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  1. 1. IDE TO P UBL IC E VEN TS IN AND ARO EXH UND BRIS TOL LEC RSE MUS IBIT ION DRA TUR RS ES IC S MA S / AP RIL 201 4 R GU COU CH YOU TOU MAR WHA T’S ON
  2. 2. AT A GLANCE - MARCH DATE TIME EVENT VENUE Sat 1 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12pm & 12.30pm TOUR Wills Memorial tower tours WILLS MEMORIAL BUILDING Sat 1 10.30am DAY COURSE Edward Thomas and Robert Frost 3/5 WOODLAND ROAD Sat 1 10.30am DAY COURSE Writing about other people’ s lives 3/5 WOODLAND ROAD Sat 1 2pm TASTER SESSION What did it mean to be human?... MALCOLM X CENTRE Mon 3 5pm TALK The third space and digital literacy... GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Tue 4 6pm TALK Nixon Watergate: an interview with Alexander Butterfield SCHOOL OF PHYSICS Wed 5 12.15pm & 12.30pm TOUR Wills Memorial tower tours WILLS MEMORIAL BUILDING Wed 5 1.15pm MUSIC Haydn sonatas, for the piano VICTORIA ROOMS Wed 5 5pm TALK Mathematics and creativity in the primary classroom GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Thu 6 7.30pm MUSIC University Music Society chamber concert ST PAUL’S CHURCH Fri 7 1.15pm MUSIC Piano duets VICTORIA ROOMS Fri 7 6.30pm TALK Women and the politics of work WATERSHED Sat 8 7.30pm MUSIC University Wind and String Orchestra VICTORIA ROOMS Tue 11 11am MARKET Farmers’ market CENTRE FOR SPORT, EXERCISE AND HEALTH Tue 11 4.30pm RESEARCH SEMINAR Lutyens, Maconchy, Williams and 20th century British Music VICTORIA ROOMS Tues 11 6pm INAUGURAL LECTURE Is better animal welfare an opportunity or an obligation? SCHOOL OF VETERINARY SCIENCES, LANGFORD Wed 12 1.15pm MUSIC Schola Cantorum VICTORIA ROOMS Thu 13 1pm TALK Young people, mental capital and the ‘global race’ GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Fri 14 1.15pm MUSIC University Brass Ensemble VICTORIA ROOMS Sat 15 11am ACTIVITY DAY Family History Day SINGLE PARENT ACTION NETWORK Sat 15 7.30pm MUSIC Choral Society and Symphony Orchestra VICTORIA ROOMS MARCH Cover image (clockwise from left) University of Bristol, David Royle, University of Bristol - Past Matters
  3. 3. DATE TIME EVENT VENUE MARCH Mon 17 4pm & 7pm DRAMA Anon: the songs of silent women THE WICKHAM THEATRE Tue 18 4pm PUBLIC LECTURE ...local institutions, risk and sharing in the context of migration SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCES Tue 18 4.30pm RESEARCH SEMINAR Hearing things: musical objects at the 1851 Great Exhibition VICTORIA ROOMS Tue 18 6pm MEMORIAL LECTURE 400th anniversary of the English East India Company in Japan... WILLS MEMORIAL BUILDING Wed 19 1.15pm MUSIC New Music Ensemble VICTORIA ROOMS Thu 20 6.30pm TWILIGHT TALK Primes and zeros: a million dollar mystery Fri 21 1.15pm MUSIC University Baroque Ensemble VICTORIA ROOMS Sat 22 7.30pm MUSIC Bristol Symphonia VICTORIA ROOMS Sun 23 10am TOUR See the garden wake up with the Curator BOTANIC GARDEN Tue 25 4.30pm RESEARCH SEMINAR Our postgraduate musicologists VICTORIA ROOMS Wed 26 1.15pm MUSIC Trio Aporia VICTORIA ROOMS Wed 26 Fri 28 7pm MUSIC University Operatic Society THE STATION Thu 27 6pm POLICY & POLITICS ANNUAL LECTURE 2014 Bringing politics alive: engaging the disengaged in the 21st century WILLS MEMORIAL BUILDING Thu 27 8pm LECTURE University of Bristol Botanic Garden Friends’ lecture: what is a herb? SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Fri 28 1.15pm MUSIC University Wind Orchestra VICTORIA ROOMS Fri 28 6pm INAUGURAL LECTURE A brief history of antibiotics in primary care... WILLS MEMORIAL BUILDING Sat 29 10.30am DAY COURSE Writing autobiography, memoir, family history 3/5 WOODLAND ROAD Sat 29 10.30am DAY COURSE Poetry Day 3/5 WOODLAND ROAD Sat 29 10.30am DAY COURSE Marilynne Robinson 3/5 WOODLAND ROAD Sat 29 2pm MUSIC University Operatic Society THE STATION Mon 31 6pm INAUGURAL LECTURE Orthodontics: at what cost? WILLS MEMORIAL BUILDING HAMILTON HOUSE
  4. 4. AT A GLANCE - APRIL DATE TIME EVENT VENUE Tue 1 4.30pm RESEARCH SEMINAR Hip hop as postcolonial critique in the UK... VICTORIA ROOMS Tue 1 6pm PUBLIC LECTURE Developing better treatments for pain WILLS MEMORIAL BUILDING Wed 2 12.15pm & 12.30pm TOUR Wills Memorial tower tours WILLS MEMORIAL BUILDING Wed 2 1pm PUBLIC LECTURE ...feminist reflections on health inequalities SCHOOL FOR POLICY STUDIES Wed 2 1.15pm MUSIC Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra VICTORIA ROOMS Wed 2 6pm INAUGURAL LECTURE Reinventing the Internet with light and clouds QUEEN’S BUILDING Wed 2 7.30pm MUSIC Contemporary Music Venture Concert 2: Percussion VICTORIA ROOMS Sat 5 10.30am, 11am, TOUR 11.30am, 12pm & 12.30pm Wills Memorial tower tours WILLS MEMORIAL BUILDING Fri 18 Mon 21 10am EXHIBITION Easter art and sculpture exhibition BOTANIC GARDEN Wed 23 6pm PUBLIC LECTURE Crazy quasi-particles for storing quantum light NSQI BUILDING Sat 26 12.30pm BOAT RACE Varsity Boat Race BRISTOL