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May 2016

Monday 5 October 2015 -  Monday 6 June 2016
Traditional botanical drawing and painting with Jenny Brooks
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 1:00-4:30pm  
A 21 week course on Monday afternoons aimed at both beginners and those wishing to improve existing skills. A Certificate of achievement is awarded at the conclusion of the year. Further information is available
£360 for course. To enrol, please visit the online shop.  Contact for other queries, email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 20 January 2016 -  Wednesday 8 June 2016
Mastering English Literature Registration - Short Course January to May 2016
Organised by Department of English
Dr Ian Burrows.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road BS8 1TB, 9:00am-4:00pm  
This course is designed for graduates in any discipline to sharpen their study skills and gain a taste of the University's expertise in Romantic and Victorian literature, modern and contemporary poetry, and women's writing. Guidance given on progression to an MA in English. Course starts 20 January 2016. Advance booking required. Application form and information on all courses
To apply, please follow the link to the application pack. Course Fee £580.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 27 January 2016 -  Wednesday 25 May 2016
Ways Into History: A Pathway to Further Study The History of Slavery
Organised by Department of History
Dr Josie McLellan.
History Department, 3/5 Woodland Road BS8 1TB, 9:00am-4:00pm  
This course aims to help mature students progress to a degree in the History department. No previous qualifications are required to apply. We will consider and compare historic slave systems, the role of Bristol City, and the West Indian and American Plantations. Advanced booking required. Application form and information
To apply, please follow the link to the application pack. Course Fee £400.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 13 April 2016 -  Wednesday 18 May 2016
Appreciate nature with pencil and paper with Sheena Vallely MA
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Pick Up a Pencil Group, or Pupgroup, is an ever expanding drawing group led by Sheena Vallely who will host this unique drawing course in the grounds of the Botanic Garden.
The University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 11:00am-1:00pm  
With the rapid developments in growth from week to week, there can't be a more exciting time to exhilarate the senses and to experience drawing outdoors. Drawing exercises will promise to mark this pace and your studies will be encouraged to reference this progression. Further information is available
Maximum of 8 people. Fee £70. To enrol in this course, please visit the online shop.  Contact Laura Pugh email: laura.pugh@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 21 April 2016 -  Tuesday 13 September 2016
Shakespearabilia: the iconic image of Shakespeare
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Vandyck Building, 21 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LT, 10:00am-4:00pm  
In the 400th year since Shakespeare's death, this exhibition looks at the image of Shakespeare and its use in marketing and selling. The items on display are grouped around the main images of Shakespeare which have survived ? the Chandos portrait, the Droeshout image, the Stratford Memorial and the Westminster Memorial. Further information is available
Contact Theatre Collection on +44 (0)117 - 15086 or theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 21 April 2016 -  Tuesday 13 September 2016
Back to Black: the iconic image of Hamlet
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Vandyck Building, 21 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LT, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A new exhibition curated by MA History of Art students opens at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection this April, in time for Shakespeare's 400th birthday celebrations. Using extensive archival material from the Theatre Collection, Back to Black explores the image of Hamlet through the ages. Further information is available
Contact Theatre Collection on +44 (0)117 - 15086 or theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 3 May 2016
The 2016 Blackwell Bristol Lectures: Canon and Closure: Virgil's Text and the Appendix Vergiliana
Organised by The Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Professor Glenn.W.Most. Respondent: Professor Stephen Harrison, Oxford University.
Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 5:00pm  
Refractions of Authority: Intertextual Strategies in the Appendix Vergiliana. We are delighted to announce that our Blackwell-Bristol speaker for 2016 is Professor Glenn Most, University of Chicago. All are welcome to what will be an inspiring series of lectures. Guests are reminded that separate bookings must be made for each lecture. Further information is available
Free to attend. Booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: jessica.wedlake@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 4 May 2016
The 2016 Blackwell Bristol Lectures: Forging a Poetic Autobiography - The Culex
Organised by The Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Professor Glenn.W.Most. Respondent: Dr Tom Geue, University of St. Andrews.
Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 5:00pm  
Refractions of Authority: Intertextual Strategies in the Appendix Vergiliana. We are delighted to announce that our Blackwell-Bristol speaker for 2016 is Professor Glenn Most, University of Chicago. All are welcome to what will be an inspiring series of lectures. Guests are reminded that separate bookings must be made for each lecture. Further information is available
Free to attend. Booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: jessica.wedlake@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 5 May 2016
Amelia Edwards Annual Lecture in Egyptology: Pharaohs, princesses, priests and robbers - recent research in the Valley of the Kings
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Susanne Bickel, University of Basel.
Priory Road Lecture Theatre, Priory Road Complex, 12 Priory Road, Clifton, BS8 1TU, 6:15-7:15pm  
A majority of tombs in the Kings' Valley were not made for pharaohs. Very little research has so far been devoted to these "other tombs", several even remaining entirely unexplored. The University of Basel Kings' Valley Project attempts the reconstruction of their historical and social context. 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

