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Concert / Theatre

Friday 3 March 2017
The Bristol Hornstars
Organised by Department of Music
Dae Hyun Lee, conductor.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
A free evening concert with the Bristol Hornstars, the auditioned big band of the University of Bristol, guaranteed to get your feet tapping with their repertoire of swing, Latin and funk. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 3 March 2017
A Cast of Characters
Organised by Department of Music
Andrew Shore, baritone; Christopher Northam, piano. Followed by a masterclass open to the public.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Baritone Andrew Shore introduces and sings extracts from some of the roles he has performed during an operatic career spanning forty years. His most recent roles with English National Opera, (Beckmesser in Die Meistersinger, Melitone in The Force of Destiny and Major- General Stanley in The Pirates of Penzance) demonstrate the diversity of his repertoire. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 4 March 2017
Bristol University String Orchestra and Wind Orchestra
Organised by Department of Music
Becky Smith and Kieran Reed, conductors. Karl Jenkins: Palladio, Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor, Schubert: String Serenade, Copland: Rodeo, Saturday Night Waltz, plus a student composition.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
The annual collaboration of the BUMS Wind and String Orchestra for a concert with a wide range of repertoire. Further information is available
Tickets: £5/£3 concs (BUMS members free). Tickets sold by BUMS (available on the door).  Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 10 March 2017
Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Experimental contemporary music by composers from Bristol and beyond. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 15 March 2017
Bristol University Singers
Organised by Department of Music
David Bednall and Stephen Rice, directors.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 7:30-9:30pm  
The University Singers present a programme of music for the Lenten season, including Frank Martin's superb Mass, and penitential motets from sixteenth-century Europe. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 17 March 2017
Bristol University Madrigal Ensemble
Organised by Department of Music
Will Wright, conductor.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
The Bristol University Madrigal Ensemble performs a range of choral works, from Italian Madrigals to works by Arvo Part and Benjamin Britten. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 17 March 2017
Bristol University Music Society Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir
Organised by Department of Music
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8. George Owen, conductor. Mozart: Requiem. Will Brockman, conductor.
St George's, Brandon Hill, BS1 5RR, 7:30-9:30pm  
The Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir join forces to perform two masterpieces of the classical era. Further information is available
Tickets: £10/£6 concs/£3 BUMS members available from stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/events.  Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 22 March 2017
Bristol University Chamber Choir
Organised by Department of Music
Will Brockman, conductor.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
The University Chamber Choir presents a programme of music ranging from early Portuguese polyphony to later music by composers such as Robert Pearsall. Includes works by Lobo, Cardoso, Tallis, Victoria, Taverner, Tavener, Rachmaninov, Lindberg, and Pearsall. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 22 March 2017
Bristol University Composition, Arranging and Orchestration Society Variations on a Theme
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
Bristol's composers combine to produce new work based on a single musical theme. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 24 March 2017
Charlotte Rowan, violin; Charlotte Stevenson, piano
Organised by Department of Music
Wieniawski, Polonaise de Concert; Vitali, Chaconne in G Minor; Sarasate, Carmen Fantasy; and works by Bacewicz, Bloch and Shostakovich.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Scottish violinist Charlotte Rowan is one of the most exciting young virtuosi in the UK. She presents a programme of violin pyrotechnics from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 25 March 2017
Choral singers University Choral Society and Symphony Orchestra
Organised by Department of Music
John Pickard, conductor; Eve Daniell, soprano; Kate Howden, alto; Matthew Sandy, tenor; Alexander Learmonth, bass. Elgar: Serenade for Strings, John Pickard: In Sea-Cold Lyonesse, Bruckner: Mass No.3 in F minor.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
The University Choral Society and Symphony Orchestra perform Bruckner's F minor Mass, completed in 1868. Declared 'unsingable' at the time it was written, the work is now recognised as one of Bruckner's greatest achievements. The concert also includes John Pickard's In Sea-Cold Lyonesse, a magical evocation of the legendary sunken town off the Cornish coast. Further information is available
Tickets: balcony £15/£10 concs; stalls £11/£8 concs/£3 UoB students (with presentation of student ID card) available from shop.bris.ac.uk.  Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 26 March 2017
Bristol University Symphonia
Organised by Department of Music
Emily Singh, conductor; Jess Eastwood, soloist.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
John Williams: Suite from Jurassic Park. Gliere: Horn Concerto in B flat major. Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances. Further information is available
Tickets: £6/£5 concs available from bristolsu.org.uk/groups/symphonia/events.  Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 29 March 2017
Contemporary Music for All Bristol
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
A concert of Contemporary Music by CoMA Bristol & MA Composition Students in the Music department. Included will be CoMA commissioned works by top composers plus new works by MA students. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 29 March 2017
Schola Cantorum
Organised by Department of Music
Emma Hornby, director.
St Paul's Church, St Paul's Road, BS8 1LR, 1:15-2:00pm  
Bristol's all-female medieval ensemble performs a range of works from the Middle Ages and beyond. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 30 March 2017
Bristol University Baroque Ensemble
Organised by Department of Music
Ronan Agnew and Callum Anderson, directors.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
Works by M. Praetorius, Courette, Buxtehude, Telemann, Locatelli, and J. S. Bach. Bristol's Baroque Ensemble presents a varied programme including Bach's Harpsichord Concerto BWV 1052 and a concerto for no fewer than four bassoons. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 31 March 2017
Bristol University New Music Ensemble
Organised by Department of Music
Michael Ellison, director.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
The University's contemporary music group, featuring top players from around the university, presents an ode to our embattled earth: In Waves, featuring Per Norgard's Prelude to Breaking (1986), Karen Tanaka's Frozen Horizon and Post-Graduate pieces from winners of the 2016-17 NME competition. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 31 March 2017
Bristol University Jazz Orchestra
Organised by Department of Music
Tyrell Carew, conductor.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
A free evening concert jam-packed with a mixture of classic jazz, swing, pop and funk that is guaranteed to entertain. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 27 April 2017
The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
The 1920 silent classic film with organ soundtrack improvised by David Bednall. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 28 April 2017
Bones Apart
Organised by Department of Music
Helen Vollam, Lorna McDonald, Becky Smith and Jayne Murrill, trombones.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
The quartet Bones Apart has established an international reputation as one of the finest brass groups of the present day. They perform a mixed programme including the winner of a composition competition judged by UoB staff composers. Presented in association with the Life of Breath project. Followed by a workshop open to the public. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 3 May 2017
Bristol Symphonic Winds
Organised by Department of Music
Liam Leonard, conductor. Berlioz: Grande symphonie funebre et triomphiale, arr. Gordon Jacob: William Byrd Suite, Suite from Doctor Who.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Symphonic Winds is excited to be performing Berlioz's Grande symphonie funebre et triomphiale as well as the concert band transcription of the William Byrd Suite. Symphonic Winds continues its passion for showcasing student compositions and film and television works like Tom and Jerry and Suite from Doctor Who. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 5 May 2017
Les Laurentines Francois Couperin: An Exploration
Organised by Department of Music
Victoire Bunel, mezzo-soprano; Charlotte La Thrope, soprano; Julie Pumir, harpsichord; Alice Trocellier, viola da gamba; Francois Couperin: Deuxieme Lecon and Troisieme Lecon de Tenebres. Rafael Marino Arcaro: Psalm 102 (world premiere). Robert Laidlow: Moonfall (world premiere).
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Comprised of students at the Royal Academy of Music, Les Laurentines was born out of a love of French seventeenth century music. This programme explores Francois Couperin's Lecons de Tenebres, the composer's profoundly personal work based on the Lamentations of Jeremiah. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 20 May 2017
Bristol Cathedral Choir and Christ Church Cathedral Choir
Organised by Department of Music
Bristol Cathedral, College Green, BS1 5TJ, 5:30-7:30pm  
Bristol Cathedral Choir and Christ Church Cathedral Choir sing new liturgical compositions inspired by the Old Hispanic liturgy. Directed by Mark Lee and Stephen Darlington. Includes music by Francisco Carbonell, Euchar Gravina, Benedict Todd and Alison Willis. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 8 June 2017
End of Year Concert
Organised by Department of Music
Bristol University Chamber Orchestra: George Owen, conductor. Bristol University Chamber Choir: Will Brockman, conductor. Bristol University Symphony Orchestra: John Pickard, conductor.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
The end-of year concert featuring Bristol University Chamber Orchestra and Choir, and Symphony Orchestra. Join us for a varied programme, including a new work by PhD student Litha Efthymiou and Bax's opulent and romantic Fifth Symphony - a thrilling end to the year's music-making. Further information is available
Tickets: balcony £15/£10 concs; stalls £11/£8 concs/£3 UoB students (with presentation of student ID card) available from shop.bris.ac.uk.  Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

