Lectures & Symposia
St Cuthbert's Society is proud to sponsor lectures and organise symposia throughout the year on a wide range of topics. They are open to all, regardless of faculty or degree level, as an opportunity for members of the Cuth's community to learn more about the research that goes on within it.
St Cuthbert's Society
St Cuthbert’s Society Annual Fellows’ Lecture: ‘Light and Colour in Life and Art'
In this lecture, Professor Anya Hurlbert of the Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, explores the effects of light and colour on seeing and feeling, in the natural world and in art. She explores the challenges and opportunities afforded by new lighting technologies for human perception and performance.
Islamophobia and the Struggle for Recognition
In this talk, Prof.Tariq Modood examines the concept of Islamophobia and its use in public discourse and social science, and how it raises important questions concerning multiculturalism, identity and racism.
St Cuthbert's Society's Annual Fellows' Lecture: 'The Future of Politics'
The Rt Hon Lord Falconer of Thoroton PC QC, former Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs presented the Annual Fellows’ Lecture of Durham University's St Cuthbert’s Society. Lord Falconer had a distinguished career as a barrister before joining Tony Blair's government in 1997. He was shadow Justice Secretary in Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet, but resigned after the EU Referendum. The lecture examines the future of British politics following the referendum result.