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  • death: the human experience

    Date: 24 October - 13 March 2016
    Venue: Bristol Museum, Queens Road

    death: the human experience is about the most universal of experiences that we will encounter.

    Hundreds of incredibly diverse objects – from a Ghanaian fantasy coffin to a Victorian mourning dress – reveal captivating stories from cultures across the world, from the earliest human societies to the modern day.

    The exhibition encourages you to consider ethical issues, different attitudes to death and how different cultures have dealt with the end of life.

    As a society we are reluctant to talk about death and dying. death: the human experience is about helping to start that conversation.

  • Go Green Week

    Date: 08 February - 14 February 2016

    A week of student led climate action, hosting a variety of activities and events.

  • LGBT History Month: OutStories exhibit at Frenchay Library

    Date: 15 February - 29 February 2016
    Venue: Frenchay Campus Library

    OutStories Bristol's highly successful 'Revealing Stories' exhibition. Based on archival records and oral history interviews with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people associated with Bristol and the surrounding areas.

  • Cancelled: Diversity of Thought, Samir Brikho

    Date: 17 February 2016
    Venue: UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus

    Please note this event has been cancelled

    Diversity is no longer an optional matter of gender or culture, it is part of what defines each individual and how successful companies think. Around the world, employee ideas have opened new doors, dramatically improved company performance and helped save billions.

    Samir will share his experience and the measures Amec Foster Wheeler is taking to create a business culture with genuine, value adding diversity of thought; where different views and opinions are listened to, considered appropriately and not simply dismissed.

    Discuss this event on Twitter using the hashtag #BristolLectures.

  • Tom Sharpe - UWE Regional History Centre and MShed Seminar

    Date: 18 February 2016
    Venue: MShed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN

    Mr Smith's Remarkable Maps.

    William Smith's great geological map of Britain, published 200 years ago, was fourteen years in the making and the first of its kind in the world. In the course of making it, Smith developed the fundamental principles of rock sequences - stratigraphy - and recognised the value of fossils in identifying strata.

  • Remaining relevant: power of partnerships in a competitive digital world: Lucio Mesquita, Director, BBC Monitoring

    Date: 26 February 2016
    Venue: Arnolfini, Bristol

    Lucio Mesquita, Director of BBC Monitoring, will deliver a lecture titled "Remaining relevant: the power of partnerships in a fiercely competitive digital world" as part of the Arts, Creative Industries and Education Public Lecture Series.

  • John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service and Permanent Secretary (Cabinet Office)

    Date: 02 March 2016
    Venue: UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus

    John Manzoni, Chief Executive of the Civil Service and Permanent Secretary (Cabinet Office) will deliver a lecture as part of the Bristol Distinguished Address Series.

    Discuss this event on Twitter using the hashtag #BristolLectures.

  • Professor Andrew Spicer - Inaugural Lecture

    Date: 08 March 2016
    Venue: Main auditorium of Arnolfini

    The Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education would like to invite everyone to Professor Andrew Spicer's Inaugural Lecture.

  • Financing British Companies: evolution or revolution?: Sir Howard Davies, Chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland

    Date: 09 March 2016
    Venue: UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus

    RBS remains the largest provider of finance for British companies, though it is smaller than it was before the crisis and bailout. But how is the financing landscape for British companies changing? New 'challenger banks' have come on the scene, together with a range of new types of provider – peer to peer tenders, crowd funding etc.

    Sir Howard's lecture will discuss how should firms try to navigate through this more complex marketplace.

    Discuss this event on Twitter using the hashtag #BristolLectures.

  • Musical 'The Witches of Eastwick'

    Date: 09 March - 12 March 2016
    Venue: Redgrave Theatre - Percival Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3LE

    Come along to UWE's 2016 musical 'The Witches of Eastwick', a musical comedy by John Dempsey and Dana P Rowe. Originally produced on the London Stage by Cameron Mackintosh and presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. on behalf of Music Theatre International and Cameron Mackintosh Ltd.

  • Dr Evan Jones - UWE Regional History Centre and MShed Seminar

    Date: 17 March 2016
    Venue: MShed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN

    The Matthew of Bristol: life and afterlife

    The ship on which John Cabot sailed on his epic voyage of discovery to North America in 1497 has played a key part in the city's historic identity for five hundred years. This talk will discuss the work of The Cabot Project, led by Evan Jones, which has been investigating Bristol's early voyages since 2009. The lecture will concentrate on the new information that has been revealed about the historic ship, before going on to consider when, how and why she was transformed from a physical vessel built to serve the trading needs of a busy port, into an emblem of Bristol's discovery and enterprise.

  • The Bloodhound SSC Lecture 2016 with Andy Green, Driver of Bloodhound

    Date: 17 March 2016
    Venue: UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus

    The Bloodhound Lecture is an evening lecture and networking event with the opportunity to meet the driver of the SSC, Wing Commander Andy Green.

    Andy will give an update on the project which will run in South Africa this Autumn.

  • The Future of Nuclear: Lady Barbara Judge CBE, Chair of the Institute of Directors

    Date: 13 April 2016
    Venue: UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus

    Successive governments have claimed support for renewing the UK's ageing nuclear energy infrastructure, but progress to date has been slow. Hinkley point C will be a massive engineering challenge, requiring significant funding from China, but it can only be the first of a new generation of nuclear stations.

    Lady Barbara Judge CBE will look at the state of play when it comes to nuclear power, and the issues governments face when deciding to build new power plants.

    Discuss this event on Twitter using the hashtag #BristolLectures.

  • Sun, Moon and Stars - UWE Singers, Lydbrook Band and members of the South-West Open Youth Orchestra

    Date: 16 April 2016
    Venue: Bristol Cathedral - College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TJ

    A sparkling concert of choral, brass and organ music in the beautiful surroundings of Bristol Cathedral, as the UWE Singers and organist Alison Howell join forces for the first time with Lydbrook Band, one of the South-West's premier brass bands, in a diverse programme including John Rutter's ever-popular Gloria. The event will also feature the inaugural performance by the South-West Open Youth Orchestra, the UK's only disabled-led regional youth orchestra, who will team up with brass, choir and narrator Barry Farrimond in a performance of Liz Lane's Silver Rose.

  • Jonathan Barry - UWE Regional History Centre and MShed Seminar

    Date: 21 April 2016
    Venue: MShed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN

    The Place of the Theatre in Eighteenth Century Bristol

    This talk will consider the debate regarding the role of the theatre within eighteenth-century Bristol which proceeded, and accompanied, the opening of the Theatre Royal in 1766. In particular, it will explore how debates about the physical location of the theatre, whether outside the city at Jacob's Well or in its very midst in King Street, served to articulate the varied interests and concerns involved in dramatic performance.

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