HARBOURSIDE Mon 28 6pm HUSTINGS European Parliament elections 2014: join the debate WILLS MEMORIAL BUILDING Tue 29 4.30pm RESEARCH SEMINAR Old Hispanic Office Project team VICTORIA ROOMS Tue 29 6pm INAUGURAL LECTURE Language change and sociolinguistics... WILLS MEMORIAL BUILDING Wed 30 1.15pm MUSIC Brodowski String Quartet VICTORIA ROOMS Tues 11 6pm INAUGURAL LECTURE Is better animal welfare an opportunity or an obligation? SCHOOL OF VETERINARY SCIENCES, LANGFORD Wed 12 1.15pm MUSIC Schola Cantorum VICTORIA ROOMS Thu 13 1pm TALK Young people, mental capital and the ‘global race’ GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Fri 14 1.15pm MUSIC University Brass Ensemble VICTORIA ROOMS Sat 15 11am ACTIVITY DAY Family History Day Sat 15 7.30pm MUSIC APRIL SINGLE PARENT ACTION NETWORK Choral Society and Symphony Orchestra VICTORIA ROOMS
  5. 5. PUBLIC EVENTS Sat 1 and Wed 5 March TOURS Wills Memorial tower tours Times Saturday: 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12pm & 12.30pm; Wednesday: 12.15pm & 12.30pm Venue Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, BS8 1RJ Admission £4 (concessions £3); free to children aged 8-11 (no under 8’s). Advance booking recommended. To book, ask inside the Wills Memorial Building for the head porter or contact the email below. E tower-tours@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)777 026 5108 Supporting Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal - The Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity Mon 3 March 5pm - 6.30pm TALK The third space and digital literacy: what counts as ‘porous expertise’ and ‘powerful knowledge’? Based on observations of students aged between 10 and 14 involved in film projects or making simple computer games from stories, the talk will explore how these productive, digital media practices operate in curating the learner experience of widerlived and popular culture. This will be considered in the context of what counts as ‘powerful knowledge’ and will introduce the concept of ‘porous expertise’ as a way of framing the conversation. Speaker Dr John Potter, Institute of Education, University of London Venue Room 4.10, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1JA Admission Free, booking required in advance. For further information and to book W www.edn.bris.ac.uk/223 E helen.manchester@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 331 4401
  6. 6. Wed 5 March 5pm - 6.30pm TALK Mathematics and creativity in the primary classroom In this session we will offer practical outcomes from a recent project that has been successful at tackling under-achievement in mathematics through a focus on creativity. The project was a collaboration between the University of Bristol and the charity ‘5x5x5=creativity’. The research illustrates how, in the project classrooms, teachers have been able to tap in to students’ capacity to spot patterns, combined with the idea that students are all ‘becoming a mathematician’. Speaker Dr Alf Coles, Graduate School of Education Venue Room 4.10, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1JA Admission Free, booking required in advance. For further information and to book W www.edn.bris.ac.uk/225 E alf.coles@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 331 4168 Tue 11 March 11am - 3pm MARKET Farmers’ market Eat well with a wide range of fresh, seasonal, local produce available to try and buy at the monthly farmers’ market. Venue Outside the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health, Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TP Tue 11 March 6pm - 7pm INAUGURAL LECTURE Is better animal welfare an opportunity or an obligation? The last 50 years have brought a revolution in the science and politics of animal welfare. The Bristol team is helping to deliver society’s expectations. However, working in partnership with the livestock industry, we could make better use of existing knowledge and realise the commercial value of higher welfare. Speaker Professor David Main, School of Veterinary Sciences Venue Hodgkin Lecture Theatre, Pearson Building, Langford, BS40 5DU Admission Free, no booking required. For further information W www.bristol.ac.uk/pace/public-events/inaugural E public-events@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 928 8515
