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Encore lecture capture service - new developments

CIS is pleased to report that five new teaching rooms are now enabled for Encore, taking the new total to 116 across our campus. The latest additions are in Elvet Riverside and the Palatine Centre - ER150, ER151, ER156, ER157 and PCL152. The Encore website will be updated as more rooms are fitted with the system. It’s also now possible to use an Apple device to capture both audio and screen content in all rooms where the service is available. Mac users should simply connect their devices to the in-room AV system using the HDMI fly cables (VGA connections will continue to work). As ever, staff can connect to Encore from the teaching PCs as well as their own devices.

(22 Feb 2019)


Faculty and Department Operations

This week’s communication from Professor Antony Long regarding the Faculty and Department Operations programme, along with further details of the programme of work, can now be found online.

(22 Feb 2019)


Student records system upgrade

Our student records system, Banner, will be upgraded between Saturday 2 March and Monday 4 March. During this time, all Banner services will be suspended and a number of University services will be unavailable. Services will be restored as soon as possible on Monday, 4 March. An announcement will be made when the upgrade has been completed and these services have been restored.

(20 Feb 2019) » More about Student records system upgrade


USS member lump sums for the tax year 2018/2019

You are reminded that you can elect to make a lump sum payment into the USS Investment Builder through MyUSS. Members can log into MyUSS to make use of the additional contributions modeller to see if they have scope to maximise pension contributions for annual allowance purposes. Members should understand the modeller provides an estimate only and should observe the notes and assumptions underlying the modeller. Anyone having difficulties signing into MyUSS or having queries regarding the modeller, should contact the USS Member Service Desk on 0333 300 1043. Please note the deadline for applying via MyUss is Friday, 15 March for guaranteed processing within the March payroll.

(15 Feb 2019)


Workplace pension re-enrolment

Eligible members of staff will be re-enrolled into our Workplace Pension from February 2019. The University is required, every three years, to automatically re-enrol staff into a Workplace Pension Scheme, who meet the following criteria:

  • are not already in a qualifying pension scheme (DUPS)
  • are aged 22 or over
  • are under the state pension age
  • earn more than £10,000 per year (£833.33 per month)
  • work, or usually work, in the UK

Members of staff pay money into the scheme directly from their salary via payroll. Durham University will also pay a monthly contribution and the Government may contribute via tax relief. If you have any questions about the forthcoming re-enrolment and how it may affect you, please visit GOV.UK website , our own webpages. Alternatively please email r.a.walters@durham.ac.uk or d.m.lloyd@durham.ac.uk.

(15 Feb 2019) » More about Workplace pension re-enrolment


University Insurance Covers - Brexit

There have been a number of queries in relation to the University’s travel cover and the implications for the University’s travellers following Brexit. Our cover providers, UMAL, have put together a newsletter on this topic which can be accessed here. The newsletter provides useful information and comment on a number of topics, including driving in the EU. If there are any specific queries in relation to the University’s covers and Brexit that aren’t answered in the newsletter, please email claire.robinson@durham.ac.uk.

(8 Feb 2019)


IT maintenance affecting wireless services w/c 28 January 2019

CIS will be carrying out maintenance to the network next week, which will mean brief interruptions to wireless services in locations around the University. The timings and locations are as follows: 

  • Tuesday, 29 January, 7.30am - 8.30am - Dawson Building
  • Thursday, 31 January, 7.30am - 8.30am - Dryburn, Hill Colleges East, St Mary’s College, Teikyo University of Japan, Trevelyan College and Lower Mountjoy Science site (except Physics)

Any users affected should be re-connected automatically once service is restored. Those not re-connected automatically should restart their device. For the latest IT updates, don't forget that you can visit the Service Status pages or follow CIS on Twitter.

(25 Jan 2019)


Encore lecture capture system – service update

We are aware there was a temporary issue with the Encore system affecting the start of term, which meant that a small number of teaching sessions although planned in timetabling, were then not scheduled for recording. Apologies to any of our teaching staff who are missing a recording in duo - naturally those affected are advised to notify students who attended the session. CIS has now resolved the technical issue, however please remember that if you are teaching in an Encore enabled room and your lecture doesn’t automatically start recording (and the indicator light is still showing green), you can always make an ad-hoc recording (on an hourly basis). Simply press the indicator light twice – a recording under way is indicated by a solid red. Visit our dedicated webpages for more information about how to use Encore.

(23 Jan 2019)


Bill Bryson Library news

An extra 100 new study spaces are now available in the Bill Bryson Library, in addition to the 100 spaces installed last year. There are also four new accessible study rooms, with improved disability support study space, installed on Level 1. The revamped 'Small Island Coffee' library café, named after Bryson’s best-selling travelogue around the country, is now ready to serve you hot coffee, fresh food, and much more. Thank you all for your patience during the construction and refurbishment.

(22 Feb 2019)


Energy expert to take up key European role

Dr Douglas Halliday, Associate Professor in our Physics Department and co-Director of the Durham Energy Institute, has been appointed to chair the respected European Universities Association’s Energy and Environment Platform. Read more here.

(22 Feb 2019)


Environment Week 2019

Environment Week will commence on Monday, 25 February and several events are taking place where you can find out more about reducing waste, active travel (including cycling and walking), and advice on local bus and train services. Greenspace will also be on hand should you have any queries regarding initiatives at the University. Further details are available on the Greenspace website.

(22 Feb 2019) » More about Environment Week 2019


Every Small Step Pledge competition

During Environment Week why not make a pledge by entering the 'Every Small Step Pledge' competition? Fill in the form on the Greenspace website and make a pledge to adopt one new environmentally sustainable behaviour to reduce your impact on the environment. All pledges will be entered into a prize draw and winners will be notified after Environment Week. Please note the competition closes on Monday, 13 March. 

(22 Feb 2019)


Fairtrade Fortnight 25 February - 10 March 2019

Fairtrade Fortnight will take place between Monday, 25 February and Sunday, 10 March. It provides an opportunity for all University staff and students to find out more about Fairtrade and how they can support it. This year's Environment Week will also be incorporated into the Fairtrade celebrations. Further details regarding Fairtrade can be found on the Greenspace website.

(22 Feb 2019) » More about Fairtrade Fortnight 25 February - 10 March 2019


From Swamps to Smog: Exploring Historic Theories about the Effects of Air on Health

From Swamps to Smog: Exploring Historic Theories about the Effects of Air on Health by Dr Danielle Westerhof at Palace Green Library, on Wednesday, 6 March at 3.30pm. Using materials from Palace Green Library’s Archives and Special Collections, join Rare Books Librarian Dr Danielle Westerhof to look at how people thought air influenced their health and what they did to counter the negative effects of bad air. Book via Eventbrite. If you have any queries, please visit our website or contact us at lob.admin@durham.ac.uk.

(22 Feb 2019) » More about From Swamps to Smog: Exploring Historic Theories about the Effects of Air on Health


IT Service Desk - Bill Bryson Library

The IT Service Desk team is delighted to report that it has now relocated to a new home within the Bill Bryson Library. The move provides enhanced facilities and space for our counter services and makes it easier for you to visit us, as you’ll no longer need to touch in at the turnstiles. Drop in and see us at at the old Yum café on Level 2 (near the main library entrance). Opening hours remain the same. Check out our photos on the CIS Twitter feed.

(22 Feb 2019)


New Library Cafe now open in the Bill Bryson Library

After extensive renovation and refurbishment work, the new Library Café opened on Thursday, 21 February. Also known as Small Island Coffee after Bill Bryson’s best selling book, the new Café will operate in partnership with a local supplier called Rounton Coffee Roasters who are based in Northallerton. Check our website for opening times and please remember that cold food only is allowed in the Library on Level 1, 2 and 3, while Level 4 remains a no-food zone. Thank you for bearing with us during the remodelling process, and we look forward to welcoming you in the Library Café.

(22 Feb 2019)


Periodic Review: Green Paper Consultation

Colleagues are invited to respond to the Senate Periodic Review Working Group's Green Paper. The Paper sets out high level recommendations for the future of the Periodic Review process. The Green Paper and consultation are available online. Your responses will inform the Working Group's White Paper to May 2019 Senate. If you have any queries, please email either g.d.love@durham.ac.uk or john.marsh@durham.ac.uk.

(22 Feb 2019) » More about Periodic Review: Green Paper Consultation


Public Consultation on proposals for a new £70m home for Durham University Business School at Elvet Waterside

Durham University is planning to relocate its internationally–accredited, Top 50 European Business School from Mill Hill Lane to the heart of Durham City on Elvet Waterside. A community event will take place at Durham Town Hall on Wednesday, 6 March, 1pm-7pm. Residents, businesses and other members of the public are being invited to find out more about the University’s vision for Elvet Waterside and to help shape the proposals by providing their valuable feedback. Information on this project and a further opportunity to comment on the plans will be available online at www.durham.ac.uk/elvetwaterside from Thursday, 7 March.

(22 Feb 2019) » More about Public Consultation on proposals for a new £70m home for Durham University Business School at Elvet Waterside


Research Committee - Early Career Researcher vacancy

Early Career Researchers are invited to submit expressions of interest for a vacancy on the Research Committee. Details are available online and expressions of interest can be made via the online form. Colleagues are welcome to discuss the opportunity informally with niall.c.o'loughlin@durham.ac.uk, Secretary to Research Committee. The closing date is Thursday, 28 February.

