University events taking place this April

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Aditya Chakrabortty

A host of events across the University are taking place throughout April. Here are some of the highlights:

Eleanor Rathbone Social Justice Lecture 2016-17

The defining down of Britain: How an entire country was made to work for the enrichment of a small elite in London

Wednesday 26 April, 5-7pm. Free.

Eleanor Rathbone Building

Aditya Chakrabortty is senior economics commentator for the Guardian. He will discuss the important choices made in post-crash Britain and how, and why, the national economy has become focused on a rich elite in London.

Open Lectures on Risk: The role of risk and uncertainty in decision making

Monday 24 April, 5.30-6.30pm. Free.

Victoria Gallery & Museum

Understand the principles of risk and uncertainty and why they are crucial to decision making. Dr Veronica Bowman from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory will illustrate her talk with a scenario involving the spread of a disease in a city.

Responding to the refugee challenge

Thursday 27 April, 1.30-5pm. Free.

Rendall Building

Explore responses to the challenges posed by the influx of refugees from war-torn Middle Eastern countries with three experts in migration and asylum policies: Professor Annette Junemann from the University of Hamburg, Dr Selma Porobic from the Centre for Refugee at the University of Sarajevo, and Dr Lucy Mayblin from the University of Warwick.

New challenges in medical negligence law

Thursday 20 April, 9.15am-4.30pm. £40/ £15.

Bluecoat Chambers

The balance between concerns for patient rights and an nervousness about a spiralling compensation culture is leading to a highly charged debate in the press. Join experts to critically reflect on this important area of law at a time when the NHS is facing unparalleled financial challenges.

Anatomy's photography

Wednesday 26 April, 3.30-5pm. Free.

Liverpool Medical Institution

Discover the variety of ways specialists and non-specialists have used anatomical images between 1860-1950, in political, religious, scientific, social and legal contexts. The speaker Michael Sappol is the author of 'A Traffic in Dead Bodies: Anatomical Dissection and Embodied Social Identity in 19th Century America'.

Ovid's missing Corpus

Tuesday 25 April, 5-6.30pm. Free.

Rendall Building

Ovid's remains were never discovered. Dr Nora Goldschmidt, from the University of Durham, examines the attempts made by writers, artists and archaeologists to use the Latin poet's textual corpus to supply the absence of Ovid's material body.

Lunchtime concert series

Wednesdays, 1pm. Free.

Victoria Gallery & Museum

Join the School of Music for a series of free chamber music concert.

26 April: Roopa Panesar and Kousic Sen

Victoria Gallery & Museum

UK/China Cultural Exchange Lab

Friday, 7 April, 11am-3pm.

Part of the LOOK 17 Festival, the lab will explore current practices of cultural exchange between the UK and China, with the aim of developing practical collaborations.

North End Writers

Saturday, 8 April, 11am-1pm.

North End Writers is a group seeking to promote creative writing and its many benefits.

Easter Holiday Workshop

Thursday, 13 April, 1-4pm.

Get crafty and make colourful egg bunting and cute bunny ears.

Thursday 20 April, 1-4pm

Make your own 3D cardboard sculpture of an Easter bunny or chick to take home.

Family Saturday

Saturday, 29 April, 1-4pm.

Create a folded rat out of an unwanted book, inspired by the VG&M's plague exhibition.

Ness Gardens

RSPB up with the larks & breakfast

Saturday 8 April, 7-9am.

The gardens provide homes to 84 species of birds. Enjoy an early morning walk with experts from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

Wild Food Day

Sunday 23 April, 9.30am-4.30pm.

Spend the day in the gardens at the height of spring, getting to know the edible wildlife.

Wirral potters exhibition

Thursday 27 April-Sunday 7 May, 10am-5pm.

Come and see the work of the 20 Wirral Potters, a group of enthusiastic local artists.

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