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Wednesday

12:15

SIMS Research Seminar Series - Sejal Saglani

Kings College: Guy’s Campus

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Speaker: Professor Sejal Saglani, Imperial College London.

13:00

Wild experiments: Rethinking environmentalism for the Anthropocene

Architectural Association: Zoom (See link below)

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The diagnosis of the Anthropocene would seem to mark the public end to the idea of the wild. But this is only true if the wild is defined by the absence of people. Looked at differently, we can still find wild things and wild places in amongst the dense networks of human life. There are still ways to make space for wildlife in modern spaces and networks. This lecture explores the rise of rewilding and examines its potential as a guide for 21st century environmentalism. Jamie Lorimer is an environmental geographer in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. His research explores the histories, politics and cultures of wildlife conservation. Past projects have ranged across scales and organisms – from elephants to hookworms. Jamie is the author of Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature(Minnesota, 2015). His next book draws together work on rewilding inside and beyond the human body to claim that a ‘probiotic turn’ is underway in the governance of life in the Anthropocene. The Probiotic Planet: Using Life to Manage Life will be published in Autumn 2020. Join the lecture on Zoom.

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16:00

Q&A - Beware ecosystem services for nature conservation: lessons from fieldwork and spatial modelling

Kings College:

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Speaker: Mark Mulligan Abstract: We have great expectations of wild nature to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals and to repair our damaged Earth systems, whilst also supporting large and prosperous human populations. There are a variety of plans in place to keep some of wild nature to deliver on these expectations, but are conservation targets aiming high enough for nature to provide what we need of her? In this talk I will show how conservation organisations have moved wholesale from being driven by conservation of nature for its own sake to a focus on conservation of nature for our sake: as exemplified by the focus on ecosystem services and nature based solutions to all manner of ills, including natural climate solutions. I show, using examples based on field monitoring (using pervasive low-cost, connected environmental sensing) and spatial modelling (with the Co$tingNature, WaterWorld and Eco:Actuary platforms), that we need to beware of assuming the vestigial nature we are currently willing to protect will be able to deliver what humanity needs, where and when we need it. Moreover, a focus on protecting nature to deliver on the SDGs, through provision of ecosystem services, may not protect the wilderness landscapes and rich biodiversity that we also value in nature and which provide other benefits. The geographic distribution of biodiversity and many of the most important ecosystem services do not overlap at all. Much more ambitious conservation targets are required if green infrastructure is to deliver on the SDGs and these need to focus on conservation of nature for its own sake as well as ours. These targets have to move beyond protected areas to other effective conservation measures - in human dominated landscapes. A more realistic view on what green infrastructure can and cannot deliver to people and what will still need to be provided by our own grey infrastructure is also required.     Accessing this event Please contact the event organiser for a link to this presentation and Q&A session. You will be able to view it until the Q&A session at 16:00 on Wednesday 3rd June 2020. About this speaker Dr Mark Mulligan completed his undergraduate degree in geography at the University of Bristol from 1988-1991. After a brief period in the rainforests of Brunei with the then Royal Geographical Society (RGS) Brunei Rainforest Expedition, he moved to King’s for his PhD on 'Modelling hydrology and vegetation change in a degraded semi-arid area', supervised by Professor John Thornes. Mark took up the post of Lecturer in Geography at King’s in September 1994 at the age of 24 and has been teaching and researching in the Department since, with a year (2003-2004) research secondment to Istituto di Botanica, Universita' di Napoli, Italy. In 2003, Mark was appointed Reader in Geography and in 2004 was awarded the Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers Gill Memorial Award for ‘innovative monitoring and modelling’ of environmental systems. Mark is an honorary fellow at the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), adjunct Doctoral Graduate Faculty at Texas State University 2007-2012, and trustee of PROAVES UK

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17:30

Legacies of Colonialism and the Windrush Betrayal

School of Advanced Study: ONLINE

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Amelia Gentleman, Guardian journalist and author of The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment (2019) in conversation with Dr Juanita Cox (Institute of Commonwealth Studies and co-founder of Guyana SPEAKS).  Please note that advance registration for this event is essential. You will receive the link to the meeting the evening before the workshop. It will be sent only to those registered by the 2nd of June at 5:00 pm so please ensure you are registered by then. If you have not received the link by this time please email olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk

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18:00

The Growth Mindset and the Abundance Mentality

Gresham College: Museum of London

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This talk will explore the “growth mindset”, the evidence-based view that talents are developed rather than genetic. It provides practical tips on how to develop new skills with limited time, and highlights the importance of pushing yourself outside your comfort zone. The talk will also discuss the “abundance mentality”, that serving others grows the pie for all, rather than increasing others’ slice at your expense. It examines how to serve effectively, in a disciplined way that does not lead to you accepting every request.Click here for further information on all Gresham lectures during the COVID-19 pandemic

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18:00

Louise Wilcox, The Mendfulness Clinic (Arts Weeks 2020: Online)

Birkbeck: Online

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Book your place now 'Join me at The Mendfulness Clinic. In this online one-to-one performance, you and I will repair our tattered clothes together, attempting to mend society’s fraying relationship with the fabric we wear in the process. Fast fashion tells us to buy new – but what if we celebrated the history of our clothes, and how it shows on the fabric? This performance can accommodate a small number of participants only - first-come, first served.' Louise Wilcox is a multidisciplinary artist/performer. Her practice and work focus around her relationship to ‘femaleness’, exploring under/inadequately represented elements of gender. She is currently investigating how the traditionally ‘feminine’ process of crafting might help us confront challenging topics.Wilcox is part of Dirty Rascals Theatre. This is event is part of Arts Weeks 2020: Online. A number of days before the event, you will be emailed a link to access the online event. This year, Birkbeck Arts Week looks a bit different - we’re moving to the virtual sphere for five weeks of specially curated events and experiences. Receive each week’s online programme in your inbox on Mondays during the festival by signing up to our mailing list Contact name: Arts Week Team

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19:00

POSTPONED: Exhibiting Tantric material culture at the British Museum

SOAS: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: Alumni Lecture Theatre

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This event has been postponed. Contact email: m.razvi@soas.ac.uk

12:15
SIMS Research Seminar Series - Sejal Saglani

Kings College:Guy’s Campus

event

Speaker: Professor Sejal Saglani, Imperial College London.

13:00
Wild experiments: Rethinking environmentalism for the Anthropocene

Architectural Association: Zoom (See link below)

event

The diagnosis of the Anthropocene would seem to mark the public end to the idea of the wild. But this is only true if the wild is defined by the absence of people. Looked at differently, we can still find wild things and wild places in amongst the dense networks of human life. There are still ways to make space for wildlife in modern spaces and networks. This lecture explores the rise of rewilding and examines its potential as a guide for 21st century environmentalism. Jamie Lorimer is an environmental geographer in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. His research explores the histories, politics and cultures of wildlife conservation. Past projects have ranged across scales and organisms – from elephants to hookworms. Jamie is the author of Wildlife in the Anthropocene: Conservation after Nature(Minnesota, 2015). His next book draws together work on rewilding inside and beyond the human body to claim that a ‘probiotic turn’ is underway in the governance of life in the Anthropocene. The Probiotic Planet: Using Life to Manage Life will be published in Autumn 2020. Join the lecture on Zoom.