(22 Feb 2019) » More about Research Committee - Early Career Researcher vacancy


Researchfish 2019 Submission - reminder

Researchfish is an online reporting system used by funders to collect information on the outcomes, outputs and impact of the research they fund. The 2019 submission period is now open, full information on deadlines and instructions on how to submit can be found online.

(22 Feb 2019)


Winter Congregation 2020

The timetable for Winter Congregation 2020 is now available online.

(22 Feb 2019)


A psychological study on the effects of stress on cognitive performance

We invite you to take part in our research project, looking at how stress affects cognitive performance. With your help we hope to improve the current understanding of cognitive differences - specifically in the context of stress and stress response. If you would like to participate in this research, please contact linda.arrighi@durham.ac.uk or text 07599 474 809.

(20 Feb 2019) » More about A psychological study on the effects of stress on cognitive performance


A year in the community

It's now a year since we launched our Community web pages, so we thought we'd look back at some of the highlights of the past 12 months. Check out our Flickr album here.

(20 Feb 2019) » More about A year in the community


Call for Applications: International Engagement Grants

Our Global Strategy reinforces our support for international partnerships that enhance our competitiveness and reputation for research. Our International Office has now launched two travel grant funding calls. Grants will be up to £2,000 each (larger grants may be awarded in exceptional circumstances). The application cycle will be open until Thursday, 6 June. The total fund available for each call is £30,000. Applications will be considered at the time of submission and award decisions made on a case-by-case basis. Once the total fund has been awarded, applications will close. Please find full guidance notes for both calls here.

(20 Feb 2019) » More about Call for Applications: International Engagement Grants


Changes to the Graduate Destinations Survey

The Destination of Leavers of Higher Education (DLHE) survey has been replaced with the Graduate Outcomes survey. Our 2017-18 leavers will be among the first graduates to go through the Graduate Outcomes survey - with the first cohort surveyed in December 2018 and the first data to be published in spring 2020. Find out more about the GO survey here and about the DLHE survey here. If you have any questions, or need any destination data for leavers up to 2016-17, please contact Jemma McAloon in the Careers & Enterprise Centre.

(20 Feb 2019) » More about Changes to the Graduate Destinations Survey


Disability Awareness in Learning and Teaching workshop

Places remain available for this workshop on Wednesday, 27 February. It is an opportunity for participants to explore how to create a more inclusive environment for our disabled students. It will provide staff with an enhanced awareness of the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. Book your place now. If you require any further information, please contact Michelle Taylor on 0191 3346494 or michelle.taylor@durham.ac.uk.

(20 Feb 2019)


Exercise and Osteoporosis Survey

Do you have osteoporosis or osteopenia? If so, you are invited to share your thoughts on exercise and physical activity through a quick, anonymous, online survey. Results will be communicated to the Royal Osteoporosis Society and local patient interest groups. The study is led by dissertation student Jessica Bradshaw who is supervised by Dr Karen Hind, in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

(20 Feb 2019)


Invitation to launch event of the Centre for Chinese Law and Policy

The Law School will hold an official launch event for the Centre for Chinese Law and Policy on Wednesday, 27 February, 2pm-5pm in Room CG85 (Chemistry). This will be the first formal meeting of the CCLP - formally announcing the establishment of the centre, creating a membership list of staff and students, and discussing future activities including the 2019 Annual Conference of the European China Law Studies Association in Durham and the inaugural Durham Summer School for Chinese Law and Policy.

(20 Feb 2019) » More about Invitation to launch event of the Centre for Chinese Law and Policy


Music Emotion Experiment: Looking for Non-Musicians

We are seeking non-musicians to take part in a 40 minute experiment on music and emotions. You will have the opportunity to play around with music and change it to your liking, depending on what you think a particular emotion should sound like in music. Participants will be rewarded with chocolate. The experiment will take place in the Music and Science Lab on Palace Green. Book a slot here or email annaliese.micallef-grimaud@durham.ac.uk for more information.

(20 Feb 2019)


New Song - Biblical Hebrew Poetry as Jewish and Christian Scripture for the 21st Century

This conference will be held on Monday, 24 June and Tuesday, 25 June at Ushaw College, Durham. It will bring together leading scholars from around the world to explore the significance of the poetic medium in the ongoing interpretive engagement with Biblical Hebrew poetry as Scripture in today's world. The aim of the conference is to move beyond reconstructive historical work to constructive theological work. Register now.

(20 Feb 2019)


Ring-fenced Carbon Budget - applications now open for Second Round

The deadline for applying for the second round of the Ring-fenced Carbon Budget (2018/19) is Friday, 8 March. Please ask colleagues if they have any ideas for carbon saving projects in your building(s) and bid for the money using the project template available on the Greenspace website. Please return all finalised submissions to greenspace.staff@durham.ac.uk. All bids will be assessed by a sub-team of the University's Carbon Management Team and all monies awarded must be spent by Wednesday, 31 July.

(20 Feb 2019) » More about Ring-fenced Carbon Budget - applications now open for Second Round


Safeguarding from Radicalisation (Prevent Duty) workshop

Places remain available for this workshop on Tuesday, 26 February. The aim is to raise awareness of the government’s 'Prevent' agenda - part of the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy. We have a statutory duty to have “due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”. Please visit the Training Course Booking system to book your place. 'Safeguarding from Radicalisation' training is also available via an e-learning course on DUO. If you require any further information, please contact Michelle Taylor on 0191 3346494 or michelle.taylor@durham.ac.uk.

(20 Feb 2019) » More about Safeguarding from Radicalisation (Prevent Duty) workshop


Do you use the Virtual Private Network (VPN) service?

If you use the VPN on Windows and it’s not via a CIS managed desktop (MDS), you’ll need to update your software soon to ensure continued access to the service. If this applies to you please visit our VPN page where you can download the latest version for your Windows device. The VPN will only continue to work with the existing software until Friday, 1 March, so make sure you download it by then – it only takes a few minutes and will avoid any disruption later. CIS will be upgrading all managed desktops automatically and Mac users will be issued with guidance for their devices shortly.

(15 Feb 2019)


Dunelm House for summer events

Planning a summer party or event? Dunelm House has rooms available for hire both in and out of term time. From a small get together to large conferences or events, Durham Students' Union can help you host your summer event. Catering and drinks packages are available. For more information, please email dsu.marketing@durham.ac.uk.

(15 Feb 2019)


Promoting positive mental health & reducing work related stress

According to the Health & Safety Executive over 11 million days are lost every year because of stress at work. Preventing ill health caused by work-related stress is part of creating a good working environment for staff and managing work related stress is also a legal requirement. Training for all line managers and Health & Safety Co-coordinators on how to support staff and carry out stress risk assessments is now available. Please see the Training Course Booking system for further information. Guidance on promoting positive mental health in the workplace is available via the Occupational Health website.

(15 Feb 2019)


Science Media Centre - Introduction to the News Media

The Science Media Centre (SMC) is running a free event designed specifically for scientists and engineers (PhD level or professional equivalent and above; senior scientists very welcome) with little or no media experience. The Introduction to the News Media event will take place on Wednesday 27 March 2019 at the University of Strathclyde (16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XQ), from 1pm - 5pm. If you are interested in attending please send your full name, job title, institution, institutional email address and phone number to introduction@sciencemediacentre.org and they will send you confirmation, the programme and more information.

(15 Feb 2019) » More about Science Media Centre - Introduction to the News Media


Service of thanksgiving - Professor James Stirling CBE FRS

We are holding a service of thanksgiving to celebrate the life of James Stirling. The service will be held in Durham Cathedral on Saturday, 4 May 2019 at 2pm, and is open to all. The service will be a celebration of James’ life and work, and we would be very glad to see you there. If you would like to attend, we would be grateful if you could let us know via email to tjs@europe.com so that we can have an idea of numbers. For more information please visit the website.

(15 Feb 2019)


Sodexo My Durham Benefits Portal

We are pleased to note that following approval from UEC, the My Durham staff benefits portal has been relaunched on Sodexo’s new platform. As this is a new portal, all eligible staff will need to register or re-register in order to take advantage of the benefits on offer. Please email reward.team@durham.ac.uk if you wish to register - you will need to provide your first name, last name and preferred email address. The Reward Team will provide this information to Sodexo and you should then be able to log on to the portal within 3-5 working days. 

(15 Feb 2019) » More about Sodexo My Durham Benefits Portal


Stress Management workshop

Stress can be exhausting! Long term stress can lead to lack of concentration, an inability to make decisions, lethargy, declining performance, motivation and ultimately can lead to illness and sickness absence. Within teams it can contribute to conflict and disharmony. This half-day workshop takes place on Thursday, 7 March in the Old Library, Grey College at 9.30am. To book your place please visit to the Training Course Booking System.

(15 Feb 2019) » More about Stress Management workshop


University Senate: February 2019

Senate met on Tuesday, 5 February and items on the agenda included the approval of all of the recommendations of the White Paper of the Effectiveness Review of Boards of Studies, which will now be presented to Council and Senate's endorsement of several key items for approval by Council such as:

  • Updated Brand Values for the University;
  • A revised Global Strategy;
  • A proposal to establish a Faculty of Business;
  • Proposals for changing the business and composition of the University Executive Committee;
  • A proposal to establish a Mathematics School in response to the Department for Education’s invitation;
  • Non-Academic Misconduct Procedure;

The Senate agenda, and open/internal papers are available online. Further information is available from university.secretary@durham.ac.uk/

(15 Feb 2019) » More about University Senate: February 2019


Vice-Provost (Research)

Professor Colin Bain has been appointed as Vice-Provost (Research), with effect from 1 August 2019. Colin is currently the Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Soft Matter and Functional Interfaces (SOFI). As Vice-Provost (Research), Colin will develop and oversee the implementation of the University’s research strategy. He will provide dynamic intellectual leadership and inspire continuous improvement in the quality and impact of the University’s research outputs, as well as growing the University’s research income. Colin will be supported by a part-time Deputy, which will provide a career development opportunity for an academic colleague at Durham. Recruitment to this position will begin shortly.

