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Event Calendar

Narrating Space And Place: Meeting Across Disciplinary Boundaries

Thursday 7 April 2005

09:30 to 16:30
Prof Wesley Kort (Duke University) and Dr Judy Giles (York St John College)

New Europeans under scrutiny

Friday 2 February 2007

CAQDAS 2007 Conference: Advances in Qualitative Software

Wednesday 18 April 2007

Nigel Fielding, Udo Kelle, Ray Lee, Sarah Pink, Clive Seale and Alan Stockdale

CAQDAS 2007 Conference: Advances in Qualitative Software

Wednesday 18 April 2007

Nigel Fielding, Udo Kelle, Ray Lee, Sarah Pink, Clive Seale and Alan Stockdale

Human Rights and the Environment

Thursday 31 January 2008

13.00
Dr Steve Turner (Kingston University, London)

Banking regulation and supervision at EU level: what has been achieved so far and what the future holds

Wednesday 13 February 2008

13.00
Ms Miriam Goldby (School of Law, University of Surrey)

Business Organisation for the 21st Century - the Companies Act 2006 and its Origins

Wednesday 20 February 2008

13.00
Prof. Jonathan Rickford (Visiting Professor, London School of Economics)

This talk will provide a critical explanation of the 2006 Act, including:
A brief examination of the origins, structure, process and objectives of the Company Law Review (which was probably the most ambitious attempt to reform commercial law ever) and its key recommendations and the main features of the Act which followed, focusing on: corporate form; company objectives and fiduciary duties; corporate governance in law and practice, including the "Think Small First" initiative for small companies and shareholder controls and remedies; disclosure and transparency; and governance of company law reform. It will also if there is time cover some of the key gaps in the legislation, areas where Review recommendations were rejected and its relationship with key EU developments.

The Lisbon Treaty: UK ratification

Wednesday 5 March 2008

13.00
Professor Christopher Kerse (School of Law, University of Surrey)

Business and Human Rights (SILC Event)

Thursday 29 May 2008

13.00
Dr Olga Martin Ortega (Centre for Human Rights in Conflict - University of East London)

Corporate Criminal Responsibility in International Law

Thursday 29 May 2008

14.00
Dr Regina Rauxloh (School of Law, University of Surrey)

SELU / ERRG Joint Conference

Friday 30 May 2008

13.00
A range of academics from the University of Surrey and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Controversial Contracts: Do Investor-State Agreements Promote Sustainable Development?

Thursday 11 September 2008

13.00
Dr Kyla Tienhaara (Australian National University)

Policy-makers and international development organizations have emphasized the importance of foreign direct investment (FDI) in reducing the global gap between wealthy and poor nations. However, the balance of evidence suggests that FDI will only contribute to sustainable development under certain circumstances. Particularly relevant is the regulatory context in which the investment is situated. Despite this acknowledgement, there has been very little research conducted on one of the most important regulatory mechanisms employed in developing countries with respect to foreign investment: the foreign investment contract. Foreign investment contracts, also referred to as ‘host government agreements’ or ‘state contracts’, are agreements made between a foreign investor (often a multinational corporation) and a government or state-owned entity acting on behalf of its government.  Foreign investment contracts govern the relationship between a private actor and a state, imposing rights and obligations on both parties.  In many cases they supplant national regulation and they may affect the implementation of international agreements. This presentation will examine several particularly controversial contracts that govern transnational pipelines, large hydroelectric dams, and exploration and production in the oil, gas and mining sectors.  The presentation will focus on ‘stabilization clauses’, clauses related to liability, and clauses on the environmental and social impact of the investments.  It is argued that the contracts examined are unlikely to promote sustainable development. Given the general lack of public disclosure of foreign investment contracts, it is difficult to determine whether these particular contracts are examples of ‘worst practice’ or are evidence of a more widespread problem.

Remedies in EU Law

Wednesday 12 November 2008

13.00
Hugh Mercer QC (Essex Court Chambers)

The sixth enlargement of the European Union: Romania and Bulgaria

Tuesday 2 December 2008

13.00
Dr Gabriela Oanta (School of Law and University of La Coruna, Spain)

Since January 1, 2007, Romania and Bulgaria are members of the European Union. This date marks, on the one hand, the end of a thirty year process of approximation of these two Balkan States to the European common space; and, on the other hand, the beginning of a new process, this time of real integration within the same. This second phase will not be easy due to the precautions, the amplitude of the safeguard clauses, the transitional dispositions and the established monitoring and control mechanisms. It will also not be easy due to the amplitude of the necessary economic and social reforms, which these two “lower Danube” countries must undertake and are undertaking. Furthermore, these two Balkan countries have benefited and they are still benefiting from a considerable financial pre-accession assistance and the current funds in order to make easier this hard process. In this sense, the aim of the presentation is double: firstly, to analyse the way which has lead to the signing of the Accession Treaty of these countries to the European Union; and, secondly, to emphasize the challenges and difficulties met by both these countries and the European Union to make real its integration in the European space.

The European Movement Against the Death Penalty: Criminological Perspectives

Tuesday 9 December 2008

13.00
Dr Jon Yorke (School of Law, University of Surrey)

This paper provides an investigation into the evolution of the criminological arguments against the death penalty from the beginning of the Council of Europe in 1949 to our present time. The issues of the deterrence value of the punishment, the possibility of the execution of the innocent, the failure of proportional retribution, and that the punishment brutalises society, will be explored. These criminological perspectives are then compared with the current human rights standards which remove the death penalty in the Council of Europe and the European Union. The thesis which is proposed is that the origins of the removal of the death penalty in Europe may be more accurately explained from criminological perspectives, rather than human rights values. However, the current removal of the punishment must be viewed as maintained through a symbiosis of criminology and human rights, and that the anti-death penalty discourse which results must be read an a “never-ending story.”

Meet the Judge

Wednesday 28 January 2009

13.00
Judge David Edward (Former British Judge, European Court of Justice)

The First Trial at the International Criminal Court

Wednesday 11 February 2009

13.00
Prof. William Schabas (NUI Galway)

The principle of mutual recognition in EU Criminal Law

Thursday 19 March 2009

13.00
Dr Valsamis Mitsilegas (Queen Mary, University of London)

Higher Education Law – The Student’s Perspective

Thursday 26 March 2009

13.00
Salima Mawji (Match Solicitors, London)

ERRG Research Day: Environmental Law at Surrey

Wednesday 29 April 2009

This one day workshop has two main goals: to present some of the research that is currently being undertaken by ERRG members and to provide a forum for debate on the wider environmental related research that is being undertaken at the University of Surrey. For this purpose other centres from the University of Surrey will be invited to participate as well as leading research centres on environmental law and policy in the United Kingdom. [programme]

Festen

Thursday 25 June 2009

19:00 to 23:00
Matt Farrow

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs.

 

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ERRG Project Events - Day 1

Tuesday 29 September 2009

Professor Attila Tanzi

The Environmental Protection of the Guarani Aquifer: A Legal Perspective

ERRG Project Events - Day 2

Wednesday 30 September 2009

Mr Francesco Sindico

The Environmental Protection of the Guarani Aquifer: A Legal Perspective

Corporate Governance and the Financial Crisis

Wednesday 2 December 2009

13.00
Prof. Paddy Ireland

Professor Ireland is the Co-Director of Research at Kent Law School. His personal research interests include the historical development of company law, corporate governance and theory, law and neoliberalism and critical legal theory. Professor Ireland teaches on the undergraduate module Company Law and Capitalism, and on the postgraduate Corporate Governance module at Kent.

"Promoting Renewable Energies: The State-Aid Dimension"

Wednesday 27 January 2010

16.00 to 17.30
Álvaro Antón Antón, CEU University, Valencia

Schoolof Law Seminar: "Promoting Renewable Energies: The State-Aid Dimension"

 

Speakers : 

Álvaro Antón Antón, CEU University, Valencia; Visiting Researcher, ERRG, School of Law, University of Surrey

Dr César Galarza (CEU University, Valencia)

 

Chair:

Francesco Sindico (Deputy Director, Environmental Regulatory Research Group (ERRG), School of Law, University of Surrey)

 

An upcoming School of Law Seminar will address the promotion of renewable energies from a state-aid perspective, focusing on the interplay between EU law, international objectives on climate change, and issues linked with using economic instruments to achieve these goals.  Mr Álvaro Antón Antón (CEU University, Valencia; Visiting Researcher, Environmental Regulatory Research Group (ERRG), School of Law, University of Surrey) will speak on “State Aid Aspects of Economic Instruments to Promote Renewable Energies”, and Dr César Galarza (Professor of Tax Law, University Cardenal Herrera-CEU) will present the research activities of the Institute for Environmental Law and Ethics (IDEA) in the field.

 

The Seminar will take place on Wednesday 27 January 2010 from 4-5.30pm in 66MS03.  A drinks reception will follow the event.  If you would like to attend this seminar, please RSVP to Natalie Berge (fmlevents@surrey.ac.uk).

Promoting Renewable Energies: the State-Aid Dimension

Wednesday 27 January 2010

13.00
Alvaro Anton and Cesar Galarza

Property Law in China

Wednesday 17 February 2010

14.00
Prof. Alison Clarke (School of law, University of Surrey)

1st October 2007 was the 48th Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. It was also the date on which the Property Rights Law of PRC came into force. The actual and symbolic effect on this 2007 Law on land use rights in China was, and remains, highly controversial. When the law was enacted many outside commentators – and also many critics within the PRC – viewed it as a major step towards state recognition of private ownership of land, and the abandonment of socialist principles. The reality is, inevitably, more complex and less easy for an outsider to grasp. At the heart of the difficulties lies the fundamental question: can our concept of private property ever be compatible with the Chinese concept of the rule law?

Can Religion be Racially Discriminatory?

Wednesday 3 March 2010

13.00
Ashley Bowes and Michael Connolly (University of Surrey)

The JFS (Jews Free Schools) are part of a growing number of faith schools in the UK. They are entitled, once oversubscribed, to select pupils who conform to their religion; in JFS’s case, Judaism. The JFS exercised an admissions policy based upon what the Office of the Chief Rabbi (OCR) considered to be Jewish. This test required that the Mother of a prospective pupil be either born Jewish, or had converted prior to the student’s birth to Judaism through an Orthodox Synagogue; pupils applying after oversubscription who did not meet this test were liable to be refused.  A thirteen year old boy, ‘M’, was refused entry to the North London JFS because his Mother had converted from Catholicism to Judaism after he was born at a progressive synagogue; a subsequent appeal to the Admissions Appeals Panel failed.

M’s Father, ‘E’, sought a judicial review of this decision, contending that it was either (1) direct racial discrimination or, (2) indirect discrimination. The Supreme Court, affirming the Court of Appeal’s decision, on a 5:4 split, found the JFS admissions policy to amount to direct racial discrimination, and was thus unlawful. The minority, believed the policy to be based on religious, and not racial tests; two of whom found there to be indirect discrimination, and two found there no discrimination whatever. The policy was declared unlawful.

National Constitutional Courts and EU Law

Wednesday 10 March 2010

13.00
Dr Anneli Albi (University of Kent)

Book launch and seminar

Wednesday 24 March 2010

13.00
Mr Victor Kattan (SOAS)

Victor Kattan is a Teaching Fellow at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.  He is the author of The Palestine Question in International Law (BIICL), and his most recent book, From Coexistence to Conquest:  International Law and the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1891-1949 (Pluto Press) is the subject of his presentation. 

Transboundary Aquifers and International Law: Experience of the Guarani Aquifer System

Tuesday 31 August 2010

8:30am registration to 7:00pm seminar dinner
Francesco Sindico

This seminar will bring together an interdisciplinary group of international water experts to discuss the experience gained by in the sustainable management of the Guarani Aquifer System in the light of the current developments on international law of transboundary aquifers. Speakers will include experts who have been collaborating with the United Nations International Law Commission in the work that has led to the adoption of the Draft Articles on the law of transboundary aquifers and experts whose work focuses on the Guarani Aquifer System.

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Guildford Book Festival

Thursday 14 October 2010

Guildford Book Festival is a key cultural event which captures the imagination of people of all ages, backgrounds and interests.

Computing at School - what a BCS Branch can do

Thursday 28 October 2010

20:00 to 21:30
Dr. Kathryn Harkup (Schools Liaison Officer, University of Surrey) & Dr. Roger Peel (Department of Computing, University of Surrey)

Our meeting this month features the recent formation of a "Computing At School" Hub based around the BCS Guildford Branch and the Department of Computing at the University of Surrey.

There is an increasing realisation that the study of computing topics in schools is not laying the foundations for a lifelong appreciation of the subject, but instead just training students in skills related to particular current technologies. The BCS, Microsoft Research and several other industrial and educational organisations have created "Computing At School" (CAS; see http://www.computingatschool.org.uk/) as a vehicle to incubate improvements in the school-age study of computing, and to support teachers with high-quality resources to enable this change.

The BCS Guildford Branch is the first BCS Branch [to our knowledge!] to launch a local Computing At School Hub. This will be based in Guildford, but attracted teachers from south London and West Sussex as well as from Surrey and Hampshire to its Launch event last week. So far, there are about 10 Hubs country-wide, but we hope to promote our model to other Branches.

This month's meeting will introduce the Surrey CAS Hub to the BCS Guildford Branch, and outline the role that our industrial and commercial members can play to help it to achieve its goals. In particular, we will be exploring particular technologies that could be used to provide motivating learning experiences for mass teaching of the foundations of computing - such as the mobile phone.

Following on from this meeting, we hope to encourage members of the Guildford Branch to join CAS, and to help to support its goals through the provision of knowledge, case studies, examples and demonstrations for use in schools.

SILC / School of Law Seminar: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Climate Change

Friday 29 October 2010

13:30 to 15:00
Mr Ariranga Pillay

Mr Ariranga G. Pillay (UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; President, SADC Tribunal; former Chief Justice of Mauritius) will be speaking on the topic “Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Climate Change” on Friday 29th October, 13.30, in 32MS03. A reception will follow the event. All are welcome.


If you would like to attend this seminar, please RSVP to Chrissie Leveridge (fmlevents@surrey.ac.uk).


This Seminar has been organised by Surrey International Law Centre (SILC) and forms part of the School of Law's Research Seminar Programme.

Economics Seminar: Entry in Thin Markets

Wednesday 3 November 2010

16:00 to 17:15
Dr Alex Dickson (University of Strathclyde)

Pilgrimage Workshop

Thursday 4 November 2010

Reinventing Sacred Space in a Multicultural Europe

School of Law Seminar: Monarchy and Hung Parliaments

Thursday 11 November 2010

14:00 to 15:00
Professor Robert Blackburn (School of Law, King’s College London)

Professor Robert Blackburn (School of Law, King’s College London) will be presenting on “Monarchy and Hung Parliaments” for the School of Law’s Research Seminar series. All welcome. If you would like to attend this seminar, please RSVP to Chrissie Leveridge (fmlevents@surrey.ac.uk).

Please note the change of time and venue, to 81MS02 and 2-3pm.

Economics Seminar: Internal Rationality, Imperfect Market Knowledge and Asset Price

Wednesday 17 November 2010

16:00 to 17:00
Prof Albert Marcet (London School of Economics)

Student Exchange Fair

Wednesday 24 November 2010

2pm to 5pm

The School of Management Exchange Team are pleased to announce that this year’s Exchange Fair will be held on Wednesday 24th November from 14:00 17:00. The Exchange Fair is broken into two parts:

From 14:00 – 15:00 both inbound and previous outbound exchange students will be giving presentations on their exchange experience in 32MS01.

From 15:00 – 17:00 the Fair will move to the School of Management atrium where students will be manning information desks for each Partner University. Interested Level one students will have the opportunity to talk to exchange students in an informal environment and discuss their options with the Exchange Coordinator.

This event is also open to all members of staff. Please come along if you would like to find out more about the Exchange Programme and the options available to undergraduate students. Our exchange programmes »

Economics Seminar: Parental Consent for Contraception and Teenage Pregnancy in Texas

Wednesday 24 November 2010

16:00 to 17:00
Prof. David Paton ((University of Nottingham, Business School))

Economics UCAS Day

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Economics Seminar: Composite Prospect Theory

Wednesday 8 December 2010

16:00 to 17:00
Dr Ali Al–Nowaihi (University of Leicester)

SILC / School of Law Seminar: UN Security Council Resolution 1860 (2009) and the Contemporary Legal Nature of UN Security Council Resolutions

Wednesday 8 December 2010

13:00 to 14:00

Dr Christian Henderson (Department of Law, Oxford Brookes University) will be speaking on the topic “UN Security Council Resolution 1860 (2009) and the Contemporary Legal Nature of UN Security Council Resolutions” on Wednesday 8th December at 13.00.  All welcome.

This Seminar has been organised by Surrey International Law Centre (SILC) and forms part of the School of Law's Research Seminar Programme.

If you would like to attend this seminar, please RSVP to Chrissie Leveridge (fmlevents@surrey.ac.uk).

HE Conventions Event One

Monday 27 December 2010

Economics Seminar: Model Productivity Change with a Short Run Cost Function

Wednesday 12 January 2011

16:00 to 17:00
Thomas Weyman Jones (Loughborough  University)

Thomas Weyman Jones (Loughborough  University)

"Model Productivity Change with a Short Run Cost Function"

Abstract

This paper is in three parts. Part 1 reviews the theory of modelling an industry’s technology by estimating the short run cost functions of firms and addresses an issue that arose at the 2010 EMEE conference at the University of Surrey by comparing strong and weak disposability properties of the input requirements set (related to the uneconomic region of the production function). A decomposition of productivity change is derived from this. Part 2 reviews methods for estimating efficiency and productivity in panel data samples and compares the consistency of results across different econometric specifications. Part 3 applies the ideas of parts 1 and 2 to a banking system of an economy with a special focus on the period following a financial crisis. We use our analytical framework to model the re-capitalization process as a requirement to hold levels of a fixed input, i.e. equity, above the long run equilibrium level, and we use a panel data set of banks in Turkey from after the financial upheaval period to analyse these ideas.

Workshop: Mode of Action and Introduction to PBPK Modelling

Monday 17 January 2011

Bette Meek, Kevin Crofton, Jennifer Seed, Doug Wolf and George Loizou

McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, University of Ottawa in collaboration with the University of Surrey and the UK Health and Safety Laboratory

University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, UK, 17-19 January 2011

Economics SEEC Seminar: Global Oil Prices and their Impact on Chinese Energy and Resource Related Stock Values

Monday 17 January 2011

14:00 to 17:30
David Broadstock (Research Institute of Economics and Management (China))

Economics Seminar: Crime and Immigration: Evidence from Large Immigrant Waves

Wednesday 19 January 2011

16:00 to 17:00
Dr Brian Bell (London School of Economics)

Annual Composers and Choreographers

Sunday 30 January 2011

19.30

A celebration of creative working showing new works devised by students from the Department of Dance, Film and Theatre and the Department of Music and Sound Recording.

Tom Ellis and Laura Snowden guitar duo

Saturday 5 February 2011

1pm

Beethoven - Variations on Quant' è più bello
Brouwer - Micropiezas
Lhoyer - Duo Concertant, Op 31, No3
Colin Downs - Letras de Humo, 1st performance
Brahms - Theme and Variations from String Sextet, Op 18

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Economics Seminar: Probabilistic Forecasts of Volatility and its Risk Premia

Monday 7 February 2011

14:00 to 15:00
Dr Gael Martin (Monash University)

Dr Gael Martin (Monash University)

"Probabilistic Forecasts of Volatility and its Risk Premia" (with W. Maneesoonthorn, C. S. Forbes and S. Grose)

Academic Freedom in the UK

Wednesday 9 February 2011

13:00 to 14:00
Professor Eric Barendt (Goodman Professor of Media Law, UCL)

Professor Eric Barendt (Goodman Professor of Media Law, UCL) will be presenting on the topic "Academic Freedom in the UK" as part of the School of Law’s Research Seminar Series. All welcome. If you would like to attend this seminar, please RSVP to Chrissie Leveridge (fmlevents@surrey.ac.uk).

Jim Cartwright's Road

Wednesday 9 February 2011

19.30

Jim Cartwright's Road

Wednesday 9 & Friday 11 February, 19.30

Malthus Dinner

Friday 11 February 2011

Sean O’Grady (Economics Editor for The Independent).

The Malthus Dinner, for all students and staff in the Department of Economics, will be held on Friday 11 February 2011 at the Holiday Inn, Guildford. The guest speaker for the evening will be Sean O'Grady (Economics Editor of The Independent). The dress code is formal and the evening starts at 7.00pm. 

The following ticket prices include a three course dinner with wine, a DJ til midnight at the Holiday Inn, and entry into Rubix (on campus) after midnight: £29 for students and staff of the Department of Economics at Surrey, and £32 for friends and partners of students and staff of the Department of Economics

A Collaboration

Wednesday 16 February 2011

19.30

An evening of dance as a result of a collaboration between two local dance companies; Actual Size Dance Company based at the University of Surrey, and Nutshell Contemporary Dance, a newly formed professional company, who have performed choreographic work around London and Surrey.

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Poetry Workshops

Thursday 17 February 2011

14pm to 16pm

Everyone one welcome from beginners to poet Laureates. 

Every Thursday until the 7th April

Room 24AA02

Absurdity and Abstraction by Benjamin Jensen and Russell Reed

Tuesday 22 February 2011

Benjamin Jensen and Russell Reed present an exhibition at the Lewis Elton Gallery.

The Student Fundraiser

Wednesday 23 February 2011

19.30

The Student Fundraiser

Wednesday 23 February, 19.30

Students present a fun-filled showcase of dance performances.

Economics Seminar: Transmission Lags and Optimal Monetary Policy

Wednesday 23 February 2011

16:00 to 17:00
Dr Alessandro Flamini (University of Sheffield)

Dr Alessandro Flamini (University of Sheffield)

"Transmission Lags and Optimal Monetary Policy"

Abstract

Real world monetary policy features long and variable lags in the transmission of the policy to the economy. Most of the policy models, however, abstracts from policy lags. This paper presents a New-Keynesian model where transmission lags are determined by a two-sector supply side of the economy. The paper shows that optimal monetary policy depends crucially on the features of the transmission lag.

Where Do We Stand After Lisbon?

Wednesday 23 February 2011

14:00
Noreen O’Meara (University of Surrey)

A round table discussion between academic members of the School of Law on pertinent issues related to the impact of EU law in their area of research post-Lisbon.

As Loud As Silence

Wednesday 2 March 2011

19.30

'Your journey will be worth every penny and every minute, and it might just take you places you never even knew existed.'  The Stage 2009

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Economics Seminar: Employee Involvement, Technology and Evolution in Job Skills: A Task-Based Analysis

Wednesday 2 March 2011

16:00
Prof Francis Green (Institute of Education)

An Evening of Political Comedy hosted by The Department of Politics

Thursday 3 March 2011

20:00

As part of March 2011 Politics Month, the Department of Politics present an Evening of Political Comedy. 

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SEEC (Economics)/Energy Network Seminar: The Politics of Energy

Thursday 3 March 2011

17:00 to 18:30
Lord Howell of Guildford (Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

Lord Howell of Guildford (Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

Guildford Guitar Day

Saturday 5 March 2011

The Guitar Day has become one of the highlights of the festival and we are delighted that these outstanding artists - from rising stars to superstars - have agreed to be part of the Festival's opening celebrations.

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John Williams in Conversation

Saturday 5 March 2011

2.15pm

We are privileged to have this superstar of the classical music world talk to us about his life as an international musician, the demands, challenges and rewards.  Please note seating for this event is limited to 200, so do book early.

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ChromaDuo

Saturday 5 March 2011

4pm


Rob MacDonald is …a Canadian guitar visionary Minor 7th Magazine


Tracy Anne Smith One hell of a guitarist - and more importantly a top-class musician  Festival 21 Blog

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John Williams

Saturday 5 March 2011

7.30pm

Villa Lobos - Five Preludes
Brouwer - El Decameron Negro
Bebey - O Bia
Williams - From a Bird (Nos. 1, 2 and 3)
                Hello Francis
Mangoré - La Catédral

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Emilie Capulet Recital

Sunday 6 March 2011

15.30

Franco - British pianist, Emilie Capulet, plays Romantic Favourites by Chopin and Schubert, Mozart's charming variations on "Ah! vous dirai-je, Maman" and Liszt's B minor piano sonata.

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SEEC (Economics) Seminar: Making Sense of the Oil Market

Tuesday 8 March 2011

13:00
Mr. Richard De Caux (BP Economics Team)

Mr. Richard De Caux (BP Economics Team)

"Making Sense of the Oil Market"

The talk will be a run through of how we put our short term supply and demand balance together and use this to assess the market

The Living Room

Wednesday 9 March 2011

19.30

"A subtle, quick-witted essay on the fluctuation of human interaction...an arresting piece that left you, in a desirable sense, wanting more." The Times

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SELU / School of Law Seminar: Justice Issues in Today’s EU

Wednesday 9 March 2011

13:00 to 14:00
Catherine Heard (Fair Trials International)

Catherine Heard (Fair Trials International) will be speaking on the topic “Justice Issues in Today’s EU” on Wednesday 9th March at 13.00.  All welcome.

This Seminar has been organised by Surrey European Law Unit (SELU) and forms part of the School of Law's Research Seminar Programme.

If you would like to attend this seminar, please RSVP to Chrissie Leveridge (fmlevents@surrey.ac.uk).

Purple Rain

Thursday 10 March 2011

20.00

(US, 1984) Director Albert Magnoli, cert 15, 111 min

With introductory talk by Dr Tim Hughes

Benjamin Powell

Friday 11 March 2011

7.30pm

Leighton - Fantasia Contrappuntistica
Beethoven - Sonata Op 31 No 2 Tempest
Bartok - Out of Doors
Debussy - Préludes (selection)
Martin Butler - On the Rocks
Elliott Carter - Two Thoughts about the Piano

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An Evening of Bollywood Music

Saturday 12 March 2011

19.30

The Bollywood Brass Band is a truly exhilarating, rambunctious affair, with hypnotic Punjabi drumming, wailing soprano sax, qawwalis, extracts from Bollywood films on a video screen in the background, and a band which obviously and noisily enjoyed themselves – and so did the audience. Artsworld

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Cello Sonatas

Monday 14 March 2011

20.00

Thomas Carroll cello

Graham Caskie piano

Stephen Goss composer and arranger

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Butterfly Dreaming Tour

Tuesday 15 March 2011

19.30

Henri Oguike, one of the UK’s most inventive choreographers, presents a stunning new triple bill and a handpicked quintet of world-class dancers.

To intervene or not to intervene in Libya?

Wednesday 16 March 2011

16:30 to 17:30
Dr Regina Rauxloh (University of Surrey)

The Surrey International Law Centre and the Department of Politics of the University of Surrey join for a topical seminar where the key question that the international community is currently dealing with in regard to the situation developing in Libya will be dealt with: whether to intervene or not…

Seminar: Regulation of Water Providers in Ethiopia and Kenya

Wednesday 16 March 2011

13:00 to 14:00
Dr. Mulugeta Ayalew

Dr. Mulugeta Ayalew l will be presenting on the topic "Regulation of Water Providers in Ethiopia and Kenya" as part of the School of Law’s Research Seminar Series.  

Regulation of Water Providers in Ethiopia and Kenya

Wednesday 16 March 2011

1pm to 2pm

ERRG Seminar Series present:

Dr. Mulugeta Ayalew, School of Law, University of Surrey:

“Regulation of Water Providers in Ethiopia and Kenya”

Films on Hendrix

Thursday 17 March 2011

20.00

(US, 1986) Directors: Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker, cert E, 50 mins

Jimi Hendrix Live at Woodstock
(US, 1999) Directors: Chris Hegedus and Erez Laufer, cert E, 57 mins

With introductory talk by Dr Tim Hughes

Research using Political Statistics

Thursday 17 March 2011

15:00 to 17:00
warren Riches

This event is for postgraduates Politics students that are beginning their dissertations and will include:

Developing search strategies 
Research using Library databases
Handling large datasets

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SEEC (Economics) Seminar: Schlumberger Oil and Gas Seminar

Friday 18 March 2011

16:00 to 18:00
Mr. Firas Zeineddine

Mr. Firas Zeineddine

"Are We Running Out of Oil? The Power of Technology"

DJ Sniff and Paul Bell

Friday 18 March 2011

19.30

Turntable musicians and explorers in the field of improvised and electronic music, DJ Sniff and Paul Bell bring something a little different to Studio One which we think will spark your interest.

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Warsaw Village Band

Sunday 20 March 2011

19.30

BBC Radio 3 World Music Award Winners to perform at the University of Surrey as part of the Guildford International Music Festival 2011.

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Trio Batignano

Monday 21 March 2011

20.00

Fusing the renowned classical blend of flute and guitar (representing Italian style) with the hot summer 'taste' of the saxophone (Italian flair), Trio Batignano have quickly earned a reputation for presenting exciting and entertaining programmes covering a wide variety of musical styles.  

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Standing In The Shadows of Motown

Tuesday 22 March 2011

19.30

The best-kept secret in the history of pop music

(US 2002) Director: Paul Justman, 116 min PG

One

Wednesday 23 March 2011

19.30

Does everything really begin with one or is it that everything ends with one?

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Barbican Brass

Wednesday 23 March 2011

19.30

Comprising five of the most exciting young brass players in the UK today, this quintet are a joy to watch "from skilful and emotive lead melodies to sensitive and precise accompaniment". Abi Bliss, Muso Magazine

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Legal Issues surrounding off-shore renewable energy development in Europe, with emphasis on the British Isles

Wednesday 23 March 2011

13:00 to 14:00
Dr. Glen Plant

Dr. Glen Plant will be presenting on the topic "Legal Issues surrounding off-shore renewable energy development in Europe, with an emphasis on the British Isles" as part of the School of Law’s Research Seminar Series.  

An Evening With Vince Pearson

Wednesday 23 March 2011

18:30

The Hospitality Entrepreneurs Society is proud to present an evening with Vince Pearson.

Vince Pearson is Chairman of the Waterfall Group, a privately owned Contract Caterer with an annual turnover of 45 million and close to 2500 employees.  Vince was a former Hospitality student at Surrey in 77 to 81 and was sponsored by the Army Catering Corps.  After Sandhurst and a short service commission as a Catering Officer, Vince has spent the last 25 years in Contract Catering.  This included working for Sodexo and Vince was a UK main board director in 1999 looking after all their public sector businesses with some 18,000 employees.  

In early 2007 Vince and a Management team led a successful buy in to Caterplus with Venture Capital backing and have grown the business through both organic and acquisition.

Vince will use his address to highlight the lessons and experiences that have shaped his views on Hospitality entrepreneurs and to launch the Hospitality Entrepreneurs Society at Surrey University as the first President. Vince is known for his direct and honest style and it is sure to be an interesting address.

Legal Issues surrounding off-shore renewable energy development in Europe, with an emphasis on the British Isles

Wednesday 23 March 2011

1pm to 2pm

ERRG Seminar Series present:

Dr. Glen Plant: 

“Legal Issues surrounding off-shore renewable energy development in Europe, with an emphasis on the British Isles”

Paco Pena

Saturday 26 March 2011

19.30

Mr Pena is a virtuoso, capable of dazzling an audience beyond the frets of mortal man... this listener cannot recall hearing any guitarist with a more assured mastery of his instrument. The New York Times 

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School of Law Seminar: Extraordinary Actions: The U.S. Federal Reserve and the U.S. Financial Crisis

Monday 28 March 2011

13:00 to 14:00
Professor Christian Johnson (University of Utah, USA)

Professor Christian Johnson (University of Utah, USA) will be presenting on “Extraordinary Actions: The U.S. Federal Reserve and the U.S. Financial Crisis” for the School of Law’s Research Seminar series. All welcome. If you would like to attend this seminar, please RSVP to Chrissie Leveridge (fmlevents@surrey.ac.uk).

MAXqda Introductory CAQDAS day course

Wednesday 30 March 2011

10.30am to 4.30pm
Christina Silver and Sarah Bulloch

The course will suit those who are complete beginners and those who have looked at the software and tried to use it in a limited extent. However you should have some idea about what your approach to qualitative data analysis will be. The course does not teach you 'how to do' qualitative data analysis per se.

Re-scheduled IET Christmas Lecture - Rock Guitar in 11 Dimensions

Wednesday 30 March 2011

5pm to 6.30pm
Dr Mark Lewney

Join us at our “school of rock” - explaining the universe with rock guitar.

Economics Seminar: Efficiency of the OLS Estimator in the Vicinity of a Spatial Unit Root

Wednesday 30 March 2011

16:00 to 17:00
Dr Federico Martellosio (University of Reading)

LLM Debate

Wednesday 30 March 2011

13:00 to 14:00
Ms Kausar Khanzadi

All students and staff of the School of Law, University of Surrey, are cordially invited to the first LLM affirmative debate on the topic:

Does section 172 of the Companies Act 2006 signify a departure from the shareholder value approach in UK company law?

Hospitality Executive in Residence Chris Cowls

Monday 4 April 2011

Chris Cowls MA, MBA, MIH has been CEO of Eproductive Ltd since starting up the business in 2000. The company provides innovative Cloud based solutions to over 75 hospitality and charity retail organisations with 4,000 sites between them. 

Hotel clients include IHG, Ramada Jarvis, Hyatt and Bilderberg Hotels whilst charity clients include Save the Children, British Heart Foundation, Age UK and Barnardos.

Hospitality Executive in Residence Chris Cowls

Monday 4 April 2011

Chris Cowls MA, MBA, MIH has been CEO of Eproductive Ltd since starting up the business in 2000. The company provides innovative Cloud based solutions to over 75 hospitality and charity retail organisations with 4,000 sites between them. 

Hotel clients include IHG, Ramada Jarvis, Hyatt and Bilderberg Hotels whilst charity clients include Save the Children, British Heart Foundation, Age UK and Barnardos.

ERRG / CES / School of Law Seminar: Privatisation of Biodiversity

Wednesday 6 April 2011

13:00 to 14:00
Professor Colin Reid (University of Dundee)

Professor Colin Reid (University of Dundee) will be speaking on the topic “Privatisation of Biodiversity” as part of the School of Law’s Research Seminar Series. Further details to follow. All welcome.

This Seminar is co-ordinated in association with the Environmental Regulatory Research Group (ERRG) and the Centre for Environmental Strategy (CES), based at the University of Surrey.

If you would like to attend this seminar, please RSVP to Chrissie Leveridge (fmlevents@surrey.ac.uk).

Economics Seminar: Do Oil Windfalls Improve Living Standards? Evidence from Brazil

Wednesday 6 April 2011

16:00 to 17:00
Dr Guy Michaels (London School of Economics)

Final Year Degree Shows

Friday 8 April 2011

19.30

Final year dancers and choreographers showcase their exciting new work.

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Final Year Degree Shows

Saturday 9 April 2011

19.30

Final year dancers and choreographers showcase their exciting new work.

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Economics Seminar: Structural Change and Slow-Motion Recoveries

Thursday 14 April 2011

16:30 to 17:30
Alessio Moro (University of Cagliari)

Alessio Moro (University of Cagliari)

"Structural Change and Slow-Motion Recoveries" (with Vasco M. Carvalho)

Abstract

We explore the hypothesis that the appearance of slow-motion recoveries in the US economy since 1991 - i.e. slow growth phases following the end of recent recessions - can be attributed to the process of structural change between manufacturing and services. We start by providing novel evidence that shows
that strong bouncebacks from recessions are strongly evident in manufacturing but not in the services sector. We then develop a formal two-sector model of structural change, where technology shocks to the two different production technologies - goods manufacturing and services - induce different GDP growth patterns
following a recession. We show that in this framework, structural change towards services can endogenously generate a vanishing hump-shaped pattern of GDP growth rates over the cycle.

Mining of Gold: a Fairtrade commodity?

Tuesday 19 April 2011

18:45

Introduction to Identity and Access Management

Wednesday 20 April 2011

14:00 to 15:00
Mr Travis Spencer, Chief Technical Officer, Ping Identity, Sweden

Who are you and what are you allowed to do? These basic questions can be answered by a one year old, but are not as easily solved by complex computer systems. IT solutions used in banking, government, insurance, healthcare and other industries must satisfactorily answer these questions before being able to perform their actual function. Cloud computing and distributed system design makes this an even harder nut to crack. Due to globalization, increased competition, and outsources, however, solutions aren't optional for successful businesses.

QUIC Results Conference 2011

Wednesday 4 May 2011

Managerial bias supports market wave formation: Evidence with logical formalization

Wednesday 4 May 2011

14:00 to 15:00

The School of Management Seminar Series is proud to present Dr Gábor Péli to give a talk titled "Managerial bias supports market wave formation: evidence with logical formalization".

JVC Sound and Vision Competition Screenings

Tuesday 10 May 2011

19.00

This event will feature short listed entries to the JVC Sound and Vision collaborative film competition as well as a selection of recent short productions by Film and Media Studies undergraduates.

Tort, Regulation and Environmental Law

Wednesday 11 May 2011

13:00 to 14:00
Professor Maria Lee

The Environmental Regulatory Research Group (ERRG) and School of Law Research Seminar Series are proud to present Professor Maria Lee, speaking on Tort, Regulation and Environmental Law.

Economics Seminar: Testing for co-jumps with high frequency financial data: an approach based on first-high-low-last prices

Wednesday 11 May 2011

16:00
Prof Heather Anderson (Monash University)

Professor Heather Anderson (Monash University)

"Testing for co-jumps with high frequency financial data: an approach based on first-high-low-last prices"

Abstract

This paper proposes a new approach to test for common intraday jumps in a panel of high frequency financial data. We utilize intraday first-high-low-last values of asset prices to construct a novel estimator for the cross-variance structure of a large panel of high frequency financial data, and then employ this estimator to provide a first-high-low-last price based test statistic to determine if this covariance is partly attributable to common large discrete price movements (co-jumps). We study the finite sample behaviour of our first-high-low-last price based test using Monte Carlo simulation, and find that it is more powerful than the existing return-based co-jump test (see Bollersvlev et al (2008)) for covariance measured at the same sampling frequency. When applied to a panel of high frequency data from the Chinese mainland stock market, our first-high-low-last price based test identifies more common jumps than the return based test in this emerging market.

Centre for International Macroeconomic Studies - Workshop 6

Thursday 12 May 2011

Prof. Joe Pearlman, Prof. Paul Levine

Workshop 6 will be held on May 12th, University of Surrey, Department of Economics, Room 40, starting with coffee at 10.30.  Paul Levine, Joe Pearlman and Bo Yang will be presenting our new software on optimal policy design now incorporated into Dynare. We will also review progress on the modules for our Dynare course.

Gig at the Great Hall

Sunday 15 May 2011

19.30

An informal and fun evening that showcases the enormous range of musical styles and the huge talents of the various bands and performers within the Department of Music and Sound Recording.

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Returner's Day 1

Tuesday 17 May 2011

11.30 to 12.15
Miriam Tarron

Library refresher session for returning students

School of Law Seminar: Comity and Mutual Trust in Private International Law

Wednesday 18 May 2011

13:00 to 14:00
Martin George (Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham)

Martin George (Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham) will be speaking on the topic “Comity and Mutual Trust in Private International Law” as part of the School of Law’s Research Seminar Series. Further details to follow. All welcome.

If you would like to attend this seminar, please RSVP to Chrissie Leveridge (fmlevents@surrey.ac.uk).

Economics Seminar: Time-consistent fiscal policy under heterogeneity: Conflicting or Common interest?

Wednesday 18 May 2011

16:00 to 17:00
Prof Apostolis Philippopoulos (University of Glasgow)

Prof Apostolis Philippopoulos (University of Glasgow)

"Time-consistent fiscal policy under heterogeneity: Conflicting or Common interest?" (with , J. Malley, A.Philippopoulos)

Abstract

We study the aggregate and distributional implications of Markov-perfect tax-spending policy in a neoclassical growth model with capitalists and workers. Following Krusell et al. (2002) and Klein et al. (2008), we focus on the steady-state of Markov-perfect equilibria working with differentiable Generalized-Euler Equations (GEE) and using their numerical perturbation algorithm for the computation of the steady-state. We answer the following questions: What is the time-consistent optimal mix of capital and labour taxes and the associated optimal provision of public goods?  Does the lack of commitment hurt all agents in the economy? And, if yes, are there any substitutes for commitment?  Finally, can there be changes in the policy design that are Pareto improving? Or, is it unavoidable to have a conflict of interests between agents under time-consistent policy, in contrast to Ramsey policy?

University of Surrey Symphony Orchestra Concert

Saturday 21 May 2011

19.30

Come and support the University Symphony Orchestra in their final concert of this academic year, featuring student conductors in a wide range of exciting repertoire.

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Surrey Poetry Festival

Saturday 21 May 2011

11.00 - 20.00

The Department of English at the University of Surrey are pleased to be hosting the first Surrey Poetry Festival.

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Pre-Departure meeting for outbound exchange students 2011-12

Wednesday 25 May 2011

13:00 to 15:00

A short presentation for outbound exchange students, followed by Q&A and a networking session. Tea and coffee available.

Hamlet

Thursday 2 June 2011

First-year students in Theatre Studies will be tackling Shakespeare’s Hamlet, one of the most challenging and rewarding plays in the English canon.

End-of-Year Dance Show

Friday 10 June 2011

19.30

Dance students at the University of Surrey invite audiences to see a wide range of dance performances, ranging from Contemporary to Ballet, African, Kathak and Hip Hop.

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End-of-Year Dance Show

Saturday 11 June 2011

14.00 & 19.30

Dance students at the University of Surrey invite audiences to see a wide range of dance performances, ranging from Contemporary to Ballet, African, Kathak and Hip Hop.

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Solid Senses: Laban Geometry of Dance

Tuesday 14 June 2011

15.00 & 19.30

Rudolf Laban’s unpublished drawings and his graphic representation of his icosahedral model in dance will be used for the first time to create a performance-based and artistic response.

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Economics Seminar: Model selection, estimation and forecasting in VAR models with short-run and long-run restrictions

Wednesday 15 June 2011

16:00
George Athanasopoulos

George Athanasopoulos  (Monash University) 

“Model selection, estimation and forecasting in VAR models with short-run and long-run restrictions"

Abstract

We study the joint determination of the lag length, the dimension of the cointegrating space and the rank of the matrix of short-run parameters of a vector autoregressive (VAR) model using model selection criteria. We consider model selection criteria which have data-dependent penalties for a lack of parsimony, as well as the traditional ones. We suggest a new procedure which is a hybrid of traditional criteria and criteria with data-dependant penalties. In order to compute the fit of each model, we propose an iterative procedure to compute the maximum likelihood estimates of parameters of a VAR model with short-run and long-run restrictions. Our Monte Carlo simulations measure the improvements in forecasting accuracy that can arise from the joint determination of lag-length and rank, relative to the commonly used procedure of selecting the lag-length only and then testing for cointegration.

21 Tables

Friday 17 June 2011

11.00–14.00, 15.00–18.00, 19.00–22.00

The party’s tonight. An elegant affair to mark the long loose ends of a life. But that’s for later. There’s a day to get through first.

Cultural Legitimacy and the International Law and Policy on Climate Change

Tuesday 21 June 2011

Institute of Advanced Studies

With support from the Institute of Advanced Studies, SILC is pleased to announce an international interdisciplinary seminar on cultural legitimacy and the international law and policy on climate change that will take place on 21 June 2011 at the School of Law, University of Surrey.

This seminar seeks to contribute to research on the international law and policy of climate change by focusing on the issue of cultural legitimacy.  Beginning from the premise that legitimacy critiques of international climate change regulation have the capacity to positively influence policy trends and legal choices, we seek a range of papers, from across all the disciplines that investigate the link between the efficacy of international legal and policy mechanisms on climate change and cultural legitimacy or local acceptance.

Visit the Institute of Advanced Studies page for more details on the seminar programme and registration!

Cultural Legitimacy and the International Law and Policy on Climate Change

Tuesday 21 June 2011

With support from the Institute of Advanced Studies, SILC is pleased to announce an international interdisciplinary seminar on cultural legitimacy and the international law and policy on climate change that will take place on 21 June 2011 at the School of Law, University of Surrey.

This seminar seeks to contribute to research on the international law and policy of climate change by focusing on the issue of cultural legitimacy.  Beginning from the premise that legitimacy critiques of international climate change regulation have the capacity to positively influence policy trends and legal choices, we seek a range of papers, from across all the disciplines that investigate the link between the efficacy of international legal and policy mechanisms on climate change and cultural legitimacy or local acceptance.

Visit the Institute of Advanced Studies page for more details on the seminar programme and registration!

A Celebration of Mahler

Tuesday 5 July 2011

In association wiht the Mahler Centenary Conference, 'Gustav Mahler: Contemporary of the Past?', Department of Music and Sound Recording, University of Surrey (July 7-9).

Recital with Maureen Galea & Michelle Castelleti

Thursday 7 July 2011

20.30

Pianist Maureen Galea accompanies Mahler songs and plays 19th – century Bohemian piano music using Mahler’s own 1836 Graf piano.

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Tetra Guitar Quartet

Friday 8 July 2011

13.15

The Tetra Guitar Quartet plays a diverse programme including a specially commissioned set of arrangements/reworkings of Mahler songs by composer Stephen Goss.

Uri Caine plays Mahler

Friday 8 July 2011

19.30

Uri Caine, the world – renowned jazz pianist, pays a rare visit to the UK to give a spectacular concert of piano improvisations, transformations and re-thinkings of Mahler’s Music.

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The Endymion Ensemble

Saturday 9 July 2011

19.30

The Internationally renowned Endymion Ensemble rounds off the Mahler Centenary Conference with a fascinating programme of chamber music, including Mahler’s early Piano Quartet, the only existing chamber work by the composer.

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The Viennese Connection

Saturday 9 July 2011

13.15

Exploring the Viennese tradition, pianist Emilie Capulet will perform Beethoven's fiery sonata Op 31 No 3, as well as Mozart's charming variations on Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman and Liszt/Schubert's Valse-Caprice No 6 from his Soirées de Vienne.

MAXQDA Introductory CAQDAS day course

Wednesday 13 July 2011

10.00am
Ann Lewins and Sarah Bulloch

The course will suit those who are complete beginners and those who have looked at the software and tried to use it in a limited extent. However you should have some idea about what your approach to qualitative data analysis will be. The course does not teach you 'how to do' qualitative data analysis per se.

Fur, Feathers, Fingers and Fins

Tuesday 26 July 2011

Lockwood is a centre for adults with learning difficulties in Surrey. It aims to develop independence and abilities with their clients through community, arts and work experience.

THE G.F. WATTS SCULPTURE GALLERY

Wednesday 31 August 2011

A Photographic record of the restoration 2008 - 2011. 

Economics: Econometrics Workshop

Wednesday 14 September 2011

15.00 to 16.30

SURREY SCIENCE CIRCUS

Saturday 17 September 2011

10.30 to 15.00

All ages are welcome to this free annual event, especially aimed at families with children.

University Undergraduate Open Day

Wednesday 21 September 2011

The University's next Undergraduate Open Day takes place on the 21st September, 2011.

For more information, please visit the Open Day home page!

University Undergraduate Open Day 21 Sept 2011

Wednesday 21 September 2011

The University's next Undergraduate Open Day takes place on the 21st September, 2011.

For more information, please visit the Open Day home page!

University Undergraduate Open Day

Wednesday 21 September 2011

The University's next Undergraduate Open Day takes place on the 21st September, 2011.

For more information, please visit the Open Day home page!

ERRG Annual Research Day 2011

Monday 26 September 2011

Dr Thoko Kaime 

The Environmental Regulatory Research Group will hold its annual research day on Monday 26 September 2011 in 32MS01. The research day has two principal purposes: to present some of the research that is currently being undertaken by ERRG members and to provide a forum for debate on the wider environmental related research that is being undertaken at the University of Surrey. For this purpose other centres from the University of Surrey have been invited to participate. We are also expecting visitors from outside the University to be present.

