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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.

Friday 24 November 2017

Everyone's History: 20 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Treasure Act

10:00am to 5:00pm, Museum of Archaeology, Palace Green Library

This exhibition celebrates 20 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Treasure Act and also the archaeology that is discovered everyday by the public.

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


TDTC presents 'The Last Five Years'

8:00pm to 9:30pm, Joachim Room, St. Hild & St. Bede

The Last Five Years' is a song cycle which charts the lives of two New Yorkers, Cathy and Jamie, as they fall in and out of love over the course of a five year relationship.
Written by Tony award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, the musical's innovative structure allows audiences to follow the couple's love story from their first meeting to marriage, and back again.

Contact tdtcl5y@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Castle Theatre Company presents 'BU21'

8:00pm to 9:30pm, Cafédral Durham

CTC is proud to present our first show of the year: Stuard Slade's 'BU21'.
BU21 follows six young people in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in the heart of London. By turns terrifying, inspiring, brutal, heartbreaking and hilarious, this is verbatim theatre from the very near future.

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


Durham Castle Tours

1:15pm 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.
Tours will be available today at 1.15, 2.15, 3.15 and 4.15

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


Beauty and Diplomacy: the Malcolm MacDonald Collections

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

An exhibition celebrating the diplomat Malcolm MacDonald’s friendships with world leaders, master craftsmen, antique dealers and even Borneo head-hunters. The collections resulting from these friendships are now housed at the Oriental Museum and include beautiful objects from across Southeast Asia and his collection of Chinese ceramics spanning four thousand years of history.

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


Trevelyan College Art Exhibition - Another Field

10:50am to 6:00pm, Trevelyan College, Durham

Exhibition by Morag Eaton, printmaker, of work created in response to three farming diversity businesses.
‘Another Field’ is an Arts Council England sponsored project to explore diversity in farming. The aim of the project is to introduce the concept of farming diversity to a wider audience.

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


Resilience within the Rubble

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

Reconstructing the Kasthamandap and its past after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake.

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


Divinity Quintet

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

The Divinity Quintet, established in 2016, are delighted to be joined by The Bailey Quartet in their first concert of the academic year at St Margaret's Church. The ensembles will be performing some of their favourite repertoire for wind quintet and string quartet with works by Nielson, Ibert and Mozart.

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


Saturday 25 November 2017

Go Go Go!

1:00pm to 4:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

We have teamed up with Durham Go Club for a special afternoon of board game fun. With expert tutors, learn how to play the ancient Chinese game of Go, and pick up a free Go set to take home (while stocks last).

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


Orchestral Society Symphony Concert

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

Showcasing the university's top orchestral musicians in full flow, the Orchestral Society's Symphony Orchestra kicks off their 2017-18 season with an almighty bang!
Join us for a concert that will journey from the pompous and regal to the sublime and lyrical to the soul-crushingly dark and complex, all in the splendid acoustic of Elvet Methodist Church.

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


Sunday 26 November 2017

Founders & Benefactors Service

3:30pm to 4:30pm, Durham Cathedral

The annual service celebrates those whose generosity in the past has enriched the lives of Durham’s great institutions today. Representatives from education, business, government, social care, charity and religious life in the city and county lay floral tributes at St Cuthbert’s Shrine around whose body the Cathedral, city and University were constructed.

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


Monday 27 November 2017

Dunelm Consort: Divine Profanity

8:00pm to 10:00pm, Hild Bede Chapel

Join the Dunelm Consort as they explore the fascinating relationship between sacred and secular music in the Renaissance and early Baroque in the sublime acoustic of Hild Bede Chapel.

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


Tuesday 28 November 2017

The Art of Disagreeing Badly: Early Modern Religious Polemic about Church History

4:00pm to 7:00pm, Palace Green Library Learning Centre (reception in Courtyard Cafe)
IMEMS Seminar Series
The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were an age of religious polemic. The Reformation presented a new challenge. Protestants aimed to explain, through examples from history, why error had come into the Church after apostolic times and how, after centuries of decadence, the Reformation had become necessary.

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


Ritual Structures, Narratives and Female Identities (Professor Tiziana de Rogatis, Università per Stranieri di Siena, Italy)

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College

IAS Fellow's Public Lecture
In this lecture, Professor Tiziana de Rogatis will identify the salient features that allow us to define the structure of initiation rites from an anthropological perspective. She will then establish a connection between these ritual repertoirs and the narrative mechanisms of a selection of texts of premodern, modern and contemporary writers that describe the fate of a woman.
This lecture is free and open to all.

