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to Jun 10

RIBA annual drawing competition - call for entries

Eye Line 2019

We describe it as an award for architectural drawing, but how you achieve that image is up to you. And once again we have separate categories for students and practitioners
Last year’s overall winner was Tszwai So of Spheron Architects "The Girl in Red"

Last year’s overall winner was Tszwai So of Spheron Architects "The Girl in Red"

It’s Eye Line time! The original annual award for architectural image-making skills – let’s call it ‘drawing’, though we welcome all media and combinations of media – is now open for 2019 entries. As ever, it’s purely the power of the image that we’re interested in. How well do you communicate an idea or record an existing building or place?  

This is the seventh year of Eye Line, and my, how it’s grown. Once again we invite entries in two categories: practitioners and students. We will exhibit winners and commendations at the RIBA as well as publishing them in print and online. And our colleagues at the RIBA’s world famous Drawings and Archives Collections (DAC), based in the Victoria & Albert Museum, will scrutinise the winners for potential inclusion in the collections.

We make no distinction between ‘hand drawing’ and computer rendering skills. Both are of equal value and anyway, so many architectural depictions layer several techniques to produce the final image. All are welcome.

We DO distinguish between practitioners and students however, as the conditions under which you work are very different.

Student category: images made by those in architectural education or who are submitting images made before fully qualified.

Practitioner category: images made by those fully qualified and working in practice, either for real-life projects or to explore ideas and experiences.

Now it’s YOUR turn. This is an international competition. Practitioners and students – get image-making, and enter!

Winning and commended entries will be pub­lished in the August issue of RIBAJ as well as ex­hibited at the RIBA.
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to Jun 24

Bath Fringe festival programme launched

Over 120 events on offer!

The Bath Fringe Festival has launched its exciting 2019 programme, with more than 120 events and 90 contributors spread across 24 venues in the city during the 17 day festival.

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The festival will run from Friday 24th May until Sunday 9th June with the ever-popular Bedlam Weekend, a celebration of street theatre, circus and dance, taking over the streets of Bath on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June.

This year sees collaborations between the Bath Fringe Festival, The Bath Festival and Komedia Bath as well as a whole host of partnerships with local venues including the Mission Theatre, the Rondo Theatre, Chapel Arts Centre and the Old Theatre Royal.

2019 will see the Bath Fringe celebrating the spirit of the 1969 festival Comtek, which started off a string of events that is believed to have led to the festival of today, with some events and artists from back in the day, and some others inspired by the art styles of the 60s and 70s.

There is a particular emphasis on theatre this year, with two full-time Fringe theatre venues throughout the festival; the Rondo Theatre in Larkhall and The Mission Theatre in the city centre, plus a selection of other shows fitting in odd corners, some interesting experiments, and some very new work.

The Fringe music programme will break new ground with more venues and a programme of great regular nights showing the best of what they do all year round, plus a few special-for-the-fringe bonuses – including a collaboration with Bath Festival and Komedia Bath in contemporary electronica.

The fringe’s Outdoor Arts events have once again been supported by Arts Council England.

These include a special made-in-Bath piece to commemorate the historic festivals (9th June), and the New Work Works artist support and mentoring programme will work in more depth with at least a dozen groups, including some at a more advanced level, so on Bedlam Fair weekend (1st and 2nd June) there will be new work from more established artists as well as newcomers.

Full information can be found on the fringe website: or in the printed festival programmes, available locally.

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to Jun 15

Bath Boules pop up event

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The Bath Boules is a vibrant and fun pop up event in Queen Square, Bath 14-16 June 2019. It hosts activities which raise vital funds for local charities including parties, award ceremonies, a food market and more! All culminating in the much-loved Bath Boules tournament.

Key dates

13 June: Creative Bath Awards & Summer Party

14 June: Friday night party

15 June: Bath Boules Saturday

16 June: Bath Boules Sunday

Read more about this event here.

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Pub in the Park is back!
to Jun 23

Pub in the Park is back!

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Tom Kerridge and his merry band of foodie friends are chuffed to be back with another stellar line up of world-class chefs, chart-topping music acts, and award-winning pubs and restaurants serving their most popular dishes. It has all the ingredients needed for the perfect foodie experience, so sit back, relax and let the 'lush vibes' kick in.

Live acts

Basement Jaxx (DJ set)


Soul 2 Soul

Nathalie Williams


Jake Shears


The Cuban Brothers

Will Young

The Bluetones

Ticket booking information

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to Jun 30

Bristol Race for Life

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This year, for the first time, Cancer Research UK is inviting everyone, women, men and children, to join the Race for Life.

