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VC Town Hall meetings

The next Vice-Chancellor Town Hall meetings will take place in March and will provide an update on the University as a whole, including Strategy. This is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. The meeting details are as follows:

  • Monday, 5 March - 11.30am - 12.30pm, Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Palatine Centre
  • Wednesday, 7 March - 10am - 11am, D004, Ebsworth Building Queen's Campus

Please note that there is no need to book to attend but places will be available on the day on a first-come first-served basis. Everybody is welcome. 

(23 Feb 2018)


Have you set your new print queue?

Please remember, the old staff print queue - Staff_Print_Queue - will be removed for all users on Wednesday, 28 February. Ensure your printing service is uninterrupted and set one of the new queues as your default before this date – for most staff this will be the StaffPrint-Standard queue. MDS and new Managed Windows 10 desktop users can visit the dedicated page Set Default Printer. Instructions for printing from all devices can be found on the Staff Printing pages. For more information about the change, please refer to the all staff email from the IT Service Desk dated Friday, 2 February.

(22 Feb 2018)


Road Closure - Owengate

Durham County Council will have a full road closure in place on Owengate between Monday, 26 February and Friday, 23 March. The road closure will be in place Monday to Friday between 8.30am - 4.30pm to enable essential repair works.

(20 Feb 2018)


Important information for Members of UCU considering taking strike action

The University fully recognises the right of staff to take part in industrial action over the proposed changes to the USS Pension Scheme. All members of the Executive understand the depth of feeling across the University about the proposed changes and we continue to advocate for further and constructive discussions at national level. The University has developed a policy which sets out how we will use our best endeavours to respect the right of staff to strike whilst also seeking to minimise the impact of the strike action on our students. Further information is available on the website.

(16 Feb 2018)


Construction work at the Centre for Teaching and Learning

Construction work is progressing well on the Centre for Teaching and Learning. The work will enter a new phase from Wednesday, 21 February 2018 with the commencement of piling operations. The piling to be used is bored into the ground like a giant corkscrew, rather than driven, meaning the process is quieter and noise levels will be well below regulations. However, two noise monitors will be in place to indicate if limits are breached. The work will take place between 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday and operatives will be on site from 7.30am. The operation is expected to last 13 days.

(15 Feb 2018)


Changes to Child Care Voucher Scheme April 2018

The current child care voucher scheme will remain open to new parents until March 2018. HMRC has confirmed that in order to access vouchers as a new entrant before the April 2018 cut-off, a parent must have made a salary sacrifice or had a voucher issued before Thursday, 5 April 2018. If you are already registered and wish to continue using the current voucher scheme you do not need to take any action. For further information please visit here.

(9 Feb 2018) » More about Changes to Child Care Voucher Scheme April 2018


Changes to the Arriva X12 Bus Timetable: Reduced Services

Please be advised that, from Sunday, 18 February, two services will be withdrawn and revisions have been to three subsequent morning services. A copy of the new timetable is available on the Arriva website. Paper copies of the new timetable are also available at key reception areas.

(9 Feb 2018) » More about Changes to the Arriva X12 Bus Timetable: Reduced Services


USS member lump sums for the tax year 2017/18

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.

(9 Feb 2018) » More about USS member lump sums for the tax year 2017/18


Keep your devices safe from the Meltdown and Spectre security threat

As reported in the press, security experts have uncovered two new bugs that could allow hackers to steal data. These vulnerabilities affect smartphones, tablets and computers, and potentially expose passwords and other sensitive content. Software updates are now available to protect against attacks and CIS is fixing these issues on our systems and services, including the managed desktops next week. Security advice is available on our dedicated pages.

(2 Feb 2018) » More about Keep your devices safe from the Meltdown and Spectre security threat


Police appeal

The following is a message from Durham Constabulary. Detectives investigating a sexual assault are re-appealing for the public’s help to identify a man they would like to speak to in connection with an incident. The incident happened at around 2.30am on Monday, 12 June 2017 in the Oswald Block, Durham. Detective Sergeant Chris Woollett, from Durham Constabulary said: “We would like to speak to the man pictured in the CCTV image. Anyone who recognises the man should call us.” Anyone with any information should call 101, quoting incident number 33 of 12 June.

The CCTV image can be viewed here

(1 Feb 2018)


St Mary's College footpath diversion

The pedestrian route between St Mary’s College and South Road has been diverted to allow construction of the Centre for Teaching and Learning. From Monday, 15 January, an alternative route will be available, past the Fergusson Building and Teikyo University of Japan in Durham.

(12 Jan 2018)


EU Procurement Threshold Update

The Procurement Service would like to inform users that from Monday 1 January 2018, the EU threshold for purchasing goods and services has increased to £181,302 excluding VAT.

(4 Jan 2018) » More about EU Procurement Threshold Update


Do you use NPCS computers for teaching? New desktop coming soon

This summer will see the introduction of an all new desktop environment to student and teaching computers across the University. When we begin the next academic year, all NPCS machines (student and teaching machines) will have been upgraded to the Durham University Desktop Environment (DUDE). If you use NPCS machines when teaching, read on to find out more. If you don’t, look out for more information later in the year when we roll out the new desktop to staff computers.

(13 May 2016) » More about Do you use NPCS computers for teaching? New desktop coming soon


24 hours in Van Mildert College

Owen Adams, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Colleges and Student Experience) spent 24 hours helping out in Van Mildert College. To read about his experience and reflections please visit here.

(23 Feb 2018)


Annual Development Review Workshop

A further workshop has been added to the training programme to cover Annual Development Reviews in line with the ‘Realising Your Potential Approach’. It introduces the 'Annual Development Review' process and focusses on how to prepare for staff reviews from both a Reviewer and Reviewee perspective. The workshop looks at the forms and how an individual needs to consider their job priorities and any development needs prior to their review meeting. It will also focus on developing the key skills of delivering feedback, setting objectives and discussing development needs and will enable delegates to plan, prepare and undertake the review process effectively. To book your place please visit the Training Course Booking System. Please note there is also online training available on duo.

