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August 2014

Friday 1 August 2014 -  Friday 22 August 2014
Corresponding with Conflict
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Cantock's Close, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A compelling new exhibition project commemorating WWI. The Theatre Collection are pleased to invite South West based artist Clare Thornton to return once again as their artist in residence and work alongside them. Corresponding with Conflict intends to breathe new life into past works & encourage fresh encounters with our Collection. Further information is available
Contact Jill Sullivan on +44 (0)117 - 3315086 or jill.sullivan@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 5 August 2014
Summer evening tour
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG., 6:30pm  
There will be a number of fascinating evening tours of the Garden throughout summer this year. The Garden will be full of flower and pollinators. The tours kick off with a glass of wine or elderflower presse in the Linnaeus study room before one of our experienced guides will walk you through the Garden. Further information is available
Cost £7.50 per person. To book on a tour visit the University online shop and register your details. You will be asked to add registration to your basket, but you will not be charged for registering.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 9 August 2014
Corresponding with Conflict: Workshop Responding to WW1 archival prints
Organised by Spike Print Studio
Spike Print Studio, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A one day workshop in partnership with the University of Bristol Theatre Collection, programmed to co-incide with Bristol 2014, citywide WWI commemorations. An Archivist will be on hand to share original wartime theatre playbills and programmes. Using these archival materials as an inspiration you will make your own 2 colour screen-print. Further information is available
Advance booking required. Workshop tickets £40 each.  Contact Jill Sullivan on +44 (0)117 - 3315086 or jill.sullivan@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 10 August 2014
Tours of historic Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
There will be no access to buildings and visitors are requested to wear suitable clothing and footwear. The tour will last approximately 1.5 hours.Tours at 10:30am and 2pm..
Goldney Garden, 10:30am  
These tours will look at the history of the garden, its features (including the site of the original flag garden, Hercules, the Rotunda, the Bastion, the Tower, Canal, and Heritage Orchard) and will also include access to the Grotto, believed to be one of the finest surviving examples of an eighteenth-century garden grotto in Britain.
There will be the opportunity to purchase the University's Historic Gardens Book and greeting cards at the end of the tours. Admission price £6. Book online at tinyurl.com/pefs98p.  Contact Nicolette Smith email: Nicolette.Smith@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 14 August 2014
Floating Ballast Seed Garden Boat Tour
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Tour led by a University of Bristol Botanic Garden Volunteer Guide. Share your photos with us or tell us what you think @arnolfiniarts #ballastseed.
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, 5:30-7:00pm  
Come along for an introduction to the botanical background of the Floating Ballast Seed Garden. Your tour host will explain the principles behind the design, how the plants are raised, established, introduce the plant species and explain how the display will be developed in the future. Further information is available
£7/£5 concs. All tours leaving from Arnolfini, booking required,.  Contact Arnolfini on +44 (0)117 - 917 2300 or boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk

Saturday 16 August 2014
Floating Ballast Seed Garden - The Promise Boat Tour
Organised by The Botanic Garden
16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, 2:00-3:30pm  
A boat tour that links Arnolfini's exhibition, The Promise, to the Ballast Seed Garden project. Join a discussion that coincides with the arrival of the Dead Rat Orchestra from London who travel exclusively by waterway to Bristol and perform in the evening in Arnolfini's auditorium.
Advance booking required, £7/£5. Please meet at Arnolfini box office.  Contact Arnolfini on +44 (0)117 - 917 2300 or boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk

Tuesday 19 August 2014
Summer evening tour
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG., 6:30pm  
There will be a number of fascinating evening tours of the Garden throughout summer this year. The Garden will be full of flower and pollinators. The tours kick off with a glass of wine or elderflower presse in the Linnaeus study room before one of our experienced guides will walk you through the Garden. Further information is available
Cost £7.50 per person. To book on a tour visit the University online shop and register your details. You will be asked to add registration to your basket, but you will not be charged for registering.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 30 August 2014
The Fantastic Floating Ballast Seed Garden - We are Family
Organised by The Botanic Garden
As part of the days activities, attendees will be able to listen to the wonderful story teller Michael Loader on a trip full of adventure to the Ballast Seed Garden.
Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA, 1:00-5:00pm  
Join our learning team as we explore the fantastic world of the Floating Ballast Seed Garden. Drop in at Arnolfini to explore the world of ballast seed plants, craft your own plant pots, be transformed into a plant by our fabulous face painter and help Uncanny Creations to make a giant fuzzy felt garden picture.
Boat trip advance booking required. £7/£5. £3 for under 12s (free for under 3years). Please meet at Arnolfini box office. Most suitable for ages 5+ but all ages are welcome.  Contact Arnolfini on +44 (0)117 - 917 2300 or boxoffice@arnolfini.org.uk