The research day has a two part format. The first is a semi-formal seminar whereby participants will either discuss on-going research projects or planned research related to the environment and/or sustainability. The second part is a process akin to a mini sandpit, whereby all attendees will participate in the development of one, possibly two, collaborative research ideas that could later be put forward for funding and thereby enable multidisciplinary collaboration.

For details on the research day or about ERRG, please contact Dr Thoko Kaime.   

ERRG Research Day 2011

Monday 26 September 2011

The Environmental Regulatory Research Group will hold its annual research day on Monday 26 September 2011 in 32MS01. The research day has two principal purposes: to present some of the research that is currently being undertaken by ERRG members and to provide a forum for debate on the wider environmental related research that is being undertaken at the University of Surrey. For this purpose other centres from the University of Surrey have been invited to participate. We are also expecting visitors from outside the University to be present.

The research day has a two part format. The first is a semi-formal seminar whereby participants will either discuss on-going research projects or planned research related to the environment and/or sustainability. The second part is a process akin to a mini sandpit, whereby all attendees will participate in the development of one, possibly two, collaborative research ideas that could later be put forward for funding and thereby enable multidisciplinary collaboration.

The day’s programme is available here:

ERRG Research day Brochure 2011 (325.62KB - Requires Adobe Reader)

 

For details on the research day or about ERRG, please contact Dr Thoko Kaime.   

MA Showcase

Tuesday 27 September 2011

19:30

Presented by MA Acting and Musical Theatre Graduates

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Introduction to the Library for 1st year undergraduates

Thursday 29 September 2011

9.00 to 10.00
Jean Portman

Jim meets Dara O'Briain

Wednesday 5 October 2011

19:30

This event has now sold out.  However you will be able to watch the event streamed live on this page tonight.

THE BEATLES EXHIBITION

Tuesday 11 October 2011

A Day in the Life of the Beatles – photographs by Michael Ward and Hamburg Days – limited edition prints by Klaus Voorman

Centre for International Macroeconomic Studies - Workshop 7

Wednesday 12 October 2011

10.30 to 16.30
Prof. Fabio Canova

Economics Seminar: Bridging Cyclical DSGE Models and the Raw Data

Wednesday 12 October 2011

15.00 to 16.00
Fabio Canova (Pompeu fabra University)

Where will all the jobs come from?

Wednesday 12 October 2011

7pm
Tom Hadley, Director of Policy and Professional Services at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)

In association with the Chartered Management Institute, this interactive session with Tom Hadley will focus on a range of relevant issues, including:

  •  What is currently happening in the UK employment market and what can we expect to see over the coming year?
  •  What’s the outlook for the public sector? What other sectors are likely to grow?
  •  What skills and expertise will businesses be looking for, and how will they bring them in?
  •  The longer-term outlook - what will the world of work look like in 2020?
  •  What will changes to the world of work mean for the way managers and consultants operate and actively market themselves?
  •  What will managers and consultants need to do to make sure they are always employable and in demand?

University Undergraduate Open Day

Saturday 15 October 2011

The University is holding an Undergraduate Open Day on Saturday 15th October, 2011.

For more information, please visit the Open Day home page!

University Undergraduate Open Day 15 Oct 2011

Saturday 15 October 2011

The University is holding an Undergraduate Open Day on Saturday 15th October, 2011.

For more information, please visit the Open Day home page!

JUST DO IT

Tuesday 18 October 2011

18:30

A tale of modern day outlaws by Emily James

CANDIDE

Wednesday 19 October 2011

19.30

note: Matinee at 14.30 Saturday 22 October

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Economics seminar: Fiscal policy and lending relationships

Wednesday 19 October 2011

16:00 to 17:00
Dr. Giovanni Melina

Dr. Giovanni Melina (Surrey and Birkbeck)

"Fiscal policy and lending relationships" (with Stefania Villa)

Abstract

This paper studies how fiscal policy affects credit market conditions. First, it conducts a FAVAR analysis showing that the credit spread responds negatively to an expansionary government spending shock, while consumption, investment, and lending increase. Second, it illustrates that these results are not mimicked by a DSGE model where the credit spread is endogenized via the inclusion of a banking sector exploiting lending relationships. Third, it demonstrates that introducing deep habits in private and government consumption makes the model able to replicate empirics. Sensitivity checks and extensions show that core results hold for a number of model calibrations and specifications. The presence of banks exploiting lending relationships generates a financial accelerator effect in the transmission of fiscal shocks.

Controlling Biological Weapons - Aspirations and Realities

Wednesday 19 October 2011

13.00
Dr David Langley

A recent Wilton Park conference examined the challenge of verification ‘…across the range of treaties where (it) is essential; biological weapons, whale conservationists, carbon emission specialists, political economists, and auditors…’. Reporting In his blog, Richard Burge, Chief Executive of Wilton Park, wrote pessimistically of the prospects for treaties without effective verification mechanisms. Despite decades of effort, the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention which came into force in 1975, still lacks any such mechanisms. This seminar will give a scientific perspective on the quest to control the threat from biological weapons, contrasting its frustrations with apparent progress with other ‘weapons of mass destruction’ and asking whether we can agree with Mr Burge.

VLADISLAV BLAHA GUITAR RECITAL

Thursday 20 October 2011

19.30

Catch Czech guitar virtuoso Vladislav Bláha on a rare visit to the UK. This approachable and entertaining programme includes Vladislav’s own new arrangement of Vivaldi’s beautiful L’Estro Armonico and Jorge Morel’s Recuerdos de un Viaje, which was witten for Vladislav in 2008.

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The British Olympics: Britains Olympic Heritage 1612 - 2012

Thursday 20 October 2011

18.00
Martin Polley

TRANCE MAP

Friday 21 October 2011

19.30

Playing a combination of soprano saxophone, turntable, laptop and surround sound electronics, the world-class saxophonist Evan Parker in partnership with Matt Wright present ‘Trance Map’, a realtime reworking of their recently released psi CD, which totally blurs the distinction between playing, mixing and editing.

University Undergraduate Open Day

Saturday 22 October 2011

The University is holding an Undergraduate Open Day on Saturday 22nd October, 2011.

For more information, please visit the Open Day home page!

Surrey Tourism Research Centre Launch

Tuesday 25 October 2011

17:45 to 20:15

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is pleased to invite you to the launch of the Surrey Tourism Research Centre.

KATHAKBOX

Wednesday 26 October 2011

19.30

Kathakbox is the latest production from one of the UK’s most dynamic dance companies. 

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Biography, memoire, expose and inquiry in the secret world

Wednesday 26 October 2011

15.30 to 17.00
Dr David Langley

Dr David Langley 

David Langley, a medical scientist with a background in clinical laboratories and teaching took a research post with the Ministry of Defence in the late ‘80s. After a spell ‘at the bench’, he worked in operational analysis, intelligence assessment and, after 9/11, the protection of critical infrastructure, focussing on weapons of mass destruction and working closely with colleagues across government. Since retirement in 2006, he has combined consultancy with research and teaching in Cambridge.

Drawing on this experience, he will discuss the challenges faced by scholars of the 'secret world’, especially the sources available to them and the impact of their backgrounds and research methods on their work. Exploring the impact of ’9/11’ he will also reflect on the questions raised by advocates of Critical Terrorism Studies.

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Economics seminar: On the mechanism of innovation

Wednesday 26 October 2011

16:00 to 17:00
Dr. Nicole Tabasso (Surrey)

Dr. Nicole Tabasso (Surrey)

"On the mechanism of innovation" (with Christian Ghiglino)

Abstract

The present paper presents a model of incremental innovation in technology, in which new ideas rest on previous ones. The model describes an optimal algorithm for innovation, which depicts a stylised innovation process. The existence of similar innovation rules in practise is investigated with patent data. In our dataset, we find evidence of pairs of patents that can be deemed \similar" to each other, i.e., we find patent pairs that share on average roughly 30-40% of their citations with each other. Preliminary results indicate that this interconnectedness of patents is increasing in the number of patents granted in the same technological area (approximated by a 3-digit class). It also appears that patents with a high degree of similarity are cited, on average, just as much as patents that share barely any or none of their citations with another patent. To the extent that the number of citations received is indicative of patent quality, this result implies that incremental innovation can be as profitable as radical innovation. In the future, we wish to complement our results from the patent data with laboratory experiments to investigate further how individuals choose to innovate if presented with a given good/process.

LIMNERSLEASE

Tuesday 1 November 2011

This exhibition will explore this artist retreat that began with a visit by George and Mary Watts to Compton in 1889 and ended with the creation of the Watts Gallery in 1903.

Billy

Wednesday 2 November 2011

19:30

note: Matinee 14.30 Saturday 5 November

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Economics Seminar: Selection Effects with Heterogeneous Firms

Wednesday 2 November 2011

16:00 to 17:00
Dr. Monica Mrazova (Surrey)

Prof. Peter Neary (Oxford)

"Selection Effects with Heterogeneous Firms" (with Monika Mrazova)

Abstract

We provide a general characterization of which firms will select alternative ways of serving a market. If and only if firms' maximum profits are supermodular in production and market-access costs, more efficient firms will engage in the activity with lower market-access costs whereas less efficient ones will not. Our result applies in a range of models and under a variety of assumptions about market structure. We show that supermodularity holds in many cases but not in all. Exceptions include FDI (both horizontal and vertical) with non-CES preferences, fixed costs that vary with access mode, and R&D with threshold effects.

SPLASH Workshop: Introduction to Microsoft 2010

Thursday 3 November 2011

15:00 to 16:00

International law, liberal interventionism and centre-left British foreign policies after Iraq

Wednesday 9 November 2011

15.30 to 17.00
Professor Jason Ralph, University of Leeds

Professor Jason Ralph, University of Leeds

This paper introduces the early findings of a British Academy mid-career fellowship project.  Its starting point is Tony Blair's assumption that regime change by military force was an 'obvious'  policy for the Labour Party to adopt.  It describes how, during the lead up to war in Iraq, Blair tried to square what he saw as 'doing the right thing' (i.e. supporting the American invasion) with his concept of 'international community'and his party's longstanding commitment to the United Nations. Ultimately, Blair's strategy was reduced to attacks on the procedures that constitute what it means to act on behalf of the international community.  This served only to strengthen the accusation that his brand of centre-left foreign policy was imperialistic. The coalition government's response to the Arab spring, in particular its intervention in the Libyan conflict, was very much influenced by a desire not to repeat Blair's mistakes.  Yet despite this, centre-left opinion remains divided on the legitimacy of the Libyan operation and liberal interventionism more generally. The paper critically engages that opinion in an attempt to help liberal governments navigate the most reasonable course. 

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NVivo 9 Follow-up Working 9 November 2011 (Sociology - CAQDAS)

Wednesday 9 November 2011

10.00am to 17.00
TBC

Registration: 10a.m., Course start time 10.30a.m.
Presenters: TBC
This workshop is designed for those who have been working on a real project using NVivo 9 for some time. Most participants will have previously attended an Introductory Workshop, although this is not a pre-requisite. The aim is to move participants on from the basic tasks of setting up a project and coding data. This is not a repeat of aspects covered in the Introductory Workshop and it is assumed that participants have a basic working knowledge of the software. Rather, this workshop covers more advanced tasks including query functions, model tool and data representation and reporting functions. The exact content of each follow-up workshop depends on the needs of the individual participants attending, and we enquire about progress and specific issues ahead of time to plan accordingly. Participants are encouraged to bring work-in-progress along to the workshop (either on a laptop or memory stick). The workshop is accompanied by intermediate/advanced documentation.

WTM visit 2011

Wednesday 9 November 2011

09:00am to 05:00pm
It's time to count down for World Travel Market 2011 (www.wtmlondon.com) – UK’s biggest travel trade show staged annually at ExCel, London. Visitors will be able to keep up to date with the latest development of destination and tourism marketing, and to meet with 5,000 exhibitors from around the globe.

Economics Seminar: A Kernel Based Bootstrap Method for Dependent Processes

Wednesday 9 November 2011

16:00 to 17:30
Paulo Parente (Exeter)

20 Years of Francovich: A German Perspective

Wednesday 9 November 2011

13.00
Dr Tobias Lock (University of Surrey)

Somali Pirates and International Law

Thursday 10 November 2011

12:30 to 14:00
Dr. Douglas Guilfoyle, (UCL)

Surrey International Law Centre is proud to present Dr Douglas Guilfoyle, UCL, presenting on 'Somali Pirates and International Law'

Somali Pirates and International Law

Thursday 10 November 2011

Since 2008 Somali piracy has seized headlines, the public imagination and international concern. In the period since then the UN Security Council has passed more resolutions on piracy than terrorism. While it is sometimes said pirates are not being prosecuted, simply released, over 1000 are in prisons around the world. This talk will explore the international response to piracy and the role international law does (and does not) play in shaping that response.

Chamber Choir and Orchestra

Friday 11 November 2011

19.30

Vivaldi Gloria
Conducted by Peter Ford

Haydn Nelson Mass 
Conducted by Russell Keable

THE HUMAN CLAY

Tuesday 15 November 2011

40 works in stone, wood and clay by this sculptor of the Frink School, who uses methods of improvisation to quarry things inside himself. His carved sculpture is not pre-conceived; forms emerge, partly from pre-occupation with life and landscape, partly from vigorous observation of eminent sitters during intense portrait sessions.

Festen

Wednesday 16 November 2011

19.30

note: Matinee at 14.30 Saturday 19 November

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Inner Space: Exploring the Inner Worlds of Managers and Leaders

Wednesday 16 November 2011

13:00 to 16:40

The Surrey Business School People & Organisations Subject Group is pleased to present this event as part of its Seminar Series

Cross-Sectional Return Dispersion: Global Evidence

Wednesday 16 November 2011

14:00

Surrey Business School is proud to present Dr Timotheos Angelidis, (University of Peloponnesse, Greece), presenting on the topic 'Cross-Sectional Return Dispersion: Global Evidence'.

Partially Honest Nash Implementation: Characterisation Results

Wednesday 16 November 2011

16:00 to 17:00
Dr. Michele Lombardi

Roundtable on the Eurozone crisis

Wednesday 16 November 2011

16:00 to 17:30

With events in the eurozone unfolding quickly, an expert panel on European Politics will convene for a roundtable discussion on the impact of the eurozone crisis. They will  unpick what it means for integration and opposition to the EU,  as well as examining the elite response and the case studies of Greece and Italy. 

All are welcome. Wednesday 16th November, 16:00 to 17:30, LTE. 

Results from the 'e-voting' can be viewed here. The audience were asked their opinions on the following questions:

  • Will the Euro survive?
  • Who is to blame for the current situation in Europe?
  • Should Britain help more in financial stability instruments?

Autumn Classics

Saturday 19 November 2011

19.30

A concert of melodic and lyrical beauty, full of musical fireworks!

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MBA Open Evening

Tuesday 22 November 2011

18:00 to 19:30

You can find out more about the Surrey MBA at our Open Evening session. Each session includes a presentation from academic staff, a question and answer session and the chance to take a look at our state of the art teaching facilities.

Pornography

Wednesday 23 November 2011

19.30

note: Matinee at 14.30 Saturday 26 November

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SURREY SCULPTURE SOCIETY LECTURE

Wednesday 23 November 2011

19.30

An illustrated talk by Jon Edgar

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Collaborate Successfully!

Wednesday 23 November 2011

19:00 for 19:30 start

Thinking on your feet, taking the unexpected in your stride and working well with others are all attributes we need in the fast changing business world.  The ability to adapt, collaborate and deal with constant change are essential to your progress.  

Economics Seminar: Financial Crises, Exchange Rates and Macro-prudential Policies

Wednesday 23 November 2011

16:00 to 17:00
Luca Fornaro

International Exchange Fair

Wednesday 23 November 2011

14:00 to 16:00

The International Exchange Fair is a wonderful opportunity for undergraduate students within the Faculty to find out more about studying abroad as part of the Faculty Exchange Programme.

ZOE MARTLEW PRESENTS REVUE Z

Thursday 24 November 2011

19.30

Unhinged, uncensored, underwired, a blonde, a cello, a mattress and a lot of digital playback…..

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Live at the Ivy

Sunday 27 November 2011

19.30

An informal and fun evening that showcases the enormous range of musical styles and the huge talents of the various bands and performers within Music and Sound Recording.

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Economics: UCAS Days

Wednesday 30 November 2011

13:00 to 16:45
Professor Robert Witt (Head of the School), Mr John Wall (Professional Placement Tutor), Dr Jo Lindely (Course Director)

UCAS Days: 30th November 2011 and 8th February 2012

During the day you will have the opportunity to learn more about the University, the School of Economics as well as your chosen course. You will also have the opportunity to meet with academic staff and current students from the School of Economics and raise any questions you might have. If you are interested in attending this event, please contact the Undergraduate Administrator at C.Berreur@surrey.ac.uk to book a place.

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TALES FROM A SEA JOURNEY

Wednesday 30 November 2011

19.30

Don’t miss your chance to see this European company as they moor up at the University’s PATS Studio.

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The Impact of Cognitive Age on Grocery Store Patronage of Elderly Shoppers

Wednesday 30 November 2011

15:30 to 16:15
Professor Christoph Teller

The presented paper discusses and evaluates the impact of cognitive (or self-perceived) age on the grocery store patronage (behaviour) of elderly shoppers. I propose that cognitive age moderates the effects between the perception of store attributes, satisfaction, (re)patronage intentions and ultimately share of visits. The test of hypotheses uses a sample of 404 supermarket patrons aged 60 and older. The latent construct of cognitive age was operationalised by six items representing feel, look, do, interest, health and think age. The chronological age of our respondents proved to be significantly higher than cognitive age. To evaluate the moderating effects I applied the product indicator approach based on variance based structural equation modelling. As a result the impact of product range, manoeuvrability and atmospherics on patronage behaviour becomes significantly stronger with increasing cognitive age whereas the negative impact of personnel becomes significantly weaker. The contribution of this paper is to provide theoretical rational and empirical evidence to consider cognitive age as a substantial influencer and predictor of patronage behaviour of elderly shoppers and call for a stronger consideration of self-perceived age dimensions along with chronological age in the research of older consumer cohorts.

Riding the See-Saw: An Exploration of Occupational and Organisational Professionalism in English Universities

Wednesday 30 November 2011

16:15 to 17:00
Dr Ailsa Kolsaker

The traditional view of the university administrator is someone engaged in disinterested processing in the civil service tradition, playing a supporting role to academic staff. In recent years, the term ‘professional services’ has been introduced to describe the activities of non-academic staff engaged in the administration and management of English universities. It could be argued that this is long overdue and simply rectifying earlier injustices; alternatively, it could be viewed as symptomatic of a reconstitution of relations between academics and administrators in which the latter have begun to ‘carve out critical space’ in universities, and, at senior levels, move into roles previously reserved for senior academics (Szekeres, 2011:679).There has been little acknowledgement of the repositioning of professional administrators and managers in higher education, nor broader consideration of the implications. This study addresses these gaps in the literature. It queries whether the organisational professionalism of administrators and occupational professionalism of academics are dichotomous, gauges the state of academic / administrator relations, and explores the implications of the continued professionalisation of the administration in English universities. Does the professionalisation of the administrator herald the deprofessionalisation of the don?

Computing: Autumn Seminar Series

Thursday 1 December 2011

10:00 to 11.00

Our invited speaker is Prof Dr Annabelle McIver. You are all invited to attend.

Semantics for Noninterference Security

BIG BAND IN STUDIO ONE

Friday 2 December 2011

20.00

Big tunes – big sound - the University of Surrey’s awardwinning and talented Big Band returns to Studio One with another lively and fun-filled programme of Big Band standards through Latin jazz to modern funk

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THE LITTLE THINGS WE DO TOGETHER

Sunday 4 December 2011

7pm

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Children of Eden

Wednesday 7 December 2011

19.30

note: matinee 14:30 Saturday 10 December [no performance Sunday 11 Dec]

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Visit Surrey guest lecture

Wednesday 7 December 2011

16:15pm to 17:15pm
Ms. Anna Tomkins

Ms. Anna Tomkins, Visit Surrey CIC Project Manager, is coming to the University to introduce the work of Visit Surrey and the various organisations it is cooperating with. She will also discuss the challenges and opportunities that the industry is currently going through. 

This lecture is open to all. Please RSVP to stes@surrey.ac.uk.

Audience expectations of arts events

Wednesday 7 December 2011

14:00

The Tourism and Events Subject Group of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is pleased to welcome Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Managing Director of the Barbican Centre, London, to deliver a lecture on Audience Expectations of Arts Events.  The Barbican Centre is considered to be Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue for arts, music, theatre, dance, film and many creative learning events and is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra.

Economics Seminar: Minimum Wages in the UK, and the Relative Wages and Productivity of Young Workers

Wednesday 7 December 2011

16:00 to 17:00
Prof. Andy Dickerson

Prof. Andy Dickerson (Sheffield) will present

"Minimum Wages in the UK, and the Relative Wages and Productivity of Young Workers" (with Steven McIntosh)
 

Abstract

This paper utilises sectoral level data for the UK for 1996-2007 in order to estimate age-earnings and age-productivity profiles. The aim of the paper is to investigate how these profiles have changed following the introduction and subsequent uprating of the National Minimum Wage in the UK.  The focus is on young workers in particular whose relative wages may have been more affected by the minimum wage, given that younger people are, in general, lower paid.  Changes in their age-earnings profile could in turn open up or exacerbate gaps between relative wages and relative productivity levels, as compared to older workers.  The results, however, reveal that the UK National Minimum Wage has not altered the slope of the age-earnings profile, whilst productivity differences between young and old workers have, if anything, contracted over the sample period.

HONK! A MUSICAL COMEDY

Thursday 8 December 2011

7pm 8th and 9th December, 1pm and 5pm Sat 10th

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling"

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NOTES INEGALES

Saturday 10 December 2011

19.30

Notes Inégales are one of the most innovative new ensembles in London; described as ‘post-fusion’ they draw on contemporary, free and jazz musics.

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USSU CONCERT BAND

Monday 12 December 2011

20.00

The University of Surrey Students’ Union Concert Band returns for another end-of-term extravaganza, performing a variety of favourites from show songs to specially composed pieces.

Centre for International Macroeconomic Studies - Workshop 8

Tuesday 13 December 2011

10:30 to 17:00
Dr. Antonio Mele, Prof. Peter McAdam, Prof. Galo Nuño

CIMS Workshop 8 will be held on December 13th, University of Surrey, School of Economics, Room 40AD00, starting with coffee at 10.30am.  

Competitive Advantage through Customer Experience

Thursday 15 December 2011

11:00 to 12:00
Professor Nancy Puccinelli

Professor Nancy Puccinelli’s research explores customer attributes influencing price perception and persuasion in retail promotions.  Her previous research finds that retail promotions and employee behaviour need to be tailored to the affective state of the customer. This research finds that customer mood impacts tolerance for ambiguity (Braun-LaTour, Puccinelli & Mast, 2007), preference for spokespeople in an advertisement (Puccinelli, 2006), and choice of retail outlets (Puccinelli, Deshpandé and Isen, 2007). Surprisingly, this work finds that people in a bad mood avoid options that make them feel better and suggests that successful retailers will seek to customize their offerings to match these customer attributes. Professor Puccinelli will talk about her current program of research that builds on this earlier work and examines: 1) the cost of consumer mood improvement and its impact on decision making, 2) the effect of price colour on price perception, 3) regulatory fit as a driver of retail format preference in India.

SCHOOL OF ARTS CHRISTMAS SHOW

Friday 16 December 2011

19.30 to 19.30 (MATINEE CANCELLED)

Please join us for an extra special Christmas Show to celebrate the new School of Arts, featuring students from Dance, Film, Theatre, Music and Sound Recording, and the Guildford School of Acting.

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the lewis and mary elton art collection

Tuesday 10 January 2012

18.30

Professor Lewis and Mrs Mary Elton recently donated a substantial art collection to the University of Surrey. Their generous gift includes works by Picasso, Chagall, Klee and Cocteau, along with other paintings and objets d'art.

Maureen Galea Piano Recital

Wednesday 11 January 2012

13:10

Drop into these short and interesting concerts during your lunch break. Even if you can only stay a while, a musical break in your schedule will leave you relaxed and invigorated, recharged for the day ahead.

MSc Dissertation Fair

Thursday 12 January 2012

13.00 to 15.00

The Surrey Business School People & Organisations Subject Group is pleased to present a Dissertation Fair for all current MSc students who will be completing a dissertation in 2012 concerning Human Resource Management and/or Organisational Behaviour.

MBA Open Evening

Tuesday 17 January 2012

18:00 to 19:30

You can find out more about the Surrey MBA at our Open Evening session. Each session includes a presentation from academic staff, a question and answer session and the chance to take a look at our state of the art teaching facilities.

Anna Lea Merritt's Murals

Tuesday 17 January 2012

This exhibition of large photographs alongside studies, sketches and engravings will explore the little known mural paintings of the life of Christ for the church of St Martin's, Blackheath, Surrey completed in 1895 by the American artist Anna Lea Merritt.

MARY AND MAX (2009)

Wednesday 18 January 2012

19.00

A lovingly crafted and startlingly inventive piece of animation.

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Quo Vadis United Kingdom? Withdrawal from the European Union and Alternatives to Membership

Wednesday 18 January 2012

12:45 to 13:45
Dr Adam Lazowski, University of Westminster

Surrey European Law Unit is pleased to present Dr Adam Lazowski, University of Westminster to deliver the following seminar.

Exploring retail “nous”; insight from front-line operations managers

Wednesday 18 January 2012

15:30pm to 16:15pm
Dr James Bell

This study explores the management of performance in food retail operations from the perspective of the store manager. Critical Incident Technique is used to collect data on where these managers draw performance information from and how they perceive it influences their behaviour. The method is novel in this context and yields insight to the world of retail store management. Corporate performance measures are a part of this world, but the study finds some support for the existence of informal performance information being used by front-line retail operations managers.

Changes in the Governance of UK Supermarket Store Estates: 1965-1990

Wednesday 18 January 2012

16:15 to 17:00
Professor Andrew Alexander

Contextualised in the multi-disciplinary debate on the emergence of ‘modern’ retailing systems in Western Europe and North America in the early post war decades, this paper explores the growth of supermarket retailing in the UK.  An introduction to the current debate reveals an emphasis on describing the uneven development of the format, and its impact on so-called ‘cultures of consumption’.  In contrast, this paper focuses on some of the implications of the rapid growth of supermarket retailing for retail management practices, particularly those related to matters of knowledge transfer. It does so through two perspectives: first, the role of inter-locking directorates in enabling the transfer of knowledge fundamental to the success of the earliest supermarket retailing operations; second, the changing characteristics of retailers’ governance of their supermarket store estates as the format became more firmly established in the UK retail market.

Economics Seminar: Inference in Spatial Autoregressive Models

Thursday 19 January 2012

11:00 to 12:30
Prof. Grant Hillier

Prof. Grant Hillier (University of Southampton)

"Inference in Spatial Autoregressive Models"

Westlaw International Training Session

Tuesday 24 January 2012

11.00 to 12.00

The Westlaw trainers are coming to Surrey to run a special session on how to access and use Westlaw International

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 25 January 2012

13:10

Drop into these short and interesting concerts during your lunch break. Even if you can only stay a while, a musical break in your schedule will leave you relaxed and invigorated, recharged for the day ahead.

Testing Strasbourg's authority: prisoner voting and the role of the European Court of Human Rights under the spotlight

Wednesday 25 January 2012

12:45 to 13:45
Dr. Ed Bates

Surrey European Law Unit (SELU) are proud to present this seminar from Dr Ed Bates, University of Southampton

Sustainability On Campus: Agency and Action

Friday 27 January 2012

10:30 to 11:30
Professor Beth Savan

ERRG are proud to welcome Professor Beth Savan, Director, Sustainability Office, University of Toronto to deliver this seminar 

Composers & Choreographers

Sunday 29 January 2012

19.30

A celebration of collaborative and creative working showcasing performances by students from the School of Arts.    

MOZART AND BRAHMS CLARINET QUINTETS

Sunday 29 January 2012

15.00

Two lyrical centrepieces of chamber music from this wonderful Sunday afternoon programme.

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Everyday peace indicators: A proposal

Wednesday 1 February 2012

15.30 to 17.00
Dr Roger MacGinty, University of St Andrews

Economics Seminar: Early, late or never? When does parental education impact child outcomes?

Wednesday 1 February 2012

16:00 to 17:30
Dr. Matt Dickson

Dr. Matt Dickson (UCD)

"Early, late or never? When does parental education impact child outcomes?" (with Paul Gregg.)

Retail logistics versus retail marketing: past, present and future

Friday 3 February 2012

11:00 to 12:00
Professor David B. Grant

Surrey Business School's Marketing and Retail Group are proud to present a seminar delivered by Professor Grant, University of Hull

Live at the Ivy

Sunday 5 February 2012

19.30

Now in it's second phase in the new Ivy Arts Centre, Live at the Ivy is a chilled out evening of great music and energetic performances.

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a poetry reading by david constantine

Monday 6 February 2012

18.30 to 19.30

Freelance writer, poet and translator, David Constantine was born in Salford, Lancashire, in 1944.

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THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Monday 6 February 2012

19.30

Matinee: Saturday 11 February at 14.30

Hidden Stars

Tuesday 7 February 2012

The University of Surrey does not have a degree programme in art, but it is absolutely packed with brilliant artists.

Croser Hughes Chamber Music Award

Wednesday 8 February 2012

13.10

This annual competition for the performance of chamber music with keyboard always attracts a high standard of entry and exciting repertoire.

Economics: UCAS Day

Wednesday 8 February 2012

Professor Robert Witt (Head of the School), Mr John Wall (Professional Placement Tutor), Dr Jo Lindely (Course Director)

UCAS Day: 8th February 2012

During the day you will have the opportunity to learn more about the University, the School of Economics as well as your chosen course. You will also have the opportunity to meet with academic staff and current students from the School of Economics and raise any questions you might have. If you are interested in attending this event, please contact the Undergraduate Administrator at C.Berreur@surrey.ac.uk to book a place.

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'Cultures in Contact' Research Forum (Ann Heilman)

Thursday 9 February 2012

6PM
Ann Heilman, Hull University

Planning a Career in Hospitality & Tourism

Thursday 9 February 2012

12pm to 2pm
Michael Shepherd, General Manager, London Hilton on Park Lane

This seminar offers advice from one of the hospitality industry’s key people on how to start and plan your career in hospitality and tourism.

Please RSVP to fbelevents@surrey.ac.uk.

THE ILLUSIONIST (2010)

Tuesday 14 February 2012

19.00

This season Film studies present a series of recent animation features that demonstrate animation certainly isn't just for kids! This spring season runs alongside the new animation modules being taught on the Film studies degree programme. 

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Economics Seminar: Institutions and Export Dynamics

Wednesday 15 February 2012

16:00 to 17:30
Dr. Emanuel Ornelas

Civil Protection Cooperation in EU Law

Wednesday 15 February 2012

13.00
Dr Theodore Konstadinides (University of Surrey)

CARMINA BURANA

Saturday 18 February 2012

19.30

Tickets are available on the door.
The Box Office and Online Bookings have now closed.

SPRING AWAKENING

Monday 20 February 2012

19.30

Matinee: Saturday 25 February at 14.30

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ACTUAL SIZE

Wednesday 22 February 2012

19.30

The University of Surrey's resident dance company Actual Size has devised a collection of works for you to enjoy and admire.

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Civil Litigation and International Terrorism

Wednesday 22 February 2012

13:00 to 14:00
Dr. Sascha Bachmann

Surrey International Law Centre (SILC) are pleased to present Dr Sascha Bachmann, University of Portsmouth, to deliver the seminar 'Civil Litigation and International Terrorism'.

Anglican Eucharist

Thursday 23 February 2012

13:05 to 13:35

A simple celebration of Word and Sacrament with a short reflection

Lectio Divina

Friday 24 February 2012

13:00 to 14:00

Ecumenical Lenten Group run by the Anglican and Catholic chaplains with FREE soup lunch

Muslim Friday Prayers

Friday 24 February 2012

13:30

Friday prayers are usually held in University Hall in term time.

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday 26 February 2012

09:30 to 13:30

Buddhist meditation run by Prof Geoff Hunt- Buddhist Chaplain

The Light Fantastic: An evening with Alf Adams

Monday 27 February 2012

19:00 (free drink* available from 18:00)
Alf Adams

Semiconductor Lasers Take The Strain

The Inaugural Alf Adams Lecture

The Lecture, entitled Semiconductor Lasers Take The Strain, is the first of a new annual series, the aim of which is to showcase the ground-breaking research undertaken at the University of Surrey.

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Fairtrade Stall

Monday 27 February 2012

Fairtrade stall to celebrate start of Fairtrade Fortnight 2012

Fairtrade Stall

Monday 27 February 2012

Fairtrade stall as part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2012 .Have you taken a step yet?

Catholic Mass

Tuesday 28 February 2012

18:15

Catholic Mass celebrated every Tuesday in term time

STALIN'S FAVOURITE

Wednesday 29 February 2012

19:30

Theatre Unlimited presents Stalin's Favourite

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'Cultures in Contact' Research Forum (Jane Aaron)

Wednesday 29 February 2012

4PM
Professor Jane Aaron, University of Glamorgan

Launch of the Centre for Advanced Research in Entrepreneurship (CARE)

Wednesday 29 February 2012

17:00 to 18:30

Surrey Business School is proud to launch the Centre for Advanced Research in Entrepreneurship (CARE). 

Stations of the Cross

Wednesday 29 February 2012

13:30

Stations of the Cross around the University lake

Smartphone Consumer Behaviour – Adopting the Collaborative Information Management Behaviour Model to understand the Use of Smartphone Applications

Wednesday 29 February 2012

15:30 to 16:15
Dr Christine Rivers

Digital environments have become a significant influence on our consumer behaviour. They help determine decision making, buying behaviour, information management and shape brand perception and learning. The recent boom in the use of smartphones and smartphone applications, as additional marketing tools, challenges existing theories in online consumer behaviour (TAM, MIAC, Flow construct theory, mind-sets). While these theories contribute to our understanding of how online consumers make decisions, the effect of smartphone technology on the consumers’ pre-buying behaviour has yet to be addressed. This prompts three questions: Is smartphone consumer behaviour different from online consumer behaviour? Can conceptual frameworks help understand “smartphone consumer behaviour” and, how can marketers apply a theoretical model to support the customer experience? This paper adopts the conceptual framework of the Collaborative Information Management Behaviour, but suggests the term collective as opposed to collaborative. Focusing on the technical possibilities smartphones offer such as collective information sharing and managing, is a novel approach that contributes to the field of consumer research and to the emergence of new forms of consumer behaviour based on technological advances such as smartphone consumer behaviour.

Who Goes Where and Why? A systematic review of the literature on student choice of university

Wednesday 29 February 2012

16:15 to 17:00
Dr Jane Hemsley-Brown

There is a growing body of research which seeks to explore the complex social, cultural, financial and psychological factors influencing choice of higher education institution. The term student choice tends to be used when students make decisions about whether to attend university, and which university to attend although it is often acknowledged that student choice is neither rational, nor linear and is influenced by numerous factors including cost, information, access, academic achievement, life and school experience. This paper presents the results of a systematic review of the literature on student choice of higher education institution. The objectives of the review are to: systematically collect, document, scrutinise and critically analyse the current research literature on higher education choice; to establish the scope of studies in higher education choice and map the factors associated with choice; to identify the key strengths and weaknesses in the research literature; and to critically analyse the extant research and make recommendations for further research in the field. All searches were tracked and processed using a database and the selected citations were documented using reference manager software and an Excel database. Following strict application of the search parameters a list of 59 papers forms the basis for the review: 35 surveys; nine secondary data studies; four longitudinal studies; eight qualitative studies; and three studies that use both qualitative and quantitative techniques. Choice factors are discussed under the following headings, which emerged from the analysis: student characteristics; institutional factors and the interrelationship between the students and the institutions. The review also provides the basis for forthcoming quantitative research to model university choice.

DEFYING HITLER

Thursday 1 March 2012

19:30

Theatre Unlimited presents Defying Hitler

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Politics Month

Thursday 1 March 2012

Professor Marie Breen-Smyth, University of Surrey Dr Lou Perrotta Dr Jamie Shea, NATO Professor Sir Mike Aaronson, cii Professor David Chandler, University of Westminster Professor Paul Moorcraft, Centre for Foreign Policy Analysis
Politics Month takes a fresh approach to politics, examining current issues, and in particular international intervention, through a series of events in March aimed at Surrey students, staff, schools and the public. The aim is to understand “Why Does Politics Matter?

Anglican Eucharist

Thursday 1 March 2012

13:05 to 13:35

A simple celebration of Word and Sacrament with  a short reflection.

Fairtrade Fortnight Traidcraft Big Brew

Thursday 1 March 2012

10:00 to 13:00

Traidcraft Big Brew is a nationwide initiative to host a fair trade event during Fairtrade Fortnight 2012. Every time you choose Fairtrade, farming communities in the developing world take a step away from poverty and towards a brighter future.

Muslim Friday Prayers

Friday 2 March 2012

13:30

Friday prayers are usually held in University Hall in term time.

Lectio Divina

Friday 2 March 2012

13:00 to 14:00

Ecumenical Lenten Group run by Anglican and Catholic chaplains

MBA Open Morning

Saturday 3 March 2012

10:00 to 11:30

You can find out more about the Surrey MBA at our Open Morning session. Each session includes a presentation from academic staff, a question and answer session and the chance to take a look at our state of the art teaching facilities.

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday 4 March 2012

09:30 to 13:30

Buddhist meditation run by Prof Geoff Hunt- Buddhist Chaplain

WALTZ WITH BASHIR (2008)

Wednesday 7 March 2012

19.00

This season Film studies present a series of recent animation features that demonstrate animation certainly isn't just for kids! This spring season runs alongside the new animation modules being taught on the Film studies degree programme. 

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SURREY SCULPTURE SOCIETY SPRING LECTURE

Wednesday 7 March 2012

19.30

Julian Wild's work explores the potential of functional materials and construction systems and the ecpessive possibilites of a single line or a series of units.

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 7 March 2012

13:10

Drop into these short and interesting concerts during your lunch break. Even if you can only stay a while, a musical break in your schedule will leave you relaxed and invigorated, recharged for the day ahead.

Ichthus group

Wednesday 7 March 2012

17:00

Ichthus group exists to encourage and support those from different churches and perspectives and at different stages of faith during their time at University. It is run by the Anglican and Methodist Chaplains.

Stations of the Cross

Wednesday 7 March 2012

13:30

Stations of the Cross around the University lake

Professor Marie Breen-Smyth's Inaugural Lecture

Thursday 8 March 2012

18:00 to 19:30
Professor Marie Breen-Smyth, University of Surrey Lord Alderdice FRCPsych, Convenor of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party

On International Women's Day, Professor Marie Breen-Smyth will give her inaugural lecture at the University of Surrey entitled When the Past is Present: the Casualty, the Body and Politics. Lord Alderdice FRCPsych will act as an introductory speaker for the lecture which forms part of Politics Month.

Centre for International Macroeconomic Studies - Workshop 9

Thursday 8 March 2012

10:30 to 17:00
Dr. Francesco Zanetti

CIMS Workshop 9 will be held in March 8th, University of Surrey, School of Economics, Room 40AD00, starting with coffee at 10.30am.  

Economics Seminar: Financial Shocks and Labor Market Fluctuation

Thursday 8 March 2012

10.30 to 17.00
Dr. Francesco Zanetti

Dr. Francesco Zanetti (Bank of England)

"Financial Shocks and Labor Market Fluctuation"

Anglican Eucharist

Thursday 8 March 2012

13:05 to 13:35

A simple celebration of Word and Sacrament with  a short reflection.

This Thursday  the Bishop of Guildford will be on campus to lead the service of Holy Communion at 1.05 (lasting ½ hour or so) at the Quiet Centre, to which all are welcome. He will then be in Starbuck’s after that until 2.10

University of Surrey Chamber Choir

Friday 9 March 2012

19.30

The University of Surrey's prolific Chamber Choir and Orchestra present two beautiful choral pieces and a UK world premiere.

Muslim Friday Prayers

Friday 9 March 2012

13:30

Friday prayers are usually held in University Hall in term time.

Lectio Divina

Friday 9 March 2012

13:00 to 14:00

Ecumenical Lenten Group run by Anglican and Catholic chaplains

USSU Big Band

Saturday 10 March 2012

20.00

Big tunes - big sound. The University of Surrey's award-winning and talented Big Band returns to the Ivy with another lively and fun-filled programme of Big Band standards through Latin jazz to modern funk. 

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Buddhist Meditation

Sunday 11 March 2012

09:30 to 13:30

Buddhist meditation run by Prof Geoff Hunt- Buddhist Chaplain

LOL (Lots of Love)

Wednesday 14 March 2012

19.30

Known for mining witty and profound dance theatre from everyday life, Luca Silvestrini's award-winning Protein has struck dance gold with LOL (Lots of Love).

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 14 March 2012

13:10

Drop into these short and interesting concerts during your lunch break. Even if you can only stay a while, a musical break in your schedule will leave you relaxed and invigorated, recharged for the day ahead.

Introducing the new MA programmes in English Literature and in Creative Writing

Wednesday 14 March 2012

4PM
Professor Justin Edwards, Dr Paul Vlitos and Dr Churnjeet Mahn

In October 2012 the School of English and Languages at the University of Surrey is intending to launch two new one-year Master's Programmes: 

  • The MA in English Literature 
  • MA in Creative Writing.  

On the 14th March 2012 there will be an opportunity to find out more about these new programmes. 

Professor Justin Edwards, Dr Paul Vlitos and Dr Churnjeet Mahn will be introducing the programmes: What does studying for an MA in English Literature or an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Surrey involve? How and why might you decide that either programme is the right next step for you? What opportunities might an MA in English Literature or Creative Writing open up or lead on to? How should you go about applying?   

Stations of the Cross

Wednesday 14 March 2012

13:30

Stations of the Cross around the University lake

‘Cultures in Contact’ Research Forum (Fred Botting)

Thursday 15 March 2012

06:00PM
Professor Fred Botting

Anglican Eucharist

Thursday 15 March 2012

13:05 to 13:35

A simple celebration of Word and Sacrament with  a short reflection.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 16 March 2012

17.30

Avoid the rush hour traffic, relax and feel invigorated for the weekend after a long week at work.

Muslim Friday Prayers

Friday 16 March 2012

13:30

Friday prayers are usually held in University Hall in term time.

Lectio Divina

Friday 16 March 2012

13:00 to 14:00

Ecumenical Lenten Group run by Anglican and Catholic chaplains

Hip Hop

Saturday 17 March 2012

Entertainment from 18.30

Teamed up with Woking Dance Festival and Kane FM, we bring you an evening that celebrates Hip Hop and the vibrant art forms that have stemmed from its surrounding culture.

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Buddhist Meditation

Sunday 18 March 2012

09:30 to 13:30

Buddhist meditation run by Prof Geoff Hunt- Buddhist Chaplain

‘Cultures in Contact’ Research Forum (Galya Diment)

Monday 19 March 2012

5PM
Professor Galya Diment, University of Washington

Sheila Healey

Tuesday 20 March 2012

A Retrospective of the artists eight decade career. To be opened by Kaffe Fassett, painter and textile designer. 

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 21 March 2012

13:10

Drop into these short and interesting concerts during your lunch break. Even if you can only stay a while, a musical break in your schedule will leave you relaxed and invigorated, recharged for the day ahead.

Roundtable: Can "we" stop the killing?

Wednesday 21 March 2012

18:00 to 19:30
Professor Sir Mike Aaronson, Professor David Chandler, Professor Paul Moorcraft
As part of Politics Month, the School of Politics presents a high level roundtable discussion on international intervention. A panel of high level practitioners and academics will discuss whether "we" can stop the killing?

Making the Olympics Sustainable

Wednesday 21 March 2012

17:00 to 18:00
Dr Caroline Scarles

Stations of the Cross

Wednesday 21 March 2012

13:30

Stations of the Cross around the University lake

Ichthus group

Wednesday 21 March 2012

17:00

Ichthus group exists to encourage and support those from different churches and perspectives and at different stages of faith during their time at University. It is run by the Anglican and Methodist Chaplains.

The London Olympics: What hospitality and tourism businesses are doing to maximize this once in a lifetime opportunity

Wednesday 21 March 2012

4:15pm to 5:15pm
Ian Lacey, Market Analyst at the University of Surrey and Elliott Marketing and PR

The 2012 London Olympics offer specific market opportunities for hospitality and tourism businesses. However, these firms know little about how to prepare for this once in a lifetime mega event in order to maximize commercial benefits.
For the past two years the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management has been engaged in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Elliott Marketing & PR, one of the leading marketing agencies in the leisure, hospitality and tourism sector. This partnership has involved researching, analysing, strategizing and implementing advanced business processes and skills to assist the Company to enter the tourism industry and develop it competitively going forward.
In this seminar the project’s Market Analyst, Ian Lacey, will discuss the objectives and outcomes of the project and, in particular, talk about how the London Olympics was used as a launch platform for developing further tourism knowledge and expertise in the Company. Findings from a qualitative study drawing upon the experiences of restaurant owners, destination marketers and other tourism professionals in Vancouver, host city of the 2010 Winter Olympics, will be presented. The unique strategies currently being developed by Elliott Marketing & PR for hospitality and tourism businesses in order for them to exploit the business opportunities presented by the Olympics will be discussed.

Contempt of Parliament and the European Convention on Human Rights

Wednesday 21 March 2012

13:00 to 14:00
Dr Donal Coffey, University of Portsmouth

The School of Law is pleased to present Dr Donal Coffey, University of  Portsmouth, delivering the seminar 'Contempt of Parliament and the European Convention on Human Rights'.

Anglican Eucharist

Thursday 22 March 2012

13:05 to 13:35

CANCELLED- Regrettably the Eucharist on Thursday 22nd March has been cancelled. The Anglican Chaplain is away on a conference and he has been unable to provide cover for the service.

Next week will be the last Eucharist of the term

Muslim Friday Prayers

Friday 23 March 2012

13:30

Friday prayers are usually held in University Hall in term time.

Lectio Divina

Friday 23 March 2012

13:00 to 14:00

This will be the last Ecumenical Lenten Group meeting of the term

Surrey Guitar Day

Saturday 24 March 2012

12.30

Hosted by Milton Mermikides (Lecturer, University of Surrey and Professor of Guitar, Royal College of Music) this promises to be a fantastic day for any fan of guitar music in all its wonderful forms.

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday 25 March 2012

09:30 to 13:30

Buddhist meditation run by Prof Geoff Hunt- Buddhist Chaplain

USSU Concert Band

Monday 26 March 2012

20.00

The University of Surrey Students' Union Concert Band returns for another end-of-term extravaganza, performing a variety of show shows to specially-composed pieces.

The British music industry: copyright and economic productivity

Monday 26 March 2012

12:00 to 13:00
Florian Koempel LLM

The School of Law Seminar Series is proud to present Florian Koempel LLM, Music Copyright Lawyer, UK Music, delivering the seminar 'The British music industry: copyright and economic productivity'.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 28 March 2012

13:10

Drop into these short and interesting concerts during your lunch break. Even if you can only stay a while, a musical break in your schedule will leave you relaxed and invigorated, recharged for the day ahead.

ON THE RAZZLE

Wednesday 28 March 2012

19.30

Matinee: Saturday 31 March at 14.30

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‘Cultures in Contact’ Research Forum (Robert Hampson)

Wednesday 28 March 2012

4PM
Professor Robert Hampson, Royal Holloway

Stations of the Cross

Wednesday 28 March 2012

13:30

Stations of the Cross around the University lake

3rd Annual THE Careers Day 2012

Wednesday 28 March 2012

14:00 to 17:15
THE Careers Day 2012

To connect our students, alumni, and the public directly with prominent and influential industry leaders, the Tourism Society, the School of Hospitality & Tourism Management and Surrey Tourism & Events Society are co-hosting the 3rd annual THE Careers Day on 28th March, 2012. The day will comprise of a series of events for the future innovators of the Tourism, Hospitality, and Events sectors.

