Upcoming Events

Saturday, 22nd August 2015 - Saturday, 5th September 2015

10:00AM - 5:00PM Hatton Gallery and Fine Art Building, Newcastle University
Masters of Fine Art Summer Exhibition
A unique opportunity to view contemporary art by Newcastle University MFA students displayed in the magnificent spaces of the Hatton Gallery and Fine Art studios. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Nadia Hebson Tel: 0191 208 5162 Email: nadia.hebson@ncl.ac.uk


Wednesday, 2nd September 2015

12:00PM - 2:20PM Robert Boyle Lecture Theatre, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Postgraduate Recitals, taking place in the Robert Boyle Lecture Theatre, Armstrong Building
12.00pm Vivian Nie (soprano)
1.20pm Dita Tao (soprano)

Free admission


Wednesday, 2nd September 2015

6:00PM - 7:45PM First Floor of Jazz Cafe, 25-27 Pink Lane, Newcastle
King's Hall Music : Postgraduate Recitals, taking place on the first Floor of Jazz Cafe, 25-27 Pink Lane, Newcastle
6.00pm Stelios Arodites (saxophone)
6.45pm Richard Hammond (vibraphone, percussion, improvisation)

Free admission



Thursday, 3rd September 2015

6:00PM - 8:00PM Room G21/22, Devonshire Building, Newcastle University
Seminar
IEEE PES Distinguished Lecture
Issues and Best Practices in the Grid Integration of PV Power Plants
In this presentation various large-scale grid-integrated PV programs in the US are highlighted, and potential solutions discussed by Prof Saifur Rahman, a world leading figure in the energy field. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Ivan Castro Leon Tel: 0191 208 7340 Email: ivan.castro@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 8th September 2015

12:00PM - 2:00PM Room 2.22, Research Beehive, Old Library Building
Workshop
European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants Briefing
These grants support a single PI starting their own independent research team or programme. ERC only funds ground-breaking, high risk/high gain projects. Admission: Free but it is necessary to register Contact for further information: Grania Rogers Tel: 0191 208 8959 Email: grania.rogers@ncl.ac.uk


Wednesday, 9th September 2015

2:00PM - 5:00PM The Core, Science Central, Bath Lane, NE4 5SQ
Seminar
ARUK Dementia Day
Free short talks on dementia research and current treatments. Admission: Free but please email sally.warburton@ncl.ac.uk or call 0191 208 1342 to secure a place. Contact for further information: Sally Warburton Tel: 01912081342 Email: sally.warburton@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 10th September 2015

10:00AM - 4:00PM Lindisfarne Room, King's Road Centre, Newcastle University
Conference
Your Community in the First World War: A Roadshow
This event brings together community groups working on First World War related projects, providing opportunities to share experiences, explore funding sources, and learn about resources. Admission: Free, but please register. Contact for further information: Emma Short  Email: fww@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 22nd September 2015

12:00PM - 2:00PM Room 2.22, Research Beehive, Old Library Building
Workshop
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN) Briefing
The aim of this scheme is to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, raising the excellence and structure of doctoral training. 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


Wednesday, 23rd September 2015

9:30AM - 4:30PM Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
Funding Social Change - Exploring Future Models
North East Together: Leaders Network for Social Change
This meeting aims to achieve a clear and shared understanding about the current reality and dynamics of funding for social change. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Ruth Warwick Tel: 2081637 Email: ruth.warwick@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 24th September 2015

5:30PM - 8:00PM Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
Network like a Pro!
Launch of two new networks for the North East: CMI NE and WiM NE. Speakers Lisa Lockey and Louise Kennedy discuss networking. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Angela Craggs Tel: 2081624 Email: angela.craggs@ncl.ac.uk


Friday, 25th September 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : The future of clinical research
Professor Sir John Savill, Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council

Jacobson Lecture

Free admission, no pre-booking required


Thursday, 1st October 2015

7:15PM - 8:30PM Percy Building, G.05, Newcastle University
Poetry Reading: Jacob Polley & Matthew Sweeney
Poets Jacob Polley and Matthew Sweeney will be reading from their latest collections The Havocs (Picador) and Inquisition Lane (Bloodaxe Books). Admission: £6 standard price, £4 concessions, £2 Newcastle University Students. Contact for further information: Melanie Birch Tel: 0191 208 7619 Email: Melanie.BIrch@ncl.ac.uk


Friday, 2nd October 2015

7:30PM - 8:30PM Lit and Phil Society, Newcastle, NE1 1SE
King's Hall Music : A New Heaven? - musical adventures in Newcastle
Edgar Bainton and other musicians in Newcastle 1900-1930; an illustrated lecture by Michael Jones

Bainton was one of a prominent circle of musicians living and actively working in Newcastle in the early 20th century, including the choir's founder WG Whittaker.  Michael Jones, Bainton scholar and Secretary of the Edgar Bainton (UK) Society, will look at his life and music and his work with the Philharmonic Orchestra, the Newcastle Conservatory and the Newcastle Festivals.   

