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April 2014

Wednesday 2 April 2014

Please note, this event has been cancelled.

Inaugural lecture: Reinventing the Internet with Light and Clouds

Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Dimitria Simeonidou, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens Building, University Walk, BS8 1TR, 6:00pm  
The Internet is in the brink of collapse and a community of telecommunication researchers and computer scientists have been working for several years to redesign the network and deliver the Internet of the Future. The High Performance Networks group at the University of Bristol has been in the forefront of research to reinvent the Internet. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Nicola Fry email: nicola.fry@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 28 April 2014
European Parliament elections 2014: join the debate
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Ashley Fox MEP, Conservatives; William Dartmouth MEP, UKIP; Sir Graham Watson MEP, Liberals; Claire Moody, Labour and Molly Cato, Green.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 6:00-8:00pm  
The European Parliament election is scheduled to take place on 22 May 2014 and the University of Bristol is hosting a political debate between the first candidates from each of the five most voted parties in the 2009 European Parliamentary elections: the Conservatives, Green, Labour, Liberal and UKIP parties. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 29 April 2014
Inaugural lecture: Language change and sociolinguistics: The role of speakers, schools and politics in the invisibilization of dialects in 19th-century Germany
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Nils Langer, Department of German.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, 6:00pm  
Using the case of the German-Danish borderlands in the 19th century as empirical evidence, this lecture will discuss the key topics of historical sociolinguistics: the function of language as a marker of individual and group identity and the role of political authorities in promoting and suppressing particular linguistic varieties to achieve national and cultural unity. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Nicola Fry email: nicola.fry@bristol.ac.uk

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May 2014

Wednesday 7 May 2014
Food Connections Festival - Molecular Cuisine: what is it and should we encourage the use of science in the kitchen?
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Peter Barham, School of Physics.
Auditorium, Victoria Rooms, Queen's Road, BS8 1SA, 6:30pm  
Increasing use of techniques developed in the science laboratory are now being used in professional kitchens, such as the use of vacuum distillation equipment to extract flavours. Professor Barham will talk about how this and other techniques were introduced into the kitchens of chefs and how they continue to develop them for their own purposes. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Nicola Fry email: nicola.fry@bristol.ac.uk

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