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26 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.

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


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.


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.


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.
Full progamme details to follow.


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.


5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

7:30pm to 8:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre

Hild Bede Theatre are proud to present 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche by Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood. Awarded Best Overall Production at the 2012 NYC International Fringe Festival.

Contact e.j.burford@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Durham Castle Lecture - Prof. Hugh Pennington

8:00pm to 9:30pm, Great Hall, Durham Castle, University College

'Have Bacteria Won?'
For every question about a complex issue there is a simple answer, and it is wrong. So the answer is No... but.
We are living ever longer. Pension funds are in crisis. Old age diseases like Alzheimer's are getting ever commoner. Why?

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



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