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One World Festival at Birkbeck

From 24 to 29 September 2018, Birkbeck will host its first One World Festival, featuring public lectures, walking tours, food and music events to offer students and the local community the opportunity to meet, interact, and learn about other cultures. All events are free to attend.

Birkbeck’s first One World Festival, a week-long programme of free events to celebrate our global college community, will run from Monday 24 to Friday 29 September 2018.

Through picnics, music, walking tours and more, students and the local community are invited to join together to celebrate the diversity of Birkbeck’s international culture, and the unique student experiences on offer at London’s evening university.

Further information on individual events and booking is available through the links below:

Monday 24 September

  • 10am − One World Inauguration, followed by 'Planet Earth' public lecture. Book now.
  • 12.30pm − International food available at the 5th Floor Terrace
  • 3pm − 'Drug Resistance in Superbugs': a public-awareness workshop. Book now.
  • 6pm − Lamp and Owl. Celebrate the launch of the special edition of the Birkbeck students’ magazine. Book now.

Tuesday 25 September

  • 10am − Beauty in the Brain - talk by Psychological Sciences. Book now.
  • 12.30pm − International food available at the 5th Floor Terrace.
  • 3pm − Library Tea Party - Book now.

WednesdAy 26 September

  • 12.30pm − Pot Luck Picnic - food and games on the Gordon Square Gardens. Book now.
  • 6pm − International student’s welcome and drink reception.

Thursday 27 September

  • 10am − Mindfulness. Book now.
  • 12pm − Farmer’s Market, Torrington Square. Book now.
  • 3pm − Historic walk around Bloomsbury. Book now.

Friday 28 September

  • 12.30pm − International food available at the 5th Floor Terrace.
  • 3pm − Culture Shock? Managing studying in a new country. Book now.
  • 4pm − International student session. Book now.

Saturday 29 September 

  • 4pm − One World music and arts event - Constellations Theatre Company. Book now.
  • 7pm − Around the World in 45 Minutes - music and drinks to celebrate One World Festival. Book now.

Later, on 16 October, there will be an opportunity for international students to meet Professor David Latchman, Master of Birkbeck at a coffee morning in the Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts.

In the special international edition of the Students’ Union newspaper, the Lamp & Owl, Professor Latchman has written: “Birkbeck is a university like no other. We offer everyone the opportunity to fit their university study around all those other things which occupy their time, whether family lives or work.

“For those of you who have joined us in London from further afield to study here: you are in good company. Our student body is made up of individuals from over 120 different countries and we have partnerships and opportunities for our students in academic institutions all over the world; from Italy, to Hong Kong, to Brazil, to Australia. I hope you take advantage of all the opportunities on offer at Birkbeck, starting with the events at the One World Festival, and throughout your time here.”

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