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Durham Castle Lecture Series Videos

Our archive of Durham Castle Lecture Series events is available here to watch.

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Durham Castle Lecture Series 2015/16

'Transgender Histories: From Sickness to Citizenship?" - Professor Susan Stryker

Views: 1280

Professor Susan Stryker, Associate Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies, University of Arizona, delivered this lecture on 24 February 2016 as part of the Durham Castle Lecture series 2015/16.

Lessons From The Euro Crisis

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Professor Hans-Werner Sinn delivered this lecture on 10 February 2016 as part of the Durham Castle Lecture Series 2015/16

The Search for Order: Hindu-Muslim Violence in Post-Partition India

Views: 243

Professor Stuart Corbridge, Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University gave this lecture on Wednesday 9 March 2016 as part of the Durham Castle Lecture Series 2015/16.

Life and Evolution, as Physics.

Views: 539

Professor Adrian Bejan J.A. Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, gave this lecture on 27 April 2016, as part of Durham Castle Lecture Series 2015/16.

Why the World Does Not Exist

Views: 7941

Prof Dr Markus Gabriel Chair for Epistemology, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, Director of the International Centre for Philosophy, University of Bonn, delivered this lecture on Wednesday 4 May 2016, as part of the Durham Castle Lecture Series.

The Anthropocene: A New History

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Professor Catherine Malabou, Professor in Philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University, delivered this public lecture as part of the Durham Castle Lecture Series on 27 January 2016.

Democracy and Revolutionary Politics

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Professor Neera Chandhoke, Professor of Political Science, University of Delhi, delivered this lecture on 9 December 2015.

“For such a time as this’’ (“the Book of Esther”)"

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Rt. Revd. Bishop Libby Lane, Bishop of Stockport, delivered this lecture on 28 October 2015, as part of the Durham Castle Lecture Series.

The Future of Growth in Developing Countries Q&A Session

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Q&A Session which accompanies the lecture The Future of Growth in Developing Countries, delivered by Professor Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, on Monday 5 October 2015. This lecture was held jointly with the Global Policy Institute, at the Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Durham Law School, as part of Durham Castle Lecture Series 2015/16.

Pornography: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Views: 652

Peter Tatchell, Founder of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, delivered this lecture on 11 November 2015, as part of the Durham Castle Lecture Series 2015/16.

Paris: Terrorism and After

Views: 504

Castle Lecture Series Special Event. Professors David Held and Anoush Ehteshami delivered this lecture on 23 November, in the wake of the 13 November terrorist attacks on Paris.

“The Empty Chair: Sexual Violence and Rape Culture as Global Barriers to Education”

Views: 825

Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pino Cofounders of EROC (End Rape on Campus) delivered this lecture on 25 November 2015, as part of the Castle Lecture Series at Durham University.

The Future of Growth in Developing Countries by Professor Dani Rodrik

Views: 2893

Professor Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, delivered this lecture on Monday 5 October 2015. This lecture was held jointly with the Global Policy Institute, at the Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Durham Law School, as part of Durham Castle Lecture Series 2015/16.

Durham Castle Lecture Series 2014/15

Pornography: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Views: 652

Peter Tatchell, Founder of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, delivered this lecture on 11 November 2015, as part of the Durham Castle Lecture Series 2015/16.

Castle Lecture Series: Carol Ann Duffy

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Paris: Terrorism and After

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Castle Lecture Series Special Event. Professors David Held and Anoush Ehteshami delivered this lecture on 23 November, in the wake of the 13 November terrorist attacks on Paris.

“The Empty Chair: Sexual Violence and Rape Culture as Global Barriers to Education”

Views: 825

Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pino Cofounders of EROC (End Rape on Campus) delivered this lecture on 25 November 2015, as part of the Castle Lecture Series at Durham University.

New Visions for Art

Views: 210

The Centre for Visual Arts and Culture (CVAC) welcomed Sarah Munro (Director of BALTIC, Gateshead) and Alistair Hudson (Director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) to Durham Castle to deliver this public lecture as part of the Castle Lecture Series on Monday 8 February 2016.

Gender: What Future does it have? Professor Stephen Whittle

Views: 1399

Professor Stephen Whittle OBE is Professor of Equalities Law at Manchester Metropolitan University. Stephen has been an advisor to the UK, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Hong Kong and South African governments & the European Union, the Council of Europe & the European Commission. He advises lawyers and regularly writes court briefs, or is frequently an expert witness in courts across the world. In 2005 he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE, 2005) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for his work on transgender rights. Professor Whittle delivered this lecture as part of the Durham Castle Lecture series on 22 April 2015.

