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May 2017

Tuesday 23 May 2017
#BristolBrexit - a city responds to Brexit
At-Bristol Science Centre, 10:00am-1:00pm  
How Bristol addresses the local challenges, and opportunities, of Brexit is the focus of this free public event organised by researchers working with people from across the city. We need you to get involved so that together, as a city, we can collectively navigate Bristol's path to a post-Brexit future. Further information is available
Free - Booking via Eventbrite.  Contact Rhiannon Wilson email: rhiannon.wilson@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 24 May 2017
Birdsong: An evening chorus
Organised by Departments of English and Music
Andy Holden, Peter Holden, Roger Illingworth, IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor David Rothenberg.
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, 6:00-7:30pm  
Join us for a melodious flight into the world of birdsong. The evening will start with a performative lecture, including field recordings, film archives, museum collections and musical accompaniment. The second part will consist of a clarinet performance emulating the unique rhythms of birdsong. Further information is available
Tickets £9.08/£6.96, please book via Evetbrite.  Contact Rachel Murray email: rm14948@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 24 May 2017
Making books in Bristol
Organised by Faculty of Arts books research cluster
Greet Pauwelijn from Book Island, publishers of children's fiction, often in translation.
Bristol Central Library, 1:00-2:00pm  
What do books mean to you? How does the form of a book relate to its content? Join independent publishers, book artists and letterpress printers to discuss Making Books in Bristol, at a series of free, public lunch time lectures organized by the Faculty of Arts Books research cluster. Further information is available
All welcome, no booking required.  Contact for other queries, email: arts-books@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 25 May 2017
Annals of Botany lecture; Plants for Pollinators - Using DNA barcoding to understand the best plants for pollinating insects
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Dr Natasha de Vere (Head of Science at the National Botanic Garden of Wales and a Senior Lecturer in Botany at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University).
University of Bristol Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Cantocks Close, off Woodland Rd, Bristol BS8 1TS, 7:30-9:00pm  
A major success has been DNA barcoding the entire native flora of Wales, making Wales the first nation in the world to achieve this. The project has now extended to DNA barcoding the rest of the UK flora, developing applications to use this resource for biodiversity conservation and to improve people's lives. Further information is available
£5.00. Free to Friends, University staff and students. To book, please visit the University online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 25 May 2017
Political debate on education
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Confirmed speakers: Thangam Debbonaire (Labour), Molly Scott Cato (Green) , Stephen Williams (Liberal Democrats), TBC (Conservative).
4.10, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA, 5:00-6:15pm  
The Graduate School of Education is holding a debate on education in the run up to the General Election. Candidates for the Bristol West seat have been invited for questioning on a broad range of topics. The debate will be open to all to question the attending MP's various stances on their policies on education. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: e.rossiter@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 30 May 2017
Shakespeare's First Folio on Stage
Organised by Department of Theatre
Professor Emma Smith.
Wickham Theatre, Dept. of Theatre, BS8 1UP, 5:30pm  
In the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays, the 1623 First Folio, there's no mention of the acting company to which Shakespeare belonged: the King's Men. Many accounts of the Folio suggest that it rejects the theatre itself. However, physical copies show us how the book was used by theatres from the seventeenth century onwards.
All welcome, no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Dr Kirsty Sedgman email: kirsty.sedgman@bristol.ac.uk

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June 2017

Saturday 3 June 2017
Appreciate nature with pencil and paper (Pupgroup) and artist, Sheena Vallely
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Dates of each workshop, Saturday 3 June, Saturday 17 June, Saturday 6 August and Saturday 20 August.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 5:30-8:00pm  
Each evening you will be witness to a different part of the garden, with an ever changing variety of form, smell and colour in this unique botanical collection. For all abilities and for those who wish to make drawing an important and a regular practice. Further information is available
Meet at the Welcome Lodge. £20 per evening, including materials. Booking required for each evening via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 4 June 2017
Specialist Garden History Tour of Royal Fort Garden
Organised by External Estates
Angela Nutbrown.
Royal Fort Garden, Clifton, 11:00am-12:30pm  
This tour will provide a historical overview of the changes in the landscape over four centuries on the site. Visualise Humphrey Repton's landscape and view the University Centenary art installation. No access to the house. 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

