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April 2018
Free

Dementia, Architecture, Music & Tech: Management beyond Pharmacomedicine

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Peter Richards Room, Hughes Hall, Wollaston Road
Cambridge, CB1 2EW United Kingdom
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Dementia music tech and architecture graphic.

All of us know someone with dementia, and it's often a close relative. Dementia poses a notorious challenge to pharmacomedicine and, despite intensive reseach, drug trials are often unsuccessful and disappointing. But what about non-pharmacomedical interventions? Could music, better designing of houses, technology help treat dementia? Join us for a unique educational talk over wine & soft drinks & nibbles. We will be hosting a neurologist, a researcher big in music & the brain, and a student at Hughes Hall,…

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Sopriola: Flowing East Music Event

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pavilion Room,

We are delighted to be welcoming SOPRIOLA, Rachel Godsill (soprano and kantele) and Rachel Stott (viola and viola d'amore), to Hughes Hall. Enjoy one hour of repertoire from the familiar to the intriguing, in which the voice is accompanied by a range of instruments, from the popular viola to the rare and unusual viola d’amore and kantele (a Finnish harp). The programme titled 'Flowing East' will include: 1. Searching for Lambs Traditional Somerset Folk Song 2. Pannes Puffes Vanessa Brown/A…

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Kathleen Hughes Lecture – ‘Warning: May Contain Saints. Place-Names as Evidence for the Church in Early Wales’

April 30 @ 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
Pavilion Room,

Hughes Hall in conjunction with the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic invites you to the seventeenth Kathleen Hughes Memorial Lecture, ‘Warning: May Contain Saints. Place-Names as Evidence for the Church in Early Wales’ given by Dr David Parsons, Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies, University of Wales. In 2000, as a result of an anonymous benefaction, Hughes Hall instituted an annual lecture to be given in the Easter Term in memory of Dr Kathleen Hughes, who at her…

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May 2018
Free

How hard can it be to write books for young children? Come and find out!

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Peter Richards Room, Hughes Hall, Wollaston Road
Cambridge, CB1 2EW United Kingdom
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Picture books.

Come to the Education focus group’s final social of the year, where Annemarie Young will address the question ‘How hard can it be to write books for young children?’. Is there anyone who hasn’t looked at a children’s picture book - or more especially a ‘reading’ book brought home from school - and thought ‘I could do that!’ or ‘Do the authors get paid for this?'? Annemarie will take us through the process of producing some of these books, illustrating…

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Architecture and Music in Renaissance Venice

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pavilion Room,
Architecture and Music in Renaissance Venice.

A fascinating lecture about music and sound in Renaissance Venice which involved on-site choral experiments, scientific acoustic surveys and historical research. Given by Professor Emerita of Architectural History, Deborah Howard and Professor Malcolm Longair (Jacksonian Professor Emeritus of Natural Philosophy in the University of Cambridge) consideration is given to the relationship between architecture, music and acoustics with a particular focus on the Renaissance churches of Venice. Domenico Bonadio of 3Venice Wines will introduce the audience to the wonderful wines of…

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Birth, death and migration: from research to public policy

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Peter Richards Room, Hughes Hall, Wollaston Road
Cambridge, CB1 2EW United Kingdom
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Registry

In what ways can studying the past help us understand current social and political dilemmas? How can social scientists have impact on government policy? How can we promote effective interdisciplinary research? Research in the social sciences can be highly relevant to a wide range of public policy areas. History is not just about the past, but is crucial for understanding the present and making effective plans for the future. Our starting point for this event is an example of recently…

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Hughes Hall Enterprise Award Grand Finale

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Peter Richards Room, Hughes Hall, Wollaston Road
Cambridge, CB1 2EW United Kingdom
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Three exciting finalists, Fether, H24E Innova and Athenian Initiative will be pitching for the judges’ votes, fielding your questions and trying to persuade all of us that their business idea is a winner. Who will take away the £1,250 prize? Come along to cheer your favourite, network with an inspiring group of people and have a great evening.   If you would like to attend this event please register via Eventbrite (link below).

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‘Owls and Ice Cream Cones’ Family Party

May 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pavilion Room,

Join us for a very special event, which will start with a visit from The Raptor Foundation, who will be bringing to Hughes a selection of birds of prey (hopefully including an owl). The visit will offer a chance to get up close to the raptors, handle them and ask questions. The visit will also include a flying display, and volunteers will be needed to help fly the birds. Brunch will follow in the Dining Hall, with an added addition…

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The Psychology of Altruism and Charitable Giving

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pavilion Room,

In this talk, Eric Levy will discuss why people give (or do not give) their time and money to charity, and the psychology underlying altruistic and prosocial behavior. Some questions that will be addressed are: How can charitable organisations utilise this information in order to convince people to donate more of their time and money? What insights does the psychology of altruism provide into the motives for our own behaviour? Does being more altruistic make us more attractive to the…

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Quiet Poetry: Emily Dickinson’s life and poems

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pavilion Room,
Music in the Pavilion

A semi staged programme including scenes out of the play "The Belle of Amherst" by William Luce and Dickinson poems set by different composers such as Aaron Copland, Arthur Farwell, Lori Laitman and the UK premier of the Nick Benavides song cycle "Pain has an element of blank". Performers Ute Lepetit-Clare - Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Schmiderer - Actress Marie-Noëlle Kendall - Piano Programme A. Copland Why do they shut me out of Heaven? Heart, we will forget him A. Farwell Good…

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