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Kynren 2019

Kynren – 10% discount for our staff, students and alumni.


Durham University staff, students and alumni can benefit from an exclusive offer of 10% discount on all ticket types (except VIP, shuttle and parking) for the first five dates of the 2019 season. 

(28 Jun 2019) » More about Kynren 2019


Summer concert - an excuse to visit Brancepeth

This year, Durham Singers' summer concert, on Saturday the 6 July, pays tribute to the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle and its collection that Joséphine Bowes and her husband John put together. The concert takes place at St Brandon’s Church, Brancepeth, a 10 minute drive South-West from Durham. 

(28 Jun 2019) » More about Summer concert - an excuse to visit Brancepeth


45 Minute Psychology Experiment

We are recruiting participants to take part in the study on Individual Differences in Unusual Sound Recognition. During the experiment, participants will complete computer-based cognitive tasks including listening to some unusual sounds and five different questionnaires. The study will take approximately 45 minutes and the location will be at Durham campus. Participants will receive 45 minutes participants pool credit or a £7.50 Amazon voucher. To take part, you must be:

- Over 18

- Speak English as the first language

- No diagnosed psychiatric disorders history

- No hearing impairment

 

If you would like to take part or have more information, please contact either Diane (yu-lin.wu@durham.ac.uk), Alena (alena.d.oncel@durham.ac.uk), Zehra (zehra.gurbuz@durham.ac.uk).

(14 Jun 2019) » More about 45 Minute Psychology Experiment


Summer in the City

Summer in the City Festival is taking over Durham this June, celebrating the best of the city’s theatre, music and art. Throughout June, Durham will be packed full of cultural events for everyone to enjoy. Durham University, Durham County Council and regional artists bring you a dynamic programme of events to celebrate the cultural life of Durham. This month long festival showcases the best theatre, musical concerts and art projects Durham has on offer. Take a look at all of the events happening here.

(7 Jun 2019) » More about Summer in the City


5th Ustinov Annual Conference: Register Now

'Under the microscope: global citizenship, immigration and the refugee crisis’ 
5-7 July 2019 at Ustinov College, Sheraton Park. 


Registration is now open.

(31 May 2019) » More about 5th Ustinov Annual Conference: Register Now


Undergraduates - earn £30 for only 2 hours of your time

Undergraduates - want to earn an easy £30 this June, for only 2 hours of your time? The Bill Bryson Library is looking for students to participate in a focus group to improve the Library website.

You can find out more, and apply through the Student Careers website.

Hurry, the deadline for applications is this Sunday 2 June at midnight.

(31 May 2019) » More about Undergraduates - earn £30 for only 2 hours of your time


Ancient Egypt Summer School

Durham University is offering a week-long summer school from Monday 12 August to Friday 16 August, with a focus on discovering how to explore Ancient Egypt and its people. Through practical hands-on sessions with archival records and ancient Egyptian objects hosted at Durham university’s libraries and museums we will untangle the many past and present stories woven within ancient Egypt’s material culture.

 

For further details with cost and how to book please go to the website or you are welcome to contact us via the following email address archaeology.postgrad.research@durham.ac.uk.

(24 May 2019) » More about Ancient Egypt Summer School


New Exhibition at Palace Green Library: WILD

Wild: A celebration of the natural history of the British Isles is the new exhibition at Palace Green Library. Entry is free every day until October 6 and gives visitors the chance to learn about the varied habitats of the British Isles and see some of Britain's most elusive wild animals up close and personal.

(24 May 2019) » More about New Exhibition at Palace Green Library: WILD


Summer at Dunelm House

If you are looking for a venue for a meeting, get together or event, rooms in Dunelm House are available to hire all year round and now taking bookings for the summer.

With stunning views over the River Wear from both our beautiful balconies, we are now offering brand new catering and drinks packages to make your party planning run smoothly.

For more information please email dsu.riverside@durham.ac.uk.

(10 May 2019)


Voice of the Bridge: Durham Arts Festival

The performance takes place in the Joachim Room of the College of St Hild and St Bede on Saturday 29 June. The room has a licensed bar. For accessibility, directions, and further information about the college see the webpage.

(10 May 2019) » More about Voice of the Bridge: Durham Arts Festival


Forthcoming Exhibition : 'Things From Home'

An exhibition of contemporary ceramics inspired by the experiences of international students, created by artist Katrin Moye. From Friday 22 March to Sunday 27 October at the Oriental Museum.

(6 Mar 2019) » More about Forthcoming Exhibition : 'Things From Home'


Wandering Christmas Acapella at Palace Green

Get into the Christmas spirit with Foot Notes performing around Palace Green and Palace Green Library on Saturday, 1st December at 11:30am. This wandering acapella group will be performing classical Christmas tunes, as well as hits inspired by breath.

