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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.

Wednesday 22 February 2017

In the Image of the Other: Visualising a British-Himalayan Town, Shimla

10:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH

14 October 2016 - 30 March 2017
A photographic exhibition portraying the natural and built spaces of Shimla. It was the summer capital of British India from 1864-1947. Nursed on nostalgia, the British built Shimla (earlier 'Simla') as their ‘little version of England’ and by extension, of Britain itself, complete with neo-Tudor structures, leisure spots, and imposing residences- from cottages to castles, all complemented by a temperate European weather and landscapes.

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


Durham Castle Tours

1:15pm to 3:15pm, 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 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3:15pm and 4:15pm.

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


'The Bloody Chamber'

7:30pm to 9:00pm, Crook Hall, Durham

1TC’s present‘The Bloody Chamber’, adapted from Angela Carter’s novelette by Bryony Lavery - to be performed at Crook Hall.

Contact eleanor.k.capel-smith@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Dressed to Impress: netsuke and Japanese men’s fashion

10:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH

A British Museum exhibition featuring a selection of delightfully detailed netsuke and other traditional Japanese male dress accessories.

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


Opening the Door: Discovering Durham University's Western Art Collection

9:30am to 4:00pm, Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7NP

Durham University's Western Art Collection contains a significant number of prints by leading artists and is one of the most important university collections of 20th and 21st century art in the
UK. This exhibition explores the different printing techniques used by artists, from early methods of woodcut printing to more contemporary screen and digital printing techniques and features works by Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Frink, Eduardo Paolozzi and Patrick Heron.

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


'Hearing Voices: Suffering, Inspiration, and the Everyday'

10:00am to 5:00pm, Palace Green Library

5 November 2016 - 26 February 2017

This exhibition draws on the work of Hearing the Voice, a large interdisciplinary study of voice-hearing based at Durham University and funded by the Wellcome Trust.

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


‘The best words in the best order’ - Poetry in Durham and the North East

10:00am to 5:00pm, Palace Green Library

19 November - 26 February 2016
Contemplating the story of poetry in the north east, this exhibition takes an inspired look at the connections between poetry and life.

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


'A Forgotten Campaign'

10:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH

11 November 2016 - 30 March 2017.
An exhibition on the Anglo-Egyptian Conquest of Darfur in World War I.
From the mid-seventeenth century, Darfur was an independent Muslim kingdom in what is now western Sudan, ruled by a hereditary line of Sultans. When the British invaded Sudan in 1898 they did not extend their conquest into Darfur. However by 1916 restless British officers and officials stationed in Sudan hungered to play their part in the Great War raging across Europe.

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


The Effect Size Fallacy

1:00pm to 2:00pm, ED134, School of Education

A seminar from Professor Adrian Simpson of the School of Education, Durham University. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required.
The “what works” agenda which drives much education policy is often based on comparing and combining a form of effect size: the standardised mean difference. This measure is assumed to give an indication of the educational impact of an intervention with greater effect sizes generally associated with better bets for what might bring about improvements in learning than smaller effect sizes. We will show that this assumption is wrong.

Contact ed.finres@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Powerful Pyramids

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

Explore our two Ancient Egyptian galleries and build your own pyramid, complete with secret treasure inside.

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


Family Fun Tour, 14.15pm

2:15pm to 3:30pm, Durham Castle

Bring the whole family and enjoy a family-focused tour around Durham Castle, with activities for children throughout the tour. Explore what it was to live and work in Durham Castle in the past and find out more about some of the characters that have made Durham Castle their home over the centuries.

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


Inkapture Creative Writing Course 2016/17

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

Inkapture course is an introduction to creative writing 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. This course consists of 15 weekly workshops running over two terms - Please note the last workshop in 2016 is 7 December the course starts again 25 January 2017 running until 15 March 2017.

