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.
Wed 1 November 2017, The Teabowl: East & West, Bonnie Kemske, Ceramic artist, writer and curator
Sunday 26 November 2017, AGM followed by a Museum tour: Hidden women and women's stories in the collection, tour by Rachel Barclay, Curator of the Oriental Museum, 3pm (Education Room, Oriental Museum)
Wed 6 December 2017, Himalayas: Object Handling Session, Rachel Barclay, Curator of the Oriental Museum (Education Room, Oriental Museum)
Mon 22 Jan 2018, The Mahabharata as a lens for learning about Hinduism, Dr Brian Black, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University
Wed 7 February 2018, The Chaldaean art: Mesopotamian astrology and its legacy in the Graeco-Roman world, Dr Kathryn Stevens, Department of Classics and Ancient History, Durham University
Wed 7 March 2018, Nubia: what lies beneath, Dr Carl Graves, Deputy Director and Development Manager, Egypt Exploration Society
Wed 25 April 2018, Annual Dinner
Wed 2 May 2018, Peeping into the past in Asia Minor, John Norton, previously Lecturer in Turkish Studies, School of Oriental Studies, Durham University
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.