Upcoming Events

Thursday, 28th August 2014 - Friday, 19th September 2014

10:00AM - 4:00PM Architecture Building
MA Design Degree Show 2014
Please join us to celebrate the work of students graduating from the MA Urban Design, MA Architecture, Planning and Landscape - Design and the MA Architecture Design Research who will be exhibiting their work. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Anne Fry Tel: 0191 208 5648 Email: anne.fry@ncl.ac.uk


Monday, 22nd September 2014

1:00AM http://www.futurelearn.com/courses/hadrians-wall
Workshop
Hadrian's Wall: Life on the Roman Frontier
Free 6 week online course open to anyone, in partnership with FutureLearn.
Explore the archaeology of the most heavily fortified frontier in the Roman Empire, its people and their lives with Ian Haynes, Professor of Archaeology and world experts. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Suzanne Hardy/Mike Cameron Tel: 0191 208 3264 Email: nclmoocs@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 23rd September 2014

12:00PM - 2:00PM Room 2.21, Research Beehive, Old Library Building
Calling all scientists - what's it like being you?
Invitation to a lunchtime discussion event looking at questions surrounding motivation, funding and publishing systems, current methods for assessing the quality of science, etc. Admission: Free, but registration required. Contact for further information: David Hill Tel: 0191 208 5170 Email: david.hill@ncl.ac.uk


Wednesday, 24th September 2014

5:30PM - 6:30PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Seminar
Treatment of Childhood Cancer - It's All in the Genes
Free Lecture by Prof Christine Harrison
Professor Harrison is a Professor of Childhood Cancer Cytogenetics, Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle University. Admission: Free, but registration essential. Contact for further information: Sally Cowling Tel: 07845146414 Email: sally@neccr.org.uk


Thursday, 25th September 2014

9:00AM - 12:30PM Room 2.22, Research Beehive, Old Library Building
Workshop
Horizon 2020 Roadshow 2: Proposal Writing
Writing and costing proposals for research and innovation (collaborative) projects within Horizon 2020. Primarily aimed at individuals intending to coordinate a full proposal for 2014/2015 calls, Admission: Free, but registration required. Contact for further information: Grania Rogers Tel: 0191 208 8959 Email: grania.rogers@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 25th September 2014

1:15PM - 2:00PM IGM Lecture Theatre, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Centre for Life, Newcastle, NE1 4EP
Seminar
Stem Cell Ethics: What Are We Overlooking?
Associate Professor Insoo Hyun (Case Western Reserve University)
As part of his visit to PEALS Research Centre, Associate Professor Insoo Hyun will be giving a talk entitled Stem Cell Ethics: What Are We Overlooking?. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Tom Martin Tel: 0191 208 3252 Email: tom.martin@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 25th September 2014

4:00PM - 5:00PM Colin Ingram Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, The Medical School
Seminar
Visual Neuroscience Talk
Dr Laurent Goffart, INT, Marseille, will be visiting the Institute of Neuroscience and giving a talk on his research. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Institute of Neuroscience Tel: 0191 208 8320 Email: ion@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 2nd October 2014

9:00AM - 1:30PM Colin Ingram Seminar Room, Henry Wellcome Building, The Medical School
Conference
Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Research Meeting
A chance to hear about sleep and circadian rhythm research, trying to understand sleep networks from single neurons to the sleep and circadian rhythm of populations. Admission: Free, but please register. Contact for further information: Institute of Neuroscience Tel: 0191 208 8320 Email: ion@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 2nd October 2014

1:10PM - 2:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Djangologie
Mick Shoulder (double bass)
Emma Fisk (violin)
James Birkett (guitar)
Giles Strong (guitar)

Firmly rooted in the Hot Club sound of the swing era, Djangologie perform virtuosic renditions of time-honoured 1930s' Hot Club classics and repertoire of exquisitely written gypsy jazz originals. 

This concert is presented in association with Jazz North

Free admisssion



Thursday, 2nd October 2014

4:00PM - 5:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Rachel Hamer (voice), Jamie Lawson (jazz piano), Louise Anderson (voice)
Free admission


Friday, 3rd October 2014

7:00PM - 8:00PM Great North Museum: Hancock
Are there big cats in the North East?
Natural History Society of Northumbria lecture series
Ian Bond is an ecologist, wildlife author and compiler of Northumbria Mammal Group's Big Cat Diaries. Admission: Free, suggested donation £3. Contact for further information: Hazel Makepeace Tel: 0191 208 2790 Email: nhsn@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 7th October 2014

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Pat Barker, in conversation with Anne Whitehead

