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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Beijing Alumni Chapter Networking Event

Thursday 27 January 2022, 9pm (CST) / 1pm (GMT)

Join us for a virtual Beijing Alumni Chapter Networking event where you can get together with fellow Durham alumni located in Beijing who share a mutual love and appreciation of Durham. 

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Professor Corbridge

Global Lecture Series
Extinction and survival in the history of animal life: Lessons from deep time

Thursday 27 January 2022, 6pm (GMT)

Life has been evolving on our planet for at least 4 billion years yet animals appeared relatively recently, only within the last 600 million years. During this interval animal life has massively diversified but was retarded by five major extinctions events, the end Permian (250 million years ago) being the most spectacular and devastating. Many animals disappeared for ever, some adapted to change and others set a new direction for animal evolution and the planet’s ecosystem. Much can be learnt from a detailed study of past extinctions, their causes and their survivors and victims. Life has survived these events but commonly not its ecosystems. Join Professor David Harper as he looks back on the history of animal life.

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Professor Corbridge

Geography 1972 Golden Anniversary Reunion

Friday 8 - Sunday 10 July 2022,

A group of 1972 Durham University Geography graduates is organising a 50th Anniversary Re-union, in Durham. If you are interested in attending this event, please click the 'Booking' tab above to register your place and more information will be shared with you soon.

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