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Learn more about how Durham University's Institute for Computational Cosmology use computer generated simulations to recreate the formation of galaxies, which will form part of their exhibit at The Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, taking place from Monday 4 - Sunday 10 July 2016 in London

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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?

Why England could get knocked out in the quarter finals

If Euro 2016 was based on how healthy each nation is, there would be some surprising results. Professor Clare Bambra from the Centre for Health and Inequalities Research explains.

(24 May 2016) » More about why England could get knocked out in the quarter finals

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


'Thomas Browne and the Silent Text.'

IMEMS Seminar
The seminar will be delivered by Professor Jessica Wolfe (University of North Carolina), to be followed by a drinks reception at the Cafe, Palace Green Library.

Working in ‘Ghost Labs' Developing a collaborative process/event...

School of Education Research Seminar Series 2015/16.
Growing out of Geoff Bright’s ethnographic/activist work in now deindustrialised UK coal mining communities, this seminar considers practical and theoretical aspects of a recent UK AHRC Connected Communities project (“Working with social haunting”) and a follow on project that has emerged from it (“Opening the ‘unclosed space’ - Multiplying ‘Ghost Labs’ as intergenerational utopian practice”).

Breathing Pauses in Ancient Rhetoric, Virginia Woolf and Robert Musil

Join Dr Stefanie Heine (University of Toronto) in Durham to explore how breathing pauses convey rhythm in both the spoken and written word by comparing and contrasting ancient rhetoric with the work of early 20th Century modernist writers Robert Musil and Virginia Woolf.

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International Summer School 2016

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Durham Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship in Visual Culture