Contact fadiafaqir.teaching@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Japanese Noh Mask carving demonstration

3:00pm to 4:30pm, Lecture Room EH009, Elvet Hill House, DH1 3TH

A rare opportunity to view a Japanese Noh Mask carving demonstration, with mask maker Hideta Kitazawa, a second-generation Japanese woodcarving artist who began studying under his woodcarver father Kitazawa Ikkyō. Since becoming an independent wood carver and mask maker in 1997, Kitazawa Hideta has since created masks for noh plays performed throughout the world.

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


‘Maps, Meridians and Missions: Christopher Maire, SJ (1697–1767), a Durham Cartographer in Enlightenment Italy’

5:30pm to 7:15pm, Exhibition Hall, Ushaw College

Ushaw Lecture
Prof Maurice Whitehead (Schwarzenbach Research Fellow, Venerable English College, Rome;Hon Fellow CCS) will give this lecture as part of the Ushaw Lecture Series.

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


‘Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America’

6:30pm to 7:45pm, Leech Hall, St John's College, 3 South Bailey, Durham DH1 3RJ
A lecture by Michael Wear one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American history.
Michael Wear is the founder of Public Square Strategies LLC, and a leading expert and strategist at the intersection of faith, politics and American public life. He was one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American history: he served in the White House faith-based initiative during President Obama’s first term, where he led evangelical outreach and helped manage The White House’s engagement on religious and values issues, including adoption and anti-human trafficking efforts.

Contact prin.exec@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


- 'A Greedy Queen: Queen Victoria and her food'

8:00pm to 9:30pm, Great Hall, Durham Castle
Durham Castle Lecture
Dr Annie Gray, Writer, broadcaster, and resident food historian on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet give this free Durham Castle Lecture offering a fascinating insight into Queen Victoria's diet and love of food. All welcome. No ticket required, seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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


Thursday 23 February 2017

Staff fitness class - Barre concept

12:00pm to 1:00pm, Maiden castle

Experience Durham runs a number of fitness activities for staff to attend on a weekly basis. Sessions are £3.00 and must be booked via email to reserve a place.

Barre concept - a creative workout, that tones the arms, lifts the butt, sculpts the legs and flattens the abs

Contact deborah.cairns@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


IAS Fellows' Public Lecture - On the Animated GIF

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan's College, Durham University

A GIF (Graphic Interchange Format) is a string of computer code with particular characteristics, although in everyday usage the term describes looped animations, often sampled from a commercial source, formatted to play on a variety of digital platforms. Considered solely as animations, GIFs are fairly rudimentary. Many exist simply to catch your attention, like spinning disks revolving in the wind outside a shop. This lecture is presented by Professor Anna McCarthy, New York University

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


Five Kinds of Silence

7:30pm to 7:30pm, Durham City Theatre, Fowlers Yard

Fourth Wall Theatre presents Shelagh Stephenson’s in-yer-face production of “Five Kinds of Silence”.

As a family, Mary, Janet and Susan have endured years of abuse at the hands of Billy. Now he's dead – but his influence is far from over. As a team of lawyers and psychiatrists gradually unravel their past, the three women must learn to rebuild their lives in the wake of what has happened to them.

Contact beth.s.ismay@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 24 February 2017

Staff fitness class - Cycling for beginners

12:00pm to 1:00pm, Maiden castle

Experience Durham runs a number of fitness activities for staff to attend on a weekly basis. Sessions are £3.00 and must be booked via email to reserve a place. Cycling for beginners - this a new group for those that haven't cycled for a while.

Contact deborah.cairns@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Magic Mosaics

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

Find out about mosaics in the ancient world and create your own unique design from glass tiles to take home.

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


Musicon Concert Series

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Department of Music, Palace Green

Musicon Focus
either end of the SCALE 1
Lore Lixenberg mezzo-soprano
Ives Ensemble

Contact joyce.dent@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 25 February 2017

Ending Exhibitions

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

This weekend our exhibitions are coming to an end. Come and create some of our best family activities from the past four months.

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


Crazy Clocks

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

Take a look at our famous Chinese astronomical clock and create your own timepiece to take home.

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


Durham Castle Tours

1:15pm to 3:15pm, 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. A tour will be available at 4:15pm.