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


Duke of Edinburgh's Award Information Evening

6:00pm to 6:45pm, PCL054, The Palatine Centre, DH1 3LE

Aged 14 ? Interested in taking on the world's leading achievement award for young people? Come along to our Information event to find out more about how to get involved.

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


Walpole, Vampires, and the Undead

6:15pm to 7:15pm, Elvet Riverside Room 141

Venture into the origins of vampire novels in this lecture from our series on Horace Walpole and his Legacies. Join the conversation via #WalpoleLegacies

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


Goldberg Variations

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Elvet Methodist Church
Musicon Concert Series 2017/18
Mahan Esfahani Harpsichord J S Bach: Goidberg Variations

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


Wednesday 29 November 2017

Research Seminar: Participatory Methods and Disability

1:00pm to 2:00pm, ED 134

A seminar from Professor Jon Prosser, Honorary Professor of the School of Education, Durham University. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required.

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


College Music 2

1:15pm to 1:45pm, Music Department Concert Room

Lunchtime Concert Series:
Join Music Durham for the next of their lunchtime concert series, this week featuring St Aidan’s College Jazz Band.
The concert is open to anyone and completely free of charge.

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


Inkapture Creative Writing Course 2017/18

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

An introduction to creative writing taught 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.

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


Visualising the Ephemeral: Breath in Visual Art

6:15pm to 7:45pm, ER142, Elvet Riverside 1, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3JT

Artist Jayne Wilton will explore power of visual art to connect us to the experience of breathing, through portrayals of breath made visible across genres and history.
Part of Arts of Breath, a series of lecture-performances exploring the role of breath in poetry, fiction, singing, dance and visual art.

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


DUCB presents: Concert band on Broadway!

7:45pm to 9:45pm, Durham Castle, The Great Hall

Its showtime! Join Durham University’s Concert Band for their exciting first event of the year, held in the beautiful Great Hall of Durham Castle.
Filled with spectacular scores from the most iconic Broadway productions; including West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Summertime, Fiddler on the Roof and the Sound of Music – their latest show promises to be a night to remember!

Contact concert-band.society@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 30 November 2017

Staff Couch to 5K

12:00pm to 12:40pm, Palatine Centre Reception (Library Side)

Looking to start your activity journey? Our progressive FREE programme will take you from complete beginner to a 5K achiever!

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


There is Nothing Like a Dame: the Strange History of British Pantomime''

5:15pm to 6:15pm, The Joachim Room, Hild Bede College, Durham
Hild Bede Christmas Lecture
Professor Jim Davis will deliver this lecture and mulled wine will be served.

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


Ooook! Productions presents: The Foreigner

7:30pm to 10:00pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre, South Bailey, Durham

Thursday 30 November - Saturday 2 December
Ooook! Productions' Michaelmas Comedy
Whilst tentatively visiting a friend in Georgia, presumptions emerge that Charlie Baker’s shy demeanour is due to a complete lack of English. Unsuspecting conspirators take no notice of the apparent foreigner, exposing him to dastardly plans only he may stop.

Contact hannahsanderson97@outlook.com for more information about this event.


Friday 1 December 2017

DUPO Symphony Michaelmas Concert

7:30pm to 10:00pm, Elvet Methodist Church, 8 Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HL

Join Durham University Palatinate Orchestra for their first concert of the 2017-18 academic year, as the Symphony Orchestra explores some of the greats of French music over the course of the late 19th century to early 20th century. Be taken away on a journey around France with the ideal combination of the lesser known and more mainstream; the boisterous and the stirring; the showpieces and the more serious works. Make sure to buy your tickets now to avoid missing out on what will be a truly fantastic concert!

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


Palatinate Symphony Orchestra Concert

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

The programme for DUPO Symphony’s first concert of 2017-18 is tied together by its French theme. There is an ideal combination of the unrecognised and more mainstream; the boisterous and the stirring; the showpieces and the more serious works.

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


Saturday 2 December 2017

DUOS Chamber Orchestra

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

In the magical setting of Durham Castle, the Chamber Orchestra of Durham University Orchestral Society presents an evening of fairytale and fantasy that will transport you away from chilly Durham to lands far, far away.

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


Sunday 3 December 2017

DUPO Chamber Michaelmas Concert

7:30pm to 9:30pm, St. Margaret's Church, 66 Crossgate, Durham DH1 4PR

Join Durham University Palatinate Orchestra for their Chamber Orchestra's first concert of the 2017-18 academic year! Continuing on from last year’s fantastic performance of Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, the orchestra will this year be tackling the lesser known but arguably more stirring 2nd Symphony. In combination with Beethoven's Egmont Overture, and other inspiring works by Bruckner and Glinka, the concert will be a fantastic showcase of stunning music performed by the masterful instrumentalists of DUPO's Chamber Orchestra.

