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

Star Public Lectures

Wednesday April 25 6.00 - 7.00PM

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Does where you grow up affect your life chances?

Inaugural lecture by Donald Houston, Professor of Economic Geography.

The educational background of our parents has a large bearing on our life chances, but often overlooked is the effect of coming from the 'wrong side of the tracks'. In Britain, the so-called 'north-south' divide means that region or district of birth can also affect prospects for material and subjective well-being. Some of these geographic differences can be accounted for by differences in population characteristics. However, a symbiotic relationship exists between 'population' and 'place' making geography an inescapable component of solutions to poverty and inequality in Britain and elsewhere.

Parking: £2 Pay and Display in Milldam car park (PO1 3AS).

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Wednesday 25 April 2018 6.00 - 7.00PM Richmond Building

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Wednesday May 2 6.00 - 7.00PM

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Corporate Narrative Reporting: A personal journey

Inaugural lecture by Khaled Hussainey, Professor of Accounting and Financial Management, University of Portsmouth.

Corporate narrative reporting is the non-financial information included in annual reports to provide a broad and meaningful picture of the company’s business, its market position, strategy, performance, and future prospects. In this lecture Professor Khaled Hussainey reviews the major developments which have taken place in corporate narrative reporting literature over the last 18 years, during his journey from a PhD student to a professor.

Parking: £2 Pay and Display in Milldam car park (PO1 3AS).

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Wednesday 2 May 2018 6.00 - 7.00PM Portland Building

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Wednesday May 16 6.00PM - 7.00PM

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La Dolce Vita and the Ontology of Celebrity

​A​ public lecture by​ ​​​Richard Dyer, ​Professor of Film Studies, ​Kings College London.

La Dolce Vita is a film about celebrity made in 1960 just as celebrity culture was becoming a cultural dominant of our times. It anatomises the categories of people who become celebrities and displays the manufacture of celebrity. Above all, in its strategies of casting and its aesthetic exuberance, it plays on the ambiguities of celebrity, notably whether this is an inherent quality or a media construction and whether it is something to be despised or celebrated.

Parking: £2 Pay and Display in Milldam car park (PO1 3AS).

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Wednesday 16 May 2018 6.00PM - 7.00PM Portland Building

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Wednesday May 30 6.00 - 7.00PM

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​How can academic research directly improve teaching and learning in schools?

Inaugural lecture by Chris Brown, Professor of Education at the School of Education and Childhood Studies, University of Portsmouth.

Children and students deserve the best education possible, so what role is there for universities to help improve teaching and learning in schools and educational settings? This lecture introduces the notion of evidence-informed practice and explores the benefits that occur when we successfully connect academic research to education practice.

Parking: £2 Pay and Display in Milldam car park (PO1 3AS).

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Wednesday 30 May 2018 6.00 - 7.00PM Park Building

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Wednesday June 6 6.00 - 7.00PM

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What Do We Know About Second Language Learning?

A public lecture by Alessandro Giovanni Benati, Professor of Second Language Acquisition, University of Portsmouth.

Second language learning is the study of how learners come to create a new language system with often a limited exposure to the second language. How learners process language, how the new system develops, and how learners access the information for language output are key questions in Professor Benati’s research and he will take us through the basics of second language learning in this lecture.

Parking: £2 Pay and Display in Milldam car park (PO1 3AS).

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Wednesday 6 June 2018 6.00 - 7.00PM Park Building, room 1.11

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Wednesday June 20 6.00 - 7.00PM

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My Journey through Dental Research and Innovation

Inaugural lecture by Chris Louca, Professor of Oral Health Education, University of Portsmouth.

Professor Louca will describe his journey through dental research and innovation over almost three decades in dental academia. He will primarily focus on his work in the field of educational research and how this is linked with the development of innovative methods of education, ultimately for the benefit of patients’ oral health.

Parking: £2 Pay and Display in Milldam car park (PO1 3AS).

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Wednesday 20 June 2018 6.00 - 7.00PM Portland Building

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Tuesday June 26 6.00 - 7.00PM

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​​How to Give Up Plastics

A free public talk by Will McCallum, Head of Oceans at Greenpeace, UK organised by our Development Studies Group (DSG) in collaboration with our Research Theme on Sustainability and the Environment at the University of Portsmouth.

Will McCallum manages the oceans team at Greenpeace UK responsible for all campaigns relating to marine and oceans issues including: Common Fisheries Policy (and post Brexit fisheries), plastics in the ocean, tuna/John West, deposit return schemes, microbeads, whales, marine reserves, and many more.

Will McCallum will be happy to share his ideas and experience at Greenpeace on the battle to break our dependency to plastics. As part of this effort, Will is also launching a book called “ How to Give Up Plastic: A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at a Time and which will also be available at the talk

The University of Portsmouth has also been at the forefront of making plastic dependency history and making our ocean’s biodiversity thrive. Scientists at our university have improved a naturally occurring enzyme, which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics. We also recently celebrated our support to the UK’s first Sea Bin, in Portsmouth Harbour with an event called “See Bin, Sea Change” hosted at the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, on the 1 December 2017 which helped raised awareness of the ongoing plastic pollution problem that currently faces the UK. But what else can we all do? We hope that by joining actions all together with Greenpeace we can truly make this world and our oceans a better place.

