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Evening of taster lectures at University Centre Shrewsbury

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An evening of taster lectures is being held to give people a snapshot of learning and research at University Centre Shrewsbury.

Research, learning and teaching at the institution are aligned to local, regional and national needs, spanning four areas; Medicine and Health; Sustainable Business and Community Development; Societal Innovation, and Design, Heritage and the Built Environment.

Four 15-minute lectures will be presented by academics from each of the areas during the free event on Thursday 3 September at Rowley’s House in Barker Street, Shrewsbury (pictured). Each lecture will be followed by an opportunity to put questions to the speakers.

The event will take place from 6.30pm to 8.15pm.

The lectures will be presented by:

  • Doctor Sam Roberts “Darwin’s Legacy: Evolutionary Psychology and the Social Brain” (Societal Innovation)
  • Professor John Buckley on “Physical Activity and Sport in History, Health, Business and Culture” (Medicine and Health)
  • Professor Clare Schofield on “Exploring the Future of Business Education; Developing the Next Generation of Leaders and Entrepreneurs” (Sustainable Business and Community Development)
  • Professor Tim Jenkins on “A Future for Our Past: The Historic Environment in the 21st Century” (Design, Heritage and the Built Environment).

Paul Kirkbright, University Centre Shrewsbury Deputy Provost said:

“We’d urge people to come along to the evening of taster lectures, to find out more about the learning and research taking place at University Centre Shrewsbury.

“The curriculum, research and partnerships aim to have as much of a positive impact as possible locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, helping Shropshire become a focus for research across a range of economic, environmental and other challenges facing society in the 21st Century.

“The evening is part of a series of open events and activities which provide the opportunity to share more about our work and for people across the community to get involved in University Centre life.

“The event is free and open to anyone, whether a college or university student, a resident who is keen to gain an oversight, or an individual with a passion for sports medicine and health, psychology, business or history.”

Light refreshments will be provided.

To book a place go to www.tasterlectures.eventbrite.co.uk

Alternatively see the What’s New section of the University Centre Shrewsbury website – www.ucshrewsbury.ac.uk

For more information on University Centre Shrewsbury go to the website, email enquiries@ucshrewsbury.ac.uk or call 01244 511000.