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AT A GLANCE - SEPTEMBER
DATE
TIME
EVENT
VENUE
SEPTEMBER
Wed 3
12.15pm & 12.30pm TOUR
Wills Memorial tower tours
Wed 3
12.45pm
PUBLIC TALK
Inequalities in cardiovascular CANYNGE HALL
health, healthcare and disease
- reversible or irreversible?
Sat 6 &
Sun 7
10am
FESTIVAL
Bee and Pollination Festival
BOTANIC GARDEN
Sat 6
10.30am, 11am,
11.30am, 12pm &
12.30pm
TOUR
Wills Memorial tower tours
WILLS MEMORIAL
BUILDING
Tue 9
6.30pm
TOUR
Enjoy the Botanic Garden
on a summer’s evening
BOTANIC GARDEN
Wed 10
12.45pm
PUBLIC TALK
Outcomes for abused
women's safety
CANYNGE HALL
Sat 13
9.30am
OPEN DAY
Undergraduate open day
VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Sat 13
10am
PUBLIC EVENT
Bristol Doors Open Day
VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Mon 15 - Various
Fri 31 Oct
EXHIBITION
Corresponding with conflict
THEATRE COLLECTION
Thu 18
7.30pm
PUBLIC TALK
Wildside
SCHOOL OF PHYSICS
Sun 20
10.30am & 2pm
TOUR
Goldney historic garden tour
GOLDNEY HALL
Fri 19
6pm
PUBLIC TALK
…Letting the evidence speak
on climate change
VICTORIA ROOMS
Tue 23
6pm
PUBLIC TALK
The hockey stick and the
climate wars
VICTORIA ROOMS
Tue 23
7.30pm
PUBLIC TALK
…From the Industrial
Revolution to the
globalisation of democracy
WILLS MEMORIAL
BUILDING
Fri 26
12pm
PUBLIC EVENT
Bristol Bright Night 2014
VARIOUS VENUES
Sat 27
10am
EXHIBITION
Tangible Memories installation M SHED
Sat 27
10am
COURSE
NEW Get your garden buzzing
BOTANIC GARDEN
Mon 29
6pm
PUBLIC TALK
…What extreme physiology
tells us about patients
M SHED
Tue 30
4.30pm
RESEARCH
SEMINAR
Classics for the masses
VICTORIA ROOMS
WILLS MEMORIAL
BUILDING
AT A GLANCE - OCTOBER
DATE
TIME
EVENT
VENUE
OCTOBER
Wills Memorial tower tours
Wed 1
12.15pm & 12.30pm TOUR
WILLS MEMORIAL
BUILDING
Fri 3
10am & 1pm
SHORT COURSE Fiction writing workshop
Fri 3
1.15pm
MUSIC
Cullin Sound
VICTORIA ROOMS
Sat 4
10.30am, 11am,
11.30am, 12pm
& 12.30pm
TOUR
Wills Memorial tower tours
WILLS MEMORIAL
BUILDING
Sat 4
10.30am
WORKSHOP
Digimakers
AT-BRISTOL
Sat 4
5.30pm
TOUR
NEW Ballast barge tour
ARNOLFINI
Sun 5
2pm
PUBLIC TALK
…John Addington Symonds
GOLDNEY HALL
Mon 6
Various
PERFORMANCE The Conquering Hero
WILLS MEMORIAL
BUILDING
Mon 6
1pm
SHORT COURSE NEW Traditional botanical
drawing...
BOTANIC GARDEN
Tue 7
4.30pm
SEMINAR
Diasporic memory and the
topologies of listening
VICTORIA ROOMS
Tues 7
6.15pm
PUBLIC
LECTURE
NEW Two nights with Borges
3/5 WOODLAND ROAD
Wed 8
6pm
TALK
NEW A Precariat Charter...
SCHOOL OF
GEOGRAPHICAL
SCIENCES
Wed 8
7.30pm
PERFORMANCE NEW Number 1, The Plaza
Thu 9
5pm
PUBLIC TALK
An evening with Thomas Glave ROYAL FORT HOUSE
Fri 10
1.15pm
MUSIC
Trevor Wishart...
