Continuing Education at the International Festival of Business 2014 – Pop Up Shop

We are delighted to be announce that we will taking up residence at the University of Liverpool pop up shop in Liverpool One, Manesty’s Lane, opposite Waterstone’s book shop.

From Friday the 4th of July until Wednesday 9th July we will have a variety of activities for you to enjoy! All our activities are free to attend, a daily diary is listed below;

Language learning at the University of Liverpool with Continuing Education and Cultures Languages and Area Studies

Join us over 2 days as we explore the languages and culture of our global cousins – we will provide short tasters in French, German, and Mandarin that will introduce you to the languages and culture, and you can speak to our staff and discuss the possibilities for you to learn that language that have always promised you will!

Friday 4 July

Date Time Title Description
4 July   2014 11 – 12pm German –   taster with Ms Hanna Magedera Join us for this short taste of German – learn a little of the   language and culture of one of the UK’s most important European partners.
4 July   2014 12.30 –   1.30pm Mandarin –   taster with Liverpool Confucius Institute A tonal language Mandarin is increasingly important as a global   language. Our short taster will introduce you to the basics of Chinese Mandarin.
4 July   2014 2 – 3pm French –   taster with Dr Jonathan Lewis The most popular foreign
language for UK learners, this taster will guide you through some basics and teach a little of the culture of one of our closest European partners.

Saturday 5 July

5 July   2014 11 – 12pm Why study   languages with Dr Ulrike Bavendiek We’ve all said it – ‘I’d love to speak a foreign language’ – but the   UK still lags behind the rest of Europe in language learning – Dr Ulrike   Bavendiek will guide you through the benefits of learning a language in this insightful talk
5 July   2014 12.30 –   1.30pm Mandarin –   taster with Liverpool Confucius Institute A tonal language Mandarin is increasingly important as a global   language. Our short taster will introduce you to the basics of Chinese Mandarin.
5 July   2014 2 – 3pm French – taster with Ms
Sylvie Romat
The most popular foreign language for UK learners, this taster will guide you through some basics and teach a little of the culture of our closest
European partners.

Continuing Education at the University of Liverpool has been providing accessible and valuable course to Liverpool and Merseyside region since 1889. To help celebrate the launch of our latest programme we will run a number of activites for you over the next three days. All events provided will be free to attend – if you require further information email us at conted@liv.ac.uk.

Monday 7 July

7 July   2014 12-2pm Continuing   Education Prospectus Launch – invitation only. Continuing Education has been providing courses for the public since   1889, and we will be launching the 2014-15 prospectus.
7 July   2014 2 – 2.30pm Extracts   of a Grand Tour with Dr Chris Routledge In the 18th and 19th centuries wealthy young men embarked on tours   around the great cities of Europe and elsewhere, adding first-hand knowledge   of art, architecture and other cultures to their formal education. These   extracts and commentaries give a taste of the Grand Tour and introduce one of   our themes for 2014.
7 July   2014 3-3.30pm A Sunday   Ramble through Liverpool’s slums 1861 with Dr Alastair Wilcox One hot summer’s day on a Sunday in 1861 a journalist took a   ‘ramble’ along Liverpool’s dockside area from Toxteth in the south to   Vauxhall in the north observing Liverpool at play. He found this experience a   shocking one. Using maps and the contemporary text we shall attempt to   retrace his journey.
7 July   2014 3 – 4pm Architectural Walk with Julie Robson With over 2,500 listed buildings – Liverpool is an architectural   delight, join us for this summer stroll to some carefully chosen gems!
7 July   2014 6.30 – 7pm The Rise   of the Dragon and the Lion: The rise of China as a superpower with Stuart   Sime Chinese economic growth is having an impact around the world – join   us as we explore China’s future from an economic perspective.

Tuesday 8 July

8 July   2014 12-1.30pm Archaeological   Handling Session with Dr Glenn Godenho Join us for this fascinating guide to some of the artefacts of the   Garstang Museum. You will be able to see first-hand some archaeological   treasures, and hear about their discovery.
8 July   2014 1-1.30pm Nathaniel Hawthorne on Merseyside with Dr Katharine Easterby One of the United States’ most celebrated and influential writers –   join us as we discuss his time as US consult in Liverpool.
8 July   2014 2-2.30pm Creative   Writing Workshop with –Eleanor Rees Are you waiting to begin that ‘novel’? Why not pop along and join us   for this taster workshop in Creative Writing.
8 July   2014 6.30-7pm Introduction   to Digital Marketing with Carol Brown This taste of Digital Marketing will introduce you to the basics needed   to grow a business or social enterprise.

Wednesday 9 July

9 July   2014 12   -12.30pm Art   History at the University of Liverpool with Dr Suzanne May With over 550 students in 2013-14 the Continuing Education art   history programme is a thriving and vibrant. Why not pop along today as   Academic Organiser Dr Suzanne May provides an overview of the teaching of the   history of art and fine arts in Liverpool, and a taste of what you can expect   from us in 2014-15
9 July   2014 1-1.30pm ‘A Huge Wave of Zombies is Approaching’: A study of the cultural metaphors of zombies used in audio-visual media A bite-size insight into research

This is an opportunity to hear about innovative research taking place at the University of Liverpool.  The talk is for 20 minutes with an opportunity for questions and answers following.  Cold drinks will be available.

Why is our modern culture obsessed with zombies? It was once  vampires, now we are inundated with the other type of ‘undead’ . We’ll be   exploring this cultural phenomenon and asking questions about what zombies  mean to our modern culture, what they suggest about class, race and sexuality.

9 July   2014 2-2.30pm Poetry   Reading with Dr Gladys Mary Coles Led by an experienced and widely celebrated poet, join us for this   poetry reading.
9 July   2014 6.30-7pm Natural   Hazards with Hazel Clark This brief taster will introduce you to the risks involved in   forecasting and preparing for environmental hazards. This is an exciting and   engaging session, that will involve live experiments!