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Anson Rooms, Bristol SU

Friday 8 December 2017
Dogwhistles and Figleaves: Techniques of Racist Linguistic Manipulation
Organised by The Richmond Lectures
Jennifer Saul is a professor of philosophy at the University of Sheffield working primarily on Philosophy of Language, Feminism, Philosophy of Race, and Philosophy of Psychology.
Anson Rooms, Bristol SU, 6:00-7:00pm  
Jennifer Saul examines the dog-whistle, a method that has allowed racist electoral victories in the United States. She then turns to a different linguistic technique, the fig leaf, which she takes to allow explicit racism to be remarkably successful in the present day. Further information is available
Open and free to all but booking is required on the Bristol SU website.  Contact Jack McAlinden email: jm16193@my.bristol.ac.uk

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Bristol Cathedral, College Green, BS1 5TJ

Saturday 9 September 2017 -  Monday 8 January 2018
'Refusing to kill'? Bristol's World War 1 conscientious objectors
Organised by Law School
Bristol Cathedral, College Green, BS1 5TJ, 8:00am  
Over 350 local men refused to fight in WW1. They conscientiously objected for moral, religious or political reasons. Some agreed to take non-military roles, others were imprisoned. This exhibition tells the stories of these men and the people who supported them. Alongside the exhibition there will be a series of talks, drama and musical events. Further information is available
Free entry, see Cathedral website for details.  Contact Lois Bibbings on +44 (0)117 - 954 5328  or Lois.S.Bibbings@bristol.ac.uk

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Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building

Wednesday 13 December 2017
University Carol Service
Organised by Multifaith Chaplaincy
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, 1:00-1:50pm  
All are invited to a traditional celebration exploring the Christmas story with carols, readings and music. Further information is available
Admission free - no booking required.  Contact Clotilde Barberon on +44 (0)117 - 9546600 or multifaith-chaplaincy@bristol.ac.uk

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Hepple Lecture Theatre (G15), School of Geographical Sciences, University Road

Monday 11 December 2017
Sustainable Labs Lecture: Dr Otto Van Geet (NREL)
Organised by Sustainable Labs
Doors open at 12:00, the talk begins at 12:20.
Hepple Lecture Theatre (G15), School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, 12:00-2:00pm  
Sustainable Labs is pleased to welcome Dr Otto Van Geet (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) to Bristol to give a talk on his experience of sustainability in labs and Carbon neutral campuses. Further information and booking
Free - register via Eventbrite.  Contact Maev Moran on (0117) 331 7235 or maev.moran@bristol.ac.uk

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Outside Sports Centre, Tyndalls Avenue

Thursday 7 December 2017
Christmas Carol Concert
Organised by University Brass Band
Outside Sports Centre, Tyndalls Avenue, 1:00-2:00pm  
A lunchtime performance of Christmas carols between 1 - 2pm outside the Sports Centre. Grab your scarves and gloves and come along and join the festive cheer. If you're a brass player and fancy joining in, please bring along your instrument!.
Attendance is free, there will be a collection for the Bristol University Music Society.  Contact Mark Phifer on +44 (0)117 - 394 1118 or mark.phifer@bristol.ac.uk

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Peel Lecture Theatre, Geographical Sciences

Thursday 15 March 2018
Anne Spencer Memorial Lecture | The Rise of "No Religion"
Organised by the Multifaith Chaplaincy
Linda Woodhead, Professor of Sociology of Religion, Lancaster University, and Director of the Institute for Social Futures.
Peel Lecture Theatre, Geographical Sciences, 6:00-7:30pm  
According to a recent British Social Attitudes survey, for the first time more than half of the British population now say that they have no religion. In this lecture, Professor Woodhead will focus on the rise of this new majority and their relation to religion, spirituality and secularism. Further information is available
Admission free, but booking required.  Contact Clotilde Barberon on +44 (0)117 - 954 6600 or multifaith-chaplaincy@bristol.ac.uk

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Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road

