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Durham Wildcats Manager Lee Sanders awarded LMA Manager of the Month

Durham Wildcats Manager Lee Sanders was awarded the League Managers Association Manager of the Month for October this week.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Durham Wildcats Manager Lee Sanders awarded LMA Manager of the Month


ESRC Business Boost Informal Scoping Meeting for Researchers

There is still time to book a place at the informal scoping meeting for researchers, on Wednesday 21 November.Hosted by the Business Boost Officer, the meeting will take place at Hatfield College between 12 noon - 2pm.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about ESRC Business Boost Informal Scoping Meeting for Researchers


Reminder - Bike Safety Week events

Recyke Y'Bike will be at Maiden Castle and staff and students can take along their bike for a free safety check on Wednesday, 21 November between 1pm-3pm. Refurbished bikes will also be available to purchase. Come along and meet the Police University Liaison Officer to talk about bike security marking; cyclists can join a lunchtime bike ride, take part in a bike maintenace workshop and collect free bike lights. Staff and students can also join a bike ride, gain 20% of lights, helmets and locks and meet members of DBUG.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Reminder - Bike Safety Week events


Join the Bank of England's Citizens' Panel for the North East

The Bank of England is looking for members for its new Citizens' Panel for the North East.

(14 Nov 2018) » More about Join the Bank of England's Citizens' Panel for the North East


Mount Oswald newsletter

The latest newsletter about the Mount Oswald project is available now.

(14 Nov 2018) » More about Mount Oswald newsletter


P&G Portfolio Manager - Internship Vacancy

Durham University and Procter & Gamble (P&G) have developed an extensive strategic partnership and are looking to support this work with a postgraduate research student with an interest in working in the innovation management space. Specifically the role will involve managing the interface of this relationship, project development with Durham academics and P&G technical teams and setting up a variety of meetings, events and workshops designed to create collaborative projects to feed the relationship portfolio. 

(14 Nov 2018) » More about P&G Portfolio Manager - Internship Vacancy


Your chance to help young people VoiceIt

VoiceIt is a student-run debating initiative which helps local young people develop real life skills. Volunteers are being sought for this year’s programme. Visit the website for more information.

(14 Nov 2018)


Bike Safety Week Events - get your bike ready for winter

As part of Bike Safety Week, students can receive 20% of lights, locks and helmets, everyone can take advantage of a free bike safety check to make sure their bike is winter ready, sign up to take part in a lunchtime bike ride, have the opportunity to meet our University Police Liaison Officer to find out more about secure bike marking, and cyclists can receive a set of free bike lights. Read on for more details and visit the Greenspace website https://www.dur.ac.uk/greenspace/travel/bikeweek/ for details on how to book for certain events.

(9 Nov 2018) » More about Bike Safety Week Events - get your bike ready for winter


Sign up to the Electoral Register

The University is partnering with Durham County Council and Durham SU to ensure students living in colleges have the opportunity to register to vote in local elections. From Monday, 12 November, Electoral Officers will be visiting colleges to help students register, check the webpage for details. PLUS - the two colleges with the highest percentage of registered students will win £250.

(7 Nov 2018)


Study on cognitive and emotional factors linked to unusual perceptual experiences

Psychology undergraduate students are looking for participants aged 25 years and above to take part in their dissertation study. The study takes one hour and participants will receive a £5 Amazon voucher. If you would like to take part, please contact hearingthevoiceug@gmail.com. This study is supervised by Dr Peter Moseley and takes place in either the Department of Psychology or the Bill Bryson Library.

(7 Nov 2018) » More about Study on cognitive and emotional factors linked to unusual perceptual experiences


A space for reflection

The Church of St Mary the Less, the chapel of St John’s College, is now open to visitors six days a week, offering a space for quiet reflection. For more information, please visit here. The Church of St Mary the Less has been used for College services only since the early 20th Century.

(6 Nov 2018)


Work has started on the Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science Building

Work began this week on the construction of the new Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science building, on the Upper Mountjoy site. The building will enable both departments to expand, with state-of-art facilities and carefully designed teaching and study spaces. Please be aware that over the coming months there will be increased traffic around the Science campus, with a number of heavy vehicles travelling to and from the site. These movements will be limited around peak times of staff and student travel to minimise disruption. For further information on the project, please visit the website

(6 Nov 2018)


Durham Business Game

Sign up now for the Durham Business Game this Saturday, 3 November! In true Apprentice style, work in teams to crack challenging business problems presented by top firms with the chance to win prizes. Don't miss out. Book your place today!