(15 Feb 2019)


Grey College car park closure

The front car park at Grey College will be closed on Saturday, 23 February due to a college event. The car park will close at 9pm on Friday, 22 February and reopen at 8am Sunday, 24 February.

(14 Feb 2019)


Bill Bryson Library opens 24/7

The Bill Bryson Library will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week from Monday, 11 February to Sunday, 24 March. During this period staffed hours will operate from Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 11.30pm, Friday 8.30am - 9.30pm, Saturday 9am - 9.30pm and Sunday 9am - 11.30pm. Outside of staffed hours library services may be limited. For further information please check our website.

(13 Feb 2019)


Do you employ an outstanding student?

Nominations are now open for the Student Employee of the Year Awards 2019, recognising and celebrating the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who combine part-time work with their study commitments. Help our student employees win a national award. You can nominate a student here. For more information and help with nominations, please contact the Student Employment Service Coordinator on ext. 41429, visit the website, or email ses@durham.ac.uk.

(13 Feb 2019)


Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account (ESRC IAA) call for proposals - now open

The ESRC IAA has awarded us £1.3m (£325k per year) over the next four years to help our social scientists work with businesses, policy makers and communities to create research opportunities which positively impact society and the economy. The current Round 1 funding will end on Sunday, 31 March, and the new Round 2 funding will start from Monday, 1 April and run until 31 March 2023.

(13 Feb 2019) » More about Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account (ESRC IAA) call for proposals - now open


Periodic review: Green Paper consultation

All colleagues are invited to respond to the Senate Periodic Review Working Group's Green Paper. The Paper sets out high level recommendations for the future of the Periodic Review process. The Green Paper and consultation are available online. Your response will inform the Working Group's White Paper to May 2019 Senate. If you have any queries, please email either g.d.love@durham.ac.uk or john.marsh@durham.ac.uk.

(13 Feb 2019) » More about Periodic review: Green Paper consultation


Staff volunteers needed - Tiny Lives Trust

The staff volunteering team is looking for five volunteers to help with the Tiny Lives Trust on Thursday, 28 February between 10am - 3pm. The task will involve sorting donations for their Nearly New Sale. If you can help please email community.engagement@durham.ac.uk

 

(13 Feb 2019) » More about Staff volunteers needed - Tiny Lives Trust


Women@DU - Network Launch Event

Join us in the Penthouse Suite, Collingwood College between 12 noon and 2pm on Thursday, 21 March for the launch of Women@DU. This new network brings together staff who identify as female, in order to share experiences, opportunities, and knowledge; offering mutual support and a networking space to discuss issues that are important to us. This is a co-chaired, cross academic and professional service network, inclusive to all regardless of grade or role within the University. Registration is required.

(13 Feb 2019) » More about Women@DU - Network Launch Event


Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) drop-in sessions

The Research Development team will be holding drop-in sessions for interested researchers to discuss potential proposals to the current GCRF Collective Programme calls, or to ask questions and receive advice about the calls on a one-to-one basis. Surgery sessions will be as follows: 

  • Friday, 15 February – 12 noon to 2pm in Holly 1, Mountjoy Centre
  • Friday, 22 February – 2pm to 4pm in PC004, Palatine Centre
  • Wednesday, 6 March – 2pm to 4pm in PC001, Palatine Centre
  • Wednesday, 20 March – 1pm to 3pm in PC002, Palatine Centre

Please feel free to drop in if you have any questions , or alternatively you can email research.development@durham.ac.uk.

(8 Feb 2019)


National Award for the Psychology Technical Support Team

The Department of Psychology's Technical Support Team has been awarded the prestigious 'British Psychological Society Technical Support in Psychological Research Award' for their superb contribution to psychological research in Durham. Many congratulations Elaine Stanton, Andy Long and Simon Thurlbeck on this fantastic achievement.

(8 Feb 2019)


New Grants Management System is coming

Our new Research Grants Management System, Worktribe, will be launched shortly. The system will be implemented in two phases over the coming months. In future, all applications for externally-funded research must be processed through Worktribe. Training will commence in February. If you are interested in finding out more, please email worktribe.project@durham.ac.uk.

(8 Feb 2019) » More about New Grants Management System is coming


New Mount Oswald video

A new video and photos showing how the building of our Mount Oswald project is progressing have been posted to the project web page. To view the video or photos, or find out more about the project, please click here.

(8 Feb 2019)


Research Committee vacancy

Early Career Researchers are invited to submit expressions of interest for a vacancy on the Research Committee. Details are available online and expressions of interest can be made via the online form. Colleagues are welcome to discuss the opportunity informally with niall.c.o'loughlin@durham.ac.uk, the Secretary to Research Committee. The closing date is Thursday, 28 February.

(8 Feb 2019) » More about Research Committee vacancy


Researchfish 2019 Submission - now open

Researchfish is an online reporting system used by funders to collect information on the outcomes, outputs and impact of the research they fund. The 2019 submission period is now open, full information on deadlines and instructions on how to submit can be found on the website.

(8 Feb 2019)


Sony World Photography Awards 2019

Michele Allan, a Cartographic/Photographic Technician in the Department of Geography, has been shortlisted in the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards 2019. Michele is one of only thirteen UK-based photographers to be featured in the international competition, which had a record-breaking number of entries this year (over 326,000 images across four competitions). Michele's photograph, titled 'Walking on Water', was taken at Appleby Horse Fair 2018 and can be seen here. Some of Michele's portfolio of work can be seen on her website.

(8 Feb 2019)


Towel and Tampon Drive 2019

In recognition of International Women’s Day on Friday, 8 March, the Colleges Office is organising a University-wide Tampons and Towels Donation Drive (4 March - 9 March) for homeless and vulnerable women in County Durham and Newcastle. Staff from the Colleges and Wellbeing Office will visit your department to collect any donations and then distribute them to the identified charities that work with homeless women in the local area. For any questions or to volunteer to collect donations in your College / Department / Office, please email laura.e.day@durham.ac.uk.

(8 Feb 2019) » More about Towel and Tampon Drive 2019


Extended: Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) survey on racial harassment

If you have not had a chance to complete it yet, please note that the EHRC survey on racial harassment has been extended until Thursday, 28 February. Towards the end of last year, the EHRC launched an inquiry to understand the types of racial harassment experienced at publicly funded institutions, such as universities or higher education colleges. It would like to hear from staff and students who have experienced, witnessed or helped in an incident of racial harassment from September 2015 onwards. Other staff and students with information relevant to this inquiry. To access the survey and have your say, please click here.

(6 Feb 2019)


Aesthetic perception research conversation

What role do the senses play in shaping our understanding of the past? What is the relationship between aesthetic perception and the recognition of race, gender, and other forms of difference? This research conversation will take place on Wednesday, 27 February between 12 noon - 3pm in the Birley Room, Hatfield College. Attendance is free but spaces are limited. Please email cvac@durham.ac.uk to register.

(1 Feb 2019) » More about Aesthetic perception research conversation


Call for applications: Joint Tϋbingen - Durham Seedcorn Fund

Durham and Tϋbingen Universities wish to strengthen their bilateral ties and have developed a joint 'seedcorn' fund to source and support joint research. Colleagues are invited to apply for funding up to the value of €10,000 - €25,000. The call will be open from Friday, 1 February until Friday, 15 April 2019 (midday UK time). A guidance document and application form are now available on the International Office web page.

(1 Feb 2019) » More about Call for applications: Joint Tϋbingen - Durham Seedcorn Fund


Classics Society talk summary

The Classics Society has published a short summary of Dr Alberto Rigolio's talk on "How Literatures Begin: The Case of Syriac" on the Classics Society Journal, Ostraka.

(30 Jan 2019)


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month

February marks LGBT History Month and is a celebration of the LGBT community worldwide. The theme for 2019 is Peace, Activism and Reconciliation. Watch out for flags, banners and lanyards in support of our LGBT community. 

(30 Jan 2019)


Mount Oswald update: Hub building

Our Mount Oswald project includes a University Hub building, with an events hall, gym, music practice rooms, a performance practice room, a Yoga/dance studio, a launderette and a faith room. We're pleased to say that the steel structure for the Hub building is now complete. For more information on the Mount Oswald project, please visit the website.

(30 Jan 2019)


Need your dog walking?

Student Community Action has volunteers who can walk your dogs for you. If you have little time to spare or need extra help with walking, please do get in touch. Our volunteers are available every day of the week and are happy to travel to the surrounding areas of Durham if necessary. If you are interested in having your dog walked for free, please email dogwalking.sca@durham.ac.uk.

(30 Jan 2019)


2019 reward schemes

The Exceptional Contribution Payments, Discretionary Awards and Merit Reward schemes for 2019 will be considered by University Committees in early February. More information regarding these schemes, including timescales will be available soon.