Getting to know the ageing market: concepts and techniques

Wednesday 28 March 2012

16:00 to 17:00
Dr Gabriella Spinelli

Surrey Business School's Marketing and Retail Group are pleased to present Gabriella Spinelli, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Head of School, Brunel University.

Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Wednesday 28 March 2012

13.00
Dr Bahram Ghiassee

THE Careers Day 2012

Wednesday 28 March 2012

Surrey Tourism and Events Society wants YOU to attend THE Careers Day 2012! The event isn't just 100% organised by students. It's also the biggest tourism job fair on campus in the UK!

Anglican Eucharist

Thursday 29 March 2012

13:05 to 13:35

This is the last Eucharist service of the term.-A simple celebration of Word and Sacrament with  a short reflection.

Muslim Friday Prayers

Friday 30 March 2012

13:30

Friday prayers are usually held in University Hall in term time.

English Revision Boot Camp

Saturday 31 March 2012

09:30 to 13:00

Visit to the Hilton on Park Lane

Wednesday 4 April 2012

14:00 to 15:30
The Hilton on Park Lane

An introduction for students to the Hilton on Park Lane - why they are successful and what makes them different.

Kimberley Wilkie, Conference & Events Sales Manager and Yana Abakeliya, Executive Lounge Manager and a graduate on the Hilton Elevator program.
How they started in the Hospitality Industry and built their careers.

James Clarke, Director of Operations,
A brief overview of his career, his thoughts on the industry and what the Hilton looks for in prospective team members.

a talk by alan cotton

Monday 16 April 2012

18.30

Artist Alan Cotton gives a talk to accompany his exhibition at the Lewis Elton Gallery, about the people and places he has come across on his travels to Everest and around the world as Royal Tour Artist.

For more information, please visit Alan's website.

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Evening Language Courses Open Evening

Monday 16 April 2012

7PM

MBA Open Evening

Tuesday 17 April 2012

18:00 to 19:30

You can find out more about the Surrey MBA at our Open Evening session. Each session includes a presentation from academic staff, a question and answer session and the chance to take a look at our state of the art teaching facilities.

Alan Cotton

Tuesday 17 April 2012

In association with Messum's of Cork Street, London. Alan Cotton is one of Britains most distinguished landscape painters.

Economics Seminar: Structural VAR and Rare Events

Wednesday 18 April 2012

11:30 to 13:00
Dr. Filippo Ferroni

Dr. Filippo Ferroni (Banque de France)

"Structural VAR and rare events"

Economics Seminar: Rational Habits and Gasoline Demand

Wednesday 18 April 2012

15:00 to 16:30
Rebecca Scott

Rebecca Scott (Berkeley)

“Rational Habits and Gasoline Demand”

Muslim Friday Prayers

Friday 20 April 2012

13:05

Friday prayers today will be held in University Hall .

Khateeb: Dr. Husni Hamuda

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday 22 April 2012

11:30 to 13:30

Anyone who would like to consider attending New Buddha Way's sessions are advised to first join our free Beginners' and Newcomers' Class. Will be at the Quiet Centre, University of Surrey, Guildford, on Sunday 22 April 2012, 11.30-13.30 hrs.

* No prior knowledge is required, and no need to bring anything.
* Guidance with short exercises in meditation and posture.
* No technical terms, only English language, simple approach.
* There is a time for questions and discussion.
* There will be a 15 minute tea-break; drinks and biscuits provided.
* You are not required to sit on a cushion unless you wish to.
* Suitable for all age groups. People from 10 years of age to 84 have attended in the past.

Nurses matter in Dementia Care Homes conference

Thursday 26 April 2012

09:15 to 16:00

HEAR AND NOW

Saturday 28 April 2012

17.00 & 20.00

The 2012 GSA Singers bring you a selection of songs from musical theatre and beyond...

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday 29 April 2012

10:00 to 13:30

Buddhist meditation run by Prof Geoff Hunt- Buddhist Chaplain

Community and Zen sessions

For details about joining the meetings on Sundays please visit the website www.newbuddhaway.org

Dancing the invisible - Late Work

Tuesday 1 May 2012

19.30

Does the dancing have to stop as the body ages?
How does the older dancer draw on sensory memory and the imagination to make dances?
What does 'mature ballet' look like?
What IS a mature dance?

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Catholic Mass

Tuesday 1 May 2012

18:15

Catholic Mass celebrated today in Quiet Centre 6.15pm

Brass Competition

Wednesday 2 May 2012

13.10

Give yourself a chance to rest on Wednesday lunchtimes at this delightful Lunchtime Recitals.

A Visit to the Hilton on Park Lane

Wednesday 2 May 2012

14:00 to 15:30
The Hilton on Park Lane

An introduction for students to the Hilton on Park Lane - why they are successful and what makes them different.

Kimberley Wilkie, Conference & Events Sales Manager and Yana Abakeliya, Executive Lounge Manager and a graduate on the Hilton Elevator program.
How they started in the Hospitality Industry and built their careers.

James Clarke, Director of Operations,
A brief overview of his career, his thoughts on the industry and what the Hilton looks for in prospective team members.

Journey of an Idea: The Messy Truth About Turning Your Idea into a Real Business

Wednesday 2 May 2012

14:00 to 15:00

Surrey Business School's Centre for Advanced Research in Entrepreneurship (CARE) is proud to present William Lanham-New, Entrepreneur and Founder of D3TEX.

Ichthus group

Wednesday 2 May 2012

17:00 to 18:30

Ichthus group exists to encourage and support those from different churches and perspectives and at different stages of faith during their time at University. It is run by the Anglican and Methodist Chaplains.

Postgraduate Programmes at the School of Law

Wednesday 2 May 2012

13:30 to 14:30

Thinking of continuing your studies at Surrey?

cii Seminar 2 May

Wednesday 2 May 2012

15.30 to 17.00
Ginger Cruz, former U.S. Deputy Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction and current President of Mantid International

This seminar has been cancelled.

Rosary around the Lake

Wednesday 2 May 2012

13:30

Meditate the life of Jesus Christ around the University lake through the Mysteries of the Rosary

This is the first of  the weekly Wednesday Catholic prayers of walking round the lake meditating on the life of Jesus Christ. Meet in the car park outside Senate House at 1.25pm

The linguistic relativity of social action

Wednesday 2 May 2012

2PM
Jörg Zinken (University of Portsmouth)

Anglican Eucharist

Thursday 3 May 2012

13:05 to 13:35

A simple celebration of Word and Sacrament with  a short reflection.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 4 May 2012

17.30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of a week by popping into the Rush Hour Concert.

Live at the Ivy

Sunday 6 May 2012

19.30

Now in its third phase in the new Ivy Arts Centre, Live at the Ivy's a chilled out evening of great music and energetic performances by students from Music and Sound Recording.

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Buddhist Meditation

Sunday 6 May 2012

10:00 to 13:30
VESAK (Wesak, Visakh): New Buddha Way celebrates the Buddha's birthday and life on Sunday 6th May 11.00-12.30 hrs with music, poetry and a vegetarian meal. Free to all, at The Quiet Centre, University of Surrey, Guildford. See our website for details. www.newbuddhaway.org

Catholic Mass

Tuesday 8 May 2012

18:15

Catholic Mass celebrated today in Quiet Centre 6.15pm

Digital & Electronics Forensics Defined

Tuesday 8 May 2012

2pm to 3pm
Mr Mark STOKES MIET, MBCS

The talk will look at what is Digital Forensics as compared to what is termed "computer forensics" and will focus on mobile devices and solid state "Flash" memory, the tools and the techniques used to recover extant and deleted data. 

We will look at a case example; the East Midlands Printer Bomb. We will conclude with a look at how current trends in technology could question conventional wisdom in the recovery of data from digital devices.

GSA Showcase 2012 - Musical Theatre

Wednesday 9 May 2012

17.00 & 20.00

Graduating students for the Musical Theatre course perform an entertaining selection of scenes and songs.

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‘Cultures in Contact’ Research Forum (Jennifer Coates)

Wednesday 9 May 2012

04:00PM
Professor Jennifer Coates (University of Roehampton)

Joyce Dixey Final

Wednesday 9 May 2012

19.30

Judith Bingham Guest Adjudicator

After months of careful crafting, rehearsing and collaborating, the Joyce Dixey finalists have their compositions performed in this evening showcase. 

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 9 May 2012

13.10

Give yourself a chance to rest on Wednesday lunchtimes at this delightful Lunchtime Recitals.

Surrey Artists Open Studios

Wednesday 9 May 2012

10am - 5pm weekdays. Weekends by prior appointment (48 hrs)

To kick start the Open Studios event, we will be hosting one of three taster exhibitions which give the chance to view a selection of artists' work from across Surrey, providing an insight into what to expect when visiting studios in June and July.

Accelerating your career in the events industry

Wednesday 9 May 2012

14:00 to 16:00
Paul Cook, Managing Director of Planet Planit

Are you interested in a career in the events industry but don’t know where and how to start?  Do you know what it takes to get ahead in the events industry?  If these questions have been concerning you then why not come along to an interactive presentation by Paul Cook on 9 May 2012 from 2-4 p.m. in 32MS01.  It promises to be an exciting and informative session for all prospective event industry enthusiasts!  

Why the French don’t like the burqa: Laïcité, National Identity and Religious Freedom

Wednesday 9 May 2012

12:00 to 13:00
Dr Myriam Hunter-Henin (UCL)

The School of Law is proud to present Dr Myriam Hunter-Henin (UCL), to deliver this seminar.

Rosary around the Lake

Wednesday 9 May 2012

13:30

Meditate the life of Jesus Christ around the University lake through the Mysteries of the Rosary

Meet in the car park outside Senate House at 1.25pm every Wednesday. 

Sound and Vision Student Film Screenings

Thursday 10 May 2012

19.00

A selection of recent short films by Film and Media Studies undergraduates.

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Anglican Eucharist

Thursday 10 May 2012

13:05 to 13:35

A simple celebration of Word and Sacrament with  a short reflection.

Stressbuster: Exam & Deadlines

Thursday 10 May 2012

14:00 to 15:30

Stressed by deadlines? Anxious about exams?

Stressbuster Workshop: Exams & Deadlines

Thursday 10 May 2012

14:00 to 15:30

Stressed out by deadlines? Anxious about exams?

Piano Weekend: Nikolai Demidenko

Friday 11 May 2012

20.00

The acclaimed Russian virtuoso Nikolai Demidenko returns to the University of Surrey to perform this delightful and romantic programme. 

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SUNNATA FOR SIX PIANOS & DAVID LOVATT AWARD FINAL

Saturday 12 May 2012

19.30

In this concert at the Surrey Piano Weekend we explore the exciting world of new music for piano duo.

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Piano Weekend: Mikrokosmos

Sunday 13 May 2012

14.00 to 17.00

Here is a rare chance to hear the complete Mikrokosmos in an informal open-door concert, performed by staff and students from the University, pupils of local schools and many other contributors.

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Buddhist Meditation

Sunday 13 May 2012

10:00 to 13:30

Buddhist meditation run by Prof Geoff Hunt- Buddhist Chaplain

Community and Zen sessions

For details about joining the meetings on Sundays please visit the website www.newbuddhaway.org

GSA Showcase 2012 - Acting

Monday 14 May 2012

17.00 & 20.00

Graduating students from the Acting degree course perform an entertaining selection of scenes and songs.

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Catholic Mass

Tuesday 15 May 2012

18:15

Catholic Mass celebrated today in Quiet Centre 6.15pm

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 16 May 2012

13.10

Give yourself a chance to rest on Wednesday lunchtimes at this delightful Lunchtime Recitals.

Ensembles Concert

Wednesday 16 May 2012

19.30

This entirely student-led concert presents the works of ensembles from Music and Sound Recording. 

Innovation and Change in a socialist-market organizational context, the case of pharmaceutical R&D in China

Wednesday 16 May 2012

14:30 to 16:00

Surrey Business School is proud to present Professor Graham Hollinshead, University of Hertfordshire Business School.

Ichthus group

Wednesday 16 May 2012

17:00 to 18:30

Ichthus group exists to encourage and support those from different churches and perspectives and at different stages of faith during their time at University. It is run by the Anglican and Methodist Chaplains.

Rosary around the Lake

Wednesday 16 May 2012

13:30
Please note there will be NO Rosary around the lake today 

Roundtable on Elections

Wednesday 16 May 2012

17:00 to 18:30

The School of Politics has convened a panel of experts to discuss and debate the implications of recent (or up-coming) elections in Russia, France, US, Greece, Taiwan and Hong Kong. 

What happens in Macau?

Wednesday 16 May 2012

14:00 to 15:30
Dr Lam, University of Macau (China)

Dr Agnes Lam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Macau. She is a well-known journalist, political celebrity, and founder of Observatório Cívico (Civil Watch).

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Anglican Eucharist

Thursday 17 May 2012

13:05 to 13:35

A simple celebration of Word and Sacrament with  a short reflection.

Lunctime Relaxation 'To Go'

Thursday 17 May 2012

13:10 to 13:50

Take time out of your day to relax.

Stressbuster Workshop

Thursday 17 May 2012

14:00 to 15:30

Are you anxious about exams? Stressed out by deadlines?

MBA Open Morning

Saturday 19 May 2012

10:00 to 11:30

You can find out more about the Surrey MBA at our Open Morning session. Each session includes a presentation from academic staff, a question and answer session and the chance to take a look at our state of the art teaching facilities.

Summer Selection

Saturday 19 May 2012

19.30

Mozart Overture to the Magic Flute
Sibelius Symphony no. 7
Copland Appalachian Spring
Beethoven Symphony no. 8

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Surrey Poetry Festival

Saturday 19 May 2012

2 PM to 8 PM

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday 20 May 2012

10:00 to 13:30

Buddhist meditation run by Prof Geoff Hunt- Buddhist Chaplain

Community and Zen sessions

For details about joining the meetings on Sundays please visit the website www.newbuddhaway.org

Don Juan Comes Back From the War

Tuesday 22 May 2012

19.30 (Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa) to 14.30 (Sat only)

This play is an enduring statement about the experience of the Continent's shell-shocked soldiers after the Great War.

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Catholic Mass

Tuesday 22 May 2012

18:15

Catholic Mass celebrated today in Quiet Centre 6.15pm

‘Cultures in Contact’ Research Forum (Emma Parker)

Wednesday 23 May 2012

04:00PM
Dr. Emma Parker (University of Leicester)

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 23 May 2012

13.10

Give yourself a chance to rest on Wednesday lunchtimes at this delightful Lunchtime Recitals.

the Surrey Sculpture Society Summer Lecture

Wednesday 23 May 2012

19.30

Michael Dan Archer is a British sculptor working in the UK and internationally in the field of public art and on gallery and site specific projects, and has exhibited worldwide.

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Rosary around the Lake

Wednesday 23 May 2012

13:30

Meditate the life of Jesus Christ around the University lake through the Mysteries of the Rosary

Meet in the car park outside Senate House at 1.25pm every Wednesday. 

Once a Catholic

Thursday 24 May 2012

19.30 (Thu, Fri, Sat) to 14.30 (Sat only)

This comedy traces the sexual awakening of three schoolgirls, ironically all called Mary, growing up in London in the late 1950s.

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Six Degrees of Separation

Thursday 24 May 2012

19.30 (Thu, Fri, Sat) to 14.30 (Sat only)

An age old theory says that everyone on the planet is linked to one another by six steps or less and that theory is put to the test in John Guare's Olivier award-winning play.

Anglican Eucharist

Thursday 24 May 2012

13:05 to 13:35

CANCELLED A simple celebration of Word and Sacrament with  a short reflection.

Final Degree Dance Shows

Friday 25 May 2012

19.30

You are invited to a vivid celebration of our student talent.

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Transform@work

Friday 25 May 2012

9.00 to 18.00

Transform@work is the second biannual postgraduate symposium organised by Dance Studies at the University of Surrey.

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Buddhist Meditation

Sunday 27 May 2012

10:00 to 13:30

Buddhist meditation run by Prof Geoff Hunt- Buddhist Chaplain

Community and Zen sessions

For details about joining the meetings on Sundays please visit the website www.newbuddhaway.org

University of Surrey Concert Band

Monday 28 May 2012

20.00

CANCELLED - Unfortunately this concert has been cancelled due to unforeseen clashes with student exams.  We apologise for the inconvenience caused.  Concert Band will be back in the new academic year with a concert before Christmas.

BT Art of Sport

Tuesday 29 May 2012

10am - 5pm (Lewis Elton Gallery)

BT Art of sport is an initiative launched by London 2012 premier sponsor BT that will see a group of leading UK artist create a body of work that will serve to tell the 2012 Olympic story through the medium of art.

Catholic Mass

Tuesday 29 May 2012

18:15

CANCELLED Catholic Mass celebrated today in Quiet Centre 6.15pm

There are now no more Campus Masses until October 2012

Trust Between International Joint Venture Partners: Effect of Home Countries

Tuesday 29 May 2012

14:30 to 16:00

The Surrey Business School is proud to present Niels Noordehaven, who will be presenting the seminar 'Trust Between International Joint Venture Partners: Effect of Home Countries'. 

Dementia and Hearing Loss advanced seminar

Wednesday 30 May 2012

09:30 to 17:00

Jason Warren (Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow, The Dementia Research Centre, London), Deepak Prasher (Professor of Audiology, Royal Surrey County Hospital) and Karen Bryan (Professor of Clinical Practice & Head of Division of Health and Social Care, University of Surrey) will be presenting and discussing current research on topics including: communication, auditory diagnostics, rehabilitation and cognition in patients with dementia. 

Final Year Degree Recitals

Wednesday 30 May 2012

13.10

After three years of studying music and performing regularly, the final year music and sound recording students from the University of Surrey perform their final degree recitals.

Ichthus group

Wednesday 30 May 2012

17:00 to 18:30

Ichthus group exists to encourage and support those from different churches and perspectives and at different stages of faith during their time at University. It is run by the Anglican and Methodist Chaplains.

Rosary around the Lake

Wednesday 30 May 2012

13:30

Meditate the life of Jesus Christ around the University lake through the Mysteries of the Rosary

Meet in the car park outside Senate House at 1.25pm every Wednesday. 

Anglican Eucharist

Thursday 31 May 2012

13:05 to 13:35

A simple celebration of Word and Sacrament with  a short reflection.

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday 3 June 2012

10:00 to 13:30

Buddhist meditation run by Prof Geoff Hunt- Buddhist Chaplain

Community and Zen sessions

For details about joining the meetings on Sundays please visit the website www.newbuddhaway.org

Final Year Degree Recitals

Wednesday 6 June 2012

13.10

After three years of studying music and performing regularly, the final year music and sound recording students from the University of Surrey perform their final degree recitals.

Regulatory and Institutional Frameworks for Markets for Ecosystem Services Workshop

Wednesday 6 June 2012

Environmental Regulatory Research Group

An international multidisciplinary workshop organised by the Environmental Regulatory Research Group,
School of Law & Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey in collaboration with The Environmental Law Program, The George Washington University Law School.

Regulatory and Institutional Frameworks for Markets for Ecosystem Services

Wednesday 6 June 2012

An international multidisciplinary workshop organised by the Environmental Regulatory Research Group,
School of Law & Centre for Environmental Strategy, University of Surrey in collaboration with The Environmental Law Program, The George Washington University Law School.

Regulatory and Institutional Frameworks for Markets for Ecosystem Services

Wednesday 6 June 2012

The Environmental Regulatory Research Group and the Centre for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey, and the Environmental Law Program at The George Washington Law School have organised a two-day international interdisciplinary workshop on the regulatory and institutional frameworks for markets for ecosystem services.

ERRG/George Washington Conference

Wednesday 6 June 2012

09.00
Dr Toko Kaime (University of Surrey)

‘Cultures in Contact’ Research Forum (Carole Edwards)

Thursday 7 June 2012

04:00PM
Dr. Carole Edwards (Texas Tech University)

Little Moments: The Installations

Thursday 7 June 2012

16.00 onwards to 12.00 onwards

Join us in this celebration of bright ideas, leading to practice and design that really makes us think.

Little Moments: Relatively stable

Thursday 7 June 2012

18.00 to 13.00 & 18.00

Something is waiting around the next corner, a thing of beauty, memory, an event, a shadow.

Little Moments: Little red riding hood

Thursday 7 June 2012

20.15 to 15.15 & 20.15

Enter these enchanted woods you who dare...

Hot Mikado

Thursday 7 June 2012

19.30 (all nights) & 14.30 (Fri & Sat only)

East meets West head-on in this hilarious 1940s-style updating of the perennial Gilbert and Sullivan classic.

Anglican Eucharist

Thursday 7 June 2012

13:05 to 13:35

A simple celebration of Word and Sacrament with  a short reflection.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 8 June 2012

17.30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of a week by popping into the Rush Hour Concert.

A Europe of Rights: the EU and the ECHR

Friday 8 June 2012

17:00 to 18:30
Noreen O'Meara

The School of Law's Surrey European Law Unit are proud to present this workshop.

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday 10 June 2012

10:00 to 13:30

Buddhist meditation run by Prof Geoff Hunt- Buddhist Chaplain

Community and Zen sessions

For details about joining the meetings on Sundays please visit the website www.newbuddhaway.org

iWeave

Monday 11 June 2012

17.30

iWEAVE explores the transformation of a dancer's costume into a digital wearable item inviting unique movement interactions.

Travels with the Royals - Jayne Fincher

Monday 11 June 2012

10am - 6pm weekdays

A fascinating and unique exhibition of photographers and ephemera to celebrate Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee by Royal Photographer Jayne Fincher.

The Wallpaper Matters: Digital signage as customer experience provider at Harrods (London UK) department store

Monday 11 June 2012

15:45 to 17:00
Professor Charles Dennis

The Marketing and Retail Group at the University of Surrey are pleased to present Prof. Charles Dennis, Lincoln Business School, University of Lincoln, delivering a seminar titled: 'The Wallpaper Matters: Digital signage as customer experience provider at Harrods (London UK) department store'.

 

Composition concert

Tuesday 12 June 2012

18.00

This evening concert showcases the compositions of music students as a way to round off their first year of University.

Final Year Degree Recitals

Wednesday 13 June 2012

14.00

After three years of studying music and performing regularly, the final year music and sound recording students from the University of Surrey perform their final degree recitals.

Developing Business Engagement with the Curriculum

Wednesday 13 June 2012

16:15 to 17:00
Monica Hope

The Surrey Business School's Marketing and Retail group is proud to present Monica Hope, delivering a seminar on 'Developing Business Engagement with the Curriculum'.

Demystifying the Entertainment Value of Shopping Centre Entertainment Events: Insights from the Value Facilitator and the Value Creator

Wednesday 13 June 2012

15:30 to 16:15
Dr Jason Sit

Surrey Business School's Marketing and Retail Group are proud to present Dr Jason Sit, delivering a seminar on 'Demystifying the Entertainment Value of Shopping Centre Entertainment Events: Insights from the Value Facilitator and the Value Creator'.

Mindbeat Quintet

Thursday 14 June 2012

10.00 - 17.00 daily

A thought improvisation based on 'Offending the Audience', by Peter Handke, with live music improvisation from Creative Music Technology students and generative video by Sebastian Melo.

Moll Flanders

Thursday 14 June 2012

19.30 (Thu, Fri, Sat) & 14.30 (Fri & Sat only)

Abandoned by her mother, married five times, a baronet's mistress, a plantation owner and a professional thief... Moll Flanders is a woman to watch.

Annual Architecture Lecture and Buffet supper

Thursday 14 June 2012

19.00

Dr Nigel Barker - Risk Averse: How Safe is England's Historic Environment? 

Jon Ronson to speak as part of the annual University of Surrey English PEN Lecture series

Thursday 14 June 2012

5PM
Jon Ronson, best-selling author of The Psychopath Test, The Men who Stare at Goats, and regular contributor to The Guardian

Audience with Jon Ronson

Thursday 14 June 2012

17.00

The University of Surrey hosts an evening with award winning author, journalist, filmmaker and presenter Jon Ronson. Famous for his characteristically candid and humorous accounts of people and groups on the fringes of accepted society, Ronson will discuss his career and read extracts from his work. The event will be followed by a wine reception and a book signing.

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Composition Concert

Thursday 14 June 2012

17.30

This evening concert showcases the compositions of music students as a way to round off their first year of University.

The producers

Friday 15 June 2012

20.00 (Fri & Sat), 19.45 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu), 14.30 (Thu & Sat only) to No show on Sun 17 Jun

Set in 1959, The Producers tells the story of a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer, Max Bialystock, and a nerdy, young accountant, Leo Bloom, who concoct a scheme to raise thousands of dollars from backers and then put on a flop of a show.

MMus Recital

Friday 15 June 2012

13.10

The postgraduate performers present a lunchtime recital.

Flatland 2.0

Tuesday 19 June 2012

19.30

Inspired by E A Abbott's 1884 novella Flatland, the classic science and mathematical fiction.

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Round Table Discussion of SMJ Paper

Wednesday 20 June 2012

15:00 to 16:30
Dr Beverly Tyler

Surrey Business School is proud to present Dr Beverly Tyler, Poole Management School, North Carolina State University, USA, who will be delivering a round table discussion of the SMJ paper 'A Behavioral Theory of the Reciprocal Relationship Between Innovative Output and R&D Alliances' (see right of page to download paper).

Who I Am and How I Contract: The Effect of Contractors’ Roles and Responsibilities on the Evolution of Contract Structure in University-Industry Research Agreements

Thursday 21 June 2012

14:30 to 16:00
Dr Beverly Tyler

Surrey Business School is proud to present Dr Beverly Tyler, Poole Business School, North Carolina State University, USA, to deliver a seminar on 'Who I Am and How I Contract: The Effect of Contractors’ Roles and Responsibilities on the Evolution of Contract Structure in University-Industry Research Agreements'.

The Surrey Youth Drama Festival

Friday 22 June 2012

19.45

Ten youth drama groups from across Surrey come together to perform their own work devised from the Olympic values - respect, inspiration, excellence, courage, determination, equality and friendship.

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THE BIG BOOK FOR GIRLS

Friday 22 June 2012

14.30 & 19.30

GSA Foundation students present The Big Book For Girls

Directed by Pete Harris

Trainee Movement Director by Alice Robinson

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Annual Architechuture and sculpture walk

Sunday 24 June 2012

15.00

Learn about the University of Surrey's architecture and sculpture.

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Dickens Illustrated

Monday 25 June 2012

10am - 5pm Mon Fri, weekends by prior appointment (48 hrs)

The University of Surrey and Watts Gallery celebrate the Dickens bicentenary with an exhibition of Dickens illustrations from the 1830s to the present day.

Saturday Night

Thursday 28 June 2012

19.30 (Thu, Fri, Sat) to 14.30 (Sat only)

One of Sondheim's earliest works set in 1929. Gene, a lowly Wall Street broker, has dreams of the exciting society life to be found in Manhattan. He and his less ambitious, middle-class, bachelor friends have no Saturday night dates on the horizon so Gene gatecrashes a party meeting Helen.

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SEUSSICAL

Friday 29 June 2012

14.30 & 19.30

GSA Foundation students present Seussical

Direction and choreography by Katie Beard

Assistant Chorography – Felicity Butler   

Assistant Director - Joe Parsons

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MBA Open Evening

Tuesday 3 July 2012

18:00 to 19:30

You can find out more about the Surrey MBA at our Open Evening session. Each session includes a presentation from academic staff, a question and answer session and the chance to take a look at our state of the art teaching facilities.

FHMS Festival of Research

Tuesday 3 July 2012

9am to 6pm

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS) 2012 Annual Festival of Research is being held on Tuesday 3 July (from 9am – 6pm) in the Lecture Theatre Block.

Champions: what knowledge transfer has done for the Olympics

Tuesday 3 July 2012

6pm to 9pm

The Olympics are just around the corner and we are joining the celebrations! 

Opening the score: The place of notation in composer and performer collaboration

Thursday 5 July 2012

10.00 to 16.30

This symposium will bring together eminent practitioners and scholars to share their insights into the role that notation can play in facilitating collaborative relationships between composers and performers.

Sweet Charity

Thursday 5 July 2012

A musical about a dance-hall hostess named Charity Hope Valentine who, as one of her colleagues observes, runs her heart like a hotel: "You got guys checking in and out all the time." But all Charity really wants is to be loved.

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Civil Society Organizations Fighting Corruption: Theory and Practice Workshop

Monday 9 July 2012

Indira Carr and David Goss

The fight against corruption has figured high on the agenda of the international community since the mid 1990s resulting in the adoption of regional and international conventions. Civil society is regarded by many of these conventions as an important tool in this fight. While Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have an obvious role in raising awareness, their more direct involvement in fighting corruption has proved vexing. For example, following the Third Conference of the States Parties to the UNCAC, Doha, 2009, proposals for a peer review mechanism were adopted. These were widely criticized by CSOs for allowing states would to produce reviews that were secretive and lacking transparency. Similarly, CSOs argued for observer status in the Implementation Review Group at the 2010 Fourth Conference in Marrakesh 2010, to be refused by the States Parties. 

This reluctance on the part of states to allow substantive involvement of CSOs raises a number of interesting questions that merit further delineation and investigation. The UN continues to insist that “CSOs are UN system partners and valuable UN links to civil society . . . .  and are indispensable partners for UN efforts at the country level”.

Dickens and the Visual Imagination

Monday 9 July 2012

09:15AM to 17:00PM

Alumni Day 2012

Saturday 14 July 2012

On Saturday 14 July, we will be Celebrating Surrey at our inaugural Alumni Day – and we would love you to join us!

Once upon a time...

Saturday 14 July 2012

Show 1: Thu 7pm, Sat & Sun 5pm. Show 2: Fri 7pm, Sat 8pm, Sun 1pm

Saturday School students showcase their talents in a 'storybook show' featuring song, dance and acting skills.

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Current Issues and (Im)possible Solutions: An interdisciplinary Dialogue in Tourism and Leisure

Thursday 6 September 2012

Through its links with the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG), this conference aims to provide an interdisciplinary dialogue around the wider aspects of the conference theme and to provide an opportunity for contemporary, tourism and leisure related research issues to be explored. The conference theme provides a platform for many exciting and critical topics that call for discussion where students from all disciplines which locate tourism and/or leisure within its boundaries are welcomed.

Lewis and Mary Elton Art Collection

Saturday 8 September 2012

Until 28th October. Professor Lewis and Mary Elton donated a private collection of artworks to the University of Surrey in 2011. In January 2012 it was exhibited at the Lightbox, Woking.

Supernature: Lab-oratory

Thursday 13 September 2012

Until 4th October. This exhibition explores the aesthetic beauty of scientific processes in sight and sound. Slowly evolving musical cells, stunning images of microbacterial colonies, digital representations of the vastness of space, musical compositions derived from treerings and the hidden beauty of blood cells are exhibited as compelling works of art and marvels of scientific discovery.

CIMS Conference 2012

Friday 14 September 2012

Michel Juillard and Tommaso Monacelli

Monetary and Fiscal Policy Rules with Labour Market and Financial Frictions

Dissemination workshop on Alor-Pantar languages

Friday 14 September 2012

9.30am

The Surrey Morphology Group is holding a dissemination workshop on the Alor-Pantar languages at the British Academy in London.

Science Circus 2012

Saturday 15 September 2012

10:30 to 16:00

A FUN science day for all ages! 

Meet and Greet for International Students who arrive on Tuesday 18 September 2012

Tuesday 18 September 2012

07:00 to 21:00

To make sure that you feel welcome and comfortable about coming to the University of Surrey the International Student Office has prepared a free of charge Meet and Greet airport pick up for you. The application forms are now  available! 

Meet and Greet for International Students who arrive on Wednesday 19 September 2012

Wednesday 19 September 2012

07:00 to 21:00

To make sure that you feel welcome and comfortable about coming to the University of Surrey the International Student Office has prepared a free of charge Meet and Greet airport pick up  for you. The application forms are now  available!

Orientation Programme Thursday 20 September 2012

Thursday 20 September 2012

9 am to 5pm

International Orientation programme for new international students on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 September 2012

Orientation Programme Friday 21 September 2012

Friday 21 September 2012

9am to 9pm

International Orientation programme for new international students on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 September 2012

Meet and Greet 2012 for EU and International Students who arrive after the Orientation Programme on Saturday 22 September

Saturday 22 September 2012

07:00 to 21:00

To make sure that you feel welcome and comfortable about coming to the University of Surrey the International Student Office has prepared a free of charge Meet and Greet airport pick up  for you. The application forms are now available! 

Meet and Greet 2012 for EU and International Students who arrive after the Orientation Programme on Sunday 23rd September

Sunday 23 September 2012

07:00 to 21:00

To make sure that you feel welcome and comfortable about coming to the University of Surrey the International Student Office has prepared a free of charge Meet and Greet airport pick up  for you. The application forms are now available!

Evening Language Courses Open Evening

Monday 24 September 2012

7pm to 8:30pm

MA Showcases 2012

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Graduating students from the Musical Theatre and Acting postgraduate courses perform an entertaining selection of scenes and songs.

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Teaching with Cases

Wednesday 26 September 2012

16.00 to 17.00
Sree Beg

The Marketing and Retail group is pleased to introduce Sree Beg to speak 

Teaching with Cases

Wednesday 26 September 2012

16.00 to 17.00
Sree Beg

The Marketing and Retail group is pleased to introduce Sree Beg to speak 

The Ethics of Progress

Wednesday 3 October 2012

19:30

The Ethics of Progress is a mind-melting, jargon free, whistle-stop tour of leading edge Quantum Physics, delivered with warmth, wit and charm by Unlimited Theatre’s Artistic Director Jon Spooner.

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Economics Seminar: Media Influence and Political Power: Evidence from the Rise of Berlusconi

Wednesday 3 October 2012

16:00 to 16:30
Dr. Andrea Tesei

Dr Andrea Tesei (Queen Mary)

"Media Influence and Political Power: Evidence from the Rise of Berlusconi" (with R. Durante (PSE) and P. Pinotti (Bocconi))

Media Influence and Political Power

Wednesday 3 October 2012

16.00
Andrea Tesei (Queen Mary, University of London)

The School of Economics would like to welcome Andrea Tesei to speak.

SEMINAR: 'Departmental Research Update'

Wednesday 3 October 2012

16.00 to 17.00
Departmental Staff

Morag Morris Annual Poetry Lecture

Thursday 4 October 2012

18:00 to 19:00

Bernard O’Donoghue - Yeats: Early and Late. With readings by GSA students

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'Yeats Early and Late' by Bernard O'Donoghue

Thursday 4 October 2012

6PM to 7PM
Bernard O'Donoghue

Relocation, Relocation

Thursday 4 October 2012

17.30
Mr Justice Moor

We will be welcoming the following guest panellists to the University of Surrey in conjunction with KGW Family Law and 14 Gray's Inn Square. 

We would be delighted if you could join us for an informative panel discussion on all issues in relation to Leave to Remove applications.  

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday 7 October 2012

10:00 to 12:00

Buddhist meditation run by Prof Geoff Hunt- Buddhist Chaplain
Community Session and Zen Session, 10.00-12.00 (parallel sessions)
For details about joining these Sessions as well as Beginners' Classes, Family Sessions, Film Nights and Festival Days please see: www.newbuddhaway.org 

Guildford Book Festival Exhibition

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Until 25th October. Tony De Saulles is the award-winning illustrator of the best-selling Horrible Science books. The exhibition features illustrations from the series including the latest title: Horrible Science House of Horrors. Come along and be among the first to enjoy cartoons from Tony’s latest book 99 Dead Snowmen, with adults (and their children) in mind.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (PG)

Wednesday 10 October 2012

19:00

NOTE: This will no longer be Snow White as advertised as The Disney Co have just placed a moratorium on public showings of the film, so we have sourced an even earlier animation to start our mini-series.

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Threshold Estimation from a Generated Auxiliary Regression

Wednesday 10 October 2012

16.00 to 17:30
Daniele Massacci (University of Surrey and EIEF)

Dr. Daniele Massacci (University of Surrey and EIEF)

"Threshold Estimation from Generated Auxiliary Regression: With an Application to U.S. Stock Return".

SEMINAR 'Social Movements and Contested Identities: An Analytical Framework'

Wednesday 10 October 2012

16.00 to 17.00
Aidan McGarry, University of Brighton

Anglican Eucharist

Wednesday 10 October 2012

13.05 to 13.35

A simple celebration of Word and Sacrament with a short reflection, followed by coffee in the Chaplaincy.

Rosary around the Lake

Wednesday 10 October 2012

13:30

Meditate the life of Jesus Christ around the University lake through the Mysteries of the Rosary

Meet in the car park outside Senate House at 1.25pm every Wednesday. Please bring a coat.

Muslim Friday Prayers

Friday 12 October 2012

13:05

Friday prayers are normally held in University Hall during the semester ( outside exam periods) 

For the latest update please visit the Chaplaincy Facebook page or sign up to receive the Islamic Society weekly newsletter.

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday 14 October 2012

10:00 to 12:00

Buddhist meditation run by Prof Geoff Hunt- Buddhist Chaplain
Community Session and Zen Session, 10.00-12.00 (parallel sessions)
For details about joining these Sessions as well as Beginners' Classes, Family Sessions, Film Nights and Festival Days please see: www.newbuddhaway.org 

How do I know if my work is at Masters level? (PGT1)

Tuesday 16 October 2012

1800 to 1930

This session will explore what Masters level work actually looks like. It will explain the differences between other levels and types of study and show you what your tutors are looking for in your writing. 

 

To book your place, please complete this registration form

What should I read?!!! Effective searching

Tuesday 16 October 2012

14:00 to 15:00

How do I work out what to read? How do I find it?

 

To book your place, please complete this registration form

Lectio Divina

Tuesday 16 October 2012

18:15

Lectio Divina, using Chapter 6 of the Gospel of Mark today in Chaplaincy, Wey Flat  6.15pm

This is an opportunity to read, reflect on and pray the Scriptures. Please come and join us.

Lunchtime Recital - Penningtons Scholarship

Wednesday 17 October 2012

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and delightful Lunchtime Recitals.
This concert features final year students competing for the Penningtons Scholarship.

Merrily We Roll Along

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Franklin Shepard, once a talented composer of Broadway musicals, has abandoned his friends and his songwriting career to become a producer of Hollywood flicks. We begin at the height of his Hollywood fame and move back in time, showing snapshots of the most important moments in Frank’s life.

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Anglican Eucharist

Wednesday 17 October 2012

13.05 to 13.35

A simple celebration of Word and Sacrament with a short reflection, followed by coffee in the Chaplaincy.

Rosary around the Lake

Wednesday 17 October 2012

13:30

Meditate the life of Jesus Christ around the University lake through the Mysteries of the Rosary

Meet in the car park outside Senate House at 1.25pm every Wednesday. Please bring a coat.

SPLASH workshop: Scientific Writing (Level 2)

Thursday 18 October 2012

15:00 to 16:00

Particularly intended for students who may not have had to write essays/reports during level 1.  Come along to this session if you want some hints and tips related to putting together a strong scientific report

Intended Learning Outcomes:

1. identify the foundations of effective Scientific writing
2. apply hints and tips that have the potential to improve the quality of scientific writing produced by them

It's Not Rocket Science

Friday 19 October 2012

19:00

This is definitely the year of the particle physicist: the momentous announcement of the Higgs Boson from CERN... and comedian Ben Miller returns to his scientific roots.

Muslim Friday Prayers

Friday 19 October 2012

13:05

Friday prayers are normally held in University Hall during the semester ( outside exam periods) 

For the latest update please visit the Chaplaincy Facebook page or sign up to receive the Islamic Society weekly newsletter.

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday 21 October 2012

10:00 to 12:00

Buddhist meditation run by Prof Geoff Hunt- Buddhist Chaplain
Community Session and Zen Session, 10.00-12.00 (parallel sessions)
For details about joining these Sessions as well as Beginners' Classes, Family Sessions, Film Nights and Festival Days please see: www.newbuddhaway.org 

State of Emergency

Wednesday 24 October 2012

19:30

We are very excited to welcome the internationally acclaimed State of Emergency as part of our Black History Month activities and celebrations. In a unique performance especially for the University of Surrey, the company will perform excerpts and improvisations from "Desert Crossings", their internationally acclaimed dance theatre production, alongside "Sketches From Grahamstown".

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 24 October 2012

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and delightful Lunchtime Recitals.

Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Science

Wednesday 24 October 2012

19:00

Is it possible to travel through time and kill your grandfather? If the universe is infinite, where are all the aliens? Is Schrödinger’s cat dead or alive, or both? Jim Al-Khalili takes us on a mind-expanding tour through these and other universal puzzles that have kept scientists pushing the limits of our understanding.

Meta-Analyses in Marketing

Wednesday 24 October 2012

16.00 to 17.00
Arne Floh (University of Surrey)

The Marketing and Retail Group is pleased to to have Arne Floh Senior Lecturer in Marketing from the University of Surrey to speak. 

Economics Seminar: Performance Pay and Changes in U.S. Labor Market Dynamics

Wednesday 24 October 2012

16:00 to 17:30
Prof Francesco Nucci

Professor Francesco Nucci (Sapienza University of Rome)

"Performance Pay and Changes in U.S. Labour Market Dynamics"

Anglican Eucharist

Wednesday 24 October 2012

13.05 to 13.35

A simple celebration of Word and Sacrament with a short reflection, followed by coffee in the Chaplaincy.

Rosary around the Lake

Wednesday 24 October 2012

13:30

Meditate the life of Jesus Christ around the University lake through the Mysteries of the Rosary

Meet in the car park outside Senate House at 1.25pm every Wednesday. Please bring a coat.

State of Emergency

Wednesday 24 October 2012

19:30

We are very excited to welcome the internationally acclaimed State of Emergency as part of our Black History Month activities and celebrations. In a unique performance especially for the University of Surrey, the company will perform excerpts and improvisations from "Desert Crossings", their internationally acclaimed dance theatre production, alongside "Sketches From Grahamstown".

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Defaults and Discreteness in Morphology

Wednesday 24 October 2012

13.00-14.00
Professor Mark Aronoff

Surrey Linguistics Circle is delighted to present a talk by Professor Mark Aronoff, Stony Brook University.

South East Morphology Meeting

Wednesday 24 October 2012

9.30 to 17.00

SMG is hosting a South East Morphology Meeting: 'Computational Approaches to Morphological Complexity'. To be held at the University of Surrey

SPLASH Workshop:"How do I read all this stuff?" (Level 1, A3)

Thursday 25 October 2012

11:00 to 12:00

Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of reading you have to do? Some tips and strategies to help you become a smarter reader.

 

To book your place, please complete this registration form

Bagel Lunch

Thursday 25 October 2012

13:00
Our Jewish Chaplain, Alex Goldberg  is hosting a welcome Bagel Lunch at the Chaplaincy, Wey Flat, Surrey Court Thursday 25th October 1pm. Do drop in and find out more about Jewish life on campus.

Bones Will Crow

Thursday 25 October 2012

18:30

A performance of Burmese poetry in English.

At a turning point in Burma’s history with the release from detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and an amnesty given to some imprisoned writers, the University of Surrey’s English PEN Society presents a performance of Burmese poetry read in English by staff and students.

English PEN Event: BONES WILL CROW

Thursday 25 October 2012

6.30PM

At a turning point in Burma’s history with the release from detention of Aung San Suu Kyi and an amnesty given to some imprisoned writers, the University of Surrey’s English PEN Society presents a performance of Burmese poetry read in English by staff and students.

Muslim Friday Prayers

Friday 26 October 2012

13:05

Friday prayers are normally held in University Hall during the semester ( outside exam periods) 

For the latest update please visit the Chaplaincy Facebook page or sign up to receive the Islamic Society weekly newsletter.

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday 28 October 2012

10:00 to 12:00

Buddhist meditation run by Prof Geoff Hunt- Buddhist Chaplain
Community Session and Zen Session, 10.00-12.00 (parallel sessions)
For details about joining these Sessions as well as Beginners' Classes, Family Sessions, Film Nights and Festival Days please see: www.newbuddhaway.org 

SPLASH Workshop: Reading and Researching at Masters level

Tuesday 30 October 2012

18:00 to 19:30

What is Beyond?

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Until 15th November. "The randomness in nature and the beauty of theatrical physics may reveal a secret of existence. Can we ask, ‘What is beyond?’ Our present knowledge of physics cannot reply but perhaps these explorations into the art of glass may help.” Dr. Mohammed Sanduk

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 31 October 2012

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and delightful Lunchtime Recitals.

Fings Ain't Wot They Used To Be

Wednesday 31 October 2012

Originally written as a play, this comedy has the dialogue in the Cockney dialect with much rhyming slang and thieves’ cant. A celebration of an idealised East End and Soho bohemian lifestyle at the end of the 1950s, as knocking shops and coffee shops teemed with ponces, doxies, molls, spivs, gamblers and bent coppers: even the Kray Brothers make a prophetic appearance.

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Rosary around the Lake

Wednesday 31 October 2012

CANCELLED

Economics Seminar: Policy Persuasion and Electoral Competition

Wednesday 31 October 2012

12.00
Archishman Chakraborty (Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto)

Dr. Archishman Chakraborty (York University)

"Policy Persuasion and Electoral Competition"

Politics Month

Thursday 1 November 2012

The School of Politics aims to explain why politics matters through a series of events examining European Politics as part of Politics Month in November 2012. The events are designed to appeal to our students, staff, school students and the wider public.

Archi Agreement

Thursday 1 November 2012

Archi Agreement workshop

Muslim Friday Prayers

Friday 2 November 2012

13:05

Friday prayers are normally held in University Hall during the semester ( outside exam periods) 

For the latest update please visit the Chaplaincy Facebook page or sign up to receive the Islamic Society weekly newsletter.

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday 4 November 2012

10:00 to 12:00

Buddhist meditation run by Prof Geoff Hunt- Buddhist Chaplain 
Community Session and Zen Session, 10.00-12.00 (parallel sessions)
For details about joining these Sessions as well as Beginners' Classes, Family Sessions, Film Nights and Festival Days please see: www.newbuddhaway.org 

SPLASH Workshop: Preparing to submit (L1, A7)

Monday 5 November 2012

11:00 to 12:00

 

 

To book your place, please complete this registration form

Lord Kerr - Some Recent Decisions of the Supreme Court

Tuesday 6 November 2012

18.00
Lord Kerr - Justice of the Supreme Court

The aim of the series is to bring a diverse line-up of prominent legal professionals to the School of Law so as to expose students to a wide array of outstanding, and, hopefully, inspiring people in various aspects of the legal world. The focus will be on legal practitioners so as to build on our existing networks as well as create new ones with the legal profession. The first speaker in this series is Lord Kerr. 

Police Commissioner Candidate Hustings

Tuesday 6 November 2012

18:00 to 19:30

Come and hear from the candidates hoping to be Surrey's next Police Commissioner before the elections take place on 15 November 2012. Each candidate will be given the chance to present their policies before taking part in a Q&A session. 

SPLASH workshop: Final year academic writing (Sciences) - L3

Wednesday 7 November 2012

14:00 to 15:00

Intended Learning Outcomes:

1. identify characteristics of effective advanced Scientific writing
2. apply hints and tips that have the potential to improve the quality of scientific writing produced by them

2Deep

Wednesday 7 November 2012

19:30

Expect a fresh new dose of Rannel’s trademark hilarious Hip-Hop comedy theatre full of music, physical set pieces and jaw dropping skills with a futuristic twist...

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Anglican Eucharist

Wednesday 7 November 2012

13.05 to 13.35

A simple celebration of Word and Sacrament with a short reflection, followed by coffee in the Chaplaincy.

Consequences under the Law of International Responsibility of the Accession of the European Union to the European

Wednesday 7 November 2012

15.00
Dr Arman Sarvarian (University of Surrey)

The School is Law is pleased to welcome Dr Arman Sarvarian to speak 

Rosary

Wednesday 7 November 2012

13:30

Meditate the life of Jesus Christ  through the Mysteries of the Rosary 

Meet in the car park outside Senate House at 1.25pm every Wednesday. Please bring a coat. If good weather it will be around the lake, if not, another location will be decided upon

Surrey LACES Language Café

Wednesday 7 November 2012

17.00pm

LACES is the University’s Language and Culture Exchange Scheme. We’ll help you find a language partner who speaks the language you want to learn or improve. In return you can help them practise your first language.

