Events

John Kelly Surtsey-small
28Aug

Two Islands

Dates
Saturday 28 August (12:00) - Wednesday 24 November 2021 (17:00)
Description
Two Islands
21576 BHM THE AFTERMATH – ecard header – ST1
1Oct

Black History Month 2021

Dates
Friday 1 October (00:00) - Sunday 31 October 2021 (23:59)
Description
October is Black History Month and the University will again be celebrating the culture and histories of black and minority ethnic communities with a comprehensive programme of events.
mitsutoshi-morii
18Oct

Living with more than one tradition

Dates
Monday 18 October 2021 (14:00-21:00)
Location
Online
Description
What does it feel like to live with more than one religious tradition in your life, family, or community? This free on-line event will enable people to come together to explore what it's really like.
COP 26 image
20Oct

COP 26 Roundtables

Dates
Wednesday 20 October (13:00) - Wednesday 17 November 2021 (15:00)
Location
Online
Description
COP 26 roundtable discussions chaired by Professor Aleks Cavoski
21Oct

Dubai campus - Bake off competition

Dates
Thursday 21 October 2021 (10:00-15:00)
Location
Dubai
Description
Dubai campus, black history month, bake off, cupcakes, staff and students
mitsutoshi-morii
21Oct

Living with more than one tradition

Dates
Thursday 21 October 2021 (14:00-21:00)
Location
Online
Description
What does it feel like to live with more than one religious tradition in your life, family, or community? This free on-line event will enable people to come together to explore what it's really like.
Wind farm in the countryside
21Oct

Thriving through a green industrial revolution

Dates
Thursday 21 October 2021 (17:00-19:30)
Location
The Exchange Newhall Street Birmingham B3 3PJ
Description
Thriving through a green industrial revolution - A Forum for Global Challenges Webinar
George Xiaoyuan Fu-315
22Oct

George Xiaoyuan Fu

Dates
Friday 22 October 2021 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
The 2021 Presteigne Festival Tour brings pianist George Xiaoyuan Fu with a programme featuring a new composition by James B. Wilson as part of the 2020 RPS Composers Scheme.
Rock and Roll Cycles Lapworth Landscape
24Oct

Lapworth Museum Family Event - AlgoRHYTHM From Home: Rock (& Roll!) Cycle

Dates
Sunday 24 October 2021 (11:00-11:50)
Location
Lapworth Museum of Geology - Earth Sciences Building (R4 on campus map)
Description
Performance company Lynnebec will lead a fun and engaging dance workshop for families to explore the Rock n Roll Rock cycle! Hosted at the Lapworth Museum of Geology.
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25Oct

Different Types of University Commercialisation

Dates
Monday 25 October 2021 (12:00-13:00)
Location
Online - a link will be sent to you before the event
Description
Part of the Introduction to Enterprising Research Series, this session is ideal for University of Birmingham academics and researchers new to enterprise and commercialisation.
25Oct

Hydrogen Half Term!

Dates
Monday 25 October (11:00) - Friday 29 October 2021 (15:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Ignite the whole family's curiosity and discover the high-tech future of transport at The Exchange this half term.
groove-into-woods-315
26Oct

Groove Into the Woods

Dates
Tuesday 26 October 2021 (11:00-11:55)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Come on a jazz and funk-fuelled family adventure into the deep dark woods. Specially designed for ages 3 – 7 and their grown-ups!
Kenneth Hamilton-315
29Oct

Heroic Elegies

Dates
Friday 29 October 2021 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Perennially popular pianist Kenneth Hamilton returns to Birmingham International Piano Festival with a reflective programme.
Pitch Up Thumb
2Nov

Pitch Up Webinar Series; What Does An Investor Look For

Dates
Tuesday 2 November 2021 (11:00-12:00)
Location
Online - a zoom link will be sent to you following registration
Description
Is your business looking for investment? Join us for this series of webinars that will help
billie-major
4Nov

The Birmingham Business School Advisory Board Guest Lecture

Dates
Thursday 4 November 2021 (17:30-19:00)
Location
Alan Walters Building (R29 on campus map), In person event
Description
Delivered this year by Billie Major (Billie Major, Corporate Vice-President, Capgemini and CEO, HMRC Business Unit), the title of this year's lecture is 'Business Transformation in the Pandemic'.
TLE FB Event with dates
4Nov

The Lapworth Experiment

Dates
Thursday 4 November (18:00) - Saturday 6 November 2021 (20:00)
Location
The Lapworth Museum of Geology
Description
An immersive theatre adventure, combining escapes rooms and performance The Lapworth Experiment explores our relationships to museums and what we deem to be worthy of curation.
foss21-splash
4Nov

ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021: Our Changing World

Dates
Thursday 4 November (19:00) - Thursday 25 November 2021 (21:00)
Location
Online or in person
Description
Join us this November, virtually or in person, as we tackle the biggest social and environmental challenges impacting our lives.
6 - Urban Climate Walk (web)
5Nov

Urban Climate Walk

Dates
Friday 5 November 2021 (11:30-14:00)
Location
Meeting Place: (Stop 01) outside the main entrance to New Street Station
Description
Join this walk through Birmingham City Centre and discover how the built environment creates its own distinct microclimates.
Di_Xiao-315
5Nov

Di Xiao

Dates
Friday 5 November 2021 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Birmingham favourite Di Xiao joins us for a performance of her programme 'To Spring' - piano music inspired by the season, a metaphor of hope and rebirth which we need like never before!
Nature Nurture (web)
6Nov

Nature's Nurture: how natural playgrounds nourish developing minds

Dates
Saturday 6 November 2021 (10:30-12:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Find out why nature is the best nurturer and discover some simple activities that can be done in their garden, park or local woodland and take home an outdoor craft activity.
BEAST 1-315
6Nov

BEASTdome

Dates
Saturday 6 November 2021 (19:30-21:30)
Location
The Dome, Bramall Music Building
Description
The Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre team look forward to welcoming you back to The Dome for an evening of new music and sound theatre classics.
crisis-problem-debt
9Nov

How do we tackle the problem debt crisis?: A 'Dragons' Den' event

Dates
Tuesday 9 November 2021 (18:00-19:30)
Location
online event
Description
Our expert panel will have 5 minutes to draw on their evidence and expertise to pitch their proposals for policy reforms which respond to the current crisis before the audience cast their vote for their favourite.
COP26 exchange a5.1 web
9Nov

Late Night Exchange: COP26

Dates
Tuesday 9 November 2021 (18:00-21:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
While the leaders of the world meet in the UK for COP26, the University of Birmingham will host an evening of expert insight, passionate discussion and personal reflection on this global and local threat.
cop26-graphic
9Nov

Late-Night Exchange: COP26

Dates
Tuesday 9 November 2021 (19:00-21:00)
Location
Online and in-person at The Exchange
Description
Held at The Exchange in the heart of Birmingham, this event will consider climate change and action from multiple angles, connecting you with experts, activists and residents in a stimulating evening of debate.
10Nov

PhD showcase

Dates
Wednesday 10 November 2021 (16:00-17:00)
Location
Zoom
Description
Sadegh Attari and Humma Mouzam discuss their research.
Alexandra-Dariescu-315
10Nov

Alexandra Dariescu

Dates
Wednesday 10 November 2021 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Alexandra Dariescu performs as we hear music from French female composers Germaine Tailleferre, Lili Boulanger, and Camille Pépin.
Telari Samuel-315
12Nov

Samuele Telari

Dates
Friday 12 November 2021 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Italian accordionist Samuele Telari makes his Barber Concerts debut with a varied programme that crosses the centuries.
football-hero-image-300x
16Nov

Sport for a new generation

Dates
Tuesday 16 November 2021 (17:30-19:00)
Location
Online and in-person (University of Birmingham Conference Centre)
Description
Join our academics, alongside industry experts as we look at sport through a Social Science lens. This event will cover a wide spectrum of topics around the theme of sport.
Eyewitness identification
16Nov

