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Scribble like a scribe

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Palace Green Library
Saturday 1 - Friday 7 August
Have a go at writing with a quill to create your own manuscript, all this week at Palace Green Library.

'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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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.

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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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Durham Castle Tour

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 today at 10.15, 11.15, 12.15, 13.45, 14.15, 14.45, 15.15, 15.45 and 16.15.

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Magna Carta Family Talks

2:00pm to 3:00pm, Palace Green Library
Older children and family members will enjoy our informal talks a chance to find out more about Magna Carta and the themes explored in the exhibition.
All informal talks are free to attend and there is no need to book every Tuesday and Thursday, from 2pm-3pm, during the school holidays.

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Is the World Flat? Charles Taylor on the Metaphysics of Pilgrimage in the 21st Century

6:00pm to 8:00pm, Room 009, Elvet Hill House, adjacent to the Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill Road, Durham, DH1 3TH
Michael Raubach will deliver this lecutre examining Charles Taylor’s monumental 2007 work ‘A Secular Age’ he sets out to answer two questions: What does it mean to say that we live in a secular age? And, why (in the West) it was virtually impossible not to believe in God in the Middle Ages, while presently many of us not only find this easy, but even culturally inescapable?

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