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Durham University

St Cuthbert's Society

Research Fora

Postgraduate Research Fora, hosted by the Society and the Postgraduate Committee, are events at which both postgraduates and SCR members give brief talks on their current research. Anyone from the wider Cuth's community is welcome to attend to hear their research and join in the discussion. Topics have included King Arthur, Molière, galaxy formation, Austrian novels, fellowship among knights and among hobbits, philosophy, and landslides. These informal sessions allow research students to practice presenting their projects to non-specialists, whilst students discover what SCR members work on and undergraduates gain a better understanding of what research involves.

Upcoming Research Fora






Thursday 14th March 2019

7:15pm for 7:30pm

SCR, 12 South Bailey

  • Zoe Mathias, Theology
  • Seb Chenery, Mathematical Sciences

Welcome to our third Research Forum of the year! This is an exciting opportunity to hear from two of our Post-Grad Students: Zoe Mathias and Seb Chenery. Zoe is a Master’s student in the Department of Theology and Religion, with a special interest in the role of the church in community organising; she will be entertaining us by answering the question “Can Kierkegaard Help My Angst?”. Seb is a Maths student studying for his Master’s in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and will be telling us all about mathematical tiling in his paper “Mathematical Tilings: Why Maths Can Have Pretty Pictures Too”. Please come along and support our Post-Grads in what looks to be a truly entertaining evening. There will be plenty of tea, coffee, juice and wine available.

Thursday 21st February 2019

7:15pm for 7:30pm

SCR, 12 South Bailey

  • Professor Emily Williams, Department of Archaeology
  • Ted Gup, Writer-in-Residence

Welcome to our second Research Forum on Thursday 21st Feb! We have two excellent talks lined up from Ted Gup and Emily Williams. Ted is Cuth's Writer in Residence this term and is a renowned journalist specialising in American politics; he'll be discussing the post-truth, fake news media in his talk "Will Journalism, As We Know It, Survive?". Emily is an Associate Professor of Archaeology and a new SCR member, intererested in conservation, archaeological narrative, and biographical approaches to material culture; she will be talking about African-American identities in her talk "Stories in Stone: Tombstones, Identity and Memory in c.19th Virginia".