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February 2015

Tuesday 3 February 2015
Professor Pickard will talk about his recent orchestral projects.
Organised by Department of Music
John Pickard, University of Bristol.
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 4 February 2015
Ausform presents Two Legged Animal
Organised by Wickham Theatre, Dept of Theatre and Performance
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
Horse is a sensual mane-tossing journey about a tender relationship between a woman and a horse. With the drumbeat of timeless hooves, including a rope, the circus ring and the wind. Performed by Ziggy Slingsby and Rowan Rheingans, Produced by Lina B. Frank for Ausform.co.uk. Book tickets
Tickets: £9 / £5 concs.  Contact Kate Withers email: kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 4 February 2015
Bristol Suspensions
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Methodist Church, Bristol, BS8 1NU, 1:15-2:00pm  
The Bristol Suspensions is a 16-piece a cappella group set up this year as Bristol A Cappella Society. The concert will include current, popular music performed in an innovative way, using only voices. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 5 February 2015
Conversations About Cinema: Au Revoir Les Enfants
Organised by History
Watershed Cinema, 5:40pm  
Join the Watershed Cinema for an informal discussion on Au Revoir Les Enfants, one of the great movies about World War Two and the German occupation, with Dr Martin Hurcombe, Reader in French Studies at the University of Bristol. This event is part of Conversations About Cinema: Impact of Conflict. Further information is available
Contact Billie Woolfenden email: bw13030@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 6 February 2015
Ashley Wass (piano)
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Beethoven: 6 Bagatelles, Op. 126; Barber: Piano Sonata in E flat minor, Op. 26. British pianist Ashley Wass is firmly established as one of the leading performers of his generation. Masterclass following the recital is open to the public. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 7 February 2015
University Chamber and Symphony Orchestras
Organised by Department of Music
University Chamber Orchestra - Joshua Hargreaves (conductor) ; University Symphony Orchestra - Neal Farwell (conductor).
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
University Chamber Orchestra: Bruch: Violin concerto No.1; University Symphony Orchestra: Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances; and the premiere of a new student work. Further information is available
Tickets: Balcony £15 (concessions £10); Stalls £10 (concessions £7).  Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 11 February 2015
Conversations About Cinema: Selma
Organised by History
Watershed Cinema, 5:30pm  
Join us at the Watershed Cinema for an informal discussion on Selma, a gripping drama about the months leading up to the historic 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery led by Martin Luther King, with Tricha Passes introducing the 17:30 screening of the film. Further information is available
Contact Billie Woolfenden email: bw13030@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 11 February 2015
These challenging times: Insights into the changing world of academic publishing
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Victoria Gardener (Open Access Publisher, Taylor & Francis / Routledge Journals) and Tommi Grover (Managing Director, Multilingual Matters/Channel View Publications).
Room 4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, 5:00-6:30pm  
This roundtable-style event will explore the issues surrounding academic publishing; comparing traditional methods vs. current practices, open access, self publishing, and advice for early career researchers. Further information and register here
Please register to attend this free event, open to all.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4921 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 11 February 2015
Red Dragonfly Productions present Autumn of Han
Organised by Wickham Theatre, Dept of Theatre and Performance
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
A new adaptation of a Chinese classic for the European stage, an enthralling story of corruption, revenge and tragic love. Buy tickets here
Tickets £9 / £5 concs.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 13 February 2015
Neuroimaging in addiction: role of dopamine and opiate systems
Organised by Centre for Academic Mental Health
Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes, Imperial College.
Seminar Room OS6, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol, BS8 2BN, 12:30-1:30pm  
Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes has been Professor of Addiction Biology at Imperial College since 2009. She is also a Consultant Psychiatrist with a particular interest in pharmacological treatments of alcohol problems and comorbidity at Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust. Further information is available
Free to attend, all welcome, no booking required. Please feel free to bring your own lunch.  Contact Hazel Carrington email: hazel.carrington@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 13 February 2015
Britney Spears Custody Battle vs Zeus in Swan Rape Shocker by Lucy Hutson
Organised by Wickham Theatre, Dept of Theatre and Performance
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 2:00pm  
The Wickham Theatre is delighted to host this performance from the internationally-acclaimed In Between Time festival. Join Lucy Hutson as she wades through the ethical mire. Encounter personal battles with consumerism, correct dating etiquette and an attempt to find Jesus. Further information is available
Tickets £10/8 available from the website.  Contact Kate Withers email: kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 13 February 2015
SCAW
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Timeless Shades of Green, by Stephen Davismoon; Glitschig, by Sohrab Uduman (World Premiere); Owl of the Hazels, by Sadie Harrison; SCAWFELL, by Antony Clare. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 14 February 2015
Niyizi by Ishimwa
Organised by Wickham Theatre, Dept of Theatre and Performance
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 2:00pm  
The Wickham Theatre is delighted to host this performance from the internationally-acclaimed In Between Time festival. With poignant humour, Rambert-trained Ishimwa examines the irrational religious ideas he adopted as a child to help him get over the death of his mother. Further information is available
Tickets £10/8 available from the website.  Contact Kate Withers email: kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 15 February 2015
O by Project O
Organised by Wickham Theatre, Dept of Theatre and Performance
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 2:00pm  
The Wickham Theatre is delighted to host this performance from the internationally-acclaimed In Between Time festival. Kinda Like What Happened when Yellowman met Angela Carter for a Cup of Tea. O is a 50-minute romp through the politics of identity, driven by basslines, paper signs, and deftly thrown shapes. Further information is available
Tickets £10/8 available from the website.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 15 February 2015
Enjoy delicate fragrances as nature stirs
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Nicholas Wray, Curator, Botanic Garden.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:30am  
Nicholas Wray will show some of the early spring highlights including the delicate, fragrant pink blossoms of Prunus mume Beni-Chidori, Wintersweet and Witch Hazel. Tours present an excellent opportunity to hear of new developments, learn about new plants, those of seasonal interest and see what exotics are flowering in the magical world of the glasshouses. Further information is available
Free to Friends. Visitors £4.50. Meet outside the Welcome Lodge.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 17 February 2015
Coleridge Lectures 2015: Poetry, the land and nature
Organised by The Cabot Institute, in association with the Festival of Ideas
Kathleen Jamie. Her poetry collections to date include The Overhaul, which won the 2012 Costa Poetry Prize, The Tree House which won both the Forward prize and the Scottish Book of the Year Award.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
Kathleen Jamie's work has been at the centre of the revival of nature writing in recent years. Finding nature in the tiny cracks of daily life, as well as Orkney in midwinter and 21st century flotsam on a shoreline in the Hebrides, Jamie helps us all renegotiate our relationship with the natural world. Further information is available
Free, but nooking required via the Festival of Ideas.  Contact for other queries, email: ideas@gwebusinesswest.co.uk

