University Events

Full Events Listing

Full Events Listing

All public events hosted by Newcastle University are listed here.

  • Interim Recitals

    Interim recitals by Final Year Music Students

    Date/Time: Tuesday 13 December, 1200

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • The French Question

    This is the Inaugural lecture by Professor Richard Waltereit.

    Date/Time: 8 December 2016; 16:00 - 17:00

    Venue: Research Beehive 2.22, Old Library Building, Newcastle University

  • Folk Interim Recitals

    Interim Recitals by Folk Students

    Date/Time: Monday 9 January, 1030

    Venue: Recital Room, Armstrong Building

  • Interim recitals by Final Year Music students

    Interim Recitals

    Date/Time: Thursday 15 December, 1500

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • Interim Recitals

    Interim recitals by Final Year Music Students

    Date/Time: Monday 12 December, 15:35 onwards

    Venue: Recital Room, Armstrong Building

  • Co-operative neighbourhoods: working together

    A participatory workshop exploring how communities are activated to achieve policy objectives.

    Date/Time: 25 January 2017

    Venue: The Core (Science Central)

  • Sonifying National Independence Ideology in Central Asia

    The Politics of Popular Music in Uzbekistan

    Date/Time: 14 December 2016; 16:00 - 17:30

    Venue: CLB537, Fifth floor, Claremont Bridge

  • Interim recitals by Final Year Music students

    Interim recitals by Final Year Music students

    Date/Time: Tuesday 13 December, 1530

    Venue: Band Room, Music Studios, Assembly Lane

  • Newcastle University Symphony Orchestra

    Mark Edwards and Alex Guthrie (conductors)

    Date/Time: 16th December 2016, 19:30 - 21:30

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • Student Performances

    Free admission

    Date/Time: 1st December 2016, 16:00 - 17:00

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • The geography of poverty – why place really matters (Lord Patten Lecture on Social Renewal)

    Julia Unwin, Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.

    Date/Time: 22nd November 2016, 17:30 - 18:45

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Jesus and the Advent Journey

    Revd Dr David Bryan, Director of Studies, Lindisfarne Training Partnership, speaks on "Jesus and the Advent journey". The last in the current "Food4thought at St Tom's" series.

    Date/Time: 14 December 2016; 13:00 - 14:00

    Venue: St Thomas' Church

  • University Christmas Carol Service

    A celebration of Advent and Christmas in words and music. Refreshments provided afterwards.

    Date/Time: 14 December 2016; 17:30 - 18:30

    Venue: St Thomas' Church

  • Michael Foyle (violin) and Somi Kim (piano)

    Change to advertised programme. Concert to now include works by Schubert and Strauss.

    Date/Time: 17th November 2016, 13:10 - 14:00

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • How do we respond to the issue of modern slavery and human trafficking?

    Join us for the chaplaincy lunchtime talk: Louise Ridsdale discussing “Hope for Justice”, an organisation committed to ending modern slavery (with a short biblical reflection).

    Date/Time: 16 November 2016; 13:00 - 14:00

    Venue: St Thomas' Church, Haymarket

  • Depression: us and other animals

    The Northern Centre for Mood Disorders invite you to a public meeting to discuss depression. The use of antidepressants and whether other animals experience this condition.

    Date/Time: 29 November 2016; 18:00 - 20:00

    Venue: Cinema Rm, Town Wall, Pink Lane, Newcastle, NE1 5HX

  • Fischer/Edwards/Sanders

    Michael Fischer (tenor sax), John Edwards (double bass) and Mark Sanders (drums)

    Date/Time: 10th November 2016, 13:10 - 14:00

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • Handel: Deborah

    Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir and Newcastle Baroque.

    Date/Time: 26th November 2016, 19:30 - 21:30

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • Celebrating Research Scholarships and Expeditions 2016

    The event is a presentation and celebration of the summer project work of undergraduate students.

