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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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In the Image of the Other: Visualising a British-Himalayan Town, Shimla

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

14 October 2016 - 30 March 2017
A photographic exhibition portraying the natural and built spaces of Shimla. It was the summer capital of British India from 1864-1947. Nursed on nostalgia, the British built Shimla (earlier 'Simla') as their ‘little version of England’ and by extension, of Britain itself, complete with neo-Tudor structures, leisure spots, and imposing residences- from cottages to castles, all complemented by a temperate European weather and landscapes.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Dressed to Impress: netsuke and Japanese men’s fashion

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

A British Museum exhibition featuring a selection of delightfully detailed netsuke and other traditional Japanese male dress accessories.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Opening the Door: Discovering Durham University's Western Art Collection

9:30am to 4:00pm, Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7NP

Durham University's Western Art Collection contains a significant number of prints by leading artists and is one of the most important university collections of 20th and 21st century art in the
UK. This exhibition explores the different printing techniques used by artists, from early methods of woodcut printing to more contemporary screen and digital printing techniques and features works by Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Frink, Eduardo Paolozzi and Patrick Heron.

Contact artcollection@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


'A Forgotten Campaign'

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

11 November 2016 - 30 March 2017.
An exhibition on the Anglo-Egyptian Conquest of Darfur in World War I.
From the mid-seventeenth century, Darfur was an independent Muslim kingdom in what is now western Sudan, ruled by a hereditary line of Sultans. When the British invaded Sudan in 1898 they did not extend their conquest into Darfur. However by 1916 restless British officers and officials stationed in Sudan hungered to play their part in the Great War raging across Europe.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Durham International Festival of Enterprise

9:00am to 7:00pm, Durham's Gala Theatre and Town Hall

Durham International Festival of Enterprise is a new 3-day business event aimed at showcasing enterprise and innovation in Durham and the North East of England. It offers an amazing opportunity to gain practical advice and inspiration from experts and peers who will share their views, advice and experiences on growing and succeeding in business.
The Festival aims to attract like-minded entrepreneurs, owners and managers, bringing them together to engage, collaborate and learn how to develop new and existing businesses.

Contact Vincent Robson for more information about this event.


Durham International Festival of Enterprise

9:00am to 7:00pm, Durham's Gala Theatre and Town Hall

Durham International Festival of Enterprise is a new 3-day business event aimed at showcasing enterprise and innovation in Durham and the North East of England. It offers an amazing opportunity to gain practical advice and inspiration from experts and peers who will share their views, advice and experiences on growing and succeeding in business.
The Festival aims to attract like-minded entrepreneurs, owners and managers, bringing them together to engage, collaborate and learn how to develop new and existing businesses.

Contact Vincent Robson for more information about this event.


‘What Difference Does Ordination Make? Solving a Catholic Problem through Receptive Learning from Methodist Tradition’

5:30pm to 7:15pm, Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, off Palace Green

Prof Paul D. Murray (Durham University) will give this seminar as part of the Catholic Theology Research Seminar series.

Contact ccs.admin@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Ustinov College Cafe Politique presents: Drones, Intelligence and Private Military Companies

7:00pm to 8:35pm, Ustinov College, Fisher House, South Road, Durham DH1 3DE

Military operations are often conducted from a distance without the deployment of large military forces. Café Politique's first event of 2017 examines this phenomenon, Remote Warfare, and three of its forms: drones, private military and security companies, and intelligence operations.

Contact ustinov.cafepol@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Durham Mindfulness - A six week introductory Course - Tuesdays 7-9pm £145

7:00pm, St Antony's Priory, Claypath, Durham DH1 1QT

A six week introduction to mindfulness led by Sagara. The course will introduce mindfulness techniques to allow the participants to come to an understanding of how their minds work, and be able to cultivate calm and steady, as well as positive states of mind. Please see: http://mindfulrecovery.info/durham-mindfulness/

Contact sagara@mindfulrecovery.info for more information about this event.