Tuesday 17 February 2015
Postgraduate composers talk about their projects
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 17 February 2015
Talk by Paul Flowers
Organised by School of Social and Community Medicine
Paul Flowers, Glasgow Caledonian University.
Canynge Hall, Room LG08, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, 12:45-1:45pm  
The presentation will focus upon his work using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) within the domain of HIV testing amongst gay men. This corpus of work has directly shaped policy and practice in the UK and within Europe. It introduces, contextualises, and illustrates the IPA approach in action. Further information is available
The seminar is free and all are welcome to come.  Contact Laura Fox on +44 (0)117 - 331 0124 or laura.fox@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 18 February 2015
Poetry reading by Kathleen Jamie
Organised by Bristol Poetry Institute
Kathleen Jamie, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Stirling.
Lecture Theatre 1, 3-5 Woodland Road, 1:00pm  
Kathleen Jamie has published several collections of poetry, including:Black Spiders (1982) The Way We Live (1987), The Queen of Sheba(1994), and Jizzen (1999). She has received several awards for her poetry, including a Somerset Maugham Award, a Forward Poetry Prize (Best Single Poem), a Paul Hamlyn Award and a Creative Scotland Award. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact is Dr William Wootten email: William.Wootten@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 18 February 2015
Best of Chamber Mix 2
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Methodist Church, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1NU, 1:15-2:00pm  
Woodwind and brass students from the university perform a variety of Classical and Romantic chamber music. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 19 February 2015
Raising the roof: The story of the Glasshouse at Wisley
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Nick Morgan MHort (RHS).
The Frank Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 7:30pm  
Wisley's world-class Glasshouse was opened in 2007 in celebration of the RHS's bicentenary. Nick's talk looks back at the design and development of this impressive structure, and the establishment of its amazing collection of tender plants which now provide visitors to Wisley with such a wonderful horticultural experience. Further information is available
Free for Friends of the Botanic Garden on production of their membership card. Visitors will be asked to make a donation.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 19 February 2015
How to change the world in three simple steps: a guide to extreme(ly creative) sustainability
Organised by Best of Bristol Lectures
Dr James Norman, Department of Civil Engineering.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 1:00pm  
In the first of the Best of Bristol lectures, this talk aims to ask a number of questions about the challenge of sustainability. Questions like, why have we done so little thus far? This talk aims to inspire, and encourage spectators to start on their own quest to get serious(ly creative) about sustainability. Further information is available on our website
Booking not compulsory, but recommended on the online form.  Contact Best of Bristol Lectures Committee email: bob-lectures@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 19 February 2015
Inaugural lecture: Civil liability - Addressing police failures in the context of rape and sexual abuse
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Joanne Conaghan, School of Law.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
Questions of police attitudes to and conduct of rape complaints has been in the British public eye for some time. This lecture assesses the potential of civil liability suits to produce change, whether the victims of sexual crimes should be able to sue police for failures and considers broader possibilities and risks this might entail. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 20 February 2015
Jason Rebello
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Celebrated British jazz pianist Jason Rebello was labelled a veteran by critics at 19 and over the next decade won most of the major jazz music awards. Masterclass following the recital is open to the public. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 23 February 2015
Coleridge Lectures 2015: Green and social justice
Organised by The Cabot Institute, in association with the Festival of Ideas
Anna Coote is Head of Social Policy in the New Economics Foundation (NEF).
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
Anna Coote puts forward a radical green agenda for a new settlement that can meet the challenges of the 21st century. She argues that the primary goal of policy should be sustainable social justice, meaning the fair and equitable distribution of social, environmental, economic and political resources between people, places and generations. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the Festival of Ideas website.  Contact for other queries, email: ideas@gwebusinesswest.co.uk