  7. 7. Thu 13 March 1pm - 2.30pm TALK Young people, mental capital and the ‘global race’ This talk examines the overlap between political discourse about a ‘global race’ for economic dominance and growing biotechnical means for intervening in some of the human cognitive capacities associated with education. Young people, amongst others, can now be seen as bearers of ‘mental capital’. Within this vision, dietary, pharmaceutical and other biotechnical interventions that aim at ‘cognitive enhancement’ can appear to be a wise form of investment. Speaker Professor Nick Lee, University of Warwick Venue Room 4.06, Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, BS8 1JA Admission Free, booking required in advance. For further information and to book W www.edn.bris.ac.uk/224 E keri.facer@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 331 4341 Mon 17 March Two performances: 4pm - 5pm; 7pm - 8pm DRAMA Anon: the songs of silent women Anon is the secret journey of millions of women, a journey continuing every day, in the shadows. You will be immersed in this new opera as you travel through hidden worlds and find yourself at the centre of heartbreaking stories. Welsh National Opera mix voices, live soundscapes and contemporary theatre in a ground breaking new opera for young people. Written by Paralympic Games opening ceremony composer, Errollyn Wallen. Performers Welsh National Opera Venue The Wickham Theatre, Cantock’s Close, BS8 1UP Admission £5, booking required in advance. For further information and to book W www.wno.org.uk/anon E deborah.gibbs@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 331 5088
  8. 8. Tue 18 March 4pm - 6pm PUBLIC LECTURE Human Geography seminar series: local institutions, risk and sharing in the context of migration As part of the Human Geography seminar series Peter will speak about village-tovillage sharing practices and local institutions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in the broader context of violence and global securities. Speaker Dr Peter van der Windt, Columbia University Venue Hepple Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, BS8 1SS Admission Free, no booking required. For further information W www.bristol.ac.uk/geography/events/2014/285.html E naomi.millner@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 928 9107 Tue 18 March 6pm - 7pm MEMORIAL LECTURE On the 400th anniversary of the English East India Company in Japan 1613 - 2013: a forgotten episode in cultural history n 1614, the East India Company’s ship, the Clove, returned from Japan, where she I had delivered gifts from King James to the Shogun and received others in return. On board she also brought Japanese artefacts including lacquer, which were sold in England’s first art auction, and paintings. The lecture will argue that this movement of goods, now forgotten, had a significant impact. This is a University of Bristol George Hare Leonard Memorial Lecture in association with The Bristol Society for the Arts of Asia and Japan400 Committee. Speaker Professor Timon Screech, University of London Venue Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, BS8 1RJ Admission Free, no booking required. For further information W www.bristol.ac.uk/pace/public-events/autumn-art-lectures/ghl-memoriallecture.html E nicola.fry@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 928 8515
  9. 9. Thu 20 March 6.30pm - 8pm TWILIGHT TALK Primes and zeros: a million dollar mystery More than 150 years ago Riemann formulated what is widely regarded today as the most famous unsolved problem in all of mathematics. This talk will explore some of the colourful history and stories about this problem and people’s attempts to solve it. Speaker Professor Brian Conrey, School of Mathematics Venue Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, BS1 3QY Admission Free, booking required in advance. For further information and to book W www.bristol.ac.uk/public-engagement/events/listing E cpe-info@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 331 8313 Thu 27 March 6pm - 8pm POLICY & POLITICS ANNUAL LECTURE 2014 Bringing politics alive: engaging the disengaged in the 21st century A vast amount of research and literature points to worryingly high levels of distrust and disengagement with conventional politics. In this lecture David Blunkett will explore why established political processes and institutions seem unable or unwilling to re-engage with vast sections of the public. Speaker Rt. Hon. David Blunkett MP Venue Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, BS8 1RJ Admission Free, booking required in advance. For further information W www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/events E shelley.barratt@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 954 6765
