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Conferences

Wednesday 7 May 2014

The End of Dyslexia in Higher Education

Calman Learning Centre, Stockton Road, Durham DH1 3LE

Current practices for supporting University students considered to have dyslexia are wholly flawed and urgently require radical reform. As Julian Elliott and Elena Grigorenko demonstrate in their new book, The Dyslexia Debate, the many and varied understandings of dyslexia often fail to reflect scientific advances in the field, and are no longer justifiable.


The End of Dyslexia in Higher Education

Calman Learning Centre, Durham University Science Site

At this conference, Julian Elliott will present the latest research in cognitive sciences, genetics and neuroscience, and the limitations of our knowledge in these fields for diagnosis for intervention. It is intended that this event will act as a stimulus to effect radical reform of provision in this area.

Contact daryl.dowding@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Understanding and Communicating Pain: An Interdisciplinary Approach

6:00pm to 3:00pm, Calman Learning Centre (7 May - Durham) and Wolfson Research Institute (8 May Stockton)

Pain is not just an individual physical or emotional experience. The ways in which it is represented and imagined, and the knowledges, beliefs and values that surround it, have a direct effect on how it is experienced and managed by individuals, families and social groups. This event takes an interdisciplinary look at how pain is caused, experienced, understood and communicated. Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Study and Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing, in collaboration with the Durham Forum for Health, will explore these questions in two events; firstly a public talk, followed by a workshop.

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


Friday 9 May 2014

Postgraduate Research Conference 2014

12:00pm to 5:30pm, Senate Suite, Durham Castle

Durham CELLS (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences) is organising its third annual Postgraduate Research Conference.
This conference aims to provide a venue for the sharing of postgraduate research on the social, ethical and legal issues raised by the biosciences.

Contact s.d.pattinson@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Postgraduate Research Conference 2014

12:00pm to 5:00pm, Senate Suite, Durham Castle

Durham CELLS (Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences) third annual Postgraduate Research Conference. This conference aims to provide a venue for the sharing of postgraduate research on the social, ethical and legal issues raised by the biosciences.

Contact conferenceadministration.service@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 10 May 2014

Durham Chinese Cultural & Business Conference

4:00pm to 5:00pm, to be confirmed

Durham Chinese Students & Scholars Association proudly presents the first ever Chinese Cultural & Business Conference, which aims to raise awareness of students (both Chinese and non-Chinese) about doing business and working in both the UK and China. The event will be attended by leading Chinese and British academics, entrepreneurs and politicians, who will form two panels and will offer in-depth discussions on Sino-British business cooperation and their respective cultural industries' development.

Contact mimi.zhang@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 16 May 2014

Precision Polymer Synthesis Workshop

12:45pm to 3:40pm, Chemistry Department Lecture Theatre D/CG85

This half day symposium will include Professor Robert Grubbs from Caltech and Dr Mike Shaver from Edinburgh University. Professor Grubbs was the joint recipient of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2005 for “for the development of the metathesis method in organic synthesis” .

Contact ezat.khosravi@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 16 June 2014

Formation for the Future

12:00pm to 5:00pm, St John's College, Durham

Conference of Celebration and Thanksgiving: Formation for the Future
Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th June

During the past 2 years a number of significant changes have been planned which will change the landscape of theological education and ministerial formation in the UK. The introduction of Common Awards, with Durham University becoming the awarding body for the Church of England and its ecumenical partners, represents an important change in the relationship between the church, its theological institutions and courses, and the higher education sector.

Contact p.a.bissell@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Tuesday 15 July 2014

IAS Conference 2014 - Transfusion and Transformation

Calman Learning Centre, Durham University

Tuesday 15th - Thursday 17th July 2014
Transfusion and Transformation: the creative potential of interdisciplinary knowledge exchange. An international conference hosted by the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University.

Contact conferenceadministration.service@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.