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15 October 2019

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Art Exhibition: Ammar Khammash

12:35pm to 12:35pm, St Aidan's College, Durham University

To accompany the Alta’ir Durham-Jordan Creative Collaboration event an exhibition of Jordanian artist Ammar Khammash’s work will open to the public between 11-17 October at St Aidan's College, Durham University.

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New Fitness Classes at Durham University

12:15pm to 2:20pm, The Dojo room, Maiden Castle Sports and Wellness Park, Durham, DH1 3SE

With the opening of the new sports and wellness facilities - I would like to share the weekly additional classes on offer at Maiden Castle; including Yoga, Barre and Pilates

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Interface Arts presents 'East Meets West'

10:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

Interface Arts is a network for artists in County Durham and the surrounding areas. This exhibition showcases works influenced by both the Oriental Museum’s collections and Durham University’s contemporary Western Art collections.

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Things from Home

10:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

This installation of contemporary ceramics is inspired by the objects, landscapes and food that international students miss most when they are away from home. The works were created by award winning ceramic artist, Katrin Moye.

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Prehistoric Pioneers: a journey through life in Bronze Age Britain

10:00am to 4:00pm, Museum of Archaeology

This exciting exhibition explores the daily lives of our prehistoric ancestors. Discover their pioneering inventions, and a never-before-seen Bronze Age hoard recently discovered in County Durham. Explore life in ancient Britain, from warfare to rituals, and the way Bronze Age people buried weapons and treasure in hidden hoards. This exhibition gives a face to prehistoric people, and challenges the idea that these were ‘primitive’ cultures.

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IAS Fellow's Public Lecture - Music in the Mind and the Brain

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Penthouse Suite, Collingwood College

Professor Andrea Halpern (Bucknell University)

Music is nearly universal among human cultures and although not everyone is a trained musician, most people, from children to adults, are able to understand and appreciate music. Professor Andrea Halpern summarises a variety of research projects in which she tries to capture the capabilities and limitations of the mind and brain when understanding, and remembering music, including music that you only imagine. She will also talk about the most universal musical skill, singing, and how studying bad singing can be scientifically illuminating and include some consideration of music processing in healthy aging and dementia.

This lecture is free and open to all.

Please visit the IAS website for more information.

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