    Date/Time: 23 November 2016; 16:30 - 21:00

    Venue: Lindisfarne and Curtis Auditorium

  • Cuba: After the thaw

    Cultural approaches to research on Cuba

    Date/Time: 11 November 2016; 15:00 - 18:00

    Venue: Research Beehive 2.20

  • Adam Johnson (piano)

    Date/Time: 1st December 2016, 13:10 - 14:00

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • Maternity Tales: Listening to Birth Spaces Past and Present

    Maternity Tales springs from research conducted by Dr Emma Cheatle on the impact of buildings and interiors on the history of English maternity.

    Date/Time: 24 November 2016; 10:00 - 16:00

    Venue: North Tower, Tyne Bridge

  • Royal Statistical Society Local Group Marks 70th Anniversary

    Talks from Professor Peter Diggle (Lancaster University), Professor Peter Green (University of Bristol) and Professor Robin Henderson (Newcastle University), followed by a drinks reception.

    Date/Time: 7 December 2016; 13:00 - 17:00

    Venue: Herschel Building, Lecture Theatre 2 (LT2)

  • Nibbles and Novels: An informal lunchtime book group

    Next Meeting will be discussing The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford. Please contact Deborah for further details.

    Date/Time: 29 November 2016

    Venue: TBC

  • Being Human: Hope and Fear in Children's Books

    Children’s books can plunge readers into a world of hope and fear… Explore hopes and fears at Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, with Newcastle University’s Children’s Literature Unit.

    Date/Time: 24 November 2016; 18:30 - 21:00

    Venue: Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children's Books

  • Dr Ayona Datta Public Lecture

    Winners and Losers: ‘Good Governance’ and Hashtag Citizenships in the making of India’s 100 Smart Cities Challenge

    Date/Time: 10 November 2016; 17.30 - 18.30

    Venue: Fine Art Lecture Theatre

  • The glaciation of the Lake District

    Dr Angus Lunn describes how repeated Quaternary glaciations have shaped the landscape of the Lake District.

    Date/Time: 9 December 2016; 19.00 - 20.00

    Venue: Great North Museum: Hancock

  • A Glimpse of China: Chinese Culture and Art Performance

    Newcastle University Confucius Institute will be hosting A Glimpse of China, a performance of traditional Chinese theatre and music by a visiting art troupe from Xiamen University.

    Date/Time: 14 November 2016; 19.00 - 20.30

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building

  • ERC Consolidator Grant 2017 Call - Internal Briefing

    ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support a single excellent Principal Investigator consolidating their own independent research team or programme.

    Date/Time: 10 November 2016; 12.00 - 14.00

    Venue: Research Beehive, Room 2.20

  • NECCR Firewalk Challenge

    Walk barefoot over burning hot embers this Autumn to raise money to help more children beat cancer.

    Date/Time: 10 November 2016; 18.00 - 20.30

    Venue: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Quayside

  • Cuckoo - cheating by nature

    Nick Davies, Professor of Behavioural Ecology, University of Cambridge, discusses his 20 years of research into evolutionary arms race between host defences and cuckoo trickery.

    Date/Time: 2 December 2016; 19.00 - 20.00

    Venue: Great North Museum: Hancock

  • Linguistics Question Time

    A friendly forum for discussing contemporary issues in Linguistics.

    Date/Time: 16 November 2016; 16.00 - 17.00

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building

  • Roosting together but foraging apart

    Simone Mordue from Newcastle University School of Biology discusses her work on the spatial and social dynamics of a community of Natterer’s Bats in Northumberland.

    Date/Time: 25 November 2016; 19.00 - 20.00

    Venue: Great North Museum: Hancock

  • Medicine 20 years ahead: where we are winning, where we are not (Jacobson Lecture)

    Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health. Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

    Date/Time: 24th November 2016, 17:30 - 18:45

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • EIT Health Information Session

    EIT Health is a consortium of 144 European companies, research institutes and universities. This session will cover forthcoming opportunities for collaborative bids with significant funding.

