University events taking place this March

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

Beyond Dredd & Watchmen: the Art of John Higgins

Friday 10 March until October. Free.
Victoria Gallery & Museum
The exhibition will display a retrospective of the work of Liverpool-born artist John Higgins, who found global success as a comic book artist and writer for 2000AD, DC and Marvel. Higgins’ original art will be shown alongside examples of the work of artists who inspired him.

  Science and Society 2017

Professor Richard Henderson

The cryogenic revolution in structural biology
Tuesday 14 March, 5.30pm. Free.
Victoria Gallery & Museum

Developments in technology are enabling advances through the study of frozen biological samples more simple. Professor Richard Henderson FRS from the MRC Laboratories of Molecular Biology will describe the new cryoEM methods, and why they represent a revolution in structural biology.

An overview of the radical right in Europe

Thursday 16 March, 5pm. Free. Rendall Building

What does the rise of radical right-wing populist parties mean for liberal democracy? Professor Sarah de Lange, Professor of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam, will examine Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom, Marine Le Pen’s National Front and Nigel Farage’s UKIP.

2017 Potts Medal Lecture – From Chemistry to biomarkers, via positrons: My journey since leaving Liverpool

Wednesday 22 March, 3pm. Free.
Gossage Lecture Theatre, Chemistry
The Potts Medal is awarded every year to recognise outstanding contributions to chemistry. This year’s recipient is Dr Tim McCarthy, who has a B.Jc. and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Liverpool. He is now Executive Director at Pfizer, where he leads the Clinical and Imaging Group. Dr McCarthy will be talking about his career in chemistry.

Lunchtime concert series  

Every Wednesday, 1pm. Free.
Eleanor Rathbone Building

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

8 March: Tom Verity and Ensemble of St Luke’s
15 March: The Pagoda Chinese Youth Orchestra
22 March: Pixels Ensemble
29 March: House of Bedlam

Open Circuit Festival 2017

Friday 24 – Wednesday 29 March. Free.
Victoria Gallery & Museum
This year’s festival offers the most varied contemporary music to date with events spread over five days of diverse contemporary music.

Click here to see the full programme.

Victoria Gallery & Museum

Wednesday 8 March, 2-4pm.
Join artist Lucy Elisabeth to make beautiful wire bracelets.

Late at the VG&M: Sexuality and Art
Thursday 23 March, 6-7.30pm.
After hours viewing in our gallery followed by discussion and refreshments.

Family Saturday
Saturday 25 March, 1-4pm.
Superhero masks and capes, inspired by the John Higgins exhibition.

Ness Gardens

Family science fair
Saturday 11 March, 1-4pm.
Join experts from the University and other organisations at this free family event with hands-on activities to inspire young people about science and technology.

Mother’s Day
Sunday 26 March, 10am-5pm.
Mothers go free!

Spring plant hunters’ fair
Sunday 26 March, 10am-4pm.
Browse the plants, get some advice and enjoy a walk around the gardens.

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