National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Great Britain to perform at the People’s Palace
Music at QMUL is proud to welcome the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Great Britain. They will perform 'Legends of Jazz', which celebrates the greatest jazz classics ever written, featuring tunes by jazz masters such as Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk. More.
Arts and Culture Strategy launch event – tomorrow, Wednesday 8 November
There’s still time to register for the Arts and Culture Strategy launch event – an evening of cultural performances on Wednesday 8 November from 6pm in the Great Hall of the People’s Palace, Mile End. The event will focus on the themes of the new strategy, bringing together artists from the QMUL community with international leaders from the cultural sector. More.
Wellbeing Hub – Thursday 16 November
Come and visit the Wellbeing Hub on Thursday 16 November, 11am–3pm in Library Square, Mile End to get information on the student wellbeing services available to you at QMUL, as well as advice on sexual health, drug and alcohol use, and staying safe and healthy while at university. We will also be giving out ‘mocktails’ (non-alcoholic cocktails) as part of the 2017 Alcohol Awareness Week (Monday 13 to Friday 19 November). #QMWellbeingHub. More.
The Confucius Institute and QMBL Table Tennis Club Tournament Cup
The Confucius Institute and QMBL Table Tennis Club are collaborating to bring you their first Table Tennis Tournament Cup. They welcome players of all abilities, from beginners to professionals. Come down to the tournament tomorrow, Wednesday 8 November, 2–6pm at QMotion, Mile End to meet some new people and win some amazing prizes!
Lunchtime Chinese painting and calligraphy classes in November
If you didn’t get a chance to attend the Chinese calligraphy class in October, there will be another session tomorrow, Wednesday 8 October, noon–2pm. More.
'I Am Human' – a new audio walking tour of The Royal London Hospital
A team led by Richard Meunier from The Royal London Hospital Archives and Museum, and Nadia Valman from the School of English and Drama, have developed a new audio walking tour of The Royal London Hospital. Dramatising material drawn from the Hospital’s archives, the walking tour offers a new perspective on the life of Joseph Merrick, the so-called 'Elephant Man', and medical care in Victorian Whitechapel. More.
Industry-led lectures on the fundamentals of drug development
QMUL’s Life Sciences Initiative and the Centre for Population Genomic Medicine will co-host an afternoon of industry-led lectures on the fundamentals of drug development on Wednesday 15 November, 1–5pm in the Rotblat Lecture Theatre, Joseph Rotblat Building, Charterhouse Square campus. The lectures will be given by current and former Pfizer representatives, who have a wealth of expertise in drug development ranging from early stage research to clinical development. More.
Events taking place during this year’s Being Human Festival
This year’s Being Human Festival – a national forum for public engagement with humanities research – runs nationally from Friday 17 to Saturday 25 November. A number of QMUL staff are taking part:
QMUL’s Centre of the History of Emotions invites you to enter a pop-up world of activities, talks and performances investigating what we feel about objects, covering everything from fetishes to the hidden objects found in houses. Register now.
Organised by the School of English and Drama, 'The great Yiddish parade' is a re-enactment of a protest march by Jewish immigrants in Victorian Whitechapel, demanding better conditions for all East End workers. Register now.
‘Music in the age of artificial creation’ will explore how staff in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science are using state-of-the-art machine learning methods to enhance human creativity in both music performance and composition. Register now.
‘Lost and found through the migrant experience’ will explore how objects, such as photo albums, smartphones and personal artefacts, can evoke complex stories of displacement, as well as their representation in exhibitions, film and through social media. The event is organised by the Centre for Childhood Cultures, a partnership between QMUL and the V&A Museum of Childhood. Join the waitlist.
Dr Matthew Ingleby from the School of English and Drama presents ‘Bloomsbury and the grounds for philanthropy’ and will lead a panel discussion exploring the role urban geography has played historically in revising the bounds of human sympathy. Register now.
Migrant Children – Dreams and Reality
‘Migrant children – dreams and reality’ is a benefit event featuring a screening of Ugwumpiti, a film directed by the School of Geography’s Eithne Nightingale that is shortlisted for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s prestigious 2017 Research in Film Awards. Proceeds will go to Hackney Migrants Centre, Child Migrant Stories and Calais Children initiative. More.
Free public lecture: ‘Emergency radiology – the inside story’
The Royal College of Radiologists invites you to their free event on Thursday 9 November, 6.30–7.30pm. You’ll be putting yourself in the shoes of an emergency radiologist on a busy Friday night in A&E. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for a place.