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St Aidan's College - roadworks

Work is about to commence on the resurfacing of the perimeter road around St Aidan’s College. This work will take several weeks and will, in stages, recover the whole road all the way from the bottom of Windmill Hill to the rear car park. This work is extremely necessary and long-awaited, but College staff would like residents and visitors to be aware of the following:

  • Car Access and Parking. Visitor parking will not be available in any College car parks unless by specific prior agreement. Parking should be in Mill Hill Lane Car Park.
  • Pedestrian Access. Pedestrian routes will be maintained to and around College at all times. Some areas, as they are being worked on, will be fenced off. Please follow the paths and alternative pedestrian routes as directed

Apologies for any disturbance.

(20 Jul 2018)

Van Mildert College - building works

Please be aware that scaffolding will be erected around the front of Van Mildert College main building during the whole of Tuesday, 24 July. During this time, any parking is not recommended and is entirely at owners’ risk. Parking is available in either Mill Hill Lane or Elvet Hill Road car parks.

(20 Jul 2018)

Queen's Campus transition - are we on track?

Yes. The academic and college moves planned for the summer vacation are firmly on course and every effort is being made to ensure a smooth relocation from Queen’s Campus to Durham City. The transition has presented challenges but colleagues across the University are pulling together to find solutions to make things happen. All existing academic programmes and college activities will be relocated from Queen’s Campus to Durham City by the start of the 2018/19 academic year. There is an infographic that gives an overview of the relocation schedule here.

(29 Jun 2018)

Queen's Campus transition - what can you do to help?

Everyone has a part to play in ensuring that the transition goes smoothly. As an individual you can:

  • be welcoming to and supportive of relocating staff and students;
  • be flexible and accommodating in your approach to teaching and social space;
  • recognise that not all colleagues will be moving to Durham and display appropriate sensitivity and empathy at all times;
  • bear in mind that change can be unsettling and that it is important that we support each other in whatever ways we can; and finally 
  • call upon available organisational resources to provide guidance, training, and welfare support.

To find out more please visit here.

(29 Jun 2018)

Reminder: IT maintenance

The annual duo upgrade is taking place tonight Friday, 29 June. This work begins at 6pm and duo is expected to be unavailable for around four hours. 

(29 Jun 2018)

Introducing Encore: lecture capture at Durham University

This week the University launched Encore, the new identity for lecture capture technology being introduced to Durham in the Michaelmas Term. This will ensure that as the service rolls out from October, it has a recognisable presence across campus with staff and students clear about which rooms are enabled for lecture recording. From the start of next term you will see the Encore icon appearing on signage and in materials. Initial awareness sessions about the new service have also now been arranged for teaching staff. These are open for booking via the training course booking system. For more information about Encore, please visit the new dedicated web pages.

(22 Jun 2018)

Janet maintenance affecting University IT network

Janet, which provides the University's internet connection to the outside world, have informed CIS they will need to disconnect the internet connection on Sunday, 1 July between 7am-11am to carry out essential maintenance work. Based on the information they have provided, there will be several short disruptions during this time, which will affect all IT services that rely on an internet connection (either from University premises to the outside world, or from the outside into services on University premises). 

(22 Jun 2018) » More about Janet maintenance affecting University IT network

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)

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

1,000th registered volunteer

Staff Volunteering and Outreach has just registered their 1,000th new volunteer. The department has over 350 active volunteers a year, completing well over 50 Team Challenges and an ever growing number of hours supporting individual volunteering opportunities. A certificate and gift voucher was presented to James Bisset, Library and Heritage Services, earlier this week. The team is now looking forward to the next milestone - 1,500! 2019 will mark the department's 10th anniversary. With lots of exciting opportunities for staff members and community partners they hope to encourage more people to get involved. If you have any ideas on how participation can be increased, please get in touch via

(20 Jul 2018)

Dialogue Signposts for staff and students

From the start of September, Dialogue Signposts for staff will be issued twice a week; on Wednesdays and Fridays. Dialogue Signposts for students will also move to being twice a week when they start up again at the beginning of the new academic term. All content submitted before 12 noon on a Wednesday will be published in the Wednesday email. All content submitted between 12 noon on a Wednesday and 12 noon on a Friday will be published in the Friday email. Please note that the same content should not be submitted twice in the same week. All content should be submitted via the online form. If you have any questions regarding this, please email 

(20 Jul 2018)

Document delivery prices increase

After five years without a price rise, the charge for an ordinary UK search for the loan of a book, or a copy of a chapter (or journal article) will change from £3.50 to £5 from Wednesday, 1 August. Renewals of British Library books will also increase to £5. Prices for loans and copies sourced from abroad, as well as EThOS PhD thesis scans, will remain at the current charge of £12.50. Any requests placed before Wednesday, 1 August will be charged at the older rate, but new requests and renewals made on or after this date will be charged at the new rate. For further information, please visit here.