Tuesday 24 February 2015
Inaugural lecture: Optimal treatment of heart attacks: When time is muscle
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Andreas Baumbach, School of Clinical Sciences.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
Over the last decade the treatment of this deadly condition has seen major changes, driven by improvements in technology and pharmacology, and the creation of Heart Attack Centres like the Bristol Heart Institute. Professor Baumbach will review the current understanding of myocardial infarction and will look ahead at exiting prospects to further improve outcomes. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 24 February 2015
Fighting antibiotic resistance: we're all in it together
Organised by Best of Bristol Lectures
Dr Matthew Avison, School of Cellular & Molecular Medicine.
Hiatt Baker Hall, 7:30pm  
Our battle against one of the greatest current threats to mankind cannot be won by biomedical scientists alone. Victory will require the involvement of economists, politicians, social scientists and lawyers; geographers, physical scientists and engineers; educators, medical practitioners and the public at large. Discover how in this talk. Further information is available on our website
Booking not compulsory, but recommended on the online form.  Contact Best of Bristol Lectures Committee email: bob-lectures@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 24 February 2015
Talk by Stanley Blue, 'Theories of Practice and Public Health: Understanding (Un)Healthy Practices'
Organised by School of Social and Community Medicine
Stanley Blue, University of Manchester.
Canynge Hall, Room LG08, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, 12:45-1:45pm  
This work argues that approaches focused on changing behaviours, or tackling the 'wider determinants' of poor health have not been sufficiently effective in transforming the social habits and practices necessary to curb the rapid rise of non-communicable disease (NCD) that result from smoking, alcohol consumption, overeating and lack of exercise. Further information is available
The seminar is free and all are welcome to come.  Contact Laura Fox on +44 (0)117 - 331 0124 or laura.fox@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 24 February 2015
Relationships, technology, and patterns of agency: How emotion and institutional identities influence literacy practices
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Professor Bronwyn T. Williams (University of Louisville).
Room 4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, 5:00-6:30pm  
Students often describe stark contrasts between their perceptions of agency in school, where they report feeling alienated and powerless, and the stronger sense of agency they perceive in out-of-school writing practices, particularly through digital media. Further information and register here
Please register to attend this free event, open to all.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4921 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 25 February 2015
University Jazz Orchestra
Organised by Department of Music
Paddy Pamment (conductor).
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
BUJO is the University's unauditioned jazz orchestra, open to all Big Band wind players. Our programme will consist of a lively blend of traditional swing charts, modern big band funk arrangements and even some reworked pop to brighten up your lunchtime. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 25 February 2015
Coleridge Lectures 2015: What a green government could do if it really tried
Organised by The Cabot Institute, in association with the Festival of Ideas
George Monbiot has spent his career as a journalist and environmentalist, working with others to defend the natural world he loves.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
David Cameron promised his government would be the greenest government ever. George Monbiot says he's failed, and that there's a need for radical change. What could a green government do if it really wanted to be green? Monbiot presents the case he would make to parliament, the country, and the international negotiations on climate change. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the Festival of Ideas website.  Contact for other queries, email: ideas@gwebusinesswest.co.uk

Wednesday 25 February 2015
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Avalon - a South African township play

