Urbis Research Forum – Drinking and the City

25 Oct

Urbis Research Forum

Tomorrow night the Urbis research forum tackles the difficult issue of Drinking and the City as part of the Manchester Science Festival.  Looking at media coverage of “Booze Britain”,  binge drinking, and debates around pub licensing its hoped that the contributors can determine  whether we’re facing a true threat to public health and well being encouraged and enhanced by loss leading alcohol deals or merely in the grip of a moral panic?

Drinking and the City promises to explore the benefits and drawbacks of alcohol use in culture and society, with particular focus on Manchester.

Speakers for this session are:

Dr. Mark Jayne (Geography Dept, University of Manchester), Sarah Pickstone (City Centre Safe, Greater Manchester Police), Dmitri Brady (Warden, Methodist International House) and Haydn Pope (Manchester Pub and Club Network)

Entrance is free with everything kicking off at 6pm in room D07, Renold Building, Altrincham Street (Off Sackville Street) with ongoing discussions continuing in the pub.

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