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Durham University

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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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The Art Studio presents: Behind the Mask

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

An exhibition of works in a variety of media and styles, by members of The Art Studio charity based in Sunderland, focusing on the Oriental Museum's Ancient Egyptian collections.

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


Homelands: Documenting Centuries of Cham Migration

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

Exhibition by photographer James Sebright on the lives and livelihoods of the Cham diaspora.

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


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.


10,000,000,000,000,000 reasons to love the brain

10:30am to 12:15pm, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University

Saturday Morning Science
Join Dr. Paul Chazot, Learning and Memory Processes Centre, for this event as he explains how biology, chemistry and physics combine to give us nerve cell communication. How do we move and do stuff? How do we sense stuff? How do we remember stuff? What makes you who you are? Why, if you do not use it, do you lose it? Many questions, some of the answers; it’s a no-brainer.


Super Seafarers

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

See our new photography exhibition about the Cham people of Southeast Asia. Follow in their seafaring footsteps and make a boat from recycled materials.

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


Men’s Voices: Stepping out of the box exhibition

1:30pm to 3:30pm, The Witham, Barnard Castle

Caroline Dower, Head of Durham Univesrity Counselling Service, will be joining two other panel speakers for a thought-provoking panel discussion on how mental health can be affected by gender norms such as the term masculinity. Or is mental health gender neutral? Following the Panel Talk, Durham based Gong-Fu Poets founder, Tony Gadd hosts a Spoken Word Creative Writing workshop allowing you to explore your thoughts on gender norms in the North East.