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


24 Hour Musical

7:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre, South Bailey, Durham

24 hours before the show begins, the creative team start writing a completely new musical which they then teach to a cast in just 24 hours!
All profits from this show will be donated to MIND, the mental health charity.


Monday 4 December 2017

Physics at CERN: Present and Future

2:00pm to 3:30pm, CG93 Scarborough Lecture Theatre, Chemistry Dept,

2017 Stirling Lecture
Fabiola Gianotti, Director General of the Central European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) will be delivering the annual Stirling lecture.

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


Hill Orchestra Christmas Concert

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Elvet Methodist Church, Durham

Join us for an evening of festive and classical repertoire, guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit!
Durham University's first concert of the year, showcasing a repertoire including:
Sibelius - Symphony No. 2
Tchaikovsky - Waltz of the Flowers
Strauss - The Blue Danube
Waldteufel - Skaters Waltz
Plus some jazzy Christmas songs!

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


Tuesday 5 December 2017

'How they played, or how they heard? Thoughts about historically-informed performance

2:00pm to 3:20pm, Concert Room - Music Department

Music Research Seminar
George Kennaway (University of Leeds) will deliver the latest in the Music Department's series of seminars, which is free and welcomes all.
This lecture will explore some threads of current research to suggest a different historiographical approach to support the performance of old music today.

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


What is and to what end does one study Astronoetics? Explorations of Space after the Sputnik (Arendt, Blumenberg, Levinas) (Dr Jörg Kreienbrock, Northwestern University, USA)

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Senate Suite, University College, Durham University

IAS Fellow's Public Lecture
On Oct. 4 1957, Sputnik 1, the first artificial Earth satellite was launched. It provoked not only immediate political, scientific, and technological reactions usually described as the “Sputnik shock”, but also an intense philosophical discussion. My paper will explore this philosophy of the space age in Hannah Arendt, Emmanuel Lévinas, and Hans Blumenberg. Blumenberg’s suggestion to inaugurate a new discipline he would ironically name “astronoetics” will guide my investigation. What are the implications of the human being’s ability to leave the Earth and possibly exist on other planets?
This lecture is free and open to all.

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


Monstrum: Walpole and Genre

6:15pm to 7:15pm, Elvet Riverside Room 141

When he subtitled his novel The Castle of Otranto as a 'Gothic story', Horace Walpole could have little realised that he would give life to a genre that remains popular to this day. This free #WalpoleLegacies lecture, featuring Fred Botting (Kingston University), will look at where the Gothic came from and where it went to next.

Join the conversation via #WalpoleLegacies.

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


'Northern Lights' Christmas Concert

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Concert Hall, Music Department on Palace Green

Durham University’s award-winning a cappella group ‘Northern Lights’ hope to get you in the Christmas spirit with their concert on 5th December. The group will be performing chart-toppers and a few Christmas tunes which you’re bound to recognise, making this a must-see for any fans of Pentatonix or Pitch Perfect!

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


Wednesday 6 December 2017

Durham Dynamics

1:15pm to 1:45pm, Music Department Concert Room

Lunchtime Concert Series
The lunchtime concert this week will feature Durham Dynamics, one of the university’s a cappella societies. Come along to enjoy close harmonies and unaccompanied vocal classics!
The concert is free of charge and everyone is welcome.



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


Living with Revolution: English families in crisis during the 1640s

5:30pm to 8:30pm, Palace Green Library Learning Centre (reception in Courtyard Cafe)

Professor John Morrill will deliver this lecture will argue for a neglected aspect of the civil war, the way that a range of different family issues affected political choices and political outcomes. Using a range of social examples, from working farmers and parish ministers to county gentry, and drawing its case studies mainly from East Anglia, this paper offers an opportunity to explore how gender and social change affected the course and outcome of the greatest political upheaval in post-medieval English history

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


Voices Christmas Concert

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

There will be a stunning performance of Karl Jenkins’ Adiemus as well as a selection of classic pop songs such as Mad World by Tears for Fears, and Candle in the Wind by Elton John. Of course, there will also be lots of Christmas tunes. I hope you will all come ready to join in with the familiar carols.

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


Thursday 7 December 2017

MOSCOS

7:30pm to 8:30pm, The Assembly Rooms Theatre, South Bailey, Durham

Thursday 7 - Saturday 9 December
Lion Theatre Company’s stunning new production is about to send you back to a world of child-like wonder, fusing clown and puppetry in a beautifully choreographed spectacle: MOSCOS.
With a special family-friendly Satuday matinee performance for younger children.
Don’t close your eyes. Look! Is that a spaceship? Strange dreams of distant planets are floating down to you through the skylight.


