Local Events Bath

Parent's Guide to Internet Safety
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9am - 11am


This course is aimed at parents who would like to know more about what their children are doing on the internet, what issues they might face and how to keep themselves and their children safe online.
Outcomes of this Training:
• To understand and recognise cyberbullying and how to try to prevent it
• To know about sexting and what the law has to say
• To understand how to set up and use parental controls
• To know about online grooming
• To begin to understand some of the apps your children are using
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the training, in order for you to get a seat and to help yourself to a biscuit or two!
FAQs
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is on street parking around the school
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, there will be a register on the day for you to sign 
What can I bring into the event?
Please bring a pen and some paper in order for you to jot down information as we go along
Will there be refreshments at the venue?
The trainer will supply biscuits
Creating Content for Digital Marketing - Bath
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9am - 1pm


Creating Content for Digital Marketing
Free of Charge thanks to the European Regional development Fund, Bath and North East Somerset Council and other members of the Enterprising West of England consortium
Please Note this workshop is restricted to businesses based in Bath and North East Somerset.  If you are based elsewhere please call us to discuss how else we may be able to help.
This workshop is for businesses looking to grow, raise awareness or enhance their digital presence, through creating compelling content online. Marketing in the digital space offers many opportunities to business, but poorly planned and written content can do more harm than good to your business.
In this interactive workshop, we’ll discover how powerful a blog on your website can be to build your presence and influence online. Blogging not only builds up a library of valuable information resource for your business, that can be shared and repurposed across Social Media and other marketing channels, but a website with a blog attracts 97% more traffic.
We will look at how writing the right things in the right place at the right time can help your website move up the Google rankings and be discovered by organic searches on line.
You will take away some simple, actionable strategies to get your business noticed online; starting with setting some intentions to move forward at this workshop.
The outcome of the workshop is to understand how Digital Marketing is much more than just a website; but using its potential to bring in, and retain, customers to grow your business. 
Please note that whilst this workshop will provide help with understanding how you can use your content on Social Media we do not go into detail on any particular Social Media platform or how to manage them. 

 #wegrowthhub #marketing #financinggrowth #governmentsupport
 
 
One to One Business Support session 20 February 2018
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9:45am - 10:45am


This session is free of charge thanks to the European Regional Development Fund, Bath and North East Somerset Council and other members of the Enterprising West of England Consortium.
Providing up to 12 hours of free support to businesses and start up businesses in the Council area, this session will form part of that delivery.  If this is your first engagement with us, this session will include a diagnostic review of your business or business proposition and we will agree a detailed action plan for you including further one to one support, workshops or referrals.
Subjects that you might want to consider are :

writing a business plan
understanding accounts
financing your business
marketing
product development
leadership and management training

If you live or plan to start your business within the BANES area, or you already have a business in BANES book your session now, or contact us on 01225 580850 or email us at banes@coolventures.co.uk.
 
Your adviser for this session will be Emma Smith

#wegrowthhub #finance #technical #sales #operations #financinggrowth #strategy #newmarkets #governmentsupport
Bath Treasure Hunt with 20% off at the finishing Treasure (the pub)
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10am - 10pm


The Great Game is a daily exciting Treasure Hunt that you do on your own time when ever you want around the beautiful City of Bath. Upon purchasing your ticket please email info@ggtreasurehunts.com to redeem. There a different tickets for different groups of people. 
Single route - for 1-2 people or 3-4 people is great for seeing the sights and using your brain.
Once the ticket is redeemed via email your treasure hunt pack will be mailed out to you so please provided your address in your email. Each pack includes discount wrist bands for each player, a clipboard, a real compass, a map, the clues sheet, a prize sheet, a brief history of Bath and a pen.
Let us know the time you wish to begin your hunt and we will book you a table at the finishing "Treasure" a historic Bath Pub steeped in History, where you will 20% off your food and drink bill.
The Hunt starts at Bath Train Station and takes roughly 2-3 hours to complete, solving clues and riddles and puzzles as you wind through Bath viewing the sites of the city and trying to find the "Treasure" - The pub, where you simply show your Treasure Hunt wrist band to the staff to get your 20% discount on your food and drink bill.
You will be sure to have a fantastic half day or evening out!
One to One Business Support session 20 February 2018
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11am - 12pm


