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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 May 11 6 - 7PM

public lecture

​…necessity is the mother of invention…from the Republic, Book 2, 369C, Plato

Inaugural lecture by Joan Farrer, Professor of Design and Innovation, University of Portsmouth

In this lecture Joan presents her design practice, which illustrates Design Thinking and Transdisciplinary working, where co-creation between disciplines and the user has been a necessary method to achieve Innovation.

Wednesday 11th May 6-7PM Portland Building

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Wednesday May 18 6 - 7PM

public lecture

​Trespass Who Dares: Adventures in Crime Fiction

Public lecture by Graham Hurley, author

You’re happily embarked on a career writing fat international thrillers. Then one day your publisher decides to change tack. You know nothing about crime fiction but the challenge couldn’t be clearer. Do a Rankin on Portsmouth. So where do you start? And where might it lead?

Wednesday 18th May 6-7PM Portland Building

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Wednesday May 25 6 - 7PM

public lecture

​The Science of Better Decisions

Inaugural lecture by Alessio Ishizaka, Professor in Decision Analysis, University of Portsmouth

Taking good decisions is fundamental for having successful companies and a better life. Every manager and person will agree on it, however very few improve their skills in decision analysis. In this lecture we will present some best practices and successful case studies on how to take better decisions.

Wednesday 25th May 6-7PM Portland Building

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Wednesday Jun 8 6 - 7PM

public lecture

​From whooping cough to cigarettes: a journey in health geography

An inaugural lecture by Liz Twigg, Professor of Human Geography, University of Portsmouth

In this lecture Professor Twigg argues that Geography has much to contribute to our understanding of health outcomes and health damaging behaviours. She demonstrates the relevance and policy impact of contemporary quantitative health geography.

Wednesday 8th June 6-7PM Portland Building

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Wednesday Jun 15 6 - 7PM

public lecture

​Cara: A lifeline to academics at risk

A public lecture by Stephen Wordsworth CMG LVO, Executive Director of Cara

Cara (the Council for At-Risk Academics) was founded in 1933 and provides urgent help to academics in immediate danger, to those forced into exile, and to many who choose to stay on to support their institutions and students, despite the serious risks they face.  Ahead of Refugee Week 2016, Stephen Wordsworth will outline Cara’s work and discuss the challenges it faces today.  Portsmouth joined the Network of universities that work with Cara in 2014, so come and learn more.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions afterwards.

Wednesday 15th June 6-7PM Portland Building

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Wednesday Jun 22 6 - 7PM

public lecture

​Let them be heard: Enabling communication and recall of forensic interviewees

An inaugural lecture by Becky Milne, Professor of Forensic Psychology, University of Portsmouth

One of the most important tools in an investigator’s tool box is the investigative interview. This inaugural lecture will pose: What are the best ways to gather information from memory and to protect contamination? How should we interview vulnerable groups? How can this knowledge inform investigative practice and prevent miscarriages?

Wednesday 22nd June 6-7PM Portland Building

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Star Conferences and seminars

Last Tuesday
of the month
2015-16 8-10pm

Conferences and seminars

Café Scientifique Portsmouth

A science discussion session in a relaxed café atmosphere, Café Scientifique Portsmouth is organised in collaboration with Portsmouth City Council and Blackwell, usually monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month, 8-10pm.

It is part of the worldwide Café Scientifique movement www.cafescientifique.org, encouraging people to take an interest and learn about science. Sessions are held at Le Café Parisien, Lord Montgomery Way, Portsmouth PO1 2AH. Participation is free and open to all.

26 April - Imran Khan
24 May - Dr Mridula Chopra
28 June - Anna Burney

Fourth Tuesday of the Month 8-10PM Le Café Parisien

For more information visit www.port.ac.uk/cafesci or call 023 9284 3757.

Various dates 2015-16

Conferences and seminars

Hot Topic Seminars

A series of seminars organised by the Portsmouth Business School.

A series of seminars organised by the Portsmouth Business School, offering the regional business community new ideas and practical insights into the development of their organisations in an informal and innovative environment held in the Portsmouth Business School, Richmond Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3DE. The seminars are open to the public.

Various dates Richmond Building

For more information visit www.port.ac.uk/pbsevents or call 023 9284 4046.

Various dates 2015-16

Conferences and seminars

CCi Seminars

A series of seminars organised by the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries.

These seminars organised will showcase a variety of innovative and engaging academic research areas within the creative industries held in the Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ. The seminars are open to the public.

Various dates Eldon Building

For more information visit creativespace.cci.port.ac.uk/whats-on/ or call 023 9284 5710.

Various dates 2015-16

Conferences and seminars

Humanities and Social Sciences Seminars

A series of seminars organised by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

These seminars will showcase a variety of innovative and engaging academic research areas within the the Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR) and the Centre for Studies in Literature (CSL), held in Dennis Sciama Building 2.14. The seminars are open to the public.

For more information visit the relevant faculty events pages: Centre for Studies in Literature, or Centre for European and International Studies Research.

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Star Performances and Exhibitions

Various dates Oct-May 7:30pm

Performances and Exhibitions

Portsmouth Chamber Music Series

The University of Portsmouth is delighted to be working in partnership with the Portsmouth Cultural Trust, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Music in the Round to bring top quality music-making to our region. We have a wonderful range of concerts on offer, including a first ever cello recital by the talented Matthew Barley.

Available dates:

  • Monday 25 April 2016: Trio Martinů
  • Monday 23 May 2016: Matthew Barley

Tickets: £16 and £14 concessions. Book all six concerts and receive a 20% discount.
Please note that seating is unreserved.

Apr-May 7:30PM Portsmouth Guildhall

To book tickets please contact the Box Office on 0844 453 9028 (Ticketmaster) or in person at the Guildhall.

Saturday May 14 7:30pm

Performances and Exhibitions

University of Portsmouth Orchestra and Wind Band

The University of Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra and Wind Band return to the New Theatre Royal.

The University of Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra and Wind Band return to the New Theatre Royal for the first time since its glorious renovation. They will perform a selection of light classics and music for the stage and screen, under the direction of Colin Jagger and Ken Wharton-Emms. A great night is guaranteed!

Tickets: £12 standard (£10 retired persons, £8 children and students)

Saturday 14th May 7:30PM New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth

To book tickets please call the box office on 023 9264 9000.

Various dates Mar-Jun 9:00am

Performances and Exhibitions

Illustrated Menagerie: Shakespeare's Animals

An exhibition of work by first year BA (Hons) Illustration students

This is a group exhibition of work by first year BA (Hons) Illustration students at the School of Art and Design. This collaborative piece is the result of 47 first year students who have worked together to create a scroll illustrating the animals of Shakespeare, attempting to instill the illustrations with something of the spirit that Shakespeare intended. The imagery reflects the range of exploration of media and imagery to convey the creatures and is varied as the animals themselves.

29 March - 7 June 2016 9am - 5pm, Monday – Friday, 10am - 2pm Saturday Freda Swain Room, Portsmouth Guildhall

Admission: Free

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