SPLASH Workshop: Calculating solutions and dilutions

Thursday 8 November 2012

16:00 to 17:00

SPLASH Workshop: Finding your focus (Level 3 - 2)

Friday 9 November 2012

10:00 to 11:00

How to use your reading to narrow down the topic 

 

To book your place, please email splash@surrey.ac.uk

Muslim Friday Prayers

Friday 9 November 2012

13:05

Friday prayers are normally held in University Hall during the semester ( outside exam periods) 

For the latest update please visit the Chaplaincy Facebook page or sign up to receive the Islamic Society weekly newsletter.

A TALE OF THREE CITIES

Friday 9 November 2012

fashion designer Ronaldo Fraga and Pamela Church Gibson of London College of Fashion

Our Brazilian Lector Dr Ana Claudia Suriani da Silva together with Maria Claudia Bonadio (Senac, Fapesp) and Pamela Church Gibson (London College of Fashion) are organising the first ever conference to look at contemporary Brazilian fashion in England, and in the context of globalisation.

Alumni Foreign Film Night

Friday 9 November 2012

6:45pm

You are warmly invited to the first of four Alumni Foreign Film Nights in the University of Surrey. The event is free and open to all University community.

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday 11 November 2012

10:00 to 12:00

Buddhist meditation run by Prof Geoff Hunt- Buddhist Chaplain
Community Session and Zen Session, 10.00-12.00 (parallel sessions)
For details about joining these Sessions as well as Beginners' Classes, Family Sessions, Film Nights and Festival Days please see: www.newbuddhaway.org 

SPLASH Workshop: : First Class Writing

Monday 12 November 2012

18:00 to 19:00

SPLASH Workshop: Developing Your Argument (Level M)

Tuesday 13 November 2012

18:00 to 19:30

This is a workshop for Master’s students that will address the following:

• What makes an effective argument
• How to sustain a clear argument throughout your dissertation
• Common weaknesses in arguments 

 

To book your place, please complete this registration form

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (PG)

Wednesday 14 November 2012

19:00

Note: This will not be Toy Story as advertised due to the license being unavailable.

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The Surrey Sculpture Society Autumn Lecture

Wednesday 14 November 2012

19:30

Based on the densely woven volume of nesting forms, Laura Ellen Bacon’s work transforms the craft of willow weaving into extraordinary sculpture that merges with its surroundings.

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Nicholas Nickleby

Wednesday 14 November 2012

Dickens, the great social reformer, here enjoys a spirited outing in this fast-paced 1950s set adaptation accompanied by live ‘Skiffle’ music.

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Anglican Eucharist

Wednesday 14 November 2012

13.05 to 13.35

A simple celebration of Word and Sacrament with a short reflection, followed by coffee in the Chaplaincy.

Rosary

Wednesday 14 November 2012

13:30

Meditate the life of Jesus Christ  through the Mysteries of the Rosary 

Meet in the car park outside Senate House at 1.25pm every Wednesday. Please bring a coat. If good weather it will be around the lake, if not, another location will be decided upon

Alumni Foreign Film Night

Wednesday 14 November 2012

6:45pm

This is the second of four Alumni Foreign Film Nights in the University of Surrey - all welcome! The event is free and open to all University community.

Economics Seminar: Non-parametric Likelihood Ratio Tests for Goodness-of-Fit and Specification

Wednesday 14 November 2012

16:00 to 17:30
Prof. Patrick Marsh

Prof. Patrick Marsh (University of Nottingham)

"Non-parametric Likelihood Ratio Tests for Goodness-of-Fit and Specification"

Surrey LACES Language Café

Wednesday 14 November 2012

17:00pm

LACES is the University’s Language and Culture Exchange Scheme. We’ll help you find a language partner who speaks the language you want to learn or improve. In return you can help them practise your first language.

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

Thursday 15 November 2012

9.30am to 5pm
Dr Sarah Earthy and Dr Sophie Sarre

This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative interviewing in both academic and applied social research, including the evaluation of services. The course is primarily designed for researchers with little or no experience of qualitative interviewing. It will also be useful for more experienced researchers who have had little formal training or who wish to reflect on their practice. 

This event is administered by Day Courses in Social Research. Fees vary according to your institution and role. Please see information on Fees before booking to ensure you apply for a place at the correct rate. 

To book a place fill in the application form

 

The day combines sessions exploring the nature of a qualitative approach, the interview process and the use of qualitative interviews in evaluation with practical exercises on the interview as interaction, developing an interview guide and conducting interviews. We will explore a variety of ethical issues as these arise in discussion. 

(Please note: the analysis of qualitative data is not covered in this course.)

Invitation to CRonEM's Official Launch Debate

Thursday 15 November 2012

18:00 to 19:30
Sir Stephen Wall and Dr Richard Corbett

SPLASH Workshop:"How do I read all this stuff?" (Level 1, A3)

Thursday 15 November 2012

14:00 to 15:00

Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of reading you have to do? Some tips and strategies to help you become a smarter reader.

 

To book your place, please complete this registration form

The UK in the European Union

Thursday 15 November 2012

16.30
Ivan Smyth and Cathy Adam - Foreign Office Legal Advisers

The School of Law would like to welcome Ivan Smyth and Cathy Adams to speak and answer your questions.

SPLASH Workshop: Getting started with Powerpoint

Friday 16 November 2012

11:00 to 12:00

An online tutorial for Powerpoint can be accessed via the following link:

Online Tutorial

 

 

To book your place, please complete this registration form

Second Workshop on Structural Change and Macroeconomic Dynamics

Friday 16 November 2012

09.00 to 22.00

Organisers 

Cristiano Cantore (University of Surrey)
Miguel León-Ledesma (University of Kent)
Alessio Moro (Università di Cagliari)

Hosted by the University of Surrey and supported by the Royal Economic Society

Muslim Friday Prayers

Friday 16 November 2012

13:05

Friday prayers are normally held in University Hall during the semester ( outside exam periods) 

For the latest update please visit the Chaplaincy Facebook page or sign up to receive the Islamic Society weekly newsletter.

University Chamber Choir and Orchestra

Saturday 17 November 2012

19:30

NOTE: CHANGE OF DATE & PRICE - due to circumstances beyond our control, the concert has been moved from Friday 16 November (as advertised in the brochure) to Saturday 17 November. There will also be a £12 charge for tickets, or £6 for relations/friends of the performers.

The University’s Chamber Choir and Orchestra perform much-loved motets by Bach and Mozart together with the exhilarating fanfare-filled Te Deum composed to celebrate George II’s victory over the French at Dettingen.

Buddhist Meditation

Sunday 18 November 2012

10:00 to 12:00

Buddhist meditation run by Prof Geoff Hunt- Buddhist Chaplain
Community Session and Zen Session, 10.00-12.00 (parallel sessions)
For details about joining these Sessions as well as Beginners' Classes, Family Sessions, Film Nights and Festival Days please see: www.newbuddhaway.org 

eProcurement Supplier Exhibition 2012

Monday 19 November 2012

10.30 to 14.30

This exhibition targets key suppliers that are currently on, or will be moving on to our eMarketplace platform through Punch-Out.  

Re-make, Re-use, Through Stitch and Print

Tuesday 20 November 2012

Until 19th December. Jennifer originally studied Fine Art and Mathematics and began using fabric and stitch in the 1980s. In this collection of work she is examining the old fashioned virtues of thrift and domestic economy.

The Gut Girls

Wednesday 21 November 2012

The Gut Girls of Victorian London are a rowdy bunch – with language that would stagger a horse and muscles that could floor a man. They spend their days knee deep in blood and entrails in the freezing, contaminated gutting shed, lifting carcasses twice their size. But they earn in a week what a girl in service earns in a year.  In the pubs and music halls of Deptford they are notorious for loud laughter, outrageous hats and wearing no knickers. No man would touch them with a barge pole.    

Paving your way in the translation industry

Wednesday 21 November 2012

1500-1700

Anglican Eucharist

Wednesday 21 November 2012

13.05 to 13.35

A simple celebration of Word and Sacrament with a short reflection, followed by coffee in the Chaplaincy.

SEL PGR Rest meeting

Wednesday 21 November 2012

14:00-15:30

REST stands for Research Students and is a series of meetings meant for PGR students to support each other in a friendly environment. The meetings are separate from PGR trainings organised by the School and are a means for students to catch up on their work, practise presentations or discuss relevant problems.

Rosary

Wednesday 21 November 2012

13:30

Meditate the life of Jesus Christ  through the Mysteries of the Rosary 

Meet in the car park outside Senate House at 1.25pm every Wednesday. Please bring a coat. If good weather it will be around the lake, if not, another location will be decided upon

Alumni Foreign Film Night

Wednesday 21 November 2012

6:45PM

This is the third of four Alumni Foreign Film Nights in the University of Surrey - all welcome! The event is free and open to all University community.

Faith Fair

Wednesday 21 November 2012

12:00 to 14:00

Two day Faith Fair with displays and information and representatives from the faith Societies and groups on campus

Surrey LACES Language Café

Wednesday 21 November 2012

17.00pm

LACES is the University’s Language and Culture Exchange Scheme. We’ll help you find a language partner who speaks the language you want to learn or improve. In return you can help them practise your first language.

PG Programmes in FBEL

Wednesday 21 November 2012

1.30pm to 3pm

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES AT THE FACULTY OF BUSINESS, ECONOMICS & LAW

Thinking of continuing your studies at Surrey?

Master Programme Taster Sessions – Systems Biology

Wednesday 21 November 2012

1pm to 2pm

Throughout the autumn and new year the University will be running a series of taster sessions across all four faculties to introduce our students to a number of new and exciting masters' programmes.

Economics Seminar: Analysis and Forecasting of Electricity Prices Risks with Quantile Factor Models

Wednesday 21 November 2012

16:00 to 17:30
Dr. Sjur Westgaard (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Dr. Sjur Westgaard (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

"Analysis and Forecasting of Electricity Prices Risks with Quantile Factor Models" 

Thinking of continuing your studies at Surrey?

Wednesday 21 November 2012

13.30 to 15.00
Academics from each school that will be able to answer your questions on Postgraduate study

If you are interested in applying for one of FBEL’s postgraduate programmes in Business, Economics or Law, come and visit us.

Find out more about the programmes on offer and have your questions answered by the academics that teach them.

Thinking of continuing your studies at Surrey?

Wednesday 21 November 2012

13.30 to 15.00
Academics from each school that will be able to answer your questions on Postgraduate study

If you are interested in applying for one of FBEL’s postgraduate programmes in Business, Economics or Law, come and visit us.

Find out more about the programmes on offer and have your questions answered by the academics that teach them.

Economics Seminar: Labelling Contests with Endogenous Precision

Wednesday 21 November 2012

14:00 to 15:30
Dr. Paul Schweinzer (University of York)

Dr. Paul Schweinzer (University of York)

"Labelling Contests with Endogenous Precision"

In search of good value for money: fabricated ignorance to the rescue

Wednesday 21 November 2012

12:00 to 13:00
Rosina Marquez Reiter

Jean Monnet Chair Roundtable: Economic Governance for Europe?

Thursday 22 November 2012

17:00 to 18:30

Faith Fair

Thursday 22 November 2012

12:00 to 14:00

Two day Faith Fair with displays and information and representatives from the faith Societies and groups on campus

Marici Saxes

Friday 23 November 2012

17:30

One of London’s leading saxophone quartets, the all-female Marici Saxes work in many different genres and all manner of settings.

Muslim Friday Prayers

Friday 23 November 2012

13:05

Friday prayers are normally held in University Hall during the semester ( outside exam periods) 

For the latest update please visit the Chaplaincy Facebook page or sign up to receive the Islamic Society weekly newsletter.

Conceptualizing Multidimensional Variables in Marketing

Friday 23 November 2012

14.00 to 15.00
Professor Nick Lee
The Marketing and Retail group would like to welcome Nick Lee to speak

Autumn Classics

Saturday 24 November 2012

19:30

The University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present another evening of autumn classics, as Russell Keable conducts an exhilarating programme of glitter and sparkle.

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Cancelled: SPLASH workshop: PowerPoint Karaoke

Tuesday 27 November 2012

14.00 to 15.30

A fun and lively session aimed at not only tackling those nerves but also developing your skill as a presenter. Participation is needed for this session. Please contact us if you have questions.

 

To book your place, please complete this registration form

Ensembles Concert

Wednesday 28 November 2012

19:30

Student conductors direct an entertaining and diverse programme of music for ensembles and small orchestras.

Anglican Eucharist

Wednesday 28 November 2012

13.05 to 13.35

A simple celebration of Word and Sacrament with a short reflection, followed by coffee in the Chaplaincy.

Rosary

Wednesday 28 November 2012

13:30

Meditate the life of Jesus Christ  through the Mysteries of the Rosary 

Meet in the car park outside Senate House at 1.25pm every Wednesday. Please bring a coat. If good weather it will be around the lake, if not, another location will be decided upon

Alumni Foreign Film Night

Wednesday 28 November 2012

6:45pm

This is the last one of four Alumni Foreign Film Nights in the University of Surrey - all welcome! The event is free and open to all University community.

Making the Elephant Dance

Wednesday 28 November 2012

13.30
Professor Alan Brown

The Centre for Advanced Research in Entrepreneurship (CARE) would like to welcome Professor Alan Brown to speak  

Abstract 

Innovation in software and product delivery is essential to every company’s success. However, larger companies have particular challenges driving innovation into their products and practices due to their culture, size, and context. In this presentation we look at innovation challenges in largescale software development and delivery organizations. We particularly focus on agile software development methods being used in such organizations and their role in innovation. While there have been many successes in creating innovative software solutions, too often there have been disappointments delivering that software as part of a governed product delivery approach. This presentation looks at the challenges to agile product delivery, and examines the role and characteristics of an agile organization in delivering innovative solutions.

Surrey LACES Language Café

Wednesday 28 November 2012

17.00pm

LACES is the University’s Language and Culture Exchange Scheme. We’ll help you find a language partner who speaks the language you want to learn or improve. In return you can help them practise your first language.

Economics Seminar: Social Learning with Coarse Inference

Wednesday 28 November 2012

16:00 to 17:30
Professor Antonio Guarino - UCL

Professor Antonio Guarino (University College London )

"Social Learning with Coarse Inference" (with Philippe Jehiel)

The Arab Spring 

Wednesday 28 November 2012

13.00
Mohamed Elewa Badar - Senior Lecturer in International Criminal Law and Islamic Law and Director of UG Studies, Brunel Law School, Brunel University, London

Biography

Dr Mohamed Elewa Badar is a former Chief Judge for the Egyptian Ministry of Justice (2001-2006). During July-September 2011 he was appointed to work as a Senior Investigator to the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry to investigate various human rights abuses and to examine the causes of an estimated 36 deaths during the unrest in the Kingdom of Bahrain, as well as allegations of disappearances, unlawful arrests and detention, torture and other forms of mistreatment. In 2008-2009, Dr Badar worked as an international expert for the United Nations Interregional Crimes and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) and in 2010 he was selected to work as an expert for the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on the Model Codes for Post-Conflict Criminal Justice. During 2004-2005 he worked as a Resident Representative of the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC) (Siracusa-Italy) for the Interim Training for the Afghan Judiciary, Kabul, Afghanistan, where he lectured the Afghan magistrates on issues related to international human rights law, comparative criminal justice systems and Islamic law. In Year 2003 he had a position to work for six month period as an Intern with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Office of the Prosecutor/Appeals Section. He worked as a Senior Prosecutor at the Public Prosecution Office, Egypt, for several years (1997-2001). Prior to assuming these positions at the Ministry of Justice, he was a Police Captain at the Ministry of Interior - Public Property Investigation General Dept. (1991-1997). Dr Badar holds a PhD in international criminal law and LL.M. in international human rights (first class honours) from the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway. He also holds a Diploma in international legal relations from Ain Shams University, Egypt. He received his first University degree – Bachelors of Law and Police Sciences – from the Police College, Police Academy, Egypt.

Abstract

The Arab Spring has witnessed popular uprisings against despotic regimes which have captured the imagination of the world. One of the main concerns from the outside observers, however, has been a potential islamisation of the region once the old regimes have fallen. I shall discuss this matter using the drafting of the Egyptian constitution as a case study, and provide a critique of potential outcomes drawing a conclusion from the experiences of other countries who in some way or another use Sharia Law as (a source of) domestic law.

SPLASH Workshop: Logarithms

Thursday 29 November 2012

16:00 to 17:00

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Thursday 29 November 2012

9.30am to 4.30pm
Dr Sarah Earthy and Judith Sleany

This course provides an introduction to the analysis of qualitative data derived from in-depth interviews and focus groups. We will explore the relationship between the way in which data is generated and different approaches to analysis, and provide practical examples of analysis from initial coding through to the presentation of findings. Both thematic analysis and narrative analysis will be discussed. The course is intended for researchers with only limited experience of qualitative analysis. 

(Please note, the course will not cover computer software programmes designed to assist qualitative data analysis. For information on training in qualitative software programs see the CAQDAS Networking Project website)

European Political Film Showing

Thursday 29 November 2012

17:00 to 19:00

Join us for a late afternoon film showing of Paris by Night. The film will be introduced by Professor Phil Powrie, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences.

School of Economics Goldman Sachs Alumni Lecture

Thursday 29 November 2012

6pm - 8pm
Jim O'Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Join us as we welcome alumnus Jim O'Neill for an evening drinks reception and School of Economics alumni lecture on the global economy, current trajectory and the changing economies of the BRIC countries.

Speaker Profile

Jim O'Neill
is Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). He is involved in helping guide all aspects of GSAM's business around the world. Prior to assuming this role in September 2010, he was head of Global Economics, Commodities and Strategy Research.

Jim is the creator of the acronym BRICs. Together with his colleagues, he has published much research about BRICs, which has become synonymous with the emergence of Brazil, Russia, India and China as the growth opportunities of the future.

Jim earned a degree in economics from Sheffield University in 1978 and a PhD from the University of Surrey in 1982. He received an honorary doctorate from the Institute of Education, University of London, in 2009 for his educational philanthropy.


Event Details
6pm
- Registration and Drinks Reception in the Austin Pearce Building
7pm - School of Economics Alumni Lecture in the Management School Lecture Theatre

Attendance is free of charge however booking is essential. Please reserve your seat by completing the relevant booking form:-

Alumni booking form
Current student, staff member and external business booking form

SPLASH Workshop: How do I make sure I'm not plagiarising?

Friday 30 November 2012

10:00 to 11:30

Muslim Friday Prayers

Friday 30 November 2012

13:05

Friday prayers are normally held in University Hall during the semester ( outside exam periods) 

For the latest update please visit the Chaplaincy Facebook page or sign up to receive the Islamic Society weekly newsletter.

Plagiarism in academic writing - the role of culture

Friday 30 November 2012

15:00 to 16:00
Christian Krekeler

Live at University Hall

Sunday 2 December 2012

19:30

An eclectic mix of rock, pop, jazz, folk, electronic beats, cover versions and new works. Usually held in the Ivy Arts Centre, these concerts showcase the enormous range of musical styles and the huge talents of the various bands and performers studying Music and Sound Recording at the University.

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SPLASH Workshop: Level 2, workshop 4 (details tbc)

Tuesday 4 December 2012

15:00 to 17:00

This workshop will be developed in response to feedback from Level 2 students, so let us know what you want!  Email suggestions to splash@surrey.ac.uk

 

To book your place, please complete this registration form

Prospects for a Palestinian State

Tuesday 4 December 2012

16.00 to 18.00
Professor Bassem Ezbidi, Birzeit University; Ina’am R. Al Obaidi, Birzeit University; Professor Mkhaimar Abusada, Al-Azhar University, Gaza

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Wednesday 5 December 2012

The show tells the story of the upstanding, young Edwin Drood who mysteriously disappears and is presumably murdered. But who did it? There are so many names in the frame and the audience gets to decide!

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Rendering implicit film dialogue meaning in AVT

Wednesday 5 December 2012

1500-1700

SEMINAR: 'Prepare for Impact: knowledge exchange, equality work and austerity'

Wednesday 5 December 2012

16.00 to 17.00
Andy King

Anglican Eucharist

Wednesday 5 December 2012

13.05 to 13.35

This is the last Eucharist of the term-:a simple celebration of Word and Sacrament with a short reflection,  celebrated today in the Chaplaincy, Wey Flat followed by coffee. All welcome.

University Carol Service

Wednesday 5 December 2012

17:30

This atmospheric service welcomes the start of Christmas. Join the University community in the majestic setting of Guildford Cathedral to sing some favourite carols.

Legal idealism meets psychological reality

Wednesday 5 December 2012

15.00
Dr Mandeep Dhami (Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences - University of Surrey)

The School of Law would like to welcome Dr Mandeep K. Dhami to speak

Surrey LACES Language Café

Wednesday 5 December 2012

17.00pm

LACES is the University’s Language and Culture Exchange Scheme. We’ll help you find a language partner who speaks the language you want to learn or improve. In return you can help them practise your first language.

Modelling Profitability Dynamics in Evolving Customer-Firm Relationships

Wednesday 5 December 2012

13.45 to 14.45
Thomas Reutterer - University of Surrey and WU Vienna

Abstract

Many firms collect tremendous amounts of personalized transaction data and integrate them in their customer databases to analyse the profitability of their customers. Prior research shows that focusing on those customers with high estimated lifetime value can result in higher profitability and thus in a more efficient investment of scarce marketing resources. However, in spite of their forward looking properties, such metrics typically ignore the dynamic nature of evolving customer relationships. This paper develops a modelling framework for studying the profitability dynamics of non-contractual customer-firm relationships. Our approach is based on the building blocks of the customer lifetime value concept, but explicitly accounts for the evolution of customer profitability over time. We classify each customer's period-wise profitability contributions to the firm into profitability tiers and model period-to-period transitions between these tiers as a Markov process with unknown transition matrix. Unsupervised heterogeneity is captured by assuming a finite mixture of Markov chains. The model parameters are estimated using empirical Bayesian methodology. We demonstrate that the presented Markov chain clustering model enables loyalty managers to detect customer segments which differ significantly in terms of the profitability evolution of their respective members. The approach is empirically illustrated using transaction data of a customer cohort acquired by an apparel retailer. We conclude with a discussion of managerial insights gained from the study and outline some extensions of the proposed approach as an agenda for future research.

Biography

In parallel with his role at Surrey Business School, Thomas is a Professor of Marketing and Head of the Institute for Service Marketing and Tourism at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna). He currently also serves as Academic Director of WU's Master's Program (MSc) in Marketing. Thomas received his doctoral and habilitation degree from WU. He spent one year as a Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney (AUS) and has held other visiting or substitute positions at universities in St. Gallen, Bangkok, Wollongong, Frankfurt/Main, and Munich. He also previously worked as a full-time consultant with Simon-Kucher & Partners, Marketing & Strategy Consultants. This and other prior business experiences give his research and teaching activities a strong focus on issues of managerial relevance. Thomas serves as a referee for numerous academic journals and was recently appointed as a co-editor of the WU-based Jfb (Journal für Betriebswirtschaft).

Economics Seminar: Conditional Alphas and Realized Betas

Thursday 6 December 2012

16:00 to 17:30
Prof. Valentina Corradi

Prof. Valentina Corradi (University of Warwick)

"Conditional Alphas and Realized Betas" (with W. Distaso and M. Fernandes)

Sustaining caring practices in challenging times

Thursday 6 December 2012

5pm to 7pm

There have been many reports of uncaring practices in health and social care whereby patients do not receive the care and attention they require when they are at their most vulnerable. We also know that many healthcare organizations manage to sustain caring practices in, what are, challenging times. A range of explanations are suggested regarding what promotes and undermines caring practices. These relate to the attitudes and behavior of individual practitioners, to the culture of organizations and to wider social and cultural contexts. We can learn from practice initiatives and innovations designed to promote caring practices and from research and educational initiatives.

Sustaining caring practices in challenging times’

Thursday 6 December 2012

17:00 to 19:00

There have been many reports of uncaring practices in health and social care whereby patients do not receive the care and attention they require when they are at their most vulnerable. We also know that many healthcare organizations manage to sustain caring practices in, what are, challenging times. A range of explanations are suggested regarding what promotes and undermines caring practices. These relate to the attitudes and behavior of individual practitioners, to the culture of organizations and to wider social and cultural contexts. We can learn from practice initiatives and innovations designed to promote caring practices and from research and educational initiatives.

Adult Nursing Open Afternoon

Thursday 6 December 2012

15:00 to 17:00

We are now accepting applications for late February entry onto our Adult Nursing degree programme. With no tuition fees to pay and fantastic employment prospects, this is a degree that could take you anywhere in the world! 

To register for our open afternoon please call 01483 686722 or email: recruitment@surrey.ac.uk

Big Band in Studio One

Friday 7 December 2012

20:00

The University of Surrey’s award-winning and talented Big Band returns to Studio One with another lively and fun-filled programme of Big Band standards through Latin jazz to modern funk. You WILL be tapping your feet and swinging along!

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Muslim Friday Prayers

Friday 7 December 2012

13:05

Friday prayers are normally held in University Hall during the semester ( outside exam periods) 

For the latest update please visit the Chaplaincy Facebook page or sign up to receive the Islamic Society weekly newsletter.

Duo John Butcher and Rhodri Davies

Saturday 8 December 2012

19:30

The Duo comprises Rhodri Davies, an eclectic harpist who has performed with groups such as the Cinematic Orchestra and The Magic Numbers, and his musical collaborator, saxophonist John Butcher, who is also, interestingly, a Surrey Physics graduate.

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Orthodox Divine Liturgy

Saturday 8 December 2012

10:00

The next Orthodox Divine Liturgy for students and staff will be led by Fr Chris, Greek Orthodox Chaplain Saturday 8th December 10am in the Lady Chapel, Guildford Cathedral

SPLASH Workshop: Preparing to submit (L1, b7)

Monday 10 December 2012

11:00 to 12:00

 

To book your place, please complete this registration form

Introduction to Focus Groups

Tuesday 11 December 2012

10am to 5pm
Dr Ann Cronin

This course is an introduction to the methods involved in organising and conducting focus groups. It covers planning for focus groups, developing questions and moderating focus groups. The course also provides the opportunity for participants to experience being a member of a focus group. 

Issues relating to the analysis of focus group data are explored, although the main aim of the course is to provide a practical introduction to focus groups for those people who have little or no experience of running them.

 

This event is administered by Day Courses in Social Research. Fees vary according to your institution and role. Please see information on Fees before booking to ensure you apply for a place at the correct rate. 

To book a place fill in the application form

University of Surrey Concert Band

Tuesday 11 December 2012

20:00

After a recent revamp, the Union Concert Band has continued to go from strength to strength over the past year, with a bigger ensemble and more up-to-date repertoire (but still including some of the Concert Band classics!).

Managing data with SPSS for Windows (introductory)

Wednesday 12 December 2012

10am to 5pm
Dr Jane Fielding

This course introduces SPSS for Windows version 19 and its use for data management.  Participants are shown, through practical exercises, how to create an SPSS data file for simple analysis, how to recode variables, how to create new variables, and how to write simple SPSS syntax.

A Scanner Darkly (15)

Wednesday 12 December 2012

19:00

Animation innovation doesn’t just take place at studios, as demonstrated by the work of independent animator Bob Sabiston.

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Working in the language services sector

Wednesday 12 December 2012

1500-1700

SEMINAR: 'Researching Riots'

Wednesday 12 December 2012

16.00 to 17.00
Professor John Lea, University of Brighton

Prof John Lea from the University of Brighton will provide a brief review of the types of official inquiry into the major riots in the US and England since the 1960s. He will illustrate the decline of welfare citizenship and the transition to a neoliberalism in which the state abrogates responsibility and concern for poverty and marginality.

John Lea was one of the founders of the left realist approach to criminology. He is currently Professor of Criminology at Middlesex University, where his research interests include policing, organised crime, business crime and the historical development of crime and criminal justice institutions. John is the author of  Crime and Modernity: Continuities in Left Realist Criminology (2002) and is Visiting Professor in Criminology at the University of Brighton.

Anglican Eucharist

Wednesday 12 December 2012

13.05 to 13.35

CANCELLED-A simple celebration of Word and Sacrament with a short reflection, followed by coffee in the Chaplaincy.

Implementing Corporate Social Responsibility  

Wednesday 12 December 2012

15.00
Jacqueline Mees-Buss

Biography

Jacqueline Mees-Buss is a casual lecturer and PhD candidate from the University of Sydney. Jacqueline started her career as a graduate trainee with Unilever in her country of birth, the Netherlands. She has worked as a senior executive for large multinationals in Europe, Asia and Australia. Frustrated that she did not have answers for the social and environmental challenges MNCs were facing in the 21st century, she returned to university in 2010. She hopes to complete her PhD in 2013.

Contact details:  j.mees@econ.usyd.edu.au

Abstract

Adverse side effects of rapid industrialisation and globalisation challenge the role and responsibility of large multinational corporations (MNCs) in the 21st century. Although sustainability and social impact appear on top of the agenda wherever top managers of the largest MNCs gather around the world, substantive change is still deemed ‘contentious at best’. This study is a critical study of the process of implementing a social mission in a large MNC that is publicly acknowledged as being at the forefront of CSR (Unilever). The focus is on the sequence of events that shaped the emergence of a global brand with a social mission (Dove). Seventy interviews were conducted with participants at all levels and in different locations around the world. It became clear that there were multiple (conflicting) stories about what happened and why. Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) was used to analyse these conflicting accounts and to unmask the underlying ideologies to explain the conflicting perceptions of reality. The analysis sheds new light on the inner workings of the MNC ; the underlying ideological forces that enable as well as restrict the MNC’s transition towards greater social responsibility ; and the unavoidable (but suppressed) political process driving this.

SPLASH Workshop: Level 2, workshop 5 (details tbc)

Thursday 13 December 2012

14:00 to 17:00

This session will be developed in response to feedback from Level 2 students on what would be most useful to them.  So let us know what you want!  Please email suggestions to splash@surrey.ac.uk 

 

To book your place, please complete this registration form

The Christmas Show

Friday 14 December 2012

19:30

Please join us for our annual Christmas Show. To celebrate the year end, we have mulled wine, mince pies and some fantastic performances for you to enjoy.

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Oto-Manguean Languages

Thursday 3 January 2013

Endangered complexity: Oto-Manguean languages

Lunchtime Recital - Lionel Handy

Wednesday 9 January 2013

13:10

Our first programme after each vacation features a concert by a distinguished visiting player who has connections to the School of Arts. The outstanding Lionel Handy marks the start of Benjamin Britten’s centenary year with a performance of his second cello suite, together with Bach’s second suite, and some more recent shorter pieces for solo cello.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 11 January 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at these short and refreshing Rush Hour concerts given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

The Society of Fickle Fingers

Tuesday 15 January 2013

Satirist Mark Michael studied at Winchester School of Art and achieved First Class Honours in Fine Art. The Society of Fickle Fingers comments on how mobile technology, internet and instant messaging have influenced the new ‘Me generation.’ 

He says “It’s important for me not to censor my thoughts; I love the reactions and happenings that I see everywhere from books, movies, television, the bludgeoning of advertising and excessive fear from the media. The digital age seems to have isolated and insulated us, forcing us to change.”

Final Year Recitals

Wednesday 16 January 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Ray (15)

Friday 18 January 2013

19:00

Taylor Hackford’s 2004 Oscar- and BAFTA-winning film Ray tells the story of music legend Ray Charles, who broke down countless social and musical barriers through his musical brilliance and his refusal to accept the limitations and categorizations imposed upon him by others.

Postgraduate Recitals

Friday 18 January 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our Postgraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Final Year Recitals

Tuesday 22 January 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Final Year Recitals

Wednesday 23 January 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

In sickness but not in wealth

Wednesday 23 January 2013

2pm to 3pm
Dr Charitini Stavropoulou

We run a field experiment to assess whether preferences for risk significantly differ across the health and the financial domain. We administrate an experimental test to a sample of 300 patients attending outpatients' clinics in a university hospital in Athens, during the Greek financial crisis. We elicit preferences for risk in a financial context by using variants of the Holt and Laury (2002) paired lotteries test with hypothetical payments. We adapt this test to the health domain framing the lotteries as risky health treatments under a hypothetical health scenario. We estimate the degree of risk aversion for subjects in the sample, in both the financial and the health domain, allowing for the estimates to vary with individual health, income and other control variables. Despite being exposed to both health and financial distress, subjects in our sample tend to be less risk averse in the financial than in the health domain.

Final Year Recitals

Thursday 24 January 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Any Questions?

Friday 25 January 2013

18:30 to 21:00

Topical discussion in which a panel of personalities from the worlds of politics, media and elsewhere are posed questions by the audience. The show is broadcast live from a different location each week with a different panel.  The panel visiting Surrey will consist of Eric Pickles MP, Economist Alison Wolf and Shadow Justice Minister Emily Thornberry.

South East Morphology Meeting (SEMM)

Friday 25 January 2013

9:00 to 17:00

The Surrey Morphology Group (SMG) is organizing the South East Morphology Meeting (SEMM) on 25 January 2013, here at the University of Surrey.

Morphophonology

Friday 25 January 2013

9am to 5pm

South East Morphology Meeting (SEMM) on Morphophonology

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 30 January 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 1 February 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at these short and refreshing Rush Hour concerts given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Live at the Ivy

Sunday 3 February 2013

19:30

An eclectic mix of rock, pop, jazz, folk, electronic beats, cover versions and new works. This concert will showcase the enormous range of musical styles and the huge talents of the various bands and performers studying Music and Sound Recording at the University.

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SPLASH Workshop: Introduction to data analysis

Monday 4 February 2013

11:00 to 12:30

Jerry Springer: The Opera

Monday 4 February 2013

Winner of 6 Olivier Awards, this musical satirizes America’s trash TV culture taking a raucously irreverent look at religion, sexuality and popular culture. Based on the notorious TV talk show of the same name, this musical is an audacious and scandalous, yet ultimately moral and challenging show that’s recommended to anyone who can accept the odd dose of outrage in their lives.

This production is not recommended for anyone under 16 years.

The Future of Space

Monday 4 February 2013

18:00 to 20:00
Sir Martin Sweeting OBE

We are delighted to announce that Sir Martin Sweeting (pictured top right) will deliver a prestigious lecture entitled 'Changing the Economics of Space'. The Lecture is one of an annual series founded in honour of the University’s distinguished Professor of Physics, Professor Alf Adams.

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World Cancer Day

Monday 4 February 2013

18:30 to 20:30

...dispelling the myths and fears. Get the facts.

World Cancer Day

Monday 4 February 2013

18:30 to 20:30

A FREE public meeting for patients and carers to find out more about the enormous progress made in cancer research, clinical trials and patient care by the University of Surrey and St Luke’s Cancer Centre.

SPLASH Workshop : How can I make my writing more academic?

Tuesday 5 February 2013

12:00 to 13:00

What is academic writing? How does it differ from other styles of writing? Come along and get some useful tips for improving the quality of your assignments.

 

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

Like Sugar in Milk: Stories of Zoroastrian Migration to the South East of England

Tuesday 5 February 2013

Until 20 February. Like Sugar in Milk is a Heritage Lottery funded oral history and photographic exhibition.

It marks the culmination of an 18 month project involving over twenty volunteers. Volunteer ‘memory collectors’ from Sussex and Surrey have captured the migration stories of twelve Zoroastrian Elders from the wider South East region. The project has been guided by a Steering Group made up of members and leaders of Zoroastrian organisations.

Language Cafes are back every Tuesday 5pm!

Tuesday 5 February 2013

5PM

After the success of our LACES Language Cafes last semester, we're starting a new series of Language Cafes in Semester 2.

The first one will start on Tuesday 5th February 2013 and they will run every Tuesday at 5pm, with the last one being on 19th March.

Please come along!!

SEMINAR: 'Students’ job searching'

Wednesday 6 February 2013

16.00 to 17.00
Steve Roberts, University of Kent

While we know much about student employment, we actually know very little about a group we might describe as non-employed student job-seekers. Yet this is a group of a significant size in the UK; in fact, while youth unemployment in the UK reached just over 1 million for the first time since comparable records began, this headline figure marginalises a rather startling statistic: of this 1 million 16 -24 year olds searching for a job, more than 285,000 are full-time students looking for part-time work. This group represents something of an unknown and under-researched quantity, yet their very existence raises a number of interesting and important questions for social inquiry.

Dance Double Bill

Wednesday 6 February 2013

19:30

Featuring new work by two exciting dance artists - 'Obverse' by Joe Moran and 'Ordinary Courage' by Theo Clinkard

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Lunchtime Recital - Croser Hughes Chamber Music Award

Wednesday 6 February 2013

13:10

This is an annual competition for the performance of Chamber Music with keyboard. The competition was started over 20 years ago by two former piano tutors to encourage students to explore the vast range of interesting chamber music that is available.

This is always a highly-charged event, as a guest adjudicator is invited to have the final say and make the Award. The repertoire is really varied and excellent performances make judging a winner very difficult.

The Drowsy Chaperone

Wednesday 6 February 2013

A modern day musical theatre addict known simply as ‘Man in Chair’ drops the needle on his favourite LP. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny 1928 musical magically bursts to life on stage, telling the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to get married. His infectious love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theatre.

Economics Seminar: Bounded Memory Folk Theorem

Wednesday 6 February 2013

16:00 to 17:30
Guilherme Carmona

Prof. Guilherme Carmona (University of Surrey)

"Bounded Memory Folk Theorem"

SPLASH Workshop: Reading for your dissertation

Thursday 7 February 2013

14:00 to 15:30

How is reading for your dissertation any different to reading for an essay? This session looks at the issues which impact upon your reading efficiency during your dissertation, when time is a rare commodity.

 

To reserve a place, please follow this link: workshop booking. Places are limited.

SPLASH Workshop: SPSS: The Basics

Thursday 7 February 2013

16:00 to 17:00

Research Management

Thursday 7 February 2013

10.30am to 16.30pm
Prof. Roger Tarling

The course is aimed at researchers who are beginning to assume greater responsibility for managing research projects.  The course will identify the issues and problems which invariably arise when developing and conducting a research project. Topics to be covered include:
• Commissioning research and preparing a tender or grant application
• Negotiating a contract
• Risk and stakeholder analysis
• Scheduling, resource management and project planning tools
• Managing the fieldwork and data analysis
• Disseminating results
• Ethics, confidentiality, copyright and data protection

SPLASH Workshop: How can I use my feedback to improve my marks?

Friday 8 February 2013

10:00 to 11:00

 

 

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

SPLASH Workshop: : First Class Writing

Friday 8 February 2013

14:00 to 15:30

SPLASH Workshop: Developing Your Argument

Friday 8 February 2013

11:00 to 12:00

What is an argument? How is it different from description and explanation? How do you develop a logical and convincing argument? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in this workshop. 

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

SPLASH Workshop: Qualitative Analysis

Monday 11 February 2013

11:00 to 12:30

An introduction to qualitative analysis looks at types of methods available, including grounded theory, phenomenology, and ethnography.

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop registration

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 13 February 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Romeo and Juliet

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of passion and violence has been adapted and produced for a schools audience.

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Down From The Mountain (PG)

Wednesday 13 February 2013

19:00

"Down from the Mountain" is an award-winning film from Nick Doob, Chris Hegedus, and the legendary D.A. Pennebaker ("Don't Look Back", "Monterey Pop") about the music and musicians that appeared on the soundtrack of the Coen brothers' 1999 film "O Brother Where Art Thou?"

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Surrey Sculpture Society Lecture

Wednesday 13 February 2013

19:30

Angela Conner’s sculptures harness the natural forces of our environment using elements such as water and wind to move and unfold their abstract
forms. She has captured this energy in a staggering array of materials including clay, steel and glass. The breadth of her sculpture moves easily from figurative to modern kinetic art.

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Economics Seminar: Queues and Strategic Experimentation

Wednesday 13 February 2013

16:00 to 17:30
Prof. Martin Cripps

Prof Martin Cripps (UCL) 

"Queues and Strategic Experimentation"

SPLASH Workshop: Logarithms for Biosciences

Thursday 14 February 2013

14:00 to 15:00

Getting Published in Social Science Journals

Thursday 14 February 2013

09.30 to 16.30
Prof. R Brooks and Dr P Hodkinson

Getting your work published in journals is an essential part of academic life. This one-day course will offer a friendly and supportive forum in which to find out more about how academic journals work and how to increase your chances of getting articles published. The course will provide you with a good understanding of: the journal process, from submission to publication; what referees will be looking for when they review your article; how to respond to conflicting referee reports; and what you need to consider when deciding where to submit your work. It will also provide guidance and discussion about the characteristics of a good journal article, and how to make sure that your article is noticed once it has been published.

Fees: 
Govt/commercial sector: £180
Academics registered at UK HE or Charitable sector: £140
UK registered students: £80
Non-UK students: £140

Centre for International Macroeconomic Studies Workshop

Thursday 14 February 2013

11:00 to 17:30

Centre for International Macroeconomic Studies Workshop

Economics Seminar: Modelling Sovereign Credit Ratings

Thursday 14 February 2013

16:00 to 17:30
Prof. Mike Wickens

Prof. Mike Wickens (University of Cardiff and University of York)

"Modelling Sovereign Credit Ratings"

Centre for International Macroeconomic Studies - Workshop 10

Thursday 14 February 2013

11:00 to 17:00
Professor Joe Pearlman, Dr Cristiano Cantore, Professor Paul Levine, Dr Tom Holden, Professor Mike Wickens

SPLASH Workshop: Finding your focus

Friday 15 February 2013

14:00 to 15:00

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 15 February 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at these short and refreshing Rush Hour concerts given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Equine Diseases

Friday 15 February 2013

08:45 to 16:30

The proposed seminar will be aimed at an advanced level of clinical and research interest and will cover the immunology, diagnostics and pathogenesis of infectious diseases with a special focus on emerging and re-emerging diseases; disease surveillance; drug resistance and genomic studies of equine pathogens.

UGPN: TRANS project Workshop

Friday 15 February 2013

10:00 to 16:00

Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Equine Diseases

Friday 15 February 2013

08:45 to 16:30

The proposed seminar will be aimed at an advanced level of clinical and research interest and will cover the immunology, diagnostics and pathogenesis of infectious diseases with a special focus on emerging and re-emerging diseases; disease surveillance; drug resistance and genomic studies of equine pathogens.

Brahms' German Requiem

Saturday 16 February 2013

19:30

After last year’s sell-out performance of the irreligious Carmina Burana the University forces tackle one of the highlights of 19th Century sacred choral and orchestral writing, Brahms’ magnificent and eloquently uplifting German Requiem.

This setting of biblical texts, rather than the usual Latin Requiem text, carries performers and listeners through music of consoling beauty to grand and powerfully dramatic climaxes.

Canadian baritone David Pike and soprano Pippa Goss join the student performers to add an international flavour to this emotional and spine-tingling work.

 

Why not enjoy a pre-concert meal at the Cathedral Refectory? See below for details:

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A Political Peter Pan

Monday 18 February 2013

17:00-18:30
Professor John Milton, Sao Paulo Univresity

SPLASH Workshop: Planning your assignments

Tuesday 19 February 2013

11:00 to 12:00

“Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning” (Winston Churchill).
Writing from a good plan is like using a road map; know your destination before you start and plot out the best way to get there! This workshop highlights the importance of the often skipped planning stage of writing at university level.

SPLASH Workshop: What should I read?!!! Effetcitve searching

Tuesday 19 February 2013

10:00 to 11:00

This session will discuss strategies for dealing with vast amounts of reading and the importance of reading with a purpose.

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

Language Cafes

Tuesday 19 February 2013

17:00

Improve your language skills at these weekly meetings!  

What do you need to do?

1) Just turn up and start talking. It's all languages every week to help you set up regular groups, but we'll sign post some languages to get you pointed in the right direction.

2) Bring your friends! The more people, the more successful it will be.

The lexical semantics of nouns and adjectives and variation in property concepts

Tuesday 19 February 2013

13.45 to 14.45
Andrew Koontz-Garboden, University of Manchester

Surrey Linguistics Circle is delighted to present a talk by Andrew Koontz-Garboden,University of Manchester on 'The lexical semantics of nouns and adjectives and variation in property concepts'.

SEMINAR: 'Research policy and practice'

Wednesday 20 February 2013

16.00 to 17.00
Andrew Brown, Institute of Education

'Who needs social research? An exploration of stakeholder engagement, evidence and impact in the production of policy and practice relevant research.' Andrew Brown, Institute of Education.  This presentation traces the development of a national research strategy for adult vocational education in Singapore and the establishment of a research programme to explore adult learning, performance and productivity at work and the impact of government workforce development initiatives.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 20 February 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Research Seminar 'Novels Without Borders'

Wednesday 20 February 2013

17:00
Professor Sandra Guardini T. Vasconcelos, professor of English, University of Sao Paulo

All staff and students are welcome to attend!

Assisted Dying: Philosophical, Legal and Practice Perspectives

Wednesday 20 February 2013

16:00 to 18:00
Have you thought about assisted dying? Are you familiar with the arguments  presented to justify and oppose the legalisation of assisted dying? Have you considered the role of concepts such as autonomy and dignity in the debate? Do you think that assisted dying has a role in end of life care? Or are end of life care choices adequate?

Economics Seminar: Bootstrapping Tests for Jumps with an Application to Test Averaging

Wednesday 20 February 2013

16:00 to 17:30
Ana-Maria Dumitru

Dr. Ana-Maria Dumitru (University of Surrey)

"Bootstrapping Tests for Jumps with an Application to Test Averaging"

SPLASH Workshop: Solutions and Dilutions

Thursday 21 February 2013

16:00 to 17:30

The Byron Wallen Project

Friday 22 February 2013

19:30

Byron Wallen is “one of the most innovative, exciting and original trumpet players alive” (Jazzwise Magazine). Widely recognised as a seminal figure in world jazz, he is constantly travelling the world recording, teaching and performing.

Byron has been working on jazz improvisation, composition and performance with Music students for several months. This concert is the culmination of this mini-project which will showcase the ideas they have been developing together. Byron and the band will play a set based on compositions by Surrey students, all of which will be interpreted through improvisation.

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Computational approaches to Morphological Complexity

Friday 22 February 2013

9.30am

Surrey Morphology Group is holding a one-day workshop on computational approaches to morphological complexity, hosted by Paris, Sorbonne

SPLASH Workshop:Qualitative Analysis

Monday 25 February 2013

11:00 to 12:30

An introduction to qualitative analysis looks at types of methods available, including grounded theory, phenomenology, and ethnography.

 

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop booking

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Monday 25 February 2013

9.30am to 4.30pm
Dr Sarah Earthy and Judith Sleany

This course provides an introduction to the analysis of qualitative data derived from in-depth interviews and focus groups. We will explore the relationship between the way in which data is generated and different approaches to analysis, and provide practical examples of analysis from initial coding through to the presentation of findings. Both thematic analysis and narrative analysis will be discussed. The course is intended for researchers with only limited experience of qualitative analysis. 

(Please note, the course will not cover computer software programmes designed to assist qualitative data analysis. For information on training in qualitative software programs see the CAQDAS Networking Project website)

Language Cafes Feb_26

Tuesday 26 February 2013

17:00

Improve your language skills at these weekly meetings!  

What do you need to do?

1) Just turn up and start talking. It's all languages every week to help you set up regular groups, but we'll sign post some languages to get you pointed in the right direction.

2) Bring your friends! The more people, the more successful it will be.

SPLASH Workshop: Reading Masterclass

Wednesday 27 February 2013

11:00 to 13:00

Skills, strategies, time-saving tips and practical hands-on activities to increase your confidence and effectiveness in working with written texts.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 27 February 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Ensembles Concert

Wednesday 27 February 2013

19:30

Student conductors direct an entertaining and diverse programme of music for small orchestra and ensembles. The range of ensembles changes with each concert and could include the University String Orchestra, the Close Harmony Choir or the Percussion Ensemble - or any other of our many ensembles!

