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Digital Skills Courses

Our summer programme of training courses is now available to book via the training course booking system. If you have time over the summer why not consider some further digital skills training.

(14 Jun 2019) » More about Digital Skills Courses


Environmental Fact of the Week

Did you know … it is national Clean Air Day on 20 June 2019? Why not find out how you can get involved by visiting the Clean Air Day website.

(14 Jun 2019) » More about Environmental Fact of the Week


Your chance to try archaeology

Ever fancied yourself as an archaeologist? Our Department of Archaeology is looking for volunteers for Belief in the North East, a major new community archaeology project to explore the heritage of religion in North East England. A wide variety of volunteering opportunities are available, along with expert training and supervision. For more information, please visit the website.

(14 Jun 2019)


Call for papers - 5th Ustinov Annual Conference

Ustinov College Global Citizenship Programme invites abstracts for the fifth Ustinov Annual Conference – ‘Under the microscope: global citizenship, immigration and the refugee crisis’ – taking place on Friday 5 July to Sunday 7 July 2019 at Ustinov College, Sheraton Park.

Submissions of abstracts of no more than 300 words (submitted as a word document with author(s) name, title, brief biography, and institutional affiliation and email contact details) should be emailed to ustinov.conference@durham.ac.uk by Monday 10 June 2019. Please submit your abstract using the Conference Abstract Template document, which is attached to this email. The selection of the papers will be finalised and communicated by Friday 14 June 2019. Abstracts are welcome from all postgraduate students from any academic department.

Please visit the dedicated Ustinov Annual Conference webpages to book your place.

(7 Jun 2019) » More about Call for papers - 5th Ustinov Annual Conference


Community Newsletter: Out Now

Want to know we what we're doing in the community? The latest edition of our Community Newsletter is out now, full of news and information about our community-focused work. Read all about it here.

(7 Jun 2019) » More about Community Newsletter: Out Now


New home for John Snow College taking shape

We’re making major investments in our facilities to ensure the Durham student experience rivals anywhere in the world. A purpose-built new home for John Snow College is taking shape fast. The first student accommodation building has now reached its full height. Work is also progressing well on the new South College. Both facilities will be ready for the 2020/21 academic year. For more information, please visit the webpage.

(7 Jun 2019)


Student Sustainable Travel Plan Survey: Now open

Did You Know … the 2019 Student Sustainable Travel Plan Survey is now open. The results will provide vital information on how students travel to and from the University and whether we are track to meet our Travel Plan targets. By taking the survey you may also enter the prize draw. The survey can be found here.

(7 Jun 2019) » More about Student Sustainable Travel Plan Survey: Now open


Student Terms and Conditions

Successful study at university stems from a partnership between students and staff, and the University is committed to providing a learning environment and student services which can help students to fulfil their potential. Please see the recently updated 'Student Terms and Conditions' webpage for further information.

(7 Jun 2019) » More about Student Terms and Conditions


Calm to the Core Research Project

The Counselling Service is seeking student participants for a research project to investigate to find out how, if at all, movement and breath classes - called Calm to the Core - contribute to an awareness of the links between mind and body. 
 
Participants will be invited to attend six weekly classes beginning Friday 7 June at 8.30am in Durham City Centre. To register your interest and for further information please email contact.calmtothecore@durham.ac.uk or go to the website.

(31 May 2019) » More about Calm to the Core Research Project


Closing the BAME student attainment gap

We want all students to be able to achieve their full potential. That’s why we’ve signed the NUS-UUK Closing The Gap pledge, to tackle the BAME student attainment gap, and why we’re working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark. 

(31 May 2019) » More about Closing the BAME student attainment gap


Inaugural Interdisciplinary PGR Conference: Global Challenges

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Health will host the inaugural Interdisciplinary PGR Conference on the theme 'Global Challenges'. The conference is scheduled for Friday 28 June at Radisson Blu Hotel, Durham and registration for the conference is now open. 

Please register for the conference here.

(31 May 2019) » More about Inaugural Interdisciplinary PGR Conference: Global Challenges


Meeting of University Council

University Council met on Tuesday 21 May 2019. Key business included; discussion of initiatives to inform the University’s Access and Participation Plan required by the Office for Students; a proposal for a Durham Maths School; an update on the People Strategy; and the University’s performance in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey.

(31 May 2019) » More about Meeting of University Council


Music and Emotion Survey

Do you like music and have 15 minutes to spare? Take this fun online survey where you get to listen to short musical pieces and rate which emotion(s) you think the music is conveying - in the name of research!

