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Durham University

Centre for Visual Arts and Culture

Centre for Visual Arts and Culture

The Centre for Visual Arts and Culture at Durham University promotes interdisciplinary research on visual culture, which is defined in a generous manner and encompasses work on the arts and humanities, social sciences, medicine and the natural sciences. It fosters collaborations both within the University and with other institutions, including museums and galleries and cinemas.

Durham Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships: Interdisciplinary Training Programme in Visual Culture
Durham Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships: Interdisciplinary Training Programme in Visual Culture
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During the course of this film, the Director of the Programme, Professor Ludmilla Jordanova explains the various components of the programme, with current PhD students commenting on the values of each of the distinct parts of the course and the training that this programme offers. This programme provides collaborative, interdisciplinary training in Visual Culture.

Our Forthcoming Events

History Now! Temperance in the Town Hall: Drink, and Popular Petitioning in Victorian Durham

19th November 2019, 17:45, Gala Theatre, Durham, Richard Huzzey

Today, rival campaigns bombard MPs with e-petitions and e-mails, representing constituents’ views to Parliament. 150 years ago, residents of Durham met in the Town Hall – or local pubs – to have their say on national controversies, signing paper petitions as testimonials to the community’s voice. This talk reveals the battles between moral advocates of temperance and those defending traditional rights to a pint.

A season of events celebrating the history, art and culture of County Durham, organised in partnership by Durham County Council and the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture.

Tickets will be released soon. Tickets are free but booking is recommended; please contact the Gala Theatre on 03000 266 600 or visit

Please note a small number of tickets will be available at the venue on the night of the event.

Contact for more information about this event.