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Concert / Theatre

Wednesday 21 June 2017
DOIEB SI TAU: language for a requiem
Organised by Public Engagement in association with the Department of Theatre
Created and performed by Massimiliano Balduzzi.
Wickham Theatre, Dept. of Theatre, BS8 1UP, 7:00-8:00pm  
In the form of a direct address, a lone performer pushes language and character to breaking point. DOIEB SI TAU is a study of loss and transformation, crafting a ritual of wilful separation, and a purging of the self. Further information is available
Tickets £10 (£7 concession), available via the online shop.  Contact for other queries, email: stefaplacenti@gmail.com

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Lecture / talk

Friday 9 June 2017
How to Give Birth to a New Human Being
Organised by the School of Geographical Sciences
Luce Irigaray (CNRS, Paris) - one of the world's leading philosophers - visits Bristol as part of a series of events, including a conference on the 9-10 June on the theme of 'Genesis of a New Human Being'.
Peel Lecture Theatre, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SS, 6:30pm  
Join renowned philosopher Luce Irigaray for a discussion of her new book To Be Born, published by Palgrave. To Be Born explores the mystery of our origins and poses a new way of thinking about birth and the nature of existence. A Bristol Festival of Ideas event aimed at inspiring discussion and debate. Register here
£7 standard | £6 student/concession | Free to 'Genesis of a New Human Being conference' attendees.  Contact Maria Fannin on +44 (0)117 - 928 8928 or m.fannin@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 21 June 2017
Games of Life - an afternoon of science inspired board games in Chance and Counters
Organised by MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit
Drinks and refreshments will be provided throughout.
Chance & Counters - Board Game Cafe, 20 Christmas Steps, Bristol, BS1 5BS, 3:00-7:00pm  
Calculating risk and understanding the influence of chance plays a huge part in the scientific methods of an epidemiologist. So what better way to discover more about these processes than spending an afternoon playing board games inspired by genetic epidemiology with researchers from the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit?. Further information is available
Free to attend and all welcome. Please register if you would like to attend.  Contact for other queries, email: will.hunter@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 22 June 2017
Learning a second language for students with Dyslexia: the case of Italian students learning English as L2
Organised by Graduate School of Education
Professor Paola Palladino, University of Pavia, Italy.
Helen Wodehouse Lecture Theatre, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, 1:00-2:00pm  
This talk focuses on reading and spelling skills in Italian children with dyslexia attempting to learn English as a second language. A recent Italian law allows school to exempt children with dyslexia from studying English as second language to avoid them ongoing frustration and learning difficulties. However, literature on this subject is sparse and controversial. Further information is available
Free to attend, but registration is required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: e.rossiter@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 22 June 2017
The next 70 years? Re-thinking our relationship with Europe
Organised by School of Modern Languages
Dr. Vera Castiglione (Deputy Language Director in Italian); Dr. Rajendra Chitnis (Senior Lecturer in Czech); Dr. James Hawkey (Lecturer in Spanish Linguistics); Mr. Jonas Langner (Language Director in German); and Mrs. Fabienne Vailes (Language Director in French).
Priory Road Lecture Theatre, Priory Road Complex, 12 Priory Road, Clifton, BS8 1TU, 5:15-7:30pm  
In 2017, the city of Bristol celebrates 70 years of twinning with Bordeaux and Hannover, which put Bristol at the forefront of a European project based on economic factors and shared humanitarian and cultural values. Please join us to explore those values and consider how they might be maintained and adapted for the future.
All welcome, please register your attendance (free of charge) via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: debbie.pinfold@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 23 June 2017
Making books in Bristol
Organised by Faculty of Arts books research cluster
Nick and Ellen from The Letterpress Collective, who work with local authors and artists on printing projects.
The Folk House, Park Street, Bristol, 1:00-2:00pm  
What do books mean to you? How does the form of a book relate to its content? Join independent publishers, book artists and letterpress printers to discuss Making Books in Bristol, at a series of free, public lunch time lectures organized by the Faculty of Arts Books research cluster. Further information is available
All welcome, no booking required.  Contact for other queries, email: arts-books@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday 27 June 2017
Physical Activity and Bone: may the force be with you
Organised by A Public Engagement Event in association with the National Osteoporosis Society
Speakers include; Sarah Leyland (National Osteoporosis Society), Jon Tobias (Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Bristol) and Katherine Brooke-Wavell (Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University).
@Bristol Science Centre (Rosalind Franklin Room on the top floor), Anchor Road, Harbourside, BS1 5LL, 6:00-7:30pm  
There is much interest in whether exercise can prevent effects of osteoporosis in later life, where bones become more brittle and liable to fracture. Patients with osteoporosis are also unsure about which exercises they can perform safely. This event will discuss these issues further, including presentation of new ground-breaking research.
Free to attend, but booking is required via the online form.  Contact for other queries, email: Jon.Tobias@bristol.ac.uk

