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Bath Royal Literary Scientific Institution 16/18 Queen's Square, Bath BA1 2HN

Tuesday 27 January 2015 -  Tuesday 24 March 2015
Literature for life: winds of change
Organised by English Department Literature and Creative Writing Short and Day Courses
Barbara Grodecka Lewis.
Bath Royal Literary Scientific Institution 16/18 Queen's Square, Bath BA1 2HN, 10:30am-12:15pm  
We shall study four modern novels: Elizabeth Bowen, The Last September (1929); Philip Larkin, A Girl in Winter (1947); Ian McEwan, Solar (2010); and Antonio Tabucchi, Pereira Maintains (1994). How do these texts express the relationship between personal change and social, political and environmental change?. To book your place and for further information
8 classes £115.00.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924 or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

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Canynge Hall, Room LG08, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS

Tuesday 27 January 2015
Talk by Sarah Champman
Organised by School of Social and Community Medicine
Sarah Chapman, UK Cochrane Centre.
Canynge Hall, Room LG08, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, 12:15-1:15pm  
The findings of Cochrane reviews, and other high quality health research, are potentially useful to us all, from health professionals and policy-makers to those making choices about their health as patients and potential patients. But they are only useful if people know about them and can find and understand them. Further information is available
The seminar is free and all are welcome to come.  Contact Laura Fox on +44 (0)117 - 331 0124 or laura.fox@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 10 March 2015
Talk by Alan Emond & Jean Golding
Organised by School of Social and Community Medicine
Alan Emond and Jean Golding, University of Bristol.
Canynge Hall, Room LG08, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, 12:45-1:45pm  
ALSPAC was designed as part of a collaborative series of European birth cohorts, the European Study of Pregnancy and Childhood (ELSPAC), to collect similar information in different countries. ELSPAC Isle of Man is an epidemiological birth cohort enrolling over 1000 pregnant mothers. This presentation will outline the differences between the cohorts and opportunities for research. Further information is available
The seminar is free and all are welcome to come.  Contact Laura Fox on +44 (0)117 - 331 0124 or laura.fox@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

Tuesday 27 January 2015 -  Tuesday 17 March 2015
Literature and the environment
Organised by English Department literature and creative writing short and day courses
Sue Edney.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 6:00-8:00pm  
We'll discuss how literature examines environmental concerns. Pollution and industrialisation were alarming to writers as different as Wordsworth and Dickens, H. G. Wells and W. H. Auden. We'll also look at new kinds of writing; Christa Wolf about Chernobyl and the 'airborne toxic event' of Don Delillo's White Noise. To book your place and for further information
8 meetings £115.00. www.shop.bris.ac.uk.  Contact Valentine Jackson email: english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 28 February 2015
The Great Augustans
Organised by English Department Literature and Creative Writing Short and Day Courses
Philip Smallwood.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
Bristol prospered in the eighteenth century. We shall study extracts from the 'Augustans', John Dryden's 'Wife of Bath's Tale'; Alexander Pope's 'Rape of the Lock' and Samuel Johnson's 'Life of Savages' (extracts supplied). What pleasures can their poetry provide today and how does their writing engage with modern interests?. To book your place and for further information
£30.00.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924 or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 28 February 2015
Dorothy Wordsworth's Flowers
Organised by English Department Literature and Creative Writing Short and Day Courses
Sue Edney.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
If William Wordsworth had not listened to his sister, Dorothy, as she told him about the daffodils by the lake and showed him her journal, it's possible we would not have his classic poem beginning 'I wandered, lonely as a cloud'. The Grasmere journals, a fascinating exploration of their life. To book your place and for further information
£30.00.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924 or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 28 February 2015
Writing Poetry
Organised by English Department Literature and Creative Writing Short and Day Courses
Louise Green.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
This is a day school in which we combine the study of poetry with writing our own. We will study published poems and use them as prompts to write on chosen themes, and to explore writing in various simple forms. To book your place and for further information
£30.00.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924 or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 28 February 2015
Poetry of Two World Wars
Organised by English Department Literature and Creative Writing Short and Day Courses
Philip Lyons.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
We will discuss the poetic responses on the impact of war from those on active service and those back home. Poems are provided. Anthologies: Up The Line To Death: The War Poets 1914-1918; The Terrible Rain: The War Poets 1939-1945; Chaos of the Night: Women's Poetry; In Time of War. To book your place and for further information
£30.00.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924 or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 28 February 2015 -  Tuesday 24 March 2015
Writing Autobiography, Memoir, Family History
Organised by English Department Literature and Creative Writing Short and Day Courses
Sarah LeFanu.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
A day for those who enjoy writing and want to explore ways of writing about their own lives. How do you recapture the past? How do you write the events and experiences of a life? How do you bring memories back and give them new life on the page?. To book your place and for further information
£30.00.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924 or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 7 March 2015
Jacobean City Comedies, Sense of Space & Place
Organised by English Department Literature and Creative Writing Short and Day Courses
Emily Derbyshire.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
Thomas Middleton, Thomas Dekker and Ben Jonson offer modern audiences a perspective into 17th Century London. Reflect upon Dekker's The Shoemaker's Holiday and gain an insight into the capital city as it was four hundred years ago. Scripts provided and an opportunity to participate in/watch performance extracts of the play. To book your place and for further information
£30.00.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924 or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

