News and events round-up

Published: 7 November 2016

Prof. John Butt in the Hot 100 ... Up, up and away with the Kelvin Ensemble ... Cothrom Còmhraidh, the Gaelic speakers' network ...

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John Butt, Gardiner Professor of Music at the University of Glasgow has made it in to The List magazine's Hot 100. The listings said: "John Butt has overseen Dunedin Consort's dynamic recordings of Bach masterpieces, but he's also a world-class musicologist. In October, the Consort's collaboration with Cryptic's Josh Armstrong breathed new life into Purcell's music theatre."  

Speakeasy - 10 Nov

  • Time and date: 7-9pm 10th November 2016
  • Venue: Room 3.08, 5 Lilybank Gardens, University of Glasgow

Available to all students and all staff at Glasgow University and Glasgow School of Art.

Do you want to perform your poetry but don't feel like a Performance Poet? Are you nervous about sharing your stories in front of a live audience? Are you curious about the difference between your written and spoken voice? This workshop with GU and GSA's Writer in Residence is available to all writers who want to explore what can happen when you speak your work aloud in an easy-going, supportive atmosphere. Bring a poem or an excerpt from your creative fiction/non-fiction.

Contact: for more information. FREE but booking essential at

Up, Up, and Away: Escapades with The Kelvin Ensemble - 26 Nov

  • Time and date: 7.30pm, 26 November 2016
  • Venue: Stevenson Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Tickets: £12/£6 concession, and can be purchased from the RCS Box Office

The Kelvin Ensemble invites you to join us as we perform John Williams' Escapades, featuring soloist Richard Scholfield, the winner of our 2016 Concerto Competition. Our repertoire also includes Márquez' Danzon No.2, excerpts from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, and music from Pixar's Up.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Cothrom Còmhraidh - Wednesdays in November

Gaelic speakers network - Do you work at the University? Do you speak or are you learning Gaelic? Come along to the Library for a chance to chat to other Gaelic-speaking staff and have a coffee. Every Wednesday 12-1pm from 9-30 November in the first pod, level 3 café.

Speakers of all levels welcome.

2016 Global Security Network Lecture - 23 Nov

We are delighted to welcome Dr Elisabeth Kendall, Senior Research Fellow in Arabic & Islamic Studies at Pembroke College, will present her lecture 'The Hidden Pull of Militant Jihad: On the Ground in Yemen'. Drawing upon her personal experiences inside al-Qaida's heartlands and her textual and quantitative research, this promises to be an insightful lecture.

  • Date: Wednesday 23 November 2016
  • Venue: Sir Charles Wilson lecture theatre
  • Doors open: 5.30pm
  • Lecture starts: 6.00pm
  • Drinks reception: 7.30pm

This lecture is free and open to the public, and tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis. If you would like to attend this event, please register here.

For more information please contact the Development & Alumni Events Team on 0141 330 7566, or via email at

First published: 7 November 2016