties respond to voter apathy?

Professor Andrew Russell is Head of Politics at The University of Manchester is a specialist in researching political engagement in young people in Britain. As well as his senior role at the University, he has also served on the Electoral Commission’s Project Board. Professor Russell can also frequently be seen/heard providing an academic perspective on the latest political debates on the BBC’s Radio 5 Live and The Politics Show.

STEM and life sciences Star Lectures

We will make provide information on STEM and Life Sciences lectures for 2014/15 later on in the academic year. 

YouTube channel

Our YouTube channel has a number of videos about The University of Manchester. Edited versions of the Star Lectures by Professor Brian Cox and others are also available there for use by learners and teachers.


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