(28 Nov 2018) » More about Wandering Christmas Acapella at Palace Green


Art Workshop: The Art of Japanese Urushi Lacquer

Join us at the Oriental Museum on Saturday 1st December, 1-4pm, for a creative workshop led by artist / maker Suzanne Ross. Design and create your own lacquer panel using the traditional Japanese maki-e technique. Booking essential. Payment of £40 is required upon booking. 

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Art Workshop: The Art of Japanese Urushi Lacquer


DDF - Durham Dance Fusion

Durham is hosting its annual Inter-University Dance Competition DDF on Saturday 24th in the DSU. We have different universities travelling to compete in Modern, Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary and Street categories! Come along to support our fabulous dancers and witness some great talent, skill and creative routines.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about DDF - Durham Dance Fusion


DUOS Symphony Concert

Join DUOS in their first symphony concert of the academic year: 24th November 2018, 7:30pm, Elvet Methodist Church
Tickets are available at: https://www.musicdurham.org/event/duos-symphony-18/

(16 Nov 2018) » More about DUOS Symphony Concert


Durham University Writing Group

Next week, the Writing Group will be meeting from 9am-5pm, Monday 19th-Thursday 22nd November inclusive, in the Williams Library, St Chad's College. Further information is available on the facebook group, or contact helen.b.roche@durham.ac.uk.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Durham University Writing Group


Estranged Students Solidarity Campaign

Durham Estranged Students' Solidarity Campaign will run from 26th-30th November 2018. The aim of our campaign is to raise awareness about family estrangement and estranged students in Durham, build a network for estranged students studying at Durham, and encourage the university to sign the Stand Alone Pledge and offer support for estranged students at Durham. 

Latest updates on the campaign will be updated here

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Estranged Students Solidarity Campaign


Football fundraiser to tackle male suicide

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45. Collingwood College AFC is staging a 24-hour football match to raise money for the Campaign Against Living Miserably, a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide. The match will run from 12pm on Friday, 23 November to 12pm on Saturday, 24 November.

Spectators and donations are most welcome. For more information, please visit this website

(16 Nov 2018)


Pitch Productions presents “Us/Them”

Pitch Productions presents “Us/Them” by Carly Wijs: Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November at 8pm, Hild Bede Chapel. Written in 2014, this shocking contemporary drama follows two children as they narrate their experiences of the 2004 Beslan school siege. 

Ticket prices: Standard £7, Concession £6, DST members £5. Online ticket booking is open here, or more information contact: pitch.prods@durham.ac.uk

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Pitch Productions presents “Us/Them”


Prizes for Classifying Photos on MammalWeb

For every classification you do on the County Durham Survey project in MammalWeb between Monday 12/11/2018 17:00 and Monday 26/11/2018 17:00, you’ll get one ‘ticket’ in a prize draw to win either a £100 Amazon voucher, or one of two £50 Amazon vouchers! The more classifications you do during this time, the more chance you’ll have to win!

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Prizes for Classifying Photos on MammalWeb


Student Community Action's Christmas Charity Dog Show

Student volunteering are hosting their annual Christmas Charity Dog Show on Sunday the 16th of December, at Maiden Castle Sports Centre from 10am-4pm. The event is fantastic fun for all the community and is bound to be bigger and better than ever this year! More information on how to spectate or enter your dog(s) to follow soon.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Student Community Action's Christmas Charity Dog Show


Submissions Open for Durham University Economics Journal

The Durham University Economics Journal is now taking student submissions for its Annual Print Edition. Opinion articles and student research (including degree-related essays) are strongly encouraged. Submission deadline: 7th January 2019 to DUEconomicsJournal@gmail.com

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Submissions Open for Durham University Economics Journal


Ushaw Christmas Lecture and Carol Service

Tuesday 11th December will see two special Christmas events take place at Ushaw. Janet Soskice will give a public lecture on "Christ, the Light of Our Lives; or 'What Do the Ox and the Ass Get Out of Christmas?'"; this will be followed by a carol service in the beautiful St Cuthbert's Chapel.

All welcome; registration is essential via this website, where information for those needing help with transport is also available. The registration deadline for transport is 10am on 27 November.

(16 Nov 2018)


Love Food Hate Waste Competition

The hotly contested inter-collegiate Love Food Hate Waste competition takes place from Monday 29th October until Friday 2nd November. Each College has the chance to win the coveted ‘John Turner Trophy’. More information can be found on the Greenspace website.

