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Diary of events 2015

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

    "Something Fierce" emerged in Essex from 1964 – a new University determined to look to the future and break with tradition. The exhibition gives 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. The exhibition at different times during the Spring and Summer terms see the exhibition website for details.

  • Outwith : Sally Underwood and Roxy Walsh

    Outwith is a collaboration between Sally Underwood and Roxy Walsh, between sculpture and painting. Each work makes space to look at another and you are invited to look outwards and inwards. To think of Mr and Mrs Andrews in the Gainsborough painting surveying their estate, or of taking a cup of tea to the window on a bright day to let the sight of the world going by allow space to reflect and to think. At the Art Exchange until Saturday 14 February.


January

Friday 30 January

12.00-4.00pm - Human Library. Drop in and be a reader of a ‘human book’ in this special event, bringing together people from different backgrounds, fostering interaction and challenging prejudice. Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall foyer. Part of Holocaust Memorial Week.

5.00pm - Panel Discussion: Learning from the Past - the Case of Islamophobia. A panel discussion on the recent rise of Islamophobia in the West, hosted by MUNEX, the Model UN Society at Essex. LTB 4 (Lecture Theatre Building). Part of Holocaust Memorial Week.

5.00pm - Never Again for Anyone. The Palestinian Solidarity Group present a screening of a 2010 talk by Holocaust survivor Hajo Meyer, followed by a Q and A. TC2.1 (Tony Rich Teaching Centre).

5.00pm to 6.30pm. Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies Open Seminar (Southend Campus), Dr. Jochem Willemsen (CPS, University of Essex) "The clinical Lacan". In the Gateway Building.3.50.

5.30pm - Fundraising Event for Syria. Food and drinks, a raffle and music. £7 entry. To find out more and book your tickets, email hmwessex@gmail.com. The Hexagon. Part of Holocaust Memorial Week.

7.00pm - East 15 at the Lakeside. East 15 students render a response to the themes of the week with word, music and song. Lakeside Theatre. Part of Holocaust Memorial Week.

Saturday 31 January

Various Times - Come and try the Lakeside Youth Theatre. For 7 to 18 year olds. Your first session is free, just drop into the theatre café before your workshop and meet the team. Runs every Saturday in Term Time.

8.30pm - Comedy Central Live at the Lakeside Theatre. This week’s line-up is Tina T’urner Tea Lady, Rhys James, Jimmy McGhie.

February

Monday 2 February

6pm - The Third Degree at the Lakeside Theatre. In a special one-off event, comedian Steve Punt will be at the Colchester Campus to host the popular Radio 4 quiz show The 3rd Degree which will pit Essex students against their lecturers. Come and be a part of the studio audience! The 3rd Degree is recorded on location at a different university each week. Rounds vary from specialist to general knowledge, with quick-fire bell-and-buzzer rounds as well as individual questions. Essex academics taking part are: Dr David Rush – Modern Literature, Dr Rob Johns – Politics, Christopher Walklett – Modern History (1900-2000). Their rival Essex students are Sara Sioufi – Literature, Alessandro Georgiou – Politics and Thomas Barry – Modern History (1900-2000). The quiz is hosted by Steve Punt of Mock the Week and Horrible Histories, and is produced by David Tyler whose credits include Spitting Image and Not the Nine O’Clock News.Booking is advised, see the webpage for more details.

Tuesday 3 February

1pm to 2pm - Human Rights Centre Seminar. Prof Robert McCorquodale, Director, British Institute of International and Comparative Law); "How Voluntary is the Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights?". In Room 5S.4.9.

4pm - Department of Economics Seminar, Stephen Hansen, Universitat Pompeu Fabra&"Transparency and Deliberation within the FOMC: a Computational Linguistics Approach". In the Economics Common Room 5B.307. Full seminar details here.

6.00pm to 7.30pm - Take The Stage. A regular workshop for anyone interested in acquiring performance skills, whether you want to act in plays or simply improve your communication skills. Led by Artistic Director Barbara Peirson, this term will focus on play and improvisation. Runs every other Tuesday.

6pm to 8pm - Life Drawing Classes with Emma Cameron. This week's class will be held in the Hexagon, in the Something Fierce exhibition. (stairs next to the launderette). Due to popularity we are now taking bookings, email gallery@essex.ac.uk to secure a place.

Wednesday 4 February

Visit Day. The University will be welcoming 160 visitors to the Colchester Campus today. Perimeter A car park will be cordoned off for visitors.

1pm - CISC Seminar. Dr. Sharif Mowlabocus (Sussex University). "The New Sexual Ecology? Towards a new understanding of mediated intimacy". In Room 6.345.

7pm - Modern Languages Film Club. "O Soma o Redor" (Neighbouring Sounds( (2012) by Kleber Mendoça Filho. In Portuguese from Brazil with English subtitles. In LTB2.

Thursday 5 February

1pm to 2pm - Department of Biological Sciences Seminar, Katherine Denby (University of Warwick) "Elucidating regulatory networks underlying plant disease resistance". In Room 5N.3.7.

4pm - Department of Language : Linguistics Seminar. Andrew Radford (University of Essex, emeritus professor): On "How Come" questions in English. In Room 1N1.4.1.

5pm - School of Philosophy & Art History. Dr Patricia Allmer (University of Edinburgh); "Lee Miller’s Sadean Visions", in Room 6.106.

7.30pm - Canals, written and Directed by Sonya Hale. At the Clifftown Theatre.

7.30pm - Operation Crucible A story of four ordinary men in extraordinary times. Set against the backdrop of the Sheffield Blitz Operation Crucible is the first play by new playwright Kieran Knowles.

Friday 6 February

7.30pm - Canals, written and Directed by Sonya Hale. At the Clifftown Theatre.

7.45pm - Prosaic poems. Inspired by rock, cinema and the “Theatre of The Absurd”, Prosaic Poems explores different theatrical genres and gives new life to a number to pre-existing characters of World Literature. Brilliant dialogues and surreal situation are combined together in order to produce a brave apology of the Arts. Written by Marco Romei. Directed by Leonardo Olivetti. Co-directed and produced by Savannah Selleck.

Saturday 7 February

2.30pm - Canals, written and Directed by Sonya Hale. At the Clifftown Theatre.

7.30pm - Canals, written and Directed by Sonya Hale. At the Clifftown Theatre.

7.45pm - Prosaic poems. Inspired by rock, cinema and the “Theatre of The Absurd”, Prosaic Poems explores different theatrical genres and gives new life to a number to pre-existing characters of World Literature. Brilliant dialogues and surreal situation are combined together in order to produce a brave apology of the Arts. Written by Marco Romei. Directed by Leonardo Olivetti. Co-directed and produced by Savannah Selleck.

Sunday 8 February
Monday 9 February
Wednesday 11 February

7.30 to 9.00pm - "The Stomach for Fighting : Food & the Soldiers of the Great War". An illustrated talk by Rachel Duffett from the department of Sociology at the University of Essex. At the Forum Southend-on-Sea. Tickets £5. Book online here.

Wednesday 25 February 2015

7.30pm to 9.00pm - "Shell Shocked Britain :The First World War's Legacy For Britain's Mental Health". An illustrated talk by Suzie Grogan at the Forum, Southend-on-Sea.

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