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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.

Sunday 1 May 2016

May Day Doodles

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

Saturday 30 April - Sunday 1 May
Make a garland to celebrate May Day in this weekend's family craft activity!

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


Plays, Processions, and Parchment: Discovering Festive Traditions in the North East of England

9:00am to 5:00pm, Durham Cathedral, Chapel of the Nine Altars

19 April - 22 May 2016.
Did you know that a man-eating dragon once visited Durham City? Or that the oldest play in Britain may have been written in the North East? Or that Lord Neville of Raby claimed the right to enter Durham cathedral once a year and make an offering of a recently killed stag on the altar in Durham Cathedral?

The North East region is rich in a history of now-forgotten folk traditions, performances, plays and rituals. Rediscover your past at this free exhibition.

Contact d.k.j.wyatt@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Somme 1916: From Durham to the Western Front

10:00am to 6:00pm, Palace Green Library

Friday 25 March - Sunday 2 October
100 years on, this commemorative exhibition will explore the reality of the Battle of the Somme through the eyes of the people from County Durham who were there. Somme 1916: From Durham to the Western Front tells the stories of the people from County Durham caught up in the battle: the men who fought and died on the battlefield; the women who nursed the wounded and comforted the dying; and the workers who toiled in factories, mines and shipyards across the county to support the war effort.

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


Tradtional Crafts Weekend

10:00am to 4:00pm, Durham University Botanic Garden
Saturday 30 April - Monday 2 May
Silversmith Les Howe and his wife Vivienne, an artist and card designer, will demonstrate their craft skills in the garden.

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


4th Durham Postgraduate Colloquium in Translation Studies

9:00am to 6:00pm, Durham Castle, Durham University, UK

Translation and Interpreting Studies at the Crossroad: A Dialogue between Process-oriented and Sociological Approaches.

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


On the Threshold II: Formal Presence

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

29 January - 19 May 2016
This exhibition aims to present the meaning of our existence in a post-internet society and the lived experience of different cultures mainly through the mediums of painting and photography while exploring the use of colour.

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


Beautiful birds

10:00am to 4:00pm, Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham

Sunday 1 - Tuesday 31 May
Pick up a free Explorer Pack from the Visitor Centre and see which birds you can discover in the Garden this month. (subject to availability)


Durham Castle Tours

1:15pm to 4:15pm, Durham Castle

Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3:15pm and 4:15pm.

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


Monday 2 May 2016

Pilates

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

Every Monday throughout the academic year
Pilates aims to strengthen the body in an even way, with particular emphasis on core strength to improve general fitness and wellbeing. Regular Pilates practise can help improve posture, muscle tone, balance and joint mobility, as well as relieve stress.
Open to beginners - intermediate.

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


Japanese Children's Day

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Oriental Museum

Celebrate Japanese Children's Day with traditional carp banner making and origami crafts for all the family.

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


Tuesday 3 May 2016

Barre Concept

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

Barre concept tones the thighs, lifts the butt, sculpts the arms and flattens the abs, all whilst burning fat. What’s not to love? Suitable for those with dance or Pilates experience or those with a reasonable level of fitness.

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


Evidence Synthesis by Building a Case: Amalgamation and the Principle of Total Evidence

1:00pm to 5:00pm, Old Library, Grey College
Organised by Professor Julian Reiss (Durham University)
The Principle of Total Evidence is the recommendation to use all the available evidence when estimating the probability of a hypothesis (Carnap 1947).
Speakers: Prof Monika Schnitzer, Prof Jon Williamson, Sarah Heilmann

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


Wednesday 4 May 2016

Matching policy and people? Results from empirical research in Norway which explains why measures for sustainable electricity consumption often fail

6:00pm to 7:30pm, Ken Wade Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University

In this lecture, Winther will summarise some of the central findings from her empirical research in Norway on how households respond to various measures that promote sustainable electricity consumption.

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


Finding Common Ground: Negotiating Across Cultures on Peace and Security Issues

6:15pm to 7:15pm, Calman Learning Centre , Rosemary Cramp Lecture Theatre
The Annual King Hussein Memorial Lecture in Cultural Dialogue
We are honoured that the guest speaker for this annual lecture will be Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA FAIIA. Professor Evans was a member of the Australian Parliament for 21 years and a Cabinet Minister in the Hawke and Keating Labor Governments for thirteen, including as Foreign Minister from 1988-96.

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


Medieval and Renaissance Durham Community Course: Drama, Ritual, Storytelling and People

7:00pm to 7:00pm
If you’re interested in the history of the people and stories of Medieval and Renaissance Durham, consider joining us for an exciting new series. This is a course for anyone who wants to learn a little more about our region, whether you’re a complete beginner, or want to know more about the North East during this interesting period.

