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The University will make every effort to provide disabled access, where possible, to all of its events. If you have any support requirements due to a disability, please contact the event organiser directly at the earliest opportunity.



Concert / Theatre

Tuesday 26 May 2015 -  Thursday 28 May 2015
GRADFEST 2015
Organised by Department of Film and Theatre
Entry free, but booking required.
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 1:00pm  
GradFest is a student produced festival, showcasing the emerging talent from the graduating class of the University of Bristol's Theatre, and Film & Television departments. We are making our first steps from student to professional work, and we'd love you to join us. Tickets (available from Monday May 18th) and further information
Contact Kate Withers email: kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 25 July 2015
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 and repertoire encompassing traditional, swing and mainstream jazz. They have a residency at the Undercroft Jazz Club in the heart of Bristol and regularly play festivals and clubs around the West Country. Further information is available
Tour of the garden at 4.30pm.Bar available from 6.00pm, bring a picnic, rug and umbrella if wet. Tickets: £10 in advance (£12 at the gate). Children free. Please send a cheque payable to "FUBBG" and SAE to John Leach, 17 Ashton Crescent, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 2JR. Tel: 01275 854992.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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Conference

Friday 5 June 2015
Focus on Light
Organised by School of Physics
School of Physics, University of Bristol, HH Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TL, 9:30am-6:00pm  
A conference to mark the International Year of Light and light-based technologies. The conference is sponsored by the School of Physics, University of Bristol, the History of Physics, Quantum Electronics and Photonics, Quantum Information and Quantum Control Groups, and the South-West Branch of the Institute of Physics. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required.  Contact for other queries, email: vincent.smith@bristol.ac.uk

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Exhibition / information stall

Wednesday 29 April 2015 -  Friday 18 September 2015
Setting Out to Shock
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Cantock's Close, 10:00am-4:00pm  
Curated by History of Art MA students in conjunction with the University of Bristol Theatre Collection, the exhibition features selected examples of radical and deliberately shocking productions from the Theatre Collection's archives. Please note, the exhibition contains some material that may be inappropriate for younger members of the public, please contact us for further information. Please see our website for further information.
Contact University of Bristol Theatre Collection on +44 (0)117 - 33 15086 or theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 6 June 2015 -  Sunday 7 June 2015
Get growing garden trail
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:30pm  
The Botanic Garden is participating in this trail which is organised by the Bristol Food Network. Bristol's secret vegetable growers open their garden gates and community plots, offering a range of activities. Come and learn about our vegetable growing and gardening courses and see our Native American Plants project. Enjoy a tour of the garden. Further information is available
Admission: Adults £4.50. Free to Friends, university staff and students and children under 16.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 13 June 2015 -  Sunday 14 June 2015
Festival of Nature
Organised by Centre for Public Engagement
This event is free to attend and open to all, just pop along at any time on Saturday 13 June between 10am - 6pm or Sunday 14 June between 10am - 5pm.
University of Bristol tent, Millennium Square, Bristol Harbourside, Bristol, 10:00am-6:00pm  
The University will be showcasing the best of its nature-based research. Engage in hands-on activities such as; exploring how your genes might help you to fight the flu, discover the underground world of roots, learn about the power of water, have your say on our uncertain world and find out about parasites. Further information is available
Free and open to all.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 331 8315 or mireia.bes@bristol.ac.uk

