Saturday 8th December: The Ustinov Seminar on festivals and celebrations. Christmas: origins, celebrations and traditions
- Lorenzo Cuppi (Theology) - Christmas songs ("In notte placida" (c. 1720, French author, Italian words) and "Adeste fideles" (c. 1750, Latin, composed in England))
- Jonathan L. Zecher (Theology) - A Newborn Child Who is God Before the Ages: Christmas in the Orthodox Tradition
- Shane Collins (English Studies) - Christmas in 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'
- Tim Hutchings (Theology) - Celebrating Christmas in an English Village
- Christmas and New Year around the world. All welcome to participate!
- Lorenzo Cuppi - Christmas songs, ("Stille nacht" (c. 1810, in German) and "War is over" (c. 1970, Lennon and Ono))
Saturday 17th November, Ustinov Seminar on Iran
- Postgraduate Training Team College RoadShow, Career Advisory Service
- Rana Daroogheh (Archaeology) - A Brief History of Iran
- Fouad Marei (School of Government and International Studies) - The historical evolution of Iranian art
- Katherine Harbord (School of Government and International Studies) - Iranian Foreign Policy and the Bomb
Saturday 3rd November, Ustinov Seminar with the Institute of Advanced Study
- Chris Lawless (PhD Student) - "Justice by Numbers?: Modelling Criminal Investigation"
- Ian James Kidd (PhD student in Philosophy) - "Managing Complexity: A Brief History of Modelling in the Physical and Human Sciences"
- Visiting speakers from the IAS:
- Professor Martin Harwit, Emeritus professor of Astronomy at Cornell University and formerly Director of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Dr Bruce Malamud, the Department of Geography, King's College London
Professor Arthur Olson, the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California
Saturday 20th October, Ustinov Seminar on the Internet and its future
- Mike Cameron - "Web 2.0 technologies and Durham University" (to see the presentation, please visit https://duo.dur.ac.uk/webapps/cmsmain/webui/_xy-8438104_4-tid_3jQ82AgD, you will need your University login and password)
- Phyo Kyaw (CETL Teaching Fellow, Dept. of Computer Science) - "Web 2.0 in Teaching and Learning" (the link to the copy of the presentation is given below)
- Amilla Maria Anthi Kastrinou Theodoropoulou (PhD student, Department: Anthropology) - "The Gift of the Code" (the emerging forms of online sociality in the development of the Linux kernel) (the link to the copy of the presentation is given below)
Saturday 28 April
Reuben Alexander Loffman (MA student in Social and Economic Research Methods, History and Sociology) - "Men and Women of the Water: The Lokele of Stanleyville and Yakusu under Belgian Rule, 1947 - 1960.
Ian Kidd (PhD student, Philosophy Department) - "Science, Environment, Culture"
Saturday 19th May - With the Institute of Advanced Studies
- Daniel Tome (Biological and Biomedical Sciences) - The secret of life: the role of ATP
- Paula Stockley and John Dupré (Visiting Fellows at the IAS) - Their work and how it relates to Darwin
- Sue Fletcher-Watson (Psychology) - The Jewel in the Crown of Science: The role of Darwinian Theory in Psychological Research
- Ian Kidd introduces the new postgraduate journal
Saturday 9th June - An interdisciplinary look at Pompeii
- William Cooney - "An Introduction to the History of Archaeology of Pompeii"
- Dr Victoria Martin, "Mechanisms and Timescales of Volcanic Eruption Triggers: Santorini and Vesuvius"
- Sam Newington, A travel guide through the city of Pompeii looking at art and architecture
- Rana Daroogheh, "An examination of water system in ancient Pompeii"
Saturday 23rd June - With the UIF & Ustinov Cultural Day, Ustinov Seminar - Cultural Diversity
- Una McGahern (SGIA) - "Multiculturalism and the Politics of Recognition"
- Linda Hui Yang (Education) - "Media: Another look from an Intercultural Perspective"
- Chelsea Yao (Business School) - "Beijing, China - 2008 Olympics"
Wednesday 20th June - Cafe Scientifique
- Prof. Sir Arnold Wolfendale FRS (the former Astronomer Royal) - "Cosmic Space - a Place for the Sacred?"
Saturday 27th January
Joint Ustinov/ IAS seminar, in celebration of the arrival of the first Fellows of Durham's new Institute of Advanced Study. The first Ustinov Seminar of the term was a joint IAS/ Ustinov event on the 2007 IAS theme of the legacy of Charles Darwin.
Saturday 10th February
- Launch of the new Ustinov Intercultural Forum (UIF)
- Dr Anwei Feng (School of Education) - 'Let's celebrate cultural diversity! What does it mean?'
- Professor Mike Byram (School of Education) - 'Culture shock, adjustment , adaptation - ways of experiencing a new way of life'
- Theo Harmen - Story telling
- Penny Wilson - A talk on Sir Peter Ustinov
Saturday 24th February, Durham Business School Seminar
- Andrey Lebedev - "The Overview of Modern Russian Media Market: Advertising Aspects"
- Dr.Michael Guo - A talk on Viva experience
- Zu'bi Al-Zu'bi - "Mass Customization in UK Industry"
- Mauricio Armellini - "Development and democracy. Prospects for Latin America."