Upcoming Events

Saturday, 25th October 2014

7:30PM - 9:00PM Castle Keep, Newcastle
King's Hall Music : Keep Fiddling with Tradition
Shona Mooney (fiddle) and Andy Watts (fiddle)

Tickets: £6, unreserved seating, available from 0191 232 7938.

For further details please visit http://www.oldnewcastle.org.uk/events



Sunday, 26th October 2014 - Thursday, 30th October 2014

7:30PM - 8:00PM Various
Newcastle University Music Festival
as part of NE1 Newcastle Music Week
The 25th-31st of October sees the inaugural NE1 Newcastle Music Week. As part of this, Newcastle University will be running a week of gigs at venues across the city. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Rebecca Howard Tel: 0191 208 8271 Email: rebecca.howard2@ncl.ac.uk


Monday, 27th October 2014 - Monday, 10th November 2014

8:00AM - 10:00AM Institute of Neuroscience, room 317
Coping with societal challenges, life events, and ageing
Are you aged 50 to 70 and have one hour to spare to help with our research? Appointments are available between the dates/times above. We are investigating changes in mood over time and are looking for volunteers. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Dan Hedley and Gabriele Jordan Tel: 5624 Email: D.Hedley2@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 28th October 2014

2:00PM - 3:00PM CLT701, Claremont Tower, Newcastle University
Seminar
A component-based approach to programming language semantics
Speaker: Professor Peter D Mosses whose talk will introduce and illustrate a component-based framework for language specification. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Laura Martin Tel: (0191) 208 7972 Email: cs.reception@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 28th October 2014

7:00PM - 8:30PM Wynne Jones Building, Northumbria University
Seminar
Science and Christianity: who's got it wrong?
Illustrated talk and discussion, sponsored by Christians in Science
Bill Clegg, research scientist and University Chaplain. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Bill Clegg Tel: 07528 948 776 Email: bill.clegg@ncl.ac.uk


Wednesday, 29th October 2014

11:00AM - 3:00PM Great North Museum
Workshop
Meet the Experts
Stuck for half term ideas? Why not come to the Great North Museum on Wednesday where there will be lots of great drop in activities from areas of Newcastle University. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Great North Museum: Hancock Tel: 0191 208 6765 Email: info@greatnorthmuseum.org.uk


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Wednesday, 29th October 2014

6:00PM - 7:00PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : The development of English heraldry
David White, Somerset Herald
Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne Lecture


Free admission, no pre-booking required


Thursday, 30th October 2014

12:00PM - 2:00PM Room 2.22, Research Beehive, Old Library Building
Workshop
European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants Briefing
ERC Starting Grants support a single Principal Investigator at the stage of starting his/her own independent research team or programme in any area of frontier research. Admission: Free, but it is necessary to register. Contact for further information: Grania Rogers Tel: 0191 208 8959 Email: grania.rogers@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 30th October 2014

1:10PM - 2:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Classical Chinese music
Professor Jie Xu (erhu: Chinese two-stringed fiddle) plus guests

A concert of traditional Chinese instrumental music including Horse Racing and Butterfly Lovers

In collaboration with the Confucius Institute at Newcastle University

Free admission



Thursday, 30th October 2014

3:00PM - 4:30PM King's Gate L1.20
Seminar
DLHE Report 2014
What do our graduates do
A dissemination event at which we will share our latest graduate destination data, as reported in the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. Admission: Free, but registration required. Contact for further information: Claire Beadling Tel: 0191 208 7181 Email: claire.beadling@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 30th October 2014

4:00PM - 5:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Eimhear Bradley (soprano), Ella El-Salahi (voice), Faye MacCalman (saxophone)
Free admission


Thursday, 30th October 2014

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : New voices on sustainability
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Friday, 31st October 2014

5:30PM - 6:30PM Fine Art Lecture Theatre
Trevor Paglen in conversation with Professor Stephen Graham
Artist, author, and experimental geographer, Trevor Paglen will be joined by Professor of Cities and Society Stephen Graham to discuss their shared interest in surveillance, militarisation and urban life. Admission: Free, but please book. Contact for further information: Anne Fry Tel: 0191 208 5648 Email: anne.fry@ncl.ac.uk


Saturday, 1st November 2014

2:00PM - 3:00PM Hall Two, The Sage Gateshead
Public Lectures : Part of BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking Festival of Ideas at The Sage Gateshead
John Lanchester

Note: admission is free but ticketed. Tickets are available from www.thesagegateshead.com or by calling 0191 443 4661 from 6 October.

