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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.

Tuesday 14 August 2018

Wrong Tree Theatre brings 'Inferno' to Edinburgh Fringe

3:15pm to 3:15pm, theSpace on NorthBridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1SD (Venue no. 36)

Bella is at the top of her game: respected, influential and the top authority in criminal law. But all of that changes when a new client arrives - Lucifer. As Lucifer guides Bella through the nine circles - purgatory, lust and greed to name a few - she loses herself in the updated 21st century sins.

Contact wrongtree.theatre@gmail.com for more information about this event.


The Hills are High

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

An exhibition by curator/photographer Lauren Barnes, illustrating the everyday lives of South Koreans over the course of a single year.

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


The Emperor’s New Clothes: Transforming 19th Century Japan

10:00am to 5:00pm

An exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration in Japan.

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


Shattering Perceptions: The Women of Archaeology

10:00am to 4:45pm, Museum of Archaeology at Palace Green Library

A temporary exhibition exploring the diverse achievements of women in archaeology

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


Hidden Women

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

New tour highlights the 'hidden women' at the Oriental Museum

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


Self-guided visits at Durham Castle

11:15am to 4:15pm, Durham Castle

Experience a self-guided visit to Durham Castle this August and stroll around Durham Castle at your own pace.

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


People, Places and Religion

2:30pm to 3:30pm, Palace Green Library (Learning Centre)

Penny McMahon, Outreach Archivist, Parliamentary Archives
With Francis Gotto, Assistant Keeper, Culture Durham

Join the Parliamentary Archives as we explore the records and history around the Protestation Returns

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


Wednesday 15 August 2018

Durham Castle Tours

10:15am to 4:15pm, Durham Castle
15th August 2018, 10:15 to 16:15, 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.

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


Family Fun Tour

12:15pm to 1:15pm, 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. The tour starts at 12.15pm.

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


Pesky Pests

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

Find out how we stop pests from eating the Museum collections and make your own museum bug.

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


“The Beginning of Sound Film -The End of Literary Modernism?” and “The Rise of Populism and a Call for the New Sincerity in Contemporary Fiction”

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Alington House, 4 North Bailey

The first pair of talks in the series of Late Summer Lectures, organised by English Studies, will look at how literature reflects trends and developments in wider culture and politics, focusing on modern and contemporary writers. Free and open to the public.

Contact latesummerlectures@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Thursday 16 August 2018

Durham Castle Tours

10:15am to 11:15am, Durham Castle

16th August 2018, 10:15 to 11:15, 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.

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


Family Talk: Skeleton Science

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Every week throughout the school holidays you will find a mmember of our Learning Team upstairs in the Wolfson Gallery ready to talk about skeletons. Using a replica skeleton, casts and pictures, you will learn how and why archaeological skeletons are excavated and studied.

Feel free to come in your best archaeologist outfit - maybe a special hat or a lab coat - and learn some fascinating facts about bones.

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


Friday 17 August 2018

Durham Castle Tours

10:15am to 4:15pm, Durham Castle
17th August 2018, 10:15 to 16:15, 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.

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


Super Swords

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

Come and see the Chinese sword on display and decorate your own sword.

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


Saturday 18 August 2018

Durham Castle Tours

10:15am to 11:15am, Durham Castle
18th August 2018, 10:15 to 11:15, 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.

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


Powerful Pyramids

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

Find out how the Ancient Egyptians built the pyramids and make your own sandy pyramid to take home.

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


Lucet Weaving

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

The Anglo-Saxons made beautiful bracelets using a lucet weaver. Join us and make your own.

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


Getting to Noh - from 'page to stage': 'Between the Stones' a new Noh drama by Jannette Cheong, music by Richard Emmert

2:00pm to 4:00pm, Japan Gallery, Oriental Museum

Come and enjoy an illustrated talk on Noh theatre, followed by a reading and musical performance from Jannette Cheong’s new play. Japan Gallery, Oriental Museum.

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


Sunday 19 August 2018

Durham Castle Tours

10:15am to 4:15pm, Durham Castle
19th August 2018, 10:15 to 16:15, 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.

