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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.

Interdisciplinary lectures

Health Care in Humanitarian Emergencies

  • Date and time: Thursday 3rd March 2016
  • Speaker: Dr Amy Hughes, Clinical Academic Lecturer in Emergency Response at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

How do we provide healthcare for populations affected by humanitarian emergencies? What infrastructure is needed to strengthen local health capacity and assist foreign medical teams providing emergency aid? What other factors – such as culture, politics, logistics, and anthropology – influence the effectiveness of humanitarian response? 

Drawing on examples from post‐conflict in northern Sri Lanka, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the West Africa Ebola outbreak and the recent Nepal earthquake, Dr Hughes will explore the complexities, challenges and approaches to delivering health care during and in the aftermath of humanitarian emergencies.

Humanities Star Lectures

There are currently no more Humanities Star Lectures planned for the 2015/16 academic year. 

STEM and life sciences Star Lectures

There are no more STEM or life sciences lectures planned for the 2015/16 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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