Thursday 5 May 2016
The critique of multiculturalism: Integration, separation and shared identification
Organised by Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship
Andrew Mason, University of Warwick.
Board Room, 2, Priory Road, 4:00pm  
Multiculturalism as a political programme has come under fire from politicians, journalists, and academics. The most prominent criticism is that multiculturalism encouraged cultural or religious minorities to form separate parallel societies. But doubts can also be raised about integration and whether it is always the case that the more integrated a society becomes, the better. Further information is available
All welcome. A drinks reception will follow the talk.  Contact for other queries, email: t.modood@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 6 May 2016
Night without mercy
Organised by Department of German
Matthias Politycki, Professor Robert Vilain, Dr Christophe Fricker and Bristol students of German.
Lecture Theatre 1, 43 Woodland Road, 6:00pm  
Matthias Politycki - best-selling German novelist, dedicated Marathon runner, and crazily inventive poet - will come to Bristol in the first week of May 2016 to talk writing, translating, and drink. Yes, drink. Politycki is the author of London fur Helden (London for Heroes), an epic journey along the "ale trail" around the British capital. Further information is available
All welcome, no booking required. Followed by a wine reception.  Contact for other queries, email: margit.dirscherl@bristol.ac.uk.

Sunday 8 May 2016
Willow weaving workshop
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Su Macpherson.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:00pm  
Using locally grown and prepared Somerset willow, Su Macpherson will help you learn how to create two full height styles of plant support to suit a range of plant growth and enhance your garden or planters. Further information is available
Cost is £60 per person. Registration required via the online shop. All materials and tools prepared and provided for you; participants should bring a stout pair of gardening gloves and wear warm/comfortable clothing.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 8 May 2016
Tree Gazing in Royal Fort Garden
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Royal Fort Garden, Clifton, Bristol, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our local flora and fauna expert from Bristol Naturalists' Society for an educational stroll around this historic setting whist identifying many rare and native specimens. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 9 May 2016
George Hare Leonard Memorial lecture: The Hollow - with the artist Katie Paterson
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Katie Paterson, artist.
Powell Lecture Theatre, HH Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TL, 6:15-7:15pm  
Join artist Katie Paterson and architects Zeller & Moye to hear how the University's newest public artwork - Hollow - was created. Also joined by evolutionary biologist Dr Jon Bridle, the team will discuss how they worked together to gather 10,000 unique tree species from every country on the planet to build this unique artwork. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form. We would encourage people to view 'Hollow' in Royal Fort Gardens before the lecture.  Contact for other queries, Emma Henry email: emma.henry@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 9 May 2016
The 2016 Blackwell Bristol Lectures: The Poetry of Truth - The Aetna
Organised by The Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Professor Glenn.W.Most. Respondent: Professor Philip Hardie, Cambridge University.
Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 5:00pm  
Refractions of Authority: Intertextual Strategies in the Appendix Vergiliana. We are delighted to announce that our Blackwell-Bristol speaker for 2016 is Professor Glenn Most, University of Chicago. All are welcome to what will be an inspiring series of lectures. Guests are reminded that separate bookings must be made for each lecture. Further information is available
Free to attend. Booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: jessica.wedlake@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 10 May 2016 -  Wednesday 11 May 2016
GE-Hitachi ABWR Seminar 2016: The ABWR and Underpinning Nuclear Energy R&D
Organised by Faculty of Engineering/South West Nuclear Hub
Topics include: ABWR overview and water chemistry, Structural integrity, Non-destructive testing and inspection, Seismic design and resilience, Advanced monitoring and detection technologies, New materials development, Accident prevention and recovery, including learning from Fukushima.
Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's Building, University of Bristol, BS2 1TR, 10:00am-5:00pm  
Learn about the design and operation of the most established Generation III+ nuclear reactor in the world, and meet key people involved in its development in Japan and deployment in the UK. Also get the opportunity to hear from leading academics undertaking research to improve the safety and security of nuclear energy around the world. Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Jamie Townes on +44 (0)117 - 92 88755 or j.w.townes@bristol.ac.uk,