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September 2014

Friday 5 September 2014 -  Sunday 7 September 2014
Biochemistry 50th Anniversary
Organised by School of Biochemistry
School of Chemistry, Cantock's Close, 10:30am  
There will be a series of talks on the Friday, followed by an informal drinks reception that evening. On the Saturday there will be further talks and a celebratory dinner with entertainment held at Goldney Hall. Biochemistry alumni, Hugh Cornwell, former front man of The Stranglers will be playing an acoustic set at the event. Further information is available
The dinner and entertainment on Saturday is a ticketed event at £18 per head. Tickets are available via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 331 1612 or Bioc50-anniversary@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 6 September 2014 -  Sunday 7 September 2014
Bee and Pollination Festival
Organised by The Botanic Garden
Demonstrations and talks will range from beekeeping techniques and the workings of a live hive, to research projects about urban pollinators, how to build insect hotels and weave enchanting willow sculptures.
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG, 10:00am-5:00pm  
Learn how you can help the bees. Main exhibitors include the Avon Beekeepers Association, the University of Bristol School of Biological Sciences, Butcombe Brewery, Mad Apple Cider, Riverford Organic Farms, Writhlington School Orchid Project, Bristol City Council Allotments Team, Avon Organic Group, nurseries selling insect-friendly plants, and wildlife charities including Bees for Development. Further information is available
Entrance £3.50, including tours. Free to Friends, children, University staff and students. Refreshments.  Contact The Botanic Garden telephone: +44 (0)117 - 331 4906.

Tuesday 9 September 2014
Summer evening tour
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG., 6:30pm  
There will be a number of fascinating evening tours of the Garden throughout summer this year. The Garden will be full of flower and pollinators. The tours kick off with a glass of wine or elderflower presse in the Linnaeus study room before one of our experienced guides will walk you through the Garden. Further information is available
Cost £7.50 per person. To book on a tour visit the University online shop and register your details. You will be asked to add registration to your basket, but you will not be charged for registering.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Saturday 13 September 2014
Doors Open Day 2014
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Cantock's Close, 10:00am-4:00pm  
There are no guided tours, but staff will be on hand throughout the day to answer questions. There will be an opportunity to see our exhibition, 'Corresponding with Conflict', and talk to the curators. Please note that only the publicly accessible parts of the building occupied by the Theatre Collection will be open. Further information is available
Contact Jill Sullivan on +44 (0)117 - 3315086 or jill.sullivan@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 15 September 2014 -  Friday 31 October 2014
Corresponding with Conflict
Organised by University of Bristol Theatre Collection
Theatre Collection, Cantock's Close, 10:00am-4:00pm  
A compelling new exhibition project commemorating WWI. The Theatre Collection are pleased to invite South West based artist Clare Thornton to return once again as their artist in residence and work alongside them. Corresponding with Conflict intends to breathe new life into past works & encourage fresh encounters with our Collection. Further information is available
Contact Jill Sullivan on +44 (0)117 - 3315086 or jill.sullivan@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 18 September 2014
Engage 2014
Organised by Centre for Public Engagement
At-Bristol, Conference Room, Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB, 10:30am  
This annual event is open to students, staff and external organisations/ individuals that are interested in working on public engagement projects with the University of Bristol. It is held to facilitate discussion about how the University is building connections with public groups and organisations in ways that benefit our research, teaching, reputation and outreach. Further information is available
Please book your place in advance via the online form.  Contact for further information on +44 (0)117 - 331 8313 or cpe-info@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 18 September 2014
Friends' lecture: 'Wildside'
Organised by The Botanic Garden, supported by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)
Keith Wiley.
The Powell Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL., 7:30-9:00pm  
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' (The Garden, Feb 2008.) Keith will talk about the development of the garden and how they attempt to make the garden look very good every month of the year.
Free to Friends (please bring your membership card). Visitors will be asked for a donation. Attendees can park in any University car park: the nearest are University Walk or the Hawthorns.  Contact for queries (including disabled access) email: sally@meadows517.orangehome.co.uk