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16:00
Q&A - Beware ecosystem services for nature conservation: lessons from fieldwork and spatial modelling

Kings College:

event

Speaker: Mark Mulligan Abstract: We have great expectations of wild nature to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals and to repair our damaged Earth systems, whilst also supporting large and prosperous human populations. There are a variety of plans in place to keep some of wild nature to deliver on these expectations, but are conservation targets aiming high enough for nature to provide what we need of her? In this talk I will show how conservation organisations have moved wholesale from being driven by conservation of nature for its own sake to a focus on conservation of nature for our sake: as exemplified by the focus on ecosystem services and nature based solutions to all manner of ills, including natural climate solutions. I show, using examples based on field monitoring (using pervasive low-cost, connected environmental sensing) and spatial modelling (with the Co$tingNature, WaterWorld and Eco:Actuary platforms), that we need to beware of assuming the vestigial nature we are currently willing to protect will be able to deliver what humanity needs, where and when we need it. Moreover, a focus on protecting nature to deliver on the SDGs, through provision of ecosystem services, may not protect the wilderness landscapes and rich biodiversity that we also value in nature and which provide other benefits. The geographic distribution of biodiversity and many of the most important ecosystem services do not overlap at all. Much more ambitious conservation targets are required if green infrastructure is to deliver on the SDGs and these need to focus on conservation of nature for its own sake as well as ours. These targets have to move beyond protected areas to other effective conservation measures - in human dominated landscapes. A more realistic view on what green infrastructure can and cannot deliver to people and what will still need to be provided by our own grey infrastructure is also required.     Accessing this event Please contact the event organiser for a link to this presentation and Q&A session. You will be able to view it until the Q&A session at 16:00 on Wednesday 3rd June 2020. About this speaker Dr Mark Mulligan completed his undergraduate degree in geography at the University of Bristol from 1988-1991. After a brief period in the rainforests of Brunei with the then Royal Geographical Society (RGS) Brunei Rainforest Expedition, he moved to King’s for his PhD on 'Modelling hydrology and vegetation change in a degraded semi-arid area', supervised by Professor John Thornes. Mark took up the post of Lecturer in Geography at King’s in September 1994 at the age of 24 and has been teaching and researching in the Department since, with a year (2003-2004) research secondment to Istituto di Botanica, Universita' di Napoli, Italy. In 2003, Mark was appointed Reader in Geography and in 2004 was awarded the Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers Gill Memorial Award for ‘innovative monitoring and modelling’ of environmental systems. Mark is an honorary fellow at the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), adjunct Doctoral Graduate Faculty at Texas State University 2007-2012, and trustee of PROAVES UK

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17:30
Legacies of Colonialism and the Windrush Betrayal

School of Advanced Study:ONLINE

event:book

Amelia Gentleman, Guardian journalist and author of The Windrush Betrayal: Exposing the Hostile Environment (2019) in conversation with Dr Juanita Cox (Institute of Commonwealth Studies and co-founder of Guyana SPEAKS).  Please note that advance registration for this event is essential. You will receive the link to the meeting the evening before the workshop. It will be sent only to those registered by the 2nd of June at 5:00 pm so please ensure you are registered by then. If you have not received the link by this time please email olga.jimenez@sas.ac.uk

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18:00
The Growth Mindset and the Abundance Mentality

Gresham College:Museum of London

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This talk will explore the “growth mindset”, the evidence-based view that talents are developed rather than genetic. It provides practical tips on how to develop new skills with limited time, and highlights the importance of pushing yourself outside your comfort zone. The talk will also discuss the “abundance mentality”, that serving others grows the pie for all, rather than increasing others’ slice at your expense. It examines how to serve effectively, in a disciplined way that does not lead to you accepting every request.Click here for further information on all Gresham lectures during the COVID-19 pandemic

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18:00
Louise Wilcox, The Mendfulness Clinic (Arts Weeks 2020: Online)

Birkbeck:Online

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Book your place now 'Join me at The Mendfulness Clinic. In this online one-to-one performance, you and I will repair our tattered clothes together, attempting to mend society’s fraying relationship with the fabric we wear in the process. Fast fashion tells us to buy new – but what if we celebrated the history of our clothes, and how it shows on the fabric? This performance can accommodate a small number of participants only - first-come, first served.' Louise Wilcox is a multidisciplinary artist/performer. Her practice and work focus around her relationship to ‘femaleness’, exploring under/inadequately represented elements of gender. She is currently investigating how the traditionally ‘feminine’ process of crafting might help us confront challenging topics.Wilcox is part of Dirty Rascals Theatre. This is event is part of Arts Weeks 2020: Online. A number of days before the event, you will be emailed a link to access the online event. This year, Birkbeck Arts Week looks a bit different - we’re moving to the virtual sphere for five weeks of specially curated events and experiences. Receive each week’s online programme in your inbox on Mondays during the festival by signing up to our mailing list Contact name: Arts Week Team

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19:00
POSTPONED: Exhibiting Tantric material culture at the British Museum

SOAS:Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: Alumni Lecture Theatre

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This event has been postponed. Contact email: m.razvi@soas.ac.uk

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Thursday

12:00

Chandra Mohanty on feminist freedom warriors Cancelled

Kings College: King's Building, Strand Campus

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Speaker: Chandra Mohanty Abstract: Join the Gender Studies Network for this paper discussion with Chandra Mohanty. After this event, we will be hosting our end of year social! *If you are external to King's and would like to attend this event, please contact the event organiser directly.   About the speaker: Chandra Mohanty is a respected professor of women's and gender studies, and sociology. Her work focuses on transnational feminist theory, anti-capitalist feminist praxis, and anti-racist education. She became known after the publication of her 1986 essay, 'Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses' that highlights the difficulties faced by feminists from the third world in being heard within the broader feminist movement

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12:00

John Keane on the Fate of Democracy

RSA: Online Event,

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RSA Events

16:00

Invasion Ecology: Geographic origin and characteristics of plants introduced to Australia

Kings College:

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Speaker: Angela Bartlett Accessing this event Angela's seminar is accessible via Microsoft teams: https://teams.microsoft.com/_#/school/conversations/PhD%20seminars%20-%20Environmental%20Dynamics?threadId=19:ff7c2af0c0b04bf3a49d3387f97941e9@thread.tacv2&ctx=channel Please join the meeting with your camera and microphones off in the first instance to conserve bandwidth. All are welcome. However, if you are external to King’s, please contact the event organiser so that they can invite you to the lobby in Teams.   About the speaker Angela Bartlett is a London NERC DTP PhD student with the Department of Geography. Her interests cover a range of disciplines, including invasion ecology, aquatic catchment management and global change. She is particularly interested in integrating empirical and theoretical research to improve targeting of interventions for environmental challenges we face in a changing world. Angela's research is focused within the macroecology sub-field, where the development of large ecological datasets and databases is used to explore spatial and temporal patterns in the human-mediated movement of species around the world, and how this filters through to biological invasion processes.

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17:00

Coronavirus and Culture: Challenges, changes and creative responses

Kings College: Online

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With galleries, museums, theatres, music venues, pubs and clubs closed, cultural life and the way we participate in creative activities has changed drastically as a result of the global pandemic. Facilitated by Baroness Deborah Bull CBE, join our panel of King's alumni, academic and cultural sector experts as we discuss some of the new challenges and changes the sector now faces. Key questions will include: What are some of the creative measures already being implemented by key players in the sector? How is the pandemic affecting the way we participate in cultural activities? How are artists impacted? What could the future look like for culture and the creative industries? Please note, your details will be passed onto the Alumni Office, who will hold your details to personalise your supporter experience. For information on how we use your details, please see our privacy statement. Panel: Dr Gus Casely-Hayford OBE Cultural Fellow at King's College London Dr Casely-Hayford is the founding Director of V&A East, a museum and collection centre presently under construction. He was previously the Director of the Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art and is a curator and cultural historian who writes, lectures and broadcasts widely on culture. Over the course of his career Casely-Hayford has been a constant champion for the arts. He has presented two television series of The Lost Kingdoms of Africa on the BBC, two television series of Tate Britain, Great Art Walks for Sky and has worked for every major British TV channel. His TED talk on Islamic culture has been viewed more than a million times. Former Executive Director of Arts Strategy, Arts Council England and Ex-Director of the Institute of International Contemporary Art, he has offered leadership to both large and medium scale organisations. Dr Kate McMillan Teaching Fellow in Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King's College London For over twenty years Kate McMillan has been a practicing contemporary artist working across installation, film, sound, photography and sculpture. McMillan has been shown in, and collected by, major museums, biennales, festivals and institutions around the world. Her work examines the persistence of difficult and forgotten histories in the present. Both her art practice and academic research engages with the residue of the past. Her PhD explored the capacity for contemporary art to un-forget history with a specific focus on the colonial histories of Australia. More recently she has been writing on the methodologies of creative resistance in the global south, and in feminist practices. McMillan is the author of the annual Freelands Foundation report on 'Representation of Female Artist in Britain' and is currently researching the impact of COVID-19 on female artists across the country. She has always worked as an advocate, advisor, and writer alongside her practice. Natalia Vartapetova Consultant at AEA Consulting Natalia holds a Cultural and Creative Industries MA from King's and has since worked in research, project management, business development, and marketing roles in the cultural and creative sectors. She has run marketing campaigns at the Barbican Center and worked in project management for international festivals, and for governmental bodies in Europe and the U.S. Natalia currently works at AEA Consulting, where her focus is on cultural policy planning and evaluation; business and scenario planning; methodology development; market research and analysis for cultural organisations, government and public agencies, and philanthropic foundations. Facilitating strategic, policy, and capital investment projects in the arts, Natalia has consulted a wide range of cultural and creative organisations and funders in Europe, North America, New Zealand, UK, and the Middle East.

