Online Events and Activities

Welcome to our online events and activities! This page will be regularly updated with podcasts, videos, articles and more. It's all designed to keep you up to date with what's happening in and around your university. Whether you are taking a break from work, or exploring a new subject area before taking one of our short courses, there will be plenty here to feed your curiosity.

Help! Is my child a psychopath?

For parents, the discovery that their child’s difficult behaviour is actually a form of psychopathy is devastating. Psychopathy is widely seen as difficult, if not impossible to treat - and the prognosis for people with psychopathic traits is deeply troubling.

GeoHub Liverpool: Geoscience Resources For Teachers And Students

This is a valuable resource of geoscience research and thinking that provides best practice to improve learning, and encourage more young people to enter this area.

Great Pyramid: how my research on ancient Egyptian poetry led to an amazing discovery

What began as an expedition to record the inscriptions of ancient Egyptian quarry workers produced a remarkable discovery about the Great Pyramid at Giza. My colleagues and I in the Anglo-French joint archaeological mission to the ancient quarry site of Hatnub recently revealed the existence of a well-preserved haulage ramp dating to the time of the Great Pyramid, roughly 4,500 years ago.

Star Wars: from The Force to R2D2, does the science hold up? By Professor Carsten Welsch

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, the final film in the epic Star Wars series, hit the big screen in 2019. Science fiction in general – and Star Wars in particular – is a hugely popular genre, much because of the titillating possibility that the mind-blowing technology we see on screen could one day work.

The Travelling Sketchbook by Paul Gatenby

The course was initially planned as a mix of theoretical work in the seminar room accompanied by drawing excursions into the city for the practical elements. Coronavirus put that on hold for the time being but we can still explore some of the historical and indeed practical themes from home whilst keeping within the rules for social isolation.

Follow Your Nose

Chris Probert leads a team at the University of Liverpool that's invented a machine that can reliably detect the early stages of cancer in a patient with nothing more than a sniff of small sample. For some cancers, like those of the urinary tract, this has the potential to dramatically simplify the detection of tumours.

Help! Is my child a psychopath?

For parents, the discovery that their child’s difficult behaviour is actually a form of psychopathy is devastating. Psychopathy is widely seen as difficult, if not impossible to treat - and the prognosis for people with psychopathic traits is deeply troubling. Dr Luna Centifanti, a Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology at the University of Liverpool considers current research to this delicate subject.