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Alumni Newsletter: March 2021

In this edition:

  • Colleagues at Staffordshire County Council discover they are Carnatic alumni
  • Architects Ellis Williams name a seat in the Tung Auditorium
  • Musical alumnus Alan Jones makes his first recording at the age of 85
  • Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed is appointed Chair of the Commission of Human Medicines
  • Medical students help with vaccine roll-out
  • We include a round-up of all our upcoming online events

 

Alumni Newsletter: January 2021

In this edition: 

  • We bid farewell to Development and Alumni Relations Director, Christina Harcus
  • The University unveils its new research centre to help with disease prevention
  • We celebrate alumni honoured in the Queen’s New Year Honours
  • Alumnus Mike Keating tells us about Liverpool's secrets
  • We include a round-up of health and wellbeing initiatives to help keep you inspired during lockdown.

Alumni Newsletter: October 2020

In this edition:

  • We celebrate alumni honoured in the Queen’s birthday honours
  • A medical student is recognised for their campaign to promote mental wellbeing
  • Alumni share their memories of ‘The Rathbone Beetle’
  • We celebrate the unique legacy history of the Liverpool campus

Alumni Newsletter: Autumn 2020

In this edition:

  • Alumni attend their first online reunion
  • Continuing Education offer for alumni
  • Bringing The World to Liverpool: India online event
  • The University rises in the Time Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings
  • Broadcaster Jon Snow supports our COVID-19 Student Crisis Support Fund
  • The University's Weight Management Clinic for pets celebrates its 15th birthday

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Alumni Newsletter: March 2021

In this edition: Colleagues at Staffordshire County Council discover they are Carnatic alumni; architects Ellis Williams name a seat in the Tung Auditorium; musical alumnus Alan Jones makes his first recording at the age of 85; Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed is appointed Chair of the Commission of Human Medicines; medical students help with vaccine roll-out; and there's a round-up of all our upcoming online events

Alumni Tom, Lily and Alan stand in front of the Staffordshire County Council Headquarters

Staffordshire County Council colleagues discover they were all Carnatic residents

Leader of Staffordshire County Council, Alan White (right), was surprised to discover two of his colleagues, Lily Saeidi and Tom Hobbins, were not only Liverpool alumni, but also Carnatic residents.

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Architects Ellis Williams name a seat in the Tung Auditorium

The award-winning architects behind the new Yoko Ono Lennon Centre have supported our fundraising campaign by naming a seat in the new state-of-the-art 400-seat Auditorium, located at the heart of the building.

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Violin

University of Liverpool alumnus achieves lifetime musical ambition at the age of 85

Local Liverpool man and University of Liverpool alumnus Alan Jones (BSc Chemistry 1961, MMus 2000) has achieved a lifetime ambition at the age of 85 by having one of his classical music compositions issued as a commercial recording.

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University of Liverpool medical students help with vaccine roll-out

More than 500 students from the School of Medicine, including Maddie Boyers (pictured) have come forward to offer support with the vaccination programme and other COVID efforts across the city.

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University's Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed named Chair of the Commission of Human Medicines (CHM)

The CHM provides independent expert advice to ministers on the safety, quality and efficacy of medicines. It is an advisory non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department of Health and Social Care.

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University partners with industry to develop new anti-viral technologies to limit spread of COVID-19

Scientists at the University of Liverpool are developing new anti-viral technology that will limit the transmission of COVID-19 from touching contaminated surfaces in areas such as hospitals, train stations or restaurants and shops.

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Events

Scouse Science

Tuesday 2 March, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Actress and impressionist, Jan Ravens, and Dr Mike Beadsworth join Professor Tom Solomon for the next Scouse Science Podcast.

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Lunchtime Concerts: Open Circuit with Richard Craig

Wednesday 3 March, 1.15pm - 2.15pm

Flautist Richard Craig has a distinctive approach to the flute: re-invigorating older music, as well as exploring improvised and notated contemporary works. In this concert, first given in the Leggate Theatre in March 2017, we hear the extraordinary range of sounds that result from electro-acoustic collaborations with University of Liverpool composers Matthew Fairclough, Ian Costabile and Liam Carey. There will be a post-concert Q&A with Richard.

More details here

School of Architecture Guest Lecture Series: Sacred Cows

Thursday 4 March 6.00pm - 7.00pm

In the latest lecture in the series, and following last year’s global protests, Lesley Lokka, former Dean of Architecture at the Spitzer School of Architecture, City College of New York, speculates on different approaches to architectural education that might encourage institutions to give up a few ‘sacred cows’ in favour of a more equitable, diverse and inclusive future.

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You can find out about the other lectures in the series here.

To mark International Women's Day the University is staging a series of events in March

Women in Music 2021

Wednesday 10 March from 9.30am

Join us at the University of Liverpool for the inaugural Women in Music event which celebrates the diversity of women working in the music industry around the world with a day of presentations, interactive sessions and performances.

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The Liverpool Literary Festival presents 'A Women's History of The Beatles'

Friday 12 March 10.00am  - 11.30am

Join University of Lecturer and Beatles expert, Dr Holly Tessler as she talks to Dr Christine Feldman-Barrett, Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University, Australia about her new book 'A Women's History of The Beatles'. The event forms part of this year's Liverpool Literary Festival and has been staged to celebrate the opening of the Yoko Ono Lennon Centre later this year, and the launch of the Department of Music's new MA in The Beatles, Music Industry and Heritage.

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