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Concert / Theatre

Wednesday 20 July 2016 -  Thursday 21 July 2016
Whats the Matter? A physical comedy about physics
Presented by The Last Baguette theatre company at The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol, in collaboration with Bristol University School of Physics - both performances will be followed by a "meet the scientist" event with physicists from the University.
The Wardrobe Theatre, The Old Market Assembly, 25 West Street, Old Market, Bristol BS2 0DF, 8:00pm  
As seen at the British Science Festival, a sci-fi adventure through the strange and wonderful world of quantum physics, performed by two actors and an overhead projector. Featuring physical comedy, scientific slapstick, and a search for Schrodinger's cat. Be prepared for a very silly show about a very intelligent subject. Further information is available
Tickets: £8 booking on 0117 902 0344 or visit the tobacco factory website.  Contact Alex Martin email: a.martin@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 23 July 2016
Blue Notes jazz band with Hannah Wedlock
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 7:00pm  
Over the years the Blue Notes has developed its own unique style, encompassing traditional, swing and mainstream jazz. They have a residency at the Undercroft Jazz Club in the heart of Bristol, regularly playing festivals and clubs around the West Country. An additional delight is the appearance of the vocal and visual hit, Hannah Wedlock.
Get in the mood with a tour of the Botanic Garden at 4.30pm. Bar open from 6.00pm, bring a picnic, rug and umbrella if wet. Tickets: £10 in advance (£12 at the gate). Children free. Postal address to book: 17 Ashton Crescent, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 2JR.  Contact to book, John Leach, by post, or phone. telephone: +44 (0)1275 854992

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Conference

Friday 8 July 2016
Fourth Peter Townsend Memorial Conference - Child Poverty and Wellbeing
Organised by Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research
Asher Ben-Arieh (Chair of the International Society for Child Indicators), Claudia Coulton (Case Western Reserve University), Elizabeth Fernandez (University of New South Wales), Bjorn Hallerod (University of Gothenburg), Roukaya Ibrahim, David Gordon, Ruth Levitas (University of Bristol), Gill Main (University of Leeds), Dominic Richardson (UNICEF), Natasha Price (Mary Robinson Centre).
Lecture Theatre 2D3, 12 Priory Road, BS8 1TN, 10:00am-4:30pm  
This one day conference at the University of Bristol provides an opportunity to hear some of the World's leading international experts in the fields of child poverty and wellbeing. The conference is being sponsored by the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research, the International Society for Child Indicators and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
Free to attend, booking and further information available via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: Dave.Gordon@bristol.ac.uk

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Exhibition / information stall

Thursday 21 April 2016 -  Tuesday 13 September 2016
Back to Black: the iconic image of Hamlet
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Vandyck Building, 21 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LT, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A new exhibition curated by MA History of Art students opens at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection this April, in time for Shakespeare's 400th birthday celebrations. Using extensive archival material from the Theatre Collection, Back to Black explores the image of Hamlet through the ages. Further information is available
Contact Theatre Collection on +44 (0)117 - 15086 or theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 21 April 2016 -  Tuesday 13 September 2016
Shakespearabilia: the iconic image of Shakespeare
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Vandyck Building, 21 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LT, 10:00am-4:00pm  
In the 400th year since Shakespeare's death, this exhibition looks at the image of Shakespeare and its use in marketing and selling. The items on display are grouped around the main images of Shakespeare which have survived ? the Chandos portrait, the Droeshout image, the Stratford Memorial and the Westminster Memorial. Further information is available
Contact Theatre Collection on +44 (0)117 - 15086 or theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 15 July 2016 -  Sunday 11 September 2016
The Fox Got You Photography and Science exhibition
Organised by University of Bristol Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 11:00am-4:00pm  
The Fox Got You is a photographic exhibition by photographer artist Francoise Sergy celebrating six common plants that are the origin of five major medicinal drugs. It will take place in the Bradley Room at The Holmes, adjacent to the Devers Room where refreshments are served. Further information is available
Free with admission to the gardens: £4.50. Free to Friends, children under 16, university staff and students.  Contact University of Bristol Botanic Garden on 0117 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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Lecture / talk