Organised by Wickham Theatre, Dept of Theatre and Performance
Written and performed by Lunga Radebe.
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:00pm  
Sabantu is on a mission to find his grandmother's grave in one of South Africa's largest cemeteries... Lives depend on it! Will he find it in time? Will he perform his ritual before the sun sets? You the living must join him on his quest...!. Buy tickets here
Tickets £9 / £5 concs.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 26 February 2015
Knowing the impossible: the colour of dinosaurs
Organised by Best of Bristol Lectures
Dr Jakob Vinther & Prof Mike Benton, School of Earth Sciences.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 1:00pm  
Scientists use lateral thinking to solve previously insoluble problems. For years, palaeontologists have told people that we will never know the colours of dinosaurs. Now we do. In this talk, Vinther and Benton will give a to-and-fro, no holds barred, account of how this was discovered, and where research is heading in the future. Further information is available on our website
Booking not compulsory, but recommended on the online form.  Contact Best of Bristol Lectures Committee email: bob-lectures@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 27 February 2015
Any Questions?' live broadcast with BBC Radio 4
Organised by The Cabot Institute
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:45-9:00pm  
The BBC Radio 4 show 'Any Questions?' will be coming to the University of Bristol and will be broadcasting live from the Wills Memorial Building. The audience can submit questions in advance or on the day of the broadcast and the show will have a particular focus on Bristol's year as European Green Capital. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Amanda Woodman-Hardy email: Amanda.Woodman-Hardy@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 28 February 2015
The Great Augustans
Organised by English Department Literature and Creative Writing Short and Day Courses
Philip Smallwood.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
Bristol prospered in the eighteenth century. We shall study extracts from the 'Augustans', John Dryden's 'Wife of Bath's Tale'; Alexander Pope's 'Rape of the Lock' and Samuel Johnson's 'The Life of Savage' (extracts supplied). What pleasures can their poetry provide today and how does their writing engage with modern interests?. To book your place and for further information
£30.00.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924 or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 28 February 2015
Poetry of Two World Wars
Organised by English Department Literature and Creative Writing Short and Day Courses
Philip Lyons.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
We will discuss the poetic responses on the impact of war from those on active service and those back home. Poems are provided. Anthologies: Up The Line To Death: The War Poets 1914-1918; The Terrible Rain: The War Poets 1939-1945; Chaos of the Night: Women's Poetry; In Time of War. To book your place and for further information
£30.00.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924 or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 28 February 2015
Writing Poetry
Organised by English Department Literature and Creative Writing Short and Day Courses
Louise Green.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
This is a day school in which we combine the study of poetry with writing our own. We will study published poems and use them as prompts to write on chosen themes, and to explore writing in various simple forms. To book your place and for further information
£30.00.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924 or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 28 February 2015
Dorothy Wordsworth's Flowers
Organised by English Department Literature and Creative Writing Short and Day Courses
Sue Edney.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
If William Wordsworth had not listened to his sister, Dorothy, as she told him about the daffodils by the lake and showed him her journal, it's possible we would not have his classic poem beginning 'I wandered, lonely as a cloud'. The Grasmere journals, a fascinating exploration of their life. To book your place and for further information
£30.00.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924 or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 28 February 2015 -  Tuesday 24 March 2015
Writing Autobiography, Memoir, Family History
Organised by English Department Literature and Creative Writing Short and Day Courses
Sarah LeFanu.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
A day for those who enjoy writing and want to explore ways of writing about their own lives. How do you recapture the past? How do you write the events and experiences of a life? How do you bring memories back and give them new life on the page?. To book your place and for further information
£30.00.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924 or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

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March 2015

Tuesday 3 March 2015
The Idea of the University: the University in Crisis?
Organised by Best of Bristol Lectures
Dr Ian Wei, Department of History.
Goldney Hall, 7:30pm  
University websites tell us that universities are wonderful in every way. Governments declare that their higher education policies have been hugely successful. The achievements of students are indeed remarkable. But much recent academic work argues that universities today are in crisis. So, is there a crisis and should we be worried?. Further information is available on our website
Booking not compulsory, but recommended on the online form.  Contact Best of Bristol Lectures Committee email: bob-lectures@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 3 March 2015
Inaugural lecture: The art of thinking
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Richard Pettigrew, Department of Philosophy.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
Psychologists have documented the cognitive biases that make us irrational. Philosophers have tried to codify the rules of rational thought. But how can we use reason to explore its own shortcomings? After exploring one answer, Professor Pettigrew discuss the disastrous effects of these biases on the diversity of participation in academia. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 3 March 2015
Talk by Nick Francis, Research Prevention Committees: Unlocking the door to conducting research during pandemics
Organised by School of Social and Community Medicine
Dr Nick Francis, Cardiff University.
Oakfield House, Room OS6, 12:45-1:45pm  
This talk will focus on how the current political, ethical, and regulatory environment surrounding health research seeks to protect potential participants, but stifles efficiency, and therefore comes at a considerable cost for society. Full synopsis available on the website.. Further information is available
The seminar is free and all are welcome to come.  Contact Laura Fox on +44 (0)117 - 331 0124 or laura.fox@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 4 March 2015
Churchill 2015: Churchill: For and against
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Dr Paul Addison, Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
Winston Churchill was a highly controversial figure in his lifetime and even today, half a century after his death, his critics and admirers remain sharply divided over his merits. Dr Paul Addison will discuss the reasons why Churchill continues to generate debate and offers a personal assessment of his achievements and failures. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Emma Henry email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 5 March 2015
Humanity in song: Schubert's Winter Journey
Organised by the Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts
Ian Bostridge.
Peel Theatre, Geographical Sciences, University Road, BS8 1SS, 6:00pm  
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact Samantha Barlow on +44 (0)117 - 331 7879 or sam.barlow@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 5 March 2015
Coleridge Lectures 2015: The only true conservationist is a Conservative
Organised by The Cabot Institute, in association with the Festival of Ideas
Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher. He has specialised in aesthetics with particular attention to music and architecture.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
Roger Scruton argues that the only true conservationist and environmentalist is a Conservative. Conservatism is far better suited to tackle environmental problems than either liberalism or socialism; rather than entrusting the environment to unwieldy NGOs and international committees, we must all assume personal responsibility and foster local sovereignty. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the Festival of Ideas website.  Contact for other queries, email: ideas@gwebusinesswest.co.uk

