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Durham University

What's On

Family and Community

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

Sunday 29 March 2020

2000 Years of Life at 18-29 Claypath

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

Discover evidence of 2000 years of life in Durham in this exhibition at the Museum of Archaeology, Palace Green Library.

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


New Fitness Classes at Durham University

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


THESE EVENTS ARE NOW CANCELLED Tours of Durham Castle

10:15am to 4:15pm, Durham Castle

Durham Castle is open to visitors by guided tour which averages 45-60 minutes.
There will be Guided tours at 10.15pm, 11.15am, 12.15pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm and 4.15pm.

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


Wednesday 1 April 2020

Understanding Weather Relations

10:00am to 4:00pm, Institute of Medical Humanities Seminar Room (Room CA201)

An interdisciplinary seminar to discuss the taking place of health and wellbeing through life's varied and fluctuating weather worlds.

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


Saturday 4 April 2020

WOMENS BRITISH BASKETBALL LEAGUE 2019-20

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

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

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


Friday 10 April 2020

Crow Black Chicken - Irish Rock Band play in Hartlepool in April

7:30pm to 10:30pm, The Smallcrafts Club, Commercial Street, Hartlepool, County Durham TS24 0SA

Once in a while a band comes along that makes you stop, look and listen....

Contact bluesrock@live.co.uk for more information about this event.


Sunday 12 April 2020

THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED 17th Annual Easter Chick Hunt

10:00am to 5:00pm, Botanic Garden

Easter Chicks are hiding in the garden. Pick up your spotter sheet and see how many you can find in this fun, family event.

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


Friday 17 April 2020

POSTPONED Amazing Artists

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

Choose from a range of art materials and decorate your own artist's canvas.

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


Saturday 25 April 2020

A Spoonful of Julie (a tribute to Julie Andrews)

7:30pm to 7:30pm, Ushaw Historic House and Gardens, Durham

A new and exciting tribute to the practically perfect Dame Julie Andrews, sung by Nicola Mills, with Gary Branch on the piano. Full of all your Julie faves and not to be missed!!!!

Contact iamnicolamills@hotmail.com for more information about this event.


Monday 11 May 2020

CANCELLED - To be rearranged. 100 Loaves but no fish - the miracle of becoming a Professor on the Teaching Track

5:30pm to 7:15pm, Lecture Theatre TLC033, Teaching and Learning Centre, Durham University

In the first of a series of termly DCAD Inaugural Public Lectures, Professor Megan Bruce will give an overview of her career to date, from the essay writing competition where she won 100 loaves of bread through to her current role as Director of Combined Social Sciences at Durham University.

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


Wednesday 13 May 2020

Look Back in Anger

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

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

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


Thursday 28 May 2020

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

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

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

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


Monday 9 November 2020

MENS HOCKEY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE NORTH

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

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

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