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Alumni Community Events

We host a wide range of events throughout the year for all of our alumni and friends - you can access most of them online wherever you are! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Durham community and sharing the chance to catch up with old friends and to make new connections.

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DunelmOTTAWA 2018 summer BBQ reunion

DunelmOTTAWA Summer BBQ

Saturday 20 August 2022, 4pm

Durham alumni and friends are invited to attend the DunelmOTTAWA Summer BBQ at the home of A.J. Corner and family in The Glebe, Ottawa. We look forward to gathering outside and to celebrating this annual tradition for the first time since the start of the pandemic.


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Durham Inspired: Live
The life and work of Sir Arnold Wolfendale

Thursday 1 September 2022 11-5pm (BST) 

 In Durham or online via Zoom

Sir Arnold Wolfendale, the fourteenth Astronomer Royal,  was one of the most significant scientific voices of the last 70 years, not only for his contributions in cosmic ray physics but in his leadership of various national and international scientific bodies.  Here at Durham he laid the foundations of a physics department which would develop world class research not only in cosmic rays, but in also in cosmology and astronomy.


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Alumni Drinks Reception in Glasgow
Thursday 1 September 2022 from 6pm 

Durham alumni and their guests are invited to join staff from the University's Development & Alumni Relations Team for an evening filled with drink, nibbles and good times at 6pm on Thursday 1 September at Moxy Glasgow SEC hotel bar. We would love you to join us at this event, meet some of our inspiring alumni, expand your network and catch up about all things Durham. 

Please use the booking tab above to reserve your space.



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Scheinman Career Networking: Entrepreneurship, Start-ups and Investing
New York

Tuesday, September 6 2022 from 6.30-8.30pm

Durham alumni and friends are invited to join our Scheinman Career Networking Event for entrepreneurial-minded alumni, start-ups and investors.


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Evening Reception in Toronto with Vice-Chancellor and Warden of Durham University, Professor Karen O'Brien

Friday 9 September 2022 from 7pm 

Durham alumni and friends are invited to meet our new Vice-Chancellor and Warden, Professor Karen O'Brien in Toronto on Friday 9 September at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, ON, Canada. Book your place now. 


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Alumni After Hours, The Merchant
Boston

Saturday, September 10 2022 from 6 - 9pm

Durham alumni and friends are invited to join us for drinks and nibbles in Boston!


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50 Years of Collingwood, London Launch Dinner

Saturday 10 September 2022

Collingwood’s 50th Golden Anniversary will take place over the course of the academic year 2022-23. We will be celebrating the deep and lasting sense of friendship and community that so many of you will recognise and treasure. Join us for the launch of this exciting year on Saturday 10 September at IET, Savoy Place in London. Tickets are £120 each and will include a drinks reception and a three-course meal.

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Scheinman Career Networking: Using Data for Good
Washington DC

Monday, September 12 2022 from 6.30 - 8.30pm

Durham alumni and friends are invited to join our Scheinman Career Networking event and alumni panel looking at data, data analytics and how this information can be used to 'do good' in the world.


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Durham Inspired: Live

Finding John Cosin’s ‘Good Books’ (Virtual)

Thursday 22 September 2022, 6-7.30pm (BST)

Join Rare Book Collections Manager Dr Danielle Westerhof for this virtual talk, in exploring the intellectual and spatial organisation of Cosin’s Library. 


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Durham Inspired: Live
Mental Health Awareness Interactive Workshop 'Explore the Interrelationship between Mind & Body' (Virtual) 

Monday 10 October 2022, 6.30 - 7.30pm (GMT)

In recognition of World Mental Health Day, join us for this 1-hour interactive mindfulness workshop. Using Stephen Porges ‘Polyvagal Theory’ and somatic practices we delve into finding ways to alter the autonomic nervous system.