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Conference

Tuesday 28 March 2017
The provision of reasonable adjustments for disabled people by hospital services: getting things changed
Organised by School for Policy Studies
Wills Hall, Wills Lane (off Parrys Lane), Stoke Bishop, BS9 1AE, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A Workshop for Health Professionals and Disabled People. The aim of this workshop is to address the current provision of reasonable adjustments for disabled people by hospital services. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking is required, including details about the day. Deadline for booking, Friday 3 March.  Contact Dr Stuart Read on +44 (0)117 - 331 0471 or stuart.read@bristol.ac.uk

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Exhibition / information stall

Saturday 4 March 2017
Festival of Physics
Organised by School of Physics in partnership with the SW Branch of the Institute of Physics
HH 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!.
Free to attend, but booking is required via the online form, which also includes further information for the day.  Contact for other queries, email: Vincent.Smith@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 13 March 2017
ERC10 @ UOB
Organised by University of Bristol
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 3:00-5:00pm  
On the afternoon of Monday 13 March 2017 the University of Bristol will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the European Research Council (ERC) and our ground-breaking ERC-funded research with an afternoon of talks and demonstrations from some of our ERC grant holders.
Free to attend, but registration required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: Tom.Bowker@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 25 March 2017 -  Sunday 26 March 2017
Museum of the Moon
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 10:00am  
Experience Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon in the Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 25 and 26 March, from 10 am. Luke will be giving talks at 11.30 am and 4.30 pm on Sunday 26 March, and you can sign up for special Moon Tower Tours on the day. Further information is available
Free entry. Register for Moon Tower Tours at the Wills Memorial Building on the day.  Contact Laura Greenwood email: Laura.Greenwood@bristol.ac.uk

