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September 2016

Thursday 21 April 2016 -  Tuesday 13 September 2016
Back to Black: the iconic image of Hamlet
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Vandyck Building, 21 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LT, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A new exhibition curated by MA History of Art students opens at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection this April, in time for Shakespeare's 400th birthday celebrations. Using extensive archival material from the Theatre Collection, Back to Black explores the image of Hamlet through the ages. Further information is available
Contact Theatre Collection on +44 (0)117 - 15086 or theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 21 April 2016 -  Tuesday 13 September 2016
Shakespearabilia: the iconic image of Shakespeare
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Vandyck Building, 21 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LT, 10:00am-4:00pm  
In the 400th year since Shakespeare's death, this exhibition looks at the image of Shakespeare and its use in marketing and selling. The items on display are grouped around the main images of Shakespeare which have survived ? the Chandos portrait, the Droeshout image, the Stratford Memorial and the Westminster Memorial. Further information is available
Contact Theatre Collection on +44 (0)117 - 15086 or theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 15 July 2016 -  Sunday 11 September 2016
The Fox Got You Photography and Science exhibition
Organised by University of Bristol Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 11:00am-4:00pm  
The Fox Got You is a photographic exhibition by photographer artist Francoise Sergy celebrating six common plants that are the origin of five major medicinal drugs. It will take place in the Bradley Room at The Holmes, adjacent to the Devers Room where refreshments are served. Further information is available
Free with admission to the gardens: £4.50. Free to Friends, children under 16, university staff and students.  Contact University of Bristol Botanic Garden on 0117 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 2 September 2016
Pain/ting Past and Present: A walking tour of hospital arts and health
Organised by Department of History
Southmead Hospital, Southmead Rd Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS10 5NB, 2:00-3:00pm  
Can arts heal emotional and physical pain? Is the creative process crucial, or the art itself? Should art be soothing, or can challenging artwork be good for us? How can we measure the 'value' of arts for health? Join Victoria Bates and Ruth Sidgwick to explore these questions through a walking tour of Southmead Hospital.
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: victoria.bates@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 3 September 2016 -  Sunday 4 September 2016
Bee and Pollination Festival - Bees, Bats, Bromeliads and giant Amazon water lilies
Organised by University of Bristol Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-5:00pm  
See our giant Amazon water lilies, live hive demonstrations and Bristol beekeepers' annual 'honey show'. Visit the University's research displays on pollinator behaviour, our nurseries with bee and moth friendly plants and our wildlife exhibits. A series of talks from biological science researchers to novice bee keepers. Free tours of the Botanic Garden. Further information is available
Admission: Adults £4.50. Free for children, Friends of the Garden, University staff and students.  Contact University of Bristol Botanic Garden, on +44 (0)117 3314906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 5 September 2016
Recent discoveries of remarkable fossils in China
Organised by The Institute for Advanced Studies
IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor Baoyu Jiang, School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing University.
Lecture Theatre 1.18, Queen's Building, Faculty of Engineering, University Walk, BS8 1TR, 5:15pm  
In the past two decades, the world of science has been amazed by remarkable fossil discoveries from China. In particular, numerous exceptionally preserved fossils have been uncovered from the Middle-Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous in northeastern China. Further information is available
Free, no booking required.  Contact the Institute for Advanced Studies on +44 (0)117 - 331 7757 or ias-admin@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 6 September 2016
Do scientists dream of synthetic sheep?
Organised by Public Engagement
Terrace Bar, Colston Hall, Colston Street, BS1 5AR, 6:00-7:30pm  
We are in the middle of a molecular biology revolution, as our ability to manipulate, understand and design biological systems is increasing rapidly. As experiments become cheaper, faster and more reliable such power may become widely accessible - and of course, with great power comes great responsibility.
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Diane Thorne email: diane.thorne@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 7 September 2016
Floating Ballast Seed Boat Tour with Dr Talya Hackett
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Arnolfini (box office), 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, 6:45-8:15pm  
The transport of ballast across the oceans may not have only contributed to the migration of plants, through the seeds carried in the earth, but the seeds themselves may also have carried stowaway insects. Dr Talya Hackett explores the complex interconnected relationships between plants, pollinators and pests. Further information is available
Tickets: £8/£6 concessions. Booking required via the Arnolfini.  Contact for other queries, email: boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk

