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Concert / Theatre

Friday 28 April 2017
Bones Apart
Organised by Department of Music
Helen Vollam, Lorna McDonald, Becky Smith and Jayne Murrill, trombones.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
The quartet Bones Apart has established an international reputation as one of the finest brass groups of the present day. They perform a mixed programme including the winner of a composition competition judged by UoB staff composers. Presented in association with the Life of Breath project. Followed by a workshop open to the public. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 3 May 2017
Bristol Symphonic Winds
Organised by Department of Music
Liam Leonard, conductor. Berlioz: Grande symphonie funebre et triomphiale, arr. Gordon Jacob: William Byrd Suite, Suite from Doctor Who.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Symphonic Winds is excited to be performing Berlioz's Grande symphonie funebre et triomphiale as well as the concert band transcription of the William Byrd Suite. Symphonic Winds continues its passion for showcasing student compositions and film and television works like Tom and Jerry and Suite from Doctor Who. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 5 May 2017
Les Laurentines Francois Couperin: An Exploration
Organised by Department of Music
Victoire Bunel, mezzo-soprano; Charlotte La Thrope, soprano; Julie Pumir, harpsichord; Alice Trocellier, viola da gamba; Francois Couperin: Deuxieme Lecon and Troisieme Lecon de Tenebres. Rafael Marino Arcaro: Psalm 102 (world premiere). Robert Laidlow: Moonfall (world premiere).
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Comprised of students at the Royal Academy of Music, Les Laurentines was born out of a love of French seventeenth century music. This programme explores Francois Couperin's Lecons de Tenebres, the composer's profoundly personal work based on the Lamentations of Jeremiah. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 20 May 2017
Bristol Cathedral Choir and Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Organised by Department of Music
Bristol Cathedral, College Green, BS1 5TJ, 5:30-7:30pm  
Bristol Cathedral Choir and Christ Church Cathedral Choir sing new liturgical compositions inspired by the Old Hispanic liturgy. Directed by Mark Lee and Stephen Darlington. Includes music by Francisco Carbonell, Euchar Gravina, Benedict Todd and Alison Willis. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 24 May 2017
Birdsong: An evening chorus
Organised by Departments of English and Music
Andy Holden, Peter Holden, Roger Illingworth, 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

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

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Exhibition / information stall

Monday 24 April 2017 -  Saturday 29 April 2017
SynBioExpo
Organised by Centre for Public Engagement
SPACE, 6 West Street, Old Market, BS2 0BH, 10:00am-6:00pm  
CRISPR is a new technology for editing DNA which has started to revolutionise biological research. SynBioExpo is a collaborative exhibition between Bristol-based artists Imogen Coulter, Claudia Sticker and Theo Wood and researchers at BrisSynBio, Come along to explore the possibilities and have a conversation with researchers who are using and studying CRISPR technologies. Further information is available
Contact The Island on 0117 3763 457 or info@theislandbristol.com

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Lecture / talk

Friday 28 April 2017
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Semi-Finals
Organised by Bristol Doctoral College
24 postgraduate research students from the University of Bristol will compete in the semi-finals for their place in the 3MT® finals.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, 3:00-5:00pm  
The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an internationally recognised research communication competition developed by the University of Queensland. The winner of the competition at the University of Bristol will go on to compete in an online national semi-final competition this summer. Further information is available
Free, book via Eventbrite.  Contact Charlotte Spires email: doctoral-college@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 2 May 2017
Inaugural lecture: Life in a noisy world - how animals use and respond to sound
Organised by School of Biological Sciences
Professor Andy Radford.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:15-7:15pm  
This talk will explore ways in which this acoustic environment is of fundamental importance to animal behaviour. Considering the use of vocalisations to mediate both social conflict and cooperative actions, show that animals eavesdrop on the vocal signals of other species, and discuss how noise produced by human activities can have an impact on wildlife.
All welcome and free to attend. Booking required via the online form. There will be a drinks reception following the lecture.  Contact for other queries, email: Claire.Evans@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 3 May 2017
The Richmond Lectures: Why disability rights should matter to everyone
Organised by The Richmond Lectures
Anson Rooms, Bristol SU, Queen's Road, 5:30pm  
This talk will explore why disability rights are important for all of society. Michaela Hollywood is a Campaigns Officer for the Muscular Dystrophy UK's Trailblazers, and was named by the BBC on their 100 Women list - a list of 100 of the most inspirational women in the world. Further information is available
Free to students, staff, and the public. Booking is required.  Contact The Richmond Lectures email: richmond-lectures@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 3 May 2017
Anne Spencer Memorial Lecture | The Role of Faith in Social Change Movements
Organised by the Multifaith Chaplaincy
Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 6:00-7:30pm  
Ruth has committed to bringing Stonewall even deeper into communities, engaging with groups from different ethnicities, religions and geographies. She is a practising Roman Catholic and has spoken out in favour of bridging the gap between faith leaders and LGBT communities. Further information on the Multifaith Chaplaincy website
Admission free, but booking required.  Contact Clotilde Barberon on +44 (0)117 - 954 6600 or multifaith-chaplaincy@bristol.ac.uk

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Open day / tour

Friday 5 May 2017
Light Trapping & Insects
Organised by External Estates
Ray Barnett, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Halls of Residence, 9:00-10:30pm  
Join our Entomologist from Bristol Naturalists' Society and learn to recognise a range of moths and other insects in this historic setting. Trapping equipment will be supplied but please bring a torch. This is a static event and is weather dependent. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Please note the late start time!. 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

Saturday 6 May 2017
Early Morning Bird Song
Organised by External Estates
Mike Johnson, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Area, 7:30-9:00am  
Join our Ornithologist from Bristol Naturalists' Society to identify birds from their sounds and songs on a stroll around University gardens, grounds and woodland. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Please note the early start time!. 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 7 May 2017
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
Angela Nutbrown.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 3:00-4:30pm  
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

Tuesday 9 May 2017
Tree Gazing in Royal Fort Garden - Lunchtime Event
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Royal Fort Garden, Clifton, Bristol, 12:30-1:30pm  
Take a break - Join our local naturalist from Bristol Naturalists' Society for an educational stroll around this historic setting whist identifying many rare and native species. Booking essential as numbers are limited. The event will last approximately 1 hour. 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

Sunday 14 May 2017
Insect Detection
Organised by External Estates
Ray Barnett, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Area, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our Entomologist from Bristol Naturalists' Society and learn to recognise a range of moths and insects whilst taking a leisurely stroll around the University gardens, grounds and woodland. Equipment will be provided. 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

Sunday 21 May 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 the changes that have taken place. No entry to the house. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Bookings using the 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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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Seminar

Tuesday 2 May 2017
Old Hispanic Office Project Report led by Emma Hornby
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

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