Inaugural lecture series
Tuesday 11 March - Inaugural Lecture: Professor Judith Baxter, School of Languages and Social Sciences
Sumpner Lecture Theatre, 6pm
This lecture, ‘Language, gender and leadership: As seen on TV’ will discuss whether women and men speak and interact differently when they are working in single sex or mixed teams. This Inaugural will tell two sides of a story. While research shows complex insights on the ways women and men interact in leadership meetings, the media sought simple reasons to explain why women were failing to make it to the top. Book your free place More information.
Other dates for your diary
19 March - SciScreen - The Science behind superheroes
The Custard Factory, 7pm-10pm
As part of National Science and Engineering Week (14-23 March) the West Midlands branch of the British Science Association is holding a free event. With all the advances in science are we any closer to regenerating our organs like Wolverine or being super strong like the Hulk? Discuss the science behind superheroes with Dr Ian Turner, Lecturer in Biology and Forensic Sciences at The University of Derby. Contact Anita on 07900 986 663. Please note this event is for 18+.
Thursday 27 March - Annual General Meeting of Convocation
Aston staff are warmly invited to join alumni for this year’s Annual General Meeting of Convocation. The meeting will be followed by a lecture by Professor George Feiger, Executive Dean of Aston Business School entitled “Finding love in all the wrong places: the villains, the heroes and the reality of the global financial system.” More information call the Development & Alumni Relations Office on ext 4541. Please confirm your attendance by Wednesday 19 March 2014.
Wednesday 2 April - "New approaches to business and management students’ experiential development for the workplace"
ABS, 10am- 4pm
The Centre of Higher Education in Learning and Management (HELM) of ABS has recently received funding from HEA to organise and host this full-day workshop. Topics covered include: Using Lego serious play® for team building, career benefits of a placement year, Industry placement and employment competences and using online simulation to enhance employability. The event is open to all. Contact IIlias Basioudis. More information.
Life and Health Sciences Seminar series
For the 2014 seminar series speakers will be invited by the following centres with talks open to all staff and students within the School. ABC – Aston Brain Centre, ARCHY - Aston Research Centre for Children’s and Young people’s health, ARCHA – Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing, CVHR – Centre for Vision and Hearing Research. More info.