Wednesday 7 September 2016
Lynn Rothschild on beyond Star Trek: Synthetic biology and NASA's missions
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events in association with the Colston Research Society
Dr. Lynn J. Rothschild.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:30-7:30pm  
Where do we come from? Where are we going? And are we alone? Synthetic biology can help us answer these questions; from providing new ways to explore the origins of life, to the engineering of biodegradable drones and self-folding origami to support space exploration. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 9 September 2016
Bat Event in Stoke Bishop
Organised by External Estates
David Brown, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Halls of Residence, 7:30-10:00pm  
Join our expert David Brown, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, on this educational event to learn more about these lovely creatures and listen for the sounds in the University gardens, grounds and woodland at Stoke Bishop. Equipment provided. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Please bring a torch. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 11 September 2016
Curator's tour: Discover the secrets of a glorious September garden display
Organised by University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Nick Wray, Curator for the Botanic Garden.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:30am-12:00pm  
Join a special tour of the Botanic Garden that has over 4500 plant species in its collections. See the amazing dell demonstrating the evolution of land plants, the Chinese and Western herb gardens, and an inspiring display of floral diversity. Visit the exotic glass houses to see giant Amazon waterlilies. Further information is available
Admission: Free to Friends, children under 16, university staff and students. Visitors £6.00. Please meet at Welcome Lodge.  Contact The University of Bristol Botanic Garden on 0117 331 4906  or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 21 September 2016
Ballast Seed Boat Tour with Dr Richard Stone
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Dr Richard Stone, Teaching Fellow in Early Modern History, University of Bristol leads a tour of Ballast Seed Garden.
Arnolfini (Box Office), 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, 6:45-8:15pm  
The river Avon as a harbour has had a pivotal role in the development of Bristol, as a strategically important city. Using the 'Port Books' as his starting point, Dr Stone will explain how the development of the harbour in medieval times led to Bristol's trade and influence developing to rival any port in England. Further information is available
Tickets: £8/£6 concessions. Booking required via the Arnolfini.  Contact for other queries, email: boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk

Wednesday 21 September 2016

This event is fully booked.

In conversation with Dr David Nicholls

Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events Office
Hosted by Simon Perry.
Priory Road Lecture Theatre, Priory Road, BS8 1TU, 6:15-7:15pm  
Author and screenwriter Dr David Nicholls joins us in conversation to talk about his work, alongside a selection of his own favourite films, and will discuss why they warrant his special attention. Further information is available
Free to attend, There is a waiting list for this event.  Contact for other queries, Emma Henry email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 22 September 2016
The Great 5G Opportunity and the Potential Implementation Challenges
Organised by Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications
Dr Chris Clifton (Chief Technology Officer and Divisional Director for Europe based Sony Semiconductor and Electronic Solutions).
Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's Building, 5:15pm  
How do we realise the great 5G opportunity? Implementation remains a considerable challenge. In this lecture a number of potential disruptive applications relating to consumer electronics and industrial/automotive applications will be considered, and some of the more promising options likely to be better suited to 5G product requirements discussed. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact Suzanne Binding on +44 (0)117 - 9545395 or cdt-communications@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 22 September 2016
University of Bristol Botanic Garden friends' lecture - Gardens of the southern hemisphere
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Mike Nelhams, Curator, Tresco Abbey Garden.
Frank Theatre Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 7:30pm  
As Curator, Mike has been lucky enough to have travelled to many different climate zones across the world in search of plants and ideas. This talk will reflect some of those travels, principally New Zealand and Australia, looking at some of the gardens and plants that influence his work on Tresco. Further information is available
Lectures are free to Friends on production of their membership card. Visitors will be asked for a donation (suggested £5) Attendees can use any University car park; the nearest are in University Walk and The Hawthorns.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 24 September 2016
Autumnal Stroll - Stoke Bishop
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Halls of Residence, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our local naturalist, Richard Bland, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of autumn plants, shrubs and trees within University gardens, grounds and woodland at Stoke Bishop. All items of interest will be noted. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Meeting point given on booking. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 27 September 2016
Centre for Deaf Studies logo Celebrating Deaf Community - 30th anniversary party
Organised by the Centre for Deaf Studies
Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, Harbourside, Bristol, 9:00am-5:00pm  
The Centre for Deaf Studies have been working with local Deaf organisations from around the city to organise a day to celebrate not only a landmark occasion for the centre, but for the Deaf community too. The celebrations will showcase the diversity and talent that exists in the Deaf community. Further information is available
Tickets for this event cost 10GBP (5GBP for children), and there are reduced rates if you just want to visit the hands-on experience, various exhibitions, and Deafstation demonstrations.  Contact The Centre for Deaf Studies on +44 (0)117 954 6900; minicom +44 (0) 117 954 9620 or anniversary-cds@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 27 September 2016
From Performers to Appreciators: Teaching Modern Music in Postwar Britain
Organised by Department of Music
Kate Guthrie, University of Bristol.
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or ac14895@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 30 September 2016
Charles Tomlinson - A celebration
Organised by Bristol Poetry Institute
Speakers include: Ian Brinton, David Hopkins, David Morely, Peter Robinson, Michael Schmidt, Julian Stannard, Richard Swigg, and Lucy Tunstall.
Reception room, Wills Memorial Building, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 1:30-8:00pm  
An afternoon of academic papers followed by a series of poetry readings in the evening to celebrate the legacy of Charles Tomlinson, internationally acclaimed poet, translator, artist and literary scholar. Charles taught at the University's English department for 36 years.
The two events are free but ticketed, register for one or both events at https://charlestomlinson.eventbrite.co.uk/.  Contact Bristol Poetry Institute email: poetry-institute@bristol.ac.uk

