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Creativity is a human quality that exists in every single one of us

Lucy M Davies and Lynn Newton from the School of Education explain why creativity is a quality that exists in every human being.

(16 Oct 2018) » More about Creativity is a human quality that exists in every single one of us

Three things we can all learn from people who don't use smartphones or social media

Dr Mariann Hardey from Durham University Business School and Rowland Atkinson from University of Sheffield explain why disconnecting can be a good thing.

(21 Sep 2018) » More about things to learn from those who don't use social media

The Russians who are resisting the Kremlin's crackdown on minority languages

Dr Guzel Yusupova from Modern Languages and Culture looks at the Russians who are protesting against the Kremlin.

(12 Sep 2018) » More about the Russians who are resisting the Kremlin's crackdown on minority languages


Teikyo Festival

Come along and celebrate all things Japanese. Our neighbours, Teikyo University of Japan, are celebrating their annual festival today. To mark the occasion entry to the Oriental Museum will be free all day and open from 10am.

UK Electricity System: The future ain't what it used to be

Saturday morning science
Professor Simon Hogg, Ørsted Professor in Renewable Energy, Head of the Department of Engineering.
Electric power generation is changing globally driven by carbon reduction targets to safe-guard the environment and the need for security of supply at affordable prices. For the UK this has led to the retirement of most of our coal-fired power plants and the exponential growth in wind power seen in recent years. This lecture will provide an overview of the conventional and renewable generating technologies that are currently contributing to supplying the UK National Grid, how this mix is expected to change over the next decade and the challenges that need to be overcome in order to deliver this.

Playing with Time Exhibition

Encompassing three interactive, kinetic and optical sculptural objects, this installation in our Malcolm MacDonald Gallery aims to engage families and independent adults with complex ideas relating to the physics and philosophy of time, through an exhibition of playful and accessible artworks.

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

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