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Dunelm Society Annual Dinner

Thursday 13 October 2022, 7pm (BST)

This year’s venue for the Dunelm Society Dinner in London is a spectacular eighteenth-century hidden gem in the City. Built in 1735, Armoury House, is the headquarters of the Honourable Artillery Company Regiment. We will dine in the magnificent Long Room which is hung with an array of portraits and flags on beautiful wood-panelled walls.

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Professor Karen O'Brien

Convocation 
Thursday 13 October 2022, 5.30pm (BST) 

Combined In-person and virtual event 

Convocation is the annual meeting of alumni. We hear from the Vice Chancellor, Professor Karen O'Brien, on the past year and a view to the future along with the opportunity to ask your questions. Everyone is welcome to join and this year you can join us in person or online so you can participate from wherever you are in the world.

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50 Years of Collingwood Reunion Dinner, 1972-1983*

Saturday 15 October 2022

Collingwood’s 50th Golden Anniversary will take place over the course of the academic year 2022-23. We will be celebrating the deep and lasting sense of friendship and community that so many of you will recognise and treasure. The Class of 1972-1983* are invited to join us for a reunion dinner in College on 15 October 2022. Tickets are £40 each and include a drinks reception and a three-course meal.

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50 Years of Collingwood Reunion Dinner, 1984-1989*

Saturday 12 November 2022

Collingwood’s 50th Golden Anniversary will take place over the course of the academic year 2022-23. We will be celebrating the deep and lasting sense of friendship and community that so many of you will recognise and treasure. The Class of 1984-1989* are invited to join us for a reunion dinner in College on 12 November 2022. Tickets are £40 each and include a drinks reception and a three-course meal.

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50 Years of Collingwood Reunion Dinner, 1990-1995*

Saturday 26 November 2022

Collingwood’s 50th Golden Anniversary will take place over the course of the academic year 2022-23. We will be celebrating the deep and lasting sense of friendship and community that so many of you will recognise and treasure. The Class of 1990-1995* are invited to join us for a reunion dinner in College on 26 November 2022. Tickets are £40 each and include a drinks reception and a three-course meal.

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50 Years of Collingwood Reunion Dinner, 1996-2001*

Saturday 28 January 2023

Collingwood’s 50th Golden Anniversary will take place over the course of the academic year 2022-23. We will be celebrating the deep and lasting sense of friendship and community that so many of you will recognise and treasure. The Class of 1996-2001* are invited to join us for a reunion dinner in College on 28 January 2023. Tickets are £40 each and include a drinks reception and a three-course meal.

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50 Years of Collingwood Reunion Dinner, 2002-2007*

Saturday 11 March 2023

Collingwood’s 50th Golden Anniversary will take place over the course of the academic year 2022-23. We will be celebrating the deep and lasting sense of friendship and community that so many of you will recognise and treasure. The Class of 2002-2007* are invited to join us for a reunion dinner in College on 11 March 2023. Tickets are £40 each and include a drinks reception and a three-course meal.

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50 Years of Collingwood Reunion Dinner, 2008-2013*

Saturday 1 April 2023

Collingwood’s 50th Golden Anniversary will take place over the course of the academic year 2022-23. We will be celebrating the deep and lasting sense of friendship and community that so many of you will recognise and treasure. The Class of 2008-2013* are invited to join us for a reunion dinner in College on 1 April 2023. Tickets are £40 each and include a drinks reception and a three-course meal.

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50 Years of Collingwood Reunion Dinner, 2014-2019*

Saturday 15 April 2023

Collingwood’s 50th Golden Anniversary will take place over the course of the academic year 2022-23. We will be celebrating the deep and lasting sense of friendship and community that so many of you will recognise and treasure. The Class of 2014-2019* are invited to join us for a reunion dinner in College on 15 April 2023. Tickets are £40 each and include a drinks reception and a three-course meal.

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Development and Alumni Relations Office
The Palatine Centre
Stockton Road
Durham
DH1 3LE

0191 334 6305
alumni.office@durham.ac.uk

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 alumni.office@durham.ac.uk