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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.


Small solutions for big problems: Nanoscience contributing to artificial photosynthesis

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Ustinov College, Sheraton Park, Durham
IAS Fellow's Public Lecture
Professor Jurriaan Huskens (University of Twente) examines the challenges of involved in creasting efficient solar fuel devices. This lecture is free and open to all.

Contact enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Adding Smoke to Breath

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

In thius talk, Dr Andrew Russell, Associate Professor of Anthropology (Durham University) and Co-Investigator on the Life of Breath project, will focus on the history of tobacco smoking and the consequences, acknowledged and unacknowledged, of adding smoke to breath in this way.

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


Adding Smoke to Breath

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

In thius talk, Dr Andrew Russell, Associate Professor of Anthropology (Durham University) and Co-Investigator on the Life of Breath project, will focus on the history of tobacco smoking and the consequences, acknowledged and unacknowledged, of adding smoke to breath in this way.

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