Contact durhamcommunitycourse2016@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Disappearing Lifestyles, Disappearing Dialects? A Fieldwork Exploration of Some Rural Jordanian Arabics

7:30pm to 9:15pm, Room 009, Elvet Hill House (adjacent to Oriental Museum), Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

2015/16 Series. Lecture by Dr Alex Bellem, Lecturer in Arabic, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University. This lecture is hosted by the Friends of the Oriental Museum.

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


Why the World Does Not Exist

7:45pm to 9:30pm, Great Hall, Durham Castle

Castle Lecture Series 21015/16
Prof Dr Markus Gabriel Chair for Epistemology, Modern and Contemporary Philosophy, Director of the International Centre for Philosophy, University of Bonn
Prof Gabrial will argue that there is no such thing as a unified absolute totality of everything which exists. The world – in the sense of an all-encompassing entity or domain – does not exist. This undermines the very idea of a worldview, be it scientific, religious or metaphysical and therefore has important consequences for our culture.


Thursday 5 May 2016

Corpus Christi in Durham

2:00pm to 2:30pm, Chapel of the Nine Altars, Durham Cathedral

Free public talk 26 May at The Cathedral to accompany the exhibition Plays, Processions and Parchment. Dr Mark Chambers will show how Corpus Christi was celebrated in Durham. This annual feast, celebrating the ‘Body of Christ’ represented by the bread and wine of the sacrament of Communion, has been a highlight of the Christian calendar for nearly 700 years, and is still the premier feast day following the celebration of Easter.

Contact d.k.j.wyatt@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


ACT presents: Othello by William Shakespeare

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

The tragedy of the Moor of Venice is brought to life in this brilliant student production, taking place at Durham Assembly Rooms.

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


Friday 6 May 2016

Durham Castle Tours

1:15pm to 3:15pm, Durham Castle

Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 1.15pm, 2.15pm, and 3:15pm.

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


Saturday 7 May 2016

The Ustinov Seminar presents: Global Citizenship Brainstorm Brunch

10:30am to 12:00pm, Ustinov College, Fisher House, South Road, Durham DH1 3DE

In an increasingly connected world, the role of the individual is changing. What does it mean to be a member of the global community?

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


Kings Crowns

1:00pm to 5:00pm, Palace Green Library

George V was king of Britain during WW1. Make a crown fit for a King.

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

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


Tricky tiles

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Oriental Museum

Take inspiration from the beautiful patterns in the Oriental Museum and decorate your own ceramic tile to take home.

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


Durham Castle Tours

1:15pm to 4:15pm, Durham Castle

Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3:15pm and 4:15pm.

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


The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter

7:30pm to 10:00pm, Castle Senate Suite

HCTC is excited to present their interpretation of 'The Birthday Party' by Harold Pinter, in Durham Castle's historic Senate Suite. Come experience the "Pinter pause" in all its silence!
A modern classic, Pinter's most reproducible play takes place in a common boarding house run by an aging couple. Upon the arrival of two menacing strangers this normality is disrupted, as events spiral into a blood-curdling nightmare, where any distinction between truth and falsity is lost.

Contact katie.s.o'toole@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Monday 9 May 2016

Exhibition of artworks by Lesley Birch, entitled "Traces and Memory"

10:00am to 3:00pm

Birch's paintings are bringing her attention for their evocative, sense of timelessness and atmosphere. Her experience of the landscape is her starting point - Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Yorkshire - and then, in the studio, memory and imagination take over. She currently lives and works in York, UK as a full-time practising artist. ‘Traces and Memory’ runs from May 9 until June 10 and is open daily 10.00 – 15.00 at Trevelyan College, Durham University, Elvet Hill Road, Durham DH1 3LN.


Little Bookworms

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

Our group for under 5s and their parents and carers. Through fun crafts, interactive stories, messy play, singing, games and role play, toddlers and pre-school children will discover new skills and interests and have lots of fun.

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


What role will fossil fuels play in future energy? Debate

6:00pm to 8:00pm, Debating Chamber, Miners Hall, Redhills, Durham City, DH1 4BE

This question needs to be addressed in the light of two recent, related and potentially contradictory events. The first is the plummeting price and increased availability of oil, which is linked to parallel decreases in gas prices. Economists cite a variety of underlying reasons for this, including the slow-down in China’s economic growth and the expansion of fracking operations, particularly in the USA, which has been restored to self-sufficiency in oil production. The second event is the negotiation of the 2015 Paris Agreement on the abatement of climate change by limiting average global temperature rise to 1.5 °C.

