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

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Adversity and Resilience in Times of Crises: An Event with Durham University Hong Kong Alumni Chapter

Saturday 15 May 2021, 5pm HKT / 10am BST

Join the Durham University Hong Kong Alumni Chapter to hear from two leading voices in business and entrepreneurship offering their perspectives on building and maintaining adversity and resilience in times of crisis.

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Black Holes, Galaxies and the Evolution of the Universe

Tuesday 18 May 2021, 8am (BST), 3pm Beijing

Cosmology addresses some of the most fundamental questions in science. How did our universe begin? What is it made of? How did galaxies form? There has been enormous progress towards answering these questions and a coherent picture of cosmic evolution, back to a tiny fraction of a second after the Big Bang, is beginning to emerge.

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Cosmology and Cancer:Understanding Dark Matter And Improving Healthcare with Astrostatistics
Wednesday 19 May 2021, 6pm (BST)

Dr James Nightingale with be joining us to discuss how astronomers at Durham University are working with UK healthcare professionals to share their insights and experience in in performing experiments they did not themselves design.

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Books of All Sorts for Public Use
Cosin’s Library in the 21st Century

Thursday 27 May 2021, 6pm (BST)

Over the last few years, Cosin’s Library has been closed to the public, whilst undergoing extensive conservation work. Come with us for a behind the scenes peek at what has been going on!

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'Terrible, thanks for asking' Let's help lighten the load...
with Dr Kasia Maksym.

Saturday 29 May, 7.30pm (BST)

You are all welcome to join Hild Bede for their series titled 'Terrible, thanks for asking' Let's help lighten the load... A series of conversations about coping and caring inspired by Covid. Our second interviewee will be Dr Kasia Maksym, a Specialty Doctor and Senior Registrar at University College London Hospital, in their Maternal and Foetal Assessment Unit, overlooking high risk pregnancies, working in one of London's largest Covid-19 Hospitals.

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Palace Green Library Post-Lockdown: What Have We Learned?

Thursday 15 July 2021, 6pm (BST)

How did we continue to maintain our duty of care of the collections and to develop access to them?
What innovations have we developed and how have we managed to continue the core work?

Colleagues working on archives, rare books, conservation, exhibitions, and learning and engagement during the pandemic will answer these questions, and more.

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RAC Club


Thursday 4 November, 5.30pm (GMT)

Convocation of Durham University will take place at the Caledonian Club, London.

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Dunelm Society Annual Dinner 2021
Guest speaker: Sir Thomas Allen, Chancellor

Thursday 4 November

This year’s annual dinner in London will be held at the prestigious Caledonian Club in London’s Belgravia. All Durham University alumni are welcome.

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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