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Durham University

Research & business

What's happening?

Durham University offers an exciting year-round calendar of lectures, seminars and exhibitions. Events are open to the public, so take the opportunity to engage with current debates, explore some of our beautiful buildings and grounds, expand your knowledge or learn more about our cultural artefacts.

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Prehistoric Pioneers: a journey through life in Bronze Age Britain

10:00am to 4:00pm, Museum of Archaeology

This exciting exhibition explores the daily lives of our prehistoric ancestors. Discover their pioneering inventions, and a never-before-seen Bronze Age hoard recently discovered in County Durham. Explore life in ancient Britain, from warfare to rituals, and the way Bronze Age people buried weapons and treasure in hidden hoards. This exhibition gives a face to prehistoric people, and challenges the idea that these were ‘primitive’ cultures.

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The Bailey Gallery Art Tours

2:30pm to 4:30pm

Led by a student guide, ‘The Bailey Gallery’ presents an opportunity to visit new art displays in four of Durham’s oldest colleges, Hatfield, St Chad’s, St John’s and St Cuthbert’s Society while providing a behind-the-scenes insight into college life.

Tickets are £2 per person, booking required.

To book call Palace Green Library Reception on 0191 334 2932.

Meet at Palace Green Library.

Summer in the City

1:50am to 11:50pm, Venues throughout Durham City

Together with Durham County Council, we’re supporting a fantastic new festival celebrating the very best theatre, music and art Durham has to offer. Summer in the City will include a host of exciting cultural events at venues across the City. From Shakespeare and Gilbert and Sullivan to art exhibitions and workshops, there’s something for everyone.
Visit the website for full details of all activites, events and performances

In Pursuit of Elegance: Chinese Jades from the Arnhold Collection

Oriental Museum

An exhibition celebrating the elegance of Ming and Qing dynasty Chinese jades from the Arnhold collection of Chinese art.

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Things from Home

10:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

This installation of contemporary ceramics is inspired by the objects, landscapes and food that international students miss most when they are away from home. The works were created by award winning ceramic artist, Katrin Moye.

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Heritage Research Networking Workshops

1:00pm to 4:00pm, Various

Research Development & Prof. Mike Crang will be hosting a series of three two-hour workshops to explore heritage, research and engagement at Durham University.

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Homelands: Documenting Centuries of Cham Migration

10:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH

Exhibition by photographer James Sebright on the lives and livelihoods of the Cham diaspora.

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