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Combatting forced labour and in-work poverty - lessons from Brazil and India

Professor Deirdre McCann from Durham Law School discusses the growing unease about the state of working life in the UK and the presence of forced labour in today’s society.

(13 Nov 2018) » More about combatting forced labour and in-work poverty - lessons from Brazil and India

Fracking causes earthquakes by design: can regulation keep up?

Miles Wilson, PhD Candidate, Gillian Foulger and Jon Gluyas (all Department of Earth Sciences) and Richard Davies, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engagement and Internationalisation, Newcastle University explain that fracking is intended to bring about the very process which results in earthquakes.

(9 Nov 2018) » More about Fracking causes earthquakes by design: can regulation keep up?

#Revolution: how the humble hashtag changed world politics

Joanna Rozpedowski from SGIA looks at evolution of the hash tag & how it has changed the world for good.

(2 Nov 2018) » More about #Revolution: how the humble hashtag changed world politics


Everest: Climbers’ Challenge or Commercial Venture?

Professor Peter H. Hansen, (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
This presentation examines the integral role that commercialization has played throughout the history of Chomolungma/Everest to highlight distinctive features in these more recent debates.
This lecture is free and open to all

Pitch Productions presents 'Us/Them' by Carly Wijs

In this shocking contemporary drama, two school children narrate their experiences of the 2004, Beslan school siege. Through a blend of naturalistic dialogue and devised movement, this play explores how children react to such traumatic events, and process the many anxieties that pervade society.
Come witness this compelling narrative at 8pm on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of November in Hild Bede Chapel.

Founders and Benefactors Service

University staff are invited to attend the annual service for the commemoration of Founders and Benefactors of the Cathedral Church, the University and the City.

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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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.