Omnibus

University of Bath Staff Society - Bringing together all University staff through social activities

Pride and Prejudice Tuesday 17th January Theatre Royal Bath

  

📥  Theatre

We have organised a group booking for this production (details below) taking place on January 17th 2017 at 7.30 at the Theatre Royal Bath. Already sold out in the stalls,  there are 40 Dress Circle tickets costing £22 each. We have rows A through to F. Row A has less leg room so please let me know if you can take these seats. I will allocate rows, as far as possible, on a first come first served basis. The earlier you book the nearer the front you will be.

Email me to reserve tickets. Payment is by cash in person  or cheque payable to Omnibus  to Sue Briault in the Careers Service, Norwood House 2.17. I will need to have money by 25th November.

In case you don't know friends and family are welcome.

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“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife”

The ultimate romantic comedy, Jane Austen’s story of the five Bennet sisters and their relentless pursuit of suitable husbands is one of the best-loved novels ever written, constantly topping the polls of favourite books.

When feisty Elizabeth Bennet first meets handsome bachelor Mr Darcy, she thinks him arrogant and conceited. When she later discovers that he has scuppered the relationship between his friend Bingley and her beloved sister Jane, she is determined to dislike him more than ever. in the sparkling comedy of manners that follows, the family’s lives are turned upside down as Jane Austen shows the folly of judging by first impressions and pokes gentle fun at the aff ectations and etiquette of provincial middle-class life.

Following sell-out performances at Regent’s Park Theatre, producers of the recent smash-hits To Kill a Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies, Pride and Prejudice features the Olivier award-winning Matthew Kelly (Of Mice and Men) and Felicity Montagu (Alan Partridge, Bridget Jones’s Diary, The Durrells) as Mr and Mrs Bennet. Celebrating the legacy of Jane Austen as we approach her bicentennial, this is Austen “still dazzling after 200 years” (Observer).

 

Omnibus Conversations

📥  Omnibus Conversations

OMNIBUS CONVERSATIONS with Jack Whitehead, Life-time member of OMNIBUS, take place monthly or bi-monthly and focuses on a topic of interest. In 2015 the focus was on Knowledge Transfer, Exchange, Exploitation and Creation and exploring the University's values. Watch this Blog for announcements of timing and venues. Please join us.

Jack is coordinating the OMNIBUS contribution to the University’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations (from October 2016), will draw attention to the creation of living-posters for the celebrations. For illustrative examples of living-posters see:

http://www.actionresearch.net/writings/posters/homepage061115.pdf

Further information from jack@actionresearch.net.

 

Omnibus Badminton Club

  

📥  Sports and Activities

Contact Paul Reddish P.Reddish@bath.ac.uk for more information.

THE STAFF BADMINTON CLUB is an active bi-weekly club for members of staff only. We play Mondays and Thursdays between 12.30pm and 2.30pm usually in the STV. Membership is via Omnibus and costs £9.50 a month (requires membership of Omnibus).

Mondays are currently played under  the No Strings scheme, sponsored by Badminton England. This requires payment of 50p at the STV reception every time you play. This arrangement will continue until the No Strings scheme is unavailable, after which we would have to return to Staff Badminton only bookings – with an increased membership fee.

We are a very friendly club and are always seeking new members. We use plastic shuttles to keep the costs down, the standard of play is "club" standard and quite competitive, which is somewhere between beginners and the university's third team! We primarily play doubles and have 2 courts booked for every session.

 

Come along and find out about Omnibus

📥  Meetings, Social Events

27699 OMNIBUS Staff Event. Staff association event in the Claverton Rooms. Wine tasting and nibbles. Client: Fran Saunders - BUCS

 

Omnibus Staff Event

University of Bath Staff Association

Thursday 20th October 2016

12.30 – 13.30 in 1 WN 2.4

The Omnibus Committee cordially invites any member of staff to join other Omnibus members to find out about the range of activities offered by Omnibus to its members. Search this blog for more information.

If you intend to attend this event please email: Omnibus@bath.ac.uk putting “Accept New Staff Event” in the subject line.

As well as the Omnibus Committee there will be a variety of stall holders promoting activities including Pentaque, Badminton and the Wine Society, you will have the opportunity to find out more about these activities whilst enjoying a light buffet.

If you are interested in starting up an interest group within the University we are very keen to support these.

We look forward to seeing you there.

How to join Omnibus

 

University of Bath Gardening Club - General Information

📥  Gardening Club

This is a separate membership  body to Omnibus with a historical link to the University and still meets on campus. We advertise it's programme every year. Search for Gardening Club in Categories.

Meetings and membership are open to all. For details contact:
Membership Secretary: Anne Pacey
Tel: 01225 315327 ; anneppacey@gmail.com

The Gardening Club was founded in 1967 by Leonard Broadbent, Peter Thoday and Ray George, all closely associated with the then School of Botanical Science. About 70 university staff and spouses attended the first meeting. Leonard spoke about local horticulture, Peter discussed gardening on the local stony alkaline soil amid the windy hill sites of Bath. Ray concentrated on vegetables. The subscription was fixed at 7/6d.

In 1975, under the direction of Dr Robert Ballinger, the membership expanded and day trips were started in shared cars. Refreshments were provided after meetings in the Claverton Room but as charges increased, this was abandoned,  sad loss of social interactions. In 1987, when a 20th birthday party was held, membership stood at about 140. Pam Southwell was Secretary, a post she was to hold for over 30 years - both she is still a member. n 2007 at a 40th birthday party Pam gave a fascinating talks about the Club's history.

