Upcoming Events

Monday, 2nd February 2015 - Friday, 6th February 2015

5:30PM - 8:00PM Dental Lecture Theatre D, Faculty of Medical Sciences
MILAN Film Festival
A week of film screenings and discussion that explores how movies and books can enrich our understanding of what it means to be human and how collaboration with the arts and humanities can broaden medical eduction. Admission: Free and open to Newcastle University staff and students. Contact for further information: Dr Eleanor Holmes Email: eleanor.holmes@ncl.ac.uk


Monday, 2nd February 2015

6:15PM - 7:30PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Seminar
Distinguished Chinese Lecture
Writing History after 'Post-History': On Contemporary Chinese Fiction
David Der-wei Wang is Edward C. Henderson Professor in Chinese Literature at Harvard University, and he holds a joint appointment in Comparative Literature. Admission: Admission Free, no pre-booking required. Contact for further information: Andrea Freeman Tel: 0191 208 8345 Email: andrea.freeman@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 3rd February 2015

4:30PM - 6:30PM Newcastle University Business School
The ethics of work - putting theory into practice
The Business School in partnership with North East Institute of Business Ethics (NIBE) invite you to join Sheila Stokes-White, author of The Ethics of Work. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Ruth Warwick Tel: 2081637 Email: ruth.warwick@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 3rd February 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : How did the Islamic State come to exist and what can be done about it?
Patrick Cockburn, Iraq Correspondent, The Independent
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Wednesday, 4th February 2015

5:30PM - 8:00PM Newcastle University Business School
Seminar Series: Little Heresies in Public Policy
'Public service markets' aren't working for the public or as markets
Kathy Evans, Chief Executive, Children England, will be the next speaker in this series of events. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Ruth Warwick Tel: 2081637 Email: ruth.warwick@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 5th February 2015

1:10PM - 2:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : The Graeme Wilson Quartet
Graeme Wilson (saxophone)
Paul Edis (piano)
Andy Champion (double bass)
Adam Sinclair (drums)

Contemporary jazz compositions by Graeme Wilson for various ensembles, including this quartet and the Voice of the North East Jazz Orchestra.
Free admission


Thursday, 5th February 2015

4:00PM - 5:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Tom Kimber (mandolin), Louise Anderson (soprano), Callum Younger (bodhran)
Free admission


Thursday, 5th February 2015

4:45PM - 8:00PM Newcastle University Business School
North East Together: Leaders network for social change
This new networking group's forthcoming event will welcome Erika Rushton from Granby 4 Streets to lead the discussion on Delivering Social Change. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Ruth Warwick Tel: 2081637 Email: ruth.warwick@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 5th February 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : Hall of Mirrors: the Great Depression and the Great Recession
Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California-Berkeley
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Friday, 6th February 2015

7:00PM - 8:00PM Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle
Seminar
Status of marine mammals in Northumberland
Marine mammal populations are threatened by human activity. Simon Laing will present the ecology, threats and status of these mammals in relation to fisheries and renewable energy developments. Admission: Suggested donation of £3. Contact for further information: James Littlewood Tel: 0191 232 6386 Email: nhsn@ncl.ac.uk


Monday, 9th February 2015

6:15PM - 7:15PM Curtis Auditorium
Seminar
Juggling - mathematical theory and practice
Colin Wright
Juggling has fascinated people for centuries. Seemingly oblivious to gravity, the skilled practitioner will keep several objects in the air at one time, and weave complex patterns that seem to defy analysis. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Phil Ansell Tel: 0191 208 6344 Email: phil.ansell@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 10th February 2015

11:00AM - 12:30PM Research Beehive, Room 2.21
Workshop
Newton Fund Briefing and Surgery
Visit by staff members from UK Higher Education International Unit in London to talk about funding opportunities within Newton Fund. Admission: Free but registration required. Contact for further information: Grania Rogers Tel: 0191 208 8959 Email: grania.rogers@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 10th February 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : Rediscovering the elixir of life – there is more to ageing than managing ill health
Professor Aidan Halligan, Director of Well North
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Wednesday, 11th February 2015

