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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 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.

Monday 24 June 2019

New Song: Biblical Hebrew Poetry as Jewish and Christian Scripture for the 21st Century

1:00pm to 9:30pm, Ushaw College, Durham

A conference bringing together leading scholars from around the world to discuss the why and how of reading Biblical Hebrew poetry as Scripture in today's world. The aim of the conference is recontextualization with the goal of moving beyond reconstructive historical work to constructive theological work. More information at www.newsongconference.com

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


Tuesday 25 June 2019

New Song: Biblical Hebrew Poetry as Jewish and Christian Scripture for the 21st Century

1:00pm to 9:30pm, Ushaw College, Durham

A conference bringing together leading scholars from around the world to discuss the why and how of reading Biblical Hebrew poetry as Scripture in today's world. The aim of the conference is recontextualization with the goal of moving beyond reconstructive historical work to constructive theological work. More information at www.newsongconference.com

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


Archives of the last khedive. Making the most of the Abbas Hilmi II Papers

12:00pm, Williams Library, St Chad's College, Pascale Ghazaleh

The inaugural lecture of the Mohamed Ali Foundation Fellowship programme will be given by Pascale Ghazaleh, Associate Professor in the Department of History at the American University in Cairo.

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


Health Inequalities in Trump's America and Brexit Britain

5:30pm to 7:00pm, Durham Town Hall

Why do people vote for politicians and rhetoric which actually puts their own lives at risk and what can be done about it? Join Jonathan Metzl and Danny Dorling to consider how politics in the US and UK is failing the people who most need help.

Please register via Eventbrite.

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


Wednesday 26 June 2019

Research Seminar: Enrichment courses for gifted primary school children

1:00pm to 2:00pm, ED 134, School of Education

A seminar from Professor Jessika Golle, Research Fellow in the School of Education,
Durham University. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required.

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


Thursday 27 June 2019

Responding to sexual violence - Insights from Australia and New Zealand

2:00pm to 4:00pm, ER153, Elver Rivrside 1, DH1 3JT

In this seminar, the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA) will be hosting two visitors from Australia and New Zealand: Professor Nicola Gavey will discuss 'Unpicking the ‘Myth of Masculinity’ – Next Steps for Sexual Violence Prevention?' and Dr Nicola Henry will talk about her research on 'Visuality, Criminality and Image-Based Sexual Abuse Perpetration'. Find out more and sign up here.

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


Friday 28 June 2019

Inaugural Interdisciplinary PGR Conference: Global Challenges

8:45am to 5:00pm, Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Health are delighted to announce that they will be hosting an inaugural Interdisciplinary PGR Conference on the theme “Global Challenges.”

The conference is scheduled for Friday 28th June 2019 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham and the Organising Committee invites proposals that fit the over-arching “Global Challenges” theme.

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


Tuesday 2 July 2019

Graduation 2019

Durham Cathedral and Palace Green

Tuesday 2 - Friday 5 July
Congratulations to all Durham University students Graduating this week!
Enjoy the tradtional spectacle of students processing from Durham Castle to graduate and be awarded their degrees in the Cathedral.
Ceremonies take place daily througout the week


Wednesday 3 July 2019

Graduation 2019

Durham Cathedral and Palace Green

Tuesday 2 - Friday 5 July
Congratulations to all Durham University students Graduating this week!
Enjoy the tradtional spectacle of students processing from Durham Castle to graduate and be awarded their degrees in the Cathedral.
Ceremonies take place daily througout the week


Thursday 4 July 2019

Graduation 2019

Durham Cathedral and Palace Green

Tuesday 2 - Friday 5 July
Congratulations to all Durham University students Graduating this week!
Enjoy the tradtional spectacle of students processing from Durham Castle to graduate and be awarded their degrees in the Cathedral.
Ceremonies take place daily througout the week


Friday 5 July 2019

Graduation 2019

Durham Cathedral and Palace Green

Tuesday 2 - Friday 5 July
Congratulations to all Durham University students Graduating this week!
Enjoy the tradtional spectacle of students processing from Durham Castle to graduate and be awarded their degrees in the Cathedral.
Ceremonies take place daily througout the week


Monday 8 July 2019

Catholicism, Literature, and the Arts II: Legacies and Revivals.

12:30pm to 5:15pm, St Chad's College (8 & 10 July), Ushaw College (9 July)

An International Conference: 8-10 July 2019 in Durham, UK. Hosted by Ushaw College and St Chad’s College. For conference details, including a draft programme, and to book, please visit the website.

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


Tuesday 9 July 2019

Catholicism, Literature, and the Arts II: Legacies and Revivals.

12:30pm to 5:15pm, St Chad's College (8 & 10 July), Ushaw College (9 July)

An International Conference: 8-10 July 2019 in Durham, UK. Hosted by Ushaw College and St Chad’s College. For conference details, including a draft programme, and to book, please visit the website.

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


Wednesday 10 July 2019

Catholicism, Literature, and the Arts II: Legacies and Revivals.

12:30pm to 5:15pm, St Chad's College (8 & 10 July), Ushaw College (9 July)

An International Conference: 8-10 July 2019 in Durham, UK. Hosted by Ushaw College and St Chad’s College. For conference details, including a draft programme, and to book, please visit the website.

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


Thursday 11 July 2019

Who are our universities for? Panel discussion

12:30pm to 2:00pm, Room E101, Department of Engineering, Durham University, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE

Panel discussion organised by the Department of Sociology at Durham and the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE)

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


Thursday 18 July 2019

Digging Deeper at Binchester Roman Fort

6:30pm to 8:00pm, Auckland Tower, Market Place, Bishop Auckland DL14 7NP

Join Durham County Council’s Principal Archaeologist, Dr David Mason, to hear about the fascinating finds made during recent archaeological digs at Binchester Roman Fort.

Contact bookings@aucklandproject.org for more information about this event.


Monday 22 July 2019

Redressing Inequality through Assessment: Lessons being learned from History of Assessment in Higher Education in the United States

12:00pm to 1:00pm, ED134 School of Education, Michael T. Nettles

A seminar from Michael T. Nettles will take place in ED134, School of Education on Monday 22 July at 12pm.

He is Senior Vice President and the Edmund W. Gordon Chair of ETS’s Policy Evaluation & Research Center. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required.

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