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18:00

Farrokh Vajifdar Memorial Lecture: The Souls of Women in the Zoroastrian Afterlife

SOAS: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

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This lecture is open to all, and advance booking is not required.

18:00

Digital Healthcare: Will the Robot See You Now?

Gresham College:

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It is commonplace for governments to complain that the cost of healthcare is rising. Various reasons are put forward: some claim that modern medicine is inevitably more expensive; some claim that the ageing population is the cause of the problem; others opine that the only option is rationing. But what are the opportunities for using Information Technology to reduce the cost of healthcare?  And what might our healthcare system look like in 10 years time if we make judicious investments in technology?No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture

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12:00
Chandra Mohanty on feminist freedom warriors Cancelled

Kings College:King's Building, Strand Campus

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Speaker: Chandra Mohanty Abstract: Join the Gender Studies Network for this paper discussion with Chandra Mohanty. After this event, we will be hosting our end of year social! *If you are external to King's and would like to attend this event, please contact the event organiser directly.   About the speaker: Chandra Mohanty is a respected professor of women's and gender studies, and sociology. Her work focuses on transnational feminist theory, anti-capitalist feminist praxis, and anti-racist education. She became known after the publication of her 1986 essay, 'Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses' that highlights the difficulties faced by feminists from the third world in being heard within the broader feminist movement

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12:00
John Keane on the Fate of Democracy

RSA:Online Event,

event

RSA Events

16:00
Invasion Ecology: Geographic origin and characteristics of plants introduced to Australia

Kings College:

event

Speaker: Angela Bartlett Accessing this event Angela's seminar is accessible via Microsoft teams: https://teams.microsoft.com/_#/school/conversations/PhD%20seminars%20-%20Environmental%20Dynamics?threadId=19:ff7c2af0c0b04bf3a49d3387f97941e9@thread.tacv2&ctx=channel Please join the meeting with your camera and microphones off in the first instance to conserve bandwidth. All are welcome. However, if you are external to King’s, please contact the event organiser so that they can invite you to the lobby in Teams.   About the speaker Angela Bartlett is a London NERC DTP PhD student with the Department of Geography. Her interests cover a range of disciplines, including invasion ecology, aquatic catchment management and global change. She is particularly interested in integrating empirical and theoretical research to improve targeting of interventions for environmental challenges we face in a changing world. Angela's research is focused within the macroecology sub-field, where the development of large ecological datasets and databases is used to explore spatial and temporal patterns in the human-mediated movement of species around the world, and how this filters through to biological invasion processes.

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17:00
Coronavirus and Culture: Challenges, changes and creative responses

Kings College:Online

event

With galleries, museums, theatres, music venues, pubs and clubs closed, cultural life and the way we participate in creative activities has changed drastically as a result of the global pandemic. Facilitated by Baroness Deborah Bull CBE, join our panel of King's alumni, academic and cultural sector experts as we discuss some of the new challenges and changes the sector now faces. Key questions will include: What are some of the creative measures already being implemented by key players in the sector? How is the pandemic affecting the way we participate in cultural activities? How are artists impacted? What could the future look like for culture and the creative industries? Please note, your details will be passed onto the Alumni Office, who will hold your details to personalise your supporter experience. For information on how we use your details, please see our privacy statement. Panel: Dr Gus Casely-Hayford OBE Cultural Fellow at King's College London Dr Casely-Hayford is the founding Director of V&A East, a museum and collection centre presently under construction. He was previously the Director of the Smithsonian, National Museum of African Art and is a curator and cultural historian who writes, lectures and broadcasts widely on culture. Over the course of his career Casely-Hayford has been a constant champion for the arts. He has presented two television series of The Lost Kingdoms of Africa on the BBC, two television series of Tate Britain, Great Art Walks for Sky and has worked for every major British TV channel. His TED talk on Islamic culture has been viewed more than a million times. Former Executive Director of Arts Strategy, Arts Council England and Ex-Director of the Institute of International Contemporary Art, he has offered leadership to both large and medium scale organisations. Dr Kate McMillan Teaching Fellow in Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King's College London For over twenty years Kate McMillan has been a practicing contemporary artist working across installation, film, sound, photography and sculpture. McMillan has been shown in, and collected by, major museums, biennales, festivals and institutions around the world. Her work examines the persistence of difficult and forgotten histories in the present. Both her art practice and academic research engages with the residue of the past. Her PhD explored the capacity for contemporary art to un-forget history with a specific focus on the colonial histories of Australia. More recently she has been writing on the methodologies of creative resistance in the global south, and in feminist practices. McMillan is the author of the annual Freelands Foundation report on 'Representation of Female Artist in Britain' and is currently researching the impact of COVID-19 on female artists across the country. She has always worked as an advocate, advisor, and writer alongside her practice. Natalia Vartapetova Consultant at AEA Consulting Natalia holds a Cultural and Creative Industries MA from King's and has since worked in research, project management, business development, and marketing roles in the cultural and creative sectors. She has run marketing campaigns at the Barbican Center and worked in project management for international festivals, and for governmental bodies in Europe and the U.S. Natalia currently works at AEA Consulting, where her focus is on cultural policy planning and evaluation; business and scenario planning; methodology development; market research and analysis for cultural organisations, government and public agencies, and philanthropic foundations. Facilitating strategic, policy, and capital investment projects in the arts, Natalia has consulted a wide range of cultural and creative organisations and funders in Europe, North America, New Zealand, UK, and the Middle East.

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18:00
Farrokh Vajifdar Memorial Lecture: The Souls of Women in the Zoroastrian Afterlife

SOAS:Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

event

This lecture is open to all, and advance booking is not required.

18:00
Digital Healthcare: Will the Robot See You Now?

Gresham College:

event

It is commonplace for governments to complain that the cost of healthcare is rising. Various reasons are put forward: some claim that modern medicine is inevitably more expensive; some claim that the ageing population is the cause of the problem; others opine that the only option is rationing. But what are the opportunities for using Information Technology to reduce the cost of healthcare?  And what might our healthcare system look like in 10 years time if we make judicious investments in technology?No reservations are required for this lecture. It will be run on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the lecture

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05

Friday

13:00

The Ageing Epigenome & Insights into Human Ageing-Related Diseases

Kings College: Guy’s Hospital, Guy’s Campus

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The Ageing Epigenome & Insights into Human Ageing-Related Diseases Speaker: Chris Bell, Queen Mary University of London  Host: Michelle Holland

13:00
The Ageing Epigenome & Insights into Human Ageing-Related Diseases

Kings College:Guy’s Hospital, Guy’s Campus

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The Ageing Epigenome & Insights into Human Ageing-Related Diseases Speaker: Chris Bell, Queen Mary University of London  Host: Michelle Holland

09

Tuesday

10:00

Infrastructural communities

Architectural Association: AA Lecture Hall Team

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The scale of the climate crisis requires radical rethinking of urban life. As an anthropologist working on the relationship between the built environment and resource consumption, Charlotte Johnson's approach is to focus on everyday practices of care and alternative forms of exchange. She draws on the recent turn to material politics to look in particular how infrastructural connections enable alternative interpretations, forms of value and action.   The drive to retrofit the city with less resource intense living often includes a rescaling of infrastructure as policy makers hope to better align demand with locally available resources. This delineates groups of people who share key parts of the system, such as a secondary electricity substation or a drainage network. These urban neighbours may not know one another or hold values in common and yet their individual actions can be aggregated to provide system-level services. Thinking of these groups as residents who share a material connection that may or may not align with how they identify with location or interest-based groups provides a useful lens for both critique and intervention. In this talk, Johnson discusses a number of interdisciplinary projects that have worked with these ‘infrastructural communities’ to understand the possibilities for action on resource consumption through the built environment. Charlotte Johnson is a Senior Research Associate in Urban resources & communities, Bartlett School for Environment, Energy & Resources (UCL). She is an anthropologist specialising in urban sustainability, with a focus on decentralised infrastructure and how it can produce transformative social action.  She is currently working with community energy groups trialling Peer-2-Peer electricity markets, and leads community co-design of water infrastructure on the NERC funded Community Water Management for a Liveable London (CAMELLIA) project. Image from Engineering Comes Home, taken by Kat Austen.

