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Upcoming open days

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Colchester Campus
Saturday 25 October 2014 (booking now)
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Saturday 11 October 2014 (booking now)
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Wednesday 5 November 2014 (booking now)

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Diary of events 2014

Homecoming

Performers at Homecoming

The University celebrated its 50th birthday in style with more than 3,000 alumni, students, staff and members of the community coming to the Colchester Campus a massive Homecoming Weekend. See all the best photos, tweets and posts from the weekend.

Our events listings are updated on a daily basis. If you want to signup for our Daily Bulletin or let us know about an event please email our Communications Office.

Our venues

All of our venues have their own dedicated websites: Lakeside Theatre, Colchester Campus; Art Exchange, Colchester Campus; Clifftown Theatre and Studios, Southend Campus; East 15 Acting School, Loughton Campus

Exhibitions

  • The Hexagon: Something Fierce - Vision and Reality

    From 29 September to 13 December. "Something Fierce" emerged in Essex from 1964 – a new University determined to look to the future and break with tradition. In September a major new exhibition opens giving you the chance to discover the story of the foundation of the University of Essex and 50 years of student life. The exhibition celebrates the bold, 'brutalist' sixties architecture of the Colchester Campus; the unique academic vision and the vibrant community of scholars and students they created. The Hexagon is based at the heart of our Colchester Campus.

  • Art Exchange: Regina Jose Galindo, Tierra

    From 29 September to Saturday 25 Oct. A short film by Regina José Galindo, a performance artist who lives and works in Guatemala.

  • Beecroft Art Gallery: Connecting Through Collecting: 20 Years of Art from Latin America at the University Of Essex

    From 6 September to 6 December. For 20 years ESCALA has played a vital role in connecting people with artwork from across Latin America while also challenging ideas about contemporary art. A new exhibition in Southend opening at the Beecroft Art Gallery will celebrate ESCALA's internationally important contribution by showing how members of the University of Essex community connect with the artworks from its Collection.

  • Art Exchange: Simon Carter, Study of Wivenhoe Park

    From 12 September to 25 October 2014. A new commission of Simon Carter’s artworks inspired by Constable’s painting ‘Wivenhoe Park’ 1816, will be on display at Art Exchange at our Colchester Campus to mark the start of our 50th anniversary celebrations.

Wednesday 1 October

Philosophy Autumn Minicourse 2014

Professor Steven Crowell from Rice University is giving a three-day Minicourse from 1-3 October 2014 called 'Phenomenology, Meaning, and Metaphysics'. The course includes three lectures and one seminar. Programme and session abstracts and book your free placehere.

Lunchtime Gardening

The Campus Community Garden invites all staff and students for an hour of gardening and lunching every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm. Walk up to Wivenhoe House and follow the signs from there. For more information email estfr004@essex.ac.uk or visit our Facebook page.

Hunt and Darton Café at the Lakeside Theatre

11am to 4pm. Full event details.

Thursday 2 October

Student Street Market

Every Thursday the SU will be bringing you a host of local stalls selling a range of goodies, from freshly ground coffee and tasty cakes to vintage clothing and handmade jewellery. 10.30am–3.30pm in Square 3. Make sure you pop along to get your fresh local produce and grab a bargain.

Hunt and Darton Café at the Lakeside Theatre

11am to 4pm. Full event details.

Near Gone at the Lakeside Theatre

7:30pm. Two performers have a difficult story to tell. They come on stage and launch themselves into an hour long attempt to put into words the utterly unspeakable. Full event and booking details.

Friday 3 October

Jeff Howard at the Forum– "University: What's the Point?"

4.30pm, The Forum Southend-on-Sea. Is higher education the time of your life or a waste of time? Dr Jeff Howard from the University of Essex challenges you to rethink the point of a university education. Tickets are free. Booking and further details.

Hunt and Darton Café at the Lakeside Theatre

11am to 4pm. Full event details.

Biscuithead & The Biscuit Badgers + Mick Squalor

7:30pm in the Lakeside Theatre.

They're Back! After the most incredible gig last year we welcome the return one of the most surprising and brilliant live bands in the UK!Full event and booking details.

Saturday 4 October

Gardening on campus

Are you waiting for a plot on an allotment? Would you like to spend more time outdoors? Looking for a workout with other people in a relaxed atmosphere? Then join the team of committed hobby gardeners at the Campus Community Garden: it’s free, all staff, students, their families and friends are welcome! We are growing fresh, organic fruit and veg to be shared with everyone who joins. No previous gardening knowledge required.

