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November 2018

Flight and Refuge – Folkestone Welcomes All

November 15 - November 24
Folkestone Museum, The Town Hall, 1-2 Guildhall Street
Folkestone, Kent CT20 1DY United Kingdom
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This exhibition at Folkestone Museum has been curated by local sixth form students based on their research into the Belgian refugee presence in Folkestone during the First World War. The exhibition asks why an event so fundamental to Folkstone's local history remains unknown to so many? Exploring the extent to which the Folkestone community welcomed their neighbours from across the channel in a time of need, the exhibition draws parallels with the modern day immigration crisis, helping to assess how…

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The NHS is Born!

November 15 - November 24
South Wales Miners’ Library, Hendrefoilan Avenue
Swansea, Wales SA2 7NB United Kingdom
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Free

This year the pioneering National Health Service turned 70 years old. This exhibition features items from the South Wales Coalfield Collection at the South Wales Miners’ Library and the Richard Burton Archives to provide a glimpse into life in coalfield society before and after the founding of the NHS. It will look at community and occupation health and miners’ medical schemes, regarded as the model for the NHS. The exhibition will include examples of pamphlets published in 1948 to explain the…

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The Periodical Exhibition

November 15 - November 24
John Lennon Art & Design Building, Liverpool John Moores University , 2 Duckinfield Street
Liverpool, North West L3 5RD United Kingdom
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Free

'The Periodical Exhibition' presents period stigma smashing and celebratory artworks in the Atrium Gallery. Come and see menstrual artworks by Bee Hughes, research photographs, and material from the Liverpool John Moores University's Special Collections and Archives. There will also be the chance to have a go at hands-on activities suitable for all ages. Join us on Saturday 17th November 11am-3pm for an informal fun day of craftivism, chat and a homeless period packing party. The exhibition is open Monday –Friday…

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O. G. S. Crawford: Life in Photographs

November 15 - November 24
Pitt Rivers Museum & Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3PW United Kingdom
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Explore the life and archive of influential, but little known, archaeologist O. G. S. Crawford. Discover highlights from the archive in a pop-up display open between 10:00am and 5:00pm at the Pitt Rivers Museum. At select times on the 17 and 24 November there will also be the chance to see the archive in a special object handling session and find out about Crawford's love of cats! On the 17 November there are object handling sessions in the Research Space on…

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Living Zoroastrianism

November 15 - November 24
The Foyle Special Collections Gallery within the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh St
London, Greater London WC1H 0XG United Kingdom

This unique interactive exhibition engages the public in the Virtual Reality (VR) experience of a 3,000 years old Zoroastrian ritual in which the viewer will be immersed by means of VR glasses. Originating in ancient pre-Islamic Iran, the ritual was filmed in Mumbai 2017 with cutting edge spherical video technology. Visitors can also experience contemporary Zoroastrian Iran via the digitised oral testimony of over 300 interviewees. Displays of manuscripts, costumes, paintings and artefacts provide additional information about this ancient religion.…

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Graphic ‘Frankenstein’: An Exhibition

November 16 - November 24
The Crawford Building, 13 Perth Road
Dundee, DD1 4HN United Kingdom
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Free

A word-and-image exhibition creatively engaging with Frankenstein and the multimedia adaptations it has inspired. Come along and experience 3D projection and trick photography as well as many other exciting ways of interpreting and capturing Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. You can enjoy the exhibition anytime during the opening hours of the Crawford Building.

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Poetry against Slavery

November 18 - November 24
Museum of London Docklands, No. 1 Warehouse, West India Quay
London, London E14 4AL United Kingdom
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The 'London, Sugar & Slavery' gallery at Museum of London Docklands is a unique resource for exploring London’s involvement in the transatlantic slave trade, and for understanding the trade’s present-day legacies. On this one hour guided tour of the gallery, learn how poetry has galvanised resistance against oppression of African, Caribbean and Black British people. From Africa’s rich heritage, through preservation of cultural legacies during slavery, to recent political activism, you will encounter and discuss poems that give voice to…

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Just the Beginning… (School Session)

November 19 - November 23
Manchester Museum, Oxford Road
Manchester, North West England M13 9PL United Kingdom
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Free

Manchester Museum is full of ancient artefacts each with a story to be told. Come and see how University of Manchester researchers use Manchester Museum’s collection to expand our understanding of what being human means. With the opportunity to examine genuine artefacts, meet aspiring academics, and take part in discussions about why research matters, this is a great opportunity to gain insight into museum collections and see what goes on behind the glass cases. These fast-paced talks will inform and…

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Yours, Hopefully

November 19 - November 24
Winter Garden, Surrey Street, Sheffield, 90 Surrey Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Free

Come along to the Winter Gardens in Sheffield to see an exhibition of letters sent between local children and older adults on the subject of hope. Look out for some magic through the use of augmented reality as these letters come to life. The project pairs up children and older adults from Sheffield and asks them to write to one another about what they hope for. The exhibition will be open between 8:00am and 8:00pm.

