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Durham University

What's On

Family and Community

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

Monday 23 November 2020

Ooook! Production's Presents: 'Ivan Vasilievich'

6:00am to 10:00pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre (Online)

Written by Mikhail Bulgakov (of 'The Master and Margarita' fame) and later adapted for the screen by the USSR’s “King of Comedy” Leonid Gaidai, this classic of Russian satirical comedy is being brought to the English-speaking world for the very first time. The play - banned at one time by Stalin - has been translated from the original Russian by Ooook!'s own Anna Bodrenkova, assisted by Jay Figueredo.

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


New Fitness Classes at Durham University

12:15pm to 2:20pm, The Dojo room, Maiden Castle Sports and Wellness Park, Durham, DH1 3SE

With the opening of the new sports and wellness facilities - I would like to share the weekly additional classes on offer at Maiden Castle; including Yoga, Barre and Pilates

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


Wednesday 25 November 2020

Research Seminar: Ethical Freshers: some unexpected consequences of Covid-19 and the 2020 A-Level fiasco

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Zoom seminar

A Zoom research seminar presented by Dr Martin Myers, Nottingham University. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required. Contact ed.research@durham.ac.uk for details about how to take part.

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


IAS Public Lecture - Apollo Lies Weeping: on the Broken Dreams of Gods and Infidels

5:30pm to 6:30pm, The Lecture will take place on Zoom.

Public Lecture by Sarah Danays, Independent Sculptor and Photographer

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


IAS Public Lecture - Apollo Lies Weeping: on the Broken Dreams of Gods and Infidels

5:30pm to 6:30pm, The Lecture will take place on Zoom.

Public Lecture by Sarah Danays, Independent Sculptor and Photographer.

The Lecture will take place on Zoom. To register please go to https://durhamuniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cMi_bx7_RKi6NcJIJVQDAw

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


Thursday 26 November 2020

My Mother Said I Never Should by Charlotte Keatley

7:30pm to 9:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre / Online

A poignant tale of growing up, growing old and growing (or not) wise. Following the stories of grandmothers, mothers and daughters, we see how it takes generations to learn about the true value of real feeling.

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


Monday 30 November 2020

IAS Fellows' Seminar - From dreams to sleep oscillatory activity in psychosis

11:00am to 12:00pm, The Seminar will take place on Zoom.

IAS Seminar by Dr Armando D'Agostino, University of Milan

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


Wednesday 2 December 2020

Research Seminar: No Place for Ambition

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Zoom seminar

A Zoom seminar presented by Dr Jo Rose, University of Bristol. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required. Contact ed.research@durham.ac.uk for details about how to take part.

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


Sugar Coated by Gabriella Sills & Dylan Morris

7:30pm to 9:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre / Online

What brings Britain together more than anything else? Absolutely, undoubtedly, resoundingly, it is cake. See through windows into various locked-down households, from bustling kitchens to drama-filled dining rooms.

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


Monday 7 December 2020

IAS Fellows' Seminar - Phase Transitions and Universalities in Strongly Interacting Matter

5:00pm to 6:00pm, The Seminar will take place on Zoom.

IAS Seminar by Dr Dimitrios Giataganas, University of Athens

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


IAS Fellows' Seminar - Phase Transitions and Universalities in Strongly Interacting Matter

5:00pm to 6:00pm, The Seminar will take place on Zoom.

IAS Seminar by Dr Dimitrios Giataganas, University of Athens

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


Monuments and Memory

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Online (via Zoom)

This panel discussion focuses on public monuments and their role in history and memory, featuring members of the Durham University research cluster on Landscape and Environment and chaired by Charlie Rozier, author of Writing History in the Community of St Cuthbert, c.700-1130: From Bede to Symeon of Durham (2020).

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


Wednesday 9 December 2020

IAS Public Lecture - Biodiversity Loss, Land Reform and Sustainable Communities

5:30pm to 6:30pm, The Lecture will take place on Zoom.

Public Lecture by Dr Chris Dalglish, Inherit: the Institute for Heritage & Sustainable Human Development.

To register please go to https://durhamuniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XiechG5dRZeW5AGx-igTJA

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


IAS Public Lecture - Biodiversity Loss, Land Reform and Sustainable Communities

5:30pm to 6:30pm, The Lecture will take place on Zoom.

Public Lecture by Dr Chris Dalglish, Inherit: the Institute for Heritage & Sustainable Human Development

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


Public Lecture: ADHD - Myths & Evidence

7:00pm to 8:00pm, Zoom

We are pleased to invite you to the next Public Lecture for the Centre for Developmental Disorders, Department of Psychology, Durham University – to be held virtually on Wednesday 9th December at 7pm.

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


Foundations by Wrong Tree Theatre

7:30pm to 9:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre / Online

Are we becoming machines? Are machines becoming too much like us? Or is there another possibility? Foundations is a play about technology, perspective, and love, involving physical theatre and puppetry.

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


Monday 11 January 2021

IAS Fellow's Seminar - Thinking territorially about property

5:00pm to 6:00pm, The Seminar will take place on Zoom.

IAS Fellow's Seminar by Professor Nicholas Blomley, Simon Fraser University.

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


Wednesday 13 January 2021

IAS Public Lecture - Common-lands, practices and local knowledge: an archaeological perspective to the inner social dimension of the landscape

4:00pm to 5:00pm, The Lecture will take place on Zoom.

Public Lecture by Dr Anna Stagno, University of Genoa.

To register please go to https://durhamuniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BfqVQjsxRBiKCuT6rCjWrw

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


Monday 1 February 2021

IAS Fellows' Seminar - Culture, Communities & Land Reform

5:00pm to 6:00pm, The Seminar will take place on Zoom.

IAS Seminar by Dr Chris Dalglish, Inherit: the Institute for Heritage & Sustainable Human Development.

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


Monday 8 February 2021

IAS Fellows' Seminar - Sydney’s drinking water catchment: a broken lawscape of water and coal

8:00am to 9:00am, The Seminar will take place on Zoom. https://durhamuniversity.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsdeurpzkpE9UqkGfxRTmuNOfvwKseuavB%20

IAS Seminar by Dr Nicole Graham, University of Sydney.

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


Monday 22 February 2021

IAS Fellow's Seminar - Nomads in Paradise: Berber and Bedouin Al-Andalus

5:00pm to 6:00pm, The Seminar will take place on Zoom.

IAS Fellow's Seminar by Dr Sandra Scham, The Catholic University of America.

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