Start time to be confirmed


Tuesday, 4th November 2014

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Reversing the irreversible: Type 2 diabetes and you
Professor Roy Taylor, Director of Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre, Newcastle University and Honorary Consultant Physician, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust

Lecture in association with Diabetes UK

Free admission, no pre-booking required



Wednesday, 5th November 2014

7:00PM - 8:00PM Baltic Gallery, Gateshead Quays, Shouth Shore Road, NE8 3BA
Seminar
Bees
To coincide with Marine Hugionner's exhibit at Baltic from August to November, Professor Geraldine Wright will be giving a talk on bees. Admission: £4, £2.50 concessions. Contact for further information: Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art Tel: 0191 478 1810 Email: info@balticmill.com.


Thursday, 6th November 2014

1:10PM - 2:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : The Shoeshop Quartet
Meghann Clancy (soprano)
Hannah Taylor (alto)
Laurie Shepherd (tenor)
Ruth Lambert (bass)

An all-female group from the North East specialising In barbershop and close-harmony a cappella singing.  Their repertoire includes famous standards from the 1930s and 1940s as well as more contemporary material with a vintage twist.

Free admission



Thursday, 6th November 2014

4:00PM - 5:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Anne-Marie Rosa (flute), Rebecca Badham (soprano), Callum Younger (bodhran), Beth Robinson (oboe)
Free admission


Thursday, 6th November 2014

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Russia, Crimea, Ukraine: riddle, mystery, enigma?
Professor Chris Bellamy, Professor of Maritime Security and Director of the Maritime Institute, University of Greenwich

Defence Lecture 

Free admission, no pre-booking required



Friday, 7th November 2014

7:00PM - 8:00PM Great North Museum: Hancock
Seminar
Water Voles in the North East
This once common species has declined dramatically in recent decades and is now a rare sight. Amy Carrick will explore Water Vole distribution, its ecology, habitats and threats. Admission: For non-members a suggested donation of £3 Contact for further information: Hazel Makepeace Tel: 0191 232 6386 Email: nhsn@ncl.ac.uk


Saturday, 8th November 2014

7:30PM - 9:30PM Hall 1, Sage Gateshead
King's Hall Music : Britten: War Requiem
Kate Valentine (soprano)
Robert Murray (tenor)
Sir Thomas Allen (baritone)
Newcastle University Symphony Orchestra
Newcastle Bach Choir
Eric Cross (conductor)

Tickets: £22, £17, £12, £8 (£2 off for senior citizens and half-price for students and children), available from Sage Gateshead Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661 or www.sagegateshead.com

Sponsored by UBS, www.ubs/com/uk



Tuesday, 11th November 2014

5:00PM - 6:30PM Herschel Building, Lecture Theatre 3
Seminar
The FCO and Britain's Place in the World
Talk by Sir Simon Fraser who is Permanent Under Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Head of HM Diplomatic Service. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Michael Barr Tel: 07805 279 014 Email: michael.barr@ncl.ac.uk


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Tuesday, 11th November 2014

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Harnessing medical science for public good: the innovation challenge
Professor Sir John Tooke, Vice Provost (Health), University College London and President of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Jacobson Lecture 

Free admission, no pre-booking required



Wednesday, 12th November 2014

2:30PM - 4:30PM Exhibition Space, First Floor, Great North Museum: Hancock
ACTION 2014: Changing Age - Public Showcase Event
A competition for researchers to address societal challenges through enterprise
Our finalists have spent the past nine months developing commercial solutions to current ageing issues using their research expertise and entrepreneurial skills. See how they responded to the challenge. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Dr Gail de Blaquiere Tel: 0191 208 5901 Email: Gail.de-Blaquiere@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 13th November 2014

