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Military Education Committee Lecture 2021 (18:00)
Join our annual Military Education Committee lecture from 6pm on Monday 19 April 2021.
More information about this event, including how to register, will follow soon.
CHEP online workshop: Introduction to public engagement with research (11:00)
This awareness session will introduce you to Public Engagement with Research and offer some ways you could get involved in Public/Community Engagement at Southampton. It will explain the Public Engagement with Research unit (PERu)’s role, and signpost to further training, support and funding opportunities.
Session led by: Yaniv Hanoch, Associate Professor, Southampton Business School & Tony Curran, Senior Research Fellow, RIS
Cinema Before Nation: Historiographical questions for films in colonial-era Singapore (16:00)
Śrīharṣa on Inquiry without Presuppositions (16:00)
CHEP online workshop: Creating effective open book assessment (13:00)
An "open book exam" is an assessment method designed in a way that allows students to refer to either class notes and summaries or a “memory aid”, textbooks, or other approved material while answering questions. An open book exam can also mean that students are provided with the exam questions prior to sitting the formal exam or are to complete as a ‘take-home’ exam.
CHEP Online Presentation: In conversation with our research leaders (11:00)
The University of Southampton is one of the world's leading research institutions, with world renown faculty members in every school. In this new series of talks, we will hear from some of the University research leaders.
Speakers will discuss their triumphs and some of their failures; the challenges they have met along the way and how they have managed to overcome them; how they kept their motivation and productivity, and other personal lessons. This is a great opportunity to meet and hear their personal stories as well and ask questions. We are delighted to continue this series of talks with Professor Cynthia Graham from the School of Psychology.
CHEP Professional Services staff briefing, The university research direction and agenda (14:00)
Professor Spearing will give a brief presentation discussing the changes to research and enterprise that are taking place across the sector as well as within the University. These include, among other, the UK Research and Innovation Roadmap, UK funding after Brexit, the impact of COVID-19, and the university research and enterprise direction and agenda. The session is specifically aimed to provide information for professional services staff engaged in Research and Enterprise from across the University and will provide ample time for Q&A.
Earth Day: State of Nature - a panel discussion (19:00)
All welcome for this online event to discuss the state of nature, with a part-global and part-local focus.
Most people are aware that nature is being increasingly threatened and biodiversity is declining sharply. But are governments and local councils too focused on economic recovery? Is the limited bandwidth they have for tackling environmental problems focused on the ‘climate emergency’, rather than the broader ‘climate and ecological emergency’ that many groups are demanding urgent action on? Attendees will have a chance to put questions to the panel as well as listen to the discussion on this important topic.
Chair: Dr Tony Curran, Senior Public Engagement Fellow at the University of Southampton, runs Southampton Nature and Biodiversity Community Hub, Environmental Science Communicator - https://twitter.com/tonycurran1
Panel: Dr Jake Snaddon, Lecturer in Environmental Sciences at the University of Southampton, with research interests focused on biodiversity, ecosystems and conservation - https://twitter.com/JLSnaddon
Corin Holloway, Vice President (Activities) at University of Southampton Students’ Union (SUSU), Coordinator, BioCycle, member of Southampton University Conservation Volunteers.
Brought to you by the Southampton Nature and Biodiversity Community Hub.
ONLINE EVENT: MAYFLOWER400 | VOYAGES OF THE HEART (19:00)
MAYFLOWER400 | VOYAGES OF THE HEART
FRIDAY 23 APRIL - 7:00 PM
Join us for this unique event online as we broadcast the world premiere of Voyages of the Heart, a piece by renowned composer, producer, cellist and kora virtuoso Tunde Jegede, inspired by the stories of Southampton’s migrant communities.
The Mayflower sailed from England to America in 1620, one of many thousands of ships which have come to or left Southampton. In 2020 and 2021, reflecting its commitment to being a City of Sanctuary, Southampton is the first city to mark a Mayflower anniversary through the lens of migration, with a series of events which remember and reveal the stories of those journeys.
Commissioned by Turner Sims Southampton and its project partner Southampton City Council, and involving migrant community musicians and people from diverse backgrounds, Tunde Jegede describes the piece as ‘about heritage, journeys, migration and the transitory sense of home and identities…[asking] pivotal questions of our perception of culture, memory, race and how we see the world.’
Supported by funding from Arts Council England, Southampton City Council and the University of Southampton, the performance features an extraordinary ensemble of diverse musicians and vocalists, including many who have their roots in Southampton and are based in the city. Be among the very first to hear this powerful, poignant and uplifting new work.
Event running time: 135 minutes including interval
Tickets to view this broadcast are available to purchase until 7pm, Monday 3 May
This event is available for you to enjoy until 10pm, Monday 3 May
How do I experience this event?