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Lecture / talk

Wednesday 13 May 2015
Observing the creative process: directors and actors in rehearsal'
Organised by THE SOCIETY FOR THEATRE RESEARCH / DEPT OF THEATRE
Prof Gay McAuley (University of Sydney).
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 5:30pm  
Rehearsal is popularly assumed to have been part of theatre practice for as long as the theatre has existed. How does one gain access to this closed world? How does one begin to analyse rehearsal? Drawing on many years of research Prof McAuley will discuss issues involved in this developing field of study. Further information is available
All welcome, Admission free.  Contact Kate Withers email: kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 14 May 2015
Annual distinguished lecture: Education and the global politics of knowledge
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Professor Raewyn Connell (University of Sydney).
4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1BN, 5:00-6:30pm  
This lecture will reflect on how knowledge structures, education systems, and social dynamics connect on a world scale. Reproductionist sociologies of education gave a central place to curriculum but presupposed a stable, bounded social order. This doesn't speak to the shattering effects of colonialism and the vast transformations of postcolonial societies. Further information is available
Please register online.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 14 May 2015
Capitalisms in Rising Asia
Organised by the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Jan Nederveen Pieterse, Mellichamp Professor of Global Studies and Sociology, University of California at Santa Barbara.
Lecture Theatre 2D3, Priory Road Social Sciences Complex, BS8 1TN, 4:30pm  
A Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS) public lecture in association with the International Development and Global Political Economy Research Groups.
FREE but booking required via the online form.  Contact Susie Potts on +44 (0)117 - 331 7556 or susie.potts@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 16 May 2015
Peace in a Time of Hatred: How Humanity Can Evolve When the Going Gets Tough?
Organised by University of Bristol
Scilla Elworthy.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, 10:30am-12:00pm  
The 2015 Peace Lecture is being given by Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Scilla Elworthy. She founded Peace Direct in 2002 to learn from local peace-builders in conflict areas; and co-founded Rising Women, Rising World. Her latest book is Pioneering the Possible: awakened leadership for a world that works (2014). Further information is available
Free, advance booking required.  Contact Chris Wilmore on +44 (0)117 - 954 5345  or chris.willmore@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 18 May 2015
Education for all: Diversity and ethics in education
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Dr Jones Irwin (Dublin City University). Mr Paul Rowe (Chief Executive, Educate Together). Mrs Ros Farrell (Headteacher, Redfield Educate Together Primary Academy). Dr Janet Orchard (Senior Teaching Fellow, GSoE). Mrs Helen Knowler (Senior Lecturer in Education, GSoE).
4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1BN, 5:15-6:30pm  
An expert panel on Diversity and Ethics in Education will discuss some of the most pertinent issues in education today. They represent a mix of leading scholars and practitioners and this session provides an opportunity find out what research is needed and consider how we can promote better practice in schools and classrooms. Further information is available
Register online for free.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 19 May 2015
Reading by acclaimed author Matthias Politycki
Organised by Department of German
Lecture Theatre 1, School of Arts, 43 Woodland Road, BS8 1UU, 6:00pm  
Matthias Politycki reads excerpts from his novel "Samarkand Samarkand" in an English translation by Anthea Bell. The reading is followed by a conversation with the author: about his travels in Central Asia that inspired the novel, the topicality of the book, and his experience of being translated. Further information is available
Entry is free, but as spaces are limited, you are advised to register in advance.  Contact Margit Dirscherl email: margit.dirscherl@bristol.ac.uk.

