Events

'The Sphinx, the Great Pyramid and two lesser Pyramids, Ghizeh, Egypt' (credit Francis Bedford, 1862). Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2020
12Jun

Sights of Wonder: Online Exhibition

Dates
Friday 12 June 2020 (00:00) - Thursday 1 February 2024 (00:00)
Location
Online
Description
Sights of Wonder is the first-ever digital exhibition by the Barber - curated by University of Birmingham MA Art History and Curating Students in collaboration with Royal Collection Trust.
Tilly the Trilobite - Copy
1Jul

Family Activities – Tilly The Trilobite's Hidden Word Trail

Dates
Friday 1 July 2022 (10:00) - Friday 30 June 2023 (10:00)
Location
Lapworth Museum of Geology - Earth Sciences Building (R4 on campus map)
Description
Can you find the letters hidden around the museum? Grab a trail sheet from the Reception desk and get hunting.
0001 single
1Jul

Family Activities – Borrow a Backpack Trail

Dates
Friday 1 July 2022 (10:00) - Monday 31 July 2023 (17:00)
Location
Lapworth Museum of Geology - Earth Sciences Building (R4 on campus map)
Description
NEW! Fossil Detectives Backpack Trail. Visit the museum reception to borrow one of our new backpack trails on your visit to the Lapworth.
topography exhibition
21Nov

The Architecture of Topography: a 'kind of map-work'?

Dates
Monday 21 November 2022 (12:13) - Wednesday 1 March 2023 (17:00)
Description
Print Bay display at the Barber investigating how a place is defined by a description of its significant physical features.
Early design proposal for University Buildings
3Jan

History of the University of Birmingham

Dates
Tuesday 3 January (09:00) - Tuesday 23 May 2023 (18:00)
Location
Main Library Atrium
Description
Exhibition about the history of the University of Birmingham in the Main Library atrium, illustrated through photographs from the University Heritage Archive Collection.
Medici Logo-Cropped-300x300
11Jan

Medici 2023

Dates
Wednesday 11 January (09:00) - Wednesday 29 March 2023 (17:00)
Location
Edgbaston Park Hotel 53 Edgbaston Park Road Birmingham B15 2RS
Description
The Medici Enterprise Training Programme will give you the business skills, knowledge and confidence you need to engage
1Feb

Cadbury Research Library

Dates
Wednesday 1 February (08:00) - Tuesday 28 February 2023 (21:00)
Location
Online
Description
Cadbury research library. Online archive. LGBTQ+ history month
2Feb

Looking at Shakespeare from the non-Anglophone World

Dates
Thursday 2 February 2023 (15:00-16:30)
Location
The Shakespeare Institute
Description
A JSPS-funded event featuring academics from Waseda University, Japan, who will be speaking about Shakespeare in translation and adaptation outside of the anglophone world.
neil-balfour
3Feb

Neil Balfour

Dates
Friday 3 February 2023 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Indian-Scottish bass-baritone Neil Balfour joins pianist Sholto Kynoch for a performance in partnership with Oxford Lieder.
niknak
4Feb

BEASTdome: SANKOFA

Dates
Saturday 4 February 2023 (19:30-21:30)
Location
The Dome - Bramall Music Building - University of Birmingham
Description
Turntablist NikNak present her exciting new project, Sankofa.
6Feb

A walk through queer history

Dates
Monday 6 February 2023 (11:30-13:00)
Location
Aston Webb Reception - Edgbaston Campus
Description
LGBTQ+ history month event. Walking tour of UoB campus. A walk through queer history
10
6Feb

Museum Tours

Dates
Monday 6 February 2023 (12:00-13:00)
Location
Lapworth Museum of Geology - Earth Sciences Building (R4 on campus map)
Description
Join us for Tours of the Museum
secondary-education
6Feb

Get into Teaching

Dates
Monday 6 February 2023 (17:00-18:30)
Location
R21 Campus map, Room 715 Muirhead Tower
Description
Our Get into Teaching session will provide you with a wealth of information on how to get into teaching and how to apply for training.
8Feb

How does my DNA learn? (Years 12 and 13)

Dates
Wednesday 8 February 2023 (13:00-15:00)
Location
University of Birmingham
Description
Masterclass where students will learn about the human genome and epigenome.
8Feb

Knot your usual maths (Years 12 and13)

Dates
Wednesday 8 February 2023 (13:00-15:00)
Location
University of Birmingham
Description
This masterclass will reveal the importance of mathematics in the real world by focussing on two specific areas of Topological Design
8Feb

Making a murderer? (Years 12 and 13)

Dates
Wednesday 8 February 2023 (13:00-15:00)
Location
University of Birmingham
Description
Masterclass exploring the social, psychological and environmental drivers behind violent crime.
drop in and draw (2)
8Feb

Student Workshop | Drop in and Draw

Dates
Wednesday 8 February 2023 (13:30-15:00)
Description
Drop in and draw workshop for University of Birmingham Students at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts.
HR Bake off
9Feb

