Virtual seminars

Ideas and Universities seminar 2014Cooperation between Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) partners is underpinned by a range of highly successful virtual seminar series. Viewed live and interactive at sites across the partnership, they provide a unique opportunity for staff and students to engage with world class researchers and to learn more about the research being conducted at WUN partner institutions. The format of the online lectures has enabled lively question and answer discussions to take place across an international audience.

For an overview of virtual seminars and full details of all upcoming events please go to the WUN website.

WUN Virtual seminars in Bristol 2013-14

The University of Bristol takes part in a number of virtual seminar series with other WUN member universities. These are shown live in either Senate Room or the LGF1 meeting room, both on the lower ground floor of Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, in the NSQI Seminar Room (Nanoscience and Quantum Information building), also on Tyndall Avenue, or in the Verdon-Smith Room of Royal Fort House.

The following tables give the dates, times and locations at Bristol for the WUN seminars in 2013-14. These seminars are open to all University of Bristol staff and students.

Titles, abstracts and additional materials

Clicking on the series title will take you to the external WUN website, with details of speakers, titles, abstracts etc. Please note that some of these sites are password protected. If this is the case, the contact details for obtaining the password will be given on the relevant site.

Attending the seminars

Please note that in general you can attend these seminars by just turning up on the day, but a small number will require advance booking (please refer to the last column on the right). If you would like to attend a seminar where booking is required, please contact the IAS/WUN Research Development Officer ( no later than 3 working days before the event. If we have not received any bookings for these events by this time, they will not go ahead at Bristol.

Please arrive promptly for the seminars as late arrival will cause disruption not only at Bristol, but at the other sites participating in these seminars.

Recordings of seminars

Please follow this link to view recordings of past seminars.


DateTimeSeminar seriesSpeakerTitleLocationBooking
21 Feb 2014 16:00 Ideas & Universities Patricia Gaviria (Toronto) Inuit self-determination and postsecondary education: the case of the nunavut and greenland Verdon-Smith Room


28 Feb 2014 16:00 Ideas & Universities Kevin Barnhurst and Stephen Coleman (Leeds) Embodied citizenship and the university Verdon-Smith Room


7 Mar 2014 09:00 Ideas & Universities Anthony Welch (Sydney) Islamic higher education - an international academic community - CANCELLED Verdon-Smith Room N/A
4 Apr 2014 09:00 Ideas & Universities Gilsun Song (Zhejiang) Community and the development of individual key skills: Zhejiang University student associations as a case study Verdon-Smith Room N/A
9 May 2014 08:00 Ideas & Universities

Rosemary Deem (Royal Holloway)

Newer researchers in European higher education: creating new identities, communities and knowledge, and shaping policy in a climate of austerity Verdon-Smith Room


30 May 2014 08:00 Ideas & Universities Pan Suyan (IoE HK) Identity and citizenship education in universities: students’ experience in Hong Kong Verdon-Smith Room