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THIS IS A FREE, DROP-IN EVENT AND SO YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BOOK TICKETS.


Every Thursday, different speakers on different subjects at Bristol Central Library.

12.30pm - 1.20pm


4th October

Nigel Newbutt, Senior Lecturer and Senior Researcher in Digital Education at UWE

In this talk Nigel will discuss and showcase several technologies being used to help enable autistic individuals in social, communication and educational contexts. The talk will provide visual examples and cover a range of tools and technologies ranging from touch-screen interfaces through to virtual reality and head mounted displays. The talk will conclude with some future directions and what lies ahead in relation to research. In addition, Nigel will draw out implications for practice and how the evidence in the area of technology for autistic people is being used.


11th October

Peter Fleming, Professor of History at UWE

Medieval Bristol

Peter Fleming will examine Bristol for the first 600 years of its existence. This, “medieval Bristol”, while much less well-known than Bristol in the long eighteenth century, was, arguably, at least as important, and Peter will explore how it can still be seen today, in the streets and in the remaining churches from the period.


18th October

Gillian Fernandez Morton and Maureen Armstrong

Author Gillian and her sister Maureen will talk about “Bombweed”, adapted from an unpublished novel written by their mother in 1947. Her experiences during World War Two, and growing awareness of the social changes which the war introduced, shaped the novel, and gave the vivid period detail. They will explain how they worked on the original text, and talk about what messages it holds for the modern reader.


25th October

Heather Marks, Writer & Academic

Historicising Black British Literature: From Roman Britain to the 21st Century

From Olaudah Equiano to Andrea Levy, discover the representations of blackness in Britain in literature from the Romans to the 21st century

Heather Marks leads this Lunchtime Lecture, taking you on a whistle-stop tour through the centuries, sharing her love of historical fiction and why it’s an important genre for decolonising ideas about our past and present.

Learn about Black British writers of the 18th century, and how contemporary writers are revisiting the past to create exciting narratives that expand our imaginary landscape. Expect to leave with a new knowledge of unknown British histories and literary lineages.

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