12:00PM - 2:00PM Room 2.22, Research Beehive, Old Library Building
Workshop
European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grants Briefing
These grants are designed to support a single excellent PI at the stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team or programme. Admission: Free, but it is necessary to register for this event. Contact for further information: Grania Rogers Tel: 0191 208 8959 Email: Grania.Rogers@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 13th November 2014 - Friday, 14th November 2014

1:10PM - 2:00PM King's hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : A Soldier's Tale
Christopher Foster (baritone)
Audrey Hyland (piano)

An imaginary journey of a 20 year-old man who is called up to go to war, including songs by Somervell, Butterworth, Orr, Gorecki, Poulenc and Eisler.

Free admission



Thursday, 13th November 2014

4:00PM - 5:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Free admission


Thursday, 13th November 2014

4:00PM - 6:00PM Seminar (4pm): Room 2.22, Research Beehive, Old Library Building. Workshop (5pm): CETL room, ground floor, Armstrong Building
Seminar
Martin Pickard (Opera North): Opera translation
SML Research Seminar Series followed by a workshop
Focussing on 19th Century translations of Wagner, Martin Pickard discusses what makes a translation "singable" (4pm). This is followed by a workshop at 5pm. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Henrike Laehnemann Tel: +44 (0) 191 2087513 Email: henrike.laehnemann@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 13th November 2014

5:30PM - 6:30PM Tyneside Cinema
Spaces of Production
Dr Gail Day & Film Screenings : Amber Collective Glassworks + Harun Farocki In Comparison The event is part of Industries of Architecture conference (13-15 November, Newcastle University). Admission: Tickets are free to the public but numbers are limited and prior booking is essential. Contact for further information: Anne Fry Tel: 0191 208 5648 Email: anne.fry@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 13th November 2014

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Are the United Nations and the UK being left behind by a changing world?
Sir Jeremy Greenstock, Chairman of the United Nations Association in the UK
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Friday, 14th November 2014

7:00PM - 8:00PM Great North Museum: Hancock
Seminar
WildWatch North Pennines
WildWatch is a 3-year project to increase the recording of species in the North Pennines. This talk will highlight recorded species and new discoveries. Admission: For non-members a suggested donation of £3 Contact for further information: Hazel Makepeace Tel: 0191 232 6386 Email: nhsn@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 18th November 2014

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class 1910-2010
Dr Selina Todd, Fellow in Modern History and Vice-Principal, St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Wednesday, 19th November 2014

5:30PM - 7:00PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Celebrating student research scholarships and expeditions 2014
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Thursday, 20th November 2014

1:10PM - 2:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Kirana gharana
Dr Vijay Rajput (vocalist) and guests

With accompanying artists on table and harmonium, Dr Vijay Rajput sings ragas in the sweet melodic vein of one of India's most esteemed lineages of musicians, the Kirana gharana.

Free admission



Thursday, 20th November 2014

4:00PM - 5:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Madeleine Woodey (soprano)
Free admission


Friday, 21st November 2014

2:30PM Hatton Gallery, The Quadrangle, Newcastle University
Screaming Steel Exhibition Tour
An exhibition focusing on World War 1
Join us for a tour of the Screaming Steel exhibition to discover how artists and writers captured the trauma of the First World War. Admission: £2. Contact for further information: Hazel Baroon-Cooper Tel: 0191 208 6059 Email: hazel.barron-cooper@twmuseums.org.uk


Friday, 21st November 2014

7:00PM - 8:00PM Great North Museum: Hancock
Seminar
Wood Pasture by Paulo Muto
Wood pasture is a dynamic ecosystem of trees, scrub, open habitat and grazing animals. This talk will explore the history and future potential of wood pasture habitat. Admission: For non-members a suggested donation of £3 Contact for further information: Hazel Makepeace Tel: 0191 232 6386 Email: nhsn@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 25th November 2014

