This talk, accompanied by images from its archive collection, will explore ten facts about the University’s story that you (probably) weren’t aware of, and trace the evolution of a unique institution.
Sketch of early students using Cosin's Library
Established by an Act of Parliament in 1832, Durham University holds the distinction of being the third oldest university in England. It has a rich and often surprising history, from its close connection to the Church of England in its early days to its present-day incarnation as a globally recognised organisation.
This talk by University Archivist Jonathan Bush accompanied by images from its archive collection, will explore ten facts about the University’s story that you (probably) weren’t aware of, and trace the evolution of a unique institution.
Free and all welcome, please book through Eventbrite or by calling Palace Green Library on 0191 334 2932.
This talk is part of the Thursday Twilight Openings at Palace Green Library. The talks take place on the 4th Thursday of every month at Palace Green Library. Find out more about the museums and the collections from across Durham University, including Archive and Special Collections, Art Collection, Cosin's Library, Durham Castle Museum, Museum of Archaeology and Oriental Museum.
World Heritage Visitor Centre and the Museum of Archaeology are also open until 7pm during the Twilight Openings.