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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.

Wednesday, 01 January 2014 - Wednesday, 31 December 2014< 2013 | 2015 >
Friday, 21 Feburary 2014

New Delhi Alumni Reception 2014

Event Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Longchamp Room, The Taj Mahal Hotel, One Mansingh Road, Delhi 110011, India

Professor Mark E Smith, Vice-Chancellor of Lancaster University, invites you to join him at an Alumni Reception to celebrate Lancaster University's 50th Anniversary.

The reception is free of charge and will give you the opportunity to network with fellow alumni and hear news of your University, and be part of our 50th anniversary celebrations. I will be delighted if you are able to accept this invitation and hope to meet you on 21st February.

To reserve your place, please register online using the link below.

Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis. If you require any additional information about this event or current activities at Lancaster, please contact the Alumni and Friends Engagement team by return email.

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Tuesday, 25 Feburary 2014

Alumni Anniversary Reunion, Indonesia

Event Time: 7.00pm - 10.00pm
Venue: (WIT) Jakarta, Indonesia

Lancaster University alumni are invited to attend a special reunion event in Jakarta on Tuesday 25 February.

This event is one of a number of reunions taking place around the world throughout the University's 50th Anniversary year.

It will be hosted by Professor Steve Bradley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor International, Roderick O'Brien, Director Research and Enterprise Services and Claire Astle, Senior International Officer.

The reunion is a great opportunity to socialise and network with fellow Lancaster alumni, as well as to hear about the latest news and developments from Lancaster.

Dapour restaurant, Century Park Hotel, Jl Pintu Satu Senayan, Jakarta 10270

There is no charge for this event.

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Friday, 28 Feburary 2014

The Iredell Lecture in Law and History 2014 – Historicising Criminal Responsibility

Event Time: 5.00pm, preceded by a reception, 4:15pm – 4:55pm at Lancaster University Law School
Venue: The Franklin Colloquium Room Reception at Lancaster University Law School (Bowland North C Floor)

The first in a series of public lectures which will take place throughout the year and will be an opportunity to hear from internationally-renowned experts at the forefront of their specialist fields about world-changing research, discoveries and projections for the future.

The Iredell lecture this year will be delivered by Nicola Lacey, FBA, Professor of Law, Gender and Social Policy at the London School of Economics. In this lecture, Nicola proposes a framework for the understanding of criminal responsibility as located within, and shaped by, broad sets of ideas, institutions and interests.
This framework implies the need for a close study of the historical development of legal ideas, and suggests that both the role and the content of criminal responsibility has shifted markedly, even within a single system – that of England and Wales – over the modern period.

The Iredell Lecture is organised by Lancaster University's Law School and Department of History.

All are welcome, no booking is necessary.

For more information please contact Professor David Sugarman

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Saturday, 01 March 2014

Campus in the City

Event Time: Until Saturday 19 April
Venue: St Nicholas Arcades, Lancaster City Centre

Campus In The City is an 11 week project run by Lancaster University's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Enterprise Centre in partnership with St Nicholas Arcades.

Designed to bring the activities and research that takes place on campus to Lancaster City centre, Campus in the City is completely free to the public so please pop in and have a look around.

For more information on our events go to the Campus in the City Facebook page or follow Campus in the City on Twitter - #campusinthecity

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Monday, 03 March 2014

Bright Futures: Your World

Event Time: All Week
Venue: Across Lancaster University Campus

A week of innovative and interactive events, open to all students.

Bright Futures are teaming up with top graduate employers, local firms and societies to bring Lancaster University students a week of interactive and innovative events – explore your passions, be inspired, learn new skills and have fun!

Each day is based on a theme:

  • Monday: Natural World
  • Tuesday: Technology World
  • Wednesday: Art World
  • Thursday: Consumer World
  • Friday: Business World

Whether you're studying engineering, have a passion for art, or want a career in banking – there's something for everyone!

We hope to see you throughout the week – check out the links below for more information, and don't forget to sign up to each event on Target Connect!

http://yourworld.lusu.co.uk/
http://facebook.com/lancasterbrightfutures

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Monday, 10 March 2014

Alumni Anniversary Reunion, Bangkok

Event Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Novotel Siam Square, Siam, Bangkok

Lancaster University Alumni are invited to an reunion event to celebrate Lancaster University's 50th Anniversary.

This event is free of charge and will give you the opportunity to network with fellow alumni and hear updates from Lancaster University and join in our 50th anniversary celebrations!

The event will be hosted by Heather Yates (International Officer). Refreshments will be provided.

Register online using the link below.

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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Lancaster Singers Anniversary Celebration

Event Time: 7.30pm
Venue: The Great Hall, Lancaster University

The Lancaster Singers present a concert to celebrate music-making at Lancaster University and Ian Hare's 40 years as the University Organist.

Ian Hare (organ), John Miller (trumpet)
Conductor: Marco Fanti

Hare – Triptych
Bach – Jesu meine Freude
Telemann – Trumpet Concerto in D
Bach – Wachet Auf for trumpet and organ
Dvorak – Mass in D

Tickets £14.00, concessions £12.00, students free – available from the LICA Box Office and from www.lancastersingers.org

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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Lancaster Korean Alumni Event

Event Time: 6.30pm-10.00pm
Venue: M'amaNonM'ama (Wine/Dine Restaurant), 525-22, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea

Lancaster University alumni are invited to attend a special reunion event in Seoul on Saturday 22nd March.This event is one of a number of reunions taking place around the world throughout the University’s 50th anniversary year. It will be hosted by Professor Steve Bradley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor International.

Date: Saturday 22nd March 2014
Time: 6:30pm-10.00pm
Venue: M'amaNonM'ama (Wine/Dine Restaurant), 525-22, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
Format: Served with Italian Dishes, wine, soft drinks and mineral water
Dress Code: Smart Casual

Please send the following personal details and email to Charlie at: daeeuylee1@gmail.com by 16th March 2014 in English:

Name
Degree / Graduation year (at Lancaster)
Current Position
Current Title
Email Address
Contact Point

To book please contact: Charlie Dae-Euy Lee by emailing daeeuylee1@gmail.com or mobile +82-10-2399-1537

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Thursday, 27 March 2014

C4AR Pathways to Impact Seminar Series

Event Time: TBC
Venue: Lancaster University Campus

Ageing and Health: How can research knowledge influence and support our understanding and treatment of diseases of old age?

