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November 2018

Working towards a doctorate: library and learning resources

November 22 - December 13

Session One   Using Microsoft Word for thesis creation This practical workshop will help you incorporate essential and useful features of Microsoft Office Word for a professional finish. It covers: Inserting a cover page Navigating through large documents Using styles Page breaks, Section breaks and pagination Inserting a Table of Contents, footnotes and endnotes, and bookmarks Applying captions to figures, tables and equations Creating a Table of Figures and an Index Presenter: Jag Marwaha (IT Trainer) Book your place Link to IT workshop and documentation for managing…

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December 2018

BCMCR Research Seminar: Popular Music

December 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

BCMCR Research Seminar – Popular Music – Voxmas Pop 5: In Defence of Christmas Songs 1600-1730 Wednesday 12 December 2018 C284, Curzon B, Birmingham City University   Join us at the final BCMCR seminar of 2018 for a series of short takes in defence of Christmas songs. Watch and listen as Simon Barber, Sam Coley, Asya Draganova, Nick Gebhardt, Craig Hamilton, Dave Kane, Paul Long, Sarah Raine, Iain Taylor and Tim Wall try to defend the indefensible… A sample our favourites can be found here:

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Careers & Cocktails

December 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Eagle and Ball Pub, Gospal Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD United Kingdom
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Following the success of last year's event, we are delighted to invite you to … Careers & Cocktails (the festive edition)! Want to shake-up your career outlook or stir your imagination to think beyond the PhD? Join us for an evening of discussion, networking and short talks … over our aptly-named cocktails!* . Recognising the growing challenges of postdoc life, Careers & Cocktails will help you rethink the possibilities of routes-out from the PhD. How can you use your research practice to develop roles both…

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Conservatoire PGR Study day

December 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

You are invited to the Conservatoire Study Day. Support your fellow researchers and find out more about the exciting PhD research taking place in Music and the Performing Arts! See a schedule overview below and full abstracts here.   Schedule Session One (The LAB): 9.15-10.45 Melinda Maxwell | Lost in Translation: How and Why Notate Improvisation? Khyam Allami | Écho-monde: Towards a Hybrid Repertoire of Contemporary Acoustic, Electroacoustic and Electronic Arabic Music Ben Torrens | Birmingham Reggae Yuanwei Ping | The…

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January 2019

Talking Practice: John Grayson

January 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
School of Jewellery Lecture Theatre, Vittoria Street
Birmingham, B3 3PA United Kingdom
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Talking Practice and Vittoria Street Gallery are delighted to host Enamel | Substrate, a solo exhibition by John Grayson, crafts maker, academic and researcher. Enamel | Substrate is the culmination of John’s practice-based PhD investigating the craftsmanship employed in the 18th South Staffordshire enamel trade. The trade made objects for the person and the home such animal-shaped snuff boxes, Rococo and Neo-Classical styled candlesticks and Medieval armour shaped mustard pots, from paper thin copper foil coated with enamel. John’s past…

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