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October 2016

Monday 3 October 2016
Traditional botanical drawing and painting with Jenny Brooks
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 1:00-4:00pm  
A 21 week course with Jenny Brooks Dip. AD, ATC, suitable for beginners as well as returning students. Progress via steady development of drawing skills, observational drawing from plant specimens and water colour techniques using sketchbooks for preparatory work. Further information is available
Places limited to 12 people. £360 each. Registration required via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 4 October 2016
Lichens in an urban garden - Goldney garden
Organised by External Estates
David Hill, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our expert, David Hill, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, on this educational stroll to discover the diverse range of lichens within this historic garden on a variety of surfaces including trees and walls.Booking essential. No access to grotto. Meeting point given on booking. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 4 October 2016
Performing the Revolution: music and spectacle in early Soviet circus
Organised by Department of Music
Rachel Platonov, University of Manchester.
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Due to circumstances beyond her control, Rachel Platonov has had to cancel her visit. She will be replaced by Katharine Ellis (University of Bristol), 'The Challenge of French Folk Music c.1900'. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes email: music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 4 October 2016
Tremors: Public (mis)understanding of the land below ground
Organised by School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Professor Iain Stewart.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 4:00pm  
Whether it's fracking for shale gas, drilling for geothermal power, or disposing of radioactive waste, human intervention into the geological subsurface lies at the heart of environmental and social concerns. With the societal drive towards a sustainable future putting ever greater demands on the global underground, long-term stewardship will be a critical scientific challenge. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: adminsupport@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 6 October 2016