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Every child into school and learning: why not now?
Sir Michael Barber, Chief Education Advisor to Pearson and Department for International Development's Special Representative on Education in Pakistan
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Wednesday, 26th November 2014

5:00PM - 6:30PM Doctoral Training Suite, 5th Floor, Daysh Building, Claremont Road
Seminar
The Political Economy of Devolution
Maurice Glasman, Labour Member of the House of Lords and Reader in Political Theory, London Metropolitan University. Admission: Free, but please register to attend. Contact for further information: Sue Robson Tel: 0191 208 7691 Email: susan.robson@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 27th November 2014

1:10PM - 2:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Dominic J Marshall Trio
Dominic J Marshall (piano and compositions)
Sam Vicary (double bass)
Sam Gardner (drums)

This trio's compositional approach to improvising, coupled with a deep respect for the intimacy of the trio setting, tie together their myriad influences and ideas into a rugged yet cohesive whole.  Their music evades categorisation, surging enigmatically through jazz, classical, hip-hop, soul, folk and everything in-between, into a realm of expression that is uncompromisingly their own.

Free admission



Thursday, 27th November 2014

4:00PM - 5:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Lewis West (drums), Dan Morgan (guitar)
Free admission


Thursday, 27th November 2014

5:30PM - 6:30PM Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Newcastle University
Professor Patsy Healey Public Lecture
APL Annual / RTPI Centenary Lecture
Creating Public Value Through Place-Shaping: Some reflections on planning ideas and practices. Admission: Free, but please book your place. Contact for further information: Anne Fry Tel: 0191 208 5648 Email: anne.fry@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 27th November 2014

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Expanding opportunity in education - challenges for the post-2014 agenda
Kevin Watkins, Executive Director, Overseas Development Institute

Jubilee Development Lecture

Free admission, no pre-booking required



Friday, 28th November 2014

9:30AM - 5:30PM Newcastle University Business School
Conference
Community of Interest: Open Innovation in SMEs
Advancing Research on Open Innovation with Policy and Practice Impact
Internationally renowned guest speakers include Professor Wim Vanhaverbeke, Professor of Innovation Management & Strategy, Hasselt University, Belgium. Admission: Free, but please register. Contact for further information: Professor Pooran Wynarczyk Tel: + 44 (0)191 208 1705 Email: pooran.wynarczyk@ncl.ac.uk


Friday, 28th November 2014

2:30PM Hatton Gallery, The Quadrangle, Newcastle University
Screaming Steel Exhibition Tour
An exhibition focusing on World War 1
Join us for a tour of the Screaming Steel exhibition to discover how artists and writers captured the trauma of the First World War. Admission: £2. Contact for further information: Hazel Baroon-Cooper Tel: 0191 208 6059 Email: hazel.barron-cooper@twmuseums.org.uk


Friday, 28th November 2014

7:00PM - 8:00PM Great North Museum: Hancock
Seminar
The remarkable foraging behaviour of Gannets
Gannets have dramatically increased in recent decades, but why? Keith Hamer will describe how studies have helped to reveal the secrets of this remarkable bird's sustained success. Admission: For non-members a suggested donation of £3 Contact for further information: Hazel Makepeace Tel: 0191 232 6386 Email: nhsn@ncl.ac.uk


Monday, 1st December 2014

9:00AM - 5:30PM Research Beehive, Old Library Building
Seminar
Centre for In Vivo Imaging: Imaging Research Day
Professor Andrew Blamire
A day of presentations from internationally acclaimed speakers and local research teams to launch the new Centre for In Vivo Imaging.  Admission: Free but it is necessary to register. Contact for further information: Sandra Blackwood Tel: 0191 208 1172 Email: sandra.blackwood@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 2nd December 2014

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Sustainable healthcare: a 21st century imperative
Sir Liam Donaldson, Chancellor of Newcastle University and former Chief Medical Officer for England
Jack Jeffery Lecture on Developments in Sustainability

