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3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB

Tuesday 4 November 2014
Reading English Literature Short Course Registration
Organised by Department of English
Dr Gareth Griffith.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
Reading English Literature (REL) is a short course designed to help adult students of any age progress to a part-time degree or other further study. You do not need to have any previous qualifications to apply. Just explain on the application form why you would like to study on the course. Further information is available
Fee £360. Advance booking required.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 4 November 2014
Mastering English Literature Short Course Registration
Organised by Department of English
Sally Coniam.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
This course aims to help students with a first degree (in any discipline) to progress to an MA in English. There will be opportunities to read a wide range of texts, to sharpen your study skills, and to gain a taste of Bristol's expertise in Romantic and Victorian literature, and modern and contemporary poetry. Further information is available
Fee £565. Advance booking required.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 8 November 2014

Please note this event has been cancelled.

Writing About Other People's Lives Day Course

Organised by Department of English
Sarah Bakewell.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
This day will look at practical questions facing fiction and non-fiction writers when they write about others. How do you give a shape to a life? Can we ever really understand another person? Does a life end when a person dies? What can we learn from other people's lives?. Further information is available
Fee £30. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 8 November 2014

Please note this event has been cancelled.

The Poetry of John Clare Day Course

Organised by Department of English
Sue Edney.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
Find out about the work of Nineteenth-century poet John Clare, who died in an asylum. Ranging from landscape poems to experiments in writing down birdsong. We'll feel his sorrow and his anger, his sense of fun, musicality, and romance. Texts will be provided. Further information is available
Fee £30. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 8 November 2014
Tools For Fiction Writing Day Course
Organised by Department of English
Louise Green.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
This course will look at some of the key elements in any fiction writing such as plot, character, and form to help you start, improve or develop your stories. Further information is available
Fee £30. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 8 November 2014
'From Russia with Love' Day Course
Organised by Department of English
Steven Lovatt.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
Spend a day in the company of the greatest short story writer of them all. Chekhov is renowned for his unrivalled understanding of the human mind and heart. Caution! These stories may change your life. Texts: 'The Lady with the Little Dog' and 'The Black Monk' in Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov (Modern Library 2000). Further information is available
Fee £30. 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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4.10, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA

Tuesday 4 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Nudge and the state
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Speakers to be confirmed - please check the Thinking Futures website for updates.
4.10, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1JA, 2:00-3:30pm  
Behaviour change is increasingly central to policy and politics. This panel discussion brings together experts and academics across different and overlapping disciplines to discuss contemporary challenges of nudge and public policy. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures webpage.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

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Armada House, Telephone Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4BQ

Friday 14 November 2014
Therapeutic Hypothermia for Hypoxic-ischaemic Encephalopathy: A one day course aimed at doctors and nurses working in neonatal medicine
Organised by School of Clinical Sciences
Dr Ela Chakkarapani, Dr Jonathan Davis, Dr Elisa Smit.
Armada House, Telephone Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4BQ, 8:30am-5:00pm  
Topics include: Identifying babies for therapeutic hypothermia including aEEG interpretation, Management of cooled babies, Workshops (1. aEEG setting up and interpretation, 2. Setting up cooling equipment, 3. Transport of cooled babies), Nursing a cooled baby, Outcomes of cooled babies : MRI, neurodevelopmental outcome and follow up, Counselling parents, Neuroprotection beyond cooling.
£175 to include buffet lunch and course materials. For a detailed programme and registration form.  Contact Emma Cavendish on +44 (0)1278 741435  or Emma.Cavendish@bristol.ac.uk

