Public Events

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The EU Referendum & Northern Ireland: ask the experts

In the run-up to the UK referendum on continued EU membership, opinions are divided and very pronounced. Most agree that this is one of the most important decisions in this decade for the electorate to take. The polls suggest that the referendum will be contested and each individual vote (or decision not to vote) will make a difference.

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"From bench-side to curbside: maximizing obesity research to impact health"

Seminar by Grace O'Malley for info on the speaker go to: Part of the CoE Seminar Series

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Inaugural Lecture by Professor Jayne Woodside

Inaugural Lecture by Professor Jayne Woodside: ‘An apple a day…is it really enough?’

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Heritage and Identity in a Globalising World

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to examine the concept and development of heritage within an academic discourse -- in particular the way in which heritage studies have developed in response to various critiques of political, cultural, and social globalisation and transnationalism. Presentations will be given by established scholars and postgraduate students. Our keynote speaker, Professor John Wilson Foster (QUB Honorary Research Fellow), will present on the RMS Titanic, heritage and Belfast. Panels will focus on topics ranging from food tourism and cultural unionism. Panellists are as follows: Linda Maher (UCD) Kevin McNicholl (QUB) Adriana Salas (UCD) Erin Hinson (QUB) Elaine O’Driscoll (UCC) Julia Andrade Rocha (QUB) Lauren Ferguson (QUB) Lisa Bogert (QUB) Frances Harkin (QUB)

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Inaugural Lecture by Professor Chris Patterson

Inaugural Lecture by Professor Chris Patterson: 'Epidemiology counts - childhood diabetes matters'

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Seminar by Professor Steven Cummins LSHTM

Professor Steven Cummins "Measuring environmental exposure in physical activity and diet research: some thoughts from the ORIEL and other studies" Everyone welcome Sandwich lunch provided

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An evening showcasing the work of some of Northern Ireland's most talented emerging writers, and 2014-15 ACNI Artists Career Enhancement Scheme awardees: Steve Cavanagh, Jan Carson, Paula Cunningham, Nathanial McAuley and Rebecca Reid.

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Mobility and Equality - Friend or Foe? Call for Papers for lunchtime research seminar on 7 June 2016 in Belfast

Free movement of persons offers immense opportunity for integrating Europe's societies. Nonetheless, its alleged negative effects are in focus in the UK referendum debate as well as in other Member States. Mobility paired with equality is portrayed as enhancing inequalities, threatening social cohesion and ruining national welfare state arrangements. These fears inhibit proactive policies to explore the potential of mobility. The first research seminar of the JMCE "Tensions at the Fringes of the EU" (TREUP), kicking off with a key note by Catherine Barnard and further contributions by Dagmar Schiek, Yvonne Galligan and Bal Sokhi Bulley, offers a forum for interdisciplinary exchange on the interrelation of mobility and equality, the relevance of mobility for EU citizens as well as non-EU citizens, and its impact on inequalities resulting from gender, ethnicity, race, disability and their intersections. Papers on all aspects of mobility are invited (for more information).

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Artist Talk with Heather Shearer

The Naughton Gallery hosts an artist talk and tour of the current exhibition - Four Directions, by Aboriginal artist Heather Kamarra Shearer. Heather will introduce the work, and share her life story which is so integral to her creative practice. The talk will be followed by a Q&A with the artist. This is a free event, no booking required.

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Queen's Management School Doctoral Colloquium 2016

Theme: Innovation and New Technologies

Queen’s Management School will be holding its annual annual Doctoral Colloquium on 8th June 2016.

The colloquium will have a general theme of innovation and new technologies, and presentations will be from postgraduate research students across Management, Finance, Economics and Accounting. This event represents an excellent opportunity for prospective research students to meet current students and supervisors, and to find out what academic research entails. The keynote speaker is Dr Gerben Bakker, Associate Professor of Economic History at the London School of Economics. Dr Bakker has published in the fields of innovation, economic and business history, corporate finance, and intellectual property rights. His research has appeared in journals such as The Journal of Economic History and Research Policy, and he is the author of a book on the industrialisation of entertainment (Cambridge University Press, 2008). He also has considerable experience of communicating research with a view to influencing public policy.

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BBC 4 quiz show ‘The 3rd Degree’ is coming to record at Queen’s

BBC 4 quiz show ‘The 3rd Degree’ is coming to record at Queen’s. The comedy quiz show, which is now in its seventh series, will be recorded at Queen's on Monday 27 February and are looking for audience members.

The show, hosted by Steve Punt (whose writing credits include The Now Show and Horrible Histories) lets students go head to head with their professors in a battle of General Knowledge and Specialist Subjects.

The recording is free to attend - just show up when the doors open at The Great Hall at 5.40pm and enjoy the show. Afterwards, for anyone interested there is also a Q & A - so if you are interested in television, radio or comedy production this will be extremely valuable and fun.

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USIHS Lecture: Dr Richard McMahon

Dr Richard McMahon (History, Trinity College Dublin), 'The Irish contribution to the history of interpersonal violence'

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Commemorating Partition and Civil Wars in Ireland, 2020-23

Commemorating Partition and Civil Wars in Ireland, 2020-23: Civil Wars and their Legacy

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Global Health Symposium 2017

The 2nd 'Global Health Symposium 2017', organised and hosted by the Queen's University Belfast, will take place in Riddel Hall on 27th April 2017. This one-day event is intended to promote study, research and practice that places a priority on improving human and animal health worldwide. The Symposium will be of interest to academics, clinicians, funders, postdoctoral researchers, postgraduate students and health policy makers. The programme includes 10 presentations from acknowledged global health experts (many from QUB) and covering a wide range of topics within human and animal health. You can find our more at the Symposium website: An information flyer is also attached. Attendance at the Symposium is completely free and includes a buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day. Online registration is now open: However, numbers are strictly limited. For those interested in attending, you are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

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Irish Studies Seminar: Finbar McCormick

Finbar McCormick (Archaeology, QUB) ‘From Meeting House to Chapel: The evolution of Presbyterian and Catholic churches’

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Irish Studies Seminar: David Heffernan

David Heffernan (History, QUB) 'The early history of the Ulster Plantation, c.1609-1641: Some problems and opportunities'

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Irish Studies Seminar: Sarah McCleave and Triona O'Hanlon

Sarah McCleave and Triona O'Hanlon (Music, QUB) ‘ERIN explored: resources from the Horizon 2020 project “Thomas Moore in Europe”'

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Irish Studies International Lecture: Prof Richard Kearney

Prof. Richard Kearney (Boston College): 'Commemoration: Trauma and Recovery' With a response by Dr Maurice Manning, Chancellor of the National University of Ireland

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