(2 Nov 2018)


Participants needed to take part in a survey on religion and race-based hate incidents

Following funding by the Office for Students, a project has been set to look at religious and race-based hate crime in Durham. A survey has been created to help understand the challenges and experiences faced by students and staff, and to create evidence-based reporting, intervention and support tools. Please complete the survey even if you have not experienced a hate incident or crime. There will still be questions relevant to you and we want to hear your opinions. The survey is open until Friday, 30 November. If you have any questions, please contact Christine Stretesky in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit on (0191) 334 6762.

(29 Oct 2018)


Black History Month Inspiration Wall and other feature pieces

Entries for the online Black History Month Inspiration Wall have now been received from students and staff members across the University; and the wall can now be seen in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) webpages. Aiming to recognise and celebrate the inspiring stories and astonishing achievements of various black individuals throughout history, the wall includes individuals from different walks of life, from varying industries and from different parts of the world. Additionally, the EDI team had published two feature pieces highlighting our very own staff members’ inspiring stories and personal take on Black History Month.

(26 Oct 2018)


Call for writers and editors

The Northern Review is an online culture and ideas magazine. They are looking for thought-provoking writers and editors who are eager to escape the restraints of academic writing and write for their own enjoyment. If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, then please email hazel.rowland@northernreview.co.uk.

(26 Oct 2018) » More about Call for writers and editors


Calm to the Core

Calm to the Core is a series of themed drop-in classes to help you understand the link between mind and body and to develop the skills to manage your mood using breath and movement. Classes are offered in different locations around the University and are offered without any charge by the Counselling Service and Experience Durham. For more information please visit the website.

(26 Oct 2018) » More about Calm to the Core


Durham students supper club

Finbarr’s Restaurant, Aykley Heads House, Aykley Heads invites Durham University students to the supper club Sunday - Friday, 6pm to 10pm. Three courses are £17.50 including a 125ml glass of wine or soft drink. Please note that there is a discretionary 10% service charge. You can reserve your table by calling 0191 3077033 quoting student offer. Student ID required. Exclusions apply – not Available Saturdays, Valentines Day & during Graduation Week

(26 Oct 2018)


Environmental Fact of the Week

Did you know … Waste Awareness Week starts on Monday, 29 October? Further information about Waste Awareness Week events, activities and competitions are available on the Greenspace webpages.

(26 Oct 2018) » More about Environmental Fact of the Week


Feasibility Study into incubation space in Durham

We are keen to seek the views of our students to help assess demand for new business incubation space in Durham, by completing a short online survey

(26 Oct 2018) » More about Feasibility Study into incubation space in Durham


Mount Oswald project update

In early November, colleagues from Interserve Construction will begin erecting the steel structures for student townhouse accommodation on the Mount Oswald site. This will mean cranes arriving on site and the first buildings rising out of the ground. Keep up to date here

(24 Oct 2018)


Can you help? New Student Development Programme

Over the past year, we have been designing a new Student Development Programme with the aim to provide a system in which students can acknowledge, explore, and articulate their personal development during their time at Durham, not just at the end of their university career.

Now, we would like to hear your ideas and thoughts on what we are proposing. This new programme will be the University’s first consultation exercise as part of the new Student Consultation Framework.

Further information about the programme here.

(19 Oct 2018)


Durham University Official Merchandise

Feeling the cold now Winter is fast approaching? Head over to our website to find hoodies and other merchandise to keep you warm this winter! 

(19 Oct 2018) » More about Durham University Official Merchandise


Environmental fact of the week

Did You Know … Durham University won two Northumbria in Bloom ‘Gold’ Awards for the Botanic Garden and Best Grounds in 2018?

(19 Oct 2018) » More about Environmental fact of the week


Green Great Britain week

The UK Government's first Green Great Britain week was held between Monday 15 - Friday 19 October 2018, with the aim of engaging us all with the importance of tackling climate change and ensuring clean growth. 