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Lecture / talk

Friday 3 March 2017
Drifting with the Tide - My Fifty Years in the Law
Organised by The Richmond Lectures
Lord Nicholas Phillips, British lawyer and former President of the Supreme Court.
Anson Rooms, Bristol SU, 105 Queen's Road, BS8 1LN, 5:30pm  
Lord Nicholas Phillips lecture on his experiences of a career that spans over 35 years. He will use his own experiences as a framework for explaining the separation of powers, the growth of judicial review, the Human Rights Act, the creation of the Supreme Court and its role, culminating in the Brexit decision. Further information is available
Free to students, staff, and the public. Booking is required.  Contact Joshua Mudie on +44 (0)117 - 3315714 or richmond-lectures@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 3 March 2017
What Needs to Be Done to End Global Poverty?
Organised by University of Bristol Law School
Mark Goldring, CEO of Oxfam.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
Oxfam recently reported the 'obscene' fact that just eight men own the same wealth as the poorest half of the world, 3.6 billion people. Mark Goldring, will challenge many to consider how shifts in legal, political, and economic frameworks across the globe contributes to the creation of a more equitable and sustainable human economy.
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: kirstine.dunhill@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 14 March 2017
Adolescent mental health in the digital age
Organised by MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit
Panel includes: Claire Haworth, MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit; Amanda Fayh, Queen Mary, University of London and a representative from Off The Record Bristol.
Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, BS1 5TX, 6:30-8:00pm  
Social and digital media revolutionised the way in which we receive news, stay in touch with friends and connect with the rest of the world. So much coverage recently has concentrated on the negative effects on our mental well-being. But are there ways in which we can use research to enhance the positive outcomes?.
Free to attend, but registration is required via the online form.  Contact Laura Pugh email: laura.pugh@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 14 March 2017
Best of Bristol lecture: The Demise of the Lecture?
Organised by Bristol Students Union
Dr Steven Proud, Senior Teaching Fellow in Economics.
Wills Memorial Building, 1:00-2:00pm  
This lecture, part of the Best of Bristol series, will explore whether lectures remain relevant in an increasingly digital world, and how pedagogical techniques can be used within lectures to enable students to develop higher level skills. Further information is available
Free to attend, Book via Bristol SU shop.  Contact Bristol SU Events email: bristolsu-events@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 14 March 2017
Evolution of the learning brain - Or how we got to be so smart
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Professor Paul Howard-Jones.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:15-7:15pm  
How did learning evolve and what does it mean for how we learn today? Travelling through 3.5 billion years of history, stopping off along the way to visit some distant (and not so distant) relatives. We will discover if, and how they learn - and what this has to do with our own learning processes.
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 33 14439 or e.rossiter@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 14 March 2017
Northern Ireland and the challenges of Brexit
Organised by School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Prof David Phinnemore, Queen's University Belfast.
2D3, Priory Road Complex, Bristol, BS8 1TN, 6:00pm  
Political and media debate on 'Brexit' has paid only limited attention to the particular challenges it poses for Northern Ireland. The lecture will explore these challenges and consider what options there might be for some 'bespoke arrangements' being put in place. This is a Jean Monnet Lecture. Further information is available
FREE and no booking required.  Contact Prof Michelle Cini on +44 (0)117 - 928 8076 or michelle.cini@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 15 March 2017
Shakespeare - you can forget it mate
Organised by Best of Bristol Lectures
Dr Jan Wozniak.
Wills Reception Room, Clifton Hill House, Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1BX, 7:00-8:00pm  
Drawing on a range of contemporary performances specifically for young people, Dr Wozniak will explore the value of performing Shakespeare in an age of increasing populism and distrust of experts. He will consider how trust, collaboration and the materiality of performance is central to empowering young people to engage with, enjoy and challenge Shakespeare.
Free to attend, but booking is required.  Contact for other queries, email: bristolsu-events@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 16 March 2017
Friends lecture and AGM: Romans and roses: a personal history of Italian gardens
Organised by The Botanic Garden
James Bolton.
The Frank Theatre, Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 7:00-9:00pm  
The lecture explores the development of Italian gardens from the Emperor Hadrian's 2nd century garden at Tivoli, which provided inspiration and building materials for generations of architects and garden makers. Further information is available
The AGM will start at 7pm and the lecture at 7.30pm and 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

