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Access requirements

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

Wednesday 10 February 2016
Captain Morgan 2: Sea of Souls
Organised by Department of Theatre
TapTap Theatre.
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
Captain Morgan has in his possession the elusive Sands of Time, which allows him to slip between time and genre. His nemesis? Two Frenchmen who steal the Sands of Time and Morgan's soul along with it. With seemingly endless material and imagination, another adventure should be on the horizon. Tickets and further Information
Tickets available from 1 January 2016 £9/£4 concessions.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 15 March 2016
The Tailor of Inverness
Organised by Department of Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
Matthew Zajac's multi-award-winning The Tailor of Inverness is a story of journeys, of how a boy who grew up on a farm in Galicia came to be a tailor in Inverness, via Soviet imprisonment, exile in Egypt, and war in North Africa and Italy. Tickets and further information
Tickets £9 / £5 concessions.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

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Exhibition / information stall

Monday 16 November 2015 -  Friday 25 March 2016
"It's behind you!" A brief look at pantomime design.
Organised by Univerisity of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Vandyck Building, 21 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LT, 12:00pm  
Drawing on the holdings of the Theatre Collection, this exhibition showcases material relating to a selection of pantomimes from the time of the Harlequin to modern productions, including costume and set designs, set models, photographs and other publicity material. Further information is available
Please note, the exhibition will be closed from 18 December - 5 January.  Contact Theatre Collection on +44 (0)117 - 15086 or theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 5 March 2016
Festival of Physics
Organised by School of Physics
H H Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 10:00am-4:00pm  
The Festival is open to everyone with an interest in Physics, from school students (and their families) to adults and retired people! The day will include talks, demonstrations and The Explorer Dome - an inflatable planetarium (registration for the Dome is separate). Further information is available
Free to attend. Registration required via the online form. We hope to provide a free 'picnic lunch' for all who register, but if this should not prove possible, there are many cafes, restaurants and pubs nearby.  Contact for other queries, email: vincent.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 18 March 2016 -  Saturday 19 March 2016
Bristol Neuroscience Festival
Organised by Bristol Neuroscience
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 9:30am-6:00pm  
The festival is a two day public science event designed for all ages from primary school to adult. There will be exhibits, talks, hand-on activities and a Brain Art competition. Come and meet neuroscience researchers, clinicians and local organisations to talk about all things brain-related. Further information is available
Free to attend. Booking is required for some session and details are available on the Bristol Neuroscience web page.  Contact for other queries, email: bnf-2016@bristol.ac.uk