This event is fully booked

Marvin Rees: Mayor's Annual Lecture and Debate - A City for All

Organised by Festival of Ideas, in association with Public and Ceremonial Events
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:15-8:00pm  
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, wants a city where everyone benefits from success; where life chances are not determined by wealth and background; where inequality is challenged and social mobility promoted; where the cultural offer reflects city diversity. In this lecture and discussion, he puts forward his four-year vision for the city. Further information is available
Free to attend. There is a waiting list for this event.  Contact for other queries, email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 7 October 2016
Anthony Lewis Prize Winner's Concert: Shakespeare and his Contemporaries
Organised by Department of Music
Joel Williams, tenor; Duncan Appleby, piano.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
The Sir Anthony Lewis Memorial Prize Competition was established by the Musica Britannica Trust in 1986 in memory of the first General Editor and Chairman of Musica Britannica. Tenor Joel Williams was the recipient of the 2014 prize: he presents a programme of English song from John Dowland to the present day. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 8 October 2016
(Re)reading Children's Literature
Organised by Department of English
Jen Baker.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
Using Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland (required reading) we will consider what is meant by 'children's literature' and the connotations attached to the concept of 'the child'. Is children's literature solely for children? What are the potential problems of adults writing for children? What are the difficulties of (re)approaching texts?. Further information is available
Fee £35. 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 October 2016
Romantic and fin de siecle 'New Women': Becoming Professional Writers Day Course
Organised by Department of English
Sue Edney.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
This course considers how women writers of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries actively interrogated and undermined masculine concepts of the feminine ideal. Texts (provided) will include writings by Ann Radcliffe, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft, and Olive Schreiner, Katherine Mansfield, Kate Chopin and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Further information is available
Fee £35. 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 October 2016
Writing: Poetry Day Course
Organised by Department of English
Louise Green.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
This creative writing course will help participants develop the ways in which they use poetic techniques, and will make reference to poems (provided) in order to identify key elements of verse-writing and put them into practice. Further information is available
Fee £35. 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 October 2016
Elizabeth Blackwell Annual Lecture: Too much medicine - why we need to push back the tide of medical excess
Organised by Elizabeth Blackwell Institute
Dr Fiona Godlee FRCP, Editor-in-Chief, The BMJ.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Fiona qualified as a doctor in 1985, and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Since joining The BMJ in 1990 she has written on a broad range of issues, including the impact of environmental degradation on health, the future of the World Health Organization and the ethics of academic publication.
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: ebih-admin@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 10 October 2016
BUMS Chamber Music
Organised by Department of Music
St Paul's Church, St Paul's Road, BS8 1LR, 1:15-2:00pm  
Bristol University Music Society presents the first in its regular series of chamber music concerts in St Paul's Church. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 11 October 2016
Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture: Science and wildlife films, perfect partners
Organised by Bristol Vision Institute
Dr Keith Scholey, Director of Silverback Films and previous Head of the Natural History Unit at the BBC.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Dr Scholey takes us behind the scenes of wildlife films. Using sequences and stories from some of his most recent projects, he reveals how amazing stories are brought to the screen. Delivered in collaboration with Wildscreen Festival and the University's Bristol Vision Institute. Further information is available
The lecture is free but advance booking is required.  Contact Bristol Vision Institute on 0117 33 15759 or bvi-enquiries@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 11 October 2016
Ada Lovelace Day public talk - Data science: drinking from the firehose
Organised by School of Mathematics
Miranda Mowbray, Hewlett Packard Labs. Miranda's research interests currently include machine learning applied to computer network security, and ethics for Big Data analysis. She is a Fellow of the British Computer Society. Her PhD is in Algebra, from London University.
LT2,, School of Chemistry, Cantock's Close, 6:00-7:00pm  
Data scientists who find useful patterns in large data sets have been described as the new rock stars of the technology world. One application area for this is computer network security. Miranda will talk about some issues with analysing big data to discover security problems in large computer networks, and some successful techniques. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking is required.  Contact for other queries, email: K.Wiesner@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 11 October 2016
L'art de toucher le clavecin: new approaches to harpsichord composition and composer-performer collaboration
Organised by Department of Music
Jane Chapman.
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 12 October 2016 -  Wednesday 14 December 2016
The Monthly Read: "Spaces and Places" Short Course
Organised by Department of English
Stephen Derry.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 1:30-4:00pm  
This course aims to be an enjoyable literary experience for readers who wish to share their ideas. We will explore and discuss three works from the Nineteenth Century in which locations and interiors play significant roles. Jane Austen - Mansfield Park, Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone and Thomas Hardy - A Laodicean. Further information is available
Fee £105. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 12 October 2016
The Monthly Read: "Designs and Dilemmas in Three Edwardian Novels" Short Course
Organised by Department of English
Stephen Derry.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
This course aims to be an enjoyable literary experience for readers who wish to share their ideas. We will explore and discuss three works from the Edwardian period. Henry James - The Wings of the Dove, Edith Wharton - The House of Mirth and H.G. Wells - Ann Veronica. Further information is available
Fee £105. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 12 October 2016
Drawng in the glasshouses with Sheena Vallely and Pupgroup
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Sheena Vallely is an artist and lecturer, who has received awards and commissions for her work in painting and print making in London and abroad.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 11:00am-1:00pm  
The course is for all abilities and is designed to focus the mind, enhance awareness and banish old habits through a series of drawing exercises using quality materials, in direct response to the curated and living collection, with instruction and guidance by a qualified tutor. Further information is available
Limited to 8 people. £115 each. Registration required via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 13 October 2016
Brigstow in Action
Organised by Brigstow Institute
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 2:00-7:00pm  
Brigstow is a University's Research Institutes, bringing researchers together with a range of partners from across the city and beyond. Drop in at any time between 2.00-5.30 pm for a showcase of our initial raft of projects. Also join us for our official launch between 5.30-7.00 pm which includes the premiere of a new composition.
