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Using scholarship for promotion
Using scholarship for promotion

Using scholarship for promotion

Date: Monday 21 May 2018
Time: 12:00 - 14:00
Category: Academic events
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Moira Fischbacher-Smith

Join LEADS staff for our monthly Scholarship Lunch as we look at the various stages of scholarship. Each month we focus on one particular stage and invite expert facilitators to join our conversation.

Active Matter: Statistical Physics and the Arrow of Life
Active Matter: Statistical Physics and the Arrow of Life

Active Matter: Statistical Physics and the Arrow of Life

Date: Monday 21 May 2018
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Category: Public lectures
Venue: Davidson Building, Room 208
Speaker: Professor Mike Cates FRS FRSE

Active matter comprises particles whose microscopic dynamics breaks time-reversal symmetry (TRS) via continuous conversion of fuel into motion, resulting in entropy production at the microscopic scale. Examples include bacteria and synthetic self-propelled colloids. Equilibrium statistical physics concepts, for instance the Boltzmann distribution, are not applicable to active matter because these concepts assume the TRS of underlying microscopic laws. This talk will discuss the mathematical toolbox needed to characterise the presence or absence of TRS at coarse-grained level, focusing on global/local measures of entropy production. Put differently: how, can you tell whether life's movie is running backwards?

Inaugural Lecture Series - An epidemiological tour: from the blackboard to the field
Inaugural Lecture Series - An epidemiological tour: from the blackboard to the field

Inaugural Lecture Series - An epidemiological tour: from the blackboard to the field

Date: Tuesday 22 May 2018
Time: 17:00 - 17:30
Category: Public lectures
Venue: McCall Lecture Theatre, McCall Building, Garscube Estate
Speaker: Professor Louise Matthews

Louise will give a guided tour of epidemiological problems and challenges from modelling livestock disease control and predicting farmer behaviour to the upside of having a cold and approaches to combating antimicrobial resistance.

Inaugural Lecture Series - The prediction of risk and the risk of prediction
Inaugural Lecture Series - The prediction of risk and the risk of prediction

Inaugural Lecture Series - The prediction of risk and the risk of prediction

Date: Tuesday 22 May 2018
Time: 17:30 - 18:00
Category: Public lectures
Venue: McCall Lecture Theatre, McCall Building, Garscube Estate
Speaker: Professor Tim Parkin

Over the last 20 years, studies aimed at preventing (fatal) equine injury during racing or training have evolved from the identification of risk factors to the identification of the ‘at risk’ horse. I will describe the development of these predictive models that enable identification of those horses at significantly greater risk of injury. Using our recent work with the Fédération Equestre Internationale as an example, I will highlight the opportunities for ‘real-time’ risk prediction and discuss some of the difficulties, in decision making, that are raised when one has to communicate and use information that pertains to injury risk.

Professor Carl Goodyear
Professor Carl Goodyear

Professor Carl Goodyear

Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Category: Public lectures
Venue: Common Room, Sir Graeme Davis Building
Speaker: Professor Carl Goodyear

We would be delighted if you would join us for Professor Carl Goodyear, Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation's Inaugural lecture, "A Trip to Translation".

Sir Ivan Rogers Public Lecture
Sir Ivan Rogers Public Lecture

Sir Ivan Rogers Public Lecture

Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Category: Public lectures
Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Building
Speaker: Sir Ivan Rogers

Policy Scotland at the University of Glasgow are delighted welcome back former UK Ambassador to the European Union, Sir Ivan Rogers, on Wednesday 23rd May.

Glasgow University Opera Society: John Blow’s 1683 'Masque for the Entertainment of the King' - Venus & Adonis
Glasgow University Opera Society: John Blow’s 1683 'Masque for the Entertainment of the King' - Venus & Adonis

Glasgow University Opera Society: John Blow’s 1683 'Masque for the Entertainment of the King' - Venus & Adonis

Date: Saturday 26 May 2018
Time: 19:30
Category: Concerts and music
Venue: University Memorial Chapel, The Square, off University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ

 

Glasgow University Opera Society: John Blow’s 1683 'Masque for the Entertainment of the King' - Venus & Adonis.
Glasgow University Opera Society: John Blow’s 1683 'Masque for the Entertainment of the King' - Venus & Adonis.

Glasgow University Opera Society: John Blow’s 1683 'Masque for the Entertainment of the King' - Venus & Adonis.