(26 Oct 2018) » More about Love Food Hate Waste Competition


Empowering Learners in the Matariki Network

Durham will be hosting six staff and student delegations from the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU) 8-11 July as part of an annual Global Citizenship Forum. On the morning of 11 July our international partners will be sharing their experiences, challenges and best practice on empowering learners around three sub-themes: support & wellbeing; the wider student experience; and education & student unions. 

(28 Jun 2019) » More about Empowering Learners in the Matariki Network


Durham Castle Conference 2019

Durham Castle Conference 2019 is now accepting abstracts and attendee registration. This year's Durham Castle Conference is based on the theme of 'Shaped by the past, creating the future'. Please see our website for more information.

(21 Jun 2019) » More about Durham Castle Conference 2019


IMEMS: Residential Research Library Inaugural Conference: Libraries, Learning and Religious Identities

The Residential Research Library Inaugural Conference: Libraries, Learning and Religious Identities Conference will take place, Tuesday 10 September 2019 - Friday 13 September 2019 at St Chad’s College, Durham University and Ushaw College. Registration now open.

(21 Jun 2019) » More about IMEMS: Residential Research Library Inaugural Conference: Libraries, Learning and Religious Identities


Visual Intersections 4

Registration is now open for Visual Intersections 4, the fourth in a series of Summer Schools which brings scholars together to explore the interdisciplinary nature of visual culture. Hosted by the Durham Centre for Visual Arts and Culture at Collingwood College from the Monday 8 to Wednesday 10 July. Registration can be found here. For the full programme visit the website.

(21 Jun 2019) » More about Visual Intersections 4


Autistic adults needed for study on diverse intelligence

Self-diagnosed and diagnosed autistic adults needed for a study on diverse social intelligence. The study takes around 30 mins and can be done at a place of your convenience. Please contact harriet.a.axbey@durham.ac.uk to express an interest in taking part.

(31 May 2019) » More about Autistic adults needed for study on diverse intelligence


IMEMS Durham Early Modern Studies Conference 2019

Registration Closing soon: 

An interdisciplinary conference on the early modern period is well established at Durham, first as a biennial conference on The Seventeenth-Century, and more recently as a broader Early Modern event.

The 2019 Durham Early Modern Studies Conference aims to build on this tradition, establishing an annual conference which will offer a broad and inclusive interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of the period c.1450 to c.1800.

(31 May 2019) » More about IMEMS Durham Early Modern Studies Conference 2019


Residential Research Library Inaugural Conference: Libraries, Learning and Religious Identities

Early booking discounts are available until Monday 3 June 2019.
From 1pm on 10 September 2019 to 2pm on 13 September 2019 at St Chad's College.
Organised by Durham University’s Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, in collaboration with The Centre for Catholic Studies.

The formal launch of the RRL will take place in the autumn of 2019. To celebrate the event, Durham University and Ushaw are hosting a conference on the theme of Libraries, Learning and Religious Identities.

(31 May 2019) » More about Residential Research Library Inaugural Conference: Libraries, Learning and Religious Identities


Workshop-Symposium on Research Methods in Music and Emotion

The Music & Science Lab of the Department of Music is hosting a Workshop-Symposium on Research Methods in Music & Emotion on 14 September 2019. Keynote speakers include Prof. Tom Fritz (Max Planck CBS Leipzig) and Dr. Libby Damjanovic (Liverpool John Moores University). See attachment for Call for Papers. Full details of the event may be found here. This event is free to attend. Please follow the
link to the registration site.

(3 May 2019) » More about Workshop-Symposium on Research Methods in Music and Emotion


Music And Lifetime Memories: An Interdisciplinary Conference

The Durham University Music & Science Lab is hosting a conference on music and lifetime memories from 1-2 November. Submissions for oral presentations are now being accepted, until 15 May. Full details of the conference are available here.

(26 Mar 2019) » More about Music And Lifetime Memories: An Interdisciplinary Conference


Two-day Participatory Action Research Course For Doctoral Students And Members Of Community Organisations

On Thursday 11 and Friday 12 July 2019, there will be a course on the following: 'Participatory action research (PAR): theories, methods and challenges.' taking place at St Mary’s College.

If you are a PhD (doctoral) student and would like to attend, please complete the booking form here. If you are from a community group, please complete the booking form here. The nominal closing date is Friday 12 April, 2019 at 5.00pm. We are expecting the course to fill up very quickly at this point. Please sign up as soon as possible if you would like to guarantee a place on this course.