Durham Energy Institute collaborated on the first national Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) Roadshow, hosted by Durham County Council, on Monday 15 October in Durham Town Centre.

A series of talks were given about the future of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles and the public got the chance to meet our students from the Durham Electric Motorsport Team and see the solar car they have designed and built. They are currently looking for sponsors for their new car design plus are the team are hoping to race in the World Solar Challenge.

Find out more here.

(19 Oct 2018) » More about Green Great Britain week


IAS Research Postgraduate Fund

The Institute of Advanced Study has a small fund available to support research postgraduates organising Durham based events of a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary nature. Applications for funding are now being accepted for activities taking place during the 2018/19 year.

To apply to this fund, please complete the pro-forma on the IAS website and submit no later than 14 November 2018. If you have any questions please contact IAS Manager, Linda Crowe.

(19 Oct 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 web page, here. The cameras update every 10 minutes. 

(9 Mar 2018)


Work to expand Maiden Castle Sports Complex set to begin

Durham County Council has approved the University's plans to improve the sports facilities at Maiden Castle. Work on the new facilities is set to begin in April, to develop a sports hub for students and the community. Read more about this exciting development here.

(6 Feb 2018)


Art Workshop: The Art of Japanese Urushi Lacquer

Join us at the Oriental Museum on Saturday 1st December, 1-4pm, for a creative workshop led by artist / maker Suzanne Ross. Design and create your own lacquer panel using the traditional Japanese maki-e technique. Booking essential. Payment of £40 is required upon booking. 

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Art Workshop: The Art of Japanese Urushi Lacquer


DDF - Durham Dance Fusion

Durham is hosting its annual Inter-University Dance Competition DDF on Saturday 24th in the DSU. We have different universities travelling to compete in Modern, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary and Street categories! Come along to support our fabulous dancers and witness some great talent, skill and creative routines.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about DDF - Durham Dance Fusion


DUOS Symphony Concert

Join DUOS in their first symphony concert of the academic year: 24th November 2018, 7:30pm, Elvet Methodist Church
Tickets are available at: https://www.musicdurham.org/event/duos-symphony-18/

(16 Nov 2018) » More about DUOS Symphony Concert


Durham University Writing Group

Next week, the Writing Group will be meeting from 9am-5pm, Monday 19th-Thursday 22nd November inclusive, in the Williams Library, St Chad's College. Further information is available on the facebook group, or contact helen.b.roche@durham.ac.uk.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Durham University Writing Group


Estranged Students Solidarity Campaign

Durham Estranged Students' Solidarity Campaign will run from 26th-30th November 2018. The aim of our campaign is to raise awareness about family estrangement and estranged students in Durham, build a network for estranged students studying at Durham, and encourage the university to sign the Stand Alone Pledge and offer support for estranged students at Durham. 

Latest updates on the campaign will be updated here

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Estranged Students Solidarity Campaign


Football fundraiser to tackle male suicide

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45. Collingwood College AFC is staging a 24-hour football match to raise money for the Campaign Against Living Miserably, a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide. The match will run from 12pm on Friday, 23 November to 12pm on Saturday, 24 November.

Spectators and donations are most welcome. For more information, please visit this website

(16 Nov 2018)


Pitch Productions presents “Us/Them”

Pitch Productions presents “Us/Them” by Carly Wijs: Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November at 8pm, Hild Bede Chapel. Written in 2014, this shocking contemporary drama follows two children as they narrate their experiences of the 2004 Beslan school siege. 

Ticket prices: Standard £7, Concession £6, DST members £5. Online ticket booking is open here, or more information contact: pitch.prods@durham.ac.uk

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Prizes for Classifying Photos on MammalWeb

For every classification you do on the County Durham Survey project in MammalWeb between Monday 12/11/2018 17:00 and Monday 26/11/2018 17:00, you’ll get one ‘ticket’ in a prize draw to win either a £100 Amazon voucher, or one of two £50 Amazon vouchers! The more classifications you do during this time, the more chance you’ll have to win!

