Events Diary : October 2012

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Monday, 1st October 2012

7:00PM - 9:00PM Urban Cafe, Dance City, Temple Street NE1 4BR
Seminar
Cafe Philosophique: Postmodernity and rational discourse
Do the tenets of postmodern thought make rational discourse impossible? Dr David Rose, Newcastle University, will seek to offer an answer. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Tom Martin Tel: 0191 208 3252 Email: tom.martin@ncl.ac.uk


Wednesday, 3rd October 2012

3:00PM - 4:00PM Room 163, Ridley Building 2, Newcastle University
Surviving Schizophrenia
A talk by author Louise Gillet
A talk by author Louise Gillet on her diganosis of schizophrenia and her road to recovery. Admission: Free but booking essential. Contact for further information: Kate Hudson Tel: 0191 208 8312 Email: kate.hudson@ncl.ac.uk


Wednesday, 3rd October 2012

4:00PM - 5:00PM Room 165, Ridley Building, Newcastle University
Seminar
How can technology support behaviour change?
The case of smoking cessation
Professor Robert West, Professor of Health Psychology, UCL. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Katharine Kirton Tel: 0191 2821348 Email: katharine.kirton@ncl.ac.uk


Wednesday, 3rd October 2012

4:00PM - 5:00PM Room 165, Ridley building 1
Seminar
Psychology Seminar Series
How Can Technology Support Behaviour Change? The Case of Smoking Cessation
Professor Robert West (University College London). Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Jill Moffat Tel: 0191 208 3982 Email: jill.moffat@ncl.ac.uk


Wednesday, 3rd October 2012

5:30PM - 6:30PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Henry's Demons
A reading by Patrick Cockburn and Henry Cockburn
War correspondent Patrick Cockburn was in Kabul reporting on the fall of the Taliban, when his son Henry was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Patrick and Henry tell us their story. Admission: Free, but booking esential. Contact for further information: Kate Hudson Tel: 0191 2088312 Email: kate.hudson@ncl.ac.uk


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Thursday, 4th October 2012

5:30PM - 6:30PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : Standing on the shoulders of giants: the search for Darwin’s predecessors
Rebecca Stott, Professor of Literature and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia

Free admission, no pre-booking required



Thursday, 4th October 2012 - Thursday, 8th November 2012

6:00PM - 6:00PM David Shaw Lecture Theatre, The Medical School
Seminar
Mini Medical School 2012
Thursday Evening Lecture Series
A series of exciting and interactive evening lectures designed to bring the world of Medical Science to life. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Mini Medical School Admin Team Tel: 01912464560 Email: minimedicalschool@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 4th October 2012

6:00PM - 8:00PM Great North Museum: Hancock
Hieroglyphs from the North
Newcastle's correspondence with the decipherer of the Rosetta Stone
Egyptologist Margaret Maitland sheds light on her exciting research on the Champollion letters held in the archives of the Natural History Society of Northumbria. Admission: Free, but booking essential. Contact for further information: Great North Museum: Hancock Tel: 0191 208 6765 Email: greatnorthmuseum@twmuseums.org.uk


Thursday, 4th October 2012

6:30PM - 9:30PM Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
Change everything you know about marketing
Branding expert Mark Tinnion from Violet Bick, will reveal how even the smallest business can adopt the tactics of global corporations and get ahead of the competition Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Ruth Warwick Tel: 208 1637 Email: ruth.warwick@ncl.ac.uk


Friday, 5th October 2012

7:00PM - 9:15PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : Claudia Jones Memorial Lecture 2012 - The legacy of Dr Martin Luther King
Free admission, no pre-booking needed. All seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.


Saturday, 6th October 2012

11:30AM - 3:30PM Hatton Gallery , The Quadrangle, Newcastle University
Workshop
Hatton Gallery Big Draw Day
Take a Line for a Walk: Drawing activities for children and adults
Find out about Eye Tracking drawing; join in with our huge drawing on the theme of angels, eyes, minds; add to our communal mind map. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Hazel Barron-Cooper Tel: 0191 208 6059 Email: hazel.barron-cooper@ncl.ac.uk


Sunday, 7th October 2012

4:00PM - 6:00PM Hall 2, The Sage Gateshead
King's Hall Music : For Hearts and Souls, Charity Concert
Voices of Hope
Simon Fidler (director)

North East Choir Voices of Hope perform a range of a capella choral works from the last four centuries.  This is an annual fundraising concert for the British Heath Foundation.  Repertoire includes works by Bruckner, Lauridsen, Taverner, Sibelius and Holst.

