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A Solar Eruption in 5 Steps

Scientists from Durham University in the United Kingdom and NASA now propose that a universal mechanism can explain the whole spectrum of solar eruptions. They used 3-D computer simulations to demonstrate that a variety of eruptions can theoretically be thought of as the same kind of event, only in different sizes and manifested in different ways.

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Time travel: a conversation between a scientist and a literature professor

Literature professor Simon John James and physicist Richard Bower were both involved in the curating the exhibition, Time Machines – the past, the future, and how stories take us there

(26 May 2017) » More about Time travel: a conversation between a scientist and a literature professor

Walking with Pride

Professor Antony Long, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, and Lead for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, explains why the University supports the Pride movement.

(26 May 2017) » More about walking with Pride

Why augmented reality is triggering cultural conflict and religious controversy

A cyclist using augmented reality

Robert Seddon, an Honorary Fellow in the Philosophy Department at Durham University explores why augmented reality is triggering cultural conflict and religious controversy.

(25 May 2017) » More about Why augmented reality is triggering cultural conflict and religious controversy


Historicising anti-slavery – Decolonising anti-trafficking?

Over the last two decades, anti-trafficking – often described as an effort to combat ‘modern day slavery’ – has become ubiquitous. Questions have been raised about whether the significant resources dedicated to this issue have achieved any results, or whether these results have done more harm than good. These critiques remain salient as Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals proposes to ‘eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking.’ Building on these critiques, the seminar responds to facile framings of contemporary ‘abolitionism’ as echoing earlier crusades against Trans-Atlantic slavery. Critical reflections on the geographical and historical dimensions of anti-slavery and anti-trafficking will be offered. We ask: is it possible to decolonise anti-trafficking?

UK General Election 2017 - Meet the Candidates!

Ustinov College Cafe Politique
Worried about the UK's future but not sure who to vote for? Join us in a conversation with the parliamentary candidates for the City of Durham! This will be your chance to raise questions and discuss issues that are relevant to you with our prospective MPs. Come and listen what the candidates for the City of Durham have to say about our constituency and the UK.

Resolving the Unresolvable? Mediation and ethics in divided...

The Cundy Christian Unity Lecture There is no shortage of conflict – Syria, Yemen, Brexit, the Church and human sexuality, to name a few. But what does it all mean? Is conflict an inevitable and proper assertion of difference, or a failure of dialogue and connection? What are the limits of compromise? And what is the role of the Church in all this – problem or peace-maker? In this year’s Cundy lecture, Bill Marsh will offer thoughts from the coalface of conflict, and explore the realities of trying to build peace.

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