Eyewitness Identification from a Different Angle

Dates
Tuesday 16 November 2021 (18:00-19:30)
Location
online event
Description
In a series of short online videos, experts will discuss the role of interactivity in face recognition accuracy, including its role in reducing racial bias. These videos will be complemented by a live AMA zoom event.
future-business-district
17Nov

The Future Business District in a Changing City Centre

Dates
Wednesday 17 November 2021 (19:00-20:30)
Location
Livestreamed event, The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Hosted in the centre of the Birmingham's Business District, this interactive panel discussion will disseminate findings from the Future Business District study by City-REDI.
Dyslexia
18Nov

Dyslexia: What's New

Dates
Thursday 18 November 2021 (18:00-19:00)
Location
online event
Description
In this online event experts from the field of dyslexia will answer your questions on the latest research and current trends to support dyslexic children and young people in education.
King eds-315
19Nov

King Edward's Schools

Dates
Friday 19 November 2021 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Join King Edward's and King Edward VI High School for Girls in their annual concert performance featuring their talented young students.
negotiating-climate-change
19Nov

Negotiating Climate Change: A simulation and a solution

Dates
Friday 19 November 2021 (14:00-16:30)
Location
On campus
Description
This event will introduce an international experiment that tests whether various ways of framing climate change makes people more or less likely to support climate change policies.
Rita Schindler-315
19Nov

Birmingham University Singers and University Upper Voices

Dates
Friday 19 November 2021 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Two of the finest choirs and their eminent conductors present an advent themed programme featuring the last choral commission from University Music by Bob Chilcott.
9 - Christmas Wrapping Paper
20Nov

Christmas Wrapping

Dates
Saturday 20 November 2021 (14:00-16:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Join artist Sarah Taylor Silverwood and make your own Christmas wrapping paper using environmentally friendly materials. Everyone will take away a roll of their own paper at the end of the session.
Instrumental Choirs-315
20Nov

Instrumental Choirs Gala

Dates
Saturday 20 November 2021 (19:00-20:30)
Location
St George's Church - Edgbaston
Description
Join the Music Society for this eclectic and relaxed wind ensemble concert as they celebrate making music together again!
brass-band-315
21Nov

Brass Band and Chamber Choirs

Dates
Sunday 21 November 2021 (15:00-17:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Enjoy this afternoon concert from the Music Society's chamber choirs and Brass Band. The programme includes the winning composition from the 2019 Music Society Composition Competition by Christopher Allen.
Framing Climate Change
23Nov

Framing Climate Change: What inspires us to care?

Dates
Tuesday 23 November 2021 (18:00-19:00)
Location
online event
Description
This event will introduce an international experiment that tests whether various ways of framing climate change makes people more or less likely to support climate change policies.
24Nov

The Medieval Convent Drama Project

Dates
Wednesday 24 November 2021 (16:00-17:00)
Location
Zoom
Description
Dr Olivia Robinson presents her Swiss National Science Foundation funded research.
10 - Conversation Pieces
24Nov

Birmingham Conversations

Dates
Wednesday 24 November 2021 (19:00-21:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
The first in a new discussion series for local citizens, community groups and university researchers to have conversations about issues that affect the lives of people across the city.
Climate change and criminality
24Nov

Climate change and criminality

Dates
Wednesday 24 November 2021 (19:00-20:00)
Location
online event
Description
A significantly under-focused impact of global warming is the direct and indirect impacts it will have on criminal behaviour. Speakers for this webinar include Prof Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay and Prof Francis Pope.
gender-feminism-identity
25Nov

Gender, feminism and identity: what makes you, you?

Dates
Thursday 25 November 2021 (19:00-21:00)
Location
Midlands Arts Centre - Cannon Hill Park - B12 9QH
Description
This event will share research and knowledge from the University of Birmingham about how notions of gender and identity are shared in society and how these notions inform our thoughts, feelings and actions.
Oxford Lieder-315
26Nov

Oxford Lieder

Dates
Friday 26 November 2021 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Helen Charlston is a young mezzo soprano who is increasingly in demand worldwide. She is joined by Oxford Lieder director Sholto Kynoch.
Chineke-315
26Nov

Chineke! Chamber Ensemble

Dates
Friday 26 November 2021 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Six outstanding Chineke! Orchestra musicians present the music of Florence B Price, Schoenberg, and Brahms. This performance marks the retirement of the University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir David Eastwood.
wind band-315
27Nov

Wind Band

Dates
Saturday 27 November 2021 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
The University Music Society's Wind Band returns to the stage with a programme featuring re-discovered works by composer Johanna Beyer as part of a project to highlight the music of under-represented female composers.
Dan rosina-315
28Nov

Symphony Orchestra and String Orchestra

Dates
Sunday 28 November 2021 (15:00-17:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
The Music Society's Symphony Orchestra present folk-inspired music under their conductor Daniele Rosina. The student-led String Orchestra open this performance with Suk's Serenade for Strings.
yeomen2-315
1Dec

University Carol Service

Dates
Wednesday 1 December 2021 (18:15-19:00)
Location
Great Hall - Aston Webb Building
Description
Mark the beginning of Advent and imminent Christmas cheer in a traditional service of carols and readings led by the University Chaplaincy with music performed by University Upper Voices.
Jazz-orchestra-Olivia-Murphy-315
3Dec

Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Collective

Dates
Friday 3 December 2021 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Composer and saxophonist Olivia Murphy's newly commissioned work for jazz orchestra marks the opening of the University's latest public space, The Exchange and responds to the theme 'The air we breathe'.
julian wilkins-315
4Dec

University Chorus

Dates
Saturday 4 December 2021 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
The Elgar Concert Hall is filled with the sounds of community singing once again as the Music Society's University Chorus makes a welcome return to music-making.
Philharmonic-Orchestra-Lilian-Elkington-315
5Dec

Philharmonic Orchestra

Dates
Sunday 5 December 2021 (15:00-17:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Philharmonic Orchestra present a work by little-known local composer Lilian Elkington Out of the Mist, a work whose centenary we celebrate.
11 - Dispelling the Myths of Street Planting (web)
7Dec

What Street Planting does for Air Quality

Dates
Tuesday 7 December 2021 (12:30-13:30)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Lunchtime lecture unpacking new open-source software that helps cities plant in pursuit of clean air and reduce citizens' exposure to air pollution at the roadside.
Weatherland
8Dec

Arts of the Air: an evening of words, paintings and histories

Dates
Wednesday 8 December 2021 (18:30-20:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Take your seat for an illustrated talk and anthology of readings woven together by Alexandra Harris and explore some of the very different ways in which air has been perceived and represented in Britain.
18Dec

Chronic Breathlessness Dance Workshop

Dates
Saturday 18 December 2021 (11:00-12:30)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Sian Williams leads this mixed dance sessions, specially designed for people living with long term breathlessness.
Medici Logo-Cropped-300x300
12Jan

Medici2022

Dates
Wednesday 12 January (09:00) - Wednesday 6 April 2022 (17:00)
Location
Edgbaston Park Hotel 53 Edgbaston Park Road Birmingham B15 2RS
Description
The Medici programme will give you the business skills, knowledge and confidence you need to engage
vincent-levinus-315
2Feb

Who are the Audiences for Early Modern History?