One of a short series of seminars focussing on how research can inform organisations to enable them to better work together to benefit the health and wellbeing of the UK's 10 million over 65 year olds. This event examines how research findings can most effectively influence policy and practice around the treatment of diseases of old age, and the importance of engaging end-users in this process.

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Thursday, 27 March 2014

The Winders of Wyresdale Local Histories – International Destinies

Event Time: 1pm to 5pm
Venue: Meeting room two, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) building, Lancaster University Campus

Distinguished Professor Mike Beckerman with friends and colleagues will present a series of talks followed by discussion, based on the work of Andy Hornby and his book 'The Winders of Wyresdale'.

1pm - The Winders of Wyresdale - Andy Hornby

2-2.45pm - Roundtable Discussion - Michael Beckerman, Andy Hornby, Duncan Bell, Sue Allan

3-4pm - Bagpipes and Local History - Angus Winchester

4-5pm - The Story of a Niggun - Naomi Tadmor and Michael Beckerman

The event is free and open to all. No registration necessary.

This event is followed by a concert at 7:30pm at the Gregson Centre, Lancaster.  See calendar for more information.

Venue: Meeting room two, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) building, Lancaster University Campus – click here for a map of Campus

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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Concert: The Winders of Wyresdale Local Histories

Event Time: 7:30pm
Venue: The Gregson Centre, Moorgate, Lancaster. LA1 3EF

A concert celebrating music from the Dolphinholme (near Lancaster) area from the early 1800s, featuring Folk to Folk, Northern Frisk, Celia Briar and Howard Haigh.

The evening will be an opportunity to enjoy re-interpretations of music that would have been familiar to Thomas Hardy and Jane Austen.

The concert will followed by an open folk session with local musicians.

The event is free and open to all.

No registration necessary

 

Also on 27th March, distinguished Professor Mike Beckerman, friends and colleagues will present a series of talks followed by discussion, based on the work of Andy Hornby and his book 'The Winders of Wyresdale'.

1pm - The Winders of Wyresdale - Andy Hornby

2-2.45pm - Roundtable Discussion - Michael Beckerman, Andy Hornby, Duncan Bell, Sue Allan

3-4pm - Bagpipes and Local History - Angus Winchester

4-5pm - The Story of a Niggun - Naomi Tadmor and Michael Beckerman

See the calendar for more information.

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Monday, 31 March 2014

Pathways to Health and Wealth

Event Time: 4.00pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Lancaster University Campus

Bringing together expertise from across the faculties of Health and Medicine, Science and Technology and the Management School, the Pathways to Health and Wealth event will provide a practical guide to navigating the complete route to market with Lancaster University.

Delegates will hear from keynote speakers from the UK Trade and Investment and the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network as well as from Lancaster’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mark E. Smith. The event will host four ‘meet the expert’ sessions and an exhibition of the university’s research expertise in this sector whilst providing ample time for networking with internal and external delegates interested in the health sector.

For further information or to book please visit: www.lancaster.ac.uk/healthandwealth

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Wednesday, 02 April 2014

InfoLab21 Showcase

Event Time: 10.00am - 2.00pm
Venue: InfoLab21, Lancaster University

A special Showcase day to share some of the interesting things we have going on in InfoLab21!  Whether you would like to explore opportunities for new collaborations or just come and have a look at some of the current innovations from people in the building, we would love you to join us and if you have any thoughts about what you see or ideas about how you would like to work with us we would love to hear them.

  • Find out how you can work with InfoLab21, or even come and work here!
  • Chat to InfoLab21's innovators from the School of Computing and Communications and our resident companies
  • Listen to presentations from academics and businesses about current projects and research developments
  • Have some fun trying out some new research demos of emerging technologies
  • Find out how other businesses and organisations are working with us
  • Have your say in what services you would like InfoLab21 to provide

With speakers, demos, exhibits, networking and refreshments there will be plenty going on on the day and we hope you can join us. Registration to attend the InfoLab21 Showcase is free. Click the link below to view the agenda and it will be updated as more details are confirmed. If you wish to have a stand at the event please contact Helen Boulton as soon as possible. For twitter updates please follow the hashtag #InfoShow14

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Lancaster International Jubilee Phylogenetics Conference

Event Time: 1.00pm - 5.30pm
Venue: Lancaster University Campus

In association with the Scottish Phylogeny Discussion Group, Lancaster University will be hosting an international phylogenetics meeting on the afternoon of Tuesday 15 April, as part of Lancaster University's 50th Anniversary celebrations.

Registration and lunch are free. The event will host four outstanding speakers in the field, making this is an unmissable opportunity for anyone interested in phylogenetics, bioinformatics, evolution or infectious disease.

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Thursday, 01 May 2014

Westminster Faith Debates: Do the benefits of engaging religion for development outweigh the dangers?

Event Time: 5.30pm to 7pm
Venue: Whitehall, London

A series of free faith debates which are open to all. The debates bring together leading academics and public figures to debate the latest research on religion and values. The Debates were founded and are organised by Linda Woodhead, Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lancaster University and Former Education and Home Secretary, Charles Clarke. See www.faithdebates.org.uk for more information.

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Friday, 02 May 2014

Roses

Venue: Lancaster University Campus

The annual sporting competition against York University is back and bigger than ever. This year is the 50th Roses competition, right here on home turf at Lancaster. We are hoping to take back the trophy and triumph in front of a home crowd; the current score is York 25 – Lancaster 23, with 1 draw in 1974. The fierce rivalry draws supporters every year to the competition, including returning alumni.

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Saturday, 03 May 2014

Roses Alumni Reception

Event Time: 11am-3.30pm
Venue: Lancaster University Campus

Alumni and their families are invited to this informal daytime event to catch up with old friends and watch the legendary Roses tournament in this Anniversary year. The team will be in a welcome marquee in the Roses village (outside the Sports Centre) offering a glass of cava, strawberries and an alumni Roses supporter pack. This is free, but you will need to register your interest on the link below to ensure we have enough to go round!

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Saturday, 03 May 2014

Roses Ride 2014 with Olympic champion Jason Queally

Venue: Lancaster University Campus

On Saturday 3rd May 2014, LUSU (Lancaster University Students' Union) is hosting a FREE family friendly bike ride open to everyone. Olympic Champion Jason Queally will be on hand to start the ride – you could cycle with an Olympic Gold medallist!

Places are filling fast, so register for your ride to avoid disappointment.

