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November 2019

Thursday   14   November   2019
Bristol Poetry Institute Annual Reading 2019: Daljit Nagra
Organised by Bristol Poetry Institute (BPI)
Daljit Nagra
Wills Memorial Building , 6:00 - 7:30pm  
The Bristol Poetry Institute is delighted to invite members of the public and university alike to this year's annual poetry reading. We are pleased to announce that this year's reader will be Daljit Nagra. The event will comprise of an hour-long poetry reading by Daljit followed by a 30 minute book signing.   Further information is available here.
Tickets are free but must be booked via Eventbrite.   Contact  Bristol Poetry Institute  at poetry-institute@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday   14   November   2019
Bristol Poetry Institute Annual Reading - Daljit Nagra
Organised by Bristol Poetry Institute
Daljit Nagra has published four poetry collections with Faber & Faber. He has won the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem and Best First Collection, the South Bank Show Decibel Award and the Cholmondeley Award.
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ , 6:00 - 7:30pm  
Join the Bristol Poetry Institute for a reading from award winning poet Daljit Nagra. The event will comprise of an hour-long poetry reading by Daljit followed by a 30 minute book signing.   Further information is available
Free to attend, but booking is required.   Contact  for other queries,  at poetry-institute@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday   20   November   2019
Postgraduate open day
Organised by External Relations
Various venues around the University , 1:00 - 5:30pm  
Sign up for the University of Bristol’s postgraduate open day and discover the benefits of further study. Get information on our postgraduate programmes, see our fantastic facilities and talk to current students and staff to find out what support is available and what studying at Bristol is really like.   Further information is available
Register for your free ticket   Contact  for further information,  at postgraduate-recruitment@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday   28   November   2019
Launch of The Happiness Problem by Sam Wren-Lewis
Organised by Bristol University Press
Sam Wren-Lewis, Liz Zeidler (Happy City)
Waterstones, Union Galleries, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 3XD , 7:00 - 8:30pm  
In his book ‘The Happiness Problem’ Sam Wren-Lewis offers an alternative understanding of happiness that acknowledges insecurity and embraces uncertainty. The event will comprise an "In conversation" session with Liz Zeidler of Happy City, followed by an author Q&A and book signing.   Free tickets can be booked here.
Attendance is free, but registration is required.   Contact  Bristol University Press  on +44 (0)117 954 5940  or pp-info@bristol.ac.uk

Thursday   28   November   2019
Reality Starts Here - Building Fictional Futures to Change the World: Alex McDowell
Organised by Bristol Vision Institute
Alex McDowell is an award-winning visionary designer and storyteller based in Los Angeles and working at the intersection of emergent technologies and experiential media. Founder and Creative Director of Experimental Design, he and his team design immersive story worlds for industries and institutions. He has worked with directors including David Fincher (Fight Club), Anthony Minghella (The English Patient) and created the fictional world for Steven Spielberg’s “Minority Report”.
Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building , 6:00 - 7:15pm  
This year’s Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture will be given by Alex McDowell RDI and will explore the rich history of Worldbuilding, the process of constructing an imaginary world as a basis for science fiction and fantasy storytelling in books, films and games.   Bristol Vision Institute Richard Gregory Memorial Lecture 2019
Attendance is free, but booking is mandatory via Eventbrite.   Contact  Bridget Everett  on +44 (0)117 - 42 84248  or bvi-enquiries@bristol.ac.uk

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December 2019

Wednesday   4   December   2019
In-Work Poverty (Bristol Poverty Talks)
Organised by Bristol Poverty Institute
Professor Paul Gregg (University of Bath) and Dr Rod Hick (University of Cardiff)
HEPPLE Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, University Road, Bristol BS8 1RL , 4:00 - 5:30pm  
Bristol Poverty Talks are pleased to announce our first event, which is on the topic of 'In-Work Poverty'.This is the first event in our new collaborative Bristol Poverty Talks series, designed to bring together representatives from a range of perspectives, approaches, disciplines and sectors to explore topical issues related to poverty.   Free tickets can be booked here.
Attendance is free, but registration is required.   Contact  Bristol Poverty Institute  at bristol-poverty-institute@bristol.ac.uk

Monday   9   December   2019
Using evidence to advise public health decision makers: an insider
Organised by MRC IEU, PolicyBristol and Bristol Population Health Science Institute
Speakers include: • Richard Gleave, Deputy Chief Executive, Public Health England • Isabel Oliver, Director of the Field Epidemiology Service, Public Health England • Dr Olivia Maynard, Lecturer in Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol • Christina Gray, Director of Public Health, Bristol City Council
Coutts Lecture Theatre, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ , 1:00 - 4:00pm  
Public health is one of the most contested policy areas. It brings together ethical and political issues; evidence on what works, and how it affects us as citizens. Researchers produce evidence and decision-makers receive advice, but how does evidence become advice and who takes research findings and present advice to politicians and budget-holders?
Free to attend and a networking lunch will be provided. Registration is required.   Contact  for other queries,  at policybristol-ssl-arts@bristol.ac.uk

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January 2020

Wednesday   15   January   2020
Ways into History
Organised by History Department
Richard Stone
St Pauls Learning Centre, 94 Grosvenor Road, BS2 8XJ , 6:00 - 8:45pm  
We will consider the history of slavery, with a particular focus on the city of Bristol and its role. The course is aimed mainly at mature students who wish to return to study. Students will have full access to the University library and services. No qualifications required.   Further information and booking
Please complete an application form. Course fee £350. Funding support available.   Contact  Valentine Jackson  on +44 (0)117 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Wednesday   15   January   2020
Reading English Literature
Organised by English Department
Amy Laurent
St Pauls Learning Centre, 94 Grosvenor Road, BS2 8XJ , 6:00 - 8:45pm  
This course aims to build confidence through discussion of literary texts. You will be given support to develop your essay writing skills. The course fee includes a trip to see a Shakespeare play. Students will have full access to the University library and services. No qualifications required.   Further information and booking
Please complete an application form. Course fee £350. Funding support available.   Contact  Valentine Jackson  on +44 (0)117 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

Tuesday   28   January   2020
Mastering English Literature
Organised by English Department
Stephen Derry
Arts Complex, Woodland Road BS8 1TB , 6:00 - 8:00pm  
This course is for graduates in any discipline from any university who want to return to study and sharpen their study skills or as preparation for the MA in English Literature at Bristol. Students gain a taste of the University's expertise in Romantic literature, women's writing, poetry of the Twentieth Century and Shakespeare.   Further information and booking
Please complete an application form. Course fee £400   Contact  Valentine Jackson  on +44 (0)117 928 8924  or english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk

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