12:00PM - 1:00PM Claremont Tower, Room 7.01
Seminar
Safety critical systems
Certification, standards and the relation of software development and formal methods
Aryldo G Russo Jr, General Manager of CERTIFER, Latin America, will present the general certification process related to safety critical systems in the railway domain with respect to safety properties. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Amy McAllister Tel: 0191 208 7972 Email: cs.reception@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 12th February 2015

1:10PM - 2:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Cran
Sean Corcoran (lead vocals, bouzouki)
Desi Wilkinson (flutes, whistles, vocals)
Ronan Browne (Uilleann pipes, flute, vocals)

Bubbling dance music, haunting slow airs and vocals ranging from the highly ornamented sean-nos songs of Connemara and rollicking port a'bheil (mouth music), to Hiberno-English song (songs from Ireland in English) that cover the entire gamut from old story-telling 'long ballads' to lively comic songs.

Free admission



Thursday, 12th February 2015

4:00PM - 5:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Jack Foster (guitar), Laura Machin (soprano), Beth Robinson (oboe)


Thursday, 12th February 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : Thinking with Anne Armstrong: witchcraft in the North East during the 17th century
James Sharpe, Professor of Early Modern History, University of York
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Friday, 13th February 2015

7:00PM - 8:00PM Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle
Seminar
The history of beavers in the UK
Professor Bryony Cole will outline evidence which can be used to identify Beavers' presence in former times and their history. The argument over reintroducing the Beaver will be considered. Admission: Suggested donation of £3. Contact for further information: James Littlewood Tel: 0191 232 6386 Email: nhsn@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 17th February 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : My life and easy times: getting away with words
Ian McMillan, poet, broadcaster and comedian

Fickling Lecture on Developments in Children’s Literature 

Free admission, no pre-booking required



Thursday, 19th February 2015

1:10PM - 2:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Lunchtime Concert
Agnethe Christensen (voice, kankles, gussli, bell)
Leah Stuttard (gothic bray harp, voice)

Music and poetry from around 1500 inspired by the unique medieval Danish ballad, Oluf Strangesons dystrit - Oluf Strangeson's Joust, including rustic songs, virtuosic instrumental music, nursery rhymes, lively dances and serene hyms to the Blessed Virgin.

Free admission

Part of Newcastle Early Music Festival



Thursday, 19th February 2015

4:00PM - 5:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Dan Morgan (guitar), Josh Lane (trumpet), Niles Krieger (fiddle)
Free admission


Thursday, 19th February 2015

5:30PM - 6:30PM Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Newcastle University
Dr Colin McFarlane Public Lecture
The Politics of Density: Urban experience, poverty, and learning
Part of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape public lecture series. Admission: Free, but please book. Contact for further information: Anne Fry Tel: 0191 208 5648 Email: anne.fry@ncl.ac.uk


Friday, 20th February 2015

7:00PM - 8:00PM Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle
Seminar
Climate change in a warmer world
What does the past reveal about climate change in a warmer world
Professor Ulrich Salzmann will present results from an international programme focusing on the global reconstruction of vegetation and climate of the Pliocene world. Admission: Suggested donation of £3. Contact for further information: James Littlewood Tel: 0191 232 6386 Email: nhsn@ncl.ac.uk


Monday, 23rd February 2015

10:45AM - 2:15PM Research Beehive, Room 2.21
Workshop
ERC Advanced Grants Information and Proposal Writing Event
Detailed practical overview by UK Research Office (UKRO) of ERC Advanced Grants scheme and key issues for planning, writing and costing proposals for 2015 call. Admission: Free but registration in advance is required. Contact for further information: Grania Rogers Tel: 0191 208 8959 Email: grania.rogers@ncl.ac.uk


