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August 2017

Tuesday 15 August 2017 -  Friday 25 August 2017
PreScribed (a life written for me)
Organised by Elizabeth Blackwell Institute
This emotive show from performance artist Viv Gordon examines the side effects of being a GP, as the NHS is in meltdown, using verbatim text from anonymised research transcripts of GP interviews to create a powerful account of life on the brink.
ZOO, Venue 124, 140 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9RR, 3:30-4:30pm  
Following research undertaken at the University of Bristol, the play explores the alarming statistic that one in five practicing GPs are suffering from chronic stress and anxiety. This trip to the doctor reveals an underbelly fraught with burnout, a dependency on caffeine and an overdose of Beethoven. Further information is available
Book tickets on the ZOO Festival website.  Contact Sarah Blowers on 07967494244 or hello@strikealight.org.uk

Saturday 19 August 2017
How to shoot summer pictures
Organised by University of Bristol 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, 10:00am-4:00pm  
Join professional photographer Graham Parrish for a guided walk around the Botanic Garden to identify summer highlights followed by the opportunity to capture your own images with guidance from the tutor. The day will conclude with an informal, friendly discussion of your selected images and a chance to ask questions. Further information is available
The cost of the course is £50.00 per person which also includes a light lunch.  Contact Alice Maltby on +44 (0)117 4282041 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 24 August 2017
Science picnic: Honey a magical medicine
Organised by University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Dr Rowena Jenkins, microbiologist at Cardiff Metropolitan University and lecturer/researcher in the Department of Health Sciences. To date the main body of her research has focused on the antimicrobial effects of manuka honey on potentially pathogenic healthcare/wound associated microorganisms.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 6:00-8:00pm  
The Botanic Garden science picnics are an opportunity to engage with scientists in a relaxed and informal environment. This year we are focusing on bees, pollinators and the impact of their work. Dr Rowena Jenkins will discuss her research looking at the incredible health benefits of honey. Bring a rug and a picnic. Further information is available
Admission: Adults £5.50. Free to Friends, university staff and students and children under 18.  Contact Alice Maltby on +44 (0)117 - 42 82041 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 25 August 2017 -  Tuesday 5 September 2017
Learning City: A Self Portrait - Public Exhibition
Organised by Brigstow Institute
Part of the Reinventing Learning Cities Project, the exhibition brings together the work of researchers, artists community groups and is funded by the Brigstow Institute and the Connected Communities Programme. Monday to Friday 9:00 to 20:30, Saturday& Sunday 9:00 to 16:30.
Hamilton House, Stokes Croft. BS1 3QY, 9:00am  
An interactive display brings together photographs, film, drawing, personal stories, craft objects and cultural artefacts to capture the ethnographic work of researchers at the University of Bristol, supported by community researchers. The focus is on how people learn outside of the structured education system. Further information is available
Free to attend, just drop in.  Contact Katherine Dunleavy email: K.Dunleavy@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 25 August 2017
Learning City: A Self Portrait
Organised by Brigstow Institute
Part of the Reinventing Learning Cities Project, the exhibition brings together the work of researchers, artists community groups and is funded by the Brigstow Institute and the Connected Communities Programme.
Hamilton House, Stokes Croft. BS1 3QY, 6:00pm  
Join us to launch this innovative and interactive exhibition that brings together photographs, film, drawing, personal stories, craft objects and cultural artefacts to explore how people learn outside of the structured education system, whether it's through community centres, walking groups, protests or charities. Further information is available
Free to attend, register via Eventbrite.  Contact Katherine Dunleavy email: K.Dunleavy@bristol.ac.uk