VICTORIA ROOMS
Fri 10
3pm
LECTURE
NEW Drug and alcohol
research
WILLS MEMORIAL
BUILDING
Fri 10
6pm
PUBLIC TALK
…Mervyn Morris
WILLS MEMORIAL
BUILDING
Fri 10
6.15pm
PUBLIC EVENT
NEW A brush with immortality
TRINITY CENTRE
Sat 11
10am
COURSE
NEW Introduction to
garden writing
BOTANIC GARDEN
PERCY COMMUNITY
CENTRE, BATH
WICKHAM THEATRE
DATE
TIME
EVENT
VENUE
OCTOBER
Sat 11
1.30pm
SCREENING
NEW The Abominable Crime
ARNOLFINI
Sat 11
4pm
EXHIBITION
NEW Bristol’s African
Caribbean music heritage
TRINITY CENTRE
Sat 11
10.30am
DAY COURSE
Tools for fiction writing
3/5 WOODLAND ROAD
Tue 14
10.30am
SHORT COURSE Literature for life
Tue 14
4.30pm
RESEARCH
SEMINAR
Tue 14
6pm
SHORT COURSE NEW European literature
in translation
3/5 WOODLAND ROAD
Wed 15
1.30pm
SHORT COURSE The monthly read
3/5 WOODLAND ROAD
Wed 15
6pm
INAUGURAL
LECTURE
Wed 15
7.30pm
PERFORMANCE Trust in ideas
Thu 16
7.30pm
PUBLIC TALK
Hidden gems & ghastly
gremlins…
SCHOOL OF PHYSICS
Fri 17
1.15pm
MUSIC
Vice Chancellor's Scholars
VICTORIA ROOMS
Sat 18
10am
WORKSHOP
NEW It’s a wrap…
BOTANIC GARDEN
Tue 21
4.30pm
RESEARCH
SEMINAR
Postgraduate musicologists… VICTORIA ROOMS
Tue 21
6.15pm
PUBLIC
LECTURE
NEW Two nights with the
Borges part 2
3/5 WOODLAND ROAD
Thu 23
6pm
PUBLIC TALK
…Catastrophe 1914: how
Europe went to war
WILLS MEMORIAL
BUILDING
Fri 24
1.15pm
MUSIC
VOCES8
VICTORIA ROOMS
Mon 27
6pm
INAUGURAL
LECTURE
…A bioinspired future for
advanced materials
PUGSLEY LECTURE
THEATRE
Tue 28
4.30pm
RESEARCH
SEMINAR
Fiddling with the string
quartet
VICTORIA ROOMS
Tue 28
6pm
AUTUMN ART
LECTURE
Rose Macaulay - noncombatants and others
WILLS MEMORIAL
BUILDING
Wed 29
1.15pm
MUSIC
The University of Bristol
Baroque Ensemble
VICTORIA ROOMS
The German Democratic
Republic on tour…
BATH ROYAL
LITERARY SCIENTIFIC
INSTITUTION
VICTORIA ROOMS
Vibration of flexible structures QUEEN’S BUILDING
WICKHAM THEATRE
Cover image (clockwise from left) Nick Wray, ‘Dog Tired’ by Christopher Nevinson copywright Bristol
Museum and Art Gallery, Nick Wray
PUBLIC EVENTS
Wed 3 & Sat 6 September
TOURS
Wills Memorial tower tours
Times Wed: 12.15pm & 12.30pm; Sat: 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12pm & 12.30pm
Venue Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, BS8 1RJ
Admission £4 (concessions £3); free to children aged 8-11 (no under 8’s). Advance
booking recommended. To book, ask inside the Wills Memorial Building for the Head
Porter or contact
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)777 026 5108
Supporting Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal - The Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity
Wed 3 September 12.45pm - 1.45pm
PUBLIC TALK
Inequalities in cardiovascular health, healthcare and disease reversible or irreversible?
Dr Zaman will be presenting some of his work from the last decade in the field of
cardiovascular disease, from ethnic to social to global to age inequality.
Speaker Dr Justin Zaman, University Hospital, Norfolk
Venue Room LG.08, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, BS8 2PS
Admission Free, no booking required.
For further information
W www.bristol.ac.uk/social-community-medicine/seminars/2014/outputurl-62016-en.html
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 0124
Wed 10 September 12.45pm - 1.45pm
PUBLIC TALK
Outcomes for abused women’s safety, health and functioning
following a treatment intervention of shelter or justice services
Abuse of women is a global epidemic with severe physical and mental health
consequences for women and the children who witness the abuse of their mothers.
Worldwide, two intervention models dominate for abused women: social services of
counselling and safe shelter, and legal actions of arrest and protection orders.
Speaker Dr Judith McFarlane, Texas Woman’s University
Venue Room LG.08, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, BS8 2PS
Admission Free, no booking required.
For further information
W www.bristol.ac.uk/social-community-medicine/seminars/2014/129.html
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 0124
Sat 13 September 9.30am - 4pm
OPEN DAY
Undergraduate open day
Are you looking to study in higher education? There’s so much to think about when
you’re choosing a university. With so many options on offer, it’s important you get a
real feel for the universities you are applying to. We think Bristol is a great place to
live and study, but don’t just take our word for it. Find out for yourself by visiting us
on an open day where you will have the opportunity to: visit academic schools and
facilities; meet the academic and support staff; talk to current students about their
experiences; visit student accommodation; get a feel for the city and area and get
advice on funding and making your application.
Venues Various
Admission Free, booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.bristol.ac.uk/opendays/
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 928 8623
Sat 13 September 10am - 4pm
PUBLIC EVENT
Bristol Doors Open Day
The University of Bristol will be opening its doors to four university buildings: Clifton
Hill House; Theatre Collection; Royal Fort House; and the Wills Memorial Building as
part of Doors Open Day.
Venues Clifton Hill House, Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, BS8 1BX; Theatre Collection, 21
Park Row, BS1 5LY; Royal Fort House, BS8 1UJ; Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s
Road, BS8 1RJ
Admission Free, no booking required with the exception of tower tours which are
booked on the day on a first-come, first-served basis. For further information please
contact Diane Thorne
W www.bristol.ac.uk/public-engagement
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 8318
Mon 15 September - Fri 31 October
EXHIBITION
Corresponding with conflict
Times Mon: 12pm - 4pm; Tue - Fri: 10am - 4pm
Curated by the Theatre Collection’s Artist in Residence to commemorate the WW1
anniversary, the exhibition ‘Corresponding with conflict’ will showcase objects and
materials from the Collection together with new works inspired by the original artefacts.
Venue University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, BS1 5LY
Admission Free, no booking required.
For further information
W www.bristol.ac.uk/theatrecollection
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 5086
Fri 19 September 6pm - 7.30pm
PUBLIC TALK
Dogma versus consensus: letting the evidence speak on
climate change
John Cook led the Consensus Project which found that 97% of relevant climate
papers endorsed the consensus that humans were causing global warming. John will
discuss his research both on the 97% consensus and on the cognitive psychology of
consensus. He will also look at the broader issue of scientific consensus and why it
generates such intense focus from climate deniers.
