Summer Term Events Programme – What’s on during week 4

It’s Week 4 of the Summer Term Events Programme –  a programme of events and activities for all students, whether studying online or in-person, to enjoy this term.

If you are already on campus, or in Liverpool, there are a selection of free in-person events taking place this week for you to take part in safely on campus alongside your teaching sessions. If you’re studying from home, don’t worry, as you can take part in many of the activities online.

View the full programme on the Summer Term Events Programme webpages, or by downloading the My Liverpool app, available on the App Store and Google Play.

1. Tea Talk

Current circumstances are making it harder for us to meet face to face, but they won’t stop us from chatting over video calls and getting our fill of safe social interaction through our screens.

Whether you’re looking to make new UOL mates or just want a bit of company, put time in your diary for a cuppa and a chat with us.

When: Monday – Friday, 11am-12.30pm

Where: Online – sign up here; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

2. The Technology of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Beyond

Marvel Heroes and Villains make use of many fantastical items of technology in their adventures, from Iron Man’s suit and Star-Lord’s Nano tech enabled mask to the use of Artificial Intelligence of JARVIS and advanced transportation such as the Helicarriers. In this talk we will examine how close to current advances in engineering and technology some of these items actually are and consider if they could actually be made.

When: Tuesday, 4 May, 1-2pm

Where: LT1, Central Teaching Hub – book here.

3. Library Literature quiz: How well do you know books?

Join us for a fun and interactive quiz all about our favourite subject – BOOKS!

Book your place and come along and join us for an in-person quiz to take a break from your work and test your literature knowledge!

When: Tuesday, 4 May, 12.30-1.30pm

Where: 502 Teaching Hub – book here.

4. Public Lecture: Moral Creatures – Shaping the World Through Human Images

The philosopher and novelist, Iris Murdoch, wrote: ‘Man is a creature that makes pictures of himself and then comes to resemble the picture’. Literature, poetry, art and philosophy are full of powerful images. So too is real life and propaganda. Dr Rachael Wiseman, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy looks at the moral implications of human image making. How have images of the human offered by poets and philosophers of the past shaped human life today? How do we know which pictures to copy and which to eschew? What sort of images do we need now if we are to become the sort of creatures who can navigate the moral, political and technological environment of the twenty-first century?

When: Wednesday, 5 May, 5.30-7pm

Where: Online – book here.

5. Netflix Movie Night: Hitch

Popcorn at the ready, pyjamas on and watch along with your friends from the comfort of your room.

Before there was Tinder and Love Island, there was Hitch, the dating expert. Despite helping several men woo women with his magical formula, Alex Hitchens, a professional date doctor, finds it difficult to strike a conversation with Sara, a gossip columnist.

What you’ll need:

  • A Netflix account
  • Netflix Party Chrome Extension
  • All of the film snacks

When: Thursday, 6 May, 6-8pm

Where: Online – join here.

6. UN SDG Curriculum Training – Map your Degree

We believe all students, regardless of discipline, should get to learn about sustainability during their time at Liverpool. Facilitated by SOS-UK, NUS’ sustainability charity, this training gives you an unmissable chance to connect sustainability with your curriculum.

The training will explore where sustainability currently features in your course, using the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With the results, we will be able to identify the gaps where sustainability in the curriculum can be improved.

When: Thursday, 6 May, 4.30-6.30pm

Where: Online – book here.

7. The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story: a Reading and Conversation from the Anthology

The Penguin Book of the Modern American Short Story: a Reading and Conversation from the Anthology with Nathan Englander, Ken Liu, and Julie Otsuka, hosted by anthology editor John Freeman. Hosted by NYU Creative Writing Program.

When: Thursday, 6 May, 11-11.45pm

Where: Online – book here.

8. Crafternoon: Stitching and Embroidery

Take your lockdown skills to the next level and meet other craft enthusiasts at our Crafternoon series. We can take you step by step to the cross-stitch of dreams or bring your own project for an afternoon which will leave you in stitches.

What you’ll need:

  • Cotton or Aida Fabric
  • Embroidery Hoop
  • A Needle
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Scissors
  • Patterns to follow

When: Tuesday, 4 May, 4-5pm

Where: Online – book here.

9. Psychology and Life Sciences Final Years – Find That Graduate Job

These sessions have been designed specifically for final year students within the School of Psychology and the School of Life Sciences. This session is designed to give you the key information you need to find employment after graduation.

When: Wednesday, 5 May, 1-1.30pm

Where: 502 Teaching Hub and available online. Book for Psychology here. Book for Life Sciences here.

10. Lunchtime Concert Series: Open Circuit – Ensemble 10/10

Post-graduate composers Brittany Collie and Daniel Thorne present their compositions alongside two of today’s most well-known American composers: Meredith Monk, and Steve Reich, whose Double Sextet was co-commissioned by the Liverpool Culture Company for the European Capital of Culture 2008 and also who won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Music. This concert is made possible through the University of Liverpool’s HE partnership with Liverpool Philharmonic.

When: Wednesday, 5 May, 1.15-2.15pm

Where: Online – join here.