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What's On

Family and Community

Whether you choose to visit a museum, stroll in the Botanic Garden, attend a lecture, view an exhibition, see a play or live musical performace, there is always something to see and do in and around the University. Our busy programme of activities and events offers a great range of things to enjoy for all the family.

Saturday 28 March 2015

Living on the Hills - 10,000 years of Durham

10:00am to 4:45pm, Palace Green Library

This permanent exhibition uses objects from Museum of Archaeology, alongside objects from across Durham University and other regional museums to explore the last 10,000 years of Durham.
Admission to this exhibition is free.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


On Seeing the Author Exhibition

9:00am to 5:00pm, Palace Green Library

30 January - 26 April
Thinking about the author has always been important in thinking about the words. Research is brought together in a fascinating new exhibition at Palace Green Library.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Vietnam: A Nation not a War

9:00am to 5:00pm, Palace Green Library

30 January - 26 April
The exhibition mixes historic and contemporary objects from Vietnam with contemporary works by British artist Anthony Key to explore national identity, migration, cultural diversity, faith and belonging in Vietnam.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Vestiges of their Hearts - 3.11 three years on

10:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH
16 January - 29 March
This photographic exhibition by Jorel Chan, showcases a series of carefully curated photographs taken during a humanitarian mission to the Tohoku region in Japan, with the aim of charting the humanitarian progress made in the various cities and towns hit by the 3.11 Great Tohoku Earthquake and the subsequent Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear incident.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


The Art Studio: No stigma attached

10:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH
16 January - 19 April
A group exhibition exploring South Asian art and personal journeys of hope, growth and expression by members of the Art Studio, Sunderland. The art displayed reflects both the diversity of South Asian culture as well as the varied interests of group members. The exhibition includes work in a variety of media and styles - paintings, lino-cuts prints, sculptures, drawings and ceramics.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Durham Castle Tours

10:15am, Durham Castle

Saturday 28 - Friday 3 April
Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15 am, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3:15pm and 4:15pm.

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


Chick Challenge & Easter Gallery Trail

Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH
Saturday 28th March - Sunday 12th April
Throughout the Easter Holidays come along and try our Easter gallery trail and spot the chicks hidden around the displays. Included in normal admission prices, the Gallery Trail is available 10am-5pm weekdays and 12-5pm weekends and bank holidays.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Hooray for Hieroglyphs

Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

Investigate ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and then write or print your own secret messages on papyrus in today's craft activity between 1pm - 3pm.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Marvellous Marbling

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Palace Green Library
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th March
Ever wondered how to produce marbled paper? Here's your chance to have a go in this weekend's family craft activity!

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Sunday 29 March 2015

Free Entry to the Botanic Garden

10:00am to 5:00pm, Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham
English Tourism Week
Enjoy free entry to the Botanic Garden today. Visitors of all ages will love exploring the unique gardens and trails. No need to book, just turn up on the day.

Free Entry to Palace Green Library

10:00am to 5:00pm, Palace Green Library, Durham
English Tourism Week
Enjoy free entry to Palace Green Library today. This offer includes free entry to the exhibitions "Vietnam: A Nation, not a War" and "On Seeing the Author: Portraits in Libraries from Antiquity to the Present".

World Heritage Site Tours

World Heritage Site, Durham

English Tourism Week
As part of the English Tourism Week celebrations, today only we are offering free tours of the World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided walk around Palace Green and the World Heritage Site at either 11:30am or 1.30pm. Places are limited and must be pre-booked.

Contact visitor.centre@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Free Entry to the Oriental Museum

12:00pm to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Durham

English Tourism Week,
Enjoy free entry to the Oriental Museum today. Come along to explore our galleries, try the Easter gallery trail and spot the chicks hidden around the displays. No need to pre book, just turn up on the day.


Monday 30 March 2015

Little Bookworms

10:30am to 11:30am, Palace Green Library

Come along to Little Bookworms under 5s group and explore Palace Green Library’s fantastic collections and exhibitions. Through fun crafts, interactive stories, messy play, singing, games and role play, toddlers and pre-school children will discover new skills and interests and have lots of fun.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Tuesday 31 March 2015

Durham Castle Tours

Durham Castle

Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 10.15am 11.15am, 12.15pm, 2.15pm, 3:15pm and 4:15pm.