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


Wednesday 11 May 2016

Final heat of Three-Minute Thesis Competition

2:00pm to 3:30pm, Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre, Law School

Could you present three years of work in just three minutes? That is the challenge for seven doctoral research students competing to represent Durham University at a regional competition and hoping to win a place in the grand final in Manchester in September.

Contact christine.bohlander@dur.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 12 May 2016

'What has Christianity to do with welfare?’

4:00pm to 5:30pm, Senate Suite, University College, Durham

Part of our programme of termly events on Catholic Social Thought and Practice
Public lecture by Nick Spencer (Research Director, Theos):

'What has Christianity to do with welfare?’

Organised by the Centre for Catholic Studies, Department of Theology and Religion.

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


Cafe Politique presents: Reflections on Supranationalism: Weighing the Performance of Regional & Global Governance

6:00pm to 8:00pm, Ustinov College, Fisher House, South Road, Durham DH1 3DE

With the upcoming UK referendum on EU membership, Café Politique weighs the successes and failures of supranational governance in hopes of answering: What is the future of regional and global IGOs in international Politics?

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


Saturday 14 May 2016

Buddha's Birthday Festival

12:00pm to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum

Celebrate Buddha's birthday with traditional crafts, Asian food, a performance by a Korean drum group and much more. Entry to the Museum is FREE today.

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


Memorial Plaque

1:00pm to 5:00pm, Palace Green Library

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

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


Thursday 19 May 2016

Durham Castle Tours

1:15pm to 4:15pm, Durham Castle

Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 1.15pm, 2.15pm and 4:15pm.

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


Friday 20 May 2016

Durham Castle Tours

1:15pm to 4:15pm, Durham Castle

Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3:15pm and 4:15pm.

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


Saturday 21 May 2016

Super Soap Carving

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Oriental Museum

Try your hand at soap carving, just like the Chinese craftsmen carved objects from jade.

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


Fun with Flags

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

Look at the different European flags of WW1, can you create a flag for your own country?
All activities are drop in between 1pm and 3pm, unless otherwise stated. All activities are included in the Museum admission price and are generally suitable for children aged 5 to 11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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


Interface Arts: Batik lecture and demonstration

2:30pm to 4:30pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH

The first in a new series of workshops and lectures being run by the Oriental Museum in collaboration with Interface Arts, a collective of artists and crafts people based in County Durham.

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


An Evening of Sacred Music

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

Durham Choral Society, orchestra and soloists perform Howard Goodall’s ‘Eternal Light: A Requiem’, Paul Mealor’s Stabat Mater along with Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater.

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


Wednesday 25 May 2016

Durham Castle Tours

1:15pm to 3:15pm, Durham Castle

Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 1.15pm, 2.15pm, and 3:15pm.

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


Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture - Perspectives, Representation and Model Pluralism

5:00pm to 7:30pm, This Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture will be held in the Collier Room, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham.

As part of the North-East centre of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, the Department of Philosophy hosts regular Institute lectures. Professor Sandra Mitchell (University of Pittsburgh) will present Perspectives, Representation and Model Pluralism.
Refreshments will be available from 17.00 with commencement of the lecture at 17.30.

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


Thursday 26 May 2016

Durham Castle Tours

1:15pm to 4:15pm, Durham Castle

Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 1.15pm, 2.15pm, 3:15pm and 4:15pm.

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


Saturday 28 May 2016

Traditional Crafts Weekend

10:00am to 4:00pm, Botanic Garden, Hollinside Lane, Durham
Saturday 28 - Monday 30 May
Silversmith Les Howe and his wife Vivienne, an artist and card designer, will demonstrate their craft skills in the garden.

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


Funky Photographs

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

Using black Ink, create a black and white self-portrait in 1916 effect.

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


Super Sphinx

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Oriental Museum

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

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


Monday 30 May 2016

Durham Castle Tours

1:15pm to 4:15pm, Durham Castle

Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 1.15pm, 2.15pm, and 4:15pm.

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


Tuesday 31 May 2016

Durham Castle Tours

1:15pm to 4:15pm, Durham Castle

Experience over 900 years of history on a Durham Castle Tour and discover how it functions today as the home of University College. Tours will be available at 1.15pm, 3:15pm and 4:15pm.

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


'Thomas Browne and the Silent Text.'

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Learning Centre, Palace Green Library.
IMEMS Seminar
The seminar will be delivered by Professor Jessica Wolfe (University of North Carolina), to be followed by a drinks reception at the Cafe, Palace Green Library.

