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October 2014

Friday 3 October 2014
Cullin Sound
Organised by Department of Music
Sarah Watts (bass clarinet), Laurence Perkins (bassoon). Two members of one of the UK's most inspirational woodwind trios Cullin Sound present a programme of original works for clarinet(s) and bassoon.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Francis Poulenc: Sonata for clarinet and bassoon; Robin Walker: Twilight for solo bassoon; David Bennett: Thomas Ebb for bass clarinet and bassoon; Sarah Watts: Screapadal for solo bass clarinet and narrator. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044  or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 4 October 2014
Ballast Barge Tour
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, 4:30-6:00pm  
Join us for an in-depth look at the design, planting and plants on central Bristol's floating garden, the ballast seed barge. Your guide will focus on origins, adaptations and look at some of the more unusual plants such as the squirting cucumber. Further information is available
Cost, £7/£5 concs. Booking required via the Arnolfini,.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 5 October 2014
Happy 174th birthday, John Addington Symonds!
Organised by Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
The Orangery, Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1BH, 2:00-5:00pm  
Join us for a garden party to kick off the new academic year by celebrating the legacy of one of Victorian Britain's greatest scholar-writers. Born in Bristol in 1840, Symonds was the author of numerous works, including The Renaissance in Italy and the first major study of ancient sexuality, 'A Problem in Greek Ethics'. Further information is available
Refreshments at 6.15pm; event at 6.30pm. All are welcome; no reservation is required.  Contact for other queries, Sam Barlow email: Sam.Barlow@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 6 October 2014
Traditional Botanical Drawing and Painting
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Jenny Brooks.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 1:00-4:30pm  
This 21 week course is aimed at both beginners and those wishing to improve existing skills. You will gain a sound foundation in drawing and painting botanical plants from observation. Further information is available
Cost, £360 (payable in stages if preferred). Booking required via the online shop. Bring paper and a drawing pencil to your first class when the tutor will talk through recommended purchases for the future.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 7 October 2014
Saudade of the Present: Diasporic Memory and the Topologies of Listening
Organised by Department of Music
Jason Stanyek, University of Oxford.
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 7 October 2014
Two nights with Borges - 'The Riddle of Poetry'
Organised by Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Making use of live readings and audio recordings long thought lost, we shall seek to relive some of the magic of the first two lectures. Dr Laura Jansen, Lecturer in Classics, will provide a brief introduction to each event.
Arts Complex, Lecture Theatre 3 (LT3), 6:30pm  
In 1967-68, more than two decades after the publication of his famous Fictions and almost fully blind, Jorge Luis Borges gave the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University. The series, titled 'This Craft of Verse', offered breath-taking insight into the poetics of one of the most extraordinary literary minds of the twentieth century. Further information is available
Refreshments at 6.15pm; event at 6.30pm. All are welcome; no reservation is required.  Contact for other queries, Sam Barlow email: sam.barlow@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 7 October 2014
Using Video as Methodology
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Dr. Carolyn A. Maher, Distinguished Professor, Mathematics Education, Rutgers University and Dr. Louise Wilkinson, Distinguished Professor of Education, Psychology, and Communication Sciences, Syracuse University.
Room 1.20, 35 Berkeley Square, 10:30am-2:30pm  
Professors Maher and Wilkinson have extensive experience using video as a methodology for research into student reasoning. In this research presentation, they will examine interdependency between developing mathematical understanding and using the specialized language unique to the discipline to express those understandings, focusing upon one adolescent's mathematical learning of early algebra. Further information
Contact Laura Griffiths on 0117 331 4291 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 7 October 2014
Developing Student Reasoning in Mathematics
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Dr. Carolyn A. Maher, Distinguished Professor, Mathematics Education, Rutgers University and Dr. Louise Wilkinson, Distinguished Professor of Education, Psychology, and Communication Sciences, Syracuse University.
Room 1.20, 35 Berkeley Square, 5:30-7:30pm  
This session is aimed at local teachers of mathematics and is co-hosted by the Mathematics Education Research Network and the Association of Teachers of Mathematics. Professors Maher and Wilkinson will focus on several episodes of the development of reasoning, grades 1-10, drawing on the unique Rutgers Video Mosaic Collaborative, VMC Analytic Collection. Further information
Contact Laura Griffiths on 0117 331 4291 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 8 October 2014
GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN present Number 1, The Plaza
Organised by Department of Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN want to open up and let you in. So you can really get a feeling for what it's like on the inside. This is an 'evening with' conversation, songs, stuff like that. Someone's left a passive aggressive note on the kitchen table; it's about entitlement, property and privacy. Buy tickets
Standard £9.00 Concs £5.00.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 8 October 2014
A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens
Organised by School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol
Dr Guy Standing, Professor in Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, University Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1SS, 6:00-7:00pm  
Drawing on the Magna Carta, Guy Standing proposes a Precariat Charter, a progressive politics to reduce inequality and insecurity, promote associational freedom, promote work over labour, and revive the commons in an ecologically sustainable way. Further information is available
Thanks to the support of the University of Bristol this event is free, but booking is required. Book your ticket.  Contact Christopher Deeming email: chris.deeming@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 9 October 2014
Jamaican Queer Writing
Organised by Bristol Poetry Institute, with support from the Institute for Advanced Studies
Professor Thomas Glave, University of Warwick.