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


Guided Tour - Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration and the everyday

2:00pm to 3:00pm, Palace Green Library

In these events, you can enjoy a guided tour of the exhibition to learn about some of the research behind the highlights and the making of some of the displays. All guided tours are followed in the Palace Green Library Cafe by a networking event for voice-hearers, their families and carers, a discussion event, and a film screening at Durham's Empty Shop.

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


Hearing Voices Networking Event

3:00pm to 4:30pm, Palace Green Library

We warmly welcome young people (age 12 – 25) who hear voices, their families and carers to a networking event at the Café in Palace Green Library, Durham. Taking place over tea, coffee and cake, this event will be a chance to meet other young people who have similar experiences, share ideas and stories and discuss ways to increase local sources of support for young people who find their voices distressing.

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


Chamber Choir in the Chapter House

7:30pm to 10:00pm, Cathedral Chapter House

Join the University Chamber Choir for their annual concert in the Chapter House conducted by George Cook.

Contact contact@musicdurham.org for more information about this event.


Musicon Concert Series

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Town Hall, Market Place Durham

Musicon Focus
either end of the SCALE 2
Ives Ensemble
Forum Neue Vokalmusik

Contact joyce.dent@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Sunday 26 February 2017

Durham Castle Tours

1:15pm to 3:15pm, 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 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3:15pm and 4:15pm.

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


Musicon Concert Series

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Department of Music, Palace Green

Musicon Focus
either end of the SCALE 3
Ives Ensemble

Contact joyce.dent@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 27 February 2017

Little Bookworms

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

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. Includes complimentary tea, coffee, juice and biscuits at the end of each session. There's no need to book, just drop in!
Admission: £1 per child, accompanying adults free.

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


Staff fitness class - Pilates

12:00pm to 1:00pm, Maiden castle

Experience Durham runs a number of fitness activities for staff to attend on a weekly basis. Sessions are £3.00 and must be booked via email to reserve a place.

Pilates a 60 minute class aimed at strengthening the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and well-being.

Contact deborah.cairns@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Scales of research, social anthropology meets epidemiology

6:15pm to 7:15pm, Ken Wade Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University

The Scale of Things Public Lecture Series
This lecture is delivered by Professor William Sax, Heidelberg University, Germany.
It seems that social anthropology with its methodology of ethnographic participant-observation, and epidemiology with its focus on statistical methods, work at very different scales. Ethnographers usually conduct their research at the micro-scale of the tribe, village, family or even the single person, while epidemiologists prefer large-scale studies of "populations": the bigger the better.

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


Tuesday 28 February 2017

Durham International Festival of Enterprise

9:00am to 7:00pm, Durham's Gala Theatre and Town Hall

Durham International Festival of Enterprise is a new 3-day business event aimed at showcasing enterprise and innovation in Durham and the North East of England. It offers an amazing opportunity to gain practical advice and inspiration from experts and peers who will share their views, advice and experiences on growing and succeeding in business.
The Festival aims to attract like-minded entrepreneurs, owners and managers, bringing them together to engage, collaborate and learn how to develop new and existing businesses.

Contact Vincent Robson for more information about this event.


Book Club

5:00pm to 6:00pm, Palace Green Library

The book is decided month by month as we fit around what our members are enjoying! We read books based around Palace Green Library's exhibitions and the Oriental Museum’s collections. As well as literature surrounding our temporary exhibitions.

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


‘What Difference Does Ordination Make? Solving a Catholic Problem through Receptive Learning from Methodist Tradition’

5:30pm to 7:15pm, Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, off Palace Green

Prof Paul D. Murray (Durham University) will give this seminar as part of the Catholic Theology Research Seminar series.

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


Durham Mindfulness - A six week introductory Course - Tuesdays 7-9pm £145

7:00pm, St Antony's Priory, Claypath, Durham DH1 1QT

A six week introduction to mindfulness led by Sagara. The course will introduce mindfulness techniques to allow the participants to come to an understanding of how their minds work, and be able to cultivate calm and steady, as well as positive states of mind. Please see: http://mindfulrecovery.info/durham-mindfulness/

Contact sagara@mindfulrecovery.info for more information about this event.


