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Durham Commission on Creativity and Education

The Durham Commission on Creativity and Education is a collaboration between Arts Council England and Durham University that aims to identify ways in which creativity, and specifically creative thinking, can play a larger part in the lives of young people from birth to the age of 25, both within and beyond the current education system.


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Comment and opinion

The misleading evidence that fooled scientists for decades

Dr Peter Vickers from the Department of Philosophy discusses how there are surprisingly few proven facts in science.

(19 Jun 2018) » More about The misleading evidence that fooled scientists for decades


'Upskirting' and 'revenge porn': the need for a comprehensive law

Professor Clare McGlynn (Durham Law School) and Professor Erika Rackley (University of Birmingham) discuss the need to criminalise upskirting and revenge porn.

(18 Jun 2018) » More about 'Upskirting' and 'revenge porn': the need for a comprehensive law


We discovered that life may be billions of times more common in the multiverse

Professor Richard Bower from the Department of Physics discusses why life may actually be a lot more common in parallel universes than we had thought.

(14 Jun 2018) » More about We discovered that life may be billions of times more common in the multiverse


Events

Durham Festival of the Arts 2018

DFoA returns, bringing three weeks of music and theatre from our talented students!
Over 40 concerts, shows and performances are taking place at venues across the city, from classical concerts and live theatre to exhibitions, masterclasess and family fun.

Visit the DFoA website for full details of the programme and ticket booking

Legally Blonde

Durham Festival of the Arts
Based on the novel and hit movie of the same name, Legally Blonde The Musical follows fashion savvy UCLA sorority girl while she tackles stereotypes, sexism and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

Durham Race for Life 5K

This is a 5k suitable for all abilities. This is thousands of women uniting with one purpose. Walk, jog or run. Raise valuable funds for research. THIS IS BEATING CANCER.
Race for Life brings thousands of women together to support Cancer Research UK’s life-saving research into all 200 types of cancer. Sign up or help us spread the word.

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

Freedom of expression

Student discussions

As a University, we are committed to freedom of expression within the law and we encourage free expression and debate amongst our staff, students and visitors. This reflects our core values as a university. More information on our commitment to freedom of expression.