    Date/Time: 2 November 2016; 12.00 - 14.00

    Venue: Fine Art Lecture Theatre

  • Institute for Creative Arts Practice: Research Seminar

    The aim of the Forum is to give practitioners from across subject areas a space and time to meet to discuss their research amongst a group of critical friends who bring cross-disciplinary insight.

    Date/Time: 2 November 2016, 13.00 - 14.00

    Venue: Room 2.50, Armstrong Building

  • Antarctic glaciers and global warming

    Professor Chris Stokes, Department of Geography, Durham University, explains how global warming is affecting Antarctic glaciers, emphasising its profound effects on human activity worldwide.

    Date/Time: 11 November, 19.00 - 20.00

  • Dr Ayona Datta Public Lecture

    Ayona Datta is Reader in Human Geography at Kings College London. Her research interests are in the critical geographies of smart urbanism, gender citizenships and urban futures in the global north and south. Part of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape's Public Lecture Series.

    Date/Time: 10 November 2016; 17.30 - 18.30

    Venue: Fine Art Lecture Theatre

  • Bryophytes

    Ecologist John O’Reilly discusses bryophytes. What are they? What is their relationship to water? How do they reproduce? Where are they found?

    Date/Time: 18 November 2016, 19.00 - 20.00

    Venue: Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle

  • Three tales from the biomedical frontier

    Winners of the Faculty of Medical Sciences’ postgraduate public-speaking prize. Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis. 

    Date/Time: 17th November 2016, 17:30 - 19:00

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Freedom City 2017 - Staff Event

    Find out more about activities currently planned for Freedom City 2017 and how staff can get involved

    Date/Time: 3 November 2016; 12.00 - 13.30

    Venue: Room 2.25 in The Core, Bath Lane, Science Central, NE4 5TF

  • Celebrating Student Research Scholarships and Expeditions 2016

    Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis. 

    Date/Time: 23rd November 2016, 17:30 - 19:00

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Book Launch with Professor Stephen Graham

    Join Professor Stephen Graham to celebrate the launch of his new book Vertical: The City from Satellites to Bunkers

    Date/Time: 8 November 2016, 18.00 - 20.00

    Venue: Lecture Theatre 3, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Should the NHS pay for obesity surgery? (Rutherford Morrison Lecture)

    Professor David Kerrigan, Bariatric Surgeon, Phoenix Health and University of Chester. Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

    Date/Time: 25th October 2016, 17:30 - 18:45

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Roadshow 1.5: Overview of Horizon 2020/Proposal Writing

    A brief overview of Horizon 2020 funding and a more detailed look into proposal writing for Horizon 2020 collaborative project proposals specifically.

    Date/Time: 18th October 2016, 12:00 - 15:00

    Venue: Research Beehive, Room 2.22

  • Student Performances

    Including Frank Todd (bass guitar), Annie Griffiths (voice) and Jordan Aikin (whistle).

    Date/Time: 24th November 2016, 16:00 - 17:00

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building

  • Student Performances

    Date/Time: 17th November 2016, 16:00 - 17:00

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • Student Performances

    Including Alyna Khaliq (voice) and Amber Cox (voice).

    Date/Time: 10th November 2016, 16:00 - 17:00

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • Student Performances

    Including Coral Reid (oboe), Orla Cullen (voice), Lucy Thompson (soprano) and Courtney Winfield (keys).

    Date/Time: 3rd November 2016, 16:00 - 17:00

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • Student Performances

    Including Jordan Aikin (pipes), William Earl (drums), Amy Baker (piano) and Bevan Morris (double bass).

    Date/Time: 27th October 2016, 16:00 - 17:00

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • Student Performances

    Including Sarah Beaumont (voice) and Gina D'oyley (pipes).

    Date/Time: 20th October 2016, 16:00 - 17:00

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • Student Performances

    Including Jim Richardson (guitar).