This session is free of charge thanks to the European Regional Development Fund, Bath and North East Somerset Council and other members of the Enterprising West of England Consortium.
Providing 12 hours of free support to businesses and start up businesses in the Council area, this session will form part of that delivery.  If this is your first engagement with us, this session will include a diagnostic review of your business or business proposition and we will agree a detailed action plan for you including further one to one support, workshops or referrals.
Subjects that you might want to consider are :

writing a business plan
understanding accounts
financing your business
marketing
product development
leadership and management training

If you live or plan to start your business within the BANES area, or you already have a business in BANES book your session now, or contact us on 01225 580850 or email us at banes@coolventures.co.uk.
 
Your adviser for this session will be Emma Smith

#wegrowthhub #finance #technical #sales #operations #financinggrowth #strategy #newmarkets #governmentsupport
One to One Business Support session 20 February 2018
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12:15pm - 1:15pm


This session is free of charge thanks to the European Regional Development Fund, Bath and North East Somerset Council and other members of the Enterprising West of England Consortium.
Providing up to 12 hours of free support to businesses and start up businesses in the Council area, this session will form part of that delivery.  If this is your first engagement with us, this session will include a diagnostic review of your business or business proposition and we will agree a detailed action plan for you including further one to one support, workshops or referrals.
Subjects that you might want to consider are :

writing a business plan
understanding accounts
financing your business
marketing
product development
leadership and management training

If you live or plan to start your business within the BANES area, or you already have a business in BANES book your session now, or contact us on 01225 580850 or email us at banes@coolventures.co.uk.
 
Your adviser for this session will be Emma Smith

#wegrowthhub #finance #technical #sales #operations #financinggrowth #strategy #newmarkets #governmentsupport
One to One Business Support session 20 February 2018
Eventbrite.co.uk
2pm - 3pm


This session is free of charge thanks to the European Regional Development Fund, Bath and North East Somerset Council and other members of the Enterprising West of England Consortium.
Providing up to 12 hours of free support to businesses and start up businesses in the Council area, this session will form part of that delivery.  If this is your first engagement with us, this session will include a diagnostic review of your business or business proposition and we will agree a detailed action plan for you including further one to one support, workshops or referrals.
Subjects that you might want to consider are :

writing a business plan
understanding accounts
financing your business
marketing
product development
leadership and management training

If you live or plan to start your business within the BANES area, or you already have a business in BANES book your session now, or contact us on 01225 580850 or email us at banes@coolventures.co.uk.
 
Your adviser for this session will be Emma Smith

#wegrowthhub #finance #technical #sales #operations #financinggrowth #strategy #newmarkets #governmentsupport
ICHEM, CBOS and IPR Seminar - Heat, Greed and Human Need
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2pm - 4pm


ICHEM, CBOS and IPR Seminar
Heat, Greed and Human Need: Climate Change, Capitalism and Sustainable Wellbeing
Professor Ian Gough - Visiting Professor, London School of Economics: Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
This lecture asks how far can dangerous global warming be averted, without worsening deprivation and inequality. I argue that the satisfaction of human needs – as opposed to wants – is the only viable measure for negotiating trade-offs between climate change and human wellbeing, now and in the future. A transition is proposed, moving from ‘green growth’ to ‘recomposing’ patterns of consumption in the rich world, cutting high-energy luxuries in favour of low-energy routes to meeting basic needs. This in turn can prepare the way if necessary for an economy that flourishes without growth. Implications for business and higher education institutions will be outlined.