Tuesday 26 June 2018 6.00 - 7.00PM Park Building

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Star Conferences and seminars

Wednesday April 18 5.00PM - 6.30PM

Conferences and seminars

Challenges to Implementing Leadership Coaching

Three-quarters of organisations in the UK offer coaching to employees (CIPD, 2015); 69% of organisations expect to increase their capacity for coaching in their Learning and Development programmes (CIPD, 2016). Coaching practice is still ahead of research.

This session will assist organisations overcome their challenges when employing coaching interventions.

Our regular #BusinessTalk seminars offer the chance to hear speakers from academia and industry share their latest insights into business thinking. They are also an excellent opportunity to network with peers from the local business community. #BusinessTalks are free of charge, are open to everyone and refreshments are provided.

Wednesday 18 April 2018 5.00PM - 6.30PM Richmond Building

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Wednesday May 9 3.00PM - 5.00PM

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Public Research Seminar – Dr Joanne Hollows

Freelance writer and researcher, specialising in food cultures, domestic cultures and feminism, and popular culture, will host a public Research Seminar on the 9th of May in Eldon Building, room 1.10.

The lecture is based around Joanne’s research paper, entitled: ‘How Dare They!’: Jamie Oliver and the contradictions of European belonging and EU membership.

This lecture is a part of a series of Research Seminars, organised by Lincoln Geraghty, Stephen Harper, Laurel Forster, and Deborah Shaw; hosted by the Culture and Conflict Research Group, and the Media, Culture and Communication Research Group.

The Research Seminar is open to staff and students, as well as members of the public.

Wednesday 9 May 2018 3.00PM - 5.00PM Eldon Building

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Monday-Wednesday May 14-16 7.30PM

Conferences and seminars

Pint of Science

Pint of Science is an international festival where scientists give talks on their research down your local pub! This will be the third year running that Portsmouth hosts the Pint of Science event, which in previous years has been very successful and completely sold out!

This year’s themes are:

-Our Body at The Fat Fox

-Planet Earth at The Kings, Loft

and two brand new themes:

-Beautiful Mind at The Barley Mow

-Creative Reactions at Guildhall

Doors open at 7.00pm and talks are 7:30pm-9:30pm.

14-16 May 2018 7.30PM Eldon Building

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Tuesday 5 JUN

Conferences and seminars

University 2 Business conference

University 2 Business is a new business event that will help you tackle your business challenges. It showcases the outstanding facilities, ground-breaking technologies and expertise available to you at the University of Portsmouth.

You're invited to view and experience our equipment, products and services, and meet our expert staff. Come to this event to discover how we can help your business maximise its potential.

Before the event, you’ll choose the sessions you want to see to tailor the day to your business needs and objectives. Confirmed sessions so far include:

-an introduction to our dispute resolution training to prepare your company for small claims courts or employment tribunals

-an overview of how we can help you integrate new technologies into your business to manage operations and customer relations

We’ll send further details of the sessions after you book your place. Your itinerary is based on your chosen sessions.

During the sessions, our experts will run live demonstrations and rapid workshops to give you a taste of how our facilities and expertise can help your business succeed. You can discuss with them what collaboration opportunities are available and learn about our previous successful business partnerships.

After the sessions, stick around for lunch and speak to University staff, network with other conference delegates and get answers to your questions.

Tuesday 5 June 2018 8.30AM - 12.30PM

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Tuesday 5 June

Conferences and seminars

Reflection on 25 Years of Policing Fraud

A public lecture by Commander David Clark from the City of London Police, reflecting upon 25 years of policing fraud as part of the 25th anniversary of the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies (ICJS) at the University of Portsmouth.

Commander David Clark is the Police National Coordinator for Economic Crime. He is also the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) lead on identity crime, Cyber Protect and counterfeit currency, and chairs the National Economic Crime Working Group for UK policing.

5 June 2018 Richmond Building

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Wednesday 6 JUN

Conferences and seminars

The 8th Counter Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference

The Centre for Counter Fraud Studies Conference (CCFS) and Portsmouth Business School Accounting Group (PBSAG) at the University of Portsmouth are pleased to announce the 2018 conference to be held on Wednesday 6th June in Portsmouth. This will be a unique event in the calendar of fraud conferences by combining invited speakers with opportunities for practitioners, academics and researchers to offer papers to present to their peers.

Wednesday 6 June 2018 Portsmouth Business School

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Wednesday June 6

Conferences and seminars

Death and Celebrity Symposium

This one-day symposium organised by the Centre for Studies in Literature will ask how death changes our relationship to famous figures: how are dead celebrities memorialised or forgotten, appropriated or overlooked in the interests of specific historical/cultural values? What kinds of media apparatus are involved in the curation, maintenance and reassessment of posthumous fame? What impact does the celebrity’s death have on the material objects, spaces and places with which s/he is associated?

