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35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1BN

Tuesday 28 April 2015
Professional and community engagement as an example of institutional and personal transformation
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Emeritus Professor Judyth Sachs.
35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1BN, 5:00-6:30pm  
In this presentation Professor Sachs discusses the development and implementation of a whole of university program Professional and Community Engagement (PACE). She describes its 'creation myth', the challenges in developing such a major initiative and some of the learnings that have emerged about leading a major whole of institution transformation project. Further information is available
Register online for free.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

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4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1BN

Wednesday 22 April 2015
"What's your stance on education?" A public debate with the Bristol West MP candidates
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Isobel Grant (Conservative), Darren Hall (Green), Thangam Debbonaire (Labour), Dawn Parry (Independent) and Stephen Williams (Liberal Democrats).
4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1BN, 5:00-6:00pm  
Candidates for the Bristol West seat have been invited for questioning on a broad range of topics; from Free Schools to university tuition fees, Ofsted to the proposed new 'Director of School Standards' post. The debate will provide a forum to question the attending candidates' stances on their policies on education. Further information
Register online for free.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 27 April 2015
Why we can't afford the rich
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Professor Andrew Sayer (Lancaster).
4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1BN, 4:00-5:30pm  
Leading social scientist Andrew Sayer will discuss the topic of his latest book "Why we can't afford the rich". As inequalities widen and the effects of austerity deepen, in many countries the wealth of the rich has soared. Sayer exposes the unjust mechanisms that allow the top 1% to siphon off wealth produced by others. Further information is available
Register online for free.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

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

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

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

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

Monday 8 June 2015
Through the looking glass: the digital lives of University of Bristol students
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Dr Sue Timmis and members of the DD-lab co-researcher group (Graduate School of Education).
4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1BN, 5:00-6:30pm  
Reporting on the results of a research project that was successful at raising achievement and participation in Primary and Secondary Mathematics. Two cohorts of teachers undertook action-research in their own classrooms and will present their work. We will share our findings and there will be space for discussion of implications for your own classroom. Further information and register here
FREE, online registration required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Castle Park, Broad Weir, Bristol

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

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English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB

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

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Lecture Theatre 1, School of Arts, 43 Woodland Road, BS8 1UU

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

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Lecture Theatre 2D3, Priory Road Social Sciences Complex, BS8 1TN

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

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

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Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building

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

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Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens Building, University Walk, BS8 1TR

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

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Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ

Thursday 2 April 2015
Coleridge Lectures 2015: Re-imagining the City
Organised by The Cabot Institute, in association with the Festival of Ideas
Melissa Harrison worked in non-fiction publishing for several years before moving into magazines with clients including Vogue, Time Out, Stuff and Mixmag. In 2008 she began spending more time on her own writing, and she won the John Muir Trust's Award for Wild Writing in 2010.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
Think of 'nature' and most of us think of the deep countryside - but the natural world can live side-by-side with us in cities, too. In a richly imagined journey through one day in a British city, Melissa Harrison brings to life a world that most never know is there. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the Festival of Ideas website.  Contact for other queries, email: ideas@gwebusinesswest.co.uk

Thursday 30 April 2015
The two faces of heroin: medicine and killer
Organised by School of Physiology and Pharmacology
Professor Graeme Henderson.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Heroin, and other opioid drugs are used extensively in the treatment of severe pain, but they are also drugs of abuse that are the major cause of death amongst drug addicts. Professor Henderson will discuss advances in opioid pharmacology that may lead to the development of novel therapeutic agents and define dangers of polydrug abuse. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form. A drinks reception will take place after the lecture.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 331 2265 or phph-adminsupport@bristol.ac.uk

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Room 2D3, Priory Road Complex, BS8 1TZ