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Lecture / talk

Monday 5 October 2015 -  Monday 6 June 2016
Traditional botanical drawing and painting with Jenny Brooks
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 1:00-4:30pm  
A 21 week course on Monday afternoons aimed at both beginners and those wishing to improve existing skills. A Certificate of achievement is awarded at the conclusion of the year. Further information is available
£360 for course. To enrol, please visit the online shop.  Contact for other queries, email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 3 February 2016
From un-millennium development goals (mdg) to unsustainable development goals (sdg): Transformation or Evolution?
Organised by International Development Research Group and Townsend Centre for International Poverty research
David Hulme, Professor of Development Studies and Executive Director of the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester.
Peel Lecture Theatre (1.1S), School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, Bristol., 5:00pm  
This lecture explores the processes underpinning the negotiation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and asks whether they can be seen as a transformation from the more limited Millennium Development Goals.
Free to attend and no booking required. Refreshments will be available following the lecture.  Contact for other queries, email: Jeffrey.Henderson@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 10 February 2016
Challenging Archives
Organised by Department of Theatre
Johanna Linsley.
Lecture Room, Department of Theatre, Cantocks Close, 2:00pm  
'Challenging Archives' aims to address ethical and professional issues associated with archives/collections relating to body-based performance art, particularly those holding material that may be considered as 'challenging' in nature. The project uses the archive relating to the life and work of internationally renowned performance artist Franko B as case study. For further information
Admission Free, no booking required.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 14 February 2016
Tour of the Botanic Garden: Wing your way to the tropics without leaving home
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Come rain or shine there will be plenty to see. Tours are an excellent opportunity to hear updates of the innumerable new developments and also learn about plants of seasonal interest.
The University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:30am-12:00pm  
Join Curator Nick Wray on a tour of the Botanic Garden. The fragrant plum blossom of Prunus mume will welcome visitors and from there look out for snowdrops, winter aconites and crocus through the Garden. In the glasshouses you will find flowering orchids, bromeliads and South African bulbs. Further information is available
Admission is free to Friends. Visitors £6.00. Please meet at Welcome Lodge.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 18 February 2016
Jerry Morris Memorial Lecture: Integrating Social Cognitive Theories for tailored Ehealth programmes
Organised by School for Policy Studies
Professor Hein de Vries, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, Bristol. BS8 1SS, 5:30-7:00pm  
Several social cognitive theories can be used for understanding health behaviour and for developing interventions in order to motivate people to adopt healthy behaviour. Studies that evaluate these integrations, applications of the I-Change Model for eHealth and findings of recent studies will be discussed. Implications for the digital divide will also be considered.
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: p.kennett@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 18 February 2016
University of Bristol Botanic Garden friends' lecture
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Lee Hale, Curator and Head of Winterbourne House and Garden.
Frank Theatre, Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 7:30-9:00pm  
Winterbourne House is set in the seven-acre site owned by the University of Birmingham since 1944. Following refurbishment of the Arts and Crafts house in 2010, it now welcomes over 60,000 visitors a year from all over the UK. Lee will talk about the property, its history and its recent restoration as a visitor attraction. Further information is available
Attendance is free to Friends on production of their membership card. Visitors will be asked for a donation (suggested £5).  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 23 February 2016
Inaugural lecture: The other half of the CO2 problem - with the eyes of a geologist
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Daniela Schmidt, School of Earth Sciences.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:15pm  
The rate of ocean acidification today is faster than any change since the dinosaurs went extinct and hence is unchartered territory for a large number of organisms alive today. Professor Schmidt's lecture will focus on understanding the effects of global warming and ocean acidification on marine ecosystems, both today and in the geological record. Further information is available
Free to attend. Booking will be required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 25 February 2016
Sorting the beef from the bull: The science of food fraud forensics
Organised by Cabot Institute
Richard Evershed, Nicola Temple.
4.10, Graduate School of Education, 6:00-7:30pm  
Cabot Institute member Richard Evershed FRS, Professor of Biogeochemistry, University of Bristol, and science writer Nicola Temple, co-authors of the new book Sorting the Beef from the Bull, discuss some of the century's biggest food scams and the science that helped reveal them, as well as what we can do as consumers to protect ourselves. Further information is available
This event is free and open to all but you must book your place via the online form.  Contact Amanda Gray on +44 (0)117 - 954 6339 or amanda.gray@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 25 February 2016
Bristol public talks in mathematics: From numerology to number theory - the fascination of numbers
