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The Friends of the Oriental Museum organise an annual lecture series. Details for forthcoming lectures can be found here. Non-members are welcome to come to lectures but may be charged a small fee of £3 (£1 concessions). 

Join the Friends to receive free admission to the museum, advance notice of events and exhibitions, inivitations to previews of new exhibitions and a discount on purchases from the museum shop as well as free entry for all of these lectures.

Find out more about joining the Friends of the Oriental Museum.

Forthcoming Lectures

Wed 13th February 2019, Indian music and imagination, by Professor Martin Clayton, Department of Music, Durham University.

Wed 13th March 2019, Impending Crises: The World Ruled by Three 19th-Century Empresses, by Professor Keith Pratt.

Wed 1st May 2019, 6.30pm for 7pm, Annual dinner, Ushaw College.

Thurs 2nd May 2019 lecture by Dr Lawson, Newcastle University (title tbc).

All lectures commence at 7.30pm and are held in Lecture Room 009, Elvet Hill House, Durham (next door to the Oriental Museum), unless otherwise stated.

Lectures are free for Friends, £3 for visitors (£1 for concessions). Booking for lectures is not required.

January 2019

Don't miss

Homelands: Documenting Centuries of Cham Migration

1 February - 16 September 2019

The Egyptian Gallery

Permanent Gallery

Family activities

Every Saturday