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September 2014

Wednesday 3 September 2014 -  Wednesday 26 November 2014
Drawing in the glasshouses with Sheena Vallely and Pupgroup
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Sheena Vallely, an artist and lecturer, who has received awards and commissions for her work in painting and print making in London and abroad.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 11:00am-1:00pm  
The course is for all abilities and is designed to focus the mind, enhance awareness and banish old habits through a series of drawing exercises using quality materials, in direct response to the curated and living collection, with instruction and guidance by a qualified tutor. Further information is available
£95.00 and online enrolments only. To enrol on a course 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 4 September 2014
Dementia: The changing landscape
Organised by School of Clinical Sciences
Introduction from Alzheimer's Research UK and talks from the following speakers; Dr Robert Williams, Dr Tim Lewis and Professor Roy Jones.
The Hilton, Walcot St, Bath, BA1 5BJ, 7:00pm  
Free short talks on Alzheimer's, dementia, current treatments and latest research. Including; biological markers of alzheimer's disease, brain imaging and diagnosis and treatment.
Free, but booking required. Tea will be served before the lecture at 6.45pm.  Contact Jo McTiernan on +44 (0)117 - 4142402 or uob-aruk-event@bristol.ac.uk

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

Saturday 6 September 2014 -  Sunday 7 September 2014
Bee and Pollination Festival
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Demonstrations and talks will range from beekeeping techniques and the workings of a live hive, to research projects about urban pollinators, how to build insect hotels and weave enchanting willow sculptures.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-5:00pm  
Learn how you can help the bees. Main exhibitors include the Avon Beekeepers Association, the University of Bristol School of Biological Sciences, Butcombe Brewery, Mad Apple Cider, Riverford Organic Farms, Writhlington School Orchid Project, Bristol City Council Allotments Team, Avon Organic Group, nurseries selling insect-friendly plants, and wildlife charities including Bees for Development. Further information is available
Entrance £3.50, including tours. Free to Friends, children, University staff and students. Refreshments.  Contact The Botanic Garden telephone: +44 (0)117 - 331 4906.

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

Friday 12 September 2014
Leading the Green City: An International Exchange
Organised by Festival of Ideas, in association with PolicyBristol
Professor Christine Cheyne, Massey University, New Zealand; Professor Robin Hambleton, University of the West of England and Kris Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer, Bristol 2015 on European Green Capital 2015. Chaired by Dr David Sweeting, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol.
Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, BS1 5TX, 12:30-2:00pm  
Innovative cities across the world are at the forefront of efforts to meet the sustainability challenges facing communities. This free public event, which forms part of the preparations for Bristol 2015: European Green Capital, will provide international insights from some of the most progressive cities in the world. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required.  Contact for other queries, email: ideas@gwebusinesswest.co.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.
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

Thursday 18 September 2014
Friends' lecture: 'Wildside'
Organised by The Botanic Garden, supported by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)
Keith Wiley.
The Powell Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL., 7:30-9:00pm  
Since 2004 Keith and Ros Wiley have created from a bare field a 'dazzling new garden...the perfect showcase for his radical and exciting ideas on planting' (The Garden, Feb 2008.) Keith will talk about the development of the garden and how they attempt to make the garden look very good every month of the year.
Free to Friends (please bring your membership card). Visitors will be asked for a donation. Attendees can park in any University car park: the nearest are University Walk or the Hawthorns.  Contact for queries (including disabled access) email: sally@meadows517.orangehome.co.uk