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13:00

Autonomic conflict - a different way to die? Dolphins, diving and dysrhythmias

Kings College:

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Speaker: Professor Michael Shattock, School of Cardiovascular Medicine and Sciences, King's College London Do all drowning victims drown? This talk describes the evidence that sudden cold water immersion is an environmental trigger for lethal cardiac arrhythmias. Sudden cold-water immersion causes ECG changes and runs of tachy- and brady-cardia that are common in healthy people (and dolphins!). These dysrhythmias may reflect sudden antagonism between the sympathetic and parasympathetic input to the heart - autonomic conflict. This autonomic conflict is benign in healthy individuals but dangerous when combined with other predisposing factors.

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14:00

Stem cells @ lunch - Professor Ludovic Vallier and Professor Jianping Fu

Kings College:

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Function of cell cycle in human pluripotent stem cell differentiation Speaker: Professor Ludovic Vallier Modeling human development using stem cells Speaker: Professor Jianping Fu   Access the webinar here. No registration required. Everyone (internal and external to King's) is welcome to attend.

18:00

Dickens: The Last Decade

Gresham College: Museum of London

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In the last ten years of his life Charles Dickens related to his adoring public in a number of different ways; as novelist, as journalist, as public speaker, and in public readings of his own work. This lecture explores the contrast between the public image and the private life, considering what his writings reveal to us about his deepest preoccupations, both as man and as artist, during this period.Click here for further information on all Gresham lectures during the COVID-19 pandemic

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18:00

*CANCELLED* IHR Fellows Lecture 2020: England expects... Problems of English naval strategy in the Middle Ages

School of Advanced Study: IHR Wolfson Conference Suite, NB01/NB02, Basement, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

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Please not that this this lecture has been rescheduled for the 2020/2021 academic year. We will confirm the rescheduled date as soon as possible.

18:30

Shining a light on brain cells - POSTPONED

The Royal Society: The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

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This lecture is postponed. More details to follow. Ed Boyden is Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology at MIT, associate professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT's Media Lab and McGovern Institute for Brain Research, and was recently selected to be an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

19:00

BIRKBECK INSPIRES: THE CHALLENGE OF RETURNING TO (A NEW) "NORMAL"

Birkbeck: Online

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Book your place now Birkbeck has launched a new programme, 'Birkbeck Inspires', a free online events, activities and resources programme designed to inspire learning, provoke thought, and entertain and excite curious minds. As challenging as adapting to lockdown may or may not have been, we will soon need to adapt again as society makes a gradual return to “normal” life.  This new “normal” will present us all with further challenges.  Ana da Cunha Lewin, Chartered Psychologist and Programme Director of the Foundation Degree in Psychology for Education Professionals and BA Psychology for Education, will be delivering a live talk focusing on how you can support yourself and your children as you adapt to a new routine as lockdown eases. There will also be an opportunity for a question and answer session with Ana da Cunha Lewin. Follow Birkbeck, University of London, on Facebook for regular updates on the series and visit www.bbk.ac.uk/birkbeck-inspires for content as its released as well as timings of future bookable live events. Contact name: Olivia James

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10:00
Infrastructural communities

Architectural Association: AA Lecture Hall Team

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The scale of the climate crisis requires radical rethinking of urban life. As an anthropologist working on the relationship between the built environment and resource consumption, Charlotte Johnson's approach is to focus on everyday practices of care and alternative forms of exchange. She draws on the recent turn to material politics to look in particular how infrastructural connections enable alternative interpretations, forms of value and action.   The drive to retrofit the city with less resource intense living often includes a rescaling of infrastructure as policy makers hope to better align demand with locally available resources. This delineates groups of people who share key parts of the system, such as a secondary electricity substation or a drainage network. These urban neighbours may not know one another or hold values in common and yet their individual actions can be aggregated to provide system-level services. Thinking of these groups as residents who share a material connection that may or may not align with how they identify with location or interest-based groups provides a useful lens for both critique and intervention. In this talk, Johnson discusses a number of interdisciplinary projects that have worked with these ‘infrastructural communities’ to understand the possibilities for action on resource consumption through the built environment. Charlotte Johnson is a Senior Research Associate in Urban resources & communities, Bartlett School for Environment, Energy & Resources (UCL). She is an anthropologist specialising in urban sustainability, with a focus on decentralised infrastructure and how it can produce transformative social action.  She is currently working with community energy groups trialling Peer-2-Peer electricity markets, and leads community co-design of water infrastructure on the NERC funded Community Water Management for a Liveable London (CAMELLIA) project. Image from Engineering Comes Home, taken by Kat Austen.

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13:00
Autonomic conflict - a different way to die? Dolphins, diving and dysrhythmias

Kings College:

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Speaker: Professor Michael Shattock, School of Cardiovascular Medicine and Sciences, King's College London Do all drowning victims drown? This talk describes the evidence that sudden cold water immersion is an environmental trigger for lethal cardiac arrhythmias. Sudden cold-water immersion causes ECG changes and runs of tachy- and brady-cardia that are common in healthy people (and dolphins!). These dysrhythmias may reflect sudden antagonism between the sympathetic and parasympathetic input to the heart - autonomic conflict. This autonomic conflict is benign in healthy individuals but dangerous when combined with other predisposing factors.

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14:00
Stem cells @ lunch - Professor Ludovic Vallier and Professor Jianping Fu

Kings College:

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Function of cell cycle in human pluripotent stem cell differentiation Speaker: Professor Ludovic Vallier Modeling human development using stem cells Speaker: Professor Jianping Fu   Access the webinar here. No registration required. Everyone (internal and external to King's) is welcome to attend.

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18:00
Dickens: The Last Decade

Gresham College:Museum of London

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In the last ten years of his life Charles Dickens related to his adoring public in a number of different ways; as novelist, as journalist, as public speaker, and in public readings of his own work. This lecture explores the contrast between the public image and the private life, considering what his writings reveal to us about his deepest preoccupations, both as man and as artist, during this period.Click here for further information on all Gresham lectures during the COVID-19 pandemic

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18:00
*CANCELLED* IHR Fellows Lecture 2020: England expects... Problems of English naval strategy in the Middle Ages

School of Advanced Study:IHR Wolfson Conference Suite, NB01/NB02, Basement, IHR, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

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Please not that this this lecture has been rescheduled for the 2020/2021 academic year. We will confirm the rescheduled date as soon as possible.

18:30
Shining a light on brain cells - POSTPONED

The Royal Society:The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG

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This lecture is postponed. More details to follow. Ed Boyden is Y. Eva Tan Professor in Neurotechnology at MIT, associate professor of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT's Media Lab and McGovern Institute for Brain Research, and was recently selected to be an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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19:00
BIRKBECK INSPIRES: THE CHALLENGE OF RETURNING TO (A NEW) "NORMAL"

Birkbeck:Online

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Book your place now Birkbeck has launched a new programme, 'Birkbeck Inspires', a free online events, activities and resources programme designed to inspire learning, provoke thought, and entertain and excite curious minds. As challenging as adapting to lockdown may or may not have been, we will soon need to adapt again as society makes a gradual return to “normal” life.  This new “normal” will present us all with further challenges.  Ana da Cunha Lewin, Chartered Psychologist and Programme Director of the Foundation Degree in Psychology for Education Professionals and BA Psychology for Education, will be delivering a live talk focusing on how you can support yourself and your children as you adapt to a new routine as lockdown eases. There will also be an opportunity for a question and answer session with Ana da Cunha Lewin. Follow Birkbeck, University of London, on Facebook for regular updates on the series and visit www.bbk.ac.uk/birkbeck-inspires for content as its released as well as timings of future bookable live events. Contact name: Olivia James

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Wednesday

15:30

KGHI Research Seminar - Human Centred Design (TBC)

Kings College: King's Building, Strand Campus

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King's Global Health Institute (KGHI) organises a monthly Research Seminar.  The theme of 2020 is KCL Research Serving Global Society, and highlights some of the tremendous researchers and major projects in various disciplines that seek to improve global health and global health equity. The seminar brings together KCL colleagues and external speakers to learn about cutting-edge research and have open scholarly exchange across the disciplines and professions. This month's seminar is facilitated by Tatiana Taylor Salisbury, focusing on human-centred design in global health.

