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Pali Hungin, Professor of Primary Care and General Practice at Durham University, talks about his plans as new president of the British Medical Association.

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What's in a name?

What can a child’s ability to write their own name tell us about their academic achievements later on? Dr Lee Copping from the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring explains.

(26 May 2016) » More about what's in a name?

Celebrity injunction: why the law is not an ass when it comes to privacy

Professor Gavin Phillipson, from Durham Law School, explains why there is stronger public interest in privacy than revealing the details of a celebrity couple's private life - despite what the papers say.

(20 May 2016) » More about celebrity injunction: why the law is not an ass when it comes to privacy

Remembering Nepal: a year on from the devastating earthquakes

Dr Tom Robinson, Research Fellow in the Department of Geography says population growth in earthquake zones is putting more lives at risk, and explores methods to reduce the losses and devastation caused when they hit.

(25 Apr 2016) » More about Remembering Nepal: a year on from the devastating earthquakes


Early Modern Orders and Disorders: Religious Orders and British and...

Tuesday 28 - Thursday 30 June, University of Notre Dame’s London Gateway, London
The third biannual Early Modern British and Irish Catholicism conference, jointly hosted by Durham University and the University of Notre Dame, will concentrate on the relationship between religious orders and British and Irish Catholicism. A wealth of recent scholarship has focussed on the activities of both male and female religious following the upheavals of the sixteenth century.

History, Heritage & Arts Talks at Auckland Castle

How does heritage speak to us today? Unlocking the past for today’s world.
The Very Reverend Michael Sadgrove, Dean Emeritus of Durham.

In this lecture, Michael Sadgrove explores this interaction between people, communities and their heritage and asks how this can enrich our understanding of and bring both intelligence and enthusiasm to our conservation and enjoyment of heritage whether old or new.

Doors open 6.00pm for 6.30pm start. Tickets £6 in advance including arrival drink. Annual Pass holders free. To book call 01388 743797 or email

There is no parking on site. Please follow signs to North Bondgate Car Park which is free after 6pm.

Annual Vasey Lecture

Dr Paula Gooder will deliver this year’s Vasey Lecture entitled ’Giving Glory to God: Glory and Worship in biblical Tradition’. The lecture is free to attend and will also feature Awet Andemicael singing Handel’s Gloria as a musical prelude.
All are welcome. To book your place please email Clare Towns

From lectures, conferences and exhibitions, to concerts, plays and family activities, see our full programme of events on the What's On Guide.

Upcoming Web Chats

This online event is aimed at prospective undergraduate applicants to Durham University. It is a great opportunity to have your questions answered about the Durham University experience.

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