Friday 3 March 2017

Classical Ensemble Spring Concert

7:30pm to 9:00pm, Hild Bede Chapel

Join the Classical Ensemble for their second concert of the year.

Contact contact@musicdurham.org for more information about this event.


Saturday 4 March 2017

Brilliant Books

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

Celebrate World Book Day by making a notebook to write your own book!

All activities are drop in between 1pm and 3pm, unless otherwise stated. All activities are included in the Museum admission price and are generally suitable for children aged 5 to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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


Lovely Lacquer

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

Follow in the footsteps of Vietnamese craftspeople and create your own unique artwork using crushed egg shells.

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


Orchestral Society

7:30pm to 10:00pm, Elvet Methodist Church

Save the date for the Orchestral Society’s 2nd term concert featuring both the Symphony and Chamber Orchestra.

Contact contact@musicdurham.org for more information about this event.


Monday 6 March 2017

Atomic to Global Scale: on your knees to manganese

6:15pm to 7:15pm, Ken Wade Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University

The Scale of Things Public Lecture Series.
This lecture is delivered by Dr Karen Johnson, Durham University, and Stephen Livingstone. From playing a critical role in oxygen production and shaping the soil we grow our food in, manganese is a giver of life. And yet how many of you have heard of manganese?

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


Tuesday 7 March 2017

Species Responses to Changing Climates Across Time and Space From 55 million years ago to 2100 CE

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Fisher House, Ustinov College, Durham University

IAS Fellows' Public Lecture
Climates have changed throughout geological history, providing a series of natural model systems for studying ecological and evolutionary responses to climate change, at timescales ranging from decades to many millions of years. In this talk, Professor Jack Williams, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will focus upon three periods of climate change that are particularly relevant to global change ecology.

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


Wednesday 8 March 2017

‘Ireland’s Spiritual Empire’

4:40pm to 4:40pm, Ushaw College
Ushaw Lecture
Dr Colin Barr (University of Aberdeen) will give this lecture as part of the Ushaw Lecture Series.

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


Ushaw Lecture Series: Dr Colin Barr

5:30pm to 7:15pm, Ushaw College, Durham

Dr Colin Barr (Aberdeen) - Ireland's Spiritual Empire. Drinks Reception: 5.30pm; Lecture: 6pm–7.15pm.
All are welcome; registration is required. To book a place please email hannah.thomas2@durham.ac.uk or telephone Jane Lidstone on 0191 334 1656. If you need help with transport to and from Ushaw College, please contact us by 9am on Monday 6 March 2017.

Contact hannah.thomas2@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 9 March 2017

LSVT LOUD Training and Certification Workshop

8:00am to 5:00am, The Durham Centre, Durham

The LSVT LOUD Training and Certification Workshop is a two-day program designed to train speech-language pathologists in a voice/speech treatment technique for adults and children with motor speech disorders, with a specialty in Parkinson disease.

Contact dhft.ncore@nhs.net for more information about this event.


Friday 10 March 2017

Accessible Tour - touch, listen, discuss

7:00pm to 9:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH
Disabled Access Day
Enjoy one of our accessible tours this evening as part of Disabled Access Day. Visitors with visual impairments are invited to this curator-led touch tour of specially selected objects from our Japanese collections. Guides and carers are welcome. Assistance animals welcome.

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


Swing, Strings and Sir Tom

7:30pm to 10:00pm, Gala Theatre

Join Sir Thomas Allen for an evening of jazz and big band classics. This is a one-off opportunity to see the world-famous baritone ditch his operatic persona and delve into the world of Cole Porter and Frank Sinatra, accompanied by the award-winning Durham University Big Band and the string section of the Durham University Orchestral Society.

Contact contact@musicdurham.org for more information about this event.


