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View the latest events that the University of Portsmouth has to offer, including public lectures and live music

Star Public Lectures

Wednesday Jan 23 6.00 - 7.00PM

Public Lectures

An analytical journey measuring contaminants in water around the globe

A professorial inaugural lecture by Gary Fones, Professor of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry, University of Portsmouth.

A professorial inaugural lecture by Gary Fones, Professor of Environmental Aquatic Chemistry, University of Portsmouth.

This lecture takes us on an analytical journey around the globe. Professor Fones will introduce a number of different monitoring approaches and analytical tools which he has used for the measurement of contaminants in both water and sediments.

Time: 6-7 pm, followed by a drinks reception

Admission is free, but please book a place on Eventbrite.

Wednesday 23 January 2019 6.00 - 7.00PM Portland Building

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Wednesday Jan30 6.00 - 7.00PM

Public Lectures

My Family in Exile

A public lecture by Dame Stephanie Shirley CH BSc FREng, entrepreneur and philanthropist

A public lecture by Dame Stephanie Shirley CH BSc FREng, entrepreneur and philanthropist

Former child refugee who arrived in the Kindertransport, Dame Stephanie Shirley CH BSc FREng built her fortune creating an IT company for women. Come and hear her fascinating life story at this Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture.

Time: 6-7pm, followed by a drink reception

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Wednesday 30 January 2018 6.00 - 7.00PM Portland Buliding

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Wednesday Feb 27 6.00 - 7.00PM

Public Lectures

What’s in a face? The evolution of facial expression

A professorial inaugural lecture by Bridget Waller, Professor of Evolutionary Psychology, University of Portsmouth

A professorial inaugural lecture by Bridget Waller, Professor of Evolutionary Psychology, University of Portsmouth

Human facial expressions developed from a shared evolutionary history with many other animals. In her inaugural lecture, Professor Waller will summarise her research combining studies of anatomy, behaviour and mind to help understand the meaning of our complex and subtle facial communication.

Time: 6-7pm, followed by a drinks reception

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Wednesday 27 February 2019 6.00 - 7.00PM Portland Building

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Wednesday Mar27 6.00 - 7.00PM

Public Lectures

Critical Green Growth: Socially Inclusive Circular Economy and Beyond

Inaugural lecture by Diego Vasquez-Brust, Professor of Global Business Sustainability and Strategy, University of Portsmouth

Inaugural lecture by Diego Vasquez-Brust, Professor of Global Business Sustainability and Strategy, University of Portsmouth

Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals will require simultaneous attainment of environmental protection, social inclusion and economic growth which will be challenging as these goals can be conflicting. In this lecture Professor Vazquez-Brust will discuss his research into how sustainable Green Growth might be the way forward.

Time: 6-7pm, followed by a drinks reception

Admission is free, but please book a place via Eventbrite.

Wednesday 27 March 2019 6.00 - 7.00PM King Henry Building

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Star Conferences and seminars

Tuesday Feb19 5.00 - 6.30PM

Conferences and seminars

Reinventing Grand Strategy: On the Micro-Processes of World Order

This year's Annual Lecture for the Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR) will be delivered by Professor Thierry Balzacq.

Professor Balzacq is an internationally renowned scholar of security and holds the Franqui Research Chair at the University of Namur.

Date: Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm

Venue: University of Portsmouth, Park Building, Room 3.01, King Henry I Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ

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Tuesday 19 February 2019 5.00 - 6.30PM Park Building, Room 3.01

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Jun 25-27

Conferences and Seminars

Gender and Education Association international conference

The University of Portsmouth will host the annual Gender and Education Association international conference in June 2019.

The University of Portsmouth will host the annual Gender and Education Association international conference in June 2019. Hundreds of education practitioners, activists, academics, students, community leaders, artists, researchers, and policymakers from across the UK and around the globe will be welcomed to explore identities, in/visibilities, inequalities, and intersections in education through a gendered lens.

25-27 June 2019 University of Portsmouth

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Jul 9-12

Conferences and seminars

Hospitality Tourism Marketing Conference

The 9th Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing and Management Conference will be hosted at the University of Portsmouth from 9 to 12 July 2019.

This is the first time the event has been held in the UK and during the four-day event delegates from academia, industry and other organisations will have the opportunity to share and exchange knowledge and expertise on hospitality marketing and management.

Professor of Marketing Yuksel Ekinci, from the Marketing and Sales group at the University of Portsmouth, said: “We are very excited to host this conference especially as it is the first time the event has been held in the UK. Delegates will be coming from across the world and we know they will enjoy the facilities that Portsmouth has to offer.

“Within the sector there are many issues of intense interest including the future of the industry and innovative developments.”

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Star Performances and Exhibitions

Wednesday Jan30 6.00 - 9.30pm

Performances and Exhibitions

Stargazing 2019

Enjoy an evening of astronomy, stargazing, space activities, cosmology chat and talks at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, with activities taking place on board HMS Warrior and in Action Stations.

Join astrophysicists and cosmologists from the University of Portsmouth's Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, navigation experts from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, amateur astronomers from Hampshire Astronomical Group, and more tbc at this free event, exploring navigation through space and time.

During the event you will have the opportunity to take a look through a telescope, learn how sailors navigate by the stars, and find out more about our Universe. Short talks will be given throughout the night on topics within stargazing, cosmology and space.

There will be a range of activities to suit all ages, with plenty to do and see whether it's clear or cloudy!

Date: 30 January 2019

Time: 6:00 - 9:30pm

Venue: HMS Warrior 1860 and Action Stations, Portsmouth

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Wednesday 30 Jan 2019 6.00 - 9.30pm

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Saturday Mar23 7.30pm

Performances and Exhibitions

University of Portsmouth Choir and Solent Symphony Orchestra

In a concert featuring Haydn's Nelson Mass and the Mozart Vespers, the University of Portsmouth choir combines forces with the Solent Symphony Orchestra for an unforgettable concert.

Date: Saturday, 23 March 2019

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: St John’s Cathedral, Bishop Crispian Way, Portsmouth PO1 3HQ

Tickets £12, £10 concessions, £6 Under 16s

Telephone: 023 9284 3023

E-mail: music@port.ac.uk

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Saturday 23 March 2019 7.30pm

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Various dates

Performances and Exhibitions

Portsmouth Chamber Music Series

Now in its fifteenth season, the Portsmouth Chamber Music Series brings world-class musicians to the city.

In partnership with Music in the Round and the Portsmouth Cultural Trust, we present the finest music in informal surroundings where you are never more than a few metres from the performers. Q and A sessions follow each concert, and a 20% discount is available to those who book the whole series.

8 October 2018 - Goldmund Quartet

5 November 2018 - Steven Osborne (piano)

28 January 2019 - Ensemble 360

25 March 2019 - Trio Isimsiz

29 April 2019 - Piatti Quartet

20 May 2019 - Ensemble 360 (piano quartet)

Time: All concerts are on Mondays and start at 7.30pm.

Venue: Portsmouth Guildhall: seating is unreserved, with doors open from 7pm.

Box office: 023 9387 0211. Tickets: £18 full price, £16 concessions, £86.40 for the whole season (£76.80 concs). Student-standby tickets are available from 7pm on the day of each concert, for £6. Prices include booking fee and restoration levy.

For further information or to join our mailing list, please contact music@port.ac.uk or 023 9284 3023.

October-May 2018/19

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