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July 2014

Tuesday 8 July 2014
What's the Matter? A comic lecture about physics
Organised by Dr Helen Heath with The Last Baguette Theatre Company
The Enderby Room, HH Wills Physics Laboratory, 2:00-3:00pm  
A work-in-progress extract of The Last Baguette Theatre Company's new play What's the Matter? - a quantum comedy about love in the subatomic world. Followed by feedback from the audience and a question and answer session with some real physicists. Further information is available
Refreshments will be provided.  Contact The Last Baguette on +44 (0)7510 487040 or thelastbaguette@gmail.com

Tuesday 8 July 2014
What's the Matter? A comic lecture about physics
Organised by The School of Physics/The Last Baguette Theatre Company
Dr Helen Heath, School of Physics.
The Enderby Room, HH Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 2:00-3:00pm  
A work-in-progress extract of The Last Baguette Theatre Company's new play What's the Matter? - a quantum comedy about love in the subatomic world. Followed by feedback from the audience and a question and answer session with some real physicists. Refreshments will be provided in exchange for honest and tolerant feedback!. Further information is available
Booking required in advance.  Contact to book, on +44 07510 487040 or thelastbaguette@gmail.com

Wednesday 9 July 2014
Floating Ballast Seed Garden Boat Tour
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Arnolfini (Box Office), 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, 5:30-7:00pm  
An introduction to the Seeds of Change artwork, uncovering the botanical background to the Ballast Seed Garden. This tour will be led by a Botanic Garden volunteer guide. Your tour host will explain the principles behind the design, how the plants are raised, established, and how the display will be developed in the future. Further information is available
Booking required. £7/£5.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 13 July 2014
National Garden Scheme open day
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Wheelchair available to borrow from Welcome Lodge. Wheelchair friendly route through garden available upon request, also accessible WC.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-5:00pm  
Visit the exciting, contemporary Botanic Garden, with organic flowing network of paths which lead visitors through collections of Mediterranean flora, rare natives, useful plants (including Western and Chinese herbs) and those that illustrate plant evolution. There will be special tours of the Garden throughout the day, plant sales and refreshments. Further information is available
Admission: £4.50 (including Friends of the Garden). Ticket includes tours. Children free. Proceeds to the NGS and University of Bristol Botanic Garden.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 15 July 2014
Enjoy the Botanic Garden on a Summers evening
Organised by The Botanic Garden
The tours kick off with a glass of wine or elderflower presse in the Linnaeus study room at 18:30 before one of our experienced guides will walk you through the Garden from 19:00.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 6:30pm  
The Garden has matured immeasurably since the first plant was planted in 2006 and now buzzes throughout summer with colour and wildlife with each area having a story to tell and many plants to intrigue and interest everyone. Whatever your plant knowledge, you will come away from a Botanic Garden tour enlightened. Further information is available
Advanced booking required. Cost: £7.50 per person, includes refreshments.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 15 July 2014
Summer evening tour
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG., 6:30pm  
There will be a number of fascinating evening tours of the Garden throughout summer this year. The Garden will be full of flower and pollinators. The tours kick off with a glass of wine or elderflower presse in the Linnaeus study room before one of our experienced guides will walk you through the Garden. Further information is available
Cost £7.50 per person. To book on a tour visit the University online shop and register your details. You will be asked to add registration to your basket, but you will not be charged for registering.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 17 July 2014
Floating Ballast Seed Garden Boat Tour
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Nick Wray, Curator, University of Bristol Botanic Garden.
Arnolfini (Box Office), 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, 5:30-7:00pm  
Join Nick Wray for an in depth look at the design, planting style and plants on the Ballast Seed Garden, where he will focus on the origin, adaptation and introduce the cultivation of the garden's varied plants such as the squirting cucumber. Further information is available
Booking required. £7/£5.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 917 2300 or boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk

Saturday 19 July 2014
Bristol Botanic Garden Jazz Picnic
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Blue Notes Jazz Band with Hannah Wedlock.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 7:00pm  
Over the years the Blue Notes has developed its own unique style and repertoire encompassing traditional, swing and mainstream jazz. They have a residency at the Undercroft Jazz Club in the heart of Bristol and regularly play festivals and clubs around the West country. Featuring the appearance of the vocal and visual hit, Hannah Wedlock. Further information is available
Tickets: £10 in advance (£12 at the gate). Children free. Please send a cheque payable to "FUBBG" and SAE to John Leach, 17 Ashton Crescent, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 2JR. Tel: 01275 854992.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 20 July 2014
Tours of historic Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
There will be no access to buildings and visitors are requested to wear suitable clothing and footwear. The tour will last approximately 1.5 hours. Tours at 10.30am and 2pm.
Goldney Garden, 10:30am  
These tours will look at the history of the garden, its features (including the site of the original flag garden, Hercules, the Rotunda, the Bastion, the Tower, Canal, and Heritage Orchard) and will also include access to the Grotto, believed to be one of the finest surviving examples of an eighteenth-century garden grotto in Britain.
There will be the opportunity to purchase the University's Historic Gardens Book and greeting cards at the end of the tours. Admission price £6. Book online at tinyurl.com/pefs98p.  Contact Nicolette Smith email: Nicolette.Smith@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 24 July 2014
Should health gains by children be given the same value as health gains by adults in an economic evaluation framework?
Organised by School of Social and Community Medicine
Dr Stavros Petrou- University of Warwick.
Canynge Hall, Room LG08, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, 12:45-1:45pm  
This presentation will focus on whether units of health gain should be given the same value for children as for adults in an economic evaluation framework. Further information is available
The seminar is free and all are welcome to come (including members of the public).  Contact Laura Fox on +44 (0)117 - 3310124 or laura.fox@bristol.ac.uk

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August 2014

Friday 1 August 2014 -  Friday 22 August 2014
Corresponding with Conflict
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Cantock's Close, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A compelling new exhibition project commemorating WWI. The Theatre Collection are pleased to invite South West based artist Clare Thornton to return once again as their artist in residence and work alongside them. Corresponding with Conflict intends to breathe new life into past works & encourage fresh encounters with our Collection. Further information is available
Contact Jill Sullivan on +44 (0)117 - 3315086 or jill.sullivan@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 5 August 2014
Summer evening tour
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG., 6:30pm  
There will be a number of fascinating evening tours of the Garden throughout summer this year. The Garden will be full of flower and pollinators. The tours kick off with a glass of wine or elderflower presse in the Linnaeus study room before one of our experienced guides will walk you through the Garden. Further information is available
Cost £7.50 per person. To book on a tour visit the University online shop and register your details. You will be asked to add registration to your basket, but you will not be charged for registering.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 9 August 2014
Corresponding with Conflict: Workshop Responding to WW1 archival prints
Organised by Spike Print Studio
Spike Print Studio, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A one day workshop in partnership with the University of Bristol Theatre Collection, programmed to co-incide with Bristol 2014, citywide WWI commemorations. An Archivist will be on hand to share original wartime theatre playbills and programmes. Using these archival materials as an inspiration you will make your own 2 colour screen-print. Further information is available
Advance booking required. Workshop tickets £40 each.  Contact Jill Sullivan on +44 (0)117 - 3315086 or jill.sullivan@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 10 August 2014
Tours of historic Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
There will be no access to buildings and visitors are requested to wear suitable clothing and footwear. The tour will last approximately 1.5 hours.Tours at 10:30am and 2pm..
Goldney Garden, 10:30am  
These tours will look at the history of the garden, its features (including the site of the original flag garden, Hercules, the Rotunda, the Bastion, the Tower, Canal, and Heritage Orchard) and will also include access to the Grotto, believed to be one of the finest surviving examples of an eighteenth-century garden grotto in Britain.
There will be the opportunity to purchase the University's Historic Gardens Book and greeting cards at the end of the tours. Admission price £6. Book online at tinyurl.com/pefs98p.  Contact Nicolette Smith email: Nicolette.Smith@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 19 August 2014
Summer evening tour
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG., 6:30pm  
There will be a number of fascinating evening tours of the Garden throughout summer this year. The Garden will be full of flower and pollinators. The tours kick off with a glass of wine or elderflower presse in the Linnaeus study room before one of our experienced guides will walk you through the Garden. Further information is available
Cost £7.50 per person. To book on a tour visit the University online shop and register your details. You will be asked to add registration to your basket, but you will not be charged for registering.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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September 2014