Thursday 21 May 2015
Jean Monnet Lecture: The Past, Present and Future of Europe's Monetary Union?
Organised by the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Professor Amy Verdun, University of Victoria, Canada.
Lecture Theatre 2D3, Priory Road Social Sciences Complex, BS8 1TN, 5:00pm  
The European Union (EU) has recently been confronted with turbulent times. How can we understand the difficulties that have emerged in Europe's currency union in the past few years?. This event is organised by Professor Michelle Cini, Jean Monnet Chair
FREE - no booking required. Followed by drinks reception.  Contact Susan Battin on +44 (0)117 - 3317588 or sue.battin@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 26 May 2015
Inaugural lecture - Will Green Aircraft Fly? How microscopic 3D imaging could give the confidence to reduce weight
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Robert Smith, Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens Building, University Walk, BS8 1TR, 6:00-7:00pm  
Goals for environmentally friendly aircraft set by the EC require 75% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050, largely through weight savings. Novel designs with composite materials could achieve this if conformance to design can be confirmed. Professor Robert Smith will propose novel 3D ultrasonic-imaging methods to map microscopic material properties. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 28 May 2015
Is 'walking' transport?
Organised by Centre for Public Engagement
Dr Suzanne Audrey, University of Bristol and Jayne Mills, Bristol City Council.
Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, BS1 5TX, 6:00-7:30pm  
This free public talk argues that walking is transport and addresses a series of related issues. Is walking neglected in comparison with other forms of transport? Should Bristol be a 'walking city'? How do walkers compare with cyclists, car drivers and public transport users? Why and how should we promote walking?. Further information is available
Free, advance booking required.  Contact Diane Thorne on +44 (0)117 - 331 8318 or diane.thorne@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 28 May 2015
Complexity Colloquium: Providing the environmental context for animal movement research
Organised by Bristol Centre for Complexity Sciences (BCCS)
Dr Gil Bohrer - Ohio State University, USA.
Lecture Theatre 1.18, Queen's Building, 12:00-1:00pm  
Gil Bohrer uses a hierarchical data analysis approach to determine which environmental variables are most effective in predicting characteristics of the movement, such onset, speed, and direction. Variables are used to construct an individual-based model of the movement, and answer ecological questions related to the interaction between movement, survival and habitat use. Further information is available
This event is free to attend and all are welcome, but please register using the online form.  Contact Matthew Guppy on +44 (0)117 33 18232 or matthew.guppy@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 29 May 2015
Non-Human and Human Animals: Speaking to, Speaking of, Speaking with
Organised by Institute for Advanced Studies
David Morley, poet and professor of Creative Writing (Warwick University) and Andrew Kelly (Bristol Festival of Ideas).
Verdon Smith Room, Royal Fort House, 12:30-1:30pm  
Will share ideas about why studying animals is valuable to the human ones. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: artf-igrct@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 3 June 2015
Inaugural lecture: Learning in diverse contexts: issues, challenges and opportunities
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Justin Dillon, Graduate School of Education.
Priory Road Lecture Theatre, 12A Priory Road, University of Bristol, Clifton , BS8 1TU, 6:00pm  
Initiatives such as Bristol Learning City and Bristol Green Capital offer opportunities to re-examine where learning takes place. What is the role of museums, science centres and the outdoors in education? Do such places and spaces do more than increase motivation? In what ways can schools benefit from working more closely with other educational sites?. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the online form. This event is a part of the Festival of Education series from 3 - 15 June 2015.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 10 June 2015
Raising achievement and participation in Maths: learning from action research in primary and secondary classrooms
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Primary and secondary teachers reporting on their findings and implications for practice. Chaired by: Dr Alf Coles (GSoE).
4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1BN, 5:00-6:30pm  
Reporting on the results of a research project that was successful at raising achievement and participation in Primary and Secondary Mathematics. Two cohorts of teachers undertook action-research in their own classrooms and will present their work. We will share our findings and there will be space for discussion of implications for your own classroom. Further information and register here
FREE, online registration required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 10 June 2015
The Hidden Museum: Performing museum spaces through digital technology