Thursday 5 March 2015
What makes a good film? Teaching film criticism and evaluation
Organised by Best of Bristol Lectures
Dr Pete Falconer, Department of Film & Television.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 1:00pm  
In this lecture, Pete Falconer will reflect on my experiences of teaching film criticism and evaluation to university students at Bristol and elsewhere. How do we appreciate film, and how do we teach it? See the website for more details. Further information is available on our website
Booking not compulsory, but recommended on the online form.  Contact Best of Bristol Lectures Committee email: bob-lectures@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 7 March 2015
Festival of Physics
Organised by School of Physics, and the SW Branch of the Institute of Physics
HH Wills Physics Laboratory & the Life Sciences Building, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TL, 9:45am-4:30pm  
The Festival of Physics will include lectures, workshops, demonstrations and an inflatable planetarium! Exhibits include: Explorer Dome, Liquid Nitrogen Show (Badminton School students), Physics Busking (Physics undergraduates), Demonstrations of First-year Undergraduate Physics Experiments and Prof J Butterworth ? book signing - "Smashing Physics", is the story of the discovery of the Higgs boson. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact Dr Vincent Smith email: vincent.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 7 March 2015
Jacobean City Comedies, Sense of Space & Place
Organised by English Department Literature and Creative Writing Short and Day Courses
Emily Derbyshire.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
Thomas Middleton, Thomas Dekker and Ben Jonson offer modern audiences a perspective into 17th Century London. Reflect upon Dekker's The Shoemaker's Holiday and gain an insight into the capital city as it was four hundred years ago. Scripts provided and an opportunity to participate in/watch performance extracts of the play. To book your place and for further information
£30.00.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924 or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 8 March 2015
Special Winter Sunday opening of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Nicholas Wray, Curator, Botanic Garden.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:30am  
Join an inspiring two hour special tour of the Garden with the Curator, Nicholas Wray. The early spring delights will include the highly fragrant Chimonanthus praecox (Wintersweet), the bright golden-yellow flowers of Hamamelis mollis (Witch hazel) and the deliciously fragrant Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill.'. Further information is available
Free to Friends. Visitors £4.50. Please meet at Welcome Lodge.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 10 March 2015
Talk by Alan Emond & Jean Golding
Organised by School of Social and Community Medicine
Alan Emond and Jean Golding, University of Bristol.
Canynge Hall, Room LG08, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, 12:45-1:45pm  
ALSPAC was designed as part of a collaborative series of European birth cohorts, the European Study of Pregnancy and Childhood (ELSPAC), to collect similar information in different countries. ELSPAC Isle of Man is an epidemiological birth cohort enrolling over 1000 pregnant mothers. This presentation will outline the differences between the cohorts and opportunities for research. Further information is available
The seminar is free and all are welcome to come.  Contact Laura Fox on +44 (0)117 - 331 0124 or laura.fox@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 10 March 2015
Complexity Colloquium: Decision-making in animal groups
Organised by Bristol Centre for Complexity Sciences (BCCS)
Dr Gonzalo de Polavieja - Cajal Institute (CSIC, Spain).
Lecture Theatre 1.18, Queen's Building, 12:00-1:00pm  
Guest speaker Gonzalo de Polavieja will be providing a talk about his research on decision-making and learning in animal groups and insights for human interactions. This talk will also showcase the use of the idTracker technology which allows video analysis of groups whilst tracking individuals without propagation of mistakes (increasing the amount of useable data). Further information is available
Free event, please use our online form to register.  Contact Matthew Guppy on +44 (0)117 95 45663 or matthew.guppy@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 10 March 2015
Inaugural lecture: Modelling disparate worlds: a journey into applications of Random Matrix Theory
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Francesco Mezzadri, School of Mathematics.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
What is the connection between the electrical current in a microscopic cavity and the arrival times of buses in a Mexican city? Random matrices model phenomena that have little or nothing in common. Professor Francesco Mezzadri will give an overview of some applications and highlight recent advances in the field. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 10 March 2015
Damaged Landscapes of the Anthropocene: the cost of living in the modern world
Organised by Best of Bristol Lectures
Dr Merle Patchett, School of Geographical Sciences.
Churchill Hall, 7:30pm  
We live on a human-damaged planet. So much so that scientists worldwide are increasingly recognising this period of human disturbance of the Earth's ecosystems as a new geologic epoch named the Anthropocene. This lecture explores this provocation by visiting some of world's most human-disturbed landscapes and asks, can we continue like this?. Further information is available on our website
Booking not compulsory, but recommended on the online form.  Contact Best of Bristol Lectures Committee email: bob-lectures@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 11 March 2015
Inaugural lecture: Past, future, and fantasy climate change - from the mid-Cretaceous to Middle Earth
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Dan Lunt, School of Geographical Sciences.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
As a curiosity-driven scientist, understanding the past climate of our Earth (from the scorching greenhouse of the mid-Cretaceous, to the frozen wastes of the last ice age) is of fundamental interest. However, how can such understanding improve our predictions of future climate change? And what can we learn about climate from Lord of the Rings?!. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 11 March 2015
Ethics Seminar 2015: From theory to practice? The ethics of inclusive research
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Professor Melanie Nind (University of Southampton Education School, Co-director, ESRC National Centre for Research Methods) and Professor Mary Brydon-Miller (University of Cincinnati, directs the University of Cincinnati's Action Research Centre).
G4/5, 10 Woodland Road, 9:30am-5:00pm  
This seminar looks at the range of research from the highly theoretical to practice-based research and examines what influences decisions to decide on one approach above another. It takes as its focus, the ethics of inclusive research - from participatory research ethics to the ethics of inclusion. Further information and register here by 4th March
Please register to attend this free event, open to all.  Contact Wan Ching Yee on +44 (0)117 - 331 4305 or wan.yee@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 12 March 2015
Coleridge Lectures 2015: Coleridge, The Ancient Mariner, Bristol and beyond
Organised by The Cabot Institute, in association with the Festival of Ideas
Richard Holmes is a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
The publication of the Lyrical Ballads in Bristol in 1798 launched the Romantic poetry movement. Richard Holmes looks at the life and work of Coleridge at this critical moment, and explores the varied interpretations of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and its powerful emergence as a modern eco-fable. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the Festival of Ideas website.  Contact for other queries, email: ideas@gwebusinesswest.co.uk

