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Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

Monday 22nd April 2024

Tuesday 23rd April 2024

Wednesday 24th April 2024

Thursday 25th April 2024

Eid al-Fitr Celebration event (12:00)

12:00 - 14:00
2024-04-25T11:00:00Z2024-04-25T13:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Chaplaincy Main Hall, Southampton General Hospital

Eid Al Fitr is one of the two major religious celebrations for Muslims. Eid is meant to be an opportunity for the Muslim community across the globe to celebrate the blessing of Allah for granting us the ability to worship Him during Ramadan. It is also meant to be an opportunity for the family and the bigger Muslim community to enjoy, give up conflicts, and maintain the spiritual gains from fasting.

We want to invite all our colleagues at the University to join our Eid celebration event to learn more about our religion, cultures and habits in celebrating Eid. 

Drinks and sweets will be served. Free event.

For further details, please email spiritualcare@uhs.nhs.uk

TALK... Igloo Demo (15:00)

15:00 - 16:00
2024-04-25T14:00:00Z2024-04-25T15:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Digital Humanities Hub B65 Rm2155

This session will demo our 360 immersive audio-visual environment, the Igloo!

The Digital Humanities Hub is a space designed for staff and students working on digital and computational approaches to the humanities. It is a flexible environment for learning new computational skills or refining a digital approach.

Our digital humanities facilities support study and research, are a hub for expertise and critique, and provide access to a range of technologies so come along to the Digital Humanities Hub to experience our 360 degree immersive audio-visual centre and discover new and creative ways to take your teaching and learning.


SIAH Public Life 'Heritage and Harry Potter' with Stephen Manion (16:00)

16:00 - 17:00
2024-04-25T15:00:00Z2024-04-25T16:00:00Z

Stephen Manion was the manager at Alnwick Castle, the location for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter movies, and negotiated the filming of the Harry Potter movies at the castle with Warner Bros. He has extensive experience in heritage attraction and destination management including at Arundel Castle, and was Head of Education at Beamish Museum. He is currently Executive Director of Go! Southampton, representing 630 businesses in the city. He will be in conversation with Kevin Brazil, Associate Professor of English Literature, Joanna Sofaer, Professor of Archaeology and Michael Williams, Professor of Film Studies.

Speaker Biographies:

Stephen Manion started his heritage career as a curator at Liverpool Museums before wishing to be more engaged with the visitors, particularly young people. Setting up the first education service at Beamish Open Air Museum led to an introduction to Alnwick Castle where he transformed the visitor experience for families and groups. Then Harry Potter rolled into town, increasing footfall significantly and the business’s income grew, enabling investment in the interpretation and venue. As manager of Arundel Castle, the events programme increased in number and expanded in scale, attracting new audiences. Stephen is currently CEO of GO! Southampton, working to improve the city centre visitor experience.

 

Kevin Brazil is Associate Professor in English at the University of Southampton, with research focus on twentieth- and twenty-first century fiction, visual culture, and modernism.

 

Joanna Sofaer (FSA) is a Professor of Archaeology within Archaeology at the University of Southampton, with research interests in the role of cultural and community assets in health and wellbeing; the relationship between heritage and wellbeing; and the social value of archaeology. She is Co-Director of the Southampton Institute for Arts and Humanities.

 

Michael Williams is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Southampton. Michael’s research focuses on film stardom as well as the representation of the past, and particularly that of ancient Greece and Rome. He has a particular interest in the popular reception of stars since the silent era, as well as uses of the past in the constructions of gender and sexuality.

 

SIAH: Public Life (Series abstract)

Arts and Humanities have always been crucial to the idea of the 'public life': the public is valorised as the realm of collective debate and decision-making, of community and solidarity, of art and culture. Such concepts, of course, have always been contested and never more so than right now. The electronic capture of the commons, the removal of boundaries between work and home, the policing of public spaces, the onslaught of the culture wars, the hold of big data and surveillance, the spectacles of populist politics have all changed the meanings, the spaces and the limits of the public sphere.

SIAH: Public Life draws a range of leading intellectuals into conversation about what the ideal of the 'public life' can mean to Arts and Humanities researchers and disciplines in the twenty-first century.

The Seven Veils of Privacy (16:30)

16:30 - 17:30
2024-04-25T15:30:00Z2024-04-25T16:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: B53, Room 4025, Highfield Campus

Join us for a free event to uncover Kieron O'Hara's groundbreaking book "The Seven Veils of Privacy"

Privacy is one of the most contested concepts of our time. In his recent book, The Seven Veils of Privacy, Kieron O’Hara sets out a rigorous and comprehensive framework for understanding debates about privacy and our rights to it. Much of the conflict around privacy comes from a failure to recognise divergent perspectives. Some people argue about human rights, some about social conventions, others about individual preferences and still others about information and data processing. As a result, 'privacy' has become the focus of competing definitions, leading some to denounce the 'disarray' in the field. 

But disagreements about the role and value of privacy obscure a large amount of agreement on the topic. Privacy is not a technical term of law, cybersecurity or sociology, but a word in common use that adequately expresses a few simple and related ideas. Once we learn to distinguish the different discourses involving the term, the apparent disarray dissolves, and the parochial nature of our disagreements revealed.

Live Music: Ute Lemper | Time Traveler (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-04-25T19:00:00Z2024-04-25T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

A stunning evening with world renowned songstress Ute Lemper. Tonight, she performs songs from throughout her celebrated career, including music from her new album Time Traveler.

Ute is one of the world’s most exciting and respected performers. She has achieved success on the concert stage, Broadway, the West End and as an acclaimed recording artiste.

Known for her unsurpassed interpretations of Brecht and Weill, Ute is regarded as the premier interpreter of their works. She continues to record the chanson of Brel and Piaf alongside multilingual material by Phillip Glass, Sondheim, Ferre, and Piazzolla. Ute was the recipient of the coveted Olivier award for her role in Kander and Ebb’s Chicago where she played the role of Velma Kelly.

She takes her place centre stage, and owns it. The Guardian


Saturday 27th April 2024

Live Music: Olivia Chaney (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-04-27T19:00:00Z2024-04-27T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

An evening of boundary-testing songwriting and arresting performances by an artist at the peak of her powers.

Olivia Chaney grew up listening to everything from Prince to Henry Purcell. This eclectic mix of influences sparked a passion for songwriting. After showcasing at SXSW and a stint as lead singer for electronica outfit Zero 7, Olivia signed with Nonesuch. This lead to collaborations with Kronos Quartet. She was Grammy nominated for Offa Rex, a collection of Fairport Convention-era classics made with The Decemberists.

Olivia’s first solo album (The Longest River), produced by Leo Abrahams, received rave reviews. Following this she recorded Shelter in NYC with genius producer-pianist Thomas Bartlett. These records established Olivia’s unmistakable brand of luscious and sophisticated music. Her songs explore inherited trauma, the clash of tradition and modernity, and the darkness and light of love.

Circus of Desire, released in March 2024, is Olivia’s first full-length album since she fled the capital, married her dream boy, gave birth to two children, and entered into the deeper mystery of things. The album features an all-star line-up of friends old and new, including Sam Amidon, Nico Muhly and remixes by Dave Okumu, Oliver Coates and Vessel.

Circus of Desire is Olivia set free. Catch these songs played live for the first time by Olivia and her band.

In her quiet way, she’s radical. The New York Times

Forget the labels, she is a major artist, and completely her own person. The Telegraph ★★★★★


Sunday 28th April 2024

'Second Wind' - an afternoon of toe-tapping music for Gift of Sight! (14:30)

14:30 - 16:30
2024-04-28T13:30:00Z2024-04-28T15:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: Portswood Residents Gardens Pavillion, 16B Abbotts Way, Southampton, SO17 1QT

Second Wind Clarinet and Saxophone Quartet invite you to join them for an afternoon of music, including an interval with home-made cakes - all in aid of the University of Southampton Gift of Sight Appeal! 

The musical journey takes you from Classical to Swing with Ragtime along the way. With most of the tunes being very well known, come for a toe tapping time, all in a good cause.. Second Wind Ensemble is a group of amateur musicians who enjoy frequently playing together, and occasionally performing!

They are delighted to have this opportunity to entertain you while supporting Gift of Sight. Professor Andrew Lotery will also be there to say a few words. 