Speaker John Cook, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland and
Skeptical Science
Venue Victoria Rooms, Queen’s Road, BS8 1SA
Admission Free, booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.bris.ac.uk/cabot/events/2014/488.html
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 954 6339
Tue 23 September 6pm - 7.15pm
PUBLIC TALK
The hockey stick and the climate wars - the battle continues
In this special Cabot Institute lecture, in association with Bristol Festival of Ideas,
Michael E Mann will discuss the science, politics, and ethical dimensions of global
warming in the context of his own ongoing experiences as a figure in the centre of the
debate over human-caused climate change.
Speaker Dr Michael E Mann, Penn State University
Venue Victoria Rooms, Queen’s Road, BS8 1SA
Admission Free, booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.bris.ac.uk/cabot/events/2014/479.html
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 954 6339
Tue 23 September 7.30pm - 8.30pm
PUBLIC TALK
Political order and political decay: From the Industrial
Revolution to the globalisation of democracy
Francis Fukuyama is the author of The End of History, The Great Disruption, Our
Posthuman Future, State Building and After the Neocons. All were international
bestsellers promoting worldwide debate. He comes to Bristol to discuss his
bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state.
Speaker Francis Fukuyama, Stratford University
Venue Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, BS8 1RJ
Admission Free, booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.ideasfestival.co.uk/2014/events/francis-fukuyama/
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 928 8515
Fri 26 September 12pm - 12am
PUBLIC EVENT
Bristol Bright Night 2014
On Friday 26 September, Bristol Bright Night will hit Bristol for the very first time
and for one night only the entire city will be lit up with scientific research. From
science-inspired performances on the streets to interactive exhibitions at At-Bristol
and inspirational talks at Watershed - join us for this exciting event, one of 300
events happening in cities across Europe. Find out how academic research from
the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England affects
your day-to-day life.
Venues Various across Bristol
Admission Free, some events may require booking in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.bristolbrightnight.com/
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 8313
Sat 27 September 10am - 4pm
EXHIBITION
Tangible Memories installation
On 27 September the University of Bristol’s installation, entitled ‘Tangible Memories’
will be on display at M Shed. The installation will encourage audience members to
re-imagine care homes of the future. Audience members will be able to drink tea,
eat cake and engage in conversation with older people, academics and community
experts working with researchers, to discuss their experiences of being involved in
research where technology is being co-designed with older people. You will be able
to engage meaningfully in thinking about community, object-based storytelling and
explore tangible technologies in care home settings. Join them to experiment with
and reflect on some of their cutting-edge technological prototypes, tell your own
stories and consider your own ideas about care homes of the future.
Venue M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN
Admission Free, booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.bristol.ac.uk/education/events/2014/1053.html
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 4401
Mon 29 September 6pm - 10pm
PUBLIC TALK
Going to extremes: what extreme physiology tells us
about patients
It can be hard to understand disease states; the causes are often unclear and may
have acted for many years. Meanwhile, for those more seriously unwell, pretty much
everything one measures is abnormal, and it can be hard to identify cause from effect,
pathology from ‘healthy response’. One approach to resolving this issue is to expose
healthy people to extreme environmental pressures - intense exercise, or the lack of
oxygen on a high mountain. Professor Montgomery will discuss this approach, and
some of the insights he has gained from its application.
Speaker Professor Hugh Montgomery, UCL Institute for Human Health
and Performance
Venue M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, BS1 4RN
Admission Free, booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/extreme-medicine-tickets-10936811297
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 0098
Wed 1 & Sat 4 October
TOURS
Wills Memorial tower tours
Times Wed: 12.15pm & 12.30pm; Sat: 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12pm & 12.30pm
Venue Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, BS8 1RJ
Admission £4 (concessions £3); free to children aged 8-11 (no under 8’s). Advance
booking recommended. To book, ask inside the Wills Memorial Building for the Head
Porter or contact
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)777 026 5108
Supporting Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal - The Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity
Fri 3 October - Fri 28 November Morning session 10am - 12pm
Afternoon session 1pm - 3pm
SHORT COURSE
Fiction writing workshop (1) Autumn term
This course aims to inspire, encourage and support students in writing fiction.
Through writing exercises, examples from literature, and workshopping, students will
be offered help in such areas as: developing characters and plots, improving style and
working with structure. Each session is divided into a general creative writing session
and a feedback workshop during which students will have the opportunity to have
their writing appreciated/critiqued on a rota basis.
Speaker Rachel Bentham, Department of English
Venue Percy Community Centre, New King Street, Bath, BA1 2BN
Admission Course fee £115, booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.bristol.ac.uk/english/part-time
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 928 8924
Sat 4 October 10.30am - 4.30pm
WORKSHOP
Digimakers
A series of free community technology events, specialising in computing and
electronics workshops, aimed at children aged 7 – 17, parents and educators. These
events aim to inspire the next generation of technical innovators and engineers by
providing an introduction to ‘making’ in the digital word. From programming software
to hacking hardware, we will show you more ways to have fun with technology. The
day consists of a series of hands-on-workshops, a show-and-tell section, and a dropin centre for Raspberry Pi users.
Venue At-Bristol, Anchor Road, BS1 5DB
Admission Free, booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.digimakersoct.eventbrite.com
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 5193
Sun 5 October 2pm - 5pm
PUBLIC TALK
Happy 174th birthday John Addington Symonds!
