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We organise regular talks, workshops and other methods-related events throughout the academic year.

If you have any ideas about training sessions or seminars you would like to see in future, please let us know at

Upcoming events

methods@manchester seminar: Object Interviews and Elicitations: getting people to talk about things.

13:00 - 14:00 24 April 2018

This talk explores the possibilities of object interviews as a method for carrying out research into material culture, as well as a method adopted more widely as part of the repertoire of creative methods in the social sciences. The talk will use examples of how it has been adopted to explore: different ways in which objects interviews have be..

methods@manchester seminar: How to use Olfactory Methods: Smell and Taste in Everyday Life

13:00 - 14:00 14 May 2018

Smells and odours can evoke memories and previous experiences. Contextual factors such as odours can be important in how we perceive other sensations and situations. However, researchers have typically given less attention to smell and taste than they have to sight and hearing, for example (Classen et al., 1994). Developing methods for studyin..

Academic Presentation Skills

09:30 - 16:00 16 May 2018

This workshop aims to provide tools to improve presentation skills in academic settings. The combination of lecture and group activities will enables the participants on the one hand need to identify shortcomings in their own presentation skills and on the other hand to improve their performance for future academic conferences and presentation..

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Important booking information


Bookings for our events will now be done through Eventbrite. All reminders and updates about your booking will be sent via Eventbrite so please ensure that you read these messages. It is recommended that you use the ‘Add to calendar’ function as a reminder of your booking. If you need to cancel or amend your booking, do this via ‘My Tickets’ on the site.

Waiting list

If you are on the waiting list for a place and one becomes available you will receive an email from Eventbrite. You will be given 1 day to respond and complete your registration on Eventbrite, if you have not responded within that time you will be taken off the list and the invitation will pass to the next person. Preference will be given to NorthWest DTC PhD students and this will be determined by email address, so please use your official address.


We have had an increasing problem with non-attendance. As a result anyone who does not attend and has not cancelled their place before the course starts will not be permitted to attend any further methods@manchester events for that academic year.