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Arnolfini

Saturday 8 November 2014
5Hz: Language evolution workshop
Organised by Arnolfini and Centre for Public Engagement, University of Bristol
Laurence White (Plymouth University) and Emma Smith (artist).
Arnolfini, 11:00am-12:30pm  
Join us on a workshop to help evolve a new language. 5Hz is a collaborative project by artist Emma Smith, psychologist and phonetician Laurence White, cognitive neuroscientist and psycholinguist Nina Kazanina and musicologist Emma Hornby. The project will imagine an evolution of voice for social bonding, based on neuroscientific and psychological research into speech rhythm. Further information is available
Free. No booking required.  Contact Mireia Bes email: mireia.bes@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 8 November 2014
5Hz Lab 1: Vocalise to Socialise
Organised by Arnolfini and Centre for Public Engagement, University of Bristol
Guest speakers include Camilla Power (University of East London) and Laurence White (Plymouth University).
Arnolfini, 2:00-5:00pm  
Our power of speech is unique amongst animals and is vital to maintaining our social networks. Join artist Emma Smith, psychologist Laurence White and cognitive neuroscientist Nina Kazanina for a weekend event to explore the evolution of voice and its role in social bonding. This workshop will include a practical demonstration on electroencephalography. Further information is available
Free. No booking required.  Contact Mireia Bes email: mireia.bes@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 9 November 2014
5Hz: Language evolution workshop
Organised by Arnolfini and Centre for Public Engagement, University of Bristol
Laurence White (Plymouth University) and Emma Smith (artist).
Arnolfini, 11:00am-12:30pm  
Join us on a workshop to help evolve a new language. 5Hz is a collaborative project by artist Emma Smith, psychologist and phonetician Laurence White, cognitive neuroscientist and psycholinguist Nina Kazanina and musicologist Emma Hornby. The project will imagine an evolution of voice for social bonding, based on neuroscientific and psychological research into speech rhythm. Further information is available
Free. No booking required.  Contact Mireia Bes email: mireia.bes@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 9 November 2014
5Hz Lab 1: Vocalise to Socialise
Organised by Arnolfini and Centre for Public Engagement, University of Bristol
Guest speakers include Shane Butler (Bristol University) and James Carney (Oxford University).
Arnolfini, 2:00-5:00pm  
Our power of speech is unique amongst animals and is vital to maintaining our social networks. Join artist Emma Smith, psychologist Laurence White and cognitive neuroscientist Nina Kazanina for a weekend event to explore the evolution of voice and its role in social bonding. This workshop will include an interactive language evolution game. Further information is available
Free. No booking required.  Contact Mireia Bes email: mireia.bes@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 16 November 2014
5Hz Lab 2: Beyond the Word
Organised by Arnolfini and Centre for Public Engagement, University of Bristol
Guest speakers include scientists Andriy Myachikov (Northumbria University) and Maria Chait (UCL), and author and voice therapist Christina Shewell.
Arnolfini, 2:00-5:00pm  
What effect does our voice have on the brains of other people? This lab will explore the brain mechanisms that underlie perception of the human voice, plus a practical showing how to use the voice to its fullest potential. Further information is available
Free. No booking required.  Contact Mireia Bes email: mireia.bes@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 16 November 2014
5Hz: Language evolution workshop
Organised by Arnolfini and Centre for Public Engagement, University of Bristol
Laurence White (Plymouth University) and Emma Smith (artist).
Arnolfini, 11:00am-12:30pm  
Join us on a workshop to help evolve a new language. 5Hz is a collaborative project by artist Emma Smith, psychologist and phonetician Laurence White, cognitive neuroscientist and psycholinguist Nina Kazanina and musicologist Emma Hornby. The project will imagine an evolution of voice for social bonding, based on neuroscientific and psychological research into speech rhythm. Further information is available
Free. No booking required.  Contact Mireia Bes email: mireia.bes@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 22 November 2014
5Hz Lab 3: Speech Rhythms, Brain Rhythms
Organised by Arnolfini and Centre for Public Engagement, University of Bristol
Guest speakers include Fred Cummins (University College Dublin) and Sarah Knight (Nottingham University).
Arnolfini, 2:00-5:00pm  
The voice has a remarkable power to promote coordinated behaviour between humans. Recent research has shown that voice patterns can synchronise not only action, but also brain rhythms. This lab will explore the relationships between vocal, musical and brain rhythms. Further information is available
Free. No booking required.  Contact Mireia Bes email: mireia.bes@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 22 November 2014
5Hz: Language evolution workshop
Organised by Arnolfini and Centre for Public Engagement, University of Bristol
Laurence White (Plymouth University) and Emma Smith (artist).
Arnolfini, 11:00am-12:30pm  
Join us on a workshop to help evolve a new language. 5Hz is a collaborative project by artist Emma Smith, psychologist and phonetician Laurence White, cognitive neuroscientist and psycholinguist Nina Kazanina and musicologist Emma Hornby. The project will imagine an evolution of voice for social bonding, based on neuroscientific and psychological research into speech rhythm. Further information is available
Free. No booking required.  Contact Mireia Bes email: mireia.bes@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 29 November 2014
5Hz Lab 4: Voice for Social Action
Organised by Arnolfini and Centre for Public Engagement, University of Bristol
The event's guest speakers will include Jonathan Arnold and Caroline Bithell (Manchester University), and there will be a live performance by Bristol University's Schola Cantorum, directed by Emma Hornby.
Arnolfini, 2:00-5:00pm  
From religion to protest movements and revolutions, music and the power of human voice have been used down the centuries to unite people in action. This lab will explore the role of the voice in promoting social solidarity and harmony. Further information is available
Free. No booking required.  Contact Mireia Bes email: mireia.bes@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 29 November 2014
5Hz: Language evolution workshop
Organised by Arnolfini and Centre for Public Engagement, University of Bristol
Laurence White (Plymouth University) and Emma Smith (artist).
Arnolfini, 11:00am-12:30pm  
Join us on a workshop to help evolve a new language. 5Hz is a collaborative project by artist Emma Smith, psychologist and phonetician Laurence White, cognitive neuroscientist and psycholinguist Nina Kazanina and musicologist Emma Hornby. The project will imagine an evolution of voice for social bonding, based on neuroscientific and psychological research into speech rhythm. Further information is available
Free. No booking required.  Contact Mireia Bes email: mireia.bes@bristol.ac.uk

