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September 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 21 September 2017
What have plants ever done for us? - Timothy Walker - Friends' Lecture
Organised by University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Timothy Walker, Lecturer in Plant Sciences at Somerville College, Oxford.
The Frank Theatre, Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 7:30-9:00pm  
This talk looks at mankind's dependence on plants for everything from food to film and painkillers to paint. It also examines the ways in which our exploitation of plants could keep up with demand from an increasing global population and what we as individuals can do to help future generations. Further information is available
Free to Friends (on production of membership card). Visitors will be asked for a donation (suggested £5). No booking required.  Contact Alice Maltby email: alice.maltby@btopenworld.com

Thursday 21 September 2017
'Wireless communications - building economies in the developing world'
Organised by EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications Annual Public Lecture 2017 by 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

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

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).
Priory Road Complex Lecture Theatre, 12 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TU, 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 Tom Sperlinger on +44 (0)117 331 0611 or Tom.Sperlinger@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 7 October 2017
Bristol University of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Organised by Elizabeth Blackwell Institute
Fun Palaces is a national event to encourage participation in the arts and sciences.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 11:00am-4:00pm  
Join PhD students for this family event at their University of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where they will share their current research through magical activities - make a wand, write a spell and more, in the Wills Memorial Building. Further information is available
Free.  Contact Elen Caldecott email: ec15578@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 11 October 2017
Hydrock William Smith Lecture
Organised by School of Earth Sciences
Professor Jerry X. Mitrovica of Harvard University.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 7:00-8:00pm  
Sea level changes are regularly reported in the media as a dramatic consequence of global warming. However, such reports obscure the fact that observed sea level changes vary dramatically around the globe. This lecture describes the sources of this variability in the patterns of sea level change following the melting of ice sheets and glaciers. Further information is available
Free, please register.  Contact Anne Hunt email: ah1313@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
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

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

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 15 October 2017
Special Curator's Tour of the Botanic Garden
Organised by University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Nick Wray, Curator, University of Bristol Botanic Garden.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:30am-12:00pm  
Join Curator Nick Wray on a tour this autumn. Escape the outside chill and experience the secret treasures of the Amazon rainforest in the exotic glasshouses. Enjoy enchanting orchids, bromeliads and a magical world of tropical food and medicinal plants. Rain or shine there will be plenty to see. Further information is available
Free to Friends, university staff and students and children under 18. Visitors £7.00. Please meet at Welcome Lodge.  Contact University of Bristol Botanic Garden on 0117 42 82041 or botanic-gardens@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

Wednesday 18 October 2017
Mayor Marvin Rees - Mayor's Annual State of the City Address 2017
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events Office in partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas
Wills Memorial Building, 7:30-9:30pm  
Against a background of financial difficulties and austerity, Mayor Marvin Rees looks at the positive future plans for Bristol - from the arena to transport; how the council will help solve the housing crisis; and how he will make a city that works for all. Further information is available
Free but requires booking.  Contact Bristol Festival of Ideas email: zoe.steadmanmilne@businesswest.co.uk

Thursday 19 October 2017
Darwin the botanist - Mark Duffell - Friends' Lecture
Organised by University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Mark Duffell, Arvensis Ecology. Mark is a passionate botanist and horticulturalist and always keen to promote botany as a profession and vocation. His earlier career was topped by becoming the Institute of Horticulture's Young Horticulturalist of the Year in 2001.
The Frank Theatre, Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 7:30-9:00pm  
This lecture will explore the many botanical discoveries Darwin and his contemporaries made. Mark will explore some of Darwin's lesser known discoveries and compare them to our current understanding. Find out about the weird and wonderful world of plants journeying through the tropics, arid deserts and mountainous regions. Further information is available
Free to Friends (on production of membership card). Visitors will be asked for a donation (suggested £5). No booking required.  Contact Alice Maltby email: alice.maltby@btopenworld.com

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

Saturday 28 October 2017
How to shoot autumn pictures with Graham Parish
Organised by University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Graham Parish.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:00pm  
Join a professional photographer for a guided walk around the Botanic Garden to identify autumn highlights followed by the opportunity to capture your own images with tutor guidance. Anyone wishing to improve their digital outdoor photography should benefit from this day. You will need to know your camera's basic functions. Further information is available
Cost: £50.  Contact University of Bristol Botanic Garden on 0117 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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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

Friday 3 November 2017
Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture 2017 - The Science of Seeing Differently
Organised by Bristol Vision Institute
Dr Beau Lotto, Lab of Misfits.
Lecture Theatre 1, Priory Road, 6:00-7:30pm  
In this lecture, The Science of Seeing Differently, Dr Lotto will reveal the startling truths about the brain and its perceptions, by showing through unique real-world 'experiential-experiments' that perception is the foundation of human experience. Further information is available
Free to attend - tickets available from Eventbrite.  Contact Sarah Rogers email: bvi-enquiries@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 10 November 2017
Colin Pillinger memorial talk: Once explorers, always explorers - Europe's role in space exploration
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events Office
David Parker, Director of Human and Robotic Exploration at the European Space Agency. Colin Pillinger CBE FRS FRAS FRGS, leader of the Beagle 2 Mars mission.
Wills Memorial Hall, University of Bristol, 6:00-8:00pm  
Reaching back to the days of Apollo for inspiration and looking forward to the voyages of discovery now being planned, Dr David Parker offers a personal and engaging insight into what we are doing and where we are going in Europe's exploration of space. Further information is available
Entry is free but booking is required via Eventbrite.  Contact Public and Ceremonial Events Office email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 16 November 2017
Would Policymaker Use of Complexity Analysis Make Economics More Relevant to the Real World?
Organised by The Institue for Advanced Studies and the Centre for Complexity Sciences
IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor Catherine L. Mann, Chief Economist of OECD and Professor Doyne Farmer, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. Chaired by Romesh Vaitilingam, London School of Economics.
At-Bristol, Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB, 12:30-1:45pm  
Is standard economic forecasting and analysis fit for purpose? Or should economists be adopting methods from complex systems? This debate pits two leading practitioners against each other. Forms part of the Bristol Festival of Economics, itself part of the Bristol Festival of Ideas. Further information is available
Price £9/£6.50.  Contact Katherine Wiesner email: k.wiesner@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

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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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