Monday 4 July 2016
High-Potential Learners
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Hilary Macaulay (Merchants' Academy), Louise Rowley (Bridgwater College), Debbie Beckford (Swanshurst School) & Lucy Collins, UoB, plus students who participated in the project.
Room 4.10, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, 5:00-7:30pm  
Presented by Dr Jo Rose and Professor Leon Tikly, this event will discuss the High-Potential Learners project, which aimed to understand how high-attaining students from schools with below-average performance at age 18 make decisions around university. Further information and to register
Free, registration required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or ed-events@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 5 July 2016
Concert with Thegasworks Singers
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 7:30pm  
Tour of the Garden for early birds at 4.30pm. Come and enjoy a summer evening with the Gasworks Singers, who are an offshoot of the Gasworks choir. Dressed in bright orange and directed by Dee Jarlett, they perform original arrangements of up-beat pop songs, folk and world music. Further information is available
Tickets £10. Children free. Available to book online from the Botanic Garden. Bring a picnic with rug or low seating. Bar available.  Contact The Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 13 July 2016
Faltering progress? Growth, inequality and health
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Angus Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Princeton University.
Priory Road Lecture Theatre, Priory Road Complex, 12 Priory Road, Clifton, BS8 1TU, 6:15-7:15pm  
Recent decades have seen unprecedented reductions in poverty and improvements in health around the world. Yet economic growth was faltering even before the Great Recession, and inequality was rising. Globalization has lifted many people out of poverty in poor countries, but has hurt many people in rich countries. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Emma Henry email: emma.henry@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 3 August 2016
The Modern Herbal Apothecary
Organised by University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Jekka McVicar.
Tour meets at Arnolfini Box Office, Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA, 6:45-8:15pm  
Jekka will talk about the plants growing on the Ballast Seed Garden: how they have been used traditionally, their use today, and how the home gardener can grow and use fresh herbs. For further information and to book
£8 or £6 concessions.  Contact The Arnolfini on +44 (0)117 917 2300 or boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk

Wednesday 10 August 2016
Cooking Sections; the next invasive is native
Organised by The University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Floating Ballast Seed Garden. The tour meets at the Arnolfini Box Office, 6:45-8:15pm  
Artists, Daniel Fernandez Pascual and Alon Schwabe, use food as a tool through which to understand the world. Their work straddles installation, performance, mapping and video in which the duo explore the intersections between visual arts, architecture and geo-politics. For further information and to book
£8 or £6 concessions.  Contact Arnolfini on +44 (0)117 917 2300 or boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk

Wednesday 17 August 2016
Field Trip exploring the wildlife of the Floating Harbour
Organised by University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Ed Drewitt, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol.
Tour meets at Arnolfini Box office, Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA, 6:45-8:15pm  
Join a field trip exploring the wildlife of the Floating Harbour, with a special focus on bird life, such as Peregrines and Kingfishers. Ed Drewitt will talk about how local birds migrate with the seasons, resident populations, unusual aspects of bird behaviour, and the positive impact of conservation methods. For further information and to book
£8 or £6 concessions.  Contact Arnolfini on +44 (0)117 917 2300 or boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk

Thursday 18 August 2016
The Emerald Isle (Ahaa!)
Organised by University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Michael Loader, Somerset Storyfest.
Tour meets at Arnolfini Box office, Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA, 2:30-4:00pm  
Journey across the salty seaways of Bristol and beyond with Captain Longlegs to the long lost Emerald Isle. Listen to a maritime mystery from the Captain before reaching the island where clues, lost treasure and plants with miraculous properties will come together to create our very own tale. For further information and to book
£6 / £4 concessions and under 12s. Free for under 2s.  Contact Arnolfini on +44 (0)117 917 2300 or boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk

