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Do schools in the North East of England under-perform?

The Northern Powerhouse Partnership has recommended that ‘urgent attention’ must be given to improving education in the North of England. Professor Stephen Gorard from the School of Education looks at the evidence for the North East.

(3 Feb 2017) » More about Do schools in the North East of England under-perform?


Trump's travel ban is nothing to do with national security

Dr Alan Greene from the Law School explains why Trump’s executive order on refugees and foreign arrivals has everything to do with the optics of the situation.

(2 Feb 2017) » More about Trump's travel ban is nothing to do with national security


Does missing one week of school lead to lower grades?

Professor Stephen Gorard from the School of Education takes a critical look at the Government’s case for fining parents for term-time holidays as an appeal on the issue reaches the Supreme Court.

(31 Jan 2017) » More about Does missing one week of school lead to lower grades?


Events

IAS Fellows' Public Lecture - On the Animated GIF

A GIF (Graphic Interchange Format) is a string of computer code with particular characteristics, although in everyday usage the term describes looped animations, often sampled from a commercial source, formatted to play on a variety of digital platforms. Considered solely as animations, GIFs are fairly rudimentary. Many exist simply to catch your attention, like spinning disks revolving in the wind outside a shop. This lecture is presented by Professor Anna McCarthy, New York University

Scales of research, social anthropology meets epidemiology

The Scale of Things Public Lecture Series
This lecture is delivered by Professor William Sax, Heidelberg University, Germany.
It seems that social anthropology with its methodology of ethnographic participant-observation, and epidemiology with its focus on statistical methods, work at very different scales. Ethnographers usually conduct their research at the micro-scale of the tribe, village, family or even the single person, while epidemiologists prefer large-scale studies of "populations": the bigger the better.

Durham International Festival of Enterprise

Durham International Festival of Enterprise is a new 3-day business event aimed at showcasing enterprise and innovation in Durham and the North East of England. It offers an amazing opportunity to gain practical advice and inspiration from experts and peers who will share their views, advice and experiences on growing and succeeding in business.
The Festival aims to attract like-minded entrepreneurs, owners and managers, bringing them together to engage, collaborate and learn how to develop new and existing businesses.

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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Upcoming Web Chats

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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Webchats will return in March 2017 - if you wish to be emailed when the webchats occur, please sign up here.