Come along to this free event to hear some familiar and some new works played and conducted with verve and enthusiasm. 

Please email arts@surrey.ac.uk nearer the date for a full programme.

Are highly attractive models in advertising a social issue?

Wednesday 27 February 2013

15.45 to 17.00
Dr Evmorfia Argyriou, University of Surrey

The Surrey Business School's Marketing and Retail group is proud to present Evmorfia Argyriou delivering a seminar on 'Are highly attractive models in advertising a social issue?'.

FAHS Town Hall Meeting

Wednesday 27 February 2013

13:00 to 15:00

As part of the work of internationalising the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences, Professor Marie Breen-Smyth,  Associate Dean International for the Faculty would like to invite staff and students in the Faculty to a Town hall Meeting to participate in discussions on our international work and profile as a community. International staff and students are particularly welcome.

Dance in the 21st Century: Nomadic Subjects or New Subjectivity?

Wednesday 27 February 2013

17:00 to 18:30

The seminar will be led by Sabine Sörgel, University of Surrey.

The Market for Non-executives: Takeover Performance and the Subsequent Holding of Directorships

Wednesday 27 February 2013

15.00 to 16.30
Marc Goergen - Cardiff Business School

The Finance and Accounting Group is proud to present Marc Goergen speaking on the Market for Non-executives

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 1 March 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at these short and refreshing Rush Hour concerts given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

SPLASH Workshop: Developing Your Argument

Friday 1 March 2013

11:00 to 12:00

This workshop will explore how to develop and structure an effective argument.

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop booking

Qualitative Software Planning Seminar

Friday 1 March 2013

TBC
Christina Silver

This event is being held at the University of Hertfordshire.

The event is free. 

This event is administered by Day Courses in Social Research

To book a place fill in the application form

SPLASH Workshop: Introductions and Conclusions

Monday 4 March 2013

18:00 to 19:30

 

 

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop registration

SPLASH Workshop: How do I check and proof read my own work? (ALL)

Tuesday 5 March 2013

18:00 to 19:30

 

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

Language Cafes_March05

Tuesday 5 March 2013

17:00

Improve your language skills at these weekly meetings!  

What do you need to do?

1) Just turn up and start talking. It's all languages every week to help you set up regular groups, but we'll sign post some languages to get you pointed in the right direction.

2) Bring your friends! The more people, the more successful it will be.

Reconstructing elements of early human language

Tuesday 5 March 2013

13.00 to 14.00

Surrey Linguistics Circle is delighted to present a talk by Tania Kuteva (jointly with Bernd Heine and Gunther Kattenbock), Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 6 March 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Extralegal Groups and Post-conflict Transitions

Wednesday 6 March 2013

15.30 to 17.00

SEMINAR: 'Understanding and Translating Style'

Wednesday 6 March 2013

15:00 - 17:00
Professor Jean Boase-Beier, University of East Anglia

Private Practice or Inhouse

Wednesday 6 March 2013

18.00
Brett Farrell (Media Ingenuity) and Tim Strong (Taylor Wessing)

Cultures In Contact: Modernist Intermediaries of Stirnerian Insurrection

Wednesday 6 March 2013

17:00

In this seminar, Dr. Contance Bantman, from the University of Surrey presents: ‘Charles Malato: portrait of an anarchist intermediary’.
Dr. David Ashford from the University of Surrey presents: ‘Modernist Intermediaries of Stirnerian Insurrection’

All staff and students are welcome to attend!

Britten, Analysis, and the Augmented Sixth: Centennial Reflections

Wednesday 6 March 2013

16:00

You are welcome to our next music research seminar, on March 6th, 4pm in SeedPod (Nodus Building). Christopher Mark (University of Surrey) will be speaking on the music of Benjamin Britten:

"In a well-known article on Michael Tippett’s String Quartet No. 2, Derrick Puffett observed that (in contrast with Tippett in the movement Puffett is analyzing)  ‘Britten … is not noted for his fondness for augmented sixths’.  He is correct to the extent that Britten has indeed not been noted for this, but incorrect in the implication that this is an accurate observation. As I shall demonstrate in this paper, the augmented sixth is employed by Britten throughout his career at crucial structural and dramatic points in works as varied as Sinfonia da Requiem, Rejoice in the Lamb, Peter Grimes, Poet’s Echo, and Death in Venice. Characteristic of all of these contexts is the recognition of the augmented-sixth function at the moment of resolution, rather than the chord itself (which is normally just the root and the augmented sixth, usually spelt as a seventh) being imbued with the conventional impetus towards (or desire for) a specific resolution. This quality epitomizes Britten’s reworking of traditional elements of tonality."

SPLASH Workshop: Excel: Charts, Graphs and Histograms

Thursday 7 March 2013

16:00 to 17:30

It is a requirement of this session that you bring a laptop with Excel 2010 installed

 

This session is aimed at those students who find it difficult to convert their data into meaningful representations and will give some focus to producing histograms to display the results of t-test and ANOVAs    

The University now has a range of online IT tutorials.  These are accessible at http://www.surrey.ac.uk/library/splash/studyskills/it_skills/index.htm

Actual Size Dance Company

Friday 8 March 2013

19:30

Actual Size is a student led dance company, working with professional dance artists and developing their own work. In the past the company has worked with artists including Luke Birch, Annie Lok, Karen Da Silva and most recently Rosie Heafford (Second Hand Dance).

Actual Size has also been fortunate enough to tour work and perform at dance platforms such as Dancin’ Oxford in 2010.

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University of Surrey Chamber Choir and Orchestra

Friday 8 March 2013

19:30

The University of Surrey’s Chamber Choir and Orchestra return to the URC Music Series with a programme of music to nurture the soul. Britten’s setting of Auden’s poem was written at the same time as his Ceremony of Carols, and shares the same wonderful music effects. The Hymn contrasts with the austere beauty of Stravinsky’s Mass and the extreme purity of Bach and Purcell. 

This concert is one of the opening events of the 2013 Guildford International Music Festival.

Guildford International Music Festival 2013

Friday 8 March 2013

CLICK HERE FOR FULL PROGRAMME, DETAILS AND TICKETS

The twelfth Guildford International Music Festival springs into life in March bringing new artists and programmes and welcoming back some Festival friends and favourites. For two majestically musical weeks, the spotlight shines brightly on Guildford as the University works with local partners to mix a delicious sonic cocktail of concerts, talks, community projects and more.

To join the Festival mailing list e-mail arts@surrey.ac.uk

SPLASH Workshop: First Class Writing

Friday 8 March 2013

10:00 to 11:30

 

 

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop registration

Economics Seminar: Structural Transformation and Pollution

Friday 8 March 2013

15:00 to 16:00
Dr. Radek Stefanski

Dr. Radek Stefanski (Universite’ de Laval)

“Structural Transformation and Pollution”

Rescheduled SPLASH Workshop: Dissertation/project planning

Monday 11 March 2013

18:00 to 19:00

Registration required, book your place here: workshop registration

Banking today for the stability of tomorrow

Monday 11 March 2013

13:00 to 14:00
Steve Pateman

Join us as at the University of Surrey as we welcome Steve Pateman to give a short lecture on the UK economy, banking today and the future of the industry.

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The Weak Force Collaborative Art Installation

Tuesday 12 March 2013

'The Weak Force' is an international collaboration between artists Matthew Sansom (UK), Andy Thomson (NZ), Paul Cullen (NZ), Chris Braddock (NZ), Eugene Hansen (NZ), Laresa Ksoloff (Aus), Bruce Barber (Canada), and Kim Morgan (Can). It is part of 'Unified Field Theory', a larger arts research project based at Auckland University of Technology. Visit this multimedia artwork to explore connections between gravitational theory, the 100th anniversary of Luigi Russolo’s manifesto The 'Art of Noises', and questions about how and why artists work together.

For more information: www.uft-gravity.com

Surrey Composers Concert

Tuesday 12 March 2013

19:30

An exciting evening of new work by the University of Surrey’s composition students. With nine pieces being premièred, surround sound electronics and a symphony orchestra formed exclusively for the concert, this will be an exciting evening of inventive musicmaking by up and coming composers.

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Language Cafes12March

Tuesday 12 March 2013

17:00

Improve your language skills at these weekly meetings!  

What do you need to do?

1) Just turn up and start talking. It's all languages every week to help you set up regular groups, but we'll sign post some languages to get you pointed in the right direction.

2) Bring your friends! The more people, the more successful it will be.

Lecture: Human Powered Flight

Tuesday 12 March 2013

19:30
Br Bill Brooks (Chairman, RAeS Human-powered flight group)

This lecture will trace the history and development of human-powered flight over the past 40 to 50 years and explain the technical advances that have made it possible.  

Muhammad (pbuh) The Liberator of Women

Tuesday 12 March 2013

18:00

Presented by: Mrs. Maha Dabbous And the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association 

Lunchtime Recital - Student Compositions

Wednesday 13 March 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Women In Business: The Journey To Success

Wednesday 13 March 2013

17:30 to 19:30
Women in Business Event

The secrets of success for working women is just one of a number of stimulating talks and seminars being held to mark International Women’s Day. The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Surrey is hosting a continuing professional development event for women in business on Wednesday 13 March.

A guest talk will be given by Jenny Garrett, a leading coach, mentor and author. She is founder of Reflexion Associates and a mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation, ASPIRE programme and Centre for Excellence in Women’s Entrepreneurship.  Jenny will share practical and enlightening success secrets from her recent research and experience of coaching professional working women. Rosemary French, Executive Director of the Gatwick Diamond Initiative will also be explaining why 2013 could not be a better time to start and run a business or to reach MD/ CEO level of a corporate. The event is supported by Fabulous Women, a not-for-profit community which aims to create a supportive, encouraging and positive environment for women in small businesses to generate interest in their business and support their life aspirations

SEMINAR: 'Interpreting and translating for the British Red Cross Refugee Services'

Wednesday 13 March 2013

15:00 - 17:00
Dr Piotr Kuhiwczak, The Red Cross UK

Women In Business: The Journey To Success

Wednesday 13 March 2013

5:30 to 9:30

The secrets of success for working women is just one of a number of stimulating talks and seminars being held to mark International Women’s Day.   The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Surrey is hosting a continuing professional development event for women in business on Wednesday 13 March.

Dance Inscriptions in Real and Virtual Spaces

Wednesday 13 March 2013

17:00 to 18:30

Part of the Dance, Film and Theatre Research Seminar Series 2013, this seminar will be led by Sarah Whatley, Coventry University.

Economics Seminar: The Effect of Lifelong Learning on Men’s Wages

Wednesday 13 March 2013

16:00 to 17:30
Prof. Martin Weale

Prof. Martin Weale (Bank of England and University of Queen Mary)

"The Effect of Lifelong Learning on Men’s Wages"

The World Goes Round

Thursday 14 March 2013

Fans of the Broadway songwriting duo Fred Ebb and John Kander won’t want to miss The World Goes Round, an engaging musical revue embracing musicals from Chicago to Funny Girl, from New York, New York to Kiss of the Spiderwoman. GSA brings you the best of this important Broadway song-writing team in an evening of music offering a seamless, uninterrupted roller-coaster ride from beginning to end.

Tom Dowd and the Language of Music (E)

Thursday 14 March 2013

19:00

In any recording, the most overlooked contributor is the recording engineer, the person responsible for capturing the sound of the performers. "Tom Dowd and the Language of Music" tells the astonishing story of arguably the most successful recording engineer in history.

SPLASH Workshop: Preparing to Submit

Thursday 14 March 2013

14:00 to 15:00

SPLASH Workshop: SPSS: The Basics

Thursday 14 March 2013

16:00 to 17:00

It is a requirement of this session that you bring a laptop with SPSS installed. The session is created around SPSS Statistics 19, but if you have slightly older or newer versions of this software then this should not pose too much of a problem during the session.

Special Late Night Opening

Thursday 14 March 2013

08:00 to 19:00
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Thursday 14 March 2013

08:00 to 19:00

Special 8am till late Advice

SPLASH Workshop: Overcoming procrastination (All)

Friday 15 March 2013

14:00 to 15:00

 

 

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

SPLASH Workshop: Finding your own voice in academic writing

Friday 15 March 2013

11:00 to 12:00

This workshop will invite you to think about your identity as an academic writer and will cover how to synthesise sources and weave your own comments into the existing debate in your field. Other topics addressed will be how to sound convincing and how to express your opinion without using ‘I’.

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop registration

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 15 March 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at these short and refreshing Rush Hour concerts given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Surrey New Writers Festival

Friday 15 March 2013

The Surrey New Writers Festival is an annual public festival affiliated with the Creative Writing programme at the University of Surrey. We aim to create a festival that will engage with writing and creativity in dynamic ways. Our programming is of interest not only to current and potential Surrey students, but also to the wider community of Guildford and surrounding areas.

Chris Stevens Workshop

Friday 15 March 2013

11:30 to 12:30

Take part in this FREE workshop and discussion with Digital Designer and Author, Chris Stevens.  Chris Stevens is the CEO of Atomic Antelope and designer of "Alice for the iPad". The session will conclude with a Q & A.

Garrett Turner - Spoken Word Artist

Friday 15 March 2013

13:30 to 14:30

This is another free event brought to you by the Surrey New Writers' Festival consisting of a performance, talk and Q & A with spoken word artist and Marshall Programme Speaker Garrett Turner. 

Panel Discussion: Modes and Modalities of Audiovisual Translation

Friday 15 March 2013

14:30 to 15:30

Panel Discussion: Modes and modalities of audiovisual translation: Audio description and Monolingual Subtitling with Veronika Hyks, Audio Describer; Helen O'Brien, Subtitler; Dimitris Asimakoulas, lecturer in Translation Studies.

Flash Reading Mob

Friday 15 March 2013

15:40 to 16:00

A flash mob with a literary twist!  

Drop-in Writing Surgery

Friday 15 March 2013

16:00 to 17:15

Are you suffering from writer's block or any other literary ailments? If so, why not drop into the surgery and pay the doctor a visit!  Dr Paul Vlitos is a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Surrey and he will be on hand to offer writers tips and advice.     

Surrey New Writers' Festival Launch Party

Friday 15 March 2013

17:30 to 22:00

Join in the party and celebrate the first ever Surrey New Writers' Festival!  The evening includes readings by Paul Vlitos, David Ashford, and Holly Luhning, and a performance by Festival Songwriters-in-Residence, the Unicorn Lazers. 

The Unicorn Lazers - Busking Session

Saturday 16 March 2013

11:00 to 11:30

Join the Surrey New Writers' Festival Songwriters-in-Residence for a busking session on Guildford's high street!  The performance is likely to take place near Tunsgate Arch.

Poetry and Publishing Panel

Saturday 16 March 2013

11:45 to 12:45

This panel features Stephen Mooney, Alwyn Marriage, and David Ashford.

Lunch with Author Liam Bell

Saturday 16 March 2013

12:45 to 13:45

Come and have lunch with author Liam Bell and discuss his latest novel, "So It Is", which is our featured "Festival Book".  Liam will offer some insights into the process of writing and the life of an author.  He will also be available for Q & A and a general discussion about his novel.  

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Humour and Writing Panel

Saturday 16 March 2013

13:45 to 14:45

Laugh along with humour experts Paul Vlitos, Cornelius Medvei and Tim Miles.  This panel will be moderated by Chris Stevens.

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Editing and Being Edited

Saturday 16 March 2013

14:45 to 15:45

This panel features Alison MacLeod, Karen McCarthy Woolf and Michael Bedo.

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Agent's Corner

Saturday 16 March 2013

16:00 to 17:00

Discussion and Q&A with Samantha Haywood, literary agent with and partner in the Transatlantic Literary Agency. This discussion will be moderated by Holly Luhning. 

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Industry Insiders Mixer

Saturday 16 March 2013

17:00

Have a pint and mingle with panelists from the Surrey New Writers Festival.

Veer Books, Spring Titles Launch

Saturday 16 March 2013

18:00 to 20:00

This launch will be hosted by Stephen Mooney and Holly Luhning.

GSA Singers - Here's Where I Stand

Sunday 17 March 2013

17:00 and 20:00

The 2013 GSA Singers present their annual ‘Electric’ concerts. These highly renowned performers are back for just two performances and will be delighting audiences with songs from modern and traditional musicals, popular music featuring some well known favourites and lesser known gems.

SPLASH Workshop: Non-academic writing - writing for the workplace (All)

Monday 18 March 2013

18:00 to 19:00

 

 

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

It Might Get Loud (PG)

Tuesday 19 March 2013

19:00

For this intriguing documentary, Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth") brings together superstar rock guitarists from three successive eras—Jack White (The White Stripes and The Raconteurs), The Edge (U2), and Surrey native Jimmy Page (The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin)—for a high-level summit on music, life, and the love shared by all three artists: the guitar.  The result is a unique combination of biography, conversation, and high-level jam session with three distinctive but kindred artists.

Language Cafes19March

Tuesday 19 March 2013

17:00

Improve your language skills at these weekly meetings!  

What do you need to do?

1) Just turn up and start talking. It's all languages every week to help you set up regular groups, but we'll sign post some languages to get you pointed in the right direction.

2) Bring your friends! The more people, the more successful it will be.

On Foucault

Tuesday 19 March 2013

17:00 to 18:30

This seminar will be introduced by Dr. Melissa Blanco-Borelli (Dance), University of Surrey.

All staff and postgraduate students are warmly invited to attend and participate.

Weightless

Wednesday 20 March 2013

19:30

Weightless is a new work celebrating Yael Flexer’s 20th anniversary as a choreographer. Engaging, thoughtful, but with a cheeky wink, this show carries Yael’s trademark witty text and humour combined with fastpaced, space-hungry movement and a driving musical score by Israeli cellist Karni Postel.

It also features an exciting digital element with radio-controlled floating objects drifting through the auditorium and a multiplicity of sound objects; disembodied voices immersing both audience and performers.

Lunchtime Recital - Quattro Mani Competition

Wednesday 20 March 2013

13:10

The Quattro Mani Competition for piano duet playing was established in 2010 with the generosity of concert pianist Maureen Galea. Maureen was our first PhD performance, and is now a well-established piano tutor at the University and locally. The aims of the Competition are to encourage the exploration of an under-played, but rather wonderful, area of the piano repertoire, while developing the team-working and collaborative skills for which performing musicians are renowned.

The Colour of Justice

Wednesday 20 March 2013

This dramatic reconstruction, based on the transcripts of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, was originally produced at the Tricycle Theatre in London. Black teenager Stephen Lawrence was stabbed to death in a racist attack by a gang of white youths in Eltham, South-East London in 1993. The police investigation failed to provide sufficient evidence to convict at the time, and the public inquiry into the investigation caused a national outcry when it found that the police force was guilty of ‘institutionalised racism’. 

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Cultures in Contact: Bram Stoker, Magic and Illusion

Wednesday 20 March 2013

17:00
Dr Catherine Wynne

The ‘Cultures in Contact’ Research Forum brings academics from across the UK and overseas to the University of Surrey to present and discuss their research. It provides a valuable opportunity for us to welcome scholars whose work connects with our own research strengths across literature, communication, theory, and creative writing.
 

The format is usually a formal lecture (50 minutes) followed by questions and discussion.

Examining the UK Food Retail “Race for Space” and the Spectre of Market Saturation

Wednesday 20 March 2013

15.00 to 16.00
Professor Steve Wood, University of Surrey

The Retail and Marketing Group is delighted to present Professor Steve Wood 

Can firms patent human embryonic stem cells? The European scenario after Brüstle v Greenpeace

Wednesday 20 March 2013

15.00 to 16.00
Dr Enrico Bonadio, City University, London

The Surrey International Law Centre is delighted to present Dr Enrico Bonadio.

Music Research Seminar: Popular Songs and the Protean Poetics of Songwriters

Wednesday 20 March 2013

16:00

Song lyrics have been cited by sociologists when illustrating social changes and shifting beliefs, and musicologists when analyzing songs (often heard as secondary to melodies, rhythms, vocal performance and other musical qualities). Rarely has scholarly discussion of song lyrics focused on the creators of lyrics – the songwriters. Despite the apparent ‘death of the author’ which legitimates the critic’s independent interpretation, most discussions of songs, at some point, make reference to the person who created the words and music. In this talk I will focus on the poetic praxis of songwriters and the protean character of lyrics as a way of exploring how understandings of songs are shaped by the craft of songwriting.

Sociology Learning and Teaching Seminar:Teaching Students you Can't See

Wednesday 20 March 2013

16:00

 In this session we will be looking at how students feel in face to face settings, exploring reasons why conventional seminars are sometimes not the most comfortable or effective learning experiences for them.

SPLASH Workshop: Excel: Charts, Graphs and Histograms

Thursday 21 March 2013

16:00 to 17:30

It is a requirement of this session that you bring a laptop with Excel 2010 installed

 

This session is aimed at those students who find it difficult to convert their data into meaningful representations and will give some focus to producing histograms to display the results of t-test and ANOVAs    

The University now has a range of online IT tutorials.  These are accessible at http://www.surrey.ac.uk/library/splash/studyskills/it_skills/index.htm

Smokey Joe's Cafe

Friday 22 March 2013

Legendary songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller virtually invented rock ‘n’ roll and their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture, in an idealised 50s setting.

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Methods and applications using ATLAS.ti

Friday 22 March 2013

9am to 2pm
Dr Susanne Friese and Dr Christina Silver

Taking place at the London Knowledge Lab, Bloomsbury, this seminar discusses methods and applications of using qualitative software, with particular reference to ATLAS.ti. 

Dr Susanne Friese (Quarc Consulting) is a long-standing expert user and trainer of ATLAS.ti and has recently published the only text book available which concentrates solely on the use of ATLAS.ti to facilitate qualitative data analysis. 

Dr Christina Silver (CAQDAS Networking Project) has been using and training in ATLAS.ti for many years, and brings her knowledge about other CAQDAS applications to her thinking about the use of ATLAS.ti. 

Together, Susanne and Christina will discuss a range of issues relating to the role of ATLAS.ti, broadly in terms of analysis methods, and also specifically in terms of particular uses. 

This seminar is supported by the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM).

Medical Ethics Forum for Vets & Doctors

Monday 25 March 2013

09.30
With the advancement of medicine and veterinary medicine, doctors and vets are increasingly able to improve quality of life or artificially extend life expectancy. However, these technological advances in medicine are now re-focusing both professions on confronting numerous and challenging ethical dilemmas.

Launch of Whitehall Report "Hitting the Target?"

Tuesday 26 March 2013

17:30 to 19:00
Lieutenant General (Rtd) Sir Graeme Lamb: Former British Army officer and Commander, Field Army; Dr Lou Perrotta: Formerly of the UK Government's inter-departmental Stabilisation Unit; Dr Jamie Shea: Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO

At this discussion event, to mark the launch of a new Whitehall Report, 'Hitting the Target?', a panel of experts will debate the practice of intervention in the context of emerging unmanned intelligence and precision-strike capabilities. What - if anything - has changed, and what does this mean for the West?

This report, incorporating papers following from the July 2012 workshop 'Hitting the Target?', is produced in collaboration with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).

For more information about the event and registration, please visit RUSI event page

NVivo Training Workshop

Tuesday 26 March 2013

10am to 4pm
Dr Christina Silver, Katherine Sela

NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

The Development of 'Chevron' Nozzles for Aeroengines

Tuesday 26 March 2013

14:00 to 15:00
Mr Craig Mead, Director at Aero Acoustics Ltd

Chevron nozzles are noise reduction devices for aeroengines, as perhaps most noticeably used on the Boeing 787. The development of these devices will be presented with the aim of illustrating the path of development of a new low-noise technology for an aeroengine and to show the on-going value of experimental R&D in an increasingly computational field.

Jesus Christ Superstar

Wednesday 27 March 2013

The last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth told from the point of view of Judas Iscariot, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's masterpiece was their first professionally produced musical, heralding the beginning of two careers that would change the British musical forever. It has since been produced in 42 countries and become a modern classic.

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Royal Economic Society Autumn School

Thursday 4 April 2013

The School is intended primarily for people doing doctorates.  It is also open to recently appointed members of teaching and research staff.  The purpose is to enable participants to become acquainted with the latest developments in the selected field of economics, to have the opportunity for study and discussion with two leading authorities in this field, and to meet other young researchers specialising in the area.

Capturing the Ephemeral

Tuesday 9 April 2013

Until 25th April. Bobbie Bale’s colourful abstract expressionist paintings are inspired by her wild garden. She explains that the seeds for the ideas had been germinating for some time when a particular experience galvanised her into action. After walking through wet grass, she turned back to see the silver pathway made by her footsteps emerge and, just as quickly disappear. The experience became a metaphor for the beautiful moment, change and memory.

MAXQDA Training

Wednesday 10 April 2013

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

This one day workshop provides a general overview to the core functionality of MAXQDA focusing on the early stages of getting started efficiently and providing a longer-term view of the potential of the software in supporting qualitative and mixed methods analysis. 

QDA Miner + Wordstat Training

Thursday 11 April 2013

10am to 4.30pm
Graham Hughes and Dr Christina Silver

This one day workshop provides a general overview to the core functionality of QDA Miner with an introduction to the ways in which the use of WordStat can contribute to mixed methods analyses of textual data. It is suitable for those wanting to explore the possibilities of software which offers sophisticated content analysis and text mining functionality alongside a suite of qualitative analysis tools.

Special 8am till late Advice

Thursday 11 April 2013

08:00 to 19:00

Special 8am till late Advice

What is Performance Philosophy?

Thursday 11 April 2013

All day
Professor Martin Puchner (Harvard), Professor Bojana Kunst (Giessen), Professor Andrew Bowie (Royal Holloway, University of London)

The aim of the conference is to explore the scope and diversity of research being undertaken by scholars and practitioners concerned with the relationship between performance and philosophy broadly construed.  This event will mark the official launch of Performance Philosophy as a network, but it will also be an opportunity to interrogate the nature of Performance Philosophy as a field.

Evening Language Classes

Monday 15 April 2013

19:00

Brush up a language for your summer holiday, or embark on learning a new one.

Please join us for a glass of wine and a chat with a language tutor of your chosen language.

Courses in Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, starting week beginning 22 April for 8 weeks.

Open to all with no formal entry requirements.

Atlas.ti Training Workshop

Wednesday 17 April 2013

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

ATLAS.ti, developed by Scientific Software, Berlin. is a CAQDAS package suited to the management and analysis of qualitative data i.e. text and multimedia data/information. 

The overall emphasis is on the management of textual forms of data although discussion concerning basic handling of different multimedia types can be included if required by participants. The workshop focuses on ways to organise both the data and the project itself. We code the data, create memo's which centralise thematic work and writing, create networks which allow us to explore and visually express themes, our ideas about them and their connections with other issues We aim to encourage the effective use of some of the most important tools available in the software. Overview demonstrations and discussions provide a longer term sense of direction. 

Success in Challenging Times

Wednesday 17 April 2013

17.30 to 20.00
Key Lessons for SMEs

These are challenging times for businesses and in particular for small and medium enterprises, where survival can often be the key objective.

Kingston Smith LLP, the top 20 chartered accountancy firm, commissioned the Surrey Business School at the University of Surrey to conduct a research study which aimed to identify the triggers which produce innovation and business success amongst these small and medium size enterprises (SMEs). The internationally acclaimed study was one of the largest ever into the strategic management of SMEs in the UK.

Join us at the University of Surrey for an informative evening where research findings will be presented.  Professor David Gray and Professor Mark Saunders will provide insight into the contributing factors which combine to make certain businesses succeed in the medium to long term, where so many fail. You will be able to ask questions of the researchers and network with other small to medium businesses, as well as gaining new ideas from Professor Alan Brown who will share a new approach to making your business plans more attractive to investors.

A trust approach to regulating responsible business? Some guiding principles and first evidence from the Netherlands

Thursday 18 April 2013

16.00
Frédérique Six, VU University, Amsterdam

In association with the Centre for Trust Research we are pleased to present Frédérique Six

Functionalisation of nanoparticles for clinical application

Friday 19 April 2013

14:00 to 15:00
Dr. Nguyen TK Thanh, UCL-RI Reader (Associate Professor) in Nanotechnology, University College London

In recent years, nanoparticles (NPs) have increasingly found practical applications in technology, research and medicine. The small particle size coupled to their unique chemical and physical properties is thought to underlie their exploitable biomedical activities.

Agreement in Archi

Friday 19 April 2013

09.30 to 17:00

The Surrey Morphology Group will be holding a one-day workshop on agreement in Archi at the University of Surrey.

Programme

On Derrida

Tuesday 23 April 2013

17:00 to 18:30

The School of Arts hosts a monthly discussion-based seminar, which focuses on texts by key figures in philosophy and ‘theory’.  Texts will be chosen and introduced by members of staff from the School and across the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences more broadly.

Ever Closer Union? Prospects for the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy

Wednesday 24 April 2013

14:00 to 16:00
Prof Anand Menon (King's College London); Dr Sven Biscop (Egmont Institute, Brussels)

Cultural differences in the nature of consumption and how this impacts on well-being

Wednesday 24 April 2013

15.45 to 17.00
Dr Jing Yang Zhong, University of Surrey

The Marketing and Retail group is pleased to present Jing Yang Zhong

Lunchtime Recital - Paul Stanway Prize for Brass

Wednesday 24 April 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

This week, come and see our Brass players in this annual competition.

Looking for Trouble - Translation as Problem-Solving

Wednesday 24 April 2013

16:00 to 17:30

Translation is seen as a core element of many modern language degree programmes, and in a sense is central to language learning.  However, the skills developed in applied translation classes are valuable across all disciplines, as the focus is on finding and solving problems.  In this presentation, we will look at how students can learn how to identify problems, as well as how to solve them. We will also consider how this approach can help students to develop critical and analytical skills, which are of value in other areas of the curriculum, and of life. 

Mode Regression: An overview, current research, and an application to intergenerational income mobility

Wednesday 24 April 2013

16.00
Professor Joao Santos Silva

The School of Economics would like to invite you to attend the next seminar in the series.

Abstract 

Beginning with the mode of regression and the corresponding estimator proposed by Kemp and Santos Silva (2012). I'll then briefly discuss some extensions currently being developed, and I'll conclude with an empirical application looking at intergenerational income mobility in the US.

Live at the Ivy

Sunday 28 April 2013

19:30

An eclectic mix of rock, pop, jazz, folk, electronic beats, cover versions and new works. This concert will showcase the enormous range of musical styles and the huge talents of the various bands and performers studying Music and Sound Recording at the University.

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West Surrey Artists Taster Exhibition

Monday 29 April 2013

Exhibition preview event: Monday 29th April, 6-8pm. Exhibition starts on Tuesday 30th April. 

A taste of what you can see when Surrey’s artists open their studios to the public from 8 – 23 June. This annual event gives you a valuable insight into how artwork is produced.

ERRG: Freshwater In International Environmental Law

Tuesday 30 April 2013

13.00 to 14.00
Professor Philippe Cullet

The Environmental Regulatory Research Group and The Centre for Environmental Strategy are pleased to present Professor Philippe Cullet

Freshwater In International Environmental Law

Tuesday 30 April 2013

13.00 to 14.00
Professor Philippe Cullet

The Environmental Regulatory Research Group and The Centre for Environmental Strategy are pleased to present Professor Philippe Cullet

SEMINAR: Re-thinking the Burdens of Modern Imprisonment

Wednesday 1 May 2013

16.00 to 17.00
Ben Crewe, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
Based on empirical research conducted in prisons over a number of years, this paper suggests two new ways of thinking about the shape and experience of modern imprisonment. First, it explains the limitations of the concept of the 'weight' of imprisonment, emphasising the risks of power being under-used, as well as over-used, in prisons. Second, it highlights the need for an alternative metaphor for conceptualising the contemporary prisoner experience, which captures some of the new burdens of penal power. The resulting framework enables a more nuanced analysis of the determinants of prisoner social life and the differences between international penal systems.

Cultures in Contact: Conrad and Cosmopolitanism

Wednesday 1 May 2013

17:00

Professor Robert Hampson from Royal Holloway, University of London presents a seminar on ‘Conrad and Cosmopolitanism’, as part of the English department's research seminar series, Cultures in Contact.  All members of staff and postgraduate students are welcome to attend.

Lunchtime Recital - Student Compositions

Wednesday 1 May 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

This concert will feature compositions by final year students.

School of Arts Graduate Seminar Series:

Wednesday 1 May 2013

17:00 to 18:30

The School of Arts hosts a monthly discussion-based seminar, which focuses on texts by key figures in philosophy and ‘theory’.  Texts will be chosen and introduced by members of staff from the School and across the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences more broadly.

Knowing the Law: Issues with Popular Understandings

Wednesday 1 May 2013

13.00 to 14.00
Dr Anthony Amatrudo, School of Law, Middlesex University

Surrey International Law Centre is pleased to present Dr Anthony Amatrudo

The future of Technology & Payments

Wednesday 1 May 2013

14.00
Andrew Vorster - Vice President of R and D for Visa Europe

Today’s payments business is totally dependent on technology. Progressively, the physical exchange of payment instruments (such as cash and cheques) is being replaced by the virtual exchange of payment data. Over the past decade, for example, the use of electronic payment methods across Europe has seen a compound annual growth rate of more than six per cent. The use of cheques is in steep decline and the use of cash is increasingly concentrated within low value payments.

One of the responsibilities of the Technology R&D department at Visa Europe is to identify and track technology trends and then to consider the implications of these on the future of Visa and all its stakeholders across the payments industry. This session provides an interesting insight into seven intertwined technological, business and social topics that Visa Europe believe will have greatest impact on the payments business within the next 3-5 years.

Qualitative Software Planning Seminar

Thursday 2 May 2013

09.30am to 12.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

Choosing the appropriate analysis software package is an important part of planning any qualitative or mixed method research project. There are a range of options available, but it is not always easy to visualise exactly what a package offers when exploring it for the first time yourself. Equally when asking someone else for their opinion, it is not always easy to know what questions you should be asking. Most of the software packages, which help the researcher to manage qualitative data, are excellent products in one way or several!

This seminar will help you make an informed choice between products.

Attempts on Her Life

Thursday 2 May 2013

"17 scenes on a woman - Anne - who may be a terrorist on the run, or an artist who has turned her suicide attempts into her art, or a traveller who has her photo taken by millionaires'    swimming pools and in slums, or a woman whose children have been slaughtered in civil war, or even a child herself." - The Guardian

Going for plural: the piecemeal emergence of a fourth number value in Nen

Friday 3 May 2013

11.30 to 12:30
Nicolas Evans, Australian National University

Surrey Linguistic Circle is delighted to present a talk by Nicolas Evans, Australian National University
Title: "Going for plural: the piecemeal emergence of a fourth number value in Nen"
 

Summer Selection

Saturday 4 May 2013

19:30

Making the most of the lovely acoustics of St Saviour’s Church, this student-led concert features some inspiring music.

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SPLASH Masters Workshop: Robust Research Design

Tuesday 7 May 2013

18:00 to 19:30

An introduction to the common mistakes that students at Masters level make when designing their qualitative and quantitative projects. An interactive practical session which explores how to build  reliability and validity into your own project.

 

 

To reserve a place please follow this link: workshop booking. Places are limited.

Introduction to Focus Groups

Tuesday 7 May 2013

10am to 5pm
Dr Ann Cronin

This course provides an introduction to the methods involved in organising and conducting focus groups. The course is divided into two sections. The first section explores how and when to use focus groups in social research. Topics covered include planning for focus groups, developing focus group schedules and moderating focus groups. The second section provides participants with an opportunity to either facilitate or be a member of a focus group discussion.

This course is intended to provide a practical introduction to focus groups for researchers who have little or no experience of running them.

(Please note this course will not cover analysis of focus group data. For courses covering the analysis of focus group data please see Advanced Methods in Focus Groups or Analysis of Qualitative Data.)

 

 

 

Health and Social Care Open Evening 2013

Wednesday 8 May 2013

16:30 to 19:30

Lunchtime Recital - Student Compositions

Wednesday 8 May 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

This concert will feature compositions by second year students.

Greening Economics, Greening Society: What is the Role of the EU?

Thursday 9 May 2013

09:00 to 17:30
Dr Mikael Karlsson, European Environmental Bureau;Dr Miriam Kennet, The Green Economics Institute; Prof Molly Scott Cato, Roehampton University;Prof Rüdiger Wurzel, University of Hull

How can we alter our economies and societies to adapt to the environmental crisis? Climate change and biodiversity loss reveal the unsustainability of our economic and social models, and yet a truly green economy remains a long way off. The necessary social changes are equally distant, and debate between academics and policy-makers remains too often a ‘dialogue of the deaf.’

Special 8am till late Advice

Thursday 9 May 2013

08:00 to 19:00

Special 8am till late Advice at The Student Services Centre

  • Ask about budgeting
  • Help to make the most of your student funding

ask@surrey.ac.uk

BA Acting Showcase

Thursday 9 May 2013

17:00 & 20:00

An opportunity to see graduating students from the BA Acting course perform a showcase of their work as they launch into their professional careers. Enjoy a unique evening of entertainment featuring drama and song.

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Relaxation 'To Go'

Thursday 9 May 2013

13;10 to 13:50
Susan McGrath

Take time out of your day to relax.

Ethical dilemmas in reporting and disseminating social research’ by Kitty te Riele

Thursday 9 May 2013

13.00 to 14.00
Kitty te Riele, Associate Professor at Victoria University and Visiting International Fellow in the Department of Sociology, University of Surrey

The scrutiny of university ethics committees tends to zoom in on the preparation for and carrying out of data collection. There is relatively less attention to the reporting stage, apart from the common principle of confidentiality. In this presentation I will argue that the dissemination of social research findings can also be ethically complex. Specifically, I will explore challenges in relation to the representation of participants in reporting, limitations to confidentiality, and authorship. Since solutions to ethical dilemmas are rarely straightforward, the presentation is aimed more at generating discussion than providing answers.

Dance HE student conference 2013

Saturday 11 May 2013

10am to 6pm

Calling all Final Year Dance students!

An exciting opportunity to present research/performance at Dance HE’s first student conference.

Musical Theatre Showcase

Monday 13 May 2013

GSA’s graduating BA Musical Theatre students offer the unique chance to see them performing a showcase of their work as they launch into their professional careers. 

A theatrical treat featuring songs, dance and drama.

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Digital World Research Centre Seminar: Crowdsourcing and Solving Billions of Mysteries

Monday 13 May 2013

13:00 to 14:00

Every library, archive and museum has vaults of materials that they don’t know enough about.  Add to this the untold stories of millions of boxes of photos, documents, maps or tapes under beds and in attics all over the world and you have billions of mysteries that could be solved with the help of large, diverse audiences of experts and everyday people. 

SPLASH Masters Workshop: Aiming for Excellence at Masters Level

Tuesday 14 May 2013

18:00 to 19:30

This class demystifies what a distinction looks like. We explore the most common areas where students miss out on 70% and look at your own work in light of these

 

Registration required, book a place here: workshop registration

Transana Training Workshop

Tuesday 14 May 2013

10am to 4.30pm
Dr. Christina Silver

Transana is a bespoke video transcription and analysis tool. The one day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough overview to  Transana and practice tasks using sample data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, transcribing, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Comparing what isn't there: Distribution and interpretation of null subjects

Tuesday 14 May 2013

1pm
Patricia Cabredo Hofherr CNRS UMR 7023 SFL / Université Paris 8

Surrey Linguistic Circle is delighted to present a talk by Patricia Cabredo Hofherr "Comparing what isn't there: Distribution and interpretation of null subjects".

Common Ethical Standards for Counsel before International Courts and Tribunals

Tuesday 14 May 2013

12.00 to 14.00
Dr Arman Sarvarian, University of Surrey
Based on the presentation to be given at the ESIL Research Forum in Amsterdam, 23-25 May 2013.

SEMINAR: 'Findings from the Impact of Injuries research project'

Wednesday 15 May 2013

16.00 to 17.00
Sarah Earthy and Judith Sleney, University of Surrey

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 15 May 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and refreshing Lunchtime Recitals given by students from Music and Sound Recording. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Joyce Dixey Annual Composition Award Final

Wednesday 15 May 2013

19:30

After months of careful crafting, rehearsing and collaborating, composition finalists bring their creative and inventive ideas to fruition. Expect a real mix - featuring laptops and electronics alongside more traditional ensembles.

School of Arts Dance/Theatre Research Seminar:

Wednesday 15 May 2013

17:00 to 18:30
Aneta Mancewicz, Central School of Speech and Drama

Digital technologies have made possible non-progressive and non-physical ways of conceptualizing time and space in performance. As a result, the traditional definition of theatre as the co-presence of actors and audience in the performance of a live event had to include alternative modes of staging. This, in turn, has encouraged new interpretations of dramatic works. In Shakespearean performance, digital manipulations of temporality and spatiality have led to the development of intermedial memory landscapes - the layering and overlapping of real and virtual sites of performance to combine past and present perspectives, in an exploration of subjectivity on stage.

Economics Seminar: Pursuing Accuracy: Using Decision Theory to Find Out How We Should Reason

Wednesday 15 May 2013

16:00 to 17:30
Richard Pettigrew

Dr. Richard Pettigrew (University of Bristol)

"Pursuing Accuracy: Using Decision Theory to Find Out How We Should Reason"

Relaxation 'To Go'

Thursday 16 May 2013

13;10 to 13:50
Susan McGrath

Take time out of your day to relax.

David Lovatt Award Final with the Ligeti String Quartet

Saturday 18 May 2013

19:30

As leading exponents of contemporary music in the UK, the Ligeti Quartet have worked with student composers to fine tune the new works they have selected for the final of this annual composition award. The Ligeti Quartet will perform the short-listed works and announce a winner.

Digital World Research Seminar

Monday 20 May 2013

13:00 to 14:00

This seminar will be led by Connie Golsteijn, from the University of Surrey.  Find out more about international PhD Student Connie Golsteijn here from her interview with David Frohlich.

School of Arts Graduate Seminar: On Žižek

Tuesday 21 May 2013

17:00 to 18:30

The School of Arts hosts a monthly discussion-based seminar, which focuses on texts by key figures in philosophy and ‘theory’. Texts will be chosen and introduced by members of staff from the School and across the Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences more broadly.
This seminar will be introduced by Introduced by Prof. Peter Boenisch (Dance/Theatre) and all staff and postgraduate students are warmly invited to attend and participate.

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

Wednesday 22 May 2013

9.30am to 5pm
Dr Sarah Earthy and Dr Sophie Sarre

This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative interviewing in both academic and applied social research, including the evaluation of services. The course is primarily designed for researchers with little or no experience of qualitative interviewing. It will also be useful for more experienced researchers who have had little formal training or who wish to reflect on their practice. 

 

The day combines sessions exploring the nature of a qualitative approach, the interview process and the use of qualitative interviews in evaluation with practical exercises on the interview as interaction, developing an interview guide and conducting interviews. We will explore a variety of ethical issues as these arise in discussion. 

 

(Please note: the analysis of qualitative data is not covered in this course.)

NVivo Training Workshop (1 Day)

Wednesday 22 May 2013

10am to 4pm
Dr Andrew King

NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The one-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using sample data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks. 

 

What’s so bad about Killer Robots?

Wednesday 22 May 2013

15:00 to 17:00
Dr. Alexander Leveringhaus, University of Oxford

What’s so bad about Killer Robots?
Ethical and legal challenges in the development of autonomous weapons systems

The Laramie Project

Thursday 23 May 2013

By Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project.

On October the 7th, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard's death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal, and it is their voices we hear in this powerful and stunningly thought provoking piece of theatre. "The Laramie Project" explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable

Metamorphoses

Thursday 23 May 2013

Based on the Myths of Ovid. Written and originally directed by Mary Zimmerman.

The players enact Zimmerman's adaptations of Ovid's tales, juxtaposing the ancient and the contemporary in both language and image. The tone of the drama likewise echoes the themes of change and contrast, from the humour of Phaeton's therapy session to the tragedy of Midas and his daughter.

Please note: this show contains nudity: there is no age restriction, parental discretion is advised

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Relaxation 'To Go'

Thursday 23 May 2013

13;10 to 13:50
Susan McGrath

Take time out of your day to relax.

Engaging suppliers in CRM: The Role of Justice in Buyer-Supplier Relationships

Thursday 23 May 2013

15.45 to 17.00
Andrew Fearne, Head of Kent Business School at Medway

The Marketing and Retail group is pleased to present a seminar by Andrew Fearne

Timestepping schemes for dissipative PDEs -- structure preservation

Thursday 23 May 2013

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Abstract:  Recently it has been shown that certain timestepping schemes can "preserve" invariant structures (attractor, measure) in a family of dissipative PDEs.  In this talk, I will discuss some of these schemes as well as applications to 2d Navier-Stokes equations and a double diffusion model.

Sociology MSc Open Day

Friday 24 May 2013

12:00 to 16:00

Are you interested in postgraduate study in Sociology and/or Criminology? We are holding an open day for all those interested in our two, internationally renowned, postgraduate taught courses, the MSc in Social Research Methods and the MSc in Criminology, Criminal Justice and Social Research. At the open day you will hear from our programme director, Dr Jane Fielding, about the courses and get a chance to talk to current students about their experiences. You will have the opportunity to meet some of the course tutors over an informal lunch and take a tour of the University of Surrey campus.

University at the Surrey County Show

Monday 27 May 2013

The University are proud to be sponsoring the Surrey County Show

Final Year Recitals

Tuesday 28 May 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Exhaust Valves for IC Piston Engines - From Tool Steels to Titanium

Tuesday 28 May 2013

19:00
Fred Starr B.Sc, PhD, FIMMM, C.Eng

Final Year Recitals

Wednesday 29 May 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Final Dance Degree Shows

Wednesday 29 May 2013

Join us for a vivid celebration of our student talent. A rare opportunity to see the next generation of young dance artists and choreographers before they embark on their professional careers.

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Negotiating Ethical Issues in Social Research

Thursday 30 May 2013

9.30am to 16.30pm
Prof. Rachel Brookes and Dr Kitty te Riele

Ethical issues need to be addressed at all stages of a research project, from design to dissemination, and given serious critical consideration by all researchers, irrespective of whether they are postgraduate students, practising teachers or seasoned academics. This one-day course will explore, in detail, the range of ethical issues that may arise at all stages of a research project – from formulating the initial design to disseminating the findings to interested parties. It will provide insights into a range of principles that may underpin ethical decision-making, and the legal and regulatory contexts within which researchers now have to operate. Participants will explore many of ethical dilemmas researchers can face, and discuss the various ways in which such dilemmas can be resolved. The course will have a strong practical focus, and is suitable for those undertaking qualitative research across the range of social sciences. Participants will be encouraged to bring along an example of an ethical dilemma from their own research, in relation to design, data collection, or analysis and reporting.


 

Final Year Recitals

Thursday 30 May 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

She Loves Me

Thursday 30 May 2013

Georg and Amalia, two feuding clerks in a European parfumerie during the 1930's, secretly find solace in their anonymous romantic pen pals, little knowing who their respective correspondents really are. Funny, intelligent, honest and sentimental, this romantic comedy has an endearing innocence and touch of old world elegance and nostalgia, yet is as universal and relevant as ever in this age of internet romances.
An intimate and touching show, this heart-warming story is considered by many to be the most charming musical ever written.

Relaxation 'To Go'

Thursday 30 May 2013

13;10 to 13:50
Susan McGrath

Take time out of your day to relax.

The world of airborne nanoparticles around us

Thursday 30 May 2013

17:00 to 18:00
Dr Prashant Kumar, University of Surrey

The air around us in typical outdoor environments contains 10’s of thousand tiny sized particles. Consequently city dwellers generally end up with a respiratory deposition of ~10-80 billion of particles each hour while walking or travelling along the busy roadsides. Over 99% of these particles, by number, are generally below 300 nm in size range (refereed here as nanoparticles). A dominant fraction of them are contributed by road vehicles in polluted urban environments.

