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Buddhist Meditation Group

The new Durham University Buddhist Meditation Group will meet on Thursdays starting on 27th February, 5-6pm, in the Quiet Space on the first floor of the Teaching and Learning Centre. Anyone who practises any form of Buddhist meditation (or would like to) is very welcome to come along.

(14 Feb 2020) » More about Buddhist Meditation Group


International Development Society

We are pleased to invite you for our Annual Conference on Friday 21st February from 6pm in the Teaching & Learning Centre (TLC033)! The theme for this year is 'Migrant Mobilities: Navigating the Globe'. The speaker line-up will be released over the course of the next week. Pizza and wine will be served. Come along for an interesting discussion with some of the leading voices in the field.

(14 Feb 2020) » More about International Development Society


Ballet workshops in French

Free ballet workshops taught in French for people who are interested in ballet and want to practise French in a relaxed environment. The remaining workshops in Term 2 will take place on Wednesdays 19/02, 26/02, 11/03 and 18/03 from 5 to 6 pm at the fitness studio of Collingwood College.

(13 Feb 2020) » More about Ballet workshops in French


Creative Writing Workshop for International Women's Day

On Thursday 12 March 2020, 5.00 – 7.00 at Alington House Community Association, writer Florianne Humphrey will be running a creative writing workshop to celebrate International Women's Day.

(13 Feb 2020) » More about Creative Writing Workshop for International Women's Day


Don't miss...

  • Musicon will be welcoming the Norwegian chamber group Alpaca Ensemble to Durham on Wednesday 19 February, performing a programme of pieces which will explore different acoustics and spacings within the concert hall. This concert promises to be an exciting one! Tickets available here.

  • Bad Spirits present 'Selah' at Durham World Heritage Site Saturday 22 February. 'Selah' is a sound performance framed within film projections and sculptural installations. Further information and tickets.

  • We'll Have Nun of It - an original musical by Finola Southgate that follows four convent school girls as they navigate growing up in a 1967 world, returns to the Assembly Rooms for one day only on Sunday 23 February. Tickets available here.

(13 Feb 2020)


Durham Emerging Leadership Programme

APPLICATIONS ARE STILL OPEN for the Durham University Emerging Leadership Programme. Our next full day training session takes place on Sunday 15 March 2020, 8am – 6pm. We invite any student at Durham University to attend the Emerging Leadership Programme which offers a grounded, comprehensive introduction to key ideas of leadership. This is a FREE programme, open to ANY student of Durham University with transport, lunch and refreshments included.

(13 Feb 2020) » More about Durham Emerging Leadership Programme


IMEMS Summer School: Palaeography and Latin

The teaching programme is divided into morning classes and afternoon independent study sessions. The morning sessions will consist of lectures and exercises and will include a short break for coffee. These include exercises in reading and transcription. The afternoon sessions consist of hands-on independent work with medieval manuscripts, and will culminate in a workshop with a series of presentations.

(13 Feb 2020) » More about IMEMS Summer School: Palaeography and Latin


IMEMS: Summer School: Things That Matter. Material and Culture in/for the Digital Age

“Things that Matter” addresses the tension between the materiality of sources and their digitization. The recent advances of digital technology have created new modes of reproduction and forms of consumption that have substantially reshaped the concepts of ‘object’ and of ‘collection’ at the heart of cultural institutions such as libraries and museums.

Dates and location: 15 - 19 June 2020, Durham, UK

Level MA/PhD

Course fee (incl. excursions) £250 or free for students of the universities of Durham, Uppsala and Groningen.

(13 Feb 2020) » More about IMEMS: Summer School: Things That Matter. Material and Culture in/for the Digital Age


International Women's Day - Student Panel

In honour of International Women's Day 2020, students of the Durham Leadership & Development Programme are hosting an exciting networking and debating event, with special guest speakers, on Monday 9 March 2020 5 - 9pm.

(13 Feb 2020) » More about International Women's Day - Student Panel


International Women’s Day Panel Discussion

The University’s Interfaith Inspirational Women’s Group invites everyone to a panel discussion with women from Jewish, Muslim, Christian and other faiths or cultures speaking about the challenges they face in their work and daily life. This event will take place on Sunday 8 March, 7pm at Lindisfarne Centre, St. Aidan’s College. The panel will be followed by a Q&A discussion. Both men and women are welcome!

(13 Feb 2020)


Stephenson College Rainbow Formal

To mark the end of LGBT + History Month we are delighted to invite you to join us at the Stephenson College Rainbow Formal! The event will take place Friday 28 February 2020 at 6.30pm in Howlands Hall.

(13 Feb 2020) » More about Stephenson College Rainbow Formal


Come along to support your fellow students at the recording of the radio quiz show 'The 3rd Degree'

Radio 4 general knowledge quiz show, "The 3rd Degree", is being recorded here at Durham on Wednesday 19 February. Hosted by Steve Punt (Mock the Week, Horrible Histories), this quiz show pits three students against three academics in a battle of general knowledge. Entrance is free and all are welcome. Doors open at 17.40 at the Mark Hillery Arts Centre, Collingwood College. 

