WHAT'S ON & WHEN
We are planning a host of events throughout the Anniversary year.
Here is a preview of some of the ways in which you can join us in celebrating our 50th Anniversary.
The programme of events will develop throughout 2014, with details and new events added.
Public lecture: In the digital era: do we still have privacy?
Big data allows us to collect, store and analyse lots of data in new and different ways. Helping us create insights and better user experiences previously not possible.
Has this come at a cost? Has the privacy of what we do and who we interact with been lost? Do we have the right balance between privacy and security. Is this changing with the younger generation and their social networks and changing attitudes? Do commercial and economic forces drive our model. And do crime and terrorism alter the balance of what we must expect? Can and will we still be able to achieve the privacy we desire?
This London-based lecture will be chaired by Lieutenant General Sir Edmund Burton and will hear from Professor Awais Rashid (Co-Director: Security Lancaster), Professor Nick Coleman (Honorary Professor at Lancaster University), Dr Mike Short (Telefonica Europe) and Professor Corrine May-Chahal (Associate Director: Security Lancaster) on the topic of privacy in the digital era.
The lecture will take a Question Time format with delegates able to submit questions in advance during registration (or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org) or at the event. All delegates are invited to join the speakers at a reception following the lecture at 19:30 to discuss the topic further and network with other delegates.Get your free tickets online Add to my calendar
Public lecture: Film and the teaching of history
Should film be used to teach history to the young? Professor Jeffrey Richards, who is retiring after over forty years of service to Lancaster University, will give a lecture examining the current debate, initiated by the Education Secretary, Michael Gove, about the content and method of teaching History.
In an age where pupils are very visually aware and media savvy, there is a trend towards using film to teach history. This lecture will examine the benefits and dangers of such a development and look more broadly at the relationship of film and national history for the mass youthful audience.Register online Add to my calendar
Literary Celebrity workshops – the third in a series of four two-day events
The third in a series of four public symposia and workshops on the phenomena of fame and world authorship, run by the University's Department of European Languages and Culture and the Centre for Transcultural Writing and Research. Colleagues from Languages, Linguistics, English & Creative Writing and History will team up with leading international researchers and local creative practitioners to look at how famous authors have featured in the mainstream media and captured public imagination over the past two centuries, as well as consider the first practical steps towards getting published in multiple media ourselves.
The series of four events are held on the following dates:
Thursday 18 and Friday 19 September 2014 - Embodying literary celebrity in multiple media
Thursday 27 and Friday 28 November 2014 - Contemporary critical performances of the authorial role
Thursday 12 and Friday 13 March 2015 - Discource on literary celebrity across genres
Thursday 9 and Friday 10 July 2015 - World authors and translators in the circulation of global capitalMore information Add to my calendar
Concert for Comic Relief
RAINER HERSCH (Conductor)
Featuring the musicians of:
The Haffner Orchestra
University of Lancaster Music Society
A hilarious performance of well loved classics including:
HANDEL Zadok the Priest
BEETHOVEN Choral Symphony
VERDI Anvil Chorus
VERDI Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
PACHELBEL Canon Remix
TOM JONES Sex Bomb
The brilliant musical comedian, Rainer Hersch, has brought hilarity to the world of classical music all over the globe. He has formed a special orchestra and choir for tonight's charity concert to raise funds as a Lancaster University 50th Anniversary Appeal for Comic Relief. Expect a blend of stand-up comedy, witty orchestral arrangements and audience favourites within our very own Comic Relief Concert - and some very red noses of course!
6.45pm Foyer Music
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Public lecture: Food glorious food
At this 50th Anniversary lecture you will hear from Lancaster's Distinguished Professor Bill Davies CBE alongside a number of experts in the field of food security.
One of the most significant challenges currently facing humankind is to make enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle, available to a population which will probably rise beyond 9 billion within the next 30 to 40 years.
There are many factors that combine to impact food availability and the access that people have to food. Food production is prominent among these factors but we can also feed more people if we distribute food more effectively and waste less food.
Meeting this latter target requires that people change their food purchasing and utilisation habits.
Of course there are many factors that have little directly to do with food (such as the state of the economy) and these factors can greatly affect who eats what and in what quantities.
In addition to consideration of environmental effects on food production there is much concern over the deleterious effects of the food production system on the environment and we must work to make more food available in an environmentally responsible fashion.
This event examines a variety of approaches which might help us to address the challenge of food insecurity.
Following a lecture by Professor Davies, questions from the audience on this topic will be put to a panel of experts to include:
- Alan Wilson, Technical Manager Agronomy, Waitrose
- Councillor Caroline Jackson for Lancaster's Bulk Ward, Green Party
- Clare McDermott, Business Development Director, Soil Association Certification
Delegates are encouraged to submit questions in advance during registration or via email to Becky Gordon at Lancaster University, however questions will be accepted during the event.
Delegates are invited to join the speakers for a local food buffet following the lecture at 8pm to discuss the topic further and network with other guests.Book your free tickets here Add to my calendar