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Lectures and seminars

The Future of Growth in Developing Countries

Castle Lecture Series 2015/16
Professor Dani Rodrik Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
The last 15 years were a period of rapid growth and economic progress in the developing world. Yet slowing Chinese growth and the prospects of monetary tightening in the United States have recently reversed the prevailing tide of optimism about developing countries. In this talk, professor Rodrick will reconsider the fundamentals of economic catch-up and examine the future prospects for convergence.
This lecture is being hosted jointly with the Global Policy Institute at Durham University, and is being held at the Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Durham Law School.

Durham Book Festival 2015

Tuesday 6 - Saturday 17 October
From politics to poetry, fiction to feminism, the Durham Book Festival welcomes a host of writers and events for reader of all ages this October.
Durham University is a partner in the festival and has invited award-winning poet Sinead Morrisey to be this year’s Festival Laureate.

Knights at the Movies: Reformulating Fellowship in Film Adaptations...

Late Summer Lecture Series 2015
Speaker: Colin Davey (Durham University)
The eighth and final Late Summer Lecture of the 2015 series will show how the medieval notion of fellowship is depicted in modern movies such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail and The Lord of the Rings.

'Soli Deo honor et Gloria: Reinterpreting the Art and Architecture...

Auckland Castle Lecture Series
Dr Michael Carter, senior properties historian at English Heritage, where he specialises on medieval monasteries will examine the Cistercians of Northern England. Northern England is justifiably famous for the ruins of its Cistercian monasteries, which display evidence of sustained architectural activity between the twelfth and early sixteenth centuries.

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For the latest research on sleep development, sleep location and sleep safety in infants, download our new mobile app for free. Contains a unique bed-sharing decision tool, and a sleep log tool to track babies' sleep. Search for 'infant sleep' on Google Play or the App Store. 

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Research and Innovation in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

From food security and healthy aging to climate change and control of disease, read about research and innovation in the School of Biologicial and Biomedical Sciences at Durham University.