(23 Feb 2018)


Durham Commission on Creativity and Education

We are working with Arts Council England to identify ways in which creativity, and specifically creative thinking, can play a larger part in the lives of young people from birth to the age of 25, both within and beyond the current education system. Staff and students, as well as people and organisations externally, will be given the opportunity to feed into the research – more details will follow in future Signposts. In the meantime, find out more about the project from the Commission website.

(23 Feb 2018)


Durham DOES Information Sessions

You are invited to a series of Information Sessions where you can find out more about the next steps for the Durham DOES Programme. There are seven sessions scheduled over three days, 16 March, 21 March and 22 March and numbers are limited to 20 per session. Book your place via the Event Durham online booking system here.

(23 Feb 2018)


Environment Week 2018

Monday, 26 February sees the start of Environment Week with many activities, events and competitions for everyone. Throughout the week staff and students are encouraged to get involved and visit the different environmental stalls and talk with representatives about sustainability, reducing food waste, recycling, travelling by public transport, walking, cycling, volunteering in Biodiversity activities and much more. A full schedule is available on the Greenspace Environment Week website.

(23 Feb 2018) » More about Environment Week 2018


Environmental Fact of the Week

Did you know … Fairtrade Fortnight runs from Monday, 26 February? Various Fairtrade activities will be taking place for all to enjoy including free Fairtrade samples, discounts and competitions. Full details are available on the Fairtrade Fortnight website

(23 Feb 2018) » More about Environmental Fact of the Week


Establishment of a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Network

Durham University has an expanding community of researchers and staff members from the BAME community and we take pride in this growing diversity. Now would be a good time to set the foundations of a community of staff members from BAME backgrounds for the purpose of networking and support, focusing on the themes, issues and events relating to various ethnic minority groups. If you are interested in participating in this group, please send an email to catherine.summers@durham.ac.uk. An announcement for a group meeting to plan future events and activities will be made shortly.

(23 Feb 2018)


Every small step leads to big change

Why not make a pledge to adopt one new environmentally sustainable behaviour to reduce your impact on the environment? Take inspiration from events occurring throughout Environment Week. All pledges will be entered into a prize draw to win from a range of exciting prizes. Please note the competition closes on Monday, 12 March.

(23 Feb 2018)


Local Produce for Sale from JR Holland Food Services

Come along and meet the local supplier J R Holland on Wednesday, 28 February in the Calman Learning Centre from 9.30am. Samples will be available to try and an opportunity to purchase local fresh vegetables (£1 per bag), eggs, breads, yoghurt and cheese.

(23 Feb 2018)


Mystery Shoppers Wanted

The Retail Office is seeking three members of staff to be mystery shoppers at the University's retail outlets in March. All that is required is that you go into the shop and make a purchase, then evaluate the shop by completing an online questionnaire. As a thank you for your help you will receive a £5 YUM voucher. If you would like to take part please email barbara.brass@durham.ac.uk and a preference, if you have one, of which store you would like to shop in. The retail outlets are the World Heritage Site Shop, Palace Green Library Shop or the Oriental Museum Gift Shop.

(23 Feb 2018)


Sustainable Travel Events

Arriva and Northern Rail will be on hand on Thursday, 1 March to answer any questions about travel on public transport and discuss corporate annual ticket schemes and other discounts available. Please visit their stall in the Palatine Centre between 11.30am - 2.30pm. You can also find out more about cycling, walking and travelling sustainably within and around Durham City by visiting the Cycling UK, DBUG, Living Streets and Durham County Council Travel Team between 11am - 2pm in the Calman Learning Centre.

(23 Feb 2018)


Waste Less, Save More - tips on how to reduce waste

This is an opportunity to find out more about recycling if you live out and hear about the Sainsbury's Waste Less, Save More and REfUSE campaigns. Representatives from Durham County Council and REfUSE - a local food waste organisation will be on hand to answer any questions and tell you are the Olio app on Tuesday, 27 February between 10am - 3pm in the Calman Learning Centre.

(23 Feb 2018)


Win Fairtrade Goodies

Staff and students can guess the Fairtrade ingredients in the Vice Chancellor's muffin and be in with a chance of winning Fairtrade goodies. The competition closes on Monday, 12 March. Full details can be found on the Greenspace Fairtrade website

(23 Feb 2018)


Win Public Transport Vouchers by Travelling Sustainably During Environment Week

Do you currently travel by car to the University? Why not think about an alternative mode of travel during Environment Week. Let us know how you changed your travel behaviour and what mode of travel you used, which could be for the whole week or just one day, by emailing greenspace.staff@durham.ac.uk. Please feel free to send in a photograph too. In doing so you will be entered into a prize draw to win public transport vouchers.

(23 Feb 2018)


Request for Information on Women in Education

Durham Energy Institute has been invited to take part in a new initiative for the Durham Miners' Gala which is a Women's Banner Group. The Institure will create two 60cm x 60cm pieces of patchwork for the Community Quilt Banner based around the themes of 'Women in Energy' and 'Women in Education' specific to Durham. The first female admitted to Durham was in 1881, first female degrees were awarded in 1995 and the first female professor was appointed in 1971, but if anyone is aware of any other Durham women 'firsts' please get in touch with lynn.gibson@durham.ac.uk. If anyone has any information on the story of the male students throwing their mortarboards into the river in protest of women being accepted into the University please also get in touch. The banner will have it's official unveiling at Redhill's on 10 July ahead of the Durham Miner's Gala on 14 July.

(22 Feb 2018)


Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing's fortnightly newsletter

The next edition of the informative fortnightly newsletter for all Wolfson Fellows and PGAs will be published on Monday, 26 February 2018. Check your inboxes.

(21 Feb 2018)


Meeting of University Council

University Council met on Friday, 2 February. Its key business included a presentation from the PVC Education on the University’s Education provision and the initiatives taken forward over the past year, and discussion of a possible Philanthropic Campaign for the University. Council routinely receives reports from all Committees of Senate and Council. The next meeting will take place on either Monday, 12 March or Tuesday, 13 March. Further information is available from the University Secretary at jennifer.sewel@dutham.ac.uk.

