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7G1, 7 Priory Road, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, BS8 1TZ.

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

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Board Room, 2, Priory Road

Thursday 5 May 2016
The critique of multiculturalism: Integration, separation and shared identification
Organised by Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship
Andrew Mason, University of Warwick.
Board Room, 2, Priory Road, 4:00pm  
Multiculturalism as a political programme has come under fire from politicians, journalists, and academics. The most prominent criticism is that multiculturalism encouraged cultural or religious minorities to form separate parallel societies. But doubts can also be raised about integration and whether it is always the case that the more integrated a society becomes, the better. Further information is available
All welcome. A drinks reception will follow the talk.  Contact for other queries, email: t.modood@bristol.ac.uk

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Castle Park

Saturday 21 May 2016
Floating Ballast Seed Garden planting event
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Castle Park, 10:00am-5:00pm  
Join us in Castle Park to view volunteers from the University of Bristol Botanic Garden in their annual planting of the Floating Ballast Seed Garden. Maria Thereza Alves has created a Ballast seed Garden on Bristol's Floating Harbour, with a variety of non-native plants, creating a living history of the city's trade and maritime past. Further information is available
Free. Drop by and see us. No booking required.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road BS8 1TB

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

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Goldney Garden, Clifton Village

Sunday 15 May 2016
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
Angela Nutbrown.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our knowledgeable guide on a specialist garden history tour in this historic site and visit the renowned grotto and other garden follies around the site whilst learning the history of the house and the changes having taken place. No entry to the house. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Further information is available
£10.00 per person to include Historic Gardens Book.  Contact Nicolette Smith email: nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

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History Department, 3/5 Woodland Road BS8 1TB

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

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Lecture Theatre 1, 43 Woodland Road

Friday 6 May 2016
Night without mercy
Organised by Department of German
Matthias Politycki, Professor Robert Vilain, Dr Christophe Fricker and Bristol students of German.
Lecture Theatre 1, 43 Woodland Road, 6:00pm  
Matthias Politycki - best-selling German novelist, dedicated Marathon runner, and crazily inventive poet - will come to Bristol in the first week of May 2016 to talk writing, translating, and drink. Yes, drink. Politycki is the author of London fur Helden (London for Heroes), an epic journey along the "ale trail" around the British capital. Further information is available
All welcome, no booking required. Followed by a wine reception.  Contact for other queries, email: margit.dirscherl@bristol.ac.uk.

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Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ

Tuesday 3 May 2016
The 2016 Blackwell Bristol Lectures: Canon and Closure: Virgil's Text and the Appendix Vergiliana
Organised by The Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Professor Glenn.W.Most. Respondent: Professor Stephen Harrison, Oxford University.
Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 5:00pm  
Refractions of Authority: Intertextual Strategies in the Appendix Vergiliana. We are delighted to announce that our Blackwell-Bristol speaker for 2016 is Professor Glenn Most, University of Chicago. All are welcome to what will be an inspiring series of lectures. Guests are reminded that separate bookings must be made for each lecture. Further information is available
Free to attend. Booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: jessica.wedlake@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 4 May 2016
The 2016 Blackwell Bristol Lectures: Forging a Poetic Autobiography - The Culex
Organised by The Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Professor Glenn.W.Most. Respondent: Dr Tom Geue, University of St. Andrews.
Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 5:00pm  
Refractions of Authority: Intertextual Strategies in the Appendix Vergiliana. We are delighted to announce that our Blackwell-Bristol speaker for 2016 is Professor Glenn Most, University of Chicago. All are welcome to what will be an inspiring series of lectures. Guests are reminded that separate bookings must be made for each lecture. Further information is available
Free to attend. Booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: jessica.wedlake@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 9 May 2016
The 2016 Blackwell Bristol Lectures: The Poetry of Truth - The Aetna
Organised by The Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Professor Glenn.W.Most. Respondent: Professor Philip Hardie, Cambridge University.
Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 5:00pm  
Refractions of Authority: Intertextual Strategies in the Appendix Vergiliana. We are delighted to announce that our Blackwell-Bristol speaker for 2016 is Professor Glenn Most, University of Chicago. All are welcome to what will be an inspiring series of lectures. Guests are reminded that separate bookings must be made for each lecture. Further information is available
Free to attend. Booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: jessica.wedlake@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 11 May 2016
The 2016 Blackwell Bristol Lectures: Citation and Metamorphosis - The Ciris
Organised by The Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Professor Glenn.W.Most. Respondent: Dr Genevieve Liveley, University of Bristo.
Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 5:00pm  
Refractions of Authority: Intertextual Strategies in the Appendix Vergiliana. We are delighted to announce that our Blackwell-Bristol speaker for 2016 is Professor Glenn Most, University of Chicago. All are welcome to what will be an inspiring series of lectures. Guests are reminded that separate bookings must be made for each lecture. Further information is available
Free to attend. Booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: jessica.wedlake@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 17 May 2016
Conversations with Iphigenia
Organised by Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
The seminars are generously supported by the UCL Joint Faculty Institute for Graduate Studies and the Bristol Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition.
Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 5:00-8:00pm  
Award-winning playwrights Caroline Bird, Suhayla El-Bushra, Lulu Raczka and Chris Thorpe present four different versions of Euripides' c. 405 BC tragedy Iphigenia at Aulisat the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill. Each adaptation explores this story of familial catastrophe from the perspective of a different key character: Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Iphigenia, and the Chorus respectively.
All welcome and free to attend. Please register via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Dr Emma Cole email: emma.cole@bristol.ac.uk

