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Tackling religious and race based hate crime

Recent events highlighted that many staff and students have different and less positive experiences of what it is like to live, work, and study in Durham. We know that people are treated differently simply because of their racial or religious identities. At Durham University we do not accept any form of prejudice or discrimination and we condemn any incidents of racism in the strongest possible terms.

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Grammar schools damage social cohesion and make no difference to exam grades — new research

Professor Stephen Gorard from the School of Education discusses new research which shows that grammar schools are no better or worse than non-selective state schools in terms of their pupils’ progress in attainment.

(6 Apr 2018) » More about Grammar schools damage social cohesion and make no difference to exam grades — new research

Would Jesus have done better in politics than in the church?

Revd. Dr Peter Phillips, Research Fellow in Digital Theology & Director of CODEC Research Centre, believes that the Bible is clear, and Christ's teachings were highly politicial. 

(28 Mar 2018) » More about would Jesus have done better in politics than in the church?


Death of a Patriarch: the murder of John VII of Jerusalem (†966)...

This lecture will be given by Dr Daniel Reynolds, University of Birmingham, Lecturer in Byzantine History with particular interests in the Byzantine and early Islamic Levant (c.350-c.1099), “iconoclasm” and the history of peasant and non-elite communities (c.400-1000) in the Byzantine world. He is also currently co-director of the project “At the Crossroads of Empires: the Longobard Church of Sant’Ambrogio at Montecorvino Rovella (Salerno)”.

Piano Recital by Julian Trevelyan

Trevelyan College is delighted to present a Piano Recital by Julian Trevelyan, one of the rising stars among young British pianists; Julian has been a finalist at a number of international piano competitions, winning the Grand Prize at the Paris Contemporary Festival of Piano Repertoire in 2015 and being the highest-placed British pianist at last year’s Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition.
Julian will be performing pieces by Byrd, Tippett, Granados, Ravel, Chopin and Mozart.

Dr Joe Cassidy: The Theological and Philosophical Roots of a Fine...

The inaugural Cassidy Lecture at St Chad's College, in memory of the late Principal The Revd Canon Dr Joe Cassidy.

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