(19 Feb 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)


Bach - St John Passion concert

Durham Cathedral Choir joins forces with the Avison Ensemble to perform Bach's stunning St John Passion on the evening of Palm Sunday, 25 March 2018 at 7.00pm. This unmissable concert will be conducted by Daniel Cook, Master of the Choristers and Organist at Durham Cathedral with internationally renowned violinist Pablo Beznosiuk leading the orchestra. Vocal soloists will be from within Durham Cathedral Choir including some of the Cathedral Choristers. Tickets: £8 to £28 available from the Cathedral Visitor Desk, by phone 0191 3387 178 or online.

(16 Feb 2018)


Do you have a creative business on the side or know someone who has?

Durham University is launching a programme of support for the region’s artists and creative businesses as part of the Creative Fuse North East (CFNE) project. If you are a creative or digital practitioner or business, why not sign up for the first of a series of creative workshops? Inspire-a-thon, will help you channel your creativity to generate new ideas or products for your business. It will take place on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 between 9:30am-4pm at Ushaw College. Lunch is included. For more information, contact Alistair Brown (alistair.brown@durham.ac.uk) or Ladan Cockshut (t.l.cockshut@durham.ac.uk) on +44 (0)191 334 0471.

(16 Feb 2018) » More about Do you have a creative business on the side or know someone who has?


Durham University Hockey Club community outreach programmes

Durham University Hockey Club is facilitating two sessions to increase the number of participants within hockey. ‘Back to Hockey’ is an informal, fun new form of fitness for active people and will take place on Fridays between 12.00 noon-1pm. ‘Hurray4Hockey’ is walking hockey at a steadier pace and it is designed for older adults or anyone with an injury or disability. It will also take place on Fridays, between 1.30pm-2.30pm. Both sessions start on 23 February 2018 at the Graham Sports Centre. No prior experience is required for either session. Contact emma.c.headley@durham.ac.uk.

(16 Feb 2018)


Environmental Fact of the Week

Did you know ….. Environment Week commences on Monday, 26 February 2018? There will be many activities, events, competitions and promotions to raise awareness of how to live, work and travel in a more environmentally sustainable way. The week also celebrates national Fairtrade Fortnight. Why not join in the events and enter the competitions? Full details available on the Greenspace website.

(16 Feb 2018)


Important information for Members of UCU considering taking strike action

The University fully recognises the right of staff to take part in industrial action over the proposed changes to the USS Pension Scheme. All members of the Executive understand the depth of feeling across the University about the proposed changes and we continue to advocate for further and constructive discussions at national level. The University has developed a policy which sets out how we will use our best endeavours to respect the right of staff to strike whilst also seeking to minimise the impact of the strike action on our students. Further information is available on the website.

(16 Feb 2018)


International Women's Day 2018: Women in Science Lecture

This lecture, given by Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE FRS entitled ‘The Joy of Being Wrong’, will take place on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 between 2.05pm-3.05pm in E005, Department of Engineering. You will also have the opportunity to meet Jocelyn between 1pm-2pm, in E240, Department of Engineering. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome and booking is not required. Further information is published at https://www.dur.ac.uk/science.faculty/athena.swan/wislecture2018/.

(16 Feb 2018) » More about International Women's Day 2018: Women in Science Lecture


Learning Technologies 'Lunch and Learn'

Are you interested in discovering how to use in-class polling with your students? Or are you already a user of TurningPoint and want to make more use of its features? On Monday, 19 March 2018, staff from Turning Technologies will be coming to Durham to host a 'Lunch and Learn' event for staff. The session will take place at 12.00 noon in the Derman Christopherson Room, Calman Learning Centre. To book your place on this workshop, visit the Training Course Booking System.

(16 Feb 2018)


New Arriva X12 timetable

Reminder: Due to the removal of two services along the Arriva X12 route, a new timetable will be in operation from Sunday, 18 February 2018. The main timetable will remain the same with two amendments to early services from Middlesbrough to Durham City. A copy of the new timetable is available from key reception areas and on the Arriva website.

(16 Feb 2018)


Policy Engagement Innovation Funding

The Policy Engagement Team are piloting some funding for testing new approaches to public policy-related research engagement. It is envisaged that funding of around £2,000 will be available for relatively short term activities and will used in three main ways: placements and exchanges, experimental policy engagement pilots and rapid response. However given that this is a pilot scheme, other ideas will be considered. For more information, visit the Engaging with Public Policy web pages or contact Neil Heckels, Senior Policy Engagement Manager - neil.heckels@durham.ac.uk or +44 (0) 191 33 44641.

(16 Feb 2018)


Policy Engagement Training and drop-in advice sessions

Training is now available for academics at any career stage who would like advice and examples of good practice when engaging with policymakers. For more information, visit the Engaging with Public Policy web pages or contact Lisa Hodgson, Impact and Engagement Officer – public.policy@durham.ac.uk or +44 (0) 191 33 49204.

(16 Feb 2018) » More about Policy Engagement Training and drop-in advice sessions


Reminder: Help shape lecture capture at Durham University

As the consultation closes on Wednesday, 28 February 2018, all staff are reminded that you have the opportunity to comment on the University’s proposed mechanisms to operate the new lecture capture system across campus. Already established within many UK universities, the technology enables the recording of audio and visual material in lectures to support student learning and increase access to teaching. Discussions are ongoing with the Faculty Education Committees. To read the consultation document, updated FAQs and to find out how to share your feedback, please visit the Lecture Capture webpage.

(16 Feb 2018)


Society of Theatrical Arts Butler's Epiphany play - 'She Loves Him, He Loves Her Not'

Society of Theatrical Arts Butler would like to invite you to 'She Loves Him, He Loves Her Not' - a hilarious commedia dell'arte play following the fabulous characters on their turbulent, magical, and somewhat beautiful quest for love. The play is showing for one night only on Saturday, 24 February 2018 at 8pm, in the Howlands events hall. Tickets are priced between £3-£5.

