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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.

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Shifting Sands

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

This is an exhibition of rare and beautiful photographs from Sudan taken by the anthropologist Ian Cunnison. It tells a story of migration, everyday lives and inter-ethnic relationships in late colonial Sudan. Shifting Sands tells different stories: one of slavery and disrupted relationships, but also one of interdependence, political negotiation and intermarriage between these two communities. It illustrates a complex history of coercion and cooperation in Sudan and South Sudan’s now bitterly contested borderlands.

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


'Durham and Beyond' Exhibition by Peter Hemming

9:30am to 5:00pm, Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre

Peter Hemming is a local artist. This collection of works of oil on canvas spans the years between his arrival in 2001 in Kefalonia up to the present day in Durham. Exhibition open daily, 9.30am-5pm.

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


Reinterpreting the Korean Moon Jar

Oriental Museum, Elveet Hill, Durham
28th February - 13th July
An installation by Korean artist Hyosun Kim within the Korean Gallery at the Oriental Museum. The moon jar is one of the most iconic forms found in traditional Joseon Dynasty Korean art. The difficulty involved in creating the perfect ‘moon’ shape makes the moon jar a technical as well as an artistic challenge for the ceramic artist.

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


The copper plates from Kollam: Using a 9th century legal document to explore the medieval Indian Ocean World

10:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum

6th January - 27th April
This exhibition focuses on a set of copper plates which are a multi-lingual legal document, inscribed at the port of Kollam in present-day Kerala in 849 CE. In South Asia, even until very recently, legal documents were inscribed onto copper sheets. Known as copper plate grants, these are one of the main sources for early and medieval Indian history.

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


Traces and Revelations

9:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum

4th April - 30th October
Mohammed Joha and Hazem Harb are artists who were both born in Gaza, Palestine. This exhibition explores the work of these two exciting contemporary artists.

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


Robots!

Palace Green Library, Durham

23rd November 2013 - 27th April 2014
Discover an exciting exhibition of robots, cyborgs and androids.
Robots come in all shapes and sizes. Some are friendly, others helpful, and a few are simply scary... Meet some of the metal stars of the big screen face to face. Track robots through time and space, enjoy classic Sci-Fi comics and books that have activated the imagination of readers for decades!


Saturday 26 April 2014

Farmers' Market - Stockton

10:00am to 3:00pm, Wellington Square, Stockton Town Centre

High quality food and drink produced within 50 miles are the order of the day at the ever popular Farmers' Market.

Contact www.rediscoverstockton.gov.uk for more information about this event.


A Hermit's Cookbook: Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages

11:00am to 3:00pm, Blackfriars Restaurant and Banquet Hall, Newcastle - Medieval Banquet Hall
5th Blackfriars-IMEMS Public Lecture on Medieval Food
Professor Andrew Jotischky, Head of History at Lancaster University and an expert in medieval monasticism, will discuss his book A Hermit's Cookbook: Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages
IMEMS has a long-standing relationship with Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle and we are pleased to anounce our 5th public lecture, to be followed by a 3-course lunch.

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


Magnificent Mummies

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

Find out about ancient Egyptian mummies, make your own and start the process of mummifying a banana to finish at home.

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


Star-bots

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

Our ROBOT exhibition is full of amazing characters but which will be your favourite? We take some of the most popular and give you the chance to make your own mini-version to take home. This weekend's drop in family activity is included with your exhibitions admission ticket.

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


Durham Castle Tours

Durham Castle

Durham Castle is open to visitors by guided tour which takes approximately 45 minutes. There will be guided tours at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm today.


Monday 28 April 2014

Durham Castle Tours

Durham Castle

Monday 28th - Wednesday 30th April, Durham Castle is open to visitors by guided tour which takes approximately 45 minutes. There will be guided tours at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm today.


Yoga and Pilates Society (DUYAPS) – Monday Yoga Class

6:00pm to 7:30pm, Fonteyn Ballroom, Durham Students Union

DUYAPS Yoga class with Noel
Our classes are all open to all levels and students/staff/non-students. You are able to turn up for any session and pay when you attend. Classes are £2 for members and £4 for non-members. Membership is £10 and can be bought through the DSU website.

