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Wild Talks

8 Jun 2024 -26 Apr 2025 2:00 pm -3:30 pm

Saturday 8 June 2024
Saturday 15 June 2024
Saturday 21 September 2024
Saturday 7 December 2024
Saturday 26 April 2025

Kanaris Theatre, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road.

Free, book tickets.

Wild Talks

Can going ‘wild’ help us to tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis? Meet some of the UK’s foremost thinkers, writers, activists and influencers to find out how people across the globe are rethinking their relationship with the natural world.

Wild Talks is a series of public lectures hosted by Manchester Museum, in collaboration with the University of Manchester, that will delve even deeper into some of the issues raised by our new exhibition, Wild. Issues that often have an unseen, yet powerful, impact on our daily lives.

This series is part of the University’s support for lifelong, flexible learning, aimed at supporting people’s aspirations and learning needs at every stage of their lives. Through public leactures, we aim to provide access to a Manchester education for all.


Wild Talks Programme

Born to rewild

with Sir Charles Burrell and Dr Rachel Webster

Animal Architecture

with Paul Dobraszczyk and Matthew O'Donnell

Wild Talks Format

  • Chaired by a member of the Wild exhibition team at Manchester Museum.
  • 45 minute talk with 15 minute Q&A, followed by 30 minutes meet and greet, and networking opportunity with free refreshments.
  • Talks will be filmed, and videos will be made available shortly afterwards on Manchester Museum and University of Manchester websites.

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