Verdon Smith Room, Royal Fort House, 6:00-7:30pm  
A celebrated writer and activist for LGBT rights in Jamaica, the United States and United Kingdom, Professor Glave's talk will comprise part of a larger programme of events, Jamaica Rising, put on by the University and Bristol City Council, which will celebrate the changing face of Jamaican literature and culture in the twenty-first century. Further information is available
Free, but booking required.  Contact for other queries, Madhu Krishnan email: madhu.krishnan@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 9 October 2014
IAS Seminar: Jamaican Queer Writing - Professor Thomas Glave
Verdon Smith Room, Royal Fort House, 6:00-7:30pm  
In conjunction with the Bristol Poetry Institute's annual reading by Professor Mervyn Morris (Poet Laureate of Jamaica), Professor Glave will visit the University to read from his current and forthcoming work. A celebrated writer and activist for LGBT rights in Jamaica, the United States and United Kingdom. Further information and a booking link
Free admission.  Contact Madhu Krishnan email: madhu.krishnan@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 10 October 2014
A Brush with Immortality: Henrietta Lacks
Organised by Centre for Public Engagement
Professor Craig McArdle, School of Clinical Sciences, Dr John Lane & Professor Harry Mellor, School of Biochemistry, Helen Wilson-Roe, Artist.
Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, BS2 0NW, 6:15-9:30pm  
This exhibition and screening of documentary by local artist Helen Wilson-Roe highlights the forgotten history of Henrietta Lacks, who unknowingly had an incredibly impact on medical history. After having died of an unusually aggressive cervical cancer, a sample of her cancer cells became the first cells to survive and multiply outside the human body. Further information is available
Free, but booking required.  Contact for booking on +44 (0)117 - 935 1200 or nfo@3ca.org.uk

Friday 10 October 2014
Trevor Wishart and the Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra
Organised by Department of Music
Trevor Wishart is one of the most influential electroacoustic composers and thinkers on the UK and international scene.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Trevor Wishart: Encounters in the Republic of Heaven. To launch our season of Sonic Voyages, BULO is delighted to welcome special guest Trevor Wishart for a solo concert of his recent work. Encounters brings together everyday stories told by adults and children with the possibilities of sound-transformation offered by the computer. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 10 October 2014 -  Saturday 11 October 2014
Festival of Health
Organised by Bristol Health Partners
Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, BS1 5TX, 6:00pm  
The Festival of Health will explore the big issues facing the NHS and health today. The NHS is one of the great success stories of the past 70 years bringing free treatment and better health to millions. But we also know that the NHS - and all of us - face real challenges. Further information is available
Tickets cost £7.00/£6.00 for individual event or £30.00/£24.00 for a Festival of Health season ticket. As sponsors of the Festival of Health, staff and students from the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England benefit from additional discounts: a special £4 ticket for individual sessions, and a £10 season ticket that covers all of Saturday's event.  Contact the Watershed telephone: +44 (0)117 - 927 5100

Friday 10 October 2014
Jamaican Poet Laureate, Mervyn Morris, Bristol Poetry Institute annual reading
Organised by The Bristol Poetry Institute
Mervyn Morris, Emeritus Professor at the University of the West Indies, is the author of several volumes of poetry including The Pond (revised edition 1997), Shadowboxing (1979), Examination Centre (1992) and On Holy Week (1993).
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 6:00pm  
Professor Morris has made an invaluable contribution to the development of Caribbean literature, both in his creative writing and as an editor, teacher and scholar, and has been appointed as Jamaica's first Poet Laureate in over fifty years.. In 2009, Professor Morris was awarded Jamaica's Order of Merit. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required.  Contact for other queries, Madhu Krishnan email: madhu.krishnan@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 11 October 2014
The Abominable Crime
Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts, 1:00pm  
The Abominable Crime is a documentary that gives voice to gay Jamaicans who, in the face of endemic anti-gay violence, are forced to flee their homeland The film follows Simone Edwards, a mother, and Maurice Tomlinson, a human rights activist, as they navigate the conflict of loving their homeland and staying alive.
Doors will open at 1pm and the screening will be followed by a panel discussion led by Thomas Glave (Binghamton/Warwick), Alison Donnell (Reading) and Keon West (Goldsmiths, University of London).
Supported by BIRTHA. Tickets £6/£4 concessions, available through the Arnolfini Box Office.  Contact Madhu Krishnan email: madhu.krishnan@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 11 October 2014
Introduction to Garden Writing
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Jackie Bennett.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:00pm  
This one day workshop is aimed at those interested in writing about gardens for pleasure or publication. It should appeal to anyone with an interest in gardens and landscapes, but no prior professional writing experience is needed. Further information is available
Cost, £45. Booking required via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 11 October 2014
The Abominable Crime
Organised by English Department
To be followed by a panel discussion led by Thomas Glave (Binghampton/Warwick), Alison Donnell (Reading) and Keon West (Goldsmiths, University of London).
Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts, 1:00pm  
A documentary that gives voice to gay Jamaicans who, in the face of endemic anti-gay violence, are forced to flee their homeland. Further information is available
Tickets £6/£4 concessions, available through the Arnolfini Box Office.Tel: 0117 917 2300.  Contact Madhu Krishnan email: madhu.krishnan@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 13 October 2014
Zutshi-Smith Memorial Lecture: The Pragmatic Case for Freedom of Religion or Belief
Organised by University of Bristol Law School
Dr Brian Grim, President, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion.