Wednesday 11 May 2016
The 2016 Blackwell Bristol Lectures: Citation and Metamorphosis - The Ciris
Organised by The Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
Professor Glenn.W.Most. Respondent: Dr Genevieve Liveley, University of Bristo.
Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 5:00pm  
Refractions of Authority: Intertextual Strategies in the Appendix Vergiliana. We are delighted to announce that our Blackwell-Bristol speaker for 2016 is Professor Glenn Most, University of Chicago. All are welcome to what will be an inspiring series of lectures. Guests are reminded that separate bookings must be made for each lecture. Further information is available
Free to attend. Booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: jessica.wedlake@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 15 May 2016
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
Angela Nutbrown.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our knowledgeable guide on a specialist garden history tour in this historic site and visit the renowned grotto and other garden follies around the site whilst learning the history of the house and the changes having taken place. No entry to the house. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Further information is available
£10.00 per person to include Historic Gardens Book.  Contact Nicolette Smith email: nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 17 May 2016
The Financialization of Housing: Mechanisms, Sectors, Geographies
Organised by School for Policy Studies
Professor Manuel Aalbers, KU Leuven, University of Leuven, Belgium.
7G1, 7 Priory Road, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, BS8 1TZ., 1:00-2:00pm  
The relations between housing and financialisation will be explored through examples from the US, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Spain which will illustrate not only the emergence and commonalities of housing financialization but also the continued relevance of national as well as local histories and institutions.
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form (available shortly).  Contact for other queries, email: p.kennett@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 17 May 2016
Conversations with Iphigenia
Organised by Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition
The seminars are generously supported by the UCL Joint Faculty Institute for Graduate Studies and the Bristol Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition.
Old Council Chamber, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 5:00-8:00pm  
Award-winning playwrights Caroline Bird, Suhayla El-Bushra, Lulu Raczka and Chris Thorpe present four different versions of Euripides' c. 405 BC tragedy Iphigenia at Aulisat the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill. Each adaptation explores this story of familial catastrophe from the perspective of a different key character: Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, Iphigenia, and the Chorus respectively.
All welcome and free to attend. Please register via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Dr Emma Cole email: emma.cole@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 17 May 2016
The Wild Within
Organised by The Institute for Advanced Studies
Harriet Ritvo, Arthur J.Conner Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
Peel Lecture Theatre, Geographical Sciences, University Road, BS8 1SS, 5:15pm  
Eminent historian and author of 'The Animal Estate' about human / animal relations in the 18th Century, Professor Ritvo's public lecture launches a series of events with the theme Animal / Human Interactions. Further information is available
Free but booking required.  Contact for other queries, email: ias-admin@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 19 May 2016
Youth Civic Engagement in the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Dr Liz Jackson, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong.
Room 4.10, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, 5:30-6:30pm  
Discussing the political identities which young people in Hong Kong have built for themselves and the role that their activism has played in their civic education. Traditionally, education in HK has been conceived as "de-politicized", however, the youth-led Umbrella Movement of 2014-2015, based in 'Occupy Central' has put pay to that, but why?. Further information and register
Free, registration required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or ed-events@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 21 May 2016
Utopian Cities: Learning from the Ruins
Organised by the Anticipation Research Group
Charles Burdett, UoB; Alex Marsh, UoB; Eugene Byrne, Independent Historian.
Watershed, 10:00-11:30am  
Join our panel to consider examples of utopian planning from the past, from Italian Facism to the rise of local authority housing and the ideas for post war Bristol after much of the city was destroyed in the Blitz. Further information
Book online.  Contact Katherine Dunleavy email: K.Dunleavy@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 21 May 2016
Climate Utopias and Dystopias
Organised by the Anticipation Research Group
Stephan Lewandowsky, UoB; Mike Page, Uni of Hertfordshire; Chris Goodall, Independent Author.
Watershed, 12:15-1:45pm  
Climate change may displace upward of 150 million people during the 21st century but the Paris agreement has ushered in a new era of willingness to tackle climate change, and new technologies and new ways of thinking about the future are emerging. This panel discussion will examine the challenges and opportunities that await us. Further information
Book online.  Contact Katherine Dunleavy email: K.Dunleavy@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 21 May 2016