Monday 29th April 2024

UoS Music Presents: Mimi Doulton & Ben Smith (13:00)

13:00 - 14:00
2024-04-29T12:00:00Z2024-04-29T13:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Southampton, SO17 1BJ, England

Lunchtime concert presented by the University of Southampton Music Department.

Following their successful ensemble debut at Spitalfields Festival, pianist Ben Smith and soprano Mimi Doulton bring a musical miscellanea to the University of Southampton. The wry humour of Michael Finnissy and Matthew Shlomowitz features alongside mysterious and intimate works by Nordic composers Rasmus Zwicki and Kaija Saariaho, woven together with personal favourites from their voice and piano repertoire.  

These concerts are held in the Turner Sims Concert Hall on Highfield Campus. Entrance is FREE and all are welcome. All audience members must book a ticket via the Turner Sims website or Box Office.

Tuesday 30th April 2024

British Academy Research Funder Visit: Senior Research Fellowships workshop (11:00)

11:00 - 11:50
2024-04-30T10:00:00Z2024-04-30T10:50:00Z
Additional Place Info: B28/1019

The Research Funding Development team (RIS) is delighted to announce that Ken Emond, Head of Research Funding at the British Academy will be among the BA guests visiting UoS on Tuesday, 30th April 2024. The British Academy is the UK’s national academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences and a major research funder.

This is the first of three sessions presented by the British Academic on their visit day – it will be a practical session focusing on the BA/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowships and offer advice on how to apply for the scheme.


If unable to attend in person, you will be able to join remotely by selecting the dedicated ticket option; however, we recommend joining in-person if possible due to the nature of the event.


Registration closes on 25th March at 23:30. Places are limited. We require a minimum number of attendees for this session to take place; if there is insufficient take-up, the session will be cancelled.


Vigil for Gaza, Palestine (11:30)

11:30 - 12:30
2024-04-30T10:30:00Z2024-04-30T11:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: Redbrick (outside SUSU Shop), Highfield Campus

The University's Palestine Solidarity Network invites all students and staff to join weekly vigils in solidarity with Gaza, Palestine. Stand together for justice and peace.

Every Tuesday (during term time) from 11.30am - 12.30pm.

Location: The Redbrick (outside SUSU Shop), except for 7 and 28 May which will be held at the same time at Jubilee Plaza (next to B85) on Highfield Campus. 

British Academy Research Funder Visit: BA schemes and strategy overview (13:45)

13:45 - 14:45
2024-04-30T12:45:00Z2024-04-30T13:45:00Z
Additional Place Info: B37/4069

The Research Funding Development team (RIS) is delighted to announce that Ken Emond, Head of Research Funding at the British Academy will be among the BA guests visiting UoS on Tuesday, 30th April 2024. The British Academy is the UK’s national academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences and a major research funder.

This session will focus on the range of the Academy’s research funding priorities and opportunities, and offer advice on how to apply for grants.

 

If unable to attend in person, you will be able to join remotely by selecting the dedicated ticket option.


Registration closes on Monday 29 April at 12pm.



British Academy Research Visit: Meet the Awardees: Mid-career fellowships (15:00)

15:00 - 15:50
2024-04-30T14:00:00Z2024-04-30T14:50:00Z
Additional Place Info: B37/4069

This session features two Mid-Career Fellowships awardees from the University of Southampton:

  • Lee Walters, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts&Humanities (2016 awardee)
  • Jonathan Havercroft, Professor of Politics & International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences (2020 awardee).


They will provide an overview of their experience of applying to the scheme and what the fellowship provided them in terms of their research and career trajectory. There will also be an opportunity for questions to the awardees and to the British Academy Research funding team.


The Research Funding Development team (RIS) is delighted to announce that Ken Emond, Head of Research Funding at the British Academy will be among the BA guests visiting UoS on Tuesday, 30th April 2024. The British Academy is the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences and a major research funder.


If unable to attend in person, you will be able to join remotely by selecting the dedicated ticket option.


Registration closes on Monday 29 April at 12pm.


Live Music: The Breath (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-04-30T19:00:00Z2024-04-30T21:00:00Z

Ríoghnach Connolly and Stuart McCallum are the creative heart of The Breath.  And for them, it’s all about the song. 

Connolly writes the only way she knows how; a stream of poetic consciousness giving rise to honest, personal, heartfelt songs. They are as likely to touch on childhood summers and first love as cultural dislocation, post-colonial injustices and grief. But it’s her deeply soulful, utterly engaging voice – whether delicate and hushed or powerful and gutsy – that stops you in your tracks. This is coupled with Stuart’s understated brilliance and their exquisitely crafted songs. The result is an experience of extraordinary emotional depth.

Land Of My Other, the third album by The Breath, is a place of memories and melodies, lyricism and lore. A place of sunlight, faerie-tales and rowan trees; of grief, incarceration and thunder in darkness. A place where ancestral trauma and colonial injustice meet blazing pride, romantic self-rule and hands held in a circle in the sea.


Wednesday 1st May 2024

Q&A Research Data Management (13:00)

13:00 - 13:45
2024-05-01T12:00:00Z2024-05-01T12:45:00Z
Organised by: Library

​These weekly online Q&A sessions, run by our specialist research data librarians, are for any member of staff or postgraduate researcher with questions about data management, including data management plans for grant proposals and projects, data storage, post-project data sharing of datasets.

Postgraduate researchers should ensure they have completed, or almost completed, the Blackboard course on PGR Data Management Plans before attending.
 

 

A Short History of Antisemitism in Modern France (Dr Noëmie Duhaut) (13:00)

13:00 - 14:00
2024-05-01T12:00:00Z2024-05-01T13:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: LTC, Building 6, Highfield Campus University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

The Parkes Institute welcomes registrants for an upcoming series of mini lectures entitled ‘A Short History of Antisemitism'.

The recent outburst of violence in Israel and Gaza has many tragic consequences. Locally, in the UK we have witnessed an increase in antisemitic incidents. As academics specialising in the histories of anti-Jewish violence and prejudice, we believe that a knowledge-based dialogue is the best way out of such crises. In that spirit, we offer a series of short lectures designed to inform our academic community about antisemitism in the past in the UK and beyond. We hope that the specific histories we share will inspire our audiences to combat all forms of prejudice today.

The 20-minute lectures will take place in Lecture Room B in Nuffield Theatre on the Highfield campus at 1 pm every Wednesday between 21 February and 1 May. Please note that these talks are in-person only.

Thursday 2nd May 2024

Researcher's Careers Day for PGRs & ECRs (09:00)

09:00 - 15:00
2024-05-02T08:00:00Z2024-05-02T14:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Hartley Suite (B38), Highfield Campus

The Researchers Careers Day promises to offer an exciting range of sessions designed to inspire researchers and provide them with information about different job opportunities both within academia and industry. Careers consultants will be joined by University of Southampton alumni and academics for panel discussions, a networking lunch and employer information sessions.

To participate, simply choose a session title that piques your interest and book it through the MyCareer Portal. Feel free to select as many or as few sessions as you’d like! 

Event Agenda

 

09:30-10:20Working in Academia panel

Find out more about what it's like to work in higher education from our panel of University of Southampton academics. This event is part of the 'Beyond the Doctorate' Researcher's Careers Day.

10:30-11:20Working in Industry panel

Learn more about career pathways in industry from our University of Southampton doctoral alumni. This event is part of the 'Beyond the Doctorate' Researcher's Careers Day.

11:30-12:15Careers for Researchers at the Office for National Statistics

An information session about how you can use your PhD in a role with the Office for National Statistics. This event is part of the 'Beyond the Doctorate' Researcher's Careers Day.

12:15-13:00Researcher's Careers Day: Networking Lunch

We would like to invite you to a networking lunch as part of our Researcher’s Careers Day. This is an opportunity for you to network with other Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers, UoS careers consultants as well as some of the speakers.

13:00-13:50Placement Opportunities for Researchers through Public Policy Southampton

Learn about the placements that you can get in public policy and how this can help to develop your career. This event is part of the 'Beyond the Doctorate' Researcher's Careers Day.

14:00-14:50Careers for Researchers at BAE Systems

A presentation by a UoS alumnus outlining who BAE Systems are and what business areas the company is involved in. This event is part of the 'Beyond the Doctorate' Researcher's Careers Day.