The Great British HR Bake Off

Dates
Thursday 9 February 2023 (10:00-11:00)
Location
central staff hub
Description
Great British HR Bake Off for LGBTQ+ history month.
9Feb

MDS and Medsoc LGBTQ+ welcomes Greg Owen

Dates
Thursday 9 February 2023 (18:00-20:00)
Location
LT3 Medical School
Description
Greg Owen (he/him) Greg Owen leads on PrEP at Terrence Higgins Trust and is co-founder of iwantPrEPnow, a website which facilitates the safe purchase of genuine generic PrEP (the HIV prevention drug).
alexander-gadjiev
10Feb

Alexander Gadjiev

Dates
Friday 10 February 2023 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
A performance from Italian-Slovenian pianist Alexander Gadjiev.
winterbourne-garden-300x300-min
14Feb

Lunchtime Talk – The Winterbourne Journey

Dates
Tuesday 14 February 2023 (11:00-12:00)
Location
Winterbourne House & Garden
Description
Join Lee Hale, Head of Winterbourne, for an engaging and interesting talk touching on highlights from Winterbourne's past, the challenges of the present and aspirations for the future.
15Feb

Academic writing skills (Years 12 and 13)

Dates
Wednesday 15 February 2023 (13:00-15:00)
Location
University of Birmingham
Description
This Academic Writing masterclass will explore the key skills that are needed for successful planning and structuring of a written assignment.
15Feb

The economics of happiness (Years 12 and 13)

Dates
Wednesday 15 February 2023 (13:00-15:00)
Location
University of Birmingham
Description
Masterclass exploring the Economics of Happiness from both a theoretical and an empirical perspective.
gemma-rosefield
17Feb

Gemma Rosefield

Dates
Friday 17 February 2023 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Indian-Scottish bass-baritone Neil Balfour joins pianist Sholto Kynoch for a performance in partnership with Oxford Lieder.
baroque-classical-orchestra
18Feb

Baroque-Classical Orchestra

Dates
Saturday 18 February 2023 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
The University's foremost early music ensemble presents an evening of sinfonias and operatic overtures on period instruments.
Family workshop Feb half term 2023
21Feb

Family Workshop | Familiar Faces

Dates
Tuesday 21 February 2023 (11:00-15:00)
Description
Practical, creative art-inspired workshop for children aged 3 - 11 years old at the Barber art gallery.
Family workshop Feb half term 2023
23Feb

Family Workshop | Familiar Faces

Dates
Thursday 23 February 2023 (11:00-15:00)
Description
Practical, creative art-inspired workshop for children aged 3 - 11 years old at the Barber art gallery.
si-logo-315
23Feb

Directing the Tempest - work in progress

Dates
Thursday 23 February 2023 (15:00-16:00)
Location
The Shakespeare Institute, Zoom
Description
Shakespeare Institute Thursday seminar with Elizabeth Freestone and SI students (SI PhD student).
penelopiad-315
23Feb

The Penelopiad

Dates
Thursday 23 February (19:30) - Saturday 25 February 2023 (19:30)
Location
George Cadbury Hall
Description
Adapted from Margaret Attwood's novel of the same name.
24Feb

STEM LGBTQ & You 2023

Dates
Friday 24 February 2023 (09:00-17:30)
Location
The Loft 143 Bromsgrove St Birmingham B5 6RG
Description
OSTEM conference. LGBTQ+ history month.
jacob-lute-315
24Feb

Bel Fiore

Dates
Friday 24 February 2023 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall - Bramall Music Building
Description
Jacob Heringham explores highlights from an important source of Italian lute music, the Casteliono Lute Book.
suzie-purkis
25Feb

New Music Ensemble

Dates
Saturday 25 February 2023 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
The University's New Music Ensemble premieres new works with soprano Suzie Purkis.
26Feb

Visit to the National Museum of Computing

Dates
Sunday 26 February 2023 (09:30-18:00)
Location
National Museum of Computing, TBC
Description
LGBTQ+ history month. oSTEM trip national computing museum. Bletchley Park
1Mar

Boost up your languages! (Years 12 and 13)

Dates
Wednesday 1 March 2023 (13:00-15:00)
Location
University of Birmingham
Description
This masterclass provides an opportunity for students studying A level French, German or Spanish to practice their language skills.
1Mar

Let's move to the moon (Years 7-9)

Dates
Wednesday 1 March 2023 (13:00-15:00)
Location
University of Birmingham
Description
Masterclass during which students will learn about the engineering challenges of space travel
1Mar

Spectroscopy session 1 (Year 12)

Dates
Wednesday 1 March 2023 (13:00-15:00)
Location
University of Birmingham
Description
Masterclass in which students will learn about spectroscopy
cinquecento--renaissance-vokal
1Mar