Saturday 11 March 2017

Autism friendly early bird opening

10:00am to 12:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

A special early bird opening for visitors with autism, learning or sensory disabilities.
Visitors with autism, learning or sensory disabilities, together with their families and carers, are invited to an early bird opening, before the general public have access to the museum. Craft activities available too. Free entry.

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


Marvellous Marbling

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

Ever wondered how to produce marbled paper? Here’s your chance to have a go!

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


Super Soldiers

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

Learn about the Chinese terracotta army, and make your own terracotta warrior from clay.

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


Choral Society in Durham Cathedral

7:30pm to 10:00pm, Durham Cathedral, Palace Green

Save the date for Durham University Choral Society in Durham Cathedral, accompanied by the Palatinate Orchestra.

Contact contact@musicdurham.org for more information about this event.


Sunday 12 March 2017

Holi Festival

12:00pm to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH

Welcome the spring season to Durham with our Holi festival!
The event includes timed outdoor powder throws, with a free environmentally and skin-kind powder sachet of brightly coloured Holi powder for each participant, and the opportunity to purchase additional bags.

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


Monday 13 March 2017

Laboratory Scale: situated practices in the (digital) humanities

6:15pm to 7:15pm, Ken Wade Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University

The Scale of Things Public Lecture Series
Laboratories have become privileged places of scalar operations. A visual focus on microscopic realities turns into exportable products of information, inscribed, written down, discussed much outside the confines of the laboratory itself.

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


Musicon Concert Series

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Town Hall, Market Place Durham

Festival of East Asian Music
Three concerts showcasing the stupendous musical talent opening windows onto the wonderful cultural heritage of China, Japan and Korea

Contact joyce.dent@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Dunelm Consort and Players: Bach St John Passion

8:00pm to 10:00pm, Durham Castle Great Hall

A Lenten performance of J.S. Bach’s iconic St John Passion conducted by Jonny Allsopp.

Contact contact@musicdurham.org for more information about this event.


Tuesday 14 March 2017

Musicon Concert Series

1:15pm to 2:15pm, Department of Music, Palace Green

Festival of East Asian Music
Concert 2
Two Faces of Nature
Kiku Day and Hibiki Ichikawa
This concert presents two highly contrasting and utterly captivating aspects of Japanese music

Contact joyce.dent@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


‘Difficult Thoughts about Divine Glory’

5:30pm to 7:15pm, Dun Cow Cottage, Dun Cow Lane, off Palace Green

Prof Christopher Southgate (Exeter University) will give this seminar as part of the Catholic Theology Research Seminar series.

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


Colonial Iconoclash: Mimetic rivalry, collecting networks in Britain and India

6:00pm to 8:00pm, Lecture Room 009, Elvet Hill House, DH1 3TH

A lecture by Dr Natasha Eaton, Reader in the History of Art at UCL on the collecting 'ethic' of three colonial museums during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

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


Musicon Concert Series

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Town Hall, Market Place Durham

Festival of East Asian Music
Concert 3
A String Conversation
Lingling Yu and Gan Guo.
Lingling Yu is considered to be one of the greatest virtuosi on the Chinese pipa (lute). She is joined in this concert by Gan Guo, a master of the erhu (two-stringed fiddle).

Contact joyce.dent@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 18 March 2017

Super Sphinx

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

With the head of a human and the body of a lion, the Ancient Egyptian sphinxes were terrifying! Come along and sculpt your own.

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


Curious Creatures

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

Have you seen our Cabinet of curiosity? Filled with taxidermy animals? Create a mask inspired by these curious creatures.

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


Saturday 25 March 2017

Colourful Ceramics

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

Take inspiration from our archaeology collections and make your own ceramic masterpiece to take home.

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


Tuesday 28 March 2017

Book Club

5:00pm to 6:00pm, Palace Green Library

The book is decided month by month as we fit around what our members are enjoying! We read books based around Palace Green Library's exhibitions and the Oriental Museum’s collections. As well as literature surrounding our temporary exhibitions.

