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This Week at Loughborough | 23 May

23 May 2022

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People and Places, Beyond Design

23 May 2022, 1pm – 3pm, International House

There are changes we introduce in spaces and people own them instantly – they fight for the spaces because of the ‘new’ change. There are also designs we make, which aren’t people-friendly and they disown them. There are also interventions we introduce without any physical design changes, that have a lasting impact. Change is the future of spaces, especially public spaces.

This workshop, led by IAS Visiting Fellow Amanda Ngabirano, will enable participants to envisage practical strategies for sustainable transition on campus and beyond.

Find out more on the events page.

Digital Inequality – Experiences and challenges from Brazil, India and Kenya

23 May 2022, 2.30pm – 4.30pm, Online

Digital recovery’ and ‘digital revolution’ are increasingly common expressions used in both government discourses and within international development organisations when discussing key development pathways to overcome the pandemic crisis in all its manifold dimensions. By drawing on empirically grounded insights from India, Kenya and Brazil, this panel debate offers critical perspectives on this techno-optimist discourse, exploring how citizens in these countries are overcoming the challenges to everyday life imposed by the pandemic, and how they negotiate digital solutions to these challenges. This panel/seminar is part of a series of seminars Loughborough University is organising this semester in anticipation of the launch of two new postgraduate programmes in International Development and International Sustainable Development, both of which begin in September 2022. The objective of this series of seminars is to spark some debates around topics we will deal with on the new postgraduate programmes.

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Inaugural Lecture: Professor Nira Chamberlain

23 May 2022, 4pm – 6pm, EHB.1.10 & Online

The Black Heroes of Mathematics

The 2017 film, ‘Hidden Figures’, is based on the true story of a group of Black female mathematicians that served as the brains behind calculating the momentous launch of the NASA astronaut John Glenn into orbit. However, these mathematicians of colour are not the only ‘Hidden Figures’.

In this multi-media talk, Nira discusses other inspirational men and women of colour who overcame obstacles to prove that ‘mathematics is truly for everybody!’

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University Choir: A Royal Garden

23 May 2022, 7.30pm, Cope Auditorium

Join our University Choir for a musical walk through the landscape of the last 70 years in their annual Spring Concert. There will be songs about flowers and, with a nod to the forthcoming Platinum Jubilee, music used for Royal occasions.

Enjoy familiar choral repertoire by Handel, Parry and Brahms, old favourites by Ivor Novello and Ronald Binge, contemporary classics by Howard Goodall, Gary Barlow and Ola Gjielo and some less well-known pieces by Royalty!

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Book Club: Tears of Amber by Sofía Segovia

24 May 2022, 12.30pm – 1.30pm, Online

Join our regular Book Club for a discussion of Sofía Segovia’s family saga ‘Tears of Amber’.

‘Tears of Amber’ is the latest novel from the bestselling author of ‘The Murmur of Bees’. Inspired by real events and set in Prussia before, during and after WWI, it’s a transportive novel of two families uprooted by war and united by the bonds of love and courage.

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Digital Marketing Alumni Networking Event

24 May 2022, 5pm – 7pm, Future Space, London Campus

Are you looking for a career in Digital Marketing? We are hosting a panel event with recently graduated students from our Institute for Digital Marketing course.

Find out more on the events page.

Palm to Palm

25 May 2022, 10.30am – 12pm, International House

Aliansyah Caniago presents a newly developed performance, Palm to Palm, which considers relationships to the land in the artist’s home country of Sumatra, Indonesia. Reflecting on the widespread deforestation initiated by colonial occupiers that cleared the way for the Palm Oil plantations which now dominate the landscape, Aliansyah will offer hand massages to audience members using a traditional healing balm derived from the Camphor tree. Weaving together storytelling, personal and collective memory, Aliansyah will reveal connections between migration, colonisation and ecology as he delivers each massage.

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DRN Ecologies of Drawing: Mapping Environments

25 May 2022, 11am – 12.30pm, Online

This event will be chaired by Kiera O’Toole, a practice-led PhD student at Loughborough University who is investigating the research question: ‘Can the process of Drawing in-Space record the ‘emotional vibrations’ of atmospheres to the extent the atmosphere is co-present in the drawing?’