Join us for a garden party to kick off the new academic year by celebrating the legacy
of scholar and gay-rights pioneer John Addington Symonds. Born in Bristol in 1840,
Symonds was the author of numerous works, including The Renaissance in Italy, in
seven volumes, and the first major study of ancient sexuality, ‘A Problem in Greek
Ethics’ published in just ten copies in 1883. All are welcome at this relaxed event,
which will include refreshments and brief introductions by local experts to Symonds’
life, works, and relationship to Clifton and Bristol. Co-sponsored by the Institute for
Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition (IGRCT) and OutStories Bristol.
Speakers Bristol IGRCT and OutStories Bristol
Venue Goldney Hall, Lower Clifton Hill, BS8 1BH
Admission Free, booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 8460
Mon 6 - Sun 12 October Various times
PERFORMANCE
The Conquering Hero
Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory and the University of Bristol are delighted to
announce a co-production in the commemoration of the outbreak of WW1: a fully
staged, ‘script-in-hand’ performance of The Conquering Hero by Allan Monkhouse.
This event is in association with the Bristol Festival of Ideas.
Venue Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, BS8 1RJ
Admission Timings and prices vary. Booking is required in advance.
For more information and to book
W www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com/shows/detail/the_conquering_hero_by_allan_monkhouse/
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 902 0344
Tue 7 October 6.15pm ‑ 7.30pm
PUBLIC LECTURE
NEW Two nights with Borges (part 1): ‘The riddle of poetry’
In 1967-68, Jorge Luis Borges gave the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard
University. The series, titled This Craft of Verse, offered breath-taking insight into
the poetics of one of the most extraordinary literary minds of the twentieth century.
Making use of live readings and audio recordings long thought lost, we shall seek to
relive some of the magic of the first two lectures. Refreshments served from 6.15pm
and lecture will start at 6.30pm.
Speaker Dr Laura Jansen, Department of Classics and Ancient History
Venue Lecture Theatre 3, 3-5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB
Admission Free, no booking required.
For further information
W www.bris.ac.uk/arts/research/collaborations/igrct/events/2014/30.html
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 8460
Wed 8 October 6 - 7pm
TALK
NEW A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens
Guy Standing argues that today’s emerging mass class is the precariat, a growing
number of people with insecure labour, no occupational identity, erratic earnings and
exposure to unsustainable debt. Successive governments have reduced their political,
civil, cultural, social and economic rights in appealing to the plutocracy and privileged
elements of the middle class. Standing, drawing on the Magna Carta, proposes a
Precariat Charter, a progressive politics to reduce inequality and insecurity, promote
associational freedom, promote work over labour, and revive the commons in an
ecologically sustainable way.
Speaker Dr Guy Standing, School of Oriental and African Studies,
University of London
Venue Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road,
Clifton, BS8 1SS
Admission Thanks to the support of the University of Bristol this event is free,
booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bristol-festival-of-ideas-guy-standing-tickets-12736658689
E [email protected]
Wed 8 October 7.30pm - 9pm
PERFORMANCE
NEW Number 1, The Plaza
Red front door. Gold number 1. Tiny peephole. Take a look around.
GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN want to open up and let you in. Right in. So you
can really get a feeling for what it’s like on the inside. This is an ‘evening with’ –
conversation, songs, shit like that. Someone’s left a passive aggressive note on the
kitchen table; it’s about entitlement, property and privacy. Welcome to the show
home, everyone.
‘Number 1, The Plaza’ is a souvenir album from a joyride through extravaganza,
cabaret, reality, live art, theatre and filth. This performance is unsuitable for under-16s.
Performer GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN
Venue Wickham Theatre, Cantock’s Close, BS8 1UP
Admission £9 (£5 concessions). Booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.bristol.ac.uk/theatre/events/
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 5088
Thu 9 October 5pm - 6.30pm
PUBLIC TALK
An evening with Thomas Glave
The O. Henry Award-winning Jamaican-American author and activist Professor
Thomas Glave will give an intimate reading followed by discussion from his current
work and work in progress. He is the Lamba Award-winning author of Words to Our
Now: Imagination and Dissent, Whose Song? and other stories, The Torturer’s Wife
and editor of the anthology Our Caribbean: A Gathering of Lesbian and Gay Writing
from the Antilles.
Speaker Professor Thomas Glave, University of Warwick/ Binghamton University
Venue Verdon-Smith Room, Institute for Advanced Studies, Royal Fort House,
BS8 1UJ
Admission Free, booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.bristol.ac.uk/ias/diary/2014/327
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 0829
Fri 10 October 3pm - 4pm
LECTURE
NEW Drug and alcohol research: time for a new scientific
enlightenment
The Enlightenment changed the way western society viewed science and overcame
the oppression of the Church’s teachings. However over the last 50 years a new
censorship has emerged under the guise of the UN charters on drug control. These
have inappropriately punished millions of people worldwide and severely limited
medical research to the detriment of millions of patients. Professor Nutt’s talk will
illustrate these little known facts and explain why we need a new Enlightenment
movement to rectify this censorship of research.