Wednesday 7 September 2016
Lynn Rothschild on beyond Star Trek: Synthetic biology and NASA's missions
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events in association with the Colston Research Society
Dr. Lynn J. Rothschild.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:30-7:30pm  
Where do we come from? Where are we going? And are we alone? Synthetic biology can help us answer these questions; from providing new ways to explore the origins of life, to the engineering of biodegradable drones and self-folding origami to support space exploration. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: emma.henry@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 21 September 2016
In conversation with Dr David Nicholls
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events Office
Hosted by Simon Perry.
Priory Road Lecture Theatre, Priory Road, BS8 1TU, 6:15-7:15pm  
Author and screenwriter Dr David Nicholls joins us in conversation to talk about his work, alongside a selection of his own favourite films, and will discuss why they warrant his special attention. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Emma Henry email: emma.henry@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 30 September 2016
Charles Tomlinson - A celebration
Organised by Bristol Poetry Institute
Speakers include: Ian Brinton, David Hopkins, David Morely, Peter Robinson, Michael Schmidt, Julian Stannard, Richard Swigg, and Lucy Tunstall.
Reception room, Wills Memorial Building, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 1:30-6:00pm  
An afternoon of talks and papers to celebrate the legacy of Charles Tomlinson, internationally acclaimed poet, translator, artist and literary scholar. Charles taught at the University's English department for 36 years.
Event is free but ticketed, register at https://charlestomlinson.eventbrite.co.uk/.  Contact Bristol Poetry Institute email: poetry-institute@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 4 October 2016
Tremors: Public (mis)understanding of the land below ground
Organised by School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Professor Iain Stewart.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 4:00pm  
Whether it's fracking for shale gas, drilling for geothermal power, or disposing of radioactive waste, human intervention into the geological subsurface lies at the heart of environmental and social concerns. With the societal drive towards a sustainable future putting ever greater demands on the global underground, long-term stewardship will be a critical scientific challenge. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: adminsupport@bristol.ac.uk

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Open day / tour

Friday 1 July 2016
Bristol Physics - scientific solutions for business and industry
We will visit the EngineShed to present ourselves and provide information on potential collaborations and showcasing two of our research highlights as well.
Engine Shed, Bristol, 9:30am-3:00pm  
The showcase includes an overview of the School of Physics with a focus on how to work with our excellent staff, students and facilities on your projects; data mining, computing challenges and fast data processing techniques (hardware and software) developed in Bristol for the CMS experiment at the LHC and developing tools for nanoscale systems.
Free to attend. Further information and to book is available via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: Jaap.Velthuis@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 3 July 2016
National Garden Scheme open day
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-5:00pm  
The Botanic Garden has now been opening for the NGS for 36 years, seeing thousands come to enjoy the displays and raise money for the scheme. There will be special tours throughout the day and refreshments. You will also have the opportunity to buy a range of high quality plants from nurseries on site. Further information is available
Admission: £4.50 (including Friends of the Garden). Ticket includes tours. Children free. Proceeds to the NGS and University of Bristol Botanic Garden.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906  or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 3 July 2016
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
Angela Nutbrown.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 11:00am-12:30pm  
Join our knowledgeable guide on a specialist garden history tour and visit the renowned grotto and other garden follies whilst learning the history of the house and garden. No entry to the house. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Further information is available
£10.00 per person to include Historic Gardens Book.  Contact Nicolette Smith email: nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 6 July 2016
Floating Ballast Seed Garden Boat Tour with Dr Andy Radford
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Arnolfini (Box Office), 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, 6:45-8:15pm  
Join Dr Andy Radford, Reader in Behavioural Ecology, University of Bristol for a tour of the Floating Garden. Dr Andy Radford will speak about his ongoing research into the negative effects of noise on communication, auditory damage and stress as well as foraging, social interaction and reproduction in marine and fresh-water fish.
£8 / £6 concessions. Booking required online.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 917 2300  or boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk

Saturday 9 July 2016
Flowers, Nectar, Pollen & Pollinators
Organised by External Estates
John Martin, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop/Botanic Garden, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our expert, John Martin, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of flora and fauna in many different habitats within University gardens, grounds and woodland. Access to part of the University Botanic Garden. Full details on booking. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 13 July 2016
Floating Ballast Seed Garden Boat Tour with Artist Tania Kovats
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Arnolfini (Box Office), 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, 6:45-8:15pm  
Join Artist Tania Kovats, Drawing Water for a tour of Ballast Seed Garden. British artist Tania Kovats makes drawings, sculptures, installations and large-scale time-based projects exploring our experience and understanding of landscape. Tania will speak about the many different ways that the natural world has become both her subject matter and her material.
£8 / £6 concessions. Booking required online.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 917 2300 or boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk

