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24 hours in Van Mildert College

Owen Adams, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Colleges and Student Experience) spent 24 hours helping out in Van Mildert College. To read about his experience and reflections please visit here.

(23 Feb 2018)


Durham Commission on Creativity and Education

We are working with Arts Council England to identify ways in which creativity, and specifically creative thinking, can play a larger part in the lives of young people from birth to the age of 25, both within and beyond the current education system. Staff and students, as well as people and organisations externally, will be given the opportunity to feed into the research – more details will follow in future Signposts. In the meantime, find out more about the project from the Commission webpages.

(23 Feb 2018)


Environment Week 2018

Monday, 26 February sees the start of Environment Week with many activities, events and competitions for everyone. Throughout the week staff and students are encouraged to get involved and visit the different environmental stalls and talks with representatives about sustainability, reducing food waste, recycling, travelling by public transport, walking, cycling, volunteering in biodiversity activities and much more. A full schedule is available on the Greenspace Environment Week website.

(23 Feb 2018) » More about Environment Week 2018


Environmental Fact of the Week

Did you know … Fairtrade Fortnight runs from Monday, 26 February? Various Fairtrade activities will be taking place for all to enjoy including free Fairtrade samples, discounts and competitions. Full details are available on the Fairtrade Fortnight website

(23 Feb 2018) » More about Environmental Fact of the Week


Every small step leads to big change

Why not make a pledge to adopt one new environmentally sustainable behaviour to reduce your impact on the environment? Take inspiration from events occurring throughout Environment Week. All pledges will be entered into a prize draw to win from a range of exciting prizes. Please note the competition closes on Monday, 12 March.

(23 Feb 2018)


Local Produce for Sale from JR Holland Food Services

Come along and meet the local supplier J R Holland on Wednesday, 28 February in the Calman Learning Centre from 9.30am. Samples will be available to try and an opportunity to purchase local fresh vegetables (£1 per bag), eggs, breads, yoghurt and cheese.

(23 Feb 2018)


Sustainable Travel Events

Arriva and Northern Rail will be on hand on Thursday, 1 March to answer any questions about travel on public transport and discuss corporate annual ticket schemes and other discounts available. Please visit their stall in the Palatine Centre between 11.30am - 2.30pm. You can also find out more about cycling, walking and travelling sustainably within and around Durham City by visiting the Cycling UK, DBUG, Living Streets and Durham County Council Travel Team between 11am - 2pm in the Calman Learning Centre.

(23 Feb 2018)


University Sources Green Energy

Did you know … the University sources Green Energy from Blyth Offshore Wind Farm? The University renewed its energy contract in October 2017, which is great news as this helps the University to increase the usage of low carbon technologies. Further details about the project are available here.

(23 Feb 2018)


Waste Less, Save More - tips on how to reduce waste

This is an opportunity to find out more about recycling if you live out and hear about the Sainsbury's Waste Less, Save More and REfUSE campaigns. Representatives from Durham County Council and REfUSE - a local food waste organisation will be on hand to answer any questions and tell you about the Olio app on Tuesday, 27 February between 10am - 3pm in the Calman Learning Centre.

(23 Feb 2018)


Bach - St John Passion concert

Durham Cathedral Choir joins forces with the Avison Ensemble to perform Bach's stunning St John Passion on the evening of Palm Sunday, 25 March 2018 at 7.00pm. This unmissable concert will be conducted by Daniel Cook, Master of the Choristers and Organist at Durham Cathedral with internationally renowned violinist Pablo Beznosiuk leading the orchestra. Vocal soloists will be from within Durham Cathedral Choir including some of the Cathedral Choristers. Tickets: £8 to £28 available from the Cathedral Visitor Desk, by phone 0191 3387 178 or online.

(16 Feb 2018)


Do you have a creative business on the side or know someone who has?

Durham University is launching a programme of support for the region’s artists and creative businesses as part of the Creative Fuse North East (CFNE) project. If you are a creative or digital practitioner or business, why not sign up for the first of a series of creative workshops? Inspire-a-thon, will help you channel your creativity to generate new ideas or products for your business. It will take place on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 between 9:30am-4pm at Ushaw College. Lunch is included. For more information, contact Alistair Brown (alistair.brown@durham.ac.uk) or Ladan Cockshut (t.l.cockshut@durham.ac.uk) on +44 (0)191 334 0471.