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September 2017

Friday 25 August 2017 -  Tuesday 5 September 2017
Learning City: A Self Portrait - Public Exhibition
Organised by Brigstow Institute
Part of the Reinventing Learning Cities Project, the exhibition brings together the work of researchers, artists community groups and is funded by the Brigstow Institute and the Connected Communities Programme. Monday to Friday 9:00 to 20:30, Saturday& Sunday 9:00 to 16:30.
Hamilton House, Stokes Croft. BS1 3QY, 9:00am  
An interactive display brings together photographs, film, drawing, personal stories, craft objects and cultural artefacts to capture the ethnographic work of researchers at the University of Bristol, supported by community researchers. The focus is on how people learn outside of the structured education system. Further information is available
Free to attend, just drop in.  Contact Katherine Dunleavy email: K.Dunleavy@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 2 September 2017
Learning City: A Self Portrait - What is the role of the university in the city? Discussion Day
Organised by Brigstow Institute
Part of the Reinventing Learning Cities Project, the exhibition brings together the work of researchers, artists community groups and is funded by the Brigstow Institute and the Connected Communities Programme.
Hamilton House, Stokes Croft. BS1 3QY, 11:00am-3:00pm  
Join us for a day of talks exploring how we learn in the city through everyday practices, public pedagogy and community engagement, including behind the scenes gallery talks in the morning and a panel of experts discussing the role of the university in the city in the afternoon. Further information is available
Free to attend, register via Eventbrite for the morning or the afternoon.  Contact Katherine Dunleavy email: K.Dunleavy@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 2 September 2017 -  Sunday 3 September 2017
Bees get buzz out of coffee! University of Bristol Botanic Garden Bee and Pollination Festival
Organised by University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Exhibitors include: Bristol Bee Keepers' Honey Festival; Biological Sciences research displays; orchid growers; cider tastings; wildlife charities; children's activities; plant sales; botanical art etc.
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol, BS9 1JG, 10:00am-5:00pm  
Please note, on Saturday 2 September there will be road closures due to a concert on the Downs. Click travel advice (PDF, 232kB) for further information. Sunday 3 September will be back to normal. Further information is available
Admission: £6 including tours. Friends of the Botanic Garden, university staff and students and children under 18 free.  Contact Alice Maltby on +44 (0)117 - 428 2041  or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 5 September 2017
Learning City: A Self Portrait - Poetry Evening
Organised by Brigstow Institute
Part of the Reinventing Learning Cities Project, the exhibition brings together the work of researchers, artists community groups and is funded by the Brigstow Institute and the Connected Communities Programme.
Hamilton House, Stokes Croft. BS1 3QY, 5:30pm  
Join poets and representatives from the city and university to celebrate learning cities. Plus take this final opportunity to look around this interactive exhibition exploring how people learn outside of the structured education system, with contributions from a number of community groups, the public and University of Bristol researchers. Further information is available
Free to attend, register via Eventbrite.  Contact Katherine Dunleavy email: K.Dunleavy@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 10 September 2017
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
Angela Nutbrown.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our knowledgeable guide on a specialist garden history tour in this historic site and visit the renowned grotto and other garden follies around the site whilst learning about the history of the house and the changes that have taken place. No entry to the house. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Book your place using the University online shop.
£10.00 per person to include Historic Gardens Book.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 21 September 2017
'Wireless communications - building economies in the Developing World' - EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications Annual Public Lecture 2017
Organised by EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications
Professor Mike Short CBE FREng FIET, CEO - Airedale Advisors (incl Advisor to Telefonica ) and former VP Telefonica Europe.
Lecture Theatre 2, School of Chemistry, Cantock's Close, Bristol BS8 1TS, 5:15-6:30pm  
The need to access and use the Internet is often held up as the 5th Utility. Not all countries follow the same path as the G7 countries. But as the United Nations Sustainable development goals have been adopted by the Mobile Sector globally it is expected that many more services will depend on wireless technology. Further information is available
Free and open to all, register via Eventbrite.  Contact Suzanne.Binding email: cdt-communications@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 29 September 2017
Bat Detection in Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
David Brown, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 7:15-9:00pm  
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 this historic setting. Detectors provided. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Please bring a torch. Book your place using the University online shop.
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

