Student Events

Student Events

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

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

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The Girl-The Woman: Global Girlhood Symposium

‘The Girl-The Woman: Beyond Global and Generational Borders’ research project is hosting a symposium on the theme of Global Girlhood focusing on the experience of girls and girlhood, in order to illuminate how girls’ identities are constructed, given expression and recognized. Our keynote presentation will be: ‘The girl-the woman’: a reading of selected poetry by Dr Sinéad Morrissey, the first Belfast poet laureate. For the full programme please go to: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/InstituteforCollaborativeResearchintheHumanities/ProjectResearchGroups/2013-14ProjectResearchGroups/TheGirl-TheWomanBeyondGlobalandGenerationalBorders/

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"Transforming Your Care - Future Research Considerations"

Session:Transforming your Care (TYC) is a major reform of health and social care services. It is vital that researchers are aware of the changes to structures, systems, cultures, and practice which are taking place. We would like you to come away with a sound understanding of TYC and to start thinking about how and where your research may impact. This event will be of interest to PhD students and research staff. This event is being organised by the Community Development & Health Network on behalf of the Centre of Excellence for Public Health NI

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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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'The Scottish Independence Referendum and Northern Ireland’

A half-day workshop organised by the Constitutional Futures Interdisciplinary Research Group in the Institute for Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, QUB, with Prof James Mitchell, University of Edinburgh and funded by the ESRC.

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Ayurveda: An Introduction, Group 1

Ayurveda is the ancient healing system of India. It is rooted in the principle that spirit, mind and body are inextricably linked. According to Ayurveda, each of us has a unique psycho/physiological body type, which determines our individual traits and tendencies. In this workshop you will learn about your constitution and how to appreciate and make the best use of your unique qualities. Inappropriate diet and lifestyle lead to certain symptoms which in turn will eventually cause disease. We will look at practical diet and lifestyle changes you can make to bring balance into your life, address symptoms and help prevent disease.

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History Staff-Postgrad Seminar: John Harris, ‘Circuits of Capital, Circuits of Sorrow: financing the mid-19 century illegal trans-Atlantic Slave trade’

John Harris (John Hopkins University), ‘Circuits of Capital, Circuits of Sorrow: Financing the Mid-nineteenth Century Illegal Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade’

About John Harris: http://history.jhu.edu/directory/john-harris/

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Authority and the Teacher

The notions of authority in education has become an increasingly negative concept, regarded by some as championed only by the rigid traditionalists and those who cling on to outdated educational theory and philosophy. 'Authority and the Teacher', seeks to overturn the notion that authority is a restrictive force within education, serving only to stifle creativity and drown out the vice of the student. William H. Kitchen argues that any education must have, as one of its cornerstones, a component which encourages the fullest development of knowledge, which serves as the great educational emancipator. In this version of knowledge-driven education, the teacher's authority should be absolute, so as to ensure that the teacher has the scope to liberate their pupils. The pupil, in the avoidance of ignorance, can thus embrace what is rightfully theirs; the inheritance of intellectual riches passed down through time. By invoking the work of three major philosophers - Polanyi, Oakeshott and Wittgenstein - as well as contributions from other key thinkers on authority, William Kitchen underpins previous claims for the need for authority in education with the philosophical clout necessary to ensure these arguments permeate modern mainstream educational thinking. 

Schedule

1:45pm – 2:00pm    Arrival and Registration
2:00pm – 2:10pm    Welcome 
Professor Paul Connolly, Head of School of Education
2:10pm – 2:50pm    Authority and the Teacher William H. Kitchen
2:50pm – 3:30pm    The death of the progressive, constructivist curriculum in Northern Ireland Mr Robert McCartney QC
3:30pm – 3:50pm    Break
3:50pm – 4:30pm    Sociological and Historical Authority
 Professor Frank Furedi
4:30pm – 5:00pm    Discussion and Questions

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Act French!

This two half-day workshop over 2 Wednesdays will suit students with an intermediate level of French. It will provide opportunities for students to improve their communication skills in French while improving their pronunciation, developing their vocabulary and boosting their confidence. The workshop will consist of short, guided improvisations, writing short scripts and acting out short scenes from famous French works.