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


Wednesday 1 April 2015

Lunchtime Zumba

12:15pm to 1:00pm, Grey College - Fountains Hall

Fun physical activity that fits into your lunchbreak! Aerobic dance aimed at beginners and intermediates designed to get Durham University staff and local residents moving. Classes only £1.50.

Contact lynn.preston@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Powerful Pyramids

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

Children can learn about the pyramids of Ancient Egypt and make their own – covered in real sand!

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 2 April 2015

The Enlightened One: printed Buddhist art

Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH
2 April - 7 June
This exhibition showcases Buddhist printed art from the Oriental Museum’s collections, contrasting traditional single colour woodblock printing with modern, mass-produced full colour imagery including prints from Tibet, India, China, Korea and Singapore.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 3 April 2015

Traditional Crafts Weekend

10:00am to 4:00pm, Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham
Good Friday 3 & Easter Saturday 4 April
Silversmith Les Howe and his wife Vivienne, an artist and card designer, will demonstrate their skills in the garden. There is no need to book, just turn up on the day.

Contact michael.hughes@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 4 April 2015

Durham Castle Tours

Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 10.15am, and 11.15am.

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


Colourful Combs

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

Help celebrate the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi and decorate your own beautiful wooden comb in the family craft activity at the Oriental Museum today.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Beautiful Bunnies

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Palace Green Library

Celebrate Easter by making your own Easter bunny puppet based on a carving found in our gallery, today at Palace Green Library.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Sunday 5 April 2015

Annual Easter Chick Hunt

10:00am to 4:00pm, Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane Durham

Easter Sunday 5th & Bank Holiday Monday 6th April
A fun family event around the garden organised by our 'Friends of the Garden'. A nest full of Easter chicks have hatched and escaped. They are believed to be hiding in the Botanic Garden. Come along and see how many you can spot on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

Contact botanic.garden@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Durham Castle Tours

castle.tours@durham.ac.uk

Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 11.15am, 12.15pm, 14.15pm, 15.15pm and 16.15pm.


Monday 6 April 2015

Durham Castle Tours

Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 10.15am, 11.15am and 12.15am.

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


Tuesday 7 April 2015

Durham Castle Tours

Durham Castle
Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 April
Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15pm, 2.15pm, 3:15pm and 4:15pm.

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


Wednesday 8 April 2015

Cheerful Cherry Blossoms

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

Japan is famous for its cherry blossom trees which are admired each spring. Today children can make their own beautiful cherry blossom collage.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 9 April 2015

Durham Castle Tours

Durham Castle

Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15pm, 3:15pm and 4:15pm.

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


Mental Health Nursing: From Both Sides

2:00pm to 5:30pm, Ustinov Room, Van Mildert, Durham University Millhill Lane, Durham, DH1 3LH

Featuring experts by experience and profession: Peter Bullimore, Fiona MacCallum, Russell Razzaque, Valentina Short, Gary Sidley, Paul Veitch and Rachel Waddingham. This is a Public Event - Free to attend but registration is essential

Contact victoria.patton@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 10 April 2015

Durham Castle Tours

Durham Castle

Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 10.15am, 11.15am and 12.15pm.

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


Tremendous Tiles

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

Take inspiration from the beautiful patterns in the Oriental Museum and decorate your own ceramic tile to take home. Porcelain pens can stain. Aprons will be provided but please dress appropriately.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 11 April 2015

Green Woodworking Event

10:00am to 4:00pm, Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham
saturday 11 & sunday 12 April
Local green woodworker, Chris Helliwell, will be in the garden. He will be demonstrating, and giving people a chance to try, a pole lathe and a shave horse. There is no need to book, just turn up on the day.

Contact michael.hughes@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Durham Castle Tours

Durham Castle

Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 10.15am 12.15pm, 2.15pm, 3:15pm and 4:15pm.

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


Castle Tours with Afternoon Tea

Durham Castle

Enjoy a tour of historic Durham Castle followed by a delicious afternoon tea in the Castle's Senate Suite. 
Tours will begin at 11:30am and 1pm.
Places are limited so please book in advance at Palace Green Library or Tel: (0191) 334 2932. 