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16:00

The Armenian Genocide and Anglo-American Struggle to Remake Global Order

Kings College:

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Dr Charlie Laderman will be presenting his new book, Sharing the Burden: The Armenian Question, Humanitarian Intervention and Anglo-American Visions of Global Order (Oxford University Press, 2019)* in conversation with Professor Donald Bloxham (University of Edinburgh). He will be speaking about the American and British struggle to save the Armenians from genocide and remake global order during the World War One era. The response to the Armenian tragedy reveals the possibilities, limitations and continued dilemmas of humanitarian intervention, and remains profoundly relevant for international politics today. This event is co-hosted by the Centre for Grand Strategy and the War Crimes Research Group (WCRG) and will be chaired by Dr Rachel Kerr. *Sharing the Burden is winner of the 2020 Arthur Miller Institute First Book Prize and has been shortlisted for the 2020 Historical Society's Whitfield Prize in British History. It is available online at Oxford University Press. Dr. Laderman is a Lecturer in International History at the War Studies Department, King's College, London. He was previously a Harrington Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, a Research Fellow at Peterhouse, Cambridge, a Fox International Fellow and Smith Richardson Fellow at Yale University, and a Fellow at the Kluge Center, Library of Congress. He is also the co-author with Brendan Simms of Donald Trump: The Making of a Worldview (I.B. Tauris, 2017). Professor Donald Bloxham is a Professor of Modern History, specialising in genocide, war crimes and other mass atrocities studies. He is the editor of the Journal of Holocaust Education. Graduated from the Keele and Southampton universities, he also received PhD in history. He worked as Research Director of the London-based Holocaust Educational Trust. As of 2009, he is a lecturer of Twentieth Century History at the University of Edinburgh. Dr Rachel Kerr is a Reader in International Relations and Contemporary War in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. Kerr co-directs the War Crimes Research Group and co-chairs the BISA International Law and Politics Working Group, and the London Transitional Justice Network. In 2009-10, she was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, and from 2011-13, a Visiting Research Associate at the Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada.

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16:00

The Future of Legal Practice – assessing the impact of Covid-19

Kings College:

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Moray Mclaren, leading consultant to global law firms and Richard Macklin, Partner and Global Vice Chair of Dentons will discuss how the Covid-19 crisis has impacted the rate of change and innovation in global law firms and what the long-term effects are likely to be. This event will be hosted virtually via MS Teams Live Events and a registration link will be provided to those who register in due course. You can view Moray and Richard's last event at King's below.

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18:00

Get Started: Postgraduate Study Online Drop-In

Birkbeck: Online

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Who is the Get Started: Postgraduate Study Drop-in for? The workshop is open to those who are thinking about undertaking a taught Masters, postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma. It is not suitable for those who want information about applying for a PhD. What type of advice and questions will you be answering in the drop-in? The week before the drop-in we will send you through three video resources. In these videos we talk about: The drop-in will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have after watching these videos. For example, you may have questions about your personal statement, how to apply for the postgraduate loan or whether to study part-time or full time. At the drop-in we'll also be joined by two current Birkbeck postgraduate students who can give you a real insight into what it is actually like studying at postgraduate level at Birkbeck! How do I sign up? Head to our eventbrite to book your space!  Contact name: Hester Gartrell Further details: More information about this event …

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18:00

Creative Writing Wonder Women (Arts Weeks 2020: Online)

Birkbeck: Online

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Book your place now Abi Daré, Louise Hare, Golnoosh Nour and Jac Shreeves-Lee, all alumni of Birkbeck's MA in Creative Writing, offer readings from their new books. With subjects ranging between Iran, Nigeria, Windrush Britain and Broadwater Farm in Tottenham, this event showcases these wonder women and their relevant new work, a testament to the diversity and talent of our student body.Read more:Kit de WaalAbi DareLouise Hare Golnoosh Nour Jac Shreeves-Lee MA in Creative Writing Please note: if you are a student on the MA in Creative Writing course, do not book a ticket. The event will be available to you via Moodle. This is event is part of Arts Weeks 2020: Online. A number of days before the event, you will be emailed a link to access the online event. This year, Birkbeck Arts Week looks a bit different - we’re moving to the virtual sphere for five weeks of specially curated events and experiences. Receive each week’s online programme in your inbox on Mondays during the festival by signing up to our mailing list. Contact name: Arts Week Team

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18:00

William And Mary: The Court Divided

Gresham College: Museum of London

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Like James I, King William III was fundamentally unhappy with the stuffy formality of England’s vast crumbling royal estate. But unlike James, who virtually abandoned Edinburgh, William maintained a second court, and a parallel suite of royal houses, in the Netherlands. Mostly ignored by English historians, these houses are the key to understanding the style that we now know as William and Mary, and its impact on England.Click here for further information on all Gresham lectures during the COVID-19 pandemic

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19:00

CANCELLED - Architects & Astrolabes: Islamic Art & Science in Medici Florence

SOAS: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: Wolfson Lecture Theatre

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All lectures begin at 7.00 p.m. in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Paul Webley Wing, Senate House (first floor, room 108), Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG and will be chaired by Professor Scott Redford unless indicated otherwise. For any further information please contact Rosalind Wade Haddon on 07714087480 or rw51@soas.ac.uk

15:30
KGHI Research Seminar - Human Centred Design (TBC)

Kings College:King's Building, Strand Campus

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King's Global Health Institute (KGHI) organises a monthly Research Seminar.  The theme of 2020 is KCL Research Serving Global Society, and highlights some of the tremendous researchers and major projects in various disciplines that seek to improve global health and global health equity. The seminar brings together KCL colleagues and external speakers to learn about cutting-edge research and have open scholarly exchange across the disciplines and professions. This month's seminar is facilitated by Tatiana Taylor Salisbury, focusing on human-centred design in global health.

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16:00
The Armenian Genocide and Anglo-American Struggle to Remake Global Order

Kings College:

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Dr Charlie Laderman will be presenting his new book, Sharing the Burden: The Armenian Question, Humanitarian Intervention and Anglo-American Visions of Global Order (Oxford University Press, 2019)* in conversation with Professor Donald Bloxham (University of Edinburgh). He will be speaking about the American and British struggle to save the Armenians from genocide and remake global order during the World War One era. The response to the Armenian tragedy reveals the possibilities, limitations and continued dilemmas of humanitarian intervention, and remains profoundly relevant for international politics today. This event is co-hosted by the Centre for Grand Strategy and the War Crimes Research Group (WCRG) and will be chaired by Dr Rachel Kerr. *Sharing the Burden is winner of the 2020 Arthur Miller Institute First Book Prize and has been shortlisted for the 2020 Historical Society's Whitfield Prize in British History. It is available online at Oxford University Press. Dr. Laderman is a Lecturer in International History at the War Studies Department, King's College, London. He was previously a Harrington Faculty Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, a Research Fellow at Peterhouse, Cambridge, a Fox International Fellow and Smith Richardson Fellow at Yale University, and a Fellow at the Kluge Center, Library of Congress. He is also the co-author with Brendan Simms of Donald Trump: The Making of a Worldview (I.B. Tauris, 2017). Professor Donald Bloxham is a Professor of Modern History, specialising in genocide, war crimes and other mass atrocities studies. He is the editor of the Journal of Holocaust Education. Graduated from the Keele and Southampton universities, he also received PhD in history. He worked as Research Director of the London-based Holocaust Educational Trust. As of 2009, he is a lecturer of Twentieth Century History at the University of Edinburgh. Dr Rachel Kerr is a Reader in International Relations and Contemporary War in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. Kerr co-directs the War Crimes Research Group and co-chairs the BISA International Law and Politics Working Group, and the London Transitional Justice Network. In 2009-10, she was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, and from 2011-13, a Visiting Research Associate at the Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada.

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16:00
The Future of Legal Practice – assessing the impact of Covid-19

Kings College:

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Moray Mclaren, leading consultant to global law firms and Richard Macklin, Partner and Global Vice Chair of Dentons will discuss how the Covid-19 crisis has impacted the rate of change and innovation in global law firms and what the long-term effects are likely to be. This event will be hosted virtually via MS Teams Live Events and a registration link will be provided to those who register in due course. You can view Moray and Richard's last event at King's below.