(16 Feb 2018)


Staff 'Couch to 5k' (C25K) Programme

Staff are invited to join this weekly session taking beginners and intermediate runners from 'Couch to 5k'. It offers an effective 30 minute workout, taking in Durham City and the river banks. The scheme runs as part of the Experience Durham adult outreach programme, promoting participation and wellbeing. The group meets every Thursday between 12.10pm-12.40pm in the main entrance to the Palatine Centre during school term-times. Contact Lynn.preston@durham.ac.uk

(16 Feb 2018)


Staff Survey - action plans

Individual departmental outcomes from the 2017 Staff Survey were distributed to Heads of Departments and Colleges by UEC Leads towards the end of last year, together with guidance on developing a tailored, local action plan. Departments and Colleges have been tasked with producing an action plan for their area and you are reminded that the deadline for UEC Leads to receive these action plans for endorsement and approval should have now been agreed locally. Endorsed action plans will then be returned by UEC Leads to the HR Reward Team by Tuesday, 1 May 2018. If you have any questions, please contact reward.team@durham.ac.uk

(16 Feb 2018)


Submission deadline to the Carbon Ring-Fenced Fund - Wednesday, 28 February 2018

The closing date for submitting a project for consideration to the Ring-Fenced Carbon Budget is Wednesday, 28 February 2018. Further details can be found on the Greenspace Carbon Management Projects website. All entries to be sent to greenspace.staff@durham.ac.uk.

(16 Feb 2018)


The Men's Story Project (MSP), hosted by the HeForShe Society

Around the world, social norms regarding what it means to "be a man” often contribute to many health and justice problems. The Men’s Story Project is a production meant to break the boundaries between masculinity and humanity; between “being a man“, and just “being”. The HeForShe society are organising one of these productions. So, men of Durham, you are invited to break your silences and join the effort to expose masculinity through personal experiences expressed in any creative form you want. For more information on the project, click here.

(16 Feb 2018) » More about The Men's Story Project (MSP), hosted by the HeForShe Society


Unwanted bicycles urgently required

Do you have a bicycle that you no longer use that could be donated for reuse? The University works closely with Recyke y’Bike, a local charity, to encourage students and staff to cycle around the city. They refurbish unwanted bicycles and would appreciate any donations. So if you have an unwanted bike lurking in your shed or garage, please dig it out and take it down to the Durham Recyke y’Bike store at 25 North Road, Durham DH1 4SG (open Wednesday-Saturday between 10am-5pm) where it can be refurbished and sold on.

(16 Feb 2018)


Would you like help to stop smoking?

Smokefreelife County Durham are in the Palatine Centre every Monday lunchtime until 9 April 2018 to provide advice and support to both staff and students who would like to stop smoking. If you are interested in accessing this free and confidential stop smoking service please drop in to the Student Support Hub in room PC063 anytime between 12 noon and 2pm. Smokefreelife provides a selection of stop smoking medications to help you lead a healthier and smoke-free lifestyle. It is an ‘e-cig’ friendly service and offers behavioural support. You are four times more likely to quit with an advisor, compared to quitting by yourself. For more information please contact Lynn Anderson lynn.anderson@durham.ac.uk

(16 Feb 2018)


Construction work at the Centre for Teaching and Learning

Construction work is progressing well on the Centre for Teaching and Learning. The work will enter a new phase from Wednesday, 21 February 2018 with the commencement of piling operations. The piling to be used is bored into the ground like a giant corkscrew, rather than driven, meaning the process is quieter and noise levels will be well below regulations. However, two noise monitors will be in place to indicate if limits are breached. The work will take place between 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday and operatives will be on site from 7.30am. The operation is expected to last 13 days.

(15 Feb 2018)


Philip Leverhulme Prizes 2018 - Internal Selection Process

Nominations for the Philip Leverhulme Prizes 2018 are now open and will close on Thursday, 17 May 2018. The prizes recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising. Please submit your nominations and the subject area for which they will be nominated by Wednesday, 28 February 2018 to research.grants@durham.ac.uk. Full scheme details can be found here https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/philip-leverhulme-prizes.

(13 Feb 2018) » More about Philip Leverhulme Prizes 2018 - Internal Selection Process


The Dr John Snow Annual Lecture 2018

Dr Steven Oliver will present ‘Airs...Waters...Places: the life of Dr John Snow’ at Queen's Campus on Thursday, 15 March 2018, 3pm-4pm. Reserve your place today.

(13 Feb 2018) » More about The Dr John Snow Annual Lecture 2018


The Limits of Psychological Treatments for ADHD

The Centre for Developmental Disorders' Annual Public Lecture is jointly hosted by the Department of Psychology and the School of Education. This public lecture will take place on Wednesday, 28 February 2018 from 5pm-6pm in the Department of Psychology, Room L50. The lecture will be given by Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke, an eminent Professor of Developmental Psychology and Neuroscience working in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Kings College London. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required. Contact cdd@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event. 

(13 Feb 2018) » More about The Limits of Psychological Treatments for ADHD


Environmental Sustainability Vision, Policy & Strategy

A new Environmental Sustainability Vision, Policy & Strategy has been agreed by UEC and signed off by the Vice-Chancellor on behalf of the University. A copy can be found on the Greenspace website and staff are encouraged to read this.

(9 Feb 2018) » More about Environmental Sustainability Vision, Policy & Strategy


REF2021 Durham University Principles and Policies

All universities making a submission to REF2021 will be expected to develop and submit a Code of Practice, contents for which have yet to be announced. As a precursor to developing our Code of Practice, the internal policies and principles for REF2021, preparations have been collated in the REF handbook which is available here. The contents of the handbook will change as new information on REF2021 emerges and the webpage will be updated as these amendments are made. If you have any queries please contact Val Wooff or Karen McMullen in the University’s REF team by emailing ref.support@durham.ac.uk.

(9 Feb 2018)


Sign up to the Big Fairtrade Bake - only one week left

There is only one week left to sign up for free ingredients as part of this year’s Big Fairtrade Bake. Sign up by Friday, 16 February to receive 250g plain flour and 250g Fairtrade sugar per person for free to be used in a bake event during Fairtrade Fortnight (e.g. a charity bake sale, a tea break etc.). Submit a photo of your Fairtrade bake, made with your free ingredients to greenspace.students@durham.ac.uk to be in with a chance of winning a selection of Fairtrade goodies.