    Date/Time: 13th October 2016, 16:00 - 17:00

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • Hot Club du Nord

    Fresh interpretations of classic gypsy jazz repertoire of the 1930s and 40s

    Date/Time: 24th November 2016, 13:10 - 14:00

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • Pons Aelius

    The Newcastle-based progressive folk sextet perform material from their debut album.

    Date/Time: 3rd November 2016, 13:10 - 14:00

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • Prince Bishops Brass

    English Heritage works for brass quintet by Arnold, Farnaby, Bourgeois and Horowitz.

    Date/Time: 27th October 2016, 13:10 - 14:00

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • 'Correspondences'

    Date/Time: 15th December 2016, 13:10 - 14:00

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • Practicalities of Cellular Analysis

    This year's event covers practicalities and techniques in bioimaging, electron microscopy, preclinical imaging and flow cytometry.

    Date/Time: 28th March 2017, 08:00 - 17:00

    Venue: David Shaw Lecture Theatre, Newcastle University Medical School

  • Business School Postgraduate Open Day

    Learn more about studying a Masters at the Business School, through an overview of our postgraduate programmes, insights from current students, Careers Service support for postgraduates and more.

    Date/Time: 7th December 2016, 13:45 - 17:00

    Venue: Newcastle University Business School

  • Working Together: Bringing about Change

    A showcase of the partnerships with NU social science, arts, and humanities researchers which are bringing about change in the region. Talks, exhibitions and a few surprises.

    Date/Time: 30th November 2016, 12:30 - 17:00

    Venue: Newcastle Civic Centre

  • Scientific Facilities Showcase

    Drop in and meet the staff working in the Scientific Facilities and discover the range of expertise available in the University.

    Date/Time: 17th November 2016, 09:00 - 12:00

    Venue: Baddiley-Clark Seminar Room

  • Institute for Sustainability Conference 2016

    The Institute for Sustainability Annual Conference will focus on research, policy and practice for the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

    Date/Time: 8th November 2016, 10:00 - 16:00

    Venue: Chapter Spitalfields, 9 Frying Pan Alley, London E1 7HS

  • Epilepsy Research Event

    Newcastle University showcasing their excellent and innovative work into epilepsy

    Date/Time: 2nd November 2016, 10:30 - 14:30

    Venue: Function Room, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Ageing Well in Newcastle

    The event will highlight research that has helped us understand more about how we age, and how this has shaped policy, in Newcastle and beyond.

    Date/Time: 1st November 2016, 11:00 - 15:30

    Venue: The Great Hall, Discovery Museum

  • The changing Dales - an ecologist's view

    John Lee, Professor of Environmental Biology, University of Sheffield, describes ecological changes in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Date/Time: 28th October 2016, 19:00 - 20:00

    Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Herschel Building, Newcastle University.

  • The story of pollination

    Dr Rinke Vinkenoog, Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, explores the co-evolution of flowers and their pollinators.

    Date/Time: 21st October 2016, 19:00 - 20:00

    Venue: Great North Museum: Hancock

  • Day of Photonics 2016

    The PhotoN research group of the School of Chemistry will be holding an open event presenting their work and celebrating Day of Photonics.

    Date/Time: 21st October 2016, 14:00 - 17:00

    Venue: Barbra Strang Teaching Centre 1.48

  • Professor Roger Burrows Public Lecture

    The 'Haves' and the 'Have Yahts': The Displacement of the 'Merely Wealthy' in London, part of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape's Public Lecture Series

    Date/Time: 20th October 2016, 17:30 - 18:30

    Venue: Fine Art Lecture Theatre

  • Tropic of Baseball: CLACS Seminar

    Professor Rob Ruck from the University of Pittsburgh will join CLACS to give the talk Tropic of Baseball: Youth and Sport in the Caribbean.

    Date/Time: 20th October 2016, 16:00 - 17:00

    Venue: Research Beehive 2.20

  • The International Conference for Students on Applied Engineering

    An international event organized by motivated students who have passion towards Applied Engineering and dedicated to research students enthusiastic about the field.

