Local Events Bath

GW4 Introduction to Programming for Beginners
10am - 5:30pm


Are you a PhD student at a GW4 institution?

Have you always wanted to learn to programme but don’t know where to start?

Do you need some bioinformatics skills for your project but don’t have any previous experience?

If this sounds like you then we have the perfect training opportunity to guide you in the right direction.
The University of Bath is organising a one-day training course on Monday 11th June to teach the basic skills in programming to PhD students from across the GW4 institutions. The course will comprise short lectures and hands on workshops from expert researchers who use these skills every day in their own work. The two main themes of the course will be;
> An introduction to the command line using basic and more advanced commands
> An introduction to programming and data analysis using Python
There will be plenty of help and advice available on the day where you can ask questions specific to your own research or seek clarification on topics you are finding more difficult to grasp. This is a one-off course so if you think it might be useful to you then don’t hesitate to sign up, spaces are limited. 
This course is offered as part of the GW4 doctoral training programme so it’s free to attend, travel to and from Bath will be reimbursed and catering will be provided on the day.
If there are no spaces left for your university please contact the organisers to be added to the waiting list. If for any reason you can no longer attend the course please let the organisers know as soon as possibe so your space can be offered to someone else.
Further information and contact details can be found here


Long Running Events:

Pencil To Paint: Apr - Jun 2018
18th April - 13th June

“I think that painting today is pure intuition and luck.”
Francis Bacon on Matthew Smith (1909-1992)
For most of us, our relationship with art begins with a line. We take a pencil or a crayon and delineate our idea. In our enthusiasm, we may even attempt to colour it in. In the experience of many, that attempt leads only to disappointment. We know that a painting is more than just a coloured-in drawing, but how do we do it? What exactly is the difference?
This course explores the gulf between drawing and painting and then seeks to provide a bridge between the two disciplines. Beginning with simple pencil studies, we will then develop our work in both charcoal and ink, gaining confidence in our abilities, before embarking on five weeks of painting in bold colour.
This course is open to all-comers and is ideal for beginners or those who wish to take their art in a new direction. 
The theme for this particular 8 week Pencil To Paint course will be abstraction and we will look at how form, gesture and emotion all play their part in successful picture-making, regardless of genre.
Topics will include:
Line, measurement and proportion
Colour: theory and mixing
Tables and chairs and a roll of newsprint paper are provided. Please bring a drawing board, paper or pad and your preferred drawing media. Materials required for sessions using colour will be discussed nearer the time.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available for a small donation.
16:30 - 18:00
Wednesdays:  18, 25 April; 02, 09, 23, 30 May; 06, 13 June (8 x 1.5 hour sessions)