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January 2017

Monday 9 January 2017 -  Friday 27 January 2017
SciArt display - Royal Society of Biology young photographer and photographer of the year award
Organised by University of Bristol in partnership with the Royal Society of Biology
Ground floor, Life Sciences Building, Tyndall Avenue, 9:00am-5:00pm  
From nanotechnology to the worlds largest sewage systems; from the arid landscapes of Australia to colourful lichen encrusting trees in a suburban garden; from zooplankton to an avalanche; the Royal Society of Biology invited amateurs to use photography to explore the theme 'Biology: From Big to Small' in its annual Photographer Award competitions.
Open to all and the exhibition is free of charge.  Contact Matthew Lee email: ml16847@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 11 January 2017 -  Wednesday 15 March 2017
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

Sunday 15 January 2017
Dame Eileen Atkins in conversation with Richard Digby Day
Organised by Friends of the University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Dame Eileen Atkins.
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, BS8 1UP, 3:00pm  
An opportunity to hear one of our finest actresses in conversation, organised by the Friends of the University of Bristol Theatre Collection to raise funds for the 'Sharing the Messel Magic' project. This project will involve cataloguing, conserving and showcasing the recently acquired Oliver Messel Personal Archive. Further information is available
Tickets £15, advance booking required.  Contact University of Bristol Theatre Collection email: theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 19 January 2017
600 years of Syon Garden History
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Topher Martyn, Head Gardener, Syon House.
Frank Theatre Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 7:30-9:00pm  
A galloping history of 600 years of Syon garden history, followed by a visual tour of House, Estate and Gardens, and then a section on the practicalities of actually living and working in such a place. Further information is available
No booking required. Lectures are free to Friends on production of their membership card. Visitors will be asked for a donation (suggested £5).  Contact for other queries, email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 24 January 2017
Rethinking the UK Press and the EU 1973-2013
Organised by School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Professor Nathaniel Copsey, Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Aston University.
2D3, Social Sciences Complex, Priory Road, BS8 1TN, 6:00pm  
This is a Jean Monnet Lecture and is followed by a drinks reception. Further information is available
FREE and no booking required.  Contact Prof Michelle Cini on +44 (0)117 - 928 8076 or michelle.cini@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 25 January 2017
Dice World An exploration of probability, statistics and randomness
Organised by School of Physics
Brian Clegg, Science writer.
HH Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TL, 7:00pm  
This exploration of probability, statistics and randomness explains how chaos and randomness are behind the realities of everyday life. Learning how to toss a head ten times in a row and recreate a game show that left the woman with the world's highest IQ being reviled by academics... until they discovered she was right.
Free to attend, all welcome. Refreshments will be available from 6.30 pm.  Contact for other queries, email: vincent.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 25 January 2017
Antibiotic Discovery in the Abyss
Organised by Centre for Public Engagement
Terrace Bar, Colston Hall, Colston Street, BS1 5AR, 6:00-7:30pm  
Researchers from the University of Bristol will outline a current major research project that seeks to identify new natural product based antimicrobials from microorganisms that live on the seabed of the Atlantic Ocean. This project is already yielding a rich diversity of novel antimicrobial agents that show promise for future use in public health. Further information is available
Booking is required.  Contact Diane Thorne email: diane.thorne@bristol.ac.uk

