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Research at Durham University


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Lectures and seminars

Company by Samuel Beckett

Both moving and mysterious, Beckett’s Company is the story of a voice that comes ‘to one on his back in the dark.’ In a performance of the text that is at the same time immersive and exploratory, the audience are invited to become the central character in this enigmatic story world.

'Literary Minds' Symposium

This public symposium explores the minds of writers, readers and characters as participant agents in literary experience. Featuring a lecture by Professor Pat Waugh on Virigina Woolf, followed by a conversation with the acclaimed novelist Pat Barker and a panel discussion led by Professor Linda Anderson (Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts).

Small Scale, Big Change: the social turn in contemporary architecture

The Scale of Things Public Lecture Series
Professor Andres Lepik, Technical University Munich will talk about how in recent decades architecture has achieved the public image of an elitist discipline.

Medieval and Modern Exploration of Human Colour Perception

IAS Fellows' Public Lecture Professor Hannah Smithson, University of Oxford will consider if science today learn from thirteenth century literature?

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 Biosciences

From food security and healthy aging to climate change and control of disease, read about research and innovation in the department of Biosciences (formerly School of Biologicial and Biomedical Sciences).