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Prizes for Classifying Photos on MammalWeb


Student Community Action's Christmas Charity Dog Show

Student volunteering are hosting their annual Christmas Charity Dog Show on Sunday the 16th of December, at Maiden Castle Sports Centre from 10am-4pm. The event is fantastic fun for all the community and is bound to be bigger and better than ever this year! More information on how to spectate or enter your dog(s) to follow soon.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Student Community Action's Christmas Charity Dog Show


Submissions Open for Durham University Economics Journal

The Durham University Economics Journal is now taking student submissions for its Annual Print Edition. Opinion articles and student research (including degree-related essays) are strongly encouraged. Submission deadline: 7th January 2019 to DUEconomicsJournal@gmail.com

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Submissions Open for Durham University Economics Journal


Ushaw Christmas Lecture and Carol Service

Tuesday 11th December will see two special Christmas events take place at Ushaw. Janet Soskice will give a public lecture on "Christ, the Light of Our Lives; or 'What Do the Ox and the Ass Get Out of Christmas?'"; this will be followed by a carol service in the beautiful St Cuthbert's Chapel.

All welcome; registration is essential via this website, where information for those needing help with transport is also available. The registration deadline for transport is 10am on 27 November.

(16 Nov 2018)


Castle Chamber Choir and Orchestra: Inaugural Concert

The ensembles will perform a wide variety of repertoire ranging from Bach to Pärt, both separately and together. The concert will take place at 8.00pm on 25 November 2018 in the Great Hall, Durham Castle. You will hear rarely performed masterpieces Kraus’s ‘Overture to Olympie’ and Vivaldi’s ‘Introduction and Gloria’ RV 639/588, as well as classics from Mozart’s ‘Laudate Dominum’ to Whitacre’s ‘Lux Aurumque’. Be prepared to be relaxed, excited, and moved!

(14 Nov 2018) » More about Castle Chamber Choir and Orchestra: Inaugural Concert


Northern Words

The Department of English Studies and Centre for Poetry and Poetics join forces with Gong Fu Poets for a night of spoken word featuring seven of the North's award-winning and up-and-coming artists. Experience a dramatic evening of voice in St Chad's College Chapel, Thursday 29 November, from 7.00pm - 9.30pm.

(14 Nov 2018) » More about Northern Words


Participants Needed: Short interview for a Geography Dissertation

The study involves research into students’ perception of the categorisation of their profiles on social media, and how their personal data is used for targeted advertisements. The research will involve a short 30 minute interview, either by yourself or in pairs, discussing perceptions of control over your personal data. Your responses will be anonymised, and you will have the right to remove yourself from the study at any point.

(14 Nov 2018) » More about Participants Needed: Short interview for a Geography Dissertation


Pitch Productions presents “Us/Them”

Pitch Productions presents “Us/Them” by Carly Wijs: Written in 2014, this shocking contemporary drama follows two children as they narrate their experiences of the 2004 Beslan school siege. This play explores how children react to such traumatic events and process the anxieties that pervade society.

(14 Nov 2018) » More about Pitch Productions presents “Us/Them”


The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers

Looking for work experience or a graduate job at one of the UK’s top employers in 2019?

The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers is your guide to the UK’s best known and most sought-after graduate employers, their graduate vacancies for 2019, entry requirements and application deadlines.

(14 Nov 2018) » More about The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers


Reminder: Call for Papers: Languages in Society Conference

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures and the Centre for Foreign Language Study will be hosting the first Dynamics of Languages in Society conference on 9 March 2019. Aimed for MLaC and students from other disciplines with at least an A2 level in a language, this conference, led by and for students, is a forum for the exchange of ideas, theories and practices on the topics of languages and identities with a key emphasis on interdisciplinarity. For more information themes, guidance and dates, please visit: https://bit.ly/2MmYFQd.The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday, 30 November 2018.

(9 Nov 2018) » More about Reminder: Call for Papers: Languages in Society Conference


Active Step Volunteering

Do you enjoy the outdoors, running, walking, and volunteering? The Active Steps Project within SCA is looking to find some student volunteers to participate in, lead or join some community based running and walking groups. Please email active.steps@durham.ac.uk if you are interested.

(7 Nov 2018) » More about Active Step Volunteering


Film screening: The Claim: Archbishop Romero, his people and Pope Francis

All are invited to this film screening marking the canonisation of Oscar Romero. It will take place at 5pm on Wednesday, 21 November at Durham University Catholic Chaplaincy, St Cuthbert's Catholic Church, New Elvet. Free entry, with a retiring collection in aid of the Archbishop Romero Trust. Booking is essential as space will be limited - please book here.