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Analogue-Digital Dialogues in Contemporary Experimental Film'

Dr Kim Knowles

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USIHS Lecture: Dr Jeff Kildea - 'The Irish ANZACs project'

Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies meeting Speaker: Dr Jeff Kildea (UCD), 'The Irish ANZACs project' All welcome The Irish Anzacs Project is a significant research undertaking of the Global Irish Studies Centre at UNSW, made possible by a grant from the Irish government's Emigrant Support Program. The project aims to identify all Irish-born enlistments in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) during the First World War, or as close to all as is practicable, and to compile a publicly accessible database containing information on each of them. The database will provide families with information on their Irish-born family members who served in the AIF as well as providing statistical information to assist researchers understand the contribution of the Irish to the Australian war effort. See http://jeffkildea.com/books/anzacs-and-ireland/

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Making sense of the beat: How humans use information across the senses to coordinate movements to a beat

Dr Mark Elliott, University of Birmingham presents a research seminar titled: "Making sense of the beat: How humans use information across the senses to coordinate movements to a beat".

Research Seminars 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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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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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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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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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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Improvisation Trio from Brazil

"The three musicians began performing as part of the ""Itiberê Orchestra Family"", an instrumental music group led by musician Itiberê Zwarg. With this formation, they participated in the recordings of several CDs, including the 'Pedra do Espia' (2002) and 'Mundo Verde Esperança' (2002) by Hermeto Pascoal. Each of the three members has a very diverse artistic trajectory, appearing with other musical groups, being part of recordings and carrying out music research. This trio formed with Pedro Albuquerque joining in 2010, the year in which cellist Maria Clara Valle also came to the group. Renata Neves joined the group for the first time during performances at the Cadilda Becker Theatre in Rio de Janeiro, in 2011."

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Research Impact Showcase & Publication Launch

This exciting showcase event is an excellent opportunity for you to meet with, hear from, and talk to internationally-acclaimed researchers from Queen's University Belfast. Come and discover how their research impacts on all of our lives.

Launch of The DNA of Innovation, Vol IV: Our Global Impact on Society’:

A new publication that profiles academics present at the showcase will be launched here. Take a free copy away with you after the event.

This event is FREE and open to all. Registration is not required. More details to follow in due course on our website: go.qub.ac.uk/impact or contact joy.eakin@qub.ac.uk

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Trevor Agus - The perception of everyday sounds

Trevor Agus - The perception of everyday sounds 

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RAE Armstrong Lecture Series 2014

When genes go wrong by Dr David Timson

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CONCERT: Immersion - Music with the ImmLib

The ImmLib or Immersive Library, developed by Miguel Negrão, gives sound artists unique tools to explore the spatial aspects of sound, in particular the immersive quality of sound. SARC’s Sonic Lab provides an ideal venue for these explorations and a number of SARC composers have been invited to create compositions using the ImmLib, giving their own distinctive approach to immersive sound.

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Grand Irish Melodramas at the Grand Opera House

Grand Irish Melodramas at the Grand Opera House with Christopher Fitz-Simon.

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Postgraduate Research Presentations

In this seminar two postgraduate research students present their research.

Jemma McGourty's talk is titled: "Mental time travel into the past and future: A developmental perspective".

Patrick Flack's talk is titled "Identity change amongst loyalist paramilitary organisations".

Research Seminars 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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The Alison Dunlop Memorial Lecture: "Newly Discovered Harpsichord Suites by Georg and Gottlieb Muffat"

Dr Glenn Wilson (Musikhochschule Würzburg)

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Inaugural Lecture - Prof Joanne Hughes

Inaugural Lecture - Professor Joanne Hughes Title: ‘Plugging the gap’: shared education and the promotion of intergroup relations through schools Joanne is Professor of Education and Director of the Centre for Shared Education in the School of Education at Queen’s University Belfast. Her research expertise is in inter-group relations and the role of education in divided societies and her work, spanning more than 20 years, has included in-depth qualitative analyses and large scale surveys. Find out more at: www.qub.ac.uk/cse

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Royal String Quartet

Two works feature in tonight’s programme by Quartet-in- Residence at Queen’s, the Royal Quartet. The first is a new work, receiving its Irish premiere, by young Polish composer Andrzej Kwieciski. The second is one of the key works of the quartet repertoire, Beethoven’s String Quartet No.15, Op. 132.