Date: Saturday 26 May 2018
Time: 19:30
Category: Concerts and music
Venue: University Memorial Chapel, The Square, off University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Tickets are £10 / £5. https://www.facebook.com/events/2029394827281491/ https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3399836 Venus & Adonis - Glasgow University Opera Society www.brownpapertickets.com
A Semi-Staged performance in the Glasgow University Memorial Chapel

Franco-Scottish Literary Exchanges: Translation, Diaspora and Nomad Thought (Existential Philosophy & Literature Research Network)
Franco-Scottish Literary Exchanges: Translation, Diaspora and Nomad Thought (Existential Philosophy & Literature Research Network)

Franco-Scottish Literary Exchanges: Translation, Diaspora and Nomad Thought (Existential Philosophy & Literature Research Network)

Date: Tuesday 29 May 2018 - Thursday 31 May 2018
Time: 09:00 - 19:00
Category: Conferences
Venue: Yudowitz Lecture Theatre (Wolfson Medical Building), Kelvin Hall, Gal Gael Trust, Old Govan Parish Church, Alliance Française, French Institute
Speaker: Kenneth White, Cairns Craig, Alexander Broadie, Alexandre Gillet, Philip Tonner, Alastair McIntosh, Norman Bissell, Olivier Penot-Lacassagne, Arnaud V

The Existential Network’s second series of events, scheduled to take place from 29-31 May 2018, will be jointly hosted by the School of Modern Languages & Cultures, the Hunterian Art Gallery at the Kelvin Hall, the Alliance française and the French Institute (Edinburgh), and will bring together Scottish and French academics and external partners working on the Franco-Scottish literary exchanges in the modern and contemporary period, focusing on issues of translation, diaspora and postmodern philosophical reflection.

Graduate Teaching Assistant Symposium: Enhancing the undergraduate experience with GTA teachers
Graduate Teaching Assistant Symposium: Enhancing the undergraduate experience with GTA teachers

Graduate Teaching Assistant Symposium: Enhancing the undergraduate experience with GTA teachers

Date: Tuesday 29 May 2018
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Category: Academic events
Venue: Senate Room, Main Building
Speaker: Chronologically - Prof Moira Fischbacher-Smith, LEADS and College Staff, Prof John Davies

This symposium introduces the work of several institution wide projects to address issues around GTA provision.

Public Lecture by Ruth Davidson MSP
Public Lecture by Ruth Davidson MSP

Public Lecture by Ruth Davidson MSP

Date: Tuesday 29 May 2018
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Category: Public lectures
Venue: Bute Hall
Speaker: Ruth Davidson MSP

Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson gives a public lecture, as part of the Policy Scotland series

The Size of Nations and the Politics of Political Scale
The Size of Nations and the Politics of Political Scale

The Size of Nations and the Politics of Political Scale

Date: Wednesday 30 May 2018
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
Category: Public lectures
Venue: Senate Room
Speaker: Wolfgang Streeck

Wolfgang Streeck is Emeritus Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and one of Europe's most prominent public intellectuals.

Duelling Virtuosi: Baroque Sonatas for Recorder and Violin
Duelling Virtuosi: Baroque Sonatas for Recorder and Violin

Duelling Virtuosi: Baroque Sonatas for Recorder and Violin

Date: Thursday 31 May 2018
Time: 13:10 - 14:00
Category: Concerts and music
Venue: University Concert Hall, University of Glasgow, off University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Laszlo Rozsa, recorder, and Dorian Komanoff Bandy, baroque violin play sonatas for recorder and violin by Bach, Handel, and Telemann. Performed on period instruments.

Admission free and subject to seating capacity.

The Fifth Annual Andrew Carnegie Lecture
The Fifth Annual Andrew Carnegie Lecture

The Fifth Annual Andrew Carnegie Lecture

Date: Thursday 31 May 2018
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Category: Public lectures
Venue: Kelvin Gallery
Speaker: Cordelia Fine

For the fifth annual Andrew Carnegie Lecture, we are delighted to welcome Cordelia Fine to the University of Glasgow. Cordelia Fine will deliver a lecture titled: ‘Science, Gender & Equality'. Trained in psychology, Cordelia Fine is a professor in the History and Philosophy of Science program in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne.

Music in the University Concert:  Fergus McCreadie Lunchtime Jazz
Music in the University Concert:  Fergus McCreadie Lunchtime Jazz

Music in the University Concert: Fergus McCreadie Lunchtime Jazz

Date: Friday 1 June 2018
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Category: Concerts and music
Venue: University Concert Hall, University of Glasgow, off University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Admission free and subject to seating capacity. Funded by the Ferguson Bequest.

Scottish Circus - A Celebration of John Cage and Eddie McGuire
Scottish Circus - A Celebration of John Cage and Eddie McGuire

Scottish Circus - A Celebration of John Cage and Eddie McGuire

Date: Friday 1 June 2018
Time: 17:30 - 18:30
Category: Concerts and music
Venue: University Concert Hall, University of Glasgow, off University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ

In celebration of John Cage and his relationship with Scottish composer Eddie McGuire that led to the commissioning of Scottish Circus, an ensemble of students and staff from University Music, along with special guests, will perform works by Cage and a new work inspired by Cage. #jointhecircus

Admission by free ticket through Eventbrite, and subject to seating capacity. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scottish-circus-a-celebration-of-john-cage-and-eddie-mcguire-tickets-45548754551

1st Annual Scottish Housing Policy Conference 2018
1st Annual Scottish Housing Policy Conference 2018

1st Annual Scottish Housing Policy Conference 2018

Date: Wednesday 6 June 2018
Time: 09:30 - 16:30
Category: Conferences
Venue: Wheatley Academy, 150 Ingram Street, Glasgow, G1 1DW
Speaker: Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government and Housing.