Room 4.10, Helen Wodehouse Building, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol., 5:00pm  
By 2030 it is projected that about 9-in-10 people will be affiliated with a religion. At the same time, there has been a rise in the level of religious restrictions and hostilities. Dr. Grim will discuss his research, showing that freedom of religion or belief, results in less conflict and better social and economic outcomes. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form. Refreshments will be served afterwards.  Contact for other queries, Regine Gentinetta email: Regine.Gentinetta@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 14 October 2014
The German Democratic Republic on Tour: Music, Cultural Diplomacy, and the Cold War
Organised by Department of Music
Elaine Kelly, University of Edinburgh.
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 15 October 2014
Inaugural lecture: Vibration of flexible structures
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Simon Neild, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens Building, University Walk, BS8 1TR, 6:00-7:00pm  
In the drive for increased efficiency, structures are becoming more slender and flexible. Unfortunately, the more flexible structures become, the more difficult they are to model and so predict their behaviour. In this lecture I will discuss the challenges with analysing such structures and how they can be addressed. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 15 October 2014
Impermanence Dance present Trust in Ideas
Organised by Department of Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
Impermanence are developing a unique strain of dance theatre that draws on a combination of exceptional technique and brave theatricality, mixed with visceral live music from multi-instrumentalists and a recorded soundtrack of eclectic music from Wagner to Dolly Parton via the Pixies. Buy tickets here
Standard £9.00 Concs £5.00.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 15 October 2014
Developing the science of improvement
Organised by School of Social and Community Medicine
Martin Marshall - Professor of Healthcare Improvement at UCL and lead for Improvement Science London.
Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Clifton, BS8 2PS, 12:45-1:45pm  
Decisions about how health services are organised and delivered are influenced by many political and pragmatic factors and often not sufficiently influenced by research evidence. In this presentation, Martin Marshall considers why health service researchers have so little influence on managerial practice and what might be done to address the problem. Further information is available here
The seminar is free, and all are welcome (including members of the public) without needing to book a place. If you have difficulties with stairs, we have a lift to provide access to the lower ground floor. Please note, this event was postponed from 2nd April 2014.  Contact Laura Foc on +44 (0)117 - 33 14005  or Laura.Fox@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 16 October 2014
Hidden Gems and Ghastly Gremlins in the Treasure Chest of the Fungal Kingdom
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Pat O'Reilley.
The Powell Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 7:30pm  
Pat O'Reilley is a naturalist whose fascination with fungi stretches back more than 40 years. In presenting fascinating facts (and exploding a few popular myths) about fungi, their habits and habitats, Pat also discusses fungus recording nightmares and reveals some of the allies we can call upon from within and beyond the kingdom of fungi. Further information is available
Free for Friends of the Botanic Garden on production of their membership card. Visitors will be asked to make a donation.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 17 October 2014
Vice Chancellor's Scholars
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
The Vice Chancellor's Scholars are performers who have exceptional talent. They will be giving a concert which showcases the best of Bristol. Programme to be announced. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 18 October 2014
It's a Wrap with Gift Frippery
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Amanda White.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A relaxed and creative workshop covering the basics of gift-wrapping and moving on to more imaginative decoration where you will have the chance to unleash your creativity incorporating upcycled materials. Tutor will demonstrate how to wrap a bottle, box and an awkward shape. Further information is available
Cost, £35. All materials included. Booking required via the online shop..  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 21 October 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: Vaughan Williams in the First and Second World Wars
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Dr Daniel Grimley, University College Oxford.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Vaughan Williams enlisted as a Private in the Royal Army Medical Corps Territorial Force in 1914. A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No 3) was conceived while he was on active service in France, which he described as 'really wartime music'. Daniel Grimley examines the extent to which the composer's wartime experiences influenced his work. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 21 October 2014
Postgraduate Musicologists, University of Bristol
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Bristol University students present their current research for discussion. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 21 October 2014
Two nights with Borges - 'Metaphor'
Organised by Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Making use of live readings and audio recordings long thought lost, we shall seek to relive some of the magic of the first two lectures. Dr Laura Jansen, Lecturer in Classics, will provide a brief introduction to each event.
Arts Complex, Lecture Theatre 3 (LT3), 6:30pm  
In 1967-68, more than two decades after the publication of his famous Fictions and almost fully blind, Jorge Luis Borges gave the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University. The series, titled 'This Craft of Verse', offered breath-taking insight into the poetics of one of the most extraordinary literary minds of the twentieth century. Further information is available
Refreshments at 6.15pm; event at 6.30pm. All are welcome; no reservation is required.  Contact for other queries, Sam Barlow email: sam.barlow@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 22 October 2014
Talk by Dr Rebecca Maclean
Organised by School of Social and Community Medicine
Dr Rebecca Maclean, University of Bristol.
Canynge Hall, Room LG08, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, 12:45-1:45pm  
This presentation reports on a study to assess whether primary care characteristics are associated with later stage cancer at diagnosis of the four most common cancers by linking data from the National Cancer Registry and primary care databases. Further information is available
The seminar is free and all are welcome to come.  Contact Laura Fox on +44 (0)117 - 331 4005 or laura.fox@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 23 October 2014
Imaging the newborn brain: Practice and Prognosis
Organised by School of Clinical Sciences
Dr David Evans, Prof Axel Heep, Dr Karen Luyt, Dr Adam Smith-Collins.