(7 Feb 2020)


Creating better spaces: fill out the survey and you could win a £250 Amazon voucher

How do you use Durham SU’s spaces? How could they be better? Tell us what you think about your SU's commercial spaces (Riverside Bar and Café, Kingsgate Bar and Café and the Fonteyn Ballroom), so that we can improve our offer for students. We want to develop these spaces to make sure we offer great value for money, and continue to generate income that can be used to support student activities. Tell us what you think in this survey and you could win a £250 Amazon voucherTake the survey here.

(7 Feb 2020)


Durham Emerging Leadership Programme

Durham Leadership and Development are please to confirm applications are still open for the Durham University Emerging Leadership Programme.

Our next full day training session takes place on Sunday 15 March 2020, 8am – 6pm.

(7 Feb 2020) » More about Durham Emerging Leadership Programme


Durham University Folk Society

Want to try social folk dance from traditions across the UK? Fancy a fabulous evening full of fun dancing and live music? Come to our Ceilidh, 7-10pm Sunday 16 February, DSU Fonteyn Ballroom. All are welcome - students and non-students, experts and complete beginners. We'll teach you on the spot.

(7 Feb 2020) » More about Durham University Folk Society


Interested in the digital society?

How is the digital world changing citizenship and democratic participation? We need your views! If you are aged 16-30 we would like your perspective on social media, participation and citizenship. This is a joint research project between the University of Extremadura in Spain and the School of Education at Durham, to understand young people's views about democratic participation and the online world. There is an online questionnaire here

You can ask to be kept informed about the research project. For any questions please contact s.e.higgins@durham.ac.uk

(7 Feb 2020)


Soul Food: Jazz Fundraiser

Soul Food is back! An evening of food, drink, and music to heal the soul during another summative season on Saturday 15 February. All in aid of Durham University Student Volunteering and Outreach, with all proceeds going towards the running of the fantastic work done by our students in the wider community. Buy your tickets here

(7 Feb 2020) » More about Soul Food: Jazz Fundraiser


Win a £50 shopping gift card!

The Durham University Psychology Department is working with Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust* to carry out a survey on climate change as part of a research project, and we’d love to hear your feedback, with the chance to win a £50 shopping gift card as a thank you!

(7 Feb 2020) » More about Win a £50 shopping gift card!


Don't miss...

(31 Jan 2020)


Mums and babies needed!

The Durham Infancy and Sleep Centre (DISC) at Durham University are looking for mums in the Durham/Newcastle area with babies under 7 months to take part in some research about early evening care.

(31 Jan 2020) » More about Mums and babies needed!


Castle Conference 2020: the challenges of a changing world

Registration for attendees and speakers at the Castle Conference 2020: the challenges of a changing world, is now open! www.castlemcr.co.uk/conference2020

This conference showcases interdisciplinary research of postgraduate speakers from northern Universities.

(30 Jan 2020) » More about Castle Conference 2020: the challenges of a changing world


Durham Drama Festival

Durham Drama Festival is back for 2020! With a programme of nine student-written shows plus a Scratch Night, this year promises to be another roaring success! Tickets available here: www.durhamstudenttheatre.org/whats-on

(30 Jan 2020) » More about Durham Drama Festival


Durham University Writing Group

Do you ever find research and writing too solitary an activity? Durham University Writing Group can help. We will be meeting on Tuesdays at Castle this term. For more information and to be added to the group mailing list, please email helen.b.roche@durham.ac.uk.

(30 Jan 2020) » More about Durham University Writing Group


Opera by the Lake with Sir Thomas Allen

Join us at Van Mildert College on Saturday 22 February for an evening of opera favourites with Durham University’s Chancellor, Sir Thomas Allen, along with Durham Alumni soloists. Tickets can be reserved by emailing vm.development@durham.ac.uk - free for students with all others via a donation of £20 per person. Drinks reception from 6.30pm with the performance beginning at 7.30pm.

(30 Jan 2020) » More about Opera by the Lake with Sir Thomas Allen


Student Volunteering Week 2020

Student Volunteering Week is a national initiative promoting student volunteering opportunities and DUSVO are offering a week of volunteering events and project sessions to get as many students as possible involved!

The week will be running from Monday 10 to Sunday 16 February.

You can sign-up on this link: www.durham.ac.uk/experiencedurham/studentvolunteering/one-offs/svw2020

(30 Jan 2020) » More about Student Volunteering Week 2020


Celebrating Lunar New Year: the Year of the Rat

The Lunar New Year festival begins on Saturday 25 January. Our staff, students and venues are involved in a series of events to celebrate. For more information, visit: durham.ac.uk/community/updates/?itemno=40831&rehref=%2Fcommunity%2F&resubj=Headlines 
Events begin on Saturday 25 January with a crafts session at the Oriental Museum. A whole day of events is planned for Durham city centre on Saturday 1 February. The Oriental Museum will be open late for a Lantern Festival on Saturday 8 February. Finally, an exhibition exploring the festival is at the Oriental Museum until mid-February.

