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Age Encounters

‘Age Encounters’ is a network of researchers, academics and practitioners with an interest in age. Each ‘age encounter’ has presentations from speakers from different sectors, along with time to chat over coffee. Tea/coffee and registration start at 2.30, and presentations will start at 3pm. Our speakers will be Lorna Montgomery and Janet Carter Anand (School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast), who will discuss their recent research on services for socially-isolated older men in Belfast; and Rejuvenate Project, North Belfast, who will highlight their services for men aged 55+ living across North Belfast.

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The Challenge of Capturing Impact: Fionnuala Kennedy of Kabosh Theatre Company reflects on their work

Fionnula Kennedy (Director with Kabosh) and Victoria Durrer (QUB)

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Annual Centre for Children’s Rights Seminar: The Right to Education

You are invited to attended a seminar on ‘The Right to Education’ hosted by the Centre for Children’s Rights and Improving Children's Lives, Queen’s University Belfast Guest speaker: Mr Kishore Singh, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education

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Seminar by Professor Sharon Collard

Seminar by Professor Sharon Collard Professor of Personal Finance Capability Open University entitled Money on my Mind: the links between debt and mental wellbeing

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Marij Von Gorkom

Sonic Spaces, Bass Clarinet and Electronics 

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SCREENING: Loss and Resurrection: The Case of Allan Dwan’s THE HALF-BREED

Originally a star of the Broadway stage, Douglas Fairbanks began his film career not as Zorro, Robin Hood, or d'Artagnan, but in a series of contemporary comedies and western dramas filmed under the auspices of the Triangle Film Company. Perhaps the most idiosyncratic of the series was The Half-Breed, released July 1916, in which the star played a half-white/half-Indian outcast suffering from the prejudices of local townspeople. Created by a team of future film legends (director Allan Dwan, production supervisor D.W. Griffith, cinematographer Victor Fleming), the cast also includes: Alma Rubens, Sam De Grasse, and Jewel Carmen. For decades the film had been available only in severely degraded and abbreviated versions, until the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and the Cinematheque française collaborated to restore the film back to its original 1916 release version. Rob Byrne 

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RAE Armstrong Lecture Series 2014

Treating the “untreatable”: new ways to treat genetic diseases by Dr David Timson

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The Hamlyn Lecture

Foundations of Global Administrative Law: Governance, Regulatory Power beyond the State and Administrative Legality Professor Paul Craig Professor of English Law, St John's College, Oxford The discussion in this lecture begins with an overview of the importance of regulatory power beyond the state, revealing the extent to which it is exercised by a plethora of bodies operating internationally and transnationally, and the concerns that this has generated in terms of administrative legality broadly conceived. The lecture then addresses four contentious foundational issues: the way in which we conceptualize involvement in this area, whether as global administrative law, or in some other manner; the sense in which the norms can be regarded as 'law'; the fears that this body of law might undermine a desired plurality of value; and the extent to which global and national administrative law should be regarded as resting on distinct foundations.

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Social Work Information Evening

Thinking of applying to Social Work for 2015 entry? Let us help you out. Come to our Social Work Information Evening which is being held on Wednesday 26th November 2014 from 18.30 – 20.00 at Queen’s University Belfast, Physics Building, Emeleus Lecture theatre. Places are limited so register now. Do you have lots of questions about the Social Work application process? Want to find out more about what Social Work involves? Come and talk to our internationally-recognised, award winning staff and current students and find out all about it. We’ll discuss everything from submitting your application to what it’s like being a Social Worker. Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so registration is required. Please note that we can only guarantee a maximum of one guest per person.

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Manus Cranny Guest Speaker

Manus Cranny, European markets editor for Bloomberg Television, will be giving two talks which are open to all students. Manus has more than 20 years of business and media experience. 11am – 12noon: Manus’s Journey: From Queen’s to Presenter for Bloomberg Television 1pm – 2pm: How the News Moves Markets

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USIHS/History Symposium: 'Clergy, Congregations and Controversies in 19th and 20th Century Ulster'

A half-day symposium exploring religion and society in the north of Ireland. 1:00 Welcome 1:10 Sean Farrell (Northern Illinois University and NUIG) ‘The Revd Thomas Drew and the limits of anti-catholic politics in mid-Victorian Belfast’ 1:45 Janice Holmes (Open University) ‘How much did the Revd ‘Roaring’ Hugh Hanna really roar?’ 2:15 Break 2:45 Daniel Ritchie (University College Dublin) ‘The 1859 Revival and its enemies: Presbyterian opposition to the 1859 Revival in Ulster’ 3:15 Orfhlaith Campbell (Open University) ‘Presbyterians, the “Bible Wine” controversy and the temperance movement in Ulster’ 3:45 Discussion and Close All welcome [pdf file]

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Marin Von Gorkom

Sounds are filling space, carving their own paths, at times colliding with others, at times harmonic, creating synergy but always fleeting. The source? The composers, each with their own sound world, invisible but audible in the interpretation of MVG. The compositions are stories, portraits, sketches, fabrics of sound waves. MVG invites you to join her in her musical universe and incites the curious to partake in a search for beauty, development, and innovation. MVG presents music by (former) SARC composers alongside works from her latest program ‘SS:CAn - yeSS we CAnada!’ in which Dutch and Canadian composers explore the world of bass clarinet and electronics. 

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Stephen Livingstone Annual Lecture 2014

Human Rights in a Neo-liberal World

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The Stephen Livingstone 10th Anniversary Lecture

Human Rights in a Neo-liberal World - Professor Conor Gearty, Professor of Human Rights Law at LSE and Director of LSE's new Institute of Public Affairs.

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Workshop: Understanding Institutional and Residential Welfare and Public Health in Twentieth-Century Ireland and Britain

The IRCH 'Poverty and Famine in Ireland: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives' research group and AHRC 'Welfare and Public Health in Belfast 1800-1973' project group will host a workshop titled 'Understanding institutional and residential welfare in twentieth-century Ireland and Britain'. The workshop will be convened by Dr Seán Lucey (AHRC Research Fellow, School of History & Anthropology) Download [pdf file]

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