What to wear?

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Palace Green Library
Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 April
What should a national costume look like? Have a go at designing your own this weekend at Place Green Library.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Magical Moon Jars

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

Find out about the Oriental Museum's fascinating Korean Moon Jar and sculpt your own from clay.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Zamball – The 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

7:00pm, Van Mildert College

Join us for this ball to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the UK Sport IDEALS Advanced Project and to raise funds for future work in Zambia, the 7 UK Universities of the Wallace Group, will be hosting this special event.

Contact Katie.binks@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Sunday 12 April 2015

Durham Castle Tours

Durham Castle

Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 10.15am, 11.15am, and 12.15pm.

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


Tuesday 14 April 2015

Geopressure 2015

Claman Learning Centre, Science Site, Durham University

International conference and workshop on pore fluid and fracture pressures in hydrocarbon exploration. GeoPressure2015 will be the third international conference on this topic held at Durham University (previously in 1995 and 2008).

Contact earth.sciences@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 17 April 2015

New Churches in the North East: a Research Conference

Leech hall, St Johns College, Durham

The conference concerns new churches in the North East of England, with a particular focus on minority ethnic communities, founded since 1980. Over 100 new churches have come into being since 1980, of which around 40 are rooted primarily in ethnic minority communities. The research has a bearing both on the religious life of the North East but also offers analysis of how the wider community is changing.

Contact d.j.goodhew@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 18 April 2015

The Great Wall of China

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

Construct your own Great Wall of China and find out about this amazing structure at teh Oriental Museum.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Stunning stained glass

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Palace Green Library

Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 April
Take inspiration from the buildings on the Durham World Heritage Site to create a stained glass style image this weekend at Palace Green Library.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 20 April 2015

Durham Castle Tours

Durham Castle
Monday 20 - Thursday 30 April
Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3:15pm and 4:15pm.

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


Wednesday 22 April 2015

Three Minute Thesis Competition

2:00pm to 4:00pm, Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Law School, Durham University

An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present - Join Durham PhD students as they compete to present their exciting research in just 3 minutes!
Members of the audience will be invited to vote for their favourite presentation. The winner, runner up and audience favourite will then represent Durham at the regional final involving all five North East Universities.


Professor Stephen Whittle - 'Gender: What Future does it have?'

7:45pm, Durham Castle

Durham Castle Lecture Series 2014/15
Professor Stephen Whittle, Professor of Equalities Law at Manchester Metropolitan University asks this question of gender. In September 2014, Time Magazine featured on its cover, and in the inside, the story of a "proud, African-American transgender woman" Laverne Cox; star of Orange is the new Black, Netflix’s prison drama. Cox says "There’s not just one trans story. There’s not just one trans experience….Facebook just gave us 56 custom genders. People are like, ‘I’m confused!’ And it’s like, ‘Calm down…. Who is this individual right in front of you? …." 


Thursday 23 April 2015

Faith, Physics and Evidence: A Friendly Debate among Durham Scientists

6:00pm to 8:00pm, Ustinov College, Fisher House, South Road, Durham DH1 3DE

Join us for conversation among three Durham physicists as they consider both the role of evidence for spiritual belief and the trust placed in scientific evidence.

Contact ustinov.college@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

7:30pm, The Assembly Rooms, Durham

Thursay 23 - Saturday 25 April
Join the talented cast and crew of Aidan's College Theatre, for the biggest battle of the sexes to hit Durham this year. What better way to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday, than to be transported to the 1920s, and watch his comedy classic, "The Taming of the Shrew."

Contact l.k.chapman@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 25 April 2015

Wonderful Worms!

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

Find out how silk is made, and try some Very Hungry Caterpillar crafts in today's family activity at the Oriental museum

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Who do you think they are?