Thursday 23 April 2015
Centre for Research in Health and Social Care Annual Lecture 2015: Developing policies to address climate change and improve health
Organised by School for Policy Studies
Professor Andy Haines, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Room 2D3, Priory Road Complex, BS8 1TZ, 6:00-7:00pm  
Climate change already affects human health, through malnutrition, the impacts of extreme weather events, and the geographical reach of some diseases. Professor Haines argues that policies for transport, energy, food and agriculture, housing and health sectors could have benefits for both health and the environment. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: shelley.straughan@bristol.ac.uk

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Room 4.10, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Clifton, BS8 1JA

Wednesday 3 June 2015
Inaugural lecture: Learning in diverse contexts: issues, challenges and opportunities
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Justin Dillon, Graduate School of Education.
Room 4.10, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Clifton, BS8 1JA, 6:00pm  
Initiatives such as Bristol Learning City and Bristol Green Capital offer opportunities to re-examine where learning takes place. What is the role of museums, science centres and the outdoors in education? Do such places and spaces do more than increase motivation? In what ways can schools benefit from working more closely with other educational sites?. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the online form. This event is a part of the Festival of Education series from 3 - 15 June 2015.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

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Sainsbury Insitute for Art, UEA, Norwich

Thursday 9 April 2015 -  Saturday 11 April 2015
Association of Art Historians Annual Conference 2015 - Weimar's 'Other': Visual culture in Germany after 1918
Organised by History of Art
Sainsbury Insitute for Art, UEA, Norwich, 9:00am  
This session explores the cultural practice, production and reception of neglected populations both from the Republic's cities, the parallel city of Vienna and the rural provinces, particularly in relation to the themes of sexuality and gender, which have become central to our understanding of Weimar. Further information is available
Contact Billie Woolfenden email: bw13030@bristol.ac.uk

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Seminar Room OS6, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol, BS8 2BN

Wednesday 13 May 2015
"And for my next trick": Developing an empirically grounded transdiagnostic model and intervention for medically unexplained symptoms
Organised by Centre for Academic Mental Health
Professor Paul Salkovskis.
Seminar Room OS6, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol, BS8 2BN, 12:30-1:30pm  
Professor Paul Salkovskis is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science. In 2010 he was appointed Programme Director for the Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programme at Bath. Previously he was Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science and Clinical Director in the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at the Institute of Psychiatry (2000-2010). Further information is available
Free to attend, all welcome, no booking required. Please feel free to bring your own lunch.  Contact Hazel Carrington email: hazel.carrington@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 17 June 2015
Neurobiological basis of depression
Organised by Centre for Academic Mental Health
Dr Jonathan Roiser, University College london.
Seminar Room OS6, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol, BS8 2BN, 12:30-1:30pm  
Jonathan Roiser studied Natural Sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge, as an undergraduate, and remained there for his doctorate in the Department of Psychiatry. Further information is available
Free to attend, all welcome, no booking required. Please feel free to bring your own lunch.  Contact Hazel Carrington email: hazel.carrington@bristol.ac.uk

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

Tuesday 28 April 2015
The Future of the Past
Organised by The Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Professor Susan E Alcock, Director of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and Professor of Classics at Brown University.
The Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 5:15pm  
The 9th Annual Blackwell Bristol lecture series presents the first of a series of 4 talks on: 'Archaeology for the common man: reforming the agenda'. Further information is available
Booking required, follow further information link.  Contact Samantha Barlow email: sam.barlow@bristol.ac.uk

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

Wednesday 29 April 2015
Archaeology's 'Golden Moments': lessons learned for good and ill
Organised by The Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Professor Susan E Alcock, Director of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and Professor of Classics at Brown University.
The Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, 5:15pm  
The 9th Annual Blackwell Bristol lecture series presents the second of a series of four talks on: 'Archaeology for the common man: reforming the agenda'. Further information is available
Booking required. See link for further information.  Contact Samantha Barlow on +44 (0)117 - 331 7879 or sam.barlow@bristol.ac.uk

