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Upcoming open days

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

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Diary of events 2014

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 Art Exchange : Jamal Penjweny – Saddam is Here

    From Thursday 30 October to Saturday 13 December. An exhibition of photography and film by Iraqi artist Jamal Penjweny that reflects on everyday life in Iraq today.

  • 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.


Friday 24 October

7.30 pm - "Master & Margarita" bought to you by FRAGMENTS, an ensemble that make, share and tell compelling stories that push the bounds of traditional storytelling. At the Clifftown Theatre, Southend.

Saturday 25 October

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

7.30pm – DAHLING YOU WERE MARVELLOUS, TAS are back with another madcap show made entirely in the 24 hours before curtain up!

Monday 27 October

7pm - Lakeside Theatre Writers: Getting Started/Keeping Going With Diane Samuels, at the Lakeside Theatre.

Tuesday 28 October

11am to 3pm. Get your year off to a really positive start by attending the Graduate Skills and Careers Fair and meet graduate employers in person. Find out more about your career options, meet your careers team, discover internships and graduate opportunities open to you right now, have a go at real assessment centre activities, and bring your CV along to see if it makes an impact. The Fair is open to all students and recent Essex graduates and takes place at the University Sports Hall, Colchester. Details regarding travel from Southend Campus to Colchester will follow.

4pm - Department of Economics Seminar. Nicholas Papageorge (John Hopkins). Further details can be found here. In Economics Common Room 5B.307.

4pm - Department of Psychology Research Seminar, Dr. Kathryn Buchanan (University of Essex): Can feedback vanquish energy vampires. In Room 4.722.

5pm - Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies Open Seminar, Professor Susan Thomas(La Trobe University, Australia): "Ghostly Presences: James Potter Lockhart and Jane Maxwell Lockhart in Jean Rhys’s Writing". In Room 5A.118. Followed by drinks, all welcome. If you would like to join the speaker for dinner at the Brasserie after the reception, please email Susan Oliver.

4pm to 7pm - University of Essex School of Health and Human Sciences Research Seminar by Professor Clare Gerada MBE. What's Wrong (or Right) with the NHS since the Health and Social Care Act?. Open to All. For full details and to reserve your place, please book here.

7.30pm - University of Essex African Caribbean Society Presents The Heritage Show at the Lakeside Theatre.

Wednesday 29 October

9.30am to 4.30pm - Essex Sustainability Institute Public seminar "The Fruits of our Labour" at The Minories, Colchester(including lunch celebrating local produce). Tickets cost £55 (£25 concessions). Book online or for further information contact Professor Steffen Boehm on 01206 873843.

1pm - Jess seminar, Seetha Menon (ISER):"Domestic violence on neonatal and infant mortality". In the Large Seminar Room (2N2.4.16)

4pm - Department of History Research Seminar, Prof Micheline White (Carleton University, Ottawa):"The Surprising Contribution of Katherine Parr and Queen Elizabeth I to the Book of Common Prayer". In Room 5N.7.23.

7pm - Modern Languages Film Club, Wadjda (2012) by Haifaa Al-Mansour. In Arabic with English subtitles. Free admission. In LTB2.

Thursday 30 October

1-2pm. School of Biological Sciences Seminar - Dr Radu Zabet (University of Cambridge):"Quantitative models for genomic occupancy of transcription factors". In Room 3SW.6.22. All welcome.

4pm - Department of Language and Linguistics Seminar, Andrea Revesz (The Institute of Education, University of London): "Researching task-generated cognitive processes". In Room 1N1.4.1.

4.00pm to 5.30pm - Sociology Seminar, "Something Fierce" Imaginations: fifty years of Essex Sociology, edited by Ken Plummer. Join members of the Department for a roundtable discussion, free buffet, and to raise a glass to the success of this unique book, which tells the story of the Sociology Department at the University of Essex through fifty contributions, from past and present.

5pm - School of Philosophy and Art History Seminar, Dr Andrew Fagan (University of Essex) : " Into the belly of the whale and out again: subjective welfarism and cultural harm". In Room 5B.202.

7.30pm & 9.00pm - Fiction. Fiction is the second performance by Glen Neath and David Rosenberg using binaural sound and absolute darkness, at the Lakeside Theatre.