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Palace Green Library
Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 April
Get inspired by our exhibition and create a crazy portrait of some of our best known authors.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 27 April 2015

The Emergence of Civilisation

6:15pm to 7:15pm, Kingsley Barrett Room, Calman Learning Centre
Thinking About Emergence Public Lecture
To be given by Professor Lord Colin Renfrew, FBA (University of Cambridge)Prof Renfrew will discuss the development of complex society in the Aegean will briefly be compared with the analogous process in Egypt, Sumer, China, the Indus, Mexico and Peru in an attempt better to understand the emergence of complex social behaviour.
Open to all, free to attend with no need to register

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


Wednesday 29 April 2015

Carol Ann Duffy - Poetry Reading by the Poet Laureate

7:45pm, Durham Castle

Durham Castle Lecure Series 2014/15
Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate, playwright and Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University
Carol Ann will be accompanied by musician John Sampson. They have created shows such as The Princess' Blankets, which are described as "A magical blend of poetry, music and fairytale."
Tickets for this event will be available from 8th April.


Thursday 30 April 2015

Elizabeth Buie - 'User Experience and the Human Spirit'

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Vasey Room, St John's College

CODEC Research Seminar
People use artefacts in many ways to support their spiritual practices. From low-tech artefacts such as books, candles and pencils to high-tech ones such as DVDs, websites and mobile apps, design plays a role in how artefacts contribute to the practices and experiences that they support. This talk will summarise Elizabeth’s PhD research and give a hint of the grounded theory that is beginning to emerge from it.

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


'The Bacchae'

7:30pm, Assembly Rooms

Thursday 30 April - Sunday 2 May
HCTC performs 'The Bacchae'. Through their sheer range, daring innovation, flawed but eloquent characters and intriguing plots, the plays of Euripides have shocked and entertained audiences since the fifth century. In 'The Bacchae', a king mistreats a newcomer to his land, little knowing that he is the god Dionysus disguised as a mortal.
Come spend an evening in the company of a bloodthirsty cult, dangerously-stubborn king Pentheus and the vengeful god determined to punish him.

Contact s.m.wright@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 2 May 2015

Durham in Detail: An exhibition of pen and ink drawings by Naomi Blayney (St Cuthbert's Society)

2:00pm to 2:00pm, St Cuthbert's Society, Dinign Room
Saturday 2 - Friday 29 May
Naomi Blayney (nee Collings), an alumna (1997 – 2000) and a member of University staff, who lives and works locally, is a pen and ink artist who specialises in landscapes and architecture and is hosting her first art exhibition in her old college, St Cuthbert’s Society.

Contact sharon.richardson@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Tuesday 5 May 2015

Complex Systems and the Greeks: the trajectory of emergence

6:15pm to 7:15pm, Kingsley Barrett Room, Calman Learning Centre
Thinking About Emergence Public Lecture
To be given by Dr Mark Usher (University of Vermont). Prof Usher's presentation will touch on some of the following topics/themes: the Presocratics as systems thinkers; Plato’s cosmology and biomimicry; the interdependence of material, social, and ethical systems in ancient Atomism; emergent properties in Cleisthenes’ political reorganization of Attica.
Open to all, free to attend with no need to register

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


Wednesday 6 May 2015

Professor Thomas Weiss - 'Humanitarian Intervention and Business: A Tale of Ethical Quandaries'

7:45pm, Durham Castle

Durham Castle Lecture Series 2014/15
Professor Thomas Weiss, Director Emeritus of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, Presidential Professor of Political Science at The Graduate Center, CUNY (The City University of New York), and Research Professor at SOAS, University of London.
Understanding the ongoing transformations in contemporary humanitarian action in war zones requires examining the nature and evolution of humanitarian culture -its values, language, behavior. The move is away from an agreed culture of cooperation to a contested one of competition as a result of militarization, politicization, and marketization. What is necessary is a "learning culture" of responsible reflection rather than rapid reaction.


Saturday 9 May 2015

Dvorak Stabat Mater

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Durham Cathedral

Durham Choral Society, soloists and orchestra perform in Durham Cathedral. In composing Stabat Mater, Dvorak was heavily influenced by the deaths of his three young children. So sad but it led to a hauntingly beautiful work. If you don't know the work, it is definitely worth getting to know.

Contact v.a.wooff@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 28 May 2015

From Scrolls to Scrolling: The Bible’s Ever-Changing Medium and Layout

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Vasey Room, St John's College
CODEC Research Seminar
Joshua Mann, Research Fellow in Biblical Literacy, dicusses how Biblical texts have been recorded upon (or in) various media and in various layouts over three millennia. Exploring these changes and their effects helps us put digital versions of the Bible in perspective and develop reading strategies for getting the most out of the Bibles we read, whatever the medium.