Thursday 18 September 2014
Engage 2014
Organised by Centre for Public Engagement
At-Bristol, Conference Room, Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB, 10:30am  
This annual event is open to students, staff and external organisations/ individuals that are interested in working on public engagement projects with the University of Bristol. It is held to facilitate discussion about how the University is building connections with public groups and organisations in ways that benefit our research, teaching, reputation and outreach. Further information is available
Please book your place in advance via the online form.  Contact for further information on +44 (0)117 - 331 8313 or cpe-info@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 23 September 2014
Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalisation of Democracy
Organised by Festival of Ideas, in association with Public and Ceremonial Events
Francis Fukuyama.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 7:30-8:30pm  
Francis Fukuyama is the author of The End of History, The Great Disruption, Our Posthuman Future, State Building and After the Neocons. All were international bestsellers promoting worldwide debate. He comes to Bristol to discuss his bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state. Further information is available
Free, but booking required.  Contact for other queries, the Festival of Ideas email: ideas@gwebusinesswest.co.uk.

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Please note that this event has been cancelled.

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

Wednesday 24 September 2014
Floating Ballast Seed Garden Boat Tour
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, 5:30-9:00pm  
Join Nick Wray for an in depth look at the design, planting style and plants on the Ballast Seed Garden. We will focus on origins and adaptations, and introduce the cultivation of the gardens varied plants such as the squirting cucumber. Share your photos with us or tell us what you think @arnolfiniarts #ballastseed. Further information is available
Advance booking required. £7/£5 via the Arnolfini. Please meet at Arnolfini box office.  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

Friday 26 September 2014
Bristol Bright Night 2014
Organised by Centre for Public Engagement
Various across Bristol, 12:00pm  
For one night only the entire city will be lit up with scientific research. From science-inspired performances on the streets to interactive exhibitions at At-Bristol and inspirational talks at Watershed - join us for this exciting event, one of 300 events happening in cities across Europe. Further information is available
Free and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 331 8313 or cpe-info@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 27 September 2014
Get your garden buzzing
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Steve Collins.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:00pm  
Are you keen to make your outdoor space a haven for pollinators? Keen to do your bit to create bee and butterfly-friendly habitats? This workshop will encourage and enlighten you on some actions for improving pollination biodiversity and help you draw up a plan to cover monitoring, planting and constructing with pollinators in mind. Further information is available
Tea and coffee on arrival; remember to bring a picnic lunch. Booking required, please visit the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@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

Tuesday 30 September 2014
Classics for the Masses: Repertoire under Lenin and Stalin
Organised by Department of Music
Pauline Fairclough, 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

