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November 2014

Tuesday 4 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: The Graphic Experience of War: Goerge Grosz in context
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Dr Dot Price, University of Bristol.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
George Grosz is largely known as a biting satirist, who used his art as a form of political protest against the weaknesses, corruption and injustices he witnessed in Weimar Germany. This lecture will explore Grosz's artwork in Europe and America in the aftermath of the First World War and the outbreak of the second. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 5 November 2014
Amelia Edwards Annual Lecture in Egyptology: The Two Tombs of Horemheb
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Dr Jacobus van Dijk, Egyptologist, University of Groningen.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Horemheb began his career as a soldier in the Egyptian army during the fourteenth century BC, before becoming Regent for the young King Tutankhamun and, ultimately, king himself. This lecture discusses the tombs he had built during these two stages of his career, one at Saqqara and one in the Valley of the Kings. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 7 November 2014
Inaugural lecture: Forever in New Genes; discovering the genetic basis of rare diseases and congenital malformations
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Ruth Newbury-Ecob, School of Clinical Sciences.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
Clinical geneticists and scientists work together using new genetic technologies to understand human genetic disorders. This has led to the discovery of essential genes, novel genetic mechanisms and the genetic basis of normal human development. Professor Newbury-Ecob will discuss her contribution to this field and explain how it helps patients. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 10 November 2014
Festival of Economics 2014: The Mayor's Annual Lecture
Organised by Festival of Ideas, in association with Public and Ceremonial Events
Mayor George Ferguson.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-8:00pm  
The second annual Mayor's lecture sees Mayor George Ferguson talk about the past year of delivery and the current state of the city's economy. He also reflects on Bristol achieving the status of European Green Capital and looks forward to Bristol 2015, talking about the programme and the likely impact this will have. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required.  Contact for other queries, email: ideas@gwebusinesswest.co.uk

Tuesday 11 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: Paul Nash and Stanley Spencer
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Paul Gough, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President at RMIT, Melbourne, Australi.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Paul Nash's embittered memories of the Western Front produced some of the most searing paintings of the First World War; his taut renditions introduced a new language of devastation to the genre of landscape. This lecture will explore the 'barren, sightless, godless' visual language of conflict by contrasting Nash's work with that of Stanley Spencer. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 13 November 2014
University of Bristol Man Booker Big Read: Stephen Kelman in Conversation
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Stephen Kelman.
Auditorium, Victoria Rooms, Queen's Road, BS8 1SA, 6:00-7:30pm  
Stephen will read from and discuss his work. Take the opportunity to ask him your questions. Pigeon English is Kelman's debut novel. It follows the life of Harrison Okupu, an eleven year old Ghanaian immigrant living on a council estate in London. The novel was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2011. Further information is available
We have a limited number of tickets available to the public. The event is free, but booking is required.  Contact Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 14 November 2014
Inaugural lecture: Homer's Deep
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Shane Butler, Department of Classics and Ancient History.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
Achilles, in his anguish, stares out from the Trojan shore. What does he see, in the "wine-dark" sea? For an answer, we embark on an unexpected journey to Victorian Bristol, where John Addington Symonds looked back to Ancient Greece in order to look forward to the liberation of "unspeakable" love. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 18 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: H G Wells: Mr Britling sees it Through, The Shape of Things to Come, Mind at the End of its Tether
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Sir Christopher Frayling, former Rector of the Royal College of Art.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Maxim Gorky described H G Wells' novel Mr Britling Sees it Through (1916) 'as the finest, most courageous, truthful, and humane book written in Europe in the course of this accursed war'. Christopher Frayling examines this and other Wells' works, which explore the devastating impact of war upon humanity, and Wells' vision for the future. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 25 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: Lewis Milestone: from All Quiet on the Western Front to A Walk in the Sun
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Andrew Kelly, Director of Bristol Cultural Development Partnership and Bristol Festival of Ideas and is a visiting professor at the University of the West of England.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Lewis Milestone made the greatest films about the First and Second World Wars, All Quiet on the Western Front and A Walk in the Sun. One is a pacifist classic; the other a celebration of the American infantry. Andrew Kelly will look at how Lewis Milestone (and the wider Hollywood community) approached both world wars. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 26 November 2014
Inaugural lecture: Putting a spin on light: twisting, tangling and topology in waves
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Mark Dennis, School of Physics.
Powell Lecture Theatre, HH Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TL, 6:00pm  
The flow of light or other waves is similar to water flowing in a river. Although it tends to travel in a particular direction, it can also flow in whirls and eddies. Professor Dennis will describe some examples of tangled waves, some application to optical imaging, and how to tie laser beams in knots. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

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December 2014

Monday 8 December 2014
Inaugural lecture: Dental Implants - The Challenge of Replacing Nature
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Dominic O'Sullivan, School of Oral and Dental Sciences.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, 6:00-7:00pm  
Dental Implants are increasingly being used to help patients who have lost teeth and those who have lost hard and soft tissue from their mouths following disease or traumatic injury. Professor O'Sullivan will discuss the development of this life changing technology and also look to the emerging challenges for the future. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

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