  10. 10. Fri 28 March 6pm - 7pm INAUGURAL LECTURE A brief history of antibiotics in primary care - and using prisms to reduce repeat offending 80% of all antibiotics consumed are prescribed by GPs and nurses in primary care. Professor Hay will present a brief historical perspective on the increasing use and abuse of antibiotics since the discovery of penicillin in 1928 and how recent primary care research could help prolong effectiveness for the 21st century. Speaker Professor Alastair Hay, School of Social and Community Medicine Venue Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, BS8 1RJ Admission Free, no booking required. For further information W www.bristol.ac.uk/pace/public-events/inaugural E public-events@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 928 8515 Mon 31 March 6pm - 7pm INAUGURAL LECTURE Orthodontics: at what cost? Orthodontics is something to which many children and adults aspire and is a specialism that many dentists wish to practice. However, at what cost? This lecture will explore some of the obvious and not so obvious costs, to society, the individual patient and the orthodontist. Speaker Professor Anthony Ireland, School of Oral and Dental Sciences Venue Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, BS8 1RJ Admission Free, no booking required. For further information W www.bristol.ac.uk/pace/public-events/inaugural E public-events@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 928 8515 Tue 1 April 6pm - 8pm PUBLIC LECTURE Developing better treatments for pain David Wynick is Professor of Molecular Medicine and Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, where he runs the regional painful diabetic neuropathy clinic. His work aims to better understand the mechanisms that cause neuropathic pain (damage or injury to the nerves that transmit pain signals to the brain). It affects around 8% of the people in the Western World and places an enormous emotional and financial burden on patients, carers and society; more effective long-term therapies are urgently required.
  11. 11. Professors Wynick’s lecture will describe how his research about galanin, a small protein that seems to block neuropathic pain, may help doctors provide better treatments in the future. Speaker Professor David Wynick, School of Clinical Sciences Venue Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, BS8 1RJ Admission Free, no booking required. For further information contact Debora Kay E debora.kay@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 331 2265 Wed 2 and Sat 5 April TOURS Wills Memorial tower tours Times Wednesday: 12.15pm & 12.30pm; Saturday: 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12pm & 12.30pm Venue Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, BS8 1RJ Admission £4 (concessions £3); free to children aged 8-11 (no under 8’s). Advance booking recommended. To book, ask inside the Wills Memorial Building for the head porter or contact the email below. E tower-tours@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)777 026 5108 Supporting Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal - The Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity Wed 2 April 1pm - 2pm PUBLIC LECTURE Carry on but don’t keep calm: feminist reflections on health inequalities and public health in an age of austerity The term ‘austerity’ can have something of a romantic ‘keep calm and carry on’ ring, but poverty and disadvantage have no romance. This talk will discuss research on managing child health in a time of austerity, considering how talk of austerity provides a lever or barrier for evidence-informed practice in public health. Speaker Professor Helen Roberts, University College London Venue School for Policy Studies, 8 Priory Road, BS8 1TZ Admission Free, no booking required. For further information W www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/events/2014/100.html E shelley.barratt@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 954 6765
  12. 12. Wed 2 April 6pm - 7pm INAUGURAL LECTURE Reinventing the Internet with light and clouds The Internet is on the brink of collapse and a community of telecommunication researchers and computer scientists have been working for several years to redesign the network and deliver the internet of the future. The High Performance Networks group at the University of Bristol has been in the forefront of the research to reinvent the Internet. Using light communication and distributed computing, the group is pioneering a vision which will underpin the anticipated internet transformation. Speaker Professor Dimitra Simeonidou, Faculty of Engineering Venue Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen’s Building, University Walk, BS8 1TR Admission Free, no booking required. For further information W www.bristol.ac.uk/pace/public-events/inaugural E public-events@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 928 8515 Wed 23 April 6pm - 7.30pm PUBLIC LECTURE Crazy quasi-particles for storing quantum light Inside your computer are millions of tiny transistors, each one less than about a millionth of a centimetre across. Instead of shrinking the transistors even smaller, scientists and engineers are working on making a completely new type of computer. This will use electrons combined with particles of light - photons - to exploit spooky quantum properties that Einstein wrongly predicted would never work. This ‘quantum computer’ will allow us to tackle the big data problems of the future. Speaker Dr Ruth Oulton, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and School of Physics Venue Ground floor seminar room, G.05, Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information (NSQI), Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1FD Admission Free, booking required in advance. For further information W www.bristol.ac.uk/nsqi-centre/events/2014/619.html E julie.shackleford@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 394 0005