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


Saturday 8 April 2017

Durham Singers: the Night in the Garden

7:30pm to 9:00pm, St Cuthbert's Chapel, Ushaw College

Allegri Miserere Mei and other choral music for Passiontide by Tallis, Palestrina, Victoria and Leighton. “The Night in the Garden” tells the tragic story of the final hours before Christ’s crucifixion with music by the great Renaissance Roman Catholic composers Tallis, Palestrina and Victoria, along with “What love is this of Thine” a spiritually intense meditation on God’s love by the British composer Kenneth Leighton.

Contact info@durham-singers.org for more information about this event.


Monday 1 May 2017

IAS 2: John Snijders and Morton Feldman

7:30pm to 10:00pm, Music Department

Morton Feldman (1926-1987) – Patterns in a Chromatic Field (1983) (90 minutes)

Contact contact@musicdurham.org for more information about this event.


Tuesday 2 May 2017

Brodsky Quartet

7:30pm to 10:00pm, Music Department

Johann Sebastian Bach – selection from: Die Kunst der Fuge (“The Art of Fugue”)
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy – Fugue from: Four Pieces for String Quartet, op. 81
Alexander Borodin – String Quartet No. 2
Ludwig van Beethoven – String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major, op. 130

Daniel Rowland – violin
Ian Belton – violin
Paul Cassidy – viola
Jacqueline Thomas – cello

Contact contact@musicdurham.org for more information about this event.


Thursday 4 May 2017

Ushaw Lecture Series: Professor John McCafferty

5:30pm to 7:15pm, Ushaw College, Durham

Professor John McCafferty (University College Dublin) - 'Squabbling, babbling, feeling': What did Exile do to Early Modern Catholics from Britain & Ireland?

Contact hannah.thomas2@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Beyond Bombs and Bandaids: The Prospects for Peace

6:15pm to 7:15pm, Rosemary Cramp Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University

Annual King Hussein Memorial Lecture in Cultural Dialogue

We are delighted that the guest speaker for our 2016/17 annual lecture will be Harriet Lamb. Harriett Lamb became CEO of International Alert, which, this year celebrates 30 years of peace building.

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


Tuesday 23 May 2017

Ushaw Lecture Series: Stonyhurst College

5:30pm to 7:15pm, Ushaw College, Durham

Joe Reed & Jan Graffius (Stonyhurst) - English Jesuit Drama 1599-1916: From Martyrs to Rum Punch. All are welcome; registration is required. To book a place please email Hannah Thomas on hannah.thomas2@durham.ac.uk or telephone Jane Lidstone on 0191 334 1656. If you need help with transport to and from Ushaw College, please contact us by 9am on Friday 19 May 2017.

Contact hannah.thomas2@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 15 June 2017

9th International Conference on Genomics & Pharmacogenomics

9:00am to 5:00pm, London, UK

Novel research on Genomics and Pharmacogenomics for Global Health.
Genomics-2017 is an excellent opportunity for the delegates from Universities and Institutes to interact with the world class Scientists.

Contact genomics@conferenceseries.net for more information about this event.


Saturday 17 June 2017

Orchestral Society Cathedral Concert

7:00pm to 10:00pm, Durham Cathedral, Palace Green

The Orchestral Society’s annual Cathedral Concert featuring the Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alex Mackinder and the Chamber Orchestra conducted by John Reddel.

Contact contact@musicdurham.org for more information about this event.


Sunday 18 June 2017

Classical Ensemble Summer Concert

7:30pm to 9:00pm, St Oswald's Church

Join the Classical Ensemble for their final concert of the year.

Contact contact@musicdurham.org for more information about this event.


Monday 19 June 2017

Bishop Hatfield Evensong

5:15pm to 6:00pm, Durham Cathedral, Palace Green

Bishop Hatfield Evensong in Durham Cathedral.

Contact contact@musicdurham.org for more information about this event.


Tuesday 10 October 2017

12th Global Toxicology and Risk Assessment Meeting

1:40pm to 1:40pm, London, UK

Canvassing New Innovations with the Depictive Version of Toxicology Study

Contact global@toxicologyconferences.org for more information about this event.


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