(7 Nov 2018)


A Pint-Sized Conversation - have you booked your place?

Dylan Frankland, Rosa Day-Jones, Tobias Grace and Katherine Lea present ‘A Pint-Sized Conversation’ on Wednesday, 21 November at 2pm in the Rosemary Cramp Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre. Each performer has a close relationship to someone with depression; and talks honestly and frankly about their experiences and what it is like to support someone living with mental health challenges. The performance will be followed by a discussion with members of the cast. Come along to this ‘Angry but uplifting, powerless but empowering, sad, but ultimately upbeat, defiant’ production. Please book your place here.

(2 Nov 2018)


Love Food Hate Waste Competition

The hotly contested inter-collegiate Love Food Hate Waste competition takes place from Monday 29th October until Friday 2nd November. Each College has the chance to win the coveted ‘John Turner Trophy’. More information can be found on the Greenspace website.

(26 Oct 2018) » More about Love Food Hate Waste Competition


Film screening

The Centre for Visual Arts and Culture (CVAC) in partnership with the Art Fund present a documentary film about Matisse's late works, introduced by Alix Collingwood-Swinburn, Curator of Western Art on Wednesday, 21 November at 5.45pm room 201, Elvet Riverside. All are welcome. Tickets are £12 and £5 for students. You can pay on the door or book your tickets here

(11 Oct 2018) » More about Film screening


Centre for Cultural Ecolgoes

Reading Group - Tuesday 4th December 10am - 12 noon in Elvet Riverside A56.

As space is limited, please email Barbara Jackson to reserve a place and request the reading. 

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Centre for Cultural Ecolgoes


Classics Society Talk: Inscriptions and Epigraphy

Durham University Classics Society is delighted to announce that Professor Polly Low will be giving the talk "From Kyzikos to Bootle: inscriptions and epigraphy in ancient Asia Minor and modern Liverpool", on Tuesday 27 November at 7.30pm in the Ritson Room (Classics Department).

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Classics Society Talk: Inscriptions and Epigraphy


Classics Society Workshop: Reconstructing ancient Greek and Roman numeracy

Durham University Classics Society is delighted to announce that Professor Serafina Cuomo will be leading a workshop on "Chickens of the 6th indiction: Reconstructing Greek and Roman numeracy", on Wednesday 21 November at 4.00pm in the Ritson Room (Classics Department). 

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Classics Society Workshop: Reconstructing ancient Greek and Roman numeracy


Emotion VS Rationality? The psychology of advertising

Brands use storytelling to connect with consumers and turn them into customers. Politicians use emotion to gain power and influence your behaviour. Have you heard of Neuromarketing? Companies are throwing billions of dollars just to appeal to your brain and this is because your brain is a terrible liar and much of it is beyond your control. It taps into your unconscious mind, priming your brain to like the product, anchoring your emotion to desire the product…

Mr Matthew Thompson (PhD) 28th November, 6-7 pm, PCLO48 (Palatine Centre)

Learn more at the Facebook event page.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Emotion VS Rationality? The psychology of advertising


Energy Access & Poverty Challenges in Developing & Developed Countries

In this talk Dr Nalule will highlight energy access challenges in developing countries and energy poverty challenges in developed countries.

Learn more here.

(16 Nov 2018)


Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) - Events for the remainder of Michaelmas Term 2018

The Institute of Advanced Study has a wide variety of events for Michaelmas Term including lectures, seminars and workshops linked to the Institute’s 2018/19 programme. Events such as public lectures are free and open to all to attend. Other events may require registration. Please see the IAS events page for more details.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) - Events for the remainder of Michaelmas Term 2018


Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Seminar

A tale of two adventures in geodesy: Mapping intracontinental strain in the Alpine-Himalayan Belt with InSAR and unraveling postseismic deformation following the 2010 Mw 8.8 Maule earthquake with GPS

The next seminar of the series takes place on 19th November 2018, 13:00 to 14:00, W309, Geograph and is with Jonathan R. Weiss, COMET, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK. 