Starting and finishing at the University Campus, Roses Ride 2014 gives cyclists of all ages and abilities a range of mileage options… from an easy guided campus route, to a gentle easy-going route exploring the local cycle ways, and a longer steady ride for those that want to challenge their family! So, whether you have only just learnt how to ride a bike or have been doing it for years, get your helmet on and start pedalling; we want you to ride for Lancaster!

All rides are on cycle ways and marshalled road routes, and we are working with British Cycling to ensure that these rides are fun and accessible for all.

Also on Saturday 3rd May, there will be a free event where Jason will talk about his journey into cycling and take your questions.  The event, at the University Sports Centre, starts at 12pm, with the talk beginning at 12:15pm.  Registration is necessary for this event. Register online here.

 

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Saturday, 03 May 2014

Jason Queally: My Journey into Cycling. Talk and Q+A with the Olympic Medallist and Lancaster alumnus

Event Time: Arrival from 12 noon, session begins at 12.15
Venue: Lancaster University Sports Centre

Olympic Medallist and Lancaster Alumnus Jason Queally will share his journey into cycling before taking your questions at this free public event.

Jason Queally is an English track cyclist who won a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, setting a new record in the 1km cycling time trial on the opening day of competition. He followed this up with a silver in the sprint. He won gold in the men's team pursuit event at the European Track Championships in Poland in 2011.

Jason attended Lancaster Royal Grammar School, where he was part of the swimming squad in the mid-1980s, later representing Lancaster and British Universities in water polo, while a student at Lancaster University, where he graduated with a BSc in Biological Science. He took up cycle-racing at 25 and received an Honorary Degree from Lancaster in 2001 in recognition of his achievement in Sydney.

Tickets are still available for this event.

Also on Saturday 3rd May, LUSU (Lancaster University Students' Union) is hosting a FREE family friendly bike ride open to everyone. Jason Queally will be on hand to start the ride – so you could cycle with an Olympic Gold medallist! Find out more and register here.

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Wednesday, 07 May 2014

TedxLancasterU: Towards Pangea

Event Time: 11:30am to 6pm
Venue: The Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster University

TedxLancasterU invites you a join a range of inspirational speakers to explore the changing landscapes around us and appreciate that never before have we been closer; economically, geographically and socially.

Over the past 50 years, Lancaster University has become a hub of multiculturalism and diversity, shaping today’s people into tomorrow’s visionaries.

You are invited to explore how we can bridge the gaps between us and obtain a glimpse of what Pangaea 2.0 could be.

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Monday, 12 May 2014

Alumni Anniversary Reception - Beijing

Event Time: 6pm-10pm
Venue: Hotel Peninsula, Wangfujing, Beijing

Lancaster University alumni are invited to attend a special reunion event in Beijing on 12th May 2014. 

This event is one of a number of reunions taking place around the world throughout the University's 50th anniversary year.  Hosted by Professor Andrew Atherton (Deputy Vice-Chancellor) and Professor Steve Bradley (Pro-Vice-Chancellor International), the event will take place in Hotel Peninsula.

The reunion is a great opportunity to socialise and network with fellow Lancaster alumni, as well as to hear about the latest news and developments from Lancaster.

18:00: Drinks reception
18:30: Speeches and buffet dinner

Buffet dinner comprises antipasti, condiments, soup, main courses and desserts.

Tickets are £20 each (approximately rmb 206) and alumni are welcome to buy a ticket for a friend.  Tickets are limited and booking is strictly on a first come, first served basis.

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Monday, 12 May 2014

Sir Chris Bonington: Scaling Everest - leadership in the world's most challenging environment

Event Time: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, The Management School, Lancaster University

Due to the popularity of this event, new tickets have been added. These tickets enable you to watch a live stream of Sir Chris's talk on screen in an adjacent lecture theatre, and then join the canape and wine reception after the streaming.

Sir Chris, the mountaineer, writer, photographer and lecturer, started climbing at the age of 16 in 1951. It has been his passion ever since. He made the first British ascent of the North Wall of the Eiger and led the expedition that made the first ascent of The South Face of Annapurna, the biggest and most difficult climb in the Himalaya at the time. He went on to lead the successful expedition making the first ascent of the South West Face of Everest in 1975 and then reached the summit of Everest himself in 1985 with a Norwegian expedition. He is still active in the mountains climbing with the same enthusiasm as he had at the beginning.

He has written 17 books, fronted numerous television programmes and has lectured to the public and corporate audiences all over the world. He received a knighthood in 1996 for services to mountaineering, was president of the Council for National Parks for 8 years, is Non Executive Chairman of Berghaus and Chancellor of Lancaster University.

As part of Lancaster University’s 50th Anniversary celebrations Sir Chris will give a public lecture on the leadership, motivation and team-working skills he used on his 1985 Everest expedition. Limited tickets are available to join a group of local businesses who regularly meet to hear inspirational speakers and network.  The event will be introduced by Dr Ellie Hamilton, Associate Dean for Enterprise at Lancaster University's Management School.

17:30 – Registration and refreshments

18:00 – Welcome

18:10 – Sir Chris Bonington

19:10 – Questions from the audience

19:30 – Canapé and wine reception

20:30 – Close

Registration is essential for this event.

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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Alumni Anniversary Reception - Shanghai

Event Time: 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: Restaurant M on the Bund, Shanghai

Lancaster University alumni are invited to attend a special reunion event in Shanghai on Tuesday 13th May 2014. 

This event is one of a number of reunions taking place around the world throughout the University's 50th anniversary year.  Hosted by Professor Andrew Atherton (Deputy Vice-Chancellor) and Professor Steve Bradley (Pro-Vice-Chancellor International), the event will take place in Restaurant M On the Bund.

The reunion is a great opportunity to socialise and network with fellow Lancaster alumni, as well as to hear about the latest news and developments from Lancaster.

18:30: Arrival
19:00: Presentations and dinner

Tickets are £20 each (approximately rmb 206) and alumni are welcome to buy a ticket for a friend.  Tickets are limited and booking is strictly on a first come, first served basis.

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Tuesday, 13 May 2014

New Horizons Mission to Pluto - A Public Lecture by Dr Fran Bagenal

Event Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: The Auditorium, The Storey Gallery, Lancaster. LA1 1TH

Dr Fran Bagenal, Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, University of Colorado and alumna of Lancaster University will share her experience as Co-investigator and Team Leader on NASA's New Horizons Mission to Pluto.

Since Pluto was was discovered in 1930 there have been rare breakthroughs in our knowledge of this small icy object on the edge of the solar system. Dr Bagenal will present the work of this mission to Pluto and look at how, after decades of planning and a nine year journey, the New Horizons spacecraft will reach Pluto on July 14, 2015.

