Talk at Bridge Farm Primary School

Bianca Ambrose-Oji (Wolfson, Forestry) addressed the Year 5 and Year 6 Assembly at Bridge Farm Primary School, Whitchurch, Bristol on 20 February, describing her career from her early days in Bristol into a career in forestry which takes her around the  world, and how her days in Oxford opened up a whole new world for her.

Matt Stannard, Deputy Headteacher, wrote: “... a well received motivational talk which raised aspirations and showed how university and further education is the key to success.  Dr Ambrose was thoroughly engaging and the pupils were very impressed.  I would recommend these talks without reservation and welcome any further opportunities from your members”.

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News and Events

An Introduction to Translation

Date and time: 20 February 2019, 5.30-7.30 pm

Venue: VWV, Narrow Quay House, Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA

How do you start translating a text from one language to another? What are the main tools at a translator’s disposal? Is the source text more important than the reader of your translation? Christophe Fricker offers a hands-on workshop on these questions for both beginners and language connoisseurs.

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Comedy Night

Date  Saturday 16th February 2019
Time: Doors (and bar!) open 6.30, show starts 8 pm
Venue: Komedia Bath (map, url)

We're holding our first OUSOC comedy night out (with optional disco!)

There are 3 comedians, followed by a rather good Motown disco from 10:30.

Tickets are £20 plus £1 booking fee. Meal packages available.   

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Oxford Board Games Night

Date and time: 7:30, 22 January 2019
Venue: Chance and Counters, 20 Christmas Steps, Bristol BS1 5BS (map, url)

Come and join us for another board game night at Bristol’s Chance & Counters, the popular board game café and pub.  No prerequisites – they have hundreds of board games of all kinds, and are very good at introducing you to new ones.

The café charges you £5 for your seat; food and drinks can be purchased.  First come, first served: please email us if you would like to attend as spaces are limited.

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Book Club: March 2019

Date and time: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Venue: Central Bristol

Book: The Dream of Enlightenment: The Rise of Modern Philosophy, Anthony Gottlieb