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Ustinov College

Scholarly Activity

Ustinov College provides a unique environment in which postgraduate students can engage in dialogue and debate across different cultures and disciplines, both informally and through the Global Citizenship Programme.

Scholars in the Global Citizenship Programme organise a number of seminars, debates, and research forums. The projects provide opportunities to develop important intellectual and professional skills for life after studies.

As a Ustinovian, you can help organise these events and activities, and attend those given by other students or academic staff. Explore the links below for individual projects, and contact the teams if you would like to get involved as a volunteer. For more information about the Global Citizenship Programme & Scholarships, click here.

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Global Citizenship Programme

“I didn't expect the range and quality of the seminars and lectures held at Ustinov, which are both educational and social (grad students tend to flock to free snacks and wine). You can hear student papers, or listen to international authorities, depending on the night. The real trick is arriving while there are still seats!”

Michael Baker (MA Medieval English Literature)
Faith, Physics and Evidence: A Friendly Debate among Durham Scientists

Faith, Physics and Evidence: A Friendly Debate among Durham Scientists

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Three Durham physicists – Professors Tom McLeish, Charles Adams and Stewart Clark – consider both the role of evidence for spiritual belief and the trust placed in scientific evidence. This event is part of the Faith, Science and Academia seminar series, jointly hosted by Ustinov College and St John’s College. Event held on 23rd April 2015, 6.00pm, Ustinov College, Fisher House