Tuesday 23 September 2014
Summer evening tour
Organised by The Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden, The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Bristol BS9 1JG., 6:30pm  
There will be a number of fascinating evening tours of the Garden throughout summer this year. The Garden will be full of flower and pollinators. The tours kick off with a glass of wine or elderflower presse in the Linnaeus study room before one of our experienced guides will walk you through the Garden. Further information is available
Cost £7.50 per person. To book on a tour visit the University online shop and register your details. You will be asked to add registration to your basket, but you will not be charged for registering.  Contact for other queries, the Botanic Garden email: botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 25 September 2014
Millimeter Wave as a Key New Element in 5G Cellular Networks
Organised by Centre for Doctoral Training in Communications
Howard Benn, Head of Standards and Industrial Affairs, Samsung Electronics R&D Institute UK.
Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's Building, 5:15-6:15pm  
The lecture will consider the new and existing mobile internet based services that are putting pressure on the LTE (4G) based systems, investigate the possibility of using the 27-40 GHz band and give an introduction the Samsung's demonstrator system. It will also provide challenges to the research community for areas we need more work in. Further information and registration.
Free admission but registration is required.  Contact Suzanne Binding on +44 (0)117 - 954 5395 or suzanne.binding@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 26 September 2014
Bristol Bright Night 2014
Organised by Centre for Public Engagement
Various across Bristol, 12:00pm  
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. Further information is available
Free and no booking required.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 331 8313 or cpe-info@bristol.ac.uk

Monday 29 September 2014
Going to Extremes: what extreme physiology tells us about health and disease
Organised by MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol
Hugh Montgomery UCL Professor of Intensive Care Medicine Director, UCL Institute for Human Health and Performance.
M-Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN, 6:00pm  
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'. Further information is available
Free Event.  Contact Anne Walsh on +44 (0)117 - 33 10098 or anne.walsh@bristol.ac.uk

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October 2014

Wednesday 8 October 2014
GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN present Number 1, The Plaza
Organised by Department of Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN want to open up and let you in. So you can really get a feeling for what it's like on the inside. This is an 'evening with' conversation, songs, stuff like that. Someone's left a passive aggressive note on the kitchen table; it's about entitlement, property and privacy. Buy tickets
Standard £9.00 Concs £5.00.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 10 October 2014
Jamaican Poet Laureate, Mervyn Morris, Bristol Poetry Institute annual reading
Organised by The Bristol Poetry Institute
Mervyn Morris, Emeritus Professor at the University of the West Indies, is the author of several volumes of poetry including The Pond (revised edition 1997), Shadowboxing (1979), Examination Centre (1992) and On Holy Week (1993).
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 12:00pm  
Professor Morris has made an invaluable contribution to the development of Caribbean literature, both in his creative writing and as an editor, teacher and scholar, and has been appointed as Jamaica's first Poet Laureate in over fifty years.. In 2009, Professor Morris was awarded Jamaica's Order of Merit. Further information is available
Booking information to be confirmed.  Contact Professor Daniel Karlin email: Daniel.Karlin@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 15 October 2014
Impermanence Dance present Trust in Ideas
Organised by Department of Theatre
Wickham Theatre, Cantock's Close, 7:30pm  
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. Buy tickets here
Standard £9.00 Concs £5.00.  Contact Kate Withers on +44 (0)117 - 3315088 or kate.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 15 October 2014
Developing the science of improvement
Organised by School of Social and Community Medicine
Martin Marshall - Professor of Healthcare Improvement at UCL and lead for Improvement Science London.
Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Clifton, BS8 2PS, 12:45-1:45pm  
Decisions about how health services are organised and delivered are influenced by many political and pragmatic factors and often not sufficiently influenced by research evidence. In this presentation, Martin Marshall considers why health service researchers have so little influence on managerial practice and what might be done to address the problem. Further information is available here
The seminar is free, and all are welcome (including members of the public) without needing to book a place. If you have difficulties with stairs, we have a lift to provide access to the lower ground floor. Please note, this event was postponed from 2nd April 2014.  Contact Laura Foc on +44 (0)117 - 33 14005  or Laura.Fox@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 21 October 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: Vaughan Williams in the First and Second World Wars
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Dr Daniel Grimley, University College Oxford.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Vaughan Williams enlisted as a Private in the Royal Army Medical Corps Territorial Force in 1914. A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No 3) was conceived while he was on active service in France, which he described as 'really wartime music'. Daniel Grimley examines the extent to which the composer's wartime experiences influenced his work. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 23 October 2014
Colston Research Society Annual Lecture: Catastrophe 1914, how Europe went to war
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Sir Max Hastings.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Sir Max Hastings is 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 twenty-three books, his latest being Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War (2013). Further information is available
Free, but booking required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, Laura Bagley email: laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 28 October 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: Rose Macaulay - Non-combatants and Others
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Sarah LeFanu, University of Bristol.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Rose Macaulay was both a poet and novelist during the First World War, her work reflecting the dramatic change in popular perception that took place as news of mounting horrors filtered home. Sarah LeFanu will trace the trajectory that took Macaulay from romantic idealisation of the war through to being one of its fiercest critics. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