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18:00
Get Started: Postgraduate Study Online Drop-In

Birkbeck:Online

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Who is the Get Started: Postgraduate Study Drop-in for? The workshop is open to those who are thinking about undertaking a taught Masters, postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma. It is not suitable for those who want information about applying for a PhD. What type of advice and questions will you be answering in the drop-in? The week before the drop-in we will send you through three video resources. In these videos we talk about: The drop-in will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have after watching these videos. For example, you may have questions about your personal statement, how to apply for the postgraduate loan or whether to study part-time or full time. At the drop-in we'll also be joined by two current Birkbeck postgraduate students who can give you a real insight into what it is actually like studying at postgraduate level at Birkbeck! How do I sign up? Head to our eventbrite to book your space!  Contact name: Hester Gartrell Further details: More information about this event …

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18:00
Creative Writing Wonder Women (Arts Weeks 2020: Online)

Birkbeck:Online

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Book your place now Abi Daré, Louise Hare, Golnoosh Nour and Jac Shreeves-Lee, all alumni of Birkbeck's MA in Creative Writing, offer readings from their new books. With subjects ranging between Iran, Nigeria, Windrush Britain and Broadwater Farm in Tottenham, this event showcases these wonder women and their relevant new work, a testament to the diversity and talent of our student body.Read more:Kit de WaalAbi DareLouise Hare Golnoosh Nour Jac Shreeves-Lee MA in Creative Writing Please note: if you are a student on the MA in Creative Writing course, do not book a ticket. The event will be available to you via Moodle. This is event is part of Arts Weeks 2020: Online. A number of days before the event, you will be emailed a link to access the online event. This year, Birkbeck Arts Week looks a bit different - we’re moving to the virtual sphere for five weeks of specially curated events and experiences. Receive each week’s online programme in your inbox on Mondays during the festival by signing up to our mailing list. Contact name: Arts Week Team

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18:00
William And Mary: The Court Divided

Gresham College:Museum of London

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Like James I, King William III was fundamentally unhappy with the stuffy formality of England’s vast crumbling royal estate. But unlike James, who virtually abandoned Edinburgh, William maintained a second court, and a parallel suite of royal houses, in the Netherlands. Mostly ignored by English historians, these houses are the key to understanding the style that we now know as William and Mary, and its impact on England.Click here for further information on all Gresham lectures during the COVID-19 pandemic

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19:00
CANCELLED - Architects & Astrolabes: Islamic Art & Science in Medici Florence

SOAS:Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: Wolfson Lecture Theatre

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All lectures begin at 7.00 p.m. in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Paul Webley Wing, Senate House (first floor, room 108), Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG and will be chaired by Professor Scott Redford unless indicated otherwise. For any further information please contact Rosalind Wade Haddon on 07714087480 or rw51@soas.ac.uk

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Thursday

18:00

The Sir Thomas Gresham Annual Lecture

Gresham College: The Old Library, Guildhall

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THE 2020 SIR THOMAS GRESHAM ANNUAL LECTURESir Nicholas Kenyon is Managing Director of the Barbican Centre and was previously responsible for the BBC Proms (1996-2007). An influential figure in the UK's musical and cultural life, he will be speaking on the role of arts and culture in the future of a thriving CityClick here for further information on all Gresham lectures during the COVID-19 pandemic

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18:00
The Sir Thomas Gresham Annual Lecture

Gresham College:The Old Library, Guildhall

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THE 2020 SIR THOMAS GRESHAM ANNUAL LECTURESir Nicholas Kenyon is Managing Director of the Barbican Centre and was previously responsible for the BBC Proms (1996-2007). An influential figure in the UK's musical and cultural life, he will be speaking on the role of arts and culture in the future of a thriving CityClick here for further information on all Gresham lectures during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Friday

13:00

CAR T-cell immunotherapy of solid tumours – learning from the clinic and lab in parallel

Kings College: Guy’s Hospital, Guy’s Campus

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CAR T-cell immunotherapy of solid tumours – learning from the clinic and lab in parallel Speaker: John Maher, Division of Cancer Studies, King's College London Host: Mike Antoniou

15:00

Deleuze and Guattari Reading Group (BRAKC)

Birkbeck: Online

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Book your place now Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, What is Philosophy? (1991)Chapter 4 All welcome! Please book a place, giving your email address so we can send you the link closer to the time. Contact name: Nathalie Wourm Further details: More information about this event …

13:00
CAR T-cell immunotherapy of solid tumours – learning from the clinic and lab in parallel

Kings College:Guy’s Hospital, Guy’s Campus

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CAR T-cell immunotherapy of solid tumours – learning from the clinic and lab in parallel Speaker: John Maher, Division of Cancer Studies, King's College London Host: Mike Antoniou

15:00
Deleuze and Guattari Reading Group (BRAKC)

Birkbeck:Online

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Book your place now Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, What is Philosophy? (1991)Chapter 4 All welcome! Please book a place, giving your email address so we can send you the link closer to the time. Contact name: Nathalie Wourm Further details: More information about this event …

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15

Monday

12:00

The Global Staffroom: Gender and Care During Lockdown

Birkbeck: Birkbeck Main Building

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You can listen live here With special guests: Lynne Segal (Birkbeck), Rosie Cox (Birkbeck), Fauve Alice (artist) and Sheila Ghelani (artist) Hosted by Manual Labours (Sophie Hope and Jenny Richards) The Global Staffroom is a series of conversations and interviews with people focusing on, what it feels like to care, be cared for, not be able to care at work. We are hoping the Global Staff Room will, over time, be a space to connect people from different workforces and geographies. This Global Staffroom podcast will take place during Birkbeck Arts Week, and will include a 'panel' of activists, artists and academics working on the gendered aspects of care in lockdown Contact name: Lou Miller Further details: More information about this event …

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17:30

From Antiquity to Modernity: from Sculpture to Painting

School of Advanced Study: ONLINE

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Nicholas Penny (Slade Professor of Fine Art, Cambridge) Lecture 1: Monday 15 June 2020: 5.30pm: 'Avatars of Antiquity' Lecture 2: Monday 22 June 2020: 5.30pm: 'Drapery as Metaphor' Lecture 3: Monday 29 June 2020: 5.30pm: 'Tangled Figures'  These three lectures, extracted and adapted from the eight Slade Lectures given at the University of Cambridge earlier this year, explore some of the different ways in which the art of ancient Greece and Rome was interpreted, misinterpreted, revived and re-imagined between the fifteenth and the twentieth centuries.  Sir Nicholas Penny is Visiting Professor at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. He was Director of the National Gallery from 2008 to 2015, and previously held senior curatorial posts in the National Gallery, the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), and the Ashmolean Museum. He has been Mellon Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts; Research Fellow at King’s College, Cambridge, and at Clare Hall, Cambridge; and Lecturer at the University of Manchester. He obtained his doctorate at the Courtauld Institute of Art, having read English Literature at St Catharine’s, Cambridge. His books include Taste and the Antique (with Francis Haskell), Raphael (with Roger Jones), and The Materials of Sculpture. He writes regularly, as both a scholar and a critic, for the Burlington Magazine and the London Review of Books. The lectures are bookable separately or together as a series. Advance registration is essential: please register by 11.00am on the morning of the lecture and you will be sent a link to join the session. If you have not received the link by 1.00pm please email warburg@sas.ac.uk.

