College of Arts and Law events

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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
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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!
27Oct

Editorial Power: Galen and his Manipulated Canon

Dates
Wednesday 27 October 2021 (16:00-17:30)
Location
Online via Zoom
Description
This seminar by Claire Bubb (NYU) is part of the Biblical Studies Seminar of the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham, and is co-organised with the University of Oxford
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.
Wendy Lennon 315
8Nov

The 2021 Hughes Lecture

Dates
Monday 8 November 2021 (17:30-18:30)
Description
Approaches to creativity, diversity, and sustainability in education: perspectives from the Shakespeare, Race and Pedagogy project - Wendy Lennon, Fellow of the English Association
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
27Oct

Editorial Power: Galen and his Manipulated Canon

Dates
Wednesday 27 October 2021 (16:00-17:30)
Location
Online via Zoom
Description
This seminar by Claire Bubb (NYU) is part of the Biblical Studies Seminar of the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham, and is co-organised with the University of Oxford
10Nov

PhD showcase

Dates
Wednesday 10 November 2021 (16:00-17:00)
Location
Zoom
Description
Sadegh Attari and Humma Mouzam discuss their research.
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.
27Oct

Editorial Power: Galen and his Manipulated Canon

Dates
Wednesday 27 October 2021 (16:00-17:30)
Location
Online via Zoom
Description
This seminar by Claire Bubb (NYU) is part of the Biblical Studies Seminar of the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham, and is co-organised with the University of Oxford
Wendy Lennon 315
8Nov

The 2021 Hughes Lecture

Dates
Monday 8 November 2021 (17:30-18:30)
Description
Approaches to creativity, diversity, and sustainability in education: perspectives from the Shakespeare, Race and Pedagogy project - Wendy Lennon, Fellow of the English Association
10Nov

PhD showcase

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