Thursday 16 March 2017
Richmond Lecture Series: The search for control in the age of internationalism
Organised by University of Bristol
Hilary Benn MP.
Anson Rooms, Bristol Students Union, 105 Queen's Road, 6:00pm  
In a fast-changing world in which voters are looking for more control and certainty, how can we find the right balance between this strong political force and the continuing need for international co-operation. In this lecture, the Rt Hon Hilary Benn will reflect on this new global challenge. Further information is available
All welcome. Places can be booked via the Students Union.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 3315714 or richmond-lectures@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 17 March 2017
Have I seen you somewhere before? How the brain enables recognition and remembrance of things past
Organised by School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Professor Clea Warburton.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
While we may complain about the fallibility of our memories, especially when trying to put a name to a face, we actually have an enormous capacity for retaining information over long periods of time. Our accumulated memories not only form our autobiography, but also guide our future actions and are fundamental to our personal identity.
Free to attend, but booking is required. A drinks reception will follow the lecture.  Contact for other queries, email: phph-adminsupport@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 19 March 2017
Curator's Tour of the Botanic Garden
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:30am-12:00pm  
Join an inspiring two hour special tour of the Garden with the Curator, Nicholas Wray, at 10.30. 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
Free to Friends and Students. Visitors £5.50. Please meet at Welcome Lodge.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 20 March 2017
How does ice form? (It's cooler than you think)
Organised by Best of Bristol Lectures
Professor Walther Schwarzacher.
Orchard Heights, City Centre, 7:00-8:00pm  
Ice can be beautiful, useful, or dangerous. It is also surprisingly complicated. In particular, getting ice from water isn't just a matter of cooling it below zero degrees Celsius. This lecture will take you to an answer, pausing on the way to consider subjects ranging from fish to desert dust.
Free to attend, but booking is required.  Contact for other queries, email: bristolsu-events@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 21 March 2017
Out of the echo chamber: Listening to voices from the past
Organised by Best of Bristol Lectures
Dr Gareth Griffiths.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 1:00-2:00pm  
By taking time to listen hard to voices from the past, and from the present, that see the world differently from each of us, we can all develop an increased awareness of difference, and an ability to engage productively with viewpoints that differ markedly from our own.
Free to attend, but booking is required.  Contact for other queries, email: bristolsu-events@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 23 March 2017
Monsters, maniacs, or ordinary people?
Organised by Best of Bristol Lectures
Dr Torsten Michel.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 1:00-2:00pm  
Episodes of politically motivated mass violence abound in the contemporary world. The Holocaust was seen as a crime that should happen 'never again', yet has been persistently haunting international politics 'over and over again'. This lecture explores the challenges of explaining perpetrator behaviour and its central role in devising successful measures for pre-emption and intervention.
Free to attend, but booking is required.  Contact for other queries, email: bristolsu-events@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 23 March 2017
Design - the world's first universal language
Organised by Best of Bristol Lectures
Dr Duncan Boa.
Wills Conference Centre, Wills Hall, Stoke Bishop, 7:00-8:00pm  
From the first cave paintings through to 3D printing, the language of design has shaped the world we live in. Our ability to communicate and share our ideas is dependent on us speaking the same language. This talk will describe how the language of design has evolved and continues to do so.
Free to attend, but booking is required.  Contact for other queries, email: bristolsu-events@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 23 March 2017
What are universities for in a post - truth world?
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Nello Cristianini (Computer Science, Bristol), Malcolm Fairbrother (Geographical Sciences, Bristol), Gemma Moss (Education, UCL) and Antonia Walford (Anthropology, UCL).
Hepple Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SS, 12:30-2:30pm  
Recent developments in politics and public culture have been signalling a moment of crisis in the notions of expertise and creation of knowledge. We will examine the usefulness of the concept of post-truth in the understanding of emerging practices and regimes of knowledge.
All welcome. No booking required. Refreshments will be served from 12.30pm, with the panel discussion starting at 1.00pm.  Contact for other queries, email: dulce.rodriguez@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 28 March 2017
The Regions and Reach of Modernism
Organised by BIRTHA
Dr Don Share.
Lecture Theatre 1, 43 Woodland Road, 1:00pm  
This lunchtime lecture will argue that though ordinarily seen as an international movement, modernist poetry can now be understood as a confluence of regionalisms writ large. Cases in point: Basil Bunting, Lorine Niedecker, and W.S. Graham who, alongside their better-known peers T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, and Louis Zukofsky. Further information is available
All welcome, free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, email: jessica.wedlake@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 28 March 2017
Don't kiss and tell: The secrets of oral disease
Organised by Best of Bristol Lectures
Dr Rachel Cowie.
The Orangery, Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1BH, 7:00-8:00pm  
The mouth can be a crystal ball for all sorts of diseases going on in the rest of your body - from herpes to diabetes, anaemia to coeliac disease. This lecture will explore the myriad of different signs dentists look for and teach you how to recognise the things that may be cause for concern.
Free to attend, but booking is required.  Contact for other queries, email: bristolsu-events@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 28 March 2017
How are we still alive?
Organised by Best of Bristol Lectures
Dr Tristan Cogan.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 1:00-2:00pm  
Every outbreak of a new disease prompts dire warnings of a coming pandemic of disease. Why do bacteria and viruses that run rampant through the population when they first emerge seem to eventually settle down into a comfortable middle age, and how do bacterial evolution and human behaviour interact to stop the apocalypse coming?.
Free to attend, but booking is required.  Contact for other queries, email: bristolsu-events@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 29 March 2017
A public conversation with editor, poet, and translator Don Share
Organised by BIRTHA
Dr Don Share.
Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
This event will consist of a reading and moderated conversation with Dr. Don Share, touching on topics including his work as a translator, poet, and editor. Questions will be welcomed from the audience following a discussion led by Dr Rebecca Kosick (Bristol). Further information is available
All welcome, free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, email: jessica.wedlake@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 29 March 2017
IAS BMVP Sun-Jin Yun Public Lecture: Giving green teeth to the Tiger? A critique of 'green growth' in South Korea
Organised by Cabot Institute and School for Policy Studies with support by Institute for for Advanced Studies
Professor Yun of Seoul National University is one of the lead authorities on Green Economy, Green Growth, Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development in Korea. Her work is relevant to all who are concerned with political economy, urban planning, social and environmental policy, environmental management and engineering for sustainability.
Peel Lecture Theatre, 2:00-4:00pm  
Professor Yun believes that climate change and the recent Fukushima nuclear accident are messages from nature indicating the unsustainability of growth-oriented economic development. She believes that we need to respond to these messages with sincere reflection and active practice for change. Further information is available
Booking is available on the Cabot Institute event page.  Contact Karen Bell email: karen.bell@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 29 March 2017
Autism awareness event
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Room 2.26, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1JA, 5:00-7:00pm  
The Graduate School of Education at the University of Bristol is holding Autism Acceptance events in conjunction with Autism Awareness Week. Open to teachers, practitioners and the general public, our panel of experienced practitioner-trainers and academics, with research and experience-based ideas for trying out in the classroom and beyond. Further information is available
Free to attend, but registration is required. Attendants will receive free info-sheets and handouts on evidenced-based Apps, and strategies to support language, communication and learning.  Contact for other queries, email: shu.yau@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 30 March 2017
Hot and dangerous: The tropical history of Bristol
Organised by Best of Bristol Lectures
Dr Mary Benton.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 1:00-2:00pm  
Geologists can prove that Bristol once lay south of the Equator and has tracked northwards for the past 700 million years. Working through cliffs, quarries and cuttings it is possible to reconstruct environments very different from those seen today, including arid plains, tropical seas, an explosive volcano and coal forests.
Free to attend, but booking is required.  Contact for other queries, email: bristolsu-events@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 20 April 2017
Friends' special lecture: The development of Denver Botanic Garden
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Panayoti Kelaidis, Senior Curator and Director of Outreach, Denver Botanic Gardens, Colorado, USA.
Frank Theatre Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 7:30pm  
The plantings at Denver Botanic Gardens are only a half century old, but they have become one of the largest collections of plants in the US. In its half century of existence, the Gardens have had a meteoric impact on public gardening. In his talk Panayoti hopes to share a few of their secrets!. Further information is available
All welcome. 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