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October 2014

Friday 3 October 2014
Cullin Sound
Organised by Department of Music
Sarah Watts (bass clarinet), Laurence Perkins (bassoon). Two members of one of the UK's most inspirational woodwind trios Cullin Sound present a programme of original works for clarinet(s) and bassoon.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Francis Poulenc: Sonata for clarinet and bassoon; Robin Walker: Twilight for solo bassoon; David Bennett: Thomas Ebb for bass clarinet and bassoon; Sarah Watts: Screapadal for solo bass clarinet and narrator. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044  or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 4 October 2014
Ballast Barge Tour
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, 5:30-7:00pm  
Join us for an in-depth look at the design, planting and plants on central Bristol's floating garden, the ballast seed barge. Your guide will focus on origins, adaptations and look at some of the more unusual plants such as the squirting cucumber. Further information is available
Cost, £7/£5 concs. Booking required via the Arnolfini,.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 5 October 2014
Happy 174th birthday, John Addington Symonds!
Organised by Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
The Orangery, Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1BH, 2:00-5:00pm  
Join us for a garden party to kick off the new academic year by celebrating the legacy of one of Victorian Britain's greatest scholar-writers. Born in Bristol in 1840, Symonds was the author of numerous works, including The Renaissance in Italy and the first major study of ancient sexuality, 'A Problem in Greek Ethics'. Further information is available
Refreshments at 6.15pm; event at 6.30pm. All are welcome; no reservation is required.  Contact for other queries, Sam Barlow email: Sam.Barlow@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 6 October 2014
Traditional Botanical Drawing and Painting
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Jenny Brooks.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 1:00-4:30pm  
This 21 week course is aimed at both beginners and those wishing to improve existing skills. You will gain a sound foundation in drawing and painting botanical plants from observation. Further information is available
Cost, £360 (payable in stages if preferred). Booking required via the online shop. Bring paper and a drawing pencil to your first class when the tutor will talk through recommended purchases for the future.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 7 October 2014
Two nights with Borges - 'The Riddle of Poetry'
Organised by Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Making use of live readings and audio recordings long thought lost, we shall seek to relive some of the magic of the first two lectures. Dr Laura Jansen, Lecturer in Classics, will provide a brief introduction to each event.
Arts Complex, Lecture Theatre 3 (LT3), 6:30pm  
In 1967-68, more than two decades after the publication of his famous Fictions and almost fully blind, Jorge Luis Borges gave the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University. The series, titled 'This Craft of Verse', offered breath-taking insight into the poetics of one of the most extraordinary literary minds of the twentieth century. Further information is available
Refreshments at 6.15pm; event at 6.30pm. All are welcome; no reservation is required.  Contact for other queries, Sam Barlow email: sam.barlow@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 7 October 2014
Saudade of the Present: Diasporic Memory and the Topologies of Listening
Organised by Department of Music
Jason Stanyek, University of Oxford.
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 8 October 2014
GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN present Number 1, The Plaza
Organised by Department of Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN want to open up and let you in. So you can really get a feeling for what it's like on the inside. This is an 'evening with' conversation, songs, stuff like that. Someone's left a passive aggressive note on the kitchen table; it's about entitlement, property and privacy. Buy tickets
Standard £9.00 Concs £5.00.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 9 October 2014
IAS Seminar: Jamaican Queer Writing - Professor Thomas Glave
Verdon Smith Room, Royal Fort House, 6:00-7:30pm  
In conjunction with the Bristol Poetry Institute's annual reading by Professor Mervyn Morris (Poet Laureate of Jamaica), Professor Glave will visit the University to read from his current and forthcoming work. A celebrated writer and activist for LGBT rights in Jamaica, the United States and United Kingdom. Further information and a booking link
Free admission.  Contact Madhu Krishnan email: madhu.krishnan@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 9 October 2014
Jamaican Queer Writing
Organised by Bristol Poetry Institute, with support from the Institute for Advanced Studies
Professor Thomas Glave, University of Warwick.
Verdon Smith Room, Royal Fort House, 6:00-7:30pm  
A celebrated writer and activist for LGBT rights in Jamaica, the United States and United Kingdom, Professor Glave's talk will comprise part of a larger programme of events, Jamaica Rising, put on by the University and Bristol City Council, which will celebrate the changing face of Jamaican literature and culture in the twenty-first century. Further information is available
Free, but booking required.  Contact for other queries, Madhu Krishnan email: madhu.krishnan@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 10 October 2014
A Brush with Immortality: Henrietta Lacks
Organised by Centre for Public Engagement
Professor Craig McArdle, School of Clinical Sciences, Dr John Lane & Professor Harry Mellor, School of Biochemistry, Helen Wilson-Roe, Artist.
Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, BS2 0NW, 6:15-9:30pm  
This exhibition and screening of documentary by local artist Helen Wilson-Roe highlights the forgotten history of Henrietta Lacks, who unknowingly had an incredibly impact on medical history. After having died of an unusually aggressive cervical cancer, a sample of her cancer cells became the first cells to survive and multiply outside the human body. Further information is available
Free, but booking required.  Contact for booking on +44 (0)117 - 935 1200 or nfo@3ca.org.uk

Friday 10 October 2014
Trevor Wishart and the Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra
Organised by Department of Music
Trevor Wishart is one of the most influential electroacoustic composers and thinkers on the UK and international scene.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Trevor Wishart: Encounters in the Republic of Heaven. To launch our season of Sonic Voyages, BULO is delighted to welcome special guest Trevor Wishart for a solo concert of his recent work. Encounters brings together everyday stories told by adults and children with the possibilities of sound-transformation offered by the computer. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

