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Powering the Planet: Why the World Needs Anthropologists

10:00am to 1:00pm

This Free POWERING THE PLANET conference explores how energy professionals and anthropologists can cooperate to design and deploy energy innovations that alter the world for the better.

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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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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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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Family Creepy Castle Tours

1:15pm to 3:15pm, Durham Castle

Steady your nerves for a unique and atmospheric family tour around Durham Castle. Castle Community Action (CCA) and Durham Castle Museum have teamed together to offer you a unique experience at Durham Castle. Hear some spine-tingling stories told by our Castle Guides. Meet characters from the darker side of Durham Castle, from fearsome invaders to ferocious judges and possible murder victims - all have their tales to tell. Tours are at 1.15, 2.15, 3.15. Booking essential.

Please note that due to the nature of the building this tour may not be suitable for the under 5s.

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Seeing the Invisible: Dark Matter

2:15pm to 4:00pm, Holgate House, Grey College

The Universe contains vast amounts of a new type of matter, dark matter, which we cannot "see". To detect this "invisible matter" is, at present, the outstanding challenge for fundamental Physics. However, no knowledge of Physics is required to appreciate the talk by David Cerdeno, who is an expert in this important research field.
All are welcome at this free public talk. No need to book.

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