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This Week at Loughborough | 20 November

17 November 2023

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Men’s mental health webinar

20 November 2023, 12pm, Online

Mental health signs, symptoms and coping behaviours can differ in men and women. For men, approaching and asking for help can sometimes be more difficult.

This short webinar will cover the stigma around men’s mental health; how to start a conversation about mental health with men; how the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service can help

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IAS Friends and Fellows Lunch

20 November 2023, 12pm, International House

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) will be hosting this lunch, where the group will be joined by Fellows Dr Isabela de Oliveira Dornelas, Professor Mary E. Fissell, Professor Hideyasu Shimadzu, Professor Holly Thorpe, and current IAS Residential Fellow Dr Junior Nomani, for a week of activity under the IAS Annual Theme ‘Gestation: Bodies, Technologies, Ecologies, Justice’. 

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Trans Day of Remembrance

20 November 2023, 1.15pm-1.45pm, University Chaplaincy (EHB)

Transgender Awareness Week (13-20 November) ends with a day of remembrance, first marked in 1999 to memorialise the murder of Rita Hester, a transgender woman in the USA.

Please join for a short service of reflection and poetry. All Loughborough staff and students, members of the LGBT+ community and allies are welcome, regardless of religion or belief.

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Transdisciplinary sport: The promise and politics of navigating research boundaries

20 November 2023, 3pm, National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (Room 1.39)

This talk will be delivered by Professor Holly Thorpe, an award-winning sociologist working in The Huataki Waiora School of Health at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. In this talk, Professor Thorpe discusses the potential, politics, and ethics of advancing transdisciplinary ways of knowing sporting bodies.

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Q&A with Joelle Taylor

20 November 2023, 6pm, Collaboration Station, LSU

Ahead of her headline performance at Speech Bubble later in the evening, we’re giving Loughborough University students the amazing opportunity to sit down with Joelle Taylor. Find out more about her career and hear her advice for budding poets.

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Speech Bubble

20 November 2023, 7.30pm, The Lounge, LSU

Join us for a relaxed and friendly evening of performance poetry showcasing the best spoken word talent on campus. As well as the open mic slots, Speech Bubble will feature professional poet Joelle Taylor.

Any Loughborough University student or staff member can perform at this event but please book a slot in advance as places are limited. We welcome performers from all backgrounds and you can expect a friendly and supportive audience on the night.

This event is open to everyone (18+) – students, staff and members of the public. 

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Exhibition: Between Light and Shadow

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

An immersive and interactive experience of sculptural works challenging perceptions of reality. 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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Gestation: Bodies and Technologies

22 November 2023, 1pm-4.30pm, International House/Online

Gestation is an incontrovertibly universal yet deeply varied experience, with complex concerns arising recently through the rollback of women’s rights, gestational inequalities, neo-natal trajectories, imbrication in neo-fascist discourse and novel methods for reproduction, kinship and care. 

This roundtable focuses on bodies and technologies as sites of gestational realities, bringing together an exceptional group of international scholars to share their wide-ranging disciplinary perspectives on the theme.

Lunch will be served before the event from 12.30pm.

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Tamarin Norwood in conversation with Victoria Browne

23 November 2023, 12pm-1pm, International House

Victoria Browne and Tamarin Norwood discuss the possible roles of creativity and narrativity in making sense of miscarriage, baby loss, and all forms of pregnancy without birth.

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Creative Wellbeing Series – Mehndi Art with Vinny Kaur

23 November 2023, 2pm, Innerspace (EHB217)

Create affirmation greeting cards and learn about the well-being benefits of Mehndi art. During this workshop you will learn about the basic patterns used in Mehndi art and have an opportunity to practise your drawing skills through a variety of activities in your workbook. You will then put your learning together to create a final piece: affirmation greetings cards. 

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Film Screening: Katharine Fry’s ‘When I’m with you’, followed by Q&A with the artist

23 November 2023, 2.30pm-4pm, Stanley Evernden Studio, Martin Hall

As part of the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) Annual Theme ‘Gestation: Bodies, Technologies, Ecologies, Justice’, join this film screening of Katharine Fry’s ‘When I’m with you’, followed by a Q&A with the artist, chaired by Dr Rachael Grew.

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Group Coaching Session: Procrastination

23 November 2023, 6pm-8pm, WAV.0.11 (Wavy Top)

In a small group you will work through the GROW model of coaching to help you set some actions around beating your procrastination beast. This session will be overseen by two coaches who will facilitate your group discussions.

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IAS Friends and Fellows Coffee Morning

24 November 2023, 10.30am-12pm, International House

The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) will be hosting this coffee morning where the group will be joined by Fellows Dr Isabela de Oliveira Dornelas, Professor Mary E. Fissell, Professor Hideyasu Shimadzu and Professor Holly Thorpe. Join for an informal gathering with coffee and cakes to meet the Fellows.

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White Ribbon Day – Opening Event

24 November 2023, 11am-2pm, EHB Atrium

This year for White Ribbon Day and the 16 Days of Activism, the focus is on how ending violence against women and girls starts when we #ChangeTheStory. At this opening event, there will be information, support, a #ChangeTheStory wall and some treats. 

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DSN x LU Arts Open Mic Night

25 November 2023, 7pm-9pm, The Lounge, LSU

Join the Disability Support Network and LU Arts for a showcase of art, poetry and media submitted by students and staff in celebration of Disability History Month.

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