Survey here.

(31 May 2019) » More about Music and Emotion Survey


New Showcase for Amateur Creatives

A new showcase, Arts and Crafts InDurham, is being launched and amateur artists, photographers, and creatives are invited to be involved. It will be in Fowler's Yard on Saturday 15 June, and any interested groups or individuals should email durhammarkets@yahoo.co.uk for more information.

(31 May 2019) » More about New Showcase for Amateur Creatives


Registration deadline approaching for summer language courses

The Centre for Foreign Language Study is offering courses in a range of languages this summer. 

(31 May 2019) » More about Registration deadline approaching for summer language courses


Would you know what to do?

At any time, somebody you know, work with, teach, or care about could disclose to you that they have been the victim of sexual harassment or abuse. If they do, then how you respond in the moment that follows matters a great deal. We run free training courses to help students and staff to understand how best to respond if someone discloses to them.

For dates and times, please visit our website.

(31 May 2019)


A Day in the Life Blog Series

The Marketing and Communications Team run a blog series called 'A Day in the Life' aimed at giving prospective students a flavour of life at Durham, these blog posts have been doing very well. We (marketing interns) have written blogs for a number of subjects like Computer Science, Accounting and Finance, Law, Physics and Liberal Arts to name a few, we are looking for more entries from students from different departments.

(24 May 2019) » More about A Day in the Life Blog Series


Durham City Neighbourhood Planning Open

City of Durham Parish Council will, from Friday 17 May to Friday 28 June, be carrying out a final consultation on the draft Neighbourhood Plan for Durham City. If you are a resident within Durham City, staff or student, please use this opportunity to have your say and make sure that your priorities are reflected in the plan.

(24 May 2019) » More about Durham City Neighbourhood Planning Open


Environmental Fact of the Week

Did You Know…Livers In and Out can take part in the Green Move Out scheme to reduce waste and support local charities? Further details can be found on the Greenspace Green Move Out website.

(24 May 2019) » More about Environmental Fact of the Week


Looking for somewhere to study?

The Bill Bryson Library is now open 24 hours a day until Friday 7 June. There are also spaces in other libraries, buildings, Departments and Colleges. For a full list, visit the Library website, where there is also a link to a Durham Students’ Union map.

A widget showing how many Library spaces are free is displayed at the Library entrance and on the Library website – so you can check before ever leaving home.

(3 May 2019) » More about Looking for somewhere to study?


Durham Student's Union: Changes

As a result of a number of changes to how the University is run, Durham Students’ Union will be represented on two new senior committees. These are the Provost’s Board and the Operations Board, both of which will report to the University Executive Committee. These changes will take effect from 1 August 2019.

(7 Mar 2019)


Could you help Pelaw Performers?

Do you love drama? Would you like to help kids who might not otherwise get the chance to try it? Student volunteers are supporting the Pelaw Performers, a drama club based on Sherburn Road Estate, Durham City. 

(28 Nov 2018) » More about Could you help Pelaw Performers?


Food Bank Collection

There is now a Food Collection Box situated in Hatfield College's Porter's Lodge. All donations will be given to Durham Foodbank. We are collecting any non-perishables, such as soup, biscuits and teabags. 

(28 Nov 2018) » More about Food Bank Collection


Interview Practice Platform

Careers & Enterprise have a new resource available to help you develop and enhance your interview technique when it comes to applying for job or work experience opportunities.

(28 Nov 2018) » More about Interview Practice Platform


New Appointment: Deputy Director, Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving

On Monday, 26th November 2018, Tristan Alltimes joined the University as our new Deputy Director for Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving in DARO.

 

(28 Nov 2018) » More about New Appointment: Deputy Director, Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving


Participants needed for Psychology Dissertation Study

This 20-minute study aims to investigate how personality and background distractions affect task performance. The experiment will involve completing a personality questionnaire, followed by a memory task and verbal reasoning task, and finally three post-test questions. Psychology students will receive 20 minutes of participant pool credit in return.

(28 Nov 2018) » More about Participants needed for Psychology Dissertation Study


Responses Needed for Archaeology Dissertation

Dissertation responses needed for a study on the public opinion of whether Qing artefacts in European museums should be returned to China. Anyone of any background is welcome to complete the online survey, which will take less than 10 minutes to complete. 