Dr Bagenal received her Bachelor Degree from Lancaster University in Physics and Geophysics.

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Westminster Faith Debates: How has religion become an agent in peace-building in conflict areas of the world?

Event Time: 5.30pm to 7pm
Venue: Whitehall, London

A series of free faith debates which are open to all. The debates bring together leading academics and public figures to debate the latest research on religion and values. The Debates were founded and are organised by Linda Woodhead, Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lancaster University and Former Education and Home Secretary, Charles Clarke. See www.faithdebates.org.uk for more information.

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Alumni Anniversary Reception - Guangzhou

Event Time: 5.30pm-9.30pm
Venue: W Hotel Guangzhou, Guangzhou, Guangdong

Lancaster University alumni are invited to attend a special reunion event in Guangzhou on Wednesday 14th May 2014.

This event is one of a number of reunions taking place around the world throughout the University's 50th anniversary year.  Hosted by Professor Andrew Atherton (Deputy Vice-Chancellor) and Professor Steve Bradley (Pro-Vice-Chancellor International), the event will take place in W Hotel Guangzhou.

The reunion is a great opportunity to socialise and network with fellow Lancaster alumni, as well as to hear about the latest news and developments from Lancaster.

17:30: Arrival
18:00: Presentations and dinner

Tickets are £20 each (approximately rmb 206) and alumni are welcome to buy a ticket for a friend.  Tickets are limited and booking is strictly on a first come, first served basis.

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Thursday, 15 May 2014

Alumni Anniversary Reception - Hong Kong

Event Time: 6.30pm-10pm
Venue: Hotel Icon, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Lancaster University alumni are invited to attend a special reunion event in Hong Kong on 15th May 2014. 

This event is one of a number of reunions taking place around the world throughout the University's 50th anniversary year.  Hosted by Professor Andrew Atherton (Deputy Vice-Chancellor) and Professor Steve Bradley (Pro-Vice-Chancellor International), the event will take place in Hotel Icon.

The reunion is a great opportunity to socialise and network with fellow Lancaster alumni, as well as to hear about the latest news and developments from Lancaster.

6.30pm: Drinks reception
7.00pm: Speeches and dinner 

Tickets are £30 each (approximately HK$390) and alumni are welcome to buy a ticket for a friend.  Tickets are limited and booking is strictly on a first come, first served basis.

For further details and registration use our eventbrite link

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Saturday, 17 May 2014

Annual Ertz Darts Cup Competition – Celebrating 50 years of Lancaster University

Event Time: 7pm
Venue: Barker House Farm, Lancaster University

The annual Ertz Cup darts competition between the University's Cartmel College Men's team & Cartmel College Legends returns to Barker House on the University Campus.

Featuring special guests; Russ Bray, Stephen Bunting and Peter Manley to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Lancaster University in style.

There will be a late license, drinks promotions and a silent disco following the darts!

Tickets are just £2.50 and include entry to the event and one of the promotional drinks on offer, just take your ticket stub to the bar to claim your beverage.

Tickets available from Cath in Cartmel College Office - A22 or from the online store (see below).

Find out more on the Facebook page.

 

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Thursday, 22 May 2014

50 years on from Robbins: The Emerging Centrality of Student Engagement and Partnership

Event Time: 09.00-16.30pm
Venue: The Conference Centre, Lancaster University

Celebrations of Lancaster University's 50th anniversary coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Robbins report into higher education. That report was significant in augmenting the expansion of the higher education sector in the UK, of which universities like Lancaster were part.

Things have changed dramatically since then, and one of the key changes is the role of students not only as learners but as potentially fully engaged co-producers of education. The launch of the National Union of Students' Manifesto for Partnership, and the inclusion of student representatives at all levels of decision-making in higher education, including with HEFCE and the QAA are also developments to celebrate. But there are numerous perspectives on where these developments should lead, and challenges will no doubt be encountered.

This one-day symposium therefore addresses some of the key issues around student engagement and partnership as it celebrates Lancaster University's 50 years. Members of the Department Of Educational Research's Higher Education Research and Evaluation Centre (here@lancaster) as well as Ph.D. alumni and current doctoral students will present keynotes and lead workshops addressing different facets of this issue.

Last registration: 30th April 2014

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Saturday, 07 June 2014

Alumni Anniversary Reception, USA

Event Time: 6.30pm-10pm
Venue: New York Marriot East Side Hotel, 525 Lexington Avenue at 49th Street, New York, NY 10017

Lancaster University alumni are invited to attend a special reunion event in New York on Saturday 7th June.

2014 is Lancaster University’s 50th anniversary year with celebration events taking place at Lancaster and around the world. The USA reunion is a great opportunity to socialise and network with fellow Lancaster alumni, as well as to hear about the latest news and developments from Lancaster at this special time.

Hosted by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mark E. Smith, the event will feature talks by two distinguished alumni:

Bruce Sewell (BSc Psychology 1979), Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Apple Inc.
Gian Fulgoni (MA Marketing 1970), Chairman, comScore Networks, Inc.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, June 7th
Time: 18.30pm drinks reception, followed by buffet dinner and speeches
Venue: New York Marriot East Side Hotel, 525 Lexington Avenue at 49th Street, New York, NY 10017
Cost: Ticket cost is £20 (equivalent approximately $34) including buffet dinner and wine.

You are very welcome to purchase a ticket for a guest if you wish.

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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Sir Chris Bonington's Bowland Tower Charity Abseil

Event Time: 10am to 4pm
Venue: Alexandra Square, Lancaster University

Sir Chris Bonington will play a starring role in the University 50th Anniversary celebrations by leading a charity abseil down the side of Bowland Tower on 22 June. 

If you'd like to test your nerve whilst raising money for a good cause, you can buy a ticket to join the Chancellor.

You are also welcome to come to watch the action from the square, where there will also be a barbeque taking place.

Abseilers at the event will raise money for a number of good causes.  Find out more on the charity abseil webpage.

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Public lecture: 21st Century End of Life Care: A shared responsibility?

Event Time: 6pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 2, The Management School

One thing in life is certain: we all die. What is important is how we die, and how we provide care for those who are dying and their families.

Evidence and experience shows that we don’t always provide good enough care at the end of life. How can we improve care in the face of the competing challenges of an ageing society, changing health and social care provision, and economic pressures?

