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11 February 2016

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Signs of Spring

10:00am to 4:00pm, Botanic Garden
1 February - 31 March
Pick up an Explorer Activity Pack from the Visitor Centre and see what you can discover in the garden. (Subject to availability.)

Contact rosemary.alexander@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


On the Threshold II: Formal Presence

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

29 January - 19 May 2016
This exhibition aims to present the meaning of our existence in a post-internet society and the lived experience of different cultures mainly through the mediums of painting and photography while exploring the use of colour.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Durham Drama Festival 2016

7:00pm to 7:00pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre, Durham

Sunday 7 - Saturday 13 February 2016
Now in its 41st year, the annual Durham Drama Festival (DDF) is a showcase of the best new student theatre at Durham University. The festival is a week-long celebration of new writing, offering integrated performances, workshops and socials open to all who are passionate about theatre. DDF is a key event in the Durham student calendar, demonstrating the wealth of creative talent amongst the student body and encouraging participation in theatre in any and every capacity.

Contact productions.durhamdramafest@gmail.com or director.durhamdramafest2016@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Durham Castle Tours

1:15pm to 4:15pm, Durham Castle
Sunday 7th - Thursday 11th February
Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3:15pm and 4:15pm.

Contact castle.tours@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Utility-scale wind energy projects: Managing public perception and environmental risk

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham University
In this presentation Mike Slattery will focus on two key issues for developers of utility-scale wind projects: (1) public perception and acceptance of/opposition to wind farms; and (2) environmental impacts, specifically as it relates to wildlife.

Contact lynn.gibson@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


What have Restriction Enzymes Ever Done for Us?

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Room PG20, Pemberton Rooms, Palace Green, Durham

IAS Fellow's Public Lecture
In this lecture Dr David Dryden, University of Edinburgh, will show how the enzymes are used in biotechnology and also address the fundamental importance of RM systems in Nature.

Contact enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


European Question Time

6:30pm to 8:00pm, Arnold Wolfendale, Calman Learning Centre

Durham City Council in conjunction with Durham University International Office will be holding a European Question Time Event chaired by Dr Christian Schweiger from SGIA. This event is open to staff and students to learn about Erasmus+ programme and put questions to Jonathan Arnott MEP (UK Independence Party) and Jude Kirton Darling MEP (Labour Party).

Contact emma.pearce@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Black Box Theatre

7:00pm to 10:30pm, Leech Hall, St. John's College, Durham

Durham Drama Festival 2016
Enjoy a night of theatre with these 3 brand new student productions all taking place in the Black Box Theatre in Leech Hall, St John's College on both Thursday 11th and Friday 12th February.
'Small Hours'
'Brand Flakes'
'The Lizards'

Contact productions.durhamdramafest@gmail.com or director.durhamdramafest2016@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Assembly Rooms Theatre

7:00pm to 10:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre, Durham

Durham Drama Festival 2016
Enjoy 3 brand new shows being performed in one night! All 3 plays are being shown in the Assembly Rooms Theatre on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th February.
'The Princes' Quest'
'Check your hair mate'
'One Small Step'

Contact productions.durhamdramafest@gmail.com or director.durhamdramafest2016@gmail.com for more information about this event.



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