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Durham University

Research & business

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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Northern Lights at York Minster, featuring Durham's Ordered Universe project

9:00am to 9:00pm, York Minster, York

This autumn see York Minster in a different light with Northern Lights, an awe-inspiring light and sound installation inspired by Durham University research. The installation will transform the cathedral’s vast Nave with images and audio, some inspired by the work of the Ordered Universe project led by Durham University.


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.


Celebrate Science 2019

10:00am to 4:00pm, Marquee, Palace Green, Durham

Now in its tenth year!
Our annual Celebrate Science festival returns to Palace Green for another 3 fun-packed and fascinating days of FREE children's events, activities, workshops and experiments celebrating science!


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.


Celebrate Science 2019

10:00am to 4:00pm, Marquee, Palace Green, Durham

Now in its tenth year!
Our annual Celebrate Science festival returns to Palace Green for another 3 fun-packed and fascinating days of FREE children's events, activities, workshops and experiments celebrating science!


Research Seminar: Taking education to account? The limits of law in institutional practice

1:00pm to 2:00pm, ED134

A seminar from Dr Mark Murphy from the University of Glasgow. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required.

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