The Universe and Us

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Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell-Burnell, Visiting Professor, Astrophysics, University of Oxford, looks at how our understanding of the universe has changed/grown and what the future might hold, in this lecture, given at Durham Castle as part of Durham University's Castle Lecture Series on 4 March 2015.

Suicide - A Defence

Views: 12770

Professor Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor, New School of Social Research, New York, delivered this lecture as part of Durham Castle Lecture Series 2014/15, on Wednesday 3 December 2014, in the Great Hall of Durham Castle.

‘The Work of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights' by Dr Navanethem ‘Navi’ Pillay

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‘The Work of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Advancing the Protection of Human Rights’ by Dr Navanethem ‘Navi’ Pillay. Navi is a former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Lecture given on 5 November 2014 as part of the Durham Castle Lecture Series.

The Establishment and how they get away with it

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Owen Jones, Commentator, Columnist for The Guardian and Author of 'Chavs', delivered this lecture as part of the Durham Castle Lecture series on 21 January 2015.

Economics and Public Life: Why everyone needs to learn (some) economics

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Dr. Ha Joon Chang, Reader at Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, delivers a lecture for Durham Castle Lecture Series on 4 February 2015 In this lecture, drawing on his latest best-selling book, Economics: The User's Guide, Chang argues how economics is not a science, as many economists claim it to be. He emphasises how economics is an inherently political subject, as its early name, political economy, suggests. This implies, he argues, that there is a need - or even a duty - on the part of any responsible citizen to learn some economics and engage with debates on economic issues.

The Tree of Knowledge: Bodies, Minds and Thoughts.

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Dr Rowan Williams, Master of Magdelene College, College Cambridge and Former Archbishop of Canterbury delivered this lecture as part of Durham Castle Lecture Series on 18 February 2015, In the Great Hall of Durham Castle.

Between Immortality and Armageddon: Living in a High Opportunity, High Risk Society

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Professor Lord Anthony Giddens, Former Director of the London School of Economics, and Emeritus Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics, delivered the first lecture in this year's Durham Castle Lecture Series on 22 October 2014.

Durham Castle Lecture Series 2013/14

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Global Development Goals Beyond 2015

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Prof Thomas Pogge - Leitner Professor of Philosophy and Internal Affairs at Yale University Director of the Global Justice Program, delivered this lecture as part of the Durham Castle Lecture Series 2013/14 at Durham Castle on 14th May 2014.

Surviving the 21st Century by Professor Noam Chomsky

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Professor Noam Chomsky Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus), Massachusetts Institute of Technology addressed this question of global significance in a special Durham Castle Lecture on 22nd May.

Beyond Consent: Sexual Liberation, Sexual Violence and Human Rights - Q&A.

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Watch the Q&A Session that followed Jaclyn Friedman's lecture entitled 'Beyond Consent: Sexual Liberation, Sexual Violence and Human Rights', that took place as part of Durham Castle Lecture Series.

New Developments in Youth Sexuality: Lecture by Professor Ritch Savin-Williams

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The lecture entitled 'New Developments in Youth Sexuality: Mostly straights, diverse bisexuals and healthy gays & lesbians' was given by Professor Ritch Savin-Williams on 28th May 2014 as part of the Durham Castle Lecture series 2013/14

Questions & Answers from ‘New Developments in Youth Sexuality’ by Professor Ritch Savin-Williams

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The question and answer session from the lecture on 28th May 2014: New Developments in Youth Sexuality: Mostly straights, diverse bisexuals and healthy gays & lesbians by Professor Ritch Savin-Williams

New Visions for Art

Views: 210

The Centre for Visual Arts and Culture (CVAC) welcomed Sarah Munro (Director of BALTIC, Gateshead) and Alistair Hudson (Director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) to Durham Castle to deliver this public lecture as part of the Castle Lecture Series on Monday 8 February 2016.

“The Empty Chair: Sexual Violence and Rape Culture as Global Barriers to Education”

Views: 825

Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pino Cofounders of EROC (End Rape on Campus) delivered this lecture on 25 November 2015, as part of the Castle Lecture Series at Durham University.

Paris: Terrorism and After

Views: 504

Castle Lecture Series Special Event. Professors David Held and Anoush Ehteshami delivered this lecture on 23 November, in the wake of the 13 November terrorist attacks on Paris.

Pornography: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Views: 652

Peter Tatchell, Founder of the Peter Tatchell Foundation, delivered this lecture on 11 November 2015, as part of the Durham Castle Lecture Series 2015/16.

Beyond Consent: Sexual Liberation, Sexual Violence and Human Rights

Views: 349

On Wednesday 30th April 2014 Jaclyn Friedman gavev this lecture as part of the 2013/14 Castle Lecture Series in the Great Hall of Durham Castle, at Durham University. There was a Q & A session following the lecture which can also be viewed online.

