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November 2017

Saturday 9 September 2017 -  Monday 8 January 2018
'Refusing to kill'? Bristol's World War 1 conscientious objectors
Organised by Law School
Bristol Cathedral, College Green, BS1 5TJ, 8:00am  
Over 350 local men refused to fight in WW1. They conscientiously objected for moral, religious or political reasons. Some agreed to take non-military roles, others were imprisoned. This exhibition tells the stories of these men and the people who supported them. Alongside the exhibition there will be a series of talks, drama and musical events. Further information is available
Free entry, see Cathedral website for details.  Contact Lois Bibbings on +44 (0)117 - 954 5328  or Lois.S.Bibbings@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 9 November 2017 -  Wednesday 22 November 2017
Embattled Drylands: Tales of Human and Environmental Resilience
Organised by Geographical Sciences -
Photography: Susan Shulman is an award-winning photo-journalist who has worked in major conflict zones around the world. Her work on Somalia exhibited here features the AMISOM (African Union Mission in Somalia) peacekeeping forces, and people living in refugee camps as a result of conflict in the region.
Hamilton House, 9:00am-8:30pm  
Contemporary wars are concentrated in dryland environments, yet little is known about their long-term environmental and social impacts. Every disturbance made by a tank or shell disrupts a delicate balance of life in ways that can last for not just decades, but generations. Further information is available
Free, no booking required.  Contact Marianna Dudley email: m.dudley@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 15 November 2017
Lighter, stronger, faster, better: composite materials and their future applications
Organised by Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS)
Dr Valeska Ting, Reader in Smart Nanomaterials, Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS).
Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's Building, University of Bristol, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR, 4:00-5:00pm  
This public lecture will explore a range of examples where composite materials have been employed to make our lives safer, more convenient, more economical and sustainable, and how recent developments in composites could open up exciting new possibilities for future applications. Further information is available
Free, register via Eventbrite.  Contact Paige Spicer email: paige.spicer@bristol.ac.uk.

Friday 17 November 2017
Bristol Poetry Institute Annual Reading 2017
Organised by Bristol Poetry Institute
Simon Armitage, Professor of Poetry at the University of Sheffield and the University of Oxford.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 6:00-7:00pm  
Simon Armitage will read from his poetry, new and old, as well as take part in a book signing. Of particular interest to audience members of school and college age will be his reading from his translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Further information is available
This event is free but registration is required via Eventbrite.  Contact Bristol Poetry Institute email: poetry-institute@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 20 November 2017
Coping with a Big Nuclear Accident
Organised by School of Physics
Philip Thomas, Professor of Risk Management at the University of Bristol, led a multi-university team to tackle this thorny issue head on. You may find their research results surprising. He and his team will be on hand to answer questions afterwards.
Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's School of Engineering, University of Bristol, BS8 1TR, 6:00-8:00pm  
Nuclear power can provide the large quantities of carbon-free electrical energy needed to sustain Western living standards. But how should we cope when things go badly wrong?. Further information is available
Free tickets available on Eventbrite.  Contact South West Nuclear Hub email: sw-nuclearhub@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 21 November 2017
David's Les Sabines: Accommodating Truth and Reconciliation post Terror
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events Office
Dr Valerie Mainz is Senior Lecturer in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, 6:15-7:15pm  
Jacques-Louis David's major history painting, ostensibly about the cessation of hostilities between the Roman and Sabine men due to the intervention of the Sabine women, incorporates both a coming to terms with the horror, atrocities and violence of the recent past and a hidden critique of France's increasing militarisation. Further information is available
Free, book via Eventbrite.  Contact Public and Ceremonial Events Office email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 23 November 2017
Health and social care from the front bench, back bench and research bench
Organised by Centre for Research in Health and Social Care
Mark Drakeford, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, National Assembly for Wales.
Coutts Lecture Theatre, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
Mark Drakeford will speak about his personal experience of moving between research and politics, researching policy and making policy. Further information is available
Tickets are free; register on Eventbrite.  Contact Isis Thomas on +44 (0) 117 954 6765 or isis.thomas@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 27 November 2017
To The Finish Line: an evening with Chrissie Wellington
Chrissie Wellington, OBE.
Wills Memorial Building, 7:00-10:00pm  
Chrissie Wellington OBE is a former professional triathlete and 4-time World Ironman Champion. Retired since 2010, she is now Head of Participation for Park Run and in 2017 was awarded an Honorary Degree by the University. Hear about Chrissie's experiences and what it takes to compete at the highest level of world sport. Please register to attend via Eventbrite.
Contact Matt Edwards email: matt.edwards@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 29 November 2017
GRC Annual Lecture: Prof Akwugo Emejulu on 'Towards a Fugitive Feminism?'
Organised by Gender Research Centre, School of Sociology, Politics and International Study
Akwugo Emejulu is Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. Her research interests include investigating racial and gender inequalities in Europe and the United States and exploring women of colour's grassroots activism for social justice.
2D3, Priory Road Complex, 4:00-6:00pm  
Drawing on the work of Black radical theorists Prof Emejulu wants to explore the impossibility of Black women's claims to and inclusion in 'womanhood' and examine the implications this has for contemporary Black feminist politics. Further information is available
This event is free but booking is required..  Contact Emily Crick on +44 (0)117 - 331 0611 or emily.crick@bristol.ac.uk