  13. 13. Sat 26 April 12.30pm - 4pm BOAT RACE Varsity Boat Race Every year students from the University of Bristol go head-to-head against the students from the University of the West of England (UWE) in a series of sporting events called the Varsity Series. The highlight is the prestigious Boat Race held on the Bristol Harbourside, attracting hundreds of student athletes and spectators cheering on the competitors. Embrace the rivalry! Venue Bristol Harbourside, BS1 5TX Admission Free, no booking required. For further information W www.varsityseries.com E lauren.mcguffog@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 331 8684 Mon 28 April 6pm - 8pm HUSTINGS European Parliament elections 2014: join the debate The European Parliament election is scheduled to take place on 22 May 2014 and the University of Bristol is hosting a political debate between the first candidates from each of the five most voted parties in the 2009 European Parliamentary elections: the Conservatives, Green, Labour, Liberal and UKIP parties. The discussion will touch upon key issues of interest to the UK as part of the EU such as its future role in the EU, the free movement of citizens and the environment. Speakers Ashley Fox MEP, Conservatives; Molly Scott Cato, Green; Claire Moody, Labour; Sir Graham Watson MEP, Liberals and William Dartmouth MEP, UKIP. Venue Great Hall, Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, BS8 1RJ Admission Free, booking required in advance. For further information and to book W www.european-parliament-hustings.eventbrite.co.uk E public-events@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 928 8127 Rachel Seed
  14. 14. Tue 29 April 6pm - 7pm INAUGURAL LECTURE Language change and sociolinguistics: the role of speakers, schools and politics in the invisibilisation of dialects in 19th century Germany Using the case of the German-Danish borderlands in the 19th century as empirical evidence, this lecture will discuss the key topics of historical sociolinguistics: the function of language as a marker of individual and group identity and the role of political authorities in promoting and suppressing particular linguistic varieties to achieve national and cultural unity. Speaker Professor Nils Langer, School of Modern Languages Venue Reception Room, Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, BS8 1RJ Admission Free, no booking required. For further information W www.bristol.ac.uk/pace/public-events/inaugural E public-events@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 928 8515
  15. 15. PAST MATTERS Sat 1 March 2pm - 4.30pm TASTER SESSION What did it mean to be human? Taster afternoon for the Foundation Year in Arts and Humanities What did it mean to be human to people in the past? Come along to our free taster afternoon and find out! Choose from a range of workshops run by historians and other members of the Faculty of Arts. A chance to explore your options for returning to study - no qualifications necessary, and all ages and backgrounds are welcome. Venue Malcolm X Centre, 141 City Road, BS2 8YH Admission Free, no booking required. Tue 4 March 6pm - 7pm TALK Nixon Watergate: an interview with Alexander Butterfield Alexander Butterfield was sworn in as Richard Nixon’s deputy assistant at the President’s first inauguration on 20 January 1969. A trusted and loyal member of the 37th President of the United States’ staff, Butterfield’s role inside the White House expanded over the course of Nixon’s first administration. In February 1971, Butterfield was instructed to oversee the installation of the now infamous White House taping system. He remained one of the few people who knew of its existence. This interview will probe the extent of the secrecy, paranoia and deception that lay at the heart of the Nixon administrations. It will examine the nature of the scandal that, ultimately, culminated in the President’s political demise. Butterfield will answer questions on the nature of day-to-day life working under Nixon, the impact that the Watergate scandal had on the President and his closest advisors and the historical significance of the events that unfolded during this particularly turbulent period in American political history. Speakers Alexander Butterfield, former White House staffer to President Nixon will be interviewed by Dr Richard Jobson, Department of History (Historical Studies) Venue Tyndall Lecture Theatre, School of Physics, Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TL Admission Free, booking required in advance.