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Seminar


Missio Dei in a Digital Age

Digital technology is not only influencing the methods by which missions are carried out today, but the cultural shifts that it has given rise to demand fresh reflection on missiology. At CODEC’s annual symposium, held at St John’s College, Durham on 23-24 April 2019, we are exploring ‘Missio Dei in a Digital Age’.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Missio Dei in a Digital Age


'Behind the Texts' talk: 'Double or Nothing: Divided Voices and Yiddish Silence in Georges Perec's W ou Le souvenir d'enfance'

You are warmly invited to hear Marc Caplan (Yale/IFK, Vienna) give a talk entitled "Double or Nothing: Divided Voices and Yiddish Silence in Georges Perec's W ou Le souvenir d'enfance", taking place on Wednesday 21 November, 6.00pm in Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham University.

(14 Nov 2018) » More about 'Behind the Texts' talk: 'Double or Nothing: Divided Voices and Yiddish Silence in Georges Perec's W ou Le souvenir d'enfance'


Architecture Now! Mini workshop from the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture

Interested in Architecture and want to learn more? Join this mini workshop on Tuesday 4 December 2018 on current thinking and research in and about Durham with Dr. Adrian Green, Dr. Peter Lindfield, Dr. Richard Pears and Professor Janet Stewart. The session starts at 4.00pm in the Lindisfarne Centre, St. Aiden’s College.

This event, organised by the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture, is open to all, with refreshments provided. Places are free but booking is essential. To register, or for further details: cvac@durham.ac.uk

(14 Nov 2018) » More about Architecture Now! Mini workshop from the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture


Classics Society Talk: Inscriptions and Epigraphy

Durham University Classics Society is delighted to announce that Professor Polly Low will be giving the talk "From Kyzikos to Bootle: inscriptions and epigraphy in ancient Asia Minor and modern Liverpool", on Tuesday 27 November at 7.30pm in the Ritson Room (Classics Department).

(14 Nov 2018) » More about Classics Society Talk: Inscriptions and Epigraphy


Classics Society Workshop: Reconstructing ancient Greek and Roman numeracy

Durham University Classics Society is delighted to announce that Professor Serafina Cuomo will be leading a workshop on "Chickens of the 6th indiction: Reconstructing Greek and Roman numeracy", on Wednesday 21 November at 4.00pm in the Ritson Room (Classics Department). The talk is open to all, and especially recommended for maths, science and history lecturers and students. Please come along for an accessible, interdisciplinary evening that will combine ancient maths, science, history and literature all in one!

(14 Nov 2018) » More about Classics Society Workshop: Reconstructing ancient Greek and Roman numeracy


Durham Castle Lecture Series - Alex de Waal - 21 November

Join us for the next lecture in the Durham Castle Lecture Series with Alex de Waal at Great Hall, Durham Castle on Wednesday 21 November 2018, 8:00pm to 9:30pm. All welcome.

(14 Nov 2018) » More about Durham Castle Lecture Series - Alex de Waal - 21 November


Francisco de Zurbarán's Sacred Portraits lecture by Adam Jasienski, Zurbarán Centre Fellow, Durham University

This lecture will take place 5.30pm - 6.30pm Tuesday 20 November 2018 at Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College, Durham University.

Francisco de Zurbarán's paintings of female saints, such as his Saint Margaret from London, have long been seen as disguised portraits of noblewomen from Seville. This lecture examines this assumption, setting it within the larger context of art made in Spain and the broader Hispanic world during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

(14 Nov 2018) » More about Francisco de Zurbarán's Sacred Portraits lecture by Adam Jasienski, Zurbarán Centre Fellow, Durham University


Friends of Palace Green Library - Talk

The Friends of Palace Green Library are hosting a talk given by Sarah Lawrance, Collections and Exhibitions Director at Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books, Newcastle upon Tyne, on Saturday 17 November 2018 at 2.30pm in the Learning Centre, Palace Green Library.

(14 Nov 2018) » More about Friends of Palace Green Library - Talk


Research Seminar: British Government Policy engagement with the teaching and learning of Chinese language

This seminar will take place on Wednesday 21 November at 1.00pm at the School of Education, Room ED134. The seminar will be lead by Dr Tinghe Jin from the School of Education. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required. For more information please contact ed.research@durham.ac.uk

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Research Seminar: Transforming Higher Education in the Post-Communist World

This seminar will take place on Wednesday 28 November at 1.00pm in ED134 at the School of Education. The seminar will be led by Professor Josef Jarab of Palacky Univeristy, Czech Republic. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required. For more information please contact ed.research@durham.ac.uk .