(13 Mar 2019) » More about Two-day Participatory Action Research Course For Doctoral Students And Members Of Community Organisations


Health and Safety Workshops For Principal Investigators

H&S Services are re-launching the Introduction to Managing H&S for Principal Investigators workshops. They are an opportunity for participants to gain an insight into the key components of effective H&S management in a research-based environment and provide staff with an awareness of the underlying legislative principles and business drivers.

The workshops are primarily aimed at new and existing academic staff overseeing research in laboratories or higher-risk fieldwork activities in the Faculties of Science and Social Sciences and Health. To book a space please visit the website. If you require any further information, please contact the Health & Safety Services team on health.safety@durham.ac.uk.

(7 Mar 2019)


Centre for Cultural Ecolgoes

Reading Group - Tuesday 4th December 10am - 12 noon in Elvet Riverside A56.

As space is limited, please email Barbara Jackson to reserve a place and request the reading. 

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Centre for Cultural Ecolgoes


Classics Society Talk: Inscriptions and Epigraphy

Durham University Classics Society is delighted to announce that Professor Polly Low will be giving the talk "From Kyzikos to Bootle: inscriptions and epigraphy in ancient Asia Minor and modern Liverpool", on Tuesday 27 November at 7.30pm in the Ritson Room (Classics Department).

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Classics Society Talk: Inscriptions and Epigraphy


Classics Society Workshop: Reconstructing ancient Greek and Roman numeracy

Durham University Classics Society is delighted to announce that Professor Serafina Cuomo will be leading a workshop on "Chickens of the 6th indiction: Reconstructing Greek and Roman numeracy", on Wednesday 21 November at 4.00pm in the Ritson Room (Classics Department). 

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Classics Society Workshop: Reconstructing ancient Greek and Roman numeracy


Emotion VS Rationality? The psychology of advertising

Brands use storytelling to connect with consumers and turn them into customers. Politicians use emotion to gain power and influence your behaviour. Have you heard of Neuromarketing? Companies are throwing billions of dollars just to appeal to your brain and this is because your brain is a terrible liar and much of it is beyond your control. It taps into your unconscious mind, priming your brain to like the product, anchoring your emotion to desire the product…

Mr Matthew Thompson (PhD) 28th November, 6-7 pm, PCLO48 (Palatine Centre)

Learn more at the Facebook event page.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Emotion VS Rationality? The psychology of advertising


Energy Access & Poverty Challenges in Developing & Developed Countries

In this talk Dr Nalule will highlight energy access challenges in developing countries and energy poverty challenges in developed countries.

Learn more here.

(16 Nov 2018)


Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) - Events for the remainder of Michaelmas Term 2018

The Institute of Advanced Study has a wide variety of events for Michaelmas Term including lectures, seminars and workshops linked to the Institute’s 2018/19 programme. Events such as public lectures are free and open to all to attend. Other events may require registration. Please see the IAS events page for more details.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) - Events for the remainder of Michaelmas Term 2018


Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Seminar

A tale of two adventures in geodesy: Mapping intracontinental strain in the Alpine-Himalayan Belt with InSAR and unraveling postseismic deformation following the 2010 Mw 8.8 Maule earthquake with GPS

The next seminar of the series takes place on 19th November 2018, 13:00 to 14:00, W309, Geograph and is with Jonathan R. Weiss, COMET, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK. 

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Seminar


Missio Dei in a Digital Age

Digital technology is not only influencing the methods by which missions are carried out today, but the cultural shifts that it has given rise to demand fresh reflection on missiology. At CODEC’s annual symposium, held at St John’s College, Durham on 23-24 April 2019, we are exploring ‘Missio Dei in a Digital Age’.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Missio Dei in a Digital Age


Nudging: How you are influenced and how you can influence others

Why does online shopping always seem to give you the ‘most popular’ choice? Have you noticed how fruits are the first thing you see instead of chocolates in the grocery stores nowadays? If YOU want to find out what’s been nudging you or how to nudge others, then come along and find out! 8th November, 6-7 pm in CG93 (Chemistry building)

(26 Oct 2018) » More about Nudging: How you are influenced and how you can influence others


Additional London King's Cross Train

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has confirmed it will provide an extra service for University of Durham students departing the city for the summer break.

The extra service will depart Durham at 10.05am on Saturday 29 June. It will arrive at London King’s Cross at 12.56pm.

(28 Jun 2019) » More about Additional London King's Cross Train


Cathedral Tower

From Monday 1 to Friday 5 July the Cathedral tower will be open from 6pm-8pm (last entry) it will NOT be open at the normal time of 10am-4pm due to congregation ceremonies.