 

(24 Jan 2020)


Earn £5 in a Fun Experiment

You are invited to participate in an experimental study that investigates social perception and interaction. The study takes about 30 minutes and takes place at the Consultation Room, Business School. You’ll receive £5 cash upon completion, plus an opportunity to win a £25 Amazon gift card! We are currently recruiting adult participants aged 18-60 years. Please contact Bibi Zhang at bibi.zhang@durham.ac.uk to sign up for a slot.

(24 Jan 2020)


Participate in psychological research and receive up to £35!

Two studies are available to participate in. Study 1 investigates memory and learning, lasting between 45-90 minutes. Study 2 investigates colour vision and lasts approximately 2 hours.You will be compensated £15 for your time for study 1, and between £10 to £20 for study 2. To participate please email rachael.p.graham@durham.ac.uk

(24 Jan 2020) » More about Participate in psychological research and receive up to £35!


Research being conducted on the Grenfell Tower Fire

You are invited to take part in an 8-10 minute questionnaire investigating public opinion of the Grenfell Tower fire. The devastating event two years ago has sparked much debate on who should be considered responsible, hence this questionnaire is looking into just that. If you are interested, the survey can be found here: durham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/grenfell-tower-survey. Email any questions to amelia.spencer@durham.ac.uk

(24 Jan 2020) » More about Research being conducted on the Grenfell Tower Fire


The Inter-Collegiate Energy Competition of 2020

The inter-collegiate energy competition challenges colleges to reduce their electricity usage as much as possible. Electricity wastage can be eliminated by making small and simple changes in your day to day lives. The competition will run from Monday 27 January to Sunday 9 February 2020. Last year’s winner was John Snow with a 5% reduction! Who will win this year!?

(24 Jan 2020) » More about The Inter-Collegiate Energy Competition of 2020


1-2-1 Tutoring: Tutors needed!

We tutor local students for 1 hour a week, 7-8pm, at Elvet Riverside 1/Palatine Centre (Monday - Thursday slots available) in A Level and GCSE subjects. We are especially in need for tutors in the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Maths and History, but are always in need of tutors for all other subjects! You can sign up here: durham.ac.uk/experiencedurham/studentvolunteering/one-offs/1-1tutors or email us for more information: tutoring.sca@durham.ac.uk

(23 Jan 2020)


Ballet workshop in French

Free ballet workshops taught in French for people who are interested in ballet and want to practise French in a relaxed environment. The next workshop will take place on Wednesday 5 February from 5 to 6.30 pm at the fitness studio of Collingwood College

(23 Jan 2020) » More about Ballet workshop in French


Durham Vocal Festival 2020

Student singers will take centre stage for the Durham Vocal Festival, which starts this weekend. For full details, please visit: durham.ac.uk/experience/news/?id=40786&itemno=40786

(23 Jan 2020)


Race, Racism, and Racial inclusiveness at Durham University

Should we stop talking about race? Is there racism at Durham University? Are you an undergraduate who is White or of Colour? Interested in sharing your opinions in a focus group or 1-1 interview to tell us your perceptions of race, racism, and racial inclusiveness at Durham University? If so, and you'd like to take part in this PhD study or have any queries, please contact PGR student Christopher Jones at christopher.c.jones@durham.ac.uk.

(23 Jan 2020)


Safety at UK Music Festivals

Have you been to a UK music festival in the last five years? Receive a £20 high-street voucher for taking part in a 45-60 minute focus group, or anonymous telephone interview.

(23 Jan 2020) » More about Safety at UK Music Festivals


Step into spring at the Assembly Rooms Theatre

Monday 27 January marks the launch of our spring / summer season at the Assembly Rooms Theatre. The exciting line-up includes poetry, comedy, landmark drama and a sprinkling of Shakespeare. You can find out more and buy tickets online at www.theassemblyroomstheatre.org/whats-on

(23 Jan 2020)


Win a £20 Amazon voucher and help us improve student volunteering opportunities at Durham University!

Regardless of whether you have never volunteered or are engaged in several projects, we want to hear your opinion on volunteering and want to learn from your experiences to improve volunteering opportunities for all students. Therefore, we have created a survey that will take you 4-5 minutes to complete. As a thank you, you’re given the opportunity to win a £20 Amazon voucher. Please click on the link to be forwarded to the survey: durham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/durham-student-volunteering.

Thank you for your time!

(23 Jan 2020)


Call for Papers: Summer School Visual Intersections 5 - 6-8 July 2020 Durham

The Leverhulme Durham Doctoral Training Programme in Visual Culture and the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture, Durham University, would like to invite scholars and early career researchers to submit their papers to the fifth summer school which brings scholars together to explore the interdisciplinary nature of visual culture and exchange current ideas and approaches in the field. 

(23 Jan 2020) » More about Call for Papers: Summer School Visual Intersections 5 - 6-8 July 2020 Durham