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February 2017

Wednesday 11 January 2017 -  Wednesday 15 March 2017
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 1 February 2017
Paper Birds: In a Thousand Pieces
Organised by Dept of Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
'In a Thousand Pieces' sees events and voices unpacked from battered and bruised suitcases by battered and bruised women; whilst their stories take on new shapes and forms exploring the epidemic of sex slavery. Tickets available here
Tickets £9 / £5 concessions.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 1 February 2017
Drawing in the Glasshouses with Sheena Vallely and Pupgroup
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Sheena Vallely.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 11:00am-1:00pm  
Taking us from winter into spring, this drawing course will provide you with guidance and instruction to exercise your observational skills and improve your drawing abilities. Each morning you will experience an ever changing variety of form, smell and colour, from a diverse botanical collection, ranging from a temperate to a tropical climate. Further information is available
Fee £115 for course. Course runs until 5 April 2017. Registration required via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 5 February 2017
Curator's February tour - Wing your way to the tropics without leaving home!
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Nick Wray.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:30am-12:00pm  
Join Curator Nick Wray on a tour of the Botanic Garden in winter. February has much to offer with the promise of Spring so close. The fragrant plum blossom of Prunus mume will welcome visitors to the entrance and from there look out for snowdrops, winter aconites and crocus through the Garden. Further information is available
Free to Friends and Students. Visitors £5.50. Please meet at Welcome Lodge.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 8 February 2017
Joanna Griffin: Bricking It
Organised by Dept of Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
Meet Patrick Griffin. 72. Irish. Builder. Father. Stand-up?? Bricking It will see writer/performer, Joanna Griffin swap jobs with her dad, Pat, to see what it really means to walk in another (wo)man's shoes. Tickets available here
Tickets £9 / £5 concessions.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 10 February 2017
Post-Crisis Europe and Brexit
Organised by School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Dr Molly Scott Cato, Bristol's Green MEP.
2D3, Social Sciences Complex, Priory Road, BS8 1TN, 5:00pm  
Molly joined the Green Party in 1988 and has worked for the party at all levels. For the past 15 years she has spoken for the Green Party on economics and finance. This is a Jean Monnet lecture. Further information is available
FREE and no booking required.  Contact Prof Michelle Cini on +44 (0)117 - 9288076 or michelle.cini@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 16 February 2017
Iridescence in plants
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Matt Jacobs, Researcher, University of Bristol Biological Sciences.
Frank Theatre Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 7:30-9:00pm  
In a biological context, the term iridescence describes colours which change with the viewing angle of the observer. Although a little behind research in animals, there appear to be lots of examples of iridescence in plants. Matt will discuss broadly the history and science of iridescence. Further information is available
Free to attend for Friends on production of their membership card. Visitors will be asked for a donation (suggested £5).  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 16 February 2017
Jerry Morris Memorial Lecture: Making early years spaces active places
Professor Dianne Ward of The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health.
Room 2D3 Priory Road Complex Priory Road, BS8 1TU, 5:30-7:00pm  
Professor Ward?s research focuses on the prevention of obesity through school and community-based, multilevel interventions that promote physical activity and healthy eating. Included in her research are efforts to understand the determinants of physical activity and healthy eating in children, and strategies for measuring the nutrition and physical activity characteristics of organizational settings. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking is required via the online form. The evening will include a prize-giving. He The lecture and prize-giving will be followed by a drinks and light finger buffet at the same venue.  Contact for other queries, email: Hollie.Richards@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 22 February 2017
Louise Orwin: A Girl and a Gun
Organised by Dept of Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
This is a show about girls and guns. It's a show that asks two people to take to the stage and play out a film script. It's a show that asks what it means to be a 'hero', what it means to be a plot device, and what it means to watch. Tickets available here
Tickets £9 / £5 concessions.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 24 February 2017
Engine Shed Briefing: Scaling Up Inclusively - Minding the Gap
Organised by Engine Shed
Introducing our Panel: Marvin Rees - Mayor of Bristol Irene Graham - CEO, The Scale Up Institute Charlotte Alldritt - Director, RSA Inclusive Growth Commission Helen Smith - Professor of Economics, University of Bristol tbc - a Scale Up CEO.
Engine Shed, Station Approach, Temple Meads, Bristol BS1 6QH, 4:00-5:30pm  
In partnership with RSA, this briefing will bring together the Scale Up and Inclusive Growth agendas. We will explore how we deliver on the national Scale-Up agenda, that really works for the city-region - that growth benefits from being inclusive for enterprises, while at the same time contributes to strengthening the social fabric and resilience. Book your place
Free but booking is required.  Contact Lorraine Fairbanks on 0117 9031100 or events@engine-shed.co.uk

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March 2017

Wednesday 11 January 2017 -  Wednesday 15 March 2017
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

Saturday 4 March 2017
The City in African Literature
Organised by Department of English
Kate Haines.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
How are African novelists today using literary form to create new cartographies of the city? Explore how the novels of post-millennial African writers construct and connect with the cities of Lagos, Nairobi, London and New York. 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 4 March 2017
Festival of Physics
Organised by School of Physics in partnership with the SW Branch of the Institute of Physics
HH Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 10:00am-4:00pm  
The Festival is open to everyone with an interest in Physics, from school students (and their families) to adults and retired people!.
Free to attend, but booking is required via the online form, which also includes further information for the day.  Contact for other queries, email: Vincent.Smith@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 16 March 2017
Friends lecture and AGM: Romans and roses: a personal history of Italian gardens
Organised by The Botanic Garden
James Bolton.
The Frank Theatre, Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 7:00-9:00pm  
The lecture explores the development of Italian gardens from the Emperor Hadrian's 2nd century garden at Tivoli, which provided inspiration and building materials for generations of architects and garden makers. Further information is available
The AGM will start at 7pm and the lecture at 7.30pm and are free to Friends on production of their membership card. Visitors will be asked for a donation (suggested £5).  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 17 March 2017
Have I seen you somewhere before? How the brain enables recognition and remembrance of things past
Organised by School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Professor Clea Warburton.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
While we may complain about the fallibility of our memories, especially when trying to put a name to a face, we actually have an enormous capacity for retaining information over long periods of time. Our accumulated memories not only form our autobiography, but also guide our future actions and are fundamental to our personal identity.
Free to attend, but booking is required. A drinks reception will follow the lecture.  Contact for other queries, email: phph-adminsupport@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 19 March 2017
Curator's Tour of the Botanic Garden
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:30am-12:00pm  
Join an inspiring two hour special tour of the Garden with the Curator, Nicholas Wray, at 10.30. With luck the stunning Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata 'Lanarth' will be flowering in all its glory, along with our daffodil collection, early spring blossom and the emerging woodland bulbs. Further information is available
Free to Friends and Students. Visitors £5.50. Please meet at Welcome Lodge.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 28 March 2017
The Provision of Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled People by Hospital Services: Getting Things Changed
Organised by School for Policy Studies
Wills Hall, Wills Lane (off Parrys Lane), Stoke Bishop, BS9 1AE, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A Workshop for Health Professionals and Disabled People. The aim of this workshop is to address the current provision of reasonable adjustments for disabled people by hospital services. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking is required, including details about the day. Deadline for booking, Friday 3 March.  Contact Dr Stuart Read on +44 (0)117 - 331 0471 or stuart.read@bristol.ac.uk

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