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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.


Research Seminar: Learner Analytics

1:00pm to 2:00pm, ED134

This public talk from Professor Alexandra Cristea, Head of the Innovation Computing Research Group at Durham University's Computer Science Department, uncovers this exciting new field of research, discussing challenges, success stories, specific aims and goals in the context of education, and future developments.

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


Is there a future for fracking

6:00pm to 7:00pm

The debate will cover the advantages and disadvantages of fracking, how necessary fracking is for UK energy security, its impact on climate change and whether or not it has a long-term future.

Contact durham@studentenergy.org for more information about this event.