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National Day of Reflection

Physics Department Mark National Day of Reflection

The last 12 months have been incredibly difficult for all of us – for our students and for our staff who have been working hard throughout. What is without doubt is that the individual and collective effort of our staff has been simply outstanding. One year on from the first lockdown signifies a poignant marker and a moment in which we want to remember those lost and to reflect on the way our lives and our community have been impacted by this dreadful virus. It is important for us to pause for a moment, to take the time away from our busy working lives to quietly reflect on our losses as we take a moment together in remembrance of those who have died during the crisis in the past year.

To help facilitate reflection from this year, the HR-OD team has consolidated resources at this link. Please also visit the Wellbeing and Working Differently resources.

At 8.00pm, there will be a ‘Beacon of Light’ where public buildings will be lit up across the country and people who wish to will shine lights from their homes to remember someone who has died and to show support to those going through bereavement. As part of this we will be lighting up Durham Castle in yellow.

The national Day of Reflection will be a time to remember what a challenging year it has been for so many and to look back and reflect on what we have collectively been through. 

Further information on how you can take part and show your support can be found here National Day of Reflection | Marie Curie