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Open day / tour

Sunday 2 July 2017
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 in this historic site and visit the renowned grotto and other garden follies around the site whilst learning the history of the house and about the changes that have taken place. No entry to the house. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Book your place using the University online shop.
£10.00 per person to include Historic Gardens Book.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 30 July 2017
Flowers, Nectar, Pollen and Pollinators
Organised by External Estates
Richard Comont, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop/Botanic Garden, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our expert, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, on an educational and enjoyable stroll, to discover the diverse range of flora and fauna in many different habitats within University gardens, grounds and woodland. There may be access to part of the University Botanic Garden (time permitting). Full details on booking. Book your place using the University online shop.
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 6 August 2017
Urban Nature Detective - Stoke Bishop
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Royal Fort Garden, Clifton, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our local naturalist, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of flora and fauna around University gardens, grounds and woodland with Richard's wealth of knowledge. No access to the house. Full details will be given on booking. Book your place using the University online shop.
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 13 August 2017
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 in this historic site and visit the renowned grotto and other garden follies around the site whilst learning about the history of the house and the changes that have taken place. No entry to the house. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Book your place using the University online shop.
£10.00 per person to include Historic Gardens Book.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 10 September 2017
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 about the history of the house and the changes that have taken place. No entry to the house. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Book your place using the University online shop.
£10.00 per person to include Historic Gardens Book.  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 29 September 2017
Bat Detection in Goldney Garden
Organised by External Estates
David Brown, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Goldney Garden, Clifton Village, 7:15-9:00pm  
Join our expert David Brown, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, on this educational event to learn more about these lovely creatures and listen for the sounds in this historic setting. Detectors provided. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Please bring a torch. Book your place using the University online shop.
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Friday 13 October 2017
Bat Detection in Stoke Bishop
Organised by External Estates
David Brown, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Area, 6:45-8:30pm  
Join our expert David Brown, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, on this educational event to learn more about these lovely creatures and listen for the sounds as we stroll around University gardens, grounds and woodland. Equipment provided. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Please bring a torch. Book your place using the University online shop.
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

Sunday 22 October 2017
Awesome Autumn - Stoke Bishop
Organised by External Estates
Richard Bland, Bristol Naturalists' Society.
Stoke Bishop Halls of Residence, 2:00-3:30pm  
Join our local naturalist, from Bristol Naturalists' Society, to discover the diverse range of autumn plants, shrubs and trees within University gardens, grounds and woodland at Stoke Bishop. All items of interest will be noted. Booking essential as numbers are limited. Book your place using the University online shop.
£6.00 per person. Students: free (subject to places).  Contact Nicolette Smith on +44 (0)117 - 4282409 or nicolette.smith@bristol.ac.uk

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Workshop

Wednesday 28 June 2017
Collective Annotation / Archival Discovery
Organised by the Brigstow Institute and the Feminist Archive South
A free workshop that invites the people of Bristol to explore our collections, collaborate and contribute, leave their mark in the archival record, and tell new archival stories. Describe, categorise and tag artefacts from the Feminist Archive South, collectively.
Special Collections, Arts and Social Sciences Library, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TJ, 2:00-5:00pm  
This workshop is for anyone who wants to help enrich feminism's archival records and ensure they are preserved for the long term. No previous experience of archives is necessary. You will be guided through this hands-on, participatory exercise in a supportive way. Attendees will respond to archive material and, later, share descriptions with the group.
Workshops are free to attend but numbers are limited. Registration is therefore essential.  Contact Debi Withers by email: dm.withers@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday 5 July 2017
Collective Annotation / Archival Discovery
Organised by the Brigstow Institute and the Feminist Archive South
A free workshop that invites the people of Bristol to explore our collections, collaborate and contribute, leave their mark in the archival record, and tell new archival stories. Describe, categorise and tag artefacts from the Feminist Archive South, collectively.
Special Collections, Arts and Social Sciences Library, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TJ, 2:00-5:00pm  
This workshop is for anyone who wants to help enrich feminism's archival records and ensure they are preserved for the long term. No previous experience of archives is necessary. You will be guided through this hands-on, participatory exercise in a supportive way. Attendees will respond to archive material and, later, share descriptions with the group.
Workshops are free to attend but numbers are limited. Registration is therefore essential.  Contact Debi Withers by email: dm.withers@bristol.ac.uk

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