We’re hosting a range of free events as part of the nationwide ESRC Festival of Social Science – covering everything from how your body reacts to cold water, to the right to roam, and a social history of ska and Two-Tone music in Dorset.
The events take place between 25 October and 15 November as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, which offers an insight into some of the country’s leading social science research and how it influences our lives.
BU has partnered with the University of Southampton for this year’s festival and will jointly host two events exploring the challenges and benefits around extending the right to roam, focusing on the New Forest and Bournemouth’s coastline.
Other events include an exhibition at the Dolphin Centre in Poole, showcasing the stories and photography of people involved in a research project to tackle obesity and unemployment, and an online event discussing the myths, misconceptions and lived experiences of long-COVID.
There will also be the chance to find out more about cold water immersion and how to stay safe, and an evening of curated performances and music at the Black Cherry Theatre Café exploring the cultural impact of ska and the Two-Tone movement.
Events aimed at a youth audience will discuss the impact of consumerism on people and our planet, and how to stay safe online.
For more information, and to book onto the events, visit: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/esrc-2023
Former professional football player Garth Crooks will present a talk at BU on Tuesday 13 December, 3pm to 4pm.
Talent Without Borders has fascinated me all of my professional life. People like Muhammed Ali, George Best, John McEnroe and Eric Cantana are all sporting icons. As famous for their mercurial behaviour as they were for their sporting genius. Each one very different from the other but all refusing to be limited by convention. What lessons can executives learn from the dressing room and are Boardrooms missing some of the best talent?
Does difference matter and if so what are you going to do about it? If difference doesn’t matter why are we all getting so worked up about it?
Garth Crooks is a former professional football player who had a fine career playing for a number of top flight sides. These include sides such as Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City, Manchester United and Charlton Athletic. As well as his on pitch antics, Garth was also proudly elected as the first ever black chairman of the Professional Footballers’ Association union having been an active member of it all throughout his playing career. He relinquished the role at the same time as retiring from playing in 1990.
After leaving the game behind, Garth has become a prominent football pundit and commentator. Most often working on the BBC and Saturday shows like Football Focus, plus Final Score and as a stand in on Match of the Day, Garth Crooks truly offers a real and rare insight and does so with real honesty. Garth has also been chief reporter at things like the England camp at Euro 2000 and the 2002 World Cup, whilst during the late 1990s he was presenter of the political television show Despatch Box. For his long time dedication and services to the sport, Garth was honoured by the Queen with an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list. As such he is a great sporting star to have as brand ambassador, guess on a TV show, host on radio or to present an award at a sporting or charity function as well as to deliver after dinner speeches to a range of corporate, business or young audiences Garth Crooks.
Event Date: 13 December 2016
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Did you know that more people play disability football than rugby league in the UK?
The pinnacle of disability sport is the Paralympic Games, and Bournemouth University are pleased to announce some of the major figures in disability football are coming to Disability History month. Both the GB/England captains will be sharing their stories- Keryn Seal (Blind captain) and Jack Rutter (Cerebral Palsy captain), as well as several members of the Rio 2016 Cerebral Palsy Paralympic Football squad (James Blackwell, Liam Irons, Giles Moore, Emyle Rudder). Accompanying them will be Jeff Davis who is National Elite Development Manager for disability football at the Football Association. Jeff has also led the GB football squads at three Paralympic Games, in his role as Performance Director at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Paralympics.
The talk is part of Disability History Month 2006 and will take place on 5 December 2016, 17:00-18:00
The Disability History Month is a result of collaboration between Bournemouth Univetsity (BU) and Students’ Union Bournemouth University (SUBU).
Look out for #bued1617 hashtag for programme and talk updates.
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ColLab Festival (19-23 September) is a jam-packed week of events , aiming to explore the current landscape of the UK’s digital economy.
During the week, you’ll get the chance to discuss where global tech investment lies, understand virtual reality opportunities, learn how you can work with the Catapult family and much more.
Click the link below to see all the ColLab Festival events. Hurry – places will go fast for these sessions, so book now to avoid disappointment.
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Dr Phil Crowther, from Sheffield Hallam University (Sheffield Business School), will be on a short visit to BU where he will meet researchers from the Department of Events and Leisure to exchange and explore potential research opportunities (8th March 2016).
“Designing ‘Playful’ Business Events” is the title of his guest lecture, where Dr Phil Crowther explores the very serious nature of play in the design of business events.
We invite you to join this session, to the limit of seating capacity, on the 8th March 2016, Allesbrook Lecture Hall (Talbot Campus), 1 p.m.
For a little bit more on Dr Phil Crowther, please read below his story in the first person.
Would you like to know more details on this visit or to join us in the research meeting programme, please email Dr Lenia Marques, email@example.com .
My first degree was in Recreation Management from Loughborough University, graduating in 1995. Since then I have enjoyed a career in recreation / leisure / tourism / event management for eleven years, running cinemas, theme parks, and health and racquet clubs as General Manager. During this time I had the pleasure of designing and delivering such highlights as film premiers, celebrity birthday parties, and large team building events. During my industry career I completed a part-time MBA in Executive General Management which was my pathway back into universities. Since then I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching, researching, and delivering continuing professional development (CPD) events and consultancy in the area of Event Management.