(25 Jan 2019)


Arriva Strike cancelled

Further to the notification regarding industrial action at Arriva, we are pleased to advise that the strike, due to commence Sunday, 27 January, has been cancelled. All bus services will now run to their normal timetable.

(25 Jan 2019)


Corporate Gifts

If you are looking for a corporate gift for your conference, department or event, then we have a fantastic range of gifts available through the Retail Office website. If your department is registered with us then all gifts can be purchased at trade prices. We can also source bespoke gifts so please contact the Retail Team on extension 43563 to discuss this further.

(25 Jan 2019)


Durham Energy Institute (DEI) raises international awareness of the need to decarbonise heat

Over the last week experts from the DEI have been raising awareness of the potential of low-carbon energy solutions, including geothermal energy and innovative reuse of waste heat, on the national and international stage. Professor Jon Gluyas was interviewed by 'The Business Debate' thought-leadership series in Davos ahead of the World Economic Forum 2019, whilst Dr Charlotte Adams spoke at the prestigious Bryan Lovell meeting of The Geological Society in London. For more information please visit the website.

(25 Jan 2019)


Energy society and practices

This short course is unique opportunity to access training directly from experts across Durham University and the Energy Sector. The four and a half days course will commence on Monday, 11 February and is available to people within and outside the University. Further information and registration details are available on the website

(25 Jan 2019)


Environmental Fact of the Week

Did you know … that Energy Awareness Week starts on Monday, 28 January? The week includes activities for staff and students and aims to help eliminate energy wastage. Take the quiz and read the energy saving tips. Full details available on the Greenspace Energy website.

(25 Jan 2019)


Participants needed

The Department of Music is running an online experiment on whether different harmonisations may affect the way we perceive emotions in music. If you have 25 minutes to spare, and feel like taking a break while listening to music, then please follow the link to our survey. You are asked to listen to a few variations of three melodies, rate them and then answer a short questionnaire about your music listening habits. If you have any questions, please email georgios.athanasopoulos@durham.ac.uk.

(25 Jan 2019)


Sign up to the Big Fairtrade Bake

As part of the National Fairtrade Fortnight, Monday, 25 February to Sunday, 10 March, the Big Fairtrade Bake will take place and is open to all staff and students. For full details and to sign up please visit the Greenspace website.

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Sign your children up for 1-1 tutoring

Is your son/daughter struggling with a certain subject, or worried about upcoming exams? Durham University's 1-1 Tutoring project, run by student volunteers, has space for your child to join. The tutoring runs every Monday to Thursday on an evening at university premises, and is open to GSCE and A Level students. Fill out an application form for your child, and our volunteers will try their best to match them with an appropriate tutor. If you have any questions, please email tutoring.sca@durham.ac.uk.

(25 Jan 2019)


Visual Culture summer school

The call for papers is now open for 'Visual Intersections 4', the fourth in a series of summer schools which brings scholars together to explore the interdisciplinary nature of visual culture. We welcome proposals from those working in a wide range of disciplines, including artists, archaeologists, computer scientists, chemists, sociologists and psychologists, among others, who are connected by the study of visual phenomena.The closing date for proposals is Friday, 1 March 2019. Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words, including 5 keywords, and a one-page CV. If you have any queries regarding the application process please visualintersections@gmail.com.

 

(25 Jan 2019) » More about Visual Culture summer school


Volunteers needed

The Staff Volunteering Team is looking for five more volunteers to help at Durham Foodbank on Friday, 1 February between 9.30am - 1.30pm. The tasks involve sorting and packing donations at the food store in Chester-le Street. Please email community.engagement@durham.ac.uk if you are able to help.

(25 Jan 2019) » More about Volunteers needed


Arriva bus strike update

Management at Arriva Bus and representatives of the Unite trade union have agreed a revised pay deal that will now be put to the union’s 650 members in workplace ballots today and Thursday, 24 January. If the new deal meets with driver approval, the ten day bus strike due to start on Sunday, 27 January will be called off. The result of the ballot, is expected on Thursday evening, 24 January.

(23 Jan 2019)


December Council Meeting

University Council met on 11 December 2018. Its key business included a discussion of proposals for the next phase of development of the academic estate, including Elvet Waterside; consideration of the key strategic and operational risks facing the University; a report on performance indicators designed to measure progress delivering the University Strategy; an update on the Oracle Cloud project; and the outcome of the Equal Pay Audit for 2017/18. Council members also received training in Unconscious Bias and discussed a report and presentation following a review of the University's Engagement activity. Further information is available by emailing university.secretary@durham.ac.uk.

(23 Jan 2019)


Durham Vocal Festival 2019 programme announced

Our students, academics and venues will be at the heart of Durham Vocal Festival, which runs from Saturday, 26 January to Saturday, 9 February. There will be performances across Durham by student groups, school children and leading singers and orchestras. For full listings, please visit the website

(23 Jan 2019)


Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) survey on racial harassment still open

If you have not had a chance to complete it yet, please note that the EHRC survey on racial harassment will be open until Friday, 15 February. Towards the end of last year, the EHRC launched an inquiry to understand the types of racial harassment experienced at publicly funded higher education institutions, such as universities or higher education colleges. To access the survey and have your say, please click here. If you would like to view the short film please visit the website.

(23 Jan 2019) » More about Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) survey on racial harassment still open


Finance Transformation information lunch and learn sessions

Due to popular demand the lunch and learn session on Oracle functionality, scheduled for Wednesday, 6 February, has now been opened up to more attendees. To book, please visit our website.

(23 Jan 2019)


Italian Language Course for beginners at St John's College

Italian is a beautiful language, the language of the cradle of the Western civilisation and the most romantic of all the Roman languages. It is a definite 'must learn' if you are passionate about delicious food, history of art, music and even business. The course runs every Friday for eight weeks starting on Friday, 25 January (7pm - 9pm), and each session will last for two hours. The teacher is a native Italian speaker and the sessions will be highly interactive. Snacks will be provided.

(23 Jan 2019) » More about Italian Language Course for beginners at St John's College


New collaborative study area in the Bill Bryson Library

The newly refurbished collaborative study area is ready in the “Cathedral view” area on Level 1 of the Bill Bryson Library. It is designed to promote group work and includes some unique features that will make it easier for you to work collaboratively. For further details about the variety of study spaces offered in the Bill Bryson Library, please visit the website.

(23 Jan 2019) » More about New collaborative study area in the Bill Bryson Library


Supporting teachers and careers advisers

Our recent Higher Education Teachers and Advisers Conference 2019 attracted close to 50 teachers and careers advisers from schools across the country. As part of a free, two-day residential event, they learned more about our Departments, Colleges and admissions process. For more information, please visit the website.

(23 Jan 2019)


The Water Hub: RIPPLE 2019

The Water Hub’s first annual network event is for businesses, creative thinkers, practitioners; and for those who want to create an impact in the water and environment sector and who share our ambition for putting the North East at the heart of the global market in water technology innovation. The event, which will take place on Thursday, 21 March at the Centre for Life in Newcastle, will provide industry and government insight, cutting-edge innovation, real life examples, and inspiring talks from those influencing the sector in the North East and beyond. To register to attend this free event, please visit the website.

(23 Jan 2019) » More about The Water Hub: RIPPLE 2019


Water works on South Road

Temporary traffic lights are to be installed close to the Mount Oswald site entrance, on South Road. They will be in place on Sunday, 27 January and the early part of Monday, 28 January, when it is anticipated they will be removed by 10am. This is to allow water works required for our Mount Oswald project. For more information on the Mount Oswald project, please visit the website.

(23 Jan 2019)


New 'Leadership' workshops available

Organisation Development has added two more new leadership workshops into their programme for 2019. The first workshop ‘Leading a Thriving Team’ will take place on Tuesday, 5 March and will explore the culture of your team and approaches to developing a culture in which your team can thrive, including meeting delivery targets, adapting to new approaches, learning new skills and maintaining well-being. This full-day session starts at 9.30am and can be booked on the Training Course Booking System

(18 Jan 2019) » More about New 'Leadership' workshops available


Northern Accelerator funding - call for applications

Are you looking for a way to make an impact with your research? If you’re interested in exploring commercial opportunities for the outcomes of your work, Northern Accelerator funding could be for you. Applications are invited for the second round of funding from Northern Accelerator, a collaboration between four North East universities to increase commercialisation of opportunities arising from high quality research. The deadline for the current funding call is 31 March 2019. To find out more about what the funding can be used for, and the application process, visit www.northernaccelerator.org 

(18 Jan 2019) » More about Northern Accelerator funding - call for applications


Hundreds of children enjoy Durham University holiday camps

Over 200 children aged four to 16 enjoyed our recent Team Durham Easter Holiday Camps, run by students and volunteers. Details of the ever-popular Summer Holiday Camps will be announced shortly. For further details, please click here

(16 Apr 2018)


Divestment from Companies Involved in Fossil Fuel Extraction

The University is to divest from companies involved in fossil fuel extraction, and has committed to becoming a major international partner in the development of green energy. This decision follows a Commission on Divestment from Companies Involved in Fossil Fuel Extraction, which was established following a proposal from Durham Students’ Union, which included staff and student members, and which undertook consultation on the issue with staff, students and alumni. For more information, please click here.

(14 Mar 2018)


View progress on the Centre for Teaching and Learning

Two cameras have been installed looking over the Centre for Teaching and Learning construction site at Lower Mountjoy. The feed from these cameras can be viewed on the project webpage, here. The cameras update every 10 minutes. 