Ticekts: £15 (concessions available), from The Sage Gateshead Box Office, 0191 443 4661  or www.thesagegateshead.org



Monday, 8th October 2012

11:00AM - 3:00PM The Venue, Students' Union
Newcastle University Part-time Jobs Fair
This Fair is open to all students from any discipline who are looking for part-time or seasonal jobs. There is no need to pre-book to attend the event. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Katherine Gibson Tel: 0191 2087748 Email: katherine.gibson@ncl.ac.uk.


Monday, 8th October 2012

5:00PM - 6:30PM Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
Going global: lessons from Costa Rica
Leading economist and international consultant, Professor Alberto Trejos, will reveal how the emerging market of Costa Rica pursued economic globalisation. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Ruth Warwick Tel: 208 1637 Email: ruth.warwick@ncl.ac.uk


Monday, 8th October 2012

5:45PM - 8:00PM Tyneside Cinema
The Soloist
A screening of the 2009 Joe Wright Film
Based on the book of the same name by Steve Lopez, this film tells the true story of musician Nathaniel Ayers, who developed schizophrenia and became homeless. Admission: Free but booking essential. Tickets can be booked by phone (0845 2179909) or in person at the Tyneside Cinema Box Office. Contact for further information: Kate Hudson Tel: 0191 2088312 Email: kate.hudson@ncl.ac.uk


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Tuesday, 9th October 2012

5:30PM - 6:30PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : What is the way towards a better understanding of depression?
Professor Joe Herbert, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge

Free admission, no pre-booking required

Lecture to mark World Mental Health Day



Thursday, 11th October 2012

5:30PM - 6:30PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : Will Electricity Market Reform work, and why does it have to be so complicated?
Dr Robert Gross, Director, Centre for Energy Policy and Technology, Imperial College London

Free admission, no pre-booking required

Swan Memorial Lecture



Monday, 15th October 2012

7:00PM - 9:00PM Urban Cafe, Dance City, Temple Street, NE1 4BR
Seminar
Cafe Scientifique: Eggs, ethics and exploitation?
A study of women's experiences of "egg sharing" for research.
Dr Ken Taylor (Newcastle University), will present some findings from a study led by Professor Erica Haimes. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Tom Martin Tel: 0191 208 3252 Email: tom.martin@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 16th October 2012

12:00PM - 2:00PM Research Beehive, Room 2.20
Workshop
Marie Curie International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES)
IRSES is aimed at strengthening research partnerships through staff exchanges between European research organisations and organisations from 29 different non-European countries. Admission: Free, but registration essential. Contact for further information: Grania Rogers Tel: 0191 208 8959 Email: grania.rogers@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 16th October 2012

12:00PM - 1:30PM Room G21/22, Devonshire Building
Seminar
October Learning and Teaching Seminar: Effective peer mentoring
Dr Jane Andrews and Dr Robin Clark (Aston University) will share their research into features of effective peer mentoring schemes. Admission: Free for university staff, with buffet lunch. Booking essential. Contact for further information: Lydia Wysocki Tel: 8952 Email: lydia.wysocki@ncl.ac.uk


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Tuesday, 16th October 2012

5:30PM - 6:30PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : Molecules that changed the world
KC Nicolaou, Department of Chemistry, The Scripps Research Institute and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California

Free admission, no pre-booking required

Wynne-Jones Memorial Lecture



Tuesday, 16th October 2012

6:00PM - 7:15PM Hatton Gallery , The Quadrangle,
Talk by Artist Sarah Blood
Hatton Gallery Artists' Talks
Talk by Newcastle-based artist Sarah Blood who has her neon sculpture, 'Guardian in the Presence of Doubt' in the current exhibition, 'Reassembling the Self'. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Hazel Barron-Cooper Tel: 208 6059 Email: hazel.barron-cooper@ncl.ac.uk


Wednesday, 17th October 2012

1:00PM - 2:00PM St Thomas' Church, Haymarket
Seminar
Family Visit to a Friend on Death Row
Brid Fitzpatrick went on holiday to the US this summer, and while there visited a man waiting to die. She took her teenage children with her and talks about the experience. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Catherine Lack Tel: 0191-208-6341 or 07582-033125 Email: catherine.lack@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 18th October 2012

1:10PM - 2:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Alison Smart (soprano)
Katharine Durran (piano)

A programme of English Song from the 20th and 21st centuries, including works by Arnold Bax, Peter Warlock, Carey Blyton, and John Mitchell.