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Recycling Roman Ruins

November 19, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Institute of Making, Malet Place, University College London WC1E 7JE United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Join archaeologist Beth Munro, glassworker Shelley James and metalsmith Necole Schmitz to explore how ancient craftspeople transformed Roman glass mosaics and metal pipes to make objects inspired by Roman recycling. This event will highlight recent archaeological research on Roman villa recycling and investigate the properties of ancient materials through exciting hands-on making. You will work with expert makers to physically undertake Roman-style recycling and take home your own creations. The Institute of Making is a multidisciplinary research club for those…

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Remembering Nottingham’s First World War

November 19, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Trent Building, University Park
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG7 2RD
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Free

Walk from the University of Nottingham's campus to the city centre and discover of the First World War along the way. As the country marks the centenary of the war's end, this event will consider the sites of mobilisation and memory. It’ll look at the places where the war touched the lives of ordinary individuals, drawing citizens of Nottingham into the global conflict and it’ll also visit the places where their service and sacrifice was remembered. The outbreak of the…

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Clay, Marble and Pixels: The City

November 19, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
IHR Research Training Room, Senate House, N318, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
London, United Kingdom
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Free

This interactive event will focus on the earliest cities. It will begin with a short introductory talk illustrating the layout of those very ancient places and what this might tell us about the people that lived there. There will then be a hands-on session in which you will be taught the basic principles of 3D modelling, using the free and user-friendly software Sketchup. Taking inspiration from the talk and from additional iconographic material, you will be invited to combine simple…

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Before the NHS: Discovering East London’s Medical Past

November 19, 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm
Royal London Hospital Museum, St Augustine with St Philip's Church, Newark St, Whitechapel, London E1 2AA
London, London E1 2AA United Kingdom
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In recognition and celebration of the 70th anniversary of the NHS, come and discover the traces of East London’s medical history. A guide map designed by Queen Mary University of London reveals the hidden relics of the hospitals that existed prior to the inception of the NHS. The map links together the Queen Mary sites that exist today: St Bartholomew’s Hospital founded in 1123 which is the oldest hospital in England to have provided continuous care for patients on the…

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Words You Didn’t Know You Needed

November 19, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Peter Froggatt Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, University Road
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom
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Free

Fun and informative, ‘Words You Didn’t Know You Needed’ is an interactive quiz-based performance which aims to stimulate interest in broad concepts of language renewal, obsolescence and change, and to build awareness of the varied history of the Irish language in particular. The event focuses on a selection of amusing, quirky and arcane words from medieval Ireland. Armed with a fact about each word – a linguistic fact about the word itself or a historical fact about the period to which…

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Classical Music, Noisy Listening

November 19, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall
London, London EC2Y 5HN United Kingdom
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Free

Shh! You’re at a classical concert - quiet! This talk will introduce the idea of musical works as tools for listening, from Mozart to Mahler, from medieval repertoires to minimalism. What has become, in the 20th and 21st centuries, a musical tradition of as-quiet-as-possible, cough-free contemplation and passive disengagement in concert halls was not always that way. In fact, it wasn’t ever that way: the way that audiences listen is inscribed in the fabric of music of the last millennium in…

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Origins and Endings in Italian History

November 19, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace
London, London SW1Y 5AH United Kingdom
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What were the hopes and fears of migrants in ancient Italy and how did they differ from those of migrants in more recent history? What were their motivations and how did they hope to be identified and remembered in both life and death? This evening of four short lectures will explore these themes and more, highlighting the similarities and differences between the life journeys of Italians throughout history. Papers presented by Elena Isayev (Exeter) and Claire Holleran (Exeter) will delve…

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Before the NHS: Discovering East London’s Medical Past

November 19, 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Royal London Hospital Museum, St Augustine with St Philip's Church, Newark St, Whitechapel, London E1 2AA
London, London E1 2AA United Kingdom
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In recognition and celebration of the 70th anniversary of the NHS, come and discover the traces of East London’s medical history. A guide map designed by Queen Mary University of London reveals the hidden relics of the hospitals that existed prior to the inception of the NHS. The map links together the Queen Mary sites that exist today: St Bartholomew’s Hospital founded in 1123 which is the oldest hospital in England to have provided continuous care for patients on the…

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First Contact: Imagining Aliens and Strangers

November 19, 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Free

To celebrate the Being Human Festival, this talk discusses the concept of utopias by looking at the traditional trope of travelling to strange lands, where travellers make contact with advanced civilisations, while exploring issues of otherness and difference. It stems from the research of Dr David Sergeant, Lecturer in English at the University of Plymouth.

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Data, Democracy and the Digital

November 19, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1JF United Kingdom
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A panel of politicians and social scientists discuss the impact of digital developments on contemporary politics. Digital devices and availability of data help citizens engage with the democratic process and inform themselves about our fast-changing world. Simultaneously, the rise of ‘fake news’, novel data-gathering techniques and filter bubbles seem to contribute to increasing polarisation within society. In the context of Brexit and Trump, this panel will ask if this is the end of politics as we thought we knew it?…

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‘Arrival’ (2016)

November 19, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth
Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA United Kingdom
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Come along to this film screening of Arrival in the Jill Craigie Cinema. Linguistics professor Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. Banks and her crew must find a way to communicate with the extra-terrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind. University of Plymouth psycholinguist Dr Caroline Floccia will introduce the film, discussing the relationship…

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