There are four Race for Life events to choose from in the city – including 5k and 10k events, as well as Pretty Muddy 5k, and Pretty Muddy Kids.


The Downs, Stoke Road, Bristol, BS9 1FG View map

Click race below to enter

Bristol pretty muddy kids (29 June)

Bristol pretty muddy 5K (29 June)

Bristol 10K (30 June)

Bristol 5K (30 June)

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9:00 AM09:00

Bath Race for Life

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This year, for the first time, Cancer Research UK is inviting everyone, women, men and children, to join the Race for Life.

There are four Race for Life events to choose from in the city – including 5k and 10k events, as well as Pretty Muddy 5k, and Pretty Muddy Kids.


Royal Victoria Park, Marlborough Lane, Bath, BA1 2LZ View map (7 July)

Bath Racecourse, Lansdown, Bath, BA1 9BU View map (22 Sept)

To enter

Bath 5K (7 July)

Bath 10K (7 July)

Bath pretty muddy kids (22 Sept)

Bath pretty muddy 5K (22 Sept)

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6:30 PM18:30

Party in the City event to return

Streets, open spaces and venues across Bath will come alive to the sound of music, as part of the launch event for this year’s 10-day Bath Festival, Party in the City.


Party in the City includes every kind of music, from classical and jazz, from pop and punk to folk and choral, and with 36 venues opening their doors, all tastes are catered for.

Partygoers will find festival outdoor stages at Queen Square and Parade Gardens, along with stalls selling fresh cooked street food.

SouthGate Bath is once again hosting its own al fresco party, with food, drink and two stages offering live acts throughout the evening.

Highlights of this year’s event include a unique piece of street performance inspired by football, a 40-piece orchestra playing film/TV themes in Queen Square and country music at Parade Gardens.

Indoor venues, including Komedia, St Swithin’s Church and Widcombe Social Club, will all be offering free live music.

Residents are being encouraged to wander the city and discover choirs in the Central United Reformed Church in Argyle Street, punk-pop at The Pig and Fiddle in Broad Street and orchestras at the Assembly Rooms.

A colourful Party in the City programme, which has a map and a full list of venues, with times for artists playing, will be available before and during the evening of Friday 17th May.

This year, for the first time, The Bath Festival is asking partygoers to donate £1 for a programme.

The donation will help pay the costs of putting on Party in the City, to keep it as a free event and reflecting the fact that The Bath Festival has no local government funding and is a charity.

To find out who is playing where for Party in the City, visit:

Here’s the link to the Party in the City 2019 programme.

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6:30 PM18:30

Mental Health Master Minds charity quiz

Gather your team of masterminds and test your knowledge against the rest, to win a number of superb PRIZES, kindly donated by the event sponsors!

This event will raising money for mental health charity Mates in Mind.

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The evening includes:

• Introduction by Novus, CIAT aspirATion and Mates in Mind

• Meet and greet the other teams

• Platters of nibbles

• Quiz delivered by the excellent quizmaster

• Raffle, with plenty of fantastic prizes donated by our generous sponsors

• Business card lottery draw

• Charity auction


Register as a team of 4-6, or as an individual to be grouped into a team on the night.

To enter click here

OR to donate click here.

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7:00 PM19:00

Bohemian Rhapsody oudoor cinema experience FROME

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We will, we will, Rock you! An amazing outdoor cinema experience at Frome Cricket Club with a showing of the fantastic Bohemian Rhapsody! (12A)

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound and culminates in their iconic performance at Live Aid.

Plus: Food, Snacks, Bar and Music before the film starts.
Gates open 7.00pm, film starts shortly after sunset.

Bring a blanket or camping chair and watch Bohemian Rhapsody on a giant cinema screen under the stars.

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* Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
* The event will go ahead if it's raining but we are hoping for a nice dry night under the stars.
* No seating provided unless you have VIP tickets. Blankets and camping chairs are allowed.
* No Dogs allowed.


Frome Cricket Club
30 Rodden Road
BA11 2AH

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£12.50 - £18.50

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12:00 PM12:00

Yoga for Vitality & Clarity: Discover the 'Still Point' Within


In our busy lives we often forget how essential it is to take a few moments of stillness each day to tune into how we feel and what’s important to us.