Free admission



Thursday, 18th October 2012

4:00PM - 5:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Emily Rutherford (clarinet), Hannah Tattersfield (violin), Kari Macleod (fiddle)
Free admission


Thursday, 18th October 2012

4:00PM - 6:30PM Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
In conversation with James Timpson
With philanthropy receiving increasing coverage in the 'thinking' media, significant philanthropist James Timpson will take part in a thought-provoking conversation with Caroline Theobald of the Bridge Club. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Ruth Warwick Tel: 208 1637 Email: ruth.warwick@ncl.ac.uk


Thursday, 18th October 2012

5:30PM - 6:30PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : Ian Nairn: inspired by Newcastle
Gillian Darley, writer, broadcaster and prize-winning architectural journalist

Free admission, no pre-booking required

Thomas Sharp Lecture



Monday, 22nd October 2012

9:00AM - 5:00PM Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SE
Workshop
Prof. Scott Shane: Commercialising Science
Professor Scott Shane of Case Western Reserve University presents the first of a 2 day intensive short course about identifying the commercial value in translational research. Admission: Free to Staff of Newcastle University. Contact for further information: Lucille Valentine Tel: 0191 209 1694 Email: lucille.valentine@ncl.ac.uk


Monday, 22nd October 2012 - Tuesday, 23rd October 2012

9:00AM - 5:00PM Research Beehive, Newcastle University
Workshop
Software Carpentry Workshop
Encouraging Digital Literacy in Research
The workshop allows researchers to refine programming techniques, develop subject-specific systems, data analysis and storage with the aim of potentially enhancing the quality of research. Admission: Free (applications will be shortlisted to deal with high demand). Contact for further information: Emily Colman Tel: 0191 2086981 Email: emily.colman@ncl.ac.uk


Monday, 22nd October 2012

6:00PM - 7:00PM Room 152, Level 1, Robinson Library
Root and Branch:
public health under the nation's doctors
Ian Johnson, Library Archivist, takes a fascinating look at the papers of the former Chief Medical Officer for England and current University Chancellor, Sir Liam Donaldson. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Jennifer Rankin Tel: 0191 208 7674 Email: Jennifer.Rankin@ncl.ac.uk


Tuesday, 23rd October 2012

9:00AM - 5:00PM Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4SE
Workshop
Prof. Scott Shane: Commercialising Science
Professor Scott Shane of Case Western Reserve University presents the second of a 2 day intensive short course about identifying the commercial value in translational research. Admission: Free to Staff of Newcastle University. Contact for further information: Lucille Valentine Tel: 0191 209 1694 Email: lucille.valentine@ncl.ac.uk


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Tuesday, 23rd October 2012

5:30PM - 6:30PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : The importance of medical professionalism, leadership and advocacy in improving the nation’s health
Professor Sir Ian Gilmore MD FRCP, University of Liverpool

Free admission, no pre-booking required

Jacobson Lecture



Thursday, 25th October 2012

1:10PM - 2:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : John Law (piano)
Yuri Goloubev (double bass)
Tim Giles (drums)

John Law's trio combines highly sensitive readings of both well-known jazz (and sometimes pop) tunes with some of the leader's own compositions.  The concert offers interactive, conversational jazz, combining compositional intricacy with spontaneous improvisation and interplay.  Alongside original compositions, expect tunes from the jazz repertoire, as well as the odd tune by Nick Drake, Sting or The Beatles.

Free admission



Thursday, 25th October 2012

4:00PM - 5:00PM King's Hall, Armstrong Building
King's Hall Music : Student Performances
Including Jacqueline Davidson (clarinet), Tom Lovatt (flute)
Free admission


Thursday, 25th October 2012

5:30PM - 6:30PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : There are alternatives! Democratic education and the common school
Michael Fielding and Peter Moss, Institute of Education, University of London

Free admission, no pre-booking required

Social Renewal Lecture



Tuesday, 30th October 2012

5:30PM - 6:30PM Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University
Public Lectures : Edward VII: the playboy prince who saved the monarchy
Jane Ridley, Professor of History, The University of Buckingham

Free admission, no pre-booking required



Wednesday, 31st October 2012

10:30AM - 12:30PM Hatton Gallery
Workshop
October Half Term Children's Art Workshop
Mask Making
Make and decorate your own amazing mask. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Hazel Barron-Cooper Tel: 208 6059 Email: hazel.barron-cooper@ncl.ac.uk


Wednesday, 31st October 2012

1:00PM - 2:00PM St Thomas' church, Haymarket
Seminar
Spiritual forces of wickedness
Spiritual forces of wickedness in high places
Theology, corporate sin and suprahuman agency. Revd Andii Bowsher, Coordinating chaplain at Northumbria University, on the theology of Walter Wink. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Catherine Lack Tel: 0191-208-6341 or 07582-033125 Email: catherine.lack@ncl.ac.uk


Wednesday, 31st October 2012

4:00PM - 6:30PM Newcastle University Business School, 5 Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne
Mistakes, pitfalls and challenges are all part of the road to success
by James Timpson
The chief executive of one of the country's most recognised brands is set to do a tell-all story about his business failures in a bid to help others survive. Admission: Free. Contact for further information: Ruth Warwick Tel: 208 1637 Email: ruth.warwick@ncl.ac.uk


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