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May Events on Campus

We're pleased to be holding free events on our Cambridge campus, coming up in May. 

There are a number of public events taking place on campus throughout May that are free to attend. There's sessions on corporate crime, music and the politics of resistance and a symposium which traces the theme of transformation through art, architecture, history, psychology and biology.  

Corporate Crime: Blacklisting Trade Unionists

Friday 5 May, 4-5.30pm, Lord Ashcroft Building, room: LAB006, free to attend this talk, please book your ticket

Dr Jack Fawbert was a carpenter and joiner in the construction industry in the 1970s and early 1980s. He was blacklisted for his trade union activities and subsequently went to university. He was a Senior Lecturer at several universities for twenty-five years, teaching mainly Sociology, before retiring in 2013. He joined the Blacklist Support Group to fight for justice for blacklisted building workers. He was one of 771 workers who received compensation from construction companies prior to a High Court Group Litigation case. Jack continues to fight for an end to blacklisting and for a full and transparent public inquiry into this conspiracy.

Music and the Politics of Resistance

Friday 5 May, 6-7pm, Recital Hall, free to attend this performance, please book your ticket

John Tilbury (born 1 February 1936) is a British pianist. He is considered one of the foremost interpreters of Morton Feldman's music, and since 1980 has been a member of the free improvisation group AMM. During the 1960s, Tilbury was closely associated with the composer Cornelius Cardew, whose music he has interpreted and recorded and a member of the Scratch Orchestra. His biography of Cardew, "Cornelius Cardew – A life unfinished" was published in 2008. Tilbury has also recorded the works of Howard Skempton and John White, among many others, and has also performed adaptations of the plays of Samuel Beckett.

Transformation: body, mind and society

Friday 12 May, symposium 10.30am-5.15pm, Lord Ashcroft Building, LAB002, reception 5.15pm, Ruskin Gallery, free to attend, please book your ticket:

Symposium to accompany the exhibition by Annie Cattrell in the Ruskin Gallery, 21 April to 19 May. Convened and chaired by Dr Marius Kwint, Reader in Visual Culture, University of Portsmouth.

In this interdisciplinary symposium, leading researchers trace the exciting theme of transformation through art, architecture, history, psychology and biology.