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Ceremony

Monday 6 February 2017
The Richmond Lectures: Walter Kammerling "Escape to Life"
Organised by The Richmond Lectures
Walter Kammerling.
Anson Rooms, Bristol SU, Queen's Road, 6:00pm, 6:00-8:00pm  
Walter Kammerling, holocaust survivor and child refugee from Nazi Austria, will be telling his story of his experiences in Austria as a child and of the 'Kindertransport' through which he was evacuated to Britain. 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

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Concert / Theatre

Wednesday 1 February 2017
Paper Birds: In a Thousand Pieces
Organised by Dept of Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
'In a Thousand Pieces' sees events and voices unpacked from battered and bruised suitcases by battered and bruised women; whilst their stories take on new shapes and forms exploring the epidemic of sex slavery. Tickets available here
Tickets £9 / £5 concessions.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 3 February 2017
Peter Hill, piano
Organised by Department of Music
J.S. Bach, Goldberg Variations BWV 988.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Peter Hill, Professor of Music at Sheffield University, tackles one of the all-time greats of the keyboard repertoire, Bach's virtuosic Goldberg Variations. Followed by a masterclass open to the public. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 4 February 2017
Kemtiyu: Seex Anta - Cheikh Anta
Organised by BIRTHA
Screening followed by Q&A with Director/Producer, chaired by Roger Griffith (Ujima Radio).
Watershed Cinema, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX, 12:00-2:15pm  
This landmark documentary tells the story of Cheikh Anta Diop, a man who fought his whole life to restore historical awareness and dignity to Africa. Diop remains a significant but also controversial figure in Senegal and further afield for the views he espoused on African history, African languages, and the origins of humanity. Further information is available
Tickets available to book via the Watershed - £5 each. Details of the London premiere on 3 February is also available.  Contact for other queries, email: jessica.wedlake@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 5 February 2017
Kokoro Ensemble
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
Kokoro Ensemble directed by Mark Forkgen perform new music for chamber ensemble, inspired by the Old Hispanic liturgy. Includes music by Mauro Agagliate, Miranda Driessen, David Greenhorne, Matias Vestergard Hansen and premières of specially commissioned works by Neal Farwell and John Pickard. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 8 February 2017
Joanna Griffin: Bricking It
Organised by Dept of Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
Meet Patrick Griffin. 72. Irish. Builder. Father. Stand-up?? Bricking It will see writer/performer, Joanna Griffin swap jobs with her dad, Pat, to see what it really means to walk in another (wo)man's shoes. Tickets available here
Tickets £9 / £5 concessions.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 10 February 2017
Bristol University Composition, Arranging and Orchestration Society
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Miniatures: a programme of short pieces by Bristol students. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 11 February 2017
Bristol University Chamber and Symphony Orchestra
Organised by Department of Music
Bristol University Chamber Orchestra: George Owen, conductor; Amanda Garcia Fernandez-Escarzaga, piano. Dvorak: Legends Nos. 1-3, Op.59, Chopin: Variations on La ci darem la mano, Op.2, and the premiere of a student composition. Bristol University Symphony Orchestra: Neal Farwell, conductor. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6, "Pathetique", Op.74.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
Bristol University Chamber Orchestra showcases the talent of our students with the winners of this year's composition and concerto competitions, coupled with movements from Dvorak's charming suite of orchestral miniatures. They are joined by Symphony Orchestra, who bring the lyricism, fire and tragedy of Tchaikovsky's final symphony, the much-loved "Pathetique". 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

