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The University will make every effort to provide disabled access, where possible, to all of its events. If you have any support requirements due to a disability, please contact the event organiser directly at the earliest opportunity.



Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA

Wednesday 29 July 2015
Boat tour
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Nick Wray, Curator, Botanic Garden.
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, 6:30-8:00pm  
Join Nick Wray for an in depth look at the design, planting style and plants on the Ballast Seed Garden, where we will focus on the origin, adaptation and introduce the cultivation of the gardens varied plants such as the squirting cucumber. Further information is available
£7/£5 concessions For more information please contact Arnolfini Box Office on: +44 (0)117 9172300 / 01 or email: boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA.

Wednesday 22 July 2015
Tour of the floating ballast seed garden
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA., 6:30-8:00pm  
Includes an introduction to the botanical background of the Ballast Seed Garden. Your tour host will explain the principles behind the design, how the plants are raised, established, introduce the plant species and explain how the display will be developed in the future. Further information is available
For more information please contact Arnolfini Box Office on: +44 (0)117 9172300 / 01 or email: boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk. Please meet in Arnolfini foyer 10 minutes before departure time.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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Boat tour leaves from Arnolfini, please arrive in the foyer 10 mins before departure time.

Wednesday 15 July 2015
Tour of the floating ballast seed garden
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Join us for a tour of the Floating Ballast Seed Garden led by a University of Bristol Botanic Garden Volunteer Guide.
Boat tour leaves from Arnolfini, please arrive in the foyer 10 mins before departure time., 6:30-8:00pm  
Includes an introduction to the botanical background of the Floating Ballast Seed Garden. Your tour host will explain the principles behind the design, how the plants are raised, established, introduce the plant species and explain how the display will be developed in the future. Further information is available
£7 / £5 Concessions. To book tickets call Arnolfini box office on: +44 (0)117 9172300 / 01 or email: boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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G25, Reynolds Lecture Theatre, School of Earth Sciences, Wills Memorial Building

Wednesday 8 July 2015
Complexity Colloquium: Superfluid transport of information in turning flocks of starlings
Organised by Bristol Centre for Complexity Sciences (BCCS)
Andrea Cavagna (ISC-CNR, Rome).
G25, Reynolds Lecture Theatre, School of Earth Sciences, Wills Memorial Building, 12:00-1:00pm  
Andrea Cavagna studies collective decision-making in biological systems. He will present an experimental study of starling flocks performing collective turns and a novel theory whose cornerstone is the existence of a conserved spin current generated by the gauge symmetry of the system. Further information is available.
Free event, please use our online form to register.  Contact Matthew Guppy email: matthew.guppy@bristol.ac.uk

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Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill, Bristol BS8 1BH

Sunday 19 July 2015
Speciality Garden History Tour - Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
You will be given a complimentary copy of the University's Historic Garden Book as part of this tour. There will be no access to buildings and visitors are advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear. The guide is also a 'blue badge' tour guide for the South West.
Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill, Bristol BS8 1BH, 10:30am-12:00pm  
Our guide (Angela Nutbrown) has extensive knowledge of Bristol's history, coupled with an MA in Garden History which provides an in-depth look at the history of the house and review the garden, its features (including the site of the original flag garden, Hercules, the Rotunda, the Bastion, the Tower, Canal and Heritage Orchard).
Cost: £10.00 per person (which includes a complimentary copy of the University's Historic Gardens Book). Admission is prepaid and booked through the University online shop.  Contact for other queries, email: Nicolette.Smith@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 11 August 2015
Speciality Garden History Tour - Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
You will be given a complimentary copy of the University's Historic Garden Book as part of this tour. There will be no access to buildings and visitors are advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear. The guide is also a 'blue badge' tour guide for the South West.
Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill, Bristol BS8 1BH, 2:00-3:30pm  
Our guide (Angela Nutbrown) has extensive knowledge of Bristol's history, coupled with an MA in Garden History which provides an in-depth look at the history of the house and review the garden, its features (including the site of the original flag garden, Hercules, the Rotunda, the Bastion, the Tower, Canal and Heritage Orchard).
Cost: £10.00 per person (which includes a complimentary copy of the University's Historic Gardens Book). Admission is prepaid and booked through the University online shop.  Contact for other queries, email: Nicolette.Smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 23 August 2015
Speciality Garden History Tour - Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
You will be given a complimentary copy of the University's Historic Garden Book as part of this tour. There will be no access to buildings and visitors are advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear. The guide is also a 'blue badge' tour guide for the South West.
Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill, Bristol BS8 1BH, 10:30am-12:00pm  
Our guide (Angela Nutbrown) has extensive knowledge of Bristol's history, coupled with an MA in Garden History which provides an in-depth look at the history of the house and review the garden, its features (including the site of the original flag garden, Hercules, the Rotunda, the Bastion, the Tower, Canal and Heritage Orchard).
Cost: £10.00 per person (which includes a complimentary copy of the University's Historic Gardens Book). Admission is prepaid and booked through the University online shop. Numbers are limited and this is a ticket only event.  Contact for other queries, email: Nicolette.Smith@bristol.ac.uk

