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European Conference on Domestic Violence

This is the inaugural European Conference on Domestic Violence. The conference is an opportunity for policy makers, researchers and service providers to share work in relation to understanding and responding effectively to domestic violence.

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NICILT/ AQA Information Event for New GCSE/ A level Specifications

An information event for Post Primary teachers of French/ German/ Spanish, hosted by an AQA Trainer/Qualifications Developer, detailing the revised GCSE (morning session, 10am to 12.15pm) and A level (afternoon session, 12.45pm to 3pm) AQA French/ German/ Spanish specifications. For more information and booking details click here.

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Postgraduate Open Evening at Queen’s Management School

Postgraduate Information Evening at Queen’s Management SchoolTuesday 15th September 20154pm to 7pm To register to attend this event please fill in the online registration form   For further information on one of the following programmes, come along to our Information Evening. MSc Accounting and Finance MSc Finance MSc Computational Finance and Trading MSc Risk and Investment Management MSc Economics MSc Management MSc International Business MSc Marketing MSc Human Resource Management Executive MBA International MBA For further information visit http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/QueensManagementSchool/StudyWithUs/MastersProgrammes/   To apply visit https://dap.qub.ac.uk/portal/user/u_login.php

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Population Ageing Affects All Age Groups - ARK Ageing Seminar

Debates on ageing societies mainly focus on the circumstances of older people. However, this seminar will highlight how population ageing affects everyone. Professor Pearl Dykstra (Erasmus University Rotterdam) will discuss how demographic changes have strongly altered the social worlds of children, and are creating new opportunities for intergenerational connections. She will also highlight how age segregation deprives the young of a proper view of mid-life and old age, and produces adults who have little understanding of the young. Gemma Carney and Paula Devine (ARK Ageing Programme) will present findings from the 2014 Kid’s Life and Times survey, exploring children’s attitudes to age and ageing.

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Michel Bauwens - ‘Transition to a Post-Carbon World: The New Social Economy’

The Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s and the School of Law are pleased to welcome Michel Bauwens, Founder of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives. The open-source revolution heralds new opportunities for a more sustainable and social economy. The emerging “collaborative economy” is challenging conventional thinking about the role of ‘public’ and ‘private’ spheres through the emergence of a third ‘civic’ sphere where production is socially driven by open source, participatory processes, cooperation and the commons. This new mode of Peer to Peer production offers a distinct contribution to how we address the challenges of moving to a post-carbon world in accord with the Paris climate summit this year. The emergence of digital knowledge, software and design not only create new open source approaches to the production of common goods but also new kinds of market activities, requiring an “ethical economy” which integrates social and environmental concerns. This also suggests a new role for public authorities as enablers of individual and social autonomy, ie the partner state approach. Today, and more so tomorrow, value is increasingly generated not from the sphere of the market but from the social sphere of the commons, created through peer to peer contributions, not wage labour, creating commons, not commodities. Civil society has now become productive in its own right, and we can make a leap to a vision of civil society that consists of civil commons contributed to by citizens. The emergence of these post-capitalist dynamics in the very heart of the capitalist economy creates great challenges and contradictions that must be resolved for a sustainability revolution to occur. The open source stack - consisting of design for social utility by global open design communities, distributed and on demand local manufacturing, an open source circular economy based on open logistics and open accounting, and the mutualisation of physical resources - will be a crucial enabler for winning the fight against climate change following the COP 21 meeting in Paris this year. Michel Bauwens is the founder of the Peer-to-Peer Foundation (P2P) and works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property. He is a founding member of the Commons Strategies Group; advisor to governments around the world; a widely published writer, including co-authoring the 2014 book, ‘Network Society and Future Scenarios for a Collaborative Economy’; a lecturer and teacher. After working for major international businesses and creating two internet start-ups, he is a passionate campaigner for change. For further information visit: http://commonstransition.org http://p2pfoundation.net/ Please confirm your attendance with Brenda Carabine brenda.carabine@qub.ac.uk Tel: 028 9097 1153  

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Irish Pronunciation Club

One of the main obstacles to any language is pronunciation. This class is designed to go over Irish pronunciation in a relaxed format in preparation for further study. It will enhance your Irish language skills quickly and introduce basic vocabulary, making you more confident in your use of the language and in interaction with others.