Making Utopias Workshop
Organised by the Anticipation Research Group
Kat Wall, NEON/ Policy Bristol; Patricia Gaya, EFIM; Sado Jirde, BSWN.
Watershed, 2:30-4:00pm  
We will only be able to make utopia when everyone is involved. This workshop aims to uncover the role power and privilege play in the kinds of future we can create and explores how we can deepen our awareness of what can be done to make social change happen. Further information
Book online.  Contact Katherine Dunleavy email: K.Dunleavy@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 21 May 2016
Sex Robots and Utopian Fantasies
Organised by the Anticipation Research Group
Genevieve Lively, UoB; Kate Devlin, University of Goldsmiths.
Watershed, 5:00-6:30pm  
Advances in computing, robotics, and A.I systems (as well as popular science fiction narratives) confidently predict that sex robots will play an import role in our future lives. Join us to look at what we might learn from the history of these machines, a history which anticipates both our utopian fantasies and dystopian fears. Further information
Book online.  Contact Katherine Dunleavy email: K.Dunleavy@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 21 May 2016
Everyday Utopias
Organised by the Anticipation Research Group
Davina Cooper.
Watershed, 7:30-9:00pm  
Davina Cooper, author of Everyday Utopias, will examine innovative projects from speaker's corners to crowd sourced constitutions. She will argue that these often playful, improvised activities challenge taken for granted notions of how markets and states work. She will also suggest new progressive ways of performing them. Further information
Book online.  Contact Katherine Dunleavy email: K.Dunleavy@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 21 May 2016
Floating Ballast Seed Garden planting event
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Castle Park, 10:00am-5:00pm  
Join us in Castle Park to view volunteers from the University of Bristol Botanic Garden in their annual planting of the Floating Ballast Seed Garden. Maria Thereza Alves has created a Ballast seed Garden on Bristol's Floating Harbour, with a variety of non-native plants, creating a living history of the city's trade and maritime past. Further information is available
Free. Drop by and see us. No booking required.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 22 May 2016
Screen Utopias
Organised by the Anticipation Research Group
Tim Boon (Head of Research and Public History at the Science Museum), Adam O'Brien (Teaching Fellow, University of Bristol), Sefryn Penrose (Postdoctoral Researcher, University College London), Angela Piccini (Reader in Screen Media, University of Bristol), Sarah Street (Professor of Film, University of Bristol).
Watershed, 11:00am-1:30pm  
Join us to explore what it is about the idea of things to come that both energises and terrifies us as we discuss the different ways in which 'things to come' have been explored on the silver screen. The panel discussion will be followed by a special screening of Things to Come (Alexander Korda, 1936). Further information
Book online.  Contact Katherine Dunleavy email: K.Dunleavy@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 24 May 2016
Messiaen's Music of Animals
Organised by the Institute for Advanced Studies
Jonathan James and Helen Reid.
Clifton College Music School, Guthrie Road, 7:30-9:30pm  
A lecture by Jonathan James on Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) and the music of animals, to be followed by a recital of works composed by Messiaen and performed by pianist Helen Reid. Further information is available
Free, booking required.  Contact Institute for Advanced Studies on +44 (0)117 - 17757 or ias-admin@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 26 May 2016
Discovery Through Drawing
Organised by The Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS)
Led by artist Clara Drummond.
Meet at Alfred the Gorilla at the Bristol City Museum, 2:00pm  
A unique opportunity to draw extraordinary and fascinating animals from the Bristol City Museum collection and discover more about the artists who have been inspired by them. Part of a series of events organized by the IAS with the theme Animal Human Interactions. Further information is available
Free, booking required.  Contact Institute for Advanced Studies on +44 (0)117 - 3317757 or ias-admin@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 27 May 2016
Moth/Insect Event
Organised by External Estates
Ray Barnett, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Halls of Residence, 9:00-10:30pm  
Join our expert Entomologist from Bristol Naturalists' Society and learn to recognise a range of moths and other insects in this historic setting. Moth equipment will be supplied but please bring a torch.Booking essential as numbers are limited. Please note the late start time!. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 28 May 2016
Sculpting a Garden of Eden wall plaque workshop
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Peter Garrad.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:30pm  
Peter Garrad will guide you through the process of working with slabs of clay, making stencils, using coloured slips, underglaze colours and mark-making equipment. Your work will be made with white clay and fired to earthenware at Peter's studio ready for collection from the Botanic Garden four weeks after the workshop. Further information is available
Cost is £60 per person. Registration is required via the online shop. Peter will provide all materials and tools necessary and a range of examples of his own ceramics to inspire you. Please wear comfortable old clothing.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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June 2016

