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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.


Friday 28 November

5pm - Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies Open Seminar (Southend Campus), Chris Tanner (CPS, University of Essex): "FROM FOLLOWERSHIP TO LEADERSHIP: a workshop exploring how we influence, and are influenced, in the workplace". In in GB.3.50. (Southend Campus). Full event details.

7.30pm - Kevin Pearce at the Lakeside Theatre. Kevin writes tender, tumultuous music with a soaring, soulful voice. Supported by Copenhagen’s ethereal singer songwriter Lilac’s Daughter.

9.00pm - The Hook Open Mic</a> in the Lakeside Theatre Café

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

Monday 1 December

4pm - ISER Monday seminar, speaker Selim Gulesci (Bocconi University), "The price of gold: dowry and son preference in India". In the large seminar room (room 2N2.4.16) of the Social Science Research Centre.

6.00 to 7.30pm - Professorial Inaugural Lecture, Professor Pamela Cox: "Translating History for Television". Television history works hard to win mass audiences by combining pacey journeys through rich visual locations with the discovery of new artefacts and the telling of emotive stories. Professor Cox draws on her two recent BBC series to explore what is gained as well as lost in translating historical research for TV. Admission free but booking is advised. More information here.In the Lakeside Theatre (Colchester).

Tuesday 2 December

1pm to 2pm - Human Rights Centre Seminar, Dr Rosa Freedman, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham : "Polishing the Crown Jewel: Strengthening and protecting UN Special Procedures." Chaired by Dr Ahmed Shaheed (School of Law and Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex). In LTB 1.

4pm - Department of Psychology Research Seminar, Prof. Manos Tsakiris (Royal Holloway): "Changing bodies, changing minds: from self identity to social cognition". In the Psychology Building, Room 4.722.

4pm - Department of Economica Seminar, Irma Clots-Figueras (Carlos III): "Political Identity and Religious Violence in India". In the in Economics Common Room 5B.307.

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.

4pm - Department of Economics Seminar, Konrad Mierendorff (UCL): More details here. In the Economics Common Room 5B.307.

5.00pm to 6.30pm - Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies Open Seminar. Professor Jim Hopkins (Kings College London) : "Psychoanalysis, Developmental Psychology, and Neuroscience: Consilience over the First Year of Life"

. In Room 4SB.5.3.

7pm - Modern Languages Film Club. O rei da noite (King of the Night) (1975) by Hector Babenco. In Portuguese from Brazil with English subtitles. In LTB2, all welcome.

Thursday 4 December

11.30am - Essex Business School Seminar, Professor Todd Landman & Dr Kali Demes (Department of Government) : "Measuring Corporate Values". In Southend TF.0.35.

4pm - Department of Langauge 7#38; Linguistics Seminar, Richard Ogden (University of York) : "At the heart of conversation, on the periphery of language. Sounds and actions in conversation. In ROom 1N1.4.1.

4pm - Essex Sustainability Institute, ESI/CRESI Roundtable Discussion of Thomas Piketty’s recent book, Capital in the Twenty- First Century. In Room 6.345.

5pm - School of Philosophy and Art History Seminar, Dr Dominic Johnson (Queen Mary University of London)File Under COUM:Performance Art, Mail Art, and Genesis P-Orridge’s Mail Action (1976)" In Room 6.106.

7pm - ESI/ Environmental Society Film Series, "Lost in Palm Oil" In Room LTB 9.

7.30pm - Phantasmagoria at the Lakeside Theatre. Phantasmagoria is about dogs, bitches and Britney! JPP Collective examines our human inability to distinguish reality from simulation in their unashamed celebration of comedy and theatre.

Saturday 6 December

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 7 December

2pm to 4pm - Family Day Jump! at the Art Exchange. For all ages and admission is free. Please email Kate Beckwith to secure your family’'s place.

Wednesday 10 December

7pm - Modern Languages Film Club. 10.000 km (2014) by Carlos Marques-Marcet. In Spanish with English subtitles. In LTB2, all welcome.

Saturday 13 December

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.

Saturday 20 December

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.

News and events

News and events

Our news pages will keep you up-to-date on all that has been happening around our University, including latest research and forthcoming events and activities.

Arts events

Events

We have theatres at each of our three campuses and a whole range of activities taking place for you to enjoy or get involved in, including student productions and performances by professional touring companies.

Media information

Media information

Our Communications Office can help journalists access the expertise of our academics. Our world-class rating for research excellence means we can provide knowledge across the social sciences, science and engineering, humanities and comparative studies, and law and management.

Publications

We publish our stakeholder magazine Essex Quarterly, and an in-house newsletter, Essex Weekly allowing you to keep up-to-date with everything that is happening at Essex, including latest news, research excellence and information on forthcoming events.