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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

How Donald Trump can survive Michael Cohen's decision to turn on him

Dr Neil Visalvanich from SGIA looks at the history of presidential scandal to assess Trump's chances of weathering this latest storm.

(22 Aug 2018) » More about how Donald Trump can survive Michael Cohen's decision to turn on him


Vibrational Spectroscopy: from molecules to materials

IAS Fellow's Public Lecture Professor Cedric Carteret (University of Lorraine) In this lecture the principles of two main vibrational spectroscopies, infrared absorption and Raman classical inelastic scattering, will be introduced and some details on instrumental and sampling techniques will be addressed.

Inkapture Creative Writing Course 2018/19

An introduction to creative writing taught by Durham-based author Dr Fadia Faqir. It explores techniques for sparking the imagination and tapping inner creativity as well as developing skills and improving style.
The fifteen 2-hour weekly workshops, running over two terms, concentrate on fiction, the novel and short story, and are intended for people who have an active interest in contemporary writing and are keen on developing their writing skills.

2018 Football World Cup and Russia: Workshop and discussion

Come along to an afternoon discussion on the impact of the recent FIFA World Cup on Russia's football culture and international image. This workshop brings together journalists and academics specialising in football culture and international sports management, Russian studies and communication research to open up a discussion on the changing role of sport mega events in cultural awareness, transnational communication and international outreach, as exemplified by the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
All welcome, no prior registration is required.

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As a University, we are committed to freedom of expression within the law and we encourage free expression and debate amongst our staff, students and visitors. This reflects our core values as a university. More information on our commitment to freedom of expression.