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12:00
The Global Staffroom: Gender and Care During Lockdown

Birkbeck:Birkbeck Main Building

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You can listen live here With special guests: Lynne Segal (Birkbeck), Rosie Cox (Birkbeck), Fauve Alice (artist) and Sheila Ghelani (artist) Hosted by Manual Labours (Sophie Hope and Jenny Richards) The Global Staffroom is a series of conversations and interviews with people focusing on, what it feels like to care, be cared for, not be able to care at work. We are hoping the Global Staff Room will, over time, be a space to connect people from different workforces and geographies. This Global Staffroom podcast will take place during Birkbeck Arts Week, and will include a 'panel' of activists, artists and academics working on the gendered aspects of care in lockdown Contact name: Lou Miller Further details: More information about this event …

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17:30
From Antiquity to Modernity: from Sculpture to Painting

School of Advanced Study:ONLINE

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Nicholas Penny (Slade Professor of Fine Art, Cambridge) Lecture 1: Monday 15 June 2020: 5.30pm: 'Avatars of Antiquity' Lecture 2: Monday 22 June 2020: 5.30pm: 'Drapery as Metaphor' Lecture 3: Monday 29 June 2020: 5.30pm: 'Tangled Figures'  These three lectures, extracted and adapted from the eight Slade Lectures given at the University of Cambridge earlier this year, explore some of the different ways in which the art of ancient Greece and Rome was interpreted, misinterpreted, revived and re-imagined between the fifteenth and the twentieth centuries.  Sir Nicholas Penny is Visiting Professor at the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou. He was Director of the National Gallery from 2008 to 2015, and previously held senior curatorial posts in the National Gallery, the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), and the Ashmolean Museum. He has been Mellon Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts; Research Fellow at King’s College, Cambridge, and at Clare Hall, Cambridge; and Lecturer at the University of Manchester. He obtained his doctorate at the Courtauld Institute of Art, having read English Literature at St Catharine’s, Cambridge. His books include Taste and the Antique (with Francis Haskell), Raphael (with Roger Jones), and The Materials of Sculpture. He writes regularly, as both a scholar and a critic, for the Burlington Magazine and the London Review of Books. The lectures are bookable separately or together as a series. Advance registration is essential: please register by 11.00am on the morning of the lecture and you will be sent a link to join the session. If you have not received the link by 1.00pm please email warburg@sas.ac.uk.

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Tuesday

18:00

Is Populism a Threat to Democracy?

Gresham College: Museum of London

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THE 2020 ANNUAL PROVOST'S LECTUREWhat is the history of populism? Has it ever been a force for good?  In this lecture, Sir Richard Evans, Provost of Gresham College, discusses the different varieties of populism, asks why it has become such a prominent feature of contemporary political life, and considers how far it is a threat to liberal democracy.Click here for further information on all Gresham lectures during the COVID-19 pandemic

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19:00

BIRKBECK INSPIRES: COPING WITH ANXIETY IN DIFFICULT TIMES (PART 1) - ADULTS

Birkbeck: Online

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Book your place now Birkbeck has launched a new programme, 'Birkbeck Inspires', a free online events, activities and resources programme designed to inspire learning, provoke thought, and entertain and excite curious minds. For many of us, these are anxiety creating or intensifying times.  Ana da Cunha Lewin, Chartered Psychologist and Programme Director of the Foundation Degree in Psychology for Education Professionals and BA Psychology for Education, will be delivering a live talk focusing on simple, evidence-based strategies to cope with anxiety in difficult situations. There will also be an opportunity for a question and answer session with Ana da Cunha Lewin. Follow Birkbeck, University of London, on Facebook for regular updates on the series and visit www.bbk.ac.uk/birkbeck-inspires for content as its released as well as timings of future bookable live events. Contact name: Olivia James

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18:00
Is Populism a Threat to Democracy?

Gresham College:Museum of London

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THE 2020 ANNUAL PROVOST'S LECTUREWhat is the history of populism? Has it ever been a force for good?  In this lecture, Sir Richard Evans, Provost of Gresham College, discusses the different varieties of populism, asks why it has become such a prominent feature of contemporary political life, and considers how far it is a threat to liberal democracy.Click here for further information on all Gresham lectures during the COVID-19 pandemic

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19:00
BIRKBECK INSPIRES: COPING WITH ANXIETY IN DIFFICULT TIMES (PART 1) - ADULTS

Birkbeck:Online

event

Book your place now Birkbeck has launched a new programme, 'Birkbeck Inspires', a free online events, activities and resources programme designed to inspire learning, provoke thought, and entertain and excite curious minds. For many of us, these are anxiety creating or intensifying times.  Ana da Cunha Lewin, Chartered Psychologist and Programme Director of the Foundation Degree in Psychology for Education Professionals and BA Psychology for Education, will be delivering a live talk focusing on simple, evidence-based strategies to cope with anxiety in difficult situations. There will also be an opportunity for a question and answer session with Ana da Cunha Lewin. Follow Birkbeck, University of London, on Facebook for regular updates on the series and visit www.bbk.ac.uk/birkbeck-inspires for content as its released as well as timings of future bookable live events. Contact name: Olivia James

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Wednesday

12:15

SIMS Research Seminar Series - Mansun Law

Kings College:

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Speaker: Mansun Law, Scripps Research Institute, California.

13:00

CIMR Debates in Public Policy Seminar Series: 'How the COVID-19 crisis is changing the debate on digital transformation strategies'

Birkbeck: Online

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Book your place now When: throughout May, June and July (sign up through the individual event pages), 1pm - 2pm Where: online During May, June and July CIMR invites you to participate in three lunchtime one hour online debates on topical issues. In each, leading scholars and practitioners will present their ideas on current economic, innovation and policy issues, and you will have the chance to respond to their ideas. This event, the second in the series, will be given by Saverio Romeo in conjunction with Professor Erran Carnel and Jeremy Cowan, on 'how the COVID-19 crisis is changing the debate on digital transformation strategies'.  Saverio Romeo is Associate Lecturer for the "Blockchain Technology and Digital Transformation" Module at Birkbeck. Prof. Erran Carmel is Professor of Information Technology and Director Center Business in the Capital, Kogod Business School, American University, Washington DC. Jeremy Cowan is co-founder and editorial director of The Evolving Enterprise. Please sign up by 5pm on Monday 15th June. You will be sent a link to join ahead of the session.    Speaker Biographies:  Professor Erran Carmel teaches Information Technology (I.T.). He researches the globalization of technology work: crowdsourcing, impact sourcing, global software teams, offshore outsourcing, He also leads the business school’s “Business in the Capital” initiative to play a larger role in regional businesses and in regional policy. In 2014-2016 Carmel was interim Dean of the Kogod School of Business. Carmel led the launching of two online programs, improved the schools rankings, launched two new centers, and raised more than 6 million dollars. Carmel is the author of three books and has written over 100 articles, reports, and manuscripts. He consults and speaks to industry and professional groups. Jeremy Cowan is co-founder and editorial director of WeKnow Media Ltd (WKM), the parent company of IoT-Now.com, The Evolving Enterprise, and VanillaPlus. Together these brands provide News, Opinions, Analysis, C-Level Interviews, Reviews, Videos, Webinars, and Podcasts for a global audience. They offer Thought Leadership for Enterprises in all business verticals, that use the Internet of Things (IoT) or face digital transformations. Jeremy Cowan is also the author of the acclaimed novel, The Tin Soldiers, about the use of child labour by the communications industry to extract conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo.    Contact name: Alice Dowden

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15:00

Building success with your LinkedIn profile

Kings College: Online

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Whether you are looking to grow your professional network, explore your career options, or find a new job, optimising your LinkedIn presence is a great place to start. With the uncertainty that COVID-19 has brought to the job market, it is more important than ever to have a strong presence on platforms like LinkedIn. In this webinar, Onyinye Udokporo will share from her wealth of experience how to create, grow and capitalise on your LinkedIn profile.

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18:00

Get Started: Writing a Personal Statement

Birkbeck: University Square Stratford Campus, G.30

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Would you like to apply for any of our undergraduate degree courses? It doesn’t matter if it’s still just an idea or if you’ve found your dream course and want to know how to get a place – Get Started is for you! To make an application to university, you have to write a personal statement explaining your motivations for studying, your interest in the course and what sets you apart from other applicants. This can be daunting, but fear not, help is at hand! This free, friendly and interactive workshop, Writing a personal statement, will give you the chance to: think about your personal motivations and life experience and find out how these are relevant to your personal statementstart drafting your personal statementlearn about how to get feedback on your personal statement from our experienced staffmeet one of our fantastic students and find out more about studying at Birkbeck!The workshop is open to those who have selected an undergraduate course, which they want to apply for, and are looking for some help and support with the personal statement. We will send you some pre-course materials in advance to help you to prepare for the session and we encourage you to complete these beforehand to enable you to get the most out of the workshop. If you have any questions beforehand then please get in touch by emailing getstarted@bbk.ac.uk There's never been a better time to get your questions answered and take the next step towards your dream course so why not come along and #BBKGetStarted with your university journey! Book your free ticket here.   Accessibility information: Please find access information for University Square Stratford here: https://www.accessable.co.uk/sites/university-of-east-london-university-square-stratford-uss For anything not covered by the access guide, please contact us in advance of the event at getstarted@bbk.ac.uk with your accessibility requirements so that we can ensure you will be able to get the most from this event. For some requirements, e.g. BSL interpreters, we may need a few days' notice to make arrangements, so please let us know as soon as possible. Children and babies: Please note: There is no crèche or childcare available at this workshop, but you are welcome to bring babies and children as long as you feel that you can supervise them throughout the session. Please email getstarted@bbk.ac.uk beforehand just to let us know and so we can discuss the specifics of this event. As it is partly a writing workshop, you and the other attendees will need some quiet time during the evening to work on your statements. Contact name: Leah Pritchard Further details: More information about this event …

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12:15
SIMS Research Seminar Series - Mansun Law

Kings College:

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Speaker: Mansun Law, Scripps Research Institute, California.