Harmonies for a Habsburg Dynasty

Dates
Wednesday 1 March 2023 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall - Bramall Music Building
Description
Cinquecento Renaissance Vokal perform music which would have filled the ears of Habsburg royalty in their chapels and chambers.
2Mar

Shakespeare Institute Open Afternoon

Dates
Thursday 2 March 2023 (11:45-16:30)
Location
Shakespeare Institute - Mason Croft - Church St - Stratford-upon-Avon - CV37 6HP, Zoom - registration required
Description
Join us at a postgraduate virtual open afternoon for students wishing to study MA and PhD programmes at the University of Birmingham's Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon. In person and online event
aris
2Mar

Aris Quartet

Dates
Thursday 2 March 2023 (13:00-14:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
A performance from Italian-Slovenian pianist Alexander Gadjiev.
si-logo-315
2Mar

How to direct Shakespeare

Dates
Thursday 2 March 2023 (15:00-16:00)
Location
The Shakespeare Institute, Zoom
Description
Shakespeare Institute Thursday seminar with Adrian Noble
german-adan
4Mar

Tell It To The Bees / Germa Adan Quartet

Dates
Saturday 4 March 2023 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
We launch Our City of Stories with this captivating double-bill from renowned storyteller Pyn Stockman and folk musician Germa Adan.
hervert-walters
4Mar

Where We Once Gathered

Dates
Saturday 4 March (09:00) - Friday 8 December 2023 (17:00)
Location
1st Floor Foyer - Bramall Music Building
Description
Handsworth Wood documentary photographer Herbert Walters exhibits his 2020 Covid Lockdown exhibition.
university-wind-band
5Mar

University Wind Band & Instrumental Choirs

Dates
Sunday 5 March 2023 (15:00-17:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
An eclectic afternoon with almost 200 student musicians taking to the stage for a celebration of wind instruments.
10
6Mar

Museum Tours

Dates
Monday 6 March 2023 (12:00-13:00)
Location
Lapworth Museum of Geology - Earth Sciences Building (R4 on campus map)
Description
Join us for Tours of the Museum
8Mar

Spectroscopy session 2 (Year 12)

Dates
Wednesday 8 March 2023 (13:00-15:00)
Location
University of Birmingham
Description
Masterclass in which students learn about spectroscopy
8Mar

Who looks after our teeth and why? (Years 10 and 11)

Dates
Wednesday 8 March 2023 (13:00-15:00)
Location
University of Birmingham
Description
This masterclass will discuss careers in Dental Surgery and Dental Hygiene and Therapy, as well as oral health in general.
si-logo-315
9Mar

Title TBC

Dates
Thursday 9 March 2023 (15:00-16:00)
Location
Zoom
Description
Shakespeare Institute Thursday seminar with Chloe Preedy, (University of Exeter)
gilligan-ruth-315
9Mar

Professor Ruth Gilligan Inaugural Lecture

Dates
Thursday 9 March 2023 (18:15-19:15)
Location
Alan Walters Building - Room G11
Description
Join Professor Ruth Gilligan for her Inaugural Lecture 'The Simpsons and Difficult Sixth Novels: Creative Writing After the Apocalypse'.
adam-heron
10Mar

Adam Heron

Dates
Friday 10 March 2023 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Rising classical star Adam Heron performs works by Elgar, Brahms and Chopin.
university-brass-band
10Mar

University Brass Band & Chamber Choirs

Dates
Friday 10 March 2023 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Rising star Adam Heron performs music by Elgar, Brahms and Chopin.
birmingham-university-singers
11Mar

Birmingham University Singers & University Upper Voices

Dates
Saturday 11 March 2023 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Two of the UK's finest University choirs rejoice in spring with a season-inspired programme including world premieres.
daniele-rosina
12Mar

University Symphony Orchestra & String Orchestra

Dates
Sunday 12 March 2023 (15:00-17:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Enjoy the wealth of talent at the University of Birmingham including the winners of the Music Society Solo Competition and the 2022 Composition Prize.
15Mar

Try a new language! (Session 1, Years 9-11)

Dates
Wednesday 15 March 2023 (13:00-15:00)
Location
University of Birmingham
Description
Masterclass providing students with an introduction to studying languages at university
15Mar

Using maths to survive the zombie apocalypse (Years 12 and 13)

Dates
Wednesday 15 March 2023 (13:00-15:00)
Location
University of Birmingham
Description
This masterclass will show students how to develop mathematical models and look at ways to ensure the human race survives if (and when) the zombies attack!
sunil and charan
15Mar

A queer act of resistance and repair

Dates
Wednesday 15 March 2023 (16:15-17:30)
Location
Barber Lecture Theatre - Barber Institute - University of Birmingham
Description
Lecture by Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh
ward-aengus-315-2022
15Mar