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


Monday 20 August 2018

Discovering Durham’s dark secret: photography walk

10:00am to 12:00pm, Palace Green Library

Come and join us for a relaxed two hours of photography, following the Bodies of Evidence exhibition city trail through the historic and beautiful Durham landscape.

Palace Green Library
FREE, booking required

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


Teddy Bears' Picnic

10:00am to 4:00pm, Botanic Garden

Join us for a day of bear-related fun. Bring your own teddy, enjoy bear-related craft activities and storytelling.

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


Durham Castle Tours

10:15am to 4:15pm, Durham Castle
20th August 2018, 10:15 to 21st August 2018, 16:15, 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.

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


Evening Exhibition Tour

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

Come on a Bodies of Evidence exhibition tour with Richard Annis, Senior Archaeologist, Archaeological Services, Durham University.

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


Tuesday 21 August 2018

Ethical considerations for archaeological human remains

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Palace Green Library (Learning Centre)

Charlotte Roberts (Professor in the Department of Archaeology, Durham University) discusses the study of human remains from archaeological sites. It can be argued that this area is central to understanding the past. They are integral to understanding how our ancestors lived and died.

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


When skeletons meet 21st century 3D technologies

2:30pm to 3:00pm, Palace Green Library (Learning Centre)

This talk by Dr Kamal Badreshany (Department of Archaeology, Durham University) will examine and demonstrate how 3D models of bones are constructed using SfM photogrammetry and the process 3D printing. The broader role of 3D technologies in the Sottish soldiers project will also be discussed.

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


Wednesday 22 August 2018

Self-guided visits at Durham Castle

11:15am to 4:15pm, Durham Castle

Experience a self-guided visit to Durham Castle this August and stroll around Durham Castle at your own pace.

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


Vote 100: Amazing Artists

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

Celebrate the centenary of the first British women winning the right to vote, see the Coral Eye sculpture and make your own upcycled creature.

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


Sacred Symbols, Snake-Women and Sisterhood: Crafting Power in Medieval Origin Stories

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Alington House, 4 North Bailey

The second Late Summer Lecture, organised by English Studies, takes us back to look at three stories from the medieval period. Free and open to the public.

Contact latesummerlectures@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Thursday 23 August 2018

Tales From Around The World

11:00am to 3:00pm, Botanic Garden

Join storyteller, Elizabeth Baker, for a story-walk around the gardens. As we walk Elizabeth will tell stories and legends from some of the countries the wonderful plants in our gardens are from.

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


Family Talk: Skeleton Science

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Palace Green Library (Wolfson Gallery)

Every week throughout the school holidays you will find a mmember of our Learning Team upstairs in the Wolfson Gallery ready to talk about skeletons. Using a replica skeleton, casts and pictures, you will learn how and why archaeological skeletons are excavated and studied.

Feel free to come in your best archaeologist outfit - maybe a special hat or a lab coat - and learn some fascinating facts about bones.

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


Historic Durham Tour

2:15pm to 3:15pm, Palace Green Library

Enjoy a tour of Durham’s history in the magnificent setting of Durham’s World Heritage Site and hear local tales and stories from the last 1000 years. Discover why Durham was such an important city in the medieval period, why the Normans had a difficult time and how St Cuthbert helped the city grow.

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


Friday 24 August 2018

Autism friendly activities: fabulous fish

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

Children with autism, learning or sensory impairments and their families are invited to take part in our quiet-time craft activities. See our Japanese fish plate and make your own fabulous fish from a range of art materials.

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


Durham Castle Tours

10:15am to 11:15am, Durham Castle
24th August 2018, 10:15 to 26th August 2018, 11:15, 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.

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


Fabulous Fish

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

See our Japanese fish plate and make your own fabulous fish from a range of art materials.

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


Saturday 25 August 2018

All about Anatomy!

10:00am to 12:00pm, Palace Green Library (Learning Centre)

Join us for this very special drop-in event where you can learn all about anatomy. The human body is a complicated thing, full of lots of different bits and pieces that all work together to create a unique ‘you’.

10am – 12pm
Palace Green Library
FREE

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


Clever Cloggs

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

Find out about the Korean Sage King and make a wise owl figure to take home.

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


Incredible Cures

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

There are some silly cures that people used to believe would work. Can you work out what cures what?

