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1 Cathedral Square, College Green, BS1 5DD

Tuesday   25   June   2019
Start Something: Launchpad
Organised by Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre
Various speakers.
1 Cathedral Square, College Green, BS1 5DD , 3:00 - 7:30pm  
Launchpad is a 3.5 day programme which will support you in developing the necessary skills to turn an idea into a viable business. With a mixture of seminars and practical mentored workshops led by our experienced entrepreneurs and professionals, you will work on a proposal for your business, alongside other like-minded individuals.   Further information is available
There is a small cost for this event, please see the website for more information.   Contact  Kimberley Brook  on +44 (0)117 - 4284242  or kimberley.brook@bristol.ac.uk

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Arts Complex, Woodland Road BS8 1TB

Wednesday   1   May   2019  -  Wednesday   3   July   2019
The Monthly Read: She Has a Secret
Organised by English Department
Dr Stephen Derry
Arts Complex, Woodland Road BS8 1TB , 1:30 - 4:00pm  
There are dangers in secrets. Elizabeth Gaskell, Ruth; Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Lady Audley's Secret; Thomas Hardy, The Hand of Ethelberta. Gaskell's challenged the conventional moral pieties of its age. Braddon's sensational fiction, interrogated assumptions about criminality. Hardy light-heartedly subverted expectations around gender and class in his "novel of ingenuity".   Further information and booking
Course fee £105   Contact  Valentine Jackson  on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday   7   May   2019  -  Tuesday   2   July   2019
Writing for Young Readers - From Picture Book to Young Adult Fiction. Short Creative Writing Course
Organised by English Department
Dr Mimi Thebo
Arts Complex, Woodland Road BS8 1TB , 6:30 - 8:30pm  
Would you like to write for children and young people? Multi-Carnegie medal nominee Mimi Thebo takes you through the issues, techniques and processes. This short course uses a combination of reading, writing, discussion and workshop to stimulate your imagination and get your creative juices flowing.   Further information and booking
Course fee £120   Contact  Valentine Jackson  on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday   8   May   2019  -  Wednesday   3   July   2019
Fiction Writing Workshop Bristol Summer Term 2019
Organised by English Department
Rachel Bentham
Arts Complex, Woodland Road BS8 1TB , 6:30 - 8:30pm  
This workshop provides an inspiring space to sharpen skills for those engaged in creative writing projects. It creates a supportive space for those who would like encouragement to get started on their creative venture. Rachel Bentham is an experienced author and teacher who writes drama for the BBC, as well as prose.   Further information and booking
Course fee £120   Contact  Valentine Jackson  on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

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Colston Hall, Bristol

Wednesday   15   May   2019
Research without Borders 2019: showcase exhibition
Organised by Bristol Doctoral College
Colston Hall, Bristol , 11:00am - 6:00pm  
Join us for our annual festival of postgraduate research. Explore 50+ interactive, hands-on exhibits featuring the latest research taking place behind the University’s doors and connect with the latest generation of researchers working to tackle some of the complex challenges facing the world. Includes entry to Three Minute Thesis finals.   Book via Eventbrite.
Free tickets.   Contact  Charlotte Spires  at research-without-borders@bristol.ac.uk

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Goldney Garden, Clifton Village