Monday, 23rd February 2015

6:15PM - 7:15PM Curtis Auditorium
Seminar
Mathemagic with a deck of cards
Colm Mulcahy
There seems to be no end to the mathemagical entertainment to be had with a simple deck of cards, drawing from ideas in algebra, discrete mathematics and probability. We will present a sampling, both recent and classical. The material is very much in the spirit of the influential writer Martin Gardner, and can be used to liven up parties and mathematics classes. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Phil Ansell Tel: 01912086344 Email: phil.ansell@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 24th February 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : Bacterial cell walls, antibiotics and the origins of life
Professor Jeff Errington, Director of the Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology, Newcastle University

Lecture to mark the 20th anniversary of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Free admission, no pre-booking required



Wednesday, 25th February 2015

4:00PM - 5:30PM Newcastle University Business School, Room NUBS 2.08
Seminar
Human Resource Management, Work and Employment Research Seminar
Lean Management Techniques: Debates, Evidence and Future Directions
Professors Andy Danford (UWE) and Paul Stewart (Strathclyde) discuss the impact of lean management techniques on labour in the public and private sectors. Admission: Free. Everyone welcome! Contact for further information: Dr Jenny Rodriguez (HRMWE Co-convenor) Tel: 0191 208 1718 Email: jenny.rodriguez@ncl.ac.uk


Wednesday, 25th February 2015

5:00PM - 6:30PM Room 2.48, Armstrong Building
Seminar
Danger and Disability Narratives: Oral history and the body at work
Professor Arthur McIvor, director of the Scottish Oral History Centre, University of Strathclyde, will talk about his research on occupational health and safety, including current work on the 2nd World War and on disability in the coalfields. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Sue Bradley Tel: 0191 208 3267 Email: susan.bradley@ncl.ac.uk


Wednesday, 25th February 2015

7:30PM - 9:30PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc
The Orlando Consort: Voices Appeared - Silent Cinema and Medieval Music

The Orlando Consort present a new, crafted sound-track to Carl Theodor Dreyer's landmark silent film La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc.  Fifteenth century works by Binchois and Dufay, together with animated motets and haunting plainsong amplify the poignant depiction of medieval France, and the portrayal of Joan of Arc's trial and execution by burning at the stake.

For a promotional link please visit http://youtu.be/6skzQ38Nnxw

Matthew Venner (countertenor)

Mark Dobell (tenor)

Angus Smith (tenor)

Donald Grieg (baritone)

Robert MacDonald (bass)

Tickets: £12 (adults), £10 (concessions), £5 (students/children), available from http://webstore.ncl.ac.uk

Part of Newcastle Early Music Festival



Thursday, 26th February 2015

1:10PM - 2:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : The Herschel Trio
Graham O'Sullivan (baroque flute)
Susanna Pell (viola da gamba)
Mie Hayashi-O'Sullivan (harpsichord)

French baroque chamber music including works by Rameau, Leclair, Marais, Royer and Blavet.

Free admission

Part of Newcastle Early Music Festival



Thursday, 26th February 2015

4:00PM - 5:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Rebecca Badham (soprano), Amy Baker (piano), Mary McKeague (harp)
Free admission


Thursday, 26th February 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : R W Mann Lecture
Dr Stephen Dunn, Chief Executive of West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Friday, 27th February 2015

7:00PM - 8:00PM Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle
Seminar
Rocks from space: the geology of meteorites
In 2013 a huge fireball streaked across the sky over Russia. Dr Cayles will describe the different types of meteorites and how they fall to Earth. Admission: Suggested donation of £3. Contact for further information: James Littlewood Tel: 0191 232 6386 Email: nhsn@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 3rd March 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : The changing face of crop protection in 21st-century agriculture
Professor Robert Edwards, Newcastle University

Cameron-Gifford Lecture
 
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Thursday, 5th March 2015

1:10PM - 2:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Haydn: Ariana a Naxos, Hob. XXVlb:2
Schubert: Lieder
Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn: Lieder
Mozart: Die ihr des unermesslichen Weltalls Schopfer ehrt, K 619

Mhairi Lawson (soprano)
Jan Waterfield (piano)