  16. 16. Fri 7 March 6.30pm - 8pm TALK Women and the politics of work To mark Women’s History Month, we are bringing together women who took action in the workplace: from Sally Groves, who played a key role in the Trico Equal Pay Strike in 1976, to Miriam Glucksmann, a sociologist who wrote Women On The Line after a year working in a motor parts factory. Venue Watershed, 1 Canon’s Rd, BS1 5TX Admission Free, booking required in advance. Sat 15 March 11am - 4pm Family History Day ACTIVITY DAY Together, we have been researching the history of women’s work in the local area. This family history day sees the launch of our exhibition, art activities for all ages, storytelling and more. The café will be open, so pop in at any point during the day. Venue Single Parent Action Network, 176 - 178 Easton Road, BS5 0ES Admission Free, no booking required. Past Matters, the University of Bristol’s annual Festival of History, is a series of public events and this year will explore the global history of the 20th century. For more information and to book W www.bristol.ac.uk/public-engagement/events/listing E cpe-info@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 331 8313 Twitter www.twitter.com/Past_Matters Nick Smith
  17. 17. MUSIC Wed 5 March 1.15pm - 2pm MUSIC Haydn sonatas, for the piano Peformer Professor John Irving (piano) Thu 6 March 7.30pm - 9pm MUSIC University Music Society chamber concert Venue St Paul’s Church, St Paul’s Road, BS8 1LR Fri 7 March 1.15pm - 2pm MUSIC Piano duets Schubert’s Rondo in A major, along with the two latter, lesser-known sets of Brahms’ Hungarian Dances interspersed with a selection of contemporary two-hand pieces by John White, Douglas Finch and Wolfgang Rihm. Performers Bobby Chen and Douglas Finch (piano) Sat 8 March 7.30pm - 9pm MUSIC University Wind and String Orchestra The Wind Orchestra will explore the music of European composers and the String Orchestra’s programme will include Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.3, Jake Bright’s Meditation for String Orchestra, Matthew Olyver’s And then he dreamt and Barber’s Adagio for Strings. Performers Kathryn Leeming and Matthew Olyver (conductors) Tue 11 March 4.30pm - 6pm RESEARCH SEMINAR Lutyens, Maconchy, Williams and 20th century British music Speaker Dr Rhiannon Mathias, Bangor University
  18. 18. Wed 12 March 1.15pm - 2pm MUSIC Schola Cantorum 13th century polyphony from the Las Huelgas codex, medieval liturgical chant, and a new composition by Litha Efthymiou. Performer Emma Hornby (conductor) Fri 14 March 1.15pm - 2pm MUSIC University Brass Ensemble Presenting works from Suppé and Robbie Williams. Performer Laureen Hodge (conductor) Sat 15 March 7.30pm - 9pm MUSIC University Choral Society and Symphony Orchestra Elgar The Kingdom Performers John Pickard (conductor); Deborah Stoddart (soprano); Cari Searle (alto); John Upperton (tenor); Niall Hoskin (bass) Admission Balcony £15 (£10 concessions); stalls £10 (£7 concessions). Booking required in advance. For further information W www.bristol.ac.uk/music/events Tue 18 March 4.30pm - 6pm RESEARCH SEMINAR Hearing things: musical objects at the 1851 Great Exhibition Speaker Dr Flora Wilson, University of Cambridge Wed 19 March 1.15pm - 2pm MUSIC New Music Ensemble Magnus Lindberg Coyote Blues; Mazelan Salleh Hijrah Performer Dr Michael Ellison (conductor)
  19. 19. Fri 21 March 1.15pm - 2pm MUSIC University Baroque Ensemble Vivaldi Nisi dominus Performers Adam Berman and Ben Westerman (conductors) Bach Ich habe genug Performers Matthew Paine (countertenor) and Tom Castle (tenor) Sat 22 March 7.30pm - 9pm MUSIC Bristol Symphonia Bernstein West Side Story Suite; Copland Appalachian Spring; Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 Performer Richard Osmond (conductor) Admission £5 (concessions £4), booking required in advance. Tue 25 March 4.30pm - 6pm RESEARCH SEMINAR Our postgraduate musicologists Bristol University postgraduate musicologists present their current work for discussion. Wed 26 March 1.15pm - 2.15pm MUSIC Trio Aporia Trio Aporia commemorate the 250th anniversary of the French composer, JeanPhilippe Rameau (1683-1764) with a concert including Rameau’s Pièces de clavecin en concert and three new pieces. Performers Edward Cowie, Neal Farwell and Geoffrey Poole