In this lecture series we examine the global, national and local challenges of providing good care at the end of life, and look at how we can improve care to better meet the needs of patients, families and the local community.

This free public lecture will comprise three speakers.

Dame Barbara Monroe, Chief Executive of St Christopher’s Hospice, London ‘Making sure everyone gets good care at the end of life – a shared responsibility?’

Sue McGraw, Chief Executive of St John’s Hospice, Lancaster, ‘Past, present and future: securing a relevant future for hospice care in Lancaster’

Dr Catherine Walshe, Co-Director of the International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University ‘Researching end of life care: providing evidence to improve care’

18:00 – Registration and refreshments

18:15 – Lecture

19:15 – Questions from the audience

19:45 – Canapé and wine reception

20:30 – Close

Information about parking on campus is available here. Parking is free after 6pm.

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Monday, 30 June 2014

Public lecture: The Bizarre World of Low Temperature Physics

Event Time: 6:15pm to 9pm
Venue: The Faraday Lecture Theatre, Lancaster University

Ultralow-temperature physics is a Lancaster University speciality. We hold many world records and can reach temperatures down to a few millionths of a degree above absolute zero. Here, materials behave bizarrely. Fluids become friction-free and can run uphill. These are “superfluids”, which also mimic the structure of the Universe allowing us to investigate “tablet top” cosmology and the early Universe.

Professor George Pickett FRS will give a lecture with demonstrations, advanced hardware and computer animations illustrating this bizarre world and Lancaster's part in it. Professor Pickett will be joined by Professor David Lee from Texas, Lancaster's only Nobel Laureate honorary graduate, whose Nobel Prize citation referred to contributions by the Lancaster group.

This fascinating lecture will be followed by a tour of our facilities for ultralow temperature research and the 50-tonne machines in their energy-proof environments which we use to reach these very low temperatures.

18:15 - Wine reception

19:00 - Lecture

20:00 - Tour of Lancaster University ultralow temperature facilities

Please note, additional tickets are required to take the tour of the faciities.

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Saturday, 05 July 2014

Staff and Families Summer Fete

Event Time: 12pm to 5:30pm
Venue: Lancaster Square (near LICA)

To mark the University’s 50th Anniversary and the crucial role staff play in the University’s success, Lancaster University staff and their families are invited to celebrate vintage-style at the Anniversary Staff and Families Summer Fete.

There will be a host of family-friendly activities including an urban beach, carnival rides and games, donkey rides, Punch and Judy, fancy dress competition, bouncy castle and children's activities.

There's plenty for adults too, with a bar, food and craft stalls and live music. The party continues into the evening with the option to head over to Graduate Summer Festival.

Staff can RSVP online to attend.

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Thursday, 10 July 2014

C4AR Pathways to Impact Seminar Series: Ageing and Health: Caring for the oldest old of our populations

Event Time: 10am to 4:30pm
Venue: Lancaster Town Hall

The UK is an ageing society with those aged 85+ representing the fastest growing age group in our population. While many older people remain fit and healthy well into late old age, this rapid transformation raises important issues about how we support and care for the frailest of our older populations.

In this event we will showcase some of the latest research around the needs and support for our ageing populations. Drawing on the expertise of academics and practitioners the event will highlight some new and novel insights into caring for our older populations and provide an opportunity to raise important questions about how best we can address the challenges presented by an ageing society, how we can provide the care frail older people need and where, and how we break down the barriers that prevent older people’s active participation in society.

Keynote Speakers:

Sir Chris Bonington – Chancellor of Lancaster University, internationally recognised mountaineer and explorer

Professor Carol Jagger, AXA Professor of Epidemiology of Ageing, Newcastle University

The Dukes Theatre with Age UK Lancashire, ‘A Life More Ordinary,’

Dr Susan Davidson, Evidence and Statistics, Age UK (National). With speakers from the Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research

Attendance is free but places are limited.

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Friday, 11 July 2014

Linguistics and English Language Anniversary Celebration

Event Time: Friday 11 July from 9.30am - Saturday 12 July 11.30am
Venue: Lancaster University Campus and Lancaster City Centre

As the University turns 50, The Department of Linguistics and English Language will hold its 40th birthday. Students, alumni and staff past and present are invited to this double anniversary celebration which includes a lecture by renowned linguists David and Hilary Crystal, as well as a dinner on Friday 11th at Lancaster Town Hall.

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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Does the past have a future? The future of Anniversaries

Event Time: 5pm
Venue: The Storey Gallery, Lancaster, LA1 1TH

The emphasis on anniversaries in the contemporary world invites us to reflect on the present as a moment when selected pasts are mobilised for potential futures – for individuals, for institutions and for communities.

At this public discussion, Annabel Tiffin (Producer and Presenter on BBC North-West Tonight), Joseph Payne (Assistant Curator of the Royal Mint Museum), Michael Hughes (Professor of History, Lancaster University) and Chris May (FASS Associate Dean, Enterprise and External Linkages) will debate the interface of celebration, controversy, responsibility, commercialisation, navel gazing and nostalgia

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Saturday, 06 September 2014

The MBA Anniversary Ball

Event Time: 7.00pm - 1.00am
Venue: Castle Green Hotel, Kendal

MBA alumni are invited to not only celebrate the University’s 50th Anniversary but also 25 years of the MBA course at Lancaster.

Join us on Saturday night at the Castle Green Hotel in the Lake District for a night of reminiscing and rekindling old networks.  A sparkling evening of awards and presentations, including a very special guest speaker and music to dance the night away.

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Saturday, 13 September 2014

Grand Alumni Reunion

Event Time: 7pm-10.30pm
Venue: Great Hall, Lancaster University

Please join us on campus to celebrate Lancaster University’s 50th Anniversary. 

 As one of Lancaster’s graduates we are delighted to give you notice of the Grand Alumni Reunion in September. This is the flagship alumni event to celebrate the University's 50th Anniversary, hosted by the Chancellor, Sir Christian Bonington and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mark E. Smith.  

Date: Saturday 13th September 2014

Time: 6.30pm drinks reception, 7.30pm dinner

Venue: Great Hall, Lancaster University

Tickets: £40 per person for 3-course meal including wine 

Full details, including the menu and accommodation options are available on the online booking page  Please register your attendance online. Numbers are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.  In addition, other events will be taking place throughout the year both in the UK and overseas. 

Full details of all the events available are online at: www.lancaster.ac.uk/50/whats-on-and-when If you can't attend an event, but want to take part in the celebrations, please feel free to hold your own alumni gathering with friends.  You can send your photos to alumni@lancaster.ac.uk or tweet them using #lovelancaster - if you do this on 13 September, your Twitter messages will appear on the live Tweet wall at the event on campus.   

