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Friends of Keele

Friends of Keele Events and Membership

Friends of Keele

40 Years of Watching Wildlife- Winners and Losers

40 Years of Watching Wildlife- Winners and Losers

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Friends of Keele Mini Lecture Series

Dave Emley BEM- 40 years of watching wildlife - Winners and Losers

Wednesday 8th November 2017, 6.30pm for 7pm

Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall

In 40 years as a naturalist Dave Emley has seen a lot of changes in our flora and fauna both across the UK and within our own county. Species have gone or are going while others have appeared. It's not all down to global warming! He will be exploring some of these changes with you.

Tickets: £5 for Members; £10 for Guests. Light Refreshments Provided

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Deborah McAndrew- The Staffordshire Muse

Deborah McAndrew- The Staffordshire Muse

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Friends of Keele Mini Lecture Series

Deborah McAndrew- The Staffordshire Muse

Wednesday 18th April 2018, 6.30pm for 7pm

Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall

Playwright Deborah McAndrew talks about how the people and industries of North Staffordshire are a source of inspiration in her work, and how she came to found Claybody Theatre Company in the heart of the Potteries.

Tickets: £5 for Members; £10 for Guests. Light Refreshments Provided

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Friends of Keele Annual Membership

Friends of Keele Annual Membership

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Friends of Keele Annual Membership

The Friends of Keele are a wide range of people brought together by a common interest in the ongoing promotion, support and development of Keele University. The network provides significant support to Keele by giving both time and donations to key University projects and activities. 

Since their launch in 1984, the Friends of Keele have acted as a successful focus for all those who support Keele University, bringing members together for an annual programme of social events whilst offering a wider audience the opportunity for enjoyable and informative interaction and the vital communication of ongoing news about the University's priorities and ambitions.

Become involved in the future of Keele by becoming a Friend of Keele

Find out more about the Friends of Keele 

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Friends of Keele Life Membership

Friends of Keele Life Membership

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Friends of Keele Life Membership

The Friends of Keele are a wide range of people brought together by a common interest in the ongoing promotion, support and development of Keele University. The network provides significant support to Keele by giving both time and donations to key University projects and activities. 

Since their launch in 1984, the Friends of Keele have acted as a successful focus for all those who support Keele University, bringing members together for an annual programme of social events whilst offering a wider audience the opportunity for enjoyable and informative interaction and the vital communication of ongoing news about the University's priorities and ambitions.

Become involved in the future of Keele by becoming a Friend of Keele

Find out more about the Friends of Keele 

 

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Friends of Keele Social

Friends of Keele Social

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Friends of Keele Social

Tuesday 15th May, 7.30pm

Raven Mason Suite and Nesfield Bar, Keele Hall

At the request of our members we are introducing this new event.  Come and enjoy a relaxed evening in the company of your fellow Friends to discuss future plans for the University and the Friends of Keele. Alcohol will be available to purchase from the Bar.

Tickets: £5 for Members; £10 for Guests.  Includes welcome drink and selection of canapes.

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Josiah Wedgwood and the Trent and Mersey Canal

Josiah Wedgwood and the Trent and Mersey Canal

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Friends of Keele Mini Lecture Series

Lucy Lead- Josiah Wedgwood and the Trent and Mersey Canal

Thursday 7th June 2018, 6.30pm for 7pm

Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall

The development of an improved transportation network was a critical factor for the Industrial Revolution in Britain. Although not the first canal to be constructed in the British Isles, the Trent and Mersey Canal was visionary in its scale and ambition and at its very heart was Josiah Wedgwood. This talk explores the impetus behind its development in North Staffordshire in the eighteenth century, its importance in transportation of goods from Liverpool to Hull, and the men behind it.

Tickets: £5 for Members; £10 for Guests. Light Refreshments Provided

Image courtesy of WWRD/ Wedgwood Museum 

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Keele University Sustainability Hub

Keele University Sustainability Hub

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Keele University, The Sustainability Hub

A talk and tour of Keele Sustainability Hub

Wednesday 18th July 2018, 6.30pm for 7pm.

The Keele Sustainability Hub is home to a variety of sustainability activity at Keele. The building itself was created by renovating the old 'Home Farm' Building. Join the Friends of we enjoy a talk and tour of The Hub and find out about Keele’s contribution to Sustainability research and Green Technology.

 Tickets: £5 for Members; £10 for Guests. Light Refreshments Provided

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Keele University, Forensics Workshop

Keele University, Forensics Workshop

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Keele University, Forensics Workshop

Victoria Cartwright – Forensic Science Teaching Fellow

Wednesday 17th January 2018, 1.30pm for 2pm.

Lennard-Jones Building, Keele University

Forensic Science at Keele has been placed 1st in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2018 and achieved 96% student satisfaction in the 2015 National Student Survey. To celebrate this success Victoria Cartwright will be giving an exclusive talk and demonstration to the Friends of Keele on Forensic Science at Keele University.   

Tickets: £5 for Members; £10 for Guests. Light Refreshments Provided

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Lunch with the Vice-Chancellor

Lunch with the Vice-Chancellor

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Lunch with the Vice-Chancellor

Thursday 22nd March 2018, 12.30pm

Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall

Being 1st for student satisfaction (NSS, 2016), 1st for graduate employment (HESA, 2016), 1st for affordability (Marbles.com, 2016) and receiving Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF, 2017), makes Keele University one of the best places to study in the UK. The current Vice Chancellor, Professor Trevor McMillan, invites the Friends to hear about his and the University’s plans for the future. This will be followed by a buffet lunch.

Tickets: £10 for Members; £15 for Guests. Please note that places are strictly limited with Members being given preference.

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Philip Astley, Son of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Father of the Modern Day Circus

Philip Astley, Son of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Father of the Modern Day Circus

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Friends of Keele Mini Lecture Series

Philip Astley, Son of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Father of the Modern Day Circus

Tuesday 20th February 2018, 6.30pm for 7pm

Raven Mason Suite, Keele Hall

Philip Astley was born in Newcastle under Lyme on 8th January 1742, the son of a cabinet maker who went on to become a war hero, a pioneer and a showman. He is written about in the works of Charles Dickens & Jane Austen, and his influence has shaped not only the world of entertainment but his legacy is still popular in art & literature worldwide. This talk by the Philip Astley Project focuses on Astley’s relationship with Newcastle-under-Lyme and celebrates the 250th Anniversary of the first circus ring.

Tickets: £5 for Members; £10 for Guests. Light Refreshments Provided

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