Dates
Wednesday 2 February 2022 (17:00-18:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
A roundtable to question who the audiences are for early modern history and how can they be further broadened and engaged.
BCLM Forging Ahead render-315
9Feb

Reflections on 'Forging Ahead' at the Black Country Living Museum

Dates
Wednesday 9 February 2022 (14:00-15:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Researchers Simon Briercliffe and Elizabeth Thomson will be joining us from the Black Country Living Museum to reflect on the ways in which their research has contributed to the 'Forging Ahead' project at the Museum.
16Feb

Researching Black British Histories

Dates
Wednesday 16 February 2022 (14:00-15:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Postgraduate researchers Saffron East (History, UCL), Sue Lemos (History, Warwick), and Montaz Marche (History, Birmingham) will be joining us to discuss their current research on Black British histories.
Janiform_aryballos_Louvre_CA987-315
23Feb

Roundtable on Classics and 'the Other'

Dates
Wednesday 23 February 2022 (16:00-17:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Roundtable to discuss how the relationship between Classics and social and political identities and national cultures has recently been much debated
Albrecht_Dürer_-_Melencolia_I-315
9Mar

Historical Understandings of Mental Illness

Dates
Wednesday 9 March 2022 (14:00-15:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Emily Betz (History, St Andrews), Angus Gowland (History, UCL), Leonard Smith (Applied Health Research, Birmingham) and Erin Sullivan (Shakespeare Institute, Birmingham) will be joining us for a roundtable discussion
Johannes_Eckstein_-_John_Freeth_and_his_Circle-315
23Mar

Midlands and Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century and Today

Dates
Wednesday 23 March 2022 (14:00-15:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Jo-Ann Curtis (Birmingham Museums Trust), Jane Gallagher (Ironbridge Gorge Museums), Duncan Frankis (Newman University) and Manu Sehgal (University of Birmingham) will be joining us for a roundtable discussion
Dilemma - Dino Caruna-315
30Mar

Immersive Practices and Experimental Worlds: A Comparative Ethnography

Dates
Wednesday 30 March 2022 (15:00-16:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
David Berliner (Laboratoire d'Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains, Université Libre de Bruxelles) will be joining us to discuss his work on 'Immersive Practices and Experimental Worlds: A Comparative Ethnography'.
George_Orwell_press_photo-315
12Apr

Critical Orwell: an online conference

Dates
Tuesday 12 April (00:00) - Thursday 14 April 2022 (00:00)
Location
Online - a zoom link will be sent to you following registration
Description
This online conference hosted by the University of Birmingham is on George Orwell's writing, life, politics, and legacies.
commonwealth-games-315
27Apr

The Commonwealth Games: A Roundtable Discussion

Dates
Wednesday 27 April 2022 (14:00-15:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Roundtable discussion on the meaning(s) of the Commonwealth Games through time (past, present, future) and how this relates to conversations about citizenship, race, and belonging in the shadow of the British empire.
Raising Icarus-315
28Apr

Raising Icarus

Dates
Thursday 28 April (19:30) - Saturday 30 April 2022 (21:30)
Location
The Rep
Description
RAISING ICARUS is a new chamber opera which breaks open the ancient myth to reveal its contemporary, psychological heart - how parental expectation and aspiration risk doing harm to our children.
21576 BHM THE AFTERMATH – ecard header – ST1
1Oct

Black History Month 2021

Dates
Friday 1 October (00:00) - Sunday 31 October 2021 (23:59)
Description
October is Black History Month and the University will again be celebrating the culture and histories of black and minority ethnic communities with a comprehensive programme of events.
Wind farm in the countryside
21Oct

Thriving through a green industrial revolution

Dates
Thursday 21 October 2021 (17:00-19:30)
Location
The Exchange Newhall Street Birmingham B3 3PJ
Description
Thriving through a green industrial revolution - A Forum for Global Challenges Webinar
George Xiaoyuan Fu-315
22Oct

George Xiaoyuan Fu

Dates
Friday 22 October 2021 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
The 2021 Presteigne Festival Tour brings pianist George Xiaoyuan Fu with a programme featuring a new composition by James B. Wilson as part of the 2020 RPS Composers Scheme.
groove-into-woods-315
26Oct

Groove Into the Woods

Dates
Tuesday 26 October 2021 (11:00-11:55)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Come on a jazz and funk-fuelled family adventure into the deep dark woods. Specially designed for ages 3 – 7 and their grown-ups!
Kenneth Hamilton-315
29Oct

Heroic Elegies

Dates
Friday 29 October 2021 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Perennially popular pianist Kenneth Hamilton returns to Birmingham International Piano Festival with a reflective programme.
Di_Xiao-315
5Nov

Di Xiao

Dates
Friday 5 November 2021 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Birmingham favourite Di Xiao joins us for a performance of her programme 'To Spring' - piano music inspired by the season, a metaphor of hope and rebirth which we need like never before!
BEAST 1-315
6Nov

BEASTdome

Dates
Saturday 6 November 2021 (19:30-21:30)
Location
The Dome, Bramall Music Building
Description
The Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre team look forward to welcoming you back to The Dome for an evening of new music and sound theatre classics.
Alexandra-Dariescu-315
10Nov

Alexandra Dariescu

Dates
Wednesday 10 November 2021 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Alexandra Dariescu performs as we hear music from French female composers Germaine Tailleferre, Lili Boulanger, and Camille Pépin.
Telari Samuel-315
12Nov

Samuele Telari

Dates
Friday 12 November 2021 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Italian accordionist Samuele Telari makes his Barber Concerts debut with a varied programme that crosses the centuries.
King eds-315
19Nov

King Edward's Schools

Dates
Friday 19 November 2021 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Join King Edward's and King Edward VI High School for Girls in their annual concert performance featuring their talented young students.
Rita Schindler-315
19Nov

Birmingham University Singers and University Upper Voices

Dates
Friday 19 November 2021 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Two of the finest choirs and their eminent conductors present an advent themed programme featuring the last choral commission from University Music by Bob Chilcott.
Instrumental Choirs-315
20Nov

Instrumental Choirs Gala

Dates
Saturday 20 November 2021 (19:00-20:30)
Location
St George's Church - Edgbaston
Description
Join the Music Society for this eclectic and relaxed wind ensemble concert as they celebrate making music together again!
brass-band-315
21Nov

Brass Band and Chamber Choirs

Dates
Sunday 21 November 2021 (15:00-17:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Enjoy this afternoon concert from the Music Society's chamber choirs and Brass Band. The programme includes the winning composition from the 2019 Music Society Composition Competition by Christopher Allen.
Oxford Lieder-315
26Nov

Oxford Lieder

Dates
Friday 26 November 2021 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Helen Charlston is a young mezzo soprano who is increasingly in demand worldwide. She is joined by Oxford Lieder director Sholto Kynoch.
Chineke-315
26Nov

Chineke! Chamber Ensemble

Dates
Friday 26 November 2021 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Six outstanding Chineke! Orchestra musicians present the music of Florence B Price, Schoenberg, and Brahms. This performance marks the retirement of the University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir David Eastwood.
wind band-315
27Nov

Wind Band

Dates
Saturday 27 November 2021 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
The University Music Society's Wind Band returns to the stage with a programme featuring re-discovered works by composer Johanna Beyer as part of a project to highlight the music of under-represented female composers.
Dan rosina-315
28Nov

Symphony Orchestra and String Orchestra

Dates
Sunday 28 November 2021 (15:00-17:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
The Music Society's Symphony Orchestra present folk-inspired music under their conductor Daniele Rosina. The student-led String Orchestra open this performance with Suk's Serenade for Strings.
yeomen2-315
1Dec

University Carol Service

Dates
Wednesday 1 December 2021 (18:15-19:00)
Location
Great Hall - Aston Webb Building
Description
Mark the beginning of Advent and imminent Christmas cheer in a traditional service of carols and readings led by the University Chaplaincy with music performed by University Upper Voices.
Jazz-orchestra-Olivia-Murphy-315
3Dec

Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Collective

Dates
Friday 3 December 2021 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Composer and saxophonist Olivia Murphy's newly commissioned work for jazz orchestra marks the opening of the University's latest public space, The Exchange and responds to the theme 'The air we breathe'.
julian wilkins-315
4Dec

University Chorus

Dates
Saturday 4 December 2021 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
The Elgar Concert Hall is filled with the sounds of community singing once again as the Music Society's University Chorus makes a welcome return to music-making.
Philharmonic-Orchestra-Lilian-Elkington-315
5Dec