Free admission, no pre-booking required



Thursday, 9th October 2014

1:10PM - 2:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : The Busch Ensemble
Suk: Elegy, Op. 23
Schubert: Trio No. 1 in B flat Major, D898

Mathieu van Bellen (violin)
Jonathan Bloxham (cello)
Omri Epstein (piano)

Free admission


Thursday, 9th October 2014

4:00PM - 5:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Mary McKeague (harp), Isobel Galvin (trumpet), Jennifer Amey (voice)
Free admission


Thursday, 9th October 2014

6:00PM - 7:00PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Social Networks: 60 minutes with Chris Csikszentmihalyi
ERA Chair at M-ITI, University of Madeira and former Director, MIT Center for Civic Media and Computing Culture Group

Free admission, no pre-booking required



Friday, 10th October 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: Hazel Baroon-Cooper Tel: 0191 208 6059 Email: hazel.barron-cooper@twmuseums.org.uk


Saturday, 11th October 2014

1:00PM - 2:00PM Great North Museum: Hancock
Hidden Treasures: The Drawings of Thomas Bewick
Natural History Society of Northumbria & Bewick Society lecture
Keir Davidson of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Society talks about the drawings of the 18th century North East artist Thomas Bewick. Admission: Free, suggested donation £3. Contact for further information: Hazel Makepeace Tel: 0191 208 2790 Email: nhsn@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 14th October 2014

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Renewables, intermittency and low carbon: opportunity or threat?

Joseph Swan Memorial Lecture

Free admission, no pre-booking required



Thursday, 16th October 2014

1:10PM - 2:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Världens Band
Musicians include Newcastle University Folk Graduates Matthew Jones (guitar) and Dave Gray (melodeon), performing alongside Arvid Rask (mandola), Cassandre Balbar (Galician pipes, recorder), Dave Foley (flute), and Missha Grind (percussion), and others

Award-winning musicians from seven different countries create an exciting mix of folk music from around the world.  Världens Band present Indian vocals and Swedish fiddles alongside African instruments and British melodies.

Free admission



Thursday, 16th October 2014

4:00PM - 5:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Jenny Lascelles (voice and piano), George Hutton (drums), Sam Partridge (flute and whistle)
Free admission


Friday, 17th October 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, 17th October 2014

7:00PM - 8:00PM Great North Museum: Hancock
Ancient lime woods in the UK
Natural History Society of Northumbria lecture series
Dr Kirsten Wolff is an evolutionary geneticist. Using DNA markers she has initiated the first genetic research into lime trees. Admission: Free, suggested donation £3. Contact for further information: hazel makepeace Tel: 0191 208 2790 Email: nhsn@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 21st October 2014

8:00AM - 5:30PM Hilton NewcastleGateshead
Conference
Venturefest North East
Venturefest North East is a one-day innovation event giving you access to the connections, ideas and resources your business needs to thrive. Admission: Free - register on the website. Contact for further information: Eleanor Forsyth Tel: 0191 208 4112 Email: eleanor.forsyth@newcastlesciencecity.com


Thursday, 23rd October 2014

1:10PM - 2:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Bach: Suite No. 1 in G Major
Dvorak: Silent Woods, Op. 68, No. 5
Prokofiev: Sonata in C Major, Op. 119

Gabriel Waite (cello)
Jeremy Young (piano)

Free admission



Thursday, 23rd October 2014

4:00PM - 5:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Catherine Dalzell (alto), Grace Smith (fiddle), Laura Machin (soprano)
Free admission


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Thursday, 23rd October 2014

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : The fall of the Berlin Wall: new perspectives 25 years on
Dr Hester Vaizey, Lecturer in Modern German History, Clare College, Cambridge University

Free admission, no pre-booking required



Friday, 24th October 2014

12:00PM - 5:00PM Bamburgh Room, Kings Road Centre, Newcastle University
Workshop
Oral History, Narrative Interviewing and the Self
For postgraduates, early career and established researchers in Humanities Social Sciences
This symposium focuses on the methodological and conceptual approaches and techniques required for studying oral history narratives. Participants will experience techniques and practices needed for working with oral history material. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Sheila Heppel Tel: 0191 208 8790 Email: film@ncl.ac.uk


Friday, 24th October 2014

2:30PM Hatton Gallery, The Quadrangle, Newcastle University
Screaming Steel Exhibition Tour
An exhibition focusing on World War 1Hatton Gallery , The Quadrangle
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, 24th October 2014

3:00PM - 4:30PM King's Gate L1.26
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


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



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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

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


Saturday, 1st November 2014

12:00AM 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



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



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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



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

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


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


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


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 - 6:45PM 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

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, 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


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 - 6:45PM 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


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