(14 Nov 2018) » More about Research Seminar: Transforming Higher Education in the Post-Communist World


The Forgotten Workers - report launch

Limited number of places remaining for The Forgotten Workers report launch, revealing the real experiences and views of those employed in low-paid work relying on multiple jobs to make ends meet. Speakers include Lord Sawyer of Darlington, former General Secretary of the Labour Party and Jude Kirton Darling MEP. Friday 30 November 11.30pm, Durham University Business School including lunch. Register here.

(14 Nov 2018) » More about The Forgotten Workers - report launch


Classics Society Talk: Inscriptions and Epigraphy

Durham University Classics Society is delighted to announce that Professor Polly Low will be giving the talk "From Kyzikos to Bootle: inscriptions and epigraphy in ancient Asia Minor and modern Liverpool", on Tuesday, 27 November at 7:30pm in the Ritson Room (Classics Department). The talk is open to all, and specifically designed to be accessible to non-Classicists. Please come along for an interdisciplinary evening that will combine ancient Asia Minor and modern day England all in one!

(9 Nov 2018)


Classics Society Workshop: Reconstructing ancient Greek and Roman numeracy

Durham University Classics Society is delighted to announce that Professor Serafina Cuomo will be leading a workshop on "Chickens of the 6th indiction: Reconstructing Greek and Roman numeracy", on Wednesday, 21 November at 4pm in the Ritson Room (Classics Department). The talk is open to all, and especially recommended for maths, science and history lecturers and students. Please come along for an accessible, interdisciplinary evening that will combine ancient maths, science, history and literature all in one. For more information about the event, please see the Society's Facebook event here.

(9 Nov 2018)


ESRC Business Boost Informal Scoping Meeting for Researchers

Durham has recently been awarded Business Boost funding from ESRC as part of our existing Impact Acceleration Account. The Business Boost Officer will host an informal meeting for researchers, at Hatfield College on Wednesday, 21 November between 12pm - 2pm. The purpose of the meeting is to provide researchers with an opportunity to help form Durham’s approach to the ESRC’s Business Boost funding initiative. Although the Business Boost funding is aimed at social science researchers, we welcome any Durham researchers to the meeting. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Please note this event is free but booking is essential.

(9 Nov 2018) » More about ESRC Business Boost Informal Scoping Meeting for Researchers


Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) - Events Michaelmas Term 2018

The Institute of Advanced Study has a wide variety of events for Michaelmas Term including lectures, seminars and workshops linked to the Institute’s 2018/19 programme. Events such as public lectures are free and open to all to attend. Other events may require registration. Please see the IAS events page for more details.

(9 Nov 2018) » More about Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) - Events Michaelmas Term 2018


Ushaw Lecture by Professor Stephen Taylor

Professor Stephen Taylor will give a public lecture entitled 'Sir Edward Coleman (1636-1678): Catholic Martyr as Newsletter Writer' on Tuesday, 27 November at Ushaw College. The 6pm lecture will be preceded by a drinks reception at 5.30pm. Transport from Durham City is available to book. All welcome; please register here.

(9 Nov 2018)


World Heritage Lecture - “Forward to the Ancient Future: The Revival of Pilgrimage in Contemporary Culture with Special Reference to Durham”

Wednesday, 21 November at 6pm, Room PG20, Pemberton Building, Palace Green. David Pott will highlight some aspects of the remarkable growth of pilgrimage today and will outline the plans to develop a series of Northern Saints Trails to Durham in time for a special Year of Pilgrimage in 2020.

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Annual Law Lecture: Robert Buckland QC MP, the Solicitor General

Durham Law School is delighted to welcome Robert Buckland QC MP, the Solicitor General on Tuesday, 6 November in CG85 (Chemistry) from 5.00-6.00pm. The event is open to all staff and students.

