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How to Write for Profit and Pleasure, Group 1

The award-winning journalist and author, Alf McCreary, shares his experience and outlines how people with limited or no background in writing can be helped to turn their ideas into print. This is an informative, enjoyable and successful course by a professional writer with wide experience who will cover the major aspects of creative writing, editing and publishing.

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An Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Group 1

This is a one-day experiential introduction to Mindfulness. It has been known for centuries in the meditative tradition that the sustained practice of mindfulness meditation can have profoundly healing and transformative effects in one’s life. Mindfulness is the ability to engage with the present moment without stress provoking negative judgments. Participants will learn the basic units of Mindfulness in action.

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Researching First World War Ancestors

Was your ancestor in the army, navy or air force? Do you want to know where to find records of service or death? This workshop will provide you with the information you need. Students should have some familiarity with using computers and the internet as some time will be set aside to look at the most useful websites and databases.

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Performance: Days in the Bay

A short performance devised by the Tiger’s Bay Men’s Group and inspired by the disappearing streetscape of North Belfast Brian Friel Theatre, Queen’s University, Sunday 2nd November 2014 at 7pm Duncairn Community Centre, Monday 3rd November at 6.30pm and 7.30pm

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Why (nearly) everything you thought you knew about Milgram is wrong: A new psychology of toxic obedience

Professor Stephen Reicher of University of St Andrews presents a research seminar titled: "Why (nearly) everything you thought you knew about Milgram is wrong: A new psychology of toxic obedience". Please note this is not taking place in the usual seminar time or venue. The time is 4pm on Monday 3rd November, the venue is the School of Psychology Board Room, 02.527 David Keir Building. Research Seminars usually take place on Fridays at 4pm in Classroom 02.525, David Keir Building. For further information contact Mihalis Doumas, School of Psychology

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Action At A Distance: The Life and Legacy of John Stewart Bell

5 - 30 November One of the most influential scientists of the twentieth century, this Queen’s graduate formulated a theorem which physicists, philosophers and historians now consider to be one of the most significant developments in quantum theory. His proof of non-locality - that a measurement of particle A would instantaneously affect particle B, even if they were a vast distance apart - revolutionised the understanding of both quantum theory and the nature of the physical universe. On the 50th anniversary of the publication of Bell’s theorem, this unique exhibition explores his life and the artistic response to his legacy by artists from across the world. Richard Bell (Australia) Geraldine Cox (UK) Oliver Jeffers (USA) Rory Jeffers (Northern Ireland) Jonathon Keats (USA) Kevin Kopacka (Germany) Lucy McKenna (Ireland) Philip Mussen (Northern Ireland) Presented in association with the School of Mathematics and Physics Exhibition continues until 30 November A series of Lectures has been organised in conjunction with the exhibition: - A Whitaker (QUB): John Bell and Belfast, Friday 7 November - M O'Neill (QUB): Security in a Post-Quantum World, Wednesday 12 November - M Paternostro (QUB): Quantumness in a Classical World?,Friday 14 November - A Ekert (Oxford): Less Reality, More Security, Wednesday 19 November - A Zeilinger (Vienna): From Bell to Quantum Communication and Quantum Teleportation, Friday 21 November Please note that all the Lectures will start at 6.30pm and finish at 8pm. They will take place either in the Bell Lecture Theatre (Physics Building) or in the Emeleus Lecture Theatre on campus.

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Symposium on Protein Purification and Analysis in Agricultural Technology

Free Symposium from GE Healthcare in association with Queen’s University, Belfast. Join us for a day of discussion and insight into protein purification and analysis in agricultural technology. A lunchtime poster session will also take place with prizes sponsored by Aquilant Scientific. Please send your abstract to: bev.cummings@ge.com

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"The Past Frames The Composer Frames The Past"

Professor Piers Hellawell (QUB)

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Screening and Discussion: Kramer vs Kramer

The QUB Law School Film Group are screening the family drama ‘Kramer vs Kramer’ on Wednesday 5 November 2014 at 15:30-18:30 in Lanyon Building/OG/074, Queen’s University Belfast. The film will be followed by a discussion led by family law experts. This will also be followed by a social drink in the Parlour Bar on Elmwood Avenue. This event is free and open to everyone - you do not have to be part of QUB, the Law School or Film Group to attend. The QUB Law School Film Group welcomes - film enthusiasts, scholars/students from all disciplines, and members of the public who just want to grab the opportunity of seeing a film that they missed first time round – to its monthly movie night. On the first Wednesday of every month we screen a film that relates to legal principles and the challenges they face.

