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A wide range of public events is on offer, which showcases the diverse research, knowledge and skills on display at the University, from learning a new language to listening to an interesting talk by an expert in their field. There are events on offer at the Chester, Warrington and Shrewsbury sites.

Highlights from this year’s Programme include eminent psychologist, Sir Cary Cooper, who will be discussing mental wellbeing at work and Poppy Jaman OBE whose focus is on public mental health leadership.

There is also a diverse range of Professorial Inaugural Lectures by newly appointed professors from a range of University of Chester departments, including religious studies, sports sciences, law and biological sciences. This year’s Programme also sees the return of popular lecture series from the Institute of Gender Studies, the Faculty of Health and Social Care Historical Society and Chester Theological Society.

This year’s Cheshire Prize for Literature sees the inauguration of a brand-new category, Scriptwriting, with finalists performing their work in a very special awards evening at Chester’s Storyhouse. Alongside a panel of judges, including legendary screenwriter and producer Phil Redmond CBE, the audience will help crown this year’s winner.

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chester, Professor Tim Wheeler, said: “The University recognises the vital role of education in society and we very much look forward to welcoming you and hope there is something of interest to enjoy and inspire.”

To read the full list of what is on offer visit https://www1.chester.ac.uk/press-office/events/public-events-programme-20192020

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