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Durham University

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 25 January 2020

Norman Cornish: The Sketchbooks

10:00am to 5:00pm, Dennyson Stoddart Gallery, Palace Green Library

For the renowned north-eastern artist Norman Cornish MBE (1919-2014), sketching was second nature and an inherent part of his everyday life.
This exhibition of little seen sketchbooks will present a new dimension to the artist’s practice, focusing on his observations of life, landscapes, and family, revealing the inner artistic processes behind some of his most iconic works.

Contact pg.custodian@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.


Alternative Drawing School: with Paul Raymond

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

Over four weeks artist, Paul Raymond, will lead an alternative drawing school at Palace Green Library. Each weeks focus will change, exploring the themes of our current exhibition, Norman Cornish: The Sketchbooks.

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


Crowdcraft: The Year of the Rat

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

2020 is the Lunar New Year of the Rat! Get ready for the festivities and make Chinese lanterns and paper cuts to decorate the Museum, ready for our Lantern Festival in February!

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


Durham Choral Society January Concert

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

Programme to include Faure's Requiem and Woods' This Joyous Night.

Contact tickets@durhamchoralsociety.org.uk for more information about this event.


The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Mark Hillery Arts Centre (Collingwood College)

The Duchess of Malfi, John Webster's acclaimed play of 1606, is a heart-wrenching tale of demonic jealousy, an empowering femme fatale and tragic self-reinvention. This modern production will shed new light on the traditional tale.

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


DULOG Presents 'Oklahoma!'

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

Durham University Light Opera Group (DULOG) are proud to present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s, smash-hit Oklahoma! which tells the whirlwind story of two young couples fighting for their lovers in the crossfire of cowboys and farmers. The Western-Indian territory of Oklahoma makes for a much-spirited rivalry between local cowboys and ranch-hands. The perfect backdrop for a love story between Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a beautiful farm girl.

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


TriUni 2020

8:00pm to 10:00pm, Durham Castle Great Hall, DH1 3RW

Let the brass bands of Durham, Leeds, and Warwick welcome you into a new decade of concerts!

Contact brass.band@dur.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Sunday 26 January 2020

The Durham Revue presents: The Good, the Bad & The Durham Revue

8:00pm to 9:00pm, Mark Hillary Arts Centre - Collingwood

Join award-winning sketch comedy troupe, The Durham Revue, as they venture into the Wild West in search of 'The Comedy Gold'. Will they find it? Probably not. But with an hour of outrageous and original sketches to be enjoyed along the way, you don't want to miss it.

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


Monday 27 January 2020

The Dream of a Visual Language

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Palace Green, Durham
IAS Fellows Seminar
Professor Torben Elgaard Jenson (Aalborg University) will lead this seminar

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


Street Homelessness and Catholic Theological Ethics

3:30pm to 5:00pm, Cassidy Quad at St Chad's College

All are warmly invited to the launch of this ground-breaking book, which brings together perspectives from global and local experience with insights from Catholic Social Teaching (CST). Speaker: Rosanne Haggerty.

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


Tuesday 28 January 2020

The Durham Revue presents: The Good, the Bad & The Durham Revue

8:00pm to 9:00pm

Join award-winning sketch comedy troupe, The Durham Revue, as they venture into the Wild West in search of 'The Comedy Gold'. Will they find it? Probably not. But with an hour of outrageous and original sketches to be enjoyed along the way, you don't want to miss it.

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


Saturday 1 February 2020

INVESTEC WOMENS HOCKEY LEAGUE DIVISION NORTH 1

12:00pm to 2:00pm, Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle, Waterbased pitch

The Durham Palatinates are back on the field this weekend to take on their rivals, Belper!
Come down to the Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle to support your Palatinates - everyone welcome!

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


Awesome Archaeology

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

Lots of objects at the Oriental Museum were found by archaeologists. Explore the stories behind some special objects and make an archaeology game.

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


Sunday 2 February 2020

Durham Drama Festival 2020

10:30am to 9:30pm, Various venues across the city

Durham Drama Festival (DDF) This year's annual festival features 9 new plays and a scratch night of work all written by students from Durham University.
Come along to enjoy the best new writing and performances from our talented students!

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


Monday 3 February 2020

Us Too Live Classical Orchestra Performance

7:30pm to 9:00pm, St Aidan's College, Bailey Room

Join us for this special live performance of classical music by The Cobweb Orchestra, blended with domestic abuse survivors stories.