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


'We Were Wrong: The Struggle was not a prophet of our future'

6:00pm, Elvet Riverside Room 140

Ruth First Lecture
A public lecture by Professor Ahmed Bawa, Durham alumnus and Vice-Chancellor of Durban University of Technology, on the achievements and challenges of post-apartheid South Africa. Organised by the Ruth First Educational Trust.

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


Tuesday 29 April 2014

cityscape

'What Makes a Good Townscape?' - A Talk by John Grundy

5:30pm, Room ER140, Elvet Riverside I, New Elvet, Durham

Durham World Heritage Site Centre Architecture and Conservation Series
In this fascinating talk well-known architectural historian, writer and broadcaster,John Grundy, will explore issues of architecture, taste and urban planning, with examples taken directly from Durham City and from the North East of England.

Contact ra.aliprandi@gmail.com for more information about this event.


'Is Humanity a concept hat has passed its sell-by date in Science and Politics?'

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

Ustinov College Cafe Scientifique
Professor Steve Fuller, University of Warwick, Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology ,asks this though provoking question in this Cafe Scientifique event.

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


Yoga and Pilates Society (DUYAPS) – Tuesday Pilates Class

6:00pm to 7:00pm, Vane Tempest Room, Durham Students' Union

DUYAPS Pilates class with Jonna
Our classes are all open to all levels and students/staff/non-students. You are able to turn up for any session and pay when you attend. Classes are £2 for members and £4 for non-members. Membership is £10 and can be bought through the DSU website.

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


'A Vision for Excellence: Lay and Ordained Collaboration for a Well Run Church'

7:00pm to 8:30pm, Ushaw College
Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture 2014
Speaker: Kerry Robinson, Executive Director of US National Leadership Roundtable for Church Management, will deliver this year's Bishop Dumnn lecture at Ushaw College.

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


Wednesday 30 April 2014

Yoga and Pilates Society (DUYAPS) – Wednesday Yoga Class

3:00pm to 4:30pm, Fonteyn Ballroom, DSU

DUYAPS Yoga class with Laura 3pm. Our classes are all open to all levels and students/staff/non-students. You are able to turn up for any session and pay when you attend. Classes are £2 for members and £4 for non-members. Membership is £10 and can be bought through the DSU website.

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


Yoga and Pilates Society (DUYAPS) – Wednesday Yoga Class

5:00pm to 6:30pm, Vane Tempest, DSU

DUYAPS Yoga class with Glen 5pm Our classes are all open to all levels and students/staff/non-students. You are able to turn up for any session and pay when you attend. Classes are £2 for members and £4 for non-members. Membership is £10 and can be bought through the DSU website.

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


A Performance of North Indian Classical Music.

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

Musicon Concert Series
Manjiri Asanare-Kelkar - voice
Vishwanath Shirodkar - tabla
Kaviraj Singh Dhadyalla - harmonium
This is a rare performance by a top-class Indian artist in the intricate setting of Durham's Town Hall. Manjiri will guide us on a journey into Indian raga music, accompanied - as is customary in the khyal genre - by tabla and harmonium.

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


Beyond Consent: Sexual Liberation, Sexual Violence and Human Rights

8:00pm, Great Hall, Durham Castle

Castle Lecture Series
Ms. Jaclyn Friedman Writer of ‘Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape. Executive Director of Women, Action & the Media.
Media manipulation, religious propaganda, laws, government institutions and more all conspire to control and define our sexuality, often leaving us alienated from our own desires and boundaries. These external limits can leave us living in confusion, denial, and fear, making us easily manipulated by those who want to sell us products as well as those who want to do physical violence to us. Dominant models of sexuality often alienate us from each other as well, encouraging us to police each other rather than work together for productive, mutually beneficial change.