Professor Aengus Ward Inaugural Lecture

Dates
Wednesday 15 March 2023 (18:00-19:00)
Location
Arts Main Lecture Theatre (room 120)
Description
"I will give you understanding – maybe" Knowledge and understanding in the medieval and digital worlds
si-logo-315
16Mar

Title TBC

Dates
Thursday 16 March 2023 (15:00-16:00)
Location
Zoom
Description
Shakespeare Institute Thursday seminar with Pete Kirwan (Mary Baldwin University, Virginia).
belcea-quartet
16Mar

Belcea Quartet

Dates
Thursday 16 March 2023 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
One of the world's finest string quartets make a welcome return to Barber Concerts.
17Mar

Trio Sonorité

Dates
Friday 17 March 2023 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Trio Sonorité join us under the auspices of Illuminate Women's Music to give a platform for historical and contemporary repertoire by women composers.
jazz-orchestra
17Mar

Jazz Orchestra feat. Malcolm MacFarlane

Dates
Friday 17 March 2023 (20:00-22:00)
Location
CBSO Centre
Description
Scottish guitarist Malcolm MacFarlane brings his own compositions to University's Jazz Orchestra and features as a guest soloist.
university-chorus
18Mar

Celebrating Stage and Screen

Dates
Saturday 18 March 2023 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
University Chorus and Birmingham Symphonic Brass present an evening of music from the stage and screen.
jack-mcneil
19Mar

Philharmonic Orchestra

Dates
Sunday 19 March 2023 (15:00-17:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall - Bramall Music Building
Description
The University's Philharmonic Orchestra perform works by Grace Williams and Tchaikovsky as well as a premiere by Scott Wilson.
22Mar

Basic economic concepts (Years 12 and 13)

Dates
Wednesday 22 March 2023 (13:00-15:00)
Location
University of Birmingham
Description
Masterclass during which students will learn about basic economics concepts
22Mar

Howard Carter's briefcase (Years 7-9)

Dates
Wednesday 22 March 2023 (13:00-15:00)
Location
University of Birmingham
Description
Masterclass during which students will learn about Howard Carter, excavator of the tomb of Tutankhamun
22Mar

Sport and exercise: Just study it! (Years 12 and 13)

Dates
Wednesday 22 March 2023 (13:00-15:00)
Location
University of Birmingham
Description
Masterclass where students will learn about topics from across the full spectrum of sport, exercise and rehabilitation sciences.
22Mar

Try a new language! (Session 2, Years 9-11)

Dates
Wednesday 22 March 2023 (13:00-15:00)
Location
University of Birmingham
Description
Masterclass providing students with an introduction to studying languages at university
university-upper-voices
22Mar

University Camerata

Dates
Wednesday 22 March 2023 (19:00-21:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall - Bramall Music Building
Description
A small cohort of Master Choral Conducting students from across the globe hone their skills as part of our extensive choral programme.
si-logo-315
23Mar

Title TBC

Dates
Thursday 23 March 2023 (15:00-16:00)
Location
The Shakespeare Institute
Description
Shakespeare Institute Thursday seminar Stuart Hampton-Reeves (University of Warwick).
child-john-315
23Mar

Professor John Child Inaugural Lecture

Dates
Thursday 23 March 2023 (18:00-19:00)
Location
Law Building Lecture Theatre 1
Description
Join Professor John Child for his Inaugural Lecture. "Wrong on many levels": Understanding crimes across and between events
helen-charlston
24Mar

Journeys End

Dates
Friday 24 March 2023 (13:00-14:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Helen Charlston and duo partner Keval Shah present a programme exploring the idea of journeys and the passing of time.
alvin-davis
24Mar

Alvin Davis And His Band

Dates
Friday 24 March 2023 (20:00-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Alvin Davis joins us with his live band for an evening of soulful, smooth, R&B, Reggae, and pop infused jazz.
10
3Apr

Museum Tours

Dates
Monday 3 April 2023 (12:00-13:00)
Location
Lapworth Museum of Geology - Earth Sciences Building (R4 on campus map)
Description
Join us for Tours of the Museum
barber-opera
12Apr

Alessandro Stradella's (1678) The Power of Paternal Love

Dates
Wednesday 12 April (19:00) - Saturday 15 April 2023 (17:00)
Location
Crescent Theatre - Sheepcote Street - B16 8AE
Description
Alessandro Stradella's 1678 opera 'La Forza dell'amor paterno' returns to the stage for the first time since the 17th century with this Barber Opera production.
si-logo-315
20Apr

Title TBC

Dates
Thursday 20 April 2023 (15:00-16:00)
Location
The Shakespeare Institute
Description
Shakespeare Institute Thursday seminar with Hannah August (Massey University, New Zealand).
10
2May

Museum Tours

Dates
Tuesday 2 May 2023 (12:00-13:00)
Location
Lapworth Museum of Geology - Earth Sciences Building (R4 on campus map)
Description
Join us for Tours of the Museum
10
5Jun