Organised by School of Mathematics
Professor Emmanuel Peyre of the University of Grenoble, who is a current IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol.
Lecture Theatre 3, School of Chemistry, Cantock's Close, 6:00pm  
Starting with the ancient Babylonians, strange relations between numbers have long been investigated. In the history of mathematics, such relations have proved an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the creation of new theories and tools. Today they still form a central theme of research in mathematics with a surprising number of applications to everyday life. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, email: t.d.browning@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 25 February 2016
Inaugural lecture: DNA comes in many forms
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Imre Berger, School of Biochemistry.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:15pm  
The genetic information that defines us is stored in our DNA. A defining moment of biology occurred when James Watson and Francis Crick deduced the structure of DNA, based on X-ray film images. More recently, a second discovery transformed biology: the human genome was deciphered - we now can read our own hereditary material. Further information is available
Free to attend. Booking will be required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Nicola Fry email: nicola.fry@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 29 February 2016
Inaugural lecture: A statistician's viewpoint on weather, climate, and climate simulations
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Jonathan Rougier, School of Mathematics.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:15pm  
There is plenty of agreement about what we mean by 'weather', some agreement about 'climate', and quite a lot of confusion about 'climate simulations' - not about what they are, but about what they mean. Professor Rougier will describe his own viewpoint, based on more than a decade of collaborating with climate scientists. Further information is available
Free to attend. Booking will be required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 8 March 2016
21st Policy & Politics Annual Lecture: Reverend Richard Coles talks about same sex marriage and the Church: 'an honourable estate'
Organised by School for Policy Studies
Reverend Richard Coles.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-8:00pm  
Perhaps the most divisive and difficult issue for the Church of England is marriage - especially, but not only, same sex marriage. To set out the problems, and to explore possible ways through them, Richard Coles looks at marriage in the Church of England and asks how it may continue to be, 'an honourable estate'.
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: sarah.brown@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 8 March 2016
Escaping Populism - Safeguarding Human Rights: The European Union as a Venue for Non-Majoritarian Policy-Making in the Area of Refugee Protection
Organised by School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Dr Eiko Thielemann, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
2D1, Social Sciences Complex, Priory Road, BS8 1TN, 5:00pm  
In the field of asylum and immigration policy, European institutions have acted as important norm entrepreneurs and standard setters for migrant rights during recent refugee crises. This lecture draws on a comparative analysis of the EU asylum system and its evolution to explore this contention. This event is a Jean Monnet Lecture
No booking required. Followed by drinks reception.  Contact Prof Michelle Cini on +44 (0)117 - 9288076 or michelle.cini@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 9 March 2016
Inaugural lecture: Fermi Sea Fever
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Stephen Dugdale, School of Physics.
Powell Lecture Theatre, HH Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TL, 6:15pm  
All solids contain electrons - so what distinguishes a metal from an insulator? Our current understanding of metals revolves around the idea of a "Fermi sea" of electrons and the concept of a "Fermi surface". Professor Dugdale shall describe how we study this rather mysterious Fermi surface and explain its continuing importance. Further information is available
Free to attend and booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Nicola Fry email: nicola.fry@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 10 March 2016
Self-determination and citizenship: out of reach for disabled people?
Organised by School for Policy Studies
Professor Jenny Morris.
The Common Room, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, 8 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TZ, 4:00-5:00pm  
If self-determination (autonomy) is a key aspect of equal citizenship, what are the implications for disabled people? Is self-determination achievable for all disabled people? Is our society making progress towards equal citizenship for disabled people, or are we losing ground?.
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form (available shortly).  Contact for other queries, email: p.kennett@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 14 March 2016
Rev Dr Rowan Williams: Theology and meditation
Organised by Department of Religion and Theology and the Public & Ceremonial Events Office
Rev Dr Rowan Williams (Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge University) with a response from Rupert Gethin (Professor of Buddhist Studies, University of Bristol.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
Rowan Williams has long written and spoken about Christian meditation. As well as more recently writing about Buddhist meditation, in the context of interfaith dialogue. Rowan will speak about Christian meditation and also make some comments on Eastern forms of meditation. Rupert Gethin, a scholar and practitioner of Buddhist meditation, will give a brief response. Further information is available
