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Pilgrimage: Pathways to Enlightenment

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

22 May - 24 September
An exhibition created by students studying for the MA in Museum and Artefact Studies, showcasing artefacts related to pilgrimages from the heartlands and furthest reaches of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam. The exhibition will be based around key pilgrimages from each religion and will focus on themes of pilgrimage travel (a key component of any spiritual journey).

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


Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt

10:00am to 6:00pm, Palace Green Library

1st June - 31st August
Marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, this special exhibition will feature the only surviving 1216 issue of the charter. The unique charter, on loan from the collections of Durham Cathedral, will be shown alongside objects from Durham University’s collections and loans from other regional and national museums and libraries.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Durham Castle Tours

10:15am to 4:15pm, Durham Castle

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 10.15, 11.15, 12.15, 1.45, 2.15, 2.45, 3.15, 3.45, and 4.15.

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


'Nissan: 30 Years On' Exhibition

Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

12 June - 18 October
Reflecting on the impact of three decades of Nissan in the lives of the people of the North East. This exhibition is a collaboration between photographer James Sebright and writer and audio artist Rachel Cochrane and uses photography, written word, audio and film to capture portraits of the people behind the machinery at the North East's largest employer.

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


Living on the Hills - 10,000 years of Durham

10:00am to 4:45pm, Palace Green Library

This permanent exhibition uses objects from Museum of Archaeology, alongside objects from across Durham University and other regional museums to explore the last 10,000 years of Durham.
Admission to this exhibition is free.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Delivering Excellence : Working therapeutically in the Criminal Justice system

10:00am to 4:00pm, Durham University

Wednesday 8 & Thursday 9 July
The 8th Annual Conference of the Counselling in Prisons network is a two day international conference, with workshops looking at contemporary issues for therapists working in the CJs such as trauma, bereavement and personality disorder.


Rebellious Citizens: 800 Years of Citizen Politics

6:00pm to 8:00pm, Palace Green Library Learning Centre

Dr Christian Liddy, Senior Lecturer in History at Durham University will deliver this lecture in conjuntion with the Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt Exhibition. Marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, this special exhibition will feature the only surviving 1216 issue of the charter. The event is ticketed at £10.00 per person to include the lecture, a drinks reception and entry to the exhibition. Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To book please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/conference.booking/details/?id=454

Contact admin.imems@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.



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