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


Film Screening and Talk: Rail Truck (2009)

2:00pm to 4:15pm, Wolfson Gallery, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH

A coming-of-age story about a Japanese-Taiwanese boy learning about his family’s history. Free of charge, no booking required. Suitable for ages 16 and over.

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


Historic Durham Tour

2:15pm to 3:15pm, Durham Castle
25th August 2018, 14:15 to 15:15, Durham Castle Enjoy a tour of Durham’s history in the magnificent setting of Durham’s World Heritage Site and hear local tales and stories from the last 1000 years. Discover why Durham was such an important city in the medieval period, why the Normans had a difficult time and how St Cuthbert helped the city grow.

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


Monday 27 August 2018

Durham Castle Tours

10:15am to 12:15pm, 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.

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


Tuesday 28 August 2018

Survivors: the remarkable story of the Dunbar prisoners who lived to tell the tale

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Palace Green Library (Learning Centre)

Chris Gerrard (Professor in the Department of Archaeology, Durham University) talks about what happened to the Scottish prisoners from the Battle of Dunbar who survived their ordeal in Durham Cathedral.

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


Historic Durham Tour

2:15pm to 3:15pm, Palace Green Library

Enjoy a tour of Durham’s history in the magnificent setting of Durham’s World Heritage Site and hear local tales and stories from the last 1000 years. Discover why Durham was such an important city in the medieval period, why the Normans had a difficult time and how St Cuthbert helped the city grow.

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


Researching your family history

2:30pm to 3:30pm, Palace Green Library (Learning Centre)

If you’ve ever thought of looking into your family history then come along and chat to Andrew Gray (Assistant Keeper, Culture Durham). In this workshop, Andrew will explain how to get started and in particular, what kind of resources you can find in our collections that might be of use to you in your research.

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


Wednesday 29 August 2018

Self-guided visits at Durham Castle

11:15am to 4:15pm, Durham Castle

Experience a self-guided visit to Durham Castle this August and stroll around Durham Castle at your own pace.

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


Powerful Paper

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

Discover how paper was invented and make a fluttery paper butterfly. Suitable for children aged 5-11 years.

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


'Remembrance, but to what end?: Registers of petition in the holograph manuscripts of Thomas Hoccleve' and '(S)he’s just not that into you: Resistance and Persistence in Medieval Romance Literature'

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Alington House, 4 North Bailey

Remembrance and lost love. These are two of the themes to be found in the medieval literature explored in this pair of talks from the Late Summer Lecture series, organised by the Department of English Studies. Free and open to the public.

Contact latesummerlectures@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Thursday 30 August 2018

Durham Castle Tour

10:15am to 11:15am, 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.

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


Family Talk: Skeleton Science

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Palace Green Library (Wolfson Gallery)

Every week throughout the school holidays you will find a mmember of our Learning Team upstairs in the Wolfson Gallery ready to talk about skeletons. Using a replica skeleton, casts and pictures, you will learn how and why archaeological skeletons are excavated and studied.

Feel free to come in your best archaeologist outfit - maybe a special hat or a lab coat - and learn some fascinating facts about bones.

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


Friday 31 August 2018

Durham Castle Tours

10:15am 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.

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


Bodies of Evidence Tour

11:15am to 1:45pm, Durham Castle

Every city has its secrets and Durham is no exception.
In November 2013, two mass burials were discovered in an area being developed as a new café for Palace Green Library. After over 350 years, a team of archaeologists from Durham University were able to confirm that the burials were some of a group of Scottish prisoners who died following the Battle of Dunbar in 1650.
This bespoke tour of Durham Castle will explore the Civil War and the story of the Scottish soldiers. Linked to the Bodies of Evidence exhibition, it allows you to see first-hand where they might have been treated for illnesses, what they would have seen when they were marched here and how the castle was used during their time here. See how Durham was changed overnight with the arrival of these men.

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


Bodies of Evidence Castle Tour

11:15am to 12:15pm, Palace Green Library and Castle

This bespoke tour of Durham Castle will explore the Civil War and the story of the Scottish soldiers. Linked to the Bodies of Evidence exhibition, it allows you to see first-hand where they might have been treated for illnesses, what they would have seen when they were marched here and how the castle was used during their time here. See how Durham was changed overnight with the arrival of these men.