(28 Nov 2018) » More about Responses Needed for Archaeology Dissertation


Reverse Advent Calendar

DASH are running a Reverse Advent Calendar project for all Colleges. Over the next 14 days, or until the end of term, pop one item each day into a cardboard box. 

(28 Nov 2018) » More about Reverse Advent Calendar


Durham Wildcats Manager Lee Sanders awarded LMA Manager of the Month

Durham Wildcats Manager Lee Sanders was awarded the League Managers Association Manager of the Month for October this week.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about Durham Wildcats Manager Lee Sanders awarded LMA Manager of the Month


ESRC Business Boost Informal Scoping Meeting for Researchers

There is still time to book a place at the informal scoping meeting for researchers, on Wednesday 21 November.Hosted by the Business Boost Officer, the meeting will take place at Hatfield College between 12 noon - 2pm.

(16 Nov 2018) » More about ESRC Business Boost Informal Scoping Meeting for Researchers


Feasibility Study into incubation space in Durham

We are keen to seek the views of our students to help assess demand for new business incubation space in Durham, by completing a short online survey

(26 Oct 2018) » More about Feasibility Study into incubation space in Durham


Divestment from Companies Involved in Fossil Fuel Extraction

The University is to divest from companies involved in fossil fuel extraction, and has committed to becoming a major international partner in the development of green energy. This decision follows a Commission on Divestment from Companies Involved in Fossil Fuel Extraction, which was established following a proposal from Durham Students’ Union, which included staff and student members, and which undertook consultation on the issue with staff, students and alumni. For more information, please click here.

(14 Mar 2018)


View progress on the Centre for Teaching and Learning

Two cameras have been installed looking over the Centre for Teaching and Learning construction site at Lower Mountjoy. The feed from these cameras can be viewed on the project web page, here. The cameras update every 10 minutes. 

(9 Mar 2018)


Work to expand Maiden Castle Sports Complex set to begin

Durham County Council has approved the University's plans to improve the sports facilities at Maiden Castle. Work on the new facilities is set to begin in April, to develop a sports hub for students and the community. Read more about this exciting development here.

(6 Feb 2018)


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


Discount on Durham City Run entries

Thanks to everyone who responded to the Message of the Day offering a limited number of free entries to this year's Prince Bishops Durham City Run. We will be contacting you soon to let you know if you got one of the places. If you weren't successful, you can still take advantage of a 10% student discount for entry to either the 5km or 10km run. Register here and enter the code 10DUNIV19. The discount is available on entries until Friday 28 June.

(14 Jun 2019) » More about Discount on Durham City Run entries


'Bring on the Bands' - a Durham University Concert Band and Grollingwood Big Band joint event

Durham University Concert Band and Grollingwood Big Band present 'Bring on the Bands', an evening of music and entertainment in Durham Town Hall on Thursday 20 June, doors open 7.00pm. View the event here.

Tickets available here.

(7 Jun 2019) » More about 'Bring on the Bands' - a Durham University Concert Band and Grollingwood Big Band joint event


Careers in Technology Day

Interested in technology but confused by the multitude of opportunities tech offers across industries? This free and 'open-to-all' networking and insights event is your chance to speak to professionals and students with industry experience and explore opportunities, guidance and advice about the different technology roles your skills can land you in.

The event will be held on Friday 14 June, 1.30-4.30pm. Register your interest for free here.

(7 Jun 2019) » More about Careers in Technology Day


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


The Tempest

Sightline Productions and Suffragette Theatre Company's "The Tempest" is on for one night only in The Gala Theatre on Wednesday 26 June at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available through the Gala website.

(7 Jun 2019) » More about The Tempest


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


Durham for Refugees Festival

Everyone is welcome to join Durham for Refugees for a fun and informative day of music, talks and drama - all raising awareness of the situation for refugees and celebrating Durham’s diversity. Taking place on Saturday 15 June at St. Chad's College, 1.30pm-10.00pm. 

(31 May 2019) » More about Durham for Refugees Festival


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'


Take Part In A Total Warrior Event For Charity

Local mental health charity, Veterans at Ease, are looking for both people to run the Total Warrior and raise money for the charity, and also for volunteers to go along on the day and help the event to run smoothly. (The charity will receive £20 for each volunteer who goes along for them.)

The event is taking place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 of June 2019 at Bramham Park in Leeds. Please email student.volunteering@durham.ac.uk to get involved.