In this workshop, through the practice of postures, sequences, breath work, relaxation, meditation and mudras we will re-discover the ‘still point’ within us and from that place gain a clear perspective on our life.

•    We will work with a subtle flowing sequence - using movement, breath, visualisation and affirmation to take you to a place of inner stillness and clarity

•    We will explore how stronger more dynamic yoga, gives us the energy, vitality and dynamism to live an empowered life

•    You will experience how relaxation, meditation and mudras can help us on this journey to deepen our experience of stillness and access our inner power.



Cost: £35
Venue: New Oriel Hall, Brookleaze Buildings, Larkhall, Bath, BA1 6RA

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to May 8

Foam Exhibition - pop along and see Andrew!


As some of you may or may not know I am studying an MA in Fine Art part time at UWE and I’m at the end (nearly) of my second year of three.  My course mates and I have independently organised an end of year exhibition called ‘Foam’ which will be in central Bristol at:

Centrespace Gallery, 6 Leonard Lane, Bristol, BS1 3QY (Just off Corn Street).

 The exhibition runs from Friday 3rd May – Wednesday 8th May and is open 10am – 5pm with

CLOSING PARTY!!! on Wednesday 8th May 6-9pm.  Which will have some live performances (which might include yours truly on saxophone).

 You are all welcome to come either in the week or for our closing party and bring any interested parties (preferably gallery owners/ high net-worth art collectors) – poster flyer below.  Let me know if you think you’re going to come along (this can be as late as the day), just so I know to expect you.

Andrew Brooks

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6:30 PM18:30

Architecture event

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The shape of our cities is changing - how do we address the challenges of existing 19th & 20th century infrastructure and the contested spaces that have emerged in the absence of intervention?

Find out how the 19th century railway infrastructure of Kings Cross has been transformed and what effect that has had on the surrounding neighbourhoods. Discover the emerging plans for the Bearpit tackling the legacy of 20th century highways.

How can these projects improve the cityscape for citizens in an inclusive way?

Join Christine Murray and Miriam Delogu to examine two city centre spaces which exemplify these challenges and opportunities.


16 Narrow Quay

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Standard £12
Concessions £10

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1:00 PM13:00

Easter egg rolling - game on!


Who’s up for….

Some Easter fun?

A healthy Easter competition?

Some Easter craft?

Tempting………….well, we thought we would introduce ‘Easter Egg Rolling’!

On Wednesday 17th April at 1pm we will transform the kitchen into a creative corner where you will have 10 minutes to decorate your egg (we will provide hard boiled eggs) before going out into Queen Square to start the race (approx 1.15pm).

There will be prizes for the best egg and the overall winner!


Facts: Egg rolling, or an Easter egg roll is a traditional game played with eggs at Easter. Different nations have different versions of the game, usually played with hard-boiled, decorated eggs.  In the UK the tradition of rolling decorated eggs down grassy hills goes back hundreds of years and is known as "pace-egging".  The eggs traditionally were wrapped in onion skins and boiled to give them a mottled gold appearance (although today they usually are painted) and the children competed to see who could roll their egg the farthest.

 We hope you will be able to join us!

 The Social Team

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7:15 PM19:15

Architecture talk: Anthea Streeter: Dame Zaha Hadid


Before her untimely death in 2016, Dame Zaha Hadid was one of the most distinguished architects in the world. She was also a talented designer.

Zaha Hadid’s work is exciting because she developed a new form of architecture: she set architecture free by rejecting 90-degree angles. Read more


The talk starts at 7.15. Members are requested to be seated by 7.10pm.

Wine, tea and coffee will be served from 6.45pm.


Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN .


Non-members are very welcome at a cost of £8.00 and Arts Society visiting members £5.00.

If you need any further information please contact Membership Secretary, Gillian Capel on 01225 333770, or Chairman, Jane Walters on 01225 834030.

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8:00 AM08:00

SRA run The Bath Half 2019 for BHF


Mike, Chris and Devon are running the BathHalf on 17 March to raise money for the British Heart Foundation (awesome hey!).

You can help support their fundraising efforts by donating directly to their fundraising page. They are aiming to raise £500.

JustGiving sends your donation straight to British Heart Foundation and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more!

Keep up with the latest news on the BathHalf on their website. Includes a course description and map, in case you fancy popping down to the event to cheer your colleagues on!

Wishing you every success Team SRA!

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1:00 PM13:00

Talks to celebrate the science, technology and engineering of the Footprint Project

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Bath Abbey are holding an afternoon of talks for British Science Week on Saturday 16 March, 1.00-4.30pm, to celebrate the exciting science, technology and engineering of their £19.3m Footprint project.