The Clinical Research and Imaging Centre, St Michael's Hill, Bristol, 9:00am  
A one day course for professionals in Neonatal Medicine. Some of the topics include: Principles of Neuroimaging (Ultrasound and MRI), US versus MR imaging 'what is the right choice?', Neuroimaging the preterm brain and development, Hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy, Intraventricular haemorrhage and post haemorrhagic ventricular dilatation amongst others.
Course fee to include learning materials and buffet lunch: £175 Concessions for Bristol Trust staff.  Contact Emma Cavendish on +44 (0)1278 741435 or Emma.Cavendish@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 23 October 2014

Please note, this event has been cancelled.

Catherine Johnson in Conversation

Organised by Friends of the University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
Bristol based playwright and screenwriter Catherine Johnson is best known for the stage musical and movie 'MAMMA MIA!' but her work includes many TV and stage dramas. Catherine will be in conversation with Heather Williams, Artistic Director of the Myrtle Theatre Company. Drinks available from 6.45pm, event starts 7.30pm, seating is unreserved. ALL WELCOME. Further information is available
Tickets £15. Buy tickets via the online form. Or send an SAE and cheque payable to 'Friends of the University of Bristol Theatre Collection' to: Friends of the University of Bristol Theatre Collection, Cantock's Close, Bristol BS8 1UP.  Contact Jo Elsworth on +44 (0)117 - 15086 or jo.elsworth@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 23 October 2014
Colston Research Society Annual Lecture: Catastrophe 1914, how Europe went to war
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Sir Max Hastings.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Sir Max Hastings is an author, journalist and broadcaster whose work has appeared in every British national newspaper. He now writes regularly for the Daily Mail and reviews for the Sunday Times and New York Review of Books. He has published twenty-three books, his latest being Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War (2013). Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 24 October 2014
VOCES8
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
As VOCES8 hits the shuffle-button, audiences can expect to hear a wide range of vocal repertoire from a selection of compositional styles and periods. This fully mixed programme includes a selection of sacred choral music, spirituals, madrigals, jazz standards and pop classics. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 27 October 2014
Inaugural lecture: Damage and Repair - A Bioinspired Future for Advanced Materials
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Ian Bond, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens Building, University Walk, BS8 1TR, 6:00-7:00pm  
The deployment of lightweight, high performance composite materials will become a necessity if sustainability is to be achieved across a wide range of applications. Currently, the use of such materials is impaired by their sensitivity to damage. Professor Bond's research takes inspiration from Nature which has evolved a range of damage mitigation and repair techniques. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 28 October 2014
Fiddling with the String Quartet
Organised by Department of Music
Michael Ellison, University of Bristol.
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 28 October 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: Rose Macaulay - Non-combatants and Others
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Sarah LeFanu, University of Bristol.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Rose Macaulay was both a poet and novelist during the First World War, her work reflecting the dramatic change in popular perception that took place as news of mounting horrors filtered home. Sarah LeFanu will trace the trajectory that took Macaulay from romantic idealisation of the war through to being one of its fiercest critics. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 29 October 2014
IAS Benjamin Meaker Professor Joyce E Chaplin: The New Worlds at the Heart of T. R.Malthus's Principle of Population
Organised by Institute for Advanced Studies and the Cabot Institute.
Professor Joyce E. Chaplin, Harvard University.
Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, University Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1SS, 5:00pm  
Malthus' current omnipresence in discussions of the globe beyond Europe contrasts strangely with the historiography on him that emphasizes his significance as a moral philosopher and political economist within England. This lecture analyses Malthus's use of eighteenth-century explorers' accounts, Jesuit and French histories of the Americas, and colonists' reports of life in distant worlds. Further information is available
Free, but booking required.  Contact for other queries, email: Robert.Mayhew@bristol.ac.uk.

Wednesday 29 October 2014
University of Bristol Baroque Ensemble
Organised by Department of Music
Conductors: Jacob Garside and Corey Moore.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Handel: Concerto Grosso in A major, Op.6, No.11; Vivaldi: Concerto in G major, 'Alla Rustica'; Bach: Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major. In the Recital Room - limited seating. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 29 October 2014
The New Worlds at the Heart of T. R. Malthus's Principle of Population
Organised by the Institute for Advanced Studies with support from the Cabot Institute
Professor Joyce E Chaplin, Harvard University.
Peel Lecture Theatre, Geographical Sciences, 5:00pm  
This lecture shines new light on one of the pioneers of modern social science by looking at his interest in the New World and Britain's global colonies. Further information is available
Tickets are free but booking is required.  Contact Professor Robert Mayhew email: Robert.Mayhew@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 30 October 2014
What did we learn from the World Cup?
Organised by School of Modern Languages
Lecture Theatre 3 (LT3), 17 Woodland Road (main entrance 3-5 Woodland Road), 2:00pm  
Discussion featuring contributions from; David Goldblatt, author of Futebol Nation: A Footballing History of Brazil, on the social and political context for Brazil 2014, David Winner, author of Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football, on Louis Van Gaal and Dutch failure and Chris Bolsmann on representations of Africa at the World Cup. Further information is available
Free, no booking required.  Contact other queries, telephone: +44 (0)117 - 331 8011

Thursday 30 October 2014
Sharing the World
Organised by School of Geographical Sciences
Luce Irigaray (CNRS; Leverhulme Visiting Professor, University of Bristol), Michael Marder (University of the Basque Country), Judith Still (University of Nottingham), and a panel of postgraduate and early career researchers.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, 10:30am-6:00pm  
Globalisation, the blending of cultures and traditions, and concern about climate change force us to learn how to coexist and share with human and non-human others. This event brings together three distinguished speakers and a panel of discussants to reflect on sharing life with the natural world and other living beings. Please register here.
