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July 2017

Saturday 15 July 2017
Soapbox Science
Organised by School of Oral and Dental Sciences
The Podium, Broadmead Bristol, 12:00-3:00pm  
Twelve female scientists are bringing their science to a soapbox near you! Now in its seventh year, Soapbox Science aims to increase the visibility of women in science, change perceptions and bring exciting scientific debate to unexpected places. Further information is available
Contact Lindsay Dutton on +44 (0)117 - 342 4424 or lc.dutton@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 22 July 2017
Basic botany for gardeners
Organised by University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Join Julie Henderson as she takes you through the basics of botany related to your own garden and begin your journey towards understanding what makes certain plants tick.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:00pm  
The plant world is a magical one which constantly surprises and amazes with its diversity and adaptability. Knowing how to grow a plant can be improved by knowing where its natural environment is and what family it belongs to. Further information is available
The cost of the full day's course will be £40.00 which also includes a light lunch. To enrol on a course visit the University online shop.  Contact Alice Maltby email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 24 July 2017
Pollinator walks with Steven Falk
Organised by University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Steven Falk is the author of the first ever proper guide to British bees (Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain & Ireland, Bloomsbury 2015) as well as Warwickshire's Wildflowers and co-author of British Hoverflies.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-3:00pm  
Price; £10.00 for adults, £3.50 for children. To book a ticket visit the University online shop.  Contact Alice Maltby email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 30 July 2017
Flowers, Nectar, Pollen and Pollinators
Organised by External Estates
Richard Comont, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop/Botanic Garden, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our expert, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, on an educational and enjoyable stroll, to discover the diverse range of flora and fauna in many different habitats within University gardens, grounds and woodland. There may be access to part of the University Botanic Garden (time permitting). Full details on booking. Book your place using the University online shop.
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

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August 2017

Sunday 6 August 2017
Urban Nature Detective - Stoke Bishop
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Royal Fort Garden, Clifton, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our local naturalist, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of flora and fauna around University gardens, grounds and woodland with Richard's wealth of knowledge. No access to the house. Full details will be given on booking. Book your place using the University online shop.
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 12 August 2017
Bee keeping taster day
Organised by University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Learn about the essentials of beekeeping on this day workshop with experienced beekeeper Quentin Alsop.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, 10:00am-4:00pm  
Quentin will introduce the basics of this ancient skill and explain the beekeepers' equipment. After lunch (not provided) you will get kitted up, introduced to a live hive and learn about bee society. Minimum age 12 (aged 16 and under accompanied by an adult). Further information is available
Price £50.  Contact Alice Maltby on +44 (0)117 4282041  or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 13 August 2017
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
Angela Nutbrown.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 11:00am-12:30pm  
Join our knowledgeable guide on a specialist garden history tour in this historic site and visit the renowned grotto and other garden follies around the site whilst learning about the history of the house and the changes that have taken place. No entry to the house. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Book your place using the University online shop.
£10.00 per person to include Historic Gardens Book.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 19 August 2017
How to shoot summer pictures
Organised by University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Anyone wishing to improve their digital outdoor photography should benefit from this day. An understanding of the basics of photography would be an advantage. You will need to know the basic functions of your camera.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, 10:00am-4:00pm  
Join professional photographer Graham Parrish for a guided walk around the Botanic Garden to identify summer highlights followed by the opportunity to capture your own images with guidance from the tutor. The day will conclude with an informal, friendly discussion of your selected images and a chance to ask questions. Further information is available
The cost of the course is £50.00 per person which also includes a light lunch.  Contact Alice Maltby on +44 (0)117 4282041 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 24 August 2017
Science picnic: Honey a magical medicine
Organised by University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Dr Rowena Jenkins, microbiologist at Cardiff Metropolitan University and lecturer/researcher in the Department of Health Sciences. To date the main body of her research has focused on the antimicrobial effects of manuka honey on potentially pathogenic healthcare/wound associated microorganisms.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 6:00-8:00pm  
The Botanic Garden science picnics are an opportunity to engage with scientists in a relaxed and informal environment. This year we are focusing on bees, pollinators and the impact of their work. Dr Rowena Jenkins will discuss her research looking at the incredible health benefits of honey. Bring a rug and a picnic. Further information is available
Admission: Adults £5.50. Free to Friends, university staff and students and children under 18.  Contact Alice Maltby on +44 (0)117 - 42 82041 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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September 2017

