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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. In the upcoming event ‘One Slide Says It All’, any member of Cuth’s can encapsulate their research in a single image or set of images.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


Tuesday 29th May 2018

Come along to our next Research Forum to learn more about the work of two current Cuth's members. We'll be hearing from our new Vice Principal, Dr Jon Warren, on 'Pictures, Places and Biographies: Using photographs in visual focus groups', and PhD student Christoph Doppelhofer on 'The Heritage of Westeros: The imaginary geographies of Game of Thrones and their impact on cultural landscapes'.

All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.


Past Events

Thursday 15th March 2018

The next Cuth’s Research Forum will be taking place on Thursday 15th March from 7:30pm in the SCR, 12 South Bailey. Anyone from the wider Cuth's community is welcome to attend and join in the discussion.

Our speakers next week will be two MA students:

  • Catherine Stanford from Psychology on 'To Hook or Not To Hook: The Paradox between Tool Use and Innovation in Young Children'
  • Joe Watson from Classics on 'The Master and the Margarita: Roman Pets and their Tombstones'

Light refreshments will be available. Should you have any questions about the Research Forum or would like to present your work at a future one, please contact Helen Clifford, the 2017-18 Postgrad Committee’s Academic Rep: helen.clifford@durham.ac.uk


Cuth's Research Forum

24th October 2017, 19:30, SCR, 12 South Bailey

To be confirmed.

Hosted by the Postgraduate Committee, the Research Fora feature short talks by postgraduates, SCR members and final-year students on their current research. Open to all staff and students.