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October 2017

Wednesday 4 October 2017
Prison Game - written and performed by Marcus Hercules
Organised by Wickham Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
When prison is your world, how do you function within society? This gripping, and at times chilling, one-man physical theatre performance is the story of how prison can define a man. Part of the Art of the Possible season at the Wickham Theatre. Further information and tickets
Tickets £10 / £5 concessions.  Contact Kate Withers / Deborah Gibbs on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or sart-resourcemanagers@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 5 October 2017
The Diversity Bargain and other dilemmas of race, admissions and meritocracy at elite universities
Organised by Centre for Ethnicity and Citizenship, with the UK Student Recruitment Office and the School of Law
Natasha K. Warikoo (Harvard University).
Lecture Theatre 3, Faculty of Arts, 3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 6:00-7:30pm  
We've heard plenty from politicians and experts on affirmative action and higher education, about how universities should intervene - if at all - to ensure a diverse but deserving student population. But what about those for whom these issues matter the most? This lecture will explore how students themselves think about merit and race. Further information is available
FREE but registration is required.  Contact Emily Crick on +44 (0)117 331 0611 or emily.crick@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 11 October 2017
Nocturnes written and performed by imitating the dog
Organised by Wickham Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
Nocturnes is a playful and moving examination of what it means to be the betrayed and the betrayer in a world where nothing appears certain. This is the perfect theatre piece for what is currently being described, in the light of recent political events, as 'the post-truth era'. Tickets and Further information
Tickets £10 / £5 concessions.  Contact Kate Withers / Deborah Gibbs on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or sart-resourcemanagers@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 12 October 2017
Imaginative Geographies of the Black/White Atlantic
Organised by School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Professor Catherine Hall, University College London.
Powell Lecture Theatre, Physics Building, Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TL, 6:15pm  
Reflecting upon the figure of Edward Long, 18C slave-owner, family man, creole nationalist and historian, Prof Hall identifies central questions for our understanding of racisms and (post)coloniality in the present. She led the pathbreaking ESRC project Legacies of British Slave Ownership, and is the author of many acclaimed books. Book your place
FREE but booking required.  Contact Sue Battin on +44 (0)117 331 7588 or sue.battin@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 12 October 2017
Knowledge, nudge or nanny: societal choices to encourage a healthy diet
Organised by School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Professor Susan Jebb, University of Oxford.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 6:00pm  
Poor diet is the leading risk factor in the UK for ill-health and premature death. But while the fundamental components of a healthy diet are well established, much less is known about effective interventions to improve the nation's diet that will be acceptable to society. Further information is available on the Eventbrite page
Free - but requires booking at Eventbrite.  Contact Sarah Gazzard on +44 (0)117 - 331 2265 or phph-adminsupport@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 13 October 2017
Bat Detection in Stoke Bishop
Organised by External Estates
David Brown, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Area, 6:45-8:30pm  
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 as we stroll around University gardens, grounds and woodland. Equipment provided. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Please bring a torch. Book your place using the University online shop.
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 18 October 2017
The Best of Both Worlds: A Busker's Opera
Organised by Wickham Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
Ali Matthews and Leo Burtin met with a host of people from street traders to CEOs to learn about the UK's class system. Featuring pop songs, French street music classics and audience participation, this performance will resonate with anyone who has ever worried about money. Tickets and further information
Tickets £10 / £5 concessions.  Contact Kate Withers / Deborah Gibbs on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or sart-resourcemanagers@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 22 October 2017
Awesome Autumn - Stoke Bishop
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Halls of Residence, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our local naturalist, 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. Book your place using the University online shop.
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 25 October 2017
What I Learned from Johnny Bevan written and performed by Luke Wright
Organised by Wickham Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
A story of shattered friendship, class ceilings, and the hollow reality of the New Labour dream. Luke Wright delivers a multi award winning hurricane of a performance. With humour and humanity he takes British politics head on, challenging the rise of New Labour and David Cameron, and the abandonment of those left behind. Tickets and further information
Tickets £10 / £5.  Contact Kate Withers / Deborah Gibbs on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or sart-resourcemanagers@bristol.ac.uk

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