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Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research

An event in University Place Manchester


The Cathie Marsh Institute organises various events throughout the year. From seminars and conferences to workshops and short courses our events reflect our research themes.

Short courses

We run introductory, intermediate to advanced courses on all aspects of the research process, including research design, data collection and data analysis. 

Courses from our centres

As well as those events listed here, we also run seminars, courses and workshops at:

Postgraduate conference July 2016

The Institute is pleased to be hosting the PopFest 2016: The 24th Annual Population Postgraduate Conference. 

Migration and Families in Europe: National and Local Perspectives Conference

The Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity is pleased to announce its two-day international conference which will bring together researchers, practitioners in government and voluntary sectors and postgraduate students to discuss migration and families in Europe. 

Next courses and events

CMIST Afternoon Seminar: Political patterns of decision-making on the UK Supreme Court

16:00 - 17:30 25 October 2016

Abstract: The UK Supreme Court is seven years old this month. It has decided enough cases for academ..

Webinar: Storing data in databases

15:00 - 16:00 25 October 2016

Storing small amounts of data may be feasible in a spreadsheet whereas very large datasets may requi..

Autobiographical and Oral Ethnographical Narratives of War

14:00 - 26 October 2016

Speaker: Aron Bakos (Babe?-Bolyai University) Title: Autobiographical and Oral Ethnographical Narrat..

Webinar: Key issues in reusing data

15:00 - 16:00 26 October 2016

Participants will hear about the key issues in secondary analysis as a method. The session will brie..

Arthur Lewis Annual Lecture: The Enemy between Us - The Psychological and Social Costs Of Inequality

18:00 - 19:00 27 October 2016

We are delighted to announce that Professor Kate Pickett of Epidemiology in the Department of Health..

Webinar: Big Data and Social Research Ethics

15:00 - 16:00 27 October 2016

Big data is everywhere - or at least it seems to be. It may seem that all social research is now dev..

Workshop: Introduction to programming

09:30 - 16:30 31 October 2016

There is more to programming than simply writing lines of code. This free workshop will provide you..

Bookhands in letters from late antique Egypt

12:00 - 13:00 01 November 2016

Using as a case study an unpublished letter from an ecclesiastical environment, written in the so-ca..

Creative Approaches to Qualitative Researching

03 - 04 November 2016

As this course is expected to be very popular we are operating an application process. Details are b..

Webinar: Data management basics

15:00 - 16:00 03 November 2016

This webinar is intended for anyone who want to learn about data management. Data management is esse..