(9 Mar 2018)


University Strategy, 2017-2027 toolkit

Colleagues preparing internal documents and presentations regarding the University Strategy, 2017-2027 are reminded that a number of resources can be downloaded from the Strategy toolkit web page. These include a summary presentation, template presentation and branding items. These resources should be used for internal documents and presentations only. All externally-facing documents must be produced by a design partner on the Communications Framework. If you have any questions or would like any help in using these resources, please email university.strategy@durham.ac.uk or call on x46075.

(19 Feb 2018)


Durham wins 'Best Student Community' Award.

Durham University has been awarded 'Best Student Community' in this year's National Student Housing Survey, highlighting the positive impact of the collegiate system and Durham's wider student experience offer. The survey is based exclusively on direct feedback from over 34,000 students across 200 universities and colleges across the UK. Read more about the award here

(8 Sep 2017)


University Strategy feedback

Our University Strategy 2017-2027 is a living document and we continue to welcome constructive engagement in its delivery. If you have comments or suggestions, you can make them here or email university.strategy@durham.ac.uk.

(6 Jul 2017)


Internationalisation Strategy now online

Our new Strategy 2017-2027 includes proposals to significantly internationalise the University. We will internationalise our student body, open an International Study Centre at Queen’s Campus and partner with peer institutions around the world. Find out more here.

(28 Jun 2017)


Education Strategy online now

We want to deliver world-class education that is challenging, enabling, research-led and transformative. Our University Strategy 2017-2027 includes ambitious proposals including for a new Centre for Teaching and Learning, an Education Laboratory and a new Fair Access Strategy. Find out more at www.durham.ac.uk/strategy2027/education

(13 Jun 2017)


Research and Engagement Strategy now online

As a University, we prize academic independence and curiosity driven research. Our University Strategy 2017-2027 includes ambitious proposals to deliver research that is world-leading and world-changing across the whole University. These include building critical mass across the University and investing £2.8 million annually in our new Chancellor’s Scholarships for postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers. Find out more at www.durham.ac.uk/strategy2027/research

(8 Jun 2017)


People Strategy now online

As a University, our people are our biggest asset. Read how our University Strategy 2017-2027 will ensure we offer the best careers and recruit the best staff from around the world at: www.durham.ac.uk/strategy2027/people

(1 Jun 2017)


Staff 'sleep out' to fight poverty

Several colleagues recently spent a night sleeping out in Durham Cathedral to raise money to fight homelessness and poverty, as part of the CEO Sleepout. They raised more than £1,000, and the event raised nearly £25,000 in total. Well done to all who took part.

(18 May 2017)


'Encounter' art exhibition explores climate change, nature and society

An art exhibition bringing together students, local artists and Durham residents will open at Ustinov College next weekend. ‘Encounter 2019’ explores the encounter between climate change, nature and society. An opening event will be held on Saturday, 2 March. For further details, please visit the website.

(22 Feb 2019)


Breath as an Anchor - mindfulness session

Breath as an Anchor - mindfulness session at Palace Green Library on Wednesday, 6 March, 1pm-2pm. The aim of mindfulness is to increase our awareness so that we can be proactive to situations and respond with choice rather than be reactive. We can do this by bringing our attention back to the body through the breath, anchoring us to the present. Book here.

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Durham University Folk Society Ceilidh Dance

Durham University Folk Society will be hosting its second big ceilidh of 2019 on Friday, 8 March, 7pm-10pm, in the Fonteyn Ballroom at the Students' Union. Tickets on the door are £2 for members or £5 for non-members. Entry is free for new members attending their first ceilidh since purchasing life membership online. No experience is necessary and our callers will be there to guide you through the dances. Everybody is welcome.

(22 Feb 2019)


Free Catch Your Breath gallery tour

Join the Exhibition Team and Life of Breath Project members, including Co-Investigator Dr Andrew Russell, on this lunchtime tour around our winter exhibition Catch Your Breath at Palace Green Library on Monday, 25 February, 1pm-1.45pm. Book via Eventbrite.

(22 Feb 2019) » More about Free Catch Your Breath gallery tour


Free Lunchtime Chair Yoga

Free Lunchtime Chair Yoga at Palace Green Library on Thursday, 28 February, 1pm-1.30pm. Join us in our Breathing Space, for a calm and content lunchtime chair yoga class. All levels of ability are welcome. Book here.

(22 Feb 2019) » More about Free Lunchtime Chair Yoga


A (geophysical) journey to the centre of the Earth

Did you know the ground we stand on is moving as fast as our fingernails are growing? Join Dr Phil Heron, from our Department of Earth Sciences, for a (geophysical) journey to the centre of the Earth as our Saturday Morning Science series of public talks continues. Phil's talk will be held in the Calman Learning Centre on Saturday, 23 February at 10.30am. Entry is free and open to all. For more details, please visit the website.

(20 Feb 2019)


Durham Opera Ensemble presents 'Die Fledermaus'

Durham Opera Ensemble will be taking over Durham’s Gala Theatre from Friday, 22 February - Sunday, 23 February, to perform an English translation of Strauss's timeless comedy, 'Die Fledermaus' - including its famous ballroom scene. Thanks to help from Durham University Ballet Company, the highlight of the show promises to be an extravagant and frivolous Viennese party, full of wine, song, and beautiful dance.

(20 Feb 2019) » More about Durham Opera Ensemble presents 'Die Fledermaus'


Footsteps on a Small Island

Join Durham University Chamber Choir in the Cathedral Chapter House for a journey through music across the British Isles as it explores works by composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, hailing from all corners of the country. Visit Wales through the music of Paul Mealor, Cambridge via Owain Park’s ‘Footsteps, and end in Durham with a brand new commission by our own student, Lizzy Hardy, as well as alumnus James MacMillan’s glorious Tenebrae Responsories. The event will take place on Saturday, 2 March at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7.00 pm. Tickets are available here.

(20 Feb 2019)


Hild Bede Theatre presents: Pippin

Hild Bede Theatre presents 'Pippin' on Friday, 22 February at 7.30pm and Saturday, 23 February at 2.30pm and 7.30pm in Caedmon Hall, Hild Bede College. A soul-searching musical about an ordinary person on an extraordinary journey - told by a mysterious troupe of Vaudeville players who promise "a finale you will remember for the rest of your lives". Featuring a stunning score by Stephen Schwartz, composer of 'Wicked', and originally directed by the great Bob Fosse, choreographer of 'Chicago', this musical explodes with joy, magic, and thrill. Tickets can be purchased here.

(20 Feb 2019)


The Intercollegiate Musical Showcase 2019

The Intercollegiate Musical Showcase 2019 - the first event of its kind - will take place on Thursday, 28 February, 7.30pm, in the Music Department Concert Room. From folk to funk, the evening will feature a huge variety of musical genres, performed by groups from an equally wide range of our Colleges. The event is free to attend, with a discretionary charitable donation to City Youth Music encouraged.

(20 Feb 2019) » More about The Intercollegiate Musical Showcase 2019


Cuth's Drama Society presents 'Birdland'

Come along to the Durham Union Debating Chamber between Saturday, 2 - Monday, 4 March see this amateur production of ‘Birdland’ by Simon Stephens. Performances start at 7.30pm and tickets are standard price £7 | concessions £6 | DST members £5 and available here.

(15 Feb 2019) » More about Cuth's Drama Society presents 'Birdland'


Durham for Refugees: 'A Taste of Syria'

We are excited to spend the evening celebrating Syrian culture through a winning combination of food, music and dance. Durham's resident Syrian population will be preparing some delicious Syrian cuisine, and the event will feature traditional music and dancing. Join fellow students, refugee families and local residents on Saturday, 23 February at 7.30pm in Leech Hall, St John's College. Tickets are £8 for members and £10 for non-members and available here.

(15 Feb 2019)


Durham University Light Opera Group (DULOG) presents 'Into the woods'

A childless baker and his wife endeavour to lift their family curse by journeying into the woods, where they encounter Rapunzel (and her witchy 'mother'), Cinderella, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Little Red Riding Hood and other classic fairy tale characters, and they all learn the responsibility that comes with getting what you want. Come along to the Mark Hillery Arts Centre between Wednesday, 27 February and Saturday, 2 March to see the show. Tickets are £6.50 - £9 and available here.

(15 Feb 2019) » More about Durham University Light Opera Group (DULOG) presents 'Into the woods'


Parlez-vous français?

Do you speak French and wish you had more time to practise? So come along to a new French conversation group for staff. The group will meet on a fortnightly basis during Friday lunchtimes in the Palatine Centre. It doesn’t matter if you speak a little or a lot or think you might be a little rusty – come along, the more the merrier! Please email emma.moore@durham.ac.uk for more information and details of dates / meeting locations.

(15 Feb 2019)


Building a better world: St Chad's College, 1918-1925

At the end of World War I men returned to St Chad’s College fitter and maturer than before the war. What impact did this have on life at the college? And how did it affect their future careers? Find out in a new exhibition of archives, photographs and memorabilia on Saturday, 23 February, 10am - 4pm in the Williams Library, St Chad’s College. All are welcome.

(13 Feb 2019)


Hild Bede Theatre presents 'Pippin'

Come along on Friday, 22 February at 7.30pm or Saturday, 23 February at 2.30pm or 7.30pm, when we put on the musical 'Pippin' at the Caedmon Hall. A soul-searching exploration of one ordinary person's journey to find their place and purpose in life. Tickets are £7 (DST)/ £8 (Concessions)/ £9 (Standard) and available here.

