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24 May 2019

Ancient Egypt Summer School

We are offering a week-long summer school about Ancient Egypt. Through practical hands-on sessions with archival records and ancient Egyptian objects hosted at our libraries and museums we will untangle the many past and present stories woven within Ancient Egypt’s material culture. For further details with cost and how to book please visit the website

(24 May 2019)

Centre for Cultural Ecologies - Summer Reading Group

Our next Reading Group will meet Wednesday, 12 June, 9.30am-11am in A56, Elvet Riverside. In this session we will discuss Shiloh Krupar’s Hot Spotter’s Report: Military Fables of Toxic Waste (University of Minnesota Press 2013). We will focus on the Introduction and Chapter 1 (Where Eagles Dare: A Biopolitical Fable about the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge) —page 1 to 95. For a copy, please email

(24 May 2019)

Durham City Neighbourhood Plan consultation

The City of Durham Parish Council will be carrying out a final consultation on the draft Neighbourhood Plan for Durham City until Friday, 28 June. If you are a resident within Durham City, staff or student, please use this opportunity to have your say and make sure that your priorities are reflected in the Plan.

(24 May 2019) » More about Durham City Neighbourhood Plan consultation

Environmental Fact of the Week

Did You Know…Livers In and Out can take part in the Green Move Out scheme to reduce waste and support local charities? Further details can be found on the Greenspace Green Move Out website

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New exhibition at Palace Green Library

'Wild: A celebration of the natural history of the British Isles' is the new exhibition at Palace Green Library. Visitors have the chance to learn about the varied habitats of the British Isles and see some of Britain's most elusive wild animals up close and personal. Entry is free every day until October 6.

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Nominate someone for a UK honour

We are seeking suggestions of exceptional University people to recommend for a UK honour. The award is given to a wide variety of individuals from different backgrounds who have made a significant contribution in their role, their field or in their community, over and above the normal expectations of their job. The University Secretary's Office will provide support to submit nominations for those suggestions which meet the criteria for an honours award. Further information on eligibility and how to submit suggestions is published here.

(24 May 2019)

Sustainable Travel Plan Survey 2019

As part of our Sustainable Travel Plan, each year we undertake a travel survey to find out whether we are on track to reach our sustainable travel targets. The data collected is important in informing the development of our Sustainable Travel Plan. Our survey will open on Tuesday 28 May and a link will be available on the Green Travel website. We aim to reduce the overall environmental impact of staff and student travel and recognise that our activities contribute to traffic congestion and pollution. There are actions we all can take – every small step leads to big change.

(24 May 2019)

Worktribe walk-in clinic

If you are new to using Worktribe, our Research Grants Management System, or have questions regarding the system, you're invited to come along to a walk-in clinic on Wednesday, 29 May, 2pm-4pm in the Pennington Room at Grey College. No prior booking is required. Just turn up and Durham's Worktribe System Administrator will be there to answer your questions. For further information on Worktribe, please visit the web page.

(24 May 2019)