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.
Seminar by Grace O'Malley for info on the speaker go to: http://ie.linkedin.com/pub/grace-o-malley/9/352/67a. Part of the CoE Seminar Series
Inaugural Lecture by Professor Jayne Woodside: ‘An apple a day…is it really enough?’
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)
Inaugural Lecture by Professor Chris Patterson: 'Epidemiology counts - childhood diabetes matters'
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
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.
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).
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.
For a full programme, please visit: http://www.quceh.org.uk/doctoral-colloquium-2016.html
Professor Yo Tomita (QUB) and Daniel Martyn Lewis (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama) (piano)
A concert featuring classical and festive favourites for the time of year, presented by QUSO wtih conductors Niall Catney & Eoin O’Kane.
Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble, Belfast’s specialists in new music, already have a close relationship with composers in Queen’s. Tonight Hard Rain are delighted to premiere ‘The Zeddy Dance’, a new work commissioned, with funding from ACNI, by Northern Ireland composer and Queen’s Lecturer Simon Mawhinney. The programme will also feature ensemble work by prize-winning young composers from Queen’s, as well as a work by Piers Hellawell, continuing our series of performances of his music in this season that celebrates his 60th birthday.
JAM 3 pupils (aged 8 to 17) attending Junior Academy of Music programmes at QUB will be showcasing some of their activities. Join us to hear JAM 3 Choir, Brass bands and Flute and Guitar ensembles!
This two day event will comprise a series of ten lectures (five per day) featuring various aspects of Luther's life and teaching. The lectures will be delivered by Institute of Theology staff and acclaimed special guest speaker Prof Mark Noll, University of Notre Dame (who is the Institute of Theology Visiting Fellow) and Prof Mark Elliott, University of St Andrews.