(9 Feb 2018)


Stress Management Workshop

This workshop will take place on Monday, 26 March between 1.30pm and 4.30pm in the Old Library at Grey College. Places are limited so if you are interested please book as soon as possible. This workshop aims to help individuals understand stress, and why and how it can become a negative force. The ‘Stress CPR’ strategy delivered by the facilitator Dave Algeo, the ‘Stress(ed) Guru’, is a no nonsense approach to taking back control from stress. It will provide a wealth of tips and tactics to help reduce stress, manage pressure and improve wellbeing. Further details can be found at this link and bookings can be made via the Training Course Booking System.

(8 Feb 2018)


Academic Staff Development 2018

The full course listing of the Academic Staff Development programme for 2018 is now available to view and book on the Training Course booking System. For any enquiries, please contact postgraduate.training@durham.ac.uk.

(7 Feb 2018)


Call for participants

Hearing the Voice is looking for male participants to take part in an online study. Participants should be between 18 and 35 years of age and must be native English speakers with no diagnosis of a psychiatric or neurological disorder and have no history of uncorrectable hearing impairments. To take part please go to the online survey. Participation takes around 20 minutes. For further information please Dr Kaja Mitrenga.

(7 Feb 2018) » More about Call for participants


Invitation to help shape University's future growth

Staff and students are invited to ‘University and City: Growing together’, a community engagement event aimed at helping the University grow responsibly with its neighbours. The event will include presentations from the Vice-Chancellor, Durham County Council, Durham Constabulary and the City of Durham MP, and round-table discussion. It will be held at Durham Town Hall on Friday, 2 March from 4.30pm - 7pm. Refreshments will be served from 4.30pm and the event will start at 5pm. Entry is open to all, subject to the capacity of the venue. For more information, please click here

(7 Feb 2018)


Awards Launch - Invitation for Applications

CAROD (Centre for Academic, Researcher and Organisation Development) is pleased to announce the launch of, and to invite applications for, the following awards: 

  • Enhancing the Student Learning Experience Awards
  • Excellence in Learning and Teaching Awards
  • University Awards for Excellence in Doctoral Supervision 

Further details about each award can be found here.

(2 Feb 2018)


Durham University Folk Society Ceilidh Dance

Durham University Folk Society will be hosting its second big ceilidh dance of this term on Sunday, 4 March 2018 between 7pm-10pm in the Fonteyn Ballroom at the Students' Union. Tickets are £3 for members and £5 for non-members on the door. No experience is necessary and our callers will be there to guide you through the dances. Everybody is welcome.

(2 Feb 2018)


Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies - Lecture and Seminar Series

Don’t forget to book your place at our forthcoming lectures and seminars series starting next week. 

(2 Feb 2018) » More about Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies - Lecture and Seminar Series


Keep your devices safe from the Meltdown and Spectre security threat

As reported in the press, security experts have uncovered two new bugs that could allow hackers to steal data. These vulnerabilities affect smartphones, tablets and computers, and potentially expose passwords and other sensitive content. Software updates are now available to protect against attacks and CIS is fixing these issues on our systems and services, including the managed desktops next week. Security advice is available on our dedicated pages.

(2 Feb 2018) » More about Keep your devices safe from the Meltdown and Spectre security threat


Would you like some help to stop smoking?

Smokefreelife County Durham are in the Palatine Centre every Monday lunchtime until 9 April 2018 to provide advice and support to both staff and students who would like to stop smoking. If you are interested in accessing this free and confidential stop smoking service please drop in to the Student Support Hub in room PC063 anytime between 12 noon and 2pm. Smokefreelife provides a selection of stop smoking medications to help you lead a healthier and smoke-free lifestyle. It is an ‘e-cig’ friendly service and offers behavioural support. You are four times more likely to quit with an advisor, compared to quitting by yourself. For more information please contact Lynn Anderson lynn.anderson@durham.ac.uk

(2 Feb 2018)


Police appeal

The following is a message from Durham Constabulary. Detectives investigating a sexual assault are re-appealing for the public’s help to identify a man they would like to speak to in connection with an incident. The incident happened at around 2.30am on Monday, 12 June 2017 in the Oswald Block, Durham. Detective Sergeant Chris Woollett, from Durham Constabulary said: “We would like to speak to the man pictured in the CCTV image. Anyone who recognises the man should call us.” Anyone with any information should call 101, quoting incident number 33 of 12 June.

The CCTV image can be viewed here

(1 Feb 2018)


Progress on site at the Centre for Teaching and Learning

Work is well under way on site for the Centre for Teaching and Learning project. View the latest images from the site on the project web page, here.

(1 Feb 2018)


Sexual Violence & Misconduct: Awareness and Disclosure Training for Staff

All staff are invited to participate in the Sexual Violence & Misconduct: Awareness and Disclosure Training (Level 1) held on Wednesday 21 February 2018 at 9am, 11.30am, or 2.30pm. There are limited spaces so be sure to sign up soon via the online training system. The course is listed under Academic Support Office. The SVM: Disclosure and Support Workshop (Level 2) will be held on Thursday, 1 March at 9am and 1.30pm.

(1 Feb 2018)


UK Top 10 and European Top 20 for the Durham Full-time MBA in Financial Times' Global MBA Ranking

The Full-Time MBA programme offered by Durham University Business School has been ranked 9th in the UK and 18th in Europe by the Financial Times in this year’s annual Global MBA Ranking. The ranking lists the best MBA programmes offered by business schools around the world each year based upon factors including; programme costs and return on investment, salaries, and class make-up. In the overall ranking, the programme is positioned at 64th globally, climbing 11 places from last year’s position of 75th. For further information about the programme, please click here.

(1 Feb 2018) » More about UK Top 10 and European Top 20 for the Durham Full-time MBA in Financial Times' Global MBA Ranking


University desk diary

Governance and Executive Support has previously produced a paper-based University desk diary containing dates of University-wide meetings/events which are also detailed in the University's electronic Almanac. A decision has now been taken to cease production of the University desk diary.

(26 Jan 2018) » More about University desk diary


Road Closure - South Bailey

Please be aware that from Monday, 29 January a road closure will be in place on South Bailey to enable telecom duct installation for the New World Programme (NWP). The road closure will be in place for four weeks Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm.