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The Alison Dunlop Memorial Recital

" Japanese harpsichordist Naoko Akutagawa has been engaged by the CD label NAXOS to record the 27 newly-discovered Suites by the great 18th-century Viennese composer Gottlieb Muffat. She had the privilege of working closely with Dr Alison Dunlop from the beginning of the project, the first disc of which was released in 2013, and Alison's achievement will be the foundation for its continuation. This Memorial Concert will be the first known performance for over 200 years of three of these masterpieces of baroque keyboard music. "Naoko Akutagawa (harpsichord)

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Performance: MOJO MICKYBO’ by Owen McCafferty (In French)

1.30pm and 7.30pm Brian Friel Theatre
All tickets £5
(Booking Line: 02890971383/ studentshows@qub.ac.uk)
Anyone familiar with this enchanting and energetic account of the friendship of two Belfast boys amid the early Troubles will appreciate the challenge of capturing McCafferty’s richly idiomatic text in another language. Yet, Bastiat and Healy have worked closely with the playwright to craft a version in French that captures mercurial quality of the original while bringing to it a distinctive flavour all its own.
There will be a free panel discussion in the Brian Friel Theatre from 2-4pm on Friday 21st November when the translators, and director of the French production will be joined by Owen McCafferty and David Grant who didirected the play in English last year. The discussion will be illustrated with short extracts from both the English and French productions.

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Performance: MOJO MICKYBO’ by Owen McCafferty (In French)

1.30pm and 7.30pm Brian Friel Theatre
All tickets £5
(Booking Line: 02890971383/ studentshows@qub.ac.uk)
Anyone familiar with this enchanting and energetic account of the friendship of two Belfast boys amid the early Troubles will appreciate the challenge of capturing McCafferty’s richly idiomatic text in another language. Yet, Bastiat and Healy have worked closely with the playwright to craft a version in French that captures mercurial quality of the original while bringing to it a distinctive flavour all its own.
There will be a free panel discussion in the Brian Friel Theatre from 2-4pm on Friday 21st November when the translators, and director of the French production will be joined by Owen McCafferty and David Grant who didirected the play in English last year. The discussion will be illustrated with short extracts from both the English and French productions.

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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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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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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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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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"Gossiping to Music in Renaissance France"

Prof Jeanice Brooks (Southampton)

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RAE Armstrong Lecture Series 2014

We’re all mutants

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Gordon Campbell (trombone) with Steve Barnett & Friends

The popular pre-Christmas jazz recital this year sees the welcome return of Gordon Campbell, star jazz trombonist and principal with the BBC Big Band, John Wilson Orchestra and other leading jazz and popular ensembles in London.

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An Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Group 2

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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Junior Academy of Music - Christmas Concert I

Junior Academy of Music (JAM) Christmas concert featuring JAM One and JAM Two Children Choir (age 4-8) 

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NI Human Rights Festival Lecture: Nicholas Vincent, 'Magna Carta and its Legacy'

Public Lecture hosted by School of History and Anthropology, with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Consortium as part of the NI Human Rights Festival:

Prof. Nicholas Vincent (University of East Anglia): 'Magna Carta and its Legacy'

Prof. Vincent is author of Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2012) and a lead researcher in the Magna Carta Project - see http://magnacarta.cmp.uea.ac.uk/

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Demographic Analysis of Area, Individual and Longitudinal Data

This one day course will provide contexts for and practical experience of calculating demographic measures relating to population structure, fertility, mortality / illness and migration. We will first concentrate on demographic data for geographical areas. This will include devising population pyramids and calculating fertility rates, standardised mortality / illness ratios and migration rates. We will then switch to the use of cross-sectional individual microdata and the cross-tabulation of variables to differentiate demographic rates by different population sub-groups (e.g. self-reported health by ethnic group). Longitudinal microdata will then by used to show how demographic rates change over time. Data sources to be used: • Area measures: Vital Statistics, census and mid-year estimates for local authority geographies; • Individual microdata, cross-sectional: the ‘2011 Census Microdata Teaching File’ (similar to Sample of Anonymised Records); • Individual microdata, longitudinal: ‘Synthetic Data for the UK Longitudinal Studies’ (SYLLS); • Data and contexts are UK-focussed. Mathematical and statistical methods & software being used: • Mainly the calculation of rates (based on numerator / denominator) with consideration of related confidence intervals and binary logistic regression; • Excel for the area data and SPSS for the individual data. Previous experience of these programmes is ideal along with basic mathematics and statistics. Participants: The course is aimed at people involved in research whereby evidence of population processes and demographic events is needed. People are likely to be postgraduates or professionals involved in local government or health research. Whilst specific locations and datasets are used, the skills are readily transferable to other locations and data sources. Course leader: Paul Norman is a population and health geographer whose interests include: harmonisation of small area level socio-demographic, morbidity and mortality data to enable time-series analysis of demographic and health change; using area typologies to understand migration patterns and resulting health outcomes; and using individual level microdata to understand aggregate differences in population stratification and characteristics over time. He is programme manager of the MSc in GIS at the School of Geography, University of Leeds supervising Masters and PhD researchers on applied demographic topics.