 

The 32 Paths of Wisdom – an introduction to Jewish Mysticism (Faith Talk Series) (19:00)

19:00 - 20:00
2024-05-02T18:00:00Z2024-05-02T19:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Online

The University’s Staff Faith Network is hosting a series of talks on diverse faiths. The first talk, with Rabbi Adam Zagoria-Moffet, will cover Kabbalah’s history and theology, focusing on the role of mystic spirituality in Judaism, and its similarities and differences to other religious and faith traditions.  Free. Online. Open to all (those of faith or no faith). 2 May 2024. 7pm. Via Teams.

Organised by Dr. Gil Dekel, University of Southampton Staff Faith Network. Register: https://www.poeticmind.co.uk/creative-thoughts/the-sharing-network/

Friday 3rd May 2024

Live Music: Jasmine Myra (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-05-03T19:00:00Z2024-05-03T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Jasmine Myra is a saxophonist, composer and band leader. Based in Leeds, she is part of the bustling, creative, cross-genre music scene in the city. She has surrounded herself with some of the best young talent in the north of England.

Jasmine’s original instrumental music has a euphoric and uplifting sound. Her influences are as diverse as Bonobo, Olafur Arnalds and Kenny Wheeler. Their music shares an emotive quality that you can also hear in Jasmine’s own compositions. Jasmine has recently signed to Gondwana Records and has been working with producer (and recent Turner Sims sell-out artist) Matthew Halsall, whose keen ear for talent helped bring the music of GoGo Penguin, Mammal Hands and Hania Rani to the wider world.

A great new artist!  Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2

This is beautiful and profound music. London Jazz News

Jasmine Myra alto sax
Matt Cliffe flute, tenor saxophone
Ben Haskins guitar
Jasper Green piano
Sam Quintana double bass
Alice Roberts harp
George Hall drums


Saturday 4th May 2024

Pia Arke Symposium and Book Launch (14:00)

14:00 - 19:00
2024-05-04T13:00:00Z2024-05-04T18:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: 157-187 Above Bar Street, Southampton, England

A seminar and book launch event has been programmed to accompany the current exhibition by Pia Arke at John Hansard Gallery.

The exhibition Pia Arke: Silences and Stories has been organised in collaboration with KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, and is the first major survey outside of Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland), and the Nordic countries. 

Seldom exhibited outside the Scandinavian context, Pia Arke was a Greenlandic Inuk and Danish artist (1958-2007) who strove to make visible the colonial and complex relationship between Denmark and Greenland, and to address significant questions of identity and representation. Arke remains a significant international figure within both artistic practice and post-colonial discourse, who spoke of an identity outside of being defined as either Danish or Greenlandic; a ‘third place’ that allowed for hybridity and resisted polarisation. By working closely with the Pia Arke Estate, and numerous lenders across Scandinavia, the exhibition includes photography, film, sculpture, performance and rare archival material.

The partner exhibition, Pia Arke: Arctic Hysteria will be shown at KW in Berlin from 6 July – 20 October 2024.

Seminar event, 2 – 5.30pm
To mark the publication of the book, Pia Arke, John Hansard Gallery are hosting a seminar event which will include, amongst others, some of the publication’s contributors.

2 – 3.30pm – Session 1: Practice
Speakers: Ros Carter (John Hansard Gallery), Alice Maude-Roxby (Artist and Fine Art Programme Leader, Middlesex University), Mette Sandbye (Professor of Photography Studies, University of Copenhagen), including 30 mins panel discussion and questions.

(3.30 – 3.50pm – break)

3.50 – 5.20pm – Session 2: Legacy
Speakers: Sofie Krogh-Christensen (KW, Berlin), Siri Paulsen (independent researcher and creative producer, Copenhagen), Lise Autogena (Artist and Professor of Cross-Disciplinary Art, University of Sheffield), including 30 mins panel discussion and questions.

Book Launch, 5.30 – 7pm
Reception and drinks, with a chance to view the exhibition
The book, Pia Arke, has been co-published by John Hansard Gallery and KW and will be available from 4 May. The publication has been edited by the curators of the two respective exhibitions at John Hansard Gallery and KW – Ros Carter and Sofie Krogh Christensen.

It examines the work of Pia Arke and discusses it within the contemporary context. It also positions Arke within a wider international framework and explores connections with other significant artists working internationally during the same period. It introduces significant new voices to the dialogue surrounding Arke’s work, including contributions by Alice Maude-Roxby, Tiara Roxanne, Mette Sandbye, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Nivi Christensen, Siri Paulsen, Sofie Krogh Christensen and Ros Carter.

BOOK HERE

Tuesday 7th May 2024

Vigil for Gaza, Palestine (11:30)

11:30 - 12:30
2024-05-07T10:30:00Z2024-05-07T11:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: Jubilee Plaza, Highfield Campus

The University's Palestine Solidarity Network invites all students and staff to join weekly vigils in solidarity with Gaza, Palestine. Stand together for justice and peace.

Every Tuesday (during term time) from 11.30am - 12.30pm.

Location: The Redbrick (outside SUSU Shop), except for 7 and 28 May which will be held at the same time at Jubilee Plaza (next to B85) on Highfield Campus. 

Material Interests: Toy Stories … How 'not' to make a living as an artist (16:00)

16:00 - 18:00
2024-05-07T15:00:00Z2024-05-07T17:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Winchester School of Art, Winchester, England

You are invited to the next Winchester School of Art Department of Art & Media Technology Material Interests event: Toy Stories … How 'not' to make a living as an artist.

 

  • Date & time: Tuesday 7th May, 16.00-18.00
  • Speakers: Chris Dobrowolski & Prof Ryan Bishop
  • Venue: Online via Teams / Lecture Theatre B, East Building, Winchester School of Art

Part stand-up comedy, part performance lecture, TOY STORIES takes the audience on an irreverent, powerful and hilarious storytelling adventure through art, contemporary politics, twentieth-century history and toys. A dazzling journey from Scalextric to Nazis!

Chris Dobrowolski was born and lives and works in Essex.  He studied at the Royal College of Art.  He also studied in Hull where he was invited to return and commissioned as part of the Hull 2017 UK City of Culture.  He has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally including participating in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and was also an artist in residence with the British Antarctic Survey.

The performance will take place 4-5pm.

A Department of Art and Media Technology Material Interests Lecture Series event.

Wednesday 8th May 2024

Workplace Stress Awareness Training for All Staff (09:30)

09:30 - 11:00
2024-05-08T08:30:00Z2024-05-08T10:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: MS Teams

For more information and to register, visit Wellbeing Events (sharepoint.com)

Q&A Research Data Management (13:00)

13:00 - 13:45
2024-05-08T12:00:00Z2024-05-08T12:45:00Z
Organised by: Library

​These weekly online Q&A sessions, run by our specialist research data librarians, are for any member of staff or postgraduate researcher with questions about data management, including data management plans for grant proposals and projects, data storage, post-project data sharing of datasets.

Postgraduate researchers should ensure they have completed, or almost completed, the Blackboard course on PGR Data Management Plans before attending.
 

 

Thursday 9th May 2024

Jewish experience under communist Russia: a talk with Natalie Dekel (18:00)

18:00 - 19:00
2024-05-09T17:00:00Z2024-05-09T18:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Online via TEAMS

Natalie Dekel, MPhil, was born and raised in a remote region in communist Russia, and escaped with her family to the Western world in 1991. Natalie will share her experience, her process of emigrating, and how art has always been a guiding light for her.
Free. Open to all students, staff and families. Book: https://forms.office.com/e/b4XWdtHcN2  Contact: uosfriendsofisrael@gmail.com

Inaugural Lecture - Professor James Minney (School of Humanities) (18:00)

18:00 - 19:30
2024-05-09T17:00:00Z2024-05-09T18:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce the inaugural lecture from Professor James Minney, Professorial Fellow in Languages, Cultures & Linguistics, and Deputy Head of School for Education in the School of Humanities.

This event will take place in person and online.

More information to follow.

Friday 10th May 2024

Live Music: University of Southampton Voices | Village Green Preservation Society (19:30)

19:30 - 21:30
2024-05-10T18:30:00Z2024-05-10T20:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Songs from Arthur & The Village Green Preservation Society

Rick Leigh (soloist) voice, flugelhorn
and a band led by David le Page

Harvey Brough director

The University of Southampton Voices revisits Harvey Brough’s arrangement of the seminal Kinks’ album The Village Green Preservation Society, released in 1968.