Contact jessica@changingrelations.co.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 5 February 2020

Mountain Gods, Cosmic Buddhas, and Local Grudges in early medieval Japan

7:30pm to 9:15pm, Lecture Room EH009, Elvet Hill House

Lecture by Philip Garrett, Lecturer in Japanese History at Newcastle University, on the interrelationship between sacred spaces and political geography in Kamakura-period Japan. Open to all.

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


Saturday 8 February 2020

Tales from the Heart of Winter

11:00am to 3:00pm, Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham

Join Elizabeth Baker, from Tillytoo Tales Storytelling, as we celebrate National Storytelling Week with some frosty fables and snowy stories.
It might be cold outside, but it's warm in the greenhouse, and Elizabeth's stories are found to fire your imagination. There will also be some winter crafts to enjoy.

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


Wonderful Weaving

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

From baskets to saris, lots of objects around us are woven. Come along and try your hand at nature weaving.

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


Lunar New Year Lantern Festival: Late Night Special Opening

6:00pm to 8:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham DH1 3TH

Join us for a late night opening at the Oriental Museum, to mark the Lunar New Year. For one night only see the Museum lit only by lanterns. Try fantastic crafts, sample delicious New Year food and drink and listen to stories. First 100 children receive a free lantern.
Lunar New Year is celebrated across Asia, including China, Vietnam, Korea and Laos. During the two-week festival, people travel to see their family and friends, give gifts, and eat a new year meal.

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


Sunday 9 February 2020

MENS HOCKEY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE NORTH

2:00pm to 4:00pm, Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle, Waterbased pitch

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


Tuesday 11 February 2020

Pilgrimage, Miracle and Art

5:45pm to 7:00pm, Town Hall, Durham

IMEMS-CVAC Public Lecture
In this lecture Dr Robert Maniura will explore the relationships between pilgrimage, miracles and the visual arts, focussing on the role of the arts in the generation and maintenance of holy place.

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


Wednesday 12 February 2020

Workshop: Pilgrimage, Miracle and Art with Dr Robert Maniura

9:30am to 11:00am, Senate Suite, Durham Castle

IMEMS-CVAC public event.
Following the lecture on 11th February Dr Maniura will deliver a workshop for a small group of participants to allow for more in-depth discussion and participation.

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


Research Seminar: Reflections on education and research over five decades: The good, the bad and the ugly

1:50pm to 2:00pm, ED134

A seminar from David Galloway, Emeritus Profession at the School of Education, Durham University. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required.

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


The Science and Art of Fibres,

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Grey College

IAS Fellow's Public Lecture
Dr Suzie Protiere (Institut Jean le Rond d’Alembert, Sorbonne University) will deliver this public lecture - all welcome.

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


Thursday 13 February 2020

Castle Theatre Company presents: Measure for Measure

7:30pm to 9:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre, North Bailey, Durham

In the high-powered world of Vienna, Angelo begins to enact a reign of terror and brutality. Can Isabella prevent his atrocities without sacrificing her soul? A modern twist on one of Shakespeare's most famous problem plays, Measure For Measure explores the shockingly familar story of blackmail, social unrest and the imbalance of power.

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


Saturday 15 February 2020

INVESTEC WOMENS HOCKEY LEAGUE DIVISION NORTH 1

12:00pm to 2:00pm, Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle, Waterbased pitch

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


WOMENS BRITISH BASKETBALL LEAGUE 2019-20

1:00pm to 4:00pm, Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle, Sports hall

The Durham Palatinates are back on the field this weekend to take on their rivals, Essex Rebels!
Come down to the Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle to support your Palatinates - everyone welcome!

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


Gorgeous Glass

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

Decorate a glass jar with your favourite colours.

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


Sunday 16 February 2020

Don't Bother by Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin

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

A stand-up poetry show about dead rabbits, chocolate and nostalgia.

Multi-award winning performance poet and alumnus of the Durham Revue, Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin presents a semi-coherent exploration of nothing in particular using some words that rhyme and some more that don't. Blending surreal humour with storytelling and spoken word, 'Don't Bother' is a unique hour of comedy that is not to be missed.

Bróccán is a comedian and poet from Hartlepool. He is the winner of the Manchester Slam 2018 and the Huddersfield Literature Festival Slam 2019. He was runner up in the Manchester Champion of Champions Slam and a Hammer and Tongue National Finalist 2019.

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


Monday 17 February 2020

IAS Fellows Seminar

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study

Honour among Thieves: The Forgery of Letters in Classical and Late Antiquity, Professor Bronwen Neil (Macquarie University)

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


Wednesday 19 February 2020

Cool Clay

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

Come along and play with clay. Experiment and get creative with this wonderful material.