Free admission


Thursday, 5th March 2015

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


Thursday, 5th March 2015

5:30PM - 6:30PM Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Newcastle University
World Heritage Listing and What it Actually Means
A comparison between the two medieval cities of Cairo and Durham
A public lecture from Seif El Rashidi as part of the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape's public lecture series. Admission: Free, but please book. Contact for further information: Anne Fry Tel: 0191 208 5648 Email: anne.fry@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 5th March 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : The Riddle of the Childscape
Jay Griffiths, writer
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Thursday, 5th March 2015

7:30PM - 8:45PM Spaces 4 & 5, Culture Lab, King's Walk
King's Hall Music : Phantom Voices: A History of Music in Seven Hauntings
The Clerks
Edward Wickham (director)
Christopher Fox (compositions)

Vocal group The Clerks take you on a journey through musical 'hauntings' in a new work exploring the way we hear, remember and recall music.  Following a traditional melody used by composers across generations, from Bach to Webern, they immerse you in sounds from ancient to contemporary in a series of 'hallucinations; using modern technologies.

The concert will last 50 minutes, followed by a post-concert discussion

Supported by Wellcome Trust

Tickets: £12 (adults), £10 (concessions), £5 (students/children) available from http://webstore.ncl.ac.uk

Part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival

 



Friday, 6th March 2015

7:00PM - 8:00PM Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle
Seminar
Twite conservation
The Twite population has been declining since the 19th century. Jenny Oldroyd, will give an overview of Twite ecology, behaviour and migration as well as conservation work being done. Admission: Suggested donation of £3. Contact for further information: James Littlewood Tel: 0191 232 6386 Email: nhsn@ncl.ac.uk


Friday, 6th March 2015

7:30PM - 9:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Sandra Kerr - Gold Badge Award concert

The English Folk Dance and Song Society has awarded Sandra Kerr a gold badge, which will be presented at a concert on 6th March.

The concert also features Nancy Kerr and James Fagan, Sisters Unlimited and Werca’s Folk. Click on this link for details and to reserve tickets: http://urls.ht/4Hm


Saturday, 7th March 2015

7:30PM - 9:30PM King's hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri, BuxWV75
Pachelbel: Jauchzet dem Herrn, Psalm 100
Rosenmuller: Studenten-Musik

Cappella Novocastriensis
Simon Lee (conductor)

Tickets: £12, £10, £8, available from www.wegottickets.com

For further information please visit www.cappellanovocastriensis.com

Part of Newcastle Early Music Festival



Tuesday, 10th March 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : The British and the EU: why is it always Groundhog Day?
Sir Stephen Wall, Official Government Historian of UK relations with the EU
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Thursday, 12th March 2015

1:10PM - 2:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Takemitsu: Rain Tree Sketch II
Beethoven: Sonata in C, Op. 53, Waldstein
Schubert: Impromptus D899, Nos. 2 and 4

Reiko Fujisawa (piano)
Free admission


Thursday, 12th March 2015

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


Thursday, 12th March 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
King's Hall Music : George Frederic Handel: A Life with Friends
Emeritus Professor Ellen T Harris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In this Public Lecture, Ellen Harris shows that learning about the friends listed in Handel's will extends our knowledge of Handel's world, his music and the society for which it was written.

Free admission

Part of Newcastle Early Music Festival



Thursday, 12th March 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends
Emeritus Professor Ellen T Harris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Thursday, 12th March 2015

7:30PM - 9:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : The Fields of the Cloth of Gold: music from the courts of Henry VIII and Francis I
New Vocal Ensemble
ICMuS Renaissance Band and Viol Consort

Sacred vocal music, secular chansons and instrumental dances and fantasies from the courts of Francis I of France and Henry VIII of England.  In 1520 the two monarchs met to celebrate renewed friendship between the two nations.  The site of the meeting became known as 'The Field of the Cloth of Gold'.