  20. 20. Wed 26 - Fri 28 March 7pm - 9.30pm Sat 29 March 2pm - 4.30pm MUSIC University Operatic Society Mozart The Magic Flute Performers Rosie Purdie (director) and Michael Coleby (conductor) Venue The Station, Silver Street, BS1 2AG Admission £7 (concessions £6); Bristol Operatic Society members £5. Booking required in advance. For further information W www.bristol.ac.uk/music/events Fri 28 March 1.15pm - 2pm MUSIC University Wind Orchestra A varied programme of both arrangements and originals for wind orchestra. Performer Kathryn Leeming (conductor) Tue 1 April 4.30pm - 6pm RESEARCH SEMINAR Hip hop as postcolonial critique in the UK: Juice Aleem’s Mastery of Form and Deformation of Mastery Speaker Dr J. Griffith Rollefson, University of Cambridge Wed 2 April 1.15pm - 2pm MUSIC Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra A concert of sound art curated by Neal Farwell, Sonic Voyages: to the Southern Hemisphere. Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra travels to the far South, to sample the rich array of electroacoustic voices in South America and Australasia. Performer Bristol University Loudspeaker Orchestra
  21. 21. Wed 2 April 7.30pm - 9pm MUSIC Contemporary music venture concert 2: percussion Bristol University’s finest percussionists will explore the many and varied soundworlds of percussive instruments. Including five brand new pieces written for this concert by postgraduate composers alongside core repertoire. Performers Steve Reich, John Beck, Ney Rosauro (vibraphone); Thom Hasenpflug (mixed percussion quartet) and percussion quintet with solos by Rupert Cole and George Jones Tue 29 April 4.30pm - 6pm RESEARCH SEMINAR Old Hispanic Office Project team A presentation of work in progress. Speakers Elsa De Luca; Litha Efthymiou; Emma Hornby; Kati Ihnat and Raquel Rojo Carrillo Wed 30 April 1.15pm - 2pm MUSIC Brodowski String Quartet Mendelssohn Capriccio in E minor Op. 81 No.3; Michael Ellison Quartet No.3 (Fiddlin’) UK Première. The Brodowski Quartet is our quartet-in-residence, thanks to the generous support of The Carr-Gregory Trust. Performers Brodowski String Quartet Venue Victoria Rooms, Queen’s Road, BS8 1SA unless otherwise stated Admission Free, no booking required unless otherwise stated. Some lunchtime concerts take place in the Recital Room of the Victoria Rooms with limited seating. For further information and to book (for bookable events) contact Concerts and Music Resources Office. W www.bristol.ac.uk/music/events E music-resources@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 331 4044
  22. 22. THE BOTANIC GARDEN Sun 23 March 10am - 12pm TOUR See the Garden wake up with the Curator Join an inspiring two hour special tour of the Garden with the Curator, Nicholas Wray. The early spring delights will include the highly fragrant Chimonanthus praecox (Wintersweet), the bright golden-yellow flowers of Hamamelis mollis (Witch hazel) and the deliciously fragrant Daphne bholua ‘Jacqueline Postill’. Tours are an excellent opportunity to hear updates of the innumerable new developments and also learn about plants of seasonal interest. Escape the outside chill and experience the secret treasures of the Amazon rainforest in the exotic glasshouses. Enjoy enchanting orchids, bromeliads and a magical world of tropical food and medicinal plants. Come rain or shine there will be plenty to see. Please meet at Welcome Lodge. Admission Free to Friends of the Botanic Garden (on production of membership card). Visitors will be asked for a £4.50 donation. No booking required. W www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden/events Thu 27 March 8pm - 9pm LECTURE University of Bristol Botanic Garden Friends’ lecture: what is a herb? A fully illustrated talk covering the history of herbs and the diverse range of plants that are classed as herbs. Jekka will explain how and where to grow them and how to use them in the kitchen and in the home. Speaker Jekka McVicar, Jekka’s Herb Farm Venue Room B75, School of Biological Sciences, Woodland Road, BS8 1UG Admission Visitors will be asked for a donation. No booking required. W www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden/events
  23. 23. Fri 18 - Mon 21 April 10am - 5pm EXHIBITION Easter art and sculpture exhibition Ceramic pomegranate seeds, a Rust-o-saurus, soaring swans, an iridescent stained glass Sacred Lotus, and a host of botanical art including Indonesian floral batik and water colour and ink hellebores are just a few of the designs in the portfolios of our Easter weekend exhibitors. For the first time, the popular garden sculpture and Friends art exhibitions are combined to give visitors an exceptional experience of some of the best artwork available in the West Country, all displayed in the unique setting of the Botanic Garden. Includes: refreshments, tours of the garden and demonstrations. Admission Free to Friends of the Botanic Garden (on production of membership card), University staff and children under 16. Adults £3.50. No booking required. For further information W www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden/events Further information is available from the Botanic Garden March opening hours Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm April opening hours Open Monday to Friday and Sundays, 10am to 4.30pm Admission Adults £3.50; University staff, students and school age children free, unless otherwise stated. Venue University of Bristol Botanic Garden, Stoke Park Road, BS9 1JG unless otherwise stated W www.bristol.ac.uk/botanic-garden E botanic-gardens@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 331 4906 Jitka Palmer Karen Edwards Jude Goss