This event is generously supported by the Southwest Doctoral Training Centre and is free to attend - lunch and coffee/tea breaks will be provided.  Contact Maria Fannin for more information on +44 (0)117 - 92 88928 or m.fannin@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 30 October 2014
Inaugural lecture: Making sense of evidence in health
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Julian Higgins, School of Social and Community Medicine.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
It is important that health care decisions are appropriately informed by research evidence. Systematic reviews are routinely conducted to collate worldwide sources of such evidence, and statistical analyses ('meta-analyses') of results from multiple studies may be performed within these reviews. Professor Higgins will describe some of his contributions to this endeavour. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 31 October 2014
Brodowski Quartet
Organised by Department of Music
The Brodowski Quartet is our quartet-in-residence, thanks to the generous support of The Carr-Gregory Trust.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Mendelssohn: Capriccio in E minor Op. 81, No. 3; Michael Ellison: Quartet No. 3 Fiddlin' (UK premiere). Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

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November 2014

Saturday 1 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Building Bristol as a future city
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Professor Colin Taylor, Faculty of Engineering and Hayley Shaw, Cabot Insitute.
Merchant Venturers Building, Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1UB, 2:00-4:30pm  
What is the relationship between people and the built environment and how can we shape our city? Join in the conversation on how we can envision a green and resilient future for Bristol. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 1 November 2014 -  Saturday 8 November 2014
Thinking Futures: The University of Bristol's Festival of Social Sciences and Law
Organised by Social Sciences and Law
Various around the University, 10:00am  
Thinking Futures is a week-long Festival to share and celebrate research from the University of Bristol's Faculty of Social Sciences and Law. Engage with our researchers and see how the social sciences inform key debates and advances in policy and practice for governments, education, charities, health services, legal systems, and public services around the globe. Further information is available
Free, but booking is required for most events. Please check the festival website for more details.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 2 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Beats and Tweets
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Dr Jo Haynes, University of Bristol, Dr Lee Marshall, University of Bristol, Oliver Austin (from the band The Moulettes), Stephen Davidson (from the band Tellison), Paul Gray, Musicians Unions South West/Wales Regional Director, Richard Lomax and Anja McCloskey.
Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY, 6:00-9:00pm  
Do musicians need to become more entrepreneurial to survive in the digital age? How does the internet and social media offer both opportunities and threats? This event invites musicians and the wider public to explore these issues. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 3 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Risk and the future of British defence
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Professor Timothy Edmunds.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
How can the UK prepare for a world where there are many potential threats to security, especially at a time of continuing austerity? How can the British defence establishment handle challenges as diverse as international terrorism, an increasingly assertive Russia, or instability in North Africa and the Middle East?. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 3 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Shaping healthy behaviour
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Dr Olivia Maynard.
Hepple Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SS, 6:00-7:00pm  
Marketers cleverly shape our everyday environment to encourage us to buy more, drink more and eat more; this can have a negative impact on population health. Find out how the public health community is turning this on its head to shape healthy behaviour change. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 4 November 2014
Mastering English Literature Short Course Registration
Organised by Department of English
Sally Coniam.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
This course aims to help students with a first degree (in any discipline) to progress to an MA in English. There will be opportunities to read a wide range of texts, to sharpen your study skills, and to gain a taste of Bristol's expertise in Romantic and Victorian literature, and modern and contemporary poetry. Further information is available
Fee £565. Advance booking required.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 4 November 2014
Reading English Literature Short Course Registration
Organised by Department of English
Dr Gareth Griffith.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
Reading English Literature (REL) is a short course designed to help adult students of any age progress to a part-time degree or other further study. You do not need to have any previous qualifications to apply. Just explain on the application form why you would like to study on the course. Further information is available
Fee £360. Advance booking required.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 4 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Care homes of the future
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Tim Lloyd-Yeates (Alive! Activities), Liz Lloyd (University of Bristol), Kay Russell (Bristol City Council), Tina Fear (University of the West of England), Lesley Hobbs (Brunel Care), Helen Manchester (University of Bristol).
The Kitchen, The Station, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2AG, 6:00-7:30pm  
How can we provide care for our increasingly ageing populations? Join us to imagine the best future systems of care, hear from researchers and practitioners and give your opinions. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 4 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Engaging nature: the power of activist poetry
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Dr Mary Phillips, University of Bristol, Susan Richardson, poet, performer, educator.
Foyles, Cabot Circus, Quakers Friars, Bristol, BS1 3BU, 5:30-7:00pm  
Why does humanity seem unable to make transformative changes in the face of climate change? Join us for an evening of poetry, performance and philosophy as we argue for an embodied and affective response to the natural world. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 4 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Nudge and the state
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Speakers to be confirmed - please check the Thinking Futures website for updates.
