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Epistemic Vices Conference

Until 12:00am, St John's College

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International Glaciological Society – British Branch Meeting

Until 12:00am, Geography Department, Durham University

Wednesday 2 - Thursday 3 September
The Department of Geography at Durham University is delighted to be hosting the British Branch meeting of the International Glaciological Society. The conference will include oral and poster presentations, spread over two days, on a wide range of snow and ice research.

A Paragon of Chivalry

6:30pm to 5:00pm, Galilee Chapel Gallery, Durham Cathedral

24 August - 20 September
An exhibition of recent works by Richard Lynn Studham, as part of the Celebrations of the Magna Carta. In this body of work Richard has attempted to explore an individual component of medieval confrontation including vassalage, early forms of feudalism, romance and other varied intricacies of chivalry. The protection and supportive nature in the timeline of Medieval chivalric society is well documented in religious chronicles.

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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).

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'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.

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Victorian Vikings and the World of Saga Tourism

5:00pm to 7:00pm, Alington House

Late Summer Lecture Series 2015
Speaker: Thomas Spray (Durham University)
This third lecture in the Late Summer Lectures series will explore how nineteenth-century literary tourists encountered the history and writing of Iceland, setting the stage for modern sagas such as Game of Thrones.

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‘Material Culture in Exile: the English Convents in Europe, 1600–1800’

6:30pm to 8:00pm, Auckland Castle, Bishop Auckland, County Durham. DL14 7NR.

Auckland Castle Lecture Series
Dr James Kelly, Research Fellow in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University, will deliver this lecture examining early modern English convents in Europe. In 1598, the first English convent was established in Brussels and was to be followed by a further 21 enclosed convents across Flanders and France with more than 4,000 women entering them over a 200-year period.

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