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Saturday, 13 September 2014

Community Activities Day

Event Time: 11am to 5pm
Venue: Lancaster University Campus

Join us for a free, interactive day for all ages

As part of Lancaster University’s 50th anniversary celebrations, everyone is welcome to join us on Saturday 13 September for our interactive Community Activities Day.

We have lined up a very special day featuring an action-packed programme of imaginative and innovative activities.

  • This will include a whole host of intriguing events...
  • Rev up for the racing car showcase
  • Text our scarecrow robot and see what happens
  • Roll up your sleeves in our open labs
  • Watch our demonstration of 3D printing
  • Tune in to Cello Babies – a musical workshop for young children
  • Try your hand at our business games
  • Enjoy campus tours, talks, free sports events, live music and food and drink stalls

The Community Activities Day promises to be an inspiring event, which will provide you with an insight into life at Lancaster University and which will showcase our teaching and research projects.

If you are interested in receiving more details about this free event, please email us at anniversary@lancaster.ac.uk and we will provide further details over the summer.

Some activities may change.

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Saturday, 13 September 2014

50 Years of Physics at Lancaster

Event Time: 11.30am-2.30pm
Venue: Physics Department, Lancaster University

As part of the University's 50th Anniversary celebrations, the Physics Department will be holding a special event for all those who have had or still have anything to do with the department.  Alumni, ex-staff members and current staff and students are invited to attend.

A series of 4 short talks and reminiscences:
Foundation of the department 1964-1970 (Speaker to be confirmed)
The Consolidation Years 1970-1990 (Speaker: Professor George Pickett)
The Turbulent Years 1990-2000 (Speaker to be confirmed)
The 5* Years and the Future (Speaker: Professor Peter Ratoff, current Head of Department)

This special event will be part of the activities taking place in Physics for the Community Activities Day which will see the department's labs open to the public from 2:30 - 3:30pm, 3 - 4pm, 3:30 - 4:30pm 

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Saturday, 13 September 2014

Changes in Teaching and Research in History Since 1964

Event Time: 2pm-3.30pm
Venue: Lancaster University Management School - Lecture Theatre 10

A roundtable discussion exploring how teaching and research in History has changed since 1964, with Professors Stephen Constantine, Michael Mullet, Eric Evans, Jeffrey Richards and John Brooke.  Venue:  Management School, Lecture Theatre 10.  If you wish to attend please email Catherine Winterburn by 5th September:  c.winterburn@lancaster.ac.uk

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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Literary Celebrity workshops – the first in a series of four two-day events

Venue: Lancaster University Campus

The first 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 capital

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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Public lecture: Creating Global Ceremonies

Event Time: 6:30pm to 8pm
Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE

Public Britain is a great ritual innovator. As the world has becomes more connected, so rituals made in the UK have become global products.

How do you go about organising a global ceremony? What sorts of skills does it need, and why are we good at it? How are ceremonies changing and are the things than make a good ritual time-bound or eternal?

Answering these questions and sharing insights from their experience as masters of both commercial and religious ceremony will be:

Clare Amsel, Producer of the opening and closing ceremonies for the Athens Olympics, London Olympics and Paralympics, Glasgow Commonwealth Games (and who has also held management and board roles in creative, strategic and cultural organisations). Clare read Religious Studies at Lancaster University.

The Very Revd John Hall, Dean of Westminster Abbey, responsible – amongst other things – for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and answerable ‘to the Sovereign alone’

Engaging them in conversation will be Linda Woodhead MBE, Professor of Religion and Society at Lancaster University, and an expert in ritual theories.

18:00 – Registration

18:30 – Start. Short presentations and panel discussion

19:15 – Questions from the audience

20:00 – Finish. Drinks reception

21:00 – Event ends

Directions to Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre here

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Friday, 19 September 2014

Efficiency in Education - Academic Workshop

Venue: The Work Foundation, 21 Palmer Street, London, SW1H 0AD, UK

Friday 19 and Saturday 20 September 2014

Academics at Lancaster University have had a global reputation in the evaluation of performance indicators and efficiency for more than 25 years.

To celebrate this area of expertise in the University’s 50th year, academics, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers interested in analysing performance in education are invited to attend this two-day academic workshop.

Theoretical and empirical papers on efficiency and productivity are invited. Any level of education is of interest, and the coverage can be national or international.

This workshop builds on the success of the Workshop on Efficiency in Higher Education held at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki in June 2013. There will be opportunities for participants to present new research and exchange ideas on current issues in measuring and analysing efficiency in education.

 

 

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Thursday, 09 October 2014

Jane Irwin and Julia Lynch - Lancaster International Concert Series Opening Concert

Event Time: 7.30pm
Venue: The Great Hall, Lancaster University

 Jane Irwin  (Soprano)

Julia Lynch (Piano)

PURCELL  Songs

SCHUMANN  Liederkreis

R.STRAUSS Songs

POULENC  Banalities

Selected English Songs

 

We are proud to open this year's concert series with a recital by the Lancashire-born soprano and Lancaster University graduate, Jane Irwin. Jane has sung all over the world, performing with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink and Mariss Jansons and the world’s finest orchestras. This gorgeous vocal programme features works by a collection of lyrical geniuses, including Purcell, Schumann and Richard Strauss.

 

6.45pm Pre-Concert Talk

 

For more information please see the Live at LICA website: https://www.liveatlica.org/whats-on/jane-irwin-julia-lynch

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Friday, 10 October 2014

Testing Media: Mel Brimfield

Event Time: 10-5pm Monday to Friday, 10-4pm Saturdays
Venue: The Peter Scott Gallery, Great Hall Complex, Lancaster University

Lee Krasner, Jackson Pollock, Tony Hancock, Max Miller and Vincent Van Gogh - although perhaps not as you would imagine. Mel Brimfield's complex practice takes a skewed and tangled romp through the already vexed historiography of performance art, simultaneously revealing and inventing a rich history of collaboration between artists, dancers, theatre makers, political activists and comedians.

Initiated by the Art Fund and the Contemporary Art Society, Testing Media is a scheme that explores the challenges of contemporary collecting. Following a national process, two acquisition awards were made to focus on collecting performance. In partnership with the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, Live at LICA has looked at the work of Mel Brimfield. The resulting co-acquisition features an incredible 19 works that demonstrate Brimfield’s multifarious practice.

