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Durham University

Global Durham

Durham Global Lectures

Enabling healthy discussion and debate is at the core of our academic mission. We are proud of our strong history of hosting eminent and inspiring speakers in Durham through our college and academic networks. As part of our ambition to grow our presence globally, we have built on this tradition to develop a global lecture series.

Initially being run in London, our lecture series will be delivered by high calibre speakers and thought-leaders whom we hope will attract a rich and diverse audience. We want to reach out to our broad network of contacts in and around the capital, bringing together world-cIass thinkers in business, public service and academia with our alumni and partner communities.

Lady Brenda Hale

The inaugural lecture of the new series was given by Lady Brenda Hale, President of the Supreme Court, on Wednesday 23 October 2019 titled “The Supreme Court at 10 years old – a time to celebrate?”.

Click here to view the photo gallery and video footage of the event.

Dr Rowan Williams

On Wednesday 20 November, Rowan engaged the audience with his response to the question “Can politics be moral?”.

Click here to view the photo gallery and video footage of the event.

Future events

Darren Henley OBE

Darren will be speaking on the topic of “Creativity – Why it matters”, date to be confirmed.

Darren Henley OBE is Chief Executive of Arts Council England.

Further events are to be scheduled for the Spring and more details will be provided nearer the time.

Did you know we now have a presence in London?

To find out more about the Durham Global Lecture Series or how you can engage with the work of the University, please contact our Director of Public Affairs, Rachael Richards using the details below.

Rachael Richards
Director of Public Affairs
Durham University
Fox Court
14 Grays Inn Rd


Mobile: 07880 413629

We are grateful to the University of Notre Dame (USA) in England for hosting our initial lectures at the London Global Gateway, which acts as a centralised location for us to collaborate on our shared scholarly work.