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CoE Seminar by Dr Richard Emsley

CoE Seminar Dr Richard Emsley University of Manchester Causal inference and stratified medicine the essential role of mechanisms evaluation Lunch will be provided

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Parents' and Guardians' Evening

Queen’s Management School invites you and your parents/guardians to an event that we are holding specifically for studentswho are considering applying to university for degree programmesbeginning in September 2016. The purpose of this event is to give you an opportunity to speakinformally with staff and students within the School, to find out moreabout the specific degree programmes which we offer, to learn moreabout Queen’s Management School and life at Queen’s Universityin general. Ultimately, we hope that you choose to apply for at leastone of our programmes when you complete your UCAS application. Degree programmes on offer: BSc AccountingBSc Actuarial Science and Risk ManagementBSc Business EconomicsBSc Business ManagementBSc EconomicsBSc FinanceBSc International Business with a Language(French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Mandarin) Programme6.00–8.00pmRefreshmentsExhibition, Lecture Room 1 & 36.30–7.00pmWelcome, The Isdell Courtyard7.00–8.00pmRange of subject-specific talks If you would like to attend thisevent please register online at:www.qub.ac.uk/mgt/parentsguardiansevening

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From Cromwell to the Boyne

The first day of this 2-day course will explore Ireland during the civil war, focusing on Ulster. The aims and progress of the Confederacy will be considered along with the legacy of Cromwell's brutal crushing of the revolt. The second day will explore the culture and society of restoration Ulster; the impact of the Williamite wars and the subsequent Jacobite movement.

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Career and Life Planning, Group 1

‘Those who fail to plan can plan to fail’. Napoleon. This one day workshop will explore how to create more joy and fulfilment, by taking some time out to examine our lives and to obtain clarity on what we truly want. If your goal is to achieve a better work/life balance and to take practical steps to help you think better, feel better, work better and live better, this one day Career and Life Planning workshop is for you.

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From Shakespeare to Purcell

Students will explore Shakespeare's masque sequences especially those in The Tempest and Macbeth. Spectacle, music and allegory burst into what had been fairly static and restrained theatre and continued to develop throughout the 17th century. Masques grew in ambition and complexity becoming nakedly political and fighting a long running battle with Puritanism. They emerged triumphant at the end of the century to leave legacies in opera, musicals, carnivals and even cinema.

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Up and Down The City Streets: What's in a Name?

Squeeze Gut Entry, Water Street, Crooked Lane, Back of The River Mill Street, Hercules Street. This is just a small selection of the fascinating names that once adorned the streets of Belfast’s city centre. On this trip we will discover their history and their present day names. A map and a hand out highlighting all the streets will be included in the walk. Meeting place at the front door of the Belfast City Council Information Centre, which is directly opposite the City Hall

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Aromatherapy for Pleasure and Wellbeing

This course is a fun guide to the use of essential oils for pleasure, relaxation and general wellbeing. The class will look at the history of aromatherapy for holistic health before getting a chance to experiment with smelling and blending oils, and get advice on how best to use some of the most commonly available oils at home to enhance rooms, baths and massage preparations.

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British and Irish Women in the Great War

On the 100th anniversary of the execution of British nurse, Edith Cavell, who was shot for her role in helping Allied soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium, this workshop will explore the role of women during the First World War. It will consider the various ways women contributed to the war effort at home and abroad. The course will include the opportunity to view a rare black and white film on Edith Cavell.

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Builders of Belfast: A Walking Tour

Belfast was the fastest growing city in the UK at the end of the 19th Century. At one stage it grew faster than Chicago! But who were the builders and what are the best examples of their work? This course uses the term ‘builder’ in the widest sense to include architects, construction firms and developers. Belfast grew from a small market town at the beginning of the 19th Century to a major industrial city by its end. It developed quite differently from Dublin. This was due to the distinctive personality of its population and the imagination and drive of its builders. We will walk around central and South Belfast and visit some examples of the best of Belfast builders’ work including Charles Lanyon’s Queen’s University Main Building, Mount Charles and Alfred Brumwell Thomas’s Belfast City Hall. We will also look at the work of one of the biggest house building firms of the 19th Century – H and J Martin and walk around some of the nearby streets, including ‘the Holy Land’ all of which have the distinctive H and J Martin style. Finally, we will see who developed and built the Holy Land and Lower Stranmillis.

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