Sunday 10 September 2017
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
Angela Nutbrown.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our knowledgeable guide on a specialist garden history tour in this historic site and visit the renowned grotto and other garden follies around the site whilst learning about the history of the house and the changes that have taken place. No entry to the house. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Book your place using the University online shop.
£10.00 per person to include Historic Gardens Book.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 29 September 2017
Bat Detection in Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
David Brown, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 7:15-9:00pm  
Join our expert David Brown, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, on this educational event to learn more about these lovely creatures and listen for the sounds in this historic setting. Detectors provided. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Please bring a torch. Book your place using the University online shop.
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

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October 2017

Wednesday 4 October 2017
Prison Game - written and performed by Marcus Hercules
Organised by Wickham Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
When prison is your world, how do you function within society? This gripping, and at times chilling, one-man physical theatre performance is the story of how prison can define a man. Part of the Art of the Possible season at the Wickham Theatre. Further information and tickets
Tickets £10 / £5 concessions.  Contact Kate Withers / Deborah Gibbs on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or sart-resourcemanagers@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 11 October 2017
Nocturnes written and performed by imitating the dog
Organised by Wickham Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
Nocturnes is a playful and moving examination of what it means to be the betrayed and the betrayer in a world where nothing appears certain. This is the perfect theatre piece for what is currently being described, in the light of recent political events, as 'the post-truth era'. Tickets and Further information
Tickets £10 / £5 concessions.  Contact Kate Withers / Deborah Gibbs on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or sart-resourcemanagers@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 12 October 2017
Imaginative Geographies of the Black/White Atlantic
Organised by School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Professor Catherine Hall, University College London.
Powell Lecture Theatre, Physics Building, Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TL, 6:15pm  
Reflecting upon the figure of Edward Long, 18C slave-owner, family man, creole nationalist and historian, Prof Hall identifies central questions for our understanding of racisms and (post)coloniality in the present. She led the pathbreaking ESRC project Legacies of British Slave Ownership, and is the author of many acclaimed books. Book your place
FREE but booking required.  Contact Sue Battin on +44 (0)117 331 7588 or sue.battin@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 13 October 2017
Bat Detection in Stoke Bishop
Organised by External Estates
David Brown, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Area, 6:45-8:30pm  
Join our expert David Brown, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, on this educational event to learn more about these lovely creatures and listen for the sounds as we stroll around University gardens, grounds and woodland. Equipment provided. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Please bring a torch. Book your place using the University online shop.
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 18 October 2017
The Best of Both Worlds: A Busker's Opera
Organised by Wickham Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
Ali Matthews and Leo Burtin met with a host of people from street traders to CEOs to learn about the UK's class system. Featuring pop songs, French street music classics and audience participation, this performance will resonate with anyone who has ever worried about money. Tickets and further information
Tickets £10 / £5 concessions.  Contact Kate Withers / Deborah Gibbs on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or sart-resourcemanagers@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 22 October 2017
Awesome Autumn - Stoke Bishop
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Halls of Residence, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our local naturalist, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of autumn plants, shrubs and trees within University gardens, grounds and woodland at Stoke Bishop. All items of interest will be noted. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Book your place using the University online shop.
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 25 October 2017
What I Learned from Johnny Bevan written and performed by Luke Wright
Organised by Wickham Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
A story of shattered friendship, class ceilings, and the hollow reality of the New Labour dream. Luke Wright delivers a multi award winning hurricane of a performance. With humour and humanity he takes British politics head on, challenging the rise of New Labour and David Cameron, and the abandonment of those left behind. Tickets and further information
Tickets £10 / £5.  Contact Kate Withers / Deborah Gibbs on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or sart-resourcemanagers@bristol.ac.uk

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