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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.


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.


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.


Dismantling Race In Higher Education” (Talk Followed By Ideathon On “Making Durham University More Inclusive

12:00pm to 2:00pm, PCL048 (Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre), Law, Palatine Centre, Durham

Talk and discussion organised by Durham BAME and Durham Sociology Department
In this event, Dr Jason Arday from Roehampton University and Prof Heidi Mirza from University of London, will be discussing topics included in their new book "Dismantling Race in Higher Education"

This will be followed by open discussion and brainstorming of ideas on how to challenge and disrupte racial inequality within higher education and specific actions that we can recommend to be put in place in Durham at 1.00pm. This will be a chance to share ideas on how to move forward the Diversity and Inclusion agenda in DU

Book Tickets Here.

Contact adriana.salazar@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.