History Guest Lecture Series: Stephen Dalziel
Thursday, 20 March 2014
Living Through History - Part 1: How chilly was the Cold War? Part 2: Reporting the Collapse of the Soviet Union
Stephen Dalziel, former lecturer in Soviet Military Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and BBC Russian Affairs Analyst 1988-2004, will discuss his experience of ‘living through history’ with specific reference to the Cold War in two parts. How chilly was the Cold War? Stephen witnessed at first hand some of the momentous events which shaped the Cold War and the ultimate collapse of the USSR. In 1980, when Soviet troops entered Afghanistan, Stephen was an exchange student at Kiev University. What was it like to be in “the enemy camp” during Cold War tensions? And how did the Cold War progress from there, notably at the level of personal contact? Reporting the Collapse of the Soviet Union When Stephen joined the BBC in 1988, any suggestion that the USSR was on the verge of collapse seemed absurd. Yet a little over three years later, that was exactly what happened. Why? And how did the former component parts then pick up the pieces and adapt to life as independent states? During this time Stephen interviewed many of those involved with the last days of the USSR, including the Soviet President, Mikhail Gorbachev; Russian President Boris Yeltsin; and the Soviet Foreign Minister and then President of Georgia, Eduard Shevardnadze. This event will take place in the Urwin Lecture Theatre, St John’s Campus, University of Worcester, 2.15pm-4.30pm.
To reserve your place, please email email@example.com including the subject line: Stephen Dalziel
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PGCE Maths Taster Event
Monday, 31 March 2014
Venue: University of Worcester, St John’s Campus
Room: PN G009
Time: 17:15 – 19:15
Experience a typical mathematics subject teaching session and learn more about the PGCE course here. To get the most out of the event come prepared to engage with some mathematics and ask plenty of questions so that you leave fully informed about the outstanding quality of the experience you will get training with us.
The session is free and is open to anyone with a University degree or in final year 2:2 or above.
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PGCE Modern Languages Taster Event
Wednesday, 02 April 2014
Venue: University of Worcester, St John’s Campus
Room: BY G199
Time: 14:15 – 16:15
The PGCE Modern Languages Taster Event at the University of Worcester offers:
• Excellent employment rates for PGCE trainee teachers in Modern Languages
• High quality programme and innovative teaching
• High Level of support from university tutors and school mentors
• Generous bursaries available
The session is free and is open to anyone with a University degree or in final year 2:2 or above. If you have any questions about the Taster Event or would like to book a place please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01905 855044
Assessment-Only Route (AOR) Information Event
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Venue: University of Worcester, St John's Campus
Time: 17.15 - 18.15
Refreshments will be available from 17.00.
The event is aimed at unqualified teachers and Higher Learning Teaching Assistants who have a degree ( at least a 2.2) and a wealth of teaching experience.
The event will focus on:
- Entry requirements ( including information on the nature of the second school experience)
- The application process
- The interview process
- The 12-week assessment period
The session is free. If you have any questions about the information event or would like to book a place, please contact email@example.com
Festival of Leadership
Thursday, 03 July 2014
9am to 4pm
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Find out more about Education Leadership Development at the University of Worcester.
Women's History Network Annual Conference
Friday, 05 September 2014 - Sunday, 07 September 2014
The term Home Front was initially used during the First World War, and this conference is intended to coincide with the commemorations marking the centenary of the beginning of the Frist World War. Drawing upon the perspectives of women’s and gender history discussion will explore practical and emotional survival on the Home Front during war and conflict; including for example: food, domesticity, marriage, working lives, the treatment of outsiders, leisure, entertainment and the representation and remembrance of the Home Front. The conference aims to stimulate debate about not only the British Home Front but also a range of other Home Fronts and conflicts, across diverse historical periods and geographical areas.
Key note speakers include:
- Professor Susan-Mary Grant University of Newcastle
- Dr D. Thom University of Cambridge
- Dr Lisa Pine London South Bank University
Professorial Lecture Series
Thursday, 03 April 2014 - Wednesday, 03 December 2014
The University of Worcester has announced a series of eight Professorial Lectures in 2014.
These events will take place in The Studio at The Hive every month in University semester time and will cover a wide variety of topics.
The next lecture in the series on Thursday 3 April at 5.30pm welcomes Professor Dawn Brooker, who will deliver a lecture called "Is it possible to live well with dementia?"
Tickets for the events are free and can be collected from the Information Pod on Level 1 at The Hive or the University of Worcester's main reception.
Future lectures include:
7 May Professor Nick Evans, Professor of Rural Geography and Director of the Centre for Rural Research will give his lecture Policy Persistence and Cultural Resistance: The re-development of horticulture in the Vale of Evesham
4 June Professor Maggie Andrews will deliver her lecture on Nationalising Hundreds and Thousands of Women: femininity, domesticity and motherhood in World War Two evacuation.
Lectures taking place in the second half of the year will be announced in the near future.