(16 Feb 2018)


Durham University Hockey Club community outreach programmes

Durham University Hockey Club is facilitating two sessions to increase the number of participants within hockey. ‘Back to Hockey’ is an informal, fun new form of fitness for active people and will take place on Fridays between 12.00 noon-1pm. ‘Hurray4Hockey’ is walking hockey at a steadier pace and it is designed for older adults or anyone with an injury or disability. It will also take place on Fridays, between 1.30pm-2.30pm. Both sessions start on 23 February 2018 at the Graham Sports Centre. No prior experience is required for either session. Contact emma.c.headley@durham.ac.uk.

(16 Feb 2018)


Establishment of a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Network

Durham University has an expanding community of postgraduate researchers and staff members from the BAME community and we take pride in this growing diversity. Now is a good time to set the foundations of a community of staff members and PGR students from BAME backgrounds for the purpose of networking and support, focusing on the themes, issues and events relating to various ethnic minority groups. If you are interested in participating in this group, please send an email to catherine.summers@durham.ac.ukAn announcement for a group meeting to plan future events and activities will be made shortly.

(16 Feb 2018)


Important information about planned strike action

The University fully recognises the right of staff to take part in industrial action over the proposed changes to the USS Pension Scheme. All members of the Executive understand the depth of feeling across the University about the proposed changes and we continue to advocate for further and constructive discussions at national level. The University has developed a policy which sets out how we will use our best endeavours to respect the right of staff to strike whilst also seeking to minimise the impact of the strike action on our students. Further information is available on the website.

(16 Feb 2018)


International Women's Day 2018: Women in Science Lecture

This lecture, given by Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE FRS entitled ‘The Joy of Being Wrong’, will take place on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 between 2.05pm-3.05pm in E005, Department of Engineering. You will also have the opportunity to meet Jocelyn between 1pm-2pm, in E240, Department of Engineering. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome and booking is not required. Further information is published at https://www.dur.ac.uk/science.faculty/athena.swan/wislecture2018/.

(16 Feb 2018) » More about International Women's Day 2018: Women in Science Lecture


National Student Survey (NSS) 2018

The NSS is underway and final-year undergraduates from all subjects are encouraged to complete the survey. Your feedback is very important to the University. The survey is open to final-year undergraduates across the country, and a third of Durham finalists have already taken part. If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to complete the survey. The website also contains further information about the NSS. The survey closes on Monday, 30 April 2018.

(16 Feb 2018) » More about National Student Survey (NSS) 2018


The Men's Story Project (MSP), hosted by the HeForShe Society

Around the world, social norms regarding what it means to "be a man” often contribute to many health and justice problems. The Men’s Story Project is a production meant to break the boundaries between masculinity and humanity; between “being a man“, and just “being”. The HeForShe society are organising one of these productions. So, men of Durham, you are invited to break your silences and join the effort to expose masculinity through personal experiences expressed in any creative form you want. For more information on the project, click here.

(16 Feb 2018) » More about The Men's Story Project (MSP), hosted by the HeForShe Society


Unwanted bicycles urgently required

Do you have a bicycle that you no longer use that could be donated for reuse? The University works closely with Recyke y’Bike, a local charity, to encourage students and staff to cycle around the city. They refurbish unwanted bicycles and would appreciate any donations. So if you have an unwanted bike lurking in your shed or garage, please dig it out and take it down to the Durham Recyke y’Bike store at 25 North Road, Durham DH1 4SG (open Wednesday-Saturday between 10am-5pm) where it can be refurbished and sold on.

(16 Feb 2018)


Construction work at the Centre for Teaching and Learning

Construction work is progressing well on the Centre for Teaching and Learning. The work will enter a new phase from Wednesday, 21 February 2018 with the commencement of piling operations. The piling to be used is bored into the ground like a giant corkscrew, rather than driven, meaning the process is quieter and noise levels will be well below regulations. However, two noise monitors will be in place to indicate if limits are breached. The work will take place between 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday and operatives will be on site from 7.30am. The operation is expected to last 13 days.

(15 Feb 2018)


The Future of the University public lecture series - Professor Stuart Corbridge

The Future of the University, continues on Wednesday, 28 February 2018 at 8pm with the fourth lecture to be given by Durham's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart Corbridge. This lecture is free and open to all, on a first come, first served basis. Doors to the Great Hall at University College will open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. For further information contact the IAS (enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk) or University College.

