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Lecture / talk

Thursday   12   December   2019
Reading Seamus Heaney in Barton Hill: Literature, Communities, Universities
Organised by School of Humanities
Professor Tom Sperlinger
New Humanities Building Lecture Theatre, School of Humanities, Entrance through 11 Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1TB , 6:00 - 8:00pm  
Whose voice is heard in higher education? Is the university a space where experience and expertise can meet? And what role does creativity play in day-to-day life and work? This lecture will explore these questions and others, drawing on the story of a reading group at IDEAL, discussing Seamus Heaney’s poem ‘Digging’
Free to attend, but booking is required.   Contact  for other queries,  at hums-academicsupport@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday   9   January   2020
Quantum Technology - Opportunities & Challenges
Organised by School of Physics
Profesor Séamus Davis, University of Oxford, UK and University College Cork
School of Physics, Powell Lecture Theatre, H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol , 6:30 - 7:30pm  
The influence of Quantum Technology is widely anticipated to alter and radically impact the basic elements and structure of information technology that now permeates our society and economy. The talk will discuss the potential for benefit from Quantum Technology - which is great, and the potential for disruption - which is very real.   This talk is associated with a two-day scientific conference -
Free to attend, but booking is required.   Contact  for other queries,  at cdt-cmp@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday   22   January   2020
Lessons from the Cold War
Bridget Kendall MBE, Master of Petershouse, Cambridge
Humanities Lecture Theatre, 7 Woodland Road , 6:30 - 7:30pm  
What did it feel like to live through the Cold War? Bridget Kendall, BBC Moscow correspondent when the Berlin Wall fell and when the Soviet Union collapsed, explores what it meant for ordinary people who found themselves at key episodes of the Cold War, and reflects on the uncertain world we find ourselves in today.   Further information and tickets available here
Free but booking required   Contact  Grace Huxford  at grace.huxford@bristol.ac.uk

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Workshop

Wednesday   15   January   2020
Reading English Literature
Organised by English Department
Amy Laurent
St Pauls Learning Centre, 94 Grosvenor Road, BS2 8XJ , 6:00 - 8:45pm  
This course aims to build confidence through discussion of literary texts. You will be given support to develop your essay writing skills. The course fee includes a trip to see a Shakespeare play. Students will have full access to the University library and services. No qualifications required.   Further information and booking
Please complete an application form. Course fee £350. Funding support available.   Contact  Valentine Jackson  on +44 (0)117 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday   15   January   2020
Ways into History
Organised by History Department
Richard Stone
St Pauls Learning Centre, 94 Grosvenor Road, BS2 8XJ , 6:00 - 8:45pm  
We will consider the history of slavery, with a particular focus on the city of Bristol and its role. The course is aimed mainly at mature students who wish to return to study. Students will have full access to the University library and services. No qualifications required.   Further information and booking
Please complete an application form. Course fee £350. Funding support available.   Contact  Valentine Jackson  on +44 (0)117 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday   28   January   2020
Mastering English Literature
Organised by English Department
Stephen Derry
Arts Complex, Woodland Road BS8 1TB , 6:00 - 8:00pm  
This course is for graduates in any discipline from any university who want to return to study and sharpen their study skills or as preparation for the MA in English Literature at Bristol. Students gain a taste of the University's expertise in Romantic literature, women's writing, poetry of the Twentieth Century and Shakespeare.   Further information and booking
Please complete an application form. Course fee £400   Contact  Valentine Jackson  on +44 (0)117 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

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