Events Diary : April 2012

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Wednesday, 4th April 2012

10:00AM - 12:30PM Hatton Gallery
Workshop
Collage Workshop for Children
Drop in style children's art workshop based on the Julien Maire exhibition. Create a mysterious collage based on the work called Memory Cone using fragments of vintage images. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Hazel Baron-Cooper Tel: 0191 208 6059 Email: hazel.barron-cooper@ncl.ac.uk


Wednesday, 4th April 2012

4:00PM - 5:00PM Lecture Theatre 165, Ridley Building, Newcastle University
Seminar
Cultural Transmission in Meerkat Societies
Speaker: Alex Thornton Cambridge University. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Jill Moffat Tel: 3982 Email: jill.moffat@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 5th April 2012

10:30AM - 12:00PM Hatton Gallery
Workshop
Origami Workshop with artist Lip Lee
Come along and make something amazing using the art of origami. Drop in style children's workshop although adults can make something too! Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Hazel Barron-Cooper Tel: 0191 208 6059 Email: hazel.barron-cooper@newcastle.ac.uk


Thursday, 12th April 2012

12:45PM - 2:00PM Baddiley Clark Seminar Room
Seminar
Financial Capability, Housing Equity and the
Politics of Income in Old Age
Dr Debora Price, Senior Lecturer, King's College, London. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Katharine Kirton Tel: 0191 2821348 Email: katharine.kirton@ncl.ac.uk


Friday, 13th April 2012

9:30AM - 4:15PM G21/22 Devonshire Building
Conference
BIS Consultation on a Competition Regime for Growth
This conference provides a forum for advancing debate of the effectiveness of key aspects of current UK competition law regime and will critique the UK Government proposals for significant reform. Admission: Standard £20; PG Students £5 Contact for further information: Jonathan Galloway Tel: 7558 Email: jonathan.galloway@ncl.ac.uk


Monday, 16th April 2012

7:00PM - 9:00PM Urban Cafe, Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle, NE1 4BR
Seminar
Cafe Scientifique: Geothermal energy in Newcastle
Professor Paul Younger, Director of Newcastle University's Institute for Research on Sustainability
Prof Younger considers the challenges and potential benefits of drilling a 2km borehole in the search for a renewable energy source for Newcastle city centre. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Anne Galbraith Tel: 208 3251 Email: anne.galbraith@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 17th April 2012

12:00PM - 2:00PM Research Beehive, Room 2.22
Workshop
FP7 Roadshow 1: General Introduction to FP7
Overview of the wide range of funding options available within the EU's Framework Programme 7. Admission: Free, but registration essential. Contact for further information: Grania Rogers Tel: 0191 208 8959 Email: grania.rogers@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 17th April 2012

1:00PM - 2:00PM St Thomas' Church, Haymarket
Seminar
The history of the church (reduced) part 2
The birth of Methodism to the present day
Rev Canon Dr Miranda Threlfall-Holmes, Durham. Admission: Free. You can bring a packed lunch Contact for further information: Rev Catherine Lack Tel: 0191 208 6341 Email: catherine.lack@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 17th April 2012

5:30PM - 6:30PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
CRiLLS Distinguished Speaker Series: Professor Jack Chambers
It's Not Your Fault: Cognition and 'Bad' Grammar
Professor Jack Chambers, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. Jack Chambers is the author of Sociolinguistic Theory: Linguistic Variation and Its Social Significance. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences (CRiLLS) Tel: 0191 208 8790 Email: crills@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 17th April 2012

6:00PM - 7:00PM The Lit and Phil, Westgate Road
Corruption in Historical Context
A Public Lecture on the History of Social Renewal
Professor Mark Knights (Warwick) will talk about the relationship between fiscal/political and moral/sexual corruption in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Admission: Free but please email library@litandphil.org.uk to reserve your place. Contact for further information: Ruth Connolly Tel: 0191 208 8133 Email: ruth.connolly@ncl.ac.uk


Wednesday, 18th April 2012

1:00PM - 2:00PM CURDS Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Claremont Bridge Building, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU
Seminar
PEALS Seminar: FAmilial searching - practice and ethics of forensic genetics
Dr Chris Maguire and Dr Victor Toom (Northumbria University Centre for Forensic Science)
In this presentation, Dr Chris Maguire will explain familial searching and Dr Victor Toom will address some of the social, ethical and legal implications of this technique. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Anne Galbraith Tel: 208 3251 Email: anne.galbraith@ncl.ac.uk


Wednesday, 18th April 2012

6:30PM - 8:30PM Culture Lab, Newcastle University
Seminar
CINEMA POLITICA - Yes Men Fix The World
Free film screening: Sometimes it takes a lie to expose the truth
Troublemakers Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno use high-profile pranks to shame and expose some of the world's biggest companies. Speaker TBC Admission: Free. Suggested donation £1, Doors open from 18.00 Contact for further information: Lucy Latham Tel: 07821352030 Email: newcastle@cinemapolitica.org