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December 2017

Saturday 9 September 2017 -  Monday 8 January 2018
'Refusing to kill'? Bristol's World War 1 conscientious objectors
Organised by Law School
Bristol Cathedral, College Green, BS1 5TJ, 8:00am  
Over 350 local men refused to fight in WW1. They conscientiously objected for moral, religious or political reasons. Some agreed to take non-military roles, others were imprisoned. This exhibition tells the stories of these men and the people who supported them. Alongside the exhibition there will be a series of talks, drama and musical events. Further information is available
Free entry, see Cathedral website for details.  Contact Lois Bibbings on +44 (0)117 - 954 5328  or Lois.S.Bibbings@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 5 December 2017
The Annual Sir Anthony Epstein Lecture Organised by the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Organised by School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Steve Jackson FRS, FMedSci is University of Cambridge and Cancer Research UK Professor of Biology, and Head of Cancer Research UK Laboratories at the Gurdon Institute.
Lecture Theatre E29, Biomedical Sciences Building, 5:00pm  
Professor Steve Jackson presents a special lecture "Cellular responses to DNA damage: translating mechanistic insights into precision cancer medicines". In his research publications Steve has identified many key principles by which cells respond to and repair DNA damage, including DNA repair proteins, how they function, and how their dysfunction yields cancer and other age-related diseases. Further information is available.
Free, please register to attend via email.  Contact Lexi Merritt-Harding email: cmm-admin@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 13 December 2017
University Carol Service
Organised by Multifaith Chaplaincy
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 1:00-1:50pm  
All are invited to a traditional celebration exploring the Christmas story with carols, readings and music. Further information is available
Admission free - no booking required.  Contact Clotilde Barberon on +44 (0)117 - 9546600 or multifaith-chaplaincy@bristol.ac.uk

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January 2018

Saturday 9 September 2017 -  Monday 8 January 2018
'Refusing to kill'? Bristol's World War 1 conscientious objectors
Organised by Law School
Bristol Cathedral, College Green, BS1 5TJ, 8:00am  
Over 350 local men refused to fight in WW1. They conscientiously objected for moral, religious or political reasons. Some agreed to take non-military roles, others were imprisoned. This exhibition tells the stories of these men and the people who supported them. Alongside the exhibition there will be a series of talks, drama and musical events. Further information is available
Free entry, see Cathedral website for details.  Contact Lois Bibbings on +44 (0)117 - 954 5328  or Lois.S.Bibbings@bristol.ac.uk

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February 2018

Thursday 1 February 2018
NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre Launch Symposium
Organised by Bristol Biomedical Research Centre
We The Curious (formerly @Bristol), 10:00am-5:30pm  
Researchers, clinicians and patients will talk about the research being carried out at Bristol BRC and how this exciting science has the potential to develop new and improved treatments for patients. Further information is available
Free, booking required via Eventbrite.  Contact Bianca Soucek email: pa-brc@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 1 February 2018
Public lecture and debate: Can surgical research improve health?
Organised by Bristol Biomedical Research Centre
Gianni Angelini, British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Professor Debbie Lawlor CBE, Professor Jane Blazeby, Professor of Surgery.
We The Curious (formerly @Bristol), 6:00-7:30pm  
New surgical procedures are developed all the time, but how do we test these and how do we know whether a new procedure is better or safer? Researchers in Bristol are trying to answer these questions in the National Institute for Health Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC).
Free, booking required via Eventbrite.  Contact Bianca Soucek email: pa-brc@bristol.ac.uk

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March 2018

Thursday 15 March 2018
Anne Spencer Memorial Lecture | The Rise of "No Religion"
Organised by the Multifaith Chaplaincy
Linda Woodhead, Professor of Sociology of Religion, Lancaster University, and Director of the Institute for Social Futures.
Peel Lecture Theatre, Geographical Sciences, 6:00-7:30pm  
According to a recent British Social Attitudes survey, for the first time more than half of the British population now say that they have no religion. In this lecture, Professor Woodhead will focus on the rise of this new majority and their relation to religion, spirituality and secularism. Further information is available
Admission free, but booking required.  Contact Clotilde Barberon on +44 (0)117 - 954 6600 or multifaith-chaplaincy@bristol.ac.uk

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