Speaker Professor David Nutt, Imperial College
Venue Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, BS8 1RJ
Admission Free, booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drug-and-alcohol-research-time-for-a-new-scientificenlightenment-tickets-12969747865
E [email protected]
Fri 10 October 6pm - 7pm
PUBLIC TALK
Bristol Poetry Institute public lecture - Mervyn Morris
The Bristol Poetry Institute is honoured and delighted to host a reading by Mervyn
Morris, newly appointed Jamaican Poet Laureate. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Mervyn
Morris has made an immense contribution as a poet, scholar, and critic to West
Indian literature and is the first Poet Laureate to be appointed by Jamaica since
independence in 1962. His poetry collections include Examination Centre, The Pond,
Shadowboxing and I been there, sort of: New and Selected Poems. This event
has been made possible by generous support from Public and Ceremonial Events
(PACE), from Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts (BIRTHA), and
from the Vice-Chancellor’s Fund.
Speaker Mervyn Morris, Poet Laureate of Jamaica
Venue Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, BS8 1RJ
Admission Free, booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.mervynmorris.eventbrite.co.uk
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 928 8515
Fri 10 October 6.15pm - 9.30pm
PUBLIC EVENT NEW A Brush with Immortality – Henrietta Lacks
This exhibition and screening of documentary by local artist Helen Wilson-Roe
highlights the forgotten history of Henrietta Lacks, a young African-American mother
who unknowingly had an incredibly impact on medical history. Lacks died of an
unusually aggressive cervical cancer and is remarkable because a sample of her
cancer cells became the first cells to survive and multiply outside the human body,
forming an ‘immortal’ cell line known as HeLa. Millions of people have benefitted
medically from the advances this enabled including the development of the polio
vaccine, cloning and gene sequencing. Working with University of Bristol scientists,
Wilson-Roe’s project invites us to consider questions around permission, recognition
and the role of the individual in large scientific projects. Through her portraits and
documentary this aims to bring the Lacks’ family story to the fore.
On Friday 10 October, University of Bristol scientists and Helen Wilson-Rose will be
holding a Q & A followed by performance and spoken word. The exhibition will run
from 10 – 17 October.
Speakers Professor Craig McArdle, School of Clinical Sciences; Dr John Lane &
Professor Harry Mellor, School of Biochemistry & Helen Wilson-Roe, Artist
Venue Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, BS2 0NW
Admission Free, booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.3ca.org.uk/events/trinity/2014/201ca-brush-with-immortality-henrietta-lacks201d
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 935 1200
Sat 11 October 1.30pm - 3.30pm
SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
NEW The Abominable Crime
The Abominable Crime is a documentary that gives voice to gay Jamaicans who,
in the face of endemic anti-gay violence, are forced to flee their homeland. The film
follows Simone Edwards, a mother, and Maurice Tomlinson, a human rights activist,
as they navigate the conflict of loving their homeland and staying alive. The screening
will be followed by a panel discussion led by J-FLAG founder, Thomas Glave, Dr Keon
West and Professor Alison Donnell.
This event has been organised by University of Bristol and Bristol City Council.
Speaker Professor Thomas Glave, University of Warwick/ Binghamton University;
Dr Keon West, Goldsmiths Univesrity and Professor Alison Donnell,
University of Reading.
Venue Auditorium, Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA
Admission £6 (£4 concessions). Booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.bristol.ac.uk/events/
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 0829 Sat 11 October 4pm - 9pm
EXHIBITION
NEW Bristol’s African Caribbean music heritage
During Black History month, join us to discover Bristol’s African Caribbean music
scene of the 1970s and ‘80s and the legendary venues of this era. This rich part of
Bristol’s music heritage is little documented in official archives - maybe you can help?
Bring a story, memory, poster, programme, or ticket stub to share and help build a
better picture of Bristol’s musical history.
Venue Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, BS2 0NW
Admission Free, no booking required.
For further information
W www.knowyourbristol.blogs.ilrt.org/event/bristols-african-caribbean-music-heritage/
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 8321
Sat 11 October 10.30am - 4pm
DAY COURSE
Tools for fiction writing
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.
Speaker Louise Green, Department of English
Venue Department of English, 3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB
Admission Course fee £30, booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.bristol.ac.uk/english/part-time
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 928 8924
Tue 14 October - Tue 9 December 10.30am - 12.15pm
SHORT COURSE
Literature for life: Winds of change (1)
In this course we shall study three 19th century novels: Henry James, The Bostonians
(1886); George Sand, Indiana (1831); and Anthony Trollope, The Warden (1855).
What can we discover in these novels about attitudes to social and political change
and the idea of progress?
Speaker Barbara Grodecka Lewis, Department of English
Venue Bath Royal Literary Scientific Institution, 16/18 Queen’s Square,
Bath, BA1 2HN
Admission Course fee £115, booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.bristol.ac.uk/english/part-time
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 928 8924
Tue 14 October 6pm - 8pm
SHORT COURSE
NEW European literature in translation
This eight-week course offers an introduction to some of the most justly famous
works of European literature from Romanticism to the post-war period. These are
books to stimulate, provoke and amuse. Come prepared to share your ideas!
Texts: Geothe, The Sorrows of Young Werther, Gogol, The Nose; Tolstoy, The
Cossacks; Kafka, Metamorphisis; Mann, Death in Venice; Levi, Christ Stopped at
Eboli; Camus, The Plague and Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse.
Speaker Steven Lovatt, Department of English
Venue Department of English, 3/5 Woodland Road BS8 1TB
Admission Course fee £115 per term, booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.bristol.ac.uk/english/part-time
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 928 8924
Wed 15 October 1.30pm - 4pm
SHORT COURSE
The monthly read: The heart of the matter - three literary classics
An ideal format for readers who can spare one afternoon each month, you will explore
three works, literary classics: Emma, Jane Austen; Hard Times, Charles Dickens;
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad.