Philharmonic Orchestra

Dates
Sunday 5 December 2021 (15:00-17:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Philharmonic Orchestra present a work by little-known local composer Lilian Elkington Out of the Mist, a work whose centenary we celebrate.
Raising Icarus-315
28Apr

Raising Icarus

Dates
Thursday 28 April (19:30) - Saturday 30 April 2022 (21:30)
Location
The Rep
Description
RAISING ICARUS is a new chamber opera which breaks open the ancient myth to reveal its contemporary, psychological heart - how parental expectation and aspiration risk doing harm to our children.
21576 BHM THE AFTERMATH – ecard header – ST1
1Oct

Black History Month 2021

Dates
Friday 1 October (00:00) - Sunday 31 October 2021 (23:59)
Description
October is Black History Month and the University will again be celebrating the culture and histories of black and minority ethnic communities with a comprehensive programme of events.
mitsutoshi-morii
18Oct

Living with more than one tradition

Dates
Monday 18 October 2021 (14:00-21:00)
Location
Online
Description
What does it feel like to live with more than one religious tradition in your life, family, or community? This free on-line event will enable people to come together to explore what it's really like.
mitsutoshi-morii
21Oct

Living with more than one tradition

Dates
Thursday 21 October 2021 (14:00-21:00)
Location
Online
Description
What does it feel like to live with more than one religious tradition in your life, family, or community? This free on-line event will enable people to come together to explore what it's really like.
Wind farm in the countryside
21Oct

Thriving through a green industrial revolution

Dates
Thursday 21 October 2021 (17:00-19:30)
Location
The Exchange Newhall Street Birmingham B3 3PJ
Description
Thriving through a green industrial revolution - A Forum for Global Challenges Webinar
Rock and Roll Cycles Lapworth Landscape
24Oct

Lapworth Museum Family Event - AlgoRHYTHM From Home: Rock (& Roll!) Cycle

Dates
Sunday 24 October 2021 (11:00-11:50)
Location
Lapworth Museum of Geology - Earth Sciences Building (R4 on campus map)
Description
Performance company Lynnebec will lead a fun and engaging dance workshop for families to explore the Rock n Roll Rock cycle! Hosted at the Lapworth Museum of Geology.
Eventbrite 2
25Oct

Different Types of University Commercialisation

Dates
Monday 25 October 2021 (12:00-13:00)
Location
Online - a link will be sent to you before the event
Description
Part of the Introduction to Enterprising Research Series, this session is ideal for University of Birmingham academics and researchers new to enterprise and commercialisation.
25Oct

Hydrogen Half Term!

Dates
Monday 25 October (11:00) - Friday 29 October 2021 (15:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Ignite the whole family's curiosity and discover the high-tech future of transport at The Exchange this half term.
Pitch Up Thumb
2Nov

Pitch Up Webinar Series; What Does An Investor Look For

Dates
Tuesday 2 November 2021 (11:00-12:00)
Location
Online - a zoom link will be sent to you following registration
Description
Is your business looking for investment? Join us for this series of webinars that will help
TLE FB Event with dates
4Nov

The Lapworth Experiment

Dates
Thursday 4 November (18:00) - Saturday 6 November 2021 (20:00)
Location
The Lapworth Museum of Geology
Description
An immersive theatre adventure, combining escapes rooms and performance The Lapworth Experiment explores our relationships to museums and what we deem to be worthy of curation.
foss21-splash
4Nov

ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021: Our Changing World

Dates
Thursday 4 November (19:00) - Thursday 25 November 2021 (21:00)
Location
Online or in person
Description
Join us this November, virtually or in person, as we tackle the biggest social and environmental challenges impacting our lives.
6 - Urban Climate Walk (web)
5Nov

Urban Climate Walk

Dates
Friday 5 November 2021 (11:30-14:00)
Location
Meeting Place: (Stop 01) outside the main entrance to New Street Station
Description
Join this walk through Birmingham City Centre and discover how the built environment creates its own distinct microclimates.
Nature Nurture (web)
6Nov

Nature's Nurture: how natural playgrounds nourish developing minds

Dates
Saturday 6 November 2021 (10:30-12:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Find out why nature is the best nurturer and discover some simple activities that can be done in their garden, park or local woodland and take home an outdoor craft activity.
crisis-problem-debt
9Nov

How do we tackle the problem debt crisis?: A 'Dragons' Den' event

Dates
Tuesday 9 November 2021 (18:00-19:30)
Location
online event
Description
Our expert panel will have 5 minutes to draw on their evidence and expertise to pitch their proposals for policy reforms which respond to the current crisis before the audience cast their vote for their favourite.
COP26 exchange a5.1 web
9Nov

Late Night Exchange: COP26

Dates
Tuesday 9 November 2021 (18:00-21:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
While the leaders of the world meet in the UK for COP26, the University of Birmingham will host an evening of expert insight, passionate discussion and personal reflection on this global and local threat.
cop26-graphic
9Nov

Late-Night Exchange: COP26

Dates
Tuesday 9 November 2021 (19:00-21:00)
Location
Online and in-person at The Exchange
Description
Held at The Exchange in the heart of Birmingham, this event will consider climate change and action from multiple angles, connecting you with experts, activists and residents in a stimulating evening of debate.
10Nov

PhD showcase

Dates
Wednesday 10 November 2021 (16:00-17:00)
Location
Zoom
Description
Sadegh Attari and Humma Mouzam discuss their research.
football-hero-image-300x
16Nov

Sport for a new generation

Dates
Tuesday 16 November 2021 (17:30-19:00)
Location
Online and in-person (University of Birmingham Conference Centre)
Description
Join our academics, alongside industry experts as we look at sport through a Social Science lens. This event will cover a wide spectrum of topics around the theme of sport.
Eyewitness identification
16Nov

Eyewitness Identification from a Different Angle

Dates
Tuesday 16 November 2021 (18:00-19:30)
Location
online event
Description
In a series of short online videos, experts will discuss the role of interactivity in face recognition accuracy, including its role in reducing racial bias. These videos will be complemented by a live AMA zoom event.
future-business-district
17Nov

The Future Business District in a Changing City Centre

Dates
Wednesday 17 November 2021 (19:00-20:30)
Location
Livestreamed event, The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Hosted in the centre of the Birmingham's Business District, this interactive panel discussion will disseminate findings from the Future Business District study by City-REDI.
Dyslexia
18Nov

Dyslexia: What's New

Dates
Thursday 18 November 2021 (18:00-19:00)
Location
online event
Description
In this online event experts from the field of dyslexia will answer your questions on the latest research and current trends to support dyslexic children and young people in education.
negotiating-climate-change
19Nov

Negotiating Climate Change: A simulation and a solution

Dates
Friday 19 November 2021 (14:00-16:30)
Location
On campus
Description
This event will introduce an international experiment that tests whether various ways of framing climate change makes people more or less likely to support climate change policies.
9 - Christmas Wrapping Paper
20Nov

Christmas Wrapping

Dates
Saturday 20 November 2021 (14:00-16:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Join artist Sarah Taylor Silverwood and make your own Christmas wrapping paper using environmentally friendly materials. Everyone will take away a roll of their own paper at the end of the session.
Framing Climate Change
23Nov

Framing Climate Change: What inspires us to care?

Dates
Tuesday 23 November 2021 (18:00-19:00)
Location
online event
Description
This event will introduce an international experiment that tests whether various ways of framing climate change makes people more or less likely to support climate change policies.
24Nov

The Medieval Convent Drama Project

Dates
Wednesday 24 November 2021 (16:00-17:00)
Location
Zoom
Description
Dr Olivia Robinson presents her Swiss National Science Foundation funded research.
10 - Conversation Pieces
24Nov

Birmingham Conversations

Dates
Wednesday 24 November 2021 (19:00-21:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
The first in a new discussion series for local citizens, community groups and university researchers to have conversations about issues that affect the lives of people across the city.
gender-feminism-identity
25Nov

Gender, feminism and identity: what makes you, you?