13:00
CIMR Debates in Public Policy Seminar Series: 'How the COVID-19 crisis is changing the debate on digital transformation strategies'

Birkbeck:Online

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Book your place now When: throughout May, June and July (sign up through the individual event pages), 1pm - 2pm Where: online During May, June and July CIMR invites you to participate in three lunchtime one hour online debates on topical issues. In each, leading scholars and practitioners will present their ideas on current economic, innovation and policy issues, and you will have the chance to respond to their ideas. This event, the second in the series, will be given by Saverio Romeo in conjunction with Professor Erran Carnel and Jeremy Cowan, on 'how the COVID-19 crisis is changing the debate on digital transformation strategies'.  Saverio Romeo is Associate Lecturer for the "Blockchain Technology and Digital Transformation" Module at Birkbeck. Prof. Erran Carmel is Professor of Information Technology and Director Center Business in the Capital, Kogod Business School, American University, Washington DC. Jeremy Cowan is co-founder and editorial director of The Evolving Enterprise. Please sign up by 5pm on Monday 15th June. You will be sent a link to join ahead of the session.    Speaker Biographies:  Professor Erran Carmel teaches Information Technology (I.T.). He researches the globalization of technology work: crowdsourcing, impact sourcing, global software teams, offshore outsourcing, He also leads the business school’s “Business in the Capital” initiative to play a larger role in regional businesses and in regional policy. In 2014-2016 Carmel was interim Dean of the Kogod School of Business. Carmel led the launching of two online programs, improved the schools rankings, launched two new centers, and raised more than 6 million dollars. Carmel is the author of three books and has written over 100 articles, reports, and manuscripts. He consults and speaks to industry and professional groups. Jeremy Cowan is co-founder and editorial director of WeKnow Media Ltd (WKM), the parent company of IoT-Now.com, The Evolving Enterprise, and VanillaPlus. Together these brands provide News, Opinions, Analysis, C-Level Interviews, Reviews, Videos, Webinars, and Podcasts for a global audience. They offer Thought Leadership for Enterprises in all business verticals, that use the Internet of Things (IoT) or face digital transformations. Jeremy Cowan is also the author of the acclaimed novel, The Tin Soldiers, about the use of child labour by the communications industry to extract conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo.    Contact name: Alice Dowden

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15:00
Building success with your LinkedIn profile

Kings College:Online

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Whether you are looking to grow your professional network, explore your career options, or find a new job, optimising your LinkedIn presence is a great place to start. With the uncertainty that COVID-19 has brought to the job market, it is more important than ever to have a strong presence on platforms like LinkedIn. In this webinar, Onyinye Udokporo will share from her wealth of experience how to create, grow and capitalise on your LinkedIn profile.

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18:00
Get Started: Writing a Personal Statement

Birkbeck:University Square Stratford Campus, G.30

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Would you like to apply for any of our undergraduate degree courses? It doesn’t matter if it’s still just an idea or if you’ve found your dream course and want to know how to get a place – Get Started is for you! To make an application to university, you have to write a personal statement explaining your motivations for studying, your interest in the course and what sets you apart from other applicants. This can be daunting, but fear not, help is at hand! This free, friendly and interactive workshop, Writing a personal statement, will give you the chance to: think about your personal motivations and life experience and find out how these are relevant to your personal statementstart drafting your personal statementlearn about how to get feedback on your personal statement from our experienced staffmeet one of our fantastic students and find out more about studying at Birkbeck!The workshop is open to those who have selected an undergraduate course, which they want to apply for, and are looking for some help and support with the personal statement. We will send you some pre-course materials in advance to help you to prepare for the session and we encourage you to complete these beforehand to enable you to get the most out of the workshop. If you have any questions beforehand then please get in touch by emailing getstarted@bbk.ac.uk There's never been a better time to get your questions answered and take the next step towards your dream course so why not come along and #BBKGetStarted with your university journey! Book your free ticket here.   Accessibility information: Please find access information for University Square Stratford here: https://www.accessable.co.uk/sites/university-of-east-london-university-square-stratford-uss For anything not covered by the access guide, please contact us in advance of the event at getstarted@bbk.ac.uk with your accessibility requirements so that we can ensure you will be able to get the most from this event. For some requirements, e.g. BSL interpreters, we may need a few days' notice to make arrangements, so please let us know as soon as possible. Children and babies: Please note: There is no crèche or childcare available at this workshop, but you are welcome to bring babies and children as long as you feel that you can supervise them throughout the session. Please email getstarted@bbk.ac.uk beforehand just to let us know and so we can discuss the specifics of this event. As it is partly a writing workshop, you and the other attendees will need some quiet time during the evening to work on your statements. Contact name: Leah Pritchard Further details: More information about this event …

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Thursday

12:00

Love In The Time Of Corona (Arts Weeks 2020: Online)

Birkbeck: Online

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Book your place now An archival, memory based work, Love In The Time Of Corona investigates ageing, death, decay, deterioration, dis-ease, and tries to find equanimity during troubled, uncertain times...The artist invites the participation of the viewer in a live one-to-one virtual encounter in her home during lockdown, to share an intimate, unrepeatable moment, after days of solitude and isolation… This is the story of women who love too much. A story of unrequited love… How do we learn to love from a distance? What if social distancing becomes the norm? Is this about social care or social control? What will the impact of these times be on our society? Will things ever be the same again?Shabnam Shabazi has an archival practice and her signature theme is ‘home,’ exploring notions of home in multiple ways in and around her body. She is a multi-disciplinary maker and enabler of creative projects, working with object, video/digital media, installation, text/word, and has a solo and collaborative performance making practice.Love In The Time Of Corona is a commission from Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality for Birkbeck Arts Week 2020: online. Read more:Shabnam Shabazi This is event is part of Arts Weeks 2020: Online. A number of days before the event, you will be emailed a link to access the online event. This year, Birkbeck Arts Week looks a bit different - we’re moving to the virtual sphere for five weeks of specially curated events and experiences. Receive each week’s online programme in your inbox on Mondays during the festival by signing up to our mailing list Contact name: Arts Week Team

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12:00
Love In The Time Of Corona (Arts Weeks 2020: Online)

Birkbeck:Online

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Book your place now An archival, memory based work, Love In The Time Of Corona investigates ageing, death, decay, deterioration, dis-ease, and tries to find equanimity during troubled, uncertain times...The artist invites the participation of the viewer in a live one-to-one virtual encounter in her home during lockdown, to share an intimate, unrepeatable moment, after days of solitude and isolation… This is the story of women who love too much. A story of unrequited love… How do we learn to love from a distance? What if social distancing becomes the norm? Is this about social care or social control? What will the impact of these times be on our society? Will things ever be the same again?Shabnam Shabazi has an archival practice and her signature theme is ‘home,’ exploring notions of home in multiple ways in and around her body. She is a multi-disciplinary maker and enabler of creative projects, working with object, video/digital media, installation, text/word, and has a solo and collaborative performance making practice.Love In The Time Of Corona is a commission from Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality for Birkbeck Arts Week 2020: online. Read more:Shabnam Shabazi This is event is part of Arts Weeks 2020: Online. A number of days before the event, you will be emailed a link to access the online event. This year, Birkbeck Arts Week looks a bit different - we’re moving to the virtual sphere for five weeks of specially curated events and experiences. Receive each week’s online programme in your inbox on Mondays during the festival by signing up to our mailing list Contact name: Arts Week Team

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