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


Wednesday 1 June 2016

Teacup Travels Special: The Lucky Horse

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

As seen on Cbeebies! Explore the lucky horse figurine just like Charlotte and Elliot and craft one to take home.

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


Friday 3 June 2016

It's so cute!

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

Come along and meet Molang, the super-cute Korean bunny and create your own amazing sock puppet to take home.

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


Music Durham Cathedral Concert – Shakespeare

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

The annual Summer Cathedral concert is almost upon us, and it is the perfect event to celebrate the last day of exams.

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


Saturday 4 June 2016

Glittering Gold

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

Check out the fantastic jewellery in our South Asia Gallery and create your own piece from beads and charms.

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


Magnificent Marbling

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

Celebrate the creation of books by using our marbling inks to create your own effects similar to those used in books in the archive.

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


Sunday 5 June 2016

Friends of the Garden Plant Sale

10:00am to 4:00pm, Botanic Garden, Hollinside Lane, Durham
The annual "Friends of the Garden" plant sale returns this summer with a wild selection of plants and seeds available for purchase. There will also be Cacti and succulents for sale from the Teesside branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society.

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


Monday 6 June 2016

Arts on the Green

1:00pm to 4:00pm, Palace Green

Join us on Palace Green for a gala showing of Brass Band, Concert band and many other college music ensembles who will make up ‘Arts on the Green’.

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


Tuesday 7 June 2016

Catholic Theology Research Seminar

5:15pm to 7:00pm, Seminar Room C, Abbey House, Palace Green, Durham

Prof Stephan van Erp (University of Leuven):
‘World as Sacrament: The Political Theology of the Church’

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


Art, War and Samurai Sociability in Sixteenth-Century Japan

5:30pm to 7:30pm, Learning Centre, Palace Green Library, Durham University.

Dr Morgan Pitelka (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
What connects the 16th-century samurai practices of collecting and displaying art at social gatherings to counting and examining heads after battle? How do the rituals of gift-giving among warlords relate to the politics of falconry? This talk will link the extreme violence of this age of civil and international war to the increasing significance of samurai social rituals and cultural practices.

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


Friday 10 June 2016

KLANG – Contemporary music festival

1:00pm to 9:00pm, Music Department, Palace Green

KLANG is a contemporary music festival featuring student performers and special guests

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


Saturday 11 June 2016

Making Military Models

10:00am to 3:00pm, Palace Green Library

Have a go at making an Airfix First World War biplane at Palace Green Library

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


Beastly Bugs

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

Museums try to protect their collections from insect attack. Find out what these beastly bugs are eating and create your own mini monster to take home.

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


Sunday 12 June 2016

Perfect Planes

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

Using card and string can you make a model WW1 bi-plane?

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


Monday 13 June 2016

MediaLit 16

8:30am to 2:00pm, St John's College 3 South Bailey, Durham
Monday 13 - Friday 17 June
CODEC will be holding its seventh MediaLit training courseexploring Christian ministry, communications and the media, with a special emphasis on digital culture.

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


Saturday 18 June 2016

Ancient Lebanon Exhibition

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

18 June - 25 September 2016
The people of ancient Lebanon played a fundamental role in shaping the history of the Mediterranean and yet, despite their importance in antiquity, they remain unknown to most people today. Based on the latest research, this exhibition will provide an accessible introduction to the culture and society of Lebanon in the ancient world.
Supported by the British Museum, the American University in Beirut and the National Museum of Beirut, this exhibition will explore issues of faith, conflict, government, culture and trade in the ancient Levant.

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


Traditional Crafts Weekend

10:00am to 4:00pm, Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham
Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 June Silversmith Les Howe and his wife Vivienne, an artist and card designer, will demonstrate their craft skills in the garden.

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


Fascinating Phoenicians

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

Celebrate the opening of our new exhibition on ancient Lebanon and create your own mini dig site to take home.

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


Father’s Day

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

Make a fabulous gift for Father’s day!

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


Saturday 25 June 2016

Powerful Pyramids

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

The Ancient Egyptians were expert builders. Test your engineering skills by building a pyramid from sugar lumps.

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


Stunning stained glass

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

Take inspiration from the buildings on the Durham World Heritage Site to create a stained glass style paper image.

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


Wednesday 29 June 2016

ESRC IAA Bitesize Skills Workshops - Workshop 6: Engaging with Social Media

12:00pm to 2:00pm, Room PCL216, Durham Law School

Presented by Dr Victoria Patton and Mary Robson.
As editor of the blog and e-bulletin and manager all the social media accounts associated with the ‘Hearing the Voice’ project, including its Twitter and Facebook feed, Victoria is more than used to engaging with social media. Both she and Mary Robson, the project’s Creative Facilitator look forward to helping you improve your social media engagement as much as possible.