Tuesday 25 April 2017
A sustainable West of England? Metro Mayor hustings
Organised by University of Bristol in association with Bristol Green Capital Partnership
The candidates confirmed to take part so far are: Aaron Foot, UK Independence Party; Darren Hall, Green Party; Lesley Mansell, Labour Part and Stephen Williams, Liberal Democrat Party.
Priory Road Lecture Theatre, Priory Road Complex, 12 Priory Road, Clifton, BS8 1TU, 6:30-8:30pm  
To ensure environmental sustainability is high on the agenda of the new West of England metro mayor, Bristol Green Capital Partnership is hosting a 'metro mayor' hustings in the run-up to the election on 4 May. This event will offer an opportunity to hear from the candidates on their environmental sustainability policies. Further information is available
All welcome and free to attend, but registration is required, which includes further information on the event.  Contact for other queries, email: contact@bristolgreencapital.org

Tuesday 25 April 2017
The first Sir Jeremy Morse IGRCT lecture - Did Aristotle recognise aesthetic emotion?
Organised by Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Professor David Konstan.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 5:00-6:30pm  
Aristotle famously affirms, in the Poetics, that the emotions proper to tragedy are pity and fear. But are these aesthetic emotions, that is, responses to a work of art as such? Professor Konstan suggests that they are, and that properly understood Aristotle's view offers an important insight into the nature of art and emotion.
Free to attend, but registration required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: jessica.wedlake@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 27 April 2017
Annual Alumni Association Lecture: Reflections on life as a senior civil servant
Organised by Development and Alumni Relations
Margaret Aldred CB CBE (BSc Geography 1975).
School of Chemistry Lecture Theatre 1, Cantock's Close, Bristol BS8 1TS, 6:30-7:00pm  
Margaret will reflect on her experiences as a civil servant, working as a senior female in the MOD and her role as the Secretary of the Iraq Inquiry - including the purpose, choices, conduct and conclusions of such a politically controversial Inquiry. The lecture will be followed by drinks and a buffet. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking is required via Eventbrite.  Contact Charles Gunter email: alumni-events@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 2 May 2017
Inaugural lecture: Life in a noisy world - how animals use and respond to sound
Organised by School of Biological Sciences
Professor Andy Radford.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:15-7:15pm  
This talk will explore ways in which this acoustic environment is of fundamental importance to animal behaviour. Considering the use of vocalisations to mediate both social conflict and cooperative actions, show that animals eavesdrop on the vocal signals of other species, and discuss how noise produced by human activities can have an impact on wildlife.
All welcome and free to attend. Booking required via the online form. There will be a drinks reception following the lecture.  Contact for other queries, email: Claire.Evans@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 3 May 2017
Anne Spencer Memorial Lecture | The Role of Faith in Social Change Movements
Organised by the Multifaith Chaplaincy
Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 6:00-7:30pm  
Ruth has committed to bringing Stonewall even deeper into communities, engaging with groups from different ethnicities, religions and geographies. She is a practising Roman Catholic and has spoken out in favour of bridging the gap between faith leaders and LGBT communities. Further information on the Multifaith Chaplaincy website
Admission free, but booking required.  Contact Clotilde Barberon on +44 (0)117 - 954 6600 or multifaith-chaplaincy@bristol.ac.uk

