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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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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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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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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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March 2019

A new era of Hospice Care in our City

March 5 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Mary’s Hospice, 176 Raddlebarn Road
Birmingham, B29 7DA United Kingdom
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Lunar Society members and guests are invited to attend an early evening discussion on End of Life Care at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.   The Future of Hospice Care: a New Era for our City As we are living longer and with a range illnesses, the demand for hospice, health and social care is rising, with many people also living in growing isolation and poverty.  Join in the Lunar Society’s discussion and debate on how we can create a new…

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Honourable Ladies in Politics

March 8 at 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Aston University, Adrian Cadbury Lecture Theatre, Aston Business School
Birmingham, B4 7ER
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The New Year marks the centenary of the first woman to take a seat in Parliament. On this year’s International Women’s Day, the Lunar Society’s Chair, Jacqui Smith, the UK’s first female Home Secretary, will look at some of the Honourable Ladies who have followed in Nancy Astor’s footsteps. An entertaining and illuminating talk followed by Q and A over a delicious breakfast; an inspiring start to the day. Kindly sponsored by Aston University

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The importance of place and how does Birmingham measure up?

March 27 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Highbury, 4 Yew Tree Road
Birmingham, B13 8QG United Kingdom
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Highbury Birmingham An entertaining and stimulating Question Time-style evening will address some of the key themes and challenges for Birmingham today and focus on how the city can succeed in the 21st Century.   Join us in the historical setting of Highbury, built as a family home in 1878 by one of Birmingham’s most famous parliamentarians, Rt. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain.         Sir Michael Lyons, vice chair of the Lunar Society will introduce the evening and act as…

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