Monday 5 October 2015 -  Monday 6 June 2016
Traditional botanical drawing and painting with Jenny Brooks
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 1:00-4:30pm  
A 21 week course on Monday afternoons aimed at both beginners and those wishing to improve existing skills. A Certificate of achievement is awarded at the conclusion of the year. Further information is available
£360 for course. To enrol, please visit the online shop.  Contact for other queries, email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 20 January 2016 -  Wednesday 8 June 2016
Mastering English Literature Registration - Short Course January to May 2016
Organised by Department of English
Dr Ian Burrows.
English Department, 3/5 Woodland Road BS8 1TB, 9:00am-4:00pm  
This course is designed for graduates in any discipline to sharpen their study skills and gain a taste of the University's expertise in Romantic and Victorian literature, modern and contemporary poetry, and women's writing. Guidance given on progression to an MA in English. Course starts 20 January 2016. Advance booking required. Application form and information on all courses
To apply, please follow the link to the application pack. Course Fee £580.  Contact Valentine Jackson on +44 (0)117 - 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 21 April 2016 -  Tuesday 13 September 2016
Shakespearabilia: the iconic image of Shakespeare
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Vandyck Building, 21 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LT, 10:00am-4:00pm  
In the 400th year since Shakespeare's death, this exhibition looks at the image of Shakespeare and its use in marketing and selling. The items on display are grouped around the main images of Shakespeare which have survived ? the Chandos portrait, the Droeshout image, the Stratford Memorial and the Westminster Memorial. Further information is available
Contact Theatre Collection on +44 (0)117 - 15086 or theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 21 April 2016 -  Tuesday 13 September 2016
Back to Black: the iconic image of Hamlet
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Vandyck Building, 21 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LT, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A new exhibition curated by MA History of Art students opens at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection this April, in time for Shakespeare's 400th birthday celebrations. Using extensive archival material from the Theatre Collection, Back to Black explores the image of Hamlet through the ages. Further information is available
Contact Theatre Collection on +44 (0)117 - 15086 or theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 2 June 2016
Jewish conditions, Theories of nationalism
Organised by Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship
John A Hall, McGill University, Montreal.
Board Room, 2, Priory Road, 4:00pm  
Thinkers with Jewish backgrounds, of all sorts, have done most to provide us with the grammar with which we think about nationalism. The paper traces different theories and relates them to different social backgrounds. This mapping exercised is followed by critical comments, designed to ask about the quality of the thought examined. Further information is available
Free to attend and no booking required. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.  Contact for other queries, email: t.modood@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 4 June 2016
Specialist Garden History Tour of Royal Fort Garden
Organised by External Estates
Angela Nutbrown.
Royal Fort Garden, Clifton, 11:00am-12:30pm  
This tour will provide a historical overview of the changes in the landscape over four centuries on the site. Visualise Humphrey Repton's landscape and view the University Centenary art installation. No access to the house. Further information is available
£10.00 per person to include Historic Gardens Book. Booking required via the online shop.  Contact Nicolette Smith email: nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 5 June 2016
Bugs & Beasties in Stoke Bishop/Botanic Garden
Organised by External Estates
Ray Barnett, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop area, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our Entomologist, Ray Barnett, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of inhabitants in this beautiful historic setting. Learn to recognize and identify many species. We may access part of the Botanic Garden. Full details will be given on booking. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 6 June 2016
The Poetry Arch: Lunchtime readings
Organised by Bristol Poetry Institute
Ivy Gate, Royal Fort Gardens (Verdon Smith Room, Level 1, Royal Fort House - if wet), 1:00pm  
Launch reading by Alison Brackenbury. Alison has received a Cholmondeley Award and an Eric Gregory Award and has published numerous collections, most recently (Skies, 2016).
Free to attend and all welcome.  Contact for other queries, Craig Savage email: egxcs@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 7 June 2016
The Poetry Arch: Lunchtime readings
Organised by Bristol Poetry Institute
Ivy Gate, Royal Fort Gardens (Verdon Smith Room, Level 1, Royal Fort House - if wet), 1:00pm  
Bristol Poetry - Launch reading of an anthology of the best poetry produced from students at Bristol University.
Free to attend and all welcome.  Contact for other queries, Craig Savage email: egxcs@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 8 June 2016
The Poetry Arch: Lunchtime readings
Organised by Bristol Poetry Institute
Ivy Gate, Royal Fort Gardens (Verdon Smith Room, Level 1, Royal Fort House - if wet), 1:00pm  
Shearsman Poets - Poetry readings curated by the internationally-celebrated poetry publisher.
Free to attend and all welcome.  Contact for other queries, Craig Savage email: egxcs@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 8 June 2016
Scanning the Horizon: our changing environment
Organised by Cabot Institute
Professor Jonathan Bamber.
Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, BS1 5TX, 7:00-8:30pm  
Get unique access to clips from the BBC Horizon vaults to watch how scientific thinking has evolved over the last five decades in relation to climate change and the natural environment, set against moving footage exploring how the notion of climate change was first communicated and how ideas around environmentalism and sustainability unfolded on camera. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: bethany@bnhc.org.uk