(25 Jan 2018)


Academic Electoral Assembly (AEA) Standing Committee Michaelmas 2017 Report

The AEA Standing Committee’s report of its activity in Michaelmas 2017 is available on the AEA webpage. The Standing Committee will produce a termly report highlighting the contributions it has made to Senate discussion and decision-making. Further details on the Academic Electoral Assembly are available on its webpage. Details of the AEA Standing Committee’s current membership are also available on its webpage.

(19 Jan 2018)


WRIHW Early Career Researcher Impact in Research Event

The Wolfson Early Career Researcher (ECR) Committee is hosting its second ECR event on Friday, 26 February 2018 between 12noon and 2pm in the Collier Room, St Hild & St Bede College. The event welcomes Dr Victoria Money, Senior Impact and Engagement Manager in Research and Innovation Services (RIS). Please visit here for further information and to register for the event.

(18 Jan 2018) » More about WRIHW Early Career Researcher Impact in Research Event


Environmental Fact of the Week

Did you know … you can apply to the Ring-Fenced Carbon Budget 2017/18 to fund carbon saving initiatives in your area? Closing date for this round is Wednesday, 28 February. Further information on the Ring-Fenced Carbon Budget along with examples of past submissions and emission conversion factors can be found here.

(4 Jan 2018)


Dissertation Writing Support

The Academic Writing Unit at the English Language Centre offers dissertation writing sessions which can be tailored to departmental/subject specific requirements. These range from introductory sessions on the basics of writing dissertations, plagiarism and criticality to more specific sessions such as writing literature reviews or results and discussion chapters. Sessions are arranged on an ad hoc basis and can be organised throughout the academic year. For more information or to arrange a session/s, please contact the Academic Writing Unit at academic.writingunit@durham.ac.uk.

(24 Nov 2017)


Centre for Catholic Studies 10th anniversary celebratory conference

The Centre for Catholic Studies celebrates its 10th anniversary with a conference entitled 'Catholic Theology in the Public Academy: Searching the Questions, Sounding the Depths'. The conference will take place between Wednesday, 18 April 2018 and Friday, 20 April 2018 in Durham. Registration and the call for papers is now open. More information can be found here.

(23 Nov 2017) » More about Centre for Catholic Studies 10th anniversary celebratory conference


Maiden Castle car park

Please note due to the high volume of traffic on BUCS Wednesdays the car park at Maiden Castle will be closed to all staff and students. This closure applies every Wednesday during Term 1 and Term 2. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any question please contact laura.green2@durham.ac.uk.

(9 Nov 2017)


Police availability/safety and social responsibility messages

Durham Police University Liaison Officer (DPULO), Rebecca Carey, is extending her availability for private one to one or small group meetings in the Palatine Centre. She is now available on Thursdays between 1.30pm and 3.30pm in the Student Support Hub, PC063. Students may drop in or contact Rebecca in advance - rebecca.carey@durham.pnn.police.uk.

(9 Nov 2017) » More about Police availability/safety and social responsibility messages


UK Top 4 for Durham University Business School in The Economist Which MBA? Ranking 2017

Durham University Business School’s full-time MBA programme has been recognised as one of the world’s top programmes by The Economist, in its Which MBA? Ranking results 2017. The Durham full-time MBA programme is now ranked 4th in the UK and 57th globally. In this prestigious ranking, the School is in the top 10 globally for student quality, personal development and education experience, and diversity of recruiters. For further information about the programme, please visit the Full-time MBA programme webpage.

(3 Nov 2017) » More about UK Top 4 for Durham University Business School in The Economist Which MBA? Ranking 2017


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)


International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is on Wednesday, 8 March. This is just a final reminder that we are organising a day of tweeting where we promote the work of women within the University. We would like as many people as possible to get involved by sending tweets, so if you haven't already done so, please contact catherine.foster@durham.ac.uk for further details. 

(1 Mar 2017)


Durham University Folk Society Ceilidh Dance

Durham University Folk Society will be hosting its second big ceilidh dance of this term on Sunday, 4 March 7pm - 10pm in the Fonteyn Ballroom at the Students' Union. Tickets are £3 for members and £5 for non-members on the door. No experience is necessary and the callers will be there to guide you through the dances. Everybody is welcome.

(23 Feb 2018)


Durham University Hill Orchestra Epiphany Concert

The Hill Orchestra is excited to announce their second concert of the year, held on Friday, 9 March in St Oswald's Church at 7.30pm, in support of Youth Music. The repertoire includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Fauré's Dolly Suite, and Borodin's in the Steppes of Central Asia. Youth Music are a charity dedicated to providing opportunities for children in challenging situations to acess the joy and experiences which music brings to us - join them for what looks to be a wonderful evening of music. Tickets are on sale here.

(23 Feb 2018)


Join a local lunchtime walk

Why not take a stroll to either along the River Tees to the top of Houghall Woods one lunchtime with colleagues from Team Durham? Walks take place on Tuesday, 27 February and Wednesday, 28 February respecitvely at 12.15pm. Please email lynn.preston@durham.ac.uk to sign up for the walk in Durham which will depart from the Palatine Centre. For those taking part at Queen's Campus, please meet at the Sport Centre Reception. Further details are available in the Environment Schedule on the Greenspace website.

(23 Feb 2018)


My Fair Lady

A wager by Professor Higgins sets in motion a musical escapade in Victorian London with the transformation of Eliza Doolittle from flower seller to society beauty. But has he taken on more than he can handle, and at what expense? You are warmly invited to The Assembly Rooms on Thursday, 1 March, Friday, 2 March and Saturday, 3 March to enjoy the performance of My Fair Lady. Tickets are between £6 and £8. 

(23 Feb 2018)


Pontanima choir concert

Over the twenty years of its existence, Pontanima Interreligious Choir has emerged as one of the most important actors in the field of interreligious peacemaking in Bosnia-Herzegovina, linking exceptional artistry with a powerful vision of a future where religions act as points of contact and not division; where diversity is cultivated as a source of healing, hope and celebration. This concert which will take place on Monday, 5 March at 7pm in Durham Cathedral, is hosted by the School of Government and International Affairs and the Durham Global Security Institute at Durham University. It is being organised in cooperation with the Woolf Institute, Cambridge University. Tickets for the concert can be obtained here.

