Events diary

Bristol and local events

  • The Biggest Draw

    Date: 01 November 2014
    Venue: Bower Ashton Campus, Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol BS3 2JT

    Calling all adventurers! Join UWE Bristol students and staff to create your own unique and enormous drawing.

  • Thinking Futures Festival

    Date: 01 November - 11 November 2014
    Venue: Venues around Bristol

    Thinking Futures is a Festival to share and celebrate research from the University of Bristol's Faculty of Social Sciences and Law. The programme comprises a wide variety of events for the general public, schools, policy-makers and third sector organisations, all held in Bristol. Events include speakers from UWE and other universities.

  • Nudge and the State

    Date: 04 November 2014
    Venue: Graduate School of Education, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1JA

    Behaviour change is increasingly central to policy and politics. 'Nudge' in recent debates has been linked to the reconfiguration of state-citizen relationship, the rise of particular forms of neoliberalism, or 'neuroliberalism', and new ways of policy making driven by behavioural-economic and social-psychological discourses and particular forms of governmentality. This panel discussion brings together experts and academics across different and overlapping disciplines to discuss contemporary challenges of nudge and public policy.

  • Care Homes of the Future

    Date: 04 November 2014
    Venue: The Kitchen, The Station, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2AG

    There is increasing concern about our ability as a society to provide care in the context of our ageing populations. This event asks how we can imagine future systems of care differently. If care homes are part of the answer how can they be redesigned to better fulfil the needs of our ageing populations? Are there other options for the care of older adults in our future cities and communities?

    This event will bring together practitioners, policy makers and academics who will present their research and practice. The debate will then be opened up to the audience.

  • Patchwork, quilting and keeping it all going

    Date: 05 November 2014
    Venue: Redland Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road, Redland, Bristol BS6 6JE

    In this workshop we will consider the importance of patchwork and quilting for both stitchers and academics. In the morning, hear from researchers who use stitching in their academic work, including a long-term Laura Ashley project looking at the influence of the brand on quilting women's identities. In the afternoon, take part in a sewing bee to make little quilts for premature babies at Southmead Hospital, as well as some informal story sharing about what the craft means to us. Explore how the women who do patchwork and quilting make a significant but invisible contribution to society as care givers, charity workers, role models – in short as 'social glue'.

  • Turbulent times, murky boundaries and (in)securities: (Un)veiling identity of women in Kazakhstan

    Date: 05 November 2014
    Venue: Room 2B028, Frenchay Campus

    It has been more than two decades since the Soviet Union collapsed and the Republic of Kazakhstan entered the international system as an independent and sovereign state. Scholars specialising in post-Soviet states have produced immense volumes of research regarding political, economic and social developments of the post-Soviet states. This seminar will look at how the government defined, constructed and developed the main directions of Kazakhstan's development.

  • Premiere: 'Silver Rose' performed by Lydbrook Brass Band

    Date: 09 November 2014
    Venue: Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

    Premiere of 'Silver Rose' for brass band and narrator by UWE lecturer Dr Liz Lane, conducted by Ian Holmes, Director of the UWE Centre for Performing Arts. Performed by Lydbrook Brass Band and narrated by Robert Hardy CBE. Commissioned by Bristol City Council as part of Bristol 2014.

  • The West Country Quilt Show

    Date: 13 November - 15 November 2014
    Venue: Exhibition and Conference Centre

    The West of England Quilt show will take place at the UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre in November and will showcase many local businesses which provide a range of materials as well as quilts. There are also opportunities to book onto workshops and learn many different skills related to quilt making.

  • Leading in Times of Uncertainty and Complexity - An Introduction to Bristol Leadership Centre

    Date: 13 November 2014
    Venue: Leigh Court, Leigh Court Business Centre, Abbots Leigh, Bristol, BS8 3RA

    Effective and responsible leadership are amongst the most highly valued, yet elusive, processes within contemporary society. Recent crises in public and private sector organisations demonstrate the benefits of good and the perils of poor leadership practice. Whilst there may be agreement about the need for better leadership, however, how this is developed, understood and sustained remains a topic of much debate. This exciting event will give participants the opportunity to hear about the work of the newly established Bristol Leadership Centre at Bristol Business School.

  • Rose Wallis - UWE Regional History Centre and MShed Seminar Programme

    Date: 20 November 2014
    Venue: MShed

    In the summer of 1826, the local and national press were thrilled by the story of the Wickwar Gang, who had robbed farmers from Wotton to Sodbury, secreting their booty in a 'subterraneous cave'. Drawn from research conducted for the Victoria County History of Gloucestershire, this talk considers the relationship between the landscape, communities, crime, poverty, and policing.

  • Entering the Legal Profession Law Fair

    Date: 26 November 2014
    Venue: Block B, Frenchay Campus

    Interested in entering the legal profession? This event, geared towards law and non-law undergraduates and postgraduates, will tell you all you need to know about going into the industry, including careers as a solicitor, barrister or in-house.

  • Solidarity and rule of law in EU's Energy Relations with Russia

    Date: 26 November 2014
    Venue: Room 2B067, Frenchay Campus

    Following the end of the Cold War the concept of security has evolved to include areas such as energy. The theme of energy security has been a persistent topic in the EU, with Russia as the largest energy supplier, and a record of incidents where Russian energy supplies have been affected by political reasons. Presented by Dr Umut Turksen, Associate Professor, Bristol Law School.

  • Access all Areas with The BLOODHOUND SSC

    Date: 02 December 2014
    Venue: The Bloodhound Technical Centre, UNIT 3, Avonbridge Trading estate, Atlantic Road, Bristol, BS11 9QD

    Engineered in Bristol, a car designed using science and maths to reach a record speed of 1000mph.

    Join us for a unique business networking event with our member company BLOODHOUND SSC. This is an opportunity for Business West Chamber and Initiative members to meet inside the workshop of The BLOODHOUND where you will be given a chance to see this mysterious racing car in the making and learn how you can get involved.

  • UWE Karl Jenkins 'Requiem'

    Date: 06 December 2014
    Venue: Colston Hall - Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR

    UWE Singers and Symphony Orchestra perform a popular and poignant all-British programme of music: Malcolm Arnold 'Cornish Dances', Edward Elgar 'Enigma Variations', Adrian Hull 'Virion' (world premiere) and Karl Jenkins 'Requiem.'

  • UWE Christmas Carol Service - Joy to the World

    Date: 11 December 2014
    Venue: Bristol Cathedral

    UWE's annual Christmas Carol Service in the beautiful setting of Bristol Cathedral. Traditional readings and music, featuring the UWE Chamber Choir, Singers, Orchestra and congregational singing. Followed by refreshments. A great way to start the festive season!

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