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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

Being Human: a festival of humanities - Interactive Exhibition: Humanity and the Universe

19th November 2016, 11:00 to 16:00, Pemberton Lecture Rooms, Palace Green

We are very pleased to give details of the Durham University contribution to the Being Human Festival of Humanities 2016. The Festival is the only UK Festival of Humanities, and showcases the central role of humanities in contemporary research, its interaction with science, social science, and the multitude of exciting, creative, and stimulating projects being undertaken.

The Durham activities form part of a suite of events across the North-East, and the whole of the country, in mid-november. Our theme is the universe and human perception from the ancient world to the modern-day. Featuring research from the Ordered Universe project on medieval and modern science, the EAGLE galaxy modelling programmes, research on ancient astronomy, medieval astrolabes, Renaissance attitudes towards science, John Dalton and colour vision in the 18th century, Ushaw College and its scientific holdings, and contemporary astronomy, we have to principle events under the title: ‘Heavens Above!’

19th November offers a whole day of interactive engagement with exciting new research from galaxy modelling, to the medieval ‘big bang’ and ancient astronomy. It comprises a fair of different projects, topics and things to do, interspersed with short talks. Events will take place 11am-5pm, with a final hour of reflection 5-6pm, in the Pemberton Lecture Rooms, Palace Green.

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets will be available on Eventbrite. For more details please contact

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