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Dr Darren Roberts, Research Collaborator on the Hidden Museum Project (University of Bristol, Graduate School of Education), Laura Chilcott, Senior Producer (Aardman Animations) and Gail Boyle, Senior Curator (Bristol Museum and Art Gallery).
4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1BN, 12:00-2:00pm  
Reflections on the Hidden Museum project, designed by Bristol Museum and Art Gallery in collaboration with Aardman Animations and the GSoE. This will be followed by a chance to play with the iPad app. Further information and register here
FREE, online registration required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 11 June 2015
Theories of potential and the creation of inequality (and education)
Organised by Graduate School of Education in association with the Festival of Ideas
Professor Danny Dorling (University of Oxford).
4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1BN, 5:30-7:00pm  
When it comes to people, the word potential has come to mean very different things to different people. Some cast doubt on the idea that many children have much potential, but this then drives growing inequality. However, more compelling evidence suggests that we have the collective potential to think, dream and become better than this. Further information and register here
FREE, online registration required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 12 June 2015
Exploring diversity together
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Pupils from St Katherine's School in Pill and students from the MEd Special and Inclusive Education in the Graduate School of Education.
4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1BN, 5:00-6:30pm  
Four groups of GSoE students and St Katherine's pupils have collaborated on an arts based project to create an exhibition exploring concepts of global diversity. Making artefacts, constructing stories, taking photos and film making to document the cultural exchange between them. The groups will explain their processes of creating exhibits and reflect on their projects. Further information and register here
FREE, online registration required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 15 June 2015
Shared space: Promoting community cohesion in school classrooms
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Dr Shelley McKeown and Dr Janet Orchard (Graduate School of Education).
4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1BN, 12:00-2:00pm  
As societies become increasingly diverse, understanding how to promote community cohesion is vital. Aiming to get teachers and trainee teachers discussing how schools can play a role, this workshop will involve group discussion on diversity in schools, a short presentation on the use of classroom space and reflection on best classroom practice. Further information and register here
FREE, online registration required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 15 June 2015
Diversity and inclusion through music technologies
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Dr Marina Gall (Graduate School of Education) with Doug Bott (OpenUp Music), Ben Campbell (Cotham School), Siggy Pratchitt (Bristol Plays Music) and Ben Philcox (dBs Music).
4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1BN, 5:00-6:30pm  
Music technologies open up new possibilities for all areas of music and offer opportunities for a broad range of children to engage and fulfil their creative aspirations. In this presentation, some of the partners who support our novice teachers will explain ways in which music technologies provide possibilities for a diverse range of young people. Further information and register here
FREE, online registration required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 25 June 2015
Global migration issues: Old assumptions and new dynamics
Organised by School of Law and Centre for the Study of Citizenship and Ethnicity
Diego Acosta Arcarazo (University of Bristol) with a presentation from Dimitry Kochenov (University of Groningen) and discussion by Chris Bertram (University of Bristol).
Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, 4:00pm  
Even in an age of mobility, 97 percent of people stay in the country where they were born. Book launch and debate co-sponsored by the Journal of Common Market Studies and the Southwest Crucible. Further information is available
Contact Diego Acosta Arcarazo on +44 (0)117 - 3315512 or d.acosta@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 19 July 2015
Why garden?
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Monty Don.
Wills Conference Hall, Parry's Lane, Bristol BS9 1AE, 11:00am  
We are very pleased to have renowned television presenter and gardening writer, Monty Don, sharing his passion for the pleasures and rewards of gardening. You will have two chances to hear Monty's talk, firstly at 11am and secondly 2:30pm, for one hour with a brief question and answer session at the end of each lecture. Further information is available
Your ticket price includes your entry into the University of Bristol Botanic Garden (normal adult admission price £4.50). Entry to lectures is strictly by ticket only.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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Open day / tour

