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Top Virtual Events

Top Virtual Events

by Newcastle University

Who said staying in can't be fun? Take a look at these unmissable virtual events to keep you entertained through the new normal!

Virtual Open Arms - Brewdog


Instead of going to the pub, let Brewdog bring the pub to you! Every weekend, Brewdog's Open Arms presents their weekend extravaganza with live music from a special guest, updates and their now-legendary pub quiz. Cheers! 

Virtual Insights Lectures - Newcastle University

Since the move to virtual learning, Newcastle University's popular Insights Lectures have also moved online with a new virtual session every week. Airing every Thursday at 5:30pm, tune in to listen to informative and insightful discussions free and open to all. Many of our speakers are leaders in their field and cover a wide range of disciplines and key contemporary issues, particularly those that affect our daily lives.
An archive of previous Insights Lectures are also displayed online if you would like to return to a favourite session.

Virtual Quiz - #JaysVirtualPubQuiz 

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Missing your favourite pub quiz? Every Thursday from 8:15pm, tune in to the internet sensation, Jay's Virtual Pub Quiz, and battle it out to be the virtual general knowledge champion of the week. With special guests like Stephen Fry, Scarlett Moffatt and Jonathan Ross, it's bound to be a quiz like no other.!

Digital Skills Webinars - The Institute of Coding 

If you've got some extra time on your hands and want to brush up on your digital skills, the Institute of Coding can help with their online webinars. From programming in Python, insights into cyber security and understanding digital ethics, their fascinating sessions will help grow your CV and open your mind to the world of science technology.

Live Comedy Night - The Stand Comedy Club

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We all need a healthy dose of laughter during such unprecedented times and how better to do that than with The Stand Comedy Club. Be ready to cry with laughter as one of Newcastle’s favourite hot-spots showcases exclusive virtual material from some of the UK’s biggest comedians. Grab your smartphone, tablet or PC and tune in here.

Thai Recipes - Chaophraya

Missing one of Newcastle's favourite Thai hotspots? Well now you can cook some of Chaophraya's favourite dishes at home with their online recipe blog. Fire up your taste-buds by dipping into Thai classics like Tom Yum soup, Thai Green curry and even their staple Bramble Garden cocktail to wash it all down. The authentic and delicious recipes are all made by Chaophraya's owner Khun Kim and with step-by-step instructions, it's guaranteed to be a taste sensation! 

Drop-In Meditation - Newcastle Meditation Centre

There is nothing more important than looking after yourself, even more so during present times, and Newcastle's Meditation Centre can help with their online drop-in meditation sessions. Join in to find your inner zen and help yourself reflect and cleanse any present stresses or tensions. Although the sessions are free to join, the centre is grateful for any donations so please give if you can!

Virtual Sessions - Careers Service 

Brushing up your CV and browsing work opportunities has never been easier with Newcastle University's Careers Services' range of online resources. From START UP events to virtual careers fairs and business-led webinars, our Careers Service will not only entertain and inform you throughout the new normal but also support you as you enter the working world.
For the latest Careers updates, follow our Careers Service on social media at @nclcareers

Virtual Art Gallery Tours - Laing Gallery 

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Re-live the tranquillity of an art gallery with virtual exhibition tours from the Laing Gallery. Glide through the gallery at your own pace and admire the artwork of both local contemporary artists and stunning 18th and 19th century displays all from the safety of your own sofa. Discover more about our wonderful city gallery here.

Home Gym Workouts - Newcastle University Sport

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Squat, star-jump and press-up your way through the lock-down with home gym workouts from Newcastle University's Sport’s Centre. From beginners level straight through to Tabata style advanced sessions, there really is something for all effort levels!

Live Concerts at Home - King's Hall 

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Experience new music from the comforts of your own home by tuning in to Newcastle University's Live Concerts at Home, recorded especially for our LIVE in the King's Hall audiences. With virtual concerts every two weeks, enjoy a range of different instruments from some truly talented musicians. 

Baking Recipes - NUSU Give it a Go

Been keen to finesse your baking skills during the lock-down? Why not continue it into the new normal with the help of our Students' Union's Give it a Go baking recipes. From delicious American pancakes to mouth-watering chocolate brownies, these fool proof instructions will make you everyone's favourite friend. Just remember to save some for yourself! 
Any virtual events that we missed? Let us know via socialmedia@ncl.ac.uk.
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