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Durham University

What's On

Lectures, Seminars, Workshops, Conferences

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 online.

he 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 12 May 2021

Faith and Thought: Exploring The Art of Attention

5:00pm to 7:00pm, online

A series of virtual discussions on the theme ‘The Art of Attention’, bringing together theologians, artists, writers and young scholars in conversation. These discussions will take place over three consecutive weeks and each week we will orient our exploration of the nature and role of ‘attention’ in the arts, spirituality and theology through a different lens, as described below. Each session will incorporate time for discussion and reflections.

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


Wednesday 19 May 2021

Faith and Thought: Exploring The Art of Attention

5:00pm to 7:00pm, online

A series of virtual discussions on the theme ‘The Art of Attention’, bringing together theologians, artists, writers and young scholars in conversation. These discussions will take place over three consecutive weeks and each week we will orient our exploration of the nature and role of ‘attention’ in the arts, spirituality and theology through a different lens, as described below. Each session will incorporate time for discussion and reflections.

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


Wednesday 26 May 2021

Research Seminar: The demographic transformation of the teaching force in the United States

1:00pm to 2:00pm, Zoom seminar

A Zoom research seminar presented by Professor Richard M Ingersoll, University of Pennsylvania. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required.

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