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September 2019

Wednesday   18   September   2019
MAPS Showcase Event
Organised by the Jean Golding Institute
Professor George Davey Smith (University of Bristol) Professor Tyler VanderWeele (Harvard University) Amy Orben (University of Oxford)
Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, BS8 1SS , 1:00 - 5:30pm  
2019 is the 60th anniversary of the sensitivity analysis. We are holding an event with a fantastic line-up of statistics and reproducibility related talks to celebrate the anniversary. We will also showcase the preliminary results from the MAPS project (Mapping the Analytical PathS of a crowdsourced data analysis).   Register now on Eventbrite to get your free ticket
Ticket includes drinks and nibbles.   Contact  the JGI Coordinator  at  jgi-coordinator@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday   19   September   2019
Bristol Climate Change Question Time
Dr Jo House (Reader in Environmental Science and Policy), Dr Alix Dietzel, (Lecturer in Politics and Climate Ethics), Dr Dann Mitchell (Research Fellow and Lecturer in Global and Regional Climate Change), Thangam Debbonaire (Member of Parliament for Bristol West), Carla Denyer (Bristol City Councillor), Liliom Stanley (Extinction Rebellion Youth)
Priory Rd Complex Lecture Theatre, 12 Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TU , 4:30 - 6:30pm  
The University of Bristol and the Cabot Institute for the Environment host 'Climate Change Question Time: How long do we have to save the world and how can we do it?'   Further information is available here.
Free tickets via Eventbrite   Contact  Dr Oscar Berglund  at oscar.berglund@bristol.ac.uk

Friday   20   September   2019  -  Sunday   22   September   2019
Festival of Fiction
Organised by English Department
Pam Lock
Priory Road Complex, Priory Road BS8 1UQ , 10:00am - 4:00pm  
Love reading? Want to learn more about books? Sign up for a day course at our Festival of Fiction. Pick and mix from a range of courses covering detective fiction, Dickens and Austen. There are three great creative writing courses for beginners and advanced writers. Funding assistance is available.   Further information and booking
Advance booking. Cost £37. Early booking recommended.   Contact  Valentine Jackson  on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday   26   September   2019
The future paths for 5G technology
Organised by EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications
Mansoor Hanif, CTO of Ofcom
Lecture Theatre 1, School of Chemistry, Cantock's Close , 5:15 - 6:30pm  
Now that several 5G networks have launched in the UK, this is a good moment to reflect on the future paths the 5G framework may take. Mansoor will discuss the current status of 5G in the UK, how we compare with the rest of the world and the role of Ofcom.
All welcome, but booking required.   Contact  for other queries,  at cdt-communications@bristol.ac.uk

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October 2019

Tuesday   1   October   2019  -  Tuesday   3   December   2019
Literature for Life: Life and Art
Organised by English Department
Stephen Derry
Arts Complex, Woodland Road BS8 1TB , 6:15 - 8:15pm  
Victorian writers often felt compelled to explore the competing demands of Life and Art, whether poetry, painting, or music. We will examine three classic texts to discover how their difficulties and dilemmas may still resonate today. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh; George Du Maurier, Trilby and Kate Chopin, The Awakening   Further information and booking
Advance booking. Cost £132. Early booking recommended.   Contact  Valentine Jackson  on +44 (0)117 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday   8   October   2019  -  Tuesday   26   November   2019
Interpreting Shakespeare: Measure for Measure
Organised by English Department
Andrew Hilton
Arts Complex, Woodland Road BS8 1TB , 6:00 - 9:00pm  
Deepen your understanding of Measure for Measure with a leading Shakespeare director using theatrical and academic techniques of interpretation. You will be given a copy of Measure for Measure. The class will read the play and analyse it in detail. An actor will also experiment with alternative interpretations of key moments.   Further information and booking
Advance booking. Cost £300. Early booking recommended.   Contact  Valentine Jackson  on +44 (0)117 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday   16   October   2019
The Monthly Read: Party People
Organised by English Department
Stephen Derry
Arts Complex, Woodland Road BS8 1TB , 1:30 - 4:00pm  
The interwar period combined grimness and gaiety, and was a great age of party-going. We will examine three classic novels based around party culture. F.Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Evelyn Waugh, Vile Bodies and Dorothy L Sayers, Gaudy Night   Further information and booking
Advance booking. Please see our web page. Early booking recommended.   Contact  Valentine Jackson  on +44 (0)117 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday   16   October   2019
Venerating the Cross: Congregational participation in early medieval Iberia
Organised by School of Arts
Professor Emma Hornby, Department of Music
Victoria Rooms, 88 Queen's Road , 6:30 - 8:30pm  
We do not usually associate early medieval liturgy with congregational participation, but a closer - and interdisciplinary - look at the primary evidence can give us a vivid sense of the congregation's role within religious observance.   Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking is required.   Contact  for other queries,  at sd15582@bristol.ac.uk

Monday   21   October   2019
Working at mental health and wellbeing
Organised by Elizabeth Blackwell Institute
Dame Carol is Principal of Newnham College Cambridge and Expert Advisor on Health and Work to NHS England and Public Health England.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ , 6:30 - 8:00pm  
Dame Carol is expert government advisor on health and work, and an inspirational leader. In this year's lecture she will talk about her influential campaigns on mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, something of great importance to so many of us.
Free to attend, but registration is required.   Contact  for other queries,  at jo.barrell@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday   23   October   2019
The Art of Statistics
Organised by UK Reproducibility Network
Sir David Spiegelhalter
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building , 7:00 - 9:00pm  
Statistics has played a leading role in our scientific understanding of the world for centuries, yet we are familiar with the way numbers are used to support sensationalised claims. This lecture will address the need for a new approach to statistics education, in which real problems provide motivation for ideas, and technicalities are delayed.   Further information is available here.
Free tickets via Eventbrite   Contact  Uk Reproducibility Network  at UKRN-admin@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday   29   October   2019  -  Tuesday   26   November   2019
Autumn Art Lecture Series 2019 - Sculpture and The City
Organised by Faculty of Arts Events Co-ordinator
Luke Jerram (installation artist), Jon Wood (independent curator and art historian), Britta Peters (artistic director, Urbane Künst Ruhr, Germany), Charles Quick (Professor of Public Art Practice, Central Lancashire), Stacy Boldrick (Lecturer in Art Gallery and Museum Studies, Leicester), Ekow Eshun (writer, broadcaster, curator and Chair of the Fourth Plinth Commissioning Group), Bryan Ward-Perkins (Tutor in Late Antique and Medieval History, Oxford)
Wills Memorial Building, Queen , 6:30 - 8:00pm  
This year’s Autumn Art Lectures touch on all aspects of the relationship between the sculptural arts and their role in public spaces, and aim to make us think not just about the past of public sculpture, but also its possible future.   Further information is available
Free tickets can be booked here   Contact  Faculty of Arts  at artf-events@bristol.ac.uk

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