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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Event Archive

This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

Durham Book Festival


13th October 2019, 16:00 to 17:00, Gala Theatre, Colm Tóibín and Stephen Regan

The 2019 Durham Book Festival big read is Colm Tóibín's Brooklyn. Hear from the author himself at this event chaired by Professor Stephen Regan.

Join Colm Tóibín for this special event celebrating his work and the 2019 Big Read, his award-winning novel, Brooklyn. Colm Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy, Ireland in 1955 and is author of nine novels including The Master, The Testament of Mary and Nora Webster. His work has been shortlisted for the Booker three times and has won the Costa Novel Award and the Impac Award. His most recent novel is House of Names. He has also published two collections of stories and many works of non-fiction. He lives in Dublin.

Related Links


Research in English At Durham (READ) blog showcasing the the literary research emerging from the Department of English Studies


We host a large number of conferences, lectures and seminars each year, many of them open to the public. Find out more on our Events page.


Many of our public lectures, seminars and conferences are recorded, and can be listened to as podcasts.

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