Part of the Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir Centenary celebrations

Free admission



Tuesday, 6th October 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Postcapitalism: A Guide to our Future
Paul Mason, Economics Editor, Channel 4 News

Lord Patten Lecture on Social Renewal

Free admission, no pre-booking required



Thursday, 8th October 2015

1:10PM - 2:00PM Brunswick Methodist Church
King's Hall Music : Haydn: Trio in A Major, Hob XV: 18
Mendelssohn: Trio in C Minor, Op. 66

The Galini Trio
Andrew Watkinson (violin)
Shuna Wilson (cello)
Caroline Palmer (piano)

Free admission


Thursday, 8th October 2015

4:00PM - 5:00PM Spaces 4 and 5, Culture Lab, King's Walk
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including: Zara Watkiss (voice), Caitlin Sinclair (fiddle), Will Cainen (trumpet), Mark Johnson (drums)
Free admission


Thursday, 8th October 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Sure Start 2020: sure stop?
Naomi Eisenstadt, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford and first Director of the Sure Start Programme (1999–2006)

Free admission, no pre-booking required


Thursday, 15th October 2015

4:00PM - 5:00PM Spaces 4 and 5, Culture Lab, King's Walk
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Elizabeth Barker (flute), Rosie Munro (fiddle), Roshan Singh (percussion)
Free admission


Thursday, 15th October 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Newcastle Civic Centre
Public Lectures : The challenge of change: an AHRC 10th anniversary debate
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Tuesday, 20th October 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Beauty, joy or sorrow
Clare Marx, President of the Royal College of Surgeons

Grey Turner Lecture

Free admission, no pre-booking required



Thursday, 22nd October 2015

1:10PM - 2:00PM Brunswick Methodist Church
King's Hall Music : Brahms: Ziegeunerlieder, Op. 103
Schubert: Viola D786
Plus a selection of songs by Richard Strauss

Sarah-Jane Brandon (soprano)
James Baillieu (piano)

Free admission


Thursday, 22nd October 2015

4:00PM - 5:00PM Spaces 4 and 5, Culture, King's Walk
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including James Wade (guitar), Stevie Jackson (fiddle), Dominc Lodge (saxophone)

Free admission



Thursday, 22nd October 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Culture in question: ‘everyday participation’ and the contest over cultural value
Dr Andrew Miles, ESRC Centre for Socio-Cultural Change, University of Manchester
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Tuesday, 27th October 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Fighting slavery and human trafficking: what we can learn from the American abolitionists
Paul Finkelman, F Sallows Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Saskatchewan

Black History Month Lecture

 Free admission, no pre-booking required


Thursday, 29th October 2015

4:00PM - 5:00PM Spaces 4 and 5, Culture Lab, King's Walk
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Desmond Lau (clarinet), Nishant Verma (drums), Sean Gray (trombone)
Free admission


Thursday, 29th October 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Journeys in weatherland
Dr Alexandra Harris, Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of Liverpool
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Tuesday, 3rd November 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Defence in the 21st century – the need for change
General Sir Nick Parker KCB CBE, former Commander-in-Chief, Land Forces

Defence Lecture

 Free admission, no pre-booking required


Thursday, 5th November 2015

1:10PM - 2:00PM Brunswick Methodist Church
King's Hall Music : Dave Milligan Trio
Dave Milligan (piano)
Tom Lyne (double bass)
Tom Bancroft (drums)

Dynamic, engaging, humorous, dazzling and uplifting... the Dave Milligan Trio uses a broad palette to colour spontaneous jazz improvisation, from Scottish folk melodies to infectious dance groves.

Free admission



Thursday, 5th November 2015

4:00PM - 5:00PM Spaces 4 and 5, Culture Lab, KIng's Walk
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Sarah Berry (violin), Alex Guthrie (piano), Shona Crossan (voice), Joe Reeve (saxophone), Jessica Hussey-Bates (piano)
Free admission


Thursday, 5th November 2015

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


Saturday, 7th November 2015

1:00PM - 2:00PM Sage Gateshead
Public Lectures : Part of BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking Festival of Ideas at Sage Gateshead

 Note: admission is free but ticketed: go to www.sagegateshead.com or call 0191 443 4661 from 2  October.