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Open day / tour

Wednesday 22 March 2017
Volunteer open morning
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-12:00pm  
The University of Bristol Botanic Garden is run by a small team of staff and an army of volunteers. Between them they take tours, deliver leaflets, run and operate the Welcome Lodge, help in the cafe, produce our newsletter, work in the office, steward events, organise open gardens and of course help with the horticulture. Further information is available
If you would like to find out more about volunteering at the Botanic Garden, join us for our volunteer open morning. All are welcome, whatever your skills, for a cup of tea, biscuit and a chat and maybe you could join our team!.  Contact to book, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 8 April 2017
Early Morning Bird Song
Organised by External Estates
Mike Johnson, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 7:30-9:00am  
Join our Ornithologist from Bristol Naturalists' Society to identify birds from their sounds and songs on a stroll around University gardens, grounds and woodland. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Please note the early start time!. Book your place using the University online shop.
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 14 April 2017 -  Monday 17 April 2017
Easter sculpture festival and quilting exhibition
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol, BS9 1JG, 10:00am-5:00pm  
Sumptuous quilts in jewelled colours, stained glass sailing boats drifting through sea glass, a bronze Rambeaux with attitude, calligraphy inspired ceramics, and quirky foliage sculptures swaying in the breeze are just a few of the highlights of this year's Festival. Further information is available
There will be refreshments, tours of the garden, plants and book sales. Adults £6.00. Free to Friends, university staff and children under 18.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 22 April 2017
Early Evening Bird Song
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Area, 6:30-8:00pm  
Join our local expert from Bristol Naturalists' Society to identify birds from their sounds and songs on a stroll around the University gardens, grounds and woodland. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Please note the start time!. To book:
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 5 May 2017
Light Trapping & Insects
Organised by External Estates
Ray Barnett, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Halls of Residence, 9:00-10:30pm  
Join our Entomologist from Bristol Naturalists' Society and learn to recognise a range of moths and other insects in this historic setting. Trapping equipment will be supplied but please bring a torch. This is a static event and is weather dependent. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Please note the late start time!. Book your place using the University online shop.
£3.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 6 May 2017
Early Morning Bird Song
Organised by External Estates
Mike Johnson, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Area, 7:30-9:00am  
Join our Ornithologist from Bristol Naturalists' Society to identify birds from their sounds and songs on a stroll around University gardens, grounds and woodland. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Please note the early start time!. Book your place using the University online shop.
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 7 May 2017
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
Angela Nutbrown.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 3:00-4:30pm  
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 about the history of the house and the changes that have taken place. No entry to the house. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Book your place using the University online shop.
£10.00 per person to include Historic Gardens Book.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 9 May 2017
Tree Gazing in Royal Fort Garden - Lunchtime Event
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Royal Fort Garden, Clifton, Bristol, 12:30-1:30pm  
Take a break - Join our local naturalist from Bristol Naturalists' Society for an educational stroll around this historic setting whist identifying many rare and native species. Booking essential as numbers are limited. The event will last approximately 1 hour. Book your place using the University online shop.
£3.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 14 May 2017
Insect Detection
Organised by External Estates
Ray Barnett, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Area, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our Entomologist from Bristol Naturalists' Society and learn to recognise a range of moths and insects whilst taking a leisurely stroll around the University gardens, grounds and woodland. Equipment will be provided. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Book your place using the University online shop.
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 21 May 2017
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 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 that have taken place. No entry to the house. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Bookings using the using the University online shop.
£10.00 per person to include Historic Gardens Book.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 4 June 2017
Specialist Garden History Tour of Royal Fort Garden
Organised by External Estates
Angela Nutbrown.
Royal Fort Garden, Clifton, 11:00am-12:30pm  
This tour will provide a historical overview of the changes in the landscape over four centuries on the site. Visualise Humphrey Repton's landscape and view the University Centenary art installation. No access to the house. Book your place using the University online shop.
£10.00 per person to include Historic Gardens Book.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 12 June 2017
Urban Nature Detective - Royal Fort Garden
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Royal Fort Garden, Clifton, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our local naturalist, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of flora and fauna in this historic urban garden with Richard's wealth of knowledge. Please note there is no access to the house. Full details will be given on booking. Book your place using the University online shop.
£3.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 15 June 2017
Urban Nature Detective - Royal Fort Garden
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Royal Fort Garden, Clifton, 5:30-7:00pm  
Join our local naturalist, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of flora and fauna in this historic urban garden with Richard's wealth of knowledge.. Please note there is no access to the house. Full details will be given on booking. Book your place using the University online shop.
£3.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 2 July 2017
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 in this historic site and visit the renowned grotto and other garden follies around the site whilst learning the history of the house and about the changes that have taken place. No entry to the house. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Book your place using the University online shop.
£10.00 per person to include Historic Gardens Book.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 30 July 2017
Flowers, Nectar, Pollen and Pollinators
Organised by External Estates
Richard Comont, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop/Botanic Garden, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our expert, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, on an educational and enjoyable stroll, to discover the diverse range of flora and fauna in many different habitats within University gardens, grounds and woodland. There may be access to part of the University Botanic Garden (time permitting). Full details on booking. Book your place using the University online shop.
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 6 August 2017
Urban Nature Detective - Stoke Bishop
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Royal Fort Garden, Clifton, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our local naturalist, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of flora and fauna around University gardens, grounds and woodland with Richard's wealth of knowledge. No access to the house. Full details will be given on booking. Book your place using the University online shop.
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 13 August 2017
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 in this historic site and visit the renowned grotto and other garden follies around the site whilst learning about the history of the house and the changes that have taken place. No entry to the house. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Book your place using the University online shop.
£10.00 per person to include Historic Gardens Book.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 10 September 2017
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 about the history of the house and the changes that have taken place. No entry to the house. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Book your place using the University online shop.
£10.00 per person to include Historic Gardens Book.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 29 September 2017
Bat Detection in Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
David Brown, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 7:15-9:00pm  
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 this historic setting. Detectors provided. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Please bring a torch. Book your place using the University online shop.
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 13 October 2017
Bat Detection in Stoke Bishop
Organised by External Estates
David Brown, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Area, 6:45-8:30pm  
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 as we stroll around University gardens, grounds and woodland. Equipment provided. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Please bring a torch. Book your place using the University online shop.
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 22 October 2017
Awesome Autumn - Stoke Bishop
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Halls of Residence, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our local naturalist, 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. Book your place using the University online shop.
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