Dates
Thursday 25 November 2021 (19:00-21:00)
Location
Midlands Arts Centre - Cannon Hill Park - B12 9QH
Description
This event will share research and knowledge from the University of Birmingham about how notions of gender and identity are shared in society and how these notions inform our thoughts, feelings and actions.
11 - Dispelling the Myths of Street Planting (web)
7Dec

What Street Planting does for Air Quality

Dates
Tuesday 7 December 2021 (12:30-13:30)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Lunchtime lecture unpacking new open-source software that helps cities plant in pursuit of clean air and reduce citizens' exposure to air pollution at the roadside.
Weatherland
8Dec

Arts of the Air: an evening of words, paintings and histories

Dates
Wednesday 8 December 2021 (18:30-20:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Take your seat for an illustrated talk and anthology of readings woven together by Alexandra Harris and explore some of the very different ways in which air has been perceived and represented in Britain.
18Dec

Chronic Breathlessness Dance Workshop

Dates
Saturday 18 December 2021 (11:00-12:30)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Sian Williams leads this mixed dance sessions, specially designed for people living with long term breathlessness.
vincent-levinus-315
2Feb

Who are the Audiences for Early Modern History?

Dates
Wednesday 2 February 2022 (17:00-18:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
A roundtable to question who the audiences are for early modern history and how can they be further broadened and engaged.
BCLM Forging Ahead render-315
9Feb

Reflections on 'Forging Ahead' at the Black Country Living Museum

Dates
Wednesday 9 February 2022 (14:00-15:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Researchers Simon Briercliffe and Elizabeth Thomson will be joining us from the Black Country Living Museum to reflect on the ways in which their research has contributed to the 'Forging Ahead' project at the Museum.
16Feb

Researching Black British Histories

Dates
Wednesday 16 February 2022 (14:00-15:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Postgraduate researchers Saffron East (History, UCL), Sue Lemos (History, Warwick), and Montaz Marche (History, Birmingham) will be joining us to discuss their current research on Black British histories.
Janiform_aryballos_Louvre_CA987-315
23Feb

Roundtable on Classics and 'the Other'

Dates
Wednesday 23 February 2022 (16:00-17:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Roundtable to discuss how the relationship between Classics and social and political identities and national cultures has recently been much debated
Albrecht_Dürer_-_Melencolia_I-315
9Mar

Historical Understandings of Mental Illness

Dates
Wednesday 9 March 2022 (14:00-15:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Emily Betz (History, St Andrews), Angus Gowland (History, UCL), Leonard Smith (Applied Health Research, Birmingham) and Erin Sullivan (Shakespeare Institute, Birmingham) will be joining us for a roundtable discussion
Johannes_Eckstein_-_John_Freeth_and_his_Circle-315
23Mar

Midlands and Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century and Today

Dates
Wednesday 23 March 2022 (14:00-15:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Jo-Ann Curtis (Birmingham Museums Trust), Jane Gallagher (Ironbridge Gorge Museums), Duncan Frankis (Newman University) and Manu Sehgal (University of Birmingham) will be joining us for a roundtable discussion
Dilemma - Dino Caruna-315
30Mar

Immersive Practices and Experimental Worlds: A Comparative Ethnography

Dates
Wednesday 30 March 2022 (15:00-16:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
David Berliner (Laboratoire d'Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains, Université Libre de Bruxelles) will be joining us to discuss his work on 'Immersive Practices and Experimental Worlds: A Comparative Ethnography'.
commonwealth-games-315
27Apr

The Commonwealth Games: A Roundtable Discussion

Dates
Wednesday 27 April 2022 (14:00-15:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Roundtable discussion on the meaning(s) of the Commonwealth Games through time (past, present, future) and how this relates to conversations about citizenship, race, and belonging in the shadow of the British empire.
John Kelly Surtsey-small
28Aug

Two Islands

Dates
Saturday 28 August (12:00) - Wednesday 24 November 2021 (17:00)
Description
Two Islands
21576 BHM THE AFTERMATH – ecard header – ST1
1Oct

Black History Month 2021

Dates
Friday 1 October (00:00) - Sunday 31 October 2021 (23:59)
Description
October is Black History Month and the University will again be celebrating the culture and histories of black and minority ethnic communities with a comprehensive programme of events.
mitsutoshi-morii
18Oct

Living with more than one tradition

Dates
Monday 18 October 2021 (14:00-21:00)
Location
Online
Description
What does it feel like to live with more than one religious tradition in your life, family, or community? This free on-line event will enable people to come together to explore what it's really like.
COP 26 image
20Oct

COP 26 Roundtables

Dates
Wednesday 20 October (13:00) - Wednesday 17 November 2021 (15:00)
Location
Online
Description
COP 26 roundtable discussions chaired by Professor Aleks Cavoski
21Oct

Dubai campus - Bake off competition

Dates
Thursday 21 October 2021 (10:00-15:00)
Location
Dubai
Description
Dubai campus, black history month, bake off, cupcakes, staff and students
mitsutoshi-morii
21Oct

Living with more than one tradition

Dates
Thursday 21 October 2021 (14:00-21:00)
Location
Online
Description
What does it feel like to live with more than one religious tradition in your life, family, or community? This free on-line event will enable people to come together to explore what it's really like.
Wind farm in the countryside
21Oct

Thriving through a green industrial revolution

Dates
Thursday 21 October 2021 (17:00-19:30)
Location
The Exchange Newhall Street Birmingham B3 3PJ
Description
Thriving through a green industrial revolution - A Forum for Global Challenges Webinar
George Xiaoyuan Fu-315
22Oct

George Xiaoyuan Fu

Dates
Friday 22 October 2021 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
The 2021 Presteigne Festival Tour brings pianist George Xiaoyuan Fu with a programme featuring a new composition by James B. Wilson as part of the 2020 RPS Composers Scheme.
Rock and Roll Cycles Lapworth Landscape
24Oct

Lapworth Museum Family Event - AlgoRHYTHM From Home: Rock (& Roll!) Cycle

Dates
Sunday 24 October 2021 (11:00-11:50)
Location
Lapworth Museum of Geology - Earth Sciences Building (R4 on campus map)
Description
Performance company Lynnebec will lead a fun and engaging dance workshop for families to explore the Rock n Roll Rock cycle! Hosted at the Lapworth Museum of Geology.
Eventbrite 2
25Oct

Different Types of University Commercialisation

Dates
Monday 25 October 2021 (12:00-13:00)
Location
Online - a link will be sent to you before the event
Description
Part of the Introduction to Enterprising Research Series, this session is ideal for University of Birmingham academics and researchers new to enterprise and commercialisation.
25Oct

Hydrogen Half Term!

Dates
Monday 25 October (11:00) - Friday 29 October 2021 (15:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Ignite the whole family's curiosity and discover the high-tech future of transport at The Exchange this half term.
groove-into-woods-315
26Oct

Groove Into the Woods

Dates
Tuesday 26 October 2021 (11:00-11:55)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Come on a jazz and funk-fuelled family adventure into the deep dark woods. Specially designed for ages 3 – 7 and their grown-ups!
Kenneth Hamilton-315
29Oct

Heroic Elegies

Dates
Friday 29 October 2021 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Perennially popular pianist Kenneth Hamilton returns to Birmingham International Piano Festival with a reflective programme.
Pitch Up Thumb
2Nov

Pitch Up Webinar Series; What Does An Investor Look For

Dates
Tuesday 2 November 2021 (11:00-12:00)
Location
Online - a zoom link will be sent to you following registration
Description
Is your business looking for investment? Join us for this series of webinars that will help
billie-major
4Nov

The Birmingham Business School Advisory Board Guest Lecture

Dates
Thursday 4 November 2021 (17:30-19:00)
Location
Alan Walters Building (R29 on campus map), In person event
Description
Delivered this year by Billie Major (Billie Major, Corporate Vice-President, Capgemini and CEO, HMRC Business Unit), the title of this year's lecture is 'Business Transformation in the Pandemic'.
TLE FB Event with dates
4Nov