Mirror Mirror

Monday 3 June 2013

Exhibition preview event: Monday 20th May, 6-8pm. Exhibition starts on Tuesday 21st May and ends on Thursday 6th June.

Mother and son reflect two generations of artists’ flair, continuing an artistic tradition spanning many previous generations. This show focuses on Salli’s magical 2D sculptures and Marcus’s film of a moving sculpture, represented by a Gareth Pugh fashion garment.

Digital World Research Centre Seminar Series

Monday 3 June 2013

13:00 to 14:00

This talk focuses on three pilot exercises using SMS-based monitoring and evaluation techniques for understanding aspects of quality education in Kenya.  These exercises are informing Cunningham’s PhD study.  Drawing on global literature in school effectiveness, school improvement, and the Child Friendly Schools global framework of quality education, the study intends to provide methodological and conceptual contributions to the growing field of research in educational quality assurance and data management in the developing world.

SPLASH Masters Workshop: Robust Research Design

Tuesday 4 June 2013

18:00 to 19:30

An introduction to the common mistakes that students at Masters level make when designing their qualitative and quantitative projects. An interactive practical session which explores how to build  reliability and validity into your own project.

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop registration

NVivo Training Workshop

Wednesday 5 June 2013

10am to 4pm
Dr Christina Silver, Katherine Sela

THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED

PLEASE BOOK ONTO THE ONE DAY COURSE ON 22ND MAY OR THE 2 DAY COURSE ON 17TH & 18TH JULY

 

NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

 

Cultures in Contact: Ecocritical Approaches to Medieval Literature

Wednesday 5 June 2013

17:00

Connie Scarborough, Professor of Spanish and Medieval Studies at Texas Tech, presents a seminar on ‘Ecocritical Approaches to Medieval Literature’, as part of the English department's research seminar series, Cultures in Contact.  All members of staff and postgraduate students are welcome to attend.

Theatre Studies Festival: Footprints

Wednesday 5 June 2013

This summer, come and join us for our Theatre Studies Festival in the Ivy Arts Centre. Many of the students are taking part in a diverse range of performances. See below for more information about what is on offer….

R(eference)-impersonals in Mauritian Creole

Wednesday 5 June 2013

1pm to 2pm
Patricia Cabredo Hofherr CNRS UMR 7023 SFL / Université Paris 8

Surrey Linguistic Circle is delighted to present a talk by Patricia Cabredo Hofherr entitled R(eference)-impersonals in Mauritian Creole with Muhsina Alleesaib (UMR 7023)

Economics Seminar: A Structural Model of Segregation in Social Networks

Wednesday 5 June 2013

12:00 to 13:30
Angelo Mele

Dr. Angelo Mele (Carey Business School at John Hopkins University)

"A Structural Model of Segregation in Social Networks"

Final Year Recitals

Thursday 6 June 2013

14:00

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Bernarda Alba

Thursday 6 June 2013

Following her husband’s funeral, powerful matriarch Bernarda Alba decrees to her five daughters that the household will enter a period of eight years mourning. The only one it seems will escape this fate is the eldest daughter, Angustias, who is already betrothed to the village’s most eligible bachelor.

In the strict confines of the house, jealousy and sexuality rise to the surface. As Bernarda’s oppression of her daughters increases it is more than the girls’ liberty that is in danger.

Relaxation 'To Go'

Thursday 6 June 2013

13;10 to 13:50
Susan McGrath

Take time out of your day to relax.

School of Arts End of Year Show

Thursday 6 June 2013

19:30

This lively show will include performances by the acclaimed Stopgap dance company, a professional, integrated company which specialises in performances by dancers with and without disabilities; there will be performances by students from our music programmes; a music video made by Film Studies students, and dance including Kathak, a traditional Indian dance form, which will be fused with contemporary dance techniques. You’ll also be treated to a pre-show ballet performance.

This is a great showcase for the talented young artists studying here at Surrey.

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University at The South of England Show

Thursday 6 June 2013

The University are proud to be sponsoring The South of England Show

Final Year Recitals

Friday 7 June 2013

14:00

Come and listen to our final year Undergraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Surrey Poetry Festival 2013

Saturday 8 June 2013

1:00pm to 8:30pm
William Rowe

 

Tickets are available from the University Box Office: 

T: 01483 686876, E: boxoffice@surrey.ac.uk

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The third annual Surrey Poetry festival will take place in the beautiful, historic Guildhall in central Guildford.  Featuring an international line-up of poets including Maggie O’Sullivan, Steve McCaffery, Karen Mac Cormack and William Rowe, book launches, poetic papers and a student showcase, it offers an opportunity to enjoy the varied and creative work produced by some of the most exciting, thoughtful and questioning UK poets.

The Effect of Founders’ Experiences on the Performance of Philanthropic Venture Capital Firms

Monday 10 June 2013

12.30pm
Dr Mariarosa Scarlata, University of Surrey

The Centre for Advance Research in Entrepreneurship (CARE) is pleased to present Dr Mariarosa Scarlata

Retrospective: In Praise of Wood

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Exhibition preview event: Monday 10th June, 6-8pm. Exhibition starts on Tuesday 11th June and ends on Saturday 29th June.

Kit says “I have always loved wood, both as a medium for sculpture and for woodcuts." Her woodcuts carve a fresh, contemporary edge from the oldest known technique for making prints.

Postgraduate Recitals

Wednesday 12 June 2013

13:10

Come and listen to our Postgraduate students perform for their assessments. Even if you can only stay for a little while, do drop in and enjoy a musical break in your day.

Late Night Money Advice

Thursday 13 June 2013

08:00 to 19:00

Special 8am till late Advice at The Student Services Centre

  • Ask about Tax Refunds
  • Check if you've overpaid tax
  • Get help claiming tax refunds

ask@surrey.ac.uk

Special 8am till late Advice

Thursday 13 June 2013

08:00 to 19:00

Special 8am till late Advice*

Relaxation 'To Go'

Thursday 13 June 2013

13;10 to 13:50
Susan McGrath

Take time out of your day to relax.

Digital World Research Centre Seminar Series: Dr Sabine Braun

Monday 17 June 2013

13:00 to 14:00
Dr Sabine Braun, University of Surrey

Criminal justice services are increasingly turning to videoconference technology as a means of speeding up legal proceedings and saving costs. This development also concerns proceedings that require the assistance of an interpreter, leading to different forms of videoconference-based interpreting.  On the one hand, interpreters have to be integrated into video links when a remote participant (e.g. a defendant who is linked to court from prison) needs an interpreter. On the other hand, video links are used to gain cost-efficient access to remotely located interpreters (e.g. interpreters working in a central videoconferencing hub). The latter is normally referred to as ‘remote interpreting’.

SPLASH Masters Workshop: Aiming for Excellence at Masters level

Tuesday 18 June 2013

18:00 to 19:30

 

This class demystifies what a distinction looks like. We explore the most common areas where students miss out on 70% and look at your own work in light of these.

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop registration

Enterprise Summer School 19-21 June 2013

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Want to find out more about enterprise & entrepreneurship?

Have an idea for a business, or have you already started a company?

This three day intensive residential course explores the world of enterprise and looks at ways of being entrepreneurial.

The Guildford Society Annual Architecture Lecture

Wednesday 19 June 2013

19:00

"Threads in the Urban Fabric, Guildford in the 20th Century and Beyond"

Professor Alan Powers is a writer, tutor and curator specialising in the history of twentieth century British art, architecture and design.

Relaxation 'To Go'

Thursday 20 June 2013

13;10 to 13:50
Susan McGrath

Take time out of your day to relax.

Footloose

Friday 21 June 2013

Life in small-town Bomont is peaceful until City boy, Ren, arrives. Breaking every taboo, Ren brings dance back to the heart of a town held back by the memory of a tragedy. GSA graduates bring yet another breath-taking musical experience to the Yvonne Arnaud stage.

Institutions as social constructs and social construction through institutions

Friday 21 June 2013

9:30 to 17:00
Professor George Thomas (Arizona State University)

First Workshop of the Series:
Institutions as social constructs and social construction through institutions

The Secrets of Cell Division

Friday 21 June 2013

14:00 to 15:30
Sir Tim Hunt

Professor Jim Al-Khalili (Physics) and Professor Johnjoe McFadden (Molecular Genetics) invite you to attend a seminar given by Nobel Prize winner, Sir Tim Hunt.

International Critical Tourism Studies Conference V

Tuesday 25 June 2013

Building on the success of four preceding editions (Dubrovnik 2005, Split 2007, Zadar 2009, Cardiff 2011), the CTS conference series continues in 2013 in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This city, famous for its cultural and religious diversity as well as for its dynamic revitalisation after the fall of Yugoslavia, is rapidly profiling itself as an international tourism destination – as such it is a very suitable, stimulating environment for discussing a critical turn in tourism research, education and action. The conference will be co-hosted by the University of Surrey, London Metropolitan University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and Institute for Tourism Zagreb.

NVivo Intermediate / Advanced workshop

Wednesday 26 June 2013

10.30am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

This workshop is for researchers who have previously attended an introductory training workshop in NVivo and/or who have been using the software for a real project for some time. It is not an introductory workshop, but designed as a refresher to help researchers get going with their own data or to move on beyond the basic tasks, for those who have already started working with the software.

Professional Production Skills Showcase 2013

Wednesday 26 June 2013

10:30 to 17:30

This is an opportunity to meet the 2013 graduates and see an exhibition of their work at The Deck, National Theatre. If you are interested in attending this event or would like more information please email FAHSevents@surrey.ac.uk

Relaxation 'To Go'

Thursday 27 June 2013

13;10 to 13:50
Susan McGrath

Take time out of your day to relax.

Surrey Informatics Summer School 2013

Sunday 30 June 2013

Building on the success of Surrey Informatics Summer School (SISS) -2012, the University of Surrey would like to announce SISS-2013.

Who is this for?

Clinicians, researchers and data analysts wanting to work with routine health data.

  • Researchers: PhD, potential PhD students or researchers using routine health data
  • Leaders and managers of health care organisations wanting to improve their use of health data
  • Medical records staff looking to extend their skills
  • Public health trainees and specialists
  • Data analysts: In health care providers or commissioners - Social sciences and social care students wishing to work with health data

International delegates are especially welcome - although we will use UK health data for analysis we will include commonly used international systems.

Annual Architecture and Sculpture Walk

Sunday 30 June 2013

15:00

Guided walk led by Pat Grayburn and Professor Stephen Baker. Meet at the Alan Turing sculpture on the piazza near the School of Management.

Using crowd sourcing for medical research

Monday 1 July 2013

19.00 to 20.00
Dr Amanda Burls, University of Oxford

The Surrey Informatics Summer School presents its first evening seminar.

Digital World Research Seminar:World Cultures Connect

Monday 1 July 2013

13:00 to 14:00
Yvette Vaughan Jones

Arts and creative industries have a global reach and have always been international in their outlook and make up.  Some of the best and most innovative work has been a mixture of skills from different cultures and inspiration from artists and cultures crossing all boundaries.


As pressure on domestic public funding increases, the search for international partners and co productions is ever more important. How can new technologies serve this developing thirst for global partners and content delivery?

CRONEM Annual Multidisciplinary Conference 2013

Tuesday 2 July 2013

09:30 to 17:00

Images of Tuscany: Watercolour Paintings

Tuesday 2 July 2013

Exhibition preview event: Monday 1st July, 6-8pm. Exhibition starts on Tuesday 2nd July.

Gheri’s economical but lyrical handling of watercolour illustrates the deep love the artist holds for the visual attraction of his native Sienese countryside.

Big Data

Tuesday 2 July 2013

19.00 to 20.00
Chris Nott, CTO Big Data and Analytics, IBM

The Surrey Informatics Surrey School is pleased to invite you to a talk by IBM's Chris Nott.

Festival of Research 2013

Tuesday 2 July 2013

09:00 to 17:30
Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, Dr Christopher Belshaw

The Annual Festival of Research is the biggest research event of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. This year the Festival is on Tuesday 2nd July 2013 (a full day event) in the Lecture Theatre Block. This is a great opportunity to showcase our excellence in research, and to celebrate our achievement in science. It is to bring everyone together to fire up our enthusiasm, encourage and support our junior researchers and to promote cross-divisional collaborations. All staff and research students are cordially invited to attend.

1 day Atlas.ti Intermediate/Advanced Workshop

Wednesday 3 July 2013

10.00am registration, 10.30am start to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

This workshop is designed for those who have been working on a real project using ATLAS.ti for some time. Most participants will have previously attended an Introductory Workshop, although this is not a pre-requisite. The aim is to move participants on from the basic tasks of setting up a project and coding data. This is not a repeat of aspects covered in the Introductory Workshop and it is assumed that participants have a basic working knowledge of the software.

Equine Endocrinology

Wednesday 3 July 2013

08:30 to 17:30

We are very pleased to offer the first CPD meeting designed for equine practitioners with a sole focus on endocrinopathies.

Over the last decade, equine endocrinopathies have emerged from being regarded as a diverse group of conditions of minority interest to a prominent part of routine daily equine practice that easily fills a CPD programme!

Applying green principles to knowledge: a sustainable approach to growing your data garden

Wednesday 3 July 2013

19.00 to 20.00
Dr Chris Mimnagh, Director of Clinical Strategy (Primary and Community), Liverpool Health Partners

The Surrey Informatics Summer School is delighted to present a seminar by Dr Chris Mimnagh

Evolving definitions of diabetes: implications for research and quality improvement interventions using routine data

Wednesday 3 July 2013

14.45 to 15.30
Dr Neil Munro

The Surrey Informatics Summer School is pleased to invite you to a talk by Dr Neil Munro.

Pippin

Thursday 4 July 2013

With Schwartz’s 1970’s pop style score and Fosse’s vision Pippin offers a surreal musical experience telling the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory?

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Using routine general practice data to monitor respiratory illness and the effectiveness of vaccination

Thursday 4 July 2013

19.00 to 20.00
Dr Douglas Fleming, former Director of the Royal College of General Practitioners' National Sentinel Audit

The Surrey Informatics Summer School is pleased to present its final evening seminar.

Fitness Festival

Saturday 6 July 2013

10.00am

Fitness Festival

People or Places? Factors associated with the presence of domestic energy efficiency measures in England

Tuesday 9 July 2013

13.00 hrs to 14.00 hrs
George Stoye, Research Economist, Institute of Fiscal Studies

We use English household-level survey data from 1996 to 2010 to explore whether economic market failures play a significant role in explaining the presence of energy efficiency measures (loft insulation, cavity wall insulation and double glazing) in residential properties.

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Wednesday 10 July 2013

9.30am to 4.30pm
Dr Sarah Earthy and Judith Sleany

This course provides an introduction to the analysis of qualitative data derived from in-depth interviews and focus groups. We will explore the relationship between the way in which data is generated and different approaches to analysis, and provide practical examples of analysis from initial coding through to the presentation of findings. Both thematic analysis and narrative analysis will be discussed. The course is intended for researchers with only limited experience of qualitative analysis. 

(Please note, the course will not cover computer software programmes designed to assist qualitative data analysis. For information on training in qualitative software programs see the CAQDAS Networking Project website)

Reintegration and Trust Repair at Severn Trent Water

Wednesday 10 July 2013

14.30
Nicole Gillespie, University of Queensland

The Centre for Trust Research is pleased to present a seminar by Nicole Gillespie

Special 8am till late Advice

Thursday 11 July 2013

08:00 to 19:00

Special 8am till late Advice at The Student Services Centre

  • Thinking of Post Graduate Studies?
  • Check about the funding available

Ask@surrey.ac.uk

A Night at the Movies

Thursday 11 July 2013

GSA Saturday School students present their annual revue.  An all singing, all dancing and all acting tribute to the movies!

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Surrey Music Hub Conference

Thursday 11 July 2013

9:00am to 4:30pm

NVivo Training Workshop

Wednesday 17 July 2013

10am to 4pm
Dr Christina Silver, Katherine Sela
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data. The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Surrey CommEUnicate

Wednesday 17 July 2013

16:00 to 20:00

The EU long ago ceased being purely a matter of ‘foreign policy’, and shapes legislation in a wide range of areas from the environment and education and health to social policy. However, citizens and journalists often struggle to identify when EU issues are relevant to local communities, and across the EU citizens often lack knowledge about how the EU affects them – or what they can do about it.  The aim of this workshop is to start a process through which this situation can be improved in Surrey.

School of Economics Graduation ceremonies 2012-13

Friday 19 July 2013

10:00 to 17:00

We are looking forward to seeing our graduands and their families as well as our Faculty staff to celebrate all FBEL students' achievements. 

SHTM Graduation ceremonies 2012-13

Friday 19 July 2013

10:00 to 17:00

We are looking forward to seeing our graduands and their families as well as our Faculty staff to celebrate all FBEL students' achievements. 

In Search of Silence

Monday 22 July 2013

Exhibition preview event: Monday 22nd July, 6-8pm. Exhibition starts on Tuesday 23rd July.

An exhibition of paintings exploring the silent stillness of the landscape. The starting point is the place itself but the paintings eventually take over and follow their own path offering the viewer a contemplative space to dwell.

Research Seminar - Systems and synthetic biology of mammalian circadian clocks

Monday 22 July 2013

16:00
Professor Hiroki R. Ueda, M.D., Ph.D Laboratory for Systems Biology, RIKEN CDB Laboratory for Synthetic Biology, RIKEN, Kobe, Japan

Sleep Chronobiology and Addiction Research Group

Energy Storage Materials and Supercapacitors

Thursday 25 July 2013

10:00 to 16:00

This one-day workshop will focus on recent developments in the FP7 AUTOSUPERCAP project on energy storage materials for supercapacitors in automotive applications and will also include an overview of related work at the University of Surrey on nanomaterials and within the EPSRC SUPERGEN Consortium. There will also be a presentation on the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA).

You can register for the event and purchase tickets using the Surrey Store.

Gothic Technologies/Gothic Techniques

Monday 5 August 2013

Recent Gothic studies have foregrounded a plethora of technologies associated with Gothic literary and cultural production. Its presence is witnessed in how techno-science has contributed to the proliferation of the Gothic: the publishing and print culture disseminating Gothic texts, eighteenth-century architectural innovations, the on-line gaming and virtual Goth communities, the special effects of Gothic-horror cinema.

Gaia Challenge

Monday 19 August 2013

09:00 to 15:00

With the launch of the ESA-Gaia satellite this year, our goal is to test and improve our mass modelling methods from Jeans modelling and distribution function modelling to Schwarzschild modelling, M2M and others. To this end, we are organising the first “Gaia Challenge” workshop this Summer August 19th - 23th at the University of Surrey, UK.

The temporal interpretation of modals in SENĆOŦEN and Hul'q'umi'num

Tuesday 27 August 2013

1pm
Dr Claire K. Turner

Surrey Linguistics Circle is delighted to present a talk by Claire K. Turner, University of British Columbia..    

ASLE-UKI 2013 Biennial Conference

Thursday 29 August 2013

Mike Hulme (University of East Anglia) Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard University) Catriona Sandilands (York University, Canada)

GAP NOW

Monday 2 September 2013

10.00-17.00 Mon-Fri; weekends by appointment

Preview - the exhibition opens on Monday 2 September: 18.00 - 20.00.

An exhibition of recent work by a group of artists called Guildford Art Perspective who worked together from 1992 to 2001. Their aim was to promote twentieth century values in arts practice.

The 6th International Conference on Colonic Spirochaetal Infections in Animals and Humans

Thursday 5 September 2013

The International Conference on Colonic Spirochaetes in Animals and Humans 2013 is a unique opportunity for scientists and PhD students working in the field of spirochaetal infections to meet, exchange information and broaden their knowledge base in relation to these important pathogens. It is also the leading forum designed to explore novel control strategies to improve animal and human healthcare in relation to spirochaetal infections. This conference is normally held every 2 years and is generally oversubscribed because there are only 100 delegate places available. In 2013 this is especially true because the last conference was held in Leon in June 2009. As a consequence of the predicted demand, all those interested are encouraged to enrol at the earliest opportunity.


Book your place at www.surrey.ac.uk/spirochaetes2013 or call +44 (0)1483 689526

TravelSmart in Surrey

Sunday 8 September 2013

Join the cycle challenge and help the University to clock up more cycle commutes than any other Surrey company.

Behind the Lines: Gender in the Bunker of Defence and Security Studies? (politics)

Wednesday 11 September 2013

08:45 to 18:00
Dr Jill Steans

NVivo Training Workshop (2 Days)

Wednesday 18 September 2013

10am to 4pm
Dr Christina Silver, Katherine Sela
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

 

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

 

Tourism South East Conference

Thursday 19 September 2013

10.00 to 15.30

Tourism South East are holding their annual conference at the University of Surrey and have invited their members along to hear a variety of guest speakers talk about their own experiences in different tourism industries. They have also kindly opened it up to our students in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. 

Languages Open Evening

Monday 23 September 2013

19:00

Brush up a language for your next holiday, or embark on learning a new one.
 

Please join us for a glass of wine and a chat with a language tutor of your chosen language.
 

Courses in Mandarin Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, starting week beginning 14th October “for 16 weeks (Intensive French Start Again - 8 weeks).
 

Open to all with no formal entry requirements.

New Performance in the School of Arts: Work in progress, reflection, feedback

Tuesday 24 September 2013

16.00 to 18.00

An afternoon showcasing new in-progress works by three of the University of Surrey's leading practitioner-researchers. Dance, music, and theatre, combined, isolated and exploring different realms of performance. An event not to be missed!    

Education and Learning: Sociological Perspectives

Wednesday 25 September 2013

Keynote Speaker: Dr Heather Mendick, Brunel University.

Atlas.ti Training Workshop (2 Days)

Wednesday 25 September 2013

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

ATLAS.ti, developed by Scientific Software, Berlin. is a CAQDAS package suited to the management and analysis of qualitative data i.e. text and multimedia data/information. This two day workshop provides a thorough overview of the software with step-by-step practice in setting up projects efficiently, getting started with data organisation and use of analytic tools. Participants bring their own data and project materials for use on the second day. 

Laboratory Validation of Discrete Element Methods (DEM) and some applications

Wednesday 25 September 2013

14:00
Dr Liang Cui, University of Surrey

Discrete Element Method (DEM) has demonstrated its power in many disciplines including geotechnical engineering. In this presentation Dr Cui will show her early work on developing and validating a virtual test environment for granular materials using DEM.

Quit Smoking for Stoptober

Monday 30 September 2013

12.30 to 13.15

Working in collaboration with Surrey Smoking Cessation advisors the Centre for Wellbeing are proud to offer students and staff a Quit Smoking service. The advisors are trained and experienced in delivering support to anyone who would like to quit the habit. We are able to offer free group support in a comfortable and non judgemental environment.

Introduction to Qualitative Data Analysis

Wednesday 2 October 2013

9.30am to 4.30pm
Dr Sarah Earthy and Judith Sleany

This course provides an introduction to the analysis of qualitative data derived from in-depth interviews and focus groups. We will explore the relationship between the way in which data is generated and different approaches to analysis, and provide practical examples of analysis from initial coding through to the presentation of findings. Both thematic analysis and narrative analysis will be discussed. The course is intended for researchers with only limited experience of qualitative analysis. 

(Please note, the course will not cover computer software programmes designed to assist qualitative data analysis. For information on training in qualitative software programs see the CAQDAS Networking Project website)

'The Artist In His Environment' and 'Images of God'

Wednesday 2 October 2013

10.00 -17.00 Mon-Fri; weekends by prior appointment (Lewis Elton Gallery)

Two exhibitions by Norman Adams RA held at Guildford Cathedral and the Lewis Elton Gallery, University of Surrey.

From small intimate watercolours to the large canvases of the 1980s and 1990s the work shown will span 50 years.

School of Veterinary Medicine Partnership Evening: Small Animal

Tuesday 8 October 2013

19:30

In October 2014, The University of Surrey will take our first students into the new Veterinary School. We are keen to create graduates who are confident, competent and will fit seamlessly into their chosen profession early after graduation, benefiting their employers and gaining self-fulfillment.

To give our graduates as much ‘real’ world veterinary experience as possible in their ultimate workplaces, we have chosen a dispersed training model, not relying on University teaching hospitals. 

To achieve this goal, we need good, forward thinking veterinary practices, to participate in the core training of our undergraduate veterinary students.  The Intra-Mural Rotations (IMR) are core building blocks in the students’ clinical experience.

Vet Practices interested in working with the University of Surrey to provide Intramural Rotations (IMR) will hear about the benefits of belonging to the University’s IMR Partner community.

For more information and to book a place

Qualitative Software Planning Seminar

Wednesday 9 October 2013

1.30pm to 5pm
Dr Christina Silver

Choosing the appropriate analysis software package is an important part of planning any qualitative or mixed method research project. There are a range of options available, but it is not always easy to visualise exactly what a package offers when exploring it for the first time yourself. Equally when asking someone else for their opinion, it is not always easy to know what questions you should be asking. Most of the software packages, which help the researcher to manage qualitative data, are excellent products in one way or several!

This seminar will help you make an informed choice between products.

Lunchtime Recital - Guest performers: Tetra Guitar Quartet

Wednesday 9 October 2013

13.10
Tetra Guitar Quartet
This season, the Tetra Guitar Quartet celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Exceptional musicianship, unique repertoire and groundbreaking programming have helped to make Tetra one of the most influential and sought-after guitar ensembles of modern times.

Risky Investment with Limited Commitment

Wednesday 9 October 2013

16.00 to 17.30
Professor Vincenzo Quadrini, University of Southern California

Abstract

Over the last three decades there has been a dramatic increase in the size of the financial sector and in the compensation of financial executives. This increase has been associated with greater risk-taking with the use of more complex financial instruments. Parallel to this trend, the organizational structure of the financial sector has changed with the traditional partnership replaced by public companies. The organizational change has increased the competition for managerial talent, which may have weakened the commitment between investors and managers. We show how increased competition and the weaker commitment can raise the managerial incentives to undertake risky investment. In the general equilibrium, this change results in higher risk-taking, a larger and more productive financial sector with greater income inequality (within and across sectors), and lower stock market valuation of financial institutions.

The impact of the Human Rights Act (HRA) 1998 on the police service of England and Wales

Wednesday 9 October 2013

04:00 to 05:00
Dr Karen Bullock – Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Surrey

This paper will explore the impact of the Human Rights Act (HRA) 1998 on the police service of England and Wales.

Cultures in Contact research seminar

Wednesday 9 October 2013

5pm
Dr Matt Rubery

All seminars take place in room 55AC05. Light refreshments will be available. All welcome!

Economics Seminar: Conditioned Nash and Bayesian-Nash Equilibria

Thursday 10 October 2013

15:00 to 16:30

 Prof. Erik Balder (University of Utrecht)

"Conditioned Nash and Bayesian-Nash Equilibria"

University Open Day

Saturday 12 October 2013

09:00 to 15:30

University Open Day ( For prospective students )

Student Services Centre 

  • Ask about creating a Financial Plan for going to University. 
  • Understand what you'll get, when and how far it'll go.

Landscape Quartet Symposium Concert

Saturday 12 October 2013

19.30

An AHRC-funded research project, this concert presents works arising from and feeding into the associated symposium, which suggest innovative, challenging ways of relating music to the world around us.

Open Day, Saturday 12 October 2013

Saturday 12 October 2013

09.00

Our University of Surrey Open Days will help you make the decision about whether Surrey is the right choice for you.

Lunchtime Walks

Tuesday 15 October 2013

13.00 to 13.50

The Centre for Wellbeing is continuing it's collaboration with The Surrey Wildlife Trust to offer educational campus walks.

Languages Cafe 15th October

Tuesday 15 October 2013

17:00 to 18:00

Improve your Language Skills with LACES Language Cafes 

(All Languages)

MAXQDA Training Workshop (1 day)

Wednesday 16 October 2013

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

MAXQDA, developed by Verbi Software, is a CAQDAS package suited to the management and analysis of qualitative data i.e. text and multimedia data/information. This one day workshop provides a thorough overview to the software and prepares participants for setting-up projects and getting started with using the software efficiently.

Lunchtime Recital - MMus Recitals

Wednesday 16 October 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital, featuring the MMus students.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Mike Alfreds: Workshop and Book Launch

Wednesday 16 October 2013

15.00

The School of Arts at the University of Surrey is delighted to be hosting the award-winning theatre director, Mike Alfreds on the 16th of October. Mike is perhaps best known as the founder of influential company, Shared Experience and for his role as Artistic Director of Method & Madness, as well as for his work with the RSC and Shakespeare’s Globe. He will be leading a workshop and hosting a book launch on this date.    

Selling Through Referrals

Wednesday 16 October 2013

16.00 to 17.30
Professor Vasiliki Skreta, University College London

Abstract

A seller has an object for sale and can reach buyers only through intermediaries, who also have privileged information about buyers’ valuations. Intermediaries can either mediate the transaction by buying the object and reselling it–the merchant model–or refer buyers to the seller and release information for a fee–the agency model. The merchant model suffers from double marginalization. The agency model suffers from adverse selection: Intermediaries would like to refer low-value buyers, but retain high-value ones and make profits from resale. We show that, in equilibrium, intermediaries specialize in agency. Seller’s and intermediaries’ joint profits equal the seller’s profits when he has access to all buyers and all intermediaries’ information. Profits’ division depends on seller’s and intermediaries’ relative bargaining power. Our results rationalize the prevalence of the agency model in online markets.

NVivo Advanced Support Workshop (1 day)

Thursday 17 October 2013

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

This workshop is for researchers who have previously attended an introductory training workshop in NVivo and/or who have been using the software for a real project for some time. It is not an introductory workshop, but designed as a refresher to help researchers get going with their own data or to move on beyond the basic tasks, for those who have already started working with the software.

Robust Nonparametric Confidence Intervals for Regression-Discontinuity Designs

Thursday 17 October 2013

16.00 to 17.30
Dr Matias Cattaneo, University of Michigan

Abstract

In the regression-discontinuity (RD) design, units are assigned to treatment based on whether their value of an observed covariate exceeds a known cutoff. In this design, local polynomial estimators are now routinely employed to construct confidence intervals for treatment effects. The performance of these confidence intervals in applications, however, may be seriously hampered by their sensitivity to the specific bandwidth employed. Available bandwidth selectors typically yield a “large”bandwidth, leading to data-driven confidence intervals that may be severely biased, with empirical coverage well below their nominal target. We propose new, more robust, theory-based confidence interval estimators for average treatment effects in sharp RD, kink RD, fuzzy RD and fuzzy kink RD designs. Our proposed confidence intervals rely on a recentered RD estimator together with a novel standard-error estimator. For practical implementation, we propose a consistent standard-error estimator that does not require an additional bandwidth choice, as well as valid bandwidth choices compatible with our underlying large-sample theory. In a simulation study, we find that our novel data-driven confidence intervals exhibit close-to-correct empirical coverage and good empirical interval length on average, remarkably improving upon the alternatives available in the literature. We illustrate the performance of our proposed methods with household data from Progresa/Oportunidades, a conditional cash transfer program in Mexico. All the results in this paper are readily available in STATA using our companion package (rdrobust) described in Calonico, Cattaneo, and Titiunik (2013).

O Duo Percussion Extravaganza

Friday 18 October 2013

19.30

O Duo’s repertoire is an invigorating mix of popular classics and accessible contemporary music played on a huge array of percussion.

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Open Access Drop-In Sessions

Monday 21 October 2013

Open Access publishing increases visibility, readership, usage of research, scientific productivity, and likelihood of being cited. To celebrate Open Access Week in FAHS, we are holding “Open Access Drop-in Sessions”. If you have any queries or need some advice, please just drop-in and we will be happy to help.


Drop-In Sessions will take place between 12noon and 2pm on the following days:

Tue 22, Wed 23 and Fri 25 October.
 

We look forward to seeing you!

SPLASH Workshop: What should I read? Effective searching (Level 4)

Tuesday 22 October 2013

14:00 to 15:00

Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of reading you have to do? This session will discuss strategies for dealing with vast amounts of reading and the importance of reading with a purpose.

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

How do I know if my work is at Masters level? (PGT)

Tuesday 22 October 2013

1800 to 1930

This session will explore what Masters level work actually looks like. It will explain the differences between other levels and types of study and show you what your tutors are looking for in your writing. 

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop registration

Language Cafe 22nd October

Tuesday 22 October 2013

17:00 to 18:00

Improve your Language Skills with LACES Language Cafes 

(French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese and English)

Jeanmonnet@CRonEM Roundtable

Tuesday 22 October 2013

16:00 to 18:00
See below.

Managing Literature with NVivo (1 day)

Wednesday 23 October 2013

10am to 4.30pm
Ann Lewins

Many universities and research institutions have site licences for NVivo 10.  Nvivo10 can be used to assist with the analysis of qualitative data. However one of the difficult challenges of long term research projects, in any discipline, is associated with keeping track of literature.  Used creatively and systematically NVivo can help you manage the processes of cross referencing and accessing the literature material that is supporting your research.

Lunchtime Recital - Penningtons Scholarship

Wednesday 23 October 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries on Wednesday lunchtimes at these short and delightful Lunchtime Recitals.
This concert features final year students competing for the annual Penningtons Scholarship.

LEGALLY BLONDE

Wednesday 23 October 2013

19.30; Saturday matinee 14.30

This international award-winning all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is coming to Guildford after 3 triumphant years in the West End and a national tour.

Evidence Gathering in International Criminal Justice

Wednesday 23 October 2013

13.00 to 14.00
Anthony Forde, Leeds Metropolitan University

The Surrey International Law Centre is pleased to present a seminar by Anthony Forde

Incidental Parameter Bias in Panel Quantile Regressions

Wednesday 23 October 2013

16.00 to 17.30
Dr Martin Weidner, University College London

Abstract

This paper studies linear quantile regression (QR) estimators in panel data settings with fixed effects. The estimation error in the fixed effects causes an incidental parameter problem in the parameters of interest, and we work out the first order asymptotic bias under an asymptotic where both N and T grow to infinity. This leading incidental parameter bias is of order 1/T, analogous to the situation in non-linear fixed effect panel models with smooth objective function. The key technical challenge in deriving our result is that the QR objective function is non-smooth, rendering the existing large T asymptotic bias results in the panel literature non-applicable. We provide analytic and Jackknife bias corrected estimators and study their performance in Monte Carlo simulations, and in an application to educational achievement of US high-school students.

Wear it Pink

Wednesday 23 October 2013

09.00 to 17.00

Wear it Pink on 23 October to support Breast Cancer and bring and buy a cake.

"They call us the criminals, but I am fighting for the future of my country"?

Wednesday 23 October 2013

16:00 to 17:00
Dr James Treadwell - Lecturer in Criminology, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham

The rise of the English Defence League (EDL) has received a growing amount of academic and media attention.

Cultures in Contact research seminar

Wednesday 23 October 2013

5pm
Prof. Laura P Zuntini de Izarra (University of Sao Paulo)

All seminars take place in room 55AC05. Light refreshments will be available. All welcome!

Enindhilyakwa (Australia) noun categorization systems: noun classes, gender and verb-incorporated generics.

Thursday 24 October 2013

1pm
Marie-Elaine van Egmond

Surrey Linguistics Circle is delighted to present a talk by Marie-Elaine van Egmond of the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University Greifswald.

Sleeping with the “Frenemy” for the Greater Good – Coopetition in Store Networks

Thursday 24 October 2013

16.00 to 16.45
Professor Christoph Teller, University of Surrey

Store Managers in Shopping Malls – Boundary Spanners between Consumers, Retail and Centre Management

Thursday 24 October 2013

16.45 to 17.30
Professor Andrew Alexander, University of Surrey

Store Managers in Shopping Malls - Boundary Spanners between Consumers, Retail and Centre Management

Thursday 24 October 2013

6.15pm to 5.oo pm
Professor Andrew Alexander

Mixed Methods using MAXQDA

Friday 25 October 2013

9.30am to 3pm
Prof. Udo Kuckartz, University of Marburg, Graham Hughes, Qualitative Innovations in CAQDAS
Over the last decade, mixed methods approaches have become more and more popular all around the world. These approaches have been adopted in different disciplines like sociology, anthropology, education, general medicine, etc. However, confusing terms are often used. For instance: What is the difference between mixed methods, triangulation, data integration, and data combination? The workshop will try to clarify this subject and focusses on the characteristics of the different methodologies. It starts with an orienting overview and then discusses how mixed methods approaches can be realized using MAXQDA.

SPLASH Workshop: Finding your focus in your dissertation

Friday 25 October 2013

11:00 to 12:00

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

Agreement in Archi: Semantic agreement problem

Friday 25 October 2013

9.30am to 5pm

The Surrey Morphology Group are holding a  one day workshop on agreement in Archi at the University of Surrey.

Programme available here.

Young Enterprise Start Up Programme: Finance & Operations

Tuesday 29 October 2013

18:00 to 19:00

With guest speaker to take you through all you need to know about raising finance and the legal requirements involved for example opening a company bank account, paying insurance.

SPLASH Workshop: Reading Masterclass for ALL students

Tuesday 29 October 2013

15:00 to 16:30

Skills, strategies, time-saving tips and practical hands-on activities to increase your confidence and effectiveness in working with written texts.

Language Cafe 29th October

Tuesday 29 October 2013

17:00 to 18:00

Improve your Language Skills with LACES Language Cafes 

(French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese and English)

Modelling Complex Fluid-Particle Flows with Advanced DEM-CFD

Tuesday 29 October 2013

13:00 to 14:00
Prof. Chuan-Yu (Charley) Wu, University of Surrey

Fluid-solid particle flows are common two-phase processes encountered in industrial applications and biological systems, such as gas-fluidized beds, pneumatic conveying, die filling and blood flow.

Women In Business: The Journey To Success

Wednesday 30 October 2013

18:00 to 20:30
  • Are you required to speak publicly as part of your role?
  • Do you lack confidence in your ability to speak up?

Join us for an interactive workshop to develop your face-to-face speaking skills and improve your confidence.

Radical Interpretation

Wednesday 30 October 2013

13.10

Starting with a lunchtime recital and moving on to a workshop and a discussion session, this special half-day event (although the recital can be attended separately) is not to be missed!

The UK Government’s Digital Journey and NAO’s Changing Approach

Wednesday 30 October 2013

14.00
Sally Howes - Executive Leader, Digital and Innovation, National Audit Office

Sally Howes, Executive Leader, Digital and Innovation, National Audit Office will deliver the lecture The UK government's digital journey and NAO's changing approach as part of the Open Innovation in Practice lecture series.

Long-Term Asset Price Volatility and Macroeconomic Fluctuations

Wednesday 30 October 2013

16.00 to 17.30
Professor Manuel Santos, University of Miami

Abstract

We analyze a stochastic growth model with lags in the operation of new technologies. Stock values are impacted by news on technological innovations and some other external shocks affecting the economy. We develop some numerical methods to analyze the volatility of asset prices. Our analysis singles out price markups and leverage as key determinants of asset price volatility, and confers a rather limited role to technology shocks, adjustment costs, interest rate policies, input costs, taxes, and labor and financial frictions. Price markups seem highly correlated with stock market values, whereas other financial measures such as dividends and earnings present much less variability over time and across company vintages.

SPLASH Workshop: Effective reading and notemaking (Level 4)

Thursday 31 October 2013

11:00 to 12:00

9th BCPC

Thursday 31 October 2013

The ninth British Contemporary Piano Competition is being hosted once more at the University of Surrey from Thursday 31 October with the final on Saturday 2 November. A spectacular display of 20th century piano repertoire performed by talented pianists from around the world.    

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SPLASH Workshop: Using sources properly - how to cite and when to reference (Level 4)

Friday 1 November 2013

11:00 to 12:00

This session will give 1st year students the opportunity to:

- review their understanding of suitable sources and the ways in which they can be used in academic writing;
- start thinking about being ‘critical’ about the sources they are using;
- develop their understanding of plagiarism (and how to avoid it!);
- develop their ability to summarise, paraphrase and quote.

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

SPLASH Workshop: : First Class Writing for Level 6

Friday 1 November 2013

09:30 to 11:00

Banking, Finance, Money and Institutions

Saturday 2 November 2013

09.00 to 16.00

Piano - Nicola Meecham

Sunday 3 November 2013

15.00

Nicola Meecham’s repertoire incorporates composers as diverse as Chopin, Janácek and Moondog.  In this concert she will premiere Tom Armstrong’s 'Morning Music', a memorial to the late Richard Hand.

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Powder handling technologies in the process industries

Monday 4 November 2013

14PM to 15PM
Richard Farnish CEng MIMechE, University of Greenwich

An unfortunately large number of process plants live with unreliability of bulk solids handling plant and /or failure to achieve planned throughput rates.  Causes of the problems can vary from changes in formulation or processing conditions to a basic lack of plant requirements from the outset of the plant design.  A common theme in most of these situations is a lack of consideration of the bulk properties of the materials to stored or handled. 

Waiting for Godot

Monday 4 November 2013

19.00; 14.00 matinee + 19.00 on Wednesday

Beckett’s classic absurdist play about two lost souls waiting for Godot. A tragicomedy split in two acts; USSU Theatre Society presents this much loved piece of theatre with a Southern American twist.

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Picturing the Studio - The Rob Dickins Collection

Tuesday 5 November 2013

This exhibition is in collaboration with the Watts Gallery photographic archive. The exhibition will explore how artists’ studios were shown in the nineteenth century.

SPLASH Workshop: Developing Your Argument - Level 6

Tuesday 5 November 2013

15:00 to 16:00

This workshop for final year students will explore what makes an effective argument, what counts as evidence, and how to develop and structure a logical and convincing argument.

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop booking

SPLASH Workshop: Reading and Researching at Masters level

Tuesday 5 November 2013

18:00 to 19:30

Cultures in Contact research seminar

Tuesday 5 November 2013

6pm
Prof. William Rowe (Anniversary Professor of Poetics in the Department of Iberian and Latin American Studies, Birbeck College, University of London)

All seminars take place in room 55AC05. Light refreshments will be available. All welcome!

Language Cafe 5th November

Tuesday 5 November 2013

17:00 to 18:00

Improve your Language Skills with LACES Language Cafes 

(Chinese, Japanese, Korean and English)

School of Law Lecture Series

Tuesday 5 November 2013

18:15 to 20:00

Speaker: The Hon.Dame Linda Dobbs, DBE.

  • 18:15 Talk to include a Q&A session.
  • 19:15 Drinks reception.

CPD Workshop (Session 1)

Tuesday 5 November 2013

14:00 to 16:00

This session reflects on planning the delivery of sessions – thinking about what has been done before the teaching occurs and considering the approaches that have been adopted so that the taught session (whatever the format) maximises opportunities for learning.

 

Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing

Tuesday 5 November 2013

Dr Jenny Mathers, Aberystwyth

NVivo Training Workshop (2 Days)

Wednesday 6 November 2013

10am to 4pm
Dr Christina Silver, Katherine Sela

NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks. 

 

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 6 November 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

TWANG!!

Wednesday 6 November 2013

19.30; Saturday matinee 14.30

A rewritten version of Lionel Bart's 1960s musical, bringing to it hilarity, adventure and classic comedy with a nod to comedic legends and some of Bart's pop hits.

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The Appeal of Information Transactions

Wednesday 6 November 2013

16.00 to 17.30
Dr Antonio Cabrales, University College London (UCL)

Abstract

An information transaction entails the purchase of information. Formally, it consists of an information structure together with a price. We develop an index of the appeal of information transactions, which is derived as a dual to the agent’s preferences for information. The index of information transactions has a simple analytic characterization in terms of the relative entropy from priors to posteriors, and it also connects naturally with a recent index of riskiness.

Weapons of Mass Destruction and US Foreign Policy

Wednesday 6 November 2013

15:30 to 17:00
Dr Michelle Bentley Royal Holloway, University of London

Hospitality Internships in America session

Thursday 7 November 2013

16:00

Learn more about hospitality internships in America.

Jaspreet Singh, Visiting Writer

Thursday 7 November 2013

16:00

In event supported by the School of English and Languages and the Surrey New Writers Festival, award-winning author, Jaspreet Singh, will read from his latest novel, Helium.  A reception will follow and all are welcome.

Artists and their Spaces - a talk by Professor Rob Dickins CBE

Thursday 7 November 2013

19.00 - 20.00

A talk by Professor Rob Dickins CBE, in relation to this week's opening of his exhibition at the Lewis Elton Gallery in conjunction with Watts Gallery.

The phase field method with double-obstacle potential and its application in shape optimization

Thursday 7 November 2013

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Sandra Käbisch (University of Surrey)

SPLASH Workshop: Developing Your Argument (Level 4)

Friday 8 November 2013

11:00 to 12:00

What is an argument? How is it different from description and explanation? How do you develop a logical and convincing argument? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in this workshop. 

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

OUT EAST, UP WEST

Friday 8 November 2013

14.00
Barbara Windsor, Bert Fink, Philip Hedley, Mark Shenton, Ian Talbot and Julian Woolford.

An afternoon of uncovering the history and creation behind Twang!!. Original cast member Barbara Windsor will be there, along with other guests and GSA guest director, Ian Talbot and Julian Woolford - who wrote the new book for the musical. 

Diabetes and Obesity - New Horizons in Pharmaceutical Medicine

Monday 11 November 2013

Content:

  • Clinical aspects of diabetes, obesity and NAFLD
  • Insulin analogues
  • New therapies for diabetes and obesity
  • Research techniques
  • Drug development programme - success and failure

SPLASH Workshop: Preparing to Submit (Level 4)

Monday 11 November 2013

11:00 to 12:00

Offshoring with Heterogeneous Firms

Monday 11 November 2013

14.00
Juan Carluccio - Senior Lecturer in International Trade, University of Surrey

MBA Open Evening

Tuesday 12 November 2013

18:00 to 20:00

You can find out more about the Surrey MBA at our Open Evening session. Each session includes a presentation from academic staff, a question and answer session and the chance to take a look at our state-of-the-art teaching facilities.

YERMA

Wednesday 13 November 2013

19.30

Amina Khayyam Dance Company with Zeroculture present: a Kathak interpretation of the classic play by Federico Garcia Lorca.

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Sculpture Society Autumn Lecture

Wednesday 13 November 2013

19.30

Merete Rasmussen redefines the boundaries of hand built clay structures and the capacity of the medium to define space through a measured use of striking colour, surface and linear flow.

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 13 November 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

SPLASH workshop: Final year academic writing (Sciences) - Level 6

Wednesday 13 November 2013

14:00 to 15:00

The Circassian languages - phonetic details and typological conclusions

Wednesday 13 November 2013

11.30am
Ludger Paschen

Surrey Linguistics Circle is delighted to present a talk by Ludger Paschen of the University of Bochum.

Getting started in-house - Project management and quality control in an international localization company

Wednesday 13 November 2013

15:00 to 17:00
Claire Ingram and Chloe Russell, Wordbank

A sociologists adventures on the farm

Wednesday 13 November 2013

16:00 to 17:00
Dr Chris Smaje – Visiting Researcher, University of Surrey

Having quit academic sociology for small-scale farming, but now returning to the department in the spectral guise of a visiting researcher, Dr Smaje offers an overview of his intellectual activities and interests in recent years.

Police and Clearance Rates: Evidence from Recurrent Redeployments Within a City

Wednesday 13 November 2013

16.00 to 17.00
Dr Giovanni Mastrobuoni, University of Essex

Abstract

More policing reduces crime, but little is known about the mechanism. Does policing deter crime by reducing its attractiveness, or is the reduction driven by increased arrest rates that incapacitate recurrent criminals?
This paper exploits micro-level data on single robberies together with redeployments of two police forces within a city, providing first evidence of a direct link between police presence and the likelihood of clearing cases. During shift turnovers, reduced patrolling lowers the likelihood of identifying and arresting robbers, including would be repeat offenders, from 13.5 to 8 percent. There is almost no evidence that criminals systematically target shift changes to reduce the risk of being apprehended.

Citizenship unmodified: Democracy and the problem of hatred

Wednesday 13 November 2013

14:00
Professor Eric Heinze, Queen Mary, University of London

Student Exchange in Sweden

Wednesday 13 November 2013

12:00 to 13:00
Professor Jorgen Ljung, Linkoping University

Have you ever thought about studying part of your year in Sweden?

