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Durham University

Schools Outreach

Schools Outreach

Important Information about Durham University’s response to Coronavirus.

Durham University has made the decision to cancel all UK travel until the end of May 2020 in light of the current situation with COVID-19. This decision has not be taken lightly, but has been made with the well-being and safety of University staff, school staff and students in mind. As a result, it is with regret that representatives from Durham are now unable to attend any outreach events until w/b 1st June. We will be continuing to monitor the situation over the coming weeks, and will update this page with relevant information as the situation progresses. For the latest information on the University's response to the COVID-19 infection click here.

Durham University is committed to working alongside schools and teachers and we deliver a number of activities to support your students, both on and off-site. If you are a teacher and would like to request a visit from the University, or would like to bring a school group for a visit to the University, use the details below to direct your request to the appropriate team.

Access and Engagement

If you are a teacher at a state-maintained secondary school in the North East, please submit your request to You can find out more about the Access and Engagement Team here.

Schools Liaison

If you are a teacher at a state-maintained secondary school outside of the North East, or a teacher at an independent secondary school anywhere in the UK, please submit your request using the form below or open in a new window.

Find out more about the Schools Liaison Team here.


University Library and Collections Learning and Engagement Team

The Library and Collections Learning and Engagement Team work with school groups of all key stages, community groups and learners of all ages, abilities and needs. Our venues are; The Oriental Museum, Palace Green Library (including the Museum of Archaeology, Archives and Special Collections and the Western Art Collection) and the main library of the University (Bill Bryson Library). Our primary and secondary schools offer is collections centred, curriculum-linked, cross-curricular and at all our venues, aimed at developing key research and inquiry skills for pre and post 16 school groups.

Workshops can be delivered in our venues or at schools depending on sessions. Some workshops have a cost. For more information please get in touch.



Telephone: +44 (0) 191 334 2993

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