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Lecture Theatre 3, School of Chemistry, Cantock's Close

Tuesday 13 October 2015
Bristol public talks in mathematics: How to make yourself heard at a rock concert
Organised by School of Mathematics
Dr Julia Wolf.
Lecture Theatre 3, School of Chemistry, Cantock's Close, 6:00pm  
How to communicate effectively in the presence of noise, or over long distances, is a problem of enormous practical importance. For example, one easy way of being heard at a party is to repeat every sentence multiple times. Perhaps there are much more efficient strategies for getting your message across, based on pure mathematics. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required. This talk is part of Ada Lovelace Day, and will be followed by a wine reception.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 331 5242 or t.d.browning@bristol.ac.uk

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

Wednesday 15 July 2015
"Challenges in talking to young people about sensitive personal issues: Experiences from the ROCCA continence study"
Organised by Centre for Academic Mental Health
Katie Whale, Research Associate in Centre for Child and Adolescent Health.
OS6, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol, BS8 2BN, 12:30-1:30pm  
Continence problems are common in childhood and for some, these problems continue into adolescence and early adulthood. Knowledge and understanding of how these problems affect young people is severely lacking. The ROCCA study is a qualitative project which aims to explore the impact of continence problems on young people's everyday lives.
No booking required. All welcome.  Contact Hazel Carrington email: hazel.carrington@bristol.ac.uk

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

Monday 13 July 2015
Who Gets What - And Why: Matchmaking and Market Design
Organised by Festival of Ideas
Alvin E. Roth is the Craig and Susan McCaw Professor of Economics at Stanford University. He is also the Gund Professor of Economics and Business Administration Emeritus at Harvard University.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:15-7:15pm  
In many parts of life ? jobs, housing, medical care, education, even a date on the internet ? price is not the only determinant of who gets what. So how do the other processes that influence who gets which goods, jobs, university places and partners really work?. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Festival of Ideas email: http://www.ideasfestival.co.uk/about/contact/

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School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Cantock's Close, Bristol, BS8 1TS

Wednesday 8 July 2015
Radio Technology SIG event
Samantha Caporal Del Barrio of Aalborg University and WiSpry, Leo Laughlin of University of Bristol, Mir Ghoraishi of University of Surrey, Ben Allen of University of Oxford, David Lister of Vodafone UK and Geoff Carey of MIMOtech.
School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Cantock's Close, Bristol, BS8 1TS, 12:00-5:00pm  
This insightful event, will bring together speakers involved in FD research internationally, explore the circuit techniques and signal-processing algorithms required, and give the audience a chance to see full-duplex in action. Further information is available
This event is FREE to members of Cambridge Wireless. Tickets for non-members are £180 plus VAT. Limited FREE places for non-members.  Contact Helen Cooke on +44 (0)117 - 954 5385 or Helen.Cooke@bristol.ac.uk

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Theatre Collection, Cantock's Close

Wednesday 29 April 2015 -  Friday 18 September 2015
Setting Out to Shock
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Cantock's Close, 10:00am-4:00pm  
Curated by History of Art MA students in conjunction with the University of Bristol Theatre Collection, the exhibition features selected examples of radical and deliberately shocking productions from the Theatre Collection's archives. Please note, the exhibition contains some material that may be inappropriate for younger members of the public, please contact us for further information. Please see our website for further information.
Contact University of Bristol Theatre Collection on +44 (0)117 - 33 15086 or theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

