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3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB

Wednesday 11 January 2017 -  Wednesday 15 March 2017
The Monthly Read: "Spaces and Places" Short Course
Organised by Department of English
Stephen Derry.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 1:30-4:00pm  
This course aims to be an enjoyable literary experience for readers who wish to share their ideas. We will explore and discuss three works from the Nineteenth Century in which locations and interiors play significant roles. Jane Austen - Mansfield Park, Wilkie Collins - The Moonstone and Thomas Hardy - A Laodicean. Further information is available
Fee £105. Advance booking required using the University online shop.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 4 March 2017
The City in African Literature
Organised by Department of English
Kate Haines.
3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB, 10:30am-4:00pm  
How are African novelists today using literary form to create new cartographies of the city? Explore how the novels of post-millennial African writers construct and connect with the cities of Lagos, Nairobi, London and New York. Further information is available
Fee £35. 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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All Saints Church, Pembroke Road, BS8 3ED

Friday 9 December 2016
University of Bristol Chamber Choir Christmas Concert
Organised by Department of Music
All Saints Church, Pembroke Road, BS8 3ED, 7:30-9:30pm  
The University Chamber Choir presents its Christmas Concert, conducted by William Brockman. The concert features traditional pieces such as Pearsall's In dulci jubilo alongside works by Rachmaninoff and Howells. Further information is available
Tickets: £6/£5 students/£4 BUMS members/£3 under 18's.  Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

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Frank Theatre Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL

Thursday 19 January 2017
600 years of Syon Garden History
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Topher Martyn, Head Gardener, Syon House.
Frank Theatre Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, 7:30-9:00pm  
A galloping history of 600 years of Syon garden history, followed by a visual tour of House, Estate and Gardens, and then a section on the practicalities of actually living and working in such a place. Further information is available
No booking required. Lectures are free to Friends on production of their membership card. Visitors will be asked for a donation (suggested £5).  Contact for other queries, email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building

Wednesday 14 December 2016
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 - this year with a European theme. Further information is available
Admission free - no booking required.  Contact Yvonne Preece or Clotilde Barberon on +44 (0)117 - 9546600 or multifaith-chaplaincy@bristol.ac.uk

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LT E29, Biomedical Sciences Building, University of Bristol, University Walk, Bristol, BS8 1TD?.?

Tuesday 13 December 2016
The Annual Sir Anthony Epstein Lecture: The remote control of gene expression - can chromosome folding explain enhancer function?
Organised by School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor Wendy Bickmore, Director of the MRC Human Genetics Unit, MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.
LT E29, Biomedical Sciences Building, University of Bristol, University Walk, Bristol, BS8 1TD?.?, 5:00pm  
Professor Bickmore has shown that different human chromosomes have preferred positions in the nucleus, related to their gene content, addressed how genes are organized and packaged and how they move in the cell cycle and during development. Her research focuses on how the spatial organization of the nucleus influences genome function in development and disease. Further information is available
The lecture is free to attend and will be followed by a drinks reception. Booking is required.  Contact to book, email: cmm-admin@bristol.ac.uk

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

Thursday 8 December 2016
Brexit - your questions answered
Organised by University of Bristol
Thangam Debbonaire, MP, Bristol West. Hosted by Professor Nick Lieven.
Priory Road Lecture Theatre, Priory Road Complex, 12 Priory Road, Clifton, BS8 1TU, 6:15-7:45pm  
This public meeting, hosted by the University, represents one of our ongoing series of engagements with our University colleagues and the broader Bristol community on the implications of Brexit and our future as a university and a city in this emerging environment.
Free to attend, but booking is required.  Contact for other queries, email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

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

Tuesday 6 December 2016
Inaugural lecture: Cold and heat, present and future: analysing their impact on population health
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Richard Morris.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:15pm  
Cold currently kills far more people than heat, not only in the UK, but also in countries with warmer climates. Will cold-related impact on population health (and consequent health care needs) decline as global temperatures rise? Analysis of prospective epidemiological studies from contrasting geographic regions promises some insights. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 7 December 2016
Inaugural lecture: Seeing is believing ? Molecular machines by high-resolution electron cryo-microscopy
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Christiane Berger-Schaffitzel.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:15pm  
Ribosomes are macromolecular machines that translate genetic information from messenger RNA into functional proteins. In this lecture Professor Berger-Schaffitzel willl discuss how the ribosome, targeting factors and translocation machinery ensure that proteins reach their correct localization in the cell and how this process is coordinated in space and time. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking is required.  Contact for other queries, email: public-events@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 17 March 2017
Have I seen you somewhere before? How the brain enables recognition and remembrance of things past
Organised by School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Professor Clea Warburton.
Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
While we may complain about the fallibility of our memories, especially when trying to put a name to a face, we actually have an enormous capacity for retaining information over long periods of time. Our accumulated memories not only form our autobiography, but also guide our future actions and are fundamental to our personal identity.
Free to attend, but booking is required. A drinks reception will follow the lecture.  Contact for other queries, email: phph-adminsupport@bristol.ac.uk