Thursday 12 March 2015
The best selling show: Is there life on Mars?
Organised by Best of Bristol Lectures
Dr Lucy Berthoud, Department of Aerospace Engineering.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 1:00pm  
Dr Lucy Berthoud, who has worked at NASA and the European Space Agency, now teaches spacecraft design and will talk about her involvement with current and future Mars missions. She will explain, and demonstrate practically, the difficulties of getting to Mars and of bringing a Mars sample back to the Earth. Further information is available on our website
Booking not compulsory, but recommended on the online form.  Contact Best of Bristol Lectures Committee email: bob-lectures@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 14 March 2015
University Choral Society and Symphony Orchestra
Organised by Department of Music
Eve Daniell: soprano; Harim Oh: soprano; Niall Hoskin: baritone/narrator. Conductor: John Pickard.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
Butterworth: Rhapsody: 'A Shropshire Lad'; Elgar: A Voice in the Desert; Elgar: The Spirit of England; Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem. Further information is available
Tickets: Balcony £15 (concessions £10); Stalls £10 (concessions £7).  Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 16 March 2015
Inaugural lecture: The end of the Asylum. How Italy closed down its psychiatric hospitals.
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor John Foot, Department of Italian.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
This lecture will tell the story of a movement which emerged in the 1960s and 1970s in Italy in opposition to psychiatric hospitals. Its aim was to replace the asylum system with different forms of care. In 1978, this principle was enshrined in an historic law. The movement had won. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 17 March 2015
A cyborg genealogy: science fiction in the classics
Organised by Best of Bristol Lectures
Dr Genevieve Liveley, Department of Classics.
Clifton Hill House, 7:30pm  
Mythographers of the cyborg often assume that this monstrous hybrid, part-human and part-machine, part-being and part metaphor. This lecture will trace the imaginative history of the cyborg all the way to the ninth century BCE, and map a cyborg genealogy back to the mythical monsters of classical Greece. Further information is available on our website
Booking not compulsory, but recommended one the online form.  Contact Best of Bristol Lectures Committee email: bob-lectures@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 17 March 2015
Inaugural lecture: A passing glance of wonder and pity: reflections on the history of medieval Ireland
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Brendan Smith, Department of History (Historical Studies.
Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens School of Engineering, University of Bristol, BS8 1TR, 6:00-7:00pm  
Ireland was England's first colony. The spread of English power and English people throughout the neighbouring island after 1170 inspired a burst of literary activity as contemporaries sought to justify or discredit this colonial venture. This lecture explores what these writings reveal, and conceal, about Ireland's medieval past. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 17 March 2015
20th Policy & Politics Annual Lecture: The Politics of Climate Change
Organised by School for Policy Studies
Lord Anthony Giddens.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-8:00pm  
Lord Giddens will consider how much progress has been made over the intervening years in containing global warming, arguably one of the greatest threats to a stable future for humanity. Lord Giddens is a world renowned sociologist, a Labour peer and author or editor of 40 books translated into over 40 languages worldwide. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, telephone: +44 (0)117 954 6755