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November 2014

Saturday 1 November 2014 -  Saturday 8 November 2014
Thinking Futures: The University of Bristol's Festival of Social Sciences and Law
Organised by Social Sciences and Law
Various around the University, 10:00am  
Thinking Futures is a week-long Festival to share and celebrate research from the University of Bristol's Faculty of Social Sciences and Law. Engage with our researchers and see how the social sciences inform key debates and advances in policy and practice for governments, education, charities, health services, legal systems, and public services around the globe. Further information is available
Free, but booking is required for most events. Please check the festival website for more details.  Contact for other queries, email: thinking-futures@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 4 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: The Graphic Experience of War: Goerge Grosz in context
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Dr Dot Price, University of Bristol.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
George Grosz is largely known as a biting satirist, who used his art as a form of political protest against the weaknesses, corruption and injustices he witnessed in Weimar Germany. This lecture will explore Grosz's artwork in Europe and America in the aftermath of the First World War and the outbreak of the second. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 11 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: Paul Nash and Stanley Spencer
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Professor Paul Gough, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President at RMIT, Melbourne, Australi.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Paul Nash's embittered memories of the Western Front produced some of the most searing paintings of the First World War; his taut renditions introduced a new language of devastation to the genre of landscape. This lecture will explore the 'barren, sightless, godless' visual language of conflict by contrasting Nash's work with that of Stanley Spencer. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries, on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 18 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: H G Wells: Mr Britling sees it Through, The Shape of Things to Come, Mind at the End of its Tether
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Sir Christopher Frayling, former Rector of the Royal College of Art.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Maxim Gorky described H G Wells' novel Mr Britling Sees it Through (1916) 'as the finest, most courageous, truthful, and humane book written in Europe in the course of this accursed war'. Christopher Frayling examines this and other Wells' works, which explore the devastating impact of war upon humanity, and Wells' vision for the future. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 25 November 2014
Autumn Art Lecture: Lewis Milestone: from All Quiet on the Western Front to A Walk in the Sun
Organised by Public and Ceremonial Events
Andrew Kelly, Director of Bristol Cultural Development Partnership and Bristol Festival of Ideas and is a visiting professor at the University of the West of England.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00pm  
Lewis Milestone made the greatest films about the First and Second World Wars, All Quiet on the Western Front and A Walk in the Sun. One is a pacifist classic; the other a celebration of the American infantry. Andrew Kelly will look at how Lewis Milestone (and the wider Hollywood community) approached both world wars. Further information is available
Free to attend but booking required.  Contact for other queries on +44 (0)117 - 928 8515 or laura.bagley@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 26 November 2014
The drugs don't work: the global threat of antibiotic resistance
Organised by Elizabeth Blackwell public lecture
Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England and Chief Scientific Adviser for the Department of Health.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, University of Bristol, BS8 1RJ, 6:00-7:00pm  
Dame Sally Davies has played a major role in the formation of the National Institute for Health Research and has spoken out on many topics of major importance in public health, including the threat of antibiotic resistance and the normalisation of being overweight.
This event is free to attend but registration is required. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.  Contact Jocelyn Egginton/Teresa Gornall on +44 (0)117 - 331 8293 or ebih-admin@bristol.ac.uk

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