Museum Tours

Dates
Monday 5 June 2023 (12:00-13:00)
Location
Lapworth Museum of Geology - Earth Sciences Building (R4 on campus map)
Description
Join us for Tours of the Museum
noel-coward
15Jun

Noël Coward: Past, Present and Future

Dates
Thursday 15 June (00:00) - Friday 16 June 2023 (00:00)
Location
University of Birmingham - Edgbaston - B15 2TT
Description
An interdisciplinary approach to Coward's influence beyond the realm of the theatre - novelist, short story writer; composer, lyricist, singer; actor, screen writer and director as well as the figure of Coward himself.
Wyndham_Lewis_photo_by_George_Charles_Beresford_1913-315w
22Jun

Filibusters in Birmingham: a Conference on Wyndham Lewis

Dates
Thursday 22 June (00:00) - Friday 23 June 2023 (00:00)
Location
University of Birmingham
Description
This conference will focus on the doubled and doubling identity announced in the title of Lewis's 1932 work: the filibuster.
literary-twilight-zone-315
28Jun

The Literary Twilight Zone: Nonfictional Fiction, 1820–1920

Dates
Wednesday 28 June 2023 (00:00)
Location
Muirhead Tower 12th Floor Suite
Description
This one-day academic workshop, hosted by the Nineteenth-Century Centre, brings together scholars interested in fiction's relationships with the creation of knowledge.
10
3Jul

Museum Tours

Dates
Monday 3 July 2023 (12:00-13:00)
Location
Lapworth Museum of Geology - Earth Sciences Building (R4 on campus map)
Description
Join us for Tours of the Museum
10
7Aug

Museum Tours

Dates
Monday 7 August 2023 (12:00-13:00)
Location
Lapworth Museum of Geology - Earth Sciences Building (R4 on campus map)
Description
Join us for Tours of the Museum
EuroSLA32 logo
30Aug

EuroSLA 32

Dates
Wednesday 30 August (00:00) - Saturday 2 September 2023 (00:00)
Location
Aston Webb building, University of Birmingham
Description
The 32nd Conference of the European Second Language Association
neil-balfour
3Feb

Neil Balfour

Dates
Friday 3 February 2023 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Indian-Scottish bass-baritone Neil Balfour joins pianist Sholto Kynoch for a performance in partnership with Oxford Lieder.
niknak
4Feb

BEASTdome: SANKOFA

Dates
Saturday 4 February 2023 (19:30-21:30)
Location
The Dome - Bramall Music Building - University of Birmingham
Description
Turntablist NikNak present her exciting new project, Sankofa.
alexander-gadjiev
10Feb

Alexander Gadjiev

Dates
Friday 10 February 2023 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
A performance from Italian-Slovenian pianist Alexander Gadjiev.
gemma-rosefield
17Feb

Gemma Rosefield

Dates
Friday 17 February 2023 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Indian-Scottish bass-baritone Neil Balfour joins pianist Sholto Kynoch for a performance in partnership with Oxford Lieder.
baroque-classical-orchestra
18Feb

Baroque-Classical Orchestra

Dates
Saturday 18 February 2023 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
The University's foremost early music ensemble presents an evening of sinfonias and operatic overtures on period instruments.
penelopiad-315
23Feb

The Penelopiad

Dates
Thursday 23 February (19:30) - Saturday 25 February 2023 (19:30)
Location
George Cadbury Hall
Description
Adapted from Margaret Attwood's novel of the same name.
jacob-lute-315
24Feb

Bel Fiore

Dates
Friday 24 February 2023 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall - Bramall Music Building
Description
Jacob Heringham explores highlights from an important source of Italian lute music, the Casteliono Lute Book.
suzie-purkis
25Feb

New Music Ensemble

Dates
Saturday 25 February 2023 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
The University's New Music Ensemble premieres new works with soprano Suzie Purkis.
cinquecento--renaissance-vokal
1Mar

Harmonies for a Habsburg Dynasty

Dates
Wednesday 1 March 2023 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall - Bramall Music Building
Description
Cinquecento Renaissance Vokal perform music which would have filled the ears of Habsburg royalty in their chapels and chambers.
aris
2Mar

Aris Quartet

Dates
Thursday 2 March 2023 (13:00-14:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
A performance from Italian-Slovenian pianist Alexander Gadjiev.
german-adan
4Mar

Tell It To The Bees / Germa Adan Quartet

Dates
Saturday 4 March 2023 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
We launch Our City of Stories with this captivating double-bill from renowned storyteller Pyn Stockman and folk musician Germa Adan.
university-wind-band
5Mar

University Wind Band & Instrumental Choirs

Dates
Sunday 5 March 2023 (15:00-17:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
An eclectic afternoon with almost 200 student musicians taking to the stage for a celebration of wind instruments.
adam-heron
10Mar

Adam Heron

Dates
Friday 10 March 2023 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Rising classical star Adam Heron performs works by Elgar, Brahms and Chopin.
university-brass-band
10Mar

