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The Rime of the Ancient Manchester: Developing the socio-political and cultural languages of devolution.

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09 November 2016
1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University
Oxford Road
M15 6BH

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ESRC Festival of Social Science logoIn The Sane Society Erich Fromm argued that civic progress can only occur when changes are made simultaneously in the economic, socio-political and cultural spheres; any progress restricted to one sphere is destructive to progress in all spheres.

This event highlighted the role of social sciences in informing policy, particularly around devolution. It is well-known that communities, arts, creativity and enterprise are important drivers of regeneration. Economics must serve community aspirations (not vice versa), and it is in the social sciences that community aspirations can be identified and communicated.

The aim of this event was to put arts and the social sciences at the very heart of the devolution/regeneration debate. In essence, we can decide how we want our cities to be – what is our vision for Manchester as it approaches its third millennium?

Watch the video of this event here: The Rime of the Ancient Manchester

Contact: Mrs Katherine Roycroft (