(13 Feb 2019) » More about Hild Bede Theatre presents 'Pippin'


The Intercollegiate Musical Showcase 2019

Music Durham presents the Intercollegiate Musical Showcase 2019 - the first event of its kind - on Thursday, 28 February in the Department of Music. From folk to funk, the evening will feature a huge variety of musical genres. Check out the Facebook event page here. We will be collecting for the charity 'City Youth Music' on the night. All are welcome.

(13 Feb 2019)


Adding Smoke to Breath

This relaxed talk by Dr Andrew Russell on Thursday, 28 February, 6pm at Palace Green Library, will focus on the history of tobacco smoking and its consequences. Coinciding with the publication of his book 'Anthropology of Tobacco: Ethnographic Adventures in Non-Human Worlds' Andrew's talk will present tobacco as a plant with agency and the ability to assume different shapes according to context. Please book in advance.

(8 Feb 2019) » More about Adding Smoke to Breath


Breath as an Anchor - Mindfulness drop-in session

The aim of Mindfulness is to increase our awareness so that we can be proactive to situations and respond with a choice rather than be reactive. We can do this by bringing our attention back to the body through the breath, anchoring us to the present. Join us for a free drop-in Mindfulness session on Wednesday, 20 February, 1pm at Palace Green Library. No booking required. If you would like further information, please email at pg.custodian@durham.ac.uk.

(8 Feb 2019) » More about Breath as an Anchor - Mindfulness drop-in session


Durham Opera Ensemble (DOE) presents 'Die Fledermaus'

DOE will be taking over Durham’s Gala Theatre from Friday, 22 February to Saturday, 23 February at 7.30pm, with an additional matinee at 1.30pm on Saturday, to perform an English translation of Strauss' timeless comedy, "Die Fledermaus". Thanks to Durham University Ballet Company, the highlight of the show promises to be an extravagant and frivolous Viennese party, full of wine, song, and beautiful dance. To purchase tickets please visit the Gala Theatre website.

(8 Feb 2019) » More about Durham Opera Ensemble (DOE) presents 'Die Fledermaus'


Talk 'Dismantling Race In Higher Education'

You are invited to this talk organised by the DU BAME Network and the Sociology Department on Friday, 1 March at 12 noon, in the Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Palatine Centre. Dr Jason Arday, Roehampton University and Professor Heidi Mirza, University of London, accompanied by our own Professor Vikki Boliver, will be talking about their new book 'Dismantling Race in Higher Education'. This will be followed by an 'Ideathon' where attendees will be able to put forward ideas on how to move foward the Inclusion agenda at Durham University. This is a free event, but you need to book your place here.

(25 Jan 2019)


Durham University Writing Group

This Thursday the writing group will meet at 5pm in the Octagon Room in the Castle. All are welcome to join the sessions at any time or on any date. If you would like more information, please email helen.b.roche@durham.ac.uk.

(23 Jan 2019) » More about Durham University Writing Group


Homelessness - A true reflection

The launch of 'Homelessness – A True Reflection’ an exhibition of artwork and photography will take place on Wednesday, 30 January 1.30pm - 3pm at Stephenson College. This exhibition is in collaboration with Foundation, a national organisation with a Durham branch on North Road. Foundation provides support to the homeless and vulnerable. We would be delighted if you could join us and if you have any queries please email stephenson.enquiries@durham.ac.uk .

(23 Jan 2019)


Christian staff prayer group

A number of Christian members of University staff meet regularly to pray together. Meetings take place fortnightly on Tuesday lunchtimes, in St Mary’s College chapel, from 12.30pm to 1.15pm. Members are welcome to take their lunch. For more information, email: mark.a.tallentire@durham.ac.uk or j.p.moore@durham.ac.uk.

(17 Apr 2018)


3 Rivers Regional Learning & Teaching Conference 2019

We’re delighted to announce that the call for papers and registration for the 3 Rivers Regional Learning & Teaching conference 2019 - ‘Embedding Student and Staff Well-Being in the Curriculum’ is now open. It will take place in the Calman Learning Centre on Tuesday, 10 September. The call for papers closes on Friday, 31 May at 1pm, and registration will close on Friday, 7 June. Details on the conference, including the keynote, registration and submitting a presentation proposal are available via the conference website. If you have any questions, please contact acad.dev@durham.ac.uk.

(22 Feb 2019) » More about 3 Rivers Regional Learning & Teaching Conference 2019


Adding Smoke to Breath

Adding Smoke to Breath by Dr Andrew Russell at Palace Green Library, on Thursday, 28 February at 6pm. This relaxed evening talk will focus on the history of tobacco smoking and the consequences, acknowledged and unacknowledged, of adding smoke to breath in this way. Book via Eventbrite. If you have any queries, please visit our website or contact us at lob.admin@durham.ac.uk.

(22 Feb 2019) » More about Adding Smoke to Breath


Classics Society interdisciplinary workshop: The Epigraphy of Palmyra

Durham University Classics Society is pleased to announce that Professor Ted Kaizer will be giving a workshop on 'The Epigraphy of Palmyra', an interdisciplinary exploration of Classics and Archaeology, on Wednesday, 6 March, 4pm-6pm, in the Ritson Room (Classics Department, 38 North Bailey). This workshop is open to all students, lecturers and locals.

(22 Feb 2019)


Classics Society Talk: Dr George Gazis On 'Dreams In Homer'

Durham University Classics Society is pleased to announce that Dr George Gazis will be giving the talk 'Dreams in Homer', on Tuesday, 26 February, 7.30pm, in the Ritson Room (Classics Department, 38 North Bailey). It is open to all students, lecturers and locals.

(22 Feb 2019)


Ethnic disproportionality in the identification of Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Needs

This seminar will take place on Wednesday, 13 March, 1pm, in ED 134 in the School of Education. The seminar will be led by Steve Strand, Professor of Education and Fellow of St. Cross College, University of Oxford. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required. For more information please contact ed.research@durham.ac.uk.

(22 Feb 2019) » More about Ethnic disproportionality in the identification of Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Needs


From Swamps to Smog: Exploring Historic Theories about the Effects of Air on Health

From Swamps to Smog: Exploring Historic Theories about the Effects of Air on Health by Dr Danielle Westerhof at Palace Green Library, on Wednesday, 6 March at 3.30pm. Using materials from Palace Green Library’s Archives and Special Collections, join Rare Books Librarian Dr Danielle Westerhof to look at how people thought air influenced their health and what they did to counter the negative effects of bad air. Book via Eventbrite. If you have any queries, please visit our website or contact us at lob.admin@durham.ac.uk.

(22 Feb 2019) » More about From Swamps to Smog: Exploring Historic Theories about the Effects of Air on Health


Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) - Events Epiphany Term 2019

The IAS’s calendar of events continues with a number of lectures in the next fortnight, as well as future seminars and other events linked to the IAS's 2018/19 sponsored projects and its visiting Fellows. IAS Fellows each deliver a public lecture, and there are three lectures remaining this term. A full events listing is available online.

(22 Feb 2019) » More about Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) - Events Epiphany Term 2019


Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience (IHRR) Seminar

The next IHRR Seminar takes place on Monday, 25 February at 1pm in Room W309, Geography. M. Feisal Rahman from the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, Independent University, Bangladesh will present Bangladesh’s Experience with the Green Climate Fund. This is a free event, everyone is welcome.

(22 Feb 2019)


Mineral Memories

Mineral Memories: Aspects of the British Presence in 19th Century Brazil and the Image Legacy of Industrialisation. This presentation by Professor André Luiz Tavares, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil, aims to offer an overview of the history of the exchanges between the UK and Brazil, particularly in relation to their respective industrialisation processes, and as understood from the analysis of the visual material that has resulted from that shared history. It will take place on Tuesday, 5 March, 5.30pm-6.30pm, in Kenworthy Hall, St Mary’s College. Please contact zurbaran.centre@durham.ac.uk for more information.

(22 Feb 2019) » More about Mineral Memories


Research Seminar: Tackling Educational Inequality - challenges and strategies for closing the gap

This seminar will take place on Wednesday, 20 March, 1pm, in ED134 in the School of Education. It will be led by Dr Feyisa Demie, Honorary Fellow in the School of Education and Head of Research at Lambeth Local Authority. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required. For more information please contact ed.research@durham.ac.uk.

(22 Feb 2019) » More about Research Seminar: Tackling Educational Inequality - challenges and strategies for closing the gap


Sighs and Swoons: Breath and Breathing in Medieval Writing

Professor Corinne Saunders will present 'Sighs and Swoons: Breath and Breathing in Medieval Writing' at Palace Green Library on Tuesday, 5 March at 6pm. This talk will explore romantic narratives and religious writings of the medieval period, focusing on Chaucer, Julian of Norwich, and Margery Kempe, to consider what they can tell us about the origins of contemporary attitudes. Book via Eventbrite. If you have any queries, please visit our website or contact us at lob.admin@durham.ac.uk.

(22 Feb 2019) » More about Sighs and Swoons: Breath and Breathing in Medieval Writing


Workshop: How to work with business and industry

This workshop will explore how researchers in the Social Sciences and Arts and Humanities can work with business and industry, focusing on how to overcome some common challenges and pitfalls. Come along on Thursday, 28 February, 10am - 12 noon, to the Derman Christopherson Room, Calman Learning Centre. You can book your place via the Training Course Booking System. Please email charlotte.kerr@durham.ac.uk for more information.