Every Saturday netween 12pm and 5pm. For more information email estfr004@essex.ac.uk or visit our Facebook page.

6 October 2014

ISER Monday Seminar – Tim Goedemé (University of Antwerp): “How relative is the social minimum? Estimating a lower bound on the relativity of the minimum resources required for adequate social participation”

4pm in the large seminar Room 2N2.4.16 of the Social Science Research Centre.

7 October 2014

Department of Psychology Seminar – Professor Michael J. Bailey (Northwestern University): "Erotic Target Identity Inversions: A Conceptual and Empirical Introduction (research)".

4pm in Room 4.722.

Wednesday 8 October

Lunchtime Gardening

The Campus Community Garden invites all staff and students for an hour of gardening and lunching every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm. Walk up to Wivenhoe House and follow the signs from there. For more information email estfr004@essex.ac.uk or visit our Facebook page.

Café Scientifique – BIG DATA for beginners

6.30pm for 7.00pm at The Minories, 74 High Street, Colchester. Free admission, all welcome.

Café Scientifique, which started in Leeds in 1998, is a forum aimed at bringing the public and scientists together to learn about and discuss current scientific issues. The speakers give their time free of charge. The Colchester Café Scientifique is sponsored by the University of Essex. For more details click here.

Thursday 9 October

Student Street Market

Every Thursday the SU will be bringing you a host of local stalls selling a range of goodies, from freshly ground coffee and tasty cakes to vintage clothing and handmade jewellery. 10.30am–3.30pm in Square 3. Make sure you pop along to get your fresh local produce and grab a bargain.

9 October

School of Philosophy and Art – Dr Gavin Grindon (University of Essex): "Activist-Art and the Radical Neo-Avant-Garde: Black Mask and Up Against the Wall Motherfucker"

5pm in Room 6.106

Pendulum's Bargain Emporium brought to you by Maison Foo, creators of national sell out smash Memoirs of a Biscuit Tin.

7:30pm at the Lakeside Theartre.

Saturday 11 October

Gardening on campus

Are you waiting for a plot on an allotment? Would you like to spend more time outdoors? Looking for a workout with other people in a relaxed atmosphere? Then join the team of committed hobby gardeners at the Campus Community Garden: it’s free, all staff, students, their families and friends are welcome! We are growing fresh, organic fruit and veg to be shared with everyone who joins. No previous gardening knowledge required.

Every Saturday netween 12pm and 5pm. For more information email estfr004@essex.ac.uk or visit our Facebook page.

Wednesday 15 October

CISC Seminars – Daniel Monk: "Inheritance 'families of choice': enduring intimacies?"

1pm-2pm Room 6.345. All welcome.

Lunchtime Gardening

The Campus Community Garden invites all staff and students for an hour of gardening and lunching every Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm. Walk up to Wivenhoe House and follow the signs from there. For more information email estfr004@essex.ac.uk or visit our Facebook page.

Thursday 16 October

Student Street Market

Every Thursday the SU will be bringing you a host of local stalls selling a range of goodies, from freshly ground coffee and tasty cakes to vintage clothing and handmade jewellery. 10.30am–3.30pm in Square 3. Make sure you pop along to get your fresh local produce and grab a bargain.

Saturday 18 October

Gardening on campus

Are you waiting for a plot on an allotment? Would you like to spend more time outdoors? Looking for a workout with other people in a relaxed atmosphere? Then join the team of committed hobby gardeners at the Campus Community Garden: it’s free, all staff, students, their families and friends are welcome! We are growing fresh, organic fruit and veg to be shared with everyone who joins. No previous gardening knowledge required.

Every Saturday netween 12pm and 5pm. For more information email estfr004@essex.ac.uk or visit our Facebook page.

Tuesday 4 November

4 November

UK Data Service Event – "Looking after your research data: Exploring legal and ethical issues".

Location: 2N2.4.16. Day 1: 10:30am to 5:00pm. Day 2: 09.30am to 4:00pm

Wednesday 5 November

School of Health and Human Sciences Seminar - Dr Chris Green (HHS, University of Essex): "SHHS as a Best Evidence in Medical and Health Professions Education (BEME) International Collaborating Centre: an introduction and invitation (HHS Research Seminars)"

1pm in Room 2S2.3.20. Full seminar details.

December

News and events

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Arts events

Events

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