Sunday 17 May 2015
International Fascination of Plants Day - What's in a name?
Organised by The Botanic Garden
It is hoped to get as many people as possible fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture, in sustainability producing food, as well as for horticulture, forestry, and all of the non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy, and pharmaceuticals.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-5:00pm  
Have you ever wondered how and why plants are named? The Linnaean Society of London is coming to the Botanic Garden to explain how plants are classified and named. Students from the School of Biological Sciences will be on hand to discuss what makes up plant names and explain the exciting research in plant sciences. Further information is available
Admission: Adults £4.50 children, Friends, University staff and students free.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 21 May 2015
Masters in Education Open Evening: Transform Your Teaching
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Forth floor, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, 5:00-7:30pm  
Learn more about our new MSc offerings and hear from academic colleagues and current students. From September 2015 we are delighted to be launching a brand new MSc Education programme aimed at busy professionals working in all phases of Education. Further information and to book
FREE, online registration required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on 0117 331 4291 or ed-events@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 6 June 2015
Floating Ballast Seed Garden Family Day
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Meet volunteers from Arnolfini and the University of Bristol Botanic Garden for a bird's eye view of the annual planting of a wonderful array of ballast seed plants on the Floating Ballast Seed Garden. Families are invited to visit our activity tent to take part in fun plant themed activities.
Castle Park, Broad Weir, Bristol, 11:00am-2:00pm  
Working with the University of Bristol Botanic Garden, Arnolfini and Bristol City Council and utilising a disused grain barge, Alves has created a Ballast seed Garden on Bristol's Floating Harbour, populated with a variety of non-native plants, creating a living history of the city's trade and maritime past. Further information is available
Free, but donations welcome. Share your photos with us or tell us what you think @arnolfiniarts #ballastseed.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 7 June 2015
National Garden Scheme open day
Organised by The Botanic Garden
There will be special tours of the Garden throughout the day, plant sales and refreshments. Wheelchair available to borrow from Welcome Lodge. Wheelchair friendly route through garden available upon request, also accessible WC.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-5:00pm  
Visit the exciting, contemporary Botanic Garden, with organic flowing network of paths which lead visitors through collections of Mediterranean flora, rare natives, useful plants (including Western and Chinese herbs) and those that illustrate plant evolution. Large floral diversity displays illustrate pollination and flowering plant evolution. The garden will be ablaze with summer colour. Further information is available
Admission: £4.50 (including Friends of the Garden). Ticket includes tours. Children free. Proceeds to the NGS and University of Bristol Botanic Garden.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 16 June 2015
Speciality Garden History Tour - Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
You will be given a complimentary copy of the University's Historic Garden Book as part of this tour. There will be no access to buildings and visitors are advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear. The guide is also a 'blue badge' tour guide for the South West.
Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill, Bristol BS8 1BH, 6:30-8:00pm  
Our guide (Angela Nutbrown) has extensive knowledge of Bristol's history, coupled with an MA in Garden History which provides an in-depth look at the history of the house and review the garden, its features (including the site of the original flag garden, Hercules, the Rotunda, the Bastion, the Tower, Canal and Heritage Orchard).
Cost: £10.00 per person (which includes a complimentary copy of the University's Historic Gardens Book). Admission is prepaid and booked through the University online shop. Numbers are limited and this is a ticket only event.  Contact for other queries, email: Nicolette.Smith@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 15 July 2015
Tour of the floating ballast seed garden
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Join us for a tour of the Floating Ballast Seed Garden led by a University of Bristol Botanic Garden Volunteer Guide.
Boat tour leaves from Arnolfini, please arrive in the foyer 10 mins before departure time., 6:30-8:00pm  
Includes an introduction to the botanical background of the Floating Ballast Seed Garden. Your tour host will explain the principles behind the design, how the plants are raised, established, introduce the plant species and explain how the display will be developed in the future. Further information is available
£7 / £5 Concessions. To book tickets call Arnolfini box office on: +44 (0)117 9172300 / 01 or email: boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 19 July 2015
Speciality Garden History Tour - Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
You will be given a complimentary copy of the University's Historic Garden Book as part of this tour. There will be no access to buildings and visitors are advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear. The guide is also a 'blue badge' tour guide for the South West.
Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill, Bristol BS8 1BH, 10:30am-12:00pm  
Our guide (Angela Nutbrown) has extensive knowledge of Bristol's history, coupled with an MA in Garden History which provides an in-depth look at the history of the house and review the garden, its features (including the site of the original flag garden, Hercules, the Rotunda, the Bastion, the Tower, Canal and Heritage Orchard).
Cost: £10.00 per person (which includes a complimentary copy of the University's Historic Gardens Book). Admission is prepaid and booked through the University online shop.  Contact for other queries, email: Nicolette.Smith@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 22 July 2015
Tour of the floating ballast seed garden
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA., 6:30-8:00pm  
Includes an introduction to the botanical background of the Ballast Seed Garden. Your tour host will explain the principles behind the design, how the plants are raised, established, introduce the plant species and explain how the display will be developed in the future. Further information is available
For more information please contact Arnolfini Box Office on: +44 (0)117 9172300 / 01 or email: boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk. Please meet in Arnolfini foyer 10 minutes before departure time.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 29 July 2015
Boat tour
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Nick Wray, Curator, Botanic Garden.
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, 6:30-8:00pm  
Join Nick Wray for an in depth look at the design, planting style and plants on the Ballast Seed Garden, where we will focus on the origin, adaptation and introduce the cultivation of the gardens varied plants such as the squirting cucumber. Further information is available
£7/£5 concessions For more information please contact Arnolfini Box Office on: +44 (0)117 9172300 / 01 or email: boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 11 August 2015
Speciality Garden History Tour - Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
You will be given a complimentary copy of the University's Historic Garden Book as part of this tour. There will be no access to buildings and visitors are advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear. The guide is also a 'blue badge' tour guide for the South West.
Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill, Bristol BS8 1BH, 2:00-3:30pm  
Our guide (Angela Nutbrown) has extensive knowledge of Bristol's history, coupled with an MA in Garden History which provides an in-depth look at the history of the house and review the garden, its features (including the site of the original flag garden, Hercules, the Rotunda, the Bastion, the Tower, Canal and Heritage Orchard).
Cost: £10.00 per person (which includes a complimentary copy of the University's Historic Gardens Book). Admission is prepaid and booked through the University online shop.  Contact for other queries, email: Nicolette.Smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 23 August 2015
Speciality Garden History Tour - Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
You will be given a complimentary copy of the University's Historic Garden Book as part of this tour. There will be no access to buildings and visitors are advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear. The guide is also a 'blue badge' tour guide for the South West.
Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill, Bristol BS8 1BH, 10:30am-12:00pm  
Our guide (Angela Nutbrown) has extensive knowledge of Bristol's history, coupled with an MA in Garden History which provides an in-depth look at the history of the house and review the garden, its features (including the site of the original flag garden, Hercules, the Rotunda, the Bastion, the Tower, Canal and Heritage Orchard).
Cost: £10.00 per person (which includes a complimentary copy of the University's Historic Gardens Book). Admission is prepaid and booked through the University online shop. Numbers are limited and this is a ticket only event.  Contact for other queries, email: Nicolette.Smith@bristol.ac.uk