Friday 5 September 2014 -  Sunday 7 September 2014
Biochemistry 50th Anniversary
Organised by School of Biochemistry
School of Chemistry, Cantock's Close, 10:30am  
There will be a series of talks on the Friday, followed by an informal drinks reception that evening. On the Saturday there will be further talks and a celebratory dinner with entertainment held at Goldney Hall. Biochemistry alumni, Hugh Cornwell, former front man of The Stranglers will be playing an acoustic set at the event. Further information is available
The dinner and entertainment on Saturday is a ticketed event at £18 per head. Tickets are available via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 331 1612 or Bioc50-anniversary@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 9 September 2014
Summer evening tour
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG., 6:30pm  
There will be a number of fascinating evening tours of the Garden throughout summer this year. The Garden will be full of flower and pollinators. The tours kick off with a glass of wine or elderflower presse in the Linnaeus study room before one of our experienced guides will walk you through the Garden. Further information is available
Cost £7.50 per person. To book on a tour visit the University online shop and register your details. You will be asked to add registration to your basket, but you will not be charged for registering.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 13 September 2014
Doors Open Day 2014
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Cantock's Close, 10:00am-4:00pm  
There are no guided tours, but staff will be on hand throughout the day to answer questions. There will be an opportunity to see our exhibition, 'Corresponding with Conflict', and talk to the curators. Please note that only the publicly accessible parts of the building occupied by the Theatre Collection will be open. Further information is available
Contact Jill Sullivan on +44 (0)117 - 3315086 or jill.sullivan@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 15 September 2014 -  Friday 31 October 2014
Corresponding with Conflict
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Cantock's Close, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A compelling new exhibition project commemorating WWI. The Theatre Collection are pleased to invite South West based artist Clare Thornton to return once again as their artist in residence and work alongside them. Corresponding with Conflict intends to breathe new life into past works & encourage fresh encounters with our Collection. Further information is available
Contact Jill Sullivan on +44 (0)117 - 3315086 or jill.sullivan@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 23 September 2014
Summer evening tour
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG., 6:30pm  
There will be a number of fascinating evening tours of the Garden throughout summer this year. The Garden will be full of flower and pollinators. The tours kick off with a glass of wine or elderflower presse in the Linnaeus study room before one of our experienced guides will walk you through the Garden. Further information is available
Cost £7.50 per person. To book on a tour visit the University online shop and register your details. You will be asked to add registration to your basket, but you will not be charged for registering.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 25 September 2014
Millimeter Wave as a Key New Element in 5G Cellular Networks
Organised by Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications
Howard Benn, Head of Standards and Industrial Affairs, Samsung Electronics R&D Institute UK.
Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's Building, 5:15-6:15pm  
The lecture will consider the new and existing mobile internet based services that are putting pressure on the LTE (4G) based systems, investigate the possibility of using the 27-40 GHz band and give an introduction the Samsung's demonstrator system. It will also provide challenges to the research community for areas we need more work in. Further information and registration.
Free admission but registration is required.  Contact Suzanne Binding on +44 (0)117 - 954 5395 or suzanne.binding@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 29 September 2014
Going to Extremes: what extreme physiology tells us about health and disease
Organised by MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol
Hugh Montgomery UCL Professor of Intensive Care Medicine Director, UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance.
M-Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN, 6:00pm  
It can be hard to understand disease states; the causes are often unclear and may have acted for many years. Meanwhile, for those more seriously unwell, pretty much everything one measures is abnormal, and it can be hard to identify cause from effect, pathology from 'healthy response'. Further information is available
Free Event.  Contact Anne Walsh on +44 (0)117 - 33 10098 or anne.walsh@bristol.ac.uk

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October 2014

Friday 10 October 2014
Jamaican Poet Laureate, Mervyn Morris, Bristol Poetry Institute annual reading
Organised by The Bristol Poetry Institute
Mervyn Morris, Emeritus Professor at the University of the West Indies, is the author of several volumes of poetry including The Pond (revised edition 1997), Shadowboxing (1979), Examination Centre (1992) and On Holy Week (1993).
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 6:00pm  
Professor Morris has made an invaluable contribution to the development of Caribbean literature, both in his creative writing and as an editor, teacher and scholar, and has been appointed as Jamaica's first Poet Laureate in over fifty years.. In 2009, Professor Morris was awarded Jamaica's Order of Merit. Further information is available
Booking information to be confirmed.  Contact Professor Daniel Karlin email: Daniel.Karlin@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 15 October 2014
Developing the science of improvement
Organised by School of Social and Community Medicine
Martin Marshall - Professor of Healthcare Improvement at UCL and lead for Improvement Science London.
Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Clifton, BS8 2PS, 12:45-1:45pm  
Decisions about how health services are organised and delivered are influenced by many political and pragmatic factors and often not sufficiently influenced by research evidence. In this presentation, Martin Marshall considers why health service researchers have so little influence on managerial practice and what might be done to address the problem. Further information is available here
The seminar is free, and all are welcome (including members of the public) without needing to book a place. If you have difficulties with stairs, we have a lift to provide access to the lower ground floor. Please note, this event was postponed from 2nd April 2014.  Contact Laura Foc on +44 (0)117 - 33 14005  or Laura.Fox@bristol.ac.uk

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