Thursday 9 June 2016
The Poetry Arch: Lunchtime readings
Organised by Bristol Poetry Institute
Ivy Gate, Royal Fort Gardens (Verdon Smith Room, Level 1, Royal Fort House - if wet), 1:00pm  
Raceme - Poetry readings curated by the Bristol-based poetry magazine, Raceme.
Free to attend and all welcome.  Contact for other queries, Craig Savage email: egxcs@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 9 June 2016
Summer Concert
Organised by Department of Music
University Chamber Choir: conducted by Sam Leggett; University Chamber Orchestra: conducted by William Whiting; University Symphony Orchestra: conducted by Neal Farwell.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 7:30-9:30pm  
University Chamber Choir, Bach arr. Swingle: Little Organ Fugue; Whitbourn: Give us the wings of faith; Gibbons: O Lord, in thy wrath; Thompson: Alleluia; Tchaikovsky: Christ in his Garden. University Chamber Orchestra, Mozart: Symphony No 35. University Symphony Orchestra, Brahms: Symphony No 3. Further information is available
Tickets: £10/£7 concessions/£3 UoB students on presentation of student ID card. Tickets available online at shop.bris.ac.uk.  Contact Megan Holmes on +44 (0)117 - 33 14044 or music-resources@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 10 June 2016
The Poetry Arch: Lunchtime readings
Organised by Bristol Poetry Institute
Ivy Gate, Royal Fort Gardens (Verdon Smith Room, Level 1, Royal Fort House - if wet), 1:00pm  
Closing reading - Poets will include David Punter and Stephen Parr (Ananda) and poets from Bristol University Spoken Word Poetry Group, Raise the Bar.
Free to attend and all welcome.  Contact for other queries, Craig Savage email: egxcs@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 10 June 2016
METAMORPHOSIS: painting a moth or butterfly life cycle
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Cath Hodsman.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 9:45am-12:45pm  
This six week course (Fridays from 10 June until 19 August) celebrates and disseminates the unique and fascinating natural phenomenon of butterfly and moth metamorphosis. Using watercolour painting and sketching techniques the course offers the added luxury of time to paint and sketch every stage of this amazing natural process. Further information is available
Cost £240, places will be limited. Booking is required via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 12 June 2016
Green Squares and Secret Gardens - Clifton Hill House
Organised by Clifton Hill House, in association with the Clifton and Hotwells Improvement Society
Various across Clifton, Cliftonwood and Hotwells, 2:00-4:00pm  
For the third year some of the hidden gardens will be opening their gates and who can resist the temptation to explore? Among many other venues, Clifton Hill House Halls of Residence are set in an Eighteenth Century garden, which is currently being restored and will be open on Sunday afternoon for you to explore. Further information is available
One ticket (£3.00 and free for those under 16) gives entry to all the participating gardens on both Saturday and Sunday, on sale at the entrance of most gardens.  Contact for other queries, email: Louise.Hopkins@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 15 June 2016
Big Green Week: Nicaragua's progress towards 90% renewable energy
Organised by Cabot Institute
Nicaraguan Ambassador Guisell Morales-Eschaverry.
Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, University Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1SS, 12:30-2:00pm  
As part of Big Green Week, the Cabot Institute are pleased to present Nicaraguan Ambassador Guisell Morales-Eschaverry who will be giving a talk followed by a panel discussion on Nicaragua's progress towards 90% renewable energy and the Nicaraguan canal project. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: cabot-enquiries@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 19 June 2016
Flora & Fauna in Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 3:00-4:30pm  
Join our local naturalist, Richard Bland, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of flora and fauna in this historic urban garden.. Please note there is no access to the house or grotto. Full details will be given on booking. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 25 June 2016
Painting pollinators
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Cath Hodsman.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-4:00pm  
This watercolour painting workshop from Cath Hodsman is aimed at beginners and improvers and for those who want to learn more about the hidden worlds that are all around us. It will examine the essential and fascinating relationship between pollinating insects and the plants that they live in, on and around. Further information is available
Cost £55 per person. Booking required via the online form. Tea and coffee provided and in addition the Devers Room Refreshments in the main house will be open for sandwiches, cake etc.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)1453 884359 or cathhodsman@talktalk.net