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Seminar

Tuesday 14 March 2017
Microtonal Guitar Music
Organised by Department of Music
Tolgahan Cogulu, Visiting Research Fellow, Bristol.
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 28 March 2017
Imagined Worlds: Difference, Tones and Timbres in my music
Organised by Department of Music
Julian Anderson, Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 25 April 2017
Musicology research student presentations
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 2 May 2017
Old Hispanic Office Project Report led by Emma Hornby
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

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Sport

Saturday 18 March 2017
The Varsity Series Boat Race
Organised by University of Bristol Sport
Bristol's Floating Harbour. Starting at the Pump House, finish line at Prince Street Bridge., 11:00am-3:00pm  
The oldest event within the series and this year's series opener, held in the floating harbour. Both Boat clubs are ranked within the top 10 universities in the UK, so be prepared for a photo finish. A series of 10 races between UWEBC & UBBC, including Men's & Women's Alumni races. Further information is available
Free to attend, no ticket required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 928 7924 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 22 March 2017
Varsity Colour Run (4k)
Organised by University of Bristol Sport
UWE Frenchay Campus, North Entrance, BS34 8QZ, 4:00-6:00pm  
New this year, a fun event that everyone can get involved in, no matter how far you can run. Included with entry ticket are a Varsity Colour Run t-shirt & sunglasses. For the first time in Varsity history, partnership schools will be participating as well as students, staff, alumni & community fundraisers. Further information is available
Advance booking required. Tickets on sale from 13 Feb.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 928 7924 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 23 March 2017 -  Friday 24 March 2017
Varsity Darts (& after party)
Organised by University of Bristol Sport
Walkabout, 40 Corn Street, BS1 1HQ, 7:00pm-2:00am  
With a professional darts compere and the best athletes each University has to offer, Varsity Darts promises a fun night for all. With a live feed to multiple TV screens around the venue, discounted food & drinks, prizes for the best fancy dress & an after party thrown in for good measure. Further information is available
Advance booking required. Standing only £5, on the door £8, VIP booths £10. Tickets on sale from 13 Feb.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 928 7924 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 24 March 2017
Varsity Series: Friday Night Lights
Organised by University of Bristol Sport
Coombe Dingle Sports Complex, Coombe Lane, BS9 2BJ, 5:30-10:00pm  
American Football & Lacrosse combine to launch a new style event. Held under floodlights, with an additional alumni special event, there will be a series of fixtures happening at the venue throughout the evening. Is this the year that Bristol Barracuda's finally overturn the UWE Bullets?. Further information is available
Advance booking recommended. £5 in advance, £7 on the gate. Tickets on sale from 13 Feb.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 928 7924 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 26 March 2017
Varsity Basketball
Organised by University of Bristol Sport
SGS College - WISE Campus, New Rd, BS34 8LP, 3:30-9:30pm  
Last year's event will be remembered for its nail-biting finale. With its electric atmosphere and only 750 seats available, this event is sure to sell out, so get in early and whatever you do, don't forget to wear maroon!. Further information is available
Advance booking recommended. £6 in advance, £8 on the door. Tickets on sale from 13 Feb.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 928 7924 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 29 March 2017
Varsity Day
Organised by University of Bristol Sport
Multiple venues, see website for programme, 10:30am-9:00pm  
Since its inception in 2003, this event has gone from strength to strength and has become a massive festival of sport within the City. Split over nine venues, with over 1,100 athletes in 122 teams, competing in 27 sports. Programme of events available on our website from 1/03. Further information is available
Free to attend, no ticket required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 928 7924 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 30 March 2017
Varsity Rugby
Organised by University of Bristol Sport
Ashton Gate, Ashton Rd, BS3 2EJ, 6:00-10:00pm  
Arguably the region's most hallowed sport, Rugby, is being showcased this year in the City's largest and most prestigious venue, the newly renovated Ashton Gate Stadium. With special guests and alumni to feature, this event is not to be missed!. Further information is available
Advance booking recommended. £6 advance, £8 on the gate.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 928 7924 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 12 May 2017
Varsity Football
Organised by University of Bristol Sport
Ashton Gate, Ashton Rd, BS3 2EJ, 5:00-10:00pm  
The closing event of this year's series. All four teams have some exceptional quality players within their ranks, but which university will win? The Varsity series will come to a close after the final whistle, where the winning University Elected Officer will be awarded the Varsity cup. Further information is available
Advance booking recommended. £6 advance, £8 on the gate. Tickets on sale 13 Feb.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 928 7924 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