SPLASH workshop: Final year academic writing (Sciences) - Level 6

Wednesday 13 November 2013

14:00 to 15:00

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 15 November 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of the week with an enjoyable burst of music in these short and delightful concerts.

Splice Symposium

Friday 15 November 2013

TBC

The Splice Symposium is an opportunity for Performance, Music, Science and Medical practitioners and scholars to celebrate and debate the recent ‘scientific turn’ in Contemporary Performance and Music practice. It presents a range of artworks and projects that variously test the boundaries between Performance, Music, Science and Medicine.  It explores the practical and philosophical aspects of collaboration and intersections between and across these disciplines.

The Tin Ring

Monday 18 November 2013

19.30

The Tin Ring is a profoundly uplifting story of great love, brought to life by Jane Arnfield’s extraordinary solo performance.

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FANNY AND FAGGOT

Monday 18 November 2013

19.30

Based on a true story, Fanny and Faggot presents two distinct moments in the life of Mary Bell: her trial when accused of the murder of two small boys, and her escape from the open prison in 1977, when she spent the weekend on the run in Blackpool and lost her virginity.

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SPLASH Workshop: What should I read?!!! Effective searching for Level 4 students

Monday 18 November 2013

18:00 to 19:00

Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of reading you have to do? This session will discuss strategies for dealing with vast amounts of reading and the importance of reading with a purpose.

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

SPLASH Workshop: Getting started with Powerpoint (Open to ALL)

Monday 18 November 2013

15:00 to 16:00

An online tutorial for Powerpoint can be accessed via the following link:

Online Tutorial

 

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop booking

GOD OF CARNAGE

Tuesday 19 November 2013

19.30

What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums, and tears before bedtime?

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CANCELLED: SPLASH Workshop: Developing Your Argument (Masters)

Tuesday 19 November 2013

18:00 to 19:30

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this workshop has been cancelled. For those who have registered for this workshop, we will be in touch via email with information about the re-scheduled date. 

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This is a workshop for Master’s students that will address the following:

• What makes an effective argument
• How to sustain a clear argument throughout your dissertation
• Common weaknesses in arguments 

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop booking

Cultures in Contact research seminar

Tuesday 19 November 2013

6pm
Dr Fabienne Collignon (University of Sheffield)

School of Veterinary Medicine Partnership Evening: Equine and Production Animal

Tuesday 19 November 2013

19:30

In October 2014, The University of Surrey will take our first students into the new Veterinary School. We are keen to create graduates who are confident, competent and will fit seamlessly into their chosen profession early after graduation, benefiting their employers and gaining self-fulfillment.

Framework Analysis using NVivo (seminar)

Wednesday 20 November 2013

10am to 4pm
Gareth Morrell, Meg Callanan, Tom Kenny and Silvana Di Gregorio

The Framework approach to analysing qualitative data was developed during the 1980s at the National Centre for Social Research (UK). It was originally a paper-based method that ordered data in a matrix table to facilitate within case and cross-case analysis. NatCen has collaborated with QSR to incorporate the Framework approach to data analysis in NVivo. 

In this seminar speakers from both NatCen and other research organizations discuss framework method and how they have been using it within NVivo.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 20 November 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

PUNK ROCK

Wednesday 20 November 2013

19.30

A young cast expose the violence simmering beneath the surface of success in Simon Stephen’s explosive and award winning play.

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SPLASH Workshop:Qualitative Analysis for Level 6 students

Wednesday 20 November 2013

11:00 to 12:00

An introduction to qualitative analysis looks at types of methods available, including grounded theory, phenomenology, and ethnography.

 

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop booking

SPLASH Workshop: Introduction to data analysis for Level 6 students

Wednesday 20 November 2013

13:00 to 14:00

This session is an introduction to analysing data in your final year projects and dissertations. Many students get into difficulty because they haven't designed their research appropriately at this stage. If you might be collecting data or are using secondary data, then this is an important session to attend.

 

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

Linguists' question time - Professional translators and interpreters on the practical aspects of working as a freelancer

Wednesday 20 November 2013

15:00 to 17:00
Pat Jenner and colleagues, Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI)

Critiques of formal research ethics procedures and committees

Wednesday 20 November 2013

16:00 to 17:00
Dr Kitty te Riele – Associate Professor, The Victoria Institute for Education, Diversity and Lifelong learning, Victoria University, Melbourne and Visiting International Fellow in the Department of Sociology, University of Surrey.

Social researchers began airing complaints about research ethics regulations almost as soon as these started to be implemented for research in the social sciences and humanities in the 1960s.

Nascent Governance: the Impact of Entrepreneurial Finance on Board Formation and Roles

Wednesday 20 November 2013

13.00 to 14.00
Christophe Bonnet, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France

The Centre for Advanced Research in Entrepreneurship (CARE) is pleased to present a seminar by Christophe Bonnet.

Music Research Seminar: Chris Wiley

Wednesday 20 November 2013

16:00

Don’t miss Chris Wiley’s (University of Surrey) seminar on Music and Literature: Ethel Smyth, Virginia Woolf, and “The First Woman to Write an Opera”.  The Music Research Seminar series takes place at 4pm every Wednesday in Seedpod.

UK Space - Past, Present and Future

Wednesday 20 November 2013

19:30
Abigail Hutty, Structures Engineer (Astrium Ltd)

This lecture is presented by the IMechE Thameswey Region Farnborough and Guildford Area, jointly with the RAeS Weybridge Branch.

cii: Assessing the value of historical approaches to humanitarian intervention

Wednesday 20 November 2013

15:30 to 17:00
Dr Bronwen Everill, King's College London

State-Building, Mass Mirgration and Compulsory Schooling in US States

Wednesday 20 November 2013

16.00 to 17.00
Professor Imran Rasul, University College London

State-Building, Mass Mirgration and Compulsory Schooling in US States

SPLASH Workshop: Introduction to data analysis for Level 6 students

Wednesday 20 November 2013

13:00 to 14:00

This session is an introduction to analysing data in your final year projects and dissertations. Many students get into difficulty because they haven't designed their research appropriately at this stage. If you might be collecting data or are using secondary data, then this is an important session to attend.

 

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

SPLASH Workshop:Qualitative Analysis for Level 6 students

Wednesday 20 November 2013

11:00 to 12:00

An introduction to qualitative analysis looks at types of methods available, including grounded theory, phenomenology, and ethnography.

 

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop booking

SPLASH Workshop: Excel: Charts, Graphs and Histograms

Thursday 21 November 2013

16:00 to 17:30

It is a requirement of this session that you bring a laptop with Excel 2010 installed

 

This session is aimed at those students who find it difficult to convert their data into meaningful representations and will give some focus to producing histograms to display the results of t-test and ANOVAs    

The University now has a range of online IT tutorials.  These are accessible at http://www.surrey.ac.uk/library/splash/studyskills/it_skills/index.htm

How do I read all this? Effective reading and notemaking (Level 4)

Thursday 21 November 2013

14:00 to 15:00

Do you find the volume of reading for an assignment daunting? You may be reading more than you need to. The aim of this workshop is to equip you with strategies to help you to save time and become a smarter reader.

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

Dynamical Systems and PDEs

Thursday 21 November 2013

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Nathan Glatt-Holtz (Virginia Tech)

How do I read all this? Effective reading and notemaking (Level 4)

Thursday 21 November 2013

14:00 to 15:00

Do you find the volume of reading for an assignment daunting? You may be reading more than you need to. The aim of this workshop is to equip you with strategies to help you to save time and become a smarter reader.

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

SPLASH Workshop: Excel: Charts, Graphs and Histograms

Thursday 21 November 2013

16:00 to 17:30

It is a requirement of this session that you bring a laptop with Excel 2010 installed

 

This session is aimed at those students who find it difficult to convert their data into meaningful representations and will give some focus to producing histograms to display the results of t-test and ANOVAs    

The University now has a range of online IT tutorials.  These are accessible at http://www.surrey.ac.uk/library/splash/studyskills/it_skills/index.htm

Chamber Choir and Orchestra Autumn 2013 concert

Friday 22 November 2013

20.00

One of the finest choirs in southern England makes a welcome return to Haslemere Parish Church, under the batons of Russell Keable and Elizabeth Hales.

SPLASH Workshop: Finding your focus in your dissertation at Level 6

Friday 22 November 2013

11:00 to 12:00

Come to this session to make sure your dissertation or project has a clear, coherent (and achievable) topic. The session will include advice to help you to decide what it is you really want to study. 

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

Dynamical Systems and PDEs

Friday 22 November 2013

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Steve Shkoller (Oxford University)

MAXQDA Training Workshop (1 day)

Friday 22 November 2013

10am to 4.30pm
Graham Hughes

MAXQDA, developed by Verbi Software, is a CAQDAS package suited to the management and analysis of qualitative data i.e. text and multimedia data/information. This one day workshop provides a thorough overview to the software and prepares participants for setting-up projects and getting started with using the software efficiently.

Value for money in health care – an OECD perspective

Friday 22 November 2013

13.00 to 14.00
Divya Srivastava, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

St Cecilia's Day - Lunchtime Recital at Holy Trinity Church

Friday 22 November 2013

13.15

Escape the hustle and bustle of the town centre and drop in to Holy Trinity Church at lunchtime to enjoy a beautiful programme of music including works by Bach, Rachmaninov, Mathias and Franck, performed by some of our very talented final year music students.  

Glenn Sujo G.F. Watts Associate Artist - Lifelines

Monday 25 November 2013

The preview is preceded by a lecture in Griffiths Lecture Theatre: 17.00 - 18.00. 

Preview: Monday 25 November : 18.30-20.00. 

This exhibition marks the appointment of the G. F. Watts Associate Artist.  

Glenn Sujo has achieved international recognition as a visual artist, educator, author and curator with a special interest in the expressive, analytic, symbolic, and imaginative possibilities of drawing. 

A Lecture by Glenn Sujo - On Transience and Traces

Monday 25 November 2013

17.00 to 18.00
Glenn Sujo

Glenn Sujo was awarded a Paul Mellon Research Fellowship in 1993-4 for his innovatory ideas on drawing in art education, Sujo has continued to make a lively contribution toward the recovery of drawing language in art polemics and British higher education, through practice-led research, publications, exhibitions, and other curatorial projects. 

SPLASH Workshop: Critical Article Review for ALL students

Monday 25 November 2013

18:00 to 19:00

An introduction for all students to critical review writing. What does it mean to review a study or an article critically? We’ll look at purpose, structure and some of the key criteria on which reviews are commonly based, along with some real written examples.

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

Croatia – Making a Success of EU Membership

Monday 25 November 2013

09:00 to 17:00
Please see Programme.

SPLASH Main Space CLOSED 26 November 18:00 - 19:30

Tuesday 26 November 2013

18:00 to 19:30

Young Enterprise Start Up Programme: Business Planning

Tuesday 26 November 2013

18:00 to 20:00
Steve Bridger, Success Before Start Up

Hear from guest speaker: Steve Bridger, CEO of Success Before Start Up.

He will explain about the process by which a final business plan takes shape and touch on the various elements in the planning mix.  

SPLASH Workshop : Developing your argument (Level 4 students)

Tuesday 26 November 2013

14:00 to 15:00

What is an argument? How is it different from description and explanation? How do you develop a logical and convincing argument? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in this workshop.

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

REPEAT: How do I know if my work is at Masters level? (PGT)

Tuesday 26 November 2013

18:00 to 19:30

This session will explore what Masters level work actually looks like. It will explain the differences between other levels and types of study and show you what your tutors are looking for in your writing. 

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop registration

Career opportunities session: Arora Hotels

Tuesday 26 November 2013

16:00 to 17:00
Jan Lensen, General Manager, Renaissance Hotel Heathrow, and Anne Davey, HR Director, Arora Group

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding career within the hospitality industry?

REPEAT: How do I know if my work is at Masters level? (PGT)

Tuesday 26 November 2013

18:00 to 19:30

This session will explore what Masters level work actually looks like. It will explain the differences between other levels and types of study and show you what your tutors are looking for in your writing. 

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop registration

SPLASH Workshop: Using sources properly - how to cite and when to reference

Wednesday 27 November 2013

15:00 to 16:00

This session will give 1st year students the opportunity to:

- review their understanding of suitable sources and the ways in which they can be used in academic writing;
- start thinking about being ‘critical’ about the sources they are using;
- develop their understanding of plagiarism (and how to avoid it!);
- develop their ability to summarise, paraphrase and quote.

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

Managing data with SPSS for Windows

Wednesday 27 November 2013

10am to 5pm
Dr Jane Fielding

This course introduces participants to the powerful statistical package, SPSS for Windows, and its use for data management.  Participants are shown, through practical exercises, how to create an SPSS data file for simple analysis, how to recode variables, how to create new variables, and how to write simple SPSS syntax. This introductory course does not assume any prior knowledge of SPSS or even statistics and is designed for students, researchers, people working in social research settings or anyone who needs to work with quantitative data or be able to understand simple SPSS output.

ERHEBUNG

Wednesday 27 November 2013

14.00; 16.30; 19.00

A Dance-Sculpture-Sonic Art Installation. 
'Choreographic Affiliate for the Royal Ballet, Mayuri Boonham, redraws choreographic boundaries with her visionary approach to Bharata Natyam dance, pushing the classical South Asian art form into new collaborative and conceptual territories.

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 27 November 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

SPLASH Workshop: Introduction to Data Analysis for Level 6 students

Wednesday 27 November 2013

11:00 to 12:00

This session has been rescheduled from 13 November to 27 November.

This session is an introduction to analysing data in your final year projects and dissertations. Many students get into difficulty because they haven't designed their research appropriately at this stage. If you might be collecting data or are using secondary data, then this is an important session to attend.

 

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

At the ‘heart’ of the system?: The role of sociological knowledge in transforming student-consumers and society

Wednesday 27 November 2013

04:00 to 05:00
Dr Adrea Abbas – Reader in Education, Centre for Educational Research and Development (CERD), University of Lincoln

Enterprise Skills Ladder: Achieving Results

Wednesday 27 November 2013

6pm to 7:30pm

Corporate Funding in Europe: From Loans to Bonds

Wednesday 27 November 2013

12.30 to 14.00
Monica Klingberg Insoll, Managing Director, Fitch Ratings

Inflectional Allomorphy in Seri

Wednesday 27 November 2013

12.30

The Surrey Morphology Group is delighted to present a talk by Dr Matthew Baerman 'Inflectional Allomorphy in Seri'. 

Retail Patronage Revisited – A meta-analysis

Wednesday 27 November 2013

16.30 to 17.30
Dr Arne Floh and Professor Christoph Teller

How Darwinian should an economy be?

Wednesday 27 November 2013

16.00 to 17.30
Professor Gilles Saint-Paul, Toulouse School of Economics

Synopsis

In most of macroeconomics, agents are considered as sufficiently intelligent to carry all required calculations and compute the rational expectations equilibrium. An important literature, however, questions that assumption and tries to examine the extent to which the economy can "learn" such an equilibrium. In many cases, for example, a reduced form law of motion for the variables of interest is postulated and the agents learn its parameters, typically by using least squares or Bayesian techniques.

This paper asks the following question: how good is an economy at learning the rational expectations equilibrium, when learning takes place through a Darwinian selection mechanism by which less profitable firms are eliminated and more profitable ones replicate themselves? Does greater selection systematically bring the economy closer to the rational expectations equilibrium or can one make a case for limiting it?

Catching the Chinese Wind in Russia’s sails: Russia’s China Policy

Wednesday 27 November 2013

16:00 to 17:30
Dr. Natasha Kurt

SPLASH Workshop: Introduction to Data Analysis for Level 6 students

Wednesday 27 November 2013

11:00 to 12:00

This session has been rescheduled from 13 November to 27 November.

This session is an introduction to analysing data in your final year projects and dissertations. Many students get into difficulty because they haven't designed their research appropriately at this stage. If you might be collecting data or are using secondary data, then this is an important session to attend.

 

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

Dynamical Systems and PDEs

Thursday 28 November 2013

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Isabelle Gallagher (Université Paris - Diderot (Paris 7))

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 29 November 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of the week with an enjoyable burst of music in these short and delightful concerts.

SPLASH Workshop: Making the most of your feedback - Level 4

Friday 29 November 2013

10:00 to 11:00

Feedback is one of the hottest issues in higher education. Students are often dissatisfied with the feedback they receive, but there is also an issue with how students respond to the feedback they receive. This workshop will explore how you can interpret the feedback you receive and make the best use of it in further assignments.

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

Visions and Transcendence

Saturday 30 November 2013

19.30

An evening of some major works from well-loved composers as the University of Surrey Symphony Orchestra and Choir return to St Saviour's Church with another fantastic performance in store. 

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Young Enterprise Start Up Programme: Planning for Xmas

Tuesday 3 December 2013

18:00 to 19:00

How will you continue over the Christmas break? This is a great sales opportunity for your business and shouldn’t be dismissed!

Centre for International Macroeconomic Studies - Workshop 11

Tuesday 3 December 2013

10:15 to 17:15
Szabolcs Deak, Efrem Castelnuovo, Guido Ascari, Tom Holden, Richard Dennis, Giovanni Melina

CIMS Workshop 11 will be held on Tuesday 3 December 2013 at the University of Surrey, School of Economics, Room 40 AD 00, starting with coffee at 10.15am.

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CIMS workshop 11 flyer (734.7KB - Requires Adobe Reader)

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 4 December 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Live Subtitling at a Crossroads

Wednesday 4 December 2013

15:00 to 17:00
Pablo Romero-Fresco, University of Roehampton

NVivo Training Workshop (1 Day)

Wednesday 4 December 2013

10am to 4.30pm
Dr Andrew King

NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The one-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using sample data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks. 

 

Consumer Willingness-to-pay for Customised Nutritional Information

Wednesday 4 December 2013

16.30 to 17.30
Dr. Ben Lowe, Reader in Marketing, University of Kent

Music Research Seminar

Wednesday 4 December 2013

16:00

Sue Miller, of Angela Ruskin University, will focus on Cuban flute style: Interpretation and improvisation in this seminar.

University Carol Service

Wednesday 4 December 2013

17:30

Don’t forget, the University Carol Service will be taking place on Wednesday 4 December in Guildford Cathedral from 5.30pm.

Admission is free and we welcome all staff, students, family and friends to join us for this festive occasion.

There will also be a retiring collection for the North Guildford Food Bank taking place on the night.

SPLASH Workshop: Logarithms

Thursday 5 December 2013

16:00 to 17:00

SPLASH Workshop: Logarithms

Thursday 5 December 2013

16:00 to 17:00

Big Band in Studio One

Friday 6 December 2013

19.30

The University of Surrey Big Band is back in Studio One, bringing their repertoire of jazz, rock and cool to this special Friday evening. 

LIFELINES - Workshop

Saturday 7 December 2013

09.30 - 17.00

A two-day intensive workshop celebrating the vitality, power and resilience of drawn marks in response to the lithe human figure. This challenging, practical workshop is suitable for intermediate and advanced artists and students of Art. It incorporates a visit to the University's National Resource Centre for Dance

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Live at University Hall

Sunday 8 December 2013

19:30

An eclectic mix of rock, pop, jazz, folk, electronic beats, cover versions and new works. This concert will showcase the enormous range of musical styles and the huge talents of the various bands and performers studying Music and Sound Recording at the University.

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SPLASH Workshop: Preparing to submit - Level 4 students

Monday 9 December 2013

11:00 to 12:00

 

This session will enable students to:

Consider why it is important to finish their work at least a couple of days before the due date

Apply tips for gaining extra marks to their own work

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

Young Enterprise Start Up Programme: Action Planning

Tuesday 10 December 2013

18:00 to 19:00

Could you organise a music festival? A great project planning opportunity! We will discuss options and planning needed to organise a festival.

SPLASH Workshop: Making the most of your feedback (Level 4)

Tuesday 10 December 2013

14:00 to 15:00

SPLASH Workshop: Finding your own voice in academic writing (Level 6)

Tuesday 10 December 2013

16:00 to 17:00

This workshop will invite you to think about your identity as an academic writer and will cover how to synthesise sources and weave your own comments into the existing debate in your field. Other topics addressed will be how to sound convincing and how to express your opinion without using ‘I’.

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop registration

Language Routes into Christmas

Tuesday 10 December 2013

16:00 to 18:00

Just as last year and the years before, the School of English and Languages will be hosting the Routes into Christmas event sponsored by the Routes into Languages.

Cultures in Contact research seminar

Tuesday 10 December 2013

6pm
Prof. Nick Groom (University of Exeter)

Nick Groom is Professor of English at the University of Exeter and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His research interests range from authenticity and forgery in literature to British identity and cultural environmentalism. 

Crowdcube Entrepreneurship Seminar

Tuesday 10 December 2013

6pm to 8pm
Darren Westlake and Mike Royston

How do you fund a start-up company in the current difficult financial environment? 

Crowdcube offers a compelling story as founder, Darren Westlake turned the financial crisis to the advantage of small companies by creating an internet platform to source funding for start-ups and emerging companies..

Concert Band - Best of British

Tuesday 10 December 2013

19.30

The Concert Band are back, bringing you, the Best of British... 

Crowdfunding: The Future of Financing for Start-up Companies (Part 1)

Tuesday 10 December 2013

18.00 to 19.30
Darren Westlake, CEO and founder of Crowdcube

The Centre for Advanced Research in Entrepreneurship and Surrey Entrepreneurs are pleased to present the first of two exciting evenings on the future of start-up companies' funding.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 11 December 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

RENT

Wednesday 11 December 2013

19.30; Saturday matinee 14.30

A musical of love, loss and a summer in 1980s New York. With a host of powerful and home-hitting songs, Rent is a performance not to be missed.

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Particle technology and 21st-century construction materials

Wednesday 11 December 2013

14:00 to 15:00
Prof. John Provis, University of Sheffield

Concrete is the largest-volume engineered material produced worldwide; more than 10 billion tonnes of concrete are formulated, mixed and placed every year. Concrete is a multiphase (gas-liquid-solid) material, even in the hardened state, and contains interesting structural features and distinct particulates on every length scale from Ångstroms to centimetres. Its rheology in the fresh state is controlled by complex interactions involving inorganic-organic-aqueous interfaces, its strength development is governed by particle-fluid reaction processes, and its durability is mainly determined by the rate of transport of aggressive species through its tortuous pore network. Each of these points raises fundamental questions which are of interest to chemical engineers and particle technologists, but because concrete is seen as a ‘civil engineering material’, there has for many years been surprisingly little interaction between the two research communities.However, it has been realised that the properties – both technical and environmental – of concrete must be improved to enable the world to meet its future infrastructure needs in a sustainable way.

The cement and concrete industry generates around 8% of global CO2 emissions through the production of Portland cement alone, and an enormous technological leap is required to enable this to be reduced in a global environment which is demanding more and more materials for infrastructure construction in the developing world. 

CRonEM: Does crisis produce right-wing extremism?

Wednesday 11 December 2013

15.30 to 17.00
Dr Sofia Vasilopoulou, Lecturer in Politics, Department of Politics, University of York

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL

Thursday 12 December 2013

Thurs & Fri 18.30; Sat 15.00; Sun 13.00

This delightful musical is based on everybody’s favourite Dr Seuss’s “Cat in the Hat” stories. Meet Horton the Elephant as he endeavors to protect the people of Who-ville, the Butter Side Uppers/Downers, Gertrude McFuzz and many other Seuss characters in this smart, wise and funny show for all ages.

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Morag Morris Poetry Lecture 2013

Thursday 12 December 2013

18:30
Professor Edward Larrissy

Edward Larrissy is Emeritus Professor of Poetry at the Queen's University of Belfast, where he was Head of School. He currently chairs the Advisory Board of the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry. He has previously lectured at the Universities of Warwick, Keele and Leeds. His books include Reading Twentieth Century Poetry: The Language of Gender and Objects (1990),  Yeats the Poet: The Measures of Difference (1994)

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Morag Morris Poetry Lecture 2013

Thursday 12 December 2013

18.30
Professor Edward Larrisy

Seeing Things: The Poetry of Seamus Heaney: Professor Edward Larrisy comes to the University of Surrey to deliver this year's Morag Morris Poetry Lecture on the late Seamus Heaney. 

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On the rate of convergence of the Hamiltonian particle-mesh method

Thursday 12 December 2013

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Marcel Oliver (Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany)

Abstract: The talk will introduce introduce the Hamiltonian particle-mesh (HPM) method due to Frank, Gottwald, and Reich for compressible fluid flow.

The HPM method is a numerical particle-in-cell method carefully constructed to preserve an analog of the Hamiltonian structure of the original fluid equations.

I will survey analytical results which show that HPM can be interpreted as a "fast" smoothed particle hydrodynamics algorithm in the sense that it is requires a computational expense of $O(N\log N)$ where $N$ is the number or particles while sharing essentially the same analytical error bounds under a variety of technical conditions.

Finally, I will show results from recent numerical benchmarking which show that HPM has indeed good error behavior which generally better than analytically known bounds and give some indication that the necessity of various technical conditions on the kernel functions which appear in the HPM algorithm can be relaxed.

Crowdfunding: The Future of Financing for Start-up Companies (Part 2)

Thursday 12 December 2013

18.00 to 19.30
Ovivo Mobile and Hop Stuff Breweries

The Centre for Advanced Research in Entrepreneurship and Surrey Entrepreneurs are pleased to present the follow up to Tuesday's Crowdfunding workshop.  Come along to hear about Crowdcube in action.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 13 December 2013

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of the week with an enjoyable burst of music in these short and delightful concerts.

Politics Staff-Student Christmas Party

Monday 16 December 2013

17:30 to 19:30

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 18 December 2013

13:10

Recharge your batteries at this short and delightful Lunchtime Recital.
Come along and enjoy an atmosphere of wonderful talent and music, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Ensembles Concert

Wednesday 18 December 2013

19.30

This entirely student-led concert presents the works of ensembles from Music and Sound Recording, and invites you to 'expect the unexpected'.

DEM simulations of dry and wet agglomerates

Wednesday 18 December 2013

10 AM
Dr. Colin Thornton, University of Birmingham

Understanding the micro-mechanical behavior of agglomerate collisions is crucial in developing novel technologies for the processing of granular materials. With the aid of computer simulated experiments the micro-examination of these short duration dynamic events is possible using contact mechanics theories that incorporate contact adhesion. 

Surrey Winter Statistics School

Wednesday 8 January 2014

9.00 to 18.00

The Clinical Informatics and Health Outcomes Research group is hosting a 3 day course this January to provide an intensive introduction to medical statistics and the use of R software.

Surrey ExciTeS

Wednesday 8 January 2014

09:00 to 16:30

The Surrey ExciTeS (Excellence in Teaching Symposium) offers a great opportunity to share best practice and showcase innovation in teaching. The symposium encourages interdisciplinary discussion to facilitate the cross-fertilization of ideas for development, as well as a showcase for the innovative practice that is currently undertaken within the Faculties at Surrey.

The programme for the 2014 event can be viewed on the right hand side of this page.

This page will be updated later this year to announce the 2015 event.

Predictive Modeling of Wet Granulation

Wednesday 8 January 2014

14:00 to 15:00
Prof. Jim Litster, Purdue University (USA)

Wet granulation is a ubiquitous process in any industry that handles fine powders. The product granules need to have well controlled property distributions (size, density and structure, content uniformity) in order that they possess the desired product attributes (resistance to attrition, caking and segregation, correct disintegration and dissolution profiles, compressibility, etc). As engineers, we require good models to predict the effect of formulation properties and process parameters on the generation of the property distributions. However, it is difficult to develop predictive models for continuous mixer granulation processes because of their complexity: complex formulations, complex powder flow fields and competing rate processes. Despite these challenges, significant progress has been made in this area in recent years. This seminar presents an overview of the work of our group in this area.

Investing Sustainably - can it really make a difference?

Thursday 9 January 2014

13.00 hrs to 14.00 hrs
Dr Peter Michaelis, A former doctoral student in CES and now Head of Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) at Alliance Trust - looks back on his fourteen years experience in SRI

As individuals our influence on the economy is generally thought to be limited to our spending habits. What is overlooked is the influence we have as investors: it is our pensions and life cover plans which own large percentages of the companies which dominate our economies. We have just as much choice in where we invest as in where we shop. So should those of us wanting to create a more sustainable economy, care more about where we invest?

Software Supported Visual Analysis (seminar)

Friday 10 January 2014

9am to 1pm
Christina Silver, Christine Rivers, Sarah Bulloch, Katy Pilcher
This event is a methodological seminar designed to help participants plan for the analysis of visual data - still images and video recordings.

A night at the observatory

Monday 13 January 2014

18:45

The University of Surrey has recently started a new astrophysics group. Please join us to hear about some of their exciting work on the formation of stars, galaxies and the Universe as a whole. 

Languages Open Evening

Monday 13 January 2014

19:00

Interested in learning a foreign language? Why not drop into the Languages Open Evening to find out about the evening classes on offer? 

SPLASH Workshop: Research Methodologies for Masters students

Tuesday 14 January 2014

18:30 to 20:30

An introduction to the common mistakes that students at Masters level make when designing their qualitative and quantitative projects. An interactive practical session which explores how to build  reliability and validity into your own project.

 

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The Ballad of Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing Exhibition

Tuesday 14 January 2014

The Neo-Futurist Collective presents: the Skinny Lattes and Vintage Clothing Exhibition.

Eavesdropping near field contactless payments: A quantitative analysis

Tuesday 14 January 2014

15:00 to 16:00
Thomas Diakos, PhD Student, University of Surrey

We present a quantitative assessment in terms of frame error rates for the success of an eavesdropping attack on a contactless transaction using easily concealable antennas and low cost electronics. An inductive loop, similar in size to those found in mobile devices equipped with NFC capabilities, was used to emulate an ISO 14443 transmission. For eavesdropping we used an identical loop antenna as well as a modified shopping trolley. Synchronisation and frame recovery were implemented in software. As a principal result of our experiments we present the FER achieved over a range of eavesdropping distances, up to 1m, at different magnetic field strengths within the range specified by the ISO 14443 standard.

NVivo Training Workshop (2 Days)

Wednesday 15 January 2014

10am to 4pm
Dr Christina Silver, Katherine Sela

NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks. 

 

Spatio-temporal video segmentation with shape growth or shrinkage constraint

Wednesday 15 January 2014

15:30 to 16:30
Dr Yuliya Tarabalka, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis Méditerranée, Sophia Antipolis (France)

cii CRonEM: Paradise and power ten years on

Wednesday 15 January 2014

15:30 to 17:00
Prof David J. Galbreath, University of Bath and Dr Nicholas Kitchen, LSE

Symphonova Project - lunchtime concert

Wednesday 15 January 2014

13.10

The Syphonova Project puts on another great programme of works for this opening concert of the Spring Arts calendar season. 

Morphologically-motivated phonological change in Modern Aramaic

Wednesday 15 January 2014

1pm to 2pm

Surrey Linguistics Circle is delighted to present a talk by Bob Hoberman of Stony Brook University. 

Civil Engineering Research Seminar - January 2014

Thursday 16 January 2014

13:00 to 14:00
Pam Billy Fom

Specification, design & supply of a filter system

Thursday 16 January 2014

11 AM
Doug Harris, Pall Europe Ltd

A journey through the process of evaluating, designing, installing and commissioning a self-cleaning filter protecting a reactor on a European refinery, starting with why the filter was required, how the design was qualified and performance demonstrated, on to commissioning & continuing operation. What does a process engineer need to do throughout a project of this scope?

Gender and Classifiers: cross-linguistic perspectives

Friday 17 January 2014

9am
Professor Gunter Senft (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen) Professor Maria Polinsky (Harvard University)

The Surrey Morphology Group are holding a dissemination workshop entitled "Gender and Classifiers: cross-linguistic perspectives"

Invited speakers: Professor Gunter Senft (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen) and Professor Maria Polinsky (Harvard University). 

SPLASH Workshop: Finding your own voice in academic writing at Masters level

Friday 17 January 2014

15:00 to 16:30

This workshop will invite you to think about your identity as an academic writer and will cover how to synthesise sources and weave your own comments into the existing debate in your field. 

Included:

    Your identity as an academic writer

    How to write in your own voice

    How to be original

    How to sound convincing

    How to take a nuanced stand

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop registration

A Novel Image Restoration Scheme Based on Structured Side Information in Digital Watermarking Systems

Monday 20 January 2014

11:00 to 12:00
Hui Wang, PhD Student, University of Surrey

In this talk the speaker will present a new image restoration method based on a linear optimization model which restores part of the image from structured side information (SSI). The SSI can be transmitted to the receiver or embedded into the image itself by digital watermarking technique. In this talk the main focus is a special type of SSI for digital watermarking where the SSI is composed of mean values of 4x4 image blocks which can be used to restore manipulated blocks. Different from existing image restoration methods for similar types of SSI, the proposed method minimizes image discontinuity according to a relaxed definition of smoothness based on a 3x3 averaging filter of four adjacent pixel value differences, and the objective function of the optimization model has a second regularization term corresponding to a 2nd-order smoothness criterion. Experiments showed that when the proposed image restoration method is applied to the target self-restoration watermarking scheme, the average visual quality of 100 recovered images is improved by around 2dB measured in Peak Signal-to-Noise Ratio (PSNR) and around 0.04 in Structural Similarity Index (SSIM).

Solution processed self-assembly for aligned carbon nanotube devices

Monday 20 January 2014

11:00 to 12:00
John Dear

You are invited to John Dear’s viva presentation on Monday 20 January 2014 at 11:00am in room 02ATI02:

His presentation title is  'Solution processed self-assembly for aligned carbon nanotube devices'.

Perceptually Optimized Sound Zones Research Talk

Tuesday 21 January 2014

18:30

SPLASH Workshop: Reading and Researching at Masters Level

Tuesday 21 January 2014

18:30 to 19:30

Reading and Researching at PGT is an essential skill that has a knock-on effect on everything. This session focuses on strategies for success, particularly how to remember what you are reading.

  • Appreciate the value of reading in a systematic and critical way
  • Understand how to make judgements about various sources
  • Know what to do with all the things you have read
  • Understand the importance of sounding appropriately academic
  • Q&A opportunity

 

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School of Politics Research Day

Tuesday 21 January 2014

10:00 to 17:00

Perceptually Optimised Sound Zones - IOA Southern Branch joint evening meeting

Tuesday 21 January 2014

18:30 (AGM), 19:00 start

Often, two people in a single room want to listen to different items of audio. It may be that one person wants to watch television whilst the other wants to listen to the radio, or even that one wants to play a computer game whilst the other reads in silence. The obvious solution to this would be for all individuals to wear headphones, however this dramatically increases isolation (not just in acoustic terms), is impractical when multiple people want to listen to one or other of the audio streams, and could be uncomfortable over an extended period.

Atlas.ti Training Workshop (1 day)

Wednesday 22 January 2014

10.00am to 16.30pm
Dr Christina Silver

ATLAS.ti, developed by Scientific Software, Berlin. is a CAQDAS package suited to the management and analysis of qualitative data i.e. text and multimedia data/information. This one day workshop provides an comprensive overview of the software whilst focussing on the early tasks essentially to setting up projects efficiently and starting analysis. 

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 22 January 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy some fantastic performances given by our final year students. Featuring a variety of instruments and music genres, this special lunchtime concert is not one to miss! Do feel free to come and support our students in their final year assessments for as long as you are able. All welcome.

School of Arts Research Seminar

Wednesday 22 January 2014

4pm

A fortnightly public platform for the latest in music, dance, theatre and practice-based research, this series comprises presentations by distinguished visitors as well as Surrey’s own team of research staff. 

Spring 2014 ATI Seminars

Thursday 23 January 2014

13:00 to 14:00

FORTHCOMING ATI SEMINARS:

Thursday 23 January 2014 – Professor Sir Colin Humphreys, University of Cambridge

Thursday 30  January 2014 – Dr Daniel Wolverson, University of Bath

Thursday 6 February 2014 – Professor Barry Garraway, University of Sussex

Venue:  02 ATI 02
Time:  1:00pm to 2:00pm

All welcome

Abstracts to follow in due course

Crime, Corruption and Development: the Case of the Caribbean

Thursday 23 January 2014

13.00 hrs to 14.00 hrs
Professor Tony Clayton CES Visiting Professor, Professor of Caribbean Sustainable Development, University of the West Indies

This seminar will examine the impacts of crime and corruption on the development of small island developing states (SIDS), with particular regard to the Caribbean nations. The SIDS nations are regarded as highly vulnerable to natural disasters, climate change and external shocks. However, crime, corruption and poor governance have actually inflicted far more harm.

ATI Student Seminar Thursday 23 January 2014

Thursday 23 January 2014

16:00 to 17:00
Jeng Shiung Chen and Steve Chick

ATI PhD Student Seminar

Thursday 23 January 2013, 16:00, 02ATI02

Jeng Shiung Chen: ‘Carbon Nanotubes Grown by Photo-Thermal CVD – The Growth Mechanism’

Steve Chick: ‘Image & Data Analysis by Maximum Entropy’

Chair:  Mark Langridge 

Functionalisation of Carbon Nanotubes for 4th Generation Hybrid Photovoltaics

Thursday 23 January 2014

9:00am to 10:00am
Dinesha Dabera

You are invited to Dinesha Dabera’s viva presentation on Friday 24 January 2014 at 9:00am in Room 02ATI02:

Her presentation title is  ‘Functionalisation of Carbon Nanotubes for 4th Generation Hybrid Photovoltaics’.

Transana Training Workshop (1 day)

Friday 24 January 2014

10am to 4.30pm
Dr. Christina Silver

Transana is a bespoke video transcription and analysis tool. The one day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough overview to  Transana and practice tasks using sample data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, transcribing, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

Lunchtime Recital

Friday 24 January 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy some fantastic performances given by our final year students. Featuring a variety of instruments and music genres, this special lunchtime concert is not one to miss! Do feel free to come and support our students in their final year assessments for as long as you are able. All welcome.

ATI Journal Club 24 January 2014

Friday 24 January 2014

15:30 to 16:00
Liam McCafferty

Liam McCafferty will be presenting at this week’s journal club on Friday 24th at 3.30pm in the small seminar room. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us

A statin a day keeps the doctor away 

MBA Open Morning 25 January 2014

Saturday 25 January 2014

10:00 to 12:00

You can find out more about the Surrey MBA at our January Open Morning session. Each session includes a presentation from academic staff, a question and answer session and the chance to take a look at our state-of-the-art teaching facilities.

Introduction to Qualitative Interviewing

Monday 27 January 2014

9.30am to 4.30pm
Dr Sophie Sarre and Dr Carrie Dunn

Qualitative in-depth interviews are a much used and useful research tool in academic and applied social research. This one-day course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of qualitative interviewing. The course is designed primarily for researchers with minimal or no experience of qualitative interviewing. However the course may also be useful for more experienced researchers who have had little formal training or who wish to reflect on their practice. The day includes sessions exploring the characteristics of qualitative research, how to prepare for an interview, tips on how to conduct interviews effectively and the development of discussion guides for interviews. The teaching sessions are interspersed with practical exercises exploring different types of interaction that might occur during an interview and various aspects of interviewing practice. Participants will be given the opportunity to carry out a practice interview, experience being interviewed and observe interviewing taking place. We will explore a variety of ethical and other issues as these arise in discussion.


The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research as well as established practice within the social sciences.
 

Improving Conditional Probability Based Camera Source Identification

Monday 27 January 2014

11:00 to 12:00
Syamsul Yahaya, PhD Student, University of Surrey

Conditional probabilities (CP) in frequency domain have been proposed as a feature space in multimedia forensics for identifying sources of digital images and videos produced by digital cameras. While this approach has been proved very effective for both image and video source identification, the CP features used in previous work are selected in a rather arbitrary way and it remains a question if all of them indeed contribute to the final classification result. In this paper, we revisit the selection process of CP features and propose to identify good features using some statistical analysis. In previous work, 72 CP features were used for video source identification and this allowed us to reduce the number of selected features to 15 “good” ones but keep the classification performance at the same level. To be more exact, when frame-based CP features are used with simple majority voting to classify digital videos produced by eight cameras of different models, the reduced set of 15 CP features gave an overall recognition rate of 96.2%, which is nearly the same as the rate when all the 72 features are used (96.3%). In addition to the feature reduction approach, we also investigate using means and standard deviations of CP features across frames as new (video-based) features. Experimental results show that this approach can drastically reduce the computational costs by a factor close to 100 but achieve similar classification accuracy (96.8%) compared with the case when the 15 good frame-based CP features are used with simple majority voting.

SPLASH Workshop: Writing your Literature Review - Masters level

Tuesday 28 January 2014

18:30 to 19:30

Wondering what to include in your literature review?  How do you write it in such a way that it contributes to your dissertation or project?  How do you manage so much literature?  This session will give you some advice on dealing with all of these issues.

 

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Shape Knowledge in Segmentation and Tracking

Wednesday 29 January 2014

14:00 to 15:00
Dr Victor Adrian Prisacariu, University of Oxford

CRonEM: Poverty and Social Policy in Europe 2020

Wednesday 29 January 2014

15:00 to 16:30
Dr Paul Copeland, Queen Mary, University of London

LES MISERABLES

Wednesday 29 January 2014

7.30pm (2.30pm matinee, Sat 1)

The play adaptation of this French classic, descriped as a 'powerful tale... intimate and vital' by The Stage.

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 29 January 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy some fantastic performances given by our final year students. Featuring a variety of instruments and music genres, this special lunchtime concert is not one to miss! Do feel free to come and support our students in their final year assessments for as long as you are able. All welcome.

Studio 3 Launch

Wednesday 29 January 2014

The official opening of the new Studio 3 at the University of Surrey takes place Wednesday 29th January 2014. The School of Arts has created an impressive new audio facility for its BMus Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) students with the completion of a full studio redesign and refit to incorporate the installation of an AMS-Neve 88D console.

Why the world will never be the same again and what we should do about it

Wednesday 29 January 2014

17:45 to 19:15
Rt Hon Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon GCMG KBE PC

To launch Politics Month, the University is delighted to be able to welcome Lord (Paddy) Ashdown to give a lecture on the topic: "Why the world will never be the same again and what we should do about it - Foreign Affairs in the future".

Rt Hon Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon GCMG KBE PC

Energy symbiosis and decentral energy supply as a part of German renewable energy transformation

Thursday 30 January 2014

13.00 hrs to 14.00 hrs
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Susanne Hartard, Professor Industrial Ecology, University of Applied Sciences Trier Environmental Campus Birkenfeld

Germany is following the sustainable path towards a future 100% renewable energy supply and will close the last atomic power plant in 2022. The challenge is high investments, the expansion of the electricity grid and especially a complete transformation from a former pure central energy supply towards decentral concepts with a lot of plants included. New investment and organization structures are needed and local and new networking concepts become more important.

"Silicon nanoparticles: from magneto-optics to medicine"

Thursday 30 January 2014

13:00 to 14:00
Dr Daniel Wolverson, University of Bath

Abstract 

Silicon nanoparticles have attracted much attention for their optical properties from the invention of porous silicon (first made in the 1950s) to the production of annealed silicon clusters in silica. One of their less well-known but potentially useful properties is the ability to transfer energy from optically-excited nanoparticles to oxygen molecules, thus exciting oxygen into its highly reactive singlet state. This has raised the possibility of using silicon nanoparticles as a replacement for the dye molecules currently used in photodynamic cancer therapy. An introduction to the basis of these effects will be presented, along with a discussion of the fundamental magneto-optical studies under way in the Nanoscience Group at the University of Bath which are aimed at understanding the energy transfer process in detail.

ATI PhD Seminar

Thursday 30 January 2014

16:00 to 17:00
Marios Constantinou "Self-Assembly of Semiconducting Nanowires for Nano-Electronic Application" and Thomas Pozegic - "Next Generation of Aerospace Composites" Chaired by: James Clark

SPLASH Workshop: Finding your focus at Masters level

Friday 31 January 2014

11:00 to 12:00

Come to this session to make sure your dissertation or project has a clear, coherent (and achievable) topic. The session will include advice to help you to decide what it is you really want to study. Included:

—A chance to develop your thinking around your  topic

—Opportunities to clarify why you want to choose this area

—Overview of common problems with planning

—Understanding what makes a good question

—Practical experience of fine-tuning a question

—Ideas for organising your reading

—Introduction to software solutions

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

ATI Journal Club

Friday 31 January 2014

15:30 to 16:30

Live at University Hall

Sunday 2 February 2014

19:30

After a hugely successful first showcase in December, Live at University Hall is back with more songs and pieces to offer, spanning a range of rock, pop, jazz, folk, electronic beats, covers and some highly anticipated new works written by some of the performers themselves. 

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Introduction to Focus Groups

Monday 3 February 2014

10am to 5pm
Dr Ann Cronin

This course provides an introduction to the methods involved in organising and conducting focus groups. The course is divided into two sections. The first section explores how and when to use focus groups in social research. Topics covered include planning for focus groups, developing focus group schedules and moderating focus groups. The second section provides participants with an opportunity to either facilitate or be a member of a focus group discussion.

This course is intended to provide a practical introduction to focus groups for researchers who have little or no experience of running them.

(Please note this course will not cover analysis of focus group data. For courses covering the analysis of focus group data please see Analysis of Qualitative Data.)

 

 

 

Employability Masterclass February 2014

Monday 3 February 2014

Second and Final year students are invited to attend an Employability Masterclass to understand how they can succeed in their chosen future career.

cii: The American Way of Death? Military videogames and militarised violence

Tuesday 4 February 2014

16:00 to 18:00
Dr Nick Robinson, University of Leeds

Introduction to thematic approaches to analysing qualitative data

Tuesday 4 February 2014

9.30am to 4.30pm
Dr Sue Venn and Dr Nicky Green

This course provides an introduction to what is probably the most commonly used general approach in analysing qualitative data in the social sciences; thematic analysis. The training will mainly focus on thematic approaches to analysing data from in-depth interviews and focus groups although the approaches discussed can be used with other types of qualitative data. The course is primarily intended for researchers with no or limited experience of qualitative analysis. The day includes sessions on different approaches to analysing qualitative data, the principles of ‘grounded theory’ and the constant comparison method, the process of coding data and the development of more conceptual ideas through analysis. These sessions will be interspersed with practical exercises about different stages of analysis and will provide participants with many opportunities to analyse ‘real’ data. Issues such as validity and generalisability in the context of qualitative analysis and the presentation of qualitative research findings will be discussed as these arise during the day.  


The speakers are very experienced social researchers who will draw on their own research experience as well as established practice within the social sciences.

World Cancer Day 2014

Tuesday 4 February 2014

18:45 to 20:30

In recognition of World Cancer Day, Jonathan Acott, Head of Operations at Surrey Sports Park, Dr Lisa McCann, Senior Lecturer, in Cancer Care and Katy Crandall PhD student at the University of Surrey will share an inspirational story about how sport can be used to take positive action against cancer. 

WSMS February Talk

Tuesday 4 February 2014

6.45pm
Presented by Dr Peter Northover, Senior Research Fellow, Head of Materials Science-based Archaeology Group, Oxford Materials

Politics Month 2014

Tuesday 4 February 2014

The School of Politics presents its annual month of roundtable discussions, debates and workshops. There will be presentations by visiting guest speakers and from Surrey’s very own political experts.

Lunchtime Recital - Croser Hughes Chamber Music Competition

Wednesday 5 February 2014

13:10

This annual competition is one of the great set-piece events of the year, celebrating our talented chamber musicians.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Wednesday 5 February 2014

7.30pm (2.30pm matinee as well on Sat 8th)

A fun favourite, this show and cast is sure to be a hit and provide a splendid night of light-hearted entertainment.