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, 12:00pm  
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
Free to attend, but booking required.  Contact for other queries, Professor Daniel Karlin email: Daniel.Karlin@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 11 October 2014
Introduction to Garden Writing
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Jackie Bennett.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:00pm  
This one day workshop is aimed at those interested in writing about gardens for pleasure or publication. It should appeal to anyone with an interest in gardens and landscapes, but no prior professional writing experience is needed. Further information is available
Cost, £45. Booking required via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 11 October 2014
The Abominable Crime
Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts, 1:00pm  
The Abominable Crime is a documentary that gives voice to gay Jamaicans who, in the face of endemic anti-gay violence, are forced to flee their homeland The film follows Simone Edwards, a mother, and Maurice Tomlinson, a human rights activist, as they navigate the conflict of loving their homeland and staying alive.
Doors will open at 1pm and the screening will be followed by a panel discussion led by Thomas Glave (Binghamton/Warwick), Alison Donnell (Reading) and Keon West (Goldsmiths, University of London).
Supported by BIRTHA. Tickets £6/£4 concessions, available through the Arnolfini Box Office.  Contact Madhu Krishnan email: madhu.krishnan@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 11 October 2014
The Abominable Crime
Organised by English Department
To be followed by a panel discussion led by Thomas Glave (Binghampton/Warwick), Alison Donnell (Reading) and Keon West (Goldsmiths, University of London).
Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts, 1:00pm  
A documentary that gives voice to gay Jamaicans who, in the face of endemic anti-gay violence, are forced to flee their homeland. Further information is available
Tickets £6/£4 concessions, available through the Arnolfini Box Office.Tel: 0117 917 2300.  Contact Madhu Krishnan email: madhu.krishnan@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 14 October 2014
The German Democratic Republic on Tour: Music, Cultural Diplomacy, and the Cold War
Organised by Department of Music
Elaine Kelly, University of Edinburgh.
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 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

