Durham University hosts a range of lecture series delivered in Durham. Lectures tend to take place during Michaelmas and Epiphany terms, with the new timetable of events confirmed in September each year. If you have missed out an event, you can often watch them online afterwards.

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS) Lectures

Each year the IMEMS hosts a seminar series around a particular theme or topic, a number of public lectures, and a variety of conferences, colloquia and other types of event.

Visit the IMEMS website for details of upcoming events. 

Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) Fellows' Public Lecture Series

At the core of the IAS is the IAS Fellowship and Fellows who contribute to the Institute’s annual theme. Whilst at the IAS, Fellows participate in a wide range of events including seminars, workshops, conferences, exhibitions, and public lectures, the majority of which are addressing cutting-edge topics under the umbrella of the Institute's annual theme and are listed in the Institute's Annual Programme. Fellows engage and forge strong links with one another and usually with at least one department at Durham and integrate within their Colleges. All IAS Fellows deliver a public lecture to inform an interested public who want to learn more about their cutting-edge research.

For more information visit the website.

Castle Lecture Series

The Durham Castle Lecture Series is devoted to bringing high-profile speakers to Durham who can contribute to academic and public discussion on issues of global significance. Each of the specially invited presenters has made an outstanding contribution over a sustained period of time, making them an obvious choice of speaker for this major new lecture series. 

The lectures take place in the stunning setting of Durham Castle's Great Hall. All of the lectures in the series are free and open to all.

For information about upcoming lectures please visit the website

For information on all other events around the University please visit the What's On page.

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