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23 October 2017

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DECAY: Time, Objects & Destruction

10:00am to 5:00pm, Archaeology Museum, Palace Green Library, Durham, DH1 3RN

16 June - 29 October

Find out about the hidden world of decay in museums through this exhibition looking at the effects of time on objects.

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


Beauty and Diplomacy: the Malcolm MacDonald Collections

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

An exhibition celebrating the diplomat Malcolm MacDonald’s friendships with world leaders, master craftsmen, antique dealers and even Borneo head-hunters. The collections resulting from these friendships are now housed at the Oriental Museum and include beautiful objects from across Southeast Asia and his collection of Chinese ceramics spanning four thousand years of history.

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


Durham Castle Tours

1:15pm to 4:15pm, Durham Castle

Experience over 1000 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College.

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


Resilience within the Rubble

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

Reconstructing the Kasthamandap and its past after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake.

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


October Half Term Activity Camps!

8:30am to 5:30pm, Houghall College, Durham, DH1 3SG

This October Team Durham Holiday Camps are running a week of exciting activities for children aged 4-11 years old.

Contact teamdurham.holidaycamps@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Trevelyan College Art Exhibition - Another Field

10:50am to 6:00pm, Trevelyan College, Durham

Exhibition by Morag Eaton, printmaker, of work created in response to three farming diversity businesses.
‘Another Field’ is an Arts Council England sponsored project to explore diversity in farming. The aim of the project is to introduce the concept of farming diversity to a wider audience.

Contact nicolajanefield@gmail.com for more information about this event.


IAS Fellows' Public Lecture - Structural Violence: the royal road to the political unconscious (Dr Wahbie Long, University of Cape Town, South Africa)

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Joachim Room, College of St Hild & St Bede

Since the late nineteenth century, psychologists have committed themselves towards improving the lives of human beings. For critics, however, that early promise remains unfulfilled: they suggest that after a century of innovation in educational institutions, workplaces, and battlefields around the world, psychology has failed to mitigate some of the major problems of our time, including racism, violence and all-out war. Although some psychologists protest their innocence on the grounds that these are social – and not psychological – questions, an equivalent failure exists in a field located squarely within the ambit of psychological expertise, namely, mental health. For despite the rapid psychologization of modern societies, experts are still undecided on what mental illness is; correspondingly, they rely not infrequently on shotgun approaches to treatment while scores of ordinary people enter such treatment, often overwhelmed by the alienating character of life in the modern world.

This lecture is free and open to all.

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



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