This conference is timed to reflect important new tenancy and regulatory legislation in Scotland and seeks to wrestle with these key housing policy questions. We will explore the new tenancies, placing Scotland within a wider comparative context, exploring the evidence needs for monitoring change in the private rented sector; the Rental Income Guarantee Scheme (RIGS) and the role of Build to Rent in Scotland; the implications of mid-market rents investment; and the regulation of short-term lets. The conference is organised by the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) and supported by Policy Scotland and Wheatley Group.

Privacy and Technology Enhanced Learning Spaces
Privacy and Technology Enhanced Learning Spaces

Privacy and Technology Enhanced Learning Spaces

Date: Friday 8 June 2018
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Category: Academic events
Venue: LEADS teaching room, Southpark House
Speaker: Joseph Maguire

This talk is focused on considering the importance of privacy when repurposing personal devices as tools for classroom activities.

Iuchair Ensemble - Perotin: the Scottish Source
Iuchair Ensemble - Perotin: the Scottish Source

Iuchair Ensemble - Perotin: the Scottish Source

Date: Friday 8 June 2018
Time: 19:30
Category: Concerts and music
Venue: University Memorial Chapel, The Square, off University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Iuchair present an extremely rare chance to hear the otherworldly medieval music of the 13th-century composer Pérotin live, and to discover how the music made its way to Scotland from Paris. They will be performing some of the more famous pieces in the repertory, such as Viderunt Omnes and Sederunt Principes, but also little-known and rarely performed pieces such as a two-part setting of Beata Viscera and the Scottish settings for St Andrew: Vir Iste / Vir Perfecte. https://www.facebook.com/events/175789239902591/
Tickets: £10/£5

Summer Concert in memory of Stuart Campbell with Russkaya Cappella and Scottish Voices
Summer Concert in memory of Stuart Campbell with Russkaya Cappella and Scottish Voices

Summer Concert in memory of Stuart Campbell with Russkaya Cappella and Scottish Voices

Date: Saturday 9 June 2018
Time: 18:00
Category: Concerts and music
Venue: University Memorial Chapel, The Square, off University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Russkaya Cappella, Scotland's Russian Choir, joins with the Scottish Voices vocal soloists for a programme of glorious music from the Russian choral repertoire and contemporary work performed by the peers, colleagues and students of the late renowned musicologist, Dr Stuart Campbell.

Tickets £12 (£6 concession) available on the door or online from Jumblebee at https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/concertwithrusskayacappellaandscottishvoices1 .

Concert in support of the Beatson Pebble Appeal.

Sounds of Summer: University of Glasgow Chapel Choir
Sounds of Summer: University of Glasgow Chapel Choir

Sounds of Summer: University of Glasgow Chapel Choir

Date: Sunday 10 June 2018
Time: 20:00
Category: Concerts and music
Venue: University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel, The Square, off University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ

Following the success of our cabaret-style concert last year, members of the Chapel Choir are delighted to entertain you with a selection of light music. Grab a table in the Chapel 'café' and enjoy the music over some drinks and nibbles with your friends.

Admission free.

Witnessing at the End of Life - postgraduate workshop
Witnessing at the End of Life - postgraduate workshop

Witnessing at the End of Life - postgraduate workshop

Date: Monday 11 June 2018 - Tuesday 12 June 2018
Time: 14:00
Category: Academic events
Venue: Rutherford/McCowan Building, Dumfries Campus

The University of Glasgow End of Life Studies Group is hosting a postgraduate workshop on the act of witnessing at the end of human and non-human life. This two day workshop in June 2018 is organised by and for postgraduate students, giving an opportunity for students to present and discuss their works in progress. This could be a theoretical or methodological problem, an ethical dilemma, or an exciting concept related to witnessing at the end of life. Funding may be available to cover accommodation costs.

Café scientifique français d'Écosse - La vie privée des protons
Café scientifique français d'Écosse - La vie privée des protons

Café scientifique français d'Écosse - La vie privée des protons

Date: Tuesday 12 June 2018
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Category: Public lectures
Venue: Alliance Française, 3 Park Circus, Glasgow, G3 6AX
Speaker: Daria Sokhan

The French-speaking Café Scientifique is back for Glasgow Science Festival! Join Drs Daria Sokhan and Nicolas Labrosse from the University of Glasgow to explore the inner life of protons under the 'Glasgow Imagines' theme in the French language. Intermediate/Advanced level in French is advised.

Commemoration Day
Commemoration Day

Commemoration Day

Date: Wednesday 13 June 2018
Time: 09:45 - 14:30
Category: Ceremonial events
Venue: The Memorial Chapel and Bute Hall
Speaker: Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli

Join the annual celebration of the founding of the University of Glasgow. Commemoration Day is one of the most important dates in the University's calendar as we remember our benefactors and confer Honorary Degrees upon international distinguished men and women.

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