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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.

17 September 2019

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Things from Home

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

This installation of contemporary ceramics is inspired by the objects, landscapes and food that international students miss most when they are away from home. The works were created by award winning ceramic artist, Katrin Moye.

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Prehistoric Pioneers: a journey through life in Bronze Age Britain

10:00am to 4:00pm, Museum of Archaeology

This exciting exhibition explores the daily lives of our prehistoric ancestors. Discover their pioneering inventions, and a never-before-seen Bronze Age hoard recently discovered in County Durham. Explore life in ancient Britain, from warfare to rituals, and the way Bronze Age people buried weapons and treasure in hidden hoards. This exhibition gives a face to prehistoric people, and challenges the idea that these were ‘primitive’ cultures.

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‘From Rebellion to Reconciliation: Anglican-Catholic Relations from 1569 to the Present – Regional, National, and International Perspectives’

1:00pm to 2:00pm, St Chad's College (17 & 19 Sept) & Ushaw College (18 Sept)

A three-day, multi-disciplinary international conference to consider and review all aspects of Anglican-Catholic relations in the four and a half centuries since 1569, and the direction of this relationship in the twenty-first century.

For further details, including a draft programme, and to book please visit the Centre for Catholic Studies website or Michael Ramsey Centre for Anglican Studies.

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Durham 1569: A People’s Tragedy? - Public Lecture

6:30pm to 7:45pm, Debating Chamber, accessed via the Pemberton Lecture Rooms, Palace Green, Durham

Prof. Eamonn Duffy will give this public lecture. 1569 refers to the Northern Rebellion/"Rising of the Northern Earls", an event tied to the excommunication of Queen Elizabeth I by Pope Pius V in 1570, and arguably the decisive rupture between the Church of England and the Catholic Church in communion with the Bishop of Rome.

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