    Date/Time: 20th October 2016 - 21st October 2016, 10:00 - 17:00

    Venue: Great North Museum: Hancock

  • Impact of Grey Squirrel control on Red Squirrel

    Deborah Brady from the School of Biology describes her work researching the impact of Grey Squirrel control on the endangered Red Squirrel.

    Date/Time: 14th October 2016, 19:00 - 20:00

    Venue: Great North Museum: Hancock

  • Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Welcome Event

    We invite you to join us for drinks, nibbles and music to welcome all new staff, students and friends of CLACS to the new term.

    Date/Time: 12th October 2016, 16:30 - 18:30

    Venue: Courtyard, Old Library Building

  • Seeing colour in a contemporary light

    A public lecture at the Centre for Life given by Anya Hurlbert, Professor of Visual Neuroscience, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University

    Date/Time: 11th October 2016, 18:00 - 19:00

    Venue: Centre for Life, Times Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4EP

  • Short-eared Owls - unravelling some of their secrets

    John Calladine, Senior Research Ecologist with the British Trust for Ornithology, describes what current research is telling us about the decline of this charismatic species.

    Date/Time: 7th October 2016, 19:00 - 20:00

    Venue: Great North Museum: Hancock

  • Charrette 2016

    Charrette Week starts the academic year in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape bringing together architects, artists, engineers, designers and thinkers to run a series of week-long projects.

    Date/Time: 3rd October 2016 - 7th October 2016, 09:00 - 20:00

    Venue: In and around the University

  • Horizon 2020 Roadshow 3: Contracts/Negotiations/Post Award Issues

    Overview of grant preparation process in Horizon 2020. Also reporting requirements, eligibility of costs, covering different cost categories and information to retain for an audit.

    Date/Time: 6th October 2016, 09:00 - 12:00

    Venue: Research Beehive, Room 2.22

  • Student Performances

    Including Charlie Philp (guitar) and Alex Lancaster (violin). Free admission.

    Date/Time: 6th October 2016, 16:00 - 17:00

    Venue: King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University

  • Our Dynamic Earth: Where on Earth are We? – an Introduction to Geomatics

    Delivered by staff from Newcastle University’s Geosciences and Geomatics Research Groups.

    Date/Time: 26th January 2017, 17:00 - 18:00

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • A Celebration of Christmas in Words and Music

    Newcastle Bach Choir

    Date/Time: 15th December 2016, 19:30

    Venue: Jesmond URC, Burdon Terrace, Jesmond

  • Our Dynamic Earth: Third Rock from the Sun – an Introduction to Earth Science

    Delivered by staff from Newcastle University’s Geosciences and Geomatics Research Groups.

    Date/Time: 19th January 2017, 17:00 - 18:00

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • The dilemmas of ageing

    Baroness Greengross, President, International Longevity Centre UK. Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

    Date/Time: 7th December 2016, 17:30 - 18:45

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Geoengineering climate change: do two wrongs make a right?

    Professor Nicholas J P Owens, Director, The Scottish Association for Marine Science. Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis. 

    Date/Time: 6th December 2016, 17:30 - 18:45

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Stalingrad to Syria – how warfare has changed (Defence Lecture)

    Antony Beevor, military historian. Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis. 

    Date/Time: 10th November 2016, 17:30 - 18:45

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building

  • Stories on the move: suffering, sanctuary, danger (Fickling Lecture)

    Marina Warner, novelist, historian and mythographer. Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis. 

    Date/Time: 3rd November 2016, 17:30 - 18:45

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Human struggle and hope – Christian and Muslim perspectives

    Mona Siddiqui, OBE. Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis. 

    Date/Time: 1st November 2016, 17:30 - 18:45

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

  • Eyes: windows to the soul and mind control

    Professor Gwyneth Doherty-Sneddon, Head of the School of Psychology, Newcastle University. Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

    Date/Time: 18th October 2016, 17.30 - 18:45

    Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University