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Seminar

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

Thursday 21 May 2015
Talk by Tim Cole, Modelling growth curves with SITAR - an update
Organised by School of Social and Community Medicine
Professor Tim Cole, UCL Institute of Child Health.
Canynge Hall, Room LG08, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, 12:45-1:45pm  
SITAR (SuperImposition by Translation And Rotation) is a form of mixed effects growth curve analysis that models on both the measurement scale and unusually the age scale. It works particularly well during the adolescent growth spurt, explaining over 99% of the variance in height, which suggests it reflects the underlying biology. Further information is available
The seminar is free and all are welcome to come (including members of the public).  Contact Laura Fox on +44 (0)117 - 3314005 or laura.fox@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 28 May 2015
Talk by Andrew Balmer, "Facets of Dementia"
Organised by School of Social and Community Medicine
Andy Balmer, University of Manchester.
Canynge Hall, Room LG08, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, 12:45-1:45pm  
"Facets of Dementia." The research is concerned with the ways in which people with dementia and their carers negotiate changes in their relationships. I will present qualitative data, developed through a 'facet methodology' approach, to explore how different kinds of care figure in this context. Further information is available
The seminar is free and all are welcome to come (including members of the public).  Contact Laura Fox on +44 (0)117 - 3310124 or laura.fox@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 4 June 2015
Talk by Brian Walker, Cortisol and degenerative disease
Organised by School of Social and Community Medicine
Brian Walker, Professor of Endocrinology and Head of the BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science at the University of Edinburgh.
Canynge Hall, Room LG08, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, 12:45-1:45pm  
Elevated plasma cortisol is associated with obesity, diabetes, hypertension and accelerated cardiovascular disease as well as cognitive dysfunction, psychosis and depression. Manipulating cortisol action may prevent degenerative disease, but must preserve an intact cortisol stress response. Full synopsis on website link. Further information is available
The seminar is free and all are welcome to come (including members of the public).  Contact Laura Fox on +44 (0)117 - 3310124 or laura.fox@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 4 June 2015
Creative classroom approaches - An interactive 'show and tell'
Organised by Graduate School of Education
4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1BN, 5:00-6:30pm  
Teachers from three Special Schools in Bristol will share insights into the development of creative and innovative approaches to teaching diverse groups of students. Using interactive presentations the teachers will give examples of supporting emotional well being in schools, using digital technologies to support academic achievement and supporting educational transitions. Further information and register here
FREE, online registration required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 4 June 2015
There is no hierarchy: The politics of evidence in evaluation of social and educational programmes and policies
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Helen Simons is Professor Emeritus of Education and Evaluation at the University of Southampton.
4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1BN, 12:00-2:00pm  
This seminar challenges the notion that there is one 'gold standard' method for evaluation of educational policies and programmes, arguing that there are many different forms of evidence to facilitate effective decision making, stemming from different disciplines and methodological approaches. Please bring examples of where politics has impinged on your research. Further information and register here
FREE, online registration required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 8 June 2015
Through the looking glass: the digital lives of University of Bristol students
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Dr Sue Timmis and members of the DD-lab co-researcher group (Graduate School of Education).
4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1BN, 5:00-6:30pm  
This question and answer session will be led by a small group of undergraduate students from the DD-lab research project who have, in the past 12 months, been involved as co-researchers working on widening participation and the role of digital technologies in supporting learning and belonging. Further information and register here
FREE, online registration required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

