University events taking place this February

A host of events are taking place at the University this February. Below are some of the highlights:


The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Evidence Session – Balance and effectiveness of research spending

Thursday, 28 February , 11am-4pm, University of Liverpool, Foresight Centre

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee is meeting in Liverpool to hear oral evidence in connection with its inquiry into the balance and effectiveness of research and innovation funding.

Come and watch the Committee take evidence from representatives of the university sector from across the country, as MPs pursue their inquiry and begin to develop recommendations for the government.

The event is free to attend, please register here.


Centre for the Study of International Slavery Public Lecture  –Ethnographic Collecting and African Agency in Early Colonial West Africa: A Study of Trans- Imperial Cultural Flows

Thursday, 7 February, 5pm–7.30pm, Room TR4, 502 Teaching Hub

Dr Zachary Kingdon (World Museum Liverpool) will discuss the history of a remarkable collection of West African artworks housed at the World Museum Liverpool.

Refreshments will be served from 5pm, the talk will start at 5.30pm. A wine reception will take place after the talk at 7pm.

The event is free to attend, please register here. 

Ness Winter Market

Saturday, 16 February, 10am-3pm, Ness Botanic Gardens

Ness Gardens are excited to announce the launch of their very own Ness Winter Market, which boast a finely balanced mix of delicious cuisine and ingenious art to indulge the senses.

Reduced garden admission applies, click here for further details.

Health,wealth and happiness: Liverpool Stories – an inaugural lecture by Professor Sally Sheard

Tuesday, 19 Feburary, 6pm-7.30pm, 502 Teaching Hub

Are Liverpudlians more resilient than other people in the face of adversity? Is there a relationship between health and wealth, and how does happiness fit into the equation?

Historian Sally Sheard discusses how the links between ill-health and poverty were first identified in the nineteenth century, and have been addressed by generations of health experts and writers. She looks at history’s role in illuminating the spectrum of responsibility for health: from the individual to the local authority to the nation state (culminating in the creation of the NHS in 1948), and asks whether, as Liverpudlian Ken Dodd suggested, happiness really is the most important ingredient in the recipe for a successful life.

Lecture followed by drinks reception

The event is free to attend, please register here.

Half-term fun at the University of Liverpool – Wind Up! A wind quintet concert for children and adults

Wednesday, 20 February, 1pm-2pm, Leggate Theatre, Victoria Gallery & Museum

A special half-term holiday concert for children and adults.

Come and listen to some of the best peripatetic music teachers and performers in the region who will play pieces of music for flute, oboe, clarinet, french horn and bassoon.

Then, if you are inspired, why not have a go on a woodwind instrument supplied by Rimmers Music.

The event is free to attend, please register here.

Leisure-Homage to Louis David 1948-1949 by Fernand Léger, on display in Fernand Léger: New Times. New Pleasures at Tate Liverpool from 23 November 2018 to 17 March 2019 © Tate Liverpool, Roger Sinek

Modernist Forms

Monday, 4 March, 12.45pm-4pm, TATE Liverpool, 4th Floor Auditorium

This lively talk offers a unique opportunity to gain insight into the work of Fernand Léger. Hear from Dr.Lauren Arrington, Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Liverpool, as she discusses Léger’s interest in using the human form as a complement, or juxtaposition, to the mechanical or architectural motifs seen in his work. The talk will also explore why the human form was such a distinct choice of subject for many European artists and writers of the mid-1920s.

The event is free to attend, please register here.