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Lectures and Seminars

At Durham University you'll find an extensive programme of public lectures and seminars. With an impressive line up of experts and renowned academics speaking on a myriad of topics, the aim is to share knowledge and encourage debate. Lectures on thought provoking subjects as diverse as history and astro-physics are aimed at a general audience and delivered at various locations across the University. Lectures in the Castle Public Lecture Series take place within the Great Hall of historic Durham Castle, while the Institute of Advanced Study hosts a year round programme of inter-disciplinary lectures. Our Museums offer public lectures to accompany exhibitions and events and our Colleges celebrate that they are scholary communities with series' such as Cafe Politique, Cafe Scientifique and Cafe des Arts.

Public lectures are free of charge and open to all.

Wednesday 23 August 2017

Alfred the Great through History

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Alington House, 4 North Bailey

Part of our Late Summer Lectures Series.
The story of King Alfred has been told through the ages, often with dubious basis in historical fact. Separate the facts from the fiction surrounding one of Britain's founding monarchs in this free public lecture.

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


Saturday 7 October 2017

Durham Book Festival 2017

Various venues around Durham City

Saturday 7 - Sunday 15 October 2017.
Durham Book Festival returns this autumn with an exciting programme of writers, speakers and events taking place in and around the beautiful city. Events are held in a range of iconic venues including the historic Durham Town Hall, Durham Cathedral and the Gala Theatre.
For details of this year's event and activities visit the Durham Book Festival website


Sunday 8 October 2017

Durham Book Festival 2017

Various venues around Durham City

Saturday 7 - Sunday 15 October 2017.
Durham Book Festival returns this autumn with an exciting programme of writers, speakers and events taking place in and around the beautiful city. Events are held in a range of iconic venues including the historic Durham Town Hall, Durham Cathedral and the Gala Theatre.
For details of this year's event and activities visit the Durham Book Festival website


Thom Brooks and Gulwali Passarlay: Becoming British

3:00pm to 4:00pm, Palace Green Library, Durham

This is a Durham Book Festival event featuring Durham academic Professor Thom Brooks.
In Becoming British, citizenship expert Thom Brooks explores the big questions rarely answered by the politicians, examining the relationship between immigration and citizenship in order to challenge the popular and political myths that surround this topic.

Contact office@newwritingnorth.com for more information about this event.


Monday 9 October 2017

Durham Book Festival 2017

Various venues around Durham City

Saturday 7 - Sunday 15 October 2017.
Durham Book Festival returns this autumn with an exciting programme of writers, speakers and events taking place in and around the beautiful city. Events are held in a range of iconic venues including the historic Durham Town Hall, Durham Cathedral and the Gala Theatre.
For details of this year's event and activities visit the Durham Book Festival website


Tuesday 10 October 2017

Durham Book Festival 2017

Various venues around Durham City

Saturday 7 - Sunday 15 October 2017.
Durham Book Festival returns this autumn with an exciting programme of writers, speakers and events taking place in and around the beautiful city. Events are held in a range of iconic venues including the historic Durham Town Hall, Durham Cathedral and the Gala Theatre.
For details of this year's event and activities visit the Durham Book Festival website


12th Global Toxicology and Risk Assessment Meeting

1:40pm to 1:40pm, London, UK

Canvassing New Innovations with the Depictive Version of Toxicology Study

Contact global@toxicologyconferences.org for more information about this event.


Wednesday 11 October 2017

Durham Book Festival 2017

Various venues around Durham City

Saturday 7 - Sunday 15 October 2017.
Durham Book Festival returns this autumn with an exciting programme of writers, speakers and events taking place in and around the beautiful city. Events are held in a range of iconic venues including the historic Durham Town Hall, Durham Cathedral and the Gala Theatre.
For details of this year's event and activities visit the Durham Book Festival website


12th Global Toxicology and Risk Assessment Meeting

1:40pm to 1:40pm, London, UK

Canvassing New Innovations with the Depictive Version of Toxicology Study

Contact global@toxicologyconferences.org for more information about this event.


Thursday 12 October 2017

Durham Book Festival 2017

Various venues around Durham City

Saturday 7 - Sunday 15 October 2017.
Durham Book Festival returns this autumn with an exciting programme of writers, speakers and events taking place in and around the beautiful city. Events are held in a range of iconic venues including the historic Durham Town Hall, Durham Cathedral and the Gala Theatre.
For details of this year's event and activities visit the Durham Book Festival website


12th Global Toxicology and Risk Assessment Meeting

1:40pm to 1:40pm, London, UK

Canvassing New Innovations with the Depictive Version of Toxicology Study

Contact global@toxicologyconferences.org for more information about this event.


Friday 13 October 2017

Durham Book Festival 2017

Various venues around Durham City

Saturday 7 - Sunday 15 October 2017.
Durham Book Festival returns this autumn with an exciting programme of writers, speakers and events taking place in and around the beautiful city. Events are held in a range of iconic venues including the historic Durham Town Hall, Durham Cathedral and the Gala Theatre.
For details of this year's event and activities visit the Durham Book Festival website


Saturday 14 October 2017

Durham Book Festival 2017

Various venues around Durham City

Saturday 7 - Sunday 15 October 2017.
Durham Book Festival returns this autumn with an exciting programme of writers, speakers and events taking place in and around the beautiful city. Events are held in a range of iconic venues including the historic Durham Town Hall, Durham Cathedral and the Gala Theatre.
For details of this year's event and activities visit the Durham Book Festival website


Sunday 15 October 2017

Durham Book Festival 2017

Various venues around Durham City

Saturday 7 - Sunday 15 October 2017.
Durham Book Festival returns this autumn with an exciting programme of writers, speakers and events taking place in and around the beautiful city. Events are held in a range of iconic venues including the historic Durham Town Hall, Durham Cathedral and the Gala Theatre.
For details of this year's event and activities visit the Durham Book Festival website