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

Saturday 25 July 2015
Blue Notes jazz band with Hannah Wedlock
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 7:00pm  
Over the years the Blue Notes has developed its own unique style and repertoire encompassing traditional, swing and mainstream jazz. They have a residency at the Undercroft Jazz Club in the heart of Bristol and regularly play festivals and clubs around the West Country. Further information is available
Tour of the garden at 4.30pm.Bar available from 6.00pm, bring a picnic, rug and umbrella if wet. Tickets: £10 in advance (£12 at the gate). Children free. Please send a cheque payable to "FUBBG" and SAE to John Leach, 17 Ashton Crescent, Nailsea, Bristol BS48 2JR. Tel: 01275 854992.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 28 July 2015
Meet the creator of Shaun of the Jungle
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:00pm  
Find out where the inspiration came from to create the exotic hoopoe bird, toucan and brilliant tropical flowers decorating 'Shaun of the Jungle'. The sculpture's artist, Martyna Zoltaszek, will be giving an exclusive presentation of her work at the Botanic Garden. Interactive art workshops with question and answer sessions will take place throughout the day. Further information is available
Entrance to the garden: £4.50. Throughout the Shaun in the City trail the Botanic Garden will make a donation from each adult entry to this wonderful cause. Free to Friends, children under 16 and university students and staff.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906  or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, BS1 5TX

Thursday 16 July 2015
Who should speak for critically ill infants?
Organised by Centre for Public Engagement
Giles Birchley, School of Social and Community Medicine.
Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, BS1 5TX, 6:00-7:30pm  
Critically ill infants have no way to represent their own best interests. Parents, doctors and nurses speak on their behalf, but what drives them and how do these experiences compare to theoretical accounts? This talk presents conclusions from a doctoral study of these accounts and suggestions on managing these decisions.
Free, advance booking required.  Contact Diane Thorne on +44 (0)117 - 331 8318 or diane.thorne@bristol.ac.uk

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Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close

Wednesday 7 October 2015
Smooth Faced Gentlemen present Othello
Organised by Department of Theatre and Performance
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
Fresh from a smash-hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe, the award-winning all-female company bring their distinctive blend of tragedy, comedy, and scorching action to the Wickham Theatre. In an irreverent, razor-sharp take on Shakespeare's psychological thriller, Iago engineers a twisting plot of revenge and jealousy. Further information and tickets
£9 / £5 concessions.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 14 October 2015
Propellor's Pocket Merchant of Venice
Organised by Department of Theatre and Performance
Propellor Theatre.
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
This pocket-sized version of the critically acclaimed 2009 production brings one of Shakespeare's darkest comedies to life in the way only Propeller can. Propeller is an all-male company that brings Shakespeare's texts to life with their trademark clear, humorous and enlightening style. Tickets and further information
Tickets £9 / £5 concessions.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 23 October 2015
This Last Tempest
Organised by Department of Theatre and Performance
Uninvited Guests / Fuel.
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
This Last Tempest is a visual spectacle that immerses you in atmospheric sound. It begins where Shakespeare left off, with Ariel and Caliban left alone on the enchanted island. Part theatre, part gig, this radical take on The Tempest is for those who know Shakespeare well and audiences new to the play. Tickets and further information
Tickets £9/£5 concessions.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 24 October 2015
This Last Tempest
Organised by Department of Theatre and Performance
Uninvited Guests / Fuel.
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
This Last Tempest is a visual spectacle that immerses you in atmospheric sound. It begins where Shakespeare left off, with Ariel and Caliban left alone on the enchanted island. Part theatre, part gig, this radical take on The Tempest is for those who know Shakespeare well and audiences new to the play. Tickets and further information
Tickets £9/£5 concessions.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

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Wills Conference Hall, Parry's Lane, Bristol BS9 1AE

Sunday 19 July 2015
Why garden?
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Monty Don.
Wills Conference Hall, Parry's Lane, Bristol BS9 1AE, 11:00am  
We are very pleased to have renowned television presenter and gardening writer, Monty Don, sharing his passion for the pleasures and rewards of gardening. You will have two chances to hear Monty's talk, firstly at 11am and secondly 2:30pm, for one hour with a brief question and answer session at the end of each lecture. Further information is available
Your ticket price includes your entry into the University of Bristol Botanic Garden (normal adult admission price £4.50). Entry to lectures is strictly by ticket only.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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

Monday 2 November 2015
Elizabeth Blackwell Annual Public Lecture: ?When pathogens meet people: controlling infectious disease epidemics?
Organised by Elizabeth Blackwell Institute
Professor Dame Anne Johnson, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Chair of the Population Health Domain and Vice Dean for external affairs in the Faculty of Population Health at University College London.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Professor Dame Anne Johnson will talk about her research into HIV and sexually transmitted infections, in particular the successes and a failure of population interventions to control these diseases. She will also discuss future innovations in controlling emerging infections, drawing on recent novel research with flu and Ebola. Further information is available
This event is free to attend, but booking is required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: ebi-health@bristol.ac.uk

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