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

Wednesday 25 February 2015
Coleridge Lectures 2015: What a green government could do if it really tried
Organised by The Cabot Institute, in association with the Festival of Ideas
George Monbiot has spent his career as a journalist and environmentalist, working with others to defend the natural world he loves.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
David Cameron promised his government would be the greenest government ever. George Monbiot says he's failed, and that there's a need for radical change. What could a green government do if it really wanted to be green? Monbiot presents the case he would make to parliament, the country, and the international negotiations on climate change. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the Festival of Ideas website.  Contact for other queries, email: ideas@gwebusinesswest.co.uk

Thursday 5 March 2015
Coleridge Lectures 2015: The only true conservationist is a Conservative
Organised by The Cabot Institute, in association with the Festival of Ideas
Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher. He has specialised in aesthetics with particular attention to music and architecture.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
Roger Scruton argues that the only true conservationist and environmentalist is a Conservative. Conservatism is far better suited to tackle environmental problems than either liberalism or socialism; rather than entrusting the environment to unwieldy NGOs and international committees, we must all assume personal responsibility and foster local sovereignty. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the Festival of Ideas website.  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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Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, University Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1SS

Thursday 29 January 2015
5th annual Bassett Lecture: Through a net darkly: spatial expression and schizoanalysis (subject to finance)
Organised by School of Geographical Sciences
Marcus Doel is Professor of Human Geography, in the College of Science at Swansea University. His research interests include poststructuralist geography, post-Marxist geography & deconstructive geography, modern and postmodern consumer culture, financialization of everyday life, film, visual culture & the optical unconscious.
Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, University Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1SS, 4:00pm  
In this lecture Professor Doel's considers the import of Hjelmslev for Guattari, with particular reference to the spatiality of the structural unconscious and the machinic unconscious, and use this as a basis to think through the bewildering cast of characters that are 'subject to finance' and that increasingly plague our world. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Nina Williams email: nina.williams@bristol.ac.uk

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

Friday 16 January 2015
Building Resilient Cities
Organised by The Cabot Institute, in association with the Festival of Ideas
Dr Judith Rodin, President, Rockefeller Foundation, author of The Resilience Dividend, and world-leader in building resilient cities.
Priory Road Lecture Theatre, Priory Road Complex, 12 Priory Road, Clifton, BS8 1TU, 6:00-7:00pm  
We are at increasing risk of city-wide catastrophe, and as the severity and frequency of these disasters increase, we must become better at preparing for, responding to and recovering from them. Dr Rodin brings together stories, insights and ground-breaking research, to help build a radical future to face disaster by creating more resilient cities. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the Festival of Ideas website.  Contact for other queries, Festival of Ideas email: ideas@businesswest.co.uk

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

Tuesday 17 March 2015
Inaugural lecture: A passing glance of wonder and pity: reflections on the history of medieval Ireland
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Brendan Smith, Department of History (Historical Studies.
Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens School of Engineering, University of Bristol, BS8 1TR, 6:00-7:00pm  
Ireland was England's first colony. The spread of English power and English people throughout the neighbouring island after 1170 inspired a burst of literary activity as contemporaries sought to justify or discredit this colonial venture. This lecture explores what these writings reveal, and conceal, about Ireland's medieval past. 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

Monday 23 February 2015
Coleridge Lectures 2015: Green and social justice
Organised by The Cabot Institute, in association with the Festival of Ideas
Anna Coote is Head of Social Policy in the New Economics Foundation (NEF).
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
Anna Coote puts forward a radical green agenda for a new settlement that can meet the challenges of the 21st century. She argues that the primary goal of policy should be sustainable social justice, meaning the fair and equitable distribution of social, environmental, economic and political resources between people, places and generations. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the Festival of Ideas website.  Contact for other queries, email: ideas@gwebusinesswest.co.uk