4.10, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA, 2:00-3:30pm  
Behaviour change is increasingly central to policy and politics. This panel discussion brings together experts and academics across different and overlapping disciplines to discuss contemporary challenges of nudge and public policy. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures webpage.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 4 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: The Graphic Experience of War: Goerge Grosz in context
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Dr Dot Price, University of Bristol.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
George Grosz is largely known as a biting satirist, who used his art as a form of political protest against the weaknesses, corruption and injustices he witnessed in Weimar Germany. This lecture will explore Grosz's artwork in Europe and America in the aftermath of the First World War and the outbreak of the second. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 5 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Patchwork, quilting and keeping it all going
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Ann Rippin, Hariett Shortt and Jenny Miller.
Redland Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road, Bristol, BS6 6JE, 10:00am-4:00pm  
How do women doing patchwork and quilting act as 'social glue' and make a significant contribution to society? Take part in a workshop where we will be discussing research, sharing stories about the craft and making quilts for premature babies. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 5 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Bodily interiors
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Speakers to be confirmed - please check the Thinking Futures website for updates.
Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol, BS1 6UX, 2:00-4:00pm  
How do we understand the interior of the human body from a social, artistic and scientific perspective? In what ways are bodily interiors represented visually, from historical medical illustrations to contemporary art?. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 5 November 2014
Amelia Edwards Annual Lecture in Egyptology: The Two Tombs of Horemheb
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Dr Jacobus van Dijk, Egyptologist, University of Groningen.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Horemheb began his career as a soldier in the Egyptian army during the fourteenth century BC, before becoming Regent for the young King Tutankhamun and, ultimately, king himself. This lecture discusses the tombs he had built during these two stages of his career, one at Saqqara and one in the Valley of the Kings. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 6 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Violent portrayals or violent betrayals: representations of violence
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Dr Ann Laudati, University of Bristol and Dr Jacqueline Maingard, University of Bristol.
Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, BS1 5TX, 5:30-8:00pm  
How do narratives on conflicts reflect the day-to-day reality of those living in a war zone? Explore and discuss film and media representations of the African continent and join in a collective conversation on how alternative portrayals can help us rethink current understandings of violence and security. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 6 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Heads, shoulders, knees and toes: young children's pictures of health
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Dr Patricia Lucas, University of Bristol, Jo Williams, Bristol City Council and Sarah Cox, ArthurCox.
The Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol, BS2 0NW, 3:30-5:00pm  
We have been making pictures with young children exploring their ideas about healthy bodes. Come and see the pictures, watch a short video and tell us what you think the health priorities for children under seven should be. This event is suitable for families with young children. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 6 November 2014
Thinking Futures: What Bristol women want from the general election
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Sarah Childs, University of Bristol and Barbara Brown.
Broadmead Baptist Church, 1 Whippington Court, Bristol, BS1 3HY, 6:00-7:30pm  
How has austerity affected women? What are the effects of women's under-representation in politics? What can parties do for women? Contribute to the debate on what women in Bristol want from the general election in 2015. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 7 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Walking in someone else's shoes
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Dr Sue Porter, University of Bristol, Alison Parfitt and Anna Wheeler (WECIL).
M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, BS1 4RN, 3:00-5:00pm  
Disabled people have a unique contribution to make towards building resilient societies and communities; the 'Walking Interconnections' project explored these insights through walking, conversation and creative activities. Take a guided walk and listen to a play created from the project, followed by a discussion over tea and cake. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 7 November 2014
Inaugural lecture: Forever in New Genes; discovering the genetic basis of rare diseases and congenital malformations
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Ruth Newbury-Ecob, School of Clinical Sciences.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
Clinical geneticists and scientists work together using new genetic technologies to understand human genetic disorders. This has led to the discovery of essential genes, novel genetic mechanisms and the genetic basis of normal human development. Professor Newbury-Ecob will discuss her contribution to this field and explain how it helps patients. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 7 November 2014
Thinking Futures: The rise and fall of the bedroom tax
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Speakers to be confirmed - please check the Thinking Futures website for updates.
Recital Room, Victoria Rooms, Queen's Road, BS8 1SA, 6:00-7:30pm  
The bedroom tax has been labelled a policy blunder, but how has it managed to survive so far and what strategies have been used to challenge such contentious issues?. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 7 November 2014
Thinking Futures: The future of sex and intimacy
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Dr Mwenza Blell, University of Bristol, Dr Sarah Winkler-Reid, University of Bristol, Cassie Robinson, Verity Nichols and Candyce Dryburgh.
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, 6:00-9:00pm  
Explore the stories of people's desires and the futures of sex and intimacy via this exhibition and discussion of two different, but complementary sets of works. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 8 November 2014
Tools For Fiction Writing Day Course
Organised by Department of English
Louise Green.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
This course will look at some of the key elements in any fiction writing such as plot, character, and form to help you start, improve or develop your stories. Further information is available
Fee £30. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 8 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Your health records: hands over, or hands off?