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Raviv Gandrow

Shipping Forecast explores the complex relations between territory and transmission in BBC Radio 4’s shipping bulletin. Coordinated recordings following the long-wave journeying
of a signal from inside a studio at Broadcasting House; to the transmitter at Droitwich; to a ship at sea; to a transistor radio several hundred kilometres away; reveal audible aspects of broadcasting. The piece examines attractions between language, geography, radiation and precipitation where transduced speech addresses, defines as well as physically occupies dimensions of terrestrial space. 

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QUB Big Band Christmas Concert

Join us for our annual celebration of the season through Big Band Jazz, when the virtuosi of QUB Big Band are directed by Steve Barnett. Jazz favourites, from the Swing Era through to the 70s, will be spiced with seasonal favourites for Christmas time.

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Junior Academy of Music - Christmas Concert ii

Junior Academy of Music (JAM) Christmas concert featuring JAM Three pupils including Senior Choir, and Junior and Senior Brass Bands (age 8-15). 

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CHRISTMAS BRASS AND VOICES

The University Choir and Brass Band join forces to present an end of year programme of classics and seasonal works

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SEMINAR: “Music Memory: parading the past in Belfast”

Dr Ray Casserly (CIEE)

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An Evening of B.L.I.S.S. - Belfast Legion for Improvised Sights and Sounds

B.L.I.S.S., Belfast’s very own Legion for Improvised Sights and Sounds wreaks digital havoc with members of the Designing Digital Music and Interaction class. 

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Bach To The Future - i

Fenella Humphreys (solo violin) "With playing described in the press as ‘alluring’ and ‘a wonder’, violinist Fenella Humphreys is much in demand as a chamber musician and soloist, with performances taking her across the globe. Her first concerto recording, of Christopher Wright’s Violin Concerto for Dutton Epoch with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, was released recently to great critical acclaim, including selection as ‘Orchestral Choice CD’ in a 5 star review in the BBC Music Magazine. She has collaborated with artists including Alexander Baillie, Pekka Kuusisto and Martin Lovett, and is regularly invited by Steven Isserlis to take part in the International Musicians’ Seminar, Prussia Cove. Konzertmaster of the Deutsche Kammerakademie, she also enjoys guest leading and directing various ensembles in Europe. In 2012 Fenella created Bach To The Future, an inspirational commissioning project for six established composers to write works for solo violin to be performed alongside Bach’s six Sonatas and Partitas. Three of these works, by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Piers Hellawell and Gordon Crosse, were premiered at the Maltings, Snape this year in a residency, while the other three, by Sally Beamish, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Adrian Sutton, follow next year. In today’s recital Fenella presents Bach's Partita in E major with its new 'fellow', by Cheryl Frances-Hoad; in addition we hear a landmark for solo violin from a later era, the Sonata no.2 by Ysäye, in which the great Belgian violinist himself quoted and reflected upon Bach’s ideas from the Bach Partita in E. The recital opens with a Sonata by the ‘father’ of solo violin, Heinrich Biber, the Baroque composer whose landmark violin works form the background to Bach. Please note: second recital event today at 5.30 pm. "

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Bach To The Future – ii

Fenella Humphreys (solo violin) In an informal lecture-recital setting, Fenella Humphreys performs Bach’s great Partita no 2 in D minor, with its closing Chaconne. Before this she will be joined by Piers Hellawell to introduce his own contribution to her project, Balcony Scenesfor solo violin; this will be performed on its own, first, and then with its four sections interspersed among the movements of the Bach Partita. Join us for Bach's great Chaconne!

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QUSO Christmas Concert

Seasonal favourites and popular classics brought to you by the Queen’s University Symphony Orchestra and Music Society Choir.

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The Plantation of Ulster: Deonstructing the Myths

The course will use the up-to-date assessment of the Plantation by Jonathan Bardon and the reports of recent archaeological digs to demonstrate how this momentous event is understood by professional historians. The course will also explore how and why this differs so radically from the popular myths used to shore up current day political positions.

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How to Write for Profit and Pleasure, Group 2

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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Beginners Guide to Researching Your Family Tree, Group 2

Have you ever wanted to research your family tree but didn’t know where to begin? This workshop will provide an introduction to researching your family tree. You will learn the basics of birth, marriage and death records. The workshop will also focus on the information that is available online, for example, census records, genealogy websites, wills, street directories, cemetery records.

