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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See the Durham Inspired: Live in Lockdown series

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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Gabrielle Thomas: For the Good of the Church

Tuesday 8 March 2021

Join the Centre for Catholic Studies at this celebratory launch event with author, Gabrielle Thomas.

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Honorary Doctorate Celebration: Honouring Mary Thoits, the legend of Long Beach

Thursday 11 March 2021, 5pm (GMT)

Join us for a special event with the Vice-Chancellor and the University Secretary to celebrate the incredible life of Mary Thoits, whose Honorary Degree will be conferred posthumously with friends, family, and alumni in an online ceremony in her memory.

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Revolutionizing Sport: In conversation with Durham entrepreneurs disrupting the sports industry

Monday 15 March 2021, 6pm (GMT)

Join us on Zoom for a panel discussion chaired by our Head of Computer Science, Professor Gordon Love, who will be welcoming two successful alumni entrepreneurs to discuss how their businesses have impacted the sporting world.

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Virtual Launch of Durham Venture School

Wednesday 17 March, 10am GMT

Durham Venture School seeks to bring together talented individuals to launch high-potential start-ups. If you have bid ideas and big dreams come along to this launch event to find out more about joining this exciting programme.

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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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Photo by Michał Parzuchowski on Unsplash

Dunelm USA - A Fireside Chat with Will Greenwood: How A Sporting Life At Durham Goes Much Further

Tuesday March, 23rd
6pm EST, 5pm CST, 4pm MST, 3pm PST

We are excited and honored to invite you to our next Durham Inspired: Live In Lockdown US event, featuring two distinguished ambassadors for Durham sports.

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Van Mildert College Trust Virtual Lecture

Friday 19 March 2021, 6pm (GMT)

Join us for a truly fascinating talk 'Antarctica: The Global Impact of a Changing Environment' with Professor Dame Jane Francis, Director of British Antarctic Survey. 

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Lumiere 2021

18 to 21 November 2021

We're working on some exclusive alumni opportunities around the festival. Click the link to get updates on the latest developments.

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Development and Alumni Relations Office
The Palatine Centre
Stockton Road

0191 334 6305

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