Public Events

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We love opening our doors to welcome you to the University and our beautiful facilities, to exchange knowledge, collaborate, network and celebrate learning. We hold celebrations and events to suit all interests - from seminars and lectures covering history, culture, environment and social justice to book launches, conferences and art exhibitions. Explore our upcoming events, most of which are open to everyone and FREE to attend. Just check the details to see if you need to book your place.


Half-day symposium 'Change, Stasis and Flux', 10 April

10 April 2024, 1-6pm

The interdisciplinary Culture-Media-Text research centre invites you to its annual symposium. This year the theme will be Change, Stasis and Flux. What is needed to bring about meaningful change? While stasis and flux are often posited as opposites, can a constant state of flux sometimes lead only to stagnation with very little real change?

Further details, the full programme and information on how to book can be found on the Culture-Media-Text research centre webpage.

Perspectives on Global Health - lecture by Lord Nigel Crisp 23 April

Tuesday 23 April 2024, 6-8pm with light refreshments from 5.30pm
West Downs Centre auditorium, University of Winchester, Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5HT

The Winchester Centre for Global Health presents the David Percy Memorial Lecture given by Lord Nigel Crisp, with a welcome from the Vice Chancellor, Professor Sarah Greer.

Lord Nigel Crisp is an independent member of the House of Lords who co-chaired the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health. He was a former Chief Executive of the English National Health Service (NHS), the largest health system in the world, and was Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Health. He works and publishes extensively in global health and international development. His latest book is ‘Turning the World Upside Down Again: Global health in a time of pandemics, climate change and political turmoil’. 

All are welcome. Register your FREE place here.

Facing the differences: individual differences in face identification, 24 April

24 April 2024, 5-6pm, St Alphege Building room 203, King Alfred Quarter, Sparkford Road, Winchester SO22 4NR

A free public lecture by Dr Alex Estudillo from Bournemouth University, organised by the Psychology Department's Brain and Cognition Research Group.

While identifying faces is a common daily task, our ability to do so effectively varies greatly between individuals. These differences are not only important for understanding how we see (visual cognition) but also have significant implications for mental health and situations where recognizing others is crucial, like eyewitness identification or passport control. In this talk, Dr Estudillo will first discuss how much these individual differences vary across different tasks and situations. Then we'll explore the potential reasons behind these variations, focussing on the different ways our brains process faces. Finally, Dr Estudillo will address the possibility of improving face recognition skills through training and brain stimulation.

All welcome, no booking required. For enquiries, contact the organiser.

25 April: Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Research annual Public Lecture

The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Research is delighted to announce its annual Public Lecture. This year we are welcoming Dr Sophie Ambler, Reader in Medieval History at Lancaster University, who will delve into the lives of combatants in times of civil war in high medieval England, in her lecture 'Culpability and Conscience in Civil War: A New History of Armed Treason in England, 1199-1352'. 

A free, hybrid event. For further details and to book, visit the CMRR website.

TEDx Winchester 14 June

Friday 14 June 2024, 10am - 4pm

TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to ideas worth spreading. It started in California 30 years ago. TEDx is a programme of local, self-organised events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience - x stands for independently organised TED event. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 

The University is proud to host and sponsor TEDx Winchester. Over the past few years we have welcomed many speakers and guests to our beautiful venue, and this edition looks set to be another successful one.

Find out more about TEDx Winchester and the speakers for this event, and book your tickets.