(26 Feb 2019) » More about Take Part In A Total Warrior Event For Charity


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


Health Inequalities in Trump's America and Brexit Britain

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. This public talk will take place on Tuesday 25 June, 5.30-7.00pm at Durham Town Hall. Please register via Eventbrite.

(14 Jun 2019) » More about Health Inequalities in Trump's America and Brexit Britain


Mobile learning technologies for primary education in rural Zimbabwe

The St Aidan's Resilience Forum will take place at the Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan's College on Friday 21 June 5.00-6.30pm.

(14 Jun 2019) » More about Mobile learning technologies for primary education in rural Zimbabwe


Archives of the last khedive of Egypt: making the most of the Abbas Hilmi II Papers

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. Professor Ghazaleh is the first of several fellows in this programme who will together explore the significant research potential of the papers of Abbas Hilmi II (1874-1944) the last khedive of Egypt, and which are deposited in the Special Collections of Durham University Library. This event will take place on Tuesday 25 June at 12.00pm, Williams Library, St Chad's College.

(7 Jun 2019) » More about Archives of the last khedive of Egypt: making the most of the Abbas Hilmi II Papers


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


IMEMS Palaeography Summer School 2019

Monday 8 July 2019 - Friday 19 July 2019, 9am - 5pm, Durham University,

Closing date for applications is Monday 3 June 2019.

The teaching programme is divided into morning classes and afternoon independent study sessions. The morning sessions will consist of lectures and exercises and will include a short break for coffee. These include exercises in reading and transcription. The afternoon sessions consist of hands-on independent work with medieval manuscripts and will culminate in a workshop with a series of presentations.

More information here

(31 May 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


Conference: Reviving Instrumentalism In Philosophy Of Science

Announcement and Call for Abstracts

 

The Department of Philosophy – Durham University, supported by The British Society for Philosophy of Science (BSPS) and the Knowledge for Use (K4U) project, is organizing a two-day conference entitled “Reviving Instrumentalism in Philosophy of Science”. The conference will take place on the 15th and 16th July 2019 at Durham University.

 

Instrumentalism in the philosophy of science is a position with a long history. However, and due to the rise of realism in the last forty years or so, Instrumentalism has been unfortunately neglected and has since fallen out of favour. The conference aims to bring instrumentalism back to the fore, by providing an opportunity for both proponents and opponents to discuss the merits of instrumentalism and challenges that may be leveled against it. Staunch realists of the more selective or local kind may even find in it a viable option in areas such as fundamental physics. In essence, this conference is a modest effort to restore Instrumentalism to its rightful place at the heart of the realism debate and to suggest new ways of taking the debate forward.

Please confirm your attendance by sending an email with your details to omar.el-mawas@durham.ac.uk with subject heading “Instrumentalism Conference Attendee”. Please email omar.el-mawas@durham.ac.uk with any questions related to the conference.

(27 Mar 2019) » More about Conference: Reviving Instrumentalism In Philosophy Of Science


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)


Conference: New Song: Biblical Hebrew Poetry As Jewish And Christian Scripture For The 21st Century

This conference, to be held in Durham from Monday 24 - Tuesday 25 June 2019, will bring together leading scholars from around the world to explore the significance of the poetic medium in the ongoing interpretive engagement with Biblical Hebrew poetry as Scripture in today's world. The aim of the conference is to move beyond reconstructive historical work to constructive theological work. Registration is open here.

(19 Feb 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


Student enrolment and registration for 2019/20

Please note that the deadline for enrolment and registration for the 2019/20 academic year is 28 June 2019. Continuing students should access the system through duo. At the Banner Self Service link, select the enrolment and registration option. There is guidance about the process on the Student Registry website.

(14 Jun 2019)


What's On Guide

There are some issues with the What's On submission form, CIS are looking into this. In the meantime, if you have an event to submit please send the details to marketing.team@durham.ac.uk along with an image. You can view the listings here.

(14 Jun 2019)


Encore service – planned downtime, Saturday 22 June

The Encore service will be temporarily unavailable on 22 June from 9pm whilst it undergoes an upgrade to the Panopto Cloud v7.0.

(7 Jun 2019) » More about Encore service – planned downtime, Saturday 22 June


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


Collingwood Car Park Closure

Collingwood's car park will be closed all day on Sunday 16 June and Monday 17 June. All vehicles must be moved off site by Saturday 16 June evening. This is due to Collingwood Day which requires the car park to be emptied.

(31 May 2019)


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


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