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Institute of Advanced Study

Transforming The Way We Think

The Institute of Advanced Study is a prestigious, ideas-based Institute with global reach. We bring together world-leading researchers from all disciplines to work with Durham colleagues on collaborative projects of major intellectual, scientific, political and practical significance. At least twenty visiting IAS Fellows join us in Durham each year to work with Durham scholars to spark new investigations, set tomorrow's agenda and participate in a varied programme of activities.

Each year, the IAS supports four ambitious interdisciplinary projects tackling major research questions. Leading researchers from around the globe join Durham colleagues in collaborative teams to develop ground-breaking ideas, explore interdisciplinary synergies and develop new programmes of research.

The Institute also serves as a top-level forum, enabling key-decision makers and experts to discuss pressing policy problems in an intellectually stimulating and unrestricted manner. We put on a wide range of public lectures and other events. There are also opportunities for postgraduates and other early career researchers to get involved.

The IAS aims to build research capacity, realise potential, and meet the challenges of a changing world. There are many ways to participate in the life and work of the institute. We warmly welcome your involvement


IAS Fellow Tom Murray releases his short film 'The Skin of Others: when Douglas Grant met Henry Lawson' in The Guardian 'Present Traces' series

Michaelmas 2017 Fellow and filmmaker Dr Tom Murray has released The Skin of Others: when Douglas Grant met Henry Lawson as his latest contribution to the Present Traces, a series of short films produced by Tom and Professor Kathryn Millard at Macquarie University and featured on The Guardian website. Completed whilst at Durham undertaking his Fellowship, The Skin of Others recreates the meeting of the Indigenous war veteran and Australian writer and bush poet, Henry Lawson. 

(27 Feb 2018) » More about IAS Fellow Tom Murray releases his short film 'The Skin of Others: when Douglas Grant met Henry Lawson' in The Guardian 'Present Traces' series

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CANCELLED - International Energy Systems Integration - 2 day workshop on 22 and 23 March (Hogan Lovells theatre, Durham Law School).