Research events

#UCMtalks is a series of inspiring and powerful talks by experts in their respective fields, organised to create a platform for meaningful discussions on a variety of current topics and encourage sharing of new ideas and thinking.

Upcoming talks

  • 16th February 2022: Christopher Weeks ACR, Manx National Heritage Collections Care and Conservation Manager will be talking about 'CAD and historic structures: re-constructing the schooner Peggy'. See event page to register your interest now.


  • 18th May 2022: Dr Mari Hughes-Edwards, Department of English, History and Creative Writing, Edge Hill University will be discussing ‘Whose island is this anyway?’: poetry, possession and being possessed by the Isle of Man. See event page to register your interest now.

Previous Talks

  • 8th December 2021: UCM Honorary Fellow, Professor Peter Edge of Oxford Brookes University delivered an engaging talk on the recent local elections during his discussion about 'Putting the Manx 2021 Election into Context'. Listen back here.


  • 12th January 2022: UCM Lecturer and Programme Leader Dr Florida Clements, will be delivering a talk about 'The Isle of Man: all dressed up but nowhere to go. Can place branding and marketing strategies help turn around the fortunes of the Isle of Man?'. Recording to come.​

Other research events

On 19th July 2019, we launched the first-ever Festival of Research aimed at attracting researchers in all discipline areas across the island with the aim of promoting research on the Isle of Man. Festival of Research 2019 roundup.

Throughout the year we will be organising various research-related events, please look out for these events on this website.

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