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: Hello-brigstow@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 14 October 2016
Conducting masterclass with Martyn Brabbins
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 2:15-4:00pm  
Martyn Brabbins is a frequent guest with leading orchestras across the globe, and was Associate Principal Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 1994-2005, Principal Guest of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic 2009-2015 and Chief Conductor of the Nagoya Philharmonic 2012-2016 - remaining closely associated with all three. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 14 October 2016
Vice-Chancellor's Scholars' Concert
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Every year the University's Vice-Chancellor awards scholarships to undergraduates with exceptional musical, dramatic or sporting talent. The music scholars, none of whom is studying music as their degree subject, perform a mixed programme. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 15 October 2016
Winter Berries & Bark
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Area, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our local naturalist, Richard Bland, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range plants, shrubs and trees within University gardens, grounds and woodland at Stoke Bishop. Learn to recognise many different species on this educational stroll. All items of interest will be noted. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 17 October 2016
Back from the brink of death - cardiopulmonary resuscitation, past, present and future
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Jerry Nolan.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:15pm  
Each year ambulance service personnel provide CPR for about 30,000 people who've had a cardiac arrest - 8% survive to leave hospital alive. Survival depends on optimisation of all 'links chain of survival', starting with prompt action from the public. Professor Nolan will explore the history of CPR, describe current practice and outline future developments. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking is required.  Contact for other queries, email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 18 October 2016
Music and Pictures - Real, Destroyed, and Imagined - in a Thirteenth-Century Psalter
Organised by Department of Music
Sean Curran, Cambridge University.
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 20 October 2016
The Osborne gardens and estate, Prince Albert's pastime
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Toby Beasley, Head Gardener, Osborne House.
Frank Theatre Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 7:30pm  
Queen Victoria and Prince Albert bought Osborne as their seaside retreat but it offered a lot more for Prince Albert. Osborne became his blank canvas to indulge his ideas on architecture, agriculture, forestry and particularly horticulture. This talk will look at some of Prince Albert's ideas for the garden. Further information is available
Lectures are free to Friends on production of their membership card. Visitors will be asked for a donation (suggested £5) Attendees can use any University car park; the nearest are in University Walk and The Hawthorns.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 21 October 2016
Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra / Bristol University Laptop Band
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Bristol's electronic composers display their prowess in manipulation of sound. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 22 October 2016
How to shoot autumn pictures: photography workshop with Graham Parish
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Anyone wishing to improve their digital outdoor photography should benefit from this day. An understanding of the basics of photography would be an advantage. You will need to know the basic functions of your camera.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A not to be missed opportunity for a small group interested in plant and garden photography to spend a day working with a professional photographer. Join Graham for a guided walk around the Botanic Garden to identify autumn highlights followed by the opportunity to capture your own images with guidance from the tutor. For further information and what to bring with you.
Limited to 12 people. £45 each. Registration is required via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 25 October 2016
Autumn Art Lecure: Antony Sher, in conversation with Martin White
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Sir Antony Sher and Martin White (Emeritus Professor at the University).
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:15pm  
When Antony Sher played Richard III, he published an account of his work, subtitled 'An Actor's Diary and Sketchbook'. A gifted artist, he used this to capture his route to finding the essence of particular roles. Drawing on examples of his own work, Sir Antony will discuss the relationship between his art and his acting. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 25 October 2016
Guestlist Plus1: Responses from Berlin's Electronic Music Scenes to the Refugee Crisis
Organised by Department of Music
Luis-Manuel Garcia, University of Birmingham.
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 26 October 2016
Bristol University Baroque Ensemble
Organised by Department of Music
St Paul's Church, St Paul's Road, BS8 1LR, 1:15-2:00pm  
The University's early music band plays a programme from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 27 October 2016
Living with volcanoes in the 21st Century: an Arthur Mannering Tyndall Memorial Lecture
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events Office and The Cabot Institute
Panellists: Professor Steve Sparks FRS CBE (School of Earth Sciences); Professor Katharine Cashman FRS (School of Earth Sciences); Dr Caroline Williams (School of Modern Languages); Sir John Beddington (Chair of the Cabot Institute External Advisory Board) and Dr Ryerson Christie (School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies).
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
We're pleased to announce a special event to celebrate the University's world-leading volcanology research and its recent award of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education. We will be holding a panel event with world-leading Cabot Institute academics from across the volcanology research area at the university in what promises to be a fascinating event.
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 28 October 2016
Waka Hasegawa and Joseph Tong, piano duo
Organised by Department of Music
Schumann: Bilder aus Osten, Op. 66; Poulenc: Sonata for piano duet; Schubert: Variations on an Original Theme in A Flat, D813.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Founders and Artistic Directors of the Bristol International Piano Duo Festival, Tong and Hasegawa perform regularly at Wigmore Hall in London, at major festivals including Cheltenham, Buxton and Presteigne, and have broadcast for Radio 3. Their recordings of Schubert, Debussy and McCabe for Quartz have drawn widespread critical acclaim. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 29 October 2016
Piano Duets
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
Student piano ensembles from the Guildhall School of Music and the University of Bristol play duets as part of the Bristol International Piano Duo Festival. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 31 October 2016
Assisted dying, ethics and the law: For, against, or somewhere in between?
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Richard Huxtable.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:15pm  
English law appears to be relaxing its prohibition on assisted dying. Whether the law should change is a significant ethical question. After tracing key legal developments, Professor Huxtable explores the arguments for and against the practice, before reflecting on the merits of achieving a compromise in this difficult area.
Free to attend, but booking required.  Contact for other queries, email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