Wednesday 22 February 2017
Louise Orwin: A Girl and a Gun
Organised by Dept of Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
This is a show about girls and guns. It's a show that asks two people to take to the stage and play out a film script. It's a show that asks what it means to be a 'hero', what it means to be a plot device, and what it means to watch. Tickets available here
Tickets £9 / £5 concessions.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 22 February 2017
Bernstein's Candide
Organised by Bristol University Operatic Society
Director, Tilly Shoul; Producer, Helena Napier; Musical Director, Will Whiting; Candide, Alex Robinson; Cunegonde, Eleanor Leaper; Dr. Pangloss, Jamie Rahman.
Winston Theatre, Richmond Building, BS8 1LN, 7:30-9:30pm  
Energetic, colourful, and highly philosophical, the operetta sees the optimistic Candide run into all sorts of misfortune as he treks across half of Europe and South America in order to reunite with his true love, Cunegonde. He encounters various characters along the way, each contributing to the hilarity and outrageousness of the whole fiasco. Further information is available
Tickets: £10/£8 students/£4 BOpS members Saturday Matinee: £8/£6 students/ £4 BOpS members Saturday Gala: £15/£10 students/ £8 BOpS members.  Contact Bristol University Operatic Society email: bristoluniversitybops@gmail.com

Thursday 23 February 2017
Bernstein's Candide
Organised by Bristol University Operatic Society
Director, Tilly Shoul; Producer, Helena Napier; Musical Director, Will Whiting; Candide, Alex Robinson; Cunegonde, Eleanor Leaper; Dr. Pangloss, Jamie Rahman.
Winston Theatre, Richmond Building, BS8 1LN, 7:30-9:30pm  
Energetic, colourful, and highly philosophical, the operetta sees the optimistic Candide run into all sorts of misfortune as he treks across half of Europe and South America in order to reunite with his true love, Cunegonde. He encounters various characters along the way, each contributing to the hilarity and outrageousness of the whole fiasco. Further information is available
Tickets: £10/£8 students/£4 BOpS members Saturday Matinee: £8/£6 students/ £4 BOpS members Saturday Gala: £15/£10 students/ £8 BOpS members.  Contact Bristol University Operatic Society email: bristoluniversitybops@gmail.com

Friday 24 February 2017
Bernstein's Candide
Organised by Bristol University Operatic Society
Director, Tilly Shoul; Producer, Helena Napier; Musical Director, Will Whiting; Candide, Alex Robinson; Cunegonde, Eleanor Leaper; Dr. Pangloss, Jamie Rahman.
Winston Theatre, Richmond Building, BS8 1LN, 7:30-9:30pm  
Energetic, colourful, and highly philosophical, the operetta sees the optimistic Candide run into all sorts of misfortune as he treks across half of Europe and South America in order to reunite with his true love, Cunegonde. He encounters various characters along the way, each contributing to the hilarity and outrageousness of the whole fiasco. Further information is available
Tickets: £10/£8 students/£4 BOpS members Saturday Matinee: £8/£6 students/ £4 BOpS members Saturday Gala: £15/£10 students/ £8 BOpS members.  Contact Bristol University Operatic Society email: bristoluniversitybops@gmail.com

Friday 24 February 2017
Helen Reid, piano
Organised by Department of Music
Messiaen: La colombe. Ravel: Oiseaux tristes. Messiaen: Petites esquisses d'oiseaux (selection). Rameau: Le rappel des oiseaux. Debussy: Poissons d'or. Dutilleux: Au gre des ondes. Debussy: L'isle joyeuse.
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 25 February 2017
Bernstein's Candide
Organised by Bristol University Operatic Society
Director, Tilly Shoul; Producer, Helena Napier; Musical Director, Will Whiting; Candide, Alex Robinson; Cunegonde, Eleanor Leaper; Dr. Pangloss, Jamie Rahman.
Winston Theatre, Richmond Building, BS8 1LN, 7:30-9:30pm  
Energetic, colourful, and highly philosophical, the operetta sees the optimistic Candide run into all sorts of misfortune as he treks across half of Europe and South America in order to reunite with his true love, Cunegonde. He encounters various characters along the way, each contributing to the hilarity and outrageousness of the whole fiasco. Further information is available
Tickets: £10/£8 students/£4 BOpS members Saturday Matinee: £8/£6 students/ £4 BOpS members Saturday Gala: £15/£10 students/ £8 BOpS members.  Contact Bristol University Operatic Society email: bristoluniversitybops@gmail.com