Friday 8 December 2017

Lully Lulla

7:30pm to 9:30pm, St Godric's Church

The Durham University Chamber Choir invites you to first concert of the year for a festive feast of choral music.

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


Saturday 9 December 2017

Wiggly worms

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

See the Chinese silk robes we have on display and make a wiggly silkworm to take home.

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


Ad Lucem

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

The choir will perform Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Bach’s Wachet Auf. They will be conducted by Katherine Hambridge, a musicology lecturer in the Music Department, and accompanied by Durham University Classical Ensemble.

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


Sunday 10 December 2017

Classical Ensemble Concert

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

The Classical Ensemble is one of the most exciting and vibrant on the Durham musical scene, its comparative youth gives it the energy and ambition of a group basking in its reputation-forming days; as well as the consummate stylistic interest and sensitivity of its members. This first term concert is one of passion, and ambition, countenanced by historic and stylistic expertise.

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


Monday 11 December 2017

Christmas Concert

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Elvet Methodist Church

Join DUOS, Northern Lights and the Chamber Choir for the annual Christmas Concert. £1 from each ticket will be donated to the Salvation Army, as well as all donations from refreshments.

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


Tuesday 12 December 2017

Walpole’s Diminuitions

6:15pm to 7:15pm, Elvet Riverside Room 141

Despite being an important figure in his own time, Horace Walpole suffered put-downs from later writers and thinkers. Why? Find out at this free public lecture from our series Horace Walpole and his Legacies. Join the conversation via #WalpoleLegacies.

Contact stina.maynard@durham.ac.uk for information re the listing for more information about this event.


Wednesday 13 December 2017

12 Days 'til Christmas

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

To celebrate the festive season Durham University’s Concert Band and Brass Band are teaming up in their “Twelve Days til Christmas” to bring you a wonderful evening of traditional carols and high-spirited Christmas music, all performed live at the wonderful Durham Town Hall.

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


The Future of the University Public Lecture Series - The Future of Scientific Research in U.K. Universities

8:00pm to 9:00pm, Great Hall, University College

Professor Peter Coveney, University College, London. Over the past fifteen years, we have witnessed a series of events which have collectively served to transform the environment in which scientific research is conducted in U.K. universities.

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


Thursday 14 December 2017

Christmas with a Twist

7:30pm to 9:00pm, Kingsgate, Dunelm House, Durham Student's Union

A spectacular seasonal performance starring the fabulous Flute Choir!
Entry is free with a collection for the charity Sense, who do amazing work in the deaf-blind community, featuring spiced-up Christmas classics, such as ‘Jumpin Jingle Bells’ arranged by Gareth McLearnon. In addition there will be delicious Christmassy refreshments to tantalise your taste buds. It is the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit, so be sure to come along for a magical sensory experience!

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


Friday 15 December 2017

A Cappella Christmas

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

Join for a Durham first, as Barbershop and A Cappella unite for A Cappella Christmas Extravaganza!
The Durham A Cappella scene this year is bigger and better than ever before. To celebrate this, Durham Dynamics (Durham’s largest mixed A Cappella Choir) are joining forces with Full Score (A brand-new Barbershop Society). Both are ready to showcase their talents in what promises to be a fabulous event. Expect an evening packed with chart toppers, barbershop classics, and festive tunes. From Stevie Wonder to Ariana Grande, there truly is something for everyone! A perfect way to round off Michaelmas Term.

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


Saturday 16 December 2017

Christmas around the world

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

Find out how Christmas is celebrated around the world and make your own Christmas decorations to take home.

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


An Evening of Festive Music

7:30pm to 9:30pm, Elvet Methodist Chirch, Old Elvet, Durham.

Get into the Christmas Spirit with an evening of Festive Music!
Durham Choral Society will be joined by County Durham Youth Choir for a programme of Christmas music and traditional carols. The audience will be encouraged to sing along with a couple of popular carols.

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


Monday 8 January 2018

Suffering, Diminishment and the Christian Life

2:00pm to 6:00pm, Ushaw College, Durham

Is love intrinsically linked to suffering? Are suffering, diminishment and loss on some fundamental level good? This is the direction in which recent theological emphases on vulnerability and kenosis might seem to point. In this conference we will seek to bring the question of the status and meaning of suffering in Christian life and Christian theology into focus, and to reflect on it from the perspectives of biblical, historical, pastoral, political and systematic theology.

