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Research at Durham University


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Lectures and seminars

Celebrate Science 2016

Tuesday 25 - Thursday 27 October
Enjoy a great half term day out for all the family! Celebrate Science is back with another 3 fun-packed and fascinating days of FREE childrens events, activities, workshops and experiments celebrating science!
Come along to the 'Celebrate Science' Marquee on Palace Green, where a wide range of free science themed activities will be taking place. Shining a light on lung disease, take a tour of the night sky and enjoy optical illusions. Children are invited to to carry out amazing experiments, participate in astonishing hands-on activities and create their very own inventions, with University experts on hand to answer questions from visitors on everything from molten lava to time travel!

Teaching Excellence Framework Lecture

Professor David Greatbatch (DUBS) will deliver a lecture on the Teaching Excellence Framework. The lecture will assess the most up-to-date research and current thinking on teaching quality in higher education and issues relating to assessing Teaching Excellence in HE.

IAS Fellows' Public Lecture - Performing the Racial Scale in the...

The casting of the “black” actor, Zoe Saldana, as the “black” singer, Nina Simone, in a recent film caused something of an uproar: Saldana, it was claimed, was not black enough and so wore skin-darkening make-up (“blackface”) and a prosthetic nose. These are not new issues. In order to open up the question of the racial scale at work in the theatre, Dr Julia Prest (University of St Andrews) proposes to compare the experiences of two female singer-actors who participated in the vibrant theatrical tradition in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti) in the 1780s. This lecture is free and open to all.

IAS Fellow's Public Lecture - Understanding Marduk's Cosmos: the...

Professor John Steele (Brown University, USA) gives this talk on the fifth tablet of the Babylonian epic of creation, EnÅ«ma Eliš, written in the late second millennium BC, describes the god Marduk’s creation of the sun, moon and stars, setting the stars in patterns which make up the constellations and giving the moon and sun a regular order of motion to define the month and the year. This idea of regularity and order in the motion of the heavenly bodies lay at the heart of Babylonian attempts to understand the motion and phenomena of the sun, moon and planets.

Infant Sleep Mobile App

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.