Thursday 30 June 2016
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare's best-loved romantic comedy at the Botanic Garden in conjunction with the Bristol Shakespeare Festival.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 7:30-11:00pm  
Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful new musical score and enchanting woodland creatures go to make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre. Further information is available
Adult £14 / Child £8.50 / Family (2 Adults and 2 Children) £40 10% discount for parties of 10, or more To book tickets please visit the online shop, or call (0871) 220 0260.  Contact for other queries, email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

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July 2016

Thursday 21 April 2016 -  Tuesday 13 September 2016
Shakespearabilia: the iconic image of Shakespeare
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Vandyck Building, 21 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LT, 10:00am-4:00pm  
In the 400th year since Shakespeare's death, this exhibition looks at the image of Shakespeare and its use in marketing and selling. The items on display are grouped around the main images of Shakespeare which have survived ? the Chandos portrait, the Droeshout image, the Stratford Memorial and the Westminster Memorial. Further information is available
Contact Theatre Collection on +44 (0)117 - 15086 or theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 21 April 2016 -  Tuesday 13 September 2016
Back to Black: the iconic image of Hamlet
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Vandyck Building, 21 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LT, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A new exhibition curated by MA History of Art students opens at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection this April, in time for Shakespeare's 400th birthday celebrations. Using extensive archival material from the Theatre Collection, Back to Black explores the image of Hamlet through the ages. Further information is available
Contact Theatre Collection on +44 (0)117 - 15086 or theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 3 July 2016
Specialist Garden History Tour of Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
Angela Nutbrown.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 11:00am-12:30pm  
Join our knowledgeable guide on a specialist garden history tour and visit the renowned grotto and other garden follies whilst learning the history of the house and garden. No entry to the house. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Further information is available
£10.00 per person to include Historic Gardens Book.  Contact Nicolette Smith email: nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 4 July 2016
High-Potential Learners
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Hilary Macaulay (Merchants' Academy), Louise Rowley (Bridgwater College), Debbie Beckford (Swanshurst School) & Lucy Collins, UoB, plus students who participated in the project.
Room 4.10, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, 5:00-7:30pm  
Presented by Dr Jo Rose and Professor Leon Tikly, this event will discuss the High-Potential Learners project, which aimed to understand how high-attaining students from schools with below-average performance at age 18 make decisions around university. Further information and to register
Free, registration required.  Contact Laura Griffiths on +44 (0)117 - 331 4291 or ed-events@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 9 July 2016
Flowers, Nectar, Pollen & Pollinators
Organised by External Estates
John Martin, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop/Botanic Garden, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our expert, John Martin, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of flora and fauna in many different habitats within University gardens, grounds and woodland. Access to part of the University Botanic Garden. Full details on booking. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 13 July 2016
Faltering progress? Growth, inequality and health
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Angus Deaton, Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Princeton University.
Priory Road Lecture Theatre, Priory Road Complex, 12 Priory Road, Clifton, BS8 1TU, 6:15-7:15pm  
Recent decades have seen unprecedented reductions in poverty and improvements in health around the world. Yet economic growth was faltering even before the Great Recession, and inequality was rising. Globalization has lifted many people out of poverty in poor countries, but has hurt many people in rich countries. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Emma Henry email: emma.henry@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 28 July 2016
Plants, Shrubs & Trees
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Area, 11:00am-12:30pm  
Join our local naturalist, Richard Bland, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of plants, shrubs & trees within University gardens, grounds and woodland. Full details will be given on booking. Further information is available
£6.00 per person.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 3314901 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