(15 Feb 2018) » More about The Future of the University public lecture series - Professor Stuart Corbridge


Study break cards at the Library

From Monday, 12 February 2018, the Bill Bryson Library and Queen’s Campus Library are introducing study break cards to enable students to take regular breaks while making good use of study space and being respectful of all users’ needs. Study break cards can be collected at the Help and Information desk and at the borrowing machines on each floor. Please retain your card for further use up to six times or, if unused, leave it in one of the collection boxes. Further information about Study break cards may be found at durham.ac.uk/library/studybreakcard/

(12 Feb 2018) » More about Study break cards at the Library


Environmental Sustainability Vision, Policy & Strategy

A new Environmental Sustainability Vision, Policy & Strategy has been agreed by UEC and signed off by the Vice-Chancellor on behalf of the University. A copy can be found on the Greenspace website and staff are encouraged to read this.

(9 Feb 2018) » More about Environmental Sustainability Vision, Policy & Strategy


Student Volunteering Week 2018

Student Volunteering Week is fast approaching (19 February - 25 February) and universities all over the country will be taking part. There will be over 20 volunteering opportunities for students in the Durham area. From a conservation day at Auckland Castle to an Olympics-themed sports day for adults with disabilities to a tea party at St. Oswald's Church hall, there's an activity for everyone! Take our Buzzfeed quiz to find out which one you are most suited to by following this link or click here to see the full list of activities. 

(9 Feb 2018)


A Digital Symposium

The CODEC Research Centre for Digital Theology invites you to an event entitled 'A Digital Symposium, exploring sacraments and liturgy in digital spaces'. The Symposium will be held on Thursday, 19 April and Friday, 20 April at St Johns College. The event will offer a 'taster' of CODEC’s new MA in Digital Theology. Booking details for the Symposium can be found here

(8 Feb 2018) » More about A Digital Symposium


Invitation to help shape University's future growth

Students are invited to ‘University and City: Growing together’, a community engagement event aimed at helping the University grow responsibly with its neighbours. The event will include presentations from the Vice-Chancellor, Durham County Council, Durham Constabulary and the City of Durham MP, and round-table discussion. It will be held at Durham Town Hall on Friday, 2 March, from 4.30pm to 7pm. Refreshments will be served from 4.30pm and the event will start at 5pm. Entry is open to all, subject to the capacity of the venue. For more information, please click here

(7 Feb 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)


Durham University Folk Society Ceilidh Dance

Durham University Folk Society will be hosting its second big ceilidh dance of this term on Sunday, 4 March 2018 between 7pm-10pm in the Fonteyn Ballroom at the Students' Union. Tickets are £3 for members and £5 for non-members on the door. No experience is necessary and our callers will be there to guide you through the dances. Everybody is welcome.

(2 Feb 2018)


Environmental Fact of the Week

Did You Know? More than 1700 e-cards were sent from the Greenspace website during December 2017. General e-cards are available for any occasion to send throughout the year. Sending e-cards reduces the environmental impacts associated with producing and transporting paper cards. Why not take a look at the selection of e-cards available by visiting the Greenspace website?

(2 Feb 2018)


Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies - Lecture and Seminar Series

Don’t forget to book your place at our forthcoming lectures and seminars series starting next week.

(2 Feb 2018) » More about Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies - Lecture and Seminar Series


Would you like some help to stop smoking?

Smokefreelife County Durham are in the Palatine Centre every Monday lunchtime until 9 April 2018 to provide advice and support to both staff and students that would like to stop smoking. If you are interested in accessing this free and confidential stop smoking service please drop in to the Student Support Hub in room PC063 anytime between 12 noon and 2pm. Smokefreelife provides a selection of stop smoking medications to help you lead a healthier and smoke free lifestyle. It is an ‘e-cig’ friendly service and offers behavioural support. You are four times more likely to quit with an advisor, compared to quitting by yourself. For more information please contact Lynn Anderson lynn.anderson@durham.ac.uk

(2 Feb 2018)


Police appeal

The following is a message from Durham Constabulary. Detectives investigating a sexual assault are re-appealing for the public’s help to identify a man they would like to speak to in connection with an incident. The incident happened at around 2.30am on Monday, 12 June 2017 in the Oswald Block, Durham. Detective Sergeant Chris Woollett, from Durham Constabulary said: “We would like to speak to the man pictured in the CCTV image. Anyone who recognises the man should call us.” Anyone with any information should call 101, quoting incident number 33 of 12 June. The CCTV image can be viewed here

(1 Feb 2018)


Progress on the Centre for Teaching and Learning

Work is well under way to develop a Centre for Teaching and Learning at Lower Mountjoy. Opening for the academic year 2019/20, the Centre will host state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and learning. View the latest photos from the site and find out more on the project web page, here.

