What's on this week at the University of Leicester

Posted by mjs76 at Oct 03, 2010 09:00 AM |
Events from Monday 4 October to Sunday 10 October 2010.

Monday 4 October 2010

It's the start of term and the start of a new academic year!

Freshers' Fair

Day 1 of 2. Part of Fresh Festival for University of Leicester freshers.

  • Percy Gee Building, 10.00am

Open secrets: Grahame Green, Evelyn Waugh, Catherine Walston and The End of the Affair

Lecture by Professor Martin Stannard to the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society.

Stevie Starr

'The Regurgitator', as seen on Britain's Got Talent. Part of Fresh Festival for University of Leicester freshers.

  • O2 Academy, 9.00pm

The Magic Numbers

Freshers' Welcome Party

Part of Fresh Festival for University of Leicester freshers.

  • Percy Gee Building, 11.00pm

Tuesday 5 October 2010

Lunchtime Soundbite

Light lunchtime entertainment for free every Tuesday and Thursday at Embrace Arts.

  • Embrace Arts, 12.45pm, free, More information

    Freshers' Fair

    Day 2 of 2. Part of Fresh Festival for University of Leicester freshers.

    • Percy Gee Building, 10.00am

    Quiet Coercions: Medicine, Motherhood and Morality

    Public inaugural lecture by Professor Elizabeth Murphy from the College of Social Sciences.

    Marc Spellman

    Mind reader, plus comedy support from Joe Bor and Stephen Carlin. Part of Fresh Festival for University of Leicester freshers.

    • Percy Gee Building, 8.00pm

    Dickens and the Serial Reader

    Discussion of Victorian serial publishing, featuring items loaned by the Dickens Museum. Part of the Everybody's Reading Festival.

    • Special Collections Room, University Library, 5.30pm, free (ticket required), More information

    Wednesday 6 October 2010

    Antarctica - the largest glaciovolcanic province in the world and how its volcanic products can help to reconstruct past ice sheets

    Lecture by Professor John Smellie (Department of Geology) for the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society.

    • Ken Edwards Building Lecture Theatre 3, 7.30pm, £3 for non-members, More information

    Red Leicester

    Featuring Jamie Archer from The X Factor plus Beat a Maxx. Part of Fresh Festival for University of Leicester freshers.

    • Percy Gee Building, 10.30pm

    Sound of Guns

    Thursday 7 October 2010

    Lunchtime Soundbite

    Light lunchtime entertainment for free every Tuesday and Thursday at Embrace Arts.

  • Embrace Arts, 12.45pm, free, More information

    Knighton Chamber Orchestra

    The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart 'in the style of Fawlty Towers'. In association with Embrace Arts.

    Andy Kirkland's Swinging Bass Band

    Music at the Arts Bar: the best in regional jazz and blues. Part of Fresh Fringe.

    The Magic Numbers

    Friday 8 October 2010

    Higher order chromatin remodeling in skin development and homeostasis

    Seminar by Dr Mike Fessing (University of Bradford). Part of the Molecular and Cellular Biosciences Autumn Seminar Series.

    • Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre in the Henry Wellcome Building, 12.30pm, More information (PDF)

    Knighton Chamber Orchestra

    The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart 'in the style of Fawlty Towers'. In association with Embrace Arts.

    Happy birthday, Tony Levin!

    Leicester Jazz House presents: Celebrating this popular drummer's birthday, featuring Mujician and Aki Takase.

    Aynsley Lister

    The Big Shabang

    Featuring Radio 1 DJ Jo Whiley. Part of Fresh Festival for University of Leicester freshers.

    • Percy Gee Building, 10.30pm

    Saturday 9 October 2010

    University open day

    A chance to meet staff and current students and to look around our campus (last open day of 2010).

    Postgraduate Conference in Historical Archaeology

    A lively and informal forum for the presentation and discussion of current postgraduate research in the archaeology of the last 500 years

    • Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building, 9.30am, £20 (free to postgrads), More information

    Get writing! Poetry and performance

    Workshop led by Aly Stoneman. Over-16s only.

    The Big Draw - family monoprinting day

    Drop in and try your hand at this printmaking technique. Organised by Leicester Print Workshop. Ideal for all ages.

    Knighton Chamber Orchestra

    The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart 'in the style of Fawlty Towers'. In association with Embrace Arts.

    The Screening

    Plus Charlie Coombs and the New Breed

    Propaganda Launch Party

    Propaganda, Edith Bowman (Radio 1), DJ Dan. Over-18s only.

    Sunday 10 October 2010

    Hatch: It's About Time

    Promenade performance featuring four artists. Part of Fresh Fringe.

    General Fiasco

    Ongoing exhibitions

    Passion2Print

    2 October to 11 December 2010