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

Thursday 2 April 2015
Leveraging the lure: contexts for development, horizons of opportunity
Organised by The Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Professor Susan E Alcock, Director of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and Professor of Classics at Brown University.
The Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 5:15pm  
The 9th Annual Blackwell Bristol lecture series presents the last of a series of four talks on: 'Archaeology for the common man: reforming the agenda'. Further information is available
Booking required. Details on further information link.  Contact Samantha Barlow on +44 (0)117 - 331 7879 or sam.barlow@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 2 April 2015
Back in time, by popular demand
Organised by The Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Professor Susan E Alcock, Director of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World and Professor of Classics at Brown University.
The Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 5:15pm  
The 9th Annual Blackwell Bristol lecture series presents the third of a series of four talks on: 'Archaeology for the common man: reforming the agenda'. Further information is available
Booking required. Follow further information link.  Contact Samantha Barlow email: sam.barlow@bristol.ac.uk

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The Station, Silver Street

Wednesday 8 April 2015
How do we decide who to vote for? Social influence, bias and manipulation in electoral decision making
Organised by PolicyBristol with Bristol Politics Cafe
Professor Colin Davis.
The Station, Silver Street, 8:00-10:00pm  
Making political choices is complex, and requires weighing many factors. Faced with such complexity, people tend to exploit any information that is readily available. Although we may not be aware of it, this leaves us vulnerable to strong effects of social influence. Further information is available
Contact Katherine Wall email: kat.wall@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 15 April 2015
Reform, Ethics and Integrity within the European Union
Organised by PolicyBristol with Bristol Politics Cafe
Professor Michelle Cini.
The Station, Silver Street, 8:00-10:00pm  
Focusing on the theme of ethics, integrity and 'good governance', this talk will review some of the attempts the EU has made to improve its public image, as well as the hurdles it must overcome if it is to gain (or regain) the trust of the peoples of Europe in the future. Further information is available
Contact Katherine Wall email: kat.wall@bristol.ac.uk

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

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

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

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

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

Friday 3 April 2015 -  Monday 6 April 2015
Art and Sculpture Festival
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-5:00pm  
Celtic giants, Flanders poppies, Mozart's 'Magic Flute', bronzed Greek heroes, exotic tropical flowers and an original metal sculptural plant form being created over the weekend are just a few of the delights to be enjoyed at the Botanic Garden this Easter. Further information is available
During the event visitors can view and buy botanical art or sculpture, enjoy demonstrations and take a tour of the Garden which will be displaying the signs of spring. Refreshments will be available.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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

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University of Bristol tent, Millennium Square, Bristol Harbourside, Bristol

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

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Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, BS1 5TX

Wednesday 29 April 2015
Stories about men, violence and law in late Victorian England
Organised by Centre for Public Engagement
Lois Bibbings, University of Bristol Law School.
Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, BS1 5TX, 6:00-7:30pm  
This talk will explore the 5 legal cases which are examined in Lois Bibbings's book Binding Men: Stories about Violence and law in late Victorian England. The subject matter of Prince (1875), Coney (1882), Dudley and Stephens (1884), Clarence (1888) and Jackson (1891) ranged from child abduction, prize fighting, murder and cannibalism. Further information is available
Free, advance booking required.  Contact Diane Thorne on +44 (0)117 - 331 8318 or diane.thorne@bristol.ac.uk

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

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Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ

Tuesday 21 April 2015
Churchill 2015: Churchill: Memories of my grandfather
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Celia Sandys.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
Celia Sandys is an internationally recognised author, speaker and television presenter on the subject of her grandfather, Sir Winston Churchil. Celia will journey through her personal memories of Churchill as a family man including holidaying with him in the Mediterranean and growing up at Chartwell and Chequers. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Emma Henry email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 29 April 2015
Churchill 2015: The history man
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor David Reynolds, Professor of International History and Chairman of the History Faculty at the University of Cambridge.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
Winston Churchill, though renowned as a politician and war leader, earned his living as a writer and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Professor David Reynolds will reflect on Churchill's historical writings and also consider how a vision of history and of Britain's place in it was central to Churchill's whole worldview as a statesman. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Emma Henry email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

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