VGPS is a unique musical fusion of vaudeville, oompah, music hall, palm court and the blues (an outrageous remodelling of Smokestack Lightnin’) – all bound together by the inimitable Kinksian rock with a tongue in its cheek.

Harvey has taken material from the album and session outtakes to create a modern Oratorio of Englishness, a collection of portraits of eccentricity, sometimes nostalgic or regretful, yet always leavened with wryness and humour.

We also perform Songs from Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) from 1969. This is another highly original album, concerned with the Ten Pound Pom emigration to Australia with anti war songs (Yes Sir, No Sir and Mr Churchill Says) juxtaposed with the superb Shangri-La, an epic tale of domestic bliss.

Both albums touch on themes that are more relevant than ever today. Along with friendship, growing up, old age and the passing of time, they deal with conservation, property development, deity, and the importance of connecting with nature.

WE ARE THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY
GOD SAVE DONALD DUCK, VAUDEVILLE AND VARIETY


Sunday 12th May 2024

We'll Find Out When We Get ThereWith Drew Crawford and Plus-Minus Ensemble

Additional Place Info: 142-144 Above Bar Street, Southampton, England

A Hindu palace echoing with the melodies of the finest court musicians. An enchanted night garden, full of curious insects and talking plants. A disco the size of a three story building….

A folk song in an echoing square, a cave sighing in the wind, a cathedral awaiting its congregation.

BOOK HERE

Three performances:
12–1pm
2–3pm
4–5pm

We’ll Find Out When We Get There is a major new inter-disciplinary work exploring sound, space and human perception. A site-responsive collaboration between composer/creative director Drew Crawford, the virtuosic musicians of Plus Minus Ensemble and Tim Hand (audio), the one-hour work lies at the intersection of musical performance, art installation, choreography and acoustic experiment, designed to respond to and illuminate the aural architecture of the multi-chamber gallery spaces in which it is performed.

The term “site-responsive” refers to the way in which the work has been designed to adapt to a variety of multi-space gallery venues, activating those spaces and responding to their acoustic properties and choreographic/theatrical potentials.

In the process, our deeply emotional and often unconscious relationship to space is made conscious and audible: sounds expand to fill the whole gallery, then contract to a single, intimate corner; melodies are moved around physically in myriad ingenious ways; sine waves completely frustrate our sense of the built environment.

Playful, thoughtful, immersive, accessible and engaging, yet emotionally complex – come and experience John Hansard Gallery in a new way.

This project has been developed with support from the University of Southampton Department of Music, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Southampton Institute for the Arts and Humanities, and Public Engagement with Research Unit.

About the performers:

Drew Crawford is UK-based Australian composer, producer, sound-designer, songwriter and educator. His work spans opera, theatre, dance, pop, cabaret, installation, sound design, radio, TV, film, the concert hall, and digital platforms. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Music at the University of Southampton and his current research projects foregrounds music-making as embodied, relational, and situated within wider ecologies.

Plus-Minus Ensemble is one of Europe’s leading proponents of New Music, committed to commissioning new work and placing it alongside recent and landmark modern repertoire, distinguished by its interest in performative, electroacoustic and conceptual pieces.

Tim Hand is a leading audio engineer and production manager. Working across disciplines and genres, Tim has delivered sound solutions for London Jazz Festival (Southbank Venues, Barbican), BT River of Music (Somerset House Stage) and large-scale outdoor site specific art performances and exhibitions as part of major festivals including Brighton and Greenwich and Docklands. In 2021 he was the sound designer for the Aurora Orchestra’s immersive surround sound performance of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony at Printworks, London.

Tuesday 14th May 2024

Vigil for Gaza, Palestine (11:30)

11:30 - 12:30
2024-05-14T10:30:00Z2024-05-14T11:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: Redbrick (outside SUSU Shop), Highfield Campus

The University's Palestine Solidarity Network invites all students and staff to join weekly vigils in solidarity with Gaza, Palestine. Stand together for justice and peace.

Every Tuesday (during term time) from 11.30am - 12.30pm.

Location: The Redbrick (outside SUSU Shop), except for 7 and 28 May which will be held at the same time at Jubilee Plaza (next to B85) on Highfield Campus. 

WPSM / CHEP in-person workshop: Promoting Student Inclusion (12:00)

12:00 - 14:00
2024-05-14T11:00:00Z2024-05-14T13:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Highfield Campus

​The Widening Participation & Social Mobility (WPSM) Team are running this in-person workshop that will provide an introduction to the student groups that are supported by the Student Inclusion team, namely: free-school meal eligible, IMDQ1 (low participation neighbourhoods), care experienced and estranged, Black, and mature. 

They will explore what it means to be from these student groups, focusing on an intersectional approach, and how this may present barriers to their success whilst at university. Using myth busting and case study exercises, attendees will be able to challenge assumptions and consider how they can support and foster a more inclusive environment for the students they work with.

Human Rights Lecture 2024 (18:00)

18:00 - 19:30
2024-05-14T17:00:00Z2024-05-14T18:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: Lecture Theatre A, Avenue Campus

The School of Humanities it delighted to announce the tenth lecture in its Human Rights series, jointly sponsored by Amnesty International (Southampton branch). More details about our exciting speaker will be updated shortly.

Wednesday 15th May 2024

CHEP Online CPD workshop: Chinese Student feedback, the importance of non-verbal communication (12:00)

12:00 - 13:00
2024-05-15T11:00:00Z2024-05-15T12:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Online, book using the link below

Measuring the student learning experience and student satisfaction has perhaps never been more important, however standard student feedback still pays scant regard for the importance of non-verbal communications. Non-verbal communication is acutely important with students from high-context cultures such as China, where what you say is often not only less important to how you say it but the two are often in direct contradiction.

This seminar will discuss some of the most common aspects of non-verbal communication and their meaning with a particular focus on Chinese students.

As a result, attendees will be better placed to incorporate non-verbal communication into their student feedback processes and procedures as well as improve their ongoing assessment of the student learning experience through observation of common forms of non-verbal communication.

Q&A Research Data Management (13:00)

13:00 - 13:45
2024-05-15T12:00:00Z2024-05-15T12:45:00Z
Organised by: Library

​These weekly online Q&A sessions, run by our specialist research data librarians, are for any member of staff or postgraduate researcher with questions about data management, including data management plans for grant proposals and projects, data storage, post-project data sharing of datasets.

Postgraduate researchers should ensure they have completed, or almost completed, the Blackboard course on PGR Data Management Plans before attending.
 

 

Thursday 16th May 2024

AI and research: A promising relationship (13:00)

13:00 - 15:30
2024-05-16T12:00:00Z2024-05-16T14:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: online

To celebrate two years since the formation of the Research-on-Research (RoR) Registry and Hub, we are delighted to invite you to our online festival on Thursday 16 May at 13:00 GMT where we will explore the potentials, limitations, and challenges of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within research.

The rise of AI is offering unparalleled opportunities for researchers and is transforming the way we analyse data, detect patterns, and disseminate knowledge. However, this potential does not come without risks.

With a series of thought-provoking lightning talks followed by an expert-led panel discussion of AI, we will delve deep into some of the biggest questions facing researchers today, including:

- Is AI technology a friend or foe?

- Can AI break barriers to solve unintended bureaucracy in research?

- How does AI influence research integrity and equality?

Friday 17th May 2024

Free course: Understanding intellectual property to create health impact (09:00)

09:00 - 17:00
2024-05-17T08:00:00Z2024-05-17T16:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Axis Conference Centre
Organised by: Faculty of Medicine

Do you undertake research and development in health or medical technology? Or are you responsible for others doing so?

Did you know that much intellectual property generated in health and medtech research is lost by early publication and failure to protect, with an adverse impact on patients, clinical staff and health innovation?


This overview course will help university and healthcare staff to recognise

  • when they and their team are creating intellectual property (IP)
  • the implications this has for the individual(s), their organisation, and commercialisation of the innovation, and
  • the correct processes to be followed to manage IP and pitfalls to be avoided.

It will also provide general guidance on effective collaboration and dissemination without breaching IP, and participants will develop the skills to discuss their innovation in this context.

Who should attend?

