Food for Thought: Challenges and Dilemmas of Food Production
The ‘Food for Thought' dilemmas café will start on Monday 3rd June, with tea and biscuits and will comprise short accounts of current dilemmas surrounding food production and food security from three invited speakers, followed by dynamic small group discussions around tables. There will be plenty of refreshments on tap, and a final summing up. The invited speakers are:
Peter Atkins, Professor of Geography at Durham University
Wilf Richards, Abundant Earth, Durham
Richard Potts, National Farmers Union
(16 May 2013) » More about Food for Thought
Celebrating our University's biodiversity and photographic talent.
you are interested in photography, want to enjoy the beautiful nature of Durham University and would you like your photograph to be used as an e-card by staff and students, why not enter the ‘Nature watch’ photo e-card competition?
This competition aims to celebrate the wonderful biodiversity on the University estate and showcase some of the photographic talents of our staff and students. The winning images will be used to create e-cards on the Greenspace website, which will be available for staff and students to send. Sending an e-card saves the production and transport costs associated with sending paper cards. For more information please click here .
(13 May 2013)
Can you join colleagues who are giving the car a boot and having a walking commute?
National Walk to Work Week will take place between Monday 13th and Friday 17th May 2013.
The aim of the week is to think about changing the way you arrive at work, to walk in if you can, either part way or all the way. However if you are not able to, then you can also consider taking part in the following:
- Hold a walking meeting
- Walk all or part of the way to a meeting
- Take a walk during your lunch break
During the week a full range of walks are taking place on lunchtimes, including a Treasure Walk around Durham's River Wear; "Birdsong for Beginners"; Nordic walking and river walks. For more a programme of events please click here.
(9 May 2013)
Switch off for Earth Hour – 23rd March 8.30pm-9.30pm
The University will be taking part in WWF’s Earth Hour between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on March 23 when people across the globe will turn off their lights to show their support to tackling climate change. Durham Castle will be switching off its exterior illuminating lights for the Earth Hour event. This will dramatically alter the night skyline of Durham City, as you will not be able to see this iconic building illuminated for this hour.
(22 Mar 2013) » More about Switch off for Earth Hour – 23rd March 8.30pm-9.30pm