The Problems of Global Justice

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Professor Sebastian Maffettone delivered this lecture on 5th March 2014, as part of Durham Univesrity's Castle Lecture Series.

Does the Arab Spring need a Summer of Love? Sex and Politics in a Time of Transition

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On Wednesday 30th October, Dr Shereen El Feki delivered a lecture entitled 'Does the Arab Spring need a Summer of Love? Sex and Politics in a Time of Transition' as part of the Castle Lecture Series

Does the Arab Spring need a Summer of Love? Sex and Politics in a Time of Transition Q&A

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On 30th October Dr Shereen El Feki delivered a lecture entitled 'Does the Arab Spring need a Summer of Love? Sex and Politics in a Time of Transition'. Following the lecture there was a Question and Answer session shown in this video.

A Future for Classical Music?

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Sir Thomas Allen in conversation with Prof Jeremy Dibble as part of the Castle Lecture Series 2013

New Governance Model for Transnational Finance

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Professor Emilios Avgouleas, Chair in International Banking Law & Finance, School of Law, University of Edinburgh, delivers this lecture as part of the Durham Castle Lecture Series, "How a New Governance Model for Transnational Finance Could Control the Forces of Doom Looming Over the Global Economy".

Humanities and development

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Watch Professor Gayatri Spivak deliver a lecture entitled 'Humanities and development' as part of the Castle Lecture Series 2013/14.

Humanities and development Q&A

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Q&A session following Professor Gayatri Spivak's lecture entitled 'Humanities and development' as part of the Castle Lecture Series 2013/14.

Expulsions, Complexity and Brutality in the Global Political Economy

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Professor Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology and Co-Chair, Committee on Global Thought, Colombia University, New York City delivered this lecture on 19th February 2014, as part of Durham University's Caslte Lecture Series.

The Open City - Q&A with Prof Richard Sennet

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The Open City

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Professor Richard Sennett, delivered the lecture entitled 'The Open City' as part of the Castle Lecture Series on 5th February 2014, in the Great Hall of Durham Castle.

Emilious Avgouleas lecture, New Governance Model for Transnational Finance, Q&A session

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Watch the Q&A session that followed Emilios Avgoouleaus' lecture entitled "How a New Governance Model for Transnational Finance Could Control the Forces of Doom Looming Over the Global Economy".

Durham Castle Lecture Series 2012/13

Power Shifts, Economic Change and the Decline of the West?

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Professor Michael Cox, Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics delivered a lecture entitled "Power Shifts, Economic Change and the Decline of the West?" as part of Durham University's Castle Lecture Series on 13th March 2013

Gridlock: Why Global Cooperation is Failing When We Need it Most

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Watch Professor David Held deliver a lecture entitled 'Gridlock: Why Global Cooperation is Failing When We Need it Most' as part of the Castle Lecture Series on 24th April 2013.

The Future of the Book with Professor John B. Thompson

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Watch a lecture entitled 'The Future of the Book' with Professor John B. Thompson as part of the Durham Castle Lecture Series which was held on 15th May 2013.

Human Suffering and Humanitarian Response with Prof Craig Calhoun

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Watch a lecture entitled Human Suffering and Humanitarian Response with Prof Craig Calhoun as part of the Castle Lecture Series.

Managing the World: We have to Talk about Power

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Professor Danny Quah, Kuwait Professor of Economics and International Development at London School of Economics delivered a lecture entitled Managing the World: We have to Talk about Power as part of Durham University's Castle Lecture Series on 6th March 2013

How the Crisis Changed the World

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Watch Martin Wolf, Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times discuss how the crisis changed the world as part of Durham Castle Lecture Series on 27th February 2013.

To The Hague: from Nuremberg to the ICC: International Criminal Law Today

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Watch His Excellency David Re, Trial Chamber Judge of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon discuss international criminal law today as part of Durham Castle Lecture Series on 28th November 2012.

Seen But Not Heard -- Should Believers have a Voice in the Polis?

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Watch The Rt. Revd. Justin Welby, Archibshop of Canterbury Designate & Bishop of Durham discuss the increasing tendency to suggest that faith based world views are not intrinsically wrong as part of Durham Castle Lecture Series on 14th November 2012.

Liberty and Security - For All

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Watch Professor Conor Gearty, Professor of Human Rights Law at London School of Economics discuss liberty and security as part of Durham Castle Lecture Series on 23rd January 2013.

The Politics of Climate Change

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Watch Professor Lord Anthony Giddens discuss the politics of climate change as part of Durham Castle Lecture Series on 31st October 2012.

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