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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.

Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan: War Stories: Gripping Tales of Courage, Cunning and Compassion

9th October 2017, 18:15 to 19:15, Gala Theatre, Durham
Durham Book Festival This event will be chaired by Durham University's Dr. Keith Bartlett. Peter Snow as ITN’s Diplomatic and Defence Correspondent and presented BBC’s Newsnight. His wife Ann MacMillan is a fellow broadcaster and journalist who was latterly the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Managing Editor in London.

Together they have written War Stories, a fascinating account of 34 ordinary men and women who were swept up in the turbulence of war – from Crimea and the World Wars to Syria. Spanning four centuries and four continents, many of these stories of great bravery and suffering remain untold – until now.

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

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