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

Thursday 18 June 2015
Talk by David Schiller, Infrastructure developments to access confidential data - a European view
Organised by School of Social and Community Medicine
David Schiller, Research Data Centre (FDZ) of the German Federal Employment Agency (BA) at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB).
Canynge Hall, Room LG08, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, 12:45-1:45pm  
Focus on the infrastructure development needs of the Research Data Centre of the German Federal Employment Agency. From this starting point the view will be widened to national and international developments. Main topics through all dimensions will be (for example): interdisciplinarity, transnational research, new data sources, data protection, networks of researchers and data providers. Further information is available
The seminar is free and all are welcome to come (including members of the public).  Contact Laura Fox on +44 (0)117 - 3310124 or laura.fox@bristol.ac.uk

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Workshop

Wednesday 21 January 2015 -  Wednesday 27 May 2015
Reading English Literature
Organised by English Department Literature and Creative Writing Short and Day Courses
Gareth Griffith and Amy Laurent.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 6:00-9:00pm  
This course is aimed mainly at mature students from the local area who wish to return to study or progress to a part-time degree. You do not need to have any prior qualifications, just explain in your personal statement why you would like to study on this course. Further information and application form (PDF)
15 classes £360.00. Bursary available.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924 or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 2 May 2015
Creative Writing Workshop
Organised by The Botanic Garden
The University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am  
This workshop is a brilliant opportunity for those budding authors interested in writing about gardens for pleasure or publication in print or online. Jackie is the award-winning former editor of the Garden Design Journal and the English Garden magazine, and she continues to write regularly for both magazines. This workshop is ideal for unpublished writers. Further information is available
To enrol in the course, please visit the online shop.Tea/coffee on arrival; bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the Garden weather permitting!.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 3 May 2015
Introduction to vegetable growing
Organised by The Botanic Garden
The University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am  
A four week course on Sunday mornings between 10.00 and 12.30pm from 3,17,24 and 31 May with Steve Collins covering :the principles of soil analysis; planning and design; ground clearance; crop rotation; seeds and seedlings; planting for pollinators; pests and diseases; composting and green manure. Further information is available
£80. To enrol on the course, please visit the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 23 May 2015
Willow Weaving Sculpture Workshop with Sarah Webb
Organised by The Botanic Garden
The University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am  
Sarah Webb is a highly skilled traditional and contemporary willow artist - who was originally apprenticed to a traditional Somerset basket maker. A great opportunity to create a willow sculpture or plant support to enhance your garden. Places on the course are limited to provide adequate support for newcomers. All materials provided. Further information is available
£55. To enrol on the course, please visit the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 5 June 2015
Actors in our own drama? Engaging with diversity in the Graduate School of Education
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Dr Sheila Traher.
4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1BN, 12:00-2:00pm  
The GSoE is a rich and diverse environment that brings together people from a wide range of backgrounds, contexts and professional experience. How do we engage with such rich diversity in ways that enable all of us to benefit? This and other questions will be addressed creatively by people connected with the GSoE. Further information and register here
FREE, online registration required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 9 June 2015
Creativity and diversity in the early years context
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Pete Moorhouse (Artist in residence, St. Werburgh's Park Nursery School).
4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1BN, 5:00-6:30pm  
Gain a deeper understanding of creativity, explore what is important in early years development and how the ability to think creatively has a significant impact on learning throughout education. This workshop will address issues around diversity and inclusion and explore the many aspects which contribute to making a rich creative learning environment. Further information and register here
FREE, online registration required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

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