FAQs
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email: dbahem@management.bath.ac.uk

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, the ticket is just for your information and is not required.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Yes 
The World We'll Leave Behind: grasping the sustainability challenge - William Scott, Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Bath & Paul Vare, University of Gloucestershire -
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4:30pm - 5:45pm


I-SEE Seminar
‘The World We'll Leave Behind: grasping the sustainability challenge’
Professor William Scott, Emeritus Professor of Education, University of Bath  |  Dr Paul Vare, University of Gloucestershire 
Abstract:  It is now clear that human activity has influenced how the biosphere supports life on Earth, and given rise to a set of connected environmental and social problems. The core dilemma of our time is: How can we all live well, now and in the future, without compromising the ability of the planet to enable us all to live well?  
This talk is about a new book which identifies the main issues and challenges we now face, explains the ideas that underpin them and their inter-connection, and discusses a range of strategies through which they might be addressed and possibly resolved.  The talk will explore the challenges of such a writing project if the contents are to be both accessible and authoritative.
Dr William Scott is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Bath, and is Chair of Trustees of the UK’s National Association for Environmental Education.  He was director of the university's Centre for Research in Education and the Environment, and founding editor of the Routledge journal Environmental Education Research.  His research focuses on the role of learning in sustainable development, on the contributions that education (viewed broadly) can make to this, and on the problems of researching the effectiveness of such activities.  He has a particular interest in the idea and practice of sustainable schools and universities, and has written extensively about these.  In particular, he hopes that such institutions will take sustainability seriously through what they teach and how the operate as institutions, but not to the extent of disempowering people by telling them how to live their lives or what values to hold.  He blogs on issues to do with sustainability and learning at: blogs.bath.ac.uk/edswahs
Paul Vare is Postgraduate Research Lead for the School of Education at the University of Gloucestershire, he is also a founder director of The South West Learning for Sustainability Coalition, a network of over 130 organisations. Before joining the higher education sector four years ago, Paul worked for over 35 years in environmental education and education for sustainable development (ESD) in various settings, chiefly on international development projects.  For over a decade Paul represented European ECO Forum, an NGO coalition, on various expert groups of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) drafting the UNECE Strategy for ESD, a set of ESD indicators and recommendations for ESD educator competences. He is currently leading an EU-funded project that is developing a competence framework for educators to be used to support qualifications in a broad range of contexts.
You are welcome to join us for prior discussions and afternoon tea in the 'Wessex Restaurant' 16:00 - 16:25

 I-SEE seminars are free and open for all to attend
http://www.bath.ac.uk/i-see/events 
Where next for abortion politics?
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5:30pm - 7pm


2017 saw significant changes to the terrain of abortion politics in the UK. The NHS is now offering free abortions to women from Northern Ireland in England, Scotland and Wales. Women in Scotland may now legally take the abortion pill at home. And for the first time, major medical organisations are backing the removal of criminal sanctions associated with abortion. Yet all this has taken place against a backdrop of campaigns to restrict access to abortion which do not fit neatly into a ‘pro-life’ narrative, such as campaigns against sex-selective abortion or abortion on the grounds of disability.
This panel asks: where next for abortion politics?
Speakers Clare Murphy, British Pregnancy Advisory Service Dr Navtej Purewal, SOAS Dr Jennifer Thomson, University of Bath Dr Sophie Whiting, University of Bath Chair: Dr Fran Amery, University of Bath
Networking and Nibbles with Bailbrook House Hotel
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6pm - 8pm


Join Bath Chamber of Commerce and Visit Bath for our next Networking and Nibbles Event.
Keith Turnbull, General Manager of Bailbrook House would like to invite you to an evening of networking.
Come and experience the atmosphere, see what has taken place to date and our extensive plans for the future.
We look forward to welcoming you to Bailbrook House to network and make new contacts over a welcome drink and canapés.
18.00   Arrival, welcome drink and informal networking 
18.30   Welcome from Bath Chamber of Commerce and Visit Bath
18.35   Welcome from Keith Turnbull, General Manager, Bailbrook House Hotel
18.45   Hot bites served and informal networking (opportunities for a tour of the hotel)
20.00  Event close

Book early to avoid disappointment! 