(20 Jul 2018)

Exciting opportunity for staff to help shape the future direction of the University

The University Council has overall responsibility for the governance and strategic planning of the University. As well as external independent members and the Vice-Chancellor and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, it includes seven members of University staff (of which five are academic and two can be appointed from all categories of staff). We will shortly be advertising for a staff member (vacancy open to all staff). This is an opportunity to help shape and develop the University, setting the strategic direction and having oversight and overview of the delivery of these plans. This opportunity allows staff to get involved at the highest level of the University’s strategic planning and governance. Please think about applying or encouraging a colleague. We value the input and engagement of our staff in these key roles. If you would like to know more about the role please contact or any of the current staff members of Council listed here.

(20 Jul 2018)

Harnessing innovation to tackle water challenges

The University worked with global, national and local companies to tackle water-related challenges as part of Northumbrian Water Group’s (NWG) Innovation Festival from Monday, 9 July to Friday, 13 July 2018. University staff, including 14 PhD students, attended the festival which brought together stakeholders to address societal and environmental challenges through 13 workshops across five days. One of the workshops was led by the University’s Water Hub project, a collaboration between the University, Durham County Council, the Environment Agency and Northumbrian Water which aims to support small and medium businesses to develop solutions to challenges in the North East of England’s water sector. More about our role at the Innovation Festival can be found here.

(20 Jul 2018)

IT hardware exhibition

CIS and our IT hardware suppliers Stone and Lenovo, are delighted to invite colleagues to the Lenovo Hardware Exhibition on Tuesday, 24 July, 10am-3pm, in the Bill Bryson Library atrium. If you’re interested in IT hardware at the University and/or are involved in choosing or purchasing hardware for your department – this event is for you. Please let CIS know you’re coming by booking a place on the course booking system here. Find out more and see a full itinerary here.

(20 Jul 2018) » More about IT hardware exhibition

New Occupational Health webpage

The Occupational Health webpage has been updated to include; information related to Occupational Health processes, access to forms and templates, and information and advice to promote Health & Wellbeing. Check out the new webpage by clicking here.

(20 Jul 2018)

Business Ambassadors' lunchtime information session

Business Ambassadors, facilitated by Durham County Council, enable students to learn about the world of work and become involved in helping prepare the workforce of tomorrow. There is no long term commitment and volunteers can choose their level of involvement as the programme is very flexible. Staff Volunteering will be hosting a short lunchtime session to provide further information on what becoming a Business Ambassador means. The lunch will take place on Wednesday, 25 July at 12 noon in PCL053. If you’re interested in attending please email with your dietary requirements.

(13 Jul 2018)

Reminder: Closing date for County Durham Environment Awards 2018

A polite reminder that entries for the County Durham Environment Awards must be submitted by Friday, 27 July. This annual event rewards projects that demonstrate great design, environmental guardianship and community spirit across the county. If you are interested in making a submission please let the Greenspace team know.

(13 Jul 2018) » More about Reminder: Closing date for County Durham Environment Awards 2018

Inviting applications: Assistant Senior Tutor (maternity cover) at St John’s College

St John's College, one of the University’s two independent colleges, is now inviting applications for the fixed term post of Assistant Senior Tutor (maternity cover) September 2018 – August 2019. The purpose of the role is to support the Senior Tutor in implementing the University’s wider student experience strategy aims of ‘enabling our students to become independent, mature learners responsible for their own development, health and wellbeing, assist them to overcome obstacles to their academic progress, and build their capacity for navigating challenges in the future’ and ‘optimising wellbeing and creating an inclusive environment for all students’ within the particular context, ethos and mission of St John’s College. Closing date for applications is Wednesday, 25 July. For further details about the role and application process, please click here.

(6 Jul 2018)

Call for Papers

Paper proposals are invited for the forthcoming conference marking the 450th anniversary of the 1569 Northern Rising: 'From Rebellion to Reconciliation: Anglican-Catholic Relations from 1569 to the Present - Regional, National, and International Perspectives'. Short papers of no more than 20 minutes are warmly invited on all aspects of Anglican–Catholic relations. These may focus on regional, national and global issues, and/or on theological, ecclesiological, liturgical, historical, political, cultural, ethical, and humanitarian themes. Potential speakers should submit a 250-word abstract of their papers, and a one-page CV, to by Friday 30 November 2018. A limited number of bursaries are available for postgraduate students (deadline for applications: 31 January 2019). For more information please visit here.

