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This Week at Loughborough | 11 December

8 December 2023

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Public Lecture: RAeS – The Buccaneer

12 December 2023, 7.30pm-9pm, U020 (Brockington)

This lecture, by Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork MBE, will cover the development of the Buccaneer and its service in the Fleet Air Arm and the Royal Air Force. This includes carrier-borne, maritime and overland operations including the aircraft’s involvement during the First Gulf War.

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Dealing with isolation and loneliness webinar

13 December 2023, 1pm-1.30pm, Online

Loneliness and isolation can affect people of all ages and from all backgrounds. This short webinar will cover: defining isolation and loneliness, tips to alleviate isolation and loneliness, and how the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service can help.

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Lecture – Beyond Hope: Collective Power and Mutual Care in the Long Emergency

13 December 2023, 1pm-2pm, LDS 0.17 (Design School)

We are living through a ‘Long Emergency’, a near-continuous train of cascading, climate-driven disasters that threaten to render parts of the globe entirely inhabitable, and will​ ultimately transform every community on earth. How can​ we respond to this terrifying​ new reality practically, and in a way that upholds our commitments to justice and​ dignity?

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Managing Uncertainty Webinar

13 December 2023, 1pm-2pm, Online

This session aims to unpack why change, often because it’s beyond our control, can affect us so greatly. We will explore how our brains work and why uncertainty brings uncomfortable feelings that we often should not ignore.

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Christmas in the Wood

13 December 2023, 2pm-3.30pm, Burleigh Wood

Take a walk through the woods experiencing poetry, singing, music and history. It will then finish with a short reflection on the meaning of Christmas. Mince pies and mulled apple juice will be provided. The walk will last approximately one hour.

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Book Launch: Laura Harrington, You Cannot Step in the Same River Twice

14 December 2023, 3pm-5pm, International House

As the culmination of Laura Harrington’s visiting artist work with Radar, this event launches the publication ‘You Cannot Step in the Same River Twice’. Participants will receive a free copy of the publication, and refreshments including warm drinks will be available.

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International and REACH Christmas Party

15 December 2023, 4pm-9pm, Village Bar

Join the International Student Experience Team and REACH (Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage) Staff Network, for an evening to celebrate Christmas and the end of the term.

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Exhibition: Between Light and Shadow

20 November – 15 December 2023, 12pm-2pm, Martin Hall Exhibition Space

This exhibition by Yeshan Yang (School of Design and Creative Arts) provides an immersive and interactive experience of sculptures, such as cage-like structures that challenge viewers’ perceptions and the boundaries of reality.

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Loughborough Festivities:

Crafternoon: Bauble Making

17 December 2023, 1pm-3pm, Granby Common Room

Come along for a chilled-out afternoon with the Textiles team. Make your own unique Christmas Tree bauble from ribbon. Refreshments will also be provided.

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