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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.

Public lectures are free of charge and open to all.

Challenging Stereotypes - Building an Inclusive Church (Panel event with workshops)

28th October 2017, 15:30 to 17:30, Elvet Methodist Church, 8 Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HL

Join Durham Joint Anglican and Methodist Society for an early-evening panel event discussing how we can make our faith communities more inclusive and representative of the most underrepresented groups in our society.

"All are welcome, all are valued: we believe in a Church which treats each individual with dignity, and which does not discriminate on grounds of sexuality, race, ability, gender, age, religion, social class or economic status."

Featuring speakers from Durham Students' Union LGBT+ Association, the Northumbria Deaf Church and Inclusive Church alongside academics and other panellists, this event aims to discuss how far the churches have come, and what can be done to build more welcoming and inclusive church communities in the future.

There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and raise concerns in a non-judgemental setting, and refreshments will be provided.

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