Free admission

Part of Newcastle Early Music Festival



Friday, 13th March 2015

7:00PM - 8:00PM Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle
Seminar
The life and work of Brian Houghton Hodgson
This talk assesses Hodgson's work as a pioneering zoologist and his place in 19th century British 'imperial' science. His collection is a picture of threatened ecosystems. Admission: Suggested donation of £3. Contact for further information: James Littlewood Tel: 0191 232 6386 Email: nhsn@ncl.ac.uk


Sunday, 15th March 2015

4:00PM - 5:15PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Henry Miller Concert
Haydn: Sonata in D Major, Hob. XVI:37
Dohnanyi: Rhapsody in C, Op. 11, No. 3
Schubert: Sonata in B flat Major, D960

Martin Roscoe (piano)
This event is free but pre-booking is required.  To reserve a place please visit www.ncl.ac.uk/events/public-lectures/reserve   or   telephone 0191 208 6136 from 16 February.


Sunday, 15th March 2015

4:00PM - 6:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : Henry Miller Memorial Concert
Martin Roscoe (piano)
Please note: this event is free but pre-booking is required. To reserve a place please visit www.ncl.ac.uk/events/public-lectures/reserve or telephone 0191 208 6136 from 16 February.


Friday, 20th March 2015

7:00PM - 8:00PM Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle
Seminar
North East's distinctive vegetation types
A photo guide to these vegetation types
This talk will take a photographic approach to the patchwork quilt of vegetation types across the area, led by Dr Dave Mitchell. Admission: Suggested donation of £3. Contact for further information: James Littlewood Tel: 0191 232 6386 Email: nhsn@ncl.ac.uk


Saturday, 21st March 2015

7:30PM - 9:30PM Hall One, Sage Gateshead
King's Hall Music : Bach: B Minor Mass
Mhairi Lawson (soprano)
Robin Blaze (countertenor)
Nicholas Mulroy (tenor)
Johnny Herford (baritone)
Newcastle Bach Choir
Newcastle Baroque
Eric Cross (conductor)

The Newcastle Bach Choir is joined by some of Europe’s finest early music soloists and period instrumentalists to celebrate its 100th anniversary season. Bach’s great setting of the Mass mixes intricate choruses and captivating arias to create one of the pinnacles of the choral repertoire.

Tickets: £22, £17, £12, £8, with a £2 reduction for concessions and half-price for students, unwaged and under 19s, available from Sage Gateshead Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661  or  www.sagegateshead.com

Sponsored by UBS   www.ubs.com/uk

Part of Newcastle Early Music Festival



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


Wednesday, 25th March 2015

9:00AM - 5:00PM TBC
Conference
Learning and Teaching Conference 2015
Staff and students are invited to the annual Newcastle University Learning and Teaching Conference. Details of theme, speakers, venue(s) and times will follow in due course. Admission: Free Contact for further information: Lydia Wysocki, Learning and Teaching Development Service Tel: 8952 Email: lydia.wysocki@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 14th April 2015

12:00PM - 2:00PM Room 2.05, Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4SE
Workshop
Gender, Professions and Society Group Research Seminar
Bringing masculinity into debates on gender and employment
Dr Andreas Giazitzoglu (Newcastle University Business School) discusses research on how social mobility is experienced by a group of men from working class homes. Admission: Free. All welcome! For catering purposes please email susan.orr@ncl.ac.uk to register your attendance Contact for further information: Sue Orr Tel: 0191 208 1713 Email: susan.orr@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 16th April 2015

1:10PM - 2:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Lunchtime Concert
Dan Walsh (banjo, guitar, voice)

A wide range of songs and tunes with shades of British folk, bluegrass, Eastern European and Indian classical, alongside more contemporary sounds all played in an unusual take on clawhammer-style banjo.

