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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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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.


Norman Cornish: The Sketchbooks

10:00am to 5:00pm, Dennyson Stoddart Gallery, Palace Green Library

For the renowned north-eastern artist Norman Cornish MBE (1919-2014), sketching was second nature and an inherent part of his everyday life.
This exhibition of little seen sketchbooks will present a new dimension to the artist’s practice, focusing on his observations of life, landscapes, and family, revealing the inner artistic processes behind some of his most iconic works.

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


Research Seminar: The distribution and mobility of teachers in Sweden's marketised school system

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Education Department Room ED134

A seminar from Dr Emil Bertilsson, Professor of Early Childhood & Primary Education, University College London (UCL). Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required.

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


The distribution and mobility of teachers in Sweden's marketised school system

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Department of Educaiton, Room ED134

A Research seminar from Emil Bertilsson, Senior lecturer in Sociology of Education, Uppsala University, Sweden. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required.

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


IAS Fellow's Public Lecture - Transitions to vaping in the land of the long white cloud

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Fisher House, Stephenson College

Professor Janet Hoek (University of Otago)
Abstract
E-cigarettes, or vapes, are variously described as a disruptive technology that could dramatically reduce smoking and ‘a weapon of mass distraction’ that will prolong the smoking epidemic. The public health benefits these novel devices offer remain vigorously contested. Yet, how can such radically different perspectives co-exist? Addressing this question requires us to move beyond dominant biomedical addiction discourse and consider vaping as a social practice and not merely an alternative nicotine delivery system.
To explore how e-cigarettes, a disputed and ambiguous innovation, could improve health and well-being, we must first discover how people who smoke negotiate new identity positions as they attempt to transition to vaping. By probing the retention, creation or relinquishment of rituals formerly paired with smoking, we may gain new insights into these fundamentally different views on vaping and its likely impact on population health
This lecture is free and open to all.
Visit the IAS website for full details of this year's IAS Fellow’s Public Lectures.

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