UCM Talks

UCMtalks is a series of inspiring and powerful talks by experts in their respective fields, organised to create a platform for meaningful discussions on a variety of current topics and encourage sharing of new ideas and thinking.

Upcoming talks

We'll be announcing the line up for the next academic year soon so please keep an eye on our social media channels and this web page. 

Listen again

Missed a talk? Listen (and watch) again to the UCMTalks below, or why not check out of Research Festival highlights. 

An exploration of the applied DNA testing universe 

Delivered on 15th June 2023 by UCM Honorary Fellow Dr Rachel Glover

Women in Manx Politics: Preliminary Findings

Delivered on 17th May 2023 by UCM lecturer Dr Catriona Mackie and UCM Honorary Fellow Professor Peter Edge. Watch presentation below:


Ocean Climate Solutions: how taking good care of the sea can help build a better future for ​everyone ​​

Delivered on 15th March 2023 by Dr Fiona Gell. Watch the presentation below:

It's the Cathedral which killed him: Bishop Rowley Hill's Cathedral of 1886 ​

Delivered on 23rd November 2022 by Honorary Fellow Dr Peter Litman 

Silver linings; how cancer research methods and everyday drugs helped to fight Covid'

Delivered on 19th October 2022 by Honorary Fellow Professor Ken Mills of Queens University Belfast & Chair of UCM Research Panel 


Putting the Manx 2021 Election into Context

Delivered on 8th December 2021 by UCM Honorary Fellow, Professor Peter Edge of Oxford Brookes University.


The Isle of Man: all dressed up but nowhere to go. Can place branding and marketing strategies help turn around the fortunes of the Isle of Man?

Delivered on 12th January 2022 by UCM Lecturer and Programme Leader Dr Florida Clements.

CAD and historic structures: re-constructing the schooner Peggy

Delivered on16th February 2022 by Christopher Weeks ACR, Manx National Heritage Collections Care and Conservation Manager.

Old Priest, New Presbyter? The Changing Manx Clergy, 1570-1698

Delivered on 9th March 2022 by Dr Tim Grass, Senior Research Fellow at Spurgeon's College, London.

IOM Biosphere and Marine Environment Management

Delivered on 27th April 2022 by Matt Coleman, Senior Researcher, DEFA and Bangor University.