7 - 23 February

Chinese New Year Celebrations at Queen's - Happy Year of The Dog!

Wednesday 7-23 February, 1.00-2.00 pm, Auditorium, The McClay Library, A Programme of Chinese Cultural Talks

Monday 12 February, The McClay Library - 12:30-12:45; The Lanyon Building - 12:50-13:05; The Main Site Tower - 13:10-13:25, A vibrant and spectacular Lion Dance Parade

Monday 12 February, 13:30 – 15:30, The Main Site Tower, Interactive Cultural Displays

The Language Centre at Queen’s is pleased to invite you to join us in welcoming the Year of the Dog with a variety of cultural celebrations. All Queen’s staff and students are welcome to attend all of these events. Visit our Facebook for the programme of events and updates.  See futher details and register your place here.

15 - 21 February

NI Science Festival

Thursday 15th - Wednesday 21st February, Various locations

With over 180 events across 50+ venues, the NI Science Festival offers a stimulating and wide range of events focusing on the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These events present some of the best scientists from NI and beyond to discuss their work, cutting-edge research and what the future might hold.

During the day, the Festival offers a range of workshops, talks and interactive activities for young people, parents and schools. In the evening we will present an eclectic mix of scientific debate, talks, theatres, comedy, music and film for adults.

Click here to view events held at Queen's or hosted by Queen’s academics.

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16 February

2018 Eaton Lecture: Sustainability and the United Nations SDG's

Friday 16 February, 9:45am - 11am, The South Dining Hall, Queen’s University Belfast

We are delighted to invite you to attend the 2018 Eaton Lecture, this year given By The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Canada. 

Ms. Dowdeswell serves as Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Canada’s largest province. In this role, she has held hundreds of conversations with thousands of people, challenging them to think deeply about their role not just as residents of a province within Canada, but as global citizens. In doing so, she has emphasized the imperative of sustainability and its three interrelated components: inclusive economic prosperity, environmental stewardship, and social cohesion. 

Please register your place here.

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20 February

The 17th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Lecture

Tuesday 20 February, 17.30-19.30 pm, Riddel Hall, The 17th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Lecture

This year, Engineers Ireland and Queen’s University, in association with The Institution of Engineering and Technology, are delighted to welcome Professor Noel Sharkey, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, and of TVs ‘Robot Wars’, to give the 17th Annual Sir Bernard Crossland Lecture.

Professor David Jones, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students for Queen’s University Belfast, will give the welcome address at this prestigious event, which is also part of the Northern Ireland Science Festival.

See further details and register your place here.

22 February

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences parents'/guardians' evening

Thursday 22 February 2018, 7.00pm-9.30pm, Whitla Hall, Queen’s University

At this event you and your parents/guardians will find out about the broad range of degrees available in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen's.

You will hear about the subjects and grades you need at GCSE and A Level (or equivalent) to gain entry to the degrees, and also the career options open to you.

You will also have the opportunity to chat informally with staff and current students.

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Human Rights In An Age Of Trump And Brexit

22 February

Human Rights In An Age Of Trump And Brexit

Thursday 22nd February, 17.00-18.30, The Emeleus Lecture Theatre, Lanyon South, Queen's University Belfast

Join us on 22 February in Queen’s University Belfast for the next event in our Global Challenges Debates Series and hear from world-leading experts to discuss some of the greatest challenges facing global politics today.

In this public discussion, two of the world’s leading thinkers consider the continuities, complexities, and transformations involved in what some have seen as a new era of western politics.

Doors open at 4.30pm. Seats will be issued on a first come, first served basis (no registration required).

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1H Meet the faculty showcase event

26 February

Meet the Faculty Showcase

Monday 26 February, The Graduate School

Hear from our current PhD students, early career researchers and supervisors who will showcase the cutting edge research that they are currently undertaking.

Talk to our Faculty experts on the range of exciting world class research opportunities available at Queen’s for 2018 entry.

Register here.


28 -31 May


Monday 28 - Thursday 31st May, 17.00-19.00, Waterfront Hall

The Belfast Summit on Global Food Integrity 2018 will bring together representatives from international and governmental agencies, the academic and industrial research community, non-governmental organisations and the commercial & technical leaders in the food industry and its supply chain to discuss, debate and provide leadership on tackling a range of serious challenges that face the integrity of our global food supply system.

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