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Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA

Friday 7 November 2014
Thinking Futures: The future of sex and intimacy
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Dr Mwenza Blell, University of Bristol, Dr Sarah Winkler-Reid, University of Bristol, Cassie Robinson, Verity Nichols and Candyce Dryburgh.
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, 6:00-9:00pm  
Explore the stories of people's desires and the futures of sex and intimacy via this exhibition and discussion of two different, but complementary sets of works. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

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Auditorium, Victoria Rooms, Queen's Road, BS8 1SA

Thursday 13 November 2014
University of Bristol Man Booker Big Read: Stephen Kelman in Conversation
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Stephen Kelman.
Auditorium, Victoria Rooms, Queen's Road, BS8 1SA, 6:00-7:30pm  
Stephen will read from and discuss his work. Take the opportunity to ask him your questions. Pigeon English is Kelman's debut novel. It follows the life of Harrison Okupu, an eleven year old Ghanaian immigrant living on a council estate in London. The novel was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2011. Further information is available
We have a limited number of tickets available to the public. The event is free, but booking is required.  Contact Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

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Broadmead Baptist Church, 1 Whippington Court, Bristol, BS1 3HY

Thursday 6 November 2014
Thinking Futures: What Bristol women want from the general election
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Sarah Childs, University of Bristol and Barbara Brown.
Broadmead Baptist Church, 1 Whippington Court, Bristol, BS1 3HY, 6:00-7:30pm  
How has austerity affected women? What are the effects of women's under-representation in politics? What can parties do for women? Contribute to the debate on what women in Bristol want from the general election in 2015. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

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Foyles, Cabot Circus, Quakers Friars, Bristol, BS1 3BU

Tuesday 4 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Engaging nature: the power of activist poetry
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Dr Mary Phillips, University of Bristol, Susan Richardson, poet, performer, educator.
Foyles, Cabot Circus, Quakers Friars, Bristol, BS1 3BU, 5:30-7:00pm  
Why does humanity seem unable to make transformative changes in the face of climate change? Join us for an evening of poetry, performance and philosophy as we argue for an embodied and affective response to the natural world. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

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Graduate School of Education

Saturday 8 November 2014
Initial Teacher Education Open Day
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Graduate School of Education, 9:30am-1:00pm  
Have you considered a career in teaching? Come and see the ITE offerings of an Ofsted Outstanding Provider; including PGCE and School Direct programmes. You'll have the opportunity to meet tutors, alumni, a selection of partnership school representatives, get subject specific information and take a tour of the facilities. Further information and to book
Free. Online registration required.  Contact Emma Lewis on 0117 331 4492 or pgce-admissions@bristol.ac.uk

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Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building

Monday 17 November 2014
Cabot Institute Annual Lecture 2014: Dr Peter Head CBE FREng FRSA
Organised by Cabot Institute
Dr Peter Head CBE FREng FRSA.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 6:00-7:30pm  
In the run up to Bristol European Green Capital 2015, we are pleased to present Dr Peter Head CBE FREng FRSA who will give the prestigious Cabot Institute Annual Lecture 2014. Book your place
This event is free and open to all.  Contact Amanda Patterson on +44 (0)117 - 954 6339 or cabot-enquiries@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 17 December 2014
University Carol Service
Organised by the Chaplaincy
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 1:10-1:50pm  
All are invited to a traditional celebration exploring the Christmas story with carols, readings, and prayers. There will also be hundreds of mince pies: please come and help us eat them!.
Admission free - no booking required.  Contact Kat Brealey or Yvonne Preece on +44 (0)117 - 9546600 or multifaith-chaplaincy@bristol.ac.uk

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

Monday 10 November 2014
Festival of Economics 2014: The Mayor's Annual Lecture
Organised by Festival of Ideas, in association with Public and Ceremonial Events
Mayor George Ferguson.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-8:00pm  
The second annual Mayor's lecture sees Mayor George Ferguson talk about the past year of delivery and the current state of the city's economy. He also reflects on Bristol achieving the status of European Green Capital and looks forward to Bristol 2015, talking about the programme and the likely impact this will have. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required.  Contact for other queries, email: ideas@gwebusinesswest.co.uk

Tuesday 17 March 2015
20th Policy & Politics Annual Lecture: The Politics of Climate Change
Organised by School for Policy Studies
Lord Anthony Giddens.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-8:00pm  
Lord Giddens will consider how much progress has been made over the intervening years in containing global warming, arguably one of the greatest threats to a stable future for humanity. Lord Giddens is a world renowned sociologist, a Labour peer and author or editor of 40 books translated into over 40 languages worldwide. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, telephone: +44 (0)117 954 6755

