Upcoming Events

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

4:30PM - 6:30PM Newcastle University Business School
Ethical practitioners new network launch
This event will bring together individuals who are charged with overseeing ethical behaviour/compliance or CSR in their organisations and start to build a peer-led support network. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Ruth Warwick Tel: 0191 208 1637 Email: ruth.warwick@ncl.ac.uk


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.

If you are attending the concert, you are invited to download a track in advance:

"Note that there are 8 different versions of this soundtrack. Audience members should choose just one of these to download."

Click here to view Phantom Voices earpiece tracks

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/browse/category.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=303 

Part of the Newcastle Early Music Festival

 



Friday, 6th March 2015

2:00PM - 3:00PM Claremont Tower, Room 7.01
Seminar
State transition semantics for the reactive logic based robot control language, TeleoR
Keith Clark has been associated with the Department of Computing, Imperial College since 1975, where he is now an Honorary Distinguished Research Fellow. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Amy McAllister Tel: 01912087972 Email: cs.reception@newcastle.ac.uk


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



Monday, 9th March 2015

7:00PM - 9:30PM Culture Lab, King's Rod, Newcastle University Campus, NE1 7RU
Workshop
Public Workshop
Causation or Correlation
Join Fulcrum practitioners and invited scientists for a series of playful and open access public workshops to explore a series of Tips for interpreting scientific claims aimed at non-scientists, and ultimately at policy makers so that political decisions are better informed by the evidence. Admission: Free, but registration required. Contact for further information: Fulcrum Arts and Research Tel: 0191 208 8320 Email: info.fulcrumgroup@gmail.com


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


Wednesday, 11th March 2015

12:00PM - 2:00PM Research Beehive, Room 2.22
Workshop
Roadshow 1: Overview of Horizon 2020
Overview of wide range of funding programmes available within Horizon 2020 to show attendees how the programmes and opportunities could work for them or their group. Admission: Free, but registration required. Contact for further information: Grania Rogers Tel: 0191 208 8959 Email: grania.rogers@ncl.ac.uk


Wednesday, 11th March 2015

1:00PM - 2:00PM St Thomas' church, Haymarket
Seminar
Christians relating to other faiths
Third in a series of lent talks: 'You and I - relating to other faiths'
Some Christians believe all followers of other faiths are on the road to hell. Others believe all will be saved. Come and hear about the range of beliefs. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Revd Catherine Lack Tel: 0191 208 6341 or 07582 033125 Email: catherine.lack@ncl.ac.uk


Wednesday, 11th March 2015

7:00PM - 9:00PM Culture Lab
Cinema Politica - Documentary
Blueberry Soup
Blueberry Soup is an extraordinary documentary about the constitutional change in Iceland following the financial crisis of 2008. This is a not-well-known-story of grassroots constitutionalism, which may be a lesson or an inspiration to people here. Admission: Suggested donation of £1 Contact for further information: Lynsay Blake Tel: 0191 208 8558 Email: newcastle@cinemapolitica.org


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 http://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/public-lectures/reserve/henrymiller/index.php or telephone 0191 208 6136 from 16 February.


Wednesday, 18th March 2015

9:00AM - 10:15AM Research Beehive, Room 2.20
Workshop
How to succeed with European Funding
Professor John Fitzgerald and Mr Jon Warwick, School of Computing Science, will share their experience of winning successful EU projects. Short presentation and Q&A session. Admission: Free but it is necessary to register. Contact for further information: Grania Rogers Tel: 0191 208 8959 Email: grania.rogers@ncl.ac.uk


Friday, 20th March 2015

2:00PM - 3:00PM Dental Lecture Theatre D, Medical School
ASTEROID: the fun 3D eye test
Dr Jenny Read (IoN) presents ASTEROID, a project to develop a fun game to play on a 3D tablet computer to treat 3D vision disorders. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Adam O'Neill Tel: 208 8795 Email: asteroid@ncl.ac.uk


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


Saturday, 28th March 2015

7:30PM - 9:30PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Sing Together Concert: Carmina Burana
Sing Together Choir
Len Young (conductor)
Jenny Martins and Andrew Passmore (pianos)

For further details and to book tickets please visit:

http://www.sagegateshead.com/event/sing-together34945/ 



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


Tuesday, 21st April 2015

2:30PM - 5:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Postgraduate Recitals
Stelios Arodites (saxophone) 2.30pm
Katie Bates (voice) 3.20pm
Vivian Nie (voice) 4.00pm
dita Tao (voice) 4.30pm

Free admission


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



Monday, 27th April 2015

5:30PM - 7:00PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : Re-conceptualizing China in our time: from a Chinese perspective
Professor Zhang Longxi, City University of Hong Kong
Distinguished Chinese Lectures 2015


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

12:30PM - 5:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Final Year Undergraduate Recitals
Rebecca Badham (soprano) 12.30pm
Louise Anderson (soprano) 1.10pm
Catherine Dalzell (soprano) 2.05pm
Laura Machin (soprano) 3.00pm
Ana Fernandez-Guerra (soprano) 3.40pm
Annabel Warnock (voice) 4.30pm

Free admission


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


Tuesday, 12th May 2015

6:00PM - 10:00PM Band Room, Music Studios
King's Hall Music : Final Year Undergraduate Recitals
Ella El-Salahi (voice) 6.00pm
Jennifer Amey (voice) 7.00pm
Faye MacCalman (saxophone) 8.15pm
Josh Lane (trumpet) 9.10pm

Free admission.  Limited seating; first come first served.


Wednesday, 13th May 2015

10:00AM - 12:10PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Final Year Undergraduate Recitals
Anne-Marie Rosa (flute) 10.00am
James Insalco (clarinet) 10.55am
Beth Robinson (oboe) 11.35am

Free admission


Wednesday, 13th May 2015

5:30PM - 8:30PM Band Room, Music Studios
King's Hall Music : Final Year Undergraduate Recitals
Daniel Morgan (guitar) 5.30pm
Lewis West (drums) 6.20pm
Joe Cromey-Hawke (drums) 7.15pm
George Hutton (drums) 7.55pm

Free admission.  Limited seating available; first come first served.


Thursday, 14th May 2015

10:30AM - 11:35AM Recital Room/King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Final Year Undergraduate Recitals
Jamie Lawson (jazz piano) 10.30am in the Recital Room
Isobel Galvin (trumpet) 11.10am in the King's Hall

Free admission


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


Thursday, 4th June 2015

4:00PM - 5:30PM CURDS Seminar Room, 4th Floor Claremont Bridge
Seminar
Hybrid state spaces: electricity neoliberalisation in the Western Balkans
Prof. Stefan Bouzarovski, Centre for Urban Resilience and Energy, University of Manchester
CURDS External Seminar featuring Stefan Bouzarovski, Director or CURE at University of Manchester and PI on ERC project: Energy vulnerability and urban transitions in Europe. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Stuart Dawley Tel: 01912087735 Email: stuart.dawley@ncl.ac.uk


Monday, 8th June 2015

5:30PM - 7:00PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : Where have all the villages gone?: landscape of home and memory in Chinese literature and film
Professor Ban Wang, Stanford University
Distinguished Chinese Lectures 2015


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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