My teaching focuses heavily on strategy and events, leading teaching on modules such as Event Policy and Planning, Strategic Event Design, and Strategic Event Creation. My research focusses specifically upon Marketing Events, part of the Experiential Marketing eruption, and I have published a number of journal papers. I have recently edited a book entitled Strategic Event Creation with colleagues which sets out an agenda for the practice, and teaching, of events. Most recently completed my PhD entitled ‘Strategic Application of Marketing Events’ which continues to be my main interest.
Beyond that I have two fabulous daughter, a wonderful partner, and two amazing dogs called Baxter and Will. I also have a passion for running and was most recently, in January this year, running the Hong Kong Marathon in pouring rain.
Our very own Sean Beer, from the School of Tourism will be identifying whether there is a growing trend within the food industry for locally sourced foods as this is seen as being more environmentally sustainable.
Come to Cafe Scientifique to find out whether producing everything locally is better for the environment. Can locally produced food have a higher carbon foot print than that which has been transported from the other side of the world? and do local producers benefit?
Cafe Scientifique runs every first Tuesday of the month (so 4th February this month) at the wonderful Cafe Boscanova
in Boscombe from 7:30-9pm, but doors open at 6:30pm – so please do come early for a good seat!
The Cafe Scientifique team hopes you will join us for what will surely be an interesting debate!
Tonight, the Cafe Scientifique team welcomes Dr Blay Whitby from the University of Sussex. Dr Whitby will be presenting his talk on ‘Do You Want a Robot Lover?’.
The widespread use of robots in intimate and caring roles will bring about important social changes. Robotic carers and artificial companions are technologies that are likely to be available in the near to mid‐term future.
In Japan and South Korea robots are seen as potential carers for the elderly and as babysitters. Many researchers are looking to make their products display emotion and respond to emotional displays by users. At least one writer has predicted marriage to robots will be accepted in progressive countries by 2050.
Are these socially and ethically acceptable developments? What is likely to be technically feasible and just what should we allow?
If you would like to listen to Dr Whitby’s talk and join in with the debate, please come to Cafe Boscanova, Bocombe, tonight, ready for a 7:30pm kick off. Doors open from 6:30pm and the talk is expected to finish at 9:00pm.
There is no need to register for this event but please make sure you get here early for a good seat though as we fill up fast and there is some excellent food available!
The Cafe Scientifique team look forward to seeing you there!
The Cafe Scientifique team are looking forward to Professor Iain MacRury’s exciting talk on ‘The Inner World of Doctor Who’ tonight. If you are a Doctor Who fan, then this is definitely an event for you to attend!
With the 50th anniversary of the iconic BBC series happening this month, Prof MacRury will be discussing the psychology behind the show’s popularity. Why is it still, if not more, popular 50 years on? What has made it so appealing to people around the world? and why does it evoke such rich childhood memories of hiding behind the sofa from monsters?
This is a FREE event and doors open at the wonderful Cafe Boscanova in Boscombe at 6:30pm ready for a 7:30pm start. The talk is expected to finish at around 9pm.
There is also no need to register for this event so just simply come along, bring a friend and enjoy yourself! There is also some excellent food available.
You can find out more about Cafe Scientifique Bournemouth here and also through our twitter and Facebook account.
The Cafe Scientifique team look forward to seeing you there!
For those of you who don’t know, Cafe Scientifique is a place where, for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. You can enjoy listening to a short talk from a guest speaker before engaging in debate and discussion around the topic. Cafe Scientifique runs every first Tuesday of the month (with the odd exception) from 7.30-9pm with doors open from 6.30pm at the lovely Cafe Boscanova in Boscombe.There is no need to register for Cafe Scientifique events, so just simply come along and enjoy yourself! Although, make sure you do get there early for a good seat though as they fill up fast and there is some excellent food available!
The Cafe Scientifique team continually aim to have a variety of different topics delivered in this interesting and interactive format. To keep up-to-date with the fascinating talks we are hosting you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website. Also, if you would like to join our mailing list please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Now.. a bit more about November’s event!
Professor Iain MacRury: The Inner World of Doctor Who.
With the 50th anniversary of the iconic BBC series happening this November, Prof MacRury will discuss the psychology behind the show’s popularity.
•Why is it still, if not more, popular 50 years on?
•What has made it so appealing to people around the world?
•Why does it evoke such rich childhood memories of hiding behind the sofa from monsters?
Come along and help explore these topics in our own celebration of “The Doctor”.
The Cafe Scientifique team and Prof Iain MacRury look forward to seeing you there!
Enjoyed the Festival of Learning events? Well, how about coming along to next Café Scientifique? Our next talk is on the The science of brewing beer, by Toby Heasman from Hall & Woodhouse. “Come and listen to Toby Heasman, from Hall & Woodhouse brewery, discuss the technologies and science involved in brewing and the impact different materials & ingredients have on the flavour, strength and colour of the final product“
Taking place on Tuesday 2nd at 7.30pm (get there from 6.30pm to secure a seat– meal deals will be on). As ever, the Café will take place at the wonderful Boscanova: http://www.cafeboscanova.com/
Please do spread the word!