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Transitions: Maternity and Bodily Autonomy

26 May 2022, 10.30am – 12pm, International House

Join us for a workshop exploring historical perspectives on childbirth, natality and bodily autonomy, still critical issues in the present.

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LGBT+ Network Event – Afternoon Tea

26 May 2022, 12pm – 2pm, LDN.102, London Campus

Join us for a workshop exploring historical perspectives on childbirth, natality and bodily autonomy, still critical issues in the present.

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Workshop: Sensory Stitch

26 May 2022, 2pm – 4pm, International House

Sensory Stitch workshop with Augusta Phillipou

During the workshop Augusta will run through some basic stitches using a range of tactile materials, to explore the sensory potential of stitch. The session intends to encourage the use of embroidery practice to connect the participant to the senses, specifically sight and touch. The workshop is aimed at any ability and explores the potential benefit of sensory stitch processes on well-being.

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Tote Bag Painting

26 May 2022, 2pm – 4pm, The Treehouse

A cute creative activity where you leave with a hand painted bag.

Intellectual Property Appointments with Swindell & Pearson

26 May 2022, 2pm – 5pm, Online

Meet with an Intellectual Property expert to discuss your business or design!

Exclusive appointments via MS Teams.

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NT Live: Straight Line Crazy

26 May 2022, 7pm, Cope Auditorium

A new play by David Hare, directed by Nicholas Hytner

Ralph Fiennes (Antony & Cleopatra) leads the cast in David Hare’s (Skylight) blazing account of the most powerful man in New York, a master manipulator whose legacy changed the city forever.

For forty uninterrupted years, Robert Moses exploited those in office through a mix of charm and intimidation. Motivated at first by a determination to improve the lives of New York City’s workers, he created parks, bridges and 627 miles of expressway to connect the people to the great outdoors.

Faced with resistance by protest groups campaigning for a very different idea of what the city should become, will the weakness of democracy be exposed in the face of his charismatic conviction?

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Transitions: Campus Culture

27 May 2022, 2pm – 4pm, EHB002

The final event of the Transitions Festival asks three questions: what might we change about campus culture here at Loughborough? How might we affect this change? And, how might this transition serve as a template for other spaces?

Find out more on the events page.

LSU Events

Open Mic Night: Musical Icons

24 May 2022, 6pm, The Lounge

Delicate egos, prima donna attitudes and outlandish requests, tonight’s Musical Icons celebrates influence and legacy.

From demanding divas to titans of industry, let the world know who’s iconic to you. Nothing can match music’s power to provoke change and inspire, and tonight we pay homage to those trailblazers and way pavers, that have led many down a musical track.

Find out more on the events page.

Society Training Workshops

25 May 2022, 1pm, The Basement

An afternoon of sessions to help you grow and improve as a society committee member! Being hosted in the Basement, sessions will be going from 1pm onwards.

Find out more on the events page.

Hey Ewe

25 May 2022, 10.30pm, LSU

Whether you’re celebrating a win or reeling from a loss, Hey Ewe is the place to go after a game!

Later entry means there’s plenty of time to shower and get yourself ready for a night of chart hits, pop anthems and student singalongs. We have DJs in The Basement and The Treehouse serving up bangers and cheese until 4am! 

Find out more on the events page.


27 May 2022, 10.30pm, LSU

Welcome to the biggest Friday night in Loughborough! Our resident DJs will be dropping the best of disco, house, drum and bass, hip hop and R&B in The Basement throughout the night, while The Treehouse is taken over by cheese anthems and retro-pop singalongs until 4am!

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Action Awards!

28 May 2022, 6.30pm, The Basement

Lights, Camera, ACTION! (Awards ;))

Come celebrate all that our amazing Action volunteers have achieved this year at our Awards Ceremony! This night promises to be filled with lots of wine, fun and laughter!

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Funky Bunch Trivia Quiz

29 May 2022, 8pm, The Lounge

Join us every Sunday from 8pm for a night of tricky trivia in The Lounge. Vote on the theme over on our Instagram every Thursday, and see if your specialist subject shows up – then put together the perfect team and maybe you’ll be taking home the cash prize!

Find out more on the events page.

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