Wednesday 18 March 2015
Churchill 2015: A different sort of Chancellor? Churchill and the University of Bristol
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Sir David Cannadine FBA, Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
Throughout his long life, Winston Churchill's attitude to higher education was complex. Professor Sir David Cannadine will explore Churchill's attitudes to higher education in general, and his particular - and unique - relationship with Bristol, of which he was Chancellor from 1929 until his death in 1965. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Emma Henry email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 18 March 2015
Long-term effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of CBT as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy for treatment resistant depression in primary care: a follow-up of the CoBalT trial
Organised by Centre for Academic Mental Health
Dr Nicola Wiles, University of Bristol.
Seminar Room OS6, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol, BS8 2BN, 12:30-1:30pm  
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been shown to be an effective treatment for depression, including for those individuals whose symptoms have not responded to treatment with antidepressant medication. Further information is available
Free to attend, all welcome, no booking required. Please feel free to bring your own lunch.  Contact Hazel Carrington email: hazel.carrington@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 18 March 2015
Medical Humanities guest lecture: 'Michel Serres' nonmodern Lucretius and the time of reception'
Organised by Faculty of Arts
Brooke Holmes, Professor Classics at Princeton University.
LT1 in the Arts Complex, 4:00pm  
The presentation of an atomic universe in Lucretius' philosophical epic On the nature of things (De rerum natura), has been the subject of extensive work by Michel Serres. Brooke Holmes asks, amongst others, what it means for an ancient poem to be received as "true" in the realm of physics. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact Sam Barlow email: artf-igrct@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 19 March 2015
Why we should all grow organic vegetables
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Tim Foster.
The Frank Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL., 8:00pm  
Tim's talk will look at the sustainability of food production: why growing vegetables organically is better for us, for the soil and the environment. He will consider the advantages of a de-centralised system, the benefits to us and what we have to do to make it all happen. All in one hour. Further information is available
Free for Friends of the Botanic Garden on production of their membership card. Visitors will be asked to make a donation.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 19 March 2015
Inaugural lecture: Reducing hospital admissions: myth or reality?
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Sarah Purdy, School of Social and Community Medicine.
E29, Medical Sciences Building, University Walk, BS8 1TD, 6:00-7:00pm  
The need to reduce pressure on hospitals is a priority for the NHS and driving down the number of potentially avoidable admissions is a focus both nationally and locally. We need to better understand who is at risk of admission, which admissions are avoidable and which interventions are effective. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 19 March 2015
Cadavers and computers: the changing face of Medical Anatomy teaching
Organised by Best of Bristol Lectures
Liz Gaze, Centre for Comparative & Clinical Anatomy.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 1:00pm  
How has anatomy teaching changed over the years? This lecture reviews how style and content have developed. How has technology influenced and enhanced the changes? We will look at how both teaching practices and recommendations from the General Medical Council have radically altered the way anatomy is taught at Bristol. Further information is available on our website
Booking not compulsory, but recommended on the online form.  Contact Best of Bristol Lectures Committee email: bob-lectures@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 21 March 2015
Friends of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden 40th Anniversary Concert
Organised by The Botanic Garden
The Bristol University Singers and The Bristol University Madrigal Ensemble.
The Victoria Rooms, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1SA, 2:30pm  
A concert of light and classical music to mark the start of celebrations throughout 2015 of 40 years since the formation of the Friends. In addition to the music there will be a display of material from the archives with memories and anecdotes from members. Further information is available
£8 .Early bird available until 31st January offering the second ticket at half price.Tickets are available from the University's Online Shop, or from John Leach, 17 Ashton Crescent, Nailsea BS48 2JR (Telephone: 01275 854992).  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 23 March 2015
Inaugural lecture: Life on ice: microbial attack on glaciers
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Alexandre Anesio, School of Geographical Sciences.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
It is now recognised that large expanses of ice in the polar regions are inhabited by active microbial communities forming one of the biomes of Earth. Microbes on ice are diverse, play an important role in the cycling of nutrients and can even modify the physical environment they live. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 24 March 2015
Veterinary Public Health and your Sunday Roast - the role of vets in the production of safe meat
Organised by Best of Bristol Lectures
Andrew Grist, School of Veterinary Sciences.
Badock Hall, 7:30pm  
In general, as consumers, only a few of us are aware of the veterinary input for the production of safe meat post farm gate. This lecture reviews the role veterinarians play in the meat industry, the laws they enforce on our behalf and some examples of what they protect us from. Further information is available on our website
Booking not compulsory, but recommended on the online form.  Contact Best of Bristol Lectures Committee email: bob-lectures@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 25 March 2015
Inaugural lecture: "Only (dis)connect": Literary Telephony in European Modernism
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Robert Vilain, School of Modern Languages.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
With illustrations from Kafka, Hofmannsthal, Kraus, Proust, Joyce, Woolf, Marinetti, and many others, Professor Vilain's lecture looks at how early 20th-century European literature represented changes in the mechanisms of communication and social ritual brought about by the telephone, and explores the consequences of such changes for language, the mind, and even the soul. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 26 March 2015
Product design and research with children: supporting children in care
Organised by Best of Bristol Lectures
Dr Debbie Watson, School for Policy Studies.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 1:00pm  
This lecture explores how research with children can support those in care. One such project will be explored in the lecture; providing insights into the co-productive role of children in research and development processes, the challenges of interdisciplinary research, identity maintenance for looked after children and the role of material culture to identity processes. Further information is available on our website
Booking not compulsory, but recommended on the online form.  Contact Best of Bristol Lectures Committee email: bob-lectures@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 26 March 2015
Coleridge Lectures 2015: Animals 'in the Fraternity of universal Nature'
Organised by The Cabot Institute, in association with the Festival of Ideas
Andrew Kelly is director of Bristol Cultural Development Partnership and Bristol Festival of Ideas, and is a visiting professor at the University of the West of England.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
In his utopian community the Pantisocracy, Coleridge believed that animals were to be brothers and sisters 'in the Fraternity of universal Nature'. Animal rights and animal welfare were debated widely amongst the Romantics and remain controversial issues today. Andrew Kelly looks at the views of the Romantics and today's campaigns for animals. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the Festival of Ideas website.  Contact for other queries, email: ideas@gwebusinesswest.co.uk

