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Institute of Advanced Study - Easter Term events 2018

(25 May 2018)

The Institute of Advanced Study continues its programme of events during Easter Term -including lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences linked to its 2017/18 ‘Structure’ programme, as well as additional activities independent of the annual theme. Most events, and in particular lectures, are free to attend and open to all.

Thematic Activities

The Future of the University: Public Lecture series - this series is co-convened series by the Institute of Advanced Study and University College.

We live in an age of uncertainty. Universities, in particular, live in an age of uncertainty. Descended perhaps from the Platonic Academy, universities used to be elite and autonomous institutions, both academically and socially.

In the face of a rapidly changing landscape, however, including Brexit, what is the university now for? What is it, what can it be, what should it be? University College Durham and the Institute of Advanced Study have jointly mounted a series of lectures over 2017-2018 by leading world figures on the university and political stages. The final lecture of 2017-18 will be given by Durham's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart Corbridge.

  • 30 May 2018, 8pm, Senate Suite, University College Professor Stuart Corbridge, Vice Chancellor (Durham University) The Uses and Misuses of Universities For further information: contact the IAS (

Structuring Knowledges

  • 7 June 2018, 5pm, 4:30pm to 6:00pm, Ritson Room, Department of Classics, 38 North Bailey, Durham University, Professor Todd Reeser (University of Pittsburgh) Translating Structures/Structuring Translations - Public Lecture For further details, please visit:

Other Activities

  • 8 June 2018, 5.30pm - 6.30pm, Seminar Room 2, Department of History, 43 North Bailey Professor Todd Reeser (Pittsburgh) Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Masculinities, Gender and Sport Seminar Series: Affect Theory and Masculinity Studies. For further information:

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