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Lecture / talk

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   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

Thursday   28   November   2019
The role of Nuclear in the UK
Organised by South West Nuclear Hub
Dr Fiona Rayment, OBE, Executive Director of the Nuclear Innovation and Research Office (NIRO), a division of NNL. NIRO is charged with providing strategic nuclear advice to HM Government.
Frank Lecture Theatre, HH Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TL , 6:00 - 7:30pm  
Dr Rayment will be discussing the role of nuclear in our economy, the nuclear sector deal and the people requirements identified within the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group strategic plan. She will bring out the importance of bringing experiences into the sector from a diverse range of areas to create future success.
Free to attend, but booking is required via the online form. Refreshments will be served at 6pm prior to the lecture starting at 6.30pm   Contact  for other queries,  at james.barker@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

Monday   9   December   2019
Using evidence to advise public health decision makers: an insider
Organised by MRC IEU, PolicyBristol and Bristol Population Health Science Institute
Speakers include: • Richard Gleave, Deputy Chief Executive, Public Health England • Isabel Oliver, Director of the Field Epidemiology Service, Public Health England • Dr Olivia Maynard, Lecturer in Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol • Christina Gray, Director of Public Health, Bristol City Council
Coutts Lecture Theatre, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ , 1:00 - 4:00pm  
Public health is one of the most contested policy areas. It brings together ethical and political issues; evidence on what works, and how it affects us as citizens. Researchers produce evidence and decision-makers receive advice, but how does evidence become advice and who takes research findings and present advice to politicians and budget-holders?
Free to attend and a networking lunch will be provided. Registration is required.   Contact  for other queries,  at policybristol-ssl-arts@bristol.ac.uk

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Open day / tour

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Seminar

Thursday   28   November   2019
Reality Starts Here - Building Fictional Futures to Change the World: Alex McDowell
Organised by Bristol Vision Institute
Alex McDowell is an award-winning visionary designer and storyteller based in Los Angeles and working at the intersection of emergent technologies and experiential media. Founder and Creative Director of Experimental Design, he and his team design immersive story worlds for industries and institutions. He has worked with directors including David Fincher (Fight Club), Anthony Minghella (The English Patient) and created the fictional world for Steven Spielberg’s “Minority Report”.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building , 6:00 - 7:15pm  
This year’s Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture will be given by Alex McDowell RDI and will explore the rich history of Worldbuilding, the process of constructing an imaginary world as a basis for science fiction and fantasy storytelling in books, films and games.   Bristol Vision Institute Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture 2019
Attendance is free, but booking is mandatory via Eventbrite.   Contact  Bridget Everett  on +44 (0)117 - 42 84248  or bvi-enquiries@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
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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