Free admission



Thursday, 16th April 2015

4:00PM - 5:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Grace Smith (fiddle)
Free adamission


Thursday, 16th April 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : Weathering solar storms
Jim Wild, Professor of Space Physics, Lancaster University
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Thursday, 23rd April 2015 - Friday, 24th April 2015

9:30AM - 4:00PM Rm 2.21, Research Beehive, Old Library Building, Newcastle University
Workshop
Masculinities at the Margins
Conceptualising War Beyond Hypermasculinity
This workshop brings together academics across disciplines interested in the gendered dimensions of war and (in)security. Orna Sasson-Levy will be delivering the keynote address at 6pm on 23 April. Admission: Free but registration required to attend the workshop Contact for further information: Amanda Chisholm Tel: 0191 208 8021 Email: amanda.chisholm@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 23rd April 2015

1:10PM - 2:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Dorner / Lash / Turner plus Davies
Axel Dorner (trumpet)
Dominic Lash (double bass)
Roger Turner (percussion)
Rhodri Davies (harp)

This quartet improvises subtle but mercurial music exploring the unimagined possibilities that still exist within acoustic instruments.

Free admission



Thursday, 23rd April 2015

4:00PM - 5:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Callum Younger (bodhran), Ella El-Salahi (voice)
Free admission


Thursday, 23rd April 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : Art for the people: William Morris and his legacy
Fiona MacCarthy, biographer and cultural historian

Charlton Memorial Lecture

Free admission, no pre-booking required



Wednesday, 29th April 2015

4:00PM - 5:30PM Newcastle University Business School, Room NUBS 2.05
Seminar
Human Resource Management, Work and Employment Research Seminar
Myths and fantasies in discussions about the end of organised labour
Professor Miguel Martinez Lucio (Manchester) discusses what is meant by 'crisis in organised labour and labour relations'. Admission: Free. Everyone welcome! Contact for further information: Dr Jenny Rodriguez (HRMWE Co-convenor) Tel: 0191 208 1718 Email: jenny.rodriguez@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 30th April 2015

1:10PM - 2:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 in B flat Major, Op. 130, with Grosse Fuge Op. 133
Da Vinci Quartet
Iona Brown (violin)
Jane Nossek (violin)
Mike Gerrard (viola)
Gabriel Waite (cello)

Free admission


Thursday, 30th April 2015

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


Thursday, 30th April 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : Everyday sexism
Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project and author of Everyday Sexism
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Saturday, 2nd May 2015

7:30PM - 9:30PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104, soloist Jonathan Bloxham
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 'Titan'
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man

Newcastle University Symphony Orchestra
Mark Edwards (conductor)

Tickets: £9, £5, £3, available from 9 March onwards.  Please contact Olivia Cameron on 0191 208 88463 or olivia.cameron@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 5th May 2015

5:30PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : Three tales from the biomedical frontier
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Tuesday, 12th May 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : Language and thought in children
Professor Jill de Villiers, Smith College, Massachusetts
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Thursday, 14th May 2015

5:30PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : Britain and the general election of 2015
Professor John Curtice, University of Strathclyde
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Tuesday, 19th May 2015

5:30PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Finding Wonderland
Professor Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Magdalen College, University of Oxford
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Monday, 29th June 2015 - Friday, 17th July 2015

9:00AM - 12:00PM Newcastle University
Workshop
RailNewcastle summer school
A 4th edition of the intensive programme in Rail & Logistics.
RailNewcastle summer school is a 3-week intensive programme in Rail & Logistics taking place at Newcastle University since 2012. Admission: £440 for home/£1,100 for international participants. Contact for further information: Anna Fraszczyk Tel: 00 44 (0) 191 208 3976 Email: anna.fraszczyk@newcastle.ac.uk


Wednesday, 15th July 2015 - Friday, 17th July 2015

9:00AM - 12:00PM Newcastle University
Conference
RailNewcastle conference 2015
This rail-focused international conference offers opportunities for Scholars, Bachelor, Master, PhD Students, Early Career Researchers and Professionals involved in rail-related research projects and courses. Seminars will be open to the public. Admission: £170 for authors of papers. Contact for further information: Anna Fraszczyk Tel: 00 44 (0)191 208 3976 Email: anna.fraszczyk@newcastle.ac.uk


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