Please note that this event is now fully booked. You are more than welcome to add your name to the waiting list.  Contact for other queries, Emma Henry email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 16 March 2016
Inaugural lecture: A perfect miracle - The stigmata in pre-modern Europe
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Carolyn Muessig, Department of Religion and Theology.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:15pm  
Francis of Assisi is considered to be the first person who miraculously received the stigmata, or the wounds of Christ. A group, known as stigmatics, dotted the landscape of pre-modern Europe. This lecture will discuss the function and role of stigmatics in devotional groups and secular communities, showing how people made sense of this phenomenon. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Nicola Fry email: nicola.fry@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 17 March 2016
Friends' lecture and AGM: Wildflowers in the Western Mediterranean
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Chris Thorogood, Research collaborator, School of Biological Sciences.
Frank Theatre, Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 7:00pm  
The Western Mediterranean floristic region boasts one of the richest floras in the world. This talk will explore the dazzling myriad of species which grow in the region in a 'virtual tour', from Portugal in the west to Italy in the east, the central Mediterranean islands, and North Africa. Further information is available
This talk will be preceded by the AGM which will start at 7pm. There will be a short break around 7.30pm and the talk will start at 7.45pm. Lectures are free to Friends on production of their membership card. Visitors will be asked for a donation (suggested £5).  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 2 April 2016
Attract pollinators to your garden
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:30pm  
We all love the hum of bees and pollinators busily working through our gardens, window boxes or allotments. Here, join Steve Collins for a one day workshop helping you to create an insect friendly space. Steve will give hints and tips including planting ideas and creating an insect 'hotel' (materials provided). Further information is available
£40. Booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 7 April 2016
Domestic violence, family law proceedings, and children's victimization at school
Organised by School for Policy Studies
Professor Maria Eriksson, M?rdalen University, Sweden.
10G4/5, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, 8 Priory Road, BS8 1TZ, 1:00-2:00pm  
This presentation discusses what the practices of family law social workers and school staff mean for children's vulnerability and victimization at school (including preschool), focusing on the intersection between school and family law proceedings. It considers dominating discourses in the domain of education and the implications for the rights of individual children.
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: p.kennett@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 11 April 2016
Inaugural lecture: The philosophical role of illness
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Havi Carel, Department of Philisophy.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:15pm  
Philosophical methods have been used to study illness for several decades. In this talk Professor Carel reverses the relationship between the two, asking: does illness have a philosophical role? She suggests that illness modifies, and thus sheds light on, normal experience, revealing its ordinary and therefore overlooked structure. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Nicola Fry email: nicola.fry@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 13 April 2016
Directing Public Health in Bristol and South Gloucestershire
Organised by School for Policy Studies
Becky Pollard, Director of Public Health, Bristol and Professor Mark Pietroni, Director of Public Health for South Gloucestershire.
Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, Queens Road, BS8 1RJ., 6:00-7:00pm  
"After a 40 year hiatus, public health is back at the heart of local government. That's where it needs to be" (Prof Kevin Fenton, Public Health England) What have been the challenges and opportunities? What does this mean for people and services locally? How should our Local Authorities improve and protect health of local populations?.
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form (available shortly).  Contact for other queries, email: p.kennett@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 18 April 2016
Inaugural lecture: Do livestock have a role in global food security?
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Michael Lee, School of Veterinary Sciences.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:15-7:15pm  
We are at a critical juncture for global livestock production, when competing requirements for maximal production and minimal pollution have led to the concept of sustainable intensification. Sustainable intensification of ruminant livestock may be applied to pastoral grazing, mixed-cropping, feedlot and housed production systems. However, all these systems have associated environmental risks. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 17 May 2016
The Financialization of Housing: Mechanisms, Sectors, Geographies
Organised by School for Policy Studies
Professor Manuel Aalbers, KU Leuven, University of Leuven, Belgium.
7G1, 7 Priory Road, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, BS8 1TZ., 1:00-2:00pm  
The relations between housing and financialisation will be explored through examples from the US, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Spain which will illustrate not only the emergence and commonalities of housing financialization but also the continued relevance of national as well as local histories and institutions.
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form (available shortly).  Contact for other queries, email: p.kennett@bristol.ac.uk