Monday 5 June 2017
University of Bristol Brass Band
Organised by Department of Music
Hugh Dorward, conductor.
St Paul's Church, St Paul's Road, BS8 1LR, 1:15-2:00pm  
A collection of pieces for Brass Band including a march, 'Malaguena' and music from 'The Incredibles'. As part of SUMMERFEST. A series of free concerts to raise money for The Alzheimer's Society's Music for the Brain Project and the Bristol-based music therapy charity Music Space.
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 6 June 2017
Ensemble Emigre
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 5:30-7:30pm  
Part of the 'Who is British' Conference. As part of SUMMERFEST. A series of free concerts to raise money for The Alzheimer's Society's Music for the Brain Project and the Bristol-based music therapy charity Music Space.
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 6 June 2017
University of Bristol Wind Orchestra
Organised by Department of Music
Kieran Reed, conductor.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
This lunchtime concert features arrangements of popular classics and film scores including 'Jurassic Park', 'How to Train your Dragon', 'Carnival of the Animals' and 'Crown Imperial'. As part of SUMMERFEST. A series of free concerts to raise money for The Alzheimer's Society's Music for the Brain Project and the Bristol-based music therapy charity Music Space.
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 7 June 2017
Bristol University Music Society
Organised by Department of Music
St Paul's Church, St Paul's Road, BS8 1LR, 1:15-2:00pm  
A programme of Solo and Chamber music performed by members of the Bristol University Music Society. As part of SUMMERFEST. A series of free concerts to raise money for The Alzheimer's Society's Music for the Brain Project and the Bristol-based music therapy charity Music Space.
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 7 June 2017
University of Bristol String Orchestra and Symphonic Winds
Organised by Department of Music
University of Bristol String Orchestra; Becky Smith (conductor), Symphonic Winds; Liam Leonard (conductor).
St Paul's Church, St Paul's Road, BS8 1LR, 7:30-9:30pm  
An evening of musical entertainment including Mozart's 'Eine Kleine Nachmusik' and arrangements of 'Pirates of the Caribbean', 'Dr. Who' and 'Lord of the Dance'. As part of SUMMERFEST. A series of free concerts to raise money for The Alzheimer's Society's Music for the Brain Project and the Bristol-based music therapy charity Music Space.
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 8 June 2017
End of Year Concert
Organised by Department of Music
Bristol University Chamber Orchestra: George Owen, conductor. Bristol University Chamber Choir: Will Brockman, conductor. Bristol University Symphony Orchestra: John Pickard, conductor.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
The end-of year concert featuring Bristol University Chamber Orchestra and Choir, and Symphony Orchestra. Join us for a varied programme, including a new work by PhD student Litha Efthymiou and Bax's opulent and romantic Fifth Symphony - a thrilling end to the year's music-making. Further information is available
Tickets: balcony £15/£10 concs; stalls £11/£8 concs/£3 UoB students (with presentation of student ID card) available from shop.bris.ac.uk.  Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 9 June 2017 -  Saturday 10 June 2017
Genesis of a New Human Being
Organised by the Gender Research Group, Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Luce Irigaray (CNRS, Paris) with Katrina Micheson, Mahon O'Brien, Andrea Wheeler, Christos Hadjioannou, Jennifer Carter, Elspeth Mitchell, Phyllis H. Kaminski, Harry Bregazzi, Maria Fannin and others.
Priory Road Complex, 12 Priory Rd, Bristol BS8 1TU, 10:00am-1:00pm  
Philosopher Luce Irigaray's new book To Be Born (Palgrave, 2017) offers a new way of conceiving what it means to be born. This conference explores birth, breath, the nature of origins, and the concept of being. Irigaray is joined by an interdisciplinary group of scholars exploring different approaches to the themes in To Be Born. Further information is available
Standard registration £40 / Students £30. Book via the University online shop.  Contact Maria Fannin on +44 (0)117 - 928 8928 or m.fannin@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 9 June 2017
How to Give Birth to a New Human Being
Organised by the School of Geographical Sciences
Luce Irigaray (CNRS, Paris) - one of the world's leading philosophers - visits Bristol as part of a series of events, including a conference on the 9-10 June on the theme of 'Genesis of a New Human Being'.
Peel Lecture Theatre, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SS, 6:30pm  
Join renowned philosopher Luce Irigaray for a discussion of her new book To Be Born, published by Palgrave. To Be Born explores the mystery of our origins and poses a new way of thinking about birth and the nature of existence. A Bristol Festival of Ideas event aimed at inspiring discussion and debate. Register here
£7 standard | £6 student/concession | Free to 'Genesis of a New Human Being conference' attendees.  Contact Maria Fannin on +44 (0)117 - 928 8928 or m.fannin@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 11 June 2017
Green Squares and Secret Gardens - Clifton Hill House
Organised by Clifton Hill House, in association with the Clifton and Hotwells Improvement Society
Various across Clifton, Cliftonwood and Hotwells, 12:00-2:00pm  
For the fourth year some of the hidden gardens will be opening their gates and who can resist the temptation to explore? Among many other venues, Clifton Hill House Halls of Residence are set in an Eighteenth Century garden, which is currently being restored and will be open on Sunday afternoon for you to explore. Further information is available
One ticket (£5.00 and free for those under 16) gives entry to all the participating gardens on both Saturday and Sunday, on sale at the entrance of most gardens.  Contact for other queries, email: Louise.Hopkins@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 12 June 2017
Urban Nature Detective - Royal Fort Garden
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Royal Fort Garden, Clifton, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our local naturalist, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of flora and fauna in this historic urban garden with Richard's wealth of knowledge. Please note there is no access to the house. Full details will be given on booking. Book your place using the University online shop.
£3.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 15 June 2017
Urban Nature Detective - Royal Fort Garden
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Royal Fort Garden, Clifton, 5:30-7:00pm  
Join our local naturalist, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of flora and fauna in this historic urban garden with Richard's wealth of knowledge.. Please note there is no access to the house. Full details will be given on booking. Book your place using the University online shop.
£3.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 16 June 2017
Making books in Bristol
Organised by Faculty of Arts books research cluster
Sarah Bodman, Senior Research Fellow for Artists' Books, Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE.
The Folk House, Park Street, Bristol, 1:00-2:00pm  
What do books mean to you? How does the form of a book relate to its content? Join independent publishers, book artists and letterpress printers to discuss Making Books in Bristol, at a series of free, public lunch time lectures organized by the Faculty of Arts Books research cluster. Further information is available
All welcome, no booking required.  Contact for other queries, email: arts-books@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 21 June 2017
DOIEB SI TAU: language for a requiem
Organised by Public Engagement in association with the Department of Theatre
Created and performed by Massimiliano Balduzzi.
Wickham Theatre, Dept. of Theatre, BS8 1UP, 7:00-8:00pm  
In the form of a direct address, a lone performer pushes language and character to breaking point. DOIEB SI TAU is a study of loss and transformation, crafting a ritual of wilful separation, and a purging of the self. Further information is available
Tickets £10 (£7 concession), available via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, email: stefaplacenti@gmail.com