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November 2016

Wednesday 12 October 2016 -  Wednesday 14 December 2016
The Monthly Read: "Spaces and Places" Short Course
Organised by Department of English
Stephen Derry.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 1:30-4:00pm  
This course aims to be an enjoyable literary experience for readers who wish to share their ideas. We will explore and discuss three works from the Nineteenth Century in which locations and interiors play significant roles. Jane Austen - Mansfield Park, Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone and Thomas Hardy - A Laodicean. Further information is available
Fee £105. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 1 November 2016
Autumn Art Lecture: When the Artist and the Actor Collide: Theatrical Portraits
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Marcus Risdell, Art and theatre historian and the Garrick Club curator.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:15pm  
Artists have long played an important role in the theatre; as scene painter and designer, but also as portraitist. This lecture will introduce specific moments when the artist and actor have collided. Illustrations from great theatrical collections will explore how the painters visualised the actors of the past and preserved a glimpse behind the curtains. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 2 November 2016
Inaugural lecture: From financial reporting to stakeholder accountability - Making unsustainable development visible
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Stuart Cooper.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:15pm  
Financial reporting continues to prioritise the need for entities to provide decision-useful financial information to 'existing and potential investors, lenders and other creditors'. This lecture, however, will discuss the need for organisations to provide a broader stakeholder accountability for their economic, social and environmental impacts. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 8 November 2016
Diramore talks about his recent compositions
Organised by Department of Music
Maung Maung Zaw Htet (Diramore), National University of Arts and Culture, Yangon, Myanmar.
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 8 November 2016
Autumn Art Lecture: Visualising Ancient Greek Drama
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Dr Rosie Wyles, Lecturer in Classical History and Literature, University of Kent.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:15pm  
Let the vase painters of ancient Greece take you behind the scenes of theatre from over two thousand years ago. The vases discussed capture enticing traces of the performance tradition which gave birth to Western theatre. But all is not as it seems, as these paintings challenge their viewers to reflect on what theatre is. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 9 November 2016
Bristol University Operatic Society: A Pared Vow
Organised by Department of Music
Lucky Dube, conductor; Sahel Cherry, director; Lizzie Halling, producer.
Winston Theatre, Richmond Building, 7:30-9:30pm  
An original composition by Lucky Dube, this opera explores the consequences of broken trust. Further information is available
Tickets: £8/£5 students/£3 BOpS members available from ubutheatre.com.  Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 11 November 2016
Purple Vocals workshop
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 2:15-4:00pm  
Grammy Award-winning singer Paul Phoenix offers his expertise to University of Bristol vocal ensembles. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 11 November 2016
Bristol University Singers: Breath of the Spirit
Organised by Department of Music
David Bednall, Stephen Rice: directors.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Bristol University Singers perform music relating to spirit and respiration, including a new work, Under the Surface, by Toby Young. In association with the Life of Breath research project, led by Durham University and University of Bristol. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 12 November 2016
Gilbert and Sullivan, The Gondoliers (matinee)
Organised by Department of Music
Ronan Agnew, musical director; Tom Phillips, Elena Clarke, directors; Maya Wheeler-Colwell, producer.
Winston Theatre, Richmond Building, 2:30-4:30pm  
Bristol University Operatic Society Presents The Gondoliers, a hilarious tale of two gondoliers that is rife with satire and mayhem. Expect thrills, spills, and fits of laughter!. Further information is available
Tickets: £8/£6 students/£4 BOpS members available from ubutheatre.com.  Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 12 November 2016
Gilbert and Sullivan, The Gondoliers
Organised by Department of Music
Ronan Agnew, musical director; Tom Phillips, Elena Clarke, directors; Maya Wheeler-Colwell, producer.
Winston Theatre, Richmond Building, 7:30-9:30pm  
Bristol University Operatic Society Presents The Gondoliers, a hilarious tale of two gondoliers that is rife with satire and mayhem. Expect thrills, spills, and fits of laughter!. Further information is available
Tickets: £8/£6 students/£4 BOpS members available from ubutheatre.com.  Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 13 November 2016
Bristol University Operatic Society Arias Concert
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
Bristol University Operatic Society present a collection of their favourite arias. Further information is available
Tickets: £5 on the door.  Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 14 November 2016
BUMS Chamber Music
Organised by Department of Music
St Paul's Church, St Paul's Road, BS8 1LR, 1:15-2:00pm  
Bristol University Music Society presents the second in its regular series of chamber music concerts in St Paul's Church. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 15 November 2016
Autumn Art Lecture: Oliver Messel: In the Theatre of Design
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Thomas Messel, Writer and Furniture Designer.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:15pm  
Oliver Messel was England's most celebrated theatrical designer. His designs were famed for their exquisite delicacy, impossible detail, subtlety of colour and inventive use of materials. Thomas Messel's lecture is based upon the life and work of his uncle Oliver Messel, accompanied by images that chronicle a unique and overlooked oeuvre. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 15 November 2016
Sentimental gesture in music: an ethnomusicological perspective
Organised by Department of Music
Martin Stokes, King's College London.
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 16 November 2016
Bristol University Chamber Choir
Organised by Department of Music
William Brockman, director.
St Paul's Church, St Paul's Road, BS8 1LR, 1:15-2:00pm  
Works by Bruckner, Sullivan, Holst, Vaughan Williams, John Tavener, and Duarte Lobo. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 17 November 2016
University of Bristol Botanic Garden friends' lecture - Grass-free lawns
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Lionel Smith is a lecturer in horticulture at Myerscough College in Preston.
Frank Theatre Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 7:30pm  
Research indicates that grass-free lawns can produce up to 90% more flowers, contain over 25% more invertebrate life, supporting up to ten times as many visits from twice as many pollinator species as wildflower turf. Mowing is reduced by up to two thirds and rainfall can be absorbed up to twice as fast. Further information is available
Lectures are free to Friends on production of their membership card. Visitors will be asked for a donation (suggested £5) Attendees can use any University car park; the nearest are in University Walk and The Hawthorns.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 18 November 2016

Please note, this event has been cancelled.