University Brass Band & Chamber Choirs

Dates
Friday 10 March 2023 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Rising star Adam Heron performs music by Elgar, Brahms and Chopin.
birmingham-university-singers
11Mar

Birmingham University Singers & University Upper Voices

Dates
Saturday 11 March 2023 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Two of the UK's finest University choirs rejoice in spring with a season-inspired programme including world premieres.
daniele-rosina
12Mar

University Symphony Orchestra & String Orchestra

Dates
Sunday 12 March 2023 (15:00-17:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Enjoy the wealth of talent at the University of Birmingham including the winners of the Music Society Solo Competition and the 2022 Composition Prize.
belcea-quartet
16Mar

Belcea Quartet

Dates
Thursday 16 March 2023 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
One of the world's finest string quartets make a welcome return to Barber Concerts.
17Mar

Trio Sonorité

Dates
Friday 17 March 2023 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Trio Sonorité join us under the auspices of Illuminate Women's Music to give a platform for historical and contemporary repertoire by women composers.
jazz-orchestra
17Mar

Jazz Orchestra feat. Malcolm MacFarlane

Dates
Friday 17 March 2023 (20:00-22:00)
Location
CBSO Centre
Description
Scottish guitarist Malcolm MacFarlane brings his own compositions to University's Jazz Orchestra and features as a guest soloist.
university-chorus
18Mar

Celebrating Stage and Screen

Dates
Saturday 18 March 2023 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
University Chorus and Birmingham Symphonic Brass present an evening of music from the stage and screen.
jack-mcneil
19Mar

Philharmonic Orchestra

Dates
Sunday 19 March 2023 (15:00-17:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall - Bramall Music Building
Description
The University's Philharmonic Orchestra perform works by Grace Williams and Tchaikovsky as well as a premiere by Scott Wilson.
university-upper-voices
22Mar

University Camerata

Dates
Wednesday 22 March 2023 (19:00-21:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall - Bramall Music Building
Description
A small cohort of Master Choral Conducting students from across the globe hone their skills as part of our extensive choral programme.
helen-charlston
24Mar

Journeys End

Dates
Friday 24 March 2023 (13:00-14:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Helen Charlston and duo partner Keval Shah present a programme exploring the idea of journeys and the passing of time.
alvin-davis
24Mar

Alvin Davis And His Band

Dates
Friday 24 March 2023 (20:00-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Alvin Davis joins us with his live band for an evening of soulful, smooth, R&B, Reggae, and pop infused jazz.
barber-opera
12Apr

Alessandro Stradella's (1678) The Power of Paternal Love

Dates
Wednesday 12 April (19:00) - Saturday 15 April 2023 (17:00)
Location
Crescent Theatre - Sheepcote Street - B16 8AE
Description
Alessandro Stradella's 1678 opera 'La Forza dell'amor paterno' returns to the stage for the first time since the 17th century with this Barber Opera production.
2Feb

Looking at Shakespeare from the non-Anglophone World

Dates
Thursday 2 February 2023 (15:00-16:30)
Location
The Shakespeare Institute
Description
A JSPS-funded event featuring academics from Waseda University, Japan, who will be speaking about Shakespeare in translation and adaptation outside of the anglophone world.
6Feb

A walk through queer history

Dates
Monday 6 February 2023 (11:30-13:00)
Location
Aston Webb Reception - Edgbaston Campus
Description
LGBTQ+ history month event. Walking tour of UoB campus. A walk through queer history
drop in and draw (2)
8Feb

Student Workshop | Drop in and Draw

Dates
Wednesday 8 February 2023 (13:30-15:00)
Description
Drop in and draw workshop for University of Birmingham Students at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts.
9Feb

MDS and Medsoc LGBTQ+ welcomes Greg Owen

Dates
Thursday 9 February 2023 (18:00-20:00)
Location
LT3 Medical School
Description
Greg Owen (he/him) Greg Owen leads on PrEP at Terrence Higgins Trust and is co-founder of iwantPrEPnow, a website which facilitates the safe purchase of genuine generic PrEP (the HIV prevention drug).
winterbourne-garden-300x300-min
14Feb

Lunchtime Talk – The Winterbourne Journey

Dates
Tuesday 14 February 2023 (11:00-12:00)
Location
Winterbourne House & Garden
Description
Join Lee Hale, Head of Winterbourne, for an engaging and interesting talk touching on highlights from Winterbourne's past, the challenges of the present and aspirations for the future.
15Feb

Academic writing skills (Years 12 and 13)

Dates
Wednesday 15 February 2023 (13:00-15:00)
Location
University of Birmingham
Description
This Academic Writing masterclass will explore the key skills that are needed for successful planning and structuring of a written assignment.
Family workshop Feb half term 2023
21Feb