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


IAS Fellow's Public Lectures

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Grey College

The most beautiful book in Scotland: Regime Change, Reformation and Rebellion on Parchment, Professor Wilson Poon (University of Edinburgh)

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


Thursday 20 February 2020

Going Postal

7:30pm to 7:30pm, Assembly Rooms Theatre

Moist von Lipwig is a con artist, a fraud, and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged or get Ankh-Morpork’s ailing postal service back up and running. Whatever happens, through lightning or fire, the mail must get through.

Ooook! Productions present their annual Pratchett spectacular. Going Postal, is sure to be an enjoyable evening of fantasy and fun.

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


Ooook! Productions presents: Going Postal

7:30pm to 10:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre

Moist von Lipwig is a con artist, a fraud, and a man faced with a life choice: be hanged or get Ankh-Morpork’s ailing postal service back up and running. Whatever happens, through lightning or fire, the mail must get through. Ooook! Productions present their annual Pratchett spectacular. Going Postal, is sure to be an enjoyable evening of fantasy and fun.

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


Friday 21 February 2020

Autism Friendly Family Activities: Crazy Crocodiles

10:30am to 12:30pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

Children with autism, learning or sensory impairments, and their families, can take part in our quiet-time crafts. Find out why the Ancient Egyptians were scared of crocodiles and craft your own croc. A range of art materials will be available.

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


Crazy Crocodiles

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

Find out why the Ancient Egyptians were scared of crocodiles and craft your own croc. A range of art materials will be available.

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


Saturday 22 February 2020

INVESTEC WOMENS HOCKEY LEAGUE DIVISION NORTH 1

12:00pm to 2:00pm, Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle, Waterbased pitch

The Durham Palatinates are back on the field this weekend to take on their rivals, Brooklands-Poynton!
Come down to the Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle to support your Palatinates - everyone welcome!

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


Super Scrolls

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

Try writing some Chinese characters and make your own scroll.

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


Sunday 23 February 2020

We'll Have Nun of It by Finola Southgate

2:30pm to 7:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre

After its sell out, five star run in July, Finola Southgate’s original musical ‘We’ll Have Nun of It’ returns to Durham’s Assembly Rooms Theatre after a series of development workshops.

Through a melange of choral, pop and soul music, We’ll Have Nun of It follows four convent school students as they navigate growing up in the restrained and confusing world of 1967. Based on personal experiences, the production seeks to bring to life real stories of Irish immigration, faith, homosexuality and sisterhood.

'Don’t miss this ‘beautiful, touching experience’ (Palatinate)

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


Tuesday 25 February 2020

Durham's Louis Allen and the History of a Battle

5:45pm to 7:00pm, Durham Gala Theatre

Speaker: Professor Tarak Barkawi (Professor of International Relations at London School of Economics and Political Science)
Often written and consumed by veterans, military history is too close to its own subject matter. In his seminal history of the Burma campaign in which he served, Louis Allen sought clarity through exacting reflexivity and the archives of his former enemies. Between the first and second editions of his Burma: The Longest War 1941-45, he became embroiled in a dispute with veterans of the Battle of Sangshak. The story of this dispute guides us through some of the ways in which history is a continuation of war by other means.

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


Wednesday 26 February 2020

IAS Fellow's Public Lectures

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Kingsley Barrett Room, Calman Learning Centre

Natural Phenomena as Media: Challenging Perception and Experience Through Multimedia Artworks, Alexandra Carr

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


Thursday 27 February 2020

Durham Opera Ensemble presents: Eugene Onegin

7:30pm to 7:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre

Eugene Onegin, originally set in 1820s St Petersburg and its surrounding countryside, follows the story of a selfish hero who lives to regret his rejection of a young woman’s love and his careless incitement of a fatal duel with his best friend. Adopted from Pushkin's novel-in-verse, this Tchaikovsky masterpiece (in translation) is a stunning example of lyric opera.

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


Feather Theatre Company Presents... 'Grease' by Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs

7:30pm to 10:00pm, Caedmon Hall, Hide Bede

It's 1959, and the T-Birds and Pink Ladies are ready for their senior year at Rydell High School. During the summer vacation, greaser Danny Zuko fell for Sandy Dumbrowski in a whirlwind romance that neither of them thought would last. When they unexpectedly discover they're now attending the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their relationship or is Danny more worried about maintaining his tough-guy reputation?

Contact mildarts@mildert.co.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 29 February 2020

A British Museum touring exhibition Pushing paper: contemporary drawing from 1970 to now

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

A British Museum touring exhibition illustrating how artists experiment with the power of paper to express their ideas pushing the medium in new directions.