(23 Feb 2018)


Public talk

This wider world talk by Dr Austin Allen will take place on Wednesday, 28 February at 5pm in the meeting room in Stephenson College. The morning after Margaret Thatcher passed Clause 57, Dr Austin Allen was dismissed from his job as a teacher as he was openly gay. Come along to hear the rest of his story, ask him any questions you like and gain an insight into life as an openly gay man in a time where this was not accepted. Everybody is welcome.

(23 Feb 2018)


Puns Intended

Have you ever dreamed of being a famous literary character? Gatsby, Dracula, and Gandalf aren't sure. Hamlet dreads it. The thought of all the blank verse... In 'Puns Intended', an eclectic mix of ten well-known characters are entangled in a comedy which catches them unawares between their worlds. Come along to City Theatre on Wednesday, 28 February, Thursday, 1 March and Saturday, 3 March. Tickets are between £6 and £8 and available here.

(23 Feb 2018)


Take a 'Walk Around the World at Lunchtime'

Why not join a guided walk around the Botanic Garden on Friday, 2 March. There are two walks available at 12.05pm and 1.05pm and both will depart from the greenhouse within the Botanic Garden.

(23 Feb 2018)


Holi Festival at the Oriental Museum

Join in welcoming the spring season to Durham on Saturday, 3 March. Tickets provide entry to an outdoor countdown powder throw with music ranging from Bollywood, classic Indian Holi songs, Bhangra and upbeat pop music. There will be five powder throwing sessions during the afternoon. Entry to the Holi Festival is £4 per person, including one FREE bag of coloured powder. Free entry for children under 2 years of age. Tickets may be booked directly through Eventbrite where more information on the Holi Festival can also be found. 

(22 Feb 2018)


Musicon Concert Series 2017/18

The penultimate concert in this season's Musicon Concert Series features a revelatory opportunity to hear Mozart and Beethoven performed the way the music originally sounded to the composers' ears. The concert will take place on Tuesday, 27 February in Elvet Methodist Church at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10, Students £4, Under 18s £1.

(21 Feb 2018) » More about Musicon Concert Series 2017/18


UNREST at Durham University

Jennifer Brea is an active Harvard PhD student about to marry the love of her life when suddenly her body starts failing her. Hoping to shed light on her strange symptoms, Jennifer grabs a camera and films the darkest moments unfolding before her eyes as she is derailed by M.E. (commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), a mysterious illness some still believe is 'all in your head'. The screening of the film will take place in the Department of Psychology on Wednesday, 14 March with the doors opening at 5.45pm. For further details and to book please visit here.

(21 Feb 2018)


Durham University Hockey Club community outreach programmes

Durham University Hockey Club is facilitating two sessions to increase the number of participants within hockey. ‘Back to Hockey’ is an informal, fun new form of fitness for active people and will take place on Fridays between 12.00 noon-1pm. ‘Hurray4Hockey’ is walking hockey at a steadier pace and it is designed for older adults or anyone with an injury or disability. It will also take place on Fridays, between 1.30pm-2.30pm. Both sessions start on 23 February 2018 at the Graham Sports Centre. No prior experience is required for either session. Contact emma.c.headley@durham.ac.uk.

(16 Feb 2018)


Society of Theatrical Arts Butler's Epiphany play - 'She Loves Him, He Loves Her Not'

Society of Theatrical Arts Butler would like to invite you to 'She Loves Him, He Loves Her Not' - a hilarious commedia dell'arte play following the fabulous characters on their turbulent, magical, and somewhat beautiful quest for love. The play is showing for one night only on Saturday, 24 February 2018 at 8pm, in the Howlands events hall. Tickets are priced between £3-£5.

(16 Feb 2018)


Staff 'Couch to 5k' (C25K) Programme

Staff are invited to join this weekly session taking beginners and intermediate runners from 'Couch to 5k'. It offers an effective 30 minute workout, taking in Durham City and the river banks. The scheme runs as part of the Experience Durham adult outreach programme, promoting participation and wellbeing. The group meets every Thursday between 12.10pm-12.40pm in the main entrance to the Palatine Centre during school term-times. Contact Lynn.preston@durham.ac.uk

(16 Feb 2018)


Durham University Folk Society Ceilidh Dance

Durham University Folk Society will be hosting its second big ceilidh dance of this term on Sunday, 4 March 2018 between 7pm-10pm in the Fonteyn Ballroom at the Students' Union. Tickets are £3 for members and £5 for non-members on the door. No experience is necessary and our callers will be there to guide you through the dances. Everybody is welcome.

(2 Feb 2018)


Free Voice-Hearing Events at the Waddington Street Community Centre

Hearing the Voice has teamed up with Waddington Street Centre to produce a new, four-part series of events exploring voice-hearing and other unusual experiences. The first event entitled 'Understanding Voices' will take place on Thursday 8 February between 5pm and 7pm. All are welcome, just drop in! Further details can be found here.

(31 Jan 2018) » More about Free Voice-Hearing Events at the Waddington Street Community Centre


Christian Staff Prayer Group

A prayer group for Christian members of University staff meets fortnightly at St Mary's College Chapel. Meetings are on Tuesday lunchtimes, from 12.30pm to 1.15pm. Future meetings will be held on 16 January and 30 January, 13 February and 27 February and 13 March and 27 March. For more information please email mark.a.tallentire@durham.ac.uk.

(12 Jan 2018)


DEI Public Lecture: The Nuclear Option

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? The lecture will take place on Wednesday, 28 February at 6pm in the Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Palatine Centre. Further details and information of how to book are available here.

(23 Feb 2018)


Is the so-called 'Simple View of Reading' to simple?

This seminar will take place on Wednesday, 28 February at 1pm in ED 134 at the School of Education. The seminar will be led by Dr Andrew Davis, Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Education, University of Durham. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required. For more information please contact ed.finres@durham.ac.uk

(23 Feb 2018) » More about Is the so-called 'Simple View of Reading' to simple?


Managing Research and Writing 4* Papers

Dr Karen Johnson, Director of Research from the Department of Engineering, is hosting a research event focussed on ‘Managing Research and Writing 4* Papers’ for the Faculty of Science and the Department of Geography. Professor Andy Baker from the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of New South Wales will be speaking at the event to share his expertise in both these areas. The event will take place on Monday, 12 March from 9.30am - 2pm and will be held in room E240, Engineering. If you would like to attend the event please register here by Monday, 5 March.

