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This Week at Loughborough | 29 April

26 April 2024

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Evening Bluebell Walk  

29 April  | 7pm -8pm  |  Burleigh Wood 

Meeting at the gates to Burleigh Wood (What3Words – faces.rock.edge) following a short introduction, we will take a gentle stroll around the wood, stopping to learn about the plants and ecology of the wood (including the locally famous bluebell display). The walk will be led by Assistant Gardens Manager Rich Fenn Griffin.  

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The Mark Drama  

29 April  | 7:30pm – 9:30pm  | The Basement, Loughborough Students’ Union 

The Mark Drama is the remarkable story of Jesus Christ as told by Mark’s gospel performed by the Loughborough Christian Union.  

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Dawn Chorus in Burleigh Wood  

30 April  |  6:30am – 7:30am  | Burleigh Wood  

Listen to the dawn chorus and identify the birds we can hear around the wood on a gentle walk. The walk will be led by Curtis Burbidge accompanied by Assistant Gardens Manager Rich Fenn Griffin.   

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Motivation for your studies workshop  

30 April  | 6pm – 7pm  | WPL201, STEMlab 

Come along to the Student Success Academy’s ‘Motivation for your Studies’ workshop to find out what motivates you and learn new techniques to help you stay focused on your studies.  

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IAS Seminar: From diatoms to DNA : lakes as sentinels of global change  

1 May  | 12pm – 1pm  | International House and Zoom Webinar  

Institute of Advanced Studies  (IAS) visiting fellow Dr Adam Heathcote will deliver a seminar on their research. Dr Adam Heathcote will share a few examples of classical (e.g geochemistry, diatoms, algal pigments) and new (sediment DNA) techniques of using lake sediment archives to reconstruct environmental history and predict how these ecosystems may respond in the future. 

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Flux Inauguration  

1 May  |  2pm – 3pm  | Claudia Parsons Hall Courtyard 

Join LU Arts to officially welcome the newest sculpture to the Loughborough University sculpture collection.Flux is a brand new sculpture for campus, produced by Chiara Brown, Fred Hendry-Briars and Andrea Pocock, all of whom were Loughborough University students when commissioned. 

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Hidden Gems Sculpture Tour  

1 May  | 3pm – 4pm  | Claudia Parsons Hall Courtyard  

Discover some of the lesser known sculptural gems on the Loughborough University campus. Loughborough University’s campus is home to over 40 sculptures, many of which are prominently located. Some, however, are a little more off the beaten track. Led by the University’s Curator David Bell, this tour will take in some of the campus’ lesser-known sculptural gems. 

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Art Unlocked: Loughborough University Sculpture Collection 

1 May  |  5:30pm – 6pm  |  Online  

To coincide with sculpture week, David Bell ( our Art Collection Curator ) has been invited to deliver a talk. Learn how Loughborough University’s sculpture collection tells a story about changing trends in British public art. We bring the collection to life for those who visit, live, study or work on our campus. 

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IMS Football Cup & Plate Finals 

1 May  | 4pm & 9pm  | Loughborough University Stadium  

Get down to the Loughborough University Stadium as our halls battle it out to win the IMS Football Plate Cup Finals. The afternoon’s first game will see Royce take on Harry French in what will undoubtedly be an almighty clash for the IMS B Plate title. Kick off 4pm. Later in the evening, tension is set to rise as Robert Bakewell and Telford battle for the IMS Football Cup. This match will determine the 2023/2024 IMS Football champions. Kick off 7pm. 

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Tearing up Vogue and Mining the Detritus 

2 May – 10 May  |  12pm – 4 pm  | Martin hall Exhibition Space  

This exhibition will display a body of practice-based doctoral research in montage by Ehryn Torrell (IRPH, SSH) 

In her practice-based research, Torrell has asked the following questions: How can montage allow an artist to deconstruct and challenge fashion media, particularly the racialised and gendered bodies in Vogue magazines? What methods of montage might be used? Does using a fashion magazine as source material risk giving voice to already dominant or normative images of women? 

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Chrome Sliced by Silver : Publication Launch and creative workshop  

3 May  |  6pm – 7pm  | MHL0.07, Martin Hall 

Try out some creative writing prompts and pick up a free copy of “Cleaved Into” and “Chrome Sliced into Silver”. ‘Cleaved Into’ is a pack full of activities prompting creative engagement with the University’s sculpture collection. As part of Sculpture Week 2023, we ran a workshop where participants used some of its prompts to produce their own pieces of creative writing. These have been collated into a new ‘zine, ‘Chrome Sliced by Silver’. 
To celebrate the publication of this ‘zine, you’re invited to this informal workshop where you’ll be able to try out some of the exercises yourself. This is a fun way to engage creatively with sculpture, on campus and beyond. 

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Lightning Netball vs Manchester Thunder   

4 May  | 6pm  | Sir David Wallace  

Lightning Netball are taking on Manchester Thunder in a bid to retain their 2023 Netball Super League title, and need your support!  

With unrivalled match day experience and fun for all the family, why not witness our team in action whilst watching some of the best sporting talent in the country? 

Watch the action unfold whilst enjoying light refreshments, entertainment and fun for all the family. 

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Lightning Wheelchair Basketball vs Cardiff Met Archers 

5 May  | 4pm  | Netball Centre  

Head down to the netball centre to support Loughborough Lightning as they take on Cardiff Met Archers, 4pm tip off. 

Our two-time title winning Lightning team are back on campus for another fixture of the 2024 British Wheelchair Basketball Women’s Premier League season. With unrivalled match day experience and fun for all the family, why not witness our new look team in action for the first time this season whilst watching some of the best international sporting talent.  

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