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


Beautiful Boats

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

Make an Ancient Egyptian boat ... and see if it floats. Crafts for children.

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


Bodies of Evidence Castle Tour

1:45pm to 2:45pm, Palace Green Library and Castle

This bespoke tour of Durham Castle will explore the Civil War and the story of the Scottish soldiers. Linked to the Bodies of Evidence exhibition, it allows you to see first-hand where they might have been treated for illnesses, what they would have seen when they were marched here and how the castle was used during their time here. See how Durham was changed overnight with the arrival of these men.

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


Saturday 1 September 2018

Get hands on with archaeological artefacts!

10:00am to 4:00pm, Palace Green Library (Wolfson Gallery)

Visit the Museum of Archaeology at Palace Green Library and get hands on with some real archaeological finds.

10am – 4pm
Palace Green Library
FREE

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


Ask an Archaeologist

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

If you have any further questions whilst viewing the 'Bodies of Evidence' exhibition, ask one of our fantastic undergraduate or postgraduate students. They will be on hand to answer all things archaeological.

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


Awesome Astronomy

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

The people of the ancient Near East were fantastic astronomers. Make your own awesome planet sculpture. Drop in crafts for children.

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


Sunday 2 September 2018

Durham Orchid Show 2018

10:00am to 4:00pm, Josephine Butler College, next to the Botanic Garden

Enjoy displays from Orchid Societies and the chance to buy orchids from a variety of specialist growers. Visitors are welcome to bring any of their own plants along to the show if they would like advice about them.

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


Monday 3 September 2018

Symposium of Sound

9:00am to 5:00pm, Grey College

The Symposium of Sound is a two-day conference supported by Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership. We invite abstracts for papers of twenty minutes in length on the theme of ‘sound’: its creation, imitation, and its relationship with language.

Contact symposiumofsound2018@gmail.com for more information about this event.


“Essential Agony”: the soldier’s experience of the Battle of Dunbar

6:00pm to 7:00pm, Palace Green Library (Learning Centre)

Join battlefield historian Arran Johnston, director of the Scottish Battlefields Trust, on a visit to the front lines of 17th century warfare and imagine how the Battle of Dunbar was experienced by the individual soldiers who fought there.

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


Tuesday 4 September 2018

Reading the human body: wounds, bones and medical knowledge in the 17th century

3:30pm to 4:30pm, Palace Green Library (Learning Centre)

Explore the level of medical knowledge in the 17th century with books from our collections and get hands on with bone casts as we explore holes in the head, diseases, injuries and more.

3.30pm – 4.30pm
Palace Green Library
FREE

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


Wednesday 5 September 2018

Fire stopped play: Shakespeare, Henry VIII, and the day the Globe burned down

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Alington House, 4 North Bailey

The burning down of Shakespeare's Globe in 1613 presents an opportunity to reflect on other forms of ending in his plays, as will be discussed in this next talk in the Late Summer Lectures series in English literature. Free and open to the public.

Contact latesummerlectures@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Saturday 8 September 2018

Super Scrolls

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

Create your own Chinese-inspired scroll and try Chinese writing. Activity for children aged 5-11 years.

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


Ask an Archaeologist

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

If you have any further questions whilst viewing the 'Bodies of Evidence' exhibition, ask one of our fantastic undergraduate or postgraduate students. They will be on hand to answer all things archaeological.

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


Heritage Open Days: Special Event

3:00pm to 4:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH

Join us for a fascinating gallery tour led by our Curator.

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


Monday 10 September 2018

Discovering Durham’s dark secret: photography walk

10:00am to 12:00pm, Palace Green Library

Come and join us for a relaxed two hours of photography, following the Bodies of Evidence exhibition city trail through the historic and beautiful Durham landscape.

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


Evening 'Bodies of Evidence' Exhibition Tour

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

Members of the 'Bodies of Evidence' academic and exhibitions project team will be offering the opportunity to explore the exhibition with them after-hours. They will provide a focused introduction and be available to answer your questions. Each event will have a slightly different emphasis based on the expertise of the team member. Numbers will be strictly limited.