(1 Feb 2018)


Students wanted for Pre-sessional Materials Trial

The English Language Centre is looking for international students who will be in Durham at the start of the Easter vacation and who would be interested in helping the Centre trial new lessons for the summer Pre-sessional courses. Volunteers don't need to have taken a Pre-sessional course to take part, although they don't mind if you have. If you are interested in volunteering, please book through the Training Course Booking System.

(30 Jan 2018) » More about Students wanted for Pre-sessional Materials Trial


Sexual assault survey

The Student Room has launched a national survey of students’ experiences of sexual assault and harassment at university. The Revolt Sexual Assault: University Sexual Assault survey 2017 closes on Sunday 25 February. Please take the time to share your experiences, and help us tackle this issue together. To take the survey please visit here

(29 Jan 2018)


Faculty of Science Photography Competition 2018

The competition is open to all current Durham undergraduate and postgraduate students. Your photograph(s) can be of anything which you feel captures the theme of ‘Women into Science and Engineering’. Interpretation is entirely up to you but the photographs will be judged on creativity, artistic flare and how they meet the theme. The Faculty of Science is looking for new and original photographs, so submissions to previous Durham University, or other, competitions are not admissible. There will be a first prize of £100, with £50 for second place and £25 for third place and the entry form is available here. The deadline for entries is 12 noon on Wednesday, 21 February 2018 and any received after this time will not be considered.

(26 Jan 2018)


Subject Support

On Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Bill Bryson Library, between 10am and 4pm, your Academic Liaison Librarians will be offering Subject Support to all students who wish to drop in. Each librarian will be available to talk to for one and a half hours in the consultation room just across from the Help and Information Desk on Level 2. This is a really great opportunity to speak to the person who knows all the best resources for your course. Whether you want to discuss how to get started on finding books for your assignments, learn how to search for e-journal articles or request a resource you’re struggling to get hold of, drop in and speak to them!

(16 Jan 2018)


Institute of Advanced Study - Events Epiphany Term 2018

The Institute of Advanced Study has a wide variety of events for Epiphany Term including lectures, seminars and workshops linked to the Institute’s 2017/18 ‘Structure’ programme. Most events, and in particular lectures, are free to attend and open to all.

(22 Feb 2018) » More about Institute of Advanced Study - Events Epiphany Term 2018


The Future of the University public lecture series - 'The Uses and Misuses of Universities'

The Future of the University public lecture series continues on Wednesday, 28 February 2018 at 8pm with the fourth lecture which will be given by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart Corbridge. This lecture is free and open to all, on a first come, first served basis. Doors to the Great Hall at University College will open at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start. For further information please contact the IAS at enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk or University College.

(22 Feb 2018) » More about The Future of the University public lecture series - 'The Uses and Misuses of Universities'


Is the so-called 'Simple View of Reading' (SVR) too simple?

This seminar will take place on Wednesday, 28 February at 1pm in ED 134 at the School of Education. The seminar will be led by Dr Andrew Davis, Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Education, Durham University. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required. For more information please contact ed.finres@durham.ac.uk

(19 Feb 2018) » More about Is the so-called 'Simple View of Reading' (SVR) too simple?


International Women's Day 2018: Women in Science Lecture

This lecture, given by Dame Ottoline Leyser DBE FRS entitled ‘The Joy of Being Wrong’, will take place on Tuesday, 6 March 2018 between 2.05pm-3.05pm in E005, Department of Engineering. You will also have the opportunity to meet Jocelyn between 1pm-2pm, in E240, Department of Engineering. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome and booking is not required. Further information is published at https://www.dur.ac.uk/science.faculty/athena.swan/wislecture2018/.

(16 Feb 2018) » More about International Women's Day 2018: Women in Science Lecture


The Future of the University public lecture series - Professor Stuart Corbridge

The Future of the University, continues on Wednesday, 28 February 2018 at 8pm with the fourth lecture to be given by Durham's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart Corbridge. This lecture is free and open to all, on a first come, first served basis. Doors to the Great Hall at University College will open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start. For further information contact the IAS (enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk) or University College.

