Events

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3 - 10 November

ESRC Festival of Social Science

Queen’s University will host the annual Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival of Social Science, featuring a total of 25 free events organised by social science academics from Queen's, Ulster and Open University.

The UK-wide Festival aims to open up social science research to new audiences by showing how such research has an influence on our everyday lives.

Highlights from the festival this year include:

  • A bus tour looking at Belfast's grassroots peacebuilding history (3 November)
  • A discussion on borders and Brexit (6 November)
  • Reflections on the Good Friday Agreement (7 November).

A series of talks, screenings and workshops offer festival goers the chance to debate, discuss and discover how social science shapes everything from our working life and our children’s learning to how we engage with our families and within our communities.

For more information on the festival and to register for the events taking place, please visit: https://getinvited.to/esrcfestivalni18/

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Wednesday 14 - Friday 30 November

From Lynn Library to Graduate School

2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Lynn Library building as part of Queen’s College Belfast in 1868. Now a vibrant hub for the postgraduate community at Queen’s University Belfast, the Graduate School welcomes thousands of students through its doors each year. The Lynn Library has seen significant changes throughout its history, but the building has remained at the heart of life at Queen’s for 150 years.

To mark the anniversay a number of events are taking place in The Graduate School and a website looks back on the buildings history, including the original architectural plans.

From Lynn Library to Graduation School Exhibition
Wednesday 14 - Friday 30 November

Join the celebrations at the Graduate School, view the historical exhibition original architecture plans and hear stories from those who worked and studies in eth building over the years.

Graduate School Historical Tours
Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 November, 1.00-1.30pm

Take a guided tour of the Graduate School, formerly the old University Library. You will learn more about the Irish born architect, William Henry Lynn, and how the building he designed underwent significant change, whilst remaining at the heart of University life for over 150 years.
Booking required via the Graduate School - 150 years on website.

Share your story

The Graduate School is collecting memories of the building its staff and students as part of a larger commemoration and would love to hear your stories. Please submit yout story online via surveymonkey.

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15 November

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Parents’/Guardian's Evening

Thursday 15 November 2018, 7.00pm – 9.30pm, Whitla Hall, Queen’s University

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Parents/Guardians Evening for Year 13 will take place on the 15 November 2018 from 7pm to 9.30pm.

You will have the opportunity to attend talks on the various degrees and hear about employability and further study opportunities available to graduates. You will also have the chance to chat informally with staff and current students.

Find out more and register

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29 November

Professor David Armitage to deliver the Frank Wright Lecture

Professor David Armitage, Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University, will deliver the Frank Wright lecture at Queen's University Belfast. 

Thursday 29 November 2018, 6.00-7.30pm, Emeleus Lecture Theatre, Queen's University Belfast

The lecture, which will be hosted by the Centre for Public History and the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, is entitled: 'Treaty Consciousness: A History of Rise and Fall and Rise Again?'. 

The lecture is open to the public and free to attend. Registration not required. 

 

 

 

 

 

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13 March

Science at Queen’s Parents’ Evening

Wednesday 13 March 2019, 6.30pm – 9.30pm, Whitla Hall, Queen’s University

For Years 11, 12 and 13 students and their parents who have an interest in:

  • Archaeology and Palaeoecology
  • Chemistry
  • Biological Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Geography
  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology

Find out more and register: http://go.qub.ac.uk/QUBScience

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13 December

Dr Deborah Mack to deliver the Annual Keith Jeffery Lecture in Public History

Dr Deborah Mack, from the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian Institute, will deliver the annual Keith Jeffery Memorial Lecture in Public History at the Ulster Museum

Thursday 13 December 2018, 6.00 - 7.30pm, Ulster Museum Belfast

The lecture, which will be hosted by the Centre for Public History and the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, is entitled: 'The work you do, the person you are: Intentional process in institution building to reclaim the past and create cultural legacy'. 

The lecture is open to the public and free to attend. Registration not required. 

 

 

 

 

 

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25 October

IS WAR BETWEEN SCIENCE AND RELIGION INEVITABLE?

Thursday 25 October 

Join us on 25 October in Queen’s University Belfast for the next event in our Global Challenges Debates Series and hear from world-leading experts to discuss some of the greatest challenges facing us today.

Hear from Professor David Livingstone (QUB) and Professor John Hedley Brooke (Oxford).

See further details here.