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Lecture / talk

Monday   21   October   2019
Working at mental health and wellbeing
Organised by Elizabeth Blackwell Institute
Dame Carol is Principal of Newnham College Cambridge and Expert Advisor on Health and Work to NHS England and Public Health England.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ , 6:30 - 8:00pm  
Dame Carol is expert government advisor on health and work, and an inspirational leader. In this year's lecture she will talk about her influential campaigns on mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, something of great importance to so many of us.
Free to attend, but registration is required.   Contact  for other queries,  at jo.barrell@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday   23   October   2019
Apollo 50 years on…
Organised by University of Bristol
Introduction by Prof. Judith Squires (Deputy Vice-Chancellor & Provost, University of Bristol). Talks by Prof. James Maxwell (Emeritus Professor of Organic Geochemistry, University of Bristol), Prof. Lucy Berthoud (Professor of Space Systems Engineering, University of Bristol), Prof. Mark Sephton (Professor of Organic Geochemistry & Meteoritics, Imperial College London). Closing comments by Prof. Emma Raven (Head of School, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol).
Lecture Theatre 1, School of Chemistry, Cantock's Close, Bristol BS8 1TS , 5:30 - 7:30pm  
To mark the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the Apollo 11 lunar samples at Bristol, we invite you to an evening of celebrations and showcasing past and present research around space exploration. The event will be chaired by Professor Richard Evershed (Professor of Biogeochemistry, Organic Geochemistry Unit, University of Bristol).   Free tickets can be booked here.
Tickets are free but must be booked via Eventbrite.   Contact  Dr Mélanie Roffet-Salque  at melanie.salque@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday   23   October   2019
The Art of Statistics
Organised by UK Reproducibility Network
Sir David Spiegelhalter
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building , 7:00 - 9:00pm  
Statistics has played a leading role in our scientific understanding of the world for centuries, yet we are familiar with the way numbers are used to support sensationalised claims. This lecture will address the need for a new approach to statistics education, in which real problems provide motivation for ideas, and technicalities are delayed.   Further information is available here.
Free tickets via Eventbrite   Contact  Uk Reproducibility Network  at UKRN-admin@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday   29   October   2019  -  Tuesday   26   November   2019
Autumn Art Lecture Series 2019 - Sculpture and The City
Organised by Faculty of Arts Events Co-ordinator
Luke Jerram (installation artist), Jon Wood (independent curator and art historian), Britta Peters (artistic director, Urbane Künst Ruhr, Germany), Charles Quick (Professor of Public Art Practice, Central Lancashire), Stacy Boldrick (Lecturer in Art Gallery and Museum Studies, Leicester), Ekow Eshun (writer, broadcaster, curator and Chair of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group), Bryan Ward-Perkins (Tutor in Late Antique and Medieval History, Oxford)
Wills Memorial Building, Queen , 6:30 - 8:00pm  
This year’s Autumn Art Lectures touch on all aspects of the relationship between the sculptural arts and their role in public spaces, and aim to make us think not just about the past of public sculpture, but also its possible future.   Further information is available
Free tickets can be booked here   Contact  Faculty of Arts  at artf-events@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday   7   November   2019
Annual Sir Anthony Epstein Lecture - Journey with an Outbreak Detective: Destination - the genomics revolution.
Organised by School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor Sharon Peacock, CBE, FMedSci
Lecture Theatre E29, Biomedical Sciences Building, Tankard's Close, University Walk , 5:00 - 6:30pm  
The standard way to detect and investigate outbreaks of infectious diseases was first developed more than 150 years ago. But the stage is set for a major change in practice. The genomics revolution that has taken hold over the last decade has provided the technology to replace this with 'genome detectives.'   Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking is required. There will a free drinks reception prior to the lecture, at 6 pm.   Contact  Lexi Merritt-Harding  at cmm-admin@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday   13   November   2019
Colston Research Society 2019 Annual Lecture: Is there any progress in the fight against antimicrobial resistance?
Organised by Bristol AMR
Lord Jim O'Neill
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building , 6:30 - 7:30pm  
In 2014, Lord O’Neill was commissioned to review the threat of global antimicrobial resistance (AMR). He will talk about which of his recommendations have been taken on board and whether enough is being done to reduce the threat of AMR, which is predicted to claim 10 million lives annually by 2050 through untreatable infections.   Booking free via eventbrite.
Contact  Events Team  at rsvp-uob-event@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday   28   November   2019
Launch of The Happiness Problem by Sam Wren-Lewis
Organised by Bristol University Press
Sam Wren-Lewis, Liz Zeidler (Happy City)
Waterstones, Union Galleries, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3XD , 7:00 - 8:30pm  
In his book ‘The Happiness Problem’ Sam Wren-Lewis offers an alternative understanding of happiness that acknowledges insecurity and embraces uncertainty. The event will comprise an "In conversation" session with Liz Zeidler of Happy City, followed by an author Q&A and book signing.   Free tickets can be booked here.
Attendance is free, but registration is required.   Contact  Bristol University Press  on +44 (0)117 954 5940  or pp-info@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday   4   December   2019
In-Work Poverty (Bristol Poverty Talks)
Organised by Bristol Poverty Institute
Professor Paul Gregg (University of Bath) and Dr Rod Hick (University of Cardiff)
HEPPLE Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, University Road, Bristol BS8 1RL , 4:00 - 5:30pm  
Bristol Poverty Talks are pleased to announce our first event, which is on the topic of 'In-Work Poverty'.This is the first event in our new collaborative Bristol Poverty Talks series, designed to bring together representatives from a range of perspectives, approaches, disciplines and sectors to explore topical issues related to poverty.   Free tickets can be booked here.
Attendance is free, but registration is required.   Contact  Bristol Poverty Institute  at bristol-poverty-institute@bristol.ac.uk

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Workshop

Tuesday   1   October   2019  -  Tuesday   3   December   2019
Literature for Life: Life and Art
Organised by English Department
Stephen Derry
Arts Complex, Woodland Road BS8 1TB , 6:15 - 8:15pm  
Victorian writers often felt compelled to explore the competing demands of Life and Art, whether poetry, painting, or music. We will examine three classic texts to discover how their difficulties and dilemmas may still resonate today. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh; George Du Maurier, Trilby and Kate Chopin, The Awakening   Further information and booking
Advance booking. Cost £132. Early booking recommended.   Contact  Valentine Jackson  on +44 (0)117 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday   8   October   2019  -  Tuesday   26   November   2019
Interpreting Shakespeare: Measure for Measure
Organised by English Department
Andrew Hilton
Arts Complex, Woodland Road BS8 1TB , 6:00 - 9:00pm  
Deepen your understanding of Measure for Measure with a leading Shakespeare director using theatrical and academic techniques of interpretation. You will be given a copy of Measure for Measure. The class will read the play and analyse it in detail. An actor will also experiment with alternative interpretations of key moments.   Further information and booking
Advance booking. Cost £300. Early booking recommended.   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

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

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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