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VictimFocus Learning Academy Launch Conference

The Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA) is excited to be hosting Jessica Eaton and special guests as they tour the UK with a set of free conferences for anyone who is, or has an interest in, working in trauma and abuse. The Durham conference will be taking place on 24 June 2019 at Durham University Business School. To find out more and book your place, click here.

(30 Oct 2018) » More about VictimFocus Learning Academy Launch Conference


Nudging: How you are influenced and how you can influence others

Why does online shopping always seem to give you the ‘most popular’ choice? Have you noticed how fruits are the first thing you see instead of chocolates in the grocery stores nowadays? If YOU want to find out what’s been nudging you or how to nudge others, then come along and find out! 8th November, 6-7 pm in CG93 (Chemistry building)

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New research on Women's Suffrage: A Centennial Picture

The Department of History and the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture (CVAC) are hosting Dr Sumita Mukherjee and Dr Mari Takayangi on Wednesday, 14 November to discuss their research around the campaign for and consequences of women’s suffrage. You can find out more about the talk and sign up here

(24 Oct 2018)


Turing Lecture: 'If I can do it, so can you' with Dr Sue Black and #techmums

'If I can do it, so can you' is the inspiring and motivating story of one woman’s determination to succeed. twenty five years ago, Dr Sue Black was a single parent with three small children living on a council estate in Brixton. She is now one of the top 50 women in tech in Europe, received an OBE and just been appointed to the Government Advisory body shaping digital services. Sue talks about how she brought her family out of poverty and built a successful career through education, passion and a determination to succeed. This lecture will take place on Tuesday, 13 November at 12pm in the Centre for Life, Newcastle and you can register for free here.

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Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) - Events Michaelmas Term 2018

The Institute of Advanced Study has a wide variety of events for Michaelmas Term including lectures, seminars and workshops linked to the Institute’s 2018/19 programme. Lectures are free and open to all to attend. 

Please review seminar and other activities online for registration and other details.

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Movement research seminars

Inspired by anthropological research with contemplative practitioners and techniques in India, Japan and Israel, this seminar invites its participants to delve into movement as an educational process. All are welcome and no previous experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to move.

The next seminar will take place on Friday 2 November at 10:00am in D104, Department of Anthropology. 

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St Cuthbert's Society Annual Fellows' Lecture

Professor Tariq Modood, Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy at the University of Bristol and alumnus of St Cuthbert's Society, will give the 2018 St Cuthbert's Society Fellows' Lecture on Friday 16 November at 6:00pm in ER201, Elvet Riverside. All are welcome.

(19 Oct 2018)


International Transgender Day of Remembrance

On Tuesday 20 November you will see the Trans Flag flying on the Science Site in Remembrance of all those who have died due to transgender -based hate or prejudice. To learn more about International Transgender Day of Remembrance, please visit our web pages.

(16 Nov 2018)


University Merchandise

Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift for either yourself or someone close to you? Then why not head to our website for a wide range of Durham University official merchandise. 

With items from clothing and jewellery, to bears and stationery, there is something to suit everyone. 

(16 Nov 2018)


Bike Safety Week - Free Safety Check and Discounts at Recyke Y'Bike

During Bike Safety Week, w/c 19 November, why not take advantage of a free bike safety check and receive discounts on accessories at the Recyke Y'Bike shop in Durham City on North Road.

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Elvet Waterside Car Park space closures

Car park space closures are planned at Elvet Waterside at various times from Monday 19 November until Friday 14 December in order to carry out site investigations for the planned Business School development. Staff and students should note that the number of spaces will be reduced during this period and may need to park elsewhere.

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Cyclists – Be Seen, Be Safe!

With the clocks about to change and the long nights soon upon us, it is time to use your lights when cycling. Remember to take your lights with you when you leave your residence, it may be light when you leave in the morning, but come 4.30 pm it will be dark!

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Call for Papers: Languages in Society Conference

Aimed at MLaC and students from other disciplines with at least an A2 level in a language, this conference led by and for students is a forum for the exchange of ideas, theories and practices on the topics of languages and identities with a key emphasis on interdisciplinarity.

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No Access to Bike Rack near Abbey House

By way of information, please note that the bike rack down the side of Abbey House will be closed for the duration of the Assembly rooms refurbishment (26th October 2018 – 24th July 2019). Please note that the closest alternative bike rack is located in front of Bailey Court accommodation.

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