Bristol University New Music Ensemble

Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
The University's specialist contemporary group offers a programme of works composed within recent decades. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 19 November 2016
Gift wrapping workshop with Gift Frippery
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Bring a big bag to take all your creations home. Includes all materials and seasonal refreshment.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:00pm  
Unlock the secret to a professionally wrapped gift which looks too good to open! Print your own paper and get creative with your stylish flourishes. This workshop on is led by Amanda White of Gift Frippery and will be a lovely mixture of demonstrations and hands on fun. Further information is available
Limited to 10 people. £35 each. Registration required via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 22 November 2016
Presentations by Research Students in Composition
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 22 November 2016
Autumn Art Lecture: Drama on stage, desire off stage: The Kabuki theatres of 18th-century Edo, Japan
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Dr Rosina Buckland, National Museums Scotland.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:15pm  
The handscroll painting entitled ?Theatres of the East?, held by Edinburgh City Council is a sumptuous, attractive and engaging representation of the theatre district in Edo (today?s Tokyo) in the year 1700. Dr Buckland will explore this fascinating painting, together with the world of Kabuki theatre in the early 18th century. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form..  Contact for other queries, email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 23 November 2016
Schola Cantorum
Organised by Department of Music
Emma Hornby, director.
St Paul's Church, St Paul's Road, BS8 1LR, 1:15-2:00pm  
A programme of medieval music, plus new music by Bristol Music Department student composers. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 23 November 2016
UWE/Art in the City talks: Sarah Staton
Organised by University of Bristol, in association with UWE and the Arnolfini
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, 6:30-8:00pm  
In the lecture Sarah will talk about her work, including a new public realm commission produced by Field Art Projects for the University, a 21st century folly and social sculpture for the University's halls of residence at Stoke Bishop. She exhibits internationally and her work is held in public collections all over the world. Further information is available
£6/£4 (Free for UWE and University of Bristol staff and students with ID). Booking required via the Arnolfini.  Contact for other queries, email: theresabergne@hotmail.com

Friday 25 November 2016
Triplicity
Organised by Department of Music
Jim Rattigan, french horn; John Garner, violin; Liam Noble, piano.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Original compositions in an unusual jazz trio setting combining classical, jazz and folk influences. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes email: music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 26 November 2016
Bristol University Symphony Orchestra
Organised by Department of Music
John Pickard, conductor; Angharad Lyddon, alto; Jeffrey Lloyd-Roberts, tenor. Bax: Tintagel. Carmen Ho: Samsara (first performance). Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:00pm  
Bax's magnificent evocation of Cornwall's Atlantic coast forms a thrilling upbeat to two contrasting works that explore the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Carmen Ho's 'Samsara' takes its inspiration from Buddhist philosophy, while Mahler's 'Song-Symphony' sets ancient Chinese poems in a passionate hymn to life, love, youth and beauty. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 28 November 2016
Ensemble Variances
Organised by Department of Music
Arr. Thierry Pecou, Sephardic Songs; John Pickard, Ghost-Train (first performance).
St George's, Brandon Hill, BS1 5RR, 7:30-9:00pm  
The welcome return of the brilliant Ensemble Variances, our Paris-based ensemble-in-association. Their typically daring programme includes the first performance of John Pickard's outrageous new confrontation of the Orpheus myth, medieval plainchant and the dubious pleasure of bad fairground rides! The Ensemble's residency is made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Carr-Gregory Trust. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 29 November 2016
Thierry Pecou discusses his music (An interview with Michael Ellison)
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 29 November 2016
Autumn Art Lecture: Spirited Affinities
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Adrian Heathfield, Professor of Performance and Visual Culture, University of Roehampton.
Priory Road Lecture Theatre, 12 Priory Road, Clifton, BS8 1TU (Please note the later start time), 6:30pm  
How might we rethink the temporality of performance and the relations that sustain it, given its ongoing incorporation into art institutions, archives, markets and modes of global dissemination? Looking at examples of recent trans-generational collaboration in contemporary art and dance, this talk reformulates the question of the material investments and affinities of performance artists. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 30 November 2016
Billiards, Pretzels and Chaos
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Corinna Ulcigrai.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:15pm  
Billiard tables are usually rectangular. What happens if we change their shape? In this lecture Professor Corinna Ulcigrai will explain how mathematical billiards and other simple models can help us come to grips with chaos and understand underlying mechanisms which make even simple systems hard to predict. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking is required.  Contact for other queries, email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 30 November 2016
Bristol University Madrigal Ensemble
Organised by Department of Music
St Paul's Church, St Paul's Road, BS8 1LR, 1:15-2:00pm  
The Bristol University Madrigal Ensemble performs a range of works with a Shakespeare theme to celebrate his anniversary. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 30 November 2016
Contemporary Music for All Bristol: Across the Spectrum 2
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:00pm  
All kinds of music of today including experimental pieces, improvisations and new works commissioned by CoMA from leading composers in the UK. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

