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What’s intellectual property got to do with you?

A video by Durham University students who won a grant from the Intellectual Property Office to raise awareness of intellectual property issues amongst students, especially budding entrepreneurs.

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What a weaker pound means for the British economy

Dr Duncan Connors from Durham's Business School explains the impact of the fall in the pound on Britain's economy. 

(6 Jul 2016) » More about what a weaker pound means for the British economy

Why helium is vital for medicine

Professor Jon Gluyas from the Department of Earth Sciences explains why the recent discovery of a helium gas field is good news for medicine.


(1 Jul 2016) » More about why helium is vital for medicine

What's in a name?

What can a child’s ability to write their own name tell us about their academic achievements later on? Dr Lee Copping from the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring explains.

(26 May 2016) » More about what's in a name?


'2000 Years of Hungate' a lecture by Tony Kendall, York...

Saturday 30 July 2016, 15:30 - 16:30, Room 20, Pemberton Building, Palace Green
This public lecture will provide a potted history of the Hungate area from the Romans onward, looking into the archaeology revealed during the excavations from 2006 to 2012. This is a chance to get a preview of what was discovered and what it means in advance of publication.

Somme 1916: Talks Programme

Craig Barclay - Munitionettes, Medics and Medals. A series of lunchtime and evening talks have been scheduled to coincide with Palace Green Library's summer exhibition, Somme 1916: From Durham to the Western Front. Covering a broad range of First World War themes; some specifically focused on aspects of the Battle of the Somme.

History, Heritage & Arts Talks at Auckland Castle

Chorus Vel Organa: Music from the Lost Palace of Westminster Geoffrey Webber, Precentor and Director of Music at Gonville & Caius College. Inspired by our choral installation, featuring Janet Cardiff’s Forty Part Motet, this illustrated talk will explore the music associated with the College of St Stephen, Westminster, in the period around 1520. The lecture will contain excerpts from the new Caius choir recording and the live performance of some of the 3-part repertoire.

Doors open 6.00pm for 6.30pm start. Tickets £6 in advance including arrival drink. Annual Pass holders free. To book call 01388 743797 or email There is no parking on site. Please follow signs to North Bondgate Car Park which is free after 6pm.

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This online event is aimed at prospective undergraduate applicants to Durham University. It is a great opportunity to have your questions answered about the Durham University experience.

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