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Workshop

Wednesday 11 January 2017 -  Wednesday 15 March 2017
The Monthly Read: "Spaces and Places" Short Course
Organised by Department of English
Stephen Derry.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 1:30-4:00pm  
This course aims to be an enjoyable literary experience for readers who wish to share their ideas. We will explore and discuss three works from the Nineteenth Century in which locations and interiors play significant roles. Jane Austen - Mansfield Park, Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone and Thomas Hardy - A Laodicean. Further information is available
Fee £105. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 4 March 2017
Writing for Radio
Organised by Department of English
Rachel Bentham.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
Learn useful scriptwriting techniques that help with planning and developing scenes. We'll explore character using some interactive exercises and go through the basics of plotting a radio play. Come with ideas as we will be writing script. Further information is available
Fee £35. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 4 March 2017

Please note, this event has been cancelled.

The City in African Literature

Organised by Department of English
Kate Haines.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
How do the novels of post-millennial African writers construct and connect with the cities of Lagos, Nairobi, London and New York? How is technology changing the way in which the city is experienced?. Further information is available
Fee £35. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 4 March 2017

Please note, this event has been cancelled.

Revolutionary Shakespeare - Power and political spin

Organised by Department of English
Patrick Ashby.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
What can we learn about democracy and political change from the bloody and enthralling Coriolanus, Richard II and The Rape of Lucrece. Further information is available
Fee £35. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 4 March 2017
Literature and the Environment
Organised by Department of English
Sue Edney.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
What concerned 19th and 20th Century novelists and poets? How does poetry relate itself to populations, technologies, economies and natural surroundings? Does 'New Nature Writing' support practical behavioural influence for the better?. Further information is available
Fee £35. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 4 March 2017

Please note, this event has been cancelled.

American Politics and the Cult of Personality - Donald Trump's 2016 presidential election battle has been like no other.

Organised by Department of English
Peter Sloane.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
How have Sinclair Lewis 'It Can't Happen Here' and Joan Didion 'Democracy' explored the problems of American politics and the cult of personality? Discuss texts on democracy and power by Thomas Paine, de Tocqueville and Machiavelli. Further information is available
Fee £35. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 1 April 2017
How to shoot spring pictures - Photography workshop with Graham Parish
Organised by The Botanic Garden
The University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:30pm  
Join Graham for a guided walk around the Botanic Garden to identify points of interest before an opportunity to capture images with guidance from the tutor. The day will conclude with an informal, friendly discussion of your selected images and a chance to ask questions. Further information is available
Cost: £45. Booking via the online shop. Anyone wishing to improve their digital outdoor photography should benefit from this day. An understanding of the basics of photography would be an advantage.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 5 April 2017 -  Friday 7 April 2017
BQIT (Bristol Quantum Information Technologies) Workshop
Organised by QET Labs
Aephraim Steinberg (University of Toronto) Akira Furusawa (University of Tokyo) Alex Lvovsky (University of Calgary) Gerald Buller (Heriot Watt University) Joshua Nunn (University of Bath) Marco Liscidini (University of Pavia) Marek Zukowski (University of Gdansk) Martin Plenio (University of Ulm) Michael Bremner (University of Technology Sydney) and more.
M Shed, Princes Wharf, 9:30am  
The Bristol Quantum Information Technologies Workshop will return from the 5-7 April 2017 with a new programme of speakers and panellists bringing you everything you need to know about the emerging field of Quantum Technology. BQIT Website
Registration is required for full workshop: £125, Evening meals: £50 each.  Contact Holly Caskie on +44 (0)117 - 3940112 or bqit-admin@bristol.ac.uk

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