(23 Feb 2018) » More about Managing Research and Writing 4* Papers


Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) - Good Health and Wellbeing Networking Lunch

The Research Development Team and Wolfson Research Institute are holding a networking lunch around Sustainable Development Goal 3 – Good Health and Wellbeing on Monday, 12 March between 12pm - 2pm in the Collier Room at St Hild and St Bede College. If you are interested in SDG3 and would like to attend, please register here or if you have any queries please email research.development@durham.ac.uk.

(23 Feb 2018) » More about Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) - Good Health and Wellbeing Networking Lunch


Cosmic Architecture: How Our Universe Was Built

Professor Carlos Frenk, from the Department of Physics will be delivering a talk on Cosmic Architecture: How Our Universe Was Built. This talk will take place on Monday, 5 March from 7.30pm in the Senior Common Room at St Hild and St Bede College. For further details please email Laura Campbell

(22 Feb 2018)


Institute of Advanced Study - Events Epiphany Term 2018

The Institute of Advanced Study has a wide variety of events for Epiphany Term including lectures, seminars and workshops linked to the Institute’s 2017/18 ‘Structure’ programme. Most events, and in particular lectures, are free to attend and open to all.

(22 Feb 2018) » More about Institute of Advanced Study - Events Epiphany Term 2018


Essential Guide to Research Funding Support Workshop

The Research Operations team will be holding a workshop on the practical side of submitting a research grant application and the process when applications are successful. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, 11 April between 1.30pm and 4.30pm in the Turner Room at Van Mildert College. This cross-faculty workshop is open to all academic staff, particularly new staff to Durham and those with little or no experience of submitting a research grant application. To register for the event please contact research.grants@durham.ac.uk.

(19 Feb 2018) » More about Essential Guide to Research Funding Support Workshop


International Women's Day 2018: Women in Science Lecture

This lecture, given by Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE FRS entitled ‘The Joy of Being Wrong’, will take place on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 between 2.05pm-3.05pm in E005, Department of Engineering. You will also have the opportunity to meet Jocelyn between 1pm-2pm, in E240, Department of Engineering. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome and booking is not required. Further information is published at https://www.dur.ac.uk/science.faculty/athena.swan/wislecture2018/.

(16 Feb 2018) » More about International Women's Day 2018: Women in Science Lecture


The Dr John Snow Annual Lecture 2018

Dr Steven Oliver will present ‘Airs...Waters...Places: the life of Dr John Snow’ at Queen's Campus on Thursday, 15 March 2018, 3pm-4pm. Reserve your place today.

(13 Feb 2018) » More about The Dr John Snow Annual Lecture 2018


The Limits of Psychological Treatments for ADHD

The Centre for Developmental Disorders' Annual Public Lecture is jointly hosted by the Department of Psychology and the School of Education. This public lecture will take place on Wednesday, 28 February 2018 from 5pm-6pm in the Department of Psychology, Room L50. The lecture will be given by Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke, an eminent Professor of Developmental Psychology and Neuroscience working in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Kings College London. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required. Contact cdd@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event. 

(13 Feb 2018) » More about The Limits of Psychological Treatments for ADHD


A Digital Symposium

The CODEC Research Centre for Digital Theology invites you to an event entitled 'A Digital Symposium', exploring sacraments and liturgy in digital spaces'. The Symposium will be held on Thursday, 19 April and Friday, 20 April at St John's College. The event will offer a 'taster' of CODEC’s new MA in Digital Theology. Booking details for the Symposium can be found here

(8 Feb 2018) » More about A Digital Symposium


Public Lecture - Saving Catholic Grosseteste: Fr Philip Perry's Lost Biography

Dr Jack Cunningham, Bishop Grosseteste University, will give this lecture as part of the Ushaw Lecture Series at Ushaw College at 6pm on Thursday, 22 February. This lecture is organised by the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies and the Centre for Catholic Studies and will be preceded by a drinks reception at 5.30pm. Transport is available between Durham City and Ushaw. This event is free of charge and all are welcome, however registration is essential. For more information and online registration please visit here.

(6 Feb 2018)


Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies - Lecture and Seminar Series

Don’t forget to book your place at our forthcoming lectures and seminars series starting next week. 

(2 Feb 2018) » More about Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies - Lecture and Seminar Series


WRIHW Early Career Researcher Impact in Research Event

The Wolfson Early Career Researcher (ECR) Committee is hosting its second ECR event on Friday, 26 February 2018 between 12noon and 2pm in the Collier Room, St Hild & St Bede College. The event welcomes Dr Victoria Money, Senior Impact and Engagement Manager in Research and Innovation Services (RIS). Please visit here for further information and to register for the event.

(1 Feb 2018) » More about WRIHW Early Career Researcher Impact in Research Event


DEI Public Lecture: Gannet - A Story of Recovery

After some challenging years which saw pipeline integrity issues and pig transmission difficulties, Gannet Alpha is back in production and proving its worth as one of Shell Expro’s most prolific UK assets. Further information on the lecture and how to book can be found here.

(26 Jan 2018)


DEI Public Lecture: Gannet - A Story of Recovery

This lecture led by Cliff Lovelock, Senior Production Geologist at Shell UK Exploration & Production Ltd will take place on Wednesday, 28 February 2018 at 6pm in the Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Palatine Centre. After some challenging years which saw pipeline integrity issues and pig transmission difficulties, Gannet Alpha is back in production and proving its worth as one of Shell Expro’s most prolific UK assets. Further information and how to register can be found here.

(12 Jan 2018)


Arts of Breath

Arts of Breath is a series of lecture performances, organised by the Life of Breath research project, exploring the role of breath in poetry, fiction, singing, dance and visual art. The lecture series launches on Wednesday, 15 November at 6.15pm in ER142, Elvet Riverside 1. Professor David Fuller will examine Charles Olson’s breath-related theories of poetic structure and how these ideas were taken up by other poets, including William Carlos Williams. To celebrate the launch, this first event will be followed by a drinks reception. The lectures are free and all are welcome.

(8 Nov 2017) » More about Arts of Breath


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