 

The Big Cheese - a midweek late night of dancing and fun at Moles Club in Bath
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
9:30pm - 2am


• What we'll do
Come along to Hall & Woodhouse to meet up have a quick pre-dancing drink before we head off to Moles Club just around the corner for the Tuesday night Big Cheese - the DJ playing tracks from artists such as:

Bonnie Tyler / Abba / Lady Gaga / Bon Jovi / Madonna / Journey / Queen / Beyonce / Take That / Wham / Duran Duran / Blondie / Katy Perry / Kylie / Britney / Reef / Madness / Girls Aloud / A-ha / B-52s / Michael Jackson / Deee-Lite / 2 Unlimited / Sugababes / Vanilla Ice / Cyndi Lauper / Grease / Salt-N-Pepa / Erasure / Aerosmith / Prince / Human League / Ke$ha / Bee Gees / Sister Sledge / Elvis / Rihanna / Alphabeat / Scissor Sisters / Aretha Franklin / Blues Brothers and loads more..♬

Note the meeting time....9.30pm at Hall & Woodhouse before the main event starts. I suggest we get to Moles no later than about 10.30pm to make sure we can gain entry as despite this event being held during the week it is rather popular. Bring your dancing shoes and make sure you don't need to get up too early the next day as this is sure to be a late night of fun!

• What to bring

• Important to know
Discover Buddhism
Sakya Buddhism & Meditation Bath
8pm - 11pm


Our new 10-week course on Parting from the Four Attachments is a step by step teaching compiled by the founding masters of the Sakya tradition. Starting Tuesday December 5th and running until mid-February 2018 it is suitable for newcomers and experienced practitioners alike. Led by long-standing students of Lama Jampa Thaye, sessions last around an hour. They start with 20 minutes of meditation to settle the mind, followed by a short talk comprising a part of these teachings.

The course is an introduction to Buddhist practices and the sessions are friendly and informal, with plenty of time for a chat and questions afterwards with tea and biscuits. A rational and questioning approach is encouraged, as the Buddha himself taught that Buddhism has little power to transform if you accept the teachings with unquestioning blind faith.

Each session will also work as a one-off if you just want to drop in occasionally.

Tuesdays 8pm to 9pm. £4/2concs.
All welcome!

For more information about our group, our centre, our teachers and our tradition please visit www.sakyabristol.org

We look forward to meeting you!

RSVP if you would like to be kept updated about this meetup

Accessibility: Disabled access is available to the main display floor and a fully accessible toilet is available. No museum parking available (nearest is Morford st), disabled parking is available but please phone the museum to reserve a space in the staff car park. Call[masked] for details, or message the group.
Discover Buddhism
Sakya Buddhism & Meditation Bath
8pm - 11pm


This week's talk and discussion will be about the Life of Buddha.

Weekly 1 hourly sessions that start with 20 minutes of meditation to settle the mind, followed by a short talk comprising a part of a Buddhist teaching.

The talks are an introduction to Buddhist practices and the sessions are friendly and informal, with plenty of time for a chat and questions afterwards with tea and biscuits. A rational and questioning approach is encouraged, as the Buddha himself taught that Buddhism has little power to transform if you accept the teachings with unquestioning blind faith.

Each session will also work as a one-off if you just want to drop in occasionally.

Tuesdays 7.55 pm to 9pm. £4/2concs.
All welcome!

For more information about our group, our centre, our teachers and our tradition please visit www.sakyabristol.org

We look forward to meeting you!

RSVP if you would like to be kept updated about this meetup

Accessibility: Disabled access is available to the main display floor and a fully accessible toilet is available. No museum parking available (nearest is Morford st), disabled parking is available but please phone the museum to reserve a space in the staff car park. Call[masked] for details, or message the group.

Long Running Events:

6 Week Balance the Scales
Eventbrite.co.uk
22nd January - 1st March


This 6 week course gives you all the motivation you need to start making positive changes in your health and fitness post xmas.
The package includes 
1x45 minute PT session per week
Motivational consultations
Handouts and workouts that can be done at home
As many group fitness sessions as you can manage
Monday 6:30-7:15pm
Tuesday 12.30-1pm 
Wednesday 6:15-7pm
Thursday 6:30-7:15pm
Friday 7am-7.45am
Friday 12.30-1pm
Sat 9.30-10.15am
Payment
Can be made on site at Vibe Fitness HQ
The Action for Happiness Course (Bath, 19 Feb 2018)
Eventbrite.co.uk
19th February - 9th April


EXPLORING WHAT MATTERS
An 8-week course that gives you the chance to meet friendly, like-minded people and find simple ways to make yourself and others happy.

