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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.

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Ushaw Lecture Series - Rt Hon. the Lord Roy Hattersley, PC, FRSL.

16th October 2017, 18:00 to 19:15, Exhibition Hall, Ushaw College

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'The Cause Thereof....' Speculation about why the Reformation took root in England. Rt Hon. the Lord Roy Hattersley, PC, FRSL.

A lecture series to explore different aspects of Ushaw College's history and that of the Catholic community more generally, with expert contributors drawn from within and outside the University.

There is a pre-lecture drinks reception from 5.30pm with the lecture beginning at 6pm.

All are welcome to attend; registration is required. To book a place please register online using the link below or telephone Jane on 0191 334 1656.

If you need help with transport between Durham City and Ushaw College, please book your place by 9am on 11 October, specifying your transport requirements at the time of booking.

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