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Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, University of Bristol, BS8 1RJ

Wednesday 26 November 2014
The drugs don't work: the global threat of antibiotic resistance
Organised by Elizabeth Blackwell public lecture
Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, University of Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
Dame Sally Davies has played a major role in the formation of the National Institute for Health Research and has spoken out on many topics of major importance in public health, including the threat of antibiotic resistance and the normalisation of being overweight.
This event is free to attend but registration is required. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.  Contact Jocelyn Egginton/Teresa Gornall on +44 (0)117 - 331 8293 or ebih-admin@bristol.ac.uk

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Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY

Sunday 2 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Beats and Tweets
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Dr Jo Haynes, University of Bristol, Dr Lee Marshall, University of Bristol, Oliver Austin (from the band The Moulettes), Stephen Davidson (from the band Tellison), Paul Gray, Musicians Unions South West/Wales Regional Director, Richard Lomax and Anja McCloskey.
Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY, 6:00-9:00pm  
Do musicians need to become more entrepreneurial to survive in the digital age? How does the internet and social media offer both opportunities and threats? This event invites musicians and the wider public to explore these issues. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

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Hepple Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SS

Monday 3 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Shaping healthy behaviour
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Dr Olivia Maynard.
Hepple Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SS, 6:00-7:00pm  
Marketers cleverly shape our everyday environment to encourage us to buy more, drink more and eat more; this can have a negative impact on population health. Find out how the public health community is turning this on its head to shape healthy behaviour change. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

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John Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SS

Tuesday 18 November 2014
Of Another World
Organised by Faculty of Arts
John Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SS, 5:00pm  
This exciting collaboration between award-winning poet and playwright Avaes Mohammad and acclaimed theatre makers WaxBaby Productions pairs a live actor with a carved marionette and employs shadow puppetry and projection to tell the stark tale of what life is like for a newly arrived immigrant. The performance (approx. 1hr) will be followed by Q&A.
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: ruth.bush@bristol.ac.uk

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Lecture Theatre 1, School of Chemistry, Cantocks Close, University of Bristol, BS8 1TS

Monday 10 November 2014
Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture: The Windows of Visibility - Limits to human vision and their application to visual technology.
Organised by Bristol Vision Institute
Dr Andrew B. Watson, Senior Scientist for Vision Research, NASA.
Lecture Theatre 1, School of Chemistry, Cantocks Close, University of Bristol, BS8 1TS, 6:00pm  
We do not see the world as it is, but only as fragments provided by our sensory apparatus. Through these limitations, the eye reduces the infinitely complex confusion of reality to a finite sample of information that our brain can manage. Remarkably, understanding these limitations is also key to designing better visual display technology. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Jenny Hawkins email: J.Hawkins@bristol.ac.uk

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M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, BS1 4RN

Friday 7 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Walking in someone else's shoes
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Dr Sue Porter, University of Bristol, Alison Parfitt and Anna Wheeler (WECIL).
M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, BS1 4RN, 3:00-5:00pm  
Disabled people have a unique contribution to make towards building resilient societies and communities; the 'Walking Interconnections' project explored these insights through walking, conversation and creative activities. Take a guided walk and listen to a play created from the project, followed by a discussion over tea and cake. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

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Merchant Venturers Building, Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1UB

Saturday 1 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Building Bristol as a future city
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Professor Colin Taylor, Faculty of Engineering and Hayley Shaw, Cabot Insitute.
Merchant Venturers Building, Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1UB, 2:00-4:30pm  
What is the relationship between people and the built environment and how can we shape our city? Join in the conversation on how we can envision a green and resilient future for Bristol. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

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

Tuesday 11 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Risk and security in the nuclear age
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Chair: Professor Timothy Edmunds, University of Bristol, Dr John Downer, University of Bristol, Dr Benoit Pelopidas, University of Bristol and Dr Columba Peoples, University of Bristol.
Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
The government has identified the South West as a possible site for a new generation of nuclear power plants, but what are the risks, locally and globally? Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the promise and perils of nuclear power. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

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

Wednesday 26 November 2014
Inaugural lecture: Putting a spin on light: twisting, tangling and topology in waves
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Mark Dennis, School of Physics.
Powell Lecture Theatre, HH Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TL, 6:00pm  
The flow of light or other waves is similar to water flowing in a river. Although it tends to travel in a particular direction, it can also flow in whirls and eddies. Professor Dennis will describe some examples of tangled waves, some application to optical imaging, and how to tie laser beams in knots. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

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Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens School of Engineering, University of Bristol, BS8 1TR

Wednesday 12 November 2014
Ask bigger questions
Organised by the Intelligent Systems Laboratory
Mike Olson, Co founder, Cloudera.
Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens School of Engineering, University of Bristol, BS8 1TR, 4:00pm  
In business, we often deal with hype around trends in society, politics, economy and technology. We know we need to take claims of the next big thing with a grain of salt. However, with Big Data analytics, the opposite is true. This talk will discuss how new 'Data Driven' economies are emerging through relentless innovation.. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Professor Peter Flach email: peter.flach@bristol.ac.uk