(29 Jun 2018) » More about Call for Papers

Community Newsletter - second edition

The second edition of the Durham University Community Newsletter has been published. To read it, please visit here. If you have any community-focused events, initiatives, announcements or stories that you would like communications support for, please contact Mark Tallentire via

(29 Jun 2018)

Durham Commission on Creativity and Education

How important is creative thinking to you? The Durham Commission would like to hear your views. Staff are invited to complete a short questionnaire about the value of creativity and creative thinking, what works well, and what could be improved. Visit the Commission webpages to complete the questionnaire.

(29 Jun 2018)

Environmental Fact of the Week

Did you know … 2 July - 8 July is 'Catch the Bus' week? The Week is a national campaign aimed raising awareness of the benefits of taking the bus. Why not visit the Arriva website and find out how you can claim free m-tickets each day during the week and also have a chance to win various bus tickets including an annual and weekly m-tickets.

(29 Jun 2018) » More about Environmental Fact of the Week

Faculty of Social Sciences and Health vacancy

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Health is looking for a part-time, fixed term MA Research Methods (MARM) Programme Co-ordinator and Co-Director of the Durham Research Centre. This new role combines co-ordination of MARM generic modules with contributing to development and leadership of a new Research Methods Centre from AY19/20. More information and how to apply can be found on the recruitment portal. The closing date for applications is midday on Friday, 13 July with interviews exptected to take place w/c 23 July.

(29 Jun 2018) » More about Faculty of Social Sciences and Health vacancy

Maiden Castle parking

Temporary access and parking arrangements will soon be in effect at the Maiden Castle sports centre – in preparation for future construction work – until August 2019. The sport centre’s existing car park will become the construction site; the new overflow car park will be for all staff, student, and visitor parking. Temporary pedestrian routes from the overflow car park to the sports centre have been established and signs on site clearly indicate these. The temporary access and parking arrangements are shown on the plans. All sports centre users are encouraged to become acquainted with these arrangements before arriving to avoid confusion and any potential risks to health and safety. For further information, please contact Barry Frost, Senior Project Manager in Estates and Buildings, extension 46016, email

(29 Jun 2018)

Rowing to victory

Congratulations to student Lauren Irwin, and the rest of her crew, who won the Women’s 8 rowing competition at the 2018 Henley Royal Regatta last Sunday! Lauren previously represented Team GB at the world and European U-23 rowing championships, and now supports teenagers in North East England to develop their rowing skills. Read more here.

(29 Jun 2018)

Students honoured for science outreach

Two students have been honoured for their work to inspire communities to get involved in science. For further details, please click here

(29 Jun 2018)

Team Tyne Innovation

The University is sponsoring Team Tyne Innovation to compete in the 2018 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 3,000 mile race, known as the world’s toughest row. Over the next 10 weeks, an Engineering undergraduate will be supporting the team's preparation of the vessel for the race. Today Friday, 29 June the team is holding an exhibition at HMS Calliope on the Gateshead Quayside, next to the Millennium Bridge, which is open to the public and admission is free. 

(29 Jun 2018) » More about Team Tyne Innovation

VC Town Hall meetings for staff

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

  • Monday, 2 July - 11.30am - 12.30pm, D012, Ebsworth Building Queen's Campus
  • Thursday, 5 July - 12.15pm - 1.15pm, D110, Dawson Building, Durham

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. All staff welcome. 

(29 Jun 2018)

YouTube Videos

Do you have five minutes to spare? The Marketing Team is conducting an audit of the University's YouTube channel content and is looking to delete any videos that are out of date or no longer relevant. Visit the YouTube channel here and use the search function to find any videos relating to your faculty or department. Please contact if you come across any content you would like to be removed.

(29 Jun 2018)

Communications, Design and Print Framework

Did you know that the University has a framework of suppliers dedicated to providing design, print, fulfilment, video production, market research, advertising, photography, and web and digital services to the University. The suppliers are partners who have worked with the University for a number of years and are confident in their knowledge of the University. You can find out more about the framework and contact details by visiting here.

(22 Jun 2018)

Do you hear what I hear?

Ever had imaginary friends as a child? Ever heard things that weren't there? Ever misheard something that someone said? Two MSc students from the Department of Psychology are looking for participants for their study on cognitive and developmental links to adult hallucination-proneness. The study involves a computer task and a short questionnaire stack which will take a maximum of 45 minutes to complete, and you'll be given an Amazon voucher for your time. If you have further queries or would like to take part in the study, please email or to find out more.

(22 Jun 2018) » More about Do you hear what I hear?

