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Early California lawmakers also preached #resistance — but against immigration

black and white photo of Chinese workers from 1870s

Dr Kevin Waite, from our Department of History, reveals why the State of California refused to ratify the 14th Amendment and why it once pioneered racist immigration exclusion laws.

(14 Aug 2018) » More about early California lawmakers also preached #resistance — but against immigration

Bribery and buying favours: why Uganda's MPs want longer terms

Headshot of President Museveni

Now that President Yoweri Museveni has been given the legal go-ahead to run for the presidency again, what does this mean for Ugandan politicsProfessor Justin Willis from Durham History and Gabrielle Lynch from University of Warwick explain.

(9 Aug 2018) » More about bribery and buying favours: why Uganda's MPs want longer terms

Parts of Spain and Portugal are more than 46℃ – here's what is going on

Professor Glenn McGregor from Geography explores the causes of the heat wave currently affecting much of Europe, and asks whether this might be a sign of things to come.

(8 Aug 2018) » More about parts of Spain and Portugal are more than 46℃ – here's what is going on


Ethical considerations for archaeological human remains

Charlotte Roberts (Professor in the Department of Archaeology, Durham University) discusses the study of human remains from archaeological sites. It can be argued that this area is central to understanding the past. They are integral to understanding how our ancestors lived and died.

Vote 100: Amazing Artists

Celebrate the centenary of the first British women winning the right to vote, see the Coral Eye sculpture and make your own upcycled creature.

Researching your family history

If you’ve ever thought of looking into your family history then come along and chat to Andrew Gray (Assistant Keeper, Culture Durham). In this workshop, Andrew will explain how to get started and in particular, what kind of resources you can find in our collections that might be of use to you in your research.

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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.