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Events of interest


Important Notice: Coronavirus. Events listed on this page are a mix of on-line and live; for those that are live, please check before setting off that they are still happening. Live events are also likely to require pre-booking (even if free) in order to facilitate social distancing.


December 2021

  • 6-10 Dec, Eat Medieval, A Christmas Feast, Interactive online 5-day cookery course, part of partnership between Blackfriars Restaurant and Durham University’s Institute of Medieval and Online Studies, £125, but reductions for
  • 8 Dec, 6.00, Medieval Christmas: Customs and Consumption, Prof Giles Gasper (Durham Univ). In person lecture at Ushaw, part of Centre for Catholic Studies Ushaw Lecture Series. Drinks reception at 5.30. Free but must book in advance via Eventbrite (booking opens 17 Nov). Transport from Durham City can be booked free of charge.
  • 9-10 Dec, 1.30-5.00 each day,  Columba and Iona, online conference from School of Humanities, Glasgow University. Speakers include Profs Thomas Charles-Edwards and Tomás Ó Carragáin. Online, free but must book. Papers will be sent out in advance where available.

Looking further ahead

  • Wor Bella is a play about women footballers in the North East after World War I, produced by Wisecrack Productions and touring in March 2022. Venues include Newcastle’s Theatre Royal and the Whitley Bay Playhouse.
  • 6-8 July 2022, Durham Early Modern Conference; no other details available yet

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