Thursday 14 December 2017
How to reduce risk of developing dementia: a New Year's resolution
Organised by Dementia Health Integration Team
Dr Catherine Pennington, Consultant Neurologist at North Bristol NHS Trust, and Clinical Lecturer in Dementia Neurology in the School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol.
Peel Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, 6:00-7:00pm  
Would you like to find out more about how to reduce your risk of developing dementia? If so, this is an opportunity to find out more and to think about setting some New Year's resolutions for 2018 to help you achieve this. You will also have the chance to ask questions. Further information is available
Free to attend, but please register your place.  Contact Julie Clayton email: julie.clayton@bristol.ac.uk

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Peel Lecture Theatre, University Road

Friday 26 January 2018
Kate Summerscale Live in Conversation
Organised by Department of History
Kate Summerscale has won critical acclaim for a series of non-fiction books set in the Victorian period, including 'The Queen of Whale Cay' (1997 Whitbread Award for biography) and 'The Suspicions of Mr Whicher' (2008 Samuel Johnson Prize). Department of History, Faculty of Arts, and School of Humanities.
Peel Lecture Theatre, University Road, 5:30pm  
The author Kate Summerscale will be appearing to discuss the creative and historical dimensions of her work with academics and members of the general public. This is the final event in a series on 'Creative Histories', supported by the British Academy, and the University of Bristol. Book your ticket.
Please note that no refunds will be offered for this event.  Contact William Pooley on +44 (0)117 33 17793 or william.pooley@bristol.ac.uk

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Room 1.6, Queen's Buildling, University Walk

Thursday 14 December 2017
Guest Seminar: Nuclear Reactor Engineering with Dr Jean Dhers
Organised by South West Nuclear Hub
Room 1.6, Queen's Buildling, University Walk, 9:00-11:00am  
Dr Jean Dhers from Areva UK will be giving a Nuclear Reactor Engineering seminar entitled Nuclear Reactor Design and Components Manufacturing. This guest seminar forms part of the Nuclear Reactor Engineering taught unit in the MSc in Nuclear Science and Engineering programme. Please register via Eventbrite.
Free to attend.  Contact James Barker email: sw-nuclearhub@bristol.ac.uk

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Room 4.10, School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square

Thursday 14 December 2017
IASIS: Diversity
Organised by Institute for Advanced Studies
Dr Josie Gill and Dr Patricia Neville, IAS Senior Research Fellow Professor Ursula King, and IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor Daniel Conley.
Room 4.10, School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, 5:30-7:00pm  
An informal research networking event based on provocations related to the theme of Diversity. Participants will include current IAS Research Fellows, and a performance by the Sue Porter EDI Complaints Choir. Be assured, however, that there will be ample opportunity for impromptu contributions. Drinks and nibbles provided. The event is open to all, but please register via Eventbrite.
Contact Robert Crowe on +44 (0)117 331 7757 or ias-admin@bristol.ac.uk

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We The Curious (formerly @Bristol)

Thursday 1 February 2018
Public lecture and debate: Can surgical research improve health?
Organised by Bristol Biomedical Research Centre
Gianni Angelini, British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Professor Debbie Lawlor CBE, Professor Jane Blazeby, Professor of Surgery.
We The Curious (formerly @Bristol), 6:00-7:30pm  
New surgical procedures are developed all the time, but how do we test these and how do we know whether a new procedure is better or safer? Researchers in Bristol are trying to answer these questions in the National Institute for Health Research Bristol Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Bristol BRC).
Free, booking required via Eventbrite.  Contact Bianca Soucek email: pa-brc@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday 1 February 2018
NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre Launch Symposium
Organised by Bristol Biomedical Research Centre
We The Curious (formerly @Bristol), 10:00am-5:30pm  
Researchers, clinicians and patients will talk about the research being carried out at Bristol BRC and how this exciting science has the potential to develop new and improved treatments for patients. Further information is available
Free, booking required via Eventbrite.  Contact Bianca Soucek email: pa-brc@bristol.ac.uk

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