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Peel Lecture Theatre, Geographical Sciences, University Road, BS8 1SS

Tuesday 17 May 2016
The Wild Within
Organised by The Institute for Advanced Studies
Harriet Ritvo, Arthur J.Conner Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
Peel Lecture Theatre, Geographical Sciences, University Road, BS8 1SS, 5:15pm  
Eminent historian and author of 'The Animal Estate' about human / animal relations in the 18th Century, Professor Ritvo's public lecture launches a series of events with the theme Animal / Human Interactions. Further information is available
Free but booking required.  Contact for other queries, email: ias-admin@bristol.ac.uk

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Powell Lecture Theatre, HH Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TL

Monday 9 May 2016
George Hare Leonard Memorial lecture: The Hollow - with the artist Katie Paterson
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Katie Paterson, artist.
Powell Lecture Theatre, HH Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TL, 6:15-7:15pm  
Join artist Katie Paterson and architects Zeller & Moye to hear how the University's newest public artwork - Hollow - was created. Also joined by evolutionary biologist Dr Jon Bridle, the team will discuss how they worked together to gather 10,000 unique tree species from every country on the planet to build this unique artwork. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form. We would encourage people to view 'Hollow' in Royal Fort Gardens before the lecture.  Contact for other queries, Emma Henry email: emma.henry@bristol.ac.uk

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Priory Road Lecture Theatre, Priory Road Complex, 12 Priory Road, Clifton, BS8 1TU

Thursday 5 May 2016
Amelia Edwards Annual Lecture in Egyptology: Pharaohs, princesses, priests and robbers - recent research in the Valley of the Kings
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Susanne Bickel, University of Basel.
Priory Road Lecture Theatre, Priory Road Complex, 12 Priory Road, Clifton, BS8 1TU, 6:15-7:15pm  
A majority of tombs in the Kings' Valley were not made for pharaohs. Very little research has so far been devoted to these "other tombs", several even remaining entirely unexplored. The University of Basel Kings' Valley Project attempts the reconstruction of their historical and social context. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

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Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's Building, University of Bristol, BS2 1TR

Tuesday 10 May 2016 -  Wednesday 11 May 2016
GE-Hitachi ABWR Seminar 2016: The ABWR and Underpinning Nuclear Energy R&D
Organised by Faculty of Engineering/South West Nuclear Hub
Topics include: ABWR overview and water chemistry, Structural integrity, Non-destructive testing and inspection, Seismic design and resilience, Advanced monitoring and detection technologies, New materials development, Accident prevention and recovery, including learning from Fukushima.
Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's Building, University of Bristol, BS2 1TR, 10:00am-5:00pm  
Learn about the design and operation of the most established Generation III+ nuclear reactor in the world, and meet key people involved in its development in Japan and deployment in the UK. Also get the opportunity to hear from leading academics undertaking research to improve the safety and security of nuclear energy around the world. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Jamie Townes on +44 (0)117 - 92 88755 or j.w.townes@bristol.ac.uk,

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Room 4.10, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square

Thursday 19 May 2016
Youth Civic Engagement in the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Dr Liz Jackson, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong.
Room 4.10, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, 5:30-6:30pm  
Discussing the political identities which young people in Hong Kong have built for themselves and the role that their activism has played in their civic education. Traditionally, education in HK has been conceived as "de-politicized", however, the youth-led Umbrella Movement of 2014-2015, based in 'Occupy Central' has put pay to that, but why?. Further information and register
Free, registration required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or ed-events@bristol.ac.uk

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Royal Fort Garden, Clifton, Bristol

Sunday 8 May 2016
Tree Gazing in Royal Fort Garden
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Royal Fort Garden, Clifton, Bristol, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our local flora and fauna expert from Bristol Naturalists' Society for an educational stroll around this historic setting whist identifying many rare and native specimens. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

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Stoke Bishop Halls of Residence

