Academic insights, career resources and a global support network – Durham’s new virtual events series is here to help our community during Covid-19 and beyond.

It goes without saying that we are all facing immense challenges during this unprecedented time. As the Covid-19 pandemic redefines much of our world, it is more important than ever to bring our community the most relevant and useful resources that Durham University can deliver.

With this in mind, we are inviting our global community of students, alumni, donors, staff and friends of Durham to attend a series of online events featuring esteemed academic, professional and guest speaker experts from across the campus, and global Durham community.

Wherever you are in the world, from Durham to Durban and wherever you are at home, from the kitchen to home office, join us for this exciting series featuring:

Academic insights and expertise – bringing you the latest Durham thinking and intellectual discussion around current issues, challenges-faced and what the future looks like for us all;

Careers support
– a series of discussions, workshops and resources to help you manage your career and professional life at this challenging time;

Focused conversations
- featuring notable leaders and executives discussing the current challenges, solutions, and future of their industries;

Social networking
– engage in fun and socially interactive occasions bringing the community together to have more good times and to look after each other throughout this difficult time.

There is no cost to attend any of the events and they are open to all Durham alumni, wherever you are in the world. We'd love to see you.

Getting the Most from Your LinkedIn Profile

Wednesday 3 March 2021, 6pm (GMT)

Find out how to make your profile work for you, hear about the New Rules of Networking - and the number 1 way to advance your career in 2021, as well as learning 2 little known ways to boost your job search results.  

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Inspired by the past, illuminating the present: an introduction to Northumbria ‘from the Tees to the Tweed’

Thursday 4 March 2021, 6pm (GMT)

Author Dr Dan Jackson will be presenting highlights from his book “The Northumbrians” - North East England & its people - A new history. Dr Jackson will shine a light on key aspects of North Eastern heritage and its greatest asset - its people. A chance to reacquaint yourself with this history of where you studied and uncover hidden depths.

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Celebrating IWD at Durham University 2021

Tuesday 8 March 2021

International Women’s Day on 8 March each year is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. This year at Durham we are hosting a day of events on women’s work in the time of Covid-19 including Durham colleagues and external speakers.

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Eat Medieval: A Taste of Easter Past

Wednesday 17 March 2021, 6pm (GMT)

Join us for on a journey through the culinary and cultural history of Easter in the European Middle Ages in this talk by Professor Giles Gasper.

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Opening Celebrations: Launch of the new Mathematical Sciences & Computer Science Building with special guest speaker Dame Stephanie Shirley

Thursday 18 March 2021, 5pm (GMT)

Join us on Zoom to celebrate the opening of our state-of-the-art new building with the Departments’ wider community of students, donors, alumni, and industry partners.

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The full team is currently working out of the office due to Covid-19. We always love to hear from you but it may take us a little longer than usual to respond - especially by mail or telephone. Thank you for bearing with us. Please do get in touch with us online for anything time-sensitive at