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24 October 2017

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Celebrate Science 2017

10:00am to 4:00pm, Celebrate Science Marquee, Palace Green

Tuesday 24 - Thursday 26 October
The free, family-friendly science festival returns this October half term.
Now in its 8th year, Celebrate Science will once again bring science to life, with amazing activities and exciting experiments showing younger children how science shapes their world.
Visit the Celebrate Science Webpages for details of all the exciting events and activities taking place!

IAS Fellow's Public Lecture - Between Union and Devolution: The Structure of the British Parliament as a Problem of Process (Professor Nicholas Aroney, University of Queensland)

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Trevelyan College

The Parliament at Westminster has a three-fold status: it is the sovereign legislature on which the British Constitution rests, it is the general legislature for the United Kingdom, and it is the special legislature for England. Prior to devolution, Parliament simply legislated for the United Kingdom, and did so with sovereign authority; it was also constituted in a manner suitable to a unitary state. Devolution has involved a transfer of jurisdiction to the devolved legislatures, but it has not involved any structural change to Parliament itself. The House of Commons continues to be composed of members chosen to represent local electoral constituencies, and neither the Commons nor the House of Lords is designed to represent the people of the constituent nations of the United Kingdom as discrete political communities.
While the American Senate and the German Bundesrat, for example, represent the constituent political units of the federation, they do so in very different ways. Likewise, any future reforms of the British constitution will necessarily develop in a manner unique to the British context, as they always have.

This lecture is free and open to all.

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Composers of Architecture: Walpole and Beckford

6:15pm to 7:15pm, Elvet Riverside Room 141
Tercentenary Lectures: Horace Walpole and His Legacies
Horace Walpole and William Beckford were two highly original architects and writers. Wander through the built world of the eighteenth century at this free public lecture, part of the series Horace Walpole and his Legacies. Join the conversation via #WalpoleLegacies.

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