Wednesday 15 October 2014
Impermanence Dance present Trust in Ideas
Organised by Department of Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
Impermanence are developing a unique strain of dance theatre that draws on a combination of exceptional technique and brave theatricality, mixed with visceral live music from multi-instrumentalists and a recorded soundtrack of eclectic music from Wagner to Dolly Parton via the Pixies. Buy tickets here
Standard £9.00 Concs £5.00.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 15 October 2014
Inaugural lecture: Vibration of flexible structures
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Simon Neild, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens Building, University Walk, BS8 1TR, 6:00-7:00pm  
In the drive for increased efficiency, structures are becoming more slender and flexible. Unfortunately, the more flexible structures become, the more difficult they are to model and so predict their behaviour. In this lecture I will discuss the challenges with analysing such structures and how they can be addressed. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 16 October 2014
Hidden Gems and Ghastly Gremlins in the Treasure Chest of the Fungal Kingdom
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Pat O'Reilley.
The Powell Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 7:30pm  
Pat O'Reilley is a naturalist whose fascination with fungi stretches back more than 40 years. In presenting fascinating facts (and exploding a few popular myths) about fungi, their habits and habitats, Pat also discusses fungus recording nightmares and reveals some of the allies we can call upon from within and beyond the kingdom of fungi. 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 email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 17 October 2014
Vice Chancellor's Scholars
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
The Vice Chancellor's Scholars are performers who have exceptional talent. They will be giving a concert which showcases the best of Bristol. Programme to be announced. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 18 October 2014
It's a Wrap with Gift Frippery
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Amanda White.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A relaxed and creative workshop covering the basics of gift-wrapping and moving on to more imaginative decoration where you will have the chance to unleash your creativity incorporating upcycled materials. Tutor will demonstrate how to wrap a bottle, box and an awkward shape. Further information is available
Cost, £35. All materials included. Booking required via the online shop..  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 21 October 2014
Two nights with Borges - 'Metaphor'
Organised by Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Making use of live readings and audio recordings long thought lost, we shall seek to relive some of the magic of the first two lectures. Dr Laura Jansen, Lecturer in Classics, will provide a brief introduction to each event.
Arts Complex, Lecture Theatre 3 (LT3), 6:30pm  
In 1967-68, more than two decades after the publication of his famous Fictions and almost fully blind, Jorge Luis Borges gave the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University. The series, titled 'This Craft of Verse', offered breath-taking insight into the poetics of one of the most extraordinary literary minds of the twentieth century. Further information is available
Refreshments at 6.15pm; event at 6.30pm. All are welcome; no reservation is required.  Contact for other queries, Sam Barlow email: sam.barlow@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 21 October 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: Vaughan Williams in the First and Second World Wars
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Dr Daniel Grimley, University College Oxford.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Vaughan Williams enlisted as a Private in the Royal Army Medical Corps Territorial Force in 1914. A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No 3) was conceived while he was on active service in France, which he described as 'really wartime music'. Daniel Grimley examines the extent to which the composer's wartime experiences influenced his work. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 21 October 2014
Postgraduate Musicologists, University of Bristol
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Bristol University students present their current research for discussion. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 23 October 2014
Colston Research Society Annual Lecture: Catastrophe 1914, how Europe went to war
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Sir Max Hastings.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Sir Max Hastings is an author, journalist and broadcaster whose work has appeared in every British national newspaper. He now writes regularly for the Daily Mail and reviews for the Sunday Times and New York Review of Books. He has published twenty-three books, his latest being Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War (2013). Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 23 October 2014
Imaging the newborn brain: Practice and Prognosis
Organised by School of Clinical Sciences
Dr David Evans, Prof Axel Heep, Dr Karen Luyt, Dr Adam Smith-Collins.
The Clinical Research and Imaging Centre, St Michael's Hill, Bristol, 9:00am  
A one day course for professionals in Neonatal Medicine. Some of the topics include: Principles of Neuroimaging (Ultrasound and MRI), US versus MR imaging 'what is the right choice?', Neuroimaging the preterm brain and development, Hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy, Intraventricular haemorrhage and post haemorrhagic ventricular dilatation amongst others.
Course fee to include learning materials and buffet lunch: £175 Concessions for Bristol Trust staff.  Contact Emma Cavendish on +44 (0)1278 741435 or Emma.Cavendish@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 24 October 2014
VOCES8
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
As VOCES8 hits the shuffle-button, audiences can expect to hear a wide range of vocal repertoire from a selection of compositional styles and periods. This fully mixed programme includes a selection of sacred choral music, spirituals, madrigals, jazz standards and pop classics. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 27 October 2014
Inaugural lecture: Damage and Repair - A Bioinspired Future for Advanced Materials
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Ian Bond, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
The deployment of lightweight, high performance composite materials will become a necessity if sustainability is to be achieved across a wide range of applications. Currently, the use of such materials is impaired by their sensitivity to damage. Professor Bond's research takes inspiration from Nature which has evolved a range of damage mitigation and repair techniques. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 28 October 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: Rose Macaulay - Non-combatants and Others
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Sarah LeFanu, University of Bristol.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Rose Macaulay was both a poet and novelist during the First World War, her work reflecting the dramatic change in popular perception that took place as news of mounting horrors filtered home. Sarah LeFanu will trace the trajectory that took Macaulay from romantic idealisation of the war through to being one of its fiercest critics. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 28 October 2014
Fiddling with the String Quartet
Organised by Department of Music
Michael Ellison, 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 29 October 2014
University of Bristol Baroque Ensemble
Organised by Department of Music
Conductors: Jacob Garside and Corey Moore.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Handel: Concerto Grosso in A major, Op.6, No.11; Vivaldi: Concerto in G major, 'Alla Rustica'; Bach: Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major. In the Recital Room - limited seating. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 30 October 2014
Inaugural lecture: Making sense of evidence in health
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Julian Higgins, School of Social and Community Medicine.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
It is important that health care decisions are appropriately informed by research evidence. Systematic reviews are routinely conducted to collate worldwide sources of such evidence, and statistical analyses ('meta-analyses') of results from multiple studies may be performed within these reviews. Professor Higgins will describe some of his contributions to this endeavour. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 31 October 2014
Brodowski Quartet
Organised by Department of Music
The Brodowski Quartet is our quartet-in-residence, thanks to the generous support of The Carr-Gregory Trust.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Mendelssohn: Capriccio in E minor Op. 81, No. 3; Michael Ellison: Quartet No. 3 Fiddlin' (UK premiere). Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