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Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building

Monday 8 December 2014
Inaugural lecture: Dental Implants - The Challenge of Replacing Nature
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Dominic O'Sullivan, School of Oral and Dental Sciences.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, 6:00-7:00pm  
Dental Implants are increasingly being used to help patients who have lost teeth and those who have lost hard and soft tissue from their mouths following disease or traumatic injury. Professor O'Sullivan will discuss the development of this life changing technology and also look to the emerging challenges for the future. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

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

Monday 3 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Risk and the future of British defence
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Professor Timothy Edmunds.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
How can the UK prepare for a world where there are many potential threats to security, especially at a time of continuing austerity? How can the British defence establishment handle challenges as diverse as international terrorism, an increasingly assertive Russia, or instability in North Africa and the Middle East?. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 5 November 2014
Amelia Edwards Annual Lecture in Egyptology: The Two Tombs of Horemheb
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Dr Jacobus van Dijk, Egyptologist, University of Groningen.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Horemheb began his career as a soldier in the Egyptian army during the fourteenth century BC, before becoming Regent for the young King Tutankhamun and, ultimately, king himself. This lecture discusses the tombs he had built during these two stages of his career, one at Saqqara and one in the Valley of the Kings. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 7 November 2014
Inaugural lecture: Forever in New Genes; discovering the genetic basis of rare diseases and congenital malformations
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Ruth Newbury-Ecob, School of Clinical Sciences.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
Clinical geneticists and scientists work together using new genetic technologies to understand human genetic disorders. This has led to the discovery of essential genes, novel genetic mechanisms and the genetic basis of normal human development. Professor Newbury-Ecob will discuss her contribution to this field and explain how it helps patients. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 14 November 2014
Inaugural lecture: Homer's Deep
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Shane Butler, Department of Classics and Ancient History.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
Achilles, in his anguish, stares out from the Trojan shore. What does he see, in the "wine-dark" sea? For an answer, we embark on an unexpected journey to Victorian Bristol, where John Addington Symonds looked back to Ancient Greece in order to look forward to the liberation of "unspeakable" love. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 4 December 2014
The University of Bristol Annual Libra Lecture 2014: How to Combat Implicit Bias and Stereotype Threat in Academia
Professor Havi Carel and Professor Richard Pettigrew.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 12:15-1:45pm  
The University of Bristol Libra Lectures are a series of annual events that focus on current research into gender-related topics. This year's lecture, discusses How to Combat Implicit Bias and Stereotype Threat in Academia and will be introduced by Professor Guy Orpen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Further information is available
The event is free but booking is required.  Contact to book email: equality-diversity@bristol.ac.uk

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Recital Room, Victoria Rooms, Queen's Road, BS8 1SA

Friday 7 November 2014
Thinking Futures: The rise and fall of the bedroom tax
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Speakers to be confirmed - please check the Thinking Futures website for updates.
Recital Room, Victoria Rooms, Queen's Road, BS8 1SA, 6:00-7:30pm  
The bedroom tax has been labelled a policy blunder, but how has it managed to survive so far and what strategies have been used to challenge such contentious issues?. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

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Redland Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road, Bristol, BS6 6JE

Wednesday 5 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Patchwork, quilting and keeping it all going
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Ann Rippin, Hariett Shortt and Jenny Miller.
Redland Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road, Bristol, BS6 6JE, 10:00am-4:00pm  
How do women doing patchwork and quilting act as 'social glue' and make a significant contribution to society? Take part in a workshop where we will be discussing research, sharing stories about the craft and making quilts for premature babies. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

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Room 1.20, 35 Berkeley Square

Tuesday 9 December 2014
Same difference? Challenging the myths and legends of a universal higher education experience
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Professor Gill Crozier and Professor Chris Jones.
Room 1.20, 35 Berkeley Square, 5:00-7:00pm  
Professor Gill Crozier, University of Roehampton - The 'Academic Challenge' in Higher Education: intersectional dimensions and unintended effects on pedagogic encounters. Professor Chris Jones, Liverpool John Moores University - The digital university and the myth of the digital native. Chaired by Dr Sue Timmis. Further information is available
Free, online registration required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4921 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

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Room 4.10, 35 Berkeley Square

