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Durham's Olympic Gold Medallist returns to inspire next generation  
Durham's Olympic Gold Medallist returns to inspire next generation
Olympic Gold Medallist and Durham alumna, Sophie Hosking (Natural Sciences, Trevelyan 2004-07), will return to the University on Saturday 3rd November as part of a series of events to celebrate the success of the University's rowing programme and to help inspire student rowers.
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Official opening of new Palatine Centre  
Official opening of new Palatine Centre
Durham University has officially opened a new centre to enhance the experience offered to students as part of a wider £100m investment in facilities. Nobel Prize winning scientist and President of the Royal Society, Sir Paul Nurse, unveiled a plaque to welcome students, staff and visitors to the Palatine Centre, which houses key student services and the University’s headquarters on one site.
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The Dunelm Society Advent Carol Service and Tours  
The Dunelm Society Advent Carol Service and Tours
Durham alumni and guests are invited to attend the Dunelm Society Advent Carol Service at the Temple Church, London on Monday 3rd December 2012. The event will start from 3.15pm at the Old Bank of England pub. Attendees will have the option of attending one of three private tours of either the Theatre Royal, the Royal Courts of Justice, or the home of Dr Johnson, before returning to the Old Bank of England at 5pm for a buffet tea and crossing to the Temple Church for 6pm.
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Durham University re-affirms commitment to openness in animal research  
Durham University re-affirms commitment to openness in animal research
Durham University has joined other members of the scientific community in signing up to a national pledge of openness in animal research, launched at London’s Royal Society recently. Durham joins a range of research funding bodies, charities and other UK universities who have agreed to sign up to the national Concordat for openness in animal research.
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Durham Castle Lecture Series  
Durham Castle Lecture Series
The Durham Castle Lecture Series is devoted to bringing international experts to Durham who can contribute to academic and public discussion to help address issues of global significance. The presenters have made an outstanding contribution over a sustained period of time which makes them an obvious choice for this new major lecture series. The Durham Castle Lecture series has been made possible thanks to a generous gift from Santander Universities. Click through from the title to read the full programme of Durham Castle Lecture Series.
 
 
Durham Energy Institute Interdisciplinary Small-Grant scheme  
Durham Energy Institute Interdisciplinary Small-Grant scheme
In October, Durham Energy Institute awarded £90,000 towards interdisciplinary Energy related projects. The grants aim to develop Durham University’s interdisciplinary research capacity and to enhance the external representation of the ground-breaking research being undertaken on Energy technology.
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Do you have any RAG or DUCK photographs for Durham First?  
Do you have any RAG or DUCK photographs for Durham First?
Do you have any interesting and print worthy pictures of Durham RAG/DUCK from the past? If so, Durham First would be interested to hear from you to possibly include your image in a photo-story to document the history of RAG (Raise and Give) at Durham and commemorate DUCK's (Durham University Charities Kommittee) achievement in winning the Fundraising Team of the Year at the 2012 Institute of Fundraising National Awards.
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  Events
  Events Diary 2012
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Ben Rowarth and Renaissance will be performing a concert of Remembrance  
Ben Rowarth and Renaissance will be performing a concert of Remembrance
Durham University student, Ben Rowarth (Music, University College) and Renaissance, one of the North East's up-and-coming semi-professional vocal ensembles, will be performing a concert of Remembrance featuring the Victoria Requiem in Hild Bede College Chapel at 6pm on Sunday 11th of November. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear Victoria's stunning Requiem accompanied by a selection of intensely moving 21st Century Choral Music.
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What's on in Durham: public lectures, seminars, exhibitions, music, sport, student productions and more!  
What's on in Durham: public lectures, seminars, exhibitions, music, sport, student productions and more!
Alumni living in the Durham area or visiting Durham may like to view the University's event listings for the local area. Please see the 'What's on' guide here.
 