The Lapworth Experiment

Dates
Thursday 4 November (18:00) - Saturday 6 November 2021 (20:00)
Location
The Lapworth Museum of Geology
Description
An immersive theatre adventure, combining escapes rooms and performance The Lapworth Experiment explores our relationships to museums and what we deem to be worthy of curation.
foss21-splash
4Nov

ESRC Festival of Social Science 2021: Our Changing World

Dates
Thursday 4 November (19:00) - Thursday 25 November 2021 (21:00)
Location
Online or in person
Description
Join us this November, virtually or in person, as we tackle the biggest social and environmental challenges impacting our lives.
6 - Urban Climate Walk (web)
5Nov

Urban Climate Walk

Dates
Friday 5 November 2021 (11:30-14:00)
Location
Meeting Place: (Stop 01) outside the main entrance to New Street Station
Description
Join this walk through Birmingham City Centre and discover how the built environment creates its own distinct microclimates.
Di_Xiao-315
5Nov

Di Xiao

Dates
Friday 5 November 2021 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Birmingham favourite Di Xiao joins us for a performance of her programme 'To Spring' - piano music inspired by the season, a metaphor of hope and rebirth which we need like never before!
Nature Nurture (web)
6Nov

Nature's Nurture: how natural playgrounds nourish developing minds

Dates
Saturday 6 November 2021 (10:30-12:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Find out why nature is the best nurturer and discover some simple activities that can be done in their garden, park or local woodland and take home an outdoor craft activity.
BEAST 1-315
6Nov

BEASTdome

Dates
Saturday 6 November 2021 (19:30-21:30)
Location
The Dome, Bramall Music Building
Description
The Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre team look forward to welcoming you back to The Dome for an evening of new music and sound theatre classics.
crisis-problem-debt
9Nov

How do we tackle the problem debt crisis?: A 'Dragons' Den' event

Dates
Tuesday 9 November 2021 (18:00-19:30)
Location
online event
Description
Our expert panel will have 5 minutes to draw on their evidence and expertise to pitch their proposals for policy reforms which respond to the current crisis before the audience cast their vote for their favourite.
COP26 exchange a5.1 web
9Nov

Late Night Exchange: COP26

Dates
Tuesday 9 November 2021 (18:00-21:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
While the leaders of the world meet in the UK for COP26, the University of Birmingham will host an evening of expert insight, passionate discussion and personal reflection on this global and local threat.
cop26-graphic
9Nov

Late-Night Exchange: COP26

Dates
Tuesday 9 November 2021 (19:00-21:00)
Location
Online and in-person at The Exchange
Description
Held at The Exchange in the heart of Birmingham, this event will consider climate change and action from multiple angles, connecting you with experts, activists and residents in a stimulating evening of debate.
10Nov

PhD showcase

Dates
Wednesday 10 November 2021 (16:00-17:00)
Location
Zoom
Description
Sadegh Attari and Humma Mouzam discuss their research.
Alexandra-Dariescu-315
10Nov

Alexandra Dariescu

Dates
Wednesday 10 November 2021 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Alexandra Dariescu performs as we hear music from French female composers Germaine Tailleferre, Lili Boulanger, and Camille Pépin.
Telari Samuel-315
12Nov

Samuele Telari

Dates
Friday 12 November 2021 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Italian accordionist Samuele Telari makes his Barber Concerts debut with a varied programme that crosses the centuries.
football-hero-image-300x
16Nov

Sport for a new generation

Dates
Tuesday 16 November 2021 (17:30-19:00)
Location
Online and in-person (University of Birmingham Conference Centre)
Description
Join our academics, alongside industry experts as we look at sport through a Social Science lens. This event will cover a wide spectrum of topics around the theme of sport.
Eyewitness identification
16Nov

Eyewitness Identification from a Different Angle

Dates
Tuesday 16 November 2021 (18:00-19:30)
Location
online event
Description
In a series of short online videos, experts will discuss the role of interactivity in face recognition accuracy, including its role in reducing racial bias. These videos will be complemented by a live AMA zoom event.
future-business-district
17Nov

The Future Business District in a Changing City Centre

Dates
Wednesday 17 November 2021 (19:00-20:30)
Location
Livestreamed event, The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Hosted in the centre of the Birmingham's Business District, this interactive panel discussion will disseminate findings from the Future Business District study by City-REDI.
Dyslexia
18Nov

Dyslexia: What's New

Dates
Thursday 18 November 2021 (18:00-19:00)
Location
online event
Description
In this online event experts from the field of dyslexia will answer your questions on the latest research and current trends to support dyslexic children and young people in education.
King eds-315
19Nov

King Edward's Schools

Dates
Friday 19 November 2021 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Join King Edward's and King Edward VI High School for Girls in their annual concert performance featuring their talented young students.
negotiating-climate-change
19Nov

Negotiating Climate Change: A simulation and a solution

Dates
Friday 19 November 2021 (14:00-16:30)
Location
On campus
Description
This event will introduce an international experiment that tests whether various ways of framing climate change makes people more or less likely to support climate change policies.
Rita Schindler-315
19Nov

Birmingham University Singers and University Upper Voices

Dates
Friday 19 November 2021 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Two of the finest choirs and their eminent conductors present an advent themed programme featuring the last choral commission from University Music by Bob Chilcott.
9 - Christmas Wrapping Paper
20Nov

Christmas Wrapping

Dates
Saturday 20 November 2021 (14:00-16:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Join artist Sarah Taylor Silverwood and make your own Christmas wrapping paper using environmentally friendly materials. Everyone will take away a roll of their own paper at the end of the session.
Instrumental Choirs-315
20Nov

Instrumental Choirs Gala

Dates
Saturday 20 November 2021 (19:00-20:30)
Location
St George's Church - Edgbaston
Description
Join the Music Society for this eclectic and relaxed wind ensemble concert as they celebrate making music together again!
brass-band-315
21Nov

Brass Band and Chamber Choirs

Dates
Sunday 21 November 2021 (15:00-17:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Enjoy this afternoon concert from the Music Society's chamber choirs and Brass Band. The programme includes the winning composition from the 2019 Music Society Composition Competition by Christopher Allen.
Framing Climate Change
23Nov

Framing Climate Change: What inspires us to care?

Dates
Tuesday 23 November 2021 (18:00-19:00)
Location
online event
Description
This event will introduce an international experiment that tests whether various ways of framing climate change makes people more or less likely to support climate change policies.
24Nov

The Medieval Convent Drama Project

Dates
Wednesday 24 November 2021 (16:00-17:00)
Location
Zoom
Description
Dr Olivia Robinson presents her Swiss National Science Foundation funded research.
10 - Conversation Pieces
24Nov

Birmingham Conversations

Dates
Wednesday 24 November 2021 (19:00-21:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
The first in a new discussion series for local citizens, community groups and university researchers to have conversations about issues that affect the lives of people across the city.
Climate change and criminality
24Nov

Climate change and criminality

Dates
Wednesday 24 November 2021 (19:00-20:00)
Location
online event
Description
A significantly under-focused impact of global warming is the direct and indirect impacts it will have on criminal behaviour. Speakers for this webinar include Prof Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay and Prof Francis Pope.
gender-feminism-identity
25Nov

Gender, feminism and identity: what makes you, you?

