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22 March 2019

A night of German 'Kultur'

Durham County Council’s link of friendship with the German town of Tübingen is 50 years old this year. There will be a programme of activities throughout the year to celebrate the twinning but the main event will take place in Millennium Place, Durham on Thursday, 13 June. Highlights will include live music, film, poetry, storytelling, food and drink. Please visit the County Council webpage for more information.

(22 Mar 2019)


Call for applications: Joint Uppsala-Durham Seedcorn Fund

Building on their collaborations through the Matariki Network of Universities, Durham and Uppsala Universities wish to strengthen their bilateral ties and have developed a joint seedcorn fund to source and support joint research. Through a competitive process, Durham and Uppsala Universities will jointly advertise, select and fund research projects to the value of €10,000- €25,000. Completed applications should be submitted to international.partnerships@durham.ac.uk by Monday, 20 May, 12 noon (UK time). For more information, please contact Emma Moore (international.partnerships@durham.ac.uk) or Oskar Pettersson (oskar.Pettersson@uadm.uu.se).

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Easter vacation in the Library

Easter vacation starts on Saturday, 23 March. Please visit our website to check vacation opening hours and for more information.

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For better or worse: AI and society panel debate

Durham University, on behalf of the NINE DTP has organised a panel and networking event to discuss 'For better or worse: AI and society' on Tuesday, 23 April at PROTO: The Emerging Technology Centre, Gateshead. We'll be talking about the role of artificial intelligence in society and how social science research contributes to the development of AI. For more information and to book your ticket please visit the webpage. If you have questions, please contact charlotte.kerr@durham.ac.uk.

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Matter, Ideas, Nature: a conference in memory of David Marcus Knight

This event will take place on Friday, 14 June - Saturday, 15 June, in Room MHL452, Durham University Business School. Register now. For more information, contact n.j.craigs@durham.ac.uk.

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Music and Lifetime Memories: an interdisciplinary conference

The Durham University Music and Science Lab will host a conference on music and lifetime memories on Friday, 1 November - Saturday, 2 November. Submissions for oral presentations will be accepted until Wednesday, 15 May. Full details of the conference are available here. For more information, please contact kelly.jakubowski@durham.ac.uk or music.memories2019@gmail.com.

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Music Chills Experiment

The Department of Music is running a 45 minute experiment on musical chills, goosebumps and shivers. It will involve listening to two pieces of music, and watching two short films accompanied by music. Volunteers will receive £5 for taking part. Sign up now or contactscott.c.bannister@durham.ac.uk.

(22 Mar 2019)


Reminder - new guidelines and process for Dialogue Signposts

The purpose of Signposts is to provide an ‘at-a-glance’ update on important operational news and to direct readers to information about upcoming activities and events. However, over time, and due to its popularity, the email has grown in length. Following feedback from our readers, and to help make our weekly email easier to read, we have published new guidance on submitting content for Dialogue Signposts. If you submit content for Signposts, please take the time to read this guidance. Please contact dialogue@durham.ac.uk if you have any queries.

(22 Mar 2019)


The North's Biggest Book Fair

Bigger and better than ever, the Durham Palestine Educational Trust’s (DPET) Easter Book Fair runs from Saturday, 13 April to Monday, 22 April in the Pemberton Rooms on Palace Green. It will be open 10am-4pm daily. Admission is free and accompanied children are welcome. There will be good disabled access.

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