Speaker Sally Coniam, Department of English
Venue Department of English, 3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB
Admission Course fee £100, booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.bristol.ac.uk/english/part-time
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 928 8924
Wed 15 October 6pm - 7pm
INAUGURAL LECTURE
Vibration of flexible structures
In the drive for increased efficiency, structures are becoming more slender and
flexible. Unfortunately, the more flexible structures become, the more difficult they are
to model and so predict their behaviour. In this lecture Professor Neild will discuss the
challenges with analysing such structures and how they can be addressed.
Speaker Professor Simon Neild, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Venue Pugsley Lecture Theatre, 1.40, Queen’s Building, University Walk, BS8 1TR
Admission Free, no booking required.
For further information
W www.bris.ac.uk/pace/public-events/inaugural/
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 928 8515
Wed 15 October 7.30pm - 9pm
PERFORMANCE
Trust in ideas
Each time Impermanence Dance Theatre perform, every piece is unique, never before
performed and never to be seen again; creating an ecstatic live event full of beauty,
poetry, physical mastery and humour. Impermanence are developing a unique strain
of dance theatre that draws on a combination of exceptional technique and brave
theatricality, mixed with visceral live music from multi-instrumentalists and a recorded
soundtrack of eclectic music from Wagner to Dolly Parton via the Pixies.
Venue Wickham Theatre, Cantock’s Close, BS8 1UP
Performers Impermanence Dance Theatre
Admission £9 (concessions £5). Booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.bristol.ac.uk/drama/theatre/booking.html
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 5088
Tue 21 October 6pm - 7pm
AUTUMN ART LECTURE
Vaughan Williams in the First and Second World Wars
Vaughan Williams enlisted as a Private in the Royal Army Medical Corps Territorial
Force on New Year’s Eve 1914. A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No. 3) was
conceived while he was on active service in France and premiered in 1922. With
the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, being too old for military service, he
contributed music to wartime films. Daniel Grimley examines the extent to which the
composer’s wartime experiences influenced his work.
Speaker Dr Daniel Grimley, University College, Oxford
Venue Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, BS8 1RJ
Admission Free, booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.bristol.ac.uk/autumn-art-lectures
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 928 8515
Tue 21 October 6.15pm - 7.30pm
PUBLIC LECTURE
NEW Two nights with Borges (part 2): ‘Metaphor’
In 1967-68, Jorge Luis Borges gave the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard
University. The series, titled This Craft of Verse, offered breath-taking insight into
the poetics of one of the most extraordinary literary minds of the twentieth century.
Making use of live readings and audio recordings long thought lost, we shall seek to
relive some of the magic of the first two lectures. Refreshments served from 6.15pm
and lecture will start at 6.30pm.
Speaker Dr Laura Jansen, Department of Classics and Ancient History
Venue Lecture Theatre 3, 3-5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB.
Admission Free, no booking required.
For further information and to book
W www.bris.ac.uk/arts/research/collaborations/igrct/events/2014/30.html
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 8460
Thu 23 October 6pm - 7pm
PUBLIC TALK
Sir Max Hastings - Catastrophe 1914: how Europe went to war
Colston Research Society are pleased to host this public lecture by Sir Max Hastings
an author, journalist and broadcaster whose work has appeared in every British
national newspaper. He now writes regularly for the Daily Mail and reviews for the
Sunday Times and New York Review of Books. He has published 23 books, his latest
being Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War.
Speaker Sir Max Hastings
Venue Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, BS8 1RJ
Admission Free, booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.bris.ac.uk/pace/public-events/crs-symposia/
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 928 8515
Mon 27 October 6pm - 7pm
INAUGURAL LECTURE
Damage and repair - a bioinspired future for advanced materials
The deployment of lightweight, high performance composite materials will become
a necessity if sustainability is to be achieved across a wide range of applications.
Currently, the use of such materials is impaired by their sensitivity to damage. The
research by Professor Bond takes inspiration from nature which has evolved a range
of damage mitigation and repair techniques.
Speaker Professor Ian Bond, Department of Aerospace Engineering
Venue Pugsley Lecture Theatre, 1.40, Queen’s Building, University Walk, BS8 1TR
Admission Free, no booking required.
For further information
W www.bris.ac.uk/pace/public-events/inaugural/
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 928 8515
Tue 28 October 6pm - 7pm
AUTUMN ART LECTURE
Rose Macaulay - non-combatants and others
Rose Macaulay was both a poet and novelist during the First World War, her work
reflecting the dramatic change in the popular perception of the war that took place
as news of mounting horrors filtered home. Sarah LeFanu, author of the biographies
Rose Macaulay and Dreaming of Rose: A Biographer’s Journal, will trace the
trajectory that took Macaulay from her early romantic idealisation of the war through
to being one of its fiercest critics.
Speaker Sarah LeFanu, Department of English
Venue Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, BS8 1RJ
Admission Free, booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.bristol.ac.uk/autumn-art-lectures
E [email protected]
T + 44 (0)117 928 8515
Thu 30 October 6pm - 7pm
INAUGURAL LECTURE
Making sense of evidence in health
It is important that health care decisions are appropriately informed by research
evidence. Systematic reviews are routinely conducted to collate worldwide sources
of such evidence. Professor Higgins will describe some of his contributions to this
endeavour, with particular attention to how we can deal with scientific weaknesses in
the studies and with non-replicability of their findings.
Speaker Professor Julian Higgins, School of Social and Community Medicine
Venue Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, BS8 1RJ
Admission Free, no booking required.