Thursday 1 May 2014

Marie-Hélène Labbé (Nuclear Strategist)

5:00pm to 6:30pm, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Cosins Hall, Palace Green, Durham
CHESS Seminar Series in Human Security and Safety
Marie-Helene Labbe delivers this lecture entitled 'Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq as a pretext/reason for the US-British intervention in Iraq in March 2003'. All welcome and refreshments provided.

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


Religion in the Public Sphere: A Modern Dilemma?

6:30pm to 7:30pm, Rosemary Cramp theatre, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University
King Hussein Memorial Lecture
To be given by Baroness Maeve Sherlock.
Prayers before parliament sits. Bishops in the House of Lords. Faith schools in the state education system. Does any of this make sense in 2014? And what of our attitudes to the wearing of religious symbols: religious dress in the classroom? Wearing crosses on a check-in desk or in a hospital? In this lecture, Baroness Maeve Sherlock will discuss some of the ways in which religion is visible in modern Britain and reflect on what that tells us about the place of religion in the public sphere today.

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


Saturday 3 May 2014

Traditional Crafts Weekend

10:00am to 4:00pm, Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham
Bank Holiday Weekend
Visit the Botanic Garden this weekend and enjoy professional crafts demonstrations. Silversmith Les Howe and his wife Vivienne, an artist and card designer, will be demonstrating their skills in the garden.

Contact www.durham.ac.uk/whatson for more information about this event.


Scary Snakes

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

Take inspiration from two fascinating objects in the Japanese Gallery and create a moving snake or crab.

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


Medieval Printing

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

Make your own printable images, print onto paper to recreate your own medieval printed book inspired by our exhibition. This weekend's drop in family activity is included with your exhibitions admission ticket.

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


William Byrd

Andrew Carwood on William Byrd

3:00pm to 4:00pm, North Road Methodist Church, Durham

A short talk by Andrew Carwood, Director of Music at St Paul's Cathedral, and director of the Cardinall's Musick on the Latin church music of William Byrd, followed by a short performance by the Durham Singers.

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


Tuesday 6 May 2014

Space, Place & the Protestation: the political ecology of an oath

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Pemberton Lecture Room, PG21
IMEMS Power of Place Seminar Series
Prof. John Walter, University of Essex In the crisis of the English Spring of 1641 Parliament introduced the Protestation. In the crisis of the English Winter of 1641-2, and in response to a threatened royal coup, Parliament proceeded to use the Protestation to swear the nation.

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


Wednesday 7 May 2014

The End of Dyslexia in Higher Education

Calman Learning Centre, Durham University Science Site

At this conference, Julian Elliott will present the latest research in cognitive sciences, genetics and neuroscience, and the limitations of our knowledge in these fields for diagnosis for intervention. It is intended that this event will act as a stimulus to effect radical reform of provision in this area.

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


Wolfson Guest Lecture: 'Welfare reform and the rise of psychological fundamentalism: the case of workfare’

12:30pm to 2:30pm, F009, Wolfson Research Institute, Durham University, Queen's Campus, Stockton

Dr Lynne Friendli
Dr Friendli's paper is concerned with growing influence of psychology and the role of psycho-policy in formulating and gaining consent for the current regime of welfare reform, notably in the roll out of the Department for Work and Pensions Workfare programme.

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


Tooling Up for Nanoworld: The Magic of Molecular Machines

4:00pm to 5:00pm, Arnold Wolfendale Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre, Durham

Sir Gareth Roberts Memorial Lecture
Professor David Leigh FRS from Manchester University will deliver this lecture on the technological potential of controlled molecular-level motion. This is a public lecture, but alumni and guests are asked to register in advance at www.dunelm.org.uk/signup 

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


Understanding and Communicating Pain: An Interdisciplinary Approach

6:00pm to 3:00pm, Calman Learning Centre (7 May - Durham) and Wolfson Research Institute (8 May Stockton)

Pain is not just an individual physical or emotional experience. The ways in which it is represented and imagined, and the knowledges, beliefs and values that surround it, have a direct effect on how it is experienced and managed by individuals, families and social groups. This event takes an interdisciplinary look at how pain is caused, experienced, understood and communicated. Durham University’s Institute of Advanced Study and Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing, in collaboration with the Durham Forum for Health, will explore these questions in two events; firstly a public talk, followed by a workshop.