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


Pushing Paper

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

Come and see our new drawing exhibition Pushing Paper, including works by David Hockney and Tracey Emin, take your pencil for a walk and see where it leads you!

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


WOMENS BRITISH BASKETBALL LEAGUE 2019-20

1:00pm to 4:00pm, Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle, Sports hall

The Durham Palatinates are back on the field this weekend to take on their rivals, Leicester Riders!
Come down to the Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle to support your Palatinates - everyone welcome!

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


Sunday 1 March 2020

Never Give Up: A Variety Show for Suicide Awareness

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

Join performers from Durham University alongside RTProjects for an evening of entertainment and a celebration of life. Performed in aid of raising money for suicide prevention in the North East. Acts to be annouced soon...

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


Monday 2 March 2020

IAS Fellows Seminar

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study

Animals and Antiquity, Dr Caroline Petit (University of Warwick)

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


Wednesday 4 March 2020

IAS Fellow's Public Lectures

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Platform 3, Stephenson College

Rhetoric and medicine, from antiquity to the Renaissance, Dr Caroline Petit (University of Warwick)

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


DULOG presents ‘Dogfight’

7:30pm, Assembly Rooms Theatre

Based on the critically acclaimed film, Dogfight sets its beautiful story in 1963, where a group of young Marines set out for one final night of debauchery and merriment amidst the conflict in Southeast Asia. A cruel bet entwines the lives of these young men with an awkward, yet tender waitress, Rose. Through the games they play, Rose grows into the heroine we all need. She teaches the men compassion, love, and acceptance.

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


Saturday 7 March 2020

INVESTEC WOMENS HOCKEY LEAGUE DIVISION NORTH 1

12:00pm to 2:00pm, Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle, Waterbased pitch

The Durham Palatinates are back on the field this weekend to take on their rivals, Ben-Rhydding!
Come down to the Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle to support your Palatinates - everyone welcome!

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


Sunday 8 March 2020

MENS HOCKEY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE NORTH

2:00pm to 4:00pm, Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle, Waterbased pitch

The Durham Palatinates are back on the field this weekend to take on their rivals, University of Nottingham!
Come down to the Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle to support your Palatinates - everyone welcome!

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


Monday 9 March 2020

IAS Fellow's Public Lectures

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan’s College

Improbable Futures: Automation and Imagination, Dr Laura Forlano (Illinois Institute of Technology)

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


Tuesday 10 March 2020

IAS Fellow's Public Lectures

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Trevelyan College

What Ancient Letters Reveal about Leadership in Late Antiquity, Professor Bronwen Neil (Macquarie University)

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


The Origins of London Transport's Visual Identity

5:45pm to 7:00pm, Gala Theatre Durham

Speaker: Richard Taylor
Since emerging in 1916 the London Underground bullseye logo and unique sans-serif typeface have become symbols not just for transport but for the capital itself. How did Edward Johnston, an Uruguayan-born student of mediaeval calligraphy, collaborate with a manager from the north-east’s own railway company to bring about this revolution in graphic design?

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


Thursday 12 March 2020

Choral Society and Durham Opera Ensemble present: Mendelssohn's 'Elijah'

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Durham Cathedral, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RL

Durham University Choral Society return to Durham Cathedral to present Mendelssohn’s Elijah, in partnership with Durham Opera Ensemble, under the leadership of Nathan Smith. We are thrilled to collaborate on Mendelssohn’s ever-popular oratorio, of which will be an exciting opportunity for both societies to showcase one of the greatest pieces in the choral repertoire. Undoubtedly the composer’s most famous and adored choral work, its delightful charm and rousing choruses never fail to bring joy to all those who experience the beauty of this irresistible work.

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


Lion Theatre Company presents: Mercury Fur

7:30pm to 7:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre

In a dystopian London ravaged by lawlessness, a gang of youths survive by fulfilling their clients’ wildest fantasies. As events spiral out of control, the gang must question how far are they willing to go to save the ones they love. Called Phillip Ridley's 'masterpiece', this disturbing production has polarised critics and audience alike since its birth.

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


Monday 16 March 2020

IAS Fellows Seminar

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study

Why is 95% of the the Universe dark? Promises and challenges by the upcoming data deluge, Professor Nelson Padilla (Pontifical Catholic University of Chile)

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


Squashed Mango Theatre Company presents: It Felt Empty

7:30pm to 7:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre

The life of Dijana Polancec: professional romantic, eternal optimist, and accidental prostitute. "I know exactly how much I am worth. I am worth one thousand euros because that is how much Babac paid for me. To put this in easy language, that is like two-and-a-half iPhones." Lucy Kirkwood's award-winning play uses wit and tenderness to explore sex-trafficking in the modern day.

