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Durham University

Research & collaboration

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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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.


Mindfulness Course

9:00am to 10:00am, Palace Green Library (Dennyson Stoddart Gallery)

The course is aimed at those who wish to use Mindfulness as a tool to support their personal health and wellbeing, as well as those who wish to learn new techniques to reduce stress and anxiety. Attending the entire course is required to gain the most benefit.
It is part of the event programme for Palace Green Library’s exhibition 'Catch Your Breath'. Fortnightly sessions 9am – 10am in the closed gallery to provide privacy.

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


Breath as an Anchor - Mindfulness Drop-In Session

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Palace Green Library (Dennyson Stoddart Gallery)

These drop-in sessions are part of the event programme for Palace Green Library’s exhibition Catch Your Breath. They will take place every other Wednesday commencing 9 January 2019.
No booking is required.
If you enjoy our drop-in sessions and wish to progress your Mindfulness learning, then sign up to our Mindfulness Course. This five session course runs alternate Wednesdays, 9am – 10am, from 16 January 2019.

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


Inkapture Creative Writing Course 2018/19

2:30pm, Garden Room, St Aidan's College, Durham University

An introduction to creative writing taught by Durham-based author Dr Fadia Faqir. It explores techniques for sparking the imagination and tapping inner creativity as well as developing skills and improving style.
The fifteen 2-hour weekly workshops, running over two terms, concentrate on fiction, the novel and short story, and are intended for people who have an active interest in contemporary writing and are keen on developing their writing skills.

Contact fadiafaqir.teaching@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Sexual Subjectivity

8:00pm to 9:30pm, Great Hall, Durham Castle

Durham Castle Lecture Series 2018/19
Prof. Linda Martín Alcoff, Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College, City University of New York. will deliver this lecture considering the larger aim of movements against sexual violence. She considers the focus on consent, and argues that this is inadequate as a way to demarcate harmful and harmless sex.

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