Wednesday 20 July 2016
Floating Ballast Seed Garden Boat Tour with Nick Wray
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Arnolfini (Box Office), 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, 6:45-8:15pm  
Join Nick Wray, Curator, University of Bristol Botanic Garden, for an in-depth look at the design and planting of the Ballast Seed Garden. He will introduce us to new species specially selected to mark Bristol: City of Learning during 2016 as well as to revisit a few old favourites such as the squirting cucumber.
£8 / £6 concessions. Booking required online.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 917 2300 or boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk

Thursday 28 July 2016
Plants, Shrubs & Trees
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Area, 11:00am-12:30pm  
Join our local naturalist, Richard Bland, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of plants, shrubs & trees within University gardens, grounds and woodland. Full details will be given on booking. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 18 August 2016
Late Summer Stroll
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Halls of Residence, 10:30am-12:00pm  
Join our local flora and fauna expert from Bristol Naturalists' Society on a late summer stroll around the University gardens, grounds and woodland. Learn to recognise many different species on this educational and enjoyable amble. All items of interest will be noted. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 3314901  or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 21 August 2016
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
Angela Nutbrown.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our knowledgeable guide on a specialist garden history tour in this historic site and visit the renowned grotto and other garden follies around the site whilst learning the history of the house and the changes having taken place. No entry to the house. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Further information is available
£10.00 per person to include Historic Gardens Book.  Contact Nicolette Smith email: nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 9 September 2016
Bat Event in Stoke Bishop
Organised by External Estates
David Brown, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Halls of Residence, 7:30-10:00pm  
Join our expert David Brown, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, on this educational event to learn more about these lovely creatures and listen for the sounds in the University gardens, grounds and woodland at Stoke Bishop. Equipment provided. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Please bring a torch. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 24 September 2016
Autumnal Stroll - Stoke Bishop
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Halls of Residence, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our local naturalist, Richard Bland, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of autumn plants, shrubs and trees within University gardens, grounds and woodland at Stoke Bishop. All items of interest will be noted. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Meeting point given on booking. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 4 October 2016
Lichens in an urban garden - Goldney garden
Organised by External Estates
David Hill, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our expert, David Hill, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, on this educational stroll to discover the diverse range of lichens within this historic garden on a variety of surfaces including trees and walls.Booking essential. No access to grotto. Meeting point given on booking. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 15 October 2016
Winter Berries & Bark
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Area, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our local naturalist, Richard Bland, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range plants, shrubs and trees within University gardens, grounds and woodland at Stoke Bishop. Learn to recognise many different species on this educational stroll. All items of interest will be noted. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

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Workshop

Saturday 2 July 2016
Drawn to Nature with Sheena Vallely: Evolution collection
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-3:45pm  
Based in the shade of the dell of the Evolution Collection and drawing from a selection of algae, horsetail, ferns and from the highly-adapted cycads and young monkey puzzle specimens. Drawing exercises will be conducted with specific instructions to engage the mind, maintain alertness and to enhance ways of seeing. Further information is available
£45. Registration required via the online shop. For all abilities. All materials will be provided. Meet at the Welcome Lodge.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 10 July 2016
Drawn to Nature with Sheena Vallely: Mediterranean Climate Collection
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG., 10:00am-3:45pm  
From across parts of Africa and Europe, the plants of the Mediterranean Climate Collection survive with little or no water and to contrast with these adaptations, we will also make studies from plants on the water's edge of ponds in the garden. Drawing exercises will be conducted with specific instructions to avoid habitual approaches. Further information is available
£45. Registration required via the online shop. For all abilities. All materials will be provided. Meet at the Welcome Lodge.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 10 August 2016
Drawn to Nature with Sheena Vallely: Chinese Medicinal Herb Garden
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-3:45pm  
The Chinese Medicinal Herb Garden has the largest collection of Chinese medicinal herbs in the U.K, with 180 species. The day will involve studying specific plants under instruction and guidance. Drawing exercises will be designed to encourage alternative approaches and to respond on many different levels. Further information is available
£45. Registration required via the online shop. For all abilities. All materials will be provided. Meet at the Welcome Lodge.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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