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
The Galleries, 25 Union Gallery, Broadmead, BS1 3XD, 9:00am-5:30pm  
Your health records can be used by researchers in the NHS and external organisations to improve patient care, but how do you feel about this? Contribute your thoughts to help shape the development of new policies and practices. Further information is available
No booking required, just come along.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 8 November 2014
The Poetry of John Clare Day Course
Organised by Department of English
Sue Edney.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
Find out about the work of Nineteenth-century poet John Clare, who died in an asylum. Ranging from landscape poems to experiments in writing down birdsong. We'll feel his sorrow and his anger, his sense of fun, musicality, and romance. Texts will be provided. Further information is available
Fee £30. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 8 November 2014
Writing About Other People's Lives Day Course
Organised by Department of English
Sarah Bakewell.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
This day will look at practical questions facing fiction and non-fiction writers when they write about others. How do you give a shape to a life? Can we ever really understand another person? Does a life end when a person dies? What can we learn from other people's lives?. Further information is available
Fee £30. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 8 November 2014
Beetles, Butterflies and Bees
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Cath Hodsman, British wildlife artist. On this course, participants will be using high powered microscopes and other magnification equipment, such as hand-held magnifying glasses, as well as macro photographs from Cath's own collection.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:00pm  
Come and spend an enjoyable day with like-minded people, who all care about and are interested in the smaller things in life........insects! Painting such small and intricate creatures can be difficult because of their size. This course will also appeal to botanic artists who wish to develop skills complimentary to their work. Further information is available
£50. Booking required via the online shop.Students need to bring their own smallest brushes, pencils, paper and table-top easels. A more detailed list will be sent out upon booking. Tea and coffee on arrival; remember to bring a picnic lunch.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 8 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Health and wellbeing across the life course
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
The Galleries, 25 Union Gallery, Broadmead, BS1 3XD, 9:00am-5:30pm  
Health and wellbeing are at the heart of our very existence, but we too often take them for granted. Take part in a range of interactive activities that showcase cutting-edge research on improving health throughout our lives. Further information is available
No booking required, just come along.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 8 November 2014
Initial Teacher Education Open Day
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Graduate School of Education, 9:30am-1:00pm  
Have you considered a career in teaching? Come and see the ITE offerings of an Ofsted Outstanding Provider; including PGCE and School Direct programmes. You'll have the opportunity to meet tutors, alumni, a selection of partnership school representatives, get subject specific information and take a tour of the facilities. Further information and to book
Free. Online registration required.  Contact Emma Lewis on 0117 331 4492 or pgce-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 8 November 2014
'From Russia with Love' Day Course
Organised by Department of English
Steven Lovatt.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
Spend a day in the company of the greatest short story writer of them all. Chekhov is renowned for his unrivalled understanding of the human mind and heart. Caution! These stories may change your life. Texts: 'The Lady with the Little Dog' and 'The Black Monk' in Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov (Modern Library 2000). Further information is available
Fee £30. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 10 November 2014
Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture: The Windows of Visibility - Limits to human vision and their application to visual technology.
Organised by Bristol Vision Institute
Dr Andrew B. Watson, Senior Scientist for Vision Research, NASA.
Lecture Theatre 1, School of Chemistry, Cantocks Close, University of Bristol, BS8 1TS, 6:00pm  
We do not see the world as it is, but only as fragments provided by our sensory apparatus. Through these limitations, the eye reduces the infinitely complex confusion of reality to a finite sample of information that our brain can manage. Remarkably, understanding these limitations is also key to designing better visual display technology. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Jenny Hawkins email: J.Hawkins@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 10 November 2014
Festival of Economics 2014: The Mayor's Annual Lecture
Organised by Festival of Ideas, in association with Public and Ceremonial Events
Mayor George Ferguson.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-8:00pm  
The second annual Mayor's lecture sees Mayor George Ferguson talk about the past year of delivery and the current state of the city's economy. He also reflects on Bristol achieving the status of European Green Capital and looks forward to Bristol 2015, talking about the programme and the likely impact this will have. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required.  Contact for other queries, email: ideas@gwebusinesswest.co.uk

Tuesday 11 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Risk and security in the nuclear age
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Chair: Professor Timothy Edmunds, University of Bristol, Dr John Downer, University of Bristol, Dr Benoit Pelopidas, University of Bristol and Dr Columba Peoples, University of Bristol.
Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
The government has identified the South West as a possible site for a new generation of nuclear power plants, but what are the risks, locally and globally? Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the promise and perils of nuclear power. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 11 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: Paul Nash and Stanley Spencer
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Paul Gough, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President at RMIT, Melbourne, Australi.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Paul Nash's embittered memories of the Western Front produced some of the most searing paintings of the First World War; his taut renditions introduced a new language of devastation to the genre of landscape. This lecture will explore the 'barren, sightless, godless' visual language of conflict by contrasting Nash's work with that of Stanley Spencer. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 14 November 2014
Inaugural lecture: Homer's Deep
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Shane Butler, Department of Classics and Ancient History.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
Achilles, in his anguish, stares out from the Trojan shore. What does he see, in the "wine-dark" sea? For an answer, we embark on an unexpected journey to Victorian Bristol, where John Addington Symonds looked back to Ancient Greece in order to look forward to the liberation of "unspeakable" love. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 14 November 2014
Therapeutic Hypothermia for Hypoxic-ischaemic Encephalopathy: A one day course aimed at doctors and nurses working in neonatal medicine
Organised by School of Clinical Sciences
Dr Ela Chakkarapani, Dr Jonathan Davis, Dr Elisa Smit.
Armada House, Telephone Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4BQ, 8:30am-5:00pm  
Topics include: Identifying babies for therapeutic hypothermia including aEEG interpretation, Management of cooled babies, Workshops (1. aEEG setting up and interpretation, 2. Setting up cooling equipment, 3. Transport of cooled babies), Nursing a cooled baby, Outcomes of cooled babies : MRI, neurodevelopmental outcome and follow up, Counselling parents, Neuroprotection beyond cooling.