Saturday 25 February 2017
Bernstein's Candide
Organised by Bristol University Operatic Society
Director, Tilly Shoul; Producer, Helena Napier; Musical Director, Will Whiting; Candide, Alex Robinson; Cunegonde, Eleanor Leaper; Dr. Pangloss, Jamie Rahman.
Winston Theatre, Richmond Building, BS8 1LN, 2:00-4:00pm  
Energetic, colourful, and highly philosophical, the operetta sees the optimistic Candide run into all sorts of misfortune as he treks across half of Europe and South America in order to reunite with his true love, Cunegonde. He encounters various characters along the way, each contributing to the hilarity and outrageousness of the whole fiasco. Further information is available
Tickets: £10/£8 students/£4 BOpS members Saturday Matinee: £8/£6 students/ £4 BOpS members Saturday Gala: £15/£10 students/ £8 BOpS members.  Contact Bristol University Operatic Society email: bristoluniversitybops@gmail.com

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

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

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 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

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

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
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
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

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

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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Debate

Tuesday 7 February 2017
LGBT+ History Month: A History of LGBT+ identities in Bristol and the UK
Organised by LGBT+ Staff Network
Link Room 1+2 of the Arts Complex (3-5 Woodland Road), 6:00pm  
As a part of our LGBT+ History Month celebrations, the University and Bristol SU is hosting a panel discussion focusing on national and local LGBT+ History. There will be an opening talk by Jonathan Cooper, celebrating 2017 as the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK. Further information is available
No need to book, just come along on the day.  Contact Christina Harris email: christina.harris@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

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Lecture / talk

Sunday 5 February 2017
Curator's February tour - Wing your way to the tropics without leaving home!
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Nick Wray.
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 in winter. February has much to offer with the promise of Spring so close. The fragrant plum blossom of Prunus mume will welcome visitors to the entrance and from there look out for snowdrops, winter aconites and crocus through the Garden. 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

Friday 10 February 2017
Post-Crisis Europe and Brexit
Organised by School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Dr Molly Scott Cato, Bristol's Green MEP.
2D3, Social Sciences Complex, Priory Road, BS8 1TN, 5:00pm  
Molly joined the Green Party in 1988 and has worked for the party at all levels. For the past 15 years she has spoken for the Green Party on economics and finance. This is a Jean Monnet lecture. Further information is available
FREE and no booking required.  Contact Prof Michelle Cini on +44 (0)117 - 9288076 or michelle.cini@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 16 February 2017
Jerry Morris Memorial Lecture: Making early years spaces active places
Professor Dianne Ward of The University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health.
Room 2D3 Priory Road Complex Priory Road, BS8 1TU, 5:30-7:00pm  
Professor Ward?s research focuses on the prevention of obesity through school and community-based, multilevel interventions that promote physical activity and healthy eating. Included in her research are efforts to understand the determinants of physical activity and healthy eating in children, and strategies for measuring the nutrition and physical activity characteristics of organizational settings. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking is required via the online form. The evening will include a prize-giving. He The lecture and prize-giving will be followed by a drinks and light finger buffet at the same venue.  Contact for other queries, email: Hollie.Richards@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 16 February 2017
Iridescence in plants
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Matt Jacobs, Researcher, University of Bristol Biological Sciences.
Frank Theatre Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 7:30-9:00pm  
In a biological context, the term iridescence describes colours which change with the viewing angle of the observer. Although a little behind research in animals, there appear to be lots of examples of iridescence in plants. Matt will discuss broadly the history and science of iridescence. Further information is available
Free to attend for 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