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December 2016

Wednesday 12 October 2016 -  Wednesday 14 December 2016
The Monthly Read: "Spaces and Places" Short Course
Organised by Department of English
Stephen Derry.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 1:30-4:00pm  
This course aims to be an enjoyable literary experience for readers who wish to share their ideas. We will explore and discuss three works from the Nineteenth Century in which locations and interiors play significant roles. Jane Austen - Mansfield Park, Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone and Thomas Hardy - A Laodicean. Further information is available
Fee £105. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 2 December 2016
BUMS Wind Ensemble: a Lord of the Rings themed programme
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Musical Highlights from all three Lord of the Rings movies, accompanied by scenes from the films. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 3 December 2016
University of Bristol Chamber Orchestra
Organised by Department of Music
George Owen, conductor; Brahms, Serenade 1 in D major, 1st movement; Mozart, Symphony 36 'Linz'; Tchaikovsky, Suite from The Nutcracker; Duke Ellington, Suite from The Nutcracker.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:00pm  
The Chamber Orchestra begin their year with four highly influential composers and a very special collaboration from across the eras. Tickets: £5/£4 concs (BUMS members free). Tickets sold by BUMS (available on the door). Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 3 December 2016
Drawing beautiful British bees - a workshop with Cath Hodsman
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Cath Hodsman is a leading insect artist who has worked in collaboration with a range of prestigious organisations including the Natural History Museum, the Royal Horticultural Society and the Royal Society of Biology.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:00pm  
This sketching day is a truly unique and absorbing course, aimed at both lovers of art and entomology. So, if you want to study pollinators in closer detail or if you are inspired by the Botanic Garden's annual Bee and Pollination Festival do come and share Cath's passion. Beginners welcome. Further information is available
Limited to 12 people. £55 each. Registration required via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 6 December 2016
Presentations by Research Students in Musicology
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 6 December 2016
Inaugural lecture: Cold and heat, present and future: analysing their impact on population health
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Richard Morris.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:15pm  
Cold currently kills far more people than heat, not only in the UK, but also in countries with warmer climates. Will cold-related impact on population health (and consequent health care needs) decline as global temperatures rise? Analysis of prospective epidemiological studies from contrasting geographic regions promises some insights. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 7 December 2016
BUMS Symphonic Winds
Organised by Department of Music
Liam Leonard, conductor.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:00pm  
Symphonic winds' first concert of the academic year will feature a suite from Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands, with video accompaniment. Alongside this, traditional Christmas classics and selections from Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 9 December 2016
University of Bristol Chamber Choir Christmas Concert
Organised by Department of Music
All Saints Church, Pembroke Road, BS8 3ED, 7:30-9:30pm  
The University Chamber Choir presents its Christmas Concert, conducted by William Brockman. The concert features traditional pieces such as Pearsall's In dulci jubilo alongside works by Rachmaninoff and Howells. Further information is available
Tickets: £6/£5 students/£4 BUMS members/£3 under 18's.  Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 10 December 2016
Bristol University String Orchestra and Brass Band
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:00pm  
An evening to celebrate the University Music Society's smaller ensembles. Bristol University String Orchestra and Brass Band come together to perform a variety of repertory, from Christmas carols to postmodernism. Tickets: £5/£4 concs/£2 students (BUMS members free). Tickets sold by BUMS (available on the door). Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 10 December 2016
Christmas Wreath making workshops with Sue Amesbury
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Let loose your creative side and then enjoy some seasonal refreshment.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 1:30-4:00pm  
Two afternoon workshops on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December led by expert Sue Amesbury of Greengarland. Sue will demonstrate and then assist you in making a welcoming and stylish wreath for your front door to your own design. You will use locally sourced, natural, compostable materials, all provided and trimmed to size. Further information is available
Limited to 12 people each per day. £40 each. Registration required via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 11 December 2016
Christmas Wreath making workshops with Sue Amesbury
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Let loose your creative side and then enjoy some seasonal refreshment.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 1:30-4:00pm  
Two afternoon workshops on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December led by expert Sue Amesbury of Greengarland. Sue will demonstrate and then assist you in making a welcoming and stylish wreath for your front door to your own design. You will use locally sourced, natural, compostable materials, all provided and trimmed to size. Further information is available
Limited to 12 people each per day. £40 each. Registration required via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 14 December 2016
Bristol University Singers and Baroque Ensemble
Organised by Department of Music
Stephen Rice, conductor; Handel, My Heart is Inditing; J. S. Bach, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 140; Handel, Dettingen Te Deum.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:00pm  
Tickets: balcony £15/£10 concs; stalls £11/£8 concs/£3 UoB students (with presentation of student ID card) available from shop.bris.ac.uk. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

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