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Enhance Your Image for Men, Group 2

This half-day workshop will focus on colour analysis and style advice especially for men. Each participant will be tested with colour fabric swatches to determine which colours work best for them – including neutral colours for formal suits. General advice on dressing for specific body shapes, body language and personal presentation will be discussed.

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French Grammar Clinic

This 2 1/2 day workshop on Wednesdays will suit students with an intermediate level of French. The first day will focus on verbs (tenses and moods). The second will be tailor-made to answer students' questions and doubts raised at the end of the first day on any aspect of French grammar. This workshop aims to tackle problems faced by students whose first language is not French.

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How to Lighten Up Your Life

This course will empower you with practical skills which will enable you to increase your levels of energy and enjoyment in daily life. It will include simple yet effective relaxation techniques, creative mind work, tension and anger release skills and finding a balance in work and life.

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Toujours Pret!: French for the Worst-Case Scenario

This 2 1/2 workshop on Wednedays is suitable for students with an intermediate level of French. What do you do when... a French ATM swallows your bank card? You miss your connecting flight? The train conductor catches you with a non-validated ticket? We will take a fun approach to dealing with nightmarish scenarios that befall the traveller to France.

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Irish Penal Laws

The Penal Laws were a series of laws enacted in Ireland against Roman Catholics and Protestant dissenters, such as the Presbyterians. This course will consider the motivations and reasons behind the legislation, how coherent a penal code is actually presented, the nature of the laws and their impact. The day will end by considering the eventual repeal of the laws through the Relief Acts passed at the end of the eighteenth century and the transformative endeavours of Daniel O’Connell in the early nineteenth century.

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Builders of South Belfast: A Walking Tour

South Belfast evolved in the 19th Century as the town’s first major and most prestigious suburb. The urban elite leapfrogged from their Georgian terraces of the centre to the leafy Malone Ridge clustering initially as close as possible to the new symbols of prosperity including Queen’s and the Union Theological College. The area became a showcase for the best of suburban residential architecture and design. But who were its ‘builders’? This tour uses the term ‘builder’ in the widest sense to include architects, construction firms and developers. To find out more we will start at Queen’s and then walk from Mount Charles to Cranmore Park on the Malone Road visiting examples of the best of local builders’ work. There will be an opportunity to have lunch during the course of the walk (cost not included in price of the course).

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Assertiveness: An Introduction - Dealing with Conflict and Criticism

Assertiveness is the art of clear, honest, direct communication, and is closely linked to the ability to see ourselves as unique and worthy of respect. In this one-day workshop we will look at the difficult areas of how to be assertive when dealing with criticism and conflict.

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Ayurveda: An Introduction, Group 2

Ayurveda is the ancient healing system of India. It is rooted in the principle that spirit, mind and body are inextricably linked. According to Ayurveda, each of us has a unique psycho/physiological body type, which determines our individual traits and tendencies. In this workshop you will learn about your constitution and how to appreciate and make the best use of your unique qualities. Inappropriate diet and lifestyle lead to certain symptoms which in turn will eventually cause disease. We will look at practical diet and lifestyle changes you can make to bring balance into your life, address symptoms and help prevent disease.

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Interview Skills for Job Applicants, Group 2

Many people see the interview as a major obstacle to obtaining employment/promotion. This course aims at improving your interview performance by helping you to recognise your main selling points in terms of skills, knowledge and experience. It will help you select and express information proficiently on an application form and at interview, as well as coaching you in how to anticipate and respond to questions.

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An Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Group 4

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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Aspects of Belfast's History, Group 2

The growth of ‘modern’ Belfast began with Sir Arthur Chichester, who in 1603, was given land including Belfast for his part in the defeat of the Ulster Gaels in the Nine Years’ War. This field trip around central Belfast will tell the story, through the people, events and buildings that go to make up the history of the city. Meet at the front of the City Hall at 10.00 am.

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The 2015 Wiles Lectures

The Wiles Lectures for 2015 will be delivered by Professor Lyndal Roper, Fellow of Oriel College and Regius Professor of History at the University of Oxford, on 27-30 May 2015. Professor Roper's Wiles lectures will be given over four days at Queen's University Belfast, on the theme: 'Luther and the Reformation: A Cultural History'.

More information at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofHistoryandAnthropology/News/WilesLectureSeries/WilesLectures2015/

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