  • University of Southampton academic staff and researchers
  • Clinical staff, operational leads and researchers from healthcare organisations within Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Dorset

who hold (or whose work may result in the creation of) intellectual property.
Applicants should have a role associated with research, and a need to be able to recognise when intellectual property is created and the implications for this. The course may be of particular benefit to early career health sector researchers.

Why should I attend?

  • Participants will be able to recognise potential IP early, allowing suitable protection to be planned and completed prospectively.
  • Participants will know the correct internal routes to follow in their organisation in relation to IP management, making their work and the work of IP leads more efficient.
  • Exploitation opportunities will be maximised and achieved as early as possible.
  • The risk of rendering IP un-protectable through disclosure or breach will be reduced, whilst maintaining efficient and effective collaboration.
  • Status with the employer and personal reputation will remain intact.

Learning and skills development objectives:
By the end of this course participants will understand the importance of capturing and managing intellectual property optimally to create healthcare impact, and be able to:

  1. Describe what comprises an invention in IP terms
  2. Describe the reasons for protecting IP
  3. Describe the mechanisms available to protect IP arising from research
  4. Create a plan around current and future IP
  5. Recognise and avoid common pitfalls around IP
  6. Identify approaches to exploiting IP
  7. Identify and act in line with appropriate organisational policy.

Participants will develop skills to:

  1. Discuss and write about IP they are responsible for in ways that support collaboration to develop the innovation further, whilst avoiding disclosure or breach of unprotected IP.


The day is free to attend, funded as part of the University of Southampton's Higher Education Innovation Funding from UK Research and Innovation, and organised by Health Innovation Wessex. A £10 deposit will be charged at booking, refundable when attending on the day.

Kierkegaard and Skepticism (09:30)

09:30 - 18:30
2024-05-17T08:30:00Z2024-05-17T17:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: University of Southampton, Hampshire, England

Kierkegaard and Skepticsm

This workshop is part of Professor Genia Schönbaumsfeld's UKRI-funded ERC Advanced grant project "The Ethics of Doubt: Kierkegaard, Scepticism, and Conspiracy Theory" housed by the Department of Philosophy, University of Southampton. The project explores Kierkegaard’s existential conception of doubt and brings it into dialogue with broader philosophical concerns, focusing on the relation between the intellectual vices, such as a lack of intellectual courage, and various forms of scepticism, both inside and outside of academia. The first workshop focuses on Kierkegaard and scepticism.

Time and Location 17th May 2024, Avenue Campus, Lecture Theatre C

Program

9.00: meet-and-greet

9.30-10.50: Roe Fremstedal (NTNU, Trondheim), Kierkegaard and (the Ethics of) Belief. 

Respondent: Taylor Matthews 

11.00-12.20: Alexander Quanbeck (Princeton), Doubt’s Despair: Kierkegaard and Moral Responsibility for Believing. 

Respondent: Isabel Kaeslin   

12.20-13.20: Lunch Break

13.20-14.40: Cæcilie Varslev-Pedersen (Southampton), Stubborn Individuals: Hegel and Kierkegaard on Existential Skepticism. 

Respondent: Peter Heath

14.50-16.10: Erin Plunkett (Hertfordshire), Kierkegaard on Doubt, Denial, and the Allure of Certainty. 

Respondent: Cheuk “Chester” Leuk

16.10-17.20: Coffee break

17.20-18.40: Daniel Watts (Essex), Faith, Doubt, Wonder: Kierkegaard After Trendelenburg. 

Respondent: Genia Schönbaumsfeld 

19.00: dinner at the Brewhouse

This workshop is pre-read and in-person (yet recordings of the presentations will be made available at our website www.ethicsofdoubt.org after the event). If you would like to attend and to receive the papers beforehand, please register with Cæcilie Varslev-Pedersen at c.varslev-pedersen@soton.ac.uk by May 10th

For any other questions, please email c.varslev-pedersen@soton.ac.uk

Live Music: Niladri Kumar & Yashwant Vaishnav (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-05-17T19:00:00Z2024-05-17T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

A special evening with India’s leading sitar player, Niladri Kumar.

Niladri Kumar has an encyclopaedic knowledge of and expertise in classical Indian music. He creates modern contemporary music in a style which audiences instantly connect with. A fifth generation Sitarist, he is hailed as the most enigmatic and trailblazing musician in India across generations.

Following years of training under his father and guru Pandit Kartick Kumar, Niladri went on to revolutionise sitar playing with the invention of his own instrument. The Zitar is a hybrid of the Sitar and the electric guitar. The concept began with a travelling sitar, modified by Niladri to have electric pickup and five strings instead of twenty. The resulting rock guitar sound redefined audience perception of Indian classical music.

Niladri’s ability to fuse classical and contemporary influences has earned him fans both young and old. His music has featured in many popular Bollywood films, including Crazy Kiya Re in Dhoom 2Chup Chup Ke, and Aashique 2.

Tonight, Niladri is joined by gifted tabla player Yashwant Vaishnav. Yashwant began learning tabla as a 3-year old and became known as a ‘wonder child’. He continued to perfect his craft under the tutelage of Hemant Sachdeva and Pandit Mukund.

 

This event is presented by Turner Sims Southampton in association with the Asian Arts Agency


Sunday 19th May 2024

Live Music: Emily Sun & Anna Tilbrook | Mozart & Modern Women (19:00)

19:00 - 21:00
2024-05-19T18:00:00Z2024-05-19T20:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Mozart Violin Sonata in A major, K305

Amy Beach Violin Sonata, Op 34
Pauline Viardot Six Morceaux, VWV 3003
Mozart Violin Sonata in B flat major K454

Emily Sun and Anna Tilbrook embark on a journey through the complete Mozart sonatas written for violin and piano duo. Their programme is intertwined with works by trailblazing and modern women of their time.

Emily and Anna present the Violin Sonata by Amy Beach who was credited as the first American woman composer of ‘art music’. Written for her young son, the charming character pieces of Pauline Viardot’s Six Morceaux demonstrate 1920’s Paris elegance and lyricism. By recontexualising these two major works in the context of Mozart’s pivotal violin sonatas, Emily and Anna shine a light on the music of modern women to be seen at the forefront of duo repertoire.

Violinist Emily Sun is in demand internationally for her compelling and captivating interpretations. Her genuine connection with audiences and engaging presence have thrilled her growing audiences, as she performs as a concerto soloist with leading orchestras, as a chamber musician and recitalist in major concert halls around the globe.

Anna Tilbrook is one of Britain’s most exciting pianists, with a considerable reputation in song recitals and chamber music. She made her debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1999 and has since become a regular performer at Europe’s major concert halls and festivals.


Tuesday 21st May 2024

Vigil for Gaza, Palestine (11:30)

11:30 - 12:30
2024-05-21T10:30:00Z2024-05-21T11:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: Redbrick (outside SUSU Shop), Highfield Campus

The University's Palestine Solidarity Network invites all students and staff to join weekly vigils in solidarity with Gaza, Palestine. Stand together for justice and peace.

Every Tuesday (during term time) from 11.30am - 12.30pm.

Location: The Redbrick (outside SUSU Shop), except for 7 and 28 May which will be held at the same time at Jubilee Plaza (next to B85) on Highfield Campus. 

NCRM Annual Lecture 2024 (18:00)

18:00 - 19:00
2024-05-21T17:00:00Z2024-05-21T18:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: London and online

Join NCRM for its 2024 annual lecture on Tuesday, 21 May. This prestigious event will bring together researchers from across the UK to discuss some of the latest advances in research methods.

The keynote speaker for the evening will be Professor Noortje Marres of the University of Warwick, who will explore the new challenges that AI poses to the sciences of society.

The free lecture, which is part of NCRM's 20th anniversary celebrations, takes place in the magnificent surroundings of The Royal Society in central London. It will also be streamed online.

Researchers from any discipline and sector are welcome to attend.

NCRM, which is based in the Faculty of Social Sciences, delivers research methods training and online resources, covering a wide range of topics.

Find out more and register: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/lecture24/index.php

 

Wednesday 22nd May 2024

Q&A Research Data Management (13:00)

13:00 - 13:45
2024-05-22T12:00:00Z2024-05-22T12:45:00Z
Organised by: Library

​These weekly online Q&A sessions, run by our specialist research data librarians, are for any member of staff or postgraduate researcher with questions about data management, including data management plans for grant proposals and projects, data storage, post-project data sharing of datasets.

