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  • Women's History Network Midlands Region Conference ' The First World War: Culture and Society'

    Saturday, 22 November 2014

    Venue: Urwin Lecture Theatre, University of Worcester, St John's Campus

    Time: 10:30-16:00

    As part of a varied programme of papers considering culture and society during the First World War this Conference includes two keynote addresses from Prof Claire Cochrane, University of Worcester and Prof Barbara Kelly, Keele University. Prof Cochrane will consider the complicated relationship between women and the theatre and Prof Kelly will explore the musical, cultural and patriotic implications of singer Jane Bathori’s wartime activities.

    All welcome

    To reserve your place, please email:

    Please download the conference programme and booking form.

    For more information contact Dr Wendy Toon –


  • 16 Days of Action Against Gender Based Violence Launch

    Tuesday, 25 November 2014

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    The National Centre for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Abuse (NCSPVA) are pleased to host the launch of the 16 days of Action Against Gender Based Violence

    The 16 days of Action Against Gender Based Violence will be launched on the morning of 25th November with a debate on the proposed introduction of the new ‘Domestic Violence Bill’ to which you are cordially invited. This will be followed by a short fund raising walk in memory of the late Lynda Bellingham who sadly died this week and who launched the NCSPVA on 20th June 2014. After this we have two eminent authors who will talk about their latest books and sign copies for you to take away.

    These events are all FREE. Further information and booking details can be found below. I hope to see you there.

    For further details of individual events please download the 16 Days of Action Flyer

  • 50 is the new 25 - The Golden Age of Self-employment!

    Thursday, 27 November 2014

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    Federation of Small Businesses - Annual Business Debate
    Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
    Venue: University of Worcester, Castle Street, Worcester, WR1 3AS

    More people aged over 50 are turning to self-employment than ever before, making the 50+ generation the fastest growing sector of the UK's population opting for this particular, and challenging, career move.

    For more information please download the event invite [PDF]

    The FSB Annual Business Debate is open to anyone and free to attend; a light buffet will be served at 6.30pm. Booking is essential; please visit to reserve your place. 


  • 'Blood Rising' - Screening and talk

    Friday, 28 November 2014

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    Venue: University of Worcester, St Johns Campus

    Time: 18:00 - 20:30

    Blood Rising is a celebration of beauty through art and a revelation of the power of the human spirit to rise out of the most extreme and destructive situations. Its role is to honour the spirit and energy of the dead and to contextualize and understand the destruction of these lives and the mark it has left on the community.

    Film screening and talk by Director Mark McLoughlin.

    Cost and Booking

    Tickets cost £7 and booking is essential.

    To book a place, please contact Esther Dobson at or on 01905 542711

    Download the flyer for more information

  • Professorial Lecture Series

    Wednesday, 01 October 2014 - Wednesday, 03 December 2014

    Tickets to these free events are on a 'first come, first served basis' and can be collected from the formation Pod on Level 1 at The Hive or the University of Worcester's main reception in St John's.

    Future events:

    Wednesday 1 October 5.30pm

    Professor Stephen Parker will give his lecture on

    What is religious education and why should it be taught in schools

    Wednesday 5 November 5.30pm

    Professor Howard Cox delivers his lecture on

    Why Austerity Britain Gorged on Magazines: the making of a monopoly in the UK popular magazine industry?

    The final lecture in the series will be delivered by Professor Jean Webb

    Wednesday 3 December 5.30pm


    Devouring Books: food and fiction for children.

    If you have missed any of the lectures in the series and would like to view them you can click here and, provided your computer has iTunes, you can watch them for free.