Family Workshop | Familiar Faces

Dates
Tuesday 21 February 2023 (11:00-15:00)
Description
Practical, creative art-inspired workshop for children aged 3 - 11 years old at the Barber art gallery.
Family workshop Feb half term 2023
23Feb

Family Workshop | Familiar Faces

Dates
Thursday 23 February 2023 (11:00-15:00)
Description
Practical, creative art-inspired workshop for children aged 3 - 11 years old at the Barber art gallery.
si-logo-315
23Feb

Directing the Tempest - work in progress

Dates
Thursday 23 February 2023 (15:00-16:00)
Location
The Shakespeare Institute, Zoom
Description
Shakespeare Institute Thursday seminar with Elizabeth Freestone and SI students (SI PhD student).
24Feb

STEM LGBTQ & You 2023

Dates
Friday 24 February 2023 (09:00-17:30)
Location
The Loft 143 Bromsgrove St Birmingham B5 6RG
Description
OSTEM conference. LGBTQ+ history month.
si-logo-315
2Mar

How to direct Shakespeare

Dates
Thursday 2 March 2023 (15:00-16:00)
Location
The Shakespeare Institute, Zoom
Description
Shakespeare Institute Thursday seminar with Adrian Noble
si-logo-315
9Mar

Title TBC

Dates
Thursday 9 March 2023 (15:00-16:00)
Location
Zoom
Description
Shakespeare Institute Thursday seminar with Chloe Preedy, (University of Exeter)
gilligan-ruth-315
9Mar

Professor Ruth Gilligan Inaugural Lecture

Dates
Thursday 9 March 2023 (18:15-19:15)
Location
Alan Walters Building - Room G11
Description
Join Professor Ruth Gilligan for her Inaugural Lecture 'The Simpsons and Difficult Sixth Novels: Creative Writing After the Apocalypse'.
sunil and charan
15Mar

A queer act of resistance and repair

Dates
Wednesday 15 March 2023 (16:15-17:30)
Location
Barber Lecture Theatre - Barber Institute - University of Birmingham
Description
Lecture by Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh
ward-aengus-315-2022
15Mar

Professor Aengus Ward Inaugural Lecture

Dates
Wednesday 15 March 2023 (18:00-19:00)
Location
Arts Main Lecture Theatre (room 120)
Description
"I will give you understanding – maybe" Knowledge and understanding in the medieval and digital worlds
si-logo-315
16Mar

Title TBC

Dates
Thursday 16 March 2023 (15:00-16:00)
Location
Zoom
Description
Shakespeare Institute Thursday seminar with Pete Kirwan (Mary Baldwin University, Virginia).
si-logo-315
23Mar

Title TBC

Dates
Thursday 23 March 2023 (15:00-16:00)
Location
The Shakespeare Institute
Description
Shakespeare Institute Thursday seminar Stuart Hampton-Reeves (University of Warwick).
child-john-315
23Mar

Professor John Child Inaugural Lecture

Dates
Thursday 23 March 2023 (18:00-19:00)
Location
Law Building Lecture Theatre 1
Description
Join Professor John Child for his Inaugural Lecture. "Wrong on many levels": Understanding crimes across and between events
si-logo-315
20Apr

Title TBC

Dates
Thursday 20 April 2023 (15:00-16:00)
Location
The Shakespeare Institute
Description
Shakespeare Institute Thursday seminar with Hannah August (Massey University, New Zealand).
noel-coward
15Jun

Noël Coward: Past, Present and Future

Dates
Thursday 15 June (00:00) - Friday 16 June 2023 (00:00)
Location
University of Birmingham - Edgbaston - B15 2TT
Description
An interdisciplinary approach to Coward's influence beyond the realm of the theatre - novelist, short story writer; composer, lyricist, singer; actor, screen writer and director as well as the figure of Coward himself.
literary-twilight-zone-315
28Jun

The Literary Twilight Zone: Nonfictional Fiction, 1820–1920

Dates
Wednesday 28 June 2023 (00:00)
Location
Muirhead Tower 12th Floor Suite
Description
This one-day academic workshop, hosted by the Nineteenth-Century Centre, brings together scholars interested in fiction's relationships with the creation of knowledge.
EuroSLA32 logo
30Aug

EuroSLA 32

Dates
Wednesday 30 August (00:00) - Saturday 2 September 2023 (00:00)
Location
Aston Webb building, University of Birmingham
Description
The 32nd Conference of the European Second Language Association
Medici Logo-Cropped-300x300
11Jan

Medici 2023

Dates
Wednesday 11 January (09:00) - Wednesday 29 March 2023 (17:00)
Location
Edgbaston Park Hotel 53 Edgbaston Park Road Birmingham B15 2RS
Description
The Medici Enterprise Training Programme will give you the business skills, knowledge and confidence you need to engage
1Feb

Cadbury Research Library

Dates
Wednesday 1 February (08:00) - Tuesday 28 February 2023 (21:00)
Location
Online
Description
Cadbury research library. Online archive. LGBTQ+ history month
2Feb