Durham crowned cricket champions

Durham University’s men’s cricket team was yesterday crowned Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Universities Challenge Final winners – for the first time in eight years – after defeating rivals Loughborough University. For more information visit here.

(22 Jun 2018)

Effectiveness Review of Boards of Studies - Green paper consultation

Colleagues are invited to engage with the Effectiveness Review which is jointly-led by the University Secretary and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost by providing a response to the online consultation on the Review's green paper. 

(22 Jun 2018) » More about Effectiveness Review of Boards of Studies - Green paper consultation

Finance Transformation - Purchase and travel card review

As part of a UEC-sponsored review of the University Finances, the decision has been taken to assess the use and the management of purchase and travel cards across the University to minimise the risk to the University and the cost of administration.

(22 Jun 2018) » More about Finance Transformation - Purchase and travel card review

Pre-Sessional Mentor

Josephine Butler College is recruiting mentors for the upcoming Pre-Sessional Programme for incoming international students this summer. Being an international student takes an extraordinary amount of bravery and drive, especially travelling to a country with a different language, a different culture, and a different set of perspectives. Your role as a mentor will provide a welcoming and rewarding experience for these students. Please read on for further information.

(22 Jun 2018) » More about Pre-Sessional Mentor

Summer vacation opening hours at the Library

From Saturday, 23 June to Sunday, 30 September summer vacation opening hours will operate at the Bill Bryson Library, from 9am - 8pm on weekends and from 8.30am - 8pm on weekdays. The Bill Bryson Library will be open on Bank Holiday Monday, 27 August with limited opening hours from 9am - 5pm. Please visit here for more information about library services during the vacation period, and here to find out more about the renovation work taking place across Library sites.

(22 Jun 2018)

University and City: Question Time

Thanks to all staff and students who attended the ‘University and City: Question Time’  community engagement event at the Calman Learning Centre last night. If you missed it, you can download the Vice-Chancellor’s presentation here

(22 Jun 2018)

World Cup Screening at the Students' Union

The Students' Union will be screening the World Cup live in the Riverside Bar on their giant HD screen. There's no better place in Durham, and if the first England game is anything to go by, the atmosphere will be through the roof. Please visit the official events page to keep up to date with the opening times for the games. The bar is now open to the public.

(22 Jun 2018)

Language courses available this October

The Centre for Foreign Language Study’s programme of courses commencing in October is now open for registration. All courses are open to staff, students and members of the public. Please see the website for full details of languages and levels available. An 'early bird' offer is available on Language Progression courses - apply code LFAP18EB when registering and paying, and receive a £25 discount on the course fee. This offer is valid until 12.00 midnight Friday, 31 August.

(15 Jun 2018)

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)

'Give Sita a Better Life' - fundraising campaign

In 2016 one of the English Language Centre's pre-sessional teachers, Sita Gartry, was involved in a life-changing road accident whilst cycling to work. Sita now lives with significant brain damage and physical impairment. Sita's family have set up a fundraising page which explains how you can donate and help buy a specially adapted vehicle for Sita, and help to fund a garage conversion to create a respite area with a bed and space for her essential medical equipment. The pre-sessional team and Josephine Butler college are working together to organise further fundraising efforts this summer.

(13 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 or call on x46075.

(19 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)

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

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

(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

(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

(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:

(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)

Bodies of Evidence Castle Tour

Tours will be available on Tuesday, 31 July and Friday, 31 August and will be leaving Palace Green reception area at 11.15am and 1.45pm. Visitors wishing to take part in this bespoke guided tour of Durham Castle are required to purchase tickets at Palace Green Library reception. You will then meet your tour guide outside of Durham Castle. Please note that spaces are limited and can be booked in advance by contacting Palace Green Library by telephone on 0191 334 2932.

(20 Jul 2018) » More about Bodies of Evidence Castle Tour

Exhibition - Bodies of Evidence: How science unearthed Durham's dark secret

Find out how Durham University archaeologists pieced together evidence to establish the identity of 17th Century Scottish soldiers whose remains were unearthed in two mass burial sites in Durham. The skeletons were found to be those of Scottish soldiers who lived and died more than 300 years ago. The exhibition, which will run until 7 October, includes a reconstruction of the face of one of the men who was imprisoned and died in Durham following the Battle of Dunbar in 1650. 

(29 Jun 2018) » More about Exhibition - Bodies of Evidence: How science unearthed Durham's dark secret

Woven Bones at Gala Theatre

Cap-a-Pie in partnership with Durham University, presents 'Woven Bones', written by Laura Lindow, at the Gala Theatre, Durham on Friday, 6 July and Saturday, 7 July at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 full, £10 concession and can be purchased from the Gala Theatre website.

