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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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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.

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


Interface Arts presents 'East Meets West'

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

Interface Arts is a network for artists in County Durham and the surrounding areas. This exhibition showcases works influenced by both the Oriental Museum’s collections and Durham University’s contemporary Western Art collections.

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


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.

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


Durham Leadership - Guest Speaker Lecture with Guy Richardson

6:00pm to 8:00pm, Chemistry Building CG83

As part of the Durham Leadership Programme, we are thrilled to welcome you to the first of our Guest Speak Series.

We are thrilled to welcome back to Durham Guy Richardson.

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


St Chad's SCR Lecture

6:30pm to 7:30pm, St Chad's Cassidy Quad, Lady Onora O'Neill

This year's St Chad's SCR Lecturer is Professor Lady Onora O’Neill speaking on Trust and Trustworthiness in an Age of Digital Communication.

Contact chads.commercial@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Trust and Trustworthiness in an Age of Digital Communication.

6:30pm to 7:30pm, St Chad's College, Cassidy Quad, 18 North Bailey

SCR Lecture

Contact chads.commercial@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.