Tuesday 24 February 2015
Inaugural lecture: Optimal treatment of heart attacks: When time is muscle
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Andreas Baumbach, School of Clinical Sciences.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
Over the last decade the treatment of this deadly condition has seen major changes, driven by improvements in technology and pharmacology, and the creation of Heart Attack Centres like the Bristol Heart Institute. Professor Baumbach will review the current understanding of myocardial infarction and will look ahead at exiting prospects to further improve outcomes. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 3 March 2015
Inaugural lecture: The art of thinking
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Richard Pettigrew, Department of Philosophy.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
Psychologists have documented the cognitive biases that make us irrational. Philosophers have tried to codify the rules of rational thought. But how can we use reason to explore its own shortcomings? After exploring one answer, Professor Pettigrew discuss the disastrous effects of these biases on the diversity of participation in academia. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 11 March 2015
Inaugural lecture: Past, future, and fantasy climate change - from the mid-Cretaceous to Middle Eart
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Dan Lunt, School of Geographical Sciences.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
As a curiosity-driven scientist, understanding the past climate of our Earth (from the scorching greenhouse of the mid-Cretaceous, to the frozen wastes of the last ice age) is of fundamental interest. However, how can such understanding improve our predictions of future climate change? And what can we learn about climate from Lord of the Rings?!. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 12 March 2015
Coleridge Lectures 2015: Coleridge, The Ancient Mariner, Bristol and beyond
Organised by The Cabot Institute, in association with the Festival of Ideas
Richard Holmes is a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
The publication of the Lyrical Ballads in Bristol in 1798 launched the Romantic poetry movement. Richard Holmes looks at the life and work of Coleridge at this critical moment, and explores the varied interpretations of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and its powerful emergence as a modern eco-fable. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the Festival of Ideas website.  Contact for other queries, email: ideas@gwebusinesswest.co.uk

Monday 16 March 2015
Inaugural lecture: The end of the Asylum. How Italy closed down its psychiatric hospitals.
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor John Foot, Department of Italian.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
This lecture will tell the story of a movement which emerged in the 1960s and 1970s in Italy in opposition to psychiatric hospitals. Its aim was to replace the asylum system with different forms of care. In 1978, this principle was enshrined in an historic law. The movement had won. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 26 March 2015
Coleridge Lectures 2015: Animals 'in the Fraternity of universal Nature'
Organised by The Cabot Institute, in association with the Festival of Ideas
Andrew Kelly is director of Bristol Cultural Development Partnership and Bristol Festival of Ideas, and is a visiting professor at the University of the West of England.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
In his utopian community the Pantisocracy, Coleridge believed that animals were to be brothers and sisters 'in the Fraternity of universal Nature'. Animal rights and animal welfare were debated widely amongst the Romantics and remain controversial issues today. Andrew Kelly looks at the views of the Romantics and today's campaigns for animals. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the Festival of Ideas website.  Contact for other queries, email: ideas@gwebusinesswest.co.uk

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

Tuesday 17 February 2015
Coleridge Lectures 2015: Poetry, the land and nature
Organised by The Cabot Institute, in association with the Festival of Ideas
Kathleen Jamie. Her poetry collections to date include The Overhaul, which won the 2012 Costa Poetry Prize, The Tree House which won both the Forward prize and the Scottish Book of the Year Award.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
Kathleen Jamie's work has been at the centre of the revival of nature writing in recent years. Finding nature in the tiny cracks of daily life, as well as Orkney in midwinter and 21st century flotsam on a shoreline in the Hebrides, Jamie helps us all renegotiate our relationship with the natural world. Further information is available
Free, but nooking required via the Festival of Ideas.  Contact for other queries, email: ideas@gwebusinesswest.co.uk

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

Friday 13 February 2015
Neuroimaging in addiction: role of dopamine and opiate systems
Organised by Centre for Academic Mental Health
Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes, Imperial College.
Seminar Room OS6, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol, BS8 2BN, 12:30-1:30pm  
Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes has been Professor of Addiction Biology at Imperial College since 2009. She is also a Consultant Psychiatrist with a particular interest in pharmacological treatments of alcohol problems and comorbidity at Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust. Further information is available
All welcome, no booking required. Please feel free to bring your own lunch.  Contact Hazel Carrington email: hazel.carrington@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 18 March 2015
Long-term effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of CBT as an adjunct to pharmacotherapy for treatment resistant depression in primary care: a follow-up of the CoBalT trial
Organised by Centre for Academic Mental Health
Dr Nicola Wiles, University of Bristol.
Seminar Room OS6, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol, BS8 2BN, 12:30-1:30pm  
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been shown to be an effective treatment for depression, including for those individuals whose symptoms have not responded to treatment with antidepressant medication. Further information is available
All welcome, no booking required. Please feel free to bring your own lunch.  Contact Hazel Carrington email: hazel.carrington@bristol.ac.uk