(29 Jun 2018) » More about Woven Bones at Gala Theatre

Palaeography summer school at Palace Green Library

A series of seven classes will lead you through the basics of reading 17th century wills, probate inventories, and a charter. The series will conclude with a team transcription exercise. Due to reforms of the probate process, few wills survive at Durham for the period of the British Civil War, but those that do can provide intriguing glimpses of the social effects of the conflict. You can prepare in advance if you wish by browsing 'The National Archive’s palaeography tutorial' online. Tickets are £45 for the entire series of classes. Booking is required via Eventbrite. More events and activities will be added to the Palace Green Library website as they are confirmed so please check regularly for update.

(22 Jun 2018) » More about Palaeography summer school at Palace Green Library

The Durham Showcase

The Durham Showcase features a collection of monologues, dialogues and songs presented by a troupe of some of Durham's most talented finalist performers. The Showcase is previewing at The Assembly Rooms Theatre before transferring to the Tristan Bates Theatre, London, in July. Come along to see some quality acting and to show support on Monday, 25 June at 7.30pm in The Assembly Rooms Theatre, Durham or on Wednesday, 4 July at 1pm in the Tristan Bates Theatre, London. Tickets are free and will be available on the door. You are however encouraged to reserve tickets in advance for the London performance since there is a limited capacity. Please email for more information.


(22 Jun 2018)

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: or

(17 Apr 2018)

Digging up Bones: how archaeologists deal with dead

This free talk by Richard Annis, Senior Archaeologist from Archaeological Services will take place on Tuesday, 31 July at 1pm at Palace Green Library's Learning Centre. Tickets are free for this event, but booking is required via Eventbrite.

(20 Jul 2018) » More about Digging up Bones: how archaeologists deal with dead

Evening Talk

This talk entitled 'The Scottish Army in 1650' by David Caldwell, President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland will take place on Monday, 30 July at 6pm at Palace Green Library's Learning Centre. Tickets are priced at £9.50 for this event. Tickets for evening talks also include a repeat visit ticket to the exhibition with exclusive after-hours access between 5pm and 6pm on the day of the talk. Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite.

(20 Jul 2018) » More about Evening Talk

Free talk

This talk entitled 'Reading the human body: wounds, bones and medical knowledge in the 17th century' will be given by Danielle Westerhof, Rare Books Librarian, Bamburgh Library and Kirsty McCarrison, Museums on Monday, 30 July at Palace Green Library's Learning Centre. Explore the level of medical knowledge in the 17th century with books from the collections and get hands on with bone casts as you explore holes in the head, diseases, injuries and more. Tickets are free for this event, but booking is required via Eventbrite.

(20 Jul 2018)

Feminist Self Defence: Victim Blaming or Rape Prevention?

This event, organised by the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA), will see Professor Liz Kelly from London Metropolitan University and Dr Jan Jordan, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand in conversation, discussing feminist self defence from the Suffragettes to the modern day, outlining the international knowledge base, and responding to key concerns and questions from both the literature and the audience. This lecture will take place on Monday, 9 July at 11am in the Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre (PCL048), The Palatine Centre. To register for this free event please visit here.

(29 Jun 2018) » More about Feminist Self Defence: Victim Blaming or Rape Prevention?

Hearing the Voice Public Lecture: Religious Experience in Predictive Minds

During this free lecture on Thursday, 28 June, Uffe Schjødt (Aarhus University) will outline the predictive processing framework, explore its possible application to the study of religious experience, and consider the challenges associated with designing suitable experimental paradigms. The event is open to all and will take place in ER207, Elvet Riverside from 5pm - 7pm. Refreshments will be provided.

(22 Jun 2018)

Public lecture: Randomness and imprecision

Professor Gert de Cooman, Ghent University, will deliver this public lecture on Wednesday, 4 July at 4pm in ES230, Earth Sciences, Lower Mountjoy. This lecture is part of a series of activities within the UTOPIAE `Durham Training School' held from Monday, 2 July - Friday, 6 July in Durham.

(22 Jun 2018) » More about Public lecture: Randomness and imprecision

St Cuthbert's Cross - Durham's Dan Brown mystery

David Williams, outgoing Head of Alumni and Supporter Engagement and author of ‘St Cuthbert’s Corpse – A Life After Death’, will give a talk about the provenance of St Cuthbert’s famous pectoral cross on Tuesday, 17 July at 12 noon in the Hogan Lovell's Lecture Theatre, Palatine Centre. This lecture is free to attend.

(22 Jun 2018) » More about St Cuthbert's Cross - Durham's Dan Brown mystery

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