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


Wednesday 12 September 2018

The Stream of Consciousness in the Works of William Wordsworth and James Joyce

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Alington House, 4 North Bailey

William Wordsworth and James Joyce are not literary names who are generally thought of together, but this Late Summer Lecture, organised by the Department of English Studies, will show how they are connected through their representation of consciousness. Free and open to the public.

Contact latesummerlectures@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Friday 14 September 2018

4th Global Summit on Heart Diseases

9:00am to 5:00pm, Holiday Inn, Singapore Atrium 317 Outram Road Singapore 169075

After the splendid success of the “3rd Global Summit on Heart Diseases” held at Bangkok, Thailand during November 02-03, 2017 we proudly announce the "4th Global Summit On Heart Diseases" which will be held during September 14-15, 2018 at Singapore.

Contact heartdisease@conferencesworld.org for more information about this event.


Elegy: New Approaches

9:00am to 5:00pm, Durham University

The elegy may be a traditional form of poetry, but it is also one that has evolved and continues to change through time. This one-day conference, with keynote Professor Stephen Regan, will reflect on the current state of research.

Contact elegy2018@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Saturday 15 September 2018

Crazy Canopic Jars

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

Prepare for the afterlife and make your own Ancient Egyptian canopic jar. Children's crafts.

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


Ask an Archaeologist

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

If you have any further questions whilst viewing the 'Bodies of Evidence' exhibition, ask one of our fantastic undergraduate or postgraduate students. They will be on hand to answer all things archaeological.

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


Wednesday 19 September 2018

Ab origine mundi/ ad mea…tempora: Beginnings and Endings in Ovid’s Metamorphoses

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Alington House, 4 North Bailey

The influences of Ovid's Metamorphoses can be found throughout later Western literature. This Late Summer Lecture, organised by the Department of English Studies, will take us back to the original poem, at the end of which Ovid remarkably suggests his work is bound to last forever. Free and open to the public.

Contact latesummerlectures@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Saturday 22 September 2018

Vote 100: Colourful Queens

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

Celebrate the centenary of the first women winning the right to vote by exploring hidden women's histories in the Museum galleries. Find out about the Queen of Bhutan and make your own brooch to take home. Children's crafts.

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


Wednesday 26 September 2018

'Victims in a Vacuum': Inscribing Identities in Childhood and Deathbed Scenes

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Alington House, 4 North Bailey

The Victorians were fond of rather mawkish depictions of the angelic child and deathbed scenes. Not surprisingly, later writers have rebelled against these visions, as this next Late Summer Lecture, organised by the Department of English Studies, will demonstrate. Free and open to the public.

Contact latesummerlectures@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Saturday 29 September 2018

Scaling the heights crafts

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

See our new exhibition Scaling The Heights and create your own cool action figure. Crafts for children.

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


Ask an Archaeologist

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

If you have any further questions whilst viewing the 'Bodies of Evidence' exhibition, ask one of our fantastic undergraduate or postgraduate students. They will be on hand to answer all things archaeological.

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


Wednesday 3 October 2018

Behind Gilded Walls: Tales of wonder, the Gothic, and Islamic Mythology in Contemporary Literature

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Alington House, 4 North Bailey

The final Late Summer Lecture organised by the Department of English Studies crosses cultures to explore the how Islamic mythology is used by contemporary Muslim authors to appeal to Muslim and non-Muslim readers alike. Free and open to the public.

Contact latesummerlectures@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Saturday 6 October 2018

Ask an Archaeologist

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

If you have any further questions whilst viewing the 'Bodies of Evidence' exhibition, ask one of our fantastic undergraduate or postgraduate students. They will be on hand to answer all things archaeological.

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


Thursday 11 October 2018

Scaling the Galleries with Helen Mort

7:00pm to 9:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH

Durham Book Festival 2018

Climb the galleries of the Oriental Museum with award winning poet Helen Mort.

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


Tuesday 23 October 2018

Celebrate Science 2018

10:00am to 4:00pm, Celebrate Science Marquee, Palace Green

Tuesday 23 - Thursday 25 October
The FREE, family-friendly science festival returns this October half term!
Now in its 9th year, Celebrate Science will once again bring science to life, with amazing activities and exciting experiments showing younger children how science shapes their world.
Visit the Celebrate Science Webpages for details of all the exciting events and activities taking place!