£175 to include buffet lunch and course materials. For a detailed programme and registration form.  Contact Emma Cavendish on +44 (0)1278 741435  or Emma.Cavendish@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 17 November 2014 -  Friday 27 March 2015
Theatre Roundabout
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Cantock's Close, 12:00-4:00pm  
An exhibition showcasing the archive of a company with a unique touring history in the UK and overseas from 1960 to 2008. Further information is available
The exhibition is open on Monday 12pm-4pm and Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm.  Contact University of Bristol Theatre Collection on +44 (0)117 - 331 5086 or theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 17 November 2014
Cabot Institute Annual Lecture 2014: Dr Peter Head CBE FREng FRSA
Organised by Cabot Institute
Dr Peter Head CBE FREng FRSA.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 6:00-7:30pm  
In the run up to Bristol European Green Capital 2015, we are pleased to present Dr Peter Head CBE FREng FRSA who will give the prestigious Cabot Institute Annual Lecture 2014. Book your place
This event is free and open to all.  Contact Amanda Patterson on +44 (0)117 - 954 6339 or cabot-enquiries@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 18 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: H G Wells: Mr Britling sees it Through, The Shape of Things to Come, Mind at the End of its Tether
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Sir Christopher Frayling, former Rector of the Royal College of Art.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Maxim Gorky described H G Wells' novel Mr Britling Sees it Through (1916) 'as the finest, most courageous, truthful, and humane book written in Europe in the course of this accursed war'. Christopher Frayling examines this and other Wells' works, which explore the devastating impact of war upon humanity, and Wells' vision for the future. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 20 November 2014
Enjoyment of Gardening
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Elizabeth Banks, a landscape architect and ran the international renowned consultancy - Elizabeth Banks Associates for twenty years.
The Frank Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL., 7:30pm  
Enjoyment of Gardening is a description which describes why so much has happened in Elizabeth's life! The talk tells of her career as a landscape architect and the work that she has undertaken for the RHS and at Hergest Croft Gardens. Further information is available
Free for Friends of the Botanic Garden on production of their membership card. Visitors will be asked to make a donation.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 21 November 2014 -  Saturday 22 November 2014
Deep Classics
Organised by Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
The Orangery, Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1BH, 10:00am  
Offering a new way to approach the study of classical reception, Deep Classics neither begins with antiquity itself nor ends with what uses subsequent ages have made thereof. It focuses instead on the very pose by which the human present turns its attention to the distant human past. Further information is available
Admission is free but registration is required.  Contact for other queries, Sam Barlow email: sam.barlow@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 22 November 2014
Calligraphy
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Roma Widger, an artist and teacher who specialises in drawing, painting, illustration, printmaking, textiles, paper technology and calligraphy.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A one day workshop suitable for beginners or for those looking to further develop their skills whilst learning about lettering and alphabets. Apply newly acquired skills to enhance a greeting card or create a personalised bookmark or develop your knowledge of layout and presentation. Further information is available
£35. Booking required in advance via the online shop. Students will have an opportunity to watch demonstrations and then receive individual tuition in calligraphy skills with opportunity to practise round hand and italic scripts. Advice on materials available on request.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 25 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: Lewis Milestone: from All Quiet on the Western Front to A Walk in the Sun
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Andrew Kelly, Director of Bristol Cultural Development Partnership and Bristol Festival of Ideas and is a visiting professor at the University of the West of England.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Lewis Milestone made the greatest films about the First and Second World Wars, All Quiet on the Western Front and A Walk in the Sun. One is a pacifist classic; the other a celebration of the American infantry. Andrew Kelly will look at how Lewis Milestone (and the wider Hollywood community) approached both world wars. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 26 November 2014
Inaugural lecture: Putting a spin on light: twisting, tangling and topology in waves
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Mark Dennis, School of Physics.
Powell Lecture Theatre, HH Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TL, 6:00pm  
The flow of light or other waves is similar to water flowing in a river. Although it tends to travel in a particular direction, it can also flow in whirls and eddies. Professor Dennis will describe some examples of tangled waves, some application to optical imaging, and how to tie laser beams in knots. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 26 November 2014
The drugs don't work: the global threat of antibiotic resistance
Organised by Elizabeth Blackwell public lecture
Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, University of Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
Dame Sally Davies has played a major role in the formation of the National Institute for Health Research and has spoken out on many topics of major importance in public health, including the threat of antibiotic resistance and the normalisation of being overweight.
This event is free to attend but registration is required. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.  Contact Jocelyn Egginton/Teresa Gornall on +44 (0)117 - 331 8293 or ebih-admin@bristol.ac.uk

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December 2014

Friday 5 December 2014
Donors' celebration: Tales From Herodotus
Organised by Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Professor Robert Fowler.
The Orangery, Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1BH, 5:00pm  
Join us as we recognise the generosity of the IGRCT's benefactors with 'Tales from Herodotus', a lecture by Professor Robert Fowler, former IGRCT Director. Further information is available
Admission is free, but registration is required.  Contact for other queries, Sam Barlow email: sam.barlow@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 6 December 2014
Create a Christmas Wreath
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Sue Amesbury.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG., 1:30-4:30pm  
Come and escape from the hustle of Christmas preparations for an afternoon and indulge yourself. Get into the festive spirit and create something special this Christmas in a relaxed, fun and friendly atmosphere! A full demonstration will guide you through the process. All materials are provided. Festive refreshments included. Further information is available
£35. Booking required in advance via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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