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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.

24 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.

-The Force Awakens: evolution of the gold standard in quantum chemistry, couple-cluster and its applications

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College, Professor Rodney Bartlett (University of Florida)

IAS Fellow's Public Lecture
Come along to a lecture from Professor RJ Barlett. The particular group that Professor Bartlett will focus on in this talk are the attempts to make molecules out of nitrogen atoms.
This lecture is free and open to all.

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A Social History of Spirometers

6:00pm to 7:30pm, Palace Green Library (The Courtyard Cafe)

In this relaxed evening talk,Dr Coreen McGuire, Research Associate in the History of Medicine (University of Bristol) and Researcher on the Life of Breath project, will tell the story of the spirometer in Britain, illuminating the significant connections between measurement and disability.

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