We are pleased to be initiating the first ever Lapworth Lates event on the evening of Thursday 19th of July, 2018. The Lapworth Museum of Geology will throw open its doors for an evening of performance, workshops, interactive demos and more, all aimed at a curious adult audience. Coinciding with a new exhibition in July on ‘Dinosaurs in Popular Culture’, this first Late event will draw inspiration from this theme as well as the wider museum collection and research at the University.
Funding from the Alumni Fund is allowing us work alongside a small interdisciplinary team of postgraduate students who are helping us programme activities and we are also extremely pleased to have been able to commission two artists for one-night-only spectaculars…
Expect a truly magical and immersive night especially of interest to those who enjoy the intersection between science and art. If you’ve never visited the Lapworth before, let this be your excuse and we are certain you’ll want to come back! The event is open to everyone and is free, so mark the date in your diary now and bring along your partners, friends or colleagues! Eventbrite link to register HERE.
Researcher registrations are now CLOSED, but if you want to help us or have any idea please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org – We’d love to hear from you.
The University of Birmingham’s Arts & Science Festival will return for its sixth year in 2018. Running Monday 12 – Sunday 18 March 2018 and themed ‘Stop Start!’, the festival is a free programme showcasing research, culture and collaboration at the University through talks, exhibition, performances, workshops and screenings.
The Cultural Engagement team is currently inviting individuals and departments from across campus to submit events – these may be events already scheduled to happen, or events developed and realized especially for the festival. All suitable submissions will be marketed as part of the festival programme, and included in online listings and printed publicity.
There is a small amount of funding available for events developed specifically for the festival that could not otherwise be realized without a financial contribution. We are looking to fund events that respond to the festival theme, explore the intersection between arts and sciences, and represent good value for money. Please note, it is the responsibility of the event planner/department to resource, staff and deliver their proposed event(s) however there is funding available to pay students to support the delivery of your events – if this is of interest, please note the expected number of hours on your submission form.
The 2018 event submission form is here: Arts Science Festival 2018 – Event Submissions Please direct enquiries/ completed submission forms to email@example.com by Friday 03 November 2017.
- “It re-ignited my interest in art and the consideration of PhD study”
- “The festival has encouraged me to consider bringing academic research into my artistic practice.”
- “The festival was very significant for me personally, helping to shift my perceptions about the work I currently do, and made my day-dreams about future collaborations seem a bit more possible. Plus I met some really interesting people that I hope to keep in touch with in the future. All in all, a thoroughly rewarding experience that I confess has really re-vitalized my thinking and hoping!! So thank-you very much indeed!”
- “It made me realise what a wealth of knowledge we have on campus and that I should look out for more lunchtime seminars to attend.”
Being Human, the UK’s only national festival of the humanities, returns between 17th and 25th November 2016 with a programme of activities themed around ‘Hope and Fear’. Areas of inquiry include (but are not limited to):
· Aging, health and wellbeing
· Climate change and the environment
· Endangered or new languages
· Human rights
· Human migration/population changes
· New technologies
· Terrorism and radicalisation
· Urbanism (past and present), Smart Cities
· Utopias and dystopias (cultural, social, political)
The University of Birmingham will be centrally coordinating its submission into this year’s programme by bidding to be a ‘Festival Hub’. This requires a minimum of five and a maximum of ten events to take place as part of a thematically cohesive programme.
A callout is now open for expressions of interest from UoB academics or postgraduates interested in delivering an event within the UoB Festival Hub whose programme will be submitted for consideration from Being Human. The Expression of Interest form can be downloaded here and call details are here; the internal deadline is Monday 11th April at 10 am and EOIs should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please contact Public Engagement with Research Officer, Caroline Gillett: email@example.com