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Open day / tour

Saturday 20 February 2016
Spring open garden
Organised by Clifton Hill House
Clifton Hill House, Lower Clifton Hill, Bristol, BS8 1BX, 11:00am-3:00pm  
The University has made a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, for funding to help restore the garden at Clifton Hill House. To celebrate, we've decided to open the garden to the public, so you can see it in all its springtime glory! And it offers the chance to see restoration in action.
This event is free of charge (donations welcomed). Entrance is through the white wooden gate on Lower Clifton Hill.  Contact for other queries, email: louise.hopkins@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 13 March 2016
Early spring curator's tour
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Come rain or shine there will be plenty to see. Tours are an excellent opportunity to hear updates of the innumerable new developments and also learn about plants of seasonal interest.
The University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:30am  
Join an inspiring two hour special tour of the Garden with the Curator, Nicholas Wray. With luck the stunning Magnolia campbellii subsp. mollicomata 'Lanarth' will be flowering in all its glory, along with our daffodil collection, early spring blossom and the emerging woodland bulbs. Further information is available
Admission is free to Friends. Visitors: £6.00. Please meet at the Welcome Lodge.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 25 March 2016 -  Monday 28 March 2016
Easter sculpture festival
Organised by The Botanic Garden
The University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-5:00pm  
Palatial ceramic bird houses fit for a king, aristocratic Trojan horses' heads, captivating fountains and shimmering stained glass creations are just a few of the show stoppers at this year's Sculpture Festival. Further information is available
Refreshments, Tours of the garden, plants and book sales. Admission: Adults £4.50. Free to Friends, university staff and children under 16.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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Seminar

Thursday 18 February 2016
The legacy of Atlantic Slavery and the refashioning of Black History in Britain today
Organised by Centre for Ethnicity & Citizenship
Madge Dresser, University of the West of England.
Board Room, 2, Priory Road, 4:00pm  
Historians' approaches to Atlantic slavery have undergone profound changes since the 1960s. This paper reviews some of these historiographical developments in relation to their impact on the study of Black History in Britain today. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.  Contact for other queries, email: t.modood@bristol.ac.uk

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Symposium

Thursday 18 February 2016
WP Symposium
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Professor Rosamund Sutherland, Dr Sue Timmis, Dr Jo Rose, Dr Liz Washbrook, Dr Alf Coles (all UoB) and Dr Richard Budd (Liverpool Hope University).
Room 4.10, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, 5:00-6:30pm  
This symposium brings together papers from three projects supported by the University of Bristol's Widening Participation Research Funding, with the overall aim of understanding the barriers to widening participation, retention and success at a university such as Bristol. Further information and register
Free, registration required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or ed-events@bristol.ac.uk