For further information
W www.bris.ac.uk/pace/public-events/inaugural/
E [email protected]
T + 44 (0)117 928 8515
MUSIC
Tue 30 September 4.30pm - 6pm
RESEARCH SEMINAR
Classics for the masses: Repertoire under Lenin and Stalin
Speaker Dr Pauline Fairclough, Department of Music
Fri 3 October 1.15pm - 2pm
MUSIC
Cullin Sound
Two members of one of the UK’s most inspirational woodwind trios, Cullin Sound
present a programme of original works for clarinet(s) and bassoon.
Performers Sarah Watts (bass clarinet); Laurence Perkins (bassoon)
Tue 7 October 4.30pm - 6pm
RESEARCH SEMINAR
Saudade of the present: Diasporic memory and the topologies
of listening
Speaker Professor Jason Stanyek, University of Oxford
Fri 10 October 1.15pm - 2pm
MUSIC
Trevor Wishart: Encounters in the republic of heaven
To launch their season of ‘Sonic Voyages’, Bristol University Loudspeaker
Orchestra (BULO), is delighted to welcome special guest Trevor Wishart for a solo
concert of his recent work. Wishart is one of the most influential electroacoustic
composers and thinkers on the UK and international scene. ‘Encounters’ brings
together everyday stories told by adults and children with the possibilities of
sound-transformation offered by the computer. The concert is followed by a
public lecture and discussion with the composer.
Performers Trevor Wishart and the Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra
Tue 14 October 4.30pm - 6pm
RESEARCH SEMINAR
The German Democratic Republic on tour: Music, cultural
diplomacy, and the Cold War
Speaker Dr Elaine Kelly, University of Edinburgh
Fri 17 October 1.15pm - 2pm
MUSIC
Vice Chancellor’s Scholars
The Vice Chancellor’s Scholars are performers who have exceptional talent.
They will be giving a concert which showcases the best of Bristol. Programme
to be announced.
Performers Vice Chancellor’s Scholars
Tue 21 October 4.30pm - 6pm
RESEARCH SEMINAR
Postgraduate musicologists discuss their work
Bristol University students present their current research for discussion.
Speakers Postgraduate musicologists
Fri 24 October 1.15pm - 2pm
MUSIC
VOCES8
As VOCES8, an a cappella octet, hits the shuffle-button, audiences can expect to
hear a wide range of vocal repertoire from a selection of compositional styles and
periods. This fully mixed programme includes a selection of sacred choral music,
spirituals, madrigals, jazz standards and pop classics.
Performers VOCES8
Tue 28 October 4.30pm - 6pm
RESEARCH SEMINAR
Fiddling with the string quartet
Speaker Dr Michael Ellison, Department of Music
Wed 29 October 1.15pm - 2pm
MUSIC
The University of Bristol Baroque Ensemble
The University of Bristol Baroque Ensemble starts its year with an exciting concert
featuring the music of Vivaldi, Handel (conducted by Jacob Garside) and Bach
(conducted by Corey Moore).
Performers University of Bristol Baroque Ensemble
Fri 31 October 1.15pm - 2pm
MUSIC
Brodowski String Quartet
Mendelssohn: Capriccio in E minor Op. 81 No. 3
Michael Ellison: Quartet No. 3 Fiddlin’ (UK Premiere)
Performers Brodowski String Quartet
Venue Victoria Rooms, Queen’s Road, BS8 1SA unless otherwise stated
Admission Free, no booking required unless otherwise stated. Some lunchtime
concerts take place in the Recital Room of the Victoria Rooms with limited seating.
For further information and to book (for bookable events) contact Concerts
and Music Resources Office
W www.bristol.ac.uk/music/events
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 4044
THE BOTANIC GARDEN
Sat 6 & Sun 7 September 10am - 5pm
FESTIVAL
Bee and pollination festival
Learn how you can help the bees. Main exhibitors include the Avon Beekeepers
Association, and their highly popular Honey Festival, the University of Bristol School
of Biological Sciences, Butcombe Brewery, Riverford Organic Farms, Writhlington
School Orchid Project, Bristol City Council Allotments Team, nurseries selling insectfriendly plants, and wildlife charities. Demonstrations and talks will range from
beekeeping techniques and the workings of a live hive, to research projects about
urban pollinators, building insect hotels and willow weaving. Tours will also be taking
place and refreshments available.
Admission Free to Friends of the Botanic Garden, University staff and students,
children under 16. Adults £3.50 including tours, no booking required. For further
information and to book
W www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden
E [email protected]
T + 44 (0)117 331 4906
Tue 9 September 6.30pm - 8.30pm
TOUR
Enjoy the Botanic Garden on a summer’s evening
There will be a number of fascinating evening tours of the Garden throughout summer
this year. The tours kick off with a glass of wine or elderflower pressé in the Linnaeus
study room at 6.30pm before one of the experienced guides will walk you through
the Garden from 7pm.
Tour leader Botanic Garden volunteer guide
Admission £7.50, refreshments included. Booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.bris.ac.uk/botanic-garden/events/
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 4906
Thu 18 September 7.30pm - 9pm
PUBLIC TALK
Wildside
Since 2004 Keith and Ros Wiley have created from a bare field a ‘dazzling new
garden... the perfect showcase for his radical and exciting ideas on planting’ which in
time ‘will surely change the perception of future gardeners.’ (The Garden, Feb 2008.)
In this talk, Keith follows the development of the garden from its modest beginnings
and shows how they are attempting to make the garden look good every month of
the year. This lecture is supported by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).