Looking at Shakespeare from the non-Anglophone World

Dates
Thursday 2 February 2023 (15:00-16:30)
Location
The Shakespeare Institute
Description
A JSPS-funded event featuring academics from Waseda University, Japan, who will be speaking about Shakespeare in translation and adaptation outside of the anglophone world.
9Feb

MDS and Medsoc LGBTQ+ welcomes Greg Owen

Dates
Thursday 9 February 2023 (18:00-20:00)
Location
LT3 Medical School
Description
Greg Owen (he/him) Greg Owen leads on PrEP at Terrence Higgins Trust and is co-founder of iwantPrEPnow, a website which facilitates the safe purchase of genuine generic PrEP (the HIV prevention drug).
si-logo-315
23Feb

Directing the Tempest - work in progress

Dates
Thursday 23 February 2023 (15:00-16:00)
Location
The Shakespeare Institute, Zoom
Description
Shakespeare Institute Thursday seminar with Elizabeth Freestone and SI students (SI PhD student).
penelopiad-315
23Feb

The Penelopiad

Dates
Thursday 23 February (19:30) - Saturday 25 February 2023 (19:30)
Location
George Cadbury Hall
Description
Adapted from Margaret Attwood's novel of the same name.
si-logo-315
2Mar

How to direct Shakespeare

Dates
Thursday 2 March 2023 (15:00-16:00)
Location
The Shakespeare Institute, Zoom
Description
Shakespeare Institute Thursday seminar with Adrian Noble
si-logo-315
9Mar

Title TBC

Dates
Thursday 9 March 2023 (15:00-16:00)
Location
Zoom
Description
Shakespeare Institute Thursday seminar with Chloe Preedy, (University of Exeter)
gilligan-ruth-315
9Mar

Professor Ruth Gilligan Inaugural Lecture

Dates
Thursday 9 March 2023 (18:15-19:15)
Location
Alan Walters Building - Room G11
Description
Join Professor Ruth Gilligan for her Inaugural Lecture 'The Simpsons and Difficult Sixth Novels: Creative Writing After the Apocalypse'.
ward-aengus-315-2022
15Mar

Professor Aengus Ward Inaugural Lecture

Dates
Wednesday 15 March 2023 (18:00-19:00)
Location
Arts Main Lecture Theatre (room 120)
Description
"I will give you understanding – maybe" Knowledge and understanding in the medieval and digital worlds
si-logo-315
16Mar

Title TBC

Dates
Thursday 16 March 2023 (15:00-16:00)
Location
Zoom
Description
Shakespeare Institute Thursday seminar with Pete Kirwan (Mary Baldwin University, Virginia).
si-logo-315
23Mar

Title TBC

Dates
Thursday 23 March 2023 (15:00-16:00)
Location
The Shakespeare Institute
Description
Shakespeare Institute Thursday seminar Stuart Hampton-Reeves (University of Warwick).
child-john-315
23Mar

Professor John Child Inaugural Lecture

Dates
Thursday 23 March 2023 (18:00-19:00)
Location
Law Building Lecture Theatre 1
Description
Join Professor John Child for his Inaugural Lecture. "Wrong on many levels": Understanding crimes across and between events
si-logo-315
20Apr

Title TBC

Dates
Thursday 20 April 2023 (15:00-16:00)
Location
The Shakespeare Institute
Description
Shakespeare Institute Thursday seminar with Hannah August (Massey University, New Zealand).
noel-coward
15Jun

Noël Coward: Past, Present and Future

Dates
Thursday 15 June (00:00) - Friday 16 June 2023 (00:00)
Location
University of Birmingham - Edgbaston - B15 2TT
Description
An interdisciplinary approach to Coward's influence beyond the realm of the theatre - novelist, short story writer; composer, lyricist, singer; actor, screen writer and director as well as the figure of Coward himself.
Wyndham_Lewis_photo_by_George_Charles_Beresford_1913-315w
22Jun

Filibusters in Birmingham: a Conference on Wyndham Lewis

Dates
Thursday 22 June (00:00) - Friday 23 June 2023 (00:00)
Location
University of Birmingham
Description
This conference will focus on the doubled and doubling identity announced in the title of Lewis's 1932 work: the filibuster.
literary-twilight-zone-315
28Jun

The Literary Twilight Zone: Nonfictional Fiction, 1820–1920

Dates
Wednesday 28 June 2023 (00:00)
Location
Muirhead Tower 12th Floor Suite
Description
This one-day academic workshop, hosted by the Nineteenth-Century Centre, brings together scholars interested in fiction's relationships with the creation of knowledge.
EuroSLA32 logo
30Aug

EuroSLA 32

Dates
Wednesday 30 August (00:00) - Saturday 2 September 2023 (00:00)
Location
Aston Webb building, University of Birmingham
Description
The 32nd Conference of the European Second Language Association