Dates
Thursday 25 November 2021 (19:00-21:00)
Location
Midlands Arts Centre - Cannon Hill Park - B12 9QH
Description
This event will share research and knowledge from the University of Birmingham about how notions of gender and identity are shared in society and how these notions inform our thoughts, feelings and actions.
Oxford Lieder-315
26Nov

Oxford Lieder

Dates
Friday 26 November 2021 (13:00-13:50)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Helen Charlston is a young mezzo soprano who is increasingly in demand worldwide. She is joined by Oxford Lieder director Sholto Kynoch.
Chineke-315
26Nov

Chineke! Chamber Ensemble

Dates
Friday 26 November 2021 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Six outstanding Chineke! Orchestra musicians present the music of Florence B Price, Schoenberg, and Brahms. This performance marks the retirement of the University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir David Eastwood.
wind band-315
27Nov

Wind Band

Dates
Saturday 27 November 2021 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
The University Music Society's Wind Band returns to the stage with a programme featuring re-discovered works by composer Johanna Beyer as part of a project to highlight the music of under-represented female composers.
Dan rosina-315
28Nov

Symphony Orchestra and String Orchestra

Dates
Sunday 28 November 2021 (15:00-17:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
The Music Society's Symphony Orchestra present folk-inspired music under their conductor Daniele Rosina. The student-led String Orchestra open this performance with Suk's Serenade for Strings.
yeomen2-315
1Dec

University Carol Service

Dates
Wednesday 1 December 2021 (18:15-19:00)
Location
Great Hall - Aston Webb Building
Description
Mark the beginning of Advent and imminent Christmas cheer in a traditional service of carols and readings led by the University Chaplaincy with music performed by University Upper Voices.
Jazz-orchestra-Olivia-Murphy-315
3Dec

Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Collective

Dates
Friday 3 December 2021 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Composer and saxophonist Olivia Murphy's newly commissioned work for jazz orchestra marks the opening of the University's latest public space, The Exchange and responds to the theme 'The air we breathe'.
julian wilkins-315
4Dec

University Chorus

Dates
Saturday 4 December 2021 (19:30-21:30)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
The Elgar Concert Hall is filled with the sounds of community singing once again as the Music Society's University Chorus makes a welcome return to music-making.
Philharmonic-Orchestra-Lilian-Elkington-315
5Dec

Philharmonic Orchestra

Dates
Sunday 5 December 2021 (15:00-17:00)
Location
Elgar Concert Hall, Bramall Music Building
Description
Philharmonic Orchestra present a work by little-known local composer Lilian Elkington Out of the Mist, a work whose centenary we celebrate.
11 - Dispelling the Myths of Street Planting (web)
7Dec

What Street Planting does for Air Quality

Dates
Tuesday 7 December 2021 (12:30-13:30)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Lunchtime lecture unpacking new open-source software that helps cities plant in pursuit of clean air and reduce citizens' exposure to air pollution at the roadside.
Weatherland
8Dec

Arts of the Air: an evening of words, paintings and histories

Dates
Wednesday 8 December 2021 (18:30-20:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Take your seat for an illustrated talk and anthology of readings woven together by Alexandra Harris and explore some of the very different ways in which air has been perceived and represented in Britain.
18Dec

Chronic Breathlessness Dance Workshop

Dates
Saturday 18 December 2021 (11:00-12:30)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Sian Williams leads this mixed dance sessions, specially designed for people living with long term breathlessness.
Medici Logo-Cropped-300x300
12Jan

Medici2022

Dates
Wednesday 12 January (09:00) - Wednesday 6 April 2022 (17:00)
Location
Edgbaston Park Hotel 53 Edgbaston Park Road Birmingham B15 2RS
Description
The Medici programme will give you the business skills, knowledge and confidence you need to engage
vincent-levinus-315
2Feb

Who are the Audiences for Early Modern History?

Dates
Wednesday 2 February 2022 (17:00-18:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
A roundtable to question who the audiences are for early modern history and how can they be further broadened and engaged.
BCLM Forging Ahead render-315
9Feb

Reflections on 'Forging Ahead' at the Black Country Living Museum

Dates
Wednesday 9 February 2022 (14:00-15:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Researchers Simon Briercliffe and Elizabeth Thomson will be joining us from the Black Country Living Museum to reflect on the ways in which their research has contributed to the 'Forging Ahead' project at the Museum.
16Feb

Researching Black British Histories

Dates
Wednesday 16 February 2022 (14:00-15:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Postgraduate researchers Saffron East (History, UCL), Sue Lemos (History, Warwick), and Montaz Marche (History, Birmingham) will be joining us to discuss their current research on Black British histories.
Janiform_aryballos_Louvre_CA987-315
23Feb

Roundtable on Classics and 'the Other'

Dates
Wednesday 23 February 2022 (16:00-17:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Roundtable to discuss how the relationship between Classics and social and political identities and national cultures has recently been much debated
Albrecht_Dürer_-_Melencolia_I-315
9Mar

Historical Understandings of Mental Illness

Dates
Wednesday 9 March 2022 (14:00-15:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Emily Betz (History, St Andrews), Angus Gowland (History, UCL), Leonard Smith (Applied Health Research, Birmingham) and Erin Sullivan (Shakespeare Institute, Birmingham) will be joining us for a roundtable discussion
Johannes_Eckstein_-_John_Freeth_and_his_Circle-315
23Mar

Midlands and Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century and Today

Dates
Wednesday 23 March 2022 (14:00-15:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Jo-Ann Curtis (Birmingham Museums Trust), Jane Gallagher (Ironbridge Gorge Museums), Duncan Frankis (Newman University) and Manu Sehgal (University of Birmingham) will be joining us for a roundtable discussion
Dilemma - Dino Caruna-315
30Mar

Immersive Practices and Experimental Worlds: A Comparative Ethnography

Dates
Wednesday 30 March 2022 (15:00-16:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
David Berliner (Laboratoire d'Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains, Université Libre de Bruxelles) will be joining us to discuss his work on 'Immersive Practices and Experimental Worlds: A Comparative Ethnography'.
George_Orwell_press_photo-315
12Apr

Critical Orwell: an online conference

Dates
Tuesday 12 April (00:00) - Thursday 14 April 2022 (00:00)
Location
Online - a zoom link will be sent to you following registration
Description
This online conference hosted by the University of Birmingham is on George Orwell's writing, life, politics, and legacies.
commonwealth-games-315
27Apr

The Commonwealth Games: A Roundtable Discussion

Dates
Wednesday 27 April 2022 (14:00-15:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Roundtable discussion on the meaning(s) of the Commonwealth Games through time (past, present, future) and how this relates to conversations about citizenship, race, and belonging in the shadow of the British empire.
Raising Icarus-315
28Apr

Raising Icarus

Dates
Thursday 28 April (19:30) - Saturday 30 April 2022 (21:30)
Location
The Rep
Description
RAISING ICARUS is a new chamber opera which breaks open the ancient myth to reveal its contemporary, psychological heart - how parental expectation and aspiration risk doing harm to our children.
mitsutoshi-morii
18Oct

Living with more than one tradition

Dates
Monday 18 October 2021 (14:00-21:00)
Location
Online
Description
What does it feel like to live with more than one religious tradition in your life, family, or community? This free on-line event will enable people to come together to explore what it's really like.
mitsutoshi-morii
21Oct

Living with more than one tradition

Dates
Thursday 21 October 2021 (14:00-21:00)
Location
Online
Description
What does it feel like to live with more than one religious tradition in your life, family, or community? This free on-line event will enable people to come together to explore what it's really like.
Wind farm in the countryside
21Oct

Thriving through a green industrial revolution

Dates
Thursday 21 October 2021 (17:00-19:30)
Location
The Exchange Newhall Street Birmingham B3 3PJ
Description
Thriving through a green industrial revolution - A Forum for Global Challenges Webinar
Eventbrite 2
25Oct

Different Types of University Commercialisation

Dates
Monday 25 October 2021 (12:00-13:00)
Location
Online - a link will be sent to you before the event
Description
Part of the Introduction to Enterprising Research Series, this session is ideal for University of Birmingham academics and researchers new to enterprise and commercialisation.
25Oct

Hydrogen Half Term!