(15 Feb 2018) » More about The Future of the University public lecture series - Professor Stuart Corbridge


Public lecture: The Limits of Psychological Treatments for ADHD

The Centre for Developmental Disorders' Annual Public Lecture will take place on Wednesday, 28 February 2018 at 5pm in Room L50 at Department of Psychology. The lecture will be led by Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke, Professor of Developmental Psychology, Psychiatry & Neuroscience at Kings College, London. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required. For more information please contact cdd@durham.ac.uk.

(6 Feb 2018)


Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies - Lecture and Seminar Series

Don’t forget to book your place at our forthcoming lectures and seminars series starting next week.

(2 Feb 2018) » More about Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies - Lecture and Seminar Series


The Queen's Campus Library launches 24/7

Queen’s Campus Library will commence Library 24/7 opening hours starting at 8.30am on Monday, 26 February until 10pm on Saturday, 17 March 2018. For more information about staffed service hours at Queen's Campus Library please check here. For further information about Library 24/7, please visit here.

(21 Feb 2018) » More about The Queen's Campus Library launches 24/7


Important information about planned strike action

The University fully recognises the right of staff to take part in industrial action over the proposed changes to the USS Pension Scheme. All members of the Executive understand the depth of feeling across the University about the proposed changes and we continue to advocate for further and constructive discussions at national level. The University has developed a policy which sets out how we will use our best endeavours to respect the right of staff to strike whilst also seeking to minimise the impact of the strike action on our students. Further information is available on the website.

(16 Feb 2018)


Construction work at the Centre for Teaching and Learning

Construction work is progressing well on the Centre for Teaching and Learning. The work will enter a new phase from Wednesday, 21 February 2018 with the commencement of piling operations. The piling to be used is bored into the ground like a giant corkscrew, rather than driven, meaning the process is quieter and noise levels will be well below regulations. However, two noise monitors will be in place to indicate if limits are breached. The work will take place between 8am-6pm, Monday-Friday and operatives will be on site from 7.30am. The operation is expected to last 13 days.

(15 Feb 2018)


Changes to the Arriva X12 Bus Timetable: Reduced Services

Please be advised that, from Sunday, 18 February, two services will be withdrawn and to assist with the changes some revisions had to be made to three subsequent morning services. A copy of the new timetable is available on the Arriva website. Paper copies of the new timetable are also available at key reception areas.

(9 Feb 2018) » More about Changes to the Arriva X12 Bus Timetable: Reduced Services


The Bill Bryson Library launches 24/7 in February!

The Bill Bryson Library will commence Library 24/7 opening hours starting on Monday, 12 February until 10pm on Monday, 19 March 2018. Queen’s Campus Library will also operate 24/7 opening hours from Monday, 26 February until 10pm on Saturday, 17 March 2018. Please study responsibly. Student welfare is a high priority for us during Library 24/7. Just because the Library is open for you to use 24/7 doesn’t mean you should study round the clock. Please take regular breaks, get enough sleep and travel home safely at night. Throughout Library 24/7, our Libraries are Campus Card Access only, in order to ensure the Library is a safe and secure space for you to study in. For more information about Library 24/7, please visit here.

(5 Feb 2018) » More about The Bill Bryson Library launches 24/7 in February!


Police appeal

The following is a message from Durham Constabulary. Detectives investigating a sexual assault are re-appealing for the public’s help to identify a man they would like to speak to in connection with an incident. The incident happened at around 2.30am on Monday, 12 June 2017 in the Oswald Block, Durham. Detective Sergeant Chris Woollett, from Durham Constabulary said: “We would like to speak to the man pictured in the CCTV image. Anyone who recognises the man should call us.” Anyone with any information should call 101, quoting incident number 33 of 12 June. The CCTV image can be viewed here

(1 Feb 2018)


St Mary's College footpath diversion

The pedestrian route between St Mary’s College and South Road has been diverted to allow construction of the Centre for Teaching and Learning. From Monday 15 January, an alternative route will be available, past the Fergusson Building and Teikyo University of Japan in Durham.

(12 Jan 2018)


Maiden Castle car park

Please note due to the high volume of traffic on BUCS Wednesdays the car park at Maiden Castle will be closed to all staff and students. This closure applies every Wednesday during Term 1 and Term 2. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. If you have any question please contact laura.green2@durham.ac.uk.