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


Tuesday 17 March 2020

Nazi Elite-School Exchange Programmes with British Public Schools during the 1930s

5:45pm to 7:00pm, Gala Theatre Durham

Speaker: Dr Helen Roche
Between 1934 and 1939, pupils from the National Political Education Institutes (aka Napolas), the most prominent type of Nazi elite school, engaged in exchanges with boys from British public schools, including Harrow, Rugby, Westminster, and Winchester. The Napola pupils were supposed to act as ‘cultural ambassadors’ for the Third Reich. Using contemporary documentary evidence and eyewitness testimonies from former pupils on both sides of the Anglo-German divide, this lecture will explore the changing attitudes of participating English and German boys during this period.

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


Thursday 19 March 2020

Durham Showcase

7:30pm to 7:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre

Durham Student Theatre proudly present the Durham Showcase 2020! The Durham Showcase is a collection of monologues and duologues performed by a troupe of Durham's most talented finalist actors. The Showcase is previewing in Durham in the Assembly Rooms Theatre before moving on to London where it will perform at The Tristan Bates Theatre in March. Come along to see some quality acting and show support!

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


Saturday 21 March 2020

INVESTEC WOMENS HOCKEY LEAGUE DIVISION NORTH 1

12:00pm to 2:00pm, Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle, Waterbased pitch

The Durham Palatinates are back on the field this weekend to take on their rivals, Leicester City!
Come down to the Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle to support your Palatinates - everyone welcome!

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


WOMENS BRITISH BASKETBALL LEAGUE 2019-20

1:00pm to 4:00pm, Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle, Sports hall

The Durham Palatinates are back on the field this weekend to take on their rivals, Caledonia Pride!
Come down to the Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle to support your Palatinates - everyone welcome!

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


Sunday 22 March 2020

MENS HOCKEY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE NORTH

2:00pm to 4:00pm, Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle, Waterbased pitch

The Durham Palatinates are back on the field this weekend to take on their rivals, Bowdon!
Come down to the Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle to support your Palatinates - everyone welcome!

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


Monday 23 March 2020

Just Passing By?

5:45pm to 7:00pm, Gala Theatre Durham

Speaker: Dr Markian Prokopovych
The so-called 'Great Atlantic Migration' was a long process that included many stages within the European continent before the migrants could board the ships that would eventually transport some of them overseas. In particular, migrants from East Central Europe had to cross the entire continent first. This involved longer stays in cities en route that functioned as hubs in the railway and information networks. Their stay was short and transitory; however, they would become part of the complex system of institutions and individuals that both facilitated and controlled the migrant flow.
What was these migrants’ experience of the cities? Did the 'locals' assist them or, conversely, act on the authorities' behalf? By using case studies from the emerging research project, this talk aims to provide preliminary answers to these questions.

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


Saturday 28 March 2020

Durham Singers: The Crown of Glory

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

Two jewels in the crown of Renaissance music, honouring a Queen and a Pope, form the centrepiece of the Durham Singers’ spring concert, alongside two settings of the Ave Maria from England and Spain.

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


Saturday 4 April 2020

WOMENS BRITISH BASKETBALL LEAGUE 2019-20

1:00pm to 4:00pm, Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle, Sports hall

The Durham Palatinates are back on the field this weekend to take on their rivals, Sheffield Hatters!
Come down to the Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle to support your Palatinates - everyone welcome!

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


Wednesday 13 May 2020

Look Back in Anger

7:30pm to 9:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre, 40 North Bailey, Durham

John Osborne's landmark drama of sex, class and marriage that revolutionised British drama in an electrifying new production created especially for the Assembly Rooms...

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


Thursday 28 May 2020

Find the River Productions presents: There's Someone Coming Through

7:30pm to 9:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre, 40 North Bailey, Durham

A unique North East theatrical production looks set to do for celebrity psychics what Alan Partridge did for radio presenters. There’s Someone Coming Through is an affectionate look at what happens to famous clairvoyants when the entity they most need to reach is the ghost of their own career. Neville Vaughan was a once-respected psychic, but a fall from grace has reduced him to backstreet gigs as he owes the taxman thousands, his ex-wife is taking him to the cleaners, and there's that whole saga with the Puerto Rican bell boy...

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


Monday 9 November 2020

MENS HOCKEY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE NORTH

2:30pm to 4:30pm, Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle, Waterbased pitch

The Durham Palatinates are back on the field this weekend to take on their rivals, Olton and West Warwicks!
Come down to the Sports and Wellbeing Park at Maiden Castle to support your Palatinates - everyone welcome!

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