Talks will explore the science and cutting-edge technology currently being used by those working on the Footprint project. Six organisations will be taking part in the afternoon of talks, including: Wessex Archaeology, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, University of the West of England, Mann Williams Structural Engineers, Buro Happold Engineering, and IsoEnergy.

The programme of talks will include:

  • 1.05pm - Alex Morris, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios: The Bath Abbey Footprint Project: Repairs, Conservation, Interventions & Sustainability; Problems are just solution opportunities

  • 1.30pm - David Littlefield, University of the West of England, Bristol: Mapping the condition of Bath Abbey’s ledger stones: a study in photogrammetry

  • 1.55pm - Bruce Eaton and Shoned Jones, Wessex Archaeology: Archaeology in 3D

  • 2.50pm - Henry Pinder, Mann Williams: Structural Engineering Challenges of the Footprint Project

  • 3.15pm - Neil Francis, Buro Happold Engineering: Bath’s natural hot spring water

  • 3.40pm - Ed Levien, IsoEnergy: Installation of the GSHP system at Bath Abbey


No tickets required, all welcome.

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Bath art fair
to Mar 2

Bath art fair

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For the third year running, the Bath Art Fair features some of the best contemporary professional artists in the country. This year we have a brand new venue, The Bath Pavilion.


”Surely this is the future of selling art. This project took a gamble which has paid off, making art accessible through an impressive business model”
Creative Bath Award Winner 2018.

Read more on the event website

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Pressure drop massage anyone?
12:00 PM12:00

Pressure drop massage anyone?

If you happen to be working in the Bristol office, Temple Studios have introduced a monthly pressure drop massage session available on-site.

Next available date is: 27 February.

  • Available in the first floor meeting room.

  • A session will be from £9 for 15 mins with Claire from Pressure Drop (who has been highly recommended by some of their members).

  • You can book online here: To book your slot all you have to do is to choose the right location - Temple studios - and then go to appropriate date.


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11:00 AM11:00

The Bath Rugby Walk 2019

Entries are now open for the Bath Rugby Walk on Saturday 23rd February, with two local charities looking for 700 men, women and children aged 12+ to take part in the annual sponsored event.

The sponsored Bath Rugby Walk will raise funds for Bath Rugby Foundation and Dorothy House Hospice Care.

The Bath Rugby Walk is a two-hour, eight mile walk along the Kennet and Avon canal path starting from Dorothy House in Winsley at 11am after registration.

The walk finishes at the Rec, the home of Bath Rugby, after a short detour for refreshments along the route.

Once at the Rec, walkers are treated to a screening of the day’s Six Nations action and a free pie and a drink. This year walkers can watch both the France v Scotland match at 2:15pm and Wales v England at 4:45pm.

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£29.95 entry (aged 12+)
Enter online by clicking here or download a paper entry form here

Dorothy House, Winsley, BA15 2LE
> Registration: arrive between 9.30am and 10.45am
> Our delicious bacon butties are back to purchase
> Walk starts 11am
> Fancy dress welcomed!

> 8 mile route – mainly along the canal
> Portaloos half way
> Click here for the route map
> Pub stop at Bathampton for refreshments

The Rec, Bath, BA2 4DS – the home of Bath Rugby
> Free pint
> Free pie

Read more here - includes details about entering as a team.

Sign up for the sponsored Bath Rugby Walk here.

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5:30 PM17:30

RIBA Bristol and Bath Pizza and Bowling

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It's back to blast away the new year blues - join in the famous and much-loved RIBA Bristol and Bath Pizza and Bowling evening at the fabulously retro The Lanes in Bristol city centre.

More tickets and buy tickets here

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to May 6

Leonardo da Vinci: A life in drawing


To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, the Bristol Museum is displaying 12 of his finest drawings as part of #Leonardo500 - a national celebration of one of history’s greatest geniuses.

At a glance

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery opening times:
Tue-Sun: 10am-5pm
Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays and Mondays during Bristol school holidays: 10am-5pm

Last entry is 45 minutes before closing.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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The ground floor of the museum will be open until 8pm on the following dates so you can explore the exhibition after-hours. A bar will also be available so why not make an evening of it? Standard exhibition entry charges apply.

