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  • Experiencing disability:the right to be impaired versus the legacy of eugenics

    29/11/2011

    A public debate

    Wednesday 14 December 2011, 18:30 – 20:00 The Watershed, Bristol

    Should governments and public health institutions endeavour to take the direction of human evolution into our own hands? If it became feasible would it be in humanity's best interest to use genetic technology to do away with 'disability'? These are some of the questions that will be discussed at a free public debate co-organised by UWE Bristol and The Royal Institute of Philosophy on the topical subject of disability and eugenics.

  • What is the point of Philosophy?

    17/11/2011

    Philosophers Cafe hosted by UWE Bristol graduates in Kingsdown

    23 November from 19:00 '40 Alfred Place', Kingsdown, Bristol

    Two graduates from UWE Bristol, Polly Theedom and Pam Marshall have organised a Philosophers Cafe to be held at the recently opened cafe and pop up venue – '40 Alfred Place' in Kingsdown, Bristol.

  • UWE Bristol student raises awareness of lymphatic cancer through viral video

    03/11/2011

    UWE Bristol alumna, Kathryn Fish, who studied Media and Cultural studies, has taken part in a video to raise awareness of lymphoma, the most common cancer in the under 30's.

  • UWE historians launch new Cricklade book as part of Wiltshire VCH series

    01/09/2011

    Launch of A History of Wiltshire XVIII: Cricklade and Environs

    Cricklade United Church Hall, Calcutt Street, Cricklade, SN6 6AZ

    Saturday 10 September 2011, 2.00 – 5.00pm

    The latest volume in the Wiltshire Victoria County History (VCH) series, on Cricklade and its Environs, is about to be launched on 10 September by Wiltshire Council and historians from the University of the West of England. The Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, John Bush OBE, will formally present a copy of the new volume to the leader of Wiltshire Council, Councillor Jane Scott, at the United Church Hall in Cricklade.

  • UWE tops the region for student satisfaction in key areas

    17/08/2011

    The satisfaction level of UWE students has topped the region in a number of subject areas, covering courses such as Radiotherapy and Oncology, Law, and Management.*

    The National Student Survey published today (Wednesday, August 17) also reveals an increase in UWE's performance across all the themes in the NSS.**

  • UWE awards honorary degree to Michael Rosen

    20/07/2011

    The University of the West of England will award the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters to Michael Rosen in recognition of his significant contribution to and impact on primary education and English literature.

  • Feminism in Action conference comes to UWE

    04/07/2011

    The University of the West of England's Gender Studies Research Group will mark its first anniversary by bringing some of the world and UK's foremost feminist thinkers to the University on Monday 11 July 2011 for a free one day seminar – Feminism in Action.

  • UWE + University of Bristol co-host international Luce Irigaray Seminar Symposium

    23/05/2011

    Luce Irigaray International Seminar

    Friday 17 June @ 17.00

    Verdon-Smith Room, Institute for Advanced Studies

    University of Bristol

    Members of the public will join students and academics from the University of the West of England and University of Bristol at a free international seminar in Bristol on Friday 17 June 2011 celebrating the work of internationally renowned Belgian feminist and philosopher Professor Luce Irigaray.

  • UWE in bid to boost employability of linguistics graduates

    15/03/2011

    Offering work placements and skills training as part of linguistics and English language degrees could improve employability according to researchers from the University of the West of England. Jeanine Treffers-Daller and Jeanette Sakel of UWE's Department of English, Linguistics and Communication are holding a workshop on 11 April 2011 at the University aimed at sharing good practice on ways of supporting students on these courses in gaining skills that will enhance their careers.

  • Can philosophy make you happy? - top minds gather for forum

    10/03/2011

    Does a degree in philosophy prepare students for employment? How does philosophy contribute to culture and can it help us be happy? These are some of the topical questions to be aired by a panel of top philosophers in Bristol at a forum co-organised by the University of the West of England (UWE) and the University of Bristol.

  • Organ donation: the cost of not giving

    02/03/2011

    A public debate Thursday 17 March 2011, 18:30-20:00 @ Watershed, Bristol. BS1 5TX This public event will bring together people involved in organ donation and transplantation to discuss the current situation in the UK. Should we 'nudge' people into making a choice? What is the cost of having such long waiting times for organs? You will have a chance to hear about the complexity of transplant coordination, the harrowing experience of waiting for and going through a transplant, as well as philosophical and moral issues surrounding organ donation. Speakers include an organ recipient and family members, as well as health professionals working on organ donation.

  • UWE presents the Madness musical 'Our House'

    15/02/2011

    This year's student production at the University of the West of England's Centre for Performing Arts (CPA) is 'Our House'. The show will be held at the Redgrave Theatre in Clifton from Wednesday 2 March to Saturday 5 March at 19:30 with a matinee on 5 March at 14:30.

  • UWE offers support to teachers of bilingual children

    18/01/2011

    Experts from the University of the West of England are offering a free training day for teachers who work with bilingual children some of whom may have speech, language and communication difficulties.

  • Migrant Support Centre opens in Bristol

    06/12/2010

    A one-stop shop which will help support Bristol's migrants is launching on Human Rights Day in the heart of St Paul's. The Migrant Rights Centre, Bristol is launching at 15:00 on Friday 10 December 2010 at the Pierian Centre, 27 Portland Square, St Paul's.

  • UWE presents Festival di Maestri Italiani

    30/11/2010

    Bristol Cathedral Saturday 4 December 2010 at 19:30 The University of the West of England's Symphony Orchestra and Singers will this year be celebrating the work of four Italian composers at its autumn concert in Bristol Cathedral. The choir of 130 voices and symphony orchestra will present a festival of four acclaimed Italian masterpieces on Saturday 4 December at 19:30.

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