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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Omnibus Conversations - reminder Thursday 3rd March 2016, 1:15-2:05 in room 1W 2.02

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The OMNIBUS lunchtime conversations offer an opportunity for all staff (academic and nonacademic), doctoral and post doctoral students, and other interested parties to share what they are working on.

The next meeting is on Thursday 3rd March 2016, 1:15-2:05 in room 1W 2.02. We usually begin the meetings by going round with each person saying a few words by way of introduction to themselves and what they are working on. For instance, Paul Shepherd (Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering), members of The Public Engagement Unit, doctoral and postdoctoral students and others have been invited to the conversation to share what they are doing in contributing to the Bath Royal Literature and Scientific Institute (BRLSI) Researchers’ project.

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At this meeting Jack Whitehead, a life-time member of OMNIBUS who 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 and how to create one of your own see:

Further information available from Jack Whitehead:


Trip to Blenheim Palace or Oxford


📥  Days Out

Blenheim Oxford


Day trip to either Oxford or Blenheim Palace. Get off the coach in Oxford city centre and spend the day exploring the city, the colleges and/or the Ashmolean museum. Alternatively stay on for a day at Blenheim Palace. Home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, Blenheim Palace is a true masterpiece of 18th Century Baroque architecture. Once there the day is yours to do as you please. Join a tour of the House including the imposing Great Hall and beautifully intricate State Rooms, visit the Churchill Exhibitions, stroll round the magnificent formal gardens, explore the pleasure gardens complete with miniature train, maze and tropical butterfly farm. There shall also be a medieval event with jousting and falconry displays on this date.

Departing 8.30 am from campus; returning from Blenheim at 4.30 pm and Oxford at 5 pm.

Cost £12 for members and guests for both destinations. Cost of entrance to the Blenheim Palace NOT included but it may be possible to purchase group tickets at a reduced rate if enough people are interested.


Date: Saturday 30th April 2016
Cost: £12 per person (coach only)

Contact : to book a place.