Friday 31 October

1pm to 5pm - Essex Business School Seminar, Various speakers form Lloyds Bank : Addressing access to finance issues for SMEs. In Room GB2.13 of the Gateway Building, Southend Campus. Please register here

7.45pm - Everyman. The Summoning of Everyman explores the frailty of life and the power of immortality, through the eponymous character of Everyman, showing us what is truly important in our lives. Directed by Harry Jordan. Produced by Helen Anspach. At the Lakeside Theatre.

Saturday 1 November

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

7.45pm - Everyman. The Summoning of Everyman explores the frailty of life and the power of immortality, through the eponymous character of Everyman, showing us what is truly important in our lives. Directed by Harry Jordan. Produced by Helen Anspach. At the Lakeside Theatre.

8.30pm - Comedy Central Live: Noise Next Door. Returning by popular demand, it’s the UK’s premiere improv troupe with a specially extended set. At the Lakeside Theatre.

Tuesday 4 November

9.30am to 1.00pm - Looking after your research data : Exploring legal and ethical issues. Location: 2N2.4.16. Organised by UK Data Service.

Wednesday 5 November

1pm to 2pm - Department of Sociology Seminar, Professor Stevi Jackson (Department of Sociology, University of York):"Practices of intimacy and the negotiation of sexual boundaries: Mothers, daughters and Sex in Hong Kong and Britain" (CISC Seminar Series). In Room 6.345.

1pm - School of Health and Human Sciences Seminar, Dr Chris Green from HHS (University of Essex): SHHS as a Best Evidence in Medical and Health Professions Education (BEME) International Collaborating Centre: an introduction and invitation. In Room 2S2.3.20.

4pm - Department of History Research Seminar, Dr Tracey Loughran (Cardiff University): "Emotion, Character and Self-Control: Shell-Shock, the First World War and Medical Understandings of Human Nature". In Room 5N.7.23.

Thursday 6 November 2014

4pm - Department of Language and Linguistics Seminar, Silke Hamann (University of Amsterdam) :"Loanword adaptation via the perception grammar :(more) data from Cantonese". In Room 1N1.4.1.

5pm - School of Philosophy and Art History Seminar, Dr Martin Myrone (Tate Britain): "British Folk Art: Reflections on a Museum Fiction". In Room 6.106.

Saturday 8 November

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

Wednesday 12 November

4pm - Department of History Research Seminar, Prof Jay Kleinberg (Brunel University): "a href="http://www.essex.ac.uk/history/news_and_seminars/seminarDetail.aspx?e_id=6801">Crunching Numbers. How Statistical Evidence Undermines the Feminine Mystique". In ROom 5N.7.23.

Thursday 13 November

4pm to 6pm - CISC Seminars, Sasha Roseneil (4-6pm) Together/Apart: intimacy and autonomy in contemporary personal life". In Room 6.345. All welcome

4pm to 5pm - Department of Sociology Seminar, Professor Sasha Roseneil (Birkbeck): ""Together/Apart: intimacy and autonomy in contemporary personal life"(CISC Seminar Series). In Room 6.345.

5pm - School of Philosophy and Art History Seminar, Dr Sacha Golob (King's College London): "Proposition, Derivation, and Distortion in Early Heidegger". In Room 5B.202.

Saturday 15 November

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

19 November 2014

1pm to 2pm - Department of Sociology Seminar, Professor Lynn Jamieson (University of Edinburgh):"Sex and Intimacy Revisited"(CISC Seminar Series). In Room 6.345.

Thursday 20 November

5pm - School of Philosophy and Art History Seminar, Dr Sue Malvern (University of Reading): "Femininity, feminism and the terrorist. In Room 6.106.

Saturday 22 November

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

Wednesday 26 November

10am to 12pm - Looking after your research data: professionalising your practices. Organised by UK Data Service.

Saturday 29 November

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

December

Wednesday 3 December

1pm to 2pm - Department of Sociology Seminar, Professor Mike Roper (Department of Sociology, University of Essex): "Subjectivities in the Aftermath: the “generation between” in Britain, 1920-45" (CISC Seminar Series). In Room 6.345.

4pm - Department of History Research Seminar, Prof Julian Hoppit (University College London) and Prof Liudmyla Sharipova (University of Nottingham): "Colloquium on the recent publications of Prof James Raven". In Room 5N.7.23.

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