Postgraduate researchers should ensure they have completed, or almost completed, the Blackboard course on PGR Data Management Plans before attending.
 

 

Friday 24th May 2024

Workplace Stress Risk Assessment Training for Line Managers (09:30)

09:30 - 12:00
2024-05-24T08:30:00Z2024-05-24T11:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: MS Teams

For more information and to register, visit Wellbeing Events (sharepoint.com)

Saturday 25th May 2024

Live Music: corto.alto (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-05-25T19:00:00Z2024-05-25T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

corto.alto is a Scottish composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. The moniker of Glasgow-based Liam Shortall, corto.alto brings fresh perspective to a heady mix of improvisation, electronic production, broken beat bounce and bass-heavy dub. His debut album Bad With Names was released in 2023.

Shortall says Bad With Names is about ‘forgiving yourself’. It articulates themes of misspent youth, the passing of time, and the horrors of the accelerating news cycle. It brings together some of the UK’s finest young players with the flair of a string quartet, taking the corto.alto sound in a new direction. These include Mercury prize-nominated pianist Fergus McCreadie, trumpeter James Copus, trombonist Anoushka Nanguy, and drummer Graham Costello.

Shortall cut his teeth playing trombone in Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and making beats in his bedroom. He is proud of his Glaswegian upbringing and Irish-Spanish heritage (corto.alto translates as short, tall in Spanish). His renegade sound is a constant push-and-pull of bravado and vulnerability. As he explains, ‘the title Bad With Names comes from feeling like in the madness of it all you’re losing the ability of memory, or at least the illusion of that.’

The summer of 2023 saw corto.alto play Glastonbury, Love Supreme and Barcelona’s Jamboree Jazz Club. This was followed by a sold-out UK tour to promote his debut album, including a packed London Jazz Cafe and Glasgow QMU. He was featured in the recent 6Music Festival, and will be performing at Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here festival in summer 2024.

corto.alto is standing tall, holding the torch for Glasgow and ready to rip up the rule book in the process.

Liam Shortall trombone
James McCay guitar
Alex Wesson keys
Harry Weir tenor saxophone
Mateusz Sobieski tenor saxophone
Graham Costello drums
Luca Pisanu bass


Sunday 26th May 2024

Live Music: Samantha Ege & Castle of our Skins (19:30)

19:30 - 21:30
2024-05-26T18:30:00Z2024-05-26T20:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Undine Smith Moore Soweto for piano trio

Bongani Ndodana Breen Safika: Three Tales of African Migration for piano quintet
Lavell Blackwell On the Impulse to Move for string quartet
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Piano Quintet

African Tales shines light on classical works that have been long neglected or forgotten, written by three Black composers from Africa and the Diaspora. Internationally acclaimed pianist and historian Samantha Ege is joined by the Castle of our Skins quartet. This programme brings together a variety of styles and influences with works for piano quintet and piano trio.

The programme includes two responses to the harrowing history of apartheid. Safika: Three Tales of African Migration (2011) by Bongani Ndodana-Breen (b.1975) depicts Black South Africans’ dispossession, migration, and  translocation. As one of the most important composers in post-liberation South Africa, Ndodana-Breen draws upon personal narratives of his homeland of South Africa. ‘By quoting and paraphrasing aspects of African music and dance, Safika alludes to memories of lives left behind, the people, the songs, the dances, and the connection to the land,’ explains Ndodana-Breen. Composer Undine Smith Moore (1904-1989) references the Black spirituality of her Southern upbringing and that of her South African brothers and sisters in the piano trio Soweto (1987). As a Black woman born in the Jim Crow South, she generated great empathy for the international plight of Black people under similarly oppressive systems. The programme closes with the Piano Quintet in G minor by Samuel Coleridge Taylor (1875-1912), an inspirational figure for many worldwide, and the face of an increasingly multicultural Britain.

Though many of the pieces will be unfamiliar to the majority of classical music lovers, the themes of fortitude, resistance, and hope will resonate deeply,‘ explains Samantha. ‘We are excited for listeners to immerse themselves in the music and take this journey with us.

According to Ashleigh, founder and violist of COOS, the musicians fully embraced the challenges of the music. ‘I reminded the artists of the storytelling power in these works. It pushed them to new levels of expressivity and communications as chamber musicians.‘ This concert celebrates the many ways classical practitioners of African descent have arrived. It also shows that the field has a long way to go in the representation of African descended artists and African-inspired artistry in classical music.

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FREE TICKETS FOR 8-25 YEAR OLDS TO SELECTED CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS Through the generous support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust, we are able to offer young people aged 8-25 the fantastic opportunity to experience selected concerts absolutely free.

Discover more CAVATINA events this season: 

Artistic Temperaments: Pocket Sinfonia – Friday 9 February, 7.30pm

Artistic Temperaments: Liturina Fortepiano Trio – Saturday 10 February, 7.30pm

Carducci Quartet & Anton Lesser | Life, Letters and Friendship – Sunday 10 March 3pm

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About Castle of Our Skins

Castle of our Skins (COOS) is a Boston-based educational series dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music. From classrooms to concert halls, COOS invites explorations into Black heritage and culture, spotlighting both unsung and celebrated figures of the past and present. Violist Ashleigh Gordon and composer Anthony R. Green founded COOS in 2013 to address the lack of equity in composer representation on concert stages and the omission of important stories and figures in Black history. A decade on, the organisation still shines as a beacon for diversity in the arts.

About Samantha Ege 

Samantha Ege is a musicologist, pianist, and research fellow at the University of Southampton. Her research and repertoire tightly entwine, illuminating 20th-century composers of African descent and women in music. She has published extensively in these areas. As a concert pianist, she made her London debut at the London Festival of American Music in September 2021 and her Barbican debut soon after in November that year. Samantha has since proved a sought-after recitalist and concerto soloist with engagements across the UK, Europe, US, and Canada. Her collaborations with Castle of our Skins represent her first significant engagements as a chamber musician.

Samantha Ege piano, narrator

Castle of our Skins
Gabriela Díaz violin
Matthew Vera violin
Ashleigh Gordon viola
Francesca McNeeley cello


Tuesday 28th May 2024

Vigil for Gaza, Palestine (11:30)

11:30 - 12:30
2024-05-28T10:30:00Z2024-05-28T11:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: Jubilee Plaza, Highfield Campus

The University's Palestine Solidarity Network invites all students and staff to join weekly vigils in solidarity with Gaza, Palestine. Stand together for justice and peace.

Every Tuesday (during term time) from 11.30am - 12.30pm.

Location: The Redbrick (outside SUSU Shop), except for 7 and 28 May which will be held at the same time at Jubilee Plaza (next to B85) on Highfield Campus. 

Wednesday 29th May 2024

Q&A Research Data Management (13:00)

13:00 - 13:45
2024-05-29T12:00:00Z2024-05-29T12:45:00Z
Organised by: Library

​These weekly online Q&A sessions, run by our specialist research data librarians, are for any member of staff or postgraduate researcher with questions about data management, including data management plans for grant proposals and projects, data storage, post-project data sharing of datasets.

Postgraduate researchers should ensure they have completed, or almost completed, the Blackboard course on PGR Data Management Plans before attending.
 

 

Thursday 30th May 2024

How to write your Methodology Chapter

Additional Place Info: Online

This online workshop aims to give participants a range of practical approaches they can adopt when writing about methodology in the social sciences, with a particular focus on writing a PhD methodology chapter.

Using a range of exercises throughout, the course focuses on 20 or so writing strategies and thought experiments designed to provide more clarity and power to the often-difficult challenge of writing about methods.

The course also looks at common mistakes and how to avoid them when writing about methods. The focus throughout is on building confidence and increasing our repertoire of writing strategies and skills.

Find out more and register: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=13141

Saturday 1st June 2024

Live Music: Fergus McCreadie Trio (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-06-01T19:00:00Z2024-06-01T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Scottish pianist Fergus McCreadie delves into the essence of water with music from his new album Stream.

In the dynamic landscape of contemporary jazz, pianist and composer Fergus McCreadie has carved a remarkable niche. Since 2021 his career has skyrocketed. Two stunning albums have propelled him into the international limelight. His debut release on Edition Records, Cairn, set the stage for a journey deeply rooted in natural themes. Forest Floor (2022) was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize and clinched Scottish Album of the Year – the first ever Scottish jazz album to do so.

