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Browse upcoming events in Geography at The University of Manchester.

The research seminar series

The research seminar series offers staff and students the opportunity to engage with new and emerging geographical research from early career academics through to those more internationally renowned.

Past speakers


  • Professor Kim England, University of Washington
  • Dr Mark Hildebrandt, Southern Illinois University
  • Garry Huckleberry, University of Arizona
  • Professor Ed Soja, UCLA
  • Professor Dick Walker, University of California
  • Professor Henry Yeung, National University of Singapore

High-profile, UK-based

  • Professor Colin Ballantyne, University of St Andrews
  • Professor Allan Cochrane, the Open University
  • Professor Danny Dorling, University of Oxford
  • Professor Matthew Gandy, UCL
  • Professor Stephen Graham, University of Newcastle
  • Professor Stuart Lane, Durham University
  • Professor Simon Marvin, University of Salford
  • Professor Stephen Royle, Queen's University Belfast
  • Professor David Sadler, University of Liverpool
  • Professor Mike Summerfield, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Gill Valentine, University of Leeds
  • Professor John Wainwright, University of Sheffield


  • Professor Tim Allott
  • Dr Roger Braithwaite
  • Dr Martin Dodge
  • Dr Laura Edwards
  • Dr James Evans
  • Dr Martin Hess
  • Dr Mark Jayne
  • Professor Maria Kaika
  • Professor Erik Swyngedouw

Past seminars

Upcoming events

Urbanisation, Infrastructures and Everyday Life

01 - 03 May 2019

Keynote speakers: Prof Em Clara Greed (UWE) Dr Christoph Luethi (EAWAG) Prof Nicholas Rose (King's College London) Dr Farhana Sultana (Syracuse) Countries undergoing rapid urban transformations experience shifts in various infrastructural systems. However, there are explicit tensions between the apparent need to develop national infrastructu..

GDI Lecture Series: Ambitious and ambiguous public investments in African cities with Edgar Pieterse

16:30 - 18:00 08 May 2019

The Global Development Institute is pleased to host Edgar Pieterse as part of the GDI Lecture Series, talking about: Ambitious and ambiguous public investments in African cities Urban governance in most African cities is marked by weak regulatory enablement by national governments, limited autonomous fiscal resources, limited managerial capac..

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