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


A Tolerant Region? Irish Immigration and anti-Catholic Violence in the North-East of England, 1845-70

6:00pm to 7:30pm, Ushaw College
Ushaw Lecture Series
Jonathan Bush delivers this latest lectures in the series to explore different aspects of Ushaw College's history and that of the Catholic community more generally, with expert contributors drawn from within and outside the University.

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


The Tree of Knowledge: Bodies, Minds and Thoughts

8:05pm, Great Hall, Durham Castle

Castle Lecture Series
Dr Rowan Williams Master of Magdalene College at Cambridge University. Formerly known as Archbishop of Canterbury.
The lecture will look at what we mean when we claim to ‘know’ the world, and suggests that we have narrowed down what knowledge means and need to recover a fuller perspective.’


Thursday 8 May 2014

The State of Economics

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College, Durham

CHESS/GPI Seminar Series in Philosophy, Economics and Public Policy: Prof Shaun Hargreaves Heap (King's College London) This paper is concerned with the apparent indifference of mainstream economics to its faults. Scarcely a month passes without some fresh complaint about mainstream economics. If it is not the Queen asking embarrassing questions at the LSE, it is a group of students demanding a change to the curriculum or some snide remark in a newspaper about economists and their ‘predictions’ (ho, ho!). The diagnosis of what is wrong with mainstream economics is not in any serious dispute among its critics. Yet there are no signs of change. Why is this?

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


Oriental Market

6:00pm to 9:00pm, Silver Street, Stockton TS18 1SX

Come and enjoy the first evening market of the year in Stockton-on-Tess! The Oriental market will line Silver Street with stalls offering the best from the exotic Far East.

Contact www.rediscoverstockton.co.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 10 May 2014

Crazy Cookies

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

Make your own edible fortune cookies and write special fortunes for your friends and family.

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


Engraved Book Covers

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

Be inspired by beautiful Anglo-Saxon front covers and make your own engraved book to take home and treasure for ever. This weekend's drop in family activity is included with your exhibitions admission ticket.

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


May Day Madness

2:00pm to 4:00pm, Botanic Garden

Come along and enjoy May Day at the marvelous Botanic Garden. Come along with all the family and make a flower garland to celebrate May Day whilst also getting the oppurtunity to explore the gardens and all they have to offer.

Contact www.durham.ac.uk/whatson for more information about this event.


Glorious Heritage

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

Durham Choral Society meets traditional music. This concert brings together the old and the new. The ever-popular Vivaldi’s “Gloria in D” is bracketed by two works commissioned by Durham Choral Society. Will Lang’s “Canny at Neet, Bonny at Morn” is a new commission which celebrates the culture and heritage of Durham and the North-East through its folk songs and Will Todd’s “Gala and Gloria”, which blends the traditional Gloria with words by Ben Dunwell and linking with the brass bands, banners and tradition of the Miners’ Gala.

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


'Perilous Polyphony' - the award-winning early music group 'Phantasm' in concert

8:00pm to 9:45pm, Great Hall, Durham Castle

Phantasm, one of the world’s finest early music groups, visits Durham Castle for an evening of exquisite polyphony within the splendor of the Great Hall.
Music by William Byrd, Matthew Locke Henry Purcell and J. S. Bach.
Laurence Dreyfus (treble viol and director)
Jonathan Manson (tenor viol)
Markku Luolajan-Mikkola (bass viol)

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


Sunday 11 May 2014

Friends of the Garden Plant Sale

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

A wide selection of plants and seeds will be available for purchase in the beautiful setting of the Botanic Garden. A fantastic oppurtunity to view and purchase a wide selection of Cacti and Succulents for sale from the Teesside branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society.

Contact www.durham.ac.uk/whatson for more information about this event.


