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Artistic copyright and land rights in Aboriginal Australia

By Marianna Iliadou Photo Credit: Pattaranun Chaisudhiphongskul At first sight artistic copyright and land rights do not seem to be closely connected. However, this is not true in Aboriginal Australia, where the two are tied together with the general rights movement of indigenous Australians. The West has historically tried to impose its ideas, lifestyle, values

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Ustinov Intercultural Forum – Day of the Dead

By Sanjukta Nair  Photo Credit: Matthew Roberts Despite its morbid sounding name and proximity to Halloween, the Day of the Dead is a joyous celebration of family, love, life and death. It is a day dedicated to remembering the souls of the departed by focusing on everything that they loved, and to celebrate close familial

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Volunteering at the Christmas Festival

By Kristine Kivle On the 30th of November the Ustinov GCP volunteering team was fortunate to participate in the Nevilles Cross Christmas festival. Followed by several weeks of planning, organising and other preparations the festival was a great success. Throughout the afternoon, both local and non-local families, children, students and adults came together to kick off the

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Xmas Recycling with Arts

On Monday 3rd of December, the team Café Scientifique invited Ustinov college students to participate in a discussion panel about recycling, followed by the result of the competition for the best Xmas tree with recycled materials. The event was very productive, attendees discussed different methods of recycling and what are the side effects on different countries;

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US Midterm Elections: What lies in the uncertain future?

On Tuesday 6th November 2018, Café Politique organised and hosted their first event of the academic year. Their seminar, titled: ‘US Midterm Elections: What lies in the uncertain future?’ was in conjunction with the election date itself. Café Politique invited Durham University’s School of Governmental and International Affairs’ very own Dr Patrick Kuhn and Dr

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The Selfish Gene

By Marianna Iliadou ‘Have you heard of Dawkins’ The Selfish Gene?’ ‘Do you want to know more about replicators, vehicles, memes and the so-called ‘genes-eye view’ of evolution?’ Since its advertising, this event looked very promising. But we were even more amazed by the presentation and explanation given by Dr Duncan Stibbard Hawkes! We invited

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Women Priests in the Church of England

By Marianna Iliadou Is it possible for women to become priests? The answer is yes when it comes to the Church of England. On Friday 9th March 2018, Café Politique hosted an event on women priests in the Church of England. The idea behind the event was to explore women’s empowerment and involvement in areas

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The International Tea Time – 3rd February, 2018

By Ayako Terui The idea of a tea event was born when I heard from some friends that they like matcha (green tea) flavoured snacks, and introduced them to the Japanese tea ceremony. However, I was also interested in the British afternoon tea, and the diversity of tea cultures which are seen in the world.

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The Stars of Durham -16th December 2017

By Giorgio Manzoni It was a freezing night in December but the cold was not enough to stop the intrepid members of the Café Scientifique team and over 30 followers who decided to go and admire the amazing shiny “Stars of Durham”. The cloudy and rainy weather of the held off, leaving clear and dark

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