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


Saturday 2 July 2016

Fancy Face Painting

11:00am to 4:00pm, Durham University Botanic Garden
What do you want to do today? A fierce tiger or a delicate butterfly? Come along to the garden and turn into your favourite animal at our nature inspired face painting session.

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


Sunday 10 July 2016

MG Car Display

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

Durham MG Owners' Club showcase their cars at the garden.

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


Tuesday 12 July 2016

Evidence On Trial: weighing the value of evidence in academic enquiry, policy and everyday life

10:30am to 5:00pm, Calman Learning Centre

Celebrating the Institute of Advanced Study’s 10th Anniversary, this conference will follow the model the Institute’s 2014 interdisciplinary conference.

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


Wednesday 13 July 2016

Promoting Excellence: Working therapeutically with offenders 2016

9:00am to 5:00pm, Durham Business School, DH1 3LB

The conference will seek to pool expertise and practice in relation to the engagement, management and treatment of female and male offenders who are resident within the custodial setting.

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


Saturday 16 July 2016

InForm Conference

9:00am to 5:00pm, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan's College

Working with Words: supporting understanding of discipline-specific vocabulary in International Foundation Programmes

Contact inform.conference2016@dur.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Traditional Crafts Weekend

10:00am to 4:00pm, Durham University Botanic Garden
Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 July
Silversmith Les Howe and his wife Vivienne, an artist and card designer, will demonstrate their craft skills in the garden.

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


Thursday 28 July 2016

Marko's Cisrus Workshop

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

Learn circus tricks, including how to juggle and spin plates, at this fun workshop.

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


Monday 1 August 2016

Teddy Bears' Picnic

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

The ever popular Teddy Bears' Picnic returns. Join us in the Garden for a day of bear-related run.

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


Wednesday 3 August 2016

Moving Beyond the Linear Model: The Role of Mixed Methods Research in an Age of Complexity

9:00am to 5:00pm, The Calman Learning Centre

The 2nd International Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA) conference will take place August 3rd-5th 2016 at Durham University, UK. This conference will provide an outstanding opportunity for attendees to examine the role of mixed methods in applied social research.

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


Saturday 6 August 2016

Traditional Crafts Weekend

10:00am to 4:00pm, Durham University Botanic Garden
Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 August
Silversmith Les Howe and his wife Vivienne, an artist and card designer, will demonstrate their craft skills in the garden.

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


Monday 8 August 2016

Durham Islamic Finance Summer School 2016

9:00am to 5:00pm, Durham Business School, DH1 3LB

The Durham Islamic Finance Summer School allows participants to take advantage of the Center's expertise to enhance and develop their knowledge skills over a 5-day intensive programme.

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


Thursday 11 August 2016

Crazy Creatures

11:00am to 4:00pm, Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham

Get interactive with our Crazy Creatures who are visiting the garden for the day.

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


Thursday 18 August 2016

Stick Your Neck Out for Stories!

11:00am to 4:00pm, Durham University Botanic Garden

Join artist-author Ingrid Sylvestre for a day of giraffe storytelling as favourite characters Necky Becky & family, stick their necks out for their dreams. Each short story will begin on the hour, with fun activities in between.

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


Monday 22 August 2016

Teddy Bears' Picnic

11:00am to 4:00pm, Durham University Botanic Garden

From story-telling to bear-related crafts, from the most-loved bear competition to the popular teddy trail, join us for a fun-filled day.

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


Saturday 27 August 2016

Traditional Crafts Weekend

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

Silversmith Les Howe and his wife Vivienne, an artist and card designer, will demonstrate their craft skills in the garden.

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


Monday 5 September 2016

Summer School - Health in All Policies: Making it Work in Practice - Dates: 5th - 7th September 2016

12:00pm to 3:30pm, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan’s College, Durham University, Durham City

Following the launch of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Health in All Policies (HiAP) Training Manual in 2015, the challenge facing policy-makers and practitioners is how to build political will to address health inequalities and how to make intersectoral working succeed to improve health and wellbeing and tackle growing health inequalities.
• What constitutes success?
• What barriers might impede implementation?
• What skills are required to overcome obstacles to success?

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


Saturday 17 September 2016

Traditional Crafts Weekend

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

Silversmith Les Howe and his wife Vivienne, an artist and card designer, will demonstrate their craft skills in the garden.

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


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