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November 2014

Saturday 1 November 2014 -  Saturday 8 November 2014
Thinking Futures: The University of Bristol's Festival of Social Sciences and Law
Organised by Social Sciences and Law
Various around the University, 10:00am  
Thinking Futures is a week-long Festival to share and celebrate research from the University of Bristol's Faculty of Social Sciences and Law. Engage with our researchers and see how the social sciences inform key debates and advances in policy and practice for governments, education, charities, health services, legal systems, and public services around the globe. Further information is available
Free, but booking is required for most events. Please check the festival website for more details.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 4 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: The Graphic Experience of War: Goerge Grosz in context
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Dr Dot Price, University of Bristol.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
George Grosz is largely known as a biting satirist, who used his art as a form of political protest against the weaknesses, corruption and injustices he witnessed in Weimar Germany. This lecture will explore Grosz's artwork in Europe and America in the aftermath of the First World War and the outbreak of the second. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 5 November 2014
Amelia Edwards Annual Lecture in Egyptology: The Two Tombs of Horemheb
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Dr Jacobus van Dijk, Egyptologist, University of Groningen.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Horemheb began his career as a soldier in the Egyptian army during the fourteenth century BC, before becoming Regent for the young King Tutankhamun and, ultimately, king himself. This lecture discusses the tombs he had built during these two stages of his career, one at Saqqara and one in the Valley of the Kings.
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 7 November 2014
Inaugural lecture: Forever in New Genes; discovering the genetic basis of rare diseases and congenital malformations
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Ruth Newbury-Ecob, School of Clinical Sciences.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
Clinical geneticists and scientists work together using new genetic technologies to understand human genetic disorders. This has led to the discovery of essential genes, novel genetic mechanisms and the genetic basis of normal human development. Professor Newbury-Ecob will discuss her contribution to this field and explain how it helps patients. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 10 November 2014
Festival of Economics 2014: The Mayor's Annual Lecture
Organised by Festival of Ideas, in association with Public and Ceremonial Events
Mayor George Ferguson.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-8:00pm  
The second annual Mayor's lecture sees Mayor George Ferguson talk about the past year of delivery and the current state of the city's economy. He also reflects on Bristol achieving the status of European Green Capital and looks forward to Bristol 2015, talking about the programme and the likely impact this will have. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required.  Contact for other queries, email: ideas@gwebusinesswest.co.uk