Thursday, 19th April 2012

4:00PM - 5:00PM Research Beehive, Old Library Building, Room 2.21
Seminar
Framing, Tracking, Cutting: The Other in French and Algerian Cinema
Inaugural Lecture
Speaker: Guy Austin (School of Modern Languages) Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Prof Henrike Laehnemann Tel: 0191 208 7513 Email: henrike.laehnemann@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 19th April 2012

5:30PM - 6:30PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : The Queen – art and image
Paul Moorhouse, curator, 20th century, National Portrait Gallery

Free admission, no pre-booking required



Monday, 23rd April 2012

12:00PM - 1:00PM Space 7, Culture Lab, Grand Assembly Rooms, King's Walk, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU
Seminar
Lunch Bites - DigitalCity Fellowship Scheme
Presented by Loday Gonpo
Loday Gonpo, the Creative Director of DigitalCity Innovation, will be talking about the DigitalCity Fellowship Scheme. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Dawn Pinkerton Tel: 01912464639 Email: dawn.pinkerton@ncl.ac.uk


Monday, 23rd April 2012

6:00PM - 8:00PM Room 152, The Robinson Library.
Rainy Day Reads
The One Night Only Robinson Library Book Group
On World Book Night we're hosting a book group with a difference. See website for details and to book your comfy chair. Admission: Free, but booking essential. Contact for further information: Karina Forrest Tel: 0191 2087662 Email: Karina.Forrest@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 24th April 2012

5:30PM - 6:30PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Immortalism
Mary Midgley, philosopher and writer

Philosophical Society Lecture

Free admission, no pre-booking required



Wednesday, 25th April 2012

4:00PM - 5:30PM CURDS Seminar Room, 4th Floor, Claremont Bridge Building
Seminar
"It's just a very male industry":
creativity and gender in design labour markets
Dr Suzanne Reimer, University of Southampton. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Sue Robson Tel: 0191 208 7691 Email: susan.robson@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 26th April 2012

8:00AM - 10:30AM Devonshire Building
Workshop
The Great Infrastructure Debate
Come and join us for breakfast and discussion - open to all
Introduced by ICE President Richard Coackley. Join the discussion with Edward Bentley, Richard Dawson, Stephanie Henderson, Laura O'Toole and Tony Quinn. Book here. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Dr Caspar Hewett Tel: 07790 470846 Email: thegreatdebate@live.co.uk


Thursday, 26th April 2012

4:00PM - 5:00PM Research Beehive, Old Library Building, Room 2.20
Seminar
The emergence of a free coloured elite?
Individual and Collective Identity in Panama City, 1750-1765
Speaker: Silvia Espelt Bombin (School of Modern Languages). Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Prof Henrike Laehnemann Tel: 0191 208 7513 Email: henrike.laehnemann@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 26th April 2012

5:30PM - 6:30PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : ‘Close the Coalhouse Door’: Pre-performance talk
Samuel West


Saturday, 28th April 2012

2:00PM - 4:00PM King's Gate, Barass Bridge
Seminar
Mosaic Lecture: Tell it to the Bees
Author Fiona Shaw talks about her new book about prejudice
Fiona Shaw discusses her new book and is joined by Dr Charlotte Wildman (Manchester University) on the lives of women and attitudes to same sex relationships in the 1950s. Admission: Free, but please register with Ken Mortimer. Contact for further information: Ken Mortimer Tel: 0191 2773487 Email: ken.mortimer@npride.org.uk


Monday, 30th April 2012 - Friday, 4th May 2012

5:30PM - 9:00PM Bedson TC Room 1.46, Bedson Building, Newcastle University
Chinese Film Festival
Get into Chinese culture with the forthcoming Chinese Film Festival
The Festival will showcase five award-winning contemporary Chinese films (with English subtitles) from 30th April to 4th May. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: PR Team Tel: O7730196694 Email: zyclaire@126.com


Monday, 30th April 2012

5:30PM - 6:30PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Public Lectures : Imagining Christian truth - Releasing the imagination
Father Timothy Radcliffe OP, former Master of the Order of Preachers

Riddell Memorial Lectures 

Free admission, no pre-booking required



Monday, 30th April 2012 - Sunday, 6th May 2012

8:00PM - 11:00PM Various
Conference
The NCLA Festival of Belonging
The NCLA Festival of Belonging is a week-long literary event across Newcastle-Gateshead, including readings, workshops, and a writing competition for young people in the North East. Admission: See website for further details. Contact for further information: Melanie Birch Tel: 0191 208 7619 Email: melanie.birch@ncl.ac.uk,


Monday, 30th April 2012

8:00PM - 11:00PM The Central, Gateshead
Conference
Trashed Organ presents: We're All Mad Here
Part of the NCLA Festival of Belonging
Poetry from Stevie Ronnie, Claire Askew, Andrew McMillan and Lizzie Whyman. Music from Fiona's Jazz Express and Oud master Firas Kirala. Admission: £5/£4 Contact for further information: John Challis Tel: 07816 778899 Email: j.challis@newcastle.ac.uk


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