Thursday 27 November 2014
How is neuroscience relevant to educational practice and policy? Untangling the myths and the facts...
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Dr Paul Howard-Jones.
Room 4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, 5:00-7:00pm  
This informal and open event brings together investigators from several of the new research projects to debunk some common neuromyths, answer queries from teachers about the "learning brain" and explain how schools can get involved with the new projects. Tweet questions to @GSoEBristol with #neuromyths in adv. Further information is available
Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4921 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 8 December 2014
Pride and Prejudice: reflections on a life in education
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Professor Patricia Broadfoot.
Room 4.10, 35 Berkeley Square, 5:00-7:00pm  
From a vantage point of more than four decades of research in education, Professor Broadfoot will offer some perspectives on the currents of change that have characterised the last fifty years in educational policy and practice in this valedictory lecture. Further information is available
Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4921 or laura.griffiths@bristol.ac.uk

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SS Great Britain on Bristol Harbourside

Friday 21 November 2014 -  Saturday 22 November 2014
African Archaeology Research Day (AARD)
Organised by the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology in collaboration with The Brunel Institute
SS Great Britain on Bristol Harbourside, 4:00pm  
The eleventh AARD conference (African Archaeology Research Day) is being held for the first time in Bristol. The conference will showcase some of the most exciting fieldwork and scientific research from the continent of Africa. Further information is available
Registration information available at www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/birtha/events/aard/registration/.  Contact Sam Barlow on +44 (0)117 - 331 7879 or aard2014bristol@gmail.com

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Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol, BS1 6UX

Wednesday 5 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Bodily interiors
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Speakers to be confirmed - please check the Thinking Futures website for updates.
Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol, BS1 6UX, 2:00-4:00pm  
How do we understand the interior of the human body from a social, artistic and scientific perspective? In what ways are bodily interiors represented visually, from historical medical illustrations to contemporary art?. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

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The Frank Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL.

Thursday 20 November 2014
Enjoyment of Gardening
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Elizabeth Banks, a landscape architect and ran the international renowned consultancy - Elizabeth Banks Associates for twenty years.
The Frank Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL., 7:30pm  
Enjoyment of Gardening is a description which describes why so much has happened in Elizabeth's life! The talk tells of her career as a landscape architect and the work that she has undertaken for the RHS and at Hergest Croft Gardens. Further information is available
Free for Friends of the Botanic Garden on production of their membership card. Visitors will be asked to make a donation.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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The Galleries, 25 Union Gallery, Broadmead, BS1 3XD

Saturday 8 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Health and wellbeing across the life course
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
The Galleries, 25 Union Gallery, Broadmead, BS1 3XD, 9:00am-5:30pm  
Health and wellbeing are at the heart of our very existence, but we too often take them for granted. Take part in a range of interactive activities that showcase cutting-edge research on improving health throughout our lives. Further information is available
No booking required, just come along.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 8 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Your health records: hands over, or hands off?
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
The Galleries, 25 Union Gallery, Broadmead, BS1 3XD, 9:00am-5:30pm  
Your health records can be used by researchers in the NHS and external organisations to improve patient care, but how do you feel about this? Contribute your thoughts to help shape the development of new policies and practices. Further information is available
No booking required, just come along.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

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The Kitchen, The Station, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2AG

Tuesday 4 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Care homes of the future
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Tim Lloyd-Yeates (Alive! Activities), Liz Lloyd (University of Bristol), Kay Russell (Bristol City Council), Tina Fear (University of the West of England), Lesley Hobbs (Brunel Care), Helen Manchester (University of Bristol).
The Kitchen, The Station, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2AG, 6:00-7:30pm  
How can we provide care for our increasingly ageing populations? Join us to imagine the best future systems of care, hear from researchers and practitioners and give your opinions. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

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The Orangery, Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1BH

Friday 21 November 2014 -  Saturday 22 November 2014
Deep Classics
Organised by Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
The Orangery, Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1BH, 10:00am  
Offering a new way to approach the study of classical reception, Deep Classics neither begins with antiquity itself nor ends with what uses subsequent ages have made thereof. It focuses instead on the very pose by which the human present turns its attention to the distant human past. Further information is available
Admission is free but registration is required.  Contact for other queries, Sam Barlow email: sam.barlow@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 5 December 2014
Donors' celebration: Tales From Herodotus
Organised by Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Professor Robert Fowler.
The Orangery, Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1BH, 5:00pm  
Join us as we recognise the generosity of the IGRCT's benefactors with 'Tales from Herodotus', a lecture by Professor Robert Fowler, former IGRCT Director. Further information is available
Admission is free, but registration is required.  Contact for other queries, Sam Barlow email: sam.barlow@bristol.ac.uk

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The Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol, BS2 0NW

Thursday 6 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Heads, shoulders, knees and toes: young children's pictures of health
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Dr Patricia Lucas, University of Bristol, Jo Williams, Bristol City Council and Sarah Cox, ArthurCox.
The Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol, BS2 0NW, 3:30-5:00pm  
We have been making pictures with young children exploring their ideas about healthy bodes. Come and see the pictures, watch a short video and tell us what you think the health priorities for children under seven should be. This event is suitable for families with young children. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

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Theatre Collection, Cantock's Close

