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What new barriers can EU citizens expect in their daily lives after Brexit?

Professor Eleanor Spaventa warns that EU citizens living in Britain should prepare to present documentation whenever they interact with the state.

(13 Sep 2017) » More about what new barriers can EU citizens expect in their daily lives after Brexit?


Primacy of the law has been asserted in Kenya – but the aftermath is unpredictable

Professor Justin Willis considers the potential impact of the decision by Kenya's Supreme Court to declare the election null and void. 

(7 Sep 2017) » More about primacy of the law has been asserted in Kenya – but the aftermath is unpredictable


A museum of Confederate statues – and how it could help end the American Civil War

Dr Kevin Waite, Assistant Professor in the Department of History, examines the fierce debate in the United States surrounding confederate memorials and suggests a solution.

(24 Aug 2017) » More about a museum of Confederate statues – and how it could help end the American Civil War


Events

DECAY: Time, Objects & Destruction

16 June - 29 October

Find out about the hidden world of decay in museums through this exhibition looking at the effects of time on objects.

Poetry Book Society Showcase: Sinéad Morrissey, Colette Bryce and...

This is a Durham Book Festival event introduced by Durham University's Professor Stephen Regan. Join three stunning Irish voices as the Poetry Book Society celebrates some of this year’s most exciting releases.

Inside the Arches: Witchcraft for Muggles

Durham Book Festival This event will be led by Dr Sarah Price, Head of Heritage Collections Education Team. The existence of witches, or not, has long fascinated and intrigued people. This session is a chance to see, handle and discuss historic texts and documents relating to witchcraft from the archives and special collections of Palace Green Library.

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

International Study Centre

The International Foundation Year offers you a pathway to the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree. Apply now via the International Study Centre.