Upcoming Events

Keele University is delighted to be hosting a calendar of exciting public events, ranging from our programme of Inaugural Lectures given by newly established Professors within the University, to live poetry readings, concerts and official ceremonies.

For subject-specific public lectures please view our public lectures page.

2015

January

27th Jan - Professor Mo Ray Inaugural Lecture

Gerontological Social Work:  A role in search of recognition?

Westminster Theatre, Chancellor's Building

6pm

 

In March 2013 The House of Lords Select Committee report ‘Ready for Ageing?’ commented that population ageing is a ‘great boon’ which, without coordinated action to address the implications, could ‘turn into a series of miserable crises’. Critical concerns are continually raised regarding social care for older people including the quality of care and support offered, the treatment of older people with high support needs and fragmentation of services. 

 

In this lecture, Professor Mo Ray will draw on her experiences of social work as a practitioner, academic and researcher on the role and purpose of social work with older people.  She argues the case for its central importance with older people and their families in situations of complexity, change and uncertainty.  The impact and value of social work in interdisciplinary practice with older people is also considered. 

For more information about 2015's lecture's please visit our Inaugurals page

Free

 

 

30th Jan - Three Counties Open Photography Exhibition 2015 - CALL FOR ENTRIES

The Three Counties Open Photography Exhibition will take place again at Keele University. Outstanding images created by photographers from Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire will be on display and there will be the opportunity to buy the work exhibited. Prizes for the competition include University prizes, worth £300, £100 and £50.

The Exhibition will run from February 18 to March 25, receiving days for the exhibition are Friday 30 January, between 10 am and 4 pm, and Saturday 31 January, between 10 am and 1 pm, at the Art Gallery, Chancellor’s Building on the Keele campus.

 

Entry Fee: £10, £12

Exhibtiion: Free to attend

31st Jan - Three Counties Open Photography Exhibition 2015 - CALL FOR ENTRIES

The Three Counties Open Photography Exhibition will take place again at Keele University. Outstanding images created by photographers from Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire will be on display and there will be the opportunity to buy the work exhibited. Prizes for the competition include University prizes, worth £300, £100 and £50.


The Exhibition will run from 18 February to 25 March, receiving days for the exhibition are Friday 30 January, between 10am and 4pm, and Saturday 31 January, between 10am and 1pm, at the Art Gallery, Chancellor’s Building on the Keele campus

 

Entry Fee: £10, £12


Exhibtiion: Free to attend

February

16th Feb - Professor Miroslav Spasov Inaugural Lecture

Butterfly Effect in Electroacoustic Music 

Westminster Theatre, Chancellor's Building

6pm

 

The discussion is focused on employing chaotic attractors to control sound synthesis and processing in realtime using software instruments in live electroacoustic composition. Attractors’ phase spaces have self-similar structures resembling patterns of change found elsewhere in nature. These variations with a self-organising quality provide for the system’s agency and its creative potentials.

 

Miroslav Spasov writes instrumental and interactive electroacoustic music. He is a professor of composition and music technology in the Music and Music Technology Programmes at Keele University. His works have been performed in festivals and solo concerts in Europe and North and South America. He has received several grants and commissions for creative work from The Canada Council for The Arts and numerous ensembles and festivals. He has developed two software applications for interactive electroacoustic composition, ENACTIV and Attractors Library, and currently is preparing project that will investigate the potentials for multimodal immersive composing creation, that will include vocal expression, instrumental performance, hand and body gestures and brainwaves-driven expression.

 

For more information about 2015's lecture's please visit our Inaugurals page

Free to attend

17th Feb - Three Counties Open Photography Exhibition PREVIEW

Outstanding images created by photographers from Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire will be on display and there will be the opportunity to buy the work exhibited.

The Preview evening will take place from 6-8pm on Tuesday 17th February 2015.

The Exhibition will run from 18 February to 25 March, receiving days for the exhibition are Friday 30 January, between 10 am and 4 pm, and Saturday 31 January, between 10 am and 1 pm, at the Chancellor’s Building reception on the Keele campus. For further information about entry please visit our ArtsKeele web pages.

 

Preview and exhibition: Free to attend

May

16th May - Golden Graduates Reunion for the Classes of 1954 to 1965

Golden Graduates Reunion for the Classes of 1954 to 1965 

Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th May 2015

Every Anniversary is special but the Golden Anniversary – 50 years since graduation – reflects a lifetime of loyalty and lifelong Keele friendships and exemplifies the Keele community they created for later generations of Keelites to enjoy. A special concert was given by "Keele Voices" - a choir of accomplished staff and students - and unexpected glamour was lent by the elegantly attired students attending the Faculty of Humanities Ball alongside us in Keele Hall Ballroom.

For more information on our reunions please visit our Alumni webpages

30th May - Homecoming

Homecoming

Saturday 30th May

Keele University Students' Union and KPA will welcome Keele alumni for the evening - a social occasion with friends in familiar haunts.

Accommodation will not be available on campus (still occupied by students) but rooms may be booked direct with the Keele Management Centre in Keele village or we can provide a local accommodation list.

Keele's Homecoming falls at the end of the academic year to welcome back our alumni, especially last year's leavers, and we also invite current students to mix with their predecessors. The Homecoming tradition didn't really exist in the UK until Keele invented it! We know that the campus and the Union are important places in people's memories . So each year we invite you back to your old home from home. We extend an especially warm welcome to last year's leavers - our newest alumni - so you can share your "Life after Keele" with your Keele pals.

The Alumni team and Students Union created the first Keele Homecoming in 2008 and the first "Never Forget" disco was attended by over 350 alumni. Numbers each year exceed 200. Our dream is for Homecoming to be a regular sunny date in the diary around which you can build plans to get together with your own circle of friends. Homecoming will never become "institutionalised" - it's a day for you and your friends - and we focus on offering a good time back at Keele! In 2014 we decided to coincide with Community Day to offer opportunities for alumni with families also to enjoy coming home.

Homecoming began as an annual tradition at American colleges and universities. People come together to welcome back alumni and friends to their university or college or school at the start of the new academic year. It always features traditions unique to the institution and is typically built around a game of American football or other sports; there is often a parade by a marching band or a banquet and sometimes a Homecoming King and Queen are crowned.

We acknowledge the generous support of Keele University Students' Union and the Keele Postgraduate Association for hosting and helping with Homecoming.

31st May - Community Day 2015

Sunday 31st May 2015 - Community Day 2015

1-6pm

Keele University Campus, Keele

Come along and join us for our family friendly Community Day here at Keele University. The campus offers a wide variety of over 50 activities and experiences to explore PLUS live performances to entertain. It’s FREE, fun packed and interactive, what’s not to like?

For more information and photos from 2014 please visit our Community Day web pages

June

20th June - Silver Graduates Reunion for the Classes of 1980 to 1990

Silver Graduates Reunion for the Classes of 1980 to 1990

Saturday 20th- Sunday 21st June 2015

In 2015 we will invite the Silver Class of 1990 (and preceding Classes of 1981 to 1989) to celebrate their Silver Anniversary. Other "Silver Graduates" from 1966 onwards are also welcome to attend.

Whether you return to Keele regularly or this would be your first visit since graduation, we hope you are ready for your Silver Reunion. We help you to enjoy spending time with your friends, exploring the beautiful campus and visiting your old haunts.      

For more information on our reunions please visit our Alumni webpages

September

13th September - Heritage Open Day