The whole acquisition is on display for the first time to both celebrate the Testing Media scheme and form part of Live at LICA’s programme for Lancaster University’s 50th Anniversary. The display demonstrates the significant work and legacies created through long-term support and partnership working.

These acquisitions were presented by the Art Fund and the Contemporary Art Society, 2014. For more information please see the Live at LICA website: https://www.liveatlica.org/whats-on/testing-media-mel-brimfield

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Saturday, 11 October 2014

Alumni Anniversary Reception - Malaysia

Event Time: 7pm-10pm
Venue: Aloft, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Lancaster University alumni are invited to attend a special reunion event in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday 11th October 2014.

This event is one of a number of reunions taking place around the world throughout the University's 50th anniversary year.  Hosted by Professor Mark E. Smith (Vice-Chancellor), the event will take place at Aloft, Kuala Lumpur Sentral.

The reunion is a great opportunity to socialise and network with fellow Lancaster alumni, as well as to hear about the latest news and developments from Lancaster.

Event Details:
19:00 Drinks reception 
19:30 Speeches and buffet

Tickets for this event are £20 (approximately 105 MYR) and alumni are welcome to buy a ticket for a friend. Tickets are limited and booking is strictly on a first come, first served basis.

We look forward to meeting you on the 11th!

 

 

 

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Monday, 13 October 2014

Alumni Anniversary Reception - Singapore

Event Time: 7pm-10pm
Venue: Marina Mandarin Hotel, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039594

Lancaster University alumni are invited to attend a special reunion event in Singapore on 13th October 2014.

This event is one of a number of reunions taking place around the world throughout the University's 50th anniversary year.  Hosted by Professor Mark E. Smith (Vice-Chancellor), the event will take place at the Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore.

The reunion is a great opportunity to socialise and network with fellow Lancaster alumni, as well as to hear about the latest news and developments from Lancaster.

Event Details:
19:00 Drinks reception 
19:30 Speeches and buffet

Tickets for this event are £25 (approximately 50SGD) and alumni are welcome to buy a ticket for a friend. Tickets are limited and booking is strictly on a first come, first served basis.

We look forward to meeting you!

 

 

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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Public lecture: From Fleming to Higgs Boson

Event Time: 6pm to 8:30pm
Venue: The Storey Gallery, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster. LA1 1TH

Professor Steve Myers OBE, Director of Accelerators at CERN will join Professor Malcolm Joyce of Lancaster University to examine the world’s use of particle accelerators and Lancaster’s contribution to this important area of research.


Professor Steve Myers will talk about our relationship as a civilisation with particle accelerators. Perhaps most often we think of the use of these sophisticated and often enormous machines to provide us with insight as to the dawn of the universe and indeed this is a very important application for which they are used throughout the world. However, they are also in widespread use for the treatment of cancer, scientific research into the properties of materials and in security. Steve will talk about the dawn of this technology influenced as it was by the Lancaster-born electronics pioneer, John Ambrose Fleming, through to their use in finding the Higgs boson in which experts at Lancaster University have a special interest.

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Celebrating 50 Years of Higher Education in Lancaster

Event Time: 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Venue: Lancaster Town Hall, Dalton Square, Lancaster, LA1 1PJ

The academic year 14/15 marks 50 years since higher education first came to Lancaster, with the establishment of LancasterUniversity and the University of Cumbria’s Lancaster campus (then St Martin’s College).

This special occasion at Lancaster Town Hall is a partnership event between the two universities and Lancaster City Council to celebrate this important milestone.

The event will comprise:

6:30pm - tea and coffee

7pm - a panel discussion on the economic and social impact 50 years of higher education has had on Lancaster over the past half century and what the future holds for the two-University city

8:15pm - drinks reception

8:45pm - close

Guests are invited to put questions to the panel, which will comprise:

Professor Mark E. Smith, Vice-Chancellor of LancasterUniversityProfessor Peter Strike, Vice Chancellor of the University of CumbriaCouncillor Eileen Blamire, Leader of Lancaster City CouncilProfessor Madeline Atkins, CBE, Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)

We would be delighted if you can join us to help us celebrate.

If you would like to put a question to the panel please email anniversary@lancaster.ac.uk. A selection of these will be put to the panel on the night.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Public lecture: Saving the NHS: Research into Practice

Event Time: 6pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Lancaster University Management School

This lecture will describe how research is changing practice in the NHS to ensure a focus on continually improving, high quality and compassionate care right across the country. It describes several very large research programmes which have influenced both policy and practice from the top to the front line of the NHS. The lecture will describe the powerful findings from  the research and the way these findings are being used by policy makers and NHS managers and clinicians to change practice. Among the topics touched on in the lecture are NHS values, board functioning, staff engagement, people management, patient satisfaction, team working and leadership. This is an example of research having a powerful influence on a sector which affects all our lives – the lecture will conclude by describing what are the key steps needed for the NHS to be saved for future generations.

Speaker - Professor Michael West, Lancaster University Management School

18:00 – Registration

18:15 – Lecture

19:00 – Questions from the audience

19:30 – Wine reception

20:30 – Close

Information about parking on campus and a campus map is available here. Parking is free after 6pm.

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Friday, 24 October 2014

David Leddy: Horizontal Collaboration

Event Time: 8pm
Venue: The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster

Welcoming back Lancaster Alumni, theatre maker, David Leddy. An intense drama where sex, power and politics meet emotion, seduction and destruction. Each performance of Horizontal Collaboration is performed ‘new’ - with four new actors, reading the scripts for the first time. They have no idea what happens next. Double-billed with downloaded drama City Of The Blind.

 

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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Public Interview with Professor Terry Eagleton

Event Time: 7:30pm. Wine reception from 7pm
Venue: The LICA building

Professor Terry Eagleton is one of the world's leading literary critics and Distinguished Professor of English Literature at Lancaster University's Department of English and Creative Writing.

This public interview will map his career, beginning in the 1960s up to his present role as a public intellectual. In doing so it will also review the last 50 years of English Literature and of University life in general.

There is no need to book in advance for this event, please simply attend on the night.

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Saturday, 01 November 2014

Combined Colleges Celebration

Event Time: From 12pm
Venue: Lancaster University Campus: The Boulevard, between Lonsdale and Cartmel College

As part of the University's 50th Anniversary the Colleges are coming together to celebrate their proud history and rivalry.