Wednesday 14 May 2014

Global Development Goals beyond 2015

7:45pm, Great Hall, Durham Castle

Castle Lecture Series
Professor Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and Internal Affairs at Yale University, Director of the Global Justice Program.
Adopted in 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were an attempt, within the UN system, to commit all governments to a concerted effort to make progress against poverty on a clear schedule subject to objective tracking.


Thursday 15 May 2014

Gas, Oil and CO2: Is Cinderella Shale now the Belle of the Ball?

6:00pm to 7:00pm, Grey College, Durham

Inaugural Lecture Series - Professor Andrew Aplin
In an increasingly polarised debate, this lecture unravels some shale gas facts and fictions and also indicates the central role that shales will play in the safe storage of both CO2 and radioactive waste. Join Prof Aplin at Grey College, as he delivers his Inaugural Lecture.

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


Saturday 17 May 2014

Body Worlds Vital - The Exhibition of Real Human Bodies

LIfe Science Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4EP

17th May - 2nd November
BODY WORLDS Vital us an awe-inspiring journey through the human body, celebrating its complexity, beauty and potential. It makes its UK debut at the Life Science Centre, Newcastle, in May 2014.
BODY WORLDS Vital is a collection of whole-body plastinates, a large arrangement of individual organs, organ and arterial configurations, and translucent slices that give a complete picture of how the human body works - making it the first exhibition of its kind to explore anatomy, physiology and health by viewing real human bodies.


Green Woodworking Event

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

Local green woodworker, Chris Helliwell, will be in the Garden demonstrating his ancient craft this weekend. He will be giving people a chance to try a pole lathe and shavehorse.

Contact www.durham.ac.uk/whatson for more information about this event.


Super Soap Carving

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

Explore the Oriental Museum's collections and then try carving your own masterpiece from soap.

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


Monday 19 May 2014

Crisis, Democracy and the lack of (Gr)exit

7:00pm to 9:00pm, SCR, College of St.Hild and St.Bede
An Academic Talk by Dr. Elizabeth Kirtsoglou
The main focus of this talk is to offer a holistic account of the reasons behind the Greek crisis and to argue that the crisis is not only economic, but also – and perhaps more importantly – historical.

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


Tuesday 20 May 2014

'There's Always Been a Baggins in Bag End': the Family-Land Bond in North-East England, 1300-1640

5:30pm to 6:30pm, St Chad's Chapel Reception
IMEMS Power of Place Seminar Series
Dr Alex Brown, Durham University - This paper explores the concept of the family-land bond in north-east England and the long-term survival of families in village communities. The desire to keep the family name on the land has been interpreted as part of a peasant mentality in medieval England, but this talk will argue that this was not a trait unique to peasants in rural communities, emphasising the much broader power of place in society.

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


Wednesday 21 May 2014

What is an emotion?

5:00pm to 5:30pm, The Birley Room, Hatfield College, Durham
Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture
Fabrice Teroni and Julien Deonna (l’Université de Genève et Chercheur) will deliver this lecture.

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


Saturday 24 May 2014

Super Socks

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

Check out our fun Korean socks and create your own pair of K-pop inspired socks featuring your favourite cartoon or gaming character.

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


Wednesday 28 May 2014

Marvellous Music

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

To tie in with the Oriental Museum hosting the East Asian Music Festival, visit us to make your own Asian musical instrument!

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


New Developments in Youth Sexuality: Mostly Straights, Diverse Bisexuals, and Healthy Gays & Lesbians

7:45pm, Great Hall, Durham Castle

Castle Lecture Series
Professor Ritch Savin-Williams, In cooperation with the Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities, Development Psychology Professor of Human Development at Cornell University, Director of the Sex & Gender Lab at Cornell University.
Within the last few years the sexual revolution has evolved to assume new dimensions not previously envisioned by either sexual scientists or the public at large. The new developments, engineered and accepted by today’s youth, might well shock many adults. Are these developments real or temporary illusions of progressive contemporary societies?