• Choose your ticket, depending on how you wish to support the project – and book
• Wait for your link to be sent to you on the day of the concert (if you book after the event, your link will be sent to you in an e-ticket)
• You can watch this concert on any device as long as you have an internet connection (laptop, tablet, mobile etc)
• For best audio quality, we recommend headphones
This project is commissioned by Turner Sims Southampton and its project partner Southampton City Council, supported by Arts Council England and the University of Southampton.
World Book Night: a conversation with Philip Hoare (19:00)
Research Café 40 is a special online event marking World Book Night on 23rd April, featuring author and University of Southampton Professor Philip Hoare talking about his new book Albert and The Whale.
Hailed by The Guardian as 'his greatest work yet', Albert and the Whale represents Hoare's exploration of artist Albrecht Dürer, the story and endurance of his art. 'What’s real or make-believe? Does art have the power to save us? 500 years on, Dürer is still waiting for the answer.'
The event will feature a Q&A section, where you will have the chance to ask Philip your questions.
Philip will be introduced by Carole Burns, fiction writer, journalist and lecturer and head of creative writing at the University of Southampton.
The Research Café enables students, staff and the public to meet and discuss University of Southampton research in an informal space. They are always free to attend. Join the Facebook Group and follow Research Café.
Biodiversity Game Show (12:00)
Celebrate Earth Day by joining the Nature and Biodiversity Community Hub for an afternoon of family-friendly games and quizzes meant to test your knowledge on biodiversity and the climate.
This is a joint event between the Nature and Biodiversity Community Hub, the Marine Conservation Society, the Extinction Rebellion Society and other students at the University of Southampton.
Sign up for your free ticket at https://bit.ly/BioGameShow
Writers in Conversation: Southampton writer Rebecca Smith (19:30)
Rebecca Smith, the author of three novels as well as two non-fiction books, and principal teaching fellow with the English department at the University of Southampton, is our final guest this spring at our Writers in Conversation reading series, which has moved online this academic year. The novel, being released 3 May, spans ten decades and across three continents, encompassing an intergenerational story of loss, migration and the search for somewhere to feel at home.
As Philip Hoare, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, wrote: "Endlessly exciting in its filmic, short, sharp scenes, grippingly narrative in its interwoven tales of loss and identity and home, Rebecca Smith's book demonstrates, yet again, her gift for vivid humour and deep empathy, all stirred up in her trademark scintillating prose."
CHEP CPD workshop: Building your educational portfolio (12:30)
This workshop will give practical examples of how colleagues can develop their educational portfolio in a way that complements the ‘day job’, supporting enhanced effectiveness as well as enhancing the CV. Pathways to Senior/Principal Fellowship of the HEA will be discussed, along with the prestigious National Teaching Fellowship administered by AdvanceHE.
First Editions Books with Professor Jeanice Brooks, University of Southampton (16:00)
Normative Guidance, Explicit Representation and Epistemic Regresses (16:00)
Mini-Hartley Residency with Dr Matt Brennan, University of Glasgow (14:45)
2021 STAG Online Public Lecture (16:00)
People No One Can Imagine Anything Of - 2021 STAG Online Public Lecture by Professor Jim Gates
Einstein said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." Turing said, "Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine." This presentation describes the speaker's journey to use the Einstein and Turing observations as inspirations to solve a fifty-year-old puzzle in theoretical physics.
CHEP Public Policy| Southampton workshop: Engaging with UK Parliament (14:00)
This session is designed for researchers with an interest in engaging with the UK Parliament and in being involved in the process of evidence-informed policymaking. It aims to familiarise academic experts with the particularities of submitting evidence in response to parliamentary inquiries by training them to refine their “usual” ways of engagement (publishing written material, presenting papers in conferences, etc.) in order to meet the needs of parliamentarians.
What do I really see? Anscombe's philosophy of perception and her ethics (16:00)
CHEP/PERu online workshop: Public engagement as a route to research impact (14:00)
This new half-day course provides an overview of the purpose and value
of public engagement within the research context; it will help
researchers to think through why they may want to engage with public
audiences/groups, what's involved, and how to get started.
CHEP CPD Education workshop: Teaching critical thinking skills in higher education (12:00)
Critical thinking skills are one of the most valued academic skills at a British University and one of the most important for being successful in academia. Critical thinking skills, however, are also one of the most difficult abilities to master for international students. While such a difficulty in ‘being critical’ is widely recognised, more needs to be done in terms of teaching to meet international students’ needs. The aims of this workshop is to help teachers in HE to develop critical thinking teaching techniques and support students in the acquisition of higher cognitive competencies.