Monday 17 November 2014 -  Friday 27 March 2015
Theatre Roundabout
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Cantock's Close, 12:00-4:00pm  
An exhibition showcasing the archive of a company with a unique touring history in the UK and overseas from 1960 to 2008. Further information is available
The exhibition is open on Monday 12pm-4pm and Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm.  Contact University of Bristol Theatre Collection on +44 (0)117 - 331 5086 or theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

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

Wednesday 3 September 2014 -  Wednesday 26 November 2014
Drawing in the glasshouses with Sheena Vallely and Pupgroup
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Sheena Vallely, an artist and lecturer, who has received awards and commissions for her work in painting and print making in London and abroad.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 11:00am-1:00pm  
The course is for all abilities and is designed to focus the mind, enhance awareness and banish old habits through a series of drawing exercises using quality materials, in direct response to the curated and living collection, with instruction and guidance by a qualified tutor. Further information is available
£95.00 and online enrolments only. To enrol on a course visit the University online shop and register your details. You will be asked to add registration to your basket, but you will not be charged for registering.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 8 November 2014
Beetles, Butterflies and Bees
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Cath Hodsman, British wildlife artist. On this course, participants will be using high powered microscopes and other magnification equipment, such as hand-held magnifying glasses, as well as macro photographs from Cath's own collection.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:00pm  
Come and spend an enjoyable day with like-minded people, who all care about and are interested in the smaller things in life........insects! Painting such small and intricate creatures can be difficult because of their size. This course will also appeal to botanic artists who wish to develop skills complimentary to their work. Further information is available
£50. Booking required via the online shop.Students need to bring their own smallest brushes, pencils, paper and table-top easels. A more detailed list will be sent out upon booking. Tea and coffee on arrival; remember to bring a picnic lunch.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 22 November 2014
Calligraphy
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Roma Widger, an artist and teacher who specialises in drawing, painting, illustration, printmaking, textiles, paper technology and calligraphy.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A one day workshop suitable for beginners or for those looking to further develop their skills whilst learning about lettering and alphabets. Apply newly acquired skills to enhance a greeting card or create a personalised bookmark or develop your knowledge of layout and presentation. Further information is available
£35. Booking required in advance via the online shop. Students will have an opportunity to watch demonstrations and then receive individual tuition in calligraphy skills with opportunity to practise round hand and italic scripts. Advice on materials available on request.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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

Saturday 6 December 2014
Create a Christmas Wreath
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Sue Amesbury.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG., 1:30-4:30pm  
Come and escape from the hustle of Christmas preparations for an afternoon and indulge yourself. Get into the festive spirit and create something special this Christmas in a relaxed, fun and friendly atmosphere! A full demonstration will guide you through the process. All materials are provided. Festive refreshments included. Further information is available
£35. Booking required in advance via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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Various around the University

Saturday 1 November 2014 -  Saturday 8 November 2014
Thinking Futures: The University of Bristol's Festival of Social Sciences and Law
Organised by Social Sciences and Law
Various around the University, 10:00am  
Thinking Futures is a week-long Festival to share and celebrate research from the University of Bristol's Faculty of Social Sciences and Law. Engage with our researchers and see how the social sciences inform key debates and advances in policy and practice for governments, education, charities, health services, legal systems, and public services around the globe. Further information is available
Free, but booking is required for most events. Please check the festival website for more details.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

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Victoria Methodist Church, BS8 1NU

Wednesday 12 November 2014
Bristol University Madrigal Ensemble
Organised by Department of Music
Elinor Cooper (conductor).
Victoria Methodist Church, BS8 1NU, 1:15-2:00pm  
Join BUME in their first concert of the academic year in an exploration of British choral repertoire spanning five hundred years. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 19 November 2014
University Chamber Choir
Organised by Department of Music
Douglas V Watts (conductor).
Victoria Methodist Church, BS8 1NU, 1:15-2:00pm  
The Chamber Choir presents its first concert of the academic year, with a programme featuring music from some of the 20th Century's most well known British composers, as well as pieces by Tomkins and Poulenc. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

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Victoria Rooms

Friday 7 November 2014
University Wind Orchestra
Organised by Department of Music
Rosa Attree (conductor).
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
The Wind Orchestra will be playing a selection of classic wind orchestra repertoire along with some fantastic arrangements of orchestral pieces. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 11 November 2014
Postgrad Composers
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 14 November 2014
Richard May (cello)
Organised by Department of Music
Richard May (cello), Olena Shvetsova (piano).
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Schnittke: Suite in the Old Style, arr. Daniil Shafran (1972); Villa-Lobos (after JS Bach BWV 883): Preludio No.14 (1931); Shostakovich: Sonata in D minor Op.40 (1934). Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 18 November 2014
Duke Ellington's Newport Up: On Collecting, Liveness, and the Seductive Menace of Jazz Recordings.
Organised by Department of Music
Katherine Williams, University of Plymouth.
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 29 November 2014
University Symphony Orchestra
Organised by Department of Music
Neal Farwell (conductor).
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:30pm  
Lutoslawski: Symphony No.4; Mahler: Symphony No.5. Neal Farwell and the University Symphony Orchestra present two richly dramatic works, from opposite ends of the twentieth century. Further information is available
Tickets: Balcony £15 (£10 concessions), Stalls £10 (£7 concessions).  Contact Megan Holmes and Margaret Peirson on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

