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We organise or collaborate on around 100 different events each year, ranging from public lectures for a wide audience, to specialised academic seminars and conferences. Visit our Events page for current listings, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.
Late Summer Lectures is organised by our postgraduate researchers, and brings some of the cutting-edge research from early-career scholars to share with the public. The series has run since 2010 every August through to October. Everyone from students and schools to members of the public is warmly invited to attend and encounter new perspectives on literature.
Inventions of the Text is organised by a team of postgraduate researchers, and combines papers by academics from Durham and beyond with presentations by PhD students. Seminars run roughly every couple of weeks during term time, with around eight or nine events a year.
We regularly invite scholars from other universities throughout the UK and internationally to present papers at research seminars, under five thematic strands:
These provide an opportunity for postgraduates and sometimes undergraduates, along with members of staff, to come together in an informal environment to hear about and discuss the latest research. Postgraduate students are also encouraged to present papers at these seminars. Some seminars are also open to the public.