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Workshop

Wednesday 13 January 2016 -  Wednesday 16 March 2016
The Monthly Read: The Thirties . . . A Dishonest Decade?
Organised by Department of English
Dr Stephen Derry.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road BS8 1TB, 1:30-4:00pm  
An ideal format for readers who can spare a Wednesday afternoon each month between 1.30pm and 4pm. We will explore three novels from the Thirties: Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm; Evelyn Waugh, Scoop; Graham Greene, Brighton Rock. Members of the public are welcome. Our students range in age from 19-90. Information on all courses and how to book.
Fee £100. Advance booking required. To book your place please go to the online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 19 January 2016 -  Tuesday 15 March 2016
Literature for Life: Hidden Lives - Short Course held in Bath
Organised by Department of English
Barbara Grodecka Lewis.
Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution, 16/18 Queen's Square, Bath BA1 2HN, 10:30am-12:30pm  
How much do we know or understand ourselves and our predicaments? We shall study three very different novels about self-knowledge and self-determination: Jane Austen, Persuasion (1818); Franz Kafka, The Trial (1925); Eudora Welty, The Optimist's Daughter (1972). Members of the public are welcome. Our students range in age from 19-90. Information on all courses and how to book
Fee £115 per term. Advance booking required. To book your place please go to the online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 20 January 2016 -  Wednesday 8 June 2016
Mastering English Literature Registration - Short Course January to May 2016
Organised by Department of English
Dr Ian Burrows.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road BS8 1TB, 9:00am-4:00pm  
This course is designed for graduates in any discipline to sharpen their study skills and gain a taste of the University's expertise in Romantic and Victorian literature, modern and contemporary poetry, and women's writing. Guidance given on progression to an MA in English. Course starts 20 January 2016. Advance booking required. Application form and information on all courses
To apply, please follow the link to the application pack. Course Fee £580.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 27 January 2016 -  Wednesday 25 May 2016
Ways Into History: A Pathway to Further Study The History of Slavery
Organised by Department of History
Dr Josie McLellan.
History Department, 3/5 Woodland Road BS8 1TB, 9:00am-4:00pm  
This course aims to help mature students progress to a degree in the History department. No previous qualifications are required to apply. We will consider and compare historic slave systems, the role of Bristol City, and the West Indian and American Plantations. Advanced booking required. Application form and information
To apply, please follow the link to the application pack. Course Fee £400.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 27 January 2016 -  Wednesday 16 March 2016
Drawing in the Glasshouses with Pupgroup and Sheena Vallely MA
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Pick Up a Pencil group or Pupgroup, is an ever expanding drawing group led by Sheena Vallely, an artist and lecturer.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 11:00am-1:00pm  
Taking us from winter into spring, this is a drawing course which will provide you with guidance and instruction to exercise your observational skills and improve your drawing abilities. Each morning you will experience an ever changing variety of form, smell and colour of a diverse botanical collection from tropical to temperate climates. Further information is available
Maximum 8 people. Fee £90. Registration required via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 20 February 2016
Garden Watercolour Workshop: An artistic appreciation of metamorphosis - the beautiful and mysterious lifecycle of butterflies and moths
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Cath Hodsman.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:00pm  
As winter's bite continues into the New Year, all insects are hiding, riding out the extreme weather as either an egg, larva, pupa, or adult. Metamorphosis is one of the truly unique and magical phenomena in the natural world. This watercolour painting workshop will use art to pay homage to this incredible natural transformation. Further information is available
£55. To enrol, please visit the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 5 March 2016
"A Man Who Used to Notice Such Things": The Poetry of Thomas Hardy - Day Course
Organised by Department of English
Philip Lyons.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
This day course will explore and celebrate the range of Hardy's poetry. Using Claire Tomalin's selection Poems of Thomas Hardy, we shall consider the themes into which poems are grouped and discuss individual poems in more detail. Please bring a copy of the book with you. Members of the public are welcome. Information on all courses and how to book.
Fee £30. Advance booking required. To book your place please go to the online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 5 March 2016
Bristol's Romantic Connections - Day Course
Organised by Department of English
Sue Edney.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
This day course celebrates Bristol's Romantic connections in poetry and prose, and in the range of inventive outputs by well-known and less familiar Romantic period Bristolians and their imaginative friends. We will explore how writers like Coleridge, Southey, Ann Yearsley and Mary Robinson made Bristol their vibrant creative backdrop. Members of the public welcome. Information on all courses and how to book.
Fee £30. Advance booking required. To book your place please go to the online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 2 April 2016
Attracting pollinators to your garden
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Steve Collins.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol, BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:30pm  
We all love the hum of bees and pollinators busily working through our gardens, window boxes or allotments. Here, join Botanic Garden tutor, Steve Collins, for a one day workshop helping you to create an insect friendly space. Steve will give hints and tips including planting ideas and creating an insect 'hotel' (materials provided). Further information is available
£40. Booking required via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 10 April 2016 -  Sunday 24 April 2016
Introduction to growing vegetables
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Steve Collins.
The University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 9:30am  
Join Botanic Garden tutor, Steve Collins, for a three week course introducing you to the rewarding world of growing your own vegetables. Steve will cover the whole process of vegetable growing such as planning your site, sowing seed and creating your own compost. The course is theory based and features practical demonstrations. Further information is available
£120. Booking required via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 13 April 2016 -  Wednesday 18 May 2016
Appreciate nature with pencil and paper with Sheena Vallely MA
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Pick Up a Pencil Group, or Pupgroup, is an ever expanding drawing group led by Sheena Vallely who will host this unique drawing course in the grounds of the Botanic Garden.
The University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 11:00am-1:00pm  
With the rapid developments in growth from week to week, there can't be a more exciting time to exhilarate the senses and to experience drawing outdoors. Drawing exercises will promise to mark this pace and your studies will be encouraged to reference this progression. Further information is available
Maximum of 8 people. Fee £70. To enrol in this course, please visit the online shop.  Contact Laura Pugh email: laura.pugh@bristol.ac.uk

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