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Institute of Advanced Study

Activities and Events

The Institute of Advanced Study is the umbrella for a wide range of activities and events located in and around Durham University. Each year the core work of the IAS revolves round the activities of an annual cohort of 20 Fellows drawn from academic and related institutions across the globe. Whilst here, the Fellows participate in a wide range of events including seminars, workshops, conferences, exhibitions, and public lectures, the majority of which are addressing cutting-edge topics under the umbrella of the Institute's annual theme.

The range of events that are organised at the IAS are all intended to either advance the research of the individual Fellows and that of researchers at Durham or, in the case of the outreach events such as the art exhibitions, public debates and public lectures that we organise, to inform an interested public who want to learn more about the cutting-edge research that is carried out at Durham and elsewhere in the world. Scholars from Durham University are the driving force behind all the Institute's affairs: there is a rolling programme of research feeding into and building on Institute activity.

“The events associated with the series initiated a wide range of conversations and ideas for further research that continue to be pursued...We are thankful that the IAS can act as such a potent catalyst in bringing a wide range of audiences together”

Professors Lena Dominelli and Jane Macnaughton, co-ordinators of the Humanising Practice Seminar Series (2008/09)

2017/18 Annual Programme: Structure

In addition to this programme of events please review the comprehensive Events Calendar for all current details. Additional events may be added during the course of the year.

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Public lecture date change
: Please note the starting time for Prof Boris Malomed's IAS lecture has changed from 5.30pm to 6.30pm (Holgate House, Grey College) on 1st February 2018.