Teams of 10 -  staff and students -  are needed to enter our fun IT'S A KNOCKOUT! competition taking place on the Boulevard, between Lonsdale and Cartmel College on Saturday 1st November, 2014 starting at 12pm.


There will be college-themed refreshment stalls throughout the day, including Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding, Grizedale Pulled Pork Sandwiches and Pendle Witches Brew!


It's going to be a great day not to be missed with lots of fun games involving inflatable obstacles, costumes, water and lots of bubbles!


The daytime event will be followed by prize giving, supper and live music from the past five decades from 6pm in Barker House Farm.


To be part of a College team please contact your College Administrator

Everyone welcome!

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Monday, 03 November 2014

Public lecture: Addressing loneliness and social isolation in later life

Event Time: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: British Medical Association, Tavistock Square, London. WC1H 9JP

Loneliness and isolation in later life have been the focus of increasing attention in recent years. The evidence reveals that in the UK alone, over one million people over the age of 65 experience severe or persistent loneliness. This is important as a growing body of evidence indicates that lonely and socially isolated older people are likely to experience poorer physical and mental health outcomes including elevated blood pressure, poor diet, depression, suicide and dementia. Indeed, the size of the impact on mortality has been compared to that of cigarette smoking and obesity.

Tackling loneliness and social isolation amongst older people is an important issue. Media coverage in the UK has sought to raise awareness of the potential consequences and ensure that loneliness is a priority for many local authorities. In part this is due to an effective Age UK backed Campaign to End Loneliness and the well-publicised launch of initiatives such as Silverline, a confidential telephone support service for older people.

As part of Lancaster University’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, the Centre for Ageing Research is hosting a public lecture and panel discussion aimed at encouraging debate about what forms of interventions are needed or are proven to be most effective in addressing loneliness and social isolation in later life and where responsibility lies for tackling the issue.

To help stimulate this debate we are delighted to announce our guest speaker will be Esther Rantzen CBE who is well-known for her work in charitable causes including Silverline.

Panellists will include Pam Creaven, Director of Services at Age UK, the Right Honourable Paul Burstow MP and Professor Christine Milligan, Director of Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research. Unfortunately, Tom Wright, Chief Executive Officer of Age UK, is no longer able to attend.

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Wednesday, 05 November 2014

Ockham’s Razor: Not Until We Are Lost

Event Time: TBC
Venue: LICA Building, Lancaster University

Not Until We Are Lost uses aerial movement to create atmospheric, exciting physical theatre in a series of short stories which explore what it is to be lost. Not Until We Are Lost brings the audience into the heart of the action.

The performance is viewed in new, innovative ways from within a unique set, featuring originally designed aerial structures. The images unfold above and around the audience as they journey through the narrative. The aerial sculptures transform around the audience creating physically and emotionally affecting environments.

These shifts in perspective and gravity question how solid, how fixed, is the world around us? Not Until We Are Lost has an original score from composer Graham Fitkin (twice winner British Composer awards) and features a choir from the local community put together especially for the show.

The title comes from the Henry David Thoreau quote "not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves". Sometimes you need a shift in perspective to find your way. This event is supported by Lancaster University's 50th Anniversary programme

 

 

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Thursday, 06 November 2014

Public lecture: What nuclear new builds mean to the North West

Event Time: 6pm to 8:30pm
Venue: The Storey Gallery, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH

Professor Robin Grimes, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, will give a lecture about the current status of nuclear power in the UK.

In the context of concerns over climate change and carbon abatement, electricity production with nuclear power plant is firmly back on the world agenda as a source of clean, baseload electricity.

With such a globalised industry it's easy to forget that the UK has a history of pioneering discoveries and Engineering achievements in this field, and that ‘nuclear’ is a technology with which Lancaster has a special relationship as a result of the specialist research interests of experts at Lancaster University, the power stations at Heysham and its proximity to Springfields and Sellafield.

Robin will review the history and summarise the options for the UK in the future.

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Professor Sir Roland Smith CEO lecture - Creative Leadership in a VUCA World

Event Time: 6:15pm
Venue: RSA, 8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ

Creative Leadership in a VUCA World - with Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi

Volatile, Uncertian, Complex and Ambiguous times place a premium on leadership. Peak performance is the ultimate hallmark of leadership, and in business this is represented by continuous market share and margin growth, sustainability achievements and the emotional involvement of people in your brand. In today’s ‘always on’ accelerated reality, classic leadership and conventional business methods are inadequate to gain winning advantage. Kevin Roberts will share a creativity-driven high-speed model for leading teams and winning contests in the intense competitive frameworks of a VUCA world.


Kevin Roberts is the New York-based CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi, one of the world’s leading creative organizations with over 6500 people and 130 offices in 70 countries. Saatchi & Saatchi works with 6 of the top 10 and over half of the top 50 global advertisers. Born and educated in Lancaster in the north of England, Kevin Roberts started his career in the late 1960s with iconic London fashion house Mary Quant. He became a senior marketing executive for Gillette and Procter & Gamble in Europe and the Middle East. At 32, he became CEO of Pepsi-Cola Middle East; and later Pepsi’s CEO in Canada. In 1989, Roberts moved with his family to Auckland, New Zealand, to become Chief Operating Officer with Lion Nathan. He took up his position as CEO Worldwide with Saatchi & Saatchi in 1997.


6.15pm - Registration
6:45pm - Lecture
7:45pm - Networking Reception
9:00pm - Close
Refreshments will be available at this event. Please note places are limited.

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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Literary Celebrity workshops – the second in a series of four two-day events

Venue: Lancaster University Campus

The second 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 capital

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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Public Lecture: Beyond the Lancashire Witches: Writing and Freedom

Event Time: 6pm to 8pm
Venue: The Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle, Lancaster, LA1 1YJ

The testimonies of the women accused of witchcraft in Lancaster in 1612 as recorded by Thomas Potts, show that, for some at least, the narrative of sorcery offered a fantasy of freedom. Starting with a dramatization of the women’s testimonies filmed in the Witches Tower where they were imprisoned, this talk will explore the ways in which  trials and imprisonment at Lancaster Castle produce expressions of freedom, often, paradoxically, opening the doors to new modes of thinking and feeling. Illustrated with live readings by current and former members of the Department of English & Creative Writing, and dramatizations from the key prison sites across the Castle, the talk will compare texts from the seventeenth century, through to contemporary writings within and inspired by the prison and Lancaster Castle. 

18:00 – Registration

18:30 – Start. Dramatizations and readings

19:45 – Questions from the audience

20:00 – Event ends

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