Wednesday 6 June 2018

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Monday June 11

Conferences and seminars

14th Annual Research and Innovation Conference

Join us at this conference where you will have the chance to hear academics from the Faculty of Business and Law showcase their recent research.

You can stay all day or if more convenient, pick and choose the sessions that are of a particular interest only.

This thought-provoking event will give you the opportunity to make new connections and is aimed at those with an interest in business research.

Refreshments will be served throughout the day and a buffet lunch will be provided.

11 June 2018 Richmond Building

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Monday-Tuesday June 11-12

Conferences and seminars

Research by Design

This two-day symposium explores the synergies between education, practice and research. Bringing together world-leading professionals and academics in a series of presentations and discussions, it aims to respond to the challenges encountered by the architectural research community when conducting and presenting work that involves the designing of cities, buildings, the re-use of historic sites, of placemaking, and the use of new technologies.

11-12 June 2018

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Thursday 21 June

Conferences and seminars

The Future of Women in Engineering

To celebrate the Year of Engineering and the International Day of Women in Engineering, the Mary Rose Museum and the University of Portsmouth are holding an event to network, share experiences and discuss the future of women in engineering.

Over drinks and canapes you will have the chance to meet people who are working in the field, as well as those interested in encouraging engineering careers in young women. Take this opportunity to ask questions and join in the discussion on how we can support the next generation.

The event will be chaired by Dr Eleanor Schofield, Head of Conservation and Collection Care at the Mary Rose Museum and will be joined by representatives from The Girls Network, Education Business Partnership, Imperial College/The Royal Academy of Engineering, Portsmouth Grammar School and the University of Portsmouth.

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Monday 25 June

Conferences and seminars

Economic and Industrial Espionage Conference (EIEC 2018)

The Institute of Criminal Justice Studies is hosting an Economic and Industrial Espionage Conference (EIEC 2018).

Economic and industrial espionage are significant problems to many organisations causing huge economic damage to some countries. This conference seeks to expand academic and practitioner interest in this subject and particularly bring inter-disciplinary perspectives to the problem. Speakers come from academia and industry and we are grateful to event partner and sponsor, Esoteric Ltd.

25 June 2018 Richmond Building

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Tuesday-Thursday 26-28 June

Conferences and seminars

Fair Trade and the SDGs

Investigating the fairness of sustainable development.

The aim of this conference is to investigate the ethics and practice of fairness that constitute the processes, goals and indicators of sustainable development. We encourage researchers and practitoners to use the SDGs as a lens to explore and assess Fair Trade's contribution to date and potential to support a global agenda towards sustainable development.

26-28 June 2018 Portsmouth Business School

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Friday August 3

Conferences and seminars

Leading Employees Through Outsourcing

A free presentation to hear the results of leading-edge research undertaken by Volker Pioch for his Doctorate in Business Administration.

Volker’s research is highly valuable for those working in or with a focus on change driven organisations as well from a management, consultant or research perspective.

3 August 2018 Richmond Building

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2017-2018 Various Dates

Conferences and seminars

School of Education and Childhood Studies

The School of Education and Childhood Studies runs research seminars on key issues in the field, drawing expertise from within the School, University and beyond.

These research seminars are open to staff and postgraduate students (from any school or department).

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

If you require any further information please contact secs.enquiries@port.ac.uk.

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Star Performances and Exhibitions

Tuesday-Thursday 24-27 April

Performances and Exhibitions

Fashion Revolution week 2018

The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries are thrilled to share the exciting events happening in Fashion Revolution Week 2018.

Fashion Revolution is a global movement that celebrates fashion as a positive influence, whilst also scrutinising industry practices and raising awareness of the fashion industry's most pressing issues.

Between Tuesday 24th April and Friday 27th April, the University of Portsmouth will be celebrating Fashion Revolution week with a variety of exciting activities, brought to you by our Fashion and Textile Design students and staff.

24-27 April 2018

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Saturday-Sunday 5-6 May

Performances and Exhibitions

Portsmouth Comic Con - Immersive Technology Zone

Discover virtual reality, motion capture, screenings, game demonstrations, robots and more as the University of Portsmouth showcase state of the art technology and emerging student talents at the popular ComicCon.

5-6 May 2018

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Saturday 19 May 7.30PM

Performances and Exhibitions

University of Portsmouth Ensembles

Prior to their tour to Spain in June, this is a chance to hear the University of Portsmouth Ensembles performing a selection of music in a wide variety of styles. Directed by Colin Jagger, George Burrows and Ken Wharton-Emms, a great night is guaranteed.

Tickets: £13, £11, £9, Family ticket £38. Early Bird Offer – Get £2 off when you book before 31st March 2018.

Telephone: 0023 9264 9000

19 May 2018 New Theatre Royal, 20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth PO1 2DD

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Friday 1 June 5.00PM – 9.00PM

Performances and Exhibitions

CCI Faculty Graduate Show

The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries proudly present the annual Faculty Graduate show, in which the graduating class of 2018 showcase their work for friends, family and the general public to see.

1 June 2018 Eldon Building

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