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August 2016

Thursday 21 April 2016 -  Tuesday 13 September 2016
Shakespearabilia: the iconic image of Shakespeare
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Vandyck Building, 21 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LT, 10:00am-4:00pm  
In the 400th year since Shakespeare's death, this exhibition looks at the image of Shakespeare and its use in marketing and selling. The items on display are grouped around the main images of Shakespeare which have survived ? the Chandos portrait, the Droeshout image, the Stratford Memorial and the Westminster Memorial. Further information is available
Contact Theatre Collection on +44 (0)117 - 15086 or theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 21 April 2016 -  Tuesday 13 September 2016
Back to Black: the iconic image of Hamlet
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Vandyck Building, 21 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LT, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A new exhibition curated by MA History of Art students opens at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection this April, in time for Shakespeare's 400th birthday celebrations. Using extensive archival material from the Theatre Collection, Back to Black explores the image of Hamlet through the ages. Further information is available
Contact Theatre Collection on +44 (0)117 - 15086 or theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

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September 2016

Thursday 21 April 2016 -  Tuesday 13 September 2016
Shakespearabilia: the iconic image of Shakespeare
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Vandyck Building, 21 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LT, 10:00am-4:00pm  
In the 400th year since Shakespeare's death, this exhibition looks at the image of Shakespeare and its use in marketing and selling. The items on display are grouped around the main images of Shakespeare which have survived ? the Chandos portrait, the Droeshout image, the Stratford Memorial and the Westminster Memorial. Further information is available
Contact Theatre Collection on +44 (0)117 - 15086 or theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 21 April 2016 -  Tuesday 13 September 2016
Back to Black: the iconic image of Hamlet
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Vandyck Building, 21 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LT, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A new exhibition curated by MA History of Art students opens at the University of Bristol Theatre Collection this April, in time for Shakespeare's 400th birthday celebrations. Using extensive archival material from the Theatre Collection, Back to Black explores the image of Hamlet through the ages. Further information is available
Contact Theatre Collection on +44 (0)117 - 15086 or theatre-collection@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 14 September 2016
Synthetic biology for space exploration
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events in association with the Colston Research Society
Dr. Lynn J. Rothschild.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:30-7:30pm  
This year's Colston Research Society annual public speaker will be Dr Lynn Rothschild from NASA who will discuss 'Synthetic biology for space exploration'. Dr. Lynn J. Rothschild, is an evolutionary biologist-astrobiologist at NASA's Ames Research Center, and Professor at Stanford and Brown University, where she teaches Astrobiology and Space Exploration, inter alia. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: emma.henry@bristol.ac.uk

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October 2016

Tuesday 4 October 2016
Tremors: Public (mis)understanding of the land below ground
Organised by School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Professor Iain Stewart.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 4:00pm  
Whether it's fracking for shale gas, drilling for geothermal power, or disposing of radioactive waste, human intervention into the geological subsurface lies at the heart of environmental and social concerns. With the societal drive towards a sustainable future putting ever greater demands on the global underground, long-term stewardship will be a critical scientific challenge. Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: adminsupport@bristol.ac.uk

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