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  Alumni
  Did you complete your higher education qualification in 2008/09?
You may recall completing a questionnaire as part of the Higher Education Statistics Agency's (HESA) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. The information that you provided has helped us to inform our current students about future career and study opportunities. There is now another opportunity for some of you to let us know what you have been doing since you gained your qualification. IFF Research, on behalf of HESA, is conducting a survey (the ‘DLHE Longitudinal Survey’) and they may send you a questionnaire.
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  Academic
 
Durham University energy students to test electric car in 600-mile road trip  
Durham University energy students to test electric car in 600-mile road trip
Two Durham University students are to drive an electric car on a 600-mile round trip to Cardiff and back to demonstrate the possibilities of Smart Grid power and low-carbon electricity.
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Ice sheet retreat controlled by the landscape  
Ice sheet retreat controlled by the landscape
Ice sheet retreat can halt temporarily during long phases of climate warming, according to scientists. A UK team led by Durham University has found that the geometry of channels beneath the ice can be a strong control on ice behaviour, temporarily hiding the signals of retreat.
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New understanding of Antarctic's weight-loss  
New understanding of Antarctic's weight-loss
New data which more accurately measures the rate of ice-melt could help us better understand how Antarctica is changing in the light of global warming.
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Biodiversity is blooming at Durham University  
Biodiversity is blooming at Durham University
A year of monitoring the biodiversity of the Durham University campus has revealed the rich diversity of wildlife that shares the University grounds with staff and students.
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  Experience Durham
  News from Experience Durham
Four weeks in to term, and Experience Durham activities are in full swing. Despite a challenging start to the year, our sportsmen and women have done outstandingly to, at the time of writing, sit second in the British Universities & College Sports (BUCS) points table. The Assembly Rooms have been packed with audiences enjoying a wide variety of theatrical performances and staff and student volunteering have had a bumper start to the year, with large numbers of volunteers. To find out more about this month’s activities and for information about forthcoming events that alumni are very welcome to attend, please click through from title to read more.
 
  College
  News from St Chad's College
St Chad's alumni are invited to join current college members in Durham Cathedral for the traditional annual celebration of Advent hope through light, word and music. For more information contact Mark Roberts 0191 334 3325; m.r.i.roberts@durham.ac.uk
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  News from Hatfield College
A reunion dinner for those who graduated in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 has been arranged in College for Saturday 17th November 2012. Tickets cost £24 to include wine. For more information or to register your interest please email Janet Raine at janet.raine@durham.ac.uk as soon as possible. Click through from title to read more news and events from Hatfield College.
 
  News from Van Mildert College
Professor David Harper, Principal of Van Mildert College, would like to invite all Van Mildert alumni and friends to join him at the Alexandra pub in Clapham from 7pm on Wednesday 14th November.
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  News from Trevelyan College
We were saddened to learn of the death of Miss Joan Bernard, founding Principal of Trevelyan College (1966-1978). Trevelyan College is currently planning its own memorial on the weekend of 2nd March 2013.
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  News from Josephine Butler College
The Josephine Butler Manchester Reunion will take place on Saturday 1st December at the Per Tutti restaurant in the heart of Manchester. Join them for a three-course meal and a catch-up with your fellow Butler alumni. Ticket prices are £30 each and include drinks reception upon arrival, a fine three-course Italian meal and a glass of wine with your meal. Limited to 50 places so book early to avoid disappointment!
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  Department
  Durham Professor Appointed by Vatican as 'Consultor' to Pontifical Council
Paul Murray, Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of the Centre for Catholic Studies at Durham University, recently received a letter from HE Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, informing him that Pope Benedict has appointed him as a Consultor to the Council for the next quinquennial period.
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  News from Department of Theology and Religion
Durham alumni, their guests and prospective graduate students are invited to attend a drinks reception hosted by the Department of Theology and Religion at the Chicago Hilton on Saturday 17th November.
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  News from Durham Business School
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  Other news
  CAFOD's Gap Year Programme for 18-30 year olds
CAFOD’s (Catholic Agency For Overseas Development) Gap Year Programme “Step Into The Gap” (SITG) is a gap year opportunity with a real difference. Successful applicants take part in a gap year which spans across UK and overseas placements, working with young people on aspects of faith, social justice, global issues and stewardship.
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