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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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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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Lunchtime Concert Series: Soloist Showcase 3

1:15pm to 1:45pm, Music Department Concert Room
Music Durham Lunchtime Concerts
Ellie is a flautist and piccolo player with the Durham University Orchestral Society and the founder of the Divinity Wind Quintet. Ellie will be performing a concert of solo flute works. Vocalists Ashleigh Charlton (president of Durham Opera Ensemble) and Hannah Cox (vice president of Music Durham) will also be performing. The concert is free of charge.

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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.
Tours will be available today at 1.15, 2.15, 3.15 and 4.15

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Inkapture Creative Writing Course 2017/18

2:30pm to 4:30pm, Garden Room, St Aidan's College, Durham University

An introduction to creative writing taught by Durham-based author Dr Fadia Faqir. It explores techniques for sparking the imagination and tapping inner creativity as well as developing skills and improving style.

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Light and Colour in Life and Art

6:00pm to 7:30pm, Elvet Riverside 201
St Cuthbert's Society's Annual Fellows' Lecture Professor Anya Hurlbert from the Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, will deliver this public lecture. Light shapes human behaviour, giving rise to conscious perception and unconscious biological rhythms. We both see and feel variations in light, constructing colours in our minds from the light reflected by objects, and adapting our moods to changes in the environmental illumination. Why are strawberries red even when they reflect blue light? What does it mean to see red? Does blue light make us more alert? Why do different people see colours differently? Was Monet unusually “colour-inconstant”?

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The Teabowl: East & West

7:30pm to 9:15pm, Room EH009, Elvet Hill House, Durham, DH1 3TH
Friends of the Oriental Museum public lecture series.
Lecture by Dr Bonnie Kemske. Noted for its sophistication, simplicity, and the reverence in which it is held around the world, the teabowl has become an iconic form in contemporary ceramics.

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