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April 2015

Thursday 2 April 2015
Coleridge Lectures 2015: Re-imagining the City
Organised by The Cabot Institute, in association with the Festival of Ideas
Melissa Harrison worked in non-fiction publishing for several years before moving into magazines with clients including Vogue, Time Out, Stuff and Mixmag. In 2008 she began spending more time on her own writing, and she won the John Muir Trust's Award for Wild Writing in 2010.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
Think of 'nature' and most of us think of the deep countryside - but the natural world can live side-by-side with us in cities, too. In a richly imagined journey through one day in a British city, Melissa Harrison brings to life a world that most never know is there. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the Festival of Ideas website.  Contact for other queries, email: ideas@gwebusinesswest.co.uk

Thursday 9 April 2015 -  Saturday 11 April 2015
Association of Art Historians Annual Conference 2015 - Weimar's 'Other': Visual culture in Germany after 1918
Organised by History of Art
Sainsbury Insitute for Art, UEA, Norwich, 9:00am  
This session explores the cultural practice, production and reception of neglected populations both from the Republic's cities, the parallel city of Vienna and the rural provinces, particularly in relation to the themes of sexuality and gender, which have become central to our understanding of Weimar. Further information is available
Contact Billie Woolfenden email: bw13030@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 21 April 2015
Churchill 2015: Churchill: Memories of my grandfather
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Celia Sandys.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
Celia Sandys is an internationally recognised author, speaker and television presenter on the subject of her grandfather, Sir Winston Churchil. Celia will journey through her personal memories of Churchill as a family man including holidaying with him in the Mediterranean and growing up at Chartwell and Chequers. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Emma Henry email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 29 April 2015
Churchill 2015: The history man
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor David Reynolds, Professor of International History and Chairman of the History Faculty at the University of Cambridge.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
Winston Churchill, though renowned as a politician and war leader, earned his living as a writer and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Professor David Reynolds will reflect on Churchill's historical writings and also consider how a vision of history and of Britain's place in it was central to Churchill's whole worldview as a statesman. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Emma Henry email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 30 April 2015
The two faces of heroin: medicine and killer
Organised by School of Physiology and Pharmacology
Professor Graeme Henderson.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Heroin, and other opioid drugs are used extensively in the treatment of severe pain, but they are also drugs of abuse that are the major cause of death amongst drug addicts. Professor Henderson will discuss advances in opioid pharmacology that may lead to the development of novel therapeutic agents and define dangers of polydrug abuse. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form. A drinks reception will take place after the lecture.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 331 2265 or phph-adminsupport@bristol.ac.uk

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May 2015

Wednesday 13 May 2015
"And for my next trick": Developing an empirically grounded transdiagnostic model and intervention for medically unexplained symptoms
Organised by Centre for Academic Mental Health
Professor Paul Salkovskis.
Seminar Room OS6, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol, BS8 2BN, 12:30-1:30pm  
Professor Paul Salkovskis is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science. In 2010 he was appointed Programme Director for the Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programme at Bath. Previously he was Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science and Clinical Director in the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at the Institute of Psychiatry (2000-2010). Further information is available
Free to attend, all welcome, no booking required. Please feel free to bring your own lunch.  Contact Hazel Carrington email: hazel.carrington@bristol.ac.uk

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June 2015

Wednesday 17 June 2015
Neurobiological basis of depression
Organised by Centre for Academic Mental Health
Dr Jonathan Roiser, University College london.
Seminar Room OS6, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol, BS8 2BN, 12:30-1:30pm  
Jonathan Roiser studied Natural Sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge, as an undergraduate, and remained there for his doctorate in the Department of Psychiatry. Further information is available
Free to attend, all welcome, no booking required. Please feel free to bring your own lunch.  Contact Hazel Carrington email: hazel.carrington@bristol.ac.uk

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