Free admission, no pre-booking required



Friday, 5th December 2014

2:30PM Hatton Gallery, The Quadrangle, Newcastle University
Screaming Steel Exhibition Tour
An exhibition focusing on World War 1
Join us for a tour of the Screaming Steel exhibition to discover how artists and writers captured the trauma of the First World War. Admission: £2. Contact for further information: Hazel Baroon-Cooper Tel: 0191 208 6059 Email: hazel.barron-cooper@twmuseums.org.uk


Friday, 5th December 2014

7:00PM - 8:00PM Great North Museum: Hancock
Seminar
Northumbrian wildlife in the Permian Period
Tim will describe the evidence for the catastrophic flooding of the Northumbrian Permian desert by the Zechstein Sea, which then formed the habitat for an amazing diversity of wildlife. Admission: For non-members a suggested donation of £3 Contact for further information: Hazel Makepeace Tel: 0191 232 6386 Email: nhsn@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 9th December 2014

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : A little bit autistic?
Uta Frith, Emeritus Professor of Cognitive Development, University College London

Sophia Lecture 

Free admission, no pre-booking required



Thursday, 11th December 2014

1:10PM - 2:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Woodwind Concert
The Stravinsky Ensemble
Eric Cross (director)

A concert of chamber music for wind instruments including Stravinsky's Octet of 1922 for flute, clarinet, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets and 2 trombones.

Free admission



Thursday, 11th December 2014

4:00PM - 5:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Free admission


Thursday, 11th December 2014

5:30PM - 6:30PM Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Newcastle University
Professor Gert de Roo Public Lecture
Social Complexity and Urban Development - the excitement of a non-linear world
Part of the School of Architecture Planning and Landscape's Public Lecture Series. Admission: Free but please book your place. Contact for further information: Anne Fry Tel: 0191 208 5648 Email: anne.fry@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 11th December 2014

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Crime and punishment in Roman Britain
Lindsay Allason-Jones, Visiting Fellow in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Newcastle University

Free admission, no pre-booking required



Friday, 12th December 2014

2:30PM Hatton Gallery, The Quadrangle, Newcastle University
Screaming Steel Exhibition Tour
An exhibition focusing on World War 1
Join us for a tour of the Screaming Steel exhibition to discover how artists and writers captured the trauma of the First World War. Admission: £2. Contact for further information: Hazel Baroon-Cooper Tel: 0191 208 6059 Email: hazel.barron-cooper@twmuseums.org.uk


Tuesday, 20th January 2015

5:00PM - 6:00PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Holmes Lectures for Children: CSI
CSI Newcastle: science and the investigation of crime

John H Holmes Memorial Lectures for 10-14 year olds, given by staff from Northumbria University's Department of Applied Sciences

To reserve free places, please contact the Public Lectures office on 0191 208 6136 or e-mail: public.lectures@ncl.ac.uk


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Wednesday, 21st January 2015

5:00PM - 6:00PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Holmes Lectures for Children: Fingerprints - the oldest form of identification
CSI Newcastle: science and the investigation of crime

John H Holmes Memorial Lectures for 10-14 year olds, given by staff from Northumbria University's Department of Applied Sciences

To reserve free places, please contact the Public Lectures office on 0191 208 6136 or e-mail: public.lectures@ncl.ac.uk


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Thursday, 22nd January 2015

5:00PM - 6:00PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Holmes Lectures for Children: Every contact leaves a trace
CSI Newcastle: science and the investigation of crime

John H Holmes Memorial Lectures for 10-14 year olds, given by staff from Northumbria University's Department of Applied Sciences

To reserve free places, please contact the Public Lectures office on 0191 208 6136 or e-mail: public.lectures@ncl.ac.uk


Monday, 23rd March 2015 - Tuesday, 24th March 2015

9:00AM - 5:00PM International Centre for Life
Conference
Practicalities of Cellular Analysis, 'Omics & Informatics:
Techniques & Applications
A two-day meeting focusing on the latest techniques and applications in biomedical research, covering: flow cytometry, bioimaging, proteomics, genomics, high throughput screening and bioinformatics. Admission: Please see website for details. Contact for further information: Helen Neat Tel: 0191 208 3246 Email: helen.neat@ncl.ac.uk


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