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're pleased to announce the following dates for the zoom talks - with further information to follow:

19th April 2023

Registered Nurses’ experiences of working within professional and contractual boundaries: A Grounded Theory study

Presented by Dr Bernadette Devlin, Senior Lecturer, Keyll Daree, Manx Care - Register here


17th May 2023

Women in Manx Politics: preliminary findings

Presented by Dr Catriona Mackie (UCM Lecturer) & Prof Peter Edge (UCM Hon Fellow) - Register here


16th June 2023

What has DNA testing ever done for me? An exploration of the applied DNA testing universe 

Presented by Dr Rachel Glover - Register here

Previous Talks


  • 15th March 2023: Dr Fiona Gell delivered a talk on 'Ocean Climate Solutions: how taking good care of the sea can help build a better future for everyone'. **Video to be added soon**


  • 23rd November 2022: Listen back to UCM Honorary Fellow Dr Peter Litman present a piece titled 'It's the Cathedral which killed him: Bishop Rowley Hill's Cathedral of 1886'.


  • 19th October 2022: This year's Honorary Fellow Professor Ken Mills of Queens University Belfast & Chair of UCM Research Panel spoke about 'Silver linings; how cancer research methods and everyday drugs helped to fight Covid'.


  • 23rd November 2022: Listen back as UCM Honorary Fellow Dr Peter Litman takes a deep dive into Rowley Hill, an Anglican clergyman who served in the Church of England as the Bishop of Sodor and Man from 1877 to 1887.



  • 8th December 2021: UCM Honorary Fellow, Professor Peter Edge of Oxford Brookes University delivered an engaging talk on the recent local elections during his discussion about 'Putting the Manx 2021 Election into Context'. Listen back below:



  • 12th January 2022: UCM Lecturer and Programme Leader Dr Florida Clements, delivered a talk about '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?'. Listen back below:


  • 16th February 2022: Christopher Weeks ACR, Manx National Heritage Collections Care and Conservation Manager, talked about 'CAD and historic structures: re-constructing the schooner Peggy'. Listen back below:


  • 9th March 2022: Dr Tim Grass, Senior Research Fellow at Spurgeon's College, London, spoke about 'Old Priest, New Presbyter? The Changing Manx Clergy, 1570-1698'. Listen back below: 


  • 27th April 2022: Matt Coleman, Senior Researcher, DEFA and Bangor University will be discussing 'IOM Biosphere and Marine Environment Management'. Listen back below:

Research Festival

On 19th July 2019, we launched the first-ever Festival of Research aimed at attracting researchers in all discipline areas across the island with the aim of promoting research on the Isle of Man. Festival of Research 2019 roundup.

Other events

Throughout the year we will be organising various research-related events, please look out for these events on this website.

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