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


Monday 1 June 2015

Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt

10:00am to 6:00pm, Palace Green Library

1st June - 31st August
Marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, this special exhibition will feature the only surviving 1216 issue of the charter. The unique charter, on loan from the collections of Durham Cathedral, will be shown alongside objects from Durham University’s collections and loans from other regional and national museums and libraries.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 3 June 2015

“Geographies and Genealogies of Citizenship”

6:00pm to 8:00pm, Palace Green Library Learning Centre

From Subjects to Citizens? 800 Years and Citizen Politics
Professor Lynn Staeheli, Durham University will deliver this lecture looking at the ways in which citizenship is translated and performed, it also attends to the historical, linguistic and spatial contexts in which citizenship is produced.
This event is in conjuntion with the Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt Exhibition. This is a free event, but places are limited so please book to attend.

Contact admin.imems@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 8 June 2015

MediaLit15 Engaging Faith & the Media in a Digital Age

9:00am to 2:00pm, St John's College

A week of learning how to engage with the media. MediaLit is open to anyone interested in engaging with the media - mass media, broadcast media, with a core group of ordinands at Cranmer Hall partaking in the course. You do not need to know how to "do technology" to participate in the course - simply be willing to take part in discussions and activities.

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


Wednesday 10 June 2015

“A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens”

6:00pm, Palace Green Library Learning Centre

From Subjects to Citizens? 800 Years and Citizen Politics
Professor Guy Standing (London). This lecture will define the precariat, show how rights have been taken away, draw out some historical comparisons and present a Charter that would restore and enhance rights of citizenship for what is today’s dangerous class. It draws on a book with the same name.
This event is in conjuntion with the Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt Exhibition. It is a free event but places are limited so please book to attend.

Contact admin.imems@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 17 June 2015

“Good versus bad institutions? Citizenship in colonial Latin and North America (16th-18th centuries)”

6:00pm to 8:00pm, Palace Green Library Learning Centre

From Subjects to Citizens? 800 Years and Citizen Politics
Professor Maarten Prak (Utrecht University) discusses the striking economic, social and political differences between North and South America and investigates the resasons behind them.
This event is in conjuntion with the Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt Exhibition. It is a free event but places are limited so please book to attend.

Contact admin.imems@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 24 June 2015

‘Between Subjects and Citizens: the Commons of England, c. 1300-1550’

6:00pm to 8:00pm, Palace Green Library Learning Centre

From Subjects to Citizens? 800 Years and Citizen Politics
Dr John Watts (University of Oxford) will discuss the political, social and cultural conditions of later medieval England fostered a situation in which ordinary people could have remarkable political agency. His lecture will explore the rise, the fall and the implications of this historic state of affairs.
This event is in conjuntion with the Magna Carta and the Changing Face of Revolt Exhibition. This is a free event but places are limited so please book to attend.

Contact admin.imems@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Sunday 28 June 2015

International Conference: Human Migration and the Environment: Futures, Politics, Invention

Durham University

Human migration and the environment are two of the most pressing issues of our times. But what is at stake when these two phenomena are articulated as a singular relation? By asking this and many other questions, this conference provides a multidisciplinary forum for scholars, policymakers, practitioners and artists to chart out the next generation of research on human migration and the environment.

Contact w.a.baldwin@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 29 August 2015

Durham Flower Festival

10:00am to 4:30pm, East Durham College, Houghall Campus, Durham, DH1 3SG

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th August
Following the tremendous success of the first ever Durham Flower Festival, we are delighted to announce the dates for the 2015 show. The event will be held at the Houghall campus, on the outskirts of Durham. The show offers top quality plants, great garden products and plenty of expert growing advice – all in one fantastic day out.

Contact dianne.howe@eastdurham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 17 October 2015

Antarctic Winter at Palace Green Library

Palace Green Library
17 October 2015 - 7 February 2016
This winter, our exhibitions consider the Polar Regions, focusing particularly on the discovery, exploration and ongoing work taking place in Antarctica.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


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