(9 Nov 2017)


Police availability/safety and social responsibility messages

Durham Police University Liaison Officer (DPULO), Rebecca Carey, is extending her availability for private one to one or small group meetings in the Palatine Centre. She is now available on Thursdays between 1.30pm and 3.30pm in the Student Support Hub, PC063. Students may drop in or contact Rebecca in advance - rebecca.carey@durham.pnn.police.uk.

(9 Nov 2017) » More about Police availability/safety and social responsibility messages


Durham University Folk Society Ceilidh Dance

Durham University Folk Society will be hosting its second big ceilidh dance of this term on Sunday, 4 March 7pm - 10pm in the Fonteyn Ballroom at the Students' Union. Tickets are £3 for members and £5 for non-members on the door. No experience is necessary and the callers will be there to guide you through the dances. Everybody is welcome.

(23 Feb 2018)


My Fair Lady

A wager by Professor Higgins sets in motion a musical escapade in Victorian London with the transformation of Eliza Doolittle from flower seller to society beauty. But has he taken on more than he can handle, and at what expense? You are warmly invited to The Assembly Rooms on Thursday, 1 March, Friday, 2 March and Saturday, 3 March to enjoy the performance of My Fair Lady. Tickets are between £6 and £8. 

(23 Feb 2018)


Pontanima choir concert

Over the twenty years of its existence, Pontanima Interreligious Choir has emerged as one of the most important actors in the field of interreligious peacemaking in Bosnia-Herzegovina, linking exceptional artistry with a powerful vision of a future where religions act as points of contact and not division; where diversity is cultivated as a source of healing, hope and celebration. This concert which will take place on Monday, 5 March at 7pm in Durham Cathedral, hosted by the School of Government and International Affairs and the Durham Global Security Institute at Durham University. It is being organised in cooperation with the Woolf Institute, Cambridge University. Tickets for the concert can be obtained here.

(23 Feb 2018)


Public talk

This wider world talk by Dr Austin Allen will take place on Wednesday, 28 February at 5pm in the meeting room in Stephenson College. The morning after Margaret Thatcher passed Clause 57, Dr Austin Allen was dismissed from his job as a teacher as he was openly gay. Come along to hear the rest of his story, ask him any questions you like and gain an insight into life as an openly gay man in a time where this was not accepted. Everybody is welcome.

(23 Feb 2018)


Puns Intended

Have you ever dreamed of being a famous literary character? Gatsby, Dracula, and Gandalf aren't sure. Hamlet dreads it. The thought of all the blank verse... In 'Puns Intended', an eclectic mix of ten well-known characters are entangled in a comedy which catches them unawares between their worlds. Come along to City Theatre, Fowlers Yard on Wednesday, 28 February, Thursday, 1 March and Saturday, 3 March. Tickets are between £6 and £8 and available here.

(23 Feb 2018)


Take a 'Walk Around the World at Lunchtime'

Why not join a guided walk around the Botanic Garden on Friday, 2 March. There are two walks available at 12.05pm and 1.05pm and both will depart from the greenhouse within the Botanic Garden.

(23 Feb 2018)


UNREST at Durham University

Jennifer Brea is an active Harvard PhD student about to marry the love of her life when suddenly her body starts failing her. Hoping to shed light on her strange symptoms, Jennifer grabs a camera and films the darkest moments unfolding before her eyes as she is derailed by M.E. (commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), a mysterious illness some still believe is 'all in your head'. The screening of the film will take place in the Department of Psychology on Wednesday, 14 March with the doors opening at 5.45pm. For further details and to book please visit here.

(23 Feb 2018)


Durham University Hockey Club community outreach programmes

Durham University Hockey Club is facilitating two sessions to increase the number of participants within hockey. ‘Back to Hockey’ is an informal, fun new form of fitness for active people and will take place on Fridays between 12.00 noon-1pm. ‘Hurray4Hockey’ is walking hockey at a steadier pace and it is designed for older adults or anyone with an injury or disability. It will also take place on Fridays, between 1.30pm-2.30pm. Both sessions start on 23 February 2018 at the Graham Sports Centre. No prior experience is required for either session. Contact emma.c.headley@durham.ac.uk.

(16 Feb 2018)


Durham University Folk Society Ceilidh Dance

Durham University Folk Society will be hosting its second big ceilidh dance of this term on Sunday, 4 March 2018 between 7pm-10pm in the Fonteyn Ballroom at the Students' Union. Tickets are £3 for members and £5 for non-members on the door. No experience is necessary and our callers will be there to guide you through the dances. Everybody is welcome.

(2 Feb 2018)