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Earnings management around the world

Wednesday 5 February 2014

15.00 to 16.30
Dr Monomita Nandy, University of Surrey

Surrey Skills Fair 2014

Thursday 6 February 2014

Following on from this years' very successful Surrey Skills Fair, hosted by the University of Surrey, we are delighted once again to be holding the 2014 SURREY SKILLS FAIR on the 6th and 7th February 2014 at the Surrey Sports Park, University of Surrey, Guildford

Civil Engineering Research Seminar - February 2014

Thursday 6 February 2014

13:00 to 14:00
Mr Jianfei Peng

"Dressing up for Quantum Technology"

Thursday 6 February 2014

13:00 to 14:00
Professor Barry M Garraway Department of Physics and Astronomy University of Sussex

ATI PhD Student Seminar - Thursday 6 February 2014

Thursday 6 February 2014

16:00 to 17:00

There will be a PhD (…and post-doc) seminar on Thursday 6th February  at 4pm in the large seminar room (02ATI02).  There will be two speakers:

Matthew Elliott - “Control with Non-Classical States of Light”

Imalka Jayawardena - TBC

Chaired by Kiron Prabha Rajeev.

All PhD students are expected to attend. Anyone else is very welcome.

4th Computing Sports Day

Friday 7 February 2014

12:30 to 17:00

The 4th Computing Sports Day (a.k.a. Computing Winter Olympics) will take place at the Guildford Spectrum Leisure Complex in the afternoon of 7th February 2014. We look forward to yet another successful event for our final-year UG, MSc, PhD students and staff members to gather together for fun and joy.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 7 February 2014

17:30

UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We apologise for any inconvenience.

From Researcher to Innovator: A guide for making your ideas matter in business

Friday 7 February 2014

10:00 to 13:00
Professor Alan Brown, Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Led by Professor Alan Brown (Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship and Innovation).

The skills that you need to be a great researcher do not readily transform you into a successful entrepreneur. Too often researchers struggle to convert the intense deep thinking of their PhD activities into meaningful business ventures. In this session we will look at the characteristics of an entrepreneur and how they relate to you. We will explore approaches to making your research meaningful in a business context, and introduce several techniques for describing the business relevance of your ideas. We will also discuss different business options for your research, including alternatives for those interested in starting their own business venture.

GREASE

Saturday 8 February 2014

“GREASE IS STILL THE WORD” - The Daily Mail. And so it is. The talented students from the Guildford School of Acting will be bringing Grease to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre for one special week!

Croser-Hughes at the URC

Sunday 9 February 2014

3pm

Following on from the recent Croser-Hughes competition, the best chamber groups from the School of Arts come together to put on a great concert of highlights from the competition.

SPLASH Workshop: Introduction to data analysis for Level 6 students

Monday 10 February 2014

11:00 to 12:30

This session is an introduction to analysing data in your final year projects and dissertations. Many students get into difficulty because they haven't designed their research appropriately at this stage. If you might be collecting data or are using secondary data, then this is an important session to attend.

 

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

THE BALLAD OF SKINNY LATTES

Monday 10 February 2014

7.30pm

The Neo-Futurist Collective and Fruit for the Apocalypse present this six-movement 'noise opera' by Joseph Young. 

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Songs for a New World

Monday 10 February 2014

7.30pm (2.30pm matinee as well on Sat 15th)

“I don’t want to philosophize. I just want to tell a story.” Neither musical play nor revue, Songs for a New World is closer to a theatrical song cycle, a very theatrical song cycle.

ATI Researcher Workshop "Multiple-Scale Analysis in Physics and Engineering"

Monday 10 February 2014

16:00 to 17:30
Dr Lucia Florescu

Many real world systems evolve on widely separated time and length scales. This is particularly true for nanomaterials and condensed matter systems, living organisms, chemical and geophysical systems, and even social hierarchies. Multiple-scale analysis is a powerful technique used to characterize such systems. In this talk, I will introduce the basic principles of multiple scale analysis and will show how it can be applied to systems in physics and engineering where multiple models at different scales are used simultaneously to describe the system. The talk is oriented to theorists, but experimentalists can also benefit.  It does not require advanced physics or mathematics and could be relevant to chemists and biologists as well.

Cloning Localization Based on Feature Extraction and K-means Clustering

Monday 10 February 2014

11:00 to 12:00
Areej Alfraih, PhD Student, University of Surrey

The field of image forensics is expanding rapidly. Many passive image tamper detection techniques have been presented. Some of these techniques use feature extraction methods for tamper detection and localization. This work is based on extracting Maximally Stable Extremal Regions (MSER) features for cloning detection, followed by k-means clustering for cloning localization. Then for comparison purposes, we implement the same approach using Speeded Up Robust Features (SURF) and Scale-Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT). Experimental results show that we can detect and localize cloning in tampered images with an accuracy reaching 97% using MSER features. The usability and efficacy of our approach is verified by comparing with recent state-of-the-art approaches.

SPLASH Workshop: How do I read all this? Effective reading and notemaking (Level 4)

Tuesday 11 February 2014

10:00 to 11:00

Do you find the volume of reading for an assignment daunting? You may be reading more than you need to. The aim of this workshop is to equip you with strategies to help you to save time and become a smarter reader.

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

The performance of STRUCTURE on linguistic datasets, and 'researcher degrees of freedom'.

Tuesday 11 February 2014

12.30

The Surrey Morphology Group is delighted to present a talk by Erich Round of the University of Queensland, 'The performance of STRUCTURE on linguistic datasets, and ‘researcher degrees of freedom’.

SPLASH: Drop in writing sessions for final year UG students

Wednesday 12 February 2014

14:00 to 17:00

These sessions will be a sort of ‘writing club’. They represent an opportunity to spend some dedicated time writing your dissertation/essay/project report but with the opportunity to break occasionally to talk to other students/members of SPLASH staff about how it is going on. The sessions will not be workshops as such, although SPLASH staff will provide some starting points and be available for discussion.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 12 February 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

ARTIFICIAL THINGS

Wednesday 12 February 2014

7.30pm

In this cinematic and evocative production, Stopgap Dance Company creates a compact world of riddles that question our notions about unity and co-existence. 

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SETsquared Pitching Competition

Wednesday 12 February 2014

2pm to 7:30pm

Translation Studies Seminar - How to approach your dissertation

Wednesday 12 February 2014

15:00 to 17:00
Dimitris Asimakoulas

Surrey Sculpture Society

Wednesday 12 February 2014

19.30

Kate MccGwire gives a talk on her work and how she aims to probe the unconscious mind for reactions that can be both sensual and sinister with her scultpure made out of hundreds of collected feathers. Interesting and engaging, this talk will be held in Austin Pearce Lecture Theatre 1.

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Beyond the 'Dorothy Complex'

Wednesday 12 February 2014

16:00 to 17:00
Dr Didem Buhari-Gulmez - Early Career Research Fellow in European Union Politics, Oxford Brookes University

Reading John W. Meyer from an IR perspective: Beyond the 'Dorothy Complex'

Making A Better World

Thursday 13 February 2014

14.15 hrs to 15.30 hrs
Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director Forum for the Future

Once again CES is delighted to welcome the distinguished writer and campaigner Jonathon Porritt to address students and staff as part of the Sustainable Development: Applications course.

Contact Effects in Thin-Film Transistors; the Source-Gated Transistor and its Applicability to Mixed Signal Large Area

Thursday 13 February 2014

13:00 to 14:00
Dr Radu Sporea - ATI, University of Surrey

Abstract:

Significant contact effects are present in large-area electronic devices, particularly in organic and solution processed technologies. Potential barriers are the source electrode completely change the operation of thin-film transistors. As such, the conventional equations for mobility, etc. do not apply. In this seminar, I describe the ways in which the characteristics of source-contact-limited devices can be optimized by understanding their mode of operation and the potential advantages of such structures.

SPLASH Workshop: How can I use my feedback to improve my marks? - Level 4

Friday 14 February 2014

10:00 to 11:00

Feedback is one of the hottest issues in higher education. Students are often dissatisfied with the feedback they receive, but there is also an issue with how students respond to the feedback they receive. This workshop will explore how you can interpret the feedback you receive and make the best use of it in further assignments.

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

SPLASH Workshop: Developing Your Argument (Level 4)

Friday 14 February 2014

11:00 to 12:00

What is an argument? How is it different from description and explanation? How do you develop a logical and convincing argument? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in this workshop. 

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

Love Your Campus (Get Creative) Workshop

Friday 14 February 2014

10am - 4pm

Feel the Love this Valentine’s Day and join in the “Love Your Campus” workshop with artist, Alison Roche.

Tomorrow's Mathematicians Today 2014

Saturday 15 February 2014

09:00 to 17:00
Professor Luis Fernando Alday
Tomorrow's Mathematicians Today 2014

The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and the University of Surrey are proud to present Tomorrow's Mathematicians Today, an undergraduate mathematics conference supported by the IMA.

Special thanks go to Noel-Ann Bradshaw (University of Greenwich, initiator of the conference series) for her assistance and help with the organisation, and to Adam Sebestyen who designed the initial TMT logo.

Registration for this event is now closed.

The programme for the day is now available (PDF, 0.9 MB), and the abstracts for the talks are also available (PDF, 146 KB)



CATHEDRAL CONCERT SPRING 2014

Saturday 15 February 2014

7.30pm

After last year’s sell-out performance of the emotional, dramatic and sublime German Requiem by Brahms, the University's Symphony Orchestra and Chorus are undertaking Puccini's Messa a work full of youthful operatic flair and ravishing music from the composer of Tosca and La Bohème.

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ATI Researcher Workshop "What the Ion Beam Centre does"

Monday 17 February 2014

16:00 to 17:30
Professor Roger Webb

Threshold Blind Signatures

Monday 17 February 2014

11:00 to 12:00
Veronika Kuchta, PhD Student, University of Surrey

This paper formalizes the concept of threshold blind signatures (TBS) that bridges together properties of the two well-known signature flavors, blind signatures and threshold signatures. Using TBS users can obtain the signature through interaction with t-out-of-n in a blind way, i.e. without disclosing the corresponding message to any of those signers.

In addition, the paper shows how to construct a secure TBS scheme in the standard model. The resulting scheme can be seen as an extension of Okamoto's blind signature scheme (TCC 2006) with secret sharing techniques. The most significant applications of the scheme can be found in e-voting, where the threshold property offers stronger security guarantees.

Metal/Carbon Nanohybrids

Monday 17 February 2014

14PM
Dr. Edgar Muñoz, Instituto de Carboquímica ICB-CSIC, Zaragoza, Spain

Laser ablation of selected coordination compounds leads to the efficient production of metal/carbon nanohybrid foams. These nanohybrids consist of metal nanoparticles embedded within amorphous carbon nanoparticles, amorphous carbon nanoparticles, and carbon domains exhibiting a higher carbon crystallinity, including graphene layers, hollow graphitic spheres, and carbon nanotubes. The composition, metal nanoparticle dilution and crystallite size, and structure of the nanohybrid foams can be tailored by suitably tuning the laser parameters used and by choosing the metals and ligands of the irradiated targets.

ATI What's on week 17 February to 21 February

Monday 17 February 2014

Monday 17 February 2014 – ATI Researcher Workshop, 4:00pm-5:00pm 02ATI02

What the Ion Beam Centre does…  – Prof Roger Webb

 

Thursday 20 February 2014 – PhD Student Seminar, 4:00pm, 02ATI02

 

Friday 21 February 2014 – ATI Journal Club, 3:30pm, 01ATI02

Potential security implications of the Scottish referendum

Tuesday 18 February 2014

16:00 to 18:00
Andrew Neal (Edinburgh)

SPLASH Workshop: : First Class Writing for Level 6

Tuesday 18 February 2014

11:00 to 12:30

SPLASH Workshop: Reading for your dissertation - Level 6

Tuesday 18 February 2014

14:00 to 15:30

You have found lots of articles, book and reports for your dissertation or project.  Now how do you get through them all in time to include them in your literature review?  This session will help you to read quickly and effectively, helping you to digest and material you need for your project.

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop booking

Love Your Campus Exhibition and Competition

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Come and see the work created by staff and students as part of the Love Your Campus project, with a general but not exclusive focus on sustainability and recycling. Or maybe even take part in this exhibition and competition yourself!

School of Arts Research Seminar

Wednesday 19 February 2014

4pm

A fortnightly public platform for the latest in music, dance, theatre and practice-based research, this series comprises presentations by distinguished visitors as well as Surrey’s own team of research staff. 

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 19 February 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

ETHEL SMYTH

Wednesday 19 February 2014

5.15pm

Join Dr Christopher Wiley in his talk about this remarkable composer and writer who defied the gender construction expectations of her age to become a renowned composer and following her deafness in her later years, a successful author. A concert will be held after the talk, and a display on Ethel Smyth from the Surrey History Centre will also be on display. This evening is part of the LGBT History Month.

ETHEL SMYTH

Wednesday 19 February 2014

17:15
Dr Chris Wiley

Join Dr Chris Wiley in his talk about this remarkable composer and writer who defied the gender construction expectations of her age to become a renowned composer and following her deafness in her later years, a successful author.

SPLASH: Drop in writing sessions for final year UG students

Wednesday 19 February 2014

14:00 to 17:00

These sessions will be a sort of ‘writing club’. They represent an opportunity to spend some dedicated time writing your dissertation/essay/project report but with the opportunity to break occasionally to talk to other students/members of SPLASH staff about how it is going on. The sessions will not be workshops as such, although SPLASH staff will provide some starting points and be available for discussion.

Uncertainty attitudes, volatility and option pricing: Evidence from equity and index options

Wednesday 19 February 2014

15.00 to 16.30
Dr Tarik Driouchi, King's College London

Informal Research Exchange

Wednesday 19 February 2014

16:00
Dan McCarthy

Dan McCarthy will be sharing his current research with the Department

Translation Studies Seminar - How to write a commentary

Wednesday 19 February 2014

15:00 to 17:00
Elena Davitti

SPLASH Workshop: Logarithms for Biosciences

Thursday 20 February 2014

14:00 to 15:00

Socio-economic assessment of biomass supply chains. What needs to be assessed?

Thursday 20 February 2014

13.00 hrs to 14.00 hrs
Dr Rocio A Diaz-Chavez, Research Fellow, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London

The potential on the use of biomass resources for the production of power, transport fuels and chemicals has become an important target in many countries looking for added economic value to the biomass. To achieve this, it will be necessary a change in the technology used for producing, handling and processing the raw biomass materials.

Lord Hannay of Chiswick: The United Nations Role in Peace Security

Thursday 20 February 2014

16:00 to 17:30
Lord Hannay of Chiswick

Lord Hannay is a long serving British diplomat. He has held various positions in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London since 1959, including ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations.

Infinite-energy solutions for the Navier-Stokes equations in a strip

Thursday 20 February 2014

1 pm to 2 pm
Peter Anthony (University of Surrey)

This is the pre-viva talk devoted to the global well-posedness of the Navier-Stokes equations in a strip in the class of spatially non-decaing (infinite-energy) solutions belonging to the properly chosen uniformly local Sobolev space.

ATI PhD Student Seminar: 20 February 2014

Thursday 20 February 2014

16:00 to 17:00

There will be a PhD seminar on Thursday 20th February at 4pm in the large seminar room (02ATI02).  There will be two speakers:

Mohammed Ismael - Title : “Proton Irradiation of Glioblastomas”

Keyur Gandhi – Title : “Design of Plasmonic Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell using Optical and Electrical Modelling”

Chaired by Laurent Sam.

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 21 February 2014

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of the week with an enjoyable burst of music in these short and delightful concerts.

CRonEM: Towards a Sustainable Surrey

Friday 21 February 2014

17:30 to 19:00
Keith Taylor MEP (Green Party, South East Region) Councillor Jonathan Essex (Green Party, Surrey County Council and Reigate and Banstead Borough Council) Professor Alex Warleigh-Lack (CRonEM, School of Politics, University of Surrey)

Multi-Level Security (MLS) - What is it, why do we need it, and how can we get it

Friday 21 February 2014

10:00 to 12:00
Dr Adrian Waller, Consultant, Thales Research and Technology, Thales UK

MLS has been a field of study in computer science for decades, and MLS systems have been developed and deployed for high assurance defence and government applications. However, in recent years other users with less stringent security requirements have been talking about their need for "MLS", and have been attempting to use traditional MLS solutions in their systems. In this talk, we take a look at the varied applications that are claimed to require "MLS" and attempt to reconcile their different interpretations of the term. We then survey existing and proposed MLS technologies, discuss some of their drawbacks when compared with these applications' requirements, and propose some areas for future research.

Composers & Choreographers

Sunday 23 February 2014

7.30pm

A culmination of an intensive collaboration involving choreography and composition developed in just two days by students working together. Witty, thrilling, thoughtful and amusing, these performances always surpass expectation.

A typology of Bantu subject inversion

Monday 24 February 2014

1pm

The Surrey Morphology Group is delighted to present a talk by Professor Lutz Marten of SOAS, University of London, 'A typology of Bantu subject inversion'.

Secure Mobile Logins

Monday 24 February 2014

11:00 to 12:00
Franziskus Kiefer, PhD Student, University of Surrey

Password based authentication remains the most common authentication method on the internet and in particular on mobile devices. Yet, no satisfying, secure methods are deployed on mobile devices. We discuss challenges for secure password-based login mechanisms in mobile browsers and propose a solution secure against impersonation attacks, i.e. phishing attacks. We design and implement a drop-in replacement for the password over HTML authentication mechanism in mobile browsers that builds upon cryptographically sound primitives. Our result includes a ready to use Android application and an easy to set-up and use authentication server for integration into existing application servers.

ATI Researcher Workshop: "High Impedance Measurements"

Monday 24 February 2014

16:00 to 17:50
Dr Mark Hughes

The Internet of Things and building a digital ecosystem

Monday 24 February 2014

18:00 to 19:00
Dave Locke, Senior Inventor, Pervasive and Advanced Messaging Technologies, IBM

The Internet of Things is IBM’s cloud services solution and it is consider one of the best and most widely-used out there, connecting millions of devices everyday! This interactive talk is organised by the CompSoc (Computer Society) run by students of the Department of Computing.

NVivo Training Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday 26 February 2014

10am to 4pm
Ann Lewins
NVivo, developed by QSR, is a CAQDAS package which integrates the handling of textual data with quantitative and multimedia forms of information/data.

The two-day workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough introduction to the software and practice tasks using one’s own data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, exploring and coding data whilst having an eye on longer term tasks.

SPLASH Workshop: Writing your literature review (Level 6)

Wednesday 26 February 2014

11:00 to 12:00

Allocutivity: towards a canonical approach to the encoding of a non-argumental addressee

Wednesday 26 February 2014

13.00 to 14.00
Anton Antonov

Surrey Linguistics Circle is delighted to present a talk by Anton Antonov, INALCO/CRLAO (UMR 8563), CNRS, Paris on 'Allocutivity: towards a canonical approach to the encoding of a non-argumental addressee'.

Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 26 February 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

Sequential data assimilation from an coupling of measures perspective

Wednesday 26 February 2014

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

The talk gives an introduction to a coupling of measures perspective on Bayesian inference and its implications for sequential data assimilation. The benefits of such a perspective include the following: First, it allows for a unified framework for discussing popular filter methods such as the ensemble Kalman filter (EnKF) and sequential Monte Carlo methods. Second, it naturally suggests new methods by employing ideas from optimal transport theory. Third, the concept of localization fits in naturally which is crucial for an application of filter algorithms to infinite-dimensional dynamical systems.

SPLASH: Drop in writing sessions for final year UG students

Wednesday 26 February 2014

14:00 to 17:00

These sessions will be a sort of ‘writing club’. They represent an opportunity to spend some dedicated time writing your dissertation/essay/project report but with the opportunity to break occasionally to talk to other students/members of SPLASH staff about how it is going on. The sessions will not be workshops as such, although SPLASH staff will provide some starting points and be available for discussion.

Fast track your hospitality career at IHG

Wednesday 26 February 2014

13:00 to 14:00

IHG has an exciting hotel based Future Leaders graduate programme.

Dense 3D Reconstruction from High Frame-Rate Video using a Static Grid Pattern

Thursday 27 February 2014

11:00 to 12:00
Dr Ryusuke Sagawa, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

The Energy of Nations - Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance

Thursday 27 February 2014

13:00 to 14:00
Dr Jeremy Leggett, Chair Solarcentury and SolarAid

Brain scientists tell us we have a very worrying collective tendency for blindness to the kind of risks that can crash economies, and imperil civilisations. The shocking recent history of the financial industries suggests they are right.

Scotland, the UK and the EU

Thursday 27 February 2014

18.30 to 19.30
Professor Sir David Edward QC

The Surrey International Law Centre is pleased to present an evening lecture examining the legal questions raised by the Referendum on Independence for Scotland.

Evolutionary Learning of Counter-propagation Neuro-Controllers for Multi-objective Robot Navigation

Thursday 27 February 2014

15:30 to 16:30
Amiram Moshiov, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

This study explores evolutionary training of Counter-Propagation Neuro-Controllers (CPNCs) for applications in Evolutionary Robotics. It concerns navigating a robot in an environment that differs from the trained one. The evolutionary training of CPNCs is compared with that of the traditional Feed-Forward Neuro-Controllers (FFNCs). In contrast to FFNCs, CPNCs are neuro-controllers that do not process sensory information directly into actions. Rather, there are two mappings involved. First, the sensed input is mapped into a class that represents prototypical information about the environment. This is achieved in the first layer of Kohonen neurons. Next, each class, which is represented by a weight vector, is mapped into actions, via a Grossberg layer. The evolutionary training of the CPNCs is done using a two phase approach. The first phase primarily involves the unsupervised learning of the classes, and the second phase mostly deals with the adjustment of the control mapping.

To diversify trained solutions, and to obtain controllers for various scenarios, a multi-objective evolutionary approach is used. The evolved CPNCs exhibit multi-objective characteristics. These are reflected by the different degrees of path safety and attraction to targets, in both the trained and tested environments. For the studied case, the CPNCs are found to be statistically superior to the FFNCs with respect to the obtained performances, the learning rates and the generalization capabilities. Following the comparison, we provide initial results concerning an overall analysis of the correlation between the evolved number of Kohonen clusters, in the combined non-dominated set of controllers, and the evolved overall multi-objective performance.

e-SMART Launch - Transforming Cancer Care

Thursday 27 February 2014

09:00 to 15:00

Over 3 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year in Europe and incidence rates will see an increase of at least 65% over the next 20 years. The proliferation of scientific results and novel treatments is a growing challenge for health professionals as we deliver more personalised cancer care. Patients with cancer are more narrowly defined by their molecular characteristics, highlighting the need for real-time decision support to help them provide the most effective treatments. Given the increasing numbers of people with cancer more effective solutions to deliver personalised cancer care are essential. Technological innovations enable the delivery of care in the home and rural setting and this, coupled with the use of predictive risk models (PRMs) will enable a preventative and anticipatory model of care and identification of patients at greater risk of adverse events. This seminar will highlight the future potential for cancer care, highlight innovative methods to remotely monitor patients, advances in molecular profiling, predictive risk modelling and advanced technology systems to change care delivery and revolutionise the way we support people with cancer.

Email a.mather@surrey.ac.uk for more information or to book a place

Resolvent estimates for high-contrast elliptic problems with periodic coefficients

Thursday 27 February 2014

4pm to 5pm
Kirill Cherednichenko (Cardiff)

Abstract: I will discuss the asymptotic behaviour of the resolvents (Aε +I)-1of elliptic second-order differential operators Aε in Rd with periodic rapidly  oscillating coefficients, as the period ε goes to zero. The class of operators covered by the discussion includes both the  ``classical'' case of uniformly elliptic families (where the ellipticity  constant does not depend on ε) and the ``double-porosity''  case of coefficients that  take contrasting values of order one and of  order ε2 in different parts of the period cell. I shall describe a construction for the leading order term of the  ``operator asymptotics" of (Aε +I)-1 in the  sense of operator-norm convergence and prove order O(ε) remainder  estimates. This is joint work with Shane Cooper.

SPLASH Workshop: Finding your focus in your dissertation - Level 6 UG

Friday 28 February 2014

14:00 to 15:00

Come to this session to make sure your dissertation or project has a clear, coherent (and achievable) topic.  The session will include advice to help you to decide what it is you really want to study.

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

SPLASH Workshop: How should I be using sources in my assignments (Level 4)

Friday 28 February 2014

10:00 to 11:00

This session will give Level 4 students the opportunity to:

- review their understanding of suitable sources and the ways in which they can be used in academic writing;
- start thinking about being ‘critical’ about the sources they are using;
- develop their understanding of plagiarism (and how to avoid it!);
- develop their ability to summarise, paraphrase and quote.

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

Physics and Mathematics of Conformal Interfaces

Friday 28 February 2014

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Costas Bachas (LPTENS, Paris)

Interfaces are ubiquitous in a variety of  physical systems.Their long-distance dynamics is often controlled by non-trivial scale-invariant limits.I will review old and new techniques used to analyse such limits, and explain how they can be applied to some concrete examples of conformal interfaces both  in condensed-matter physics, and in string/M theory.

GO Innovate!

Saturday 1 March 2014

10:00 to 17:00

Create a business venture that will make a real difference to society.

Go Innovate Event March 2014

Saturday 1 March 2014

10:00 to 17:00

Create a business venture that will make a real difference to society.

Call for papers

Saturday 1 March 2014

Theatre in the Dark

Sat 12 Jul 2014

What happens when the stage and house lights fade to black? When the strictness of a light-based divide between them and us, stage and auditorium, dissolves? What happens to theatre in the dark?

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SPLASH Workshop:Qualitative Analysis for Level 6 students

Monday 3 March 2014

11:00 to 12:00

An introduction to qualitative analysis looks at types of methods available, including grounded theory, phenomenology, and ethnography.

 

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop booking

An evening with Nikita Lalwani

Monday 3 March 2014

18:30 to 20:00
Nikita Lalwani

Join Surrey Student PEN for an evening with Nikita Lalwani at the University of Surrey. She will be discussing her novel The Village, and how writers can contribute to the field of human rights. This event is in association with International Women’s Day.

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JIM MEETS DR MAGGIE ADERIN-POCOCK

Monday 3 March 2014

7:00PM to 8:30PM

University of Surrey Physics Professor and Radio 4 Life Scientific presenter, Jim Al-Khalili, will host the next in the series of his “Jim meets” interviews, with special guest, BBC Four “The Sky at Night” presenter, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock.

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Spectral permanence

Monday 3 March 2014

2 pm to 3pm
Robin Harte (Trinity College, Dublin)

Abstract: Several kinds of generalized inverse bounce off one another in the proof of a variant of spectral
permanence for C* embeddings.

MBA Open Evening 4 March 2014

Tuesday 4 March 2014

18:00 to 20:00

You can find out more about the Surrey MBA at our Open Evening session. Each session includes a presentation from academic staff, a question and answer session and the chance to take a look at our state-of-the-art teaching facilities.

SPLASH Workshop: What should I read?!!! Effective searching for Level 4 students

Tuesday 4 March 2014

10:00 to 11:00

Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of reading you have to do? This session will discuss strategies for dealing with vast amounts of reading and the importance of reading with a purpose.

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

Cryptanalysis of a Class of Chaos-Based Image Encryption Schemes

Tuesday 4 March 2014

15:30 to 16:30
Dr Chengqing Li, Associate Professor, Xiangtan University, China

The subtle similarities between cryptography and chaos theory make the design of chaos-based encryption schemes become a hot research subject in the past two decades. As a result, a large number of encryption schemes based on chaos theory have been proposed to date. Among them, many schemes share the same structure, namely combination of multiple rounds of two basic parts: position permutation and value substitution, which is also a typical structure of the traditional text encryption schemes. In this talk, first, preliminary knowledge of cryptanalysis is introduced. Then, a class of chaos-based image encryption schemes, which share the same structure, is reviewed. Further, recent research progress on breaking the aforementioned two separate basic parts, when the round number is equal to one, is presented. Finally, the recent research results on breaking the two basic parts separately, when the round number is more than one, are reported with detailed discussions.

Non-discrimination in International Economic Law

Tuesday 4 March 2014

11.00 to 12.00
Michail Risvas, University of Oxford

The Surrey International Law Centre is pleased to present a seminar by Michail Risvas

Ensembles Concert

Wednesday 5 March 2014

19.30

This entirely student-led concert presents the works of ensembles from Music and Sound Recording, and invites you to 'expect the unexpected'.

School of Arts Research Seminar

Wednesday 5 March 2014

4pm

A fortnightly public platform for the latest in music, dance, theatre and practice-based research, this series comprises presentations by distinguished visitors as well as Surrey’s own team of research staff. 

INSIDE THE MIND OF LEONARDO

Wednesday 5 March 2014

7.30pm

BAFTA winner Peter Capaldi portrays Leonardo Da Vinci in an abstract and timeless setting, narrating passages from his journals and capturing the essence of the human being behind the genius.

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 5 March 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

SPLASH: Writing sessions for final year UG students

Wednesday 5 March 2014

14:00 to 17:00

These sessions will be a sort of ‘writing club’. They represent an opportunity to spend some dedicated time writing your dissertation/essay/project report but with the opportunity to break occasionally to talk to other students/members of SPLASH staff about how it is going on. The sessions will not be workshops as such, although SPLASH staff will provide some starting points and be available for discussion.

 

Please come along anytime from 2pm and stay for as long as you feel is helpful. 

Translation Studies Seminar - Defining legal TI's profiles in Europe

Wednesday 5 March 2014

15:00 to 17:00
Maria Jesús Blasco Mayor (Universitat Jaume I)

Classification of symmetries of planar choreographies

Wednesday 5 March 2014

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

A choreography is a periodic solution of the N-body problem where the N bodies follow each other at regular intervals around a single closed path. Since Chenciner and Montgomery's (re)discovery of the figure-8 choreography in 2000, there has been considerable interest in finding new ones. The approach is usually to use variational methods on the appropriate loop space and the proofs have been a combination of symmetry arguments and analysis. In this talk I will describe a complete classification of all the possible symmetry groups arising in this problem. It is joint work with my PhD student Katrina Steckles.

Economics Seminar: Does Labor Legislation Benefit Workers?

Wednesday 5 March 2014

16:00 to 17:30
Prof. Daniel Hamermesh

Prof. Daniel Hamermesh (University of Texas at Austin)

"Does Labor Legislation Benefit Workers?" (joint with D. Kawaguchi and J. Lee)

Compassionate Killings: the case for a partial defence

Wednesday 5 March 2014

15.00 to 16.00
Heather Keating, University of Sussex

Roundtable: Crisis in Ukraine

Wednesday 5 March 2014

16:00 to 17:30

The School of Politics, the Centre for international intervention (Cii) and the Centre for Research on the European Matrix (CRonEM) have organised a Roundtable in response to events in Ukraine.

SPLASH Workshop: Solutions and Dilutions for Biosciences (Level 4)

Thursday 6 March 2014

16:00 to 17:00

This session is aimed at bioscience students who may be finding some solution and dilution calculations difficult.

Session outcomes:

Students attending this session will be able to:

  1. Recognise 6 types of problems they may be presented with related to making solutions and dilutions
  2. Identify the complicating factors that need to be taken into consideration when solving solution or dilution problems
  3. Locate online resources designed for practicing solution and dilution problems

 

Registration required, book here: workshop registration

Stations of the Cross

Thursday 6 March 2014

Arnold Daghani was a survivor of the Holocaust and his artwork, part of the University of Surrey's Art Collection can be seen at Guidlford Cathedral. A lecture on Daghani and 'Christian motifs in the work of Jewish Artists' is being held on Thursday 6th in the evening.

Cosmology with weak lensing

Thursday 6 March 2014

16:00
Professor Alan Heavens, Imperial College

Rush Hour Concert

Friday 7 March 2014

17:30

Avoid the Guildford gridlock at the end of the week with an enjoyable burst of music in these short and delightful concerts.

Quality as a prerequisite for security in interoperable systems

Friday 7 March 2014

10:00 to 12:00
Mr Peter Davies, Technical Director, Thales UK

We are all facing enormous challenges, now and into the future, in the way that assurance of ICT products and systems is provided and there is a pressing need to review the thinking about assurance. I will argue that we only truly understand the 'security' of an interoperable system when we understand the 'quality' level to which that system has been implemented. I will further argue that a laxity in our linguistic definitions means that we increasingly do not understand what is meant when we are discussing the security.

ACTUAL SIZE DANCE COMPANY SHOWCASE

Friday 7 March 2014

7.30PM

The Actual Size Dance Company showcase 2014 is a culmination of external workshops and students choreography into an evening that showcases the wide range of the University of Surrey dance student's talents and passions. Come and join us for a contemporary dance-filled evening of fresh student zeal!

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University of Surrey Chamber Choir and Orchestra

Sunday 9 March 2014

3pm
The University of Surrey’s Chamber Choir and Orchestra return to the URC Music Series with a special programme of music. Vaughan Williams' beautiful setting of Shakespeare's 'Serenade to Music' is an ideal showcase for the choir, whilst Tippett's spirituals present intricate and moving arrangements from a work which established him among the leading English composers of the 20th century.

11th Annual Computing Department PhD Conference

Monday 10 March 2014

9:00 to 17:00
To be announced

The 11th Annual Computing Department PhD Conference will be taking place on Monday 10 March 2014 in Lecture Theatre 1DK02 in the morning and in Lecture Theatre L in the afternoon, University of Surrey, Guildford.

SPLASH Workshop:Qualitative Analysis for Level 6 students

Monday 10 March 2014

11:00 to 12:00

An introduction to qualitative analysis looks at types of methods available, including grounded theory, phenomenology, and ethnography.

 

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop booking

SPLASH Workshop: Succeeding at Level 5

Tuesday 11 March 2014

11:00 to 12:00

Manchester UCAS Convention

Tuesday 11 March 2014

09:30 to 15:00

SPLASH Workshop: Reading Masterclass for ALL students

Wednesday 12 March 2014

11:00 to 13:00

Skills, strategies, time-saving tips and practical hands-on activities to increase your confidence and effectiveness in working with written texts.

Data and methods of analysis for qualitative social science data

Wednesday 12 March 2014

09.30 to 16.00
Dr Christina Silver, CAQSAS Networking Project, University of Surrey, Dr Libby Bishop, UK Data Archive, University of Essex, Dr Myrrh Domingo, NCRM MODE node, Institute of Education, Heather Elliott, NCRM Novella node, Institute of Education (Novella), Professor Corinne Squire, NCRM Novella node, Institute of Education (Novella)

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Lunchtime Recital

Wednesday 12 March 2014

13:10

Come along and enjoy this relaxed atmosphere, with something different being showcased every week, whilst showing support to the new generation of musical talent and genius.

SPLASH: Writing sessions for final year UG students

Wednesday 12 March 2014

14:00 to 17:00

These sessions will be a sort of ‘writing club’. They represent an opportunity to spend some dedicated time writing your dissertation/essay/project report but with the opportunity to break occasionally to talk to other students/members of SPLASH staff about how it is going on. The sessions will not be workshops as such, although SPLASH staff will provide some starting points and be available for discussion.

 

Please come along anytime from 2pm and stay for as long as you feel is helpful. 

Pharmaceutical Nanopowders and Powder Processing

Wednesday 12 March 2014

2PM
Dr. Jerry Heng, Imperial College London

This talk highlighted some recent research activities within the Surfaces and Particles Engineering Laboratory (SPEL) at Imperial College, with a focus on powder surface properties. Interfacial properties, may have an influence in powder processing, particle handling and particle performance, increasingly important for nanosized powders. Here, the effects of powder processing (eg crystallisation milling, drying) on particle interfacial surface properties are investigated and related to their performance (dissolution rates, DPI) including processability (granulation). 

SPEL group members reported that crystalline solids have highly variable (anisotropic) surface energetics, confirmed by sessile drop contact angles on individual crystalline facets and XPS. A new methodology based on inverse gas chromatography (IGC) for determination of surface energy distributions was presented. 

This technique was applied to study variations of surface properties due to crystallisation conditions, milling and their impact on dissolution rates and granulation. The results show that: IGC heterogeneity mapping is able to map differences in surface properties of particles. The differences were related to changes in crystal properties such as shape/habit and exposure of internal cleavage planes. 

Women in Business

Wednesday 12 March 2014

18.00 to 21.30
Dr Almuth McDowall, University of Surrey

Join us on the 12th March for an evening of business talks and seminars in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law to mark the week of International Women's Day. Hear from our inspiring speakers and enjoy an opportunity to discuss and connect with fellow graduates and businesses. This evening is open to the business community, alumni and their guests, staff and current MBA students.

Translation Studies Seminar - Self-translation and mistranslation

Wednesday 12 March 2014

15:00 to 17:00
Jessica Pujol Duran (University of Surrey Poet in Residence)

Understanding opinion dynamics: What can simple macroscopic models do?

Wednesday 12 March 2014

16:00 to 17:00
Professor Rainer Hegselmann, University of Bayreuth and Visiting Research Fellow, University of Surrey

In my talk I’ll start with a simple macroscopic model of opinion dynamics, the so-called bounded confidence model.

The exuberant tonal system of San Marcos Zacatepec Eastern Chatino

Wednesday 12 March 2014

1pm to 2.30pm

The Surrey Morphology Group is delighted to present a talk by Anthony Woodbury from the University of Texas at Austin entitled "The exuberant tonal system of San Marcos Zacatepec Eastern Chatino".

Spanish infinitives borrowed into Zapotec, analyzed as falling into a native light verb construction

Wednesday 12 March 2014

2.30pm to 4.00pm

The Surrey Morphology Group is delighted to present a talk by Rosemary Beam of UNAM, Mexico City entitled "Spanish infinitives borrowed into Zapotec, analyzed as falling into a native light verb construction".

The Boeing Dreamliner

Wednesday 12 March 2014

19:00
João Miguel Santos FRAeS, Vice President of Africa Boeing International

"The 787 Dreamliner - where we have been, how did we get here and where are we going?"

Joint with the RAeS Farnborough Branch

Economics Seminar: Never mind the hyperbolics: nonparametric analysis of time-inconsistent behaviour

Wednesday 12 March 2014

16.00 to 17.00
Ian Crawford, Professor of Economics, University of Oxford

Abstract

We investigate necessary and sufficient nonparametric conditions for the quasi-hyperbolic consumer. These turn out to be quite tractable. We investigate the empirical performance of this model using consumer panel data.

Politics Research Seminar - Professor Helen Drake

Wednesday 12 March 2014

15:45 to 17:15
Professor Helen Drake, Professor of French and European Studies at the Department of Politics, History and International Relations, Loughborough University

Professor Helen Drake presents a talk on "What's in a subject association? What UACES can tell us about European Studies (and higher education) in the UK today".

“Jack to the sound of the news round?”

Wednesday 12 March 2014

16.30 to 17.30
Dr Rob Angell, Cardiff University

The Marketing and Retail Group is pleased to present a seminar by Dr. Rob Angell.

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Getting Published in Social Science Journals

Thursday 13 March 2014

9am to 1pm
Professor Rachel Brooks and Dr Paul Hodkinson

Getting your work published in journals is an essential part of academic life. This half-day course, facilitated by two academics who are very experienced in writing for publication and editing a leading sociological journal, will offer a friendly and supportive forum in which to find out more about how academic journals work and how to increase your chances of getting articles published. The course will provide you with a good understanding of: the journal process, from submission to publication; what referees will be looking for when they review your article; how to respond to conflicting referee reports; and what you need to consider when deciding where to submit your work. It will also provide guidance and discussion about the characteristics of a good journal article, and how to make sure that your article is noticed once it has been published.
 

Strichartz estimates and attractors for wave equations with fractional damping

Thursday 13 March 2014

1 pm to 2 pm
Anton Savostianov (Surrey)

Abstract: The talk is devoted to Dirichlet problem for sub-quintic semi-linear wave equation with fractional damping in bounded smooth domains of R3. It appears that to prove well-posedness and develop the attractor theory for this problem we need additional regularity of the solutions, which does not follow from energy estimate. Considering the original problem as perturbation of the linear one the task is reduced to derivation of Strichartz type estimate for the linear wave equation with fractional damping, that will be the focus of the talk.

Civil Engineering Research Seminar - March 2014

Thursday 13 March 2014

13:00 to 14:00
Francisco Comin

Nuclear Kinematics of Bars with Supermassive Black Holes

Thursday 13 March 2014

16:00
Prof Vichura Valluri, University of Michigan

Inflectional Morphology and verb classes in the Oto-Manguean languages of Mexico

Friday 14 March 2014

9 to 5

The Surrey Morphology Group is hosting a one-day workshop titled "Inflectional Morphology and verb classes in the Oto-Manguean languages of Mexico" at The University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, on Friday 14 March 2014.

SPLASH Workshop: Developing Your Argument (Level 6)

Friday 14 March 2014

11:00 to 12:00

This workshop will explore how to develop and structure an effective argument.

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop booking

SPLASH Workshop: Getting started with Powerpoint (Open to ALL)

Friday 14 March 2014

14:00 to 15:00

‘Doing presentations’ is one of the most challenging aspects of university study for many people. It is also a skill that is vital to doing (and getting) many jobs. This session will provide a basic introduction to using PowerPoint software, demonstrating how you can create slide shows for your presentations and introducing you to some of the features of this tool. The session will also look at how to approach delivering a presentation, particularly how to engage with your audience.

Registration required, book your place here: workshop booking

The Future of Security

Friday 14 March 2014

10:00 to 12:00
Dr Alastair MacWilson, Former Global Managing Director, Accenture Technology Consulting

This seminar is going to describe where the future of the security is and where it is not.  It will provide a contrarian view of current thinking on the issues relating to information security and will range broadly across the key trends relating to technology, methodologies and research, It will provide a rundown of what is new and will predict what little time is left for many of today’s products, purveyors and regulators. It will attempt to set out why new thinking is needed to drive fresh approaches to information security and the cyber security problem, and will argue that if this is not done, the party will be over for the security field.

Magnetic chains: from self-buckling to self-assembly

Friday 14 March 2014

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Alain Goriely (University of Oxford)

Spherical neodymium-iron-boron magnets are marketed as toys as they can be assembled into different shapes due to their high magnetic strength. In particular, we consider  two simple structures, chains and cylinders of magnets. By manipulating these structures, it quickly appears that they exhibit an elastic response to small deformations. Indeed, chains  buckle on their own weight, rings oscillate, and cylinders resist bending but recover their shape after poking. A natural question is then to understand the response of these structures based on the individual physical properties of the magnets and to understand to what extent they behave elastically. In this talk, I will show  through illustrative experiments and simple model calculations  that the  idea of an effective magnetic bending stiffness is, in fact, an excellent macroscopic characterisation for the mechanical response of magnetic chains.

Time permitting, I will then propose a more rigorous approach of the problem by considering discrete-to-continuum asymptotic analysis to derive a continuum model for the energy of a deformed chain of magnets based on the magnetostatic interactions between individual spheres.

This is joint work with Dominic Vella and Cameron Hall.

Gait Analysis Using Wearable Sensors

Friday 14 March 2014

13:00 to 14:00
Dr Delaram Jarchi, Research Associate, Department of Computing, Imperial College London

Gait analysis or systematic evaluation of bipedal locomotion provides important information about the human biomechanics, pathology and behaviour. One important application of gait analysis is to create a mobility assessment tool for patients following orthopaedic surgery. With recent advances in wearable sensing technologies, the practical use of the wireless inertial sensors for gait analysis has been widely increased. However, the use of a reliable gait analysis system for everyday clinical utilisation and home-based monitoring under realistic real-life situations remains limited. For patient studies, integration of all sensing capabilities into a single wireless sensor node has specific advantages. In this talk we look into the recent advances in gait analysis based on a single sensor and discuss the performance, reliability and practical use of a developed gait analysis platform for creating future monitoring systems.

Surrey New Writers Festival 2014

Saturday 15 March 2014

11:00 to 21:00

This year’s Festival features an exciting line-up of novelists, poets, scriptwriters, as well as a range of professionals who work in the creative industries. Join us for an interactive day of discussion panels, readings, and social events.     

Electronic & Improvised Music Event

Saturday 15 March 2014

7.30pm

This evening will feature collaborative performances between staff, students and invited guests, bringing together composition and improvisation across both acoustic and electronic forces.

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SPLASH Workshop: Writing in the real world (non-academic writing) Level 6

Monday 17 March 2014

18:00 to 19:30

Not many jobs require you to write essays. This session will look at how to use the writing skills you have developed and university and adapt them for the workplace. We will look at different formats for writing (reports, websites, emails) and characteristics of writing in a professional setting. This session will be particularly useful for those graduating soon or going on placement next academic year.

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop booking

ACTING BA SHOWCASE

Monday 17 March 2014

5pm; 7.30pm

A unique showcase presented by third year Acting students.

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Archi workshop on Lexical entries in different syntactic theories

Monday 17 March 2014

9.30 to 17.00

The Surrey Morphology Group is holding an Archi workshop on Lexical entries in different syntactic theories on Monday March 17th.

Surrey UCAS Convention

Monday 17 March 2014

10:00 to 14:30

Causal Mode Decomposition for Motion Correction and Segmentation in Renal DCE-MRI Medical Imaging

Monday 17 March 2014

11:00 to 12:00
Santosh Tirunagari, PhD Student, Department of Computing, University of Surrey

Dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance renography (DCE-MRI), in common with other medical imaging techniques, is influenced by respiratory motion. As a result the data quantification may be inaccurate. This paper presents a novel method for motion correction as well as segmentation using Causal Mode Decomposition (CMD). In the present study, for the first time, we introduce CMD to the field of medical imaging by analysing the renal DCE-MRI imaging data. Analysing these images is essential in understanding the fundamental characteristics of renal perfusion and filteration. This novel method is applied to ten healthy volunteers' renal DCE-MRI data. CMD reconstruction results in the motion correction and CMD projections result in segmentation of the renal DCE-MRI data. Both qualitative and quantitative evaluation was performed against the original images using region of interest analysis.

RESCHEDULED: SPLASH Workshop: Report writing for Level 6 students - Now on 18th March at 11am

Tuesday 18 March 2014

11:00 to 12:30

 

What does a report look like? This is a question we hear a lot in SPLASH. There is no single format, but there are certain features that are common to reports in all disciplines. This session will explore how report writing differs from essay writing and how you can ensure that your report is as good as it can be.

 

Registration required, book your place here: workshop booking

 

Cornwall UCAS Convention

Tuesday 18 March 2014

09:30 to 15:00

Qualitative Software Planning Seminar

Wednesday 19 March 2014

9.30pm to 1pm
Dr Christina Silver

Choosing the appropriate analysis software package is an important part of planning any qualitative or mixed method research project. There are a range of options available, but it is not always easy to visualise exactly what a package offers when exploring it for the first time yourself. Equally when asking someone else for their opinion, it is not always easy to know what questions you should be asking. Most of the software packages, which help the researcher to manage qualitative data, are excellent products in one way or several!

This seminar will help you make an informed choice between products.

School of Arts Research Seminar

Wednesday 19 March 2014

4pm

A fortnightly public platform for the latest in music, dance, theatre and practice-based research, this series comprises presentations by distinguished visitors as well as Surrey’s own team of research staff. 

SOA Presents - Prof Clive Williamson

Wednesday 19 March 2014

13:10

Professor Clive Williamson, Head of Performance at the University of Surrey, performs a new work by composer, Philip Grange, and Elliot Carter's Sonata in a special lunchtime recital, before a drinks reception and his inaugural lecture as a professor here at the University. 

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SPLASH: Writing sessions for final year UG students

Wednesday 19 March 2014

14:00 to 17:00

These sessions will be a sort of ‘writing club’. They represent an opportunity to spend some dedicated time writing your dissertation/essay/project report but with the opportunity to break occasionally to talk to other students/members of SPLASH staff about how it is going on. The sessions will not be workshops as such, although SPLASH staff will provide some starting points and be available for discussion.

 

Please come along anytime from 2pm and stay for as long as you feel is helpful. 

Informal Research Exchange

Wednesday 19 March 2014

16:00
Mary Ebeling

Mary Ebeling a former PhD student is visiting the Department who is now based at Drexel University, Philadelphia 

Translation Studies Seminar - Careers in translating and interpreting in the EU institutions

Wednesday 19 March 2014

15:00 to 17:00
John Evans (EU Language Officer)