Speaker Keith Wiley
Venue The Powell Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TL
Admission Visitors will be asked to make a donation. Free to Friends of the Botanic
Garden (on production of their membership card), no booking required.
For further information and to book
W www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden/events/
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 4906
Sat 27 September 10am - 4pm
COURSE
NEW Get your garden buzzing
A one-day workshop to promote welcoming well-planted habitats for nature’s
pollinators. Are you keen to make your outdoor space a haven for pollinators?
Keen to do your bit to create bee and butterfly-friendly habitats? This workshop will
encourage and enlighten you on some key action points for improving pollination
biodiversity and help you draw up an action plan to cover monitoring, planting and
constructing with pollinators in mind. Tea and coffee on arrival; remember to bring a
picnic lunch.
Tutor Steve Collins
Admission £35. Booking required in advance
W www.bris.ac.uk/botanic-garden/events/
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 4906
Sat 4th October 5.30pm - 7pm
TOUR
NEW Ballast seed garden boat tour
Join us for an in depth look at the design, planting and plants on central Bristol’s
floating garden, the ballast seed barge. Your guide will focus on origins, adaptations
and look at some of the more unusual plants such as the squirting cucumber.
Tour leader Botanic Garden volunteer guide
Venue Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA
Admission £7 (£5 concessions). Booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.arnolfini.org
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 4906
Mon 6 October 1 - 4pm
SHORT COURSE
NEW Traditional botanical drawing and painting
This 21 week course is aimed at both beginners and those wishing to improve
existing skills. You will gain a sound foundation in drawing and painting botanical
plants from observation. The use of line, texture, tone and light on form are the key
learning elements in the drawing sessions. The use of watercolour, mixing colours will
then follow. Bring paper and a drawing pencil to your first class when the tutor will talk
through recommended purchases for the future.
Speaker Jenny Brooks
Admission £360 (payable in stages if preferred). Booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden/education/courses
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 4906
Sat 11 October 10am - 4pm
COURSE
NEW Introduction to garden writing
This one‑day workshop is aimed at those interested in writing about gardens for
pleasure or publication. It should appeal to anyone with an interest in gardens and
landscapes, but no prior professional writing experience is needed. Tea/coffee on
arrival; remember to bring a picnic lunch.
Speaker Jackie Bennett
Admission £45. Booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden/education/courses
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 4906
Thu 16 October 7.30pm - 9pm
PUBLIC TALK
Hidden gems & ghastly gremlins in the treasure chest of the
fungal kingdom
Pat O’Reilly is an expert on the magical kingdom of fungi. For millennia the mysterious
nature of fungi has intrigued the intrepid. Fungal fruits of the field and forest have
fed the fearless, while the (surprisingly few) resulting fatalities have fuelled myths and
legends. Pat is a self-employed broadcaster, writer and publisher based in Llandysul
in Carmarthenshire. He has written 21 books, including Fascinated by Fungi, and is
currently the Managing Director of First Nature, a publishing enterprise specialising in
wildlife, ecology and environmental education topics.
Speaker Pat O’Reilly
Venue The Powell Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TL
Admission Visitors will be asked to make a donation. Free to Friends of the Botanic
Garden (on production of their membership card), no booking required. For further
information and to book
W www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden/events/
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 4906
Sat 18 October 10am - 4pm
WORKSHOP
It’s a wrap with gift frippery
A relaxed and creative workshop covering the basics of gift-wrapping and moving
on to more imaginative decoration where you will have the chance to unleash your
creativity incorporating upcycled materials. Tutor will demonstrate how to wrap a
bottle, box and an awkward shape. You will print your own wrapping paper with
rollers as seen on The Great Interior Design Challenge (BBC). All materials included.
Speaker Amanda White
Admission £35. Booking required in advance.
For further information and to book
W www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden/education/courses
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 4906
Venue University of Bristol Botanic Garden, Stoke Park Road, BS9 1JG unless
otherwise stated
Admission Adults £3.50; children, Friends of the Botanic Garden, University staff and
students free and no booking required unless otherwise stated.
September opening hours
Open seven days a week, 10am - 4.30pm
October opening hours
Open Monday to Friday and Sundays, 10am - 4.30pm
W www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 4906
Keith Wiley
Nick Wray
COMING UP IN NOVEMBER
Sat 1 - Sat 8 November
FESTIVAL
Thinking Futures
Join us for a week of public events that will make up an exciting festival programme
presented by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law.
W www.bristol.ac.uk/thinking-futures
Sat 8 - Sun 30 November
WORKSHOPS
5Hz labs
5Hz is a collaborative project by artist Emma Smith and researchers from Bristol and
Plymouth Universities to imagine a new evolution of voice. Join a series of workshops
this Autumn and contribute to developing an artwork.
W www.arnolfini.org.uk/learning/projects/5hz
Fri 14 - Sun 16 November
FESTIVAL
Great British Bioscience Festival
This free festival will be a culmination of a year-long programme of activities marking
the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s (BBSRC) 20th
anniversary. It brings together 19 engaging exhibits from world-leading bioscience
research groups.
W www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/events/
If you require additional support at any of these events, e.g. wheelchair access
or sign language interpretation, please contact the organiser of the event
at the earliest opportunity.
Talk finish times are approximate and are a guide only.
Event details correct at the time of print. Some of our events may be filmed or
photographed. Please get in contact with the event contact if you have any concerns.
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University of Bristol, Oldbury House,
121 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol BS2 8BS
W www.bristol.ac.uk/public-engagement
E [email protected]
T +44 (0)117 331 8313
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