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Skeletons found in mass graves are 17th Century Scottish soldiers

Skeletons found in mass graves are 17th Century Scottish soldiers


News

Professor Stuart Corbridge starts as Vice-Chancellor and Warden

Professor Stuart Corbridge takes up his new role as Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University today.

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Fusion energy could be the future

Fusion reactors may be a financially viable way to meet world energy needs, according to research led by Durham University. 

(31 Aug 2015) » More about Fusion energy could be the future


International focus on Magna Carta exhibition

An exhibition featuring the only surviving 1216 issue of Magna Carta – which helped establish the rule of law in Britain - has attracted thousands of visitors from around the world to Durham.

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Is there life out there?

Hundreds of billions of galaxies exist in the Universe – now astrophysicists at Durham University are searching for star systems capable of hosting life as we know it. 

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Spotlight on postgraduate research

Women-only train carriages are just another form of victim blaming

After Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn suggested opening a consultation on women-only train carriages, Postgraduate Researcher Hannah Bows, in Durham University’s School of Applied Social Sciences, says the discussion about how to tackle sexual violence against women in public spaces is welcome.

(27 Aug 2015) » More about Women-only train carriages are just another form of victim blaming


Lectures and seminars

Victorian Vikings and the World of Saga Tourism

Late Summer Lecture Series 2015
Speaker: Thomas Spray (Durham University)
This third lecture in the Late Summer Lectures series will explore how nineteenth-century literary tourists encountered the history and writing of Iceland, setting the stage for modern sagas such as Game of Thrones.

‘Material Culture in Exile: the English Convents in Europe,...

Auckland Castle Lecture Series
Dr James Kelly, Research Fellow in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University, will deliver this lecture examining early modern English convents in Europe. In 1598, the first English convent was established in Brussels and was to be followed by a further 21 enclosed convents across Flanders and France with more than 4,000 women entering them over a 200-year period.

T.S. Eliot and the Anthropology of the Primitive

Late Summer Lecture Series 2015
Speaker: Duygu Senocak (Durham University)
The fourth lecture in our series of Late Summer Lectures looks at the sources and methods used by the poet T.S. Eliot, in his epic modernist work, The Waste Land.

Old English Riddles and The Dream of the Rood

Late Summer Lecture Series 2015
Speaker: Michael Baker (Durham University)
The fifth Late Summer Lecture examines the intriguing Old English poem, 'The Dream of the Rood', which combines a representation of the biblical Christ with the ethos of the Anglo-Saxon warrior.


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