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CIM Talk: Does Translation and Interpreting Provision Really Hinder Integration?

The Centre for Intercultural Mediation is hosting this talk by Professor Nike K. Pokorn, University of Ljubljana and IAS Senior Research Fellow of Durham University, on Tuesday, 26 February, 2pm-3.30pm, in Room 145, Elvet Riverside 1, New Elvet, Durham, DH1 3JT. All are welcome.

(20 Feb 2019) » More about CIM Talk: Does Translation and Interpreting Provision Really Hinder Integration?


Data analysis using Stata

The EL Shaarani Centre for Ethical Finance, Accountability and Governance will be running Stata training for BSc./MSc./Ph.D students. This will take place at the Durham University Business School, MHL 454, on Wednesday, 27 February, 1.15pm-4.15pm. The session is free and open to all. For more information, please visit the website.

(20 Feb 2019)


Gareth Roberts Lecture

The Gareth Roberts Lecture will be given by Sir Nigel Shadbolt FRS FREng. It will take place in Lecture Theatre Ph8, Department of Physics, on Wednesday, 13 March, 4.30pm.

(20 Feb 2019) » More about Gareth Roberts Lecture


Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) drop-in sessions

The Research Development Team will be holding drop-in sessions for researchers to discuss potential proposals to the current GCRF Collective Programme calls or to ask questions and receive advice about the calls on a one-to-one basis. For dates and times of surgery sessions, please click the link below. Alternatively, you can email research.development@durham.ac.uk.

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Heating the Human Climate

This lecture entitled 'Heating the Human Climate' will be given by Dr Sally Weintrobe on Monday, 25 February, at 6pm in CG083, Chemistry Building. It will address our feelings about the rising instability we see in two different climates: the physical and the social. It argues that the state of these climates is linked and considers what we need for a sustainable future. Everyone is welcome to attend. Booking is not required. Please email barry.a.sheils@durham.ac.uk for more information.

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Human Rights, International Law, and Anticolonial Revolution

The Human Rights Centre hosts Dr Emma Stone Mackinnon, Research Fellow at Cambridge University, for a talk on 'Human Rights, International Law, and Anticolonial Revolution: The Case of Djamila Bouhired'. Join us on Wednesday, 27 February, 5pm-6pm in the Moot Court (PCL152). Staff and students are welcome. Contact james.c.kirby@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.

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IMH public talk: Independence, Dependence, and Interdependence: Embodiment and the stick

IMH is delighted to host a talk by Dr Julie Anderson, University of Kent on Tuesday, 26 February, 5.30pm, in Room CA20, Caedmon Building, Leazes Road. The talk will explore the complex relationship between a user and their walking stick. The event is free, and wine and refreshments will be provided. Please email imh.mail@durham.ac.uk to reserve your place.

 

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Practising the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in Africa: A Regional Perspective by Dr Toni Haastrup

Our Global Security Institute will host Dr Toni Haastrup from the University of Kent on Thursday, 28 February at 5pm in the MHL452 Lecture Theatre, Business School. Dr. Haastrup's talk will draw from her recently published book chapter and ongoing work. Everyone is welcome to attend. Booking is not required. For further information please contact maja.davidovic@durham.ac.uk.

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Research Conversation: X-ray Free-Electron Laser Science

The Research Development team will host a research conversation in collaboration with Professor Peter Hatton, Department of Physics, to explore new opportunities in x-ray free-electron laser science with a view to building a new research group. The event will take place on Wednesday, 27 March, 12 noon-4pm in the Derman Christopherson Room, Calman Learning Centre. If you would like to reserve a place at this session, please register here. If you have any further questions, please email research.development@durham.ac.uk.

 

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Research Seminar: Studies of discourse in undergraduate biology

This seminar will take place on Wednesday, 6 March at 1pm in ED 134 at the School of Education. It will be led by Dr Andy Cavegnetto, a School of Education Visiting Fellow. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required. For more information please email ed.research@durham.ac.uk.

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The Annual Hatfield Lecture 2019

Hatfield College is delighted to welcome Rachel Skinner, Hatfield alumna, as its guest speaker for the 2019 annual College lecture on Thursday, 28 February at 6pm in Elvet Riverside 201. The lecture is entitled 'Transport 2050: Driverless cars? Shared mobility? Better places? Smarter routes? A collision of geography/transport/engineering'. Graduating from Durham in 1998, Rachel has been elected the next President of the Institute of Civil Engineers in 2020 - the youngest person, and second woman, to hold this role in its 200-year history. The lecture is open to everyone, and is free but booking is required. To book your place, please visit the website.

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How to become a judge and stay sane

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a Crown Court judge presiding over serious criminal trials and sentencing those found guilty of committing these offences? Well, now is your chance. The Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice is pleased to announce that His Honour Judge (HHJ) Sean Morris will be delivering this talk to staff, students and members of the centre on Tuesday, 19 February, 6pm - 8pm in the Hogan Lovells Theatre, Palatine Centre. The talk will be followed by a wine reception. Please register here.

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Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience (IHRR) Seminar

The next seminar in the IHRR series takes place on Monday, 18 February at 1pm in room W309, Department of Geography. Professor Rajiv Sinha, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, is presenting 'Sediment dynamics and sediment connectivity in the upper Kosi basin, Central Himalaya: implications for river hazards'. This event is free and open to all. For further information please visit the website

(15 Feb 2019)


Public talk - Creating the Bowes Museum

The Friends of Palace Green Library are hosting a talk by Simon Spier, Leeds University, entitled 'Creating the Bowes Museum: Private collecting and the public art museum 1860-1900', on Saturday, 23 February at 2pm in the Learning Centre, Palace Green Library. All are welcome.

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Truth and Politics: Have the Two Become Estranged?

The Centre for the Study of Jewish Culture, Society and Politics is inviting you to this talk on Monday, 11 March at 5pm in the Ken Wade Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre. The talk will be followed by a drinks reception in the Derman Christopherson Room. The event is free and open to all.

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Centre for Cultural Ecologies lecture

This lecture entitled 'Heating the Human Climate' will be given by Dr Sally Weintrobe on Monday, 25 February, at 6pm in CG083, Chemistry Building. Please email barry.a.sheils@durham.ac.uk for more information.

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Classics Society Talk: 'Dreams in Homer'

Durham University Classics Society is excited to announce that Dr George Gazis will be giving this talk on Tuesday, 26 February at 7.30pm in the Ritson Room, Department of Classics. It is open to all students, lecturers and locals. More information can be found on the society's Facebook page.

(14 Feb 2019)


Ageing Well: A Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) Event

Join experts at the Centre for Life in Newcastle from 10.30am - 12.30pm on Thursday, 28 February for the latest Creative Fuse North-East collaboration and knowledge exchange event about the most recent creative innovations and research into ageing well. Sign up for your free ticket here.

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Behind the Crime Scene: the importance of research in crime fiction

This talk, given by award winning Crime fiction writer Mari Hannah, will be held in the Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College at 6pm on Monday, 25 February. It will be followed by a drinks reception where copies of Mari Hannah's books will be available to buy. This event is free and open to all. For more information, please email vm.development@durham.ac.uk.

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Bishop Van Mildert Lecture 2019

At the sixth annual Bishop Van Mildert Lecture, Professor Mathew Grimley, Oxford University, will be giving a talk entitled 'Religion in the Ruins: Anglicans, Democracy and Reconstruction, 1939-51'. The lecture will be in the Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College, at 5.30pm on Wednesday, 13 March. Please email vm.development@durham.ac.uk for more details.

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Durham Castle Lecture 'Can we solve the migration crisis?'

Come along to this Durham Castle lecture given by Professor Jacqueline Bhabha, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, at the Great Hall, Durham Castle on Wednesday, 27 February 2019 at 8pm. All are welcome.

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Launch event and inaugural lecture

We will hold an official launch event for the Centre for Chinese Law and Policy with an inaugural lecture by Professor Kerry Brown on Wednesday, 27 February between 2pm - 5pm in CG85, Department of Chemistry. All are welcome.

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Launch of the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching Forum

All staff who teach are invited to the inaugural meeting of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Forum on 14 March from 1pm - 2pm in the Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College. A buffet lunch will be followed by a talk entitled 'What is Scholarship of Teaching and Learning?' from Professor Nicola Whitton, Director of the Durham Centre for Academic Development. Please book your place via the Training Course Booking System.

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Priory Library Project

Richard Higgins will present a session on the Priory Library project on Wednesday, 27 February at 10m in the Elvet Room, Bill Bryson Library. All are welcome to hear about this innovative project, the technology involved, and history of the collection. Please email caroline.roberts@durham.ac.uk for more information and to sign up.

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Research seminar: 'Human Rights, International Law, and Anticolonial Revolution: The Case of Djamila Bouhired'

The Human Rights Centre hosts Emma Stone Mackinnon, Cambridge University, on Wednesday, 27 February from 5pm - 6pm in the Moot Court (PCL152). Staff and students are welcome to attend. Please email james.c.kirby@durham.ac.uk for more information.

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Research Seminar: Studies of discourse in undergraduate biology

This seminar will take place on Wednesday, 6 March at 1pm in ED 134 at the School of Education. The seminar will be led by Dr Andy Cavegnetto, a School of Education Visiting Fellow. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required. For more information please email ed.research@durham.ac.uk.