Friday 27 May 2016
Moth/Insect Event
Organised by External Estates
Ray Barnett, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Halls of Residence, 9:00-10:30pm  
Join our expert Entomologist from Bristol Naturalists' Society and learn to recognise a range of moths and other insects in this historic setting. Moth equipment will be supplied but please bring a torch.Booking essential as numbers are limited. Please note the late start time!. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

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The University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG

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

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Theatre Collection, Vandyck Building, 21 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LT

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

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

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University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG

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

Sunday 8 May 2016
Willow weaving workshop
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Su Macpherson.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:00pm  
Using locally grown and prepared Somerset willow, Su Macpherson will help you learn how to create two full height styles of plant support to suit a range of plant growth and enhance your garden or planters. Further information is available
Cost is £60 per person. Registration required via the online shop. All materials and tools prepared and provided for you; participants should bring a stout pair of gardening gloves and wear warm/comfortable clothing.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 28 May 2016
Sculpting a Garden of Eden wall plaque workshop
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Peter Garrad.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:30pm  
Peter Garrad will guide you through the process of working with slabs of clay, making stencils, using coloured slips, underglaze colours and mark-making equipment. Your work will be made with white clay and fired to earthenware at Peter's studio ready for collection from the Botanic Garden four weeks after the workshop. Further information is available
Cost is £60 per person. Registration is required via the online shop. Peter will provide all materials and tools necessary and a range of examples of his own ceramics to inspire you. Please wear comfortable old clothing.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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Watershed

Saturday 21 May 2016
Everyday Utopias
Organised by the Anticipation Research Group
Davina Cooper.
Watershed, 7:30-9:00pm  
Davina Cooper, author of Everyday Utopias, will examine innovative projects from speaker's corners to crowd sourced constitutions. She will argue that these often playful, improvised activities challenge taken for granted notions of how markets and states work. She will also suggest new progressive ways of performing them. Further information
Book online.  Contact Katherine Dunleavy email: K.Dunleavy@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 21 May 2016
Sex Robots and Utopian Fantasies
Organised by the Anticipation Research Group
Genevieve Lively, UoB; Kate Devlin, University of Goldsmiths.
Watershed, 5:00-6:30pm  
Advances in computing, robotics, and A.I systems (as well as popular science fiction narratives) confidently predict that sex robots will play an import role in our future lives. Join us to look at what we might learn from the history of these machines, a history which anticipates both our utopian fantasies and dystopian fears. Further information
Book online.  Contact Katherine Dunleavy email: K.Dunleavy@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 21 May 2016
Making Utopias Workshop
Organised by the Anticipation Research Group
Kat Wall, NEON/ Policy Bristol; Patricia Gaya, EFIM; Sado Jirde, BSWN.
Watershed, 2:30-4:00pm  
We will only be able to make utopia when everyone is involved. This workshop aims to uncover the role power and privilege play in the kinds of future we can create and explores how we can deepen our awareness of what can be done to make social change happen. Further information
Book online.  Contact Katherine Dunleavy email: K.Dunleavy@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 21 May 2016
Climate Utopias and Dystopias
Organised by the Anticipation Research Group
Stephan Lewandowsky, UoB; Mike Page, Uni of Hertfordshire; Chris Goodall, Independent Author.
Watershed, 12:15-1:45pm  
Climate change may displace upward of 150 million people during the 21st century but the Paris agreement has ushered in a new era of willingness to tackle climate change, and new technologies and new ways of thinking about the future are emerging. This panel discussion will examine the challenges and opportunities that await us. Further information
Book online.  Contact Katherine Dunleavy email: K.Dunleavy@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 21 May 2016
Utopian Cities: Learning from the Ruins
Organised by the Anticipation Research Group
Charles Burdett, UoB; Alex Marsh, UoB; Eugene Byrne, Independent Historian.
Watershed, 10:00-11:30am  
Join our panel to consider examples of utopian planning from the past, from Italian Facism to the rise of local authority housing and the ideas for post war Bristol after much of the city was destroyed in the Blitz. Further information
Book online.  Contact Katherine Dunleavy email: K.Dunleavy@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 22 May 2016
Screen Utopias
Organised by the Anticipation Research Group
Tim Boon (Head of Research and Public History at the Science Museum), Adam O'Brien (Teaching Fellow, University of Bristol), Sefryn Penrose (Postdoctoral Researcher, University College London), Angela Piccini (Reader in Screen Media, University of Bristol), Sarah Street (Professor of Film, University of Bristol).
Watershed, 11:00am-1:30pm  
Join us to explore what it is about the idea of things to come that both energises and terrifies us as we discuss the different ways in which 'things to come' have been explored on the silver screen. The panel discussion will be followed by a special screening of Things to Come (Alexander Korda, 1936). Further information
Book online.  Contact Katherine Dunleavy email: K.Dunleavy@bristol.ac.uk

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