Free public talks will take place across Bournemouth and Poole as part of Bournemouth University’s 2018/19 Fusion Inaugural Lecture Series.
The series provides an opportunity for professors from across all faculties at the university to share insights into their work and research and its impact on society.
Seven free public lectures will be held between October 2018 and May 2019, covering topics including oil markets, computer animation, sporting mega events, and social work.
The events will take place at locations across Bournemouth and Poole – including Poole Lighthouse, Bournemouth Natural Science Society, Vitality Stadium, and Royal Motor Yacht Club in Sandbanks – as well as on BU’s Talbot and Lansdowne campuses.
The first inaugural lecture in the series will be given by Professor Sam Porter, Professor and Head of Department in Social Work and Social Sciences, and takes place at the Shelley Theatre in Boscombe on Tuesday 23 October.
In The fine art of healthcare: using art to think about people and practice, Professor Porter will discuss his research into caring for people who are reaching the end of their lives.
BU’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Tim McIntyre-Bhatty said: “Our successful inaugural lecture series returns this autumn and will see BU visit seven locations across Bournemouth and Poole, with the aim of sharing our research expertise with our local community.
“The series will begin in the Shelley Theatre with a lecture from Professor Sam Porter, who is well known is his field for his research, which focuses on one of the most difficult and sensitive areas of human experience: caring for people at the end of their lives.
“I am pleased that he has joined Bournemouth University, where he is drawing on his academic career and professional knowledge by leading our Department of Social Sciences and Social Work as well as continuing his research.”
Last year, over 1,000 people attended events as part of the Fusion Inaugural Public Lecture series, with feedback that they enjoyed the lectures and learnt something new.
Fusion is BU’s approach to combining high quality teaching, world-class research and links with business and professional practice. In the most recent independent assessment of university research in the UK, 96% of BU research was rated as internationally recognised or higher (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
Tickets are now available to book for the first two lectures in the 2018/19 series.
On Tuesday 27 November, Professor of Computer Animation Jian Chang will give his inaugural lecture on the development and future of computer animation in the Fusion Building on Talbot Campus.
Tickets for the 2019 lectures will be available six weeks before each event.
All event locations can be reached via public transport, with a 6.30pm for 7pm start. Tickets are free, but should be booked in advance to ensure there are spaces available.
For more details, and to book for the first two lectures in the series, visit: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/public-lecture-series
The upcoming Fusion Inaugural Lecture Series events are:
- The fine art of healthcare: using art to think about people and practice - Professor Sam Porter
Tuesday 23 October 2018, Shelley Theatre, Boscombe
- Behind animation: how technology is changing the landscape of computer animation - Professor Jian Chang
Tuesday 27 November 2018, Fusion Building, Talbot Campus
- What it means to be a monkey on the planet of the people - Professor Amanda Korstjens
Thursday 24 January 2019, Bournemouth Natural Science Society
- Seeking community creatively: one social worker’s journey - Professor Lee-Ann Fenge
Tuesday 26 February 2019, Poole Lighthouse
- As if 15 years of oil price volatility was not enough…energy markets need to deal to Brexit - Professor George Filis
Tuesday 26 March 2019, EBC (Lansdowne Campus)
- Limits of space and time: predicting how environmental change affects coastal birds - Professor Richard Stillman
Tuesday 30 April 2019, Royal Motor Yacht Club, Sandbanks
- Taking sport seriously: looking behind Olympic and Paralympic mega events - Professor Michael Silk
Tuesday 21 May, AFC Bournemouth