Fergus’s latest venture, Stream, continues this intriguing exploration. This time he delves into the essence of water. His music flows through the rich landscapes of Scottish folklore and the sophisticated avenues of contemporary jazz, blending them seamlessly.

Fergus McCreadie is a Yamaha Artist, and a current member of the BBC R3 New Generation Artist programme.

Fergus McCreadie piano
David Bowden double bass
Stephen Henderson drums


Sunday 2nd June 2024

AI Arts Festival (11:00)

11:00 - 22:00
2024-06-02T10:00:00Z2024-06-02T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Royal Theatre Winchester and The Arc

Join artists and musicians from the University of Southampton, the Winchester School of Art and around the world to explore how AI and the arts are coming together in media from photography, fashion and literature to comedy and jazz, in a festival of installations, demonstrations, comedy sets, readings and discussions.  

The festival is excited to welcome special guests the ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE JAZZ  – to perform an exploration of improvisations between instrumentalists and a machine within a large jazz orchestra.  

The interactive all-day event is open to the public and will showcase the ways in which the University of Southampton is using the convergence of AI and the arts to explore crucial questions around how we are going to live responsibly and in harmony with powerful machines unleashed by revolutions in computing power and machine learning.  

Is AI just a new chapter in the long story of humans living with machines? Or is it a new, threatening reality? Come along and find out for yourself.  

The festival culminates with a lively panel discussion into these questions, featuring Dame Wendy Hall, BBC technology journalist Bill Thompson and other special guests. Followed by a late-night standup comedy set all about AI, from fantastic local comedians.  

Register for your free day time tickets here, and buy your evening ticket for the ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE JAZZ, panel discussion and late-night comedy here. Space is limited so be quick!  

AI Arts Festival is a production of the University of Southampton organised by the Web Science Institute in collaboration with the Winchester School of Art and the Southampton Institute for Arts and Humanities.    .

Monday 3rd June 2024

Workplace Stress Awareness Training for All Staff (10:00)

10:00 - 11:30
2024-06-03T09:00:00Z2024-06-03T10:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: MS Teams

For more information and to register, visit Wellbeing Events (sharepoint.com)

Tuesday 4th June 2024

CHEP In-person workshop: Teaching in an international context (12:00)

12:00 - 13:00
2024-06-04T11:00:00Z2024-06-04T12:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Highfield campus, book using the link below

This is a practical workshop designed to help you develop effective strategies for communicating with diverse cohorts of students in lectures and seminars.

We will consider some of the challenges faced by students learning in an international context and how communication, teaching methods and language can facilitate learning.  We will also focus on the importance of lecture delivery and how volume, pace, word stress and intonation can enhance student engagement.

There will be an opportunity to exchange and share ideas of strategies that help communication and student engagement during lectures.

By the end of this event, you should:

  • Have an insight into how language and vocabulary can help understanding.
  • Understand the importance of cultural inclusivity and how cultural differences can impact communication and learning.
  • Develop strategies for engaging with diverse cohorts of students effectively and encourage student engagement.
  • Be aware of how lecture delivery can enhance communication.

Session led by: Tina Kirk, Senior Teaching Fellow, Academic Centre for International Students (ACIS)

Wednesday 5th June 2024

CHEP / ACIS online workshop: Supporting international students on their journey through university (12:00)

12:00 - 13:30
2024-06-05T11:00:00Z2024-06-05T12:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: Online, book using the link below

This workshop will be an opportunity to discuss strategies concerning the linguistic medium of learning. 

The question: “what is the optimal way to deal with students' languages in a lesson” will be discussed. 

Then participants will be pointed to diverse teaching and learning resources for supporting international students, ranging from programmes and services international students can sign up for to tips on helping them thrive not survive during their time at university. 

The workshop will finish by providing the arena for participants to share challenges and insights.

Q&A Research Data Management (13:00)

13:00 - 13:45
2024-06-05T12:00:00Z2024-06-05T12:45:00Z
Organised by: Library

​These weekly online Q&A sessions, run by our specialist research data librarians, are for any member of staff or postgraduate researcher with questions about data management, including data management plans for grant proposals and projects, data storage, post-project data sharing of datasets.

Postgraduate researchers should ensure they have completed, or almost completed, the Blackboard course on PGR Data Management Plans before attending.
 

 

Tuesday 11th June 2024

CHEP Workshop: Creating accessible content using office applications (In-person) (13:00)

13:00 - 15:00
2024-06-11T12:00:00Z2024-06-11T14:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Highfield campus, book using the link below

Whether we refer to reading or producing information, accessibility affects everyone.  Accordingly, the purpose of this workshop is to explore how this is the case, and to provide practical approaches that everyone can employ to ensure that they produce content that is as accessible as possible in their various roles at the institution and lives beyond work.

Participants of this in-person workshop will be able to contribute to the culture of accessibility and inclusivity at the University of Southampton, aligned with the University of Southampton’s Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) policy suite. 

This work is aimed at “recognising the value of every individual … [through a] commitment to creating a University community where everyone feels valued and recognises their rights and responsibilities in respect of EDI” (University of Southampton, 2023, par 1).

It is expected that you will bring the following 4 important things to the workshop: 

-A laptop, tablet or other electronic device that you use to build content in your work; 

-An inquiring mind; 

-Readiness to undertake case study activities with others; 

-Enthusiasm to learn. 

Live Music: Alim Beisembayev (19:30)

19:30 - 21:30
2024-06-11T18:30:00Z2024-06-11T20:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Schubert Four Impromptus, D935

Debussy Images Book 2
Chopin Etudes Op 25

'These three cycles are by composers that distinctly have their own voice and style. Poetry and originality unite these cycles with each set becoming more nature associated – evident in the titles of the works of Debussy and Chopin. As each piece from these sets becomes shorter, they can be described as narratives by Schubert to start with and later descriptive visions of colour or scenery by Debussy and Chopin.' Alim Beisembayev

Born in Kazakhstan, Alim Beisembayev won First Prize at The Leeds International Piano Competition in September 2021. Announced as a BBC New Generation Artist 2023-25, in summer 2023, Alim made his Royal Albert Hall BBC Proms debut. He performed Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 2 with the Sinfonia of London, conducted by John Wilson, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and recorded for BBC Television.

Schubert was a prolific composer, and despite his personal struggles, he produced a plethora of works in the late 1820s. His Impromptus were written in the same year as the Impromptus, Op 90, but were not published until 1839, more than a decade after his death. Together with the preceding set, they have become a cornerstone of the piano repertoire.

In 1911, when he was almost 50, Claude Debussy wrote to the composer Edgar Varèse, ‘I love pictures almost as much as music’. In 1905 he began three sets of compositions depicting or conveying a variety of pictures – images. Book 2 of these includes the evocative Poissons d’or (Goldfish). The work is said to be inspired by a painting of two gold-coloured fish on a small Japanese lacquer panel that Debussy owned.

During the 19th Century, the piano reigned for decades as the centre of home entertainment. To accommodate the increasing desire of the masses for proficiency at the piano, books of études were published. These musical exercises were designed to increase strength and dexterity through repetition of a single technique, such as scales. Chopin’s Études, Op 25 were hailed by Robert Schumann as ‘poems in music’. He coined for it the alternate name ‘Aeolian Harp‘ for the notes that evoke the whispers of a celestial harp.


Wednesday 12th June 2024

Q&A Research Data Management (13:00)

13:00 - 13:45
2024-06-12T12:00:00Z2024-06-12T12:45:00Z
Organised by: Library

​These weekly online Q&A sessions, run by our specialist research data librarians, are for any member of staff or postgraduate researcher with questions about data management, including data management plans for grant proposals and projects, data storage, post-project data sharing of datasets.

Postgraduate researchers should ensure they have completed, or almost completed, the Blackboard course on PGR Data Management Plans before attending.
 

 

Saturday 15th June 2024

Summer Term and Semester 2 ends

Winchester School of Art Open Days 2024 (10:00)

10:00 - 15:00
2024-06-15T09:00:00Z2024-06-15T14:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Winchester School of Art, Winchester, England

Winchester School of Art Open Day - 15 June 2024

Tuesday 18th June 2024

Live Music: Dee Byrne | Outlines (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-06-18T19:00:00Z2024-06-18T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

Dee Byrne is a saxophonist, composer and improviser who pushes the boundaries of jazz and experimental music.

