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Tuesday 22 April 2014

The End of Dyslexia

Collingwood College, Durham University

An outline of the current state of knowledge in the field of dyslexia/reading disability. The presenters - Professor Joe Elliott, and Professor Elena Grigorenko - will draw upon the contents of their book 'The Dyslexia Debate' published by Cambridge University Press in March 2014.
This one day event will take place initially in Durham and be repeated the following day in London
Tuesday 22nd April - Collingwood College, Durham University.
Wednesday 23rd April - Royal Overseas League Headquarters, St James Street, London.
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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.

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Friday 9 May 2014

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.

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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” .

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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.

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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.

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