Omnibus

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

Invitation to 5th annual City of Bath Lions Charity Golf Day on Friday 5th August 2016

  

📥  Sports and Activities

Registration Form 2016 City of Bath Lions CHARITY GOLF DAY

5th annual City of Bath Lions Charity Golf Day  on Friday 5th August 2016 at Bath Golf Club,  Sham Castle, North Road, Bath BA2 6JG

Proceeds this year in aid of  Young Carers projects  and other Lions nominated Charities  including Julian House (Registered Charity)

Teams of Three - £120 per team (inclusive of lunch)

(This is the same fee per golfer as last year; we now invite teams of three)

Great prizes: Best Team and Trophy, Second Team, Third Team, Best Individual Score,
Nearest the pin - First Shot - Par 3's, Longest Drive & Straightest Drive (selected hole), First Hole in One, Two's Competition

Please forward entry form (link at top of this blog post), cheques & stamped addressed envelope to: Ron Turner, 12 Cleveland Court, Bathwick Hill, Bath BA2 6JY Or electronic payment to: CAF Bank, Sort code 40-52-40 Account No 00017089

For tee bookings and any queries please email or telephone: Brian Allen Mobile: 07969 689 872 Email: brian.allen1950@yahoo.com

 

Breakfast at Tiffany's tickets available

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📥  Theatre

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ONE TICKET, Possibly TWO remaining 15/3/16

I can confirm I now have tickets for sale for  Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Tuesday 17th May at 7.30 at the Theatre Royal in Bath. The price is £26.50 for  good stalls seats in rows G, H and I.


Breakfast at Tiffany’s is Truman Capote’s classic tale of one of literature’s most captivating characters, Holly Golightly, so memorably portrayed by Audrey Hepburn in the iconic 1961 film. This much loved romantic comedy is transformed into a stage play with music in this sparkling new production.

The story of vivacious, good-time girl Holly Golightly and her fantastical existence in 1940s New York City, is told through the eyes of a young writer, completely fascinated by this exquisite extrovert whom every woman wants to be, and every man wants to be with.

With memorable songs from the era and original music composed by Grant Olding (One Man, Two Guvnors) performed by an on-stage band, this stylish production is set to capture the hearts of audiences.

Playing Holly is Verity Rushworth, winner of the Best Scene in the Soap Awards 2015 for Emmerdale, whose credits also include Chicago, The Sound of Music and Hairspray.

Adapted by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony and Olivier Award winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain, The American Plan), Breakfast at Tiffany’s is directed by Nikolai Foster (Beautiful Thing, Calamity Jane and The Witches of Eastwick).


Ticket Details

Date is Tuesday May 17th at 7.30

Best stalls seats in rows G,H and I are £26.50 (full value £33)

Payment due by 23rd March either in cash or by cheque made out to Omnibus. Cheques can come to me in the internal post and I will acknowledge on receipt. Cash can be delivered to the Careers Service  during our office hours 9.15 to 4.30. In the vacation we close between 1 and 2. My colleagues can take cash from you but don’t have change so correct money please.

If you want to reserve tickets let me know how many by emailing me at s.a.briault@bath.ac.uk and follow through with payment by the 23rd March.

 

 

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

📥  Uncategorised

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.

See -   http://www.brlsiyouthgallery.org/brlsi-researchers/

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:

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

Further information available from Jack Whitehead: jack@actionresearch.net

 

Trip to Blenheim Palace or Oxford

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📥  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 : A.D.Linfield@bath.ac.uk to book a place.

 

University of Bath Gardening Club Talks

📥  Gardening Club, Social Events, Sports and Activities

For details see the University of Bath Gardening Club page.

Staff members can come to one lecture free and then membership is £10 with partners joining for another £10. Visitor fee is still £6. All talks start at 7.30.

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

Wednesday 13 January

Room EB 1.1

Jason Ingram, Photographer - Title: Through the Lens


Wednesday 10 February

Room EB1.1

Bunny Guinness, Landscape Architect & Journalist - Transforming Your Garden


Monday 14 March

Room EB1.1

Colin Ward, Owner of Swine's Meadow Nursery - Ferns


Thursday 4 April

Room EB 1.1

Jim Almond, Exhibitor - Alpines, Dwarf Bulbs and Hardy Cyclamen


Wednesday 11 May

Room 5W2.3

Helena Attlee, Author - The Land Where Lemons Grow

AGM


 

 

Omnibus Conversation Thursday 3rd March 1.15pm

📥  Omnibus Conversations, Social Events

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 3rd March 2016, 1:15-2:05 (room to be announced). 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, Marie Huxtable, (University of Cumbria), and doctoral and postdoctoral students have been invited to the conversation to share what they are doing in contributing to the BRLSI Researchers project. http://www.brlsiyouthgallery.org/brlsi-researchers/

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 see:

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

Contact Jack Whitehead for further information: jack@actionresearch.net

 

 

The 39 Steps - BOOKINGS CLOSED

  

📥  Social Events, Theatre

Bookings closed - all the tickets have been sold now. Watch out for our next Theatre trip.

Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps - 10th Anniversary Tour

40 discounted tickets available for good stalls seats on Tuesday 9th February at 7.30 at Theatre Royal, Bath.

Ticket Price: £27.30 (face value £34) Payment required by 25th January

Please contact S.A.Briault@bath.ac.uk with number of tickets required.

Priority given to those who answered Doodle Poll.


 

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4 actors, 130 characters in 100 hilarious minutes!

Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller, The 39 Steps, based on John Buchan's novel, has been brilliantly and hilariously recreated for the stage.

This Olivier and Tony award-winning comedy celebrated a nine-year West End run where it achieved the fifth highest number of performances of any play in West End history. Over three million people have seen the show worldwide.

Follow the incredible adventures of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff upper-lip, British gung-ho and pencil moustache as he encounters dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and, of course, devastatingly beautiful women.

This wonderfully inventive and gripping comedy thriller features four fearless actors, playing 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun and thrilling action.

 

Review of 2014 - 2015 Events and Activities

  

📥  Uncategorised

The web pages for Omnibus will be changed as a result of changes to the University website  so this is the first post of our blog which we will use as a way of communicating with members.  As it is the end of the year it would be appropriate to remind members what has taken place this year. Watch this space for new events.


REGULAR EVENTS

OMNIBUS CONVERSATIONS with Jack Whitehead, Life-time member of OMNIBUS, take place monthly or bi-monthly and focus on a topic of interest. Recently we have focused on Knowledge Transfer, Exchange, Exploitation and Creation and recent discussion has led us to discuss the University’s values at described on the website http://www.bath.ac.uk/about/values/index.html.  Please join us. Further information from jack@actionresearch.net.

OMNIBOULES is our Pentanque team. The new season will be starting soon. During the summer Omnibus have regular lunchtime practice sessions and compete in the local league. They reached third place in the local league in the 2011 season. Details of Omniboules can be found at this separate website http://people.bath.ac.uk/mbr20/boules/. Contact Martin Reed (M.B.Reed@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 at 1230 in the STV and the Founders Hall respectively. Membership is via Omnibus and costs £7.50 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 STV reception every time you play. This arrangement will continue till the No Strings scheme is unavailable, after which we will return to Staff Badminton only bookings - possibly at an increased monthly fee of £15.

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

The club mailing list is at https://lists.bath.ac.uk/sympa/info/badminton

OMNIBUS QUIZZES - We have only had two quizzes this year but we had between 16 - 20 teams. A team of four with a fee of £5 per team plays in the Plug in the Student Centre. You bring your own lunch. There are prizes galore for the winners including a prize for best team name and a booby prize if you’re not so hot on your general knowledge.


SOCIAL EVENTS

CARDIFF CITY CENTRE SHOPPING/CULTURE OR RHS CARDIFF FLOWER SHOW Saturday 18th April 2015 was a chance to enjoy the annual flower show or take a trip to see the sights or shop in the City Centre.

STRAWBERRIES AND SPARKLING WINE, NO 16 LANSDOWN CRESCENT Wednesday 20th May 2015 Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell invited Omnibus members to join her and Omnibus Committee members to a unique evening at No.16 Lansdown Crescent. Fresh strawberries and cream were served, together with sparkling wine. Unfortunately it was a little chilly for the garden so we enjoyed the gracious second floor drawing room and the works of art within them.

THEATRE ROYAL BATH We have seen three performances Spamalot, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime and Handbagged benefiting from a 20% group discount.

BEAU STREET HOARD LECTURE 2nd June 2015 The Beau Street Hoard was excavated by archaeologists on the site of the new Gainsborough Hotel in Beau Street, Bath in 2007 and is one of the most remarkable archaeological discoveries to have been made in Bath. The 17, 577 Roman coins span the period from 32BC – 274AD and were found in eight separate money bags, which were fused together. In March 2014 Bath & North East Somerset Council was awarded a grant of £372,500 from The Heritage Lottery Fund to purchase the hoard. An Archaeologist from the Roman Baths Museum came to talk to us and we were able to handle some coins.

BECKFORD TOWER, Thursday 25th June Another chance for new members to have a guided tour of Beckford Tower and Museum, located at the top of Lansdown Road.  The Tower is an extraordinary building that stands today as the only surviving example of William Beckford's great architectural achievements.

ROMAN BATHS TUNNEL TOURS, 21st and 23rd July 2015 Repeated again this year it was a chance to find out more about the Roman, Georgian and Victorian history hidden in the Tunnels beneath the city of Bath.

BLENHEIM PALACE, OXFORDSHIRE August 2015 A chance to experience the grandeur of the principal residence of the dukes of Marlborough, and the only non-royal non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace. The palace, one of England's largest houses, was built between 1705 and circa 1722.

THE BIG PIT NATIONAL COAL MUSEUM & NATIONAL ROMAN LEGION MUSEUM AT CAERLEON, Saturday 26th September 2015 This trip included an underground tour and the opportunity to explore life in a far-flung outpost of the mighty Roman Empire.