Dee’s latest Whirlwind release Outlines features her original compositions, with plenty of space for improvisation. The music evolved from a creative experiment: introducing visual art into her composition practice. Out of this, short musical sketches emerged that stood alone as artistic statements. These short statements are ‘Outlines’ – a springboard for this dynamic ensemble to go in new, exciting directions every time.

Byrne has achieved exactly the right balance between composition and improvisation with her intelligent, inventive and often complex themes providing the perfect launch pad for her hand-picked group. Jazz Mann 

Outlines is an album of sharp edges and sudden turns, of staggered motion and harmonic twists, and yet Dee Byrne guides it all into a logical flow—a fluid output that makes its disparate parts snap into place. Best Jazz on Bandcamp July 2023

Dee Byrne alto sax, compositions
Nick Malcolm trumpet
Tom Ward clarinets
Rebecca Nash piano
Olie Brice double bass
Andrew Lisle drums

Presented by Turner Sims in association with Southampton Jazz Club



Wednesday 19th June 2024

Q&A Research Data Management (13:00)

13:00 - 13:45
2024-06-19T12:00:00Z2024-06-19T12:45:00Z
Organised by: Library

​These weekly online Q&A sessions, run by our specialist research data librarians, are for any member of staff or postgraduate researcher with questions about data management, including data management plans for grant proposals and projects, data storage, post-project data sharing of datasets.

Postgraduate researchers should ensure they have completed, or almost completed, the Blackboard course on PGR Data Management Plans before attending.
 

 

Thursday 20th June 2024

Menopause Awareness Training (14:00)

14:00 - 15:15
2024-06-20T13:00:00Z2024-06-20T14:15:00Z
Additional Place Info: Microsoft Teams

Visit the Staff Wellbeing SharePoint for more information.

Live Music: Iain Ballamy | Fascinada (20:00)

20:00 - 22:00
2024-06-20T19:00:00Z2024-06-20T21:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Turner Sims

A celebration of five Brazilian musical legends

Renowned saxophonist and ECM recording artist Iain Ballamy shares his lifelong fascination with the vibrant music of Brazil.

Fascinada (or Spellbound) features magical textural improvisations. Each one leads to an original composition created in the spirit of Ivan Lins, Milton Nascimento, Tom Jobim, Joao Bosco or Hermeto Pascoal.

Iain has spent over 3 decades spent transcending musical genres and stereotypes. He has strong relationships with musicians around the globe. Iain has worked with many cutting-edge figures of today’s contemporary jazz scene. He has performed as a member of Hermeto Pascoal’s groups during their UK appearances.

Iain is joined by a stellar band. It features extraordinary BBC Young Generation Artist guitarist Rob Luft, long-time collaborator (including Quercus w. June Tabor) lyrical pianist Huw Warren, in-demand bassist Conor Chaplin ( Marius Nest, Emma Rawizc and Laura Jurd), and young percussion powerhouse Will Glaser.

Iain Ballamy tenor saxophone
Rob Luft guitar
Huw Warren piano
Conor Chaplin bass
Will Glaser drums


Tuesday 25th June 2024

Introduction to Spatial Data and Using R as a GIS

Additional Place Info: Online

In this one day online course (taught over 2 mornings) we will explore how to use R to import, manage and process spatial data.

We will also cover the process of making choropleth maps, as well as some basic spatial analysis.

Finally, we will cover the use of loops to make multiple maps quickly and easily, one of the major benefits of using a scripting language to make maps, rather than traditional graphic point-and-click interface.

Bursaries are available to cover course fees for research staff.

Find out more and register: https://www.ncrm.ac.uk/training/show.php?article=13142

Wednesday 26th June 2024

Workplace Stress Risk Assessment Training for Line Managers (09:30)

09:30 - 12:00
2024-06-26T08:30:00Z2024-06-26T11:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Online

For more information and to register, visit Wellbeing Events (sharepoint.com)

Q&A Research Data Management (13:00)

13:00 - 13:45
2024-06-26T12:00:00Z2024-06-26T12:45:00Z
Organised by: Library

​These weekly online Q&A sessions, run by our specialist research data librarians, are for any member of staff or postgraduate researcher with questions about data management, including data management plans for grant proposals and projects, data storage, post-project data sharing of datasets.

Postgraduate researchers should ensure they have completed, or almost completed, the Blackboard course on PGR Data Management Plans before attending.
 

 

Monday 1st July 2024

Workplace Stress Awareness Training for All Staff (10:00)

10:00 - 11:30
2024-07-01T09:00:00Z2024-07-01T10:30:00Z
Additional Place Info: Online

For more information and to register, visit Wellbeing Events (sharepoint.com)

Saturday 6th July 2024

Open Days 2024 (10:00)

10:00 - 16:00
2024-07-06T09:00:00Z2024-07-06T15:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Southampton Campuses

Undergraduate Open Days 6-7 July 2024

Sunday 7th July 2024

Open Days 2024 (10:00)

10:00 - 16:00
2024-07-07T09:00:00Z2024-07-07T15:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Southampton Campuses

Undergraduate Open Days 6-7 July 2024

Wednesday 10th July 2024

FELS Knowledge Exchange, Innovation, and Enterprise Networking Event (10:00)

10:00 - 16:00
2024-07-10T09:00:00Z2024-07-10T15:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: B100/Highfield Campus

Spark Innovation - Health, Wellbeing, Life Sciences, Nature and Environment Knowledge Exchange, Innovation, and Enterprise Networking Event    

Event hosted by the Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences and dedicated to highlighting achievements, fostering partnerships, and sparking innovation. 

There will be a range of projects showcased at the event:

Active Living Cafes: raising public awareness of pathways to physical activity for the self-management of long-term conditions. Dr. James Gavin  

Black Climate Futures: a participatory dialogue for the city of Hull’s Black community on climate change, ensuring Black voices are heard in policy and disaster risk planning.                     Michael Lomotey (Postgraduate Researcher) 

From the City to the Sea: a co-created online immersive music and art story resource to support the wellbeing of care home staff. Cindy Brooks (Research Fellow) 

Growing Wild Citizens @ School: encouraging children to take a citizen science approach to thinking about food. Jenny Baverstock (Senior Enterprise Fellow) 

Investigating Female Body Temperature: to guide innovation in sportswear design. Hannah Blount (Postgraduate Researcher) 

Tranquility Mapping: for urban greenspace access and healthier journeys. Dr. Efstathios Margaritis 

Tales of Discovery: uniting the fragmented records of the RRS Discovery. Michael Grant (Senior Enterprise Fellow)  

Understanding Looked After Young People’s Experiences and Needs: co-producing recommendations for moving towards independence. Dr. Becky Ward 

More projects announced soon…

Register your interest: fels-re-support@soton.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 8th September 2024

Open Days 2024 (10:00)

10:00 - 16:00
2024-09-08T09:00:00Z2024-09-08T15:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Southampton Campuses

Undergraduate Open Day 8 September 2024

Saturday 14th September 2024

International arrivals and inductions start

Saturday 21st September 2024

New intake arrivals from

Monday 23rd September 2024

Induction and start of Semester 1

Saturday 5th October 2024

Open Days 2024 (10:00)

10:00 - 16:00
2024-10-05T09:00:00Z2024-10-05T15:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Southampton Campus

Undergraduate Open Days 5-6 October 2024

Sunday 6th October 2024

Open Days 2024 (10:00)

10:00 - 16:00
2024-10-06T09:00:00Z2024-10-06T15:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Southampton Campuses

Undergraduate Open Days 5-6 October 2024

Winchester School of Art Open Days 2024 (10:00)

10:00 - 15:00
2024-10-06T09:00:00Z2024-10-06T14:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Winchester School of Art, Winchester, England

Winchester School of Art Open Day - 6 October 2024

Wednesday 30th October 2024

Winchester School of Art Open Days 2024 (12:00)

12:00 - 16:00
2024-10-30T12:00:00Z2024-10-30T16:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Winchester School of Art, Winchester, England

Winchester School of Art Open Day - 30 October 2024

Saturday 16th November 2024

Winchester School of Art Open Days 2024 (10:00)

10:00 - 15:00
2024-11-16T10:00:00Z2024-11-16T15:00:00Z
Additional Place Info: Winchester School of Art, Winchester, England

Winchester School of Art Open Day - 16 November 2024

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