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Upcoming events

For an exciting and diverse range of events see our latest Arts and Culture Now issue.


  • Study Happy Fair

    Wednesday, 15 November 2017

    Date: 15 Nov 11am–5pm

    Admission: FREE

    Location: The Hive

    Join us to find out more about how you can study healthier, happier, smarter. Come along to meet local wellbeing practitioners, learn techniques to help you combat study stress and even try your hand at energy-boosting activity sessions. This event is open to all but is aimed particularly at sixth form, further education and University students. Organised visits are welcome. If you wish to bring a group along, please contact

  • Suffrage Tea

    Sunday, 19 November 2017


    Date: 19 Nov 1–4pm

    Admission: FREE

    Location: Croome Park, High Green, Worcester, WR8 9DW

    100 years ago Edwardian suffragette campaigners spread their message by holding ‘suffragette teas’, this is your opportunity to join in all the fun they had. Play suffragette board games, view an exhibition, design badges and banners, buy a little jam or sample suffragette themed cakes and chat to those studying and writing about women’s suffrage. All will take place at Croome Park, a National Trust Property so can you can also learn about the house’s own Hidden Suffragette Heroine – Sophia Duleep Sing who was a keen member of the Women’s Social and Political Union. Her brother married the daughter of the ninth Earl of Coventry and the owner of Croome Park.

  • Helping a leopard to change its spots: how to rehabilitate offenders

    Tuesday, 21 November 2017


    Date: 21 Nov 4pm for 4.15pm start, close at 5.30pm

    Admission: FREE

    Location: Herefordshire & Ludlow College, Hereford campus, Folly Lane, Hereford, HR1 1LS

    The issue of whether offenders can be successfully rehabilitated as part of criminal justice sentencing policy is controversial. The tension between punishment and rehabilitation as aims and outcomes of penal policy are ongoing, and the balance between these two aspects shifts depending on the political climate. This public lecture will provide an overview of how penal policy concerning the rehabilitation of offenders has fluctuated over time, the factors that have influenced it, and how scientific evidence has, or has not, contributed to this debate. We will take a closer look at current perspectives on working with offenders to prevent future reoffending, and what is known about the effectiveness of these approaches. RSVP by 14 November via or 01432 365 431.

  • The Annual Worcester Lecture

    Tuesday, 21 November 2017


    Date: 21 Nov 6pm

    Admission: FREE

    Location: Worcester Cathedral

    Presented by Worcester Cathedral and the University of Worcester, this year’s Annual Worcester Lecture will address the ways in which politics, the media and academic life have to change in order to contest “post-truth” politics and to put facts and proper analysis at the centre of public discourse. After a distinguished political career, in which he served as Home Secretary and the Secretary of State for Education, Charles Clarke is now a Visiting Professor in Politics at the University of East Anglia, and Visiting Professor in Politics and Faith at the University of Lancaster. He writes and lectures on matters concerned with ethics in public life.

    Tickets are free but must be booked in advance via

  • Client Earth

    Wednesday, 22 November 2017

    Speakers James Thornton and Martin Goodman 

    Who will stop the planet from committing ecological suicide? The UN? Governments? Activists? Corporations? Engineers? Scientists? Lawyers may not immediately come to mind but they provide new rules to legislatures, see that they are enforced, tackle big business to ensure money flows into cultural change, and keep us informed. Lawyers who take the Earth as their client are exceptional and inspirational and our speaker James Thornton is one of them.

    James Thornton is an environmental lawyer, the founding CEO of ClientEarth, best known in Britain for forcing the government to act on illegal levels of air pollution. He was named by the New Statesman as one of 10 people who could change the world.

    Martin Goodman is the author of nine books of fiction and nonfiction. He holds the chair of Creative Writing at the University of Hull, where he is director of the Philip Larkin Centre for Poetry and Creative Writing. 

    Talk starts at 6.30pm

    Tickets £6.00, students/concessions £5.00

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  • Childhood Interrupted: Worcestershire's Youth in WW1

    Thursday, 02 November 2017 - Wednesday, 29 November 2017

    Admission: FREE

    Location: The Hive (during Hive opening hours)

    An exhibition on how the lives of children were changed and disrupted by the First World War. Additional information is available from:

  • PGCE taster event

    Tuesday, 05 December 2017

    You'll get to take part in an activity related to one of the above subjects and speak to our current PGCE students and expert staff, to give you a taste of what life is like as a trainee teacher. You can also find out more about finance and on-campus accommodation options as well as about how to make an application to the PGCE course.

    To reserve your place, simply email with your name and PGCE subject of interest, or drop in on the evening. There will be more PGCE taster events on Wednesday 24th January 2018, Tuesday 20th March 2018 and Tuesday 8th May 2018.       

    See all of our PGCE course options for Primary and Secondary and find out more on our website, and find out more from our PGCE students themselves.

  • The University of Worcester Carol Service

    Tuesday, 12 December 2017

    Date: 12 Dec 7.30pm

    Admission: FREE

    Location: Worcester Cathedral

    Everyone is welcome: students, staff, alumni, families and friends of the University.