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Birkbeck and Bloomsbury Campus Events 2014, 10 – 16 November

10 November – 15:30 – 16:30 – Pure and Applicable Mathematics Seminar: Pierre-Philippe Dechant

Venue: room 745, Malet Street

Booking: none required

10 November – 17:45-19:45 – HM Treasury Open Evening 

Venue: 1 Horse Guards Road, London, SW1P 2AL (Entry via 1 Great George Street)


  • A welcome from the Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, Lord Paul Deighton
  • Keynote speaker – Second Permanent Secretary, John Kingman Deputy Director career insight Panel
  • A session with current policy advisors to find out more about the work of the Treasury and the Policy Adviser role
  • Informal networking with Treasury Officials and light refreshments.

10 November – 18:00 – 20:00 – Sports Business Centre Seminar Series

Venue: B20 Lecture Theatre, Malet Street



12 November – 18:00-19:00 – QUANTITATIVE INVESTMENT TALK with Dr Rodrigo Dupleich-Ulloa from Baring Asset Management

Venue: 28 Russell Square, Room 103 (enter through 26 Russell Square)


We are pleased to announce a joint finance event between Birkbeck & Royal Holloway. Both Colleges have come together for an event with a senior speaker from the Finance community to talk about recent trends in the city (and elsewhere in the world of Finance). The first topic will be on quantitative equity investment, and will be given by Dr Rodrigo Dupleich-Ulloa from Baring Asset Management.

Dr Rodrigo Dupleich-Ulloa holds a Phd in Theoretical Econometrics from Warwick and is the Senior Quantitative Analyst at Baring Asset Management. The talk will be followed by a wine reception.

Venue: 28 Russell Square, Room 103 (enter through 26 Russell Square)

12 November – 17:00-21:00 – Birkbeck College Applied Linguistics Society Welcome Event

Venue: George Birkbeck Bar, Malet Street

Booking: None

The Birkbeck College Applied Linguistics Society (BCALS) is recruiting members for 2014/15.

If you’re interested in joining please come along to our welcome event in the George Birkbeck Bar on Wednesday 12 November from 5pm (the time happy hour starts) in the George Birkbeck Bar to find out more.

BCALS is an official University of London student society formed to bring together students interested in Applied Linguistics, communication and related disciplines (e.g. multilingualism, intercultural communication, language teaching, etc.). It is a student run society aimed to come together and promote common interests in our fields. We strive to create an open atmosphere of dialogue and community through holding social events, hosting guest speakers and open lectures and talks.

14 November – onwards – Exhibition – How We Read: Sensory history of books for the blind

Venue: 43 Gordon Square, Peltz Gallery

Booking: None required

An exhibition exploring the history of technology to help blind people read, from braille to audio books, is being shown at the Peltz Gallery for the UK’s first national festival of the humanities in November.

Dr Matthew Rubery, from the School of English and Drama at QMUL,and Birkbeck’s Dr Heather Tilley have been awarded funding to hold the exhibition ‘How We Read: A Sensory History of Books for Blind People’, during the Being Human festival, 15 – 23 November 2014.

Visitors will learn about the key people and ideas involved in the development of alternative ways of reading over the past two centuries, including the role blind people played in inventing these devices.

A variety of books will be on show in the form of embossed print, braille, talking book records, speech synthesizers, screen magnification systems, and optical character recognition reading machines.

Among the historic artifacts are embossed books by William Moon, creator of one of the first raised alphabets for blind people, and historic talking book recordings made in the 1930s for veterans blinded in the First World War. The EMI Group Archive Trust has also agreed to display the oldest surviving talking book shellac records from 1935.

Curator-led descriptive tours, hands-on activities, interactive workshops, and live performances will also encourage visitors to use sensory perception to try out alternative ways of reading with their eyes, ears,and fingers.

Dr Rubery, who is an expert on the history of the book, said: “Understanding the role played by braille, talking books, and alternative reading formats in Britain since the 1800s will increase awareness of the challenges faced by disabled people to access literature.

“Assistive reading technology has dramatically improving the wellbeing and quality of life for hundreds of thousands of blind and visually impaired readers in Britain.

“Significantly, many of these devices have never been exhibited before, making this a unique opportunity for visitors to explore this significant but largely neglected aspect of the nation’s literacy heritage.”

‘How We Read’ will be part of a national programme of festival activities, demonstrating the role of the humanities in the cultural, intellectual, political and social life of the UK.

Currently in its first year, Being Human is led by the School of Advanced Study, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, with the participation of arts and cultural organisations and universities across the UK.

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