  24. 24. ENGLISH COURSES IN MARCH Sat 1 March 10.30am - 4pm DAY COURSE Edward Thomas and Robert Frost Edward Thomas and Robert Frost were poets from either side of the Atlantic whose friendship had a profound influence on them both. To celebrate the centenary of their first meeting, this day course will explore the legacy of that friendship in their writing and we shall discuss individual poems by both men (copies to be provided). Speaker Philip Lyons, Department of English Admission Course fee £30, booking required in advance. Sat 1 March 10.30am - 4pm DAY COURSE Writing about other people’s lives This day will look at practical questions facing fiction and non-fiction writers when they write about others. How do you give a shape to a life? Can we ever really understand another person? Does a life end when a person dies? What can we learn from other people’s lives? Speaker Sarah Bakewell, Department of English Admission Course fee £30, booking required in advance. Sat 29 March 10.30am - 4pm DAY COURSE Writing autobiography, memoir, family history A day for those who enjoy writing and want to explore ways of writing about their own lives. How do you recapture the past? How do you write the events of a life? How do you bring memories back and give them new life on the page? How do you weave a pattern out of the mass of events and experiences? Speaker Sarah LeFanu, Department of English Admission Course fee £30, booking required in advance.
  25. 25. Sat 29 March 10.30am - 4pm DAY COURSE Poetry Day This is a day school in which we combine the study of poetry with writing our own. We will study published poems and use them as prompts to write on chosen themes, and to explore writing in various simple forms. Speaker Louise Green, Department of English Admission Course fee £30, booking required in advance. Sat 29 March 10.30am - 4pm DAY COURSE Marilynne Robinson The author of three highly acclaimed novels, published over a span of nearly thirty years, Robinson writes about the struggles of ordinary people with a humane understanding and in beautiful prose. We shall discuss Housekeeping (1980), Gilead (2004) and Home (2008) - the latter two closely linked through setting and characters - and reflect on some common themes, as well as what distinguishes them as individual works of art. Speaker Philip Lyons, Department of English Admission Course fee £30, booking required in advance. Venue Department of English, 3/5 Woodland Road, BS8 1TB Admission For further information and to book W www.bristol.ac.uk/english/part-time/shorts.html E english-lifelong@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 928 8924
  26. 26. COMING UP IN JUNE AND SEPTEMBER Friday 20 and Saturday 21 June 9.30am - 4pm Saturday 13 September 9.30am - 4pm OPEN DAYS Undergraduate open days Are you looking to study in higher education? There’s so much to think about when you’re choosing a university. With so many options on offer, it’s important you get a real feel for the universities you are applying to. We think Bristol is a great place to live and study, but don’t just take our word for it. Find out for yourself by visiting us on an open day where you will have the opportunity to: • isit academic schools and facilities V • eet the academic and support staff M • alk to current students about their experiences T • isit student accommodation V • et a feel for the city and area G • Get advice on funding and making your application Admission Free, booking required in advance. For further information and to book W www.bristol.ac.uk/opendays/ E open-days@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0) 117 928 8623
  27. 27. If you require additional support at any of these events, e.g. wheelchair access or sign language interpretation, please contact the organiser of the event at the earliest opportunity. Talk finish times are approximate and are a guide only. If you would like to receive this monthly publication by post or email, please contact: Centre for Public Engagement University of Bristol, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TH W www.bristol.ac.uk/public-engagement E cpe-info@bristol.ac.uk T +44 (0)117 331 8313 recycle 50% recycled When you have finished with this document please recycle it. Design by www.dirtydesign.co.uk This document is printed on 50% recycled paper.

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