  • Wednesday 6 February

  • Thursday 11 April

  • Wednesday 1 May

Booking information

£6 adult*
£5 concession*
Under 16s free

* Includes £1 voluntary donation to Bristol Museums Development Trust.
(Standard entry £5 adult / £4 conc.)

50% off with National Art Pass


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1:00 PM13:00

SRA Gingerbread Construction Competition

It is nearly time to roll up our sleeves and get stuck into the SRA gingerbread construction competition on Tuesday 18 December!

In teams of 3 or 4, we will have half an hour to build and decorate a gingerbread structure from a kit of parts that Melissa will bake.

It can be anything from a house to the Colosseum so long as it is a 3-D structure!

Melissa will be our Mary Berry for the day and will select a winning team.

There is a reward for the winners!! And your design may end up on Twitter and Instagram - what more incentive do you need?

BIG thanks to Melissa for being our baking queen.

Design ideas.

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5:00 PM17:00

Team Christmas party!


This year’s Christmas party is being held at Walcot House.  There will be a sit down dinner, live band and dancing well into the evening (or for some the early hours).

As in previous years, the invitation is extended to your respective Husbands / Wives / Fiancé /Fiancée / Boyfriends / Girlfriends / Partners / Friends  (1 each please!).

 Emma B has sent an invite dated 1 November, please accept/decline accordingly.

 If you plan to come along, please her know the name of who you will be bringing.

With many thanks!


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6:00 PM18:00

Secret santa in the city!

Christmas Grotto

Come and find Father Christmas at a secret location in Milsom Place. Children will be welcomed by Peppermint the Elf who will take your bags and coats before asking children to sign in on the Nice List. Once inside the Narnia inspired wintry wonderland, children will be offered some festive face paint and the opportunity to make a Christmas craft while they wait to meet Father Christmas.

Father Christmas will make an appearance and call each child to come and chat to him about the nice things they have done this year. After a fun photo he will invite them to find their personalised gift from under the tree.



10th - 23rd December

50 minute slots available

£12.50 per child

Includes festive face paint, milk & cookies and a gift to take home

Christmas fancy dress encouraged!

Book here

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5:00 PM17:00

Lantern parade


The Walcot Lantern Parade is happening again Sunday, 9 December 2018 from 5-7:30pm.

Make a lantern with professional artists! You must do a workshop (or make other arrangements with the organisers) to be in the procession. The public workshops are free, but you need to get a ticket so that the organisers can coordinate the groups.

Workshop Venue:

The Back Bar @ The Bell, Walcot St. BA1 5BW

Workshop Calendar:

Sunday 2nd December
11am – 2pm
3pm – 6pm

Saturday 8th December
11am – 2pm
3pm – 6pm

More information

FB: Walcot Lantern Parade 2018
T: 01225 480079

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6:30 PM18:30

Try out a new festive look!

Lucia’s friend is running a professional makeup masterclass at the Body Shop in Bath on Thursday 6 December. Lucia will be attending so please get in touch with her if you fancy popping along with her.

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  • £25


  • £25 voucher redeemable on any makeup purchase on the same evening

  • A two hour makeup masterclass by the Body Shop with a glass of Prosecco and a free gift!

  • 3 for 2 on makeup and makeup brushes

To book

  • Please speak to a member of the team in store or call 01225 310764.

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7:00 PM19:00

On the future: prospects for humanity


Martin Rees

Humanity has reached a critical moment. Our world is unsettled and rapidly changing, and we face existential risks over the next century. Various outcomes—good and bad—are possible. Yet our approach to the future is characterised by short-term thinking, polarising debates, alarmist rhetoric and pessimism. Renowned scientist and bestselling author Martin Rees argues that humanity’s prospects depend on our taking a very different approach to planning for tomorrow.

The future of humanity is bound to the future of science and hinges on how successfully we harness technological advances to address our challenges. If we are to use science to solve our problems while avoiding its dystopian risks, we must think rationally, globally, collectively and optimistically about the long term. Advances in biotechnology, cybertechnology, robotics and artificial intelligence—if pursued and applied wisely—could empower us to boost the developing and developed world and overcome the threats humanity faces on Earth, from climate change to nuclear war. At the same time, further advances in space science will allow humans to explore the solar system and beyond with robots and AI. But there is no ‘Plan B’ for Earth—no viable alternative within reach if we do not care for our home planet.

With fascinating insights into cutting-edge science and technology, Martin Rees examines the critical issues that will define the future of humanity on Earth and beyond.

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Fri 23 November 2018
Wills Memorial Building
Free Admission


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