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Missed a session or want to listen again? The Urbis Research Forum is recording its sessions as downloadable podcasts. All the podcasts available are listed and linked below.

Happy Birthday Mr. Engels
Friedrich Engels celebrated his 190th birthday on 28 November, 2010, and his
work in philosophy and political theory continue to be widely read and
highly influential. Manchester served as inspiration for some of Engels’
writings on child labour, unsanitary conditions and working class life in
the 19th century. In this panel discussion, we examined how the city
is reflected in Engels’ work and how his Mancunian insights continue to
be relevant in the 21st century.

The session was hosted by Dr. Andy Karvonen.

Steve Hanson (Hereford College of Arts)
Mark Rainey (University of Manchester)

Download the Podcast here.

Drinking and the City
26 October, 2010

Mark Jayne (University of Manchester), Sarah Pickstone (City Centre Safe), Dmitri Brady (Methodist International House) and Haydn Pope (Manchester Pub and Club Network) discuss the benefits and drawbacks of alcohol use in the city. The session was chaired by Mark Rainey.

Download the Podcast here.

City Sites: A Discussion on Webculture
Monday 27 September, 2010

Julian Tait (FutureEverything), Susie Stubbs (Creative Tourist) and Marc Hudson (Manchester Climate Fortnightly) discuss webculture, blogging and webzines. The discussion that took shape addressed the decline of traditional journalism, issues of transparency in local politics, blogging, digital media and local media. The session was chaired by Mark Rainey

Download the podcast here.

Rethinking Homes, Rethinking Regeneration
Monday 12 July, 2010
Dave Tomlinson and Antony Lockley discuss housing and regeneration. The session was chaired by Dr. Leif Jerram.
Download the podcast here.

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