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

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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Unlocking a Hidden Heritage: Developing the Historical Collections of the Venerable English College in Rome

Wednesday 3 March 2021, 4pm (GMT)

Speaker, Professor Maurice Whitehead is currently Director of Heritage Collections at the Venerable English College, Rome, and Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University.

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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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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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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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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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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