Tuesday 11 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: Paul Nash and Stanley Spencer
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Paul Gough, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President at RMIT, Melbourne, Australi.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Paul Nash's embittered memories of the Western Front produced some of the most searing paintings of the First World War; his taut renditions introduced a new language of devastation to the genre of landscape. This lecture will explore the 'barren, sightless, godless' visual language of conflict by contrasting Nash's work with that of Stanley Spencer. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 14 November 2014
Therapeutic Hypothermia for Hypoxic-ischaemic Encephalopathy: A one day course aimed at doctors and nurses working in neonatal medicine
Organised by School of Clinical Sciences
Dr Ela Chakkarapani, Dr Jonathan Davis, Dr Elisa Smit.
Armada House, Telephone Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4BQ, 8:30am-5:00pm  
Topics include: Identifying babies for therapeutic hypothermia including aEEG interpretation, Management of cooled babies, Workshops (1. aEEG setting up and interpretation, 2. Setting up cooling equipment, 3. Transport of cooled babies), Nursing a cooled baby, Outcomes of cooled babies : MRI, neurodevelopmental outcome and follow up, Counselling parents, Neuroprotection beyond cooling.
£175 to include buffet lunch and course materials. For a detailed programme and registration form.  Contact Emma Cavendish on +44 (0)1278 741435  or Emma.Cavendish@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 14 November 2014
Homer's Deep
Organised by Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Professor Shane Butler.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
In his Inaugural Lecture for the Chair of Latin, and providing a preview of the following week's 'Deep Classics' conference, Professor (and IGRCT Director) Shane Butler will offer a reading of John Addington Symonds, reading Homer. Further information is available
No booking required.  Contact for other queries, Sam Barlow email: sam.barlow@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 14 November 2014
Inaugural lecture: Homer's Deep
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Shane Butler, Department of Classics and Ancient History.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
Achilles, in his anguish, stares out from the Trojan shore. What does he see, in the "wine-dark" sea? For an answer, we embark on an unexpected journey to Victorian Bristol, where John Addington Symonds looked back to Ancient Greece in order to look forward to the liberation of "unspeakable" love. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 18 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: H G Wells: Mr Britling sees it Through, The Shape of Things to Come, Mind at the End of its Tether
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Sir Christopher Frayling, former Rector of the Royal College of Art.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Maxim Gorky described H G Wells' novel Mr Britling Sees it Through (1916) 'as the finest, most courageous, truthful, and humane book written in Europe in the course of this accursed war'. Christopher Frayling examines this and other Wells' works, which explore the devastating impact of war upon humanity, and Wells' vision for the future. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 21 November 2014 -  Saturday 22 November 2014
Deep Classics
Organised by Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
The Orangery, Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1BH, 10:00am  
Offering a new way to approach the study of classical reception, Deep Classics neither begins with antiquity itself nor ends with what uses subsequent ages have made thereof. It focuses instead on the very pose by which the human present turns its attention to the distant human past. Further information is available
Admission is free but registration is required.  Contact for other queries, Sam Barlow email: sam.barlow@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 25 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: Lewis Milestone: from All Quiet on the Western Front to A Walk in the Sun
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Andrew Kelly, Director of Bristol Cultural Development Partnership and Bristol Festival of Ideas and is a visiting professor at the University of the West of England.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Lewis Milestone made the greatest films about the First and Second World Wars, All Quiet on the Western Front and A Walk in the Sun. One is a pacifist classic; the other a celebration of the American infantry. Andrew Kelly will look at how Lewis Milestone (and the wider Hollywood community) approached both world wars. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 26 November 2014
The drugs don't work: the global threat of antibiotic resistance
Organised by Elizabeth Blackwell public lecture
Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, University of Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
Dame Sally Davies has played a major role in the formation of the National Institute for Health Research and has spoken out on many topics of major importance in public health, including the threat of antibiotic resistance and the normalisation of being overweight.
This event is free to attend but registration is required. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.  Contact Jocelyn Egginton/Teresa Gornall on +44 (0)117 - 331 8293 or ebih-admin@bristol.ac.uk

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December 2014

Friday 5 December 2014
Donors' celebration: Tales From Herodotus
Organised by Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Professor Robert Fowler.
The Orangery, Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1BH, 5:00pm  
Join us as we recognise the generosity of the IGRCT's benefactors with 'Tales from Herodotus', a lecture by Professor Robert Fowler, former IGRCT Director. Further information is available
Admission is free, but registration is required.  Contact for other queries, Sam Barlow email: sam.barlow@bristol.ac.uk

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