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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 30 May 2018

3D Imaging in Archaeology

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Museum of Archaeology at Palace Green Library

As part of the Dig Deeper talks David Errickson of Teesside University will talk about how the use of 3D imaging in heritage and archaeology has helped visualise data in a novel and informative way.

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


The Future of the University Public Lecture Series: The Uses and Misuses of Universities - Professor Stuart Corbridge, Vice Chancellor (Durham University)

8:00pm to 9:00pm, Senate Suite, University College, Durham University

Just over 50 years ago, University President Clark Kerr reflected wisely and wryly on the future uses of major research universities like his own, Berkeley. This lecture revisits the major themes of Kerr’s book, The Uses of the University, and ponders the scope for various misuses of the university at a time of extraordinary government intervention in higher education around the world.
This lecture is free and open to all, and is on a first come, first served basis. The lecture will be held in Senate Suite at University College (Durham Castle). Access will available from 7.30pm

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


Thursday 31 May 2018

Hearing Soundless Voices: a Grammatical Analysis of Verbal Hallucinations

5:00pm to 7:00pm, Learning Centre (Palace Green Library)

Free lecture from Hearing the Voice.

Contact rebecca.j.doggwiler@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Hearing Soundless Voices: a Grammatical Analysis of Verbal Hallucinations

5:00pm to 7:00pm, Learning Centre (Palace Green)

Hearing the Voice presents a free public lecture by Mathieu Frerejouan (University of Paris)

Contact rebecca.j.doggwiler@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 6 June 2018

Reflections on Charlotte Brontë: a personal view of ‘an independent will’

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

Join Professor Christine Alexander, Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales, for a talk on Charlotte Brontë followed by a book launch, with refreshments.

Contact s.e.wootton@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Thursday 7 June 2018

The Plight of Malawian Youth: Seeking Solutions

5:00pm to 6:30pm, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan's College

St Aidan’s College Resilience Forum Ruth First Educational Trust Seminar from Paul Chiwaya, Ruth First Scholar 2018, and co-founder of the youth-led Positive Youth Development Initiative.

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


Monday 11 June 2018

Life on the Edge: Language and Story-telling in a Cold Place

6:00pm to 7:00pm, Williams Library, St Chad's College, 18 North Bailey

A free lecture at St Chad's College. All welcome - Refreshments provided.

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


Friday 15 June 2018

Footprint

8:45am to 5:30pm, Durham University

An event aimed at taking steps towards a more positive and sustainable future.

Contact footprintevent2018@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Saturday 16 June 2018

Footprint

8:45am to 5:30pm, Durham University

An event aimed at taking steps towards a more positive and sustainable future.

Contact footprintevent2018@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Thursday 21 June 2018

Annual Leslie Brooks Lecture: 'A Cold War between the Medium and the Message' by Professor Boris Groys

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Theatre ER201 in the Elvet Riverside II

The Annual Leslie Brooks Lecture supported by The School of Modern Languages and Cultures and the Institute of Advanced Study.

We are delighted to invite you to this exciting lecture by Professor Boris Groys.

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


Friday 22 June 2018

Reading Paul Today: Grace and Gift for Protestant and Catholic Theology

10:00am to 6:00pm, Lecture Room 1 at Ushaw College

A Research Symposium in Conversation with John M. G. Barclay's 'Paul and the Gift' (Eerdmans, 2015). A complimentary coach will be provided between Durham city and Ushaw for this event, departing Durham Train station at 9.15am, or from Durham Student’s Union, Dunelm House, New Elvet at 9.25am. The return coach will depart Ushaw College at 6.00pm for Durham city. Please pre-book travel on the coach when you book your place.

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


Monday 3 September 2018

Symposium of Sound

9:00am to 5:00pm, Grey College

The Symposium of Sound is a two-day conference supported by Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership. We invite abstracts for papers of twenty minutes in length on the theme of ‘sound’: its creation, imitation, and its relationship with language.

Contact symposiumofsound2018@gmail.com for more information about this event.


Tuesday 4 September 2018

Symposium of Sound

9:00am to 5:00pm, Grey College

The Symposium of Sound is a two-day conference supported by Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership. We invite abstracts for papers of twenty minutes in length on the theme of ‘sound’: its creation, imitation, and its relationship with language.

Contact symposiumofsound2018@gmail.com for more information about this event.