Thursday 29 May 2014

The Problem with Care: Organised Abuse and Hidden Philanthropies

6:00pm, St John's College, Durham

Inaugural Lecture Series - Professor Paula Hyde
In this lecture Professor Hyde will argue that institutional arrangements for the provision of care generate and perpetuate abusive practices. However, longstanding institutional mistreatment proves difficult to detect at least until it erupts into consciousness through revelations in the media.


Friday 30 May 2014

Children's Day

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

Learn about Children’s Day in Japan, and make a carp kite or a samurai helmet.

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


Saturday 31 May 2014

Mosaic Mania

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

Find out about mosaics in the ancient world and create your own unique design from glass tiles to take home.

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


Tuesday 3 June 2014

Rulers, Relics, and the Holiness of Power

5:30pm to 6:30pm, St Chad's Chapel Reception
IMEMS Power of Place Seminar Series
Prof. David Rollason, Durham University
Ceremonial processions took place when relics of saints or of Christ’s passion were brought into a city or a palace, as represented on a little ivory plaque now in Trier, and described in the accounts of the way in which the passion-relics were received into Paris in the thirteenth century by King Louis VII. The similarity between these ‘entries’ of relics and entries of rulers in the case of the Trier plaque, and the attention lavished on relics in the case of the Paris example, underline the fact that relics were seen as every bit as powerful as rulers themselves.

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


Friday 6 June 2014

Last Night of the Proms

7:30pm, Durham Cathedral

DUMS presents the ‘Last Night of the Proms’ with the University Big Band, Chamber Choir, Opera Ensemble, Brass Band and Symphony Orchestra, all for one incredible evening in Durham Cathedral.

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


Tuesday 17 June 2014

Health promotion and wellbeing in the early modern Italian household

5:30pm to 6:30pm, PG21 Pemberton Lecture Room, Palace Green, Durham
IMEMS Power of Place Seminar Series
Professor Sandra Cavallo, Royal Holloway
The place this paper explores is the ‘medical (or medicalised) household’. In the last few years the early modern household has been extensively studied as a key therapeutic space where the sick was taken care of and pharmaceutical remedies were devised, produced and experimented.

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


Saturday 21 June 2014

Durham Singers: We who are left

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

This contemplative programme of music for choir and solo cello was chosen to mark the centenary of the First World War but the themes of mourning, loss and the search for peace which run through the works we've chosen are timeless and universal. Music after conflict: for unaccompanied choir and solo cello. Music by Byrd, Pott, Rodney Bennet, Britten and Bach. With Deborah Thorne (cello)

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


Sunday 29 June 2014

'Macbeth' at St Mary's

4:30pm to 10:00pm, St Mary's College, Durham

St Mary’s College is welcoming Illyria Open-air Theatre to perform Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' on the SCR Lawn. The College will be open at 4.30pm for picnics on the SCR Lawn, with the performance starting at 7pm. A fundraising auction/raffle will be held during the event. Please bring your own picnic, seating and rugs. Parking will be available on the terrace outside the College. Tickets are £15 Adults and £12 children (5-15).

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


Tuesday 15 July 2014

IAS Conference 2014 - Transfusion and Transformation

Calman Learning Centre, Durham University

Tuesday 15th - Thursday 17th July 2014
Transfusion and Transformation: the creative potential of interdisciplinary knowledge exchange. An international conference hosted by the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University.

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


Friday 18 July 2014

Durham University Big Band open Manchester Jazz Festival

7:00pm to 9:00pm, Matt and Phreds Jazz Club, Manchester

Durham University Big Band are proud to be playing the opening gig of the world renowned Manchester Jazz Festival. The 10 day festival, now in its 19th year, will showcase over 70 jazz artists from all over the world. Previous artists have included UK jazz legends Stan Sulzmann, the BBC Big Band and Claire Martin as well as a host of other internationally acclaimed performers. Tickets for the Festival go on sale 6th May 2014. For more information please visit www.dur.ac.uk/uni.bigband and www.manchesterjazz.com

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