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

Saturday 3 December 2016
Drawing beautiful British bees - a workshop with Cath Hodsman
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Cath Hodsman is a leading insect artist who has worked in collaboration with a range of prestigious organisations including the Natural History Museum, the Royal Horticultural Society and the Royal Society of Biology.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:00pm  
This sketching day is a truly unique and absorbing course, aimed at both lovers of art and entomology. So, if you want to study pollinators in closer detail or if you are inspired by the Botanic Garden's annual Bee and Pollination Festival do come and share Cath's passion. Beginners welcome. Further information is available
Limited to 12 people. £55 each. Registration required via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 10 December 2016
Christmas Wreath making workshops with Sue Amesbury
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Let loose your creative side and then enjoy some seasonal refreshment.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 1:30-4:00pm  
Two afternoon workshops on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December led by expert Sue Amesbury of Greengarland. Sue will demonstrate and then assist you in making a welcoming and stylish wreath for your front door to your own design. You will use locally sourced, natural, compostable materials, all provided and trimmed to size. Further information is available
Limited to 12 people each per day. £40 each. Registration required via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 11 December 2016
Christmas Wreath making workshops with Sue Amesbury
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Let loose your creative side and then enjoy some seasonal refreshment.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 1:30-4:00pm  
Two afternoon workshops on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December led by expert Sue Amesbury of Greengarland. Sue will demonstrate and then assist you in making a welcoming and stylish wreath for your front door to your own design. You will use locally sourced, natural, compostable materials, all provided and trimmed to size. Further information is available
Limited to 12 people each per day. £40 each. Registration required via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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Victoria Rooms

Friday 2 December 2016
BUMS Wind Ensemble: a Lord of the Rings themed programme
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 1:15-2:00pm  
Musical Highlights from all three Lord of the Rings movies, accompanied by scenes from the films. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 3 December 2016
University of Bristol Chamber Orchestra
Organised by Department of Music
George Owen, conductor; Brahms, Serenade 1 in D major, 1st movement; Mozart, Symphony 36 'Linz'; Tchaikovsky, Suite from The Nutcracker; Duke Ellington, Suite from The Nutcracker.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:00pm  
The Chamber Orchestra begin their year with four highly influential composers and a very special collaboration from across the eras. Tickets: £5/£4 concs (BUMS members free). Tickets sold by BUMS (available on the door). Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 6 December 2016
Presentations by Research Students in Musicology
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 4:30-6:00pm  
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 7 December 2016
BUMS Symphonic Winds
Organised by Department of Music
Liam Leonard, conductor.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:00pm  
Symphonic winds' first concert of the academic year will feature a suite from Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands, with video accompaniment. Alongside this, traditional Christmas classics and selections from Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 10 December 2016
Bristol University String Orchestra and Brass Band
Organised by Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:00pm  
An evening to celebrate the University Music Society's smaller ensembles. Bristol University String Orchestra and Brass Band come together to perform a variety of repertory, from Christmas carols to postmodernism. Tickets: £5/£4 concs/£2 students (BUMS members free). Tickets sold by BUMS (available on the door). Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 14 December 2016
Bristol University Singers and Baroque Ensemble
Organised by Department of Music
Stephen Rice, conductor; Handel, My Heart is Inditing; J. S. Bach, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 140; Handel, Dettingen Te Deum.
Victoria Rooms, 7:30-9:00pm  
Tickets: balcony £15/£10 concs; stalls £11/£8 concs/£3 UoB students (with presentation of student ID card) available from shop.bris.ac.uk. Further information is available
Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 3314044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

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Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close

Wednesday 1 February 2017
Paper Birds: In a Thousand Pieces
Organised by Dept of Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
'In a Thousand Pieces' sees events and voices unpacked from battered and bruised suitcases by battered and bruised women; whilst their stories take on new shapes and forms exploring the epidemic of sex slavery. Tickets available here
Tickets £9 / £5 concessions.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 8 February 2017
Joanna Griffin: Bricking It
Organised by Dept of Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
Meet Patrick Griffin. 72. Irish. Builder. Father. Stand-up?? Bricking It will see writer/performer, Joanna Griffin swap jobs with her dad, Pat, to see what it really means to walk in another (wo)man's shoes. Tickets available here
Tickets £9 / £5 concessions.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 22 February 2017
Louise Orwin: A Girl and a Gun
Organised by Dept of Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
This is a show about girls and guns. It's a show that asks two people to take to the stage and play out a film script. It's a show that asks what it means to be a 'hero', what it means to be a plot device, and what it means to watch. Tickets available here
Tickets £9 / £5 concessions.  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

Friday 2 December 2016
Living in a data obsessed society
Organised by The Jean Golding Institute for data-intensive research in partnership with the University
Nello Cristianini (Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University of Bristol), James Ladyman (Professor of the Philosophy of Science, University of Bristol) and Andrew Charlesworth (Reader in IT and Law, University of Bristol).
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
A new unified data infrastructure that mediates a broad spectrum of transactions and decisions has emerged from the data revolution this past decade. AI technologies permit this to infer our inclinations; predicting behaviour for an increasing range of activities. As we cannot opt-out, we must understand the effects this can have on society. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking is required by Friday 25 November. The lecture will be followed by drinks.  Contact for other queries, email: nello.cristianini@gmail.com

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