22 May 2019 Why work should be good for our health not make us sick – and how! Bevy
5.00pm - 6.00pm

6pm 22nd May:  Josh Cameron, University of Brighton
Why work should be good for our health not make us sick – and how!

Research shows that work can be good for our physical and mental health. But it also shows that work can make people sick. In this session I will invite people to discuss this and, crucially, what research says about how we can make more work better for our health and well-being.
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23 May 2019 Wild Diplomacy: Artist Talk by Marina Wainer Edward Street 309
3.30pm - 4.30pm

Jointly, the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics and the Centre for Digital Media Cultures present a talk by Marina Wainer, a Paris-based multidisciplinary artist. For the last fifteen years, Wainer has been creating interactive installations anchored in space, creating a dialogue between bodies and environments, and placing the public at the heart of her artwork.

Drawing on her work during an art residency with Blast Theory in Brighton and her work as a Visiting Fellow at the University of Brighton, Wainer will speak about her processes and the development of her new immersive experience, rooted in questions about the complex relationship between humankind, the living and the non living.
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28 May 2019 University of Brighton Refugee and Migration Film Festival, Part 1 Sallis Benney Theatre
1.00pm - 2.00pm

​“Refugees and migration in anthropological cinema”

‘Travel’ (63 mins). This work of ethno-fiction was co-written by Nick Mai and 8 Nigerian women with experiences of migration, sex work and trafficking in Paris.

‘Samira’ (27 mins). This short film tells the story of Karim, an Algerian man selling sex as a transvestite (Samira) who now wants to return home as the male head of his family.
Q&A with Nick Mai.

‘Amir: An Afghan Refugee Musician’s Life in Peshawar’ (52 mins). This film is based on ethnomusicological research conducted in the 1970s by John Baily.
Q&A with John Baily.

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20 June 2019 Capturing and Expanding the Resilience Vision Watson Building 115, Falmer campus
12.00pm - 1.00pm

You are warmly invited to attend our end of year celebration for the Centre of Resilience for Social Justice (CRSJ)

This is an open event for University staff and community members who may be interested in resilience or working co-productively to achieve social justice.
The event will take place on Thursday,  June 20th from 1pm - 4pm, Watson Building 115, Falmer Campus
Come and hear about the diverse range of research and activities our centre is involved in with researchers, community partners and PhD students, including:
  • Community Engagement Projects
  • Co-production methods
  • Bids for funding
  • Applied research
  • Practice activities
  • Writing projects
  • Teaching and training
  • Creativity and art
  • And more…
This is an open event for guests to hear about the opportunities for future collaboration.   
There will be time for networking and lunch will be provided.
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3 July 2019 Brains at the Bevy: Being Improper - Dr Mark Devenney The Bevy
5.00pm - 6.00pm

Wednesday 3 July 2019 at 6pm - Mark Devenney, University of Brighton

We live in world organised around explicit and implicit rules which determine the proper ways of living, speaking and acting. In this talk I argue that the proper in all its forms limits possible ways of thinking the future - and I defend the idea that democracy is always improper
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23 October 2019 Inaugural lecture​: Sumita Verma, Professor of Hepatology (BSMS) Chowen Lecture Theatre, Sussex Campus
5.30pm - 7.00pm

​Sumita Verma, Professor of Hepatology at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School, will present her inaugural lecture. 

After obtaining her medical degree from the University of Delhi, Sumita came to the UK in 1992 and trained as a Gastroenterologist/ Hepatologist in Yorkshire (Hull, Leeds and York).  She subsequently worked as an Academic Hepatologist (Assistant Professor) at USC and JHUH. Sumita has developed Hepatology research at BSMS, receiving approximately one million pounds in grant funding. She has forged successful collaborations nationally (BSMS/BSUH, Nottingham, KCH and Surrey University) and internationally (Johns Hopkins University Hospitals). She is the academic Lead for Hepatology at BSUH and holds a Hon Consultant contract at the Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital (KCH) where she attends a post transplant liver clinic.​

Details to follow.

Healthy future
30 October 2019 Brains at the Bevy: What makes a brain cell vulnerable in the face of brain degenerating disease? Bevendean Cooperative Pub
6.00pm - 7.00pm

​Wednesday 30 October 2019 at 6pm - Ilse Pienaar, University of Sussex

The brain contains hundreds of thousands individual units called cells. This talk will explore what makes a brain cell vulnerable to brain degenerating diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease? What makes the diagnosis so tragic is that most of us also know that once diagnosed, modern medicine cannot cure a patient, and a patient faces a long and slow decline in everyday functions they previously took for granted. I will share research that can help in designing more effective therapies to restore the abilities of specific cell types, allowing for improved benefits for patients, whilst producing fewer side-effects.
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30 October 2019 Inaugural lecture: Martin Smith, Professor of Geochemistry tbc
6.30pm - 8.00pm

Martin Smith is Professor of Geochemistry, a geologist, geochemist and mineralogist, and is the subject area lead for Geology. He has 25 years experience in geochemistry applied to problems in mineral deposit geology, hydrogeology and environmental mineralogy, and has been a Chartered Geologist with the Geological Society of London since 2012.

Details of the content of this lecture will be confirmed nearer the time.

Centre for Aquatic Environments Responsible future
13 November 2019 Inaugural lecture: Valerie Jenkins Research & Education in Cancer (BSMS) Chowen Lecture Theatre
6.30pm - 7.30pm

Professor ​Valerie Jenkins' eclectic range of work experiences and research interests have culminated in the development of relevant, evidence-based educational initiatives for the benefit of healthcare professionals and their patients. Her research interests are wide, and include the impact of chemotherapy and endocrine therapies on cognition, intervention studies examining the effect of complementary therapies (including acupuncture, yoga and hypnosis) to alleviate side effects from cancer treatments, and also assessing quality of life in patients undergoing treatment trials.

Details of this event will be confirmed nearer the time

27 November 2019 Brains at the Bevy: Flora Merrifield and the Brighton and Hove Women’s Franchise Society Bevendean Cooperative Pub
6.00pm - 7.00pm

Wednesday 27 November 2019 at 6pm, Frances Stenlake

This talk tells the little-known story of Flora Merrifield of 14 Clifton Terrace, Brighton. Her parents were Millicent Garrett Fawcett’s earliest supporters in the town, and Flora devoted her entire life to campaigning for women’s equality. As honorary secretary of the non-militant Brighton and Hove Women’s Franchise Society, she led the Brighton Road contingent in the Great Suffrage Pilgrimage to London in 1913, acted as secretary of the local War Relief Committee and of the 1916 Patriotic Housekeeping Exhibition, then chaired the Brighton and Hove Union of Women’s Local Government and Equal Citizenship.
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4 December 2019 Inaugural lecture: Juliet Wright, Professor in Elderly Medicine (BSMS) tbc
6.30pm - 7.30pm

​Professor Juliet Wright's research studies focus on the assessment of frailty in the elderly HIV population and she is currently supervising two PhD students in this area. Alongside the clinical team at BSUH she has supported the development of the Silver clinic for older patients with HIV. Frailty assessment is an emerging field in elderly medicine and she has recently started working alongside Professor Malcolm Reed in a joint medicine and surgical clinic assessing older patients with breast cancer.

Professor Wright also has a research interest in the management of hypertension in the elderly with respect to cognition and the accurate assessment and management of depression. She is collaborating with King College London in a study assessing palliative care needs in the elderly population and has received grants from the NIHR as well as from industry.

Details of this event will be confirmed nearer the time.