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Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, BS1 5TX

Thursday 6 November 2014
Thinking Futures: Violent portrayals or violent betrayals: representations of violence
Organised by Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Dr Ann Laudati, University of Bristol and Dr Jacqueline Maingard, University of Bristol.
Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, BS1 5TX, 5:30-8:00pm  
How do narratives on conflicts reflect the day-to-day reality of those living in a war zone? Explore and discuss film and media representations of the African continent and join in a collective conversation on how alternative portrayals can help us rethink current understandings of violence and security. Further information is available
Free. Booking required via the Thinking Futures website.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

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Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol, City of Bristol BS1 5TX

Wednesday 19 November 2014
Conversations About Cinema: 'The Imitation Game'
Organised by Department of History in the School of Humanities
Dr James Thompson, Senior Lecturer in Modern British History and Dr Emily Baughan, Lecturer in Modern British History.
Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol, City of Bristol BS1 5TX, 6:00pm  
Join the Watershed cinema for a screening of 'The Imitation Game', with an introduction by Dr James Thompson and Dr Emily Baughan from the Department of History. Afterwards, join the speakers in the cafe for an informal discussion of the film. Conversations about Cinema are a partnership between the Watershed and the University of Bristol. Further information and booking
The talk and post-film discussion are included in the price of the film ticket.  Contact Watershed on +44 (0)117 927 5100 or info@watershed.co.uk

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Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close

Wednesday 4 February 2015
Ausform presents Two Legged Animal
Organised by Wickham Theatre, Dept of Theatre and Performance
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
Horse is a sensual mane-tossing journey about a tender relationship between a woman and a horse. With the drumbeat of timeless hooves, including a rope, the circus ring and the wind. Performed by Ziggy Slingsby and Rowan Rheingans, Produced by Lina B. Frank for Ausform.co.uk. Book tickets
Tickets: £9 / £5 concs.  Contact Kate Withers email: kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 11 February 2015
Red Dragonfly Productions present Autumn of Han
Organised by Wickham Theatre, Dept of Theatre and Performance
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
A new adaptation of a Chinese classic for the European stage, an enthralling story of corruption, revenge and tragic love. Buy tickets here
Tickets £9 / £5 concs.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 25 February 2015
Avalon - a South African township play
Organised by Wickham Theatre, Dept of Theatre and Performance
Written and performed by Lunga Radebe.
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:00pm  
Sabantu is on a mission to find his grandmother's grave in one of South Africa's largest cemeteries... Lives depend on it! Will he find it in time? Will he perform his ritual before the sun sets? You the living must join him on his quest...!. Buy tickets here
Tickets £9 / £5 concs.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

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

Tuesday 4 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: The Graphic Experience of War: Goerge Grosz in context
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Dr Dot Price, University of Bristol.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
George Grosz is largely known as a biting satirist, who used his art as a form of political protest against the weaknesses, corruption and injustices he witnessed in Weimar Germany. This lecture will explore Grosz's artwork in Europe and America in the aftermath of the First World War and the outbreak of the second. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 11 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: Paul Nash and Stanley Spencer
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Paul Gough, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President at RMIT, Melbourne, Australi.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Paul Nash's embittered memories of the Western Front produced some of the most searing paintings of the First World War; his taut renditions introduced a new language of devastation to the genre of landscape. This lecture will explore the 'barren, sightless, godless' visual language of conflict by contrasting Nash's work with that of Stanley Spencer. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 18 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: H G Wells: Mr Britling sees it Through, The Shape of Things to Come, Mind at the End of its Tether
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Sir Christopher Frayling, former Rector of the Royal College of Art.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Maxim Gorky described H G Wells' novel Mr Britling Sees it Through (1916) 'as the finest, most courageous, truthful, and humane book written in Europe in the course of this accursed war'. Christopher Frayling examines this and other Wells' works, which explore the devastating impact of war upon humanity, and Wells' vision for the future. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 25 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: Lewis Milestone: from All Quiet on the Western Front to A Walk in the Sun
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Andrew Kelly, Director of Bristol Cultural Development Partnership and Bristol Festival of Ideas and is a visiting professor at the University of the West of England.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Lewis Milestone made the greatest films about the First and Second World Wars, All Quiet on the Western Front and A Walk in the Sun. One is a pacifist classic; the other a celebration of the American infantry. Andrew Kelly will look at how Lewis Milestone (and the wider Hollywood community) approached both world wars. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

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