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
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
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 Frank Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, Tyndall Avenue

Thursday 15 January 2015
Plants that Echo in the Night
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Dr Marc Holderied,Senior Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences.
The Frank Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, Tyndall Avenue, 7:30pm  
Echolocation is an alien sense to humans. For us, to 'see with our ears' is barely imaginable, yet in complete darkness bats and dolphins can use echolocation to gather three dimensional images of their surroundings. 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 The Botanic Garden telephone: +44 (0)117 - 331 4906

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

Thursday 19 February 2015
Raising the roof: The story of the Glasshouse at Wisley
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Nick Morgan MHort (RHS).
The Frank Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 7:30pm  
Wisley's world-class Glasshouse was opened in 2007 in celebration of the RHS's bicentenary. Nick's talk looks back at the design and development of this impressive structure, and the establishment of its amazing collection of tender plants which now provide visitors to Wisley with such a wonderful horticultural experience. 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 on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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

Thursday 19 March 2015
Why we should all grow organic vegetables
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Tim Foster.
The Frank Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL., 8:00pm  
Tim's talk will look at the sustainability of food production: why growing vegetables organically is better for us, for the soil and the environment. He will consider the advantages of a de-centralised system, the benefits to us and what we have to do to make it all happen. All in one hour. 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 on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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The Victoria Rooms, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1SA

Saturday 21 March 2015
Friends of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden 40th Anniversary Concert
Organised by The Botanic Garden
The Bristol University Singers and The Bristol University Madrigal Ensemble.
The Victoria Rooms, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1SA, 2:30pm  
A concert of light and classical music to mark the start of celebrations throughout 2015 of 40 years since the formation of the Friends. In addition to the music there will be a display of material from the archives with memories and anecdotes from members. Further information is available
£8 .Early bird available until 31st January offering the second ticket at half price.Tickets are available from the University's Online Shop, or from John Leach, 17 Ashton Crescent, Nailsea BS48 2JR (Telephone: 01275 854992).  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@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

Sunday 15 February 2015
Enjoy delicate fragrances as nature stirs
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Nicholas Wray, Curator, Botanic Garden.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:30am  
Nicholas Wray will show some of the early spring highlights including the delicate, fragrant pink blossoms of Prunus mume Beni-Chidori, Wintersweet and Witch Hazel. Tours present an excellent opportunity to hear of new developments, learn about new plants, those of seasonal interest and see what exotics are flowering in the magical world of the glasshouses. Further information is available
Free to Friends. Visitors £4.50. Meet outside the Welcome Lodge.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 8 March 2015
Special Winter Sunday opening of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Nicholas Wray, Curator, Botanic Garden.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:30am  
Join an inspiring two hour special tour of the Garden with the Curator, Nicholas Wray. The early spring delights will include the highly fragrant Chimonanthus praecox (Wintersweet), the bright golden-yellow flowers of Hamamelis mollis (Witch hazel) and the deliciously fragrant Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill.'. Further information is available
Free to Friends. Visitors £4.50. Please meet at Welcome Lodge.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden on +44 (0)117 - 331 4906 or botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.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
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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

Thursday 19 February 2015
Inaugural lecture: Civil liability - Addressing police failures in the context of rape and sexual abuse
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Joanne Conaghan, School of Law.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
Questions of police attitudes to and conduct of rape complaints has been in the British public eye for some time. This lecture assesses the potential of civil liability suits to produce change, whether the victims of sexual crimes should be able to sue police for failures and considers broader possibilities and risks this might entail. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 4 March 2015
Churchill 2015: Churchill: For and against
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Dr Paul Addison, Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
Winston Churchill was a highly controversial figure in his lifetime and even today, half a century after his death, his critics and admirers remain sharply divided over his merits. Dr Paul Addison will discuss the reasons why Churchill continues to generate debate and offers a personal assessment of his achievements and failures. 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 18 March 2015
Churchill 2015: A different sort of Chancellor? Churchill and the University of Bristol
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Sir David Cannadine FBA, Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:30pm  
Throughout his long life, Winston Churchill's attitude to higher education was complex. Professor Sir David Cannadine will explore Churchill's attitudes to higher education in general, and his particular - and unique - relationship with Bristol, of which he was Chancellor from 1929 until his death in 1965. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Emma Henry email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

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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