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Inaugural Lecture: Prof. Peter Gray

Inaugural Lecture: 'The Great Irish Famine in Transatlantic Historiographies, 1847-1914' http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofHistoryandAnthropology/Staff/AcademicStaff/ProfessorPeterGray/ For more information, contact Susan Templeton, ext. 3325, email s.templeton@qub.ac.uk

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“The Making of Constitutional Conventions and Litigation: the Reality Behind the Crossman Diaries Case”

By: Professor David Feldman, Rouse Ball Professor of English Law at Downing College, University of Cambridge To understand the reasons behind, and effects of, the Labour Attorney General's attempt, in Attorney General v. Jonathan Cape Ltd, to stop a former Labour Minister's memoirs from being published, one needs to look behind the litigation itself. Papers in The National Archive reveal civil servant's concerns about their reputations, uncertainties concerning the conventional obligations and privileges of ministers, ambivalence on the part of Crossman's literary executors and solicitor, worries about an imminent general election, and risk-management by the Government's legal advisers. Together, they help to explain why the Attorney General brought the action in respect of Volume 1 of the Diaries, why he relied on a private-law doctrine in a public-law setting, why he did not appeal against Lord Widgery's judgment, why there was no attempt to stop publications of Volumes 2 and 3, and why both the law and relevant conventions remained and remain unclear. The paper will try to answer at least some of these questions in order to cast a little light on the political roles of law and lawyers in government.

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Beyond stereotypes: innovative original works for harp

"“Originally from Birmingham, Tanya Houghton studied in Cambridge, London and Paris before embarking on a career as a freelance harpist of many different guises. Her recital today explores repertoire that takes the harp beyond its traditional musical stereotype, including Britten's Suite for Harp and works by Hindemith and Canadian harpist Caroline Lizotte. Tanya's freelance work includes solo, chamber and orchestral playing. She has developed a specialism in playing for singers, both in the operatic world and as an accompanist to soloists and choirs. Last November she was honoured to play for Britten’s 100th birthday concert in Wigmore Hall, London, accompanying Nicholas Mulroy in Britten’s Canticle V :The Death of St Narcissus. Earlier in 2013 she enjoyed a tour (with performances in the Hermitage, St Petersburg and Southwark Cathedral) of the complete Britten Church Parables led by Roger Vignoles. She has a thriving duo partnership with mezzo-soprano Cerys Jones and recently accompanied soprano Rebecca van der Berg for the Ryedale Festival. Tanya’s orchestral work includes appearances with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Ulster Orchestra amongst others. She is principal harpist of Orchestra of the Swan. She has had the privilege of working with conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder, Sir Roger Norrington and Edward Gardner. "

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Constitutional Futures - The European Dimension(s)

The “Constitutional Futures” interdisciplinary research group, supported by the QUB Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, has organised a workshop on the European dimensions of our constitutional futures. The workshop focuses on the layers of constitutional tension and complexity arising out of potential modifications to the constitutional position of European legal norms in the future of the UK and addresses topical questions such as: how the relationship of UK institutions with the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights may be reformed or adjusted; what constitutional tensions exist within the European Union and vis-à-vis the UK; the resonance of key judgments on European human rights law and their significance for our constitutional futures; and how far human rights are an essential aspect of our constitutional horizon. Download the poster

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History Staff-Postgrad Seminar: Michael O’Dowd, ‘James Wolveridge's Speculum Matricis: a mirror on antiquity?’

Michael O’Dowd (NUIG), ‘James Wolveridge's Speculum Matricis (1670): a mirror on antiquity?’ All welcome

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Trios Only - an improvisatory concert informed by random selection

curated by Franziska Schroeder   Around 10 musicians will perform on the spot, live, randomly selected with a few pre-given rules and duration. Anything can happen. Come along, listen and find out what happens !

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