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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.

  • 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.


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.

Monday 3 November

4pm - ISER Monday Seminar, Antje Roeder (Trinity College Dublin): "Selectivity and acculturation: Attitudes towards homosexuality of Polish migrants in Western Europe". In the large seminar room (room 2N2.4.16) of the Social Science Research Centre, all welcome.

Tuesday 4 November

12.00pm to 4.30pm - "Big Data and Confidentiality". A public panel discussion about the use of big data for research, an ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre, ESRC Festival of Social Science event in the GB2.40/41, Gateway Building, Elmer Approach, Southend Campus. Admission is free. For further information about attending contact Kirsti Badcock, tel: 01206 873857 or via email.

12.00pm to 4.30pm - Essex Business School, Prof Vania Sena: "Big Data and confidentiality" in Southend, Room GB2.40/41.

1pm to 7pm - "Renewable Energy Activism – From grassroots movements to green politics and corporate environmentalism" a public seminar organised by the Essex Sustainability Institute at firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1JH. Tickets cost £10 (£5 students) and includes a including buffet dinner. Book online or for further information contact Professor Steffen Boehm on 01206 873843.

Wednesday 5 November

11.30 - Dr Sarika Pruthi (San Jose State University (SJSU) USA)"USA Social ties and entry into the home country by transnational entrepreneurs" in Southend, Room GB2.40.

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.

4pm - Department of Psychology Seminar, Prof. Gabriella Vigliocco (UCL Division of Psychology and Language Science): "The bridge of iconicity: from a world of experience to the experience of language (research)", hosted by Dr. Paul Hibbard. In the Psychology Building, Room 4.722.

Thursday 6 November

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.

4pm to 6pm - Are betting shops fuelling the fear of crime? The possible link between the spread of betting shops and anti-social behaviour and crime, particularly violence and burglary, is to be discussed at an event at Firstsite in Colchester, organised as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Festival of Social Science. The University is organising the debate so members of the public and other interested groups can discuss the issue and share their personal experiences and views on the ways betting shops impact their communities. The event is free, open to all, and free refreshments will be available. For more information please contact the University of Essex Communications Office on 01206 872400 or email comms@essex.ac.uk.

7.30pm - "A Thread" at the Lakeside Theatre. Ambitious dance/sculpture collaboration exploring the concept of balance, physical and metaphorical.

Friday 7 November

7.30 - "Sumie" at the Lakeside Theatre.

Saturday 8 November

9.15am to 4.30pm - Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies "The Feeling of Certainty A Conference in Recognition of the Work of Karl Figlio" in the Lecture Theatre Building, University of Essex,Colchester Campus. Full conference and booking details.

12 noon-2pm - Are betting shops fuelling the fear of crime?The possible link between the spread of betting shops and anti-social behaviour and crime, particularly violence and burglary, is to be discussed at an event in Colchester, organised as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Festival of Social Science. The University is organising the debate so members of the public and other interested groups can discuss the issue and share their personal experiences and views on the ways betting shops impact their communities. The event is free, open to all, and free refreshments will be available. For more information please contact the University of Essex Communications Office on 01206 872400 or email comms@essex.ac.uk.

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.

Sunday 9 November

2pm to 4pm - Construct and Create at the Art Exchange. To book a place please email Kate Beckwith.

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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