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April 2018

Inspiring Minds breakfast with Jon Bloomfield

13th April 2018 at 8:00 am - 9:30 am
The Studio, 7 Cannon Street B2 5EP United Kingdom + Google Map
£10 – £13

Our next Inspiring Minds breakfast features author Jon Bloomfield who will discuss his book, 'Our City: Migrants and the Making of Modern Birmingham'.  Race and migration are the most explosive issues in British politics today. In contrast to the tabloid headlines, Our City: Migrants and the Making of Modern Birmingham explores how one of Britain’s major cities has been transformed for the better by its migrant population. Based on original interviews, this book tells the story of fifty migrants to…

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May 2018

Midlands Lunar Heritage Trail Launch

1st May 2018 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Soho House, Soho Ave
Birmingham, B18 5LB
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The Lunar Society invites you to the launch of the new Midlands Lunar Heritage Trail. Funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the trail explores the Midlands connections of the original Lunar Society whose famous members included Matthew Boulton, James Watt, Erasmus Darwin and Josiah Wedgwood. During the late 18th century this fascinating group of industrialists, inventors, scientists and natural philosophers was to transform society’s understanding of the world. But rather than being based in London or one…

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‘Birmingham – the view from No.10’: breakfast with Nick Timothy

21st May 2018 at 8:00 am - 9:30 am
The Studio, 7 Cannon Street B2 5EP United Kingdom + Google Map
£15

  *PLEASE NOTE - the date and format have changed for this event. Nick Timothy will now be coming to speak at a breakfast on 21st May at 8am.* Every prime minister has close advisers and some become controversial in their own right. That is certainly true for Birmingham born Nick Timothy who served Theresa May as chief of staff until 2017  when he resigned in the wake of the general election  result. Nick played a key role in developing…

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July 2018

Lunar Society 2018 Annual General Meeting

19th July 2018 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
iCentrum, Faraday Wharf, Holt Street
Birmingham, B7 4BB
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Free

Please join us for our 2018 AGM, held prior to this year's Boulton and Watt Lecture. At the Annual General Meeting we will: discuss the future and direction of the Society reflect on the programme of events hold elections for the committee and executive officers the Chair's report Non-members are also welcome to attend. Please note - the AGM immediately precedes the 2018 Boulton and Watt Lecture, with guest speaker Karim Palant, the UK's public policy manager for Facebook. All…

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Boulton and Watt Lecture 2018 – ‘Is Facebook a force for good?’ with Karim Palant

19th July 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
iCentrum, Faraday Wharf, Holt Street
Birmingham, B7 4BB
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Free

When it comes to innovation, few companies can claim a greater record than Facebook, which has revolutionised the way that many of us communicate and that data is collected and used. Of course, this has not been without controversy with their Global CEO Mark Zuckerberg being called to appear before US politicians and the European Union in recent weeks. This year’s Boulton and Watt lecture is being delivered by Karim Palant – the UK Public Policy Manager for Facebook. Is…

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September 2018

Annual Dinner 2018 with The Rt. Hon. Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party.

17th September 2018 at 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Edgbaston Golf Club, Edgbaston Golf Club, Church Road
Birmingham, B15 3TB
£50 – £400

The guest speaker at this year’s Lunar Society Annual Dinner will be The Rt. Hon. Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party. Her fresh approach on a wide range of social, economic and political issues has been instrumental in the recovery of Conservative fortunes in Scotland. She has been widely tipped as a future leader of the UK party, and with negotiations reaching a critical stage her perspective on Brexit will be of particular interest. Edgbaston Golf Club…

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Sir Adrian Cadbury Lecture 2018 – ‘Reflection on 30 years in Public Service’ with Dame Louise Casey.

26th September 2018 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Aston University, Adrian Cadbury Lecture Theatre, Aston Business School
Birmingham, B4 7ER
Free

    For the upcoming Sir Adrian Cadbury Lecture, Dame Louise will reflect back on the challenges of life both within and out of Government, commenting on the lessons learned and making sure that we remember that we are dealing with people at the very core of these problems. What lessons can be learnt when we step back, away from policies and politics and look into the lives of the people we deal with on a daily basis. The Sir…

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October 2018

The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists visit

16th October 2018 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
RBSA, 4 Brook Street
Birmingham, B3 1SA
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Free

In partnership with another unique Birmingham institution, the Lunar society invites you to enjoy a privileged visit to the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists - a hidden gem in the Jewellery Quarter's St Paul's Square. Hosted by the RBSA President, Rob Neil, we will hear a brief history of the Society from Professor Brendan Flynn. He will take us on a journey from the origins of the Society over 200 years ago - from Burne-Jones to the present. Internationally renowned…

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December 2018

The Birmingham and Midland Institute – James Watt with Chris Rice

10th December 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Historian Chris Rice on James Watt, Birmingham and how, between them, they shaped the world. This lecture is part of the Birmingham Civic Society’s Centenary Programme.   Tickets are available from the The Birmingham and Midland Institute website.    

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January 2019

[Exact time and date TBC] Air Pollution, Sources, Properties and Public Health Implications – with Professor Roy Harrison

January 1 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Roy Harrison is Queen Elizabeth II Birmingham Centenary Professor of Environmental Health at the University of Birmingham, UK, and also Distinguished Adjunct Professor at King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. His research interests are in air pollution, especially airborne particulate matter.  He has also been heavily engaged at the science/policy interface as a member of several government technical advisory groups for the Department of Health and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in the U.K. including until recently…

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