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Durham Energy Institute

A unique opportunity to access training directly from energy experts across Durham University departments in an intensive week of teaching.

Durham University.

A unique opportunity to access training directly from experts across Durham University and the Energy Sector. Available to people within and outside Durham University. This four and a half day course brings together leading experts to discuss how to understand energy in society through a focus on energy practices. From material culture studies to practice theory, from economics to visual studies, we explore the analyses available in the social science and humanities that will be needed to make sense of energy and to change the way we organize energy practices.

With presentations from leading experts at Durham University, this will effectively be a series of master-classes in understanding energy practices in a social context. Each theme is introduced through theoretical discussion and case study examples. Contents Include:

Monday: (10.45am start) Energy practices, gender and impact
Tuesday: Visit to Drax power station
Wednesday: Carbon trading, energy trading, energy and science studies
Thursday: Energy histories, energy vulnerabilities, energy studies theory
Friday (morning only): Ethnographic approaches and visual cultures of energy

The full timetable can be viewed here.

Booking details:

To book onto the course please visit

If you have any queries please contact Professor Simone Abram on or 0191 3342871.

  • Whole week Monday- Friday inclusive (GBP 360.00)
  • Whole week Concession rate Monday - Friday (GBP 100.00)
  • Day rate (GBP 90.00 per day)
  • Day rate concession (GBP 30.00 per day)

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