This course will run on Mondays from 12-2 on the following dates: 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 5 Mar, 12 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 2nd Apr, 9 Apr
The course is run by local volunteers and based on donations - so please feel free to give whatever you can afford :)

ABOUT THE COURSE
Exploring What Matters is a secular, science-based course for people who want to learn how to live happily and spread happiness to those around them.
It was created by the Action for Happiness charity to help people tune in to what really matters in life, connect with people around them and find small ways to start taking action.
On the course you will:


Meet with like-minded people to explore what really matters in life and find new ways of looking at things.


Enjoy expert videos, mindfulness exercises and a handbook full of resources to help you break big ideas into manageable chunks.


Take time each week to think of small actions you can take to create happiness for yourself and those around you.


People find it really valuable and often refer to what they learn on the course as life-changing.
-- Click here to see the impact of the course and what people say about it --
Each week is based around a big question:
Week 1: What really matters in life? We'll explore whether a greater focus on happiness and wellbeing might be better for all of us.
Week 2: What actually makes us happy? We'll explore the role of outer circumstances and inner attitudes in our wellbeing.
Week 3: Can we find peace of mind? We'll explore some of the skills and practices that can help us in difficult times.
Week 4: How should we treat others? We'll explore how to treat others and how we can become more compassionate.
Week 5: What makes for great relationships? We'll explore how our relationship to others impacts our own happiness.
Week 6: Can we be happier at work? We'll explore what makes us happy at work and what can we do about it.
Week 7: Can we build happier communities? We'll explore how to create communities that are more caring, connected and happy.
Week 8: How can we create a happier world? We'll explore how to live in a way that contributes to a happier world, not just for ourselves but for others too.
-- Click here for a sample of Week 1 to give you an idea of what it’s like --
WHO THE COURSE IS FOR
This course is for anyone interested in exploring how to create happiness for themselves or others.
Maybe you’re someone who could do with some new approaches to try out in your own life.
Or maybe you’re passionate about creating happier communities and a happier world.
Either way, by coming together with others locally on this course you can find the inspiration and support you need find the actions that work for you.
Please note: this course is not group therapy, if you are experiencing severe challenges at the moment we recommend seeking alternative professional support.

HOW IT WORKS
The course is run by keen volunteers who are stepping forward to help spread happiness in the local area.
Everyone who joins the course makes a donation of their choice to be there.
It costs Action for Happiness about £90 per person to support each course so we ask all participants to give whatever they can to support themselves and others.
You can give as Supporter (£120) or give the Standard (£90) if you are able, otherwise please give whatever donation works for you - even if you can only give £5 right now you’re as welcome as anyone else :)


What are the highlights of the course?
“Sharing and learning from each other allowed us space to grow and taking away action plans each week focused our minds on pro active action.” ~ Jacqueline, London
“More or less everything is a highlight as it is mightily well researched and factual.” ~ Annick, Lindfield
“Being able to believe that I could be brave enough to change my circumstances/life, in order to be happier/make others happier around me.” ~ Michelle, Farnborough

GET IN TOUCH
For questions about this particular course please contact the volunteers who are running it:
Lindy Leslie (lindyy@hotmail.co.uk)Rebecca  Rogers (becky@teachit.co.uk)
For general questions about Action for Happiness and the course please contact:
courses@actionforhappiness.org
We hope you enjoy the course. Thanks for helping to create a happier world.
The Action for Happiness team
           


Please note: although the content and materials for this course have been developed and tested by Action for Happiness, this specific course is being run independently by volunteers who support the aims of Action for Happiness, rather than being put on directly by the organisation itself.
Action for Happiness was co-founded by Prof Richard Layard, Sir Anthony Seldon and Geoff Mulgan. Key members of the team include Vanessa King and Dr Mark Williamson. It is backed by the Dalai Lama - the patron of Action for Happiness.
Action for Happiness is a UK Registered Charity (1175160).