Friday 17 February 2017
Showing of 'Pride' with talk by LGSM affiliate Mike McBeth
Organised by LGBT+ Staff Network
Mike McBeth.
Bristol SU, Richmond Building, Gromit Room, 8:00pm  
Join the University and Bristol SU for a film showing of 'Pride', with a talk by L.G.S.M. affiliate and member of UoB Anthropology department Mike McBeth. The film is based on the true story of the creation of the political group 'Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners' (LGSM) during the mining strikes in Thatcher's Britain. Further information is available
Contact Christina Harris email: christina.harris@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 22 February 2017
How should we write the history of racism and antiracism in Britain?
Organised by BIRTHA
Professor Paul Gilroy.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
Paul Gilroy is Professor in American and English Literature at King's College London. His influence spans the fields of cultural studies, black studies and postcolonial studies. He's authored numerous texts including The Black Atlantic (1993), Professor Gilroy has lectured and written widely on the black diaspora, cultural politics, racism, national identity, empire and social theory. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking is required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: jessica.wedlake@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 24 February 2017
Engine Shed Briefing: Scaling Up Inclusively - Minding the Gap
Organised by Engine Shed
Introducing our Panel: Marvin Rees - Mayor of Bristol Irene Graham - CEO, The Scale Up Institute Charlotte Alldritt - Director, RSA Inclusive Growth Commission Helen Simpson - Professor of Economics, University of Bristol tbc - a Scale Up CEO.
Engine Shed, Station Approach, Temple Meads, Bristol BS1 6QH, 4:00-5:30pm  
In partnership with RSA, this briefing will bring together the Scale Up and Inclusive Growth agendas. We will explore how we deliver on the national Scale-Up agenda, that really works for the city-region - that growth benefits from being inclusive for enterprises, while at the same time contributes to strengthening the social fabric and resilience. Book your place
Free but booking is required.  Contact Lorraine Fairbanks on 0117 9031100 or events@engine-shed.co.uk

Friday 24 February 2017
Fatigue and ME: A story of research in a controversial area.
Organised by School of Social and Community Medicine
Professor Esther Crawley, Professor of Child Health, School of Social and Community Medicine.
Priory Road Lecture Theatre, Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1TU, 6:30pm  
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or ME is one of the most disabling illnesses in childhood but we know very little about it or how to treat it. This is a story about a controversial illness, the children who inspire research, progress so far and what the future holds. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking will be required by RSVP.  Contact Julia Andrews on +44 (0)117 - 3314005 or Julia.Andrews@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 28 February 2017
A Very Tudor Pancake Day Community Event
Organised by the Past Matters History Festival
Easton Community Centre, Kilburn Street, Bristol, BS5 6AW, 2:30-5:30pm  
For people in medieval and Renaissance Britain, Shrove Tuesday was one of the biggest festivals of the year. In the days before the fasting season of Lent began, people ate, drank and made merry like no tomorrow. Come learn about the history of Pancake Day and participate in Tudor song, dance, cooking and more.
Free event. For more information find the event on Facebook under 'A Very Tudor Pancake Day'.  Contact for other queries, Taylor Aucion email: ta14954@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

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

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

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

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

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

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Open day / tour

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

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Seminar

Tuesday 7 February 2017
Listening in Paris in the Aftermath of World War I
Organised by Department of Music
Jeanice Brooks, University of Southampton.
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 14 February 2017
Composition 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 21 February 2017
'Simple, Medium, and Shebang': Trevor Jones and the Film-Music Toolkit
Organised by Department of Music
Ian Sapiro, University of Leeds.
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 28 February 2017
Recomposing the Past/Composing with the Past: Early Music on Screen
Organised by Department of Music
James Cook, University of Sheffield.
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

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

Wednesday 1 February 2017
Drawing in the Glasshouses with Sheena Vallely and Pupgroup
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Sheena Vallely.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 11:00am-1:00pm  
Taking us from winter into spring, this drawing course 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, from a diverse botanical collection, ranging from a temperate to a tropical climate. Further information is available
Fee £115 for course. Course runs until 5 April 2017. Registration required via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@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
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
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
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 4 March 2017
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

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