Registration deadline: 30 November 2017

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


Suffering, Diminishment and the Christian Life

4:00pm to 6:30pm, Ushaw College, Durham DH7 9RH

A 3 day conference with keynote addresses by:
· Dorothea H. Bertshmann: Sin, Suffering and Death in Paul
· Chris Cook: Thérèse of Lisieux: A Spirituality of Suffering
· Karen Kilby: The Seductions of Kenosis
· Bernard McGinn: Mystical Dereliction: Historical Explorations
· John Swinton: Suffering and Severe Mental Health Challenges? Theological Reflections on the Ambiguity of Psychological Suffering
· Anna Rowlands: Refugees and Political Theology: Suffering and Resistance
· Linn Tonstad: Vulnerabilities, Not Vulnerability: Considering Some Differences

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


Wednesday 17 January 2018

Breath in Vocal Technique

6:15pm to 7:45pm, Prior’s Hall, Durham Cathedral, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3EH

Classical singing teacher Miranda Wright and her vocal students illustrate breathing technique, breath focus and control with music ranging from intimate songs to a more operatic style.

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


Monday 22 January 2018

All Roads Lead to Rome - But Where Did They Come From? Transport networks, interaction and the emergence of cities in ancient Italy (Dr Francesca Fulminante, University of Roma Tre)

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Joachim Room, College of St Hild and Bede, Durham University
IAS Fellows' Public Lecture
What is an ancient city? When does a settlement become a city? Why do some cities prevail over others and why do they eventually decline? These are much debated questions, especially with reference to central Italy and to Rome in particular. This lecture is free and open to all.

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


Tuesday 23 January 2018

Human Beings in the Middle of the World on the Verge of Themselves: philosophical anthropology in the Anthropocene (Professor Sverre Raffnsøe, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham

IAS Fellow's Public Lecture
The Anthropocene is heralded as a new epoch distinguishing itself from all foregoing eons in the history of the Earth. It is characterized by the overarching importance of the human species in a number of respects, but also by the recognition of human dependence and precariousness. A critical human turn affecting the human condition is still in the process of arriving in the wake of an initial Copernican Revolution and Kant’s ensuing second Copernican Counter-revolution.
This lecture is free and open to all.

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


Human Beings in the Middle of the World on the Verge of Themselves: philosophical anthropology in the Anthropocene (Professor Sverre Raffnsøe, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham

IAS Fellows' Public Lecture
The Anthropocene is heralded as a new epoch distinguishing itself from all foregoing eons in the history of the Earth. It is characterised by the overarching importance of the human species in a number of respects, but also by the recognition of human dependence and precariousness. A critical human turn affecting the human condition is still in the process of arriving in the wake of an initial Copernican Revolution and Kant’s ensuing second Copernican Counter-revolution.

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


Wednesday 24 January 2018

Inkapture Creative Writing Course 2017/18

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

An introduction to creative writing taught 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.

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


Monday 29 January 2018

Breath in Choral Singing

7:30pm to 9:00pm, North Road Methodist Church, 28 North Road, Durham DH1 4SG

The Durham Singers conducted by Julian Wright consider the place of breathing in choral singing, demonstrating how different styles of performance require different breathing practices.
The fourth event of the Arts of Breath series will be practical lecture-workshop conducted by Julian Wright in the form of an open rehearsal with the Durham Singers to consider the place of breathing in choral singing. It will illustrate different styles of performance related to different practices of breathing – phrasing dictated by the musical line; phrasing that follows the text.

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


Monday 5 March 2018

Distortion in Human Creativity and Distortion in Human Communication: the art of Stanley Spencer as case-study (Professor Nigel Rapport, University of St Andrews)

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Josephine Butler College

IAS Fellow's Public Lecture
Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) is one of Britain’s foremost artists, arguably its most original and idiosyncratic. Devoted to his native village of Cookam, on the Thames, Spencer painted not only landscapes and portraits with loving detail but also the ‘memory-feelings’ which he felt were a ‘sacred’ part of his consciousness and by which he came to walk with God. If he could but convey the vision of heaven-on-earth that he himself was vouchsafed when he saw the world through the lens of love, there would be a global revolution in behaviour, mores and science, Spencer was convinced: he was ‘a new kind of Adam’.
In this talk Professor Rapport introduces Spencer and his artistic vision, and examines how his attempts to communicate this vision were received by his contemporaries.

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


Monday 21 May 2018

10th International Conference on Genomics & Molecular Biology

9:00am to 6:00pm, Barcelona, Spain

We have the pleasure of announcing the 10th International Conference on Genomics & Molecular Biology. Held in Barcelona, Spain.
Genomics 2018 will provide a perfect platform to all the Scientists, Researchers, Students and Business Delegates to deliver the latest scientific advancements in the respective sphere.

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