Tuesday, 10th November 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : One hundred years of Bach performances
Professor Eric Cross, Dean of Cultural Affairs, Newcastle University and Conductor of the Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir

 Free admission, no pre-booking required


Thursday, 12th November 2015

4:00PM - 5:00PM Spaces 4 and 5, Culture Lab, King's Walk
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Thomas Furniss (drums), Ellie Christie (voice), Abigail Brierley (trumpet)
Free admission


Friday, 13th November 2015

9:00AM - 12:30PM Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
PIE Conference
Primary Inspiration through Enterprise, how to link primary education to enterprise and inspire the younger generation. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Angela Craggs Tel: 0191 208 1624 Email: angela.craggs@ncl.ac.uk


Wednesday, 18th November 2015

5:30PM - 7:00PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Celebrating Student Research Scholarships and Expeditions 2015
Free admission, no pre-booking required


Thursday, 19th November 2015

4:00PM - 5:00PM Spaces 4 and 5, Culture Lab, King's Walk
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Stephen Cheng (piano)
Free admission


Thursday, 19th November 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Mutton dressed as lamb
Amanda Vickery, Professor in Early Modern History, Queen Mary University

British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Patron’s Lecture

 Free admission, no pre-booking required


Wednesday, 25th November 2015

6:00PM - 7:15PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Life and death of Ötzi, the Tyrolean iceman
Professor Jim Dickson, Dickson Laboratory for Bioarchaeology, West of Scotland Science Park, Glasgow

Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne Lecture

 Free admission, no pre-booking required


Thursday, 26th November 2015

4:00PM - 5:00PM Spaces 4 and 5, Culture Lab, King's Walk
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Free admission


Thursday, 26th November 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Making the land known: Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 and the literature of perambulation
Professor Julie Sanders, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Newcastle University

 Free admission, no pre-booking required


Tuesday, 1st December 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Cholesterol, statins and heart attack risks: the truth of the matter
Naveed Sattar, Professor of Metabolic Medicine, Glasgow University

Albert Latner Memorial Lecture on Clinical Biochemistry

 Free admission, no pre-booking required


Thursday, 3rd December 2015

1:10PM - 2:00PM Brunswick Methodist Church
King's Hall Music : Tom Oakes (wooden flute, guitar)
Innes Watson (guitar, fiddle)

Tom Oakes' career has taken him into the traditions of Ireland, Scandinavia, Scotland, North Africa, Brittany and India alongside jazz and contemporary classical music.  He is joined today by former Scottish Instrumentalist of the Year, Innes Watson, in a programme of original multi-genre composition contrasted with traditional music from Ireland.

Free admission



Thursday, 3rd December 2015

4:00PM - 5:00PM Spaces 4 and 5, Culture Lab, King's Walk
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Tobias Illingworth (jazz piano), Liam Mulpetre (guitar), Niamh Boadle (voiec & guitar)
Free admission


Thursday, 3rd December 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : From abolition to Zephaniah: a brief history of literature for the Black British child
Karen Sands-O’Connor, Professor of English, Buffalo State College, New York

 Free admission, no pre-booking required


Wednesday, 9th December 2015

5:30PM - 6:45PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Pensions and ageing society
Baroness Altmann, Minister of State for Pensions

 Free admission, no pre-booking required


Thursday, 10th December 2015

1:10PM - 2:00PM Brunswick Methodist Church
King's Hall Music : Ruth Lambert Trio
Ruth Lambert (voice)
Giles Strong (guitar)
Mick Shoulder (double bass)

From beautiful originals to classics from the great American songbook, this distinctive trio performs with an elegance that can take your breath away.

Free admission



Friday, 11th December 2015

7:30PM - 9:30PM Jesmond URC, Burdon Terrace
King's Hall Music : Newcastle University Symphony Orchestra Concert
Programme to be announced
Mark Edwards (conductor)

Tickets: £9, £5, £3, available from 2 November onwards.  Please contact Olivia Cameron on 0191 208 8463 or email Olivia.cameron@ncl.ac.uk


Wednesday, 13th January 2016

4:45PM - 6:15PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Megaships - how to build a ship the size of a skyscraper
Holmes Lectures for Children: Fish and Ships

Delivered by staff from the School of Marine Sciences and Technology at Newcastle University

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



Wednesday, 20th January 2016

4:45PM - 6:15PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : I see the sea
Holmes Lectures for Children: Fish and Ships

Delivered by staff from the School of Marine Sciences and Technology at Newcastle University 

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



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