Led by staff, departments, students and societies, Durham Global Week events highlighted cultural diversity across the University.
10 March 2023: Durham Global Awards
A celebratory dinner at Stephenson College celebrated and recognised all winners and shortlistees of the inaugural Durham Global Awards.
04 March 2023: Global Goals Summit
The Global Goals Summit represented Durham University’s signature youth summit, a local convening of young people who want to make a true impact on global challenges.
05 March 2023: World Fest
Run by student societies and featuring dance performance and lessons, World Fest celebrated the cultural diversity of students at Durham University.
07-09 March 2023: Palatine Kitchen Takeover
The Palatine Kitchen Takeover celebrated food from across the globe. Staff and students showcased their authentic international food during Palatine Cafe lunch.
07-09 March 2023: Language Encounters
Language Encounters: A celebration of language and cultural diversity at Durham comprised 6 events from focusing on different languages and cultures.
08 March 2023: International Scholars' Reception
To celebrate our international scholars and their sponsors, Vice-Chancellor Professor Karen O’Brien hosted an invitation-only reception at The Oriental Museum.
11 March 2023: Holi Festival 2023
Holi, the Indian Spring Festival, is known as the Festival of Colours when friends and family celebrate by throwing brightly coloured powders over each other.
11 March 2023: Earth Day
Earth Day, organised by Durham University Climate Society, brought the community together to raise awareness of the climate crisis and discuss sustainability.
2 March 2023: Ukrainian Refugees: Challenges and Possibilities
Our panel of experts explored how the state, the humanitarian system and educational institutions could help diverse groups of refugees in their new and old homes.
06 March 2023: Brexit, Trump, and the War in Ukraine: Democracy in Turbulent Times
Lord Darroch of Kew shared his views on the current state of Western Democracy, in the aftermath of Brexit, the Trump presidency, and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
08 March 2023: Fixing our Climate: The Bangladesh Perspective
This free event for staff and students explored how Bangladesh, a global leader in international climate change negotiations, should balance growth and sustainability.
08 March 2023: Student climate action and the making of viable democratic futures
This free lecture discussed how young people conceptualise, visualise & practice politics since 2018 and the mobilisation of the student climate action movement.
08 March 2023: Sustainability, sustainable development & post-Indus agricultural economies of northwest India
Dr Adam Green from the University of York spoke on how northwest India's agricultural economies continued to grow after the decline of urbanism in the region.
10 March 2023: Asia Minor & the Preservation of Antiquity
This student documentary showed a colourful interpretation of how the modern-day Mediterranean has grown from its ancient roots. Team Q&As followed the screening.
08 March 2023: Global Opportunities Drop-in
An opportunity for first year students to chat to staff and students about the possibilities for international work and study during their degree.
08 March 2023: Durham University BFI Partnership Presents Flee
Flee, the Grand Jury Prize winner at the 2021 Sundance Festival, tells a poignant story of belonging and the search for identity.
09-11 March 2023: Once on This Island
The Assembly Rooms staged 'Once on This Island' - a story about love, determination and bravery, featuring a peasant girl who falls in love with a stranger.
08 March 2023: International Women's Day Panel
The Department of Archaeology hosted a panel of female archaeologists who took questions and led a discussion on 2023's IWD theme 'embrace equity'.
08 March 2023: IODP and Women in Science
The Department of Earth Sciences Research Seminar Series welcomed Dr Kirsty Edgar PhD Associate Professor in Micropalaeontology, University of Birmingham.
07 March 2023: Matariki Leadership Initiative Programme
We're part of the Matariki Network of Universities, an international group of seven leading HE institutions. This invitation-only event offered networking for key staff.
09 March 2023: Durham Inspired Live
An engaging and informative guest lecture with Professor Mike Nicolson, who shared his expertise on how to create successful global brand content.
06 March 2023: Arbitrating for Peace
This discussion explored investment treaty arbitration in enforcing a global rule of law, facilitating peace and security through protection of foreign investments.
06 March 2023: Whose Pain Is It, Anyway
Based on 392 interviews, Prof. Claudia V. Angelelli of Heriot-Watt University explored the challenges when patients and providers do not speak the same language.
09 March 2023: Alumni meet-up in Singapore
This gathering allowed alumni to reunite in a relaxed and fun setting,whether local to Singapore or simply passing through.
15 March 2023: Ramadan Guidance Workshop
Ahead of Ramadan, all staff were invited to attend and learn how they can best support Muslim students and colleagues observing various rituals during this month.
05 March 2023: International Politics Round Table
Participants were invited to partake in a chaired political debate on a defined motion regarding the place of nationality within international sporting events.
08 March 2023: Celebration of Holi at Castle
Castle’s Great Hall was the location for celebrations of the Festival of Colors, with an entirely meatless menu, and musical performances throughout. .
07 March 2023: Year Abroad Drop-In
On March 7 at 2pm students from Castle shared insights from their year abroad to help those thinking about their own or for staff to learn what it's like.
11 March 2023: Experiences of Women Abroad
In celebration of Durham Global Week and International Women’s Day, this event gave a voice to women’s experiences abroad, living, studying and working.
06 March 2023: Multilingual Pub Quiz Night
A pub quiz with a difference - MLAC hosted a multilingual quiz at 8pm March 6 at Ye Old Elm Tree.
10 March 2023: Durham Maths and Global South event
This workshop, organised in partnership with African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), explored how maths has the potential to be a great equaliser.
13 March 2023: Commonwealth Day 2023
Members of the public were invited to support the Commonwealth of Nations Flag of Peace initiative as part of this year's Commonwealth Day in Durham City.
10 March 2023: International Study Centre Coffee Social
Hosted by the International Study Centre Society, this social brought together international students to share their experiences of studying and living abroad.
06 March 2023: at International Study Centre, Queens Campus, Stockton
Our International Study Centre planned a schedule of activities for Durham Global Week at Queens Campus in Stockton. Here's what happened on Monday 6 March.
07 March 2023: International Study Centre, Queens Campus, Stockton
Our International Study Centre planned a schedule of activities for Durham Global Week at Queens Campus in Stockton. Here's what happened on Tuesday 7 March.
08 March 2023: International Study Centre, Queens Campus, Stockton
Our International Study Centre planned a schedule of activities for Durham Global Week at Queens Campus in Stockton. Here's what happened on Wednesday 8 March.
09 March 2023: International Study Centre, Queens Campus, Stockton
Our International Study Centre planned a schedule of activities for Durham Global Week at Queens Campus in Stockton. Here's what happened on Thursday 9 March.
10 March 2023: International Study Centre, Queens Campus, Stockton
Our International Study Centre planned a schedule of activities for Durham Global Week at Queens Campus in Stockton. Here's what happened on Friday 10 March.