Friday 23 June 2017
Making books in Bristol
Organised by Faculty of Arts books research cluster
Nick and Ellen from The Letterpress Collective, who work with local authors and artists on printing projects.
The Folk House, Park Street, Bristol, 1:00-2:00pm  
What do books mean to you? How does the form of a book relate to its content? Join independent publishers, book artists and letterpress printers to discuss Making Books in Bristol, at a series of free, public lunch time lectures organized by the Faculty of Arts Books research cluster. Further information is available
All welcome, no booking required.  Contact for other queries, email: arts-books@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 27 June 2017
Physical Activity and Bone: may the force be with you
Organised by A Public Engagement Event in association with the National Osteoporosis Society
Speakers include; Sarah Leyland (National Osteoporosis Society), Jon Tobias (Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Bristol) and Katherine Brooke-Wavell (Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University).
@Bristol Science Centre (Rosalind Franklin Room on the top floor), Anchor Road, Harbourside, BS1 5LL, 6:00-7:30pm  
There is much interest in whether exercise can prevent effects of osteoporosis in later life, where bones become more brittle and liable to fracture. Patients with osteoporosis are also unsure about which exercises they can perform safely. This event will discuss these issues further, including presentation of new ground-breaking research.
Free to attend, but booking is required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: Jon.Tobias@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 28 June 2017
Collective Annotation / Archival Discovery
Organised by the Brigstow Institute and the Feminist Archive South
A free workshop that invites the people of Bristol to explore our collections, collaborate and contribute, leave their mark in the archival record, and tell new archival stories. Describe, categorise and tag artefacts from the Feminist Archive South, collectively.
Special Collections, Arts and Social Sciences Library, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TJ, 2:00-5:00pm  
This workshop is for anyone who wants to help enrich feminism's archival records and ensure they are preserved for the long term. No previous experience of archives is necessary. You will be guided through this hands-on, participatory exercise in a supportive way. Attendees will respond to archive material and, later, share descriptions with the group.
Workshops are free to attend but numbers are limited. Registration is therefore essential.  Contact Debi Withers by email: dm.withers@bristol.ac.uk

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July 2017

Sunday 2 July 2017
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
Angela Nutbrown.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 11:00am-12:30pm  
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 the history of the house and about 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

Wednesday 5 July 2017
Collective Annotation / Archival Discovery
Organised by the Brigstow Institute and the Feminist Archive South
A free workshop that invites the people of Bristol to explore our collections, collaborate and contribute, leave their mark in the archival record, and tell new archival stories. Describe, categorise and tag artefacts from the Feminist Archive South, collectively.
Special Collections, Arts and Social Sciences Library, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TJ, 2:00-5:00pm  
This workshop is for anyone who wants to help enrich feminism's archival records and ensure they are preserved for the long term. No previous experience of archives is necessary. You will be guided through this hands-on, participatory exercise in a supportive way. Attendees will respond to archive material and, later, share descriptions with the group.
Workshops are free to attend but numbers are limited. Registration is therefore essential.  Contact Debi Withers by email: dm.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 30 July 2017
Flowers, Nectar, Pollen and Pollinators
Organised by External Estates
Richard Comont, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop/Botanic Garden, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our expert, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, on an educational and enjoyable stroll, to discover the diverse range of flora and fauna in many different habitats within University gardens, grounds and woodland. There may be access to part of the University Botanic Garden (time permitting). Full details on booking. 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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August 2017

Sunday 6 August 2017
Urban Nature Detective - Stoke Bishop
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Royal Fort Garden, Clifton, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our local naturalist, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of flora and fauna around University gardens, grounds and woodland with Richard's wealth of knowledge. No access to the house. Full details will be given on booking. 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

Sunday 13 August 2017
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
Angela Nutbrown.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 11:00am-12:30pm  
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

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September 2017

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

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

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

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

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