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An evening with the stars December 5: The University and the Historic Dockyard are joining forces with BBC Learning to host an evening of stargazing on 7 January 2014. Visitors will get the chance to see amazing science demos and stunning images from the world’s best telescopes. The event is one of three national live events tied to the BBC Stargazing LIVE programme on BBC Two. Tickets are available via a lottery which is open until 11.55pm Tuesday 10 December. Visit www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours
The Borgias in Portsmouth November 20: (event date November 27)
The Borgia family were one of the most infamous in European history, celebrated for their ruthlessness and cruelty (Cesare); their sexual wantonness (Lucrezia) and their corruption of the Church (Rodrigo, who became Pope Alexander VI). Professor Enrique García Hernán, the world's leading authority on the family, will deliver a public lecture on the realities that lie behind the myths. The ‘Ramón Pérez de Ayala Biennial Lecture’ is supported by the Cultural Office of the Spanish Embassy and honours the life and work of Ramón Pérez de Ayala (1881-1952), a distinguished novelist, poet and critic who was Ambassador to the Court of St James in the years 1931-6. Lecture: Wednesday 27 November 2013, 6.00-7.00pm, followed by a drinks reception, Park Building, King Henry I Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DZ. Admission to The Borgias: Myth and Reality is free but by ticket only from HERE.
Olympic Legacy November 12: An Urban Geographer will be discussing the impact of the London 2012 Olympics at a free talk. Professor John R.Gold, from Oxford Brookes University, will explore the concerns related to the long term impact of large sporting events and cultural festivals. The joint lecture between the University of Portsmouth and the Royal Geographical Society is on Wednesday 13 November 2013 at 6.00 pm. Venue: Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3AH. To book contact Maricar Jagger on 023 9284 3757.