Dates
Monday 25 October (11:00) - Friday 29 October 2021 (15:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Ignite the whole family's curiosity and discover the high-tech future of transport at The Exchange this half term.
Pitch Up Thumb
2Nov

Pitch Up Webinar Series; What Does An Investor Look For

Dates
Tuesday 2 November 2021 (11:00-12:00)
Location
Online - a zoom link will be sent to you following registration
Description
Is your business looking for investment? Join us for this series of webinars that will help
6 - Urban Climate Walk (web)
5Nov

Urban Climate Walk

Dates
Friday 5 November 2021 (11:30-14:00)
Location
Meeting Place: (Stop 01) outside the main entrance to New Street Station
Description
Join this walk through Birmingham City Centre and discover how the built environment creates its own distinct microclimates.
crisis-problem-debt
9Nov

How do we tackle the problem debt crisis?: A 'Dragons' Den' event

Dates
Tuesday 9 November 2021 (18:00-19:30)
Location
online event
Description
Our expert panel will have 5 minutes to draw on their evidence and expertise to pitch their proposals for policy reforms which respond to the current crisis before the audience cast their vote for their favourite.
COP26 exchange a5.1 web
9Nov

Late Night Exchange: COP26

Dates
Tuesday 9 November 2021 (18:00-21:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
While the leaders of the world meet in the UK for COP26, the University of Birmingham will host an evening of expert insight, passionate discussion and personal reflection on this global and local threat.
cop26-graphic
9Nov

Late-Night Exchange: COP26

Dates
Tuesday 9 November 2021 (19:00-21:00)
Location
Online and in-person at The Exchange
Description
Held at The Exchange in the heart of Birmingham, this event will consider climate change and action from multiple angles, connecting you with experts, activists and residents in a stimulating evening of debate.
10Nov

PhD showcase

Dates
Wednesday 10 November 2021 (16:00-17:00)
Location
Zoom
Description
Sadegh Attari and Humma Mouzam discuss their research.
football-hero-image-300x
16Nov

Sport for a new generation

Dates
Tuesday 16 November 2021 (17:30-19:00)
Location
Online and in-person (University of Birmingham Conference Centre)
Description
Join our academics, alongside industry experts as we look at sport through a Social Science lens. This event will cover a wide spectrum of topics around the theme of sport.
Eyewitness identification
16Nov

Eyewitness Identification from a Different Angle

Dates
Tuesday 16 November 2021 (18:00-19:30)
Location
online event
Description
In a series of short online videos, experts will discuss the role of interactivity in face recognition accuracy, including its role in reducing racial bias. These videos will be complemented by a live AMA zoom event.
Dyslexia
18Nov

Dyslexia: What's New

Dates
Thursday 18 November 2021 (18:00-19:00)
Location
online event
Description
In this online event experts from the field of dyslexia will answer your questions on the latest research and current trends to support dyslexic children and young people in education.
negotiating-climate-change
19Nov

Negotiating Climate Change: A simulation and a solution

Dates
Friday 19 November 2021 (14:00-16:30)
Location
On campus
Description
This event will introduce an international experiment that tests whether various ways of framing climate change makes people more or less likely to support climate change policies.
Framing Climate Change
23Nov

Framing Climate Change: What inspires us to care?

Dates
Tuesday 23 November 2021 (18:00-19:00)
Location
online event
Description
This event will introduce an international experiment that tests whether various ways of framing climate change makes people more or less likely to support climate change policies.
24Nov

The Medieval Convent Drama Project

Dates
Wednesday 24 November 2021 (16:00-17:00)
Location
Zoom
Description
Dr Olivia Robinson presents her Swiss National Science Foundation funded research.
gender-feminism-identity
25Nov

Gender, feminism and identity: what makes you, you?

Dates
Thursday 25 November 2021 (19:00-21:00)
Location
Midlands Arts Centre - Cannon Hill Park - B12 9QH
Description
This event will share research and knowledge from the University of Birmingham about how notions of gender and identity are shared in society and how these notions inform our thoughts, feelings and actions.
11 - Dispelling the Myths of Street Planting (web)
7Dec

What Street Planting does for Air Quality

Dates
Tuesday 7 December 2021 (12:30-13:30)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Lunchtime lecture unpacking new open-source software that helps cities plant in pursuit of clean air and reduce citizens' exposure to air pollution at the roadside.
Weatherland
8Dec

Arts of the Air: an evening of words, paintings and histories

Dates
Wednesday 8 December 2021 (18:30-20:00)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Take your seat for an illustrated talk and anthology of readings woven together by Alexandra Harris and explore some of the very different ways in which air has been perceived and represented in Britain.
18Dec

Chronic Breathlessness Dance Workshop

Dates
Saturday 18 December 2021 (11:00-12:30)
Location
The Exchange: 3 Centenary Square Birmingham B1 2DR
Description
Sian Williams leads this mixed dance sessions, specially designed for people living with long term breathlessness.
Medici Logo-Cropped-300x300
12Jan

Medici2022

Dates
Wednesday 12 January (09:00) - Wednesday 6 April 2022 (17:00)
Location
Edgbaston Park Hotel 53 Edgbaston Park Road Birmingham B15 2RS
Description
The Medici programme will give you the business skills, knowledge and confidence you need to engage
vincent-levinus-315
2Feb

Who are the Audiences for Early Modern History?

Dates
Wednesday 2 February 2022 (17:00-18:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
A roundtable to question who the audiences are for early modern history and how can they be further broadened and engaged.
BCLM Forging Ahead render-315
9Feb

Reflections on 'Forging Ahead' at the Black Country Living Museum

Dates
Wednesday 9 February 2022 (14:00-15:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Researchers Simon Briercliffe and Elizabeth Thomson will be joining us from the Black Country Living Museum to reflect on the ways in which their research has contributed to the 'Forging Ahead' project at the Museum.
16Feb

Researching Black British Histories

Dates
Wednesday 16 February 2022 (14:00-15:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Postgraduate researchers Saffron East (History, UCL), Sue Lemos (History, Warwick), and Montaz Marche (History, Birmingham) will be joining us to discuss their current research on Black British histories.
Janiform_aryballos_Louvre_CA987-315
23Feb

Roundtable on Classics and 'the Other'

Dates
Wednesday 23 February 2022 (16:00-17:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Roundtable to discuss how the relationship between Classics and social and political identities and national cultures has recently been much debated
Albrecht_Dürer_-_Melencolia_I-315
9Mar

Historical Understandings of Mental Illness

Dates
Wednesday 9 March 2022 (14:00-15:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Emily Betz (History, St Andrews), Angus Gowland (History, UCL), Leonard Smith (Applied Health Research, Birmingham) and Erin Sullivan (Shakespeare Institute, Birmingham) will be joining us for a roundtable discussion
Johannes_Eckstein_-_John_Freeth_and_his_Circle-315
23Mar

Midlands and Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century and Today

Dates
Wednesday 23 March 2022 (14:00-15:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Jo-Ann Curtis (Birmingham Museums Trust), Jane Gallagher (Ironbridge Gorge Museums), Duncan Frankis (Newman University) and Manu Sehgal (University of Birmingham) will be joining us for a roundtable discussion
Dilemma - Dino Caruna-315
30Mar

Immersive Practices and Experimental Worlds: A Comparative Ethnography

Dates
Wednesday 30 March 2022 (15:00-16:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
David Berliner (Laboratoire d'Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains, Université Libre de Bruxelles) will be joining us to discuss his work on 'Immersive Practices and Experimental Worlds: A Comparative Ethnography'.
George_Orwell_press_photo-315
12Apr

Critical Orwell: an online conference

Dates
Tuesday 12 April (00:00) - Thursday 14 April 2022 (00:00)
Location
Online - a zoom link will be sent to you following registration
Description
This online conference hosted by the University of Birmingham is on George Orwell's writing, life, politics, and legacies.
commonwealth-games-315
27Apr

The Commonwealth Games: A Roundtable Discussion

Dates
Wednesday 27 April 2022 (14:00-15:30)
Location
Zoom
Description
Roundtable discussion on the meaning(s) of the Commonwealth Games through time (past, present, future) and how this relates to conversations about citizenship, race, and belonging in the shadow of the British empire.