Keep out the chill with the university’s winter series of concerts and lectures

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THE University of Buckingham’s winter term of concerts and lectures begins this month.

Tuesday, January 31, 6.30pm - Professor Anthony O’Hear, professor of philosophy at the University of Buckingham, Not a Matter of Life and Death: Thoughts on the value of sport.

Tuesday, February 7, 6.30pm - Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, director of the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology, From Dust to Life: Evidence for cosmogenesis.

Tuesday, February 14, 1.15pm - Giles Wollenmann, pianist, composer and student at the university, will perform a programme of romantic music to mark Valentine’s Day. This is a fundraising concert, the first in the newly refurbished Radcliffe Centre. Tickets cost £2.50 in advance from the university reception, Hunter Street, or £3 on the door.

Tuesday, February 21, 6.30pm - SIRS Consultancy presents a panel discussion on National Security Risks: Immediate challenges before summer 2012. SIRS is a risk consultancy specialising in the research and analysis of security and intelligence issues. It was cofounded by three Buckingham alumni in 2011.

Saturday, February 25, 7.30pm - Buckingham Summer Festival preview concert. Members of the Stowe Opera play under their conductor Robert Secret. This will be a programme of baroque and classical music. Admission £10.

Friday, March 2, 7.30pm and Saturday, March 3, 7.30pm - Bernie Marsden. Bernie and his acoustic band play for two nights to celebrate the reopening of the Radcliffe Centre. Tickets for this fundraising concert cost £15 in advance from the university reception, Hunter Street, or The Duke’s Music, 24 Market Hill, Buckingham, or £16.50 on the door.

Lectures are held in the Chandos Road Building. Drinks will be served in seminar rooms 4 and 5 after each lecture for all those who would like to chat to the speaker. Admission to lectures is free, although donations are welcomed. Parking is available off Hunter Street or opposite the Chandos Road Building. Concerts are held in the Radcliffe Centre, Church Street. For information on these events contact Bethany Carter on 01280 820213 or email publicity@buckingham.ac.uk.