Sunday   19   May   2019
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates, University of Bristol
Angela Nutbrown
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village , 2:00 - 3:30pm  
Our guide will showcase this hidden treasure including the Grotto (believed to be one of the finest surviving examples of an eighteenth-century garden grotto in Britain with walls and pillars laden with a variety of minerals, shells, corals, rocks and fossils). No access to the house. Full details given on booking.   Further information and booking click here
£10.00 per person (numbers are limited) to include Historic Gardens Book   Contact  Nicolette Smith  on +44 (0)117 - 42 82409  or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Friday   31   May   2019
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates, University of Bristol
Angela Nutbrown
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village , 6:00 - 7:30pm  
Our guide will showcase this hidden treasure including the Grotto (believed to be one of the finest surviving examples of an eighteenth-century garden grotto in Britain with walls and pillars laden with a variety of minerals, shells, corals, rocks and fossils). No access to the house. Full details given on booking.   Further information and booking click here
£10.00 per person (numbers are limited) to include Historic Gardens Book   Contact  Nicolette Smith  on +44 (0)117 - 42 82409  or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday   12   June   2019
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates, University of Bristol
Angela Nutbrown
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village , 6:00 - 7:30pm  
Our guide will showcase this hidden treasure including the Grotto (believed to be one of the finest surviving examples of an eighteenth-century garden grotto in Britain with walls and pillars laden with a variety of minerals, shells, corals, rocks and fossils). No access to the house. Full details given on booking.   Further information and booking click here
£10.00 per person (numbers are limited) to include Historic Gardens Book   Contact  Nicolette Smith  on +44 (0)117 - 42 82409  or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Friday   28   June   2019
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates, University of Bristol
Angela Nutbrown
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village , 6:00 - 7:30pm  
Our guide will showcase this hidden treasure including the Grotto (believed to be one of the finest surviving examples of an eighteenth-century garden grotto in Britain with walls and pillars laden with a variety of minerals, shells, corals, rocks and fossils). No access to the house. Full details given on booking.   Further information and booking click here
£10.00 per person (numbers are limited) to include Historic Gardens Book   Contact  Nicolette Smith  on +44 (0)117 - 42 82409  or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday   17   July   2019
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates, University of Bristol
Angela Nutbrown
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village , 6:00 - 7:30pm  
Our guide will showcase this hidden treasure including the Grotto (believed to be one of the finest surviving examples of an eighteenth-century garden grotto in Britain with walls and pillars laden with a variety of minerals, shells, corals, rocks and fossils). No access to the house. Full details given on booking.   Further information and booking click here
£10.00 per person (numbers are limited) to include Historic Gardens Book   Contact  Nicolette Smith  on +44 (0)117 - 42 82409  or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Friday   26   July   2019
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates, University of Bristol
Angela Nutbrown
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village , 6:00 - 7:30pm  
Our guide will showcase this hidden treasure including the Grotto (believed to be one of the finest surviving examples of an eighteenth-century garden grotto in Britain with walls and pillars laden with a variety of minerals, shells, corals, rocks and fossils). No access to the house. Full details given on booking.   Further information and booking click here
£10.00 per person (numbers are limited) to include Historic Gardens Book   Contact  Nicolette Smith  on +44 (0)117 - 42 82409  or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday   8   August   2019
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates, University of Bristol
Angela Nutbrown
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village , 2:00 - 3:30pm  
Our guide will showcase this hidden treasure including the Grotto (believed to be one of the finest surviving examples of an eighteenth-century garden grotto in Britain with walls and pillars laden with a variety of minerals, shells, corals, rocks and fossils). No access to the house. Full details given on booking. .   Further information and booking click here
£10.00 per person (numbers are limited) to include Historic Gardens Book   Contact  Nicolette Smith  on +44 (0)117 - 42 82409  or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday   18   August   2019
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates, University of Bristol
Angela Nutbrown
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village , 10:30am - 12:00pm  
Our guide will showcase this hidden treasure including the Grotto (believed to be one of the finest surviving examples of an eighteenth-century garden grotto in Britain with walls and pillars laden with a variety of minerals, shells, corals, rocks and fossils). No access to the house. Full details given on booking.   Further information and booking click here
£10.00 per person (numbers are limited) to include Historic Gardens Book   Contact  Nicolette Smith  on +44 (0)117 - 42 82409  or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday   15   September   2019
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates, University of Bristol
Angela Nutbrown
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village , 10:30am - 12:00pm  
Our guide will showcase this hidden treasure including the Grotto (believed to be one of the finest surviving examples of an eighteenth-century garden grotto in Britain with walls and pillars laden with a variety of minerals, shells, corals, rocks and fossils). No access to the house. Full details given on booking.   Further information and booking click here
£10.00 per person (numbers are limited) to include Historic Gardens Book   Contact  Nicolette Smith  on +44 (0)117 - 42 82409  or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

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Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, BS8 1SS

