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Durham University

Research & collaboration

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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.

21 January 2019

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Catch Your Breath Exhibition

10:00am to 4:00pm, Dennyson Stoddart Gallery, Palace Green Library, Durham

Catch Your Breath is a new temporary exhibition exploring the Life of Breath research project, jointly led by Durham University and the University of Bristol. Bringing together medical history, philosophy, art, literature and music, the exhibition combines new artist commissions with objects from the Durham University collections and beyond to discover new ways of thinking about breath and breathlessness and their relationship to both illness and wellbeing.


Modern Monetary Theory and Full Reserve Banking.

6:30pm to 8:30pm, Good Space, 2nd Floor, Commercial Union House, Pilgrim St, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Under the existing bank system, private banks are allowed to create money from thin air and lend it out. For decades many economists have opposed that practice. The bank system that bars that practice is called "full reserve". Modern Monetary Theory is a quite separate set of ideas: pretty similar to Keynes's ideas.

This is a small informal meeting: the room booked only holds about twelve, so there'll be plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion. If you want to attend, please notify the organisers by email or via Eventbrite.

Contact ralph@fram.ndo.co.uk for more information about this event.