Today the Club is as active as ever. Between October and May There are eight monthly lectures. As our speaker's secretary is Derry Watkins of Special Plants, a wide variety of topics are covered by notable speakers from the horticultural world. Day trips, too, still continue and a short away trip in the Summer.

 

Bath University Gardening Club - Lectures 2016 -17

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📥  Gardening Club

General Information about the Club can be found here  http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/omnibus/2016/09/29/university-of-bath-gardening-club-general-information/.

All meetings start at 7.30pm in EB 1.1

Annual membership for University staff and students £10.00.

Meetings and membership are open to all.  Visitors are welcome £6.00.

Membership Secretary: Anne Pacey: T.: 01225 315327; E.: anneppacey@gmail.com

 

Thursday 20 October 2016 

Grow Your Own Cut Flowers

Georgie Newbery, Owner Common Farm Flowers

Georgie Newbery started Common Farm Flowers near Wincanton in 2010 – a business that grew from selling sweet peas from her gate. Then the fashion for home-grown bouquets took off, and Georgie saw an opportunity to increase her market. From those early gate sales her home-grown bouquets are now sent next-day delivery to the whole of the UK.

 

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Developing the Native Flora of China for use  in Chinese Designed Landscapes

James Hitchmough, Professor of Horticultural Ecology, University of Sheffield

 

Tuesday 6 December 2016

Better Behaved Eucalyptus

Hilary Collins, Owner, Grafton Nursery

 

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Winter Wonderland

Rod Leeds, Past President Alpine Garden Society

 

Wednesday 8 February 2017

Propagation in Summer and Autumn

Bob Brown, Nurseryman, Cotswold Garden Flowers

 

Thursday 9 March 2017

My Life in Plants

Roy Lancaster, Plantsman Extraordinaire
Tuesday April 18 2017

Steppes – Mother of Mankind and Gardens

Panayoti Kelaidis, Curator, Denver Botanic Gardens

 

Monday 8 May 2017 – AGM

Creative Ideas for Small Gardens

Annie Guilfoyle, Garden Designer

 

 

How to Join and Committee Members

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📥  Membership Information

To become a member please fill out an application form  and return as indicated. Renewal of Membership is due 1 November each year. Remember to send a cheque to cover the initial membership subscription - direct debit from salary is available for membership RENEWAL only and is applicable in NOVEMBER only and at no other time of year.

In 2016-17 we are waiving the membership fee of £2 in recognition of the University's 50th birthday celebration.

Get involved
As well as social events and trips organised by the Omnius Social Committee you are encouraged to set up your own sports, cultural and other groups under the Omnibus umbrella. For example you could organise :-

Sports ladders or leagues
co-ordinate a lunchtime running group
establish cultural groups like a Film or Book club
lead a day trip
We are willing to consider any proposals for groups so if you have an idea then please discuss with a member of the Omnibus Committee or come up with a formal proposal to submit to a Committee Meeting. Funding is available to help start a group or to pay advance fees which will be recouped from participants.

Committee for 2015-16

Chair: Dr Steve Wharton, Senior Lecturer, Dept of Politics, Languages & International Studies s.wharton@bath.ac.uk

Vice Chair: Prof James Davenport, Hebron and Medlock Professor of Information Technology, Dept of Computer Science j.h.davenport@bath.ac.uk

Ex officio Past Chair and Communications Officer: Ms Sue Briault, s.a.briault@bath.ac.uk

Secretary: Tracey Stenson Jukes, International Mobility Coordinator (Partnerships), International Relations Office t.d.stenson.jukes@bath.ac.uk

Treasurer: Mr Simon Fenne, Head of Financial Accounting s.b.fenne@bath.ac.uk

Assistant Treasurer: Mrs Sue Revell, Assistant Internal Auditor s.revell@bath.ac.uk

Chair of Social Activities: Ann Linfield, Department Coordinator, Dept of Electronic and Electrical Engineering a.d.linfield@bath.ac.uk

Membership Secretary: Paul Reddish, Technician, Dept of Physics p.reddish@bath.ac.uk

Members elected from Ordinary Membership:

Jack Whitehead, Retired Life Time Member

Katharine Evans, Research Information Project Co

 

Trip to Kew Gardens or Hampton Court - you choose

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📥  Days Out

Choose to spend the day at either Kew Gardens or Hampton Court Palace.

At Kew gardens visit the Palm House, the Waterlily house or the Prince of Wales Conservatory. Walk through the arboretum to the Pagoda or take in the view from the treetop walkway. Be one of the first to visit the acclaimed Hive which will be housed at Kew from June 2016.

Or spend a day wallowing in history at Hampton Court Palace. See Henry VIII's Apartments and his Crown, take a walk through the Tudor Kitchens, enjoy Chapel Court and/or the Chapel Royal, discover Young Henry VIII's Story, watch the new Baroque Story film, visit William III's Apartments, gaze at the new Georgian Chocolate Kitchen, explore the Georgian Story. Afterwards enjoy the gardens and get lost in the maze!

Date: Saturday 23rd July 2016 Cost :

Kew Gardens £28
Hampton Court £30
£1 reduction for seniors and reduced rates for children

To book your place email: A.D.Linfield@bath.ac.uk