Tuesday   21   May   2019
Sir Jeremy Morse Memorial Lecture - The Art of Bob Dylan
Organised by Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition (IGRCT)
Professor Richard Thomas, George Martin Lane Professor of the Classics at Harvard University
Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, BS8 1SS , 5:00 - 6:30pm  
Examining the art and the craft of Bob Dylan’s songwriting, Professor Thomas explores how the greatest songwriter of the last 60 years produces art of the highest aesthetic appeal, from the first impulse to final perfection, from hotel stationery to studio and performance, through the hard work that is the hidden ingredient of genius.   Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking is required. A drinks reception will follow the lecture.   Contact  for other queries,  at artf-igrct@bristol.ac.uk

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Room 2D17 (Psychology Senior Common Room) Priory Road Complex, University of Bristol, Priory Road, BS8 1TU

Friday   17   May   2019
Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT): Half-day research conference
Organised by Bristol Health Partners
Room 2D17 (Psychology Senior Common Room) Priory Road Complex, University of Bristol, Priory Road, BS8 1TU , 10:00am - 1:45pm  
The Eating Disorders Health Integration Team (EDHIT) research event will bring together academics, clinicians, commissioners, NHS research and development staff and people who live with, care for or friends with those that have an eating disorder. This half day event will include presentations, with time for refreshments and networking.   Further information is available
Free to attend. Registration is required.   Contact  for other queries,  at peter.rogers@bristol.ac.uk

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Room 2D2, Priory Road Complex

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Royal Fort Gardens, University of Bristol

Friday   26   April   2019
Royal Fort Garden Nature Trail – City Nature Challenge
Organised by University of Bristol Gardens
Royal Fort Gardens, University of Bristol , 11:30am - 2:00pm  
Delve into the magical world of mini beasts, flora and fauna in the historic Royal Fort Gardens. Learn about the nature on your doorstep, become a nature detective, help record the huge variety of species in the gardens, try your hand a building a bug hotel and pot up a plant to take home.   Further information is available
Free to attend, no booking required.   Contact  for other queries,  at amy.walsh@bristol.ac.uk

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The Peel Lecture Theatre, Georgraphical Sciences, University of Bristol

Tuesday   30   April   2019
Inaugural Lecture: Re-inheriting the Revolutionary Past: Museums, Archives and Social Repair in Vietnam
Organised by Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
Professor Graeme Were
The Peel Lecture Theatre, Georgraphical Sciences, University of Bristol , 6:15 - 8:00pm  
Anthropology has provided fertile ground for examining post-conflict societies and what coming to terms with the past means for those recovering from violence and loss. Based on fieldwork in Vietnam, I consider how museum archives are creating the conditions for families to undergo some form of social repair. Wine reception to follow.   For further information and to book your place:
Free to attend but booking is required.   Contact  Debra Squires  at sart-exec@bristol.ac.uk

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The Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, BS1 5TX

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The Watershed, Bristol

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University of Bristol

Friday   14   June   2019
University Open Day
Organised by Recruitment Events Team
University of Bristol , 9:30am - 4:00pm  
Our open days offer the perfect opportunity to find out more about our courses and facilities, and to meet current students and staff.   Please visit the open days website for more information
Booking required   Contact  Recruitment Events Team  on +44 (0)117 - 39 41646  or visit-us@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday   15   June   2019
University Open Day
Organised by Recruitment Events Team
University of Bristol , 9:30am - 4:00pm  
Our open days offer the perfect opportunity to find out more about our courses and facilities, and to meet current students and staff.   Please visit the open days website for more information
Booking required   Contact  Recruitment Events Team  on +44 (0)117 - 39 41646  or visit-us@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday   7   September   2019
University Open Day
Organised by Recruitment Events Team
University of Bristol , 9:30am - 4:00pm  
Our open days offer the perfect opportunity to find out more about our courses and facilities, and to meet current students and staff.   Please visit the open days website for more information
Booking required   Contact  Recruitment Events Team  on +44 (0)117 - 39 41646  or visit-us@bristol.ac.uk

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University of Bristol Botanic Garden, the Holmes, Stoke Park Road, BS9 1JG

Friday   19   April   2019  -  Monday   22   April   2019
Botanic Garden Easter Sculpture Festival
Organised by Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, the Holmes, Stoke Park Road, BS9 1JG , 10:00am - 5:00pm  
Greek gods, Tagelmust attired Tuareg musicians from the Sahara, a bronze fox, swirling multimedia figures, stained glass creations and bronze and marble sculptures based on Buddhist prayer wheels are all waiting to welcome visitors to this year’s Sculpture Festival.   Further information is available
Admission: Adults £8.80 with gift aid (£8.00 without). Free to Friends of the Garden, University staff and ALL students and children under 18.   Contact  University of Bristol Botanic Garden  on +44 (0)117 - 42 82041  or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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University of Bristol, 35 Berkeley Square, Helen Wodehouse Lecture Theatre

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Watershed, Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol

Wednesday   8   May   2019
Bristol's One City Plan: an interdisciplinary dialogue on a sustainable future city
Organised by Bristol Doctoral College, Cabot Institute
Chaired by the Cabot Institute, speakers include: Steph Gillett, Matthew Tarnowski, Laurene Cheilan and Tammy Gladwin.
Watershed, Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol , 6:00 - 8:00pm  
Bristol has launched an ambitious plan which aims to make Bristol fair, healthy and sustainable with reduced inequality, by 2050. Taking perspectives from research in education, history, bioengineering and anthropology, this panel explores how we might get there, how a multi-disciplinary approach can inform decision making for the future.   Register via Eventbrite
Free booking.   Contact  Charlotte Spires  at research-without-borders@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday   9   May   2019
Measurable humans: how good does our digital health look? - evening panel discussion
Organised by Bristol Doctoral College, Elizabeth Blackwell Institute, Digital Health and Care CDT
Dr. Paul Marshall (Chair) with Steph Suddell, Michal Kozlowski, Sophie Turnbull, Alexis Bedolla-Velazquez
Watershed, Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol , 6:00 - 8:00pm  
This interdisciplinary panel responds to the challenges and implications of current and future innovations in the digital health sector. From how we currently measure humans, to the potential limit-pushing developments of our future, four emerging researchers offer insights into this new technology now and where it is headed.   Register via Eventbrite
Free booking.   Contact  Charlotte Spires  at research-without-borders@bristol.ac.uk

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We The Curious, Anchor Road, Bristol, BS1 5DB

Friday   17   May   2019
Curiosity Challenge workshop
Organised by Jean Golding Institute
We The Curious, Anchor Road, Bristol, BS1 5DB , 9:15am - 1:30pm  
A workshop run in conjunction with the Curiosity Challenge Competition. Aimed at researchers interested in creating a Public Engagement activity to introduce We The Curious visitors to the importance of data in research.   Find out more
Contact  Jean Golding Institute  on +44 (0)117 - 4282469  or jgi-admin@bristol.ac.uk

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Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, BS8 1UP

Wednesday   22   May   2019
STR Wickham Lecture: Celebrity actors & actresses on playing real people
Organised by Department of Theatre
Professor Mary Luckhurst (Head of School of Arts)
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, BS8 1UP , 6:20 - 8:30pm  
In recent years playing a real person has become a significant measure of esteem, akin to the stature of a Shakespearean role. Professor Luckhurst reflects on leading actors who have played eminent real-life figures. How does an actor prepare to play a real person? What are the ethical challenges and emotional dilemmas involved?
Free to attend, but booking is essential. A Q&A and drinks reception will follow the lecture.   Contact  for other queries,  at kirsty.sedgman@bristol.ac.uk

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Wodehouse Lecture Theatre, Wodehouse Building 35, Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA

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venues across the University of Bristol

Monday   20   May   2019  -  Friday   24   May   2019
Data Week 2019
Organised by Jean Golding Institute
venues across the University of Bristol , 9:00am - 5:00pm  
A week long series of workshops, talks and events in the field of data science and data-intensive research. Including Python, reproducible data, open data, Linux, Live Coding, deep learning and much more.   More info and book your place
Contact  JGI Coordinators  on +44 (0)117 - 4282469  or jgi-coordinator@bristol.ac.uk

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