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1 Cathedral Square, College Green, BS1 5DD

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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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Goldney Garden, Clifton Village

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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Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ

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

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Lecture Theatre 1, School of Chemistry, Cantock's Close

Monday   8   July   2019
What about the Bristol model?
Organised by Brigstowe Institute
At this debate, we will hear from Ted Howard from the Democracy Collaborative who will then be joined by Jules Peck, Patricia Gaya and Martin Parker for a panel debate and Q&A.
Lecture Theatre 1, School of Chemistry, Cantock's Close , 4:30 - 6:00pm  
Concepts of ‘Community Wealth Building’ and ‘Economic Democracy’ as well as allied ideas such as ‘Social Economies’ and ‘Inclusive Growth’ are becoming ever more mainstream. The economy needs to be tilted, so if not in Bristol and its wider region, then where? But what would a 'Bristol Model' look like?
Free to attend, but booking is required.   Contact  for other queries, Ceri Maltby  at cm9321@bristol.ac.uk

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PRSC The Space, 17-25 Jamaica Street, Bristol, BS2 8JW

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Peel Lecture Theatre, Geographical Sciences Building, Bristol, BS8 1RL

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

Wednesday   24   July   2019
Migration and Housholding: Asian and Chinese Examples, a lecture by Prof C. Cindy Fan (UCLA)
Organised by Migration Mobilities Bristol
Professor C. Cindy Fan is UCLA’s Vice Provost for International Studies and Global Engagement and is the first woman and Asian to hold the position of senior international officer. She is Professor of Geography and internationally known for her research on migration, regional development and gender in China. Prof Fan will receive an honorary degree from the University of Bristol on the 23rd July 2019.
Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SS , 2:00 - 4:30pm  
In China, hundreds of millions of rural migrants circulate between their home villages and host cities. Across Asia, large numbers of women from South and SE Asia work in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. These migration patterns reveal the central role of households, rather than the migrant, in understanding migration.   Free to attend. Registration required:
Contact  Dr Winnie Wang  on +44 (0)117 - 928 8906  or w.wang@bristol.ac.uk

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Peoples Republic of Stokes Croft Space, 35 Jamaica Street, Bristol

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Priory Road lecture theatre, Priory Road, BS8 1TU

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Queen's Building, University Walk, BS8 1TR

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Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ

Tuesday   9   July   2019
Epistemic justice and the future of the democratic university
Organised by School of Education
Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ , 4:00 - 5:30pm  
Public universities are at a crossroads. An epochal struggle is unfolding between the top-down demand for academic capitalism and the bottom-up demand for democratic and intercultural responsibility. What are the conditions for renegotiating its hegemony under the current conditions? Which are the allies for such renegotiation? Which probable new design will be emerging?
Free to attend, but booking is required. There will be a drinks reception following the lecture.   Contact  for other queries,  at e.rossiter@bristol.ac.uk

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Room 4.10, School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA

Wednesday   10   July   2019
Inter-disciplinary perspectives on decolonising the university: opportunities and challenges
Organised by School of Education
Panel members include Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Tariq Modood, Robiu Salisu and Alvin Birdi.
Room 4.10, School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA , 9:30am - 5:00pm  
Please join us for a one day inter-disciplinary seminar to showcase ongoing research on decolonising the University and charting a way for taking this important agenda forward, Invited presentations will be followed by a panel led discussion.   Further information and the programme for the day is available
Free to attend, but registration is required.   Contact  for other queries,  at e.rossiter@bristol.ac.uk

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The Galleries Shopping Centre - First Floor - Shop opposite Food Court

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University of Bristol

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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Waterstones, Bristol, BS1 3XD

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Wills Memorial Building, Room G25, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ

Wednesday   26   June   2019
Systems research construed broadly
Organised by Bristol Cyber Security Group (Faculty of Engineering)
Dr Margo Seltzer, University of British Columbia
Wills Memorial Building, Room G25, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ , 2:00 - 3:00pm  
Computer Systems used to be a broad field encompassing everything from hardware to software. The incredible growth in the field had the side effect of transforming systems into siloed fields. Dr Seltzer makes the case that we should return to a broad interpretation of systems, enabling us to undertake bolder, higher risk projects.   Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking is required.   Contact  for other queries,  at sarah.rogers@bristol.ac.uk

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