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7 September 2018

Durham Book Festival - Bard of Brixton

Alex Wheatle or the Bard of Brixton, @brixtonbard as he is known, will visit Stephenson College on Friday, 12 October, 2.45pm - 4pm, as part of Durham Book Festival. Alex will be talking about his life and writing for children from the region. Tickets are free of charge but donations in aid of Foundation, Durham City are welcome. Places are limited and can be booked by emailing stephenson.enquiries@durham.ac.uk.

(7 Sep 2018)


Free film showing

"The Little Count" - a short film about a Polish aristocrat who lived in Durham City in the 19th Century will be shown on Thursday, 20 September at 6pm at Alington House Community Association, North Bailey. The film will be followed by a tour of Durham Museum and Heritage Centre on North Bailey. Light refreshments will be available.

(7 Sep 2018)


Health 360 - your views are needed

Are you involved in health-related research at Durham University? If so, your views are needed. Health 360 @ Durham is working on a new strategy for health research. So, whether you work in research, teaching or professional support, please take the time to answer the survey questions. It will take around 10-15 minutes to complete, and your answers will be used to directly inform the emerging strategy. The survey can be found here.

(7 Sep 2018)


Queen's Campus transition - upcoming departmental and college moves

The next set of departmental and college moves from Queen's Campus to Durham City will take place shortly, in time for the start of Michaelmas Term. The Parent-Infant Sleep Lab, Stephenson College and Durham University Business School's Accounting and Finance Programmes will all complete moves next week. Months of hard work and planning by colleagues at all levels across the University have made these moves possible. The changes will enhance our educational offering, improve our research performance and enrich the student experience as part of the implementation of the University Strategy 2017-2027. More information about the Queen’s Campus transition project is available here

(7 Sep 2018)


Sandpit event

Are you conducting research or teaching in different disciplinary areas relating to armed conflict or the ethics of peace? You are invited to join the sandpit event on Tuesday, 9 October, 2pm - 5pm at the College of St Hild and St Bede, to help shape the development of a digital game to support student learning in international humanitarian law. Anyone with a research or teaching interest in these, or related, areas who would like to participate, should contact the research team at t.l.cockshut@durham.ac.uk or catherine.turner@durham.ac.uk by Friday, 28 September to register their interest. Places are limited at this event.

(7 Sep 2018) » More about Sandpit event


Staff LGBT Network

The University has a Staff LGBT Network. The group is open to all staff and postgraduate students, as well as their partners, friends and anyone else with an interest in LGBT issues. Through its members, the LGBT Staff Network aims to:

  • Provide confidential support and information to staff on LGBT matters.
  • To offer advice and feedback on LGBT equality and diversity issues.
  • Increase the visibility of LGBT issues in the workplace.
  • Organise social events and provide networking opportunities.

If you would like to be part of the network, or would like to know more, please email lgbt.staffnetwork@durham.ac.uk or visit the website

(7 Sep 2018)