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The Hatfield Lecture 2019

Hatfield College is delighted to welcome Rachel Skinner, Hatfield alumna, as the guest speaker for the 2019 annual college lecture on Thursday, 28 February at 6pm in ER201, Elvet Riverside. The lecture is entitled 'Transport 2050: driverless cars? Shared mobility? Better places? Smarter routes? A collision of geography/transport/engineering'. The lecture is open to everyone, and is free but booking is required. 

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Workshop for academic staff

This workshop will explore how researchers can work with business and industry, focusing on how to overcome some common challenges and pitfalls. Come along on Thursday, 28 February between 10am - 12 noon at the Derman Christopherson Room, Calman Learning Centre. You can book your place via the Training Course Booking System. Please email charlotte.kerr@durham.ac.uk for more information.

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'Community beyond the (nation) state' workshop

This workshop asks what other forms of legally or culturally-defined community exist, and how do they relate to the legal entities defined by the state? How should we understand communities larger or smaller than the state, or not defined by state boundaries? What is the range of possibilities for citizenship, community, and belonging? This informal, interdisciplinary and international research workshop will take place on Thursday, 7 March and Friday, 8 March in the Birley Room at Hatfield College. All are welcome, however registration is necessary. For more information and to register, please email h.r.g.jones@dur.ac.uk by Monday, 25 February.

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Annual E. J. Lowe Lecture

In memory and acknowledgement of E.J. (Jonathan) Lowe's contribution to philosophy, our Department of Philosophy has introduced a lecture series in his name. This lecture entitled 'Democracy in a Digital Age' will be given by Baroness Onora O'Neill in the Dermot Christopherson Room, Calman Learning Centre, on Thursday, 14 March at 5.30pm. Refreshments can be purchased prior to the event. All are welcome.

(8 Feb 2019)


Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) - events

The IAS’s calendar of events continues with several forthcoming lectures, seminars and workshops linked to the IAS's sponsored projects and its visiting Fellows. The IAS visiting cohort of IAS Fellows each deliver a public lecture, and the series continues for the remainder of the Epiphany term. Please see the IAS events page for more details.

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Research conversation

The Research Development team will be hosting a research conversation in collaboration with Professor Peter Hatton, Department of Physics, to explore new opportunities in x-ray free-electron laser science with a view to building a new research group. The event will take place on Wednesday, 27 March between 12 noon - 4pm in the Derman Christopherson Room, Calman Learning Centre. If you would like to reserve a place at this session, please register here. For further questions, please email research.development@durham.ac.uk.

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Institute for Medical Humanities (IMH) public talk

IMH is delighted to host a talk by Julie Anderson, University of Kent, entitled 'Independence, Dependence, and Interdependence: Embodiment and the Stick' on Tuesday, 26 February at 5.30pm in CA20, Caedmon Building, Leazes Road. The event is free, and wine and refreshments will be provided. Please email imh.mail@durham.ac.uk to reserve your place.

(6 Feb 2019) » More about Institute for Medical Humanities (IMH) public talk


Music, Literature, and Performance, c.1800: A Melodramatic Workshop

This workshop will take place on Friday, 15 March between 2.30pm - 5pm in the Armstrong Building 2.16, Newcastle University. This interdisciplinary workshop proposes to address the sometimes bewilderingly broad understandings of melodrama by pursuing the historical specificity of its genesis on the stage in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe. This event, generously supported by Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute, is free to attend and open to all. Please email jonathan.hicks@ncl.ac.uk to confirm your place.

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Aesthetic perception research conversation

What role do the senses play in shaping our understanding of the past? What is the relationship between aesthetic perception and the recognition of race, gender, and other forms of difference? This research conversation will take place on Wednesday, 27 February between 12 noon - 3pm in the Birley Room, Hatfield College. Attendance is free but spaces are limited. Please email cvac@durham.ac.uk to register.

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EU exit and the energy and climate sectors

Mark Copley joined the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) in mid-2018 to oversee work related to Britain’s exit from the European Union in the fields of energy and climate change. In this seminar on Thursday, 31 January at 1pm, Mark will talk about the EU exit and the energy and climate sectors. Further information and registration details are available here.

(25 Jan 2019)


Forthcoming Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) events

The IAS’s calendar of events continues with lectures, seminars and workshops linked to the Institute’s 2018/19 projects and Fellows. Some events such as public lectures are free and open to all to attend; however other events may require registration. There are several lectures, seminars and workshops in the coming 2-3 weeks.

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Postgrowth Imaginaries

A book presentation of Postgrowth Imaginaries: New Ecologies and Counterhegemonic Culture in Post-2008 Spain by Dr Luis I. Prádanos, Miami University, will take place on Tuesday, 5 February at 4pm in A56, Elvet Riverside. This talk will incorporate some of the key ideas behind the concept of “postgrowth imaginaries” and their significance for the Environmental Humanities today. All are welcome.

 

(25 Jan 2019) » More about Postgrowth Imaginaries


Public debate: Is there a future for fracking?

In association with the Durham Energy Institute, Student Energy Durham invites you to the first debate of Epiphany Term, entitled 'Is there a future for fracking?' on Wednesday, 30 January at 6pm. The debate will cover the advantages and disadvantages of fracking, how necessary fracking is for UK energy security, its impact on climate change and whether or not it has a long-term future. Further information and registration details are available here

(25 Jan 2019)


Public lecture

This lecture will focus on why nuclear power plays an important role as a power generator in the current energy mix, an overview and update on Hinkley Point C new nuclear build and possible follow up projects at Sizewell, Bradwell, Anglesey (Wylfa) and West Cumbria (Moorside). What is the rest of the world doing with existing Nuclear power generation and future policy and plans? Come along on Wednesday, 27 February at 6pm, all are welcome. Further information and registration details are available here.

(25 Jan 2019)


Research conversation

The Research Development team will be hosting a Research conversation in collaboration with Professor Peter Hatton, Department of Physics, to explore new opportunities in x-ray free-electron laser science with a view to building a new research group, as well as participating in wider discussions in this area. The event will take place on Wednesday, 27 March between 12 noon - 4pm in the Derman Christopherson Room, Calman Learning Centre. If you would like to reserve a place at this session, please register here. For further questions please email research.development@durham.ac.uk.

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Van Mildert College Trust lecture

Van Mildert College Trust invites you to the Annual Trust lecture, given by The Very Reverend Andrew Tremlett, Dean of Durham Cathedral on Wednesday, 6 February at 6.30pm in the Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College. Dean Tremlett will give this lecture entitled 'Believing without Belonging: What's happening to Christianity in England?' For more information and to reserve a ticket for this event, please contact vm.development@durham.ac.uk.

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Centre for Cultural Ecologies lecture

This lecture entitled 'Heating the Human Climate', delivered by Sally Weintrobe, Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society (BPAS), will take place on Monday, 25 February at 6pm in CG083, Chemistry Building. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required. For more information please contact barry.a.sheils@durham.ac.uk or visit the website.

(23 Jan 2019) » More about Centre for Cultural Ecologies lecture


Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) event

Please come along to the Institute of Advanced Study on Thursday, 31 January to hear Dr Julianne Mossinger, Senior Editor for Nature talk about 'How to get published in Nature'. Dr Mossinger has come to hear about Durham's new Global Challenges Research Fund Centre for Doctoral Training (GCRF CDT). She is particularly interested to hear about global challenge based research and we have arranged for nine speakers from the GCRF CDT to present their projects. Please sign up on a first-come first-served basis here. Places will be confirmed by Linda Crowe.

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People-centred development workshop

This workshop will be delivered by Professor Simone Abram and Dr Maria Salaru, Department of Anthropology, on Thursday, 28 February and is aimed at supervisors, potential supervisors and researchers specialising within one of the Pathways of the NINE DTP. The session will be of interest to those individuals who wish to understand more about how to recognise and capitalise upon industry collaboration opportunities within the research environment and beyond. Please book via the training Course Booking system. Should you have any queries please contact charlotte.kerr@durham.ac.uk

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Sociology in Action week

For the first time, the Department of Sociology are trialling a new ‘Sociology in Action’ week - a chance for students, postgraduate researchers, staff, as well as visitors from the wider Durham community to shine a sociological and criminological light on the issues facing society today. Our flagship event is on Monday, 18 February where Durham Sociology staff and students will come together to discuss ‘Fake News’. To book and find out about other Action Week events, see the website.

(23 Jan 2019) » More about Sociology in Action week


Durham World Heritage Site lecture

This lecture entitled ‘Mind the Gap: who benefits from Heritage?’ given by Professor Dr Friedrich Lueth will take place on Monday, 6 May at 6pm in the Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre. To register for the event please visit the website.

(9 Jan 2019) » More about Durham World Heritage Site lecture


Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) - Events Epiphany Term 2019

The IAS’s calendar of events starts from Monday, 14 January and runs until the end of March 2019. Events include lectures, seminars and workshops linked to the Institute’s 2018/19 Projects and Fellows. Some events such as public lectures are free and open to all to attend; however other events may require registration.

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Public lecture

The 15th IMEMS/Blackfriars lecture entitled 'Did manners maketh the medieval man? Etiquette at the twelfth-century dining table' will take place on Saturday, 20 April at 11am in the Blackfriars Restaurant, Newcastle and will be given by Dr Fiona Whelan. To book a place or for more information please visit the website.

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