(28 Jun 2019) » More about Cathedral Tower


duo services – planned downtime, Friday 5 July

Access to all duo services will be temporarily unavailable on Friday 5 July while CIS installs important security updates. Maintenance work will start at 6pm on the day and we anticipate that full service will be restored by 9pm. Remember you can keep updated on all the IT services you use by subscribing to our service status alerts here.

(28 Jun 2019)


Out of hours access through the Botanic Garden

A reminder that from Monday 1 July, access through the Botanic Garden for Durham University staff and students will be during opening hours only. There will be no access through the Garden out of hours. This measure is to ensure the safety of staff and students.

(28 Jun 2019) » More about Out of hours access through the Botanic Garden


Publisher platform migrations this summer – Urgent action needed

Three of our e-resources are migrating platforms in the coming months. Some features of the current platforms will not be migrating, so urgent action is required if you want to save your information.

(28 Jun 2019) » More about Publisher platform migrations this summer – Urgent action needed


Territorial Lane and Waterside car parks

Territorial Lane and Elvet Waterside car parks will be closed from 7 July 2019. Activity in the car parks will commence with tracing of some services within these areas followed by intrusive archaeological works commencing on 22 July 2019 and continuing over the summer and autumn.

(28 Jun 2019) » More about Territorial Lane and Waterside car parks


New IT Service Catalogue: Now live

CIS has created a new IT Service Catalogue to bring together all the services we offer our customers into one single reference tool. Landing on the page, users select whether they are staff, student or visitor and are then presented with their own tailored homepage, where they can find out about all the services we provide that are relevant to them. Easy to navigate and with a powerful search function, the catalogue also enables access to the self-service portal with its comprehensive knowledge base to answer users’ IT questions. Visit the catalogue here.

(7 Jun 2019)


About to graduate or leave the University? Things you must do

If you're about to finish your course there are a few things you must do. Make sure any files, documents or emails that you need from your University provided email or storage (including your OneDrive) are saved somewhere safe. Your University account will close once you graduate and you will lose access to these services.

(31 May 2019) » More about About to graduate or leave the University? Things you must do


Closure of Territorial Lane and Elvet Waterside car parks

Territorial Lane and Elvet Waterside car parks will no longer be available for parking from Sunday 7 July. This is to allow the first phase of works to the area proposed for the Business School to commence. Alternative informal parking is available at Green Lane.

(10 May 2019) » More about Closure of Territorial Lane and Elvet Waterside car parks


Out of hours access through Botanic Garden

Please note that from Monday 1st July 2019, access through the Botanic Garden for Durham University staff and students will be during opening hours only. There will be no access through the Garden out of hours. This measure is to ensure the safety of staff and students. There will be no changes to access arrangements during opening hours. If you have any queries, please contact: eandflouise@durham.ac.uk.

(10 May 2019) » More about Out of hours access through Botanic Garden


Roadworks taking place on South Road

To ensure the safety of students and staff who will be crossing into the new Teaching and Learning Centre when it opens in September, critical roadworks will be taking place on South Road from 13 May for a six week period. All work will take place between the hours of 7pm and 6am, Monday - Saturday. During this time vehicular traffic will be diverted. For further information, and a map of the diversion, please see the website. If you have an queries regarding the road closure please contact Kevan Weetman, Business Resilience Manager, kevan.weetman@durham.ac.uk.

(3 May 2019)


Community Engagement Task Force update

An update following a recent meeting of the University's Community Engagement Task Force is available on the Community webpages

(28 Nov 2018) » More about Community Engagement Task Force update


International Transgender Day of Remembrance

On Tuesday 20 November you will see the Trans Flag flying on the Science Site in Remembrance of all those who have died due to transgender -based hate or prejudice. To learn more about International Transgender Day of Remembrance, please visit our web pages.

(16 Nov 2018)


University Merchandise

Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift for either yourself or someone close to you? Then why not head to our website for a wide range of Durham University official merchandise. 

With items from clothing and jewellery, to bears and stationery, there is something to suit everyone. 

(16 Nov 2018)


Cyclists – Be Seen, Be Safe!

With the clocks about to change and the long nights soon upon us, it is time to use your lights when cycling. Remember to take your lights with you when you leave your residence, it may be light when you leave in the morning, but come 4.30 pm it will be dark!

(26 Oct 2018) » More about Cyclists – Be Seen, Be Safe!


No Access to Bike Rack near Abbey House

By way of information, please note that the bike rack down the side of Abbey House will be closed for the duration of the Assembly rooms refurbishment (26th October 2018 – 24th July 2019). Please note that the closest alternative bike rack is located in front of Bailey Court accommodation.

(24 Oct 2018) » More about No Access to Bike Rack near Abbey House