Alternative Futures & Popular Protest

The 2019 edition of Alternative Futures and Popular Protest will take place on 15-17th April at The Manchester Meeting Place, Sackville Street, University of Manchester. The deadline for abstracts has now passed and we’re delighted that 90+ authors have submitted some excellent papers. You can see our programme here (we hope it is final, but some minor changes may still be required.) If you expect to be on it but can’t see your name, please contact us asap via

Final information for delegates

Venue: Manchester Meeting Place is somewhat off the main roads on our ‘North Campus’, but directions to the venue on our travel info page should be fairly easy to follow and there will be clear signage once you’re near.

(Tip: if you’re using a smartphone map, search for ‘Manchester Meeting Place’ NOT the postcode. Or just bookmark this:

Submitted papers are now available for delegates to read – check your email for a dropbox link.

Programme: Now final.

Livestream! Please note that the Monday 4-6pm roundtable will be video broadcast via YouTube. Check the event page for the correct link, and do feel free to spread the word.


  • Monday. Drinks: from 6pm at The Bull’s Head, 84 London Rd, Manchester M1 2PN. Dinner: 7.30pm at eastZeast, Princess Street, M1 7DN. Tel: 0161 8343500. £20